Indian Muslim

Ousted Maha Minority commission chairman lambasts Maha govt; says it wants every institution to work only as per its diktat

By Staff Reporter,

Mumbai: Upset with the BJP-Shiv Sena government’s step to ouster of him along with his staff, Munaf Hakeem, the expelled chairman of Maharashtra Minorities Commission has alleged that the three-month old government has “insulted the institutional culture” by not following any of the processes before replacing him.


Thai Ambassador visits AMU; assured of one-year English Orientation Programme for Thai students

By TCN News,

Aligarh: Chalit Manityakul, Thailand’s Ambassador to India, on Thursday urged the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to provide better admission facilities to the Thai students aspiring to attend AMU.


Shamsur Faruqi looks at the past to reclaim truth

By Shilpa Raina,

Jaipur : The beauty of the past lies in finding the truth that is buried deep in some unknown corners of the memory. Reclaiming it is a tedious process, but this is what Urdu critic and novelist Shamsur Rahman Faruqi has done in the remarkable novel "The Mirror of Beauty" that recreates the era of the late 19th century, with Wazir Khanam as the protagonist.


Different similarities - daughters of legendary Urdu poets recall fathers

By Vikas Datta,

Jaipur : They were among the best known Urdu poets of their day, and though their life trajectories unfolded differently, both cultural activist Salima Hashmi's father Faiz Ahmed Faiz and actress Shabana Azmi's father Kaifi Azmi had some important things in common - belief in poetry as an instrument of social change, hope for the future and refusal to peddle hatred.

SDPI condemns Muzaffarpur riots, demands unmasking of conspirators

By TCN News,

Bhopal: Condemning the recent riots at a village in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) has termed it as a sinister design of the Hindutva forces to polarise the society in view of the fast approaching assembly elections in that state, which are due later this year.

Popular Front’s Telangana state council elected

By TCN News,

Hyderabad: Popular Front of India new state Telangana chapter election was held on January 20 for the 2015-2016 tenure here in the presence of E M Abdul Raheman, national vice chairman and Abdul Samad, national executive council member.

Saudi Ambassador to India visits AMU

By TCN News,

Aligarh: Reflective of India- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia relations that go back to several centuries, Dr Saud Mohammed Al-Sati, the Saudi Ambassador to India, while addressing at the Aligarh Muslim University announced close educational ties in between the two countries.

Condolence meet held for playwright S M Mehdi at AMU

By TCN News,

Aligarh: The Progressive Writers’ Association and Janwadi Lekhak Sangh together held a condolence meeting at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to express a deep sense of sorrow and loss at the demise of playwright S M Mehdi - affectionately referred to as ‘Mamujan’ – on Wednesday.


Two Hizbul Mujahideen cadres arrested

Srinagar : Police Wednesday arrested two overground workers of guerrilla group Hizbul Mujahideen in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Acting on a specific information, police along with army and CRPF personnel launched a search operation at Hail Jageer village in Baramulla district. In this operation, two overground workers of Hizbul Mujahideen were apprehended," police said in a statement.

They were identified as Asif Ali Lone and Mohammad Ashraf Khan.

Centre to release religion-based census data at 'appropriate time'

New Delhi : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday said religion-based census data will be released at an "appropriate time".

"The religion-based census data will be released at an appropriate time," he told reporters. "If its been prepared, it will be released."

The registrar general and census commissioner, a department under the home ministry prepares this data.

The last such data was made public in 2004. The data to be released now was updated till 2011.