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बसपा की सिरदर्द बनी बुढ़ाना विधानसभा, 5 माह में चौथी बार बदला गया प्रत्याशी

आस मोहम्मद कैफ,

मुज़फ्फरनगर : बुढ़ाना विधानसभा पर अब एक बार फिर बसपा ने अपना प्रत्याशी बदल दिया है. यह वही विधानसभा है जहां से हाल ही में पूर्व सांसद मनव्वर हसन के भाई कंवर हसन ने टिकट काटे जाने पर बसपा सुप्रीमो पर सजदा कराने का इल्ज़ाम लगाया गया था, इससे पहले के प्रत्याशी आरिफ जोला का नाटकीय अपहरण गाथा के चलते और नईम मलिक का 'सिद्दीक़ी सलाम' में कोताही के चलते टिकट काटा गया था, अब मुज़फ्फरनगर के पूर्व सांसद क़ादिर राणा की पत्नी सईदा राणा यहां बसपा की टिकटवाहक होंगी.

Murder in Amroha pits Maliks against Turks, gives Samajwadi Party a headache before UP elections

By Faisal Fareed,

A murder in Amroha has created political storm in the district, and divided the Muslim community on caste lines, which is likely to have an adverse effect on the upcoming assembly polls.

Christie’s will no longer auction valuables of Rampur kingdom, family wants them back in India

By Faisal Fareed,

In a significant development, Christie’s, the auction company has shelved its plan of auctioning valuable crowns and other jewelleries of erstwhile riyasat of Nawab of Rampur.

The auction of these valuables was scheduled on November 30 and December 1 in London by the company.

If you Sexist me, I will Feminist you!

By Sabrina Iqbal Sircar for

Hmm. Let me see now. I am a little tired actually trying to tell the world that Feminism is for equality. Oh well equality, they tell me; we have equality in jobs, education, political representation (well, almost!), and in all other aspects one can think of. Okay I retort, and sigh I pause.

Urdu book highlighting how to use internet released in Nagpur

By Imran Inamdar,

Nagpur (Maharashtra): In an attempt to highlight the importance and use of internet in common man's life, a principal of industrial training institution Kamti ,Nagpur has written a book called ‘DOT COM' in Urdu.

मोदी सरकार की उपेक्षा का शिकार ख़ुदा बख़्श लाइब्रेरी

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पटना: पूरी दुनिया में बिहार की शान ख़ुदा बख़्श ओरिएन्टल पब्लिक लाइब्रेरी बदहाली के दौर से गुज़र रही है. इस लाइब्रेरी का प्रबंध तंत्र लगभग नाकाम हो चला है. आलम यह है कि लाइब्रेरी को सम्हालने के लिए एक बेहद ही ज़रूरी निदेशक का पद अरसे से खाली पड़ी है. ऐसे में कोई ज़िम्मेदार अधिकारी न होने के चलते लाइब्रेरी के भीतर संरक्षित दुर्लभ पुस्तकों का भी कोई ख़ैर-ख़्वाह नहीं है.

Cabinet nods inclusion, amendments in central list of OBC

New Delhi : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to notify inclusion/amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes (OBC), notified in respect of states of Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand.

According an official release, on the recommendation of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), a total of 2,479 entries for inclusion, including the synonyms, sub-castes, etc., in the Central List of OBC were notified in 25 States and six Union Territories.


‘Islam is spiritually against divorce’

By Faiyaz Ahmed Siddiquee

The “triple-talaq” is a form of divorce practiced among Hanafi Muslims, under which a man at any point of time may divorce his wife by saying, “I divorce you, I divorce you, I divorce you.” There isn’t any such reference of divorcing one’s wife in the Quran and Sunnah or claimed found by any Islamic high-brow. What the text says is that each talaq utterance should be followed by a waiting period of three menstrual periods for women.

Kashmiri rights activist released from jail

Srinagar : Kashmiri rights activist Khurram Parvez, arrested in September for allegedly inciting violence in the Kashmir Valley, was set free on Wednesday following a court order.

Parvez was lodged in a Jammu jail after he was arrested on September 16 under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday said his detention was illegal and ordered his immediate release.

He was kept in jail even after the court ruling because there was an error in the arrest warrant. This was rectified only on Wednesday.

Demonetisation has taken every Indian on a rollercoaster ride, and it is not an enjoyable experience

By Nishat Ara for

In this season of demonetisation, it is common to see the Aam Aadmi asking for change of the new Rs 2,000 notes; that is if they are lucky to get one after standing in queues for hours.

Many small and mid-scale traders are meanwhile worried about the losses they incur on unaccounted cash they may have. ‘Aapka Kitna gaya’? (How much did you lose?) is the common refrain among them.