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Demolition of Babri masjid greatest national crime and tragedy after partition: Justice Katju

By M Reyaz,,

New Delhi: Terming the demolition of the Babri mosque on December 6, 1992 as the “greatest national crime and greatest tragedy,” Justice (retd) Markandey Katju, Press Council Chief and former Chief Justice of Madras High Court, has demanded that the perpetrators must be given the “harshest punishment.”


Christian of Dalit origin will be Dalit if he embraces Hinduism

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Thursday said that a Dalit whose parents or grandparents embraced Christianity will get the benefits of reservation meant for Scheduled Caste if he converts to Hinduism.

"... we are inclined to hold that the appellant (K.P. Manu) after reconversion had come within the fold of the community and thereby became a member of the Scheduled Caste," a bench of Justice Dipak Mishra and Justice V. Gopala Gowda said.

Debate on Article 370 ploy to change Kashmir discourse: Malik

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik Thursday termed the debate on the constitution's Article 370, giving a special status to the state, a ploy to change the discourse while terming the 2014 assembly elections as "psychologically rigged".

"For last three-four years, debate on Article 370 is raked up deliberately to change the Kashmir discourse of independence from India to centre-state relations," he said at a press conference here.


“No Indian historian woken up to potential research on medieval times using Ottoman archieves”

By TCN News,

New Delhi: “Without Ottoman history, there can be no European history,” said Professor N R Farooqi, officiating Vice-Chancellor, University of Allahabad, and expressed concern over the neglect of archival material on Ottoman history, which though not present in India, is available in unbelievable volume in the Turkish National Archives, the “Archives of the Prime Ministry.”


AMU organizes seminar on ‘Globalization and Disadvantaged Groups: Locating Untouchability in India’

By TCN News,

Aligarh: Stating that there are no traces of untouchability in Islam, noted historian Professor Irfan Habib on Thursday said the ‘varna’ system prevalent in Indian society is a byproduct of economic disparities which could not be addressed during the Mughal Period as well.


Indo-Japanese trade relations flourishing after 76 years: Dr Aftab Seth

By TCN News,

Hyderabad: After a gap of 76 years, the trade relations between India and Japan are flourishing again, Dr Aftab Seth, a foreign policy expert, said on Thursday.

“In 1939 India, then Under British colonial rule, was the third largest trading party with Japan. Since then, there have been several ups and downs in the relations with Japan with which India established diplomatic relations in 1952,” Dr Seth, former ambassador to several countries, including Japan, said while delivering the keynote address at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) here.


Sayeed leaves to meet Modi on Kashmir government formation

Jammu : Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Thursday flew to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give formal shape to government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Top sources in the PDP confirmed to IANS here that the last-minute hiccups that had occurred in the drafting of the common minimum programme (CMP) between the PDP and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were resolved Thursday afternoon after hectic parleys between the leaders of the two parties.

I live to paint, I paint to live: S.H.Raza

By Shilpa Raina,

New Delhi : “I live to paint; I paint to live.” At 93, the revered modernist S.H. Raza continues to paint and project many dualities and pluralities of life through his favourite 'bindu' subject. A new manifestation of his imagination is in the shape of 44 works that are exhibited in the national capital.

Thirteen men acquitted from a 12-year-old POTA case in Maharashtra

By Staff Reporter,

Solapur (Maharashtra): Thirteen persons, who were termed accused in a 2003 terror case under sections of Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), were acquitted by a session court here.

Session Court Judge N N Dhend acquitted all the 13 accused in the case on Tuesday for want of evidence. Those acquitted are: Anwar Shaikh, Mansoor Shaikh, Gulam Shaikh, Mudassir Shaikh, Ibrahim Momin, Mubin Shaikh, Farooq Tubib, Hamid Mulla, Yaqub Saudagar, Jabbar Shaikh, Mahboob Daula, Rahman Shaikh and Imaan Nadaf.


4th International Nursi Studies Conference held in Kolkata

By Zaidul Haque,,

Kolkata: The life, works, spiritual thoughts and contribution of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, the most influential Islamic scholar in modern Turkey, and his great works `Risale-I Nur’, a Tafsir-e-Quran, were discussed at the 4th International Nursi Studies Conference held here.

The conference was organised in association with Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture (IFSC) of Turkey and the Arabic Department of Aliah University of Kolkata on February 12-13.