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Aurangzeb Road named A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road

New Delhi : Delhi's Aurangzeb Road has become A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.

The tree-lined Aurangzeb Road is located in the heart of Delhi and has several billionaires living there.

"Congrats! NDMC just now decided to rename Aurangzeb Road (as) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road," Kejriwal tweeted, referring to the New Delhi Municipal Council.

An NDMC official said: "We have decided to change the name of Aurangzeb Road to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road. The Delhi government will finally clear it."

Manual scavengers to tie rakhi to Modi

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Several manual scavengers, liberated by an NGO, will tie rakhi to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan that falls on Saturday.

The group of five women will also hand over 1,000 rakhis to Modi designed by the widows from Vrindavana and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh who have been looked after by the NGO Sulabh International.

Rahul Gandhi pays obeisance at two Valley shrines

Srinagar : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday concluded his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir after paying obeisance at two shrines in the Valley.

He paid obeisance at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar where, he said, he prayed for the peace and prosperity in Jammu and Kashmir and the rest of the country.

The Congress vice president earlier went to a holy shrine of Kashmiri Pandits, Tullamulla, in north Kashmir's Ganderbal district.

2011 Census of India – the critical factor affecting growth rate differential

By Misbahuddin Mirza

SDPI calls Patels’ stir for OBC status is preposterous

By TCN News,

Bhopal: The Social Democratic Party of India, (SDPI), while condoling the loss of precious lives of more than half a dozen people in the Gujarat violence spearheaded by Patels demanding OBC (Other Backward Classes) status, said the agitation is rather preposterous.

The name Patel itself means someone who owns land. They are a pretty influential community and there is no locus standi for demanding reservation. If any community needs reservation at present, it is Muslim, due to its backwardness in all spheres of life, the party said.


Move curative petition on sentence, SC tells blast convict

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict Yusuf Mohsin Nulwala to file a curative petition to seek a reduction in his jail term.

Nulwala said he was wrongly convicted and sentenced for possessing a prohibited automatic AK-56 assault rifle while he was shown in possession of a non-prohibited semi-automatic AK-56.

Mirza Aejaz Baig: An ordinary teacher with an extra-ordinary zeal for poor to complete their matriculation

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Central government is spending crores of rupees to eradicate illiteracy through scores of schemes such as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (The Education for All Movement) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (National Mission for Secondary Education). But still there are many in the country that is deprived of such schemes due to various reasons.

SC to search for any bar to state funding for religious structure repair

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to examine the issue whether there was any constitutional embargo on the powers of the state government to frame a law for awarding compensation to repair and restore religious structures damaged during rioting as state failed to uphold the law.

Sufi ideology integral part of Indian ethos: Modi

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the ideology propounded by Sufi saints is an integral part of Indian ethos, and has contributed significantly to the creation of a pluralistic, multi-cultural society in the country.

The remarks came during a meeting with a delegation of 40 Barelvi Sufi scholars.

WhatsApp Muslims: Is this your identity?

Social networking applications (apps) like WhatsApp may be creating more anxiety, confusion and divisions, rather than love, brotherhood, and peace within the Muslim community.

By Qutub Ahmed Siddiqui for