Indian Muslim

All parties except NC welcome Kashmir poll announcement

Jammu/Srinagar : All mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir with the exception of the regional National Conference (NC) Saturday welcomed the Election Commission's announcement to hold assembly elections on schedule.

Immediately after the announcement, NC general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar said: "We opposed the elections at this point of time because we felt that this is not the opportune time as the people are battling the aftermath of the flood tragedy that has befallen the state.

Acche Din for NDA ministers: their wealth increase in crores in 5 months

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: If not for the common people, acche din (good days), as promised by Narendra Modi, has come for his cabinet ministers, whose personal wealth have grown in crores in just five months since they assumed office.

Five shot at in Delhi rioting, 70 arrested

New Delhi : Five people were shot at during a clash Saturday between two communities over a petty issue in east Delhi's Trilokpuri area, police said, adding that 70 people have been arrested.

Police have issued prohibitory orders and imposed section 144 (joining unlawful assembly) in the area after firing took place in the evening. They also advised people to avoid visiting the area.

"Five people were reported to be injured by gunshots but these were not fired by police. We are trying to identify who were behind the firing," a police officer said.


Communal tension in Delhi’s Trilokpuri

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: Communal tensions have erupted in East Delhi’s Trilokpuri area since last night. According to reports, Block Number 15 and 27 ( both are adjacent) of Trillokpuri are gripped in communal tension since last night after local Muslims demanded that a make-shift Mata Ki Chouki that was put up for 9 days in front of a Mosque be removed.


Gadkari, Fadnavis meet RSS chief ahead of Modi's arrival in Mumbai

Nagpur : Fuelling fresh speculation in political circles, union Minister for Shipping and Transport Nitin Gadkari called on Rashtriya Swayam Sevak (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat here Saturday.

Late Friday night, the Bharatiya Janata Party state president and prime contender for the post of the next Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had met Bhagwat.

Modi's success makes BJP a one-man party

By Amulya Ganguli,

Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is taking its time to select its chief minister for Maharashtra, Narendra Modi is leaving his distinctive mark on political and other fields.

In politics, the prime minister has brushed aside the earlier by-poll setbacks by his successes in Maharashtra and Haryana. Although the BJP failed to get a majority in the western state, it made a few points which the party probably wanted to make for some time.

Crescent Academy's 28 candidates clear IAS prelim exams

By Pervez Bari,,

Bhopal: Twenty-eight (28) students of New Delhi-based Crescent Academy have successfully cleared the Prelim Exam (first stage) of IAS Examination 2014, the results of which were announced recently. The credit of this success goes to the determined efforts, benefaction and support of Hazrat Maulana Mohammad Fazlur Rahim Mujaddidi.


Minister resigns in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu : Sham Lal Sharma, senior Congress leader and Jammu and Kashmir minister for public health engineering, irrigation and flood control, has quit.

"I called on the state president of my party Saif-ud-Din Soz yesterday (Friday) evening and handed over my resignation. I have asked him to submit my resignation to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah," Sharma told IANS Saturday.

‘Haider’- miles away from reality

By Saquib Salim,

Vishal Bharadwaj’s ‘Haider’ is the flavor of the season – you like it or not. I cannot take away any credit from him as a great narrator, who can adapt Shakespeare for the Indian scenario and can captivate the audience so well.

Madrassa student burning case: Investigating team formed, No arrest so far

By Zaidul Haque,,

Kolkata: Police Super of Purba Medinipur district Sukesh Jain informed on Friday that an enquiry team headed by DSP Syed Ahmadullah has already started investigation in the burning alive case of a 16 year old Madrassa student Amiruddin Khan.