Indian Muslim

'Sadhvi can go bathe in Kumbha mela, but my son can’t be moved out of solitary confinement?’ questions mother of 26/11 accused

By Special Correspondent,,

Mumbai: The mother of Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, an accused in 26/11 Mumbai attacks has reacted sharply to the fulfillment of Sadhvi Pragya Thakur’s demand of being taken out of prison for making bathe in the Simhastha Kumbh Mela after she sat on hunger strike. Ansari’s mother questioned if there is different law to deal with his son whose demand to move him out of solitary confinement was never considered during the last 40 months.

120 Muslim lawmakers elected in five state Assemblies in India: Can't elected Muslims exhibit leadership qualities, become leaders in true sense?

Over 120 Muslims have been elected as MLAs in the recent Assembly elections.

The five states that went to polls included Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

It was an election to elect 822 members of legislative assemblies [MLAs] in these states.

India has around 14-15% Muslim population. However, three of these states that went to poll had a much higher percent.

Assam has around 37% Muslims, West Bengal has 29% and Kerala has 27%. Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have nearly 6% each.

टूटती नज़र आती लालू-नीतिश की दोस्ती

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पटना: बिहार में नीतिश-लालू सरकार के छः महीने पूरे हो चुके हैं. लेकिन इस छोटी अवधि में ही नीतिश और लालू की दोस्ती धीरे-धीरे खटाई में पड़ती दिखायी दे रही है.

बिहार बना नशाखोरों का नर्क, शराब के बाद गुटखे-पान मसाले पर पाबंदी

फहमिना हुसैन,

पटना: बिहार में नीतिश सरकार द्वारा लिए जा रहे कदमों को देखते हुए लग रहा है कि राज्य सरकार किसी भी सूरत में अपने मतदाताओं को खफ़ा नहीं करना चाह रही है. शराब पर पूरी पाबंदी के बाद बिहार सरकार ने अब गुटखे व पान मसालों पर लगे प्रतिबन्ध को एक साल के लिए बढ़ा दिया है.

Anantnag assembly seat bypoll on June 19

Srinagar : The by-election for south Kashmir's Anantnag assembly seat will be held on June 19, a state Election Commission official said on Saturday.

The death of the then chief minister and sitting legislator Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on January 7 in New Delhi necessitated the bypoll.

"Voting for the Anantnag seat will be held on June 19 and counting on June 22," the official said.

A notification for the by-election will be issued on May 25, giving out further details on the process, he added.

With Assam in bag, time to move forward with reforms

By Amulya Ganguli

Assam has given Narendra Modi a breather. It is now up to him to make full use of the time he has got to recover from last year's drubbings in Delhi and Bihar, and brace for the battles in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat and Goa next year.

Assam was a low-hanging fruit for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by an octogenarian who couldn't keep his house in order as the politically damaging departure of an able lieutenant, Himanta Biswa Sarma, from the Congress showed.

Death on India’s roads — same as 2 daily plane crashes

By Kamala Thiagarajan

About 350 people die every day on India’s roads - more than any other country - with those under 18 and two-wheeler riders most vulnerable, according to various data.

An Airbus A-320 carries roughly 180 passengers, so the daily death toll on India’s roads is almost double that figure. “If (two) planes full of people crashed every day, wouldn’t the situation get more attention,” asked Piyush Tiwari, founder and president of Save LIFE, an advocacy that has used Right-To-Information queries to disaggregate traffic-death data.

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatists rally

Srinagar : Authorities on Saturday imposed restrictions in parts of summer capital Srinagar to prevent a separatist called rally.

"Restrictions have been imposed in areas falling under the jurisdiction of seven police stations in Srinagar city today. The police stations whose areas shall remain under restrictions include Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Rainawari, Safa Kadal, Maisuma and Nigeen," Farooq Ahmad Lone, district magistrate Srinagar told IANS.

MANUU to offer M.Phil, Ph.D courses, programme to integrate Madrassa students at undergrad level

By TCN News

Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University, the only university offering courses at the higher level in Urdu, is offering Ph.D. and M.Phil programmes in 17 different departments. The last date for online submission of admission forms is 31 May.

Body of maid allegedly tortured by Saudi employer brought to Hyderabad

Hyderabad : The body of a woman from Hyderabad who died in Saudi Arabia earlier this month due to alleged torture by her employer was Friday brought home.

The mortal remains of Asima Khatoon (34) were brought from Riyadh by the Etihad Airways.

Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) leader Amjadullah Khan Khalid, on behalf of the family, received the body at the airport. It was later buried at a graveyard in the old city of Hyderabad.