Indian Muslim

Delhi government to decide on odd-even formula on Feb 11

New Delhi : The Delhi government will on Thursday take a decision on the future of the odd-even vehicle restriction formula amid indications that it would be re-implemented in the national capital.

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said here on Wednesday that the government had got an overwhelming response to the odd-even scheme in the feedback it obtained from people.

Two more TDP legislators join TRS

Hyderabad : The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) received a severe setback in Telangana on Wednesday as its two legislators including party leader in the Telangana assembly E. Dayakar Rao joined the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).

Dayakar Rao, one of the senior leaders of TDP who hails from Warangal district, and Prakash Goud, a legislator from Rajendernagar constituency in Greater Hyderabad, joined the TRS in the presence of party president and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

Governors can work as catalytic agents, says Modi

New Delhi : Governors can work as catalytic agents, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, urging them to think about some form of legacy which they would leave behind as contribution to their respective states.

Addressing the concluding session of the 47th Governors Conference at Rashtrapati Bhavan here, Modi said governors occupy a unique high position owing to their vast years of experience and the prestigious nature of their post.

Whom do VHP men pray to in MP's Bhojshala: Congress leader

Bhopal : Amid a controversy over prayers by Hindus and Muslims at the Bhojshala in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday wondered who Vishva Hindu Parishad activists worshiped at the ancient shrine.

When there is no idol at the Bhojshala, who do the VHP supporters worship there, the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister wanted to know.

India to meet tax collection target: Government

New Delhi : The central government on Wednesday said that it will be able to achieve its direct and indirect tax collection targets for 2015-16.

According to the Ministry of Finance, it will be able to meet the revenue collection targets without any shortfall.

Further, the ministry disclosed that up to January 31, 2016, indirect tax collection grew by 33.7 percent, while direct taxes grew by 10.9 percent.

Manipur forum in Delhi to file FIR against killings

Imphal : The Manipur Tribals Forum Delhi on Wednesday said it will file police complaints against the Manipur government for the killing of nine tribals by the police during a protest in September last year.

The bodies of the nine people, who were killed in violence in Churachandpur district after the assembly passed three bills for the protection of indigenous people, have been lying in a morgue since then.

The Manipur Tribals Forum Delhi said it was "not happy" that the state government has not booked anyone regarding the killings.

Haryana minister lands in beef controversy

Chandigarh/Chennai : Haryana minister Anil Vij said on Wednesday that "those who cannot live without beef should not come to Haryana".

His comment came on a day when Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said in Chennai that there was no controversy over the beef ban in the state.

"Those who can't live without beef should not come to Haryana," Vij tweeted.

Khattar is in Chennai, leading an official delegation to attract investments in Haryana.

Bangladesh tough against drugs, human trafficking: Official

Agartala : Bangladesh strongly follows a 'zero tolerance' policy against the drug menace, human trafficking and other border crimes, the country's home secretary Mohammad Mozammel Haque Khan said here on Wednesday.

"Our government policy is 'zero tolerance' towards drug menaces, human trafficking and other border crimes. There is some unauthorised trespassing along the India-Bangladesh border, but this is being jointly dealt with by the border guarding forces of the two countries," Khan told reporters.

Muslims lack rationale to oppose decriminalization of Homosexuality

By Sheikh Khurshid Alam,

The decriminalization of Section 377 by the Delhi High Court in the Naz Foundation case had drawn mixed reactions in 2010 across all over India. For some it was a ray of hope towards a life free from constant fear of being pushed behind the bars and for some it was another opportunity to get into the limelight by joining protest marches against homosexuality, gay marriages and moral corruption in society.

Sabarimala temple must let in all women: Tharoor

Thiruvananthapuram : Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said the Sabarimala temple must open its doors to women of all age groups.

This contradicted the Congress-led Kerala government's stand that the opinion of the priests should be the last word on religious matters.

Addressing reporters here at the party headquarters, Tharoor said it was his personal opinion.

"Including Sabarimala, women should be allowed entry into all temples and there should be no gender discrimination," said the Lok Sabha member from Thiruvananthapuram.