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Indian Muslims in America appeal President of India to restrain the army in Kashmir

By TCN News,

Washington DC: Taking note of the excessive use of force by the Indian army against the civilian protesters in the Kashmir valley, the Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM) has sent an appeal to the President of India.

AIM that represents a large number of Indian Muslims living in North America sent an appeal on Friday to Pranab Mukherjee demanding to contain army in Kashmir.

Scholarship deadline for minority students extended

New Delhi : Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday extended the last date for submission of online applications for Pre-matric and Post-matric scholarships for students belonging to the minority communities till September 30.

The earlier deadline was August 31.

Naqvi said that the decision was taken following a large number of requests and suggestions received from across the country.

Ambulance driver attacked by CRPF; still manages to take patients for treatment

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: As the Kashmir unrest continues, it seems the brutalities of the Indian security forces have only worsened with time. After attacking hospitals and doctors, now an ambulance driver ferrying patients was showered with pellets by troopers of CRPF. His fault? Carrying patients.

Delhi HC asks Omar's wife to 'gracefully' vacate bungalow

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Friday asked Payal Abdullah, the estranged wife of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, to "gracefully" vacate the government accommodation allotted to Omar in 1999 in the Lutyens Zone in New Delhi.

Payal, however, urged the high court to pass an order in the case, following which Justice Indermeet Kaur said a detailed order will be issued about the time within which she and her children will have to vacate the bungalow No.7 on the Akbar Road here.

AMU VC appeal for help to restore Jama Masjid

By TCN News,

Aligarh: The Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah, has urged the teachers, non-teaching staff, alumni and other well wishers of the University to come forward for the restoration of University Jama Masjid, and contribute meaningfully from their salaries to raise a fund of Rs. One Crore, required for the conservation and preservation of the grand old mosque and its adjoining areas.

Why Muslims are a punching bag

By Bobby Naqvi

गंगा में चलेंगे जहाज लेकिन मोदी का बनारस तो डूब रहा है

सिद्धांत मोहन,

वाराणसी: इस शहर में एक घाट है, सामने घाट. यहां से गंगा नदी होकर गुज़रती है. नितिन गडकरी ने बनारस से हल्दिया तक जहाज चला दिया है. लोग और माल एक बड़े जहाज़ में पानी चीरते हुए निकल जाएंगे. लेकिन फिर सामने घाट पर रहने वाले हरिश्चंद्र हैं, पार्वती हैं, राकेश कुमार हैं. इनका नितिन गडकरी के जहाज से कोई लेना-देना नहीं. इनका आशियाना डूब रहा है. गंगा सड़क से महज़ दस मीटर की दूरी पर बह रही है और उसमें लगातार बढ़ोतरी हो रही है. सारे मकान आधे से भी ज्यादा पानी के अन्दर हैं.

Dadarao Patekar: Fighting for the rights of Mumbai's Safai Karamcharis

By Shiva Thorat,

It would not be an exaggeration to say that manual scavenging remains one of the worst forms of caste atrocities in the country. For the upper castes and the middle class, such a job is an abomination to a point where let alone doing the work, they even cover their faces when people involved in manual scavenging cross their paths. The long rail tracks, the lifeline of Mumbai, are littered with human waste, and cleaning it remains a job that is almost exclusively reserved for the Dalits.

Distressed Indian workers in Saudi Arabia have only two options

New Delhi/Jeddah : Indian workers in Saudi Arabia retrenched by three Saudi companies have only two options left -- either to return to India or to relocate to a different company in the Gulf kingdom.

Explaining the situation faced by the retrenched Indian workers of Saudi Oger, Saudi-bin Laden and Saad Group, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in his weekly media briefing in New Delhi on Thursday that Saudi authorities have offered to facilitate speedy repatriation of those seeking to return home or to assist those wishing to relocate.

Mob attacks MLA's house, torches guard room in Kashmir

Srinagar : Security forces clashed with protestors on Thursday in the Kashmir Valley after the house of an MLA was attacked in south Kashmir, police said.

An irate mob attacked the house of Muhammad Yusuf Bhat, MLA from Shopian, while Bhat and his family were away, a police official told IANS here.

"The guard room at Bhat's house in Bimender village was torched by the mob, but all the guards were safely evacuated," he said.

Panic gripped the Valley after rumours spread that authorities were planning to embargo supplies, including petrol, diesel and kerosene.