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Former IAS officer moots pressure group of Indian Muslims

By Mohammad Shafeeq

Hyderabad : A group of educated Muslims is planning to float a pressure group which will subsequently lead to a pan-India political party to take care of the community's interests in a country where it constitutes 14 percent of the 1.2 billion population.

A retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer has sought opinion from members of the community, including NRIs, on the proposed group.

Anupam Kher wraps up 'The Head Hunters Calling' shoot

Mumbai : Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who has been in the news for lambasting Aamir Khan on his "intolerance" remark, has wrapped up his shooting for "The Head Hunters Calling" in Toronto.

The actor took to Twitter and wrote: "#TheHeadHuntersCalling shooting over. On my way back to my India. Have travelled almost all over the world. No place like my country. #JaiHo."

Anupam's "no place like my country" seems like a dig at Aamir's recent statement that his wife Kiran Rao had asked them if they should move elsewhere in the state of insecurity that India is in.

Hindu Sena protests outside Aamir Khan's residence

Mumbai : Hundreds of activists of the Hindu Sena on Tuesday staged a vociferous demonstration outside the home of Bollywood megastar Aaamir Khan protesting against his statements on intolerance.

The activists shouted slogans like "Aamir Khan murdabad", "Aamir Khan chale jao", and attempted to force their way inside the actor's home in Bandra but were prevented by a substantial police presence there.

Later, around a dozen activists were detained and taken to the Bandra police station.

Muslims will not leave India, come what may: Owaisi

Hyderabad : All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said that the Muslims would not leave the country, come what may, and that they would continue to live here as "proud Indians".

"Muslims will not succumb to dog whistle politics of the Sangh Parivar and other fascist forces but continue their democratic struggle for justice, due share and the rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the country," the Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad told reporters here.

Aamir Khan's remark has no factual basis, says Rijiju

New Delhi : Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday contradicted film star Aamir Khan's suggestion that there has been enough sense of "insecurity" in the society to make his family discuss the possibility of leaving India, saying the record shows otherwise.

"The record shows that the number of incidents of communal violence in country have come down since NDA came to power. Just to make a blatant statement that during NDA rule the country has become intolerant, it unnecessarily tarnishes the image of the country," said Rijiju, who is minister of state for home affairs.

Shahnama: The book fit for kings


By Kashif-ul-Huda,

Two Bangladeshi leaders executed for war crimes

Dhaka : Bangladesh executed two political leaders, convicted of war crimes during the country's independence war in 1971, amid tight security early on Sunday.

Bangladesh's war crimes tribunals had found the two guilty of collaborating with Pakistani forces and committing crimes, including mass killings.

Al Qaeda operative in video our son: Kashmir family

Srinagar : A family in south Kashmir has confirmed that the Al Qaeda operative killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's north Waziristan earlier this year was their son.

According to a family of Nagam village in Anantnag district, the Al Qaeda operative shown in a video released by the publicity wing of the terror organisation, is their son Muhammad Ashraf Dar.

Talking to reporters, Dar's brother, Nazir Ahmad on Saturday said that the video released last week by 'As-Sahab', media arm of Al Qaeda branch of Indian sub-continent (AQIS) showed his brother Muhammad Ashraf.

Mufti vows to take cross LoC trade to next level

Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Saturday said the cross Line of Control (LoC) trade and travel was the biggest breakthrough in the state's history and vowed to take cross LoC trade to the next level.

Addressing a high-level meeting at Chakan Da Bagh trade facilitation in Poonch district, Sayeed placed high priority on extending telecom and banking facility to broaden the scope of cross LoC trade which is presently being transacted on a barter system.

20 civilians kidnapped in Afghanistan

Kabul : At least 20 civilians were kidnapped after unidentified armed men intercepted buses on a highway in Afghanistan's Zabul province.

"The incident took place in Shahjoy district after the armed men stopped three passenger buses and abducted 20 people," a security source told Xinhua news agency.

The majority of the abductees were from the Hazara ethnic minority, the source said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the incident yet.