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डेहरी ऑन सोन: एक समय था जब चाय की दुकानों पर अक्सर मिट्टी के कुल्हड़ नज़र आते थे. शादियों में अक्सर मिट्टी के बर्तनों का इस्तेमाल किया जाता था. लेकिन आज मिट्टी के ये कुल्हड़ और बर्तन पूरी तरह से मिट्टी में मिल गए हैं. ऐसे में अब शहरों की कौन कहे, गांवों में कुम्हार व उसके चाक शायद ही नज़र आते हैं.

Dispatches: India Harasses Activists Seeking Justice

By Meenakshi Ganguly, Human Rights Watch

The list of activists falling victim to efforts by Indian authorities to curb criticism is growing by the day.

Ramadan 1437: Reshma Sadiq

Reshma Sadiq

By Asif Khan,

SDPI vehemently criticizes NDA government’s new FDI policy

By TCN News

New Delhi: The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) has strongly criticized the BJP-led NDA Government’s decision to ease Foreign Direct Investment-FDI norms for nine sectors, including defense.

Muhammad Shafi, the national general secretary of SDPI in a statement said it is startling that what BJP opposed during UPA government rule, they are implementing it now. Experience has shown that the outflow of funds far exceeds the inflow when FDI caps are removed. The economy must be really in a bad state for them to be so desperate for FDI.

'Time for Muslims to move on from religious identity'

Kolkata : Observing that it was time for the Muslims to move over from their religion-based identity, journalist-turned-author Asim Pada Chakrabarti on Thursday suggested the community actively participate in politics for changing its "pitiable condition".

At the launch of his book "Muslim Quest for Separate Identity: As Reflected Through Bengal Legislature" here, Chakrabarti blamed the political classes' continued bid to treat Muslims as a vote bank for the community's continued status as "back benchers".

Karkardooma court shootout mastermind held in Delhi

New Delhi : Delhi Police has arrested the mastermind of the Karkardooma court shootout case in which a constable was killed when four armed men opened fire at a member of a rival gang inside a courtroom, an official said on Thursday.

Mohammed Jamal, 28, was arrested on Monday from Seelampur in east Delhi where he went to meet his family members.

IMRC's help for poor and needy continues in Kashmir; 700 families provided with ration for Ramadan

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: Eleven years ago, Mohammad Amin Teli, a resident of Meer Behri, Dal area in Srinagar District of Jammu and Kashmir was a carpet weaver, with a modestmincome. Yet, he was able to support his family of six including his frail mother, his wife, two sons aged 7 and 10 years and a daughter aged 11 years.

Life turned upside downin 2005 for the family, when Teli was diagnosed with blood cancer, which followed the treacherous period of selling their assets bought with his life's income.

Five seers submit report on 'Hindu exodus' from Kairana

Lucknow : A committee of five seers on Thursday submitted to Uttar Pradesh PWD Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav its findings on whether there has been a "Hindu exodus" from Kairana in Shamli district.

The committee, which included the president of the Bharatiya Sant Samiti, Pramod Krishnan and Hindu Mahasabha president, Chakrapani, said it interacted with all sections of society and inferred that a dangerous plot was being hatched to destroy communal harmony in western Uttar Pradesh.

Akhilesh calls merger with mafia don's party an 'internal matter'

Lucknow : The Samajwadi Party's embrace of the party of mafia don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari is an "internal matter" and his "displeasure" over the merger is a "media invention," Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said on Thursday.

Seeking to downplay the rift in the party over the issue, Akhilesh Yadav suggested in reply to a query that the media was responsible for the perception that there are differences in his family over the merger with Mukhtar Ansari's Quami Ekta Dal.

The Yadav family practically controls the Samajwadi Party (SP).

Can a Savarna apply for a 'Dalit' job? No, says RSS

By Amit Kumar,

Ahmedabad: It is no secret that when it comes to doing menial jobs in our society, it is almost always seen as a responsibility of the lower castes in India. This begs a question: if upper caste people who are poor are given a chance to apply for these jobs, would they consider applying or would it be beneath their 'social status' to do so? An institute based in Gujarat tried to find out, and the result was inviting the wrath of Hindu right-wing organisations.