Indian Muslim

Bajrang Dal accuses Agra administration of sheltering Bangladeshis

Agra : Bajrang Dal Monday accused the Agra administration of sheltering illegal Bangladeshi migrants in the district.

Besides, the group questioned the working of Catholic organisations in the district's Etmadpur area, where scores of people have allegedly been converted to Christianity on promise of job, higher education and a better life.

"For months this (conversion) has been going on in the area and now villagers on their own are coming forward to expose the (Catholic) missionaries," Bajrang Dal leader Premendra Jain told IANS.

Conversion issue: Rajya Sabha again disrupted

New Delhi : The logjam in the Rajya Sabha over the conversion issue continued Monday as the opposition once again demanded a debate.

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal said he has submitted a notice to suspend all work and take up the debate.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, however, said that the notice cannot be admitted since the issue has already been raised once.

"...the debate is inadmissible since the debate has been taken up once," said Jaitley.

NRI wing of SDPI organizes membership drive in Abu Dhabi

By TCN News,

Abu Dhabi: Indian Cultural Society, an NRI outfit of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), started a membership campaign on December 19 at New City Palace Restaurant, Abu Dhabi.


Indo-Pak peace groups organise ‘Peshawar solidarity blood donation’ in Delhi

By TCN News,

New Delhi: In solidarity with victims of Peshawar school attack, a blood donation drive was organized by Aaghaz-e-Dosti, Aman ki Asha and Gandhi Global Family at Indian Red Cross Society headquarters at the national capital on Saturday.

Bangladesh president visits Ajmer dargah

Jaipur : Bangladesh President Mohammad Abdul Hamid Sunday visited the Dargah of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty in Ajmer, and prayed for peace and harmony in the subcontinent, the shrine's officials said.

"He (Hamid) visited the dargah at around 3.35 p.m. and stayed for 15-20 minutes, offering prayers," Syed Manovar Chisty, a khadim (servitor) at the dargah, over 140 km from here, told IANS.

Kerala orders probe into religious conversion

Thiruvananthapuram : A report about 35 people getting converted to Hinduism Sunday would be probed by a senior police official, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said.

The conversion reportedly took place Sunday morning in Alappuzha and Kollam districts.

In Alappuzha, members of eight Christian families - a total of 30 people - reportedly embraced Hinduism at a temple function organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP).

In Kollam, there were five people who reportedly became Hindus.


Petition to PM, MHA, MHRD, Law Ministry against proposed installation of statues of Nathuram Godse

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: Lawyer and activist Shahzad Poonawala has petitioned to the Prime Minister, Home Minister, HRD Minister and Law Minister against the proposed installation of statues of Nathuram Godse, whom he calls a “terrorist and killer of MK Gandhi”.


IAMC writes to Maharashtra CM over threat to Jamiat leader Maulana Gulzar Azmi

By Staff Reporter,

Washington DC: Indian American Muslim Council, an organization of non-resident Indians that is dedicated to “safeguarding India's pluralist and tolerant ethos,” has written to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis regarding threats to well-known Muslim activist and Jamiat leader Maulana Gulzar Azmi.


IAF helps Kashmir elections with 300 sorties

New Delhi : Indian Air Force helicopters played a key role during the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections, undertaking nearly 300 sorties in over 160 hours.

The Western Air Command pressed its helicopter fleet into action from Nov 25 in aid of the elections, following a request by the Election Commission.

The IAF flew electoral officers, security personnel and Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to far flung and remote regions and back.

The IAF helicopters operated at altitudes ranging from 6,000 feet to 14,000 feet above sea level, said an official statement.

Will form next Kashmir government on our own, says PDP

Jammu : The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday said it was confident of forming the next government in Jammu and Kashmir on its own and would not align with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Reacting to some media reports that said the PDP had said it was open to forming an alliance with the BJP if it does not get the needed simple majority of 44 in the 87-member state assembly, the PDP's chief spokesman Naeem Akhtar told IANS: "No, we did not say we will form an alliance with the BJP."