Indian Muslim

Three Cs and absence of another undid the BJP in UP

By Mohit Dubey,

Lucknow : Three Cs - complacency, controversy and communal campaign - and the lack of another C - charisma - undid a resurgent but over-confident Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the bypolls for 11 assembly seats held last week.

As the electronic voting machines churned out "disheartening" results Tuesday, mandarins in the state unit of the party conceded in private that though the results had come as a shocker, they had braced early up for a poor show.

Modi picks former McKinsey India chief to head quality council

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has picked former McKinsey India chief Adil Zainulbhai to head the Quality Council of India that promotes high standards in areas like education, healthcare, environment, infrastructure, governance and social sectors.

The appointment is in keeping with Modi's call to make "Made in India" a recognised and trusted brand globally, with products and services adhering to high standards of "zero defect with zero effect" and causing no damage to the environment, officials said.


Not sure if I'll pen second half of autobiography: Naseeruddin

By Uma Ramasubramanian,

Mumbai : Seasoned actor Naseeruddin Shah, who quietly released his autobiography, says he hasn't chronicled his entire life in the book and is unsure if he would pen the second half or not!

One can read about his first marriage, daughter Sheeba, professional ups and downs and how he wooed and wed his present wife Ratna in his autobiography titled "And Then One Day", which took him four years to complete.

"I didn't keep it as a secret. I just thought I will never complete it," Naseer told IANS in an interview.


Hyderabad police stops BJP from hoisting national flag

Hyderabad : Tension prevailed at the Golconda Fort here Wednesday as police arrested some activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) trying to hoist the national flag to celebrate Telangana Liberation Day.

Police prevented BJP workers from entering the fort with the national flag. The arrested workers were shifted to a police station.

उपचुनाव के नतीजे और सच का सामना

By सिद्धान्त मोहन,,

‘अच्छे दिनों’ का बयाना लेकर आई भारतीय जनता पार्टी ने शायद सोचा भी नहीं था कि लोकसभा चुनाव में मिली इतनी करारी जीत के बाद उपचुनावों में लगभग उतनी ही करारी हार का सामना करना पड़ेगा. दस राज्यों में तीन लोकसभा और 33 विधानसभा सीटों पर हुए उपचुनाव के नतीजे सामने आ चुके हैं. इस उपचुनाव को बतौर प्रधानमंत्री, नरेन्द्र मोदी के इम्तिहान के तौर पर देखा जा रहा था. ऐसा इसलिए क्योंकि लोकसभा चुनाव में इतनी जबरदस्त जीत दर्ज करने के बाद भाजपा को उम्मीद थी कि प्रधानमंत्री की ‘करिश्माई ताकत’ की बदौलत वह इन चुनावों में कुछ कमाल कर दिखाएगी, लेकिन मौजूदा परिणाम कुछ और ही कहानी बयां कर रहे हैं.

Is defending human rights a crime?

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: In a blog posted on the website of the Green Peace, the non-profit organization working on issues of environment has asked if defending human rights has become a crime in the country. The public rant was on the stoppage of anti-nuclear activist Dr. Udaykumar at the Delhi airport.


Tagore’s work being translate in Urdu at Jamia

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The Tagore Research and Translation Scheme (TRTS) in the Department of Urdu was applauded by Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia for having realized its objectives on completion of its two-year term.


AMU Teachers to contribute one day salary for the victims of Kashmir Flood

By TCN News,

Aligarh: Expressing the true spirit of its tradition, Aligarh Muslim University Teachers' Association (AMUTA) has decided to contribute one day Gross Salary as a token of support for relief and rehabilitation of the victims of Kashmir flood. The decision in this regard was taken in an emergent meeting of the General Body of AMUTA.


Indian-origin British MP defends non-participation in Kashmir debate

London: Priti Patel, a British MP of Indian-origin who has been appointed "Indian Diaspora Champion" by British Prime Minister David Cameron, Tuesday defended her non-participation in last week's Kashmir debate in the British parliament.

"While I would have been proud to represent the views of the British Indian community, longstanding parliamentary protocol prevented me from doing so," said Patel in a statement while explaining that it was her position as exchequer secretary to the Treasury due to which she could not participate in it.

CBSE postpones Teacher Eligibility Test in flood-hit Kashmir

New Delhi : The CBSE Tuesday announced the postponement of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.

"In view of the current situation due to floods in Jammu and Kashmir, the board has decided to postpone the CTET-September 2014 examination that was scheduled to be held at the Srinagar centre," the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said in a statement.

The examination for the rest of the country and abroad will be conducted Sep 21.