Indian Muslim

BJP leaders slam Owaisi for remarks on Memon's hanging

New Delhi: BJP leaders on Friday slammed AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi for his remarks on the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon's expected hanging.

Hitting out at the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief, Law Minister Sadananda Gowda said "such statements show the mentality of the parliamentarian".

"People who have nationalistic approach will not talk like this. Memon deserved such punishment as he had committed a grave crime," Gowda told the media outside parliament.

Mumbai court rejects Setalvad's anticipatory bail plea

Mumbai: A CBI Special Court here on Friday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand, paving the way for her immediate arrest.

Soon after, her lawyers moved the Bombay High Court for relief.

Setalvad, Anand and some others have been charged by the Central Bureau of Investigation with fraud and irregularities under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act on foreign donations received by the activist's Sabrang NGO.

SC bars burqa, full sleeve shirt from CBSE medical exam

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to interfere with the dress code prescribed by the CBSE for candidates appearing for the AIPMT exam on Saturday, barring them from wearing either a head scarf, full sleeve shirt or burqa.

The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu while rejecting the plea by Students Islamic Organisation of India, said: "If you appear in an examination without a scarf, your faith will not disappear."

Describing the plea as "nothing but an ego", the court said that candidates can wear the head scarf after the exam is over.

Mumbai blasts death row convict Yakub Memon moves SC

New Delhi: Yakub Memon, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, on Thursday moved the Supreme Court challenging the death warrant for his execution on July 30.

Seeking a stay of the execution, Memon sought quashing of the death warrant on the grounds that due procedure was not followed for issuing it.

The apex court on Tuesday rejected Memon's curative petition saying that it was void of merit. On the same day, Memon filed a mercy petition before the Maharashtra governor seeking commutation of his death sentence into life imprisonment.

Zainab Sayeed: UPSC cracker who wants more Muslim girls to be IAS

By Zaidul Haque,

Kolkata: She set a target, studied hard and achieved her goal. Now, she wants other Muslim women to make an attempt at a similar goal. Meet Zainab Sayeed, the first Muslim woman from West Bengal who cracked the civil service examination 2014.

Kannur KKMCC distributes Eid kits to 22 needy people

By TCN News,

Kannur: Kannur district committee of Kuwait Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre distributes pension relief fund to 22 Kannur-based people who are very poor and under privileged.

AIPMT dress code controversy: CBSE softens stand, SC to hear PIL requesting quashing CBSE notification

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

New Delhi: Even as the Supreme Court is likely to hear at 12 noon on Friday a case by SIO seeking quashing of the CBSE notification that had imposed a dress code on students ahead of the July 25 All India Pre-Medical / Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT), the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) on Wednesday softened it stand and allowed candidates to wear customary dresses.

SDPI questions double standard in decision to hang Yaqub Memon

By TCN News,

Bhopal: The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) has questioned the double standard in the case of 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict Yaqub Memon, who is to be hanged on July 30, 2015. The party has urged the government to commute the death penalty to life sentence, for if carried out, it would not serve the interests of justice.

A Kerala woman draws attention of Kejriwal towards housing discrimination in Delhi

By staff reporter

New Delhi: Dr. Reem Shamsudeen, a visually-impaired woman from Kerala has sought Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s attention towards practice of housing discrimination in Delhi.

Death row convict Yakub meets wife, daughter in jail

Nagpur (Maharashtra): Death row convict Yakub Memon on Thursday morning met his wife and daughter in the Nagpur Central Jail amidst tight security.

Memon's wife Rahin (42), daughter Zubeda (21) and some other relatives were permitted to meet him in the visitors' room inside the jail premises for around an hour.

Incidentally, Rahin Memon was also an accused in the March 12, 1993, Mumbai serial blasts case, but was acquitted by Special TADA Court Judge P.D. Kode in 2006.