Indian Muslim

Two blasts in Assam on Republic Day, no injuries

Guwahati : Suspected militants from the anti-talks faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom Monday triggered two blasts near Digboi town in Tinsukia district.

"While one blast was triggered on the outskirts of Digboi town, another blast took place near a drain in the town. Both were low intensity crude bombs and there is no injury or any damage," Tinsukia Superintendent of Police A.P. Tiwari said.

Muzaffarpur communal tension aftermath captured in lens

By Mudassir Rizwan,,

Muzaffarpur: Communal violence broke out in Azizpur-Bahilwara village near Saraiya in Muzaffarpur district in north Bihar on January 18 that killed four persons and almost all the 56 Muslim (Pasmanda) households in the village were looted and burnt. The immediate spark of the communal tension was the murder of a Hindu (by caste Mallah, fishermen) boy named Bhartendu Sahni, 20, (reportedly in love with a girl from Pasmanda Muslim community, both belonging to the same village, and both studying in the same LS College of Muzaffarpur), who was missing since January 9.

Educational development seminar for minority students held in Guwahati

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: About 40 meritorious students from different parts of the Northeast region who participated in the Educational Development Seminar (EDS) in Guwahati have expressed great satisfaction. The seminar attended a host of prominent personalities came to an end on Sunday.

Advani, Dilip Kumar, Amitabh conferred Padma Vibhushan

New Delhi : BJP leader L.K. Advani, spiritual leader and philanthropist Aga Khan, actors Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal are among the nine named for India's second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, Sunday.

The awards, declared on the eve of Republic Day, are the first Padma honours announced by the Narendra Modi government which assumed office last May. It had last month conferred the nation's highest honour - the Bharat Ratna - on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and educationist Madan Mohan Malaviya.

Use Kerala model of secularism to maintain communal harmony: Bihar Opposition leader

By TCN News,

Kozhikode: The valedictory ceremony of the Muslim Educational Society (MES) has called for developing Kerala model of secularism to keep the communal harmony of the country intact. Inaugurating the function, Bihar Legislative Assembly opposition leader Abdul Bari Siddique said the secularist values should be disseminated up to the grass root level of the society.

Bhopal survivors urge PM Modi & President Obama for course correction for ending the plight of Bhopal disaster victims

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The five organisations working for the rights of the survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama to end the ongoing disaster in Bhopal in its fourth decade.

Vande Mataram should not be imposed: Minister

Patna: Union minister of state for HRD Upendra Kushwaha said Sunday that singing 'Vande Mataram' should not be forced on any one in the country.

"Vande Mataram should not be imposed on any one to sing and no one should be forced to sing it," Kushwaha, who is president of the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party, an ally of the BJP in Bihar, told media here following a dispute in a village school in Gopalganj district after some villagers banned the singing of Vande Mataram.

Kushwaha said that to sing or not to sing Vande Mataram should be left to people's own decision.

Ahmedabad Board asks 450 schools to observe ‘Saraswati Puja’; Urdu schools refrain but tell importance of the day

By Staff Reporter,

Ahmedabad: Amidst strong protest by Congress councillors, social activists and Muslim parents, 'Saraswati Puja’ was organized on Saturday in more than 450 schools run by the Ahmedabad municipal corporation (AMC).


Ara court blast: 2 killed 16 injured; two bomb blast accused escape; terror angle ruled out

Incidentally, despite revelation of association of the escaped prisoner to be an accused in 6 years old bomb blast that killed two persons, the police and media has immediately ruled out the possibility of linking the blast with any saffron organization terming the incidence to be criminal in nature than terror.

By staff reporter,

Ara (Bihar): The investigation team of Bihar police has confirmed the bomb blast at Ara civil court premises that killed at least two persons and left 16 others injured on Friday was aimed at freeing the mastermind of six year old bomb blast accused during his appearance in the court.

Ayatollah Khamenei writes open letter to Western youth, talks about Islam & prejudice

By Staff Reporter,

Tehran: In a rare effort to reach out to the youth in Europe and North America, the Supreme leader of Iran Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has written an open letter on Islam and prejudices.