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Bombs found in Bengal's Malda

Kolkata: More than two dozen crude bombs were discovered Friday at an orchard in West Bengal's Malda district, police said.

The crude bombs, contained in a plastic bag, were found in a mango orchard in 16 Mile area under Kaliachak police station.

"About 30 crude bombs have been found from the bag. A bomb disposal squad is diffusing them. We are also in the lookout for Mohshin Sheikh, the owner of the orchard," an officer of Kaliachak police station said.


J&K assembly elections on schedule: Sources

Srinagar: Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir are not being deferred and most likely will be held on schedule, top sources told IANS Friday.

"In all likelihood the assembly elections will be held in December and not deferred to next year," the sources said ahead of the visit of the Chief Election Commissioner and two Commissioners here Saturday to take the final call on whether or not to hold elections.

The new government in the state has to be in place before Jan 19, 2015 when the six-year term of the the present assembly ends.

Bengal blast: NSG disposes of seized IEDs

Kolkata: A team of NSG Friday began disposing off a cache of bombs that were seized from a house by central investigating agencies while probing the Oct 2 blast in West Bengal.

The 30-odd improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were seized from the house of one the suspects in the blast that took place in Khagragarh in Burdwan killing two suspected Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen militants and injuring another.


Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath demands arrest of sub-inspector who shot man in custody

By TCN News,

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath (TNTJ) on Thursday demanded arrest of the sub-inspector who allegedly shot dead a man inside a police station and sought a compensation of Rs 50 lakh from the state government for the victim’s family.

Burdwan Blast and After: Politics over Burdwan blast leading to communal polarisation

This is the third part of our three part series on Burdwan blast incident.

You can read the first of this seriesShock, disbelief and anger: Khagragarh caught unawareshere and second part ‘Burdwan Blast and After: New madrasa, disturbed neighbourhood and a wary community 'here.

By M Reyaz and Zaidul Haque,,

NWF’s ‘Awakening’ conference to be held at Coimbatore on Nov 16

By TCN News,

Mangalore: The Awakening conference for women empowerment will be held at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on 16th November 2014.

Presenting the theme and objectives of the ‘Awakening Conference’, National treasurer of National Women’s Front (NWF) Shahida Tasnim said, “This conference will be a milestone for the movement for women empowerment in India.”

The publicity for this national conference “Awakening” to be organized by NFW will be launched here tomorrow, she announced at a press conference here.

AMU’s 62nd annual convocation held

By TCN News,

Aligarh: More than 4,000 degrees and around 240 gold medals were awarded at the 62nd annual convocation of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) here today.


World’s 500 ‘Most Influential Muslims’: 24 Indians in the list; Mufti Akhtar Raza Khan, Mahmood Madani in first 50

By A. Mirsab,,

Mumbai: Almost two dozen persons from India feature in the list of 500 ‘Most Influential Muslims’ of the world. Among the top 50, however, there are only two known figures from India, a country with second largest Muslim population: Barelwi leader Mufti Akhtar Raza Khan and Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind leader Maulana Mahmood Madani.


Bihar madrasa lifts ban on admission of girls

Patna : A government-affiliated madrasa in Bihar Thursday lifted a ban on admission for girls and restriction on their entry on its campus after protests, officials said.

Madrasa Azizia Thursday resumed admission for girls, its principal Mohammed Mumtaz Ahmad said. "We are not against girls education, the madrasa is doing everything to educate them."

The madrasa would hire women teachers and make separate sitting arrangement for girls, he added.

The madrasa is located in Bihar Sharief, district headquarters of Nalanda, about 100 km from here.


Were Bangladeshi militants given safe passage, BJP asks Mamata

Kolkata : Stepping up the attack on West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee regime, the BJP Thursday alleged that Jamat Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operatives were given safe passage to build a robust network before the Oct 2 Burdwan blast and charged the state government with hatching a conspiracy to destroy evidences in the explosion.