Indian Muslim

4th International Nursi Studies Conference held in Kolkata

By Zaidul Haque,,

Kolkata: The life, works, spiritual thoughts and contribution of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, the most influential Islamic scholar in modern Turkey, and his great works `Risale-I Nur’, a Tafsir-e-Quran, were discussed at the 4th International Nursi Studies Conference held here.

The conference was organised in association with Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture (IFSC) of Turkey and the Arabic Department of Aliah University of Kolkata on February 12-13.


For a first, incumbent Governor booked on corruption charges, reportedly quits

By Pervez Bari,,

Bhopal: For the first time in the history of India, Madhya Pradesh’s incumbent governor, the statutory head of a province, has reportedly stepped down after an FIR was filed against him in connection with charges of corruption in a professional exam scam.


PM approves Rs.426.83 crore for Jammu and Kashmir flood relief

Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday approved financial aid of Rs.426.83 crore from his relief fund for assistance to the owners of severely and partially damaged houses during last year's devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir.

A Raj Bhavan spokesman said here Wednesday: "This aid will benefit the 1.87 lakh owners of houses damaged in the floods."

Impunity widespread for human rights abuses in India, claims new Amnesty report

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: Impunity is widespread for human rights abuses by state and non-state actors in India, says the latest report by Amnesty International.

Govt ducks questions on Kundu Comm contents; says referred to other ministries for views

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: Four months after it submitted the report, the government on Wednesday said it has sought views of different ministries and the NITI Aayog on the findings of the Kundu Committee.

Assam mourns as prominent academician Mohd Taher no more

By Abdul Gani,,

Guwahati: Mohammad Taher – one of the brightest stars of academics from the region, author of more than 30 books and editor of two volumes of the Asomiya Biswakoch (Assamese encyclopedia) – is no more.

The 84-year-old scholar left for heavenly abode on Tuesday leaving hundreds in a state of sorrow. His janaja was performed on Wednesday in Guwahati in the presence of his family, relatives and well-wishers.

Bihar court acquits 14 accused in 1998 upper-caste massacre

Patna : A Bihar court Wednesday acquitted 14 people accused of the 1998 massacre of seven upper-caste members, citing lack of evidence, a government lawyer said.

A bench of the Patna High Court acquitted all the 14 accused, saying there was insufficient evidence against them in the chargesheet filed by police.

Those acquitted were sentenced to life imprisonment two years ago by the additional district and sessions judge of Jehanabad (52-km from here) district.


Assam doctor to attend programme at the UN

By TCN News,

Guwahati: Doctor Syed Iftikar Ahmed, chairman of Guwahati-based NGO ‘AIDS Prevention Society’ and a member of Lions Club of Narangi has been invited to attend the Lions Day programme at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York.

Christians seek ban on Togadia's Kandhamal visit

Bhubaneswar : A Christian group Wednesday demanded a ban on the proposed visit of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Pravin Togadia to Odisha's Kandhamal district later this month saying it might disturb the peace in the area.

Indian Christian Voice President Abraham Mathai said he has written to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urging him to intervene.

Togadia is scheduled to address a gathering of VHP supporters at Phulbani, the district headquarters town of Kandhamal Feb 28.

Government committed to using technology: Heptulla

New Delhi : The government is committed to promoting the use and advancement of technology for the development of the country, said union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla.

Inaugurating a two-day international education conference on “Learning Technologies in Education” at Jamia Milia Islamia Tuesday, Heptulla observed that the nation, since independence, has continued to grapple with challenges in respect of access, equity and quality.