Indian Muslim

Noted documentary film-maker Shubhradeep Chakravorty passes away

By Staff reporter,

New Delhi: Noted documentary film maker and freelance journalist Shubhradeep Chakravorty passed away on Monday morning in the national capital. He breathed his last at the All India Instituted of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he was admitted for last one week after suffering from brain hemorrhage. He is understood to be under depression for the intimidation he was facing and due to the banning of his latest documentary on Muzaffarnagar riots.

Six years after 26/11, Chabad Centre to reopen

Mumbai : Six years after it was ravaged and bloodied in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks the Jewish community building, Chabad Centre in Nariman House here, will reopen Tuesday, a statement said Monday.

The fully renovated Nariman House, in south Mumbai's Colaba area, will be blessed by a special gathering of 25 Rabbis representing the Jewish community from all over Asia.

Pakistan court or mission to decide kid's custody issue: Delhi HC

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court Monday held Pakistani courts and high commission were the competent authority to decide the custody issue of a four-year-old Pakistani girl, who had lost her parents in an accident in Kashmir in June, as the case involves their nationals.

Disposing of the plea on the child's custody, a division bench of Justice Reva Khetrapal and Justice S. P. Garg suggested the child's paternal aunt approach the Pakistani High Commission or ministry of home affairs for any other remedy in the issue.

Indian Hajis limited to bring 5-litre of Zamzam but will be provided with hi-tech facilities during pilgrimage

By Staff Reporter,

Mumbai: Under the revised agreement between Hajj Committee of India and Saudi Arabian Airlines Indian Hajis will be provided with 5 litre cans of Zamzam water on their return to India. Previous year Hajis could bring 10-litre of Zamam along with their belongings while returning from Saudi Arabia.

International flight from Indore to Dubai soon: Chouhan

By Pervez Bari,,

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that in the Global Investors Meet, (GIS), scheduled in Indore from October 8 to 10, 20 countries would participate, including six countries’ involvement as partners. This time, emphasis would not be on signing MoUs in GIS Indore, but on creating favourable conditions for setting up industry, he said.


PIL seeks NIA probe into forced conversion of shooter

Ranchi : A PIL was filed in the Jharkhand High Court Monday, seeking a NIA probe into the forced conversion of a national gold medallist woman rifle shooter by a man who married her while posing as a Hindu.

"We have filed a PIL seeking a NIA (National Investigation Agency) probe into the entire episode. There are reports of involvement of some police officials, people related to judiciary," said advocate Rajiv Kumar, who filed the Public Interest Litigation (PIL).


BJP vows to win in Kashmir, asks Omar to quit

Jammu : BJP president Amit Shah Monday vowed to lead his party to victory in coming elections in Jammu and Kashmir, and asked Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to quit.

"I have come here to ensure public support to get 44 seats in the state assembly and I am sure we will get that," Shah thundered at a public rally at Kathua town, 90 km from Jammu city.

"The next government in Jammu and Kashmir will be ours," he added to loud applause and cheering.

Nitish, Lalu reunion may check divisions within Muslims in Bihar

By Soroor Ahmed,,

Much is being discussed on the reunion of old friends and two former Bihar chief ministers––Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav. It is too early to say whether they may be able to pose a challenge to the BJP-led alliance in Bihar in the next Assembly election due in Oct-Nov 2015 or not, but one thing is clear: it may go a long way to reduce the social and sectarian divisions among Muslims.

Food For Thought

Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam,

Over the last several days I was so deeply pre-occupied with other concerns that I could not find time to write this column. Now that I am visiting this space, I have to refer to pronouncements by the President of India, the UPA chairperson, and the RSS supremo, which are related to issues of nationhood and the safety and integrity of the nation.

Attack Pakistan, Uddhav tells Modi

Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attack Pakistan and teach a lesson for its continued intrusions in Indian borders.

In an edit in the party mouthpiece 'Saamana', Thackery said that recently Pakistan attacked 13 border villages, fired at 22 outposts in Jammu, leaving two dead and many more injured, compelling people from those villages to flee.