Indian Muslim

BJP building martyrs' memorial in Karnataka

Bidar (Karnataka) : The BJP's youth wing is building a martyrs' memorial at Gorata, 65 km from here in northern Karnataka, as a tribute to about 200 freedom fighters who were massacred by Nizam soldiers (Razakars) in the village in 1948 when it was part of the erstwhile Hyderabad state.

The BJP's Yuva Morcha (youth wing) is also constructing a statute and a building in the sleepy hamlet in memory of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, who was instrumental in liberating the Hyderabad state from Nizam's suzerainty.

J&K Bank makes 312 branches, 189 ATMS operational in valley

Srinagar : The Jammu and Kashmir Bank Wednesday said it has made 312 branches and 189 automated teller machines (ATMs) functional in the Valley.

Most branches of the bank had either been submerged or become non-functional due to loss of connectivity during the recent floods.

Sajad Bazaz, spokesman of the bank, told IANS: "While combating post flood situation which had left all banking operations out of gear, J&K Bank has made 312 Branches and 189 ATMs operational in the Valley to pull people out of cash distress situation."

Keen on law to remove Waqf property encroachment: Minister

New Delhi : Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla Wednesday said her ministry is keen on bringing a law for removing encroachment from Waqf properties, and will try to pass a bill in this regard in the upcoming winter session of parliament.

"We need to remove encroachment from the Waqf lands," Heptulla said Wednesday, addressing a press conference in the series of conferences being held on completion of 100 days of her ministry.


Rs.120 crore relief package for J&K

New Delhi : Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah Wednesday announced a relief package worth Rs.120 crore for flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.

Of this, Rs.5 crore will be spent under skill training programme "Seekho aur Kamao", targeting 2,000 youth, while skill training under Jan Vikas Yojna targeting 1,000 youth will be allocated Rs.2.5 crore.

Pre- and post-matric scholarship will be made demand-driven and Rs.30 crore has been allocated for it, while another 2,000 scholarships worth Rs.1.20 crore will be given specifically to girls.


AchheDin? cops who helped in fake encounters probe are shunted and charge-sheeted cops reinstated

By Staff Reporter,

Ahmedabad: Couple of weeks before Gujarat state government has finally shunted out two IPS officers Rajnish Rai and Satish Verma, who earlier probed the Sohrabuddin Shaikh and Ishrat Jahan fake encounter cases, respectively. In contrast other two IPS officers G L Singhal and Abhay Chudasama who are charged by central investigating agency CBI with the criminal offences related to these fake encounters have been reinstated in the state after coming out on bail.

Government to start bridge courses for Madrasa students

New Delhi : To increase employability of Madrasa-educated students, some premier universities will launch a bridge course for them, said Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah Wednesday.

The bridge course, under the Nait Manzil programme, will be provided by Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi, Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, Maulana Azad National Urdu University in Hyderabad, and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).


AMU to organize Sir Syed Innovation Festival

By TCN News,

Aligarh: The Innovation Council of Aligarh Muslim University is organizing Sir Syed Innovation Festival to tap innovative skills and to promote research activities in the University. This festival, which is to be an annual phenomenon, will be organized on October 10-12, 2014.


BJP’s defeat is seldom analyzed deeply

By Soroor Ahmed,,

When the Bharatiya Janata Party performed badly in the August 21 by-polls in Bihar––it could win only four out of 10 seats––it was attributed to the coming together of RJD, JD(U) and Congress. But how will the BJP explain losing three out of nine seats in prime minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat, three out of four in Rajasthan and eight out of 11 in Uttar Pradesh. After all the BJP-led alliance had won 124 out of 131 Lok Sabha seats in these three states in the parliamentary election held in May 2014.

BJP distances itself from 'love jihad' after bypoll setback

New Delhi : Following electoral reverses in Uttar Pradesh, where it lost eight of 11 seats in the assembly bypolls, the Bharatiya Janata party Wednesday distanced itself from the "love jihad" campaign.

"As far as 'love jihad' is concerned, it may have been raised by a few local leaders but the BJP as a party has never endorsed it," said BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra when IANS asked him whether the bypolls result indicated that people were disillusioned at the party deviating from its development plank for a campaign led by its MP Yogi Adityanath.

Maneka Gandhi finds 'love jihad' cases in her constituency

New Delhi : Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi Wednesday said she has come across a few cases of "love jihad" in her parliamentary constituency Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh.

She, however, added that she has not come across any such cases reported to her ministry.

"I don't know if I should be commenting on this... We have not come across any cases reported to the ministry, but in my parliamentary constituency, 7-8 complaints have come to me," the minister said.