SIO and Bhasha-O-Chetana Samity organise candle light vigils, denounce Paris attacks

By Zaidul Haque,

Kolkata: The Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) and Bhasha-O-Chetana Samity organised candle light vigils in Kolkata on Sunday to show solidarity with the people who died in the brutal terrorist attacks in Paris.

Nepal's Oli urges India to lift economic blockade

Kathmandu: Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli has called on India to lift "unofficial blockade" in Nepal as soon as possible.

In his televised address on Sunday to the nation, the premier, who assumed office as the head of the government on October 11, explicitly mentioned that Nepali people have been undergoing through a hardest time due to blockade imposed by India.

Old structures of terrorism remain: Modi

Antalya (Turkey): Without making a direct reference to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that old structures of terrorism remain and some countries still use it as a state policy.

"Old structures of terrorism remain and there are countries that still use it as an instrument of state policy," Modi said during a critical intervention in a working dinner of the G20 Summit that got underway in this Mediterranean resort city.

Protests by Indian Americans in four US cities over rising ‘Hindu nationalist fanaticism in India’

By TCN News,

Boston (USA): Alliance for Justice and Accountability (AJA), an umbrella coalition of progressive organizations across the United States, held a series of protests in four cities of US, over wide range of issues whom the coalition terms as stemming out from rising fanaticism of the Hindu nationalist movement associated with Prime Minister Modi and the ruling dispensation in India.

UK Dalits infuriated over PM Modi unveiling Ambedkar Memorial in London

By Staff Reporter,

London : Two leading Dalit (the former untouchables) organisations have condemned the inauguration of Dr Ambedkar House in London and unveiling of the stature of the Dalit icon and one of the most prominent and widely respected fighters for India’s freedom.

Dismissing the move as a “cynical exploitation” Caste Watch UK, one of the largest Dalit organisations, called it “a ploy to garner support of Dalits numbering over 260 million people.”

J&K to seek investment at Arab-India economic forum

Jammu : The Jammu and Kashmir government is eyeing the Arab-India Economic Forum to invite investment in the state in critical sectors including infrastructure and tourism.

State Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu left for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday to attend the maiden conclave of the Arab-India Economic Forum (AIEF) in Dubai on November 16-17.

"Nearly 300 delegates from the Arab World and India will be attending the first AIEF to highlight investment opportunities in India and discuss solutions to meet investor challenges in the country.

From the diary of an anonymous Muslim

By Anonymous,

It is the time of hate. Everyone around is outraged by the inexplicable evil of the other. How could they walk in and gun down people? How could they invade and turn entire countries into rubble and blood for freedom and democracy? The “eastern unreasonable God” and the “western racist super states” dance on airwaves, news papers, coffee shops… I tremble in fear before both.

Andhra-born woman minister Dipika Damerla blazes a trail in Canada

Toronto : Andhra-born Dipika Damerla, who is the first Indian-origin woman minister in Canada's biggest province of Ontario, is blazing a trail in community service.

If thanks to her efforts Indian-Canadians in the neighbouring Mississauga just enjoyed their first-ever Diwali fireworks, the community may soon have dedicated places for cremation and disposal of the ashes.

Misguided people distorting Islam's message of peace: Indian minister

Luxor (Egypt) : The acts of some misguided individuals is harming Islam's real message of mercy, unity and peace, Indian Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here.

His remark at an event in Egypt on Saturday came after Paris was ravaged by a series of horrific attacks, killing at least 129 people across six locations, and injuring over 300 people. Islamic State terrorists took responsibility for the bloodbath.

क्यों पेरिस हमलों के विरोध में तस्वीर बदलना एक विवादास्पद फैसला है?

सिद्धांत मोहन,

पेरिस में शुक्रवार को हुए आतंकी हमले में 150 से ज़्यादा निर्दोष जानें चली गयीं. कई घायल भी हुए. इस दुखद और भर्त्सनायोग्य घटना के बाद समूचे विश्व में शोक है, लोग उदास हैं और फ्रांस के साथ कंधे से कंधा मिलाकर खड़े हैं.