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Hamid Ansari leads Indian delegation to Saudi king's funeral

New Delhi : Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday will lead the Indian government delegation at the funeral of king Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud who died early Friday.

The government has declared a day's mourning Saturday and flags are being flown at half-mast.

An official statement said "the government and people of India have received with deep sadness and shock" the news of King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud who died of complications from pneumonia early Friday.

Heightened security marks Republic Day arrangements in Kashmir

Jammu/Srinagar : A state of high alert and heightened security marked Republic Day arrangements in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday as additional deployment was made in areas close to the borders to prevent infiltration of guerrillas.

Top security sources told IANS that more than 1,600 additional paramilitary forces were deployed close to the international border in the Jammu region to prevent infiltration from across ahead of Republic Day.


PDP names two candidates for Rajya Sabha polls

Jammu : The PDP Friday named two candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir scheduled to be held Feb 7.

Nazir Ahmed Laway and Fayaz Ahmed are the two candidates, Peoples Democratic Party chief spokesman Naeem Akhtar said here Friday.

Both the candidates had lost last year's assembly elections.

Laway was defeated by Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami of the Communist Party of India-Marxist from Kulgam assembly seat and Fayaz Ahmed was defeated from Kupwara seat by Bashir Ahmad of the People's Conference.

​Kolkata: Bengal Imams’ Association holds demonstration in front of French Consulate

Protests publishing caricature of Holy prophet by Charlie Hebdo

By Zaidul Haque,,

Kolkata: The Bengal Imam Association held a demonstration at the French Consulate here protesting the publishing of caricature of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) by Charlie Hebdo, the French satire magazine.


Noor: Bringing a new light into lives of women from Basti Nizamuddin

By Nita Khan,,

New Delhi: Her delicate fingers expertly cut the paper to bring out a magical jaali which is then put on to a harder paper to turn into a captivating greeting card. She is still shy to talk but her work speaks for her.

By mis-defining secularism, Sangh fold misleading the majority to politics of hatred: Digvijay Singh

By TCN News,

Kozhikode: “The multi-ethnic, multi-religion and multi-lingual culture of the country is threatened due to a smacking of fascism,” AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh said on Friday.

Karnataka Minority Commission to establish legal cell for helping innocents booked by police

By Staff Reporter,

Mysuru: The Karnataka State Minorities Commission has announced to soon set up a cell to provide legal assistance to innocent members of minority communities arrested on various charges.

Commission chairperson Balkhees Banu said the cell will be headed by a retired Judge and would provide assistance by arranging for lawyers and bearing legal expenditure.


Dr Ausaf Ahmad, prominent Indian economist, passes away

By Zafar Iqbal for,

Dr Ausaf Ahmad, a prominent Indian economist and known for his pioneering work in Islamic economics has passed away. He was 70.

He died at his residence at Noida, near New Delhi, on Thursday, January 22.

Kashmir shuts down to protest against blasphemous cartoons

Srinagar: A separatist-called shutdown to protest against the publication of blasphemous cartoons affected normal life in the Kashmir Valley Friday.

A protest shutdown called by separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mohammad Yasin Malik and others affected normal life Friday across the valley as markets, public transport and other businesses remained closed in summer capital Srinagar and other major towns.


Boycott, not burn: Protest by burning copies of Asomiya Pratidin will only make it martyr

By Aman Wadud,

A lot has been written after the barbaric attack on Charlie Hebdo killing 12 people. In its first edition after the attack, Charlie Hebdo published cartoon of a bearded old man holding a placard which says ‘Jesuis Charlie’ or ‘I am Charlie’, the cartoon is supposedly of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).