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Akhilesh calls merger with mafia don's party an 'internal matter'

Lucknow : The Samajwadi Party's embrace of the party of mafia don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari is an "internal matter" and his "displeasure" over the merger is a "media invention," Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said on Thursday.

Seeking to downplay the rift in the party over the issue, Akhilesh Yadav suggested in reply to a query that the media was responsible for the perception that there are differences in his family over the merger with Mukhtar Ansari's Quami Ekta Dal.

The Yadav family practically controls the Samajwadi Party (SP).

Can a Savarna apply for a 'Dalit' job? No, says RSS

By Amit Kumar,

Ahmedabad: It is no secret that when it comes to doing menial jobs in our society, it is almost always seen as a responsibility of the lower castes in India. This begs a question: if upper caste people who are poor are given a chance to apply for these jobs, would they consider applying or would it be beneath their 'social status' to do so? An institute based in Gujarat tried to find out, and the result was inviting the wrath of Hindu right-wing organisations.

The works of a restless Dalit mind: Understanding Prabhakar Kamble’s art.

By Shiva Thorat,

तब्लीग़ी जमाअत : अमीर बनने के लिए हो रही है ‘गुंडागर्दी’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

दिल्ली : हिन्दुस्तान की एक ऐसी जमाअत जो दुनिया की सबसे मुख़लिस जमाअतों में शुमार है, खुद अपने ही चिराग़ से जल रही है. यह ‘आग’ कोई बाहरी नहीं, बल्कि अंदर से लगाई गई है, जिसकी चिंगारी को सालों से हवा मिल रही थी, जो अब आग में तब्दील हो गयी है. और ये आग है जमाअत के अमीर की दावेदारी की.

ये आग यानी ‘तब्लीग़ी जमाअत’ के अमीर की लड़ाई इस क़दर बढ़ गई है कि इसे लेकर मुसलमानों में काफी बेचैनी पाई जा रही है, क्योंकि पहली बार दिल्ली के हज़रत निजामुद्दीन की गोद में बनी बंगले वाली मस्जिद के सेहन और दरो-दीवार खून के छींटों से लाल हैं.

Ramadan 1437: Khursheed Khan

Khursheed Khan

By Asif Khan,

As a student preparing for competitive entrance tests, Khursheed has a busy schedule between attending coaching classes.

कैराना से खुद हुकूम सिंह ने किया था पलायन

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

कैराना(उत्तर प्रदेश): कैराना से पलायन करने वालों की सूची जारी करने वाले सांसद हुकूम सिंह बेहतर जीवन की तलाश में खुद भी कैराना से पलायन कर चुके हैं. लेकिन उन्होंने जो सूची तैयार की है, उसमें उन्होंने अपना नाम नहीं लिखा.

जी हां! कैराना से पलायन की सूची बनाने वाले हुकूम सिंह खुद पलायन के आरोपों से घिरे हुए हैं. कैराना के लोगों का आरोप है कि हुकुम सिंह खुद कैराना से तीन दशक पहले पलायन कर चुके हैं. कैराना छोड़कर हुकूम सिंह का पूरा परिवार मुज़फ़्फ़रनगर में जा बसा था.

Women defy boycott call as Anantnag votes peacefully

Anantnag : Defying the boycott call of the separatists, burqa-clad women in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag assembly constituency on Wednesday outnumbered men in this historic town in exercising their franchise. The polling ended peacefully with 33.84 per cent votes cast, less than the last time in 2014.

US based Aligarh Education Endowment Fund provides scholarship to 75 students in UP

By TCN News,

Foster City, California: As many as 75 students from different schools in Faizabad and Ambedkar Nagar districts of Uttar Pradesh received scholarship from The Aligarh Education Endowment Fund (AEEF).

AEEF is a USA based charitable organization founded by AMU alumni and well-wishers in 2005 as a non-profit, secular, non-partisan, and non-political organization to serve the educational needs of the underprivileged communities in India.

Famed Pakistani qawwal Amjad Sabri gunned down

Karachi : Unidentified gunmen shot dead renowned qawwal Amjad Sabri -- whose late father and uncle enjoy huge popularity in India -- on a Karachi street on Wednesday, stunning Pakistan.

In a clear case of targeted killing, two men riding a motorcycle fired several gunshots at Amjad Sabri when he was in a car in Liaquatabad area, the media reported.

Ghulam Ahmed, who witnessed the killing, told SAMAA TV that he saw the killers fire at one side of the car. He added: "Then they turned and fired four shots on the other side of the car."

ISKCON holds Iftar gathering

Kolkata : To celebrate the over 400-year-old amity between the Hindu and Muslim communities in West Bengal's Nabadwip, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Mayapur on Wednesday organised an Iftar party with elected Muslim panchayat members as its guests inside the temple premises.

The event upholds the legacy of brotherhood between the two communities, the seeds of which were sown in the 16th century by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and his relationship with the then magistrate, Chand Kazi, through his sankirtan (congregational chanting) movement.