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Development of any society will come through collective efforts by men and women, says Afghan first lady

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Development of any society would come through collective efforts by men and women to improve the quality of their lives, Rula Ghani, the First Lady of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, said here on Wednesday.

“It is through relentless activism, dedication and blind courage that women could help change the mindsets of people,” Ghani said delivering her keynote address at a two-day SAARC conference on ‘Gender, Community and Violence: Changing Mindsets for Empowering the Women of South Asia’ here.

More than 17,000 girls, boys appeared for Rahmani-30 entrance test on April 12

By staff reporter,

Patna: More than 17,000 students across fifteen states appeared at the entrance examination for the Rahmani-30 residential coaching course for the IIT-JEE-2017 and AIPMT-2017 examination.

These included 17,997 students, including 14,437 boys, for the IIT-JEE 2017 course and 3,520 girls for the AIPMT 2017 course.


MIM’s plan to gain further foothold in Maharashtra nosedives

Candidate loses deposit in Bandra (E) assembly by-poll in Mumbai

By Nivedita Bhardwaj,,

Mumbai: Barely six months after it marked a spectacular debut in Maharashtra’s political scenario – two seats in the assembly polls in 2014 – the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Musalimeen (AIMIM) on Wednesday received a major setback to its expansion plans when its candidate for the Bandra (E) by-poll ended a distant third position.

Slain Telangana undertrial's father moves court for CBI probe

Hyderabad : The father of one of the five undertrial prisoners gunned down last week by police in Telangana has approached the high court, seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into his killing.

Mohammed Ahmed, father of Viquar Ahmed, filed a petition in the Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday, seeking directions to the Telangana government to order a probe by the CBI.


‘धर्म संकट में’ के बहाने विमर्श

By जावेद अनीस,

भारत एक धर्मान्ध देश है, यहाँ धार्मिक जीवन को बहुत गंभीरता से स्वीकार किया जाता है लेकिन भारतीय समाज की सबसे बड़ी खासियत विविधतापूर्ण एकता है. यह ज़मीन अलग-अलग सामाजिक समूहों, संस्कृतियों और सभ्यताओं की संगम-स्थली रही है और यही इस देश की ताकत भी रही है. आज़ादी और बंटवारे के ज़ख्म के बाद इन विविधताओं को साधने के लिए सेकुलरिज्म को एक ऐसे जीवन शैली के रूप में स्वीकार किया गया जहाँ विभिन्न पंथों के लोग समानता, स्वतंत्रता, सहिष्णुता और सहअस्तित्व जैसे मूल्यों के आधार पर एक साथ रह सकें.

Shiv Sena, NCP retain seats in Maharashtra by-polls

Mumbai/Sangli : The Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party retained the Bandra East and Tasgaon-Kavthemahankal assembly seats in the April 11 by-elections, the results of which were announced here on Wednesday.

Sena candidate Trupti Sawant won the Bandra East constituency here, while Suman Patil bagged the Tasgaon-Kavthemahankal seat in Sangli district.

NCP wins in Maharashtra by-poll

Sangli : Nationalist Congress Party candidate Suman Patil was elected to the Maharashtra assembly in the by-poll from Tasgaon-Kavthemahankal constituency with a huge margin over her rebel BJP rival, officials said here on Wednesday.

Patil, widow of former deputy chief minister R.R. Patil, an NCP stalwart, secured over 112,000 votes, comfortably trouncing rebel Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Swapnil Patil.

Sympathy factor helps Sena, NCP in Maharashtra by-polls

Mumbai/Sangli : Riding on a sympathy wave, the Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party nominees, both widows, raced towards victory in the Maharashtra assembly by-polls in Mumbai and Sangli districts, according to latest counting trends available here on Wednesday.

The Shiv Sena's Trupti Sawant and the NCP's Suman Patil have secured strong leads in their constituencies - Bandra East and Tasgaon-Kavthemahankal respectively - where vote counting commenced in the morning and is expected to be completed by afternoon.

US seeks dismissal of move to declare RSS terror group

New York : The US State Department has asked a court here to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Sikh rights group for declaring India's RSS as a "terror group" saying it has no standing.

In an 18-page motion filed Tuesday before judge Laura Taylor Swain of the Southern District of New York, US attorney Preet Bharara said Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) lacks standing to bring such claims.

Even if SFJ had standing, the political question doctrine bars judicial review where the Secretary of State has not designated an organization, it said.

Another Sena shocker: Forced sterilisation for Muslims

Mumbai : Barely a couple of days after calling for an end to voting rights for Muslims, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday sought forced sterilisation of Muslims to check what they alleged was their burgeoning population.

Shiv Sena, known for its disruptive politics, on Wednesday supported the recent call by All India Hindu Mahasabha vice president Sadhvi Deva Thakur demanding forced 'nasbandi' (sterilisation) of Muslims and Christians to restrict their numbers in the country's population.