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Stones pelted at Shatabdi Express in UP, no one injured

Lucknow : Miscreants stoned the Lucknow Shatabdi Express train in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah on Wednesday, breaking glass panes of more than eight coaches though no passenger was injured, a railway official said.

The incident took place when the train was on its way from New Delhi to Lucknow in the morning. Unidentified persons started pelting stones at the train, which was in high speed, following which many window panes were shattered, the Northern Railways (NR) official said.

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Muharram observed with mourning, fasting in Telangana, AP

Hyderabad : Mourning processions, meetings and fasting marked "Yaum-e-Ashura" in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday.

The day was observed in memory of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, a grandson of Prophet Mohammed, and others in the battle of Karbala.

"Bibi ka alam", the traditional mourning procession by Shias, was underway in the old city of Hyderabad.

The Sunni Muslims observed the day by fasting and holding meetings to remember the sacrifices of Imam Hussain and his followers who were martyred in 61 Hijri or 680 CE at Karbala, in present day Iraq.


In unique tribute to Imam Hussain, Kashmir-based group distributes fruit boxes among patients

By Raqib Hameed Naik,,

Srinagar: With an aim to send message of brotherhood among different Muslim Sects and to pay tribute to Imam Hussain (RA), a Valley-based group distributed packets of fresh fruits among the patients in Sher-E-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) located in Soura, Srinagar for the second consecutive year on Tuesday, the ninth day of Muharram.

Urdu teacher from Solapur writes book on importance of human organs

By Imran Inamdar,

Solapur (Maharashtra): In an attempt to highlight the importance and functions of internal human organs an assistant teacher of urdu high school solapur has written a book called ‘Insani Jism ka andaruni aaza’.


तो क्या आरटीआई को ख़त्म कर देना चाहती है ये मोदी सरकार?

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

जैसा कि सर्वविदित है कि किसी भी लोकतांत्रिक व्यवस्था में जनता ही मालिक होती है. भारत इसका अपवाद तो नहीं है, लेकिन आज़ादी के छः से अधिक दशकों के बाद भी देश की अधिकांश आबादी अपने आपको मालिक की हैसियत में नहीं पाती है. इसके पीछे सामाजिक-आर्थिक विषमताओं से लेकर अवसरों की असमानता, शिक्षा का अभाव तथा जागरूकता की कमी जैसे बहुत से कारण रहे हैं. ऐसी स्थिति में पिछली यूपीए सरकार ने सन 2005 में भारत की जनता को सूचना का अधिकार दिया, जिसका उद्देश्य यह था कि सरकारी मशीनरी में पारदर्शिता और जनता के प्रति जवाबदेही बहाल हो.

World’s 500 ‘Most Influential Muslims’ for 2016-17: Despite facing flak in India Zakir Naik still among the ‘Honourable Mentions’

By A Mirsab,,

There is no change in the listing of 500 ‘Most Influential Muslims’ of the world as far as Indian Muslims are concerned. As like in last year’s listing, same two dozen personalities from India feature in the list for this year.

However, what is noticeable in the listing prepared by Oman-based ‘The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre’ (RISSC), an independent research entity affiliated with the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, is that Dr Zakir Naik’s name appears under the dignitaries regarded as ‘Honourable Mentions’.

Thackeray blows hot and cold at BJP in Dussehra rally

Mumbai : Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the recent surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, and simultaneously dared the state BJP to break its alliance.

Addressing the party's golden jubilee Dassehra Rally at Shivaji Park late this evening, Thackeray said after the surgical strikes, he called up Modi and told him that "this is the Narendrabhai we want - go ahead, we are with you".

Modi's Dussehra arrow: Will decimate terror, its backers

Lucknow : In an obvious reference to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the time had come to uproot terror and those who patronise terrorists.

Addressing a massive Dussehra gathering at the Aishbagh Ram Leela ground here, Modi said terrorism in all forms was anti-humanity and Hindu Lord Rama represented all that was human.

It was the Prime Minister's first public speech after the September 29 surgical strikes by the Indian Army at terror launch pads in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.


RSS chief disputes Modi, says gau rakshaks not anti-socials

Nagpur : RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday backed cow vigilantes and asked the government not to equate them with anti-social elements, contradicting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stand on the Hindu bovine activists.

"There are some people who are dedicated to cow protection. It is part of the Directive Principles of State Policy," Bhagwat said in his annual speech on Vijay Dashmi, marking the 91st foundation day of the RSS -- the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) ideological mentor.