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Academics speak for human rights at Jamia seminar

By TCN News,

New Delhi: With an aim to discuss the cases of human rights violation and governance issues in various parts of India and West Asia, a two-day national seminar was organised on theme ‘Human Rights and Good Governance in India and West Asia.’

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Maharashtra youth who joined ISIS returns to India

Thane (Maharashtra) : A youth from Maharashtra, who joined the terror group Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, Friday returned home to India and was being questioned by intelligence agencies.

Arif Majeed, hailing from Kalyan town, arrived by a flight via Turkey around 5.15 a.m. Friday. He was immediately whisked away by intelligence officials to an undisclosed location.

Majeed went "missing" in May along with three other Thane youths - Shahim Tanki, Aman Tandel and Fahad Shaikh.

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NIA-like agency needed to tackle new era crimes: NSG chief

Kolkata : With the emergence of new forms of crimes, including cyber crimes, National Security Guard (NSG) Director General J.N. Choudhury Friday pitched for a new agency on the lines of the NIA to tackle crimes that have no geographical boundaries.

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Burdwan blast: NSG chief denies non-cooperation by Bengal

Kolkata : While the West Bengal administration was obviously caught off-guard by the flourishing terror modules, National Security Guard (NSG) Director General J.N. Choudhury Friday denied any non-cooperation or leniency of the state government, but insisted there was scope for improving coordination between state and central agencies.

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"It was difficult for mothers to save their children, for children to save their aged parents"

It has been labeled as the world’s worst industrial disaster. Thirty years ago, on December 2-3 night, a cloud of deadly methyl-isocyanate enveloped the sleeping innocents in the neighbourhood of the Union Carbide plant that killed at least 3000, official figure, immediately and left thousands others suffering a lingering death. Even after three decades of struggle, justice remains a distant cry.

In this first of the six part series, TwoCircles.net attempts to recreate the horror faced by the residents on that calamitous night

By Mohd Ismail Khan, TwoCircles.net,

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J&K leaders indulging in graft, emotional blackmail: Modi

Udhampur (Jammu) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said that the development of Jammu and Kashmir has been stagnant since the last 30 years and leaders here "indulge in corruption and emotional blackmail".

Addressing a rally for the BJP here ahead of the second phase of polls in Jammu and Kashmir, Modi said there have been a dozen prime ministers in India but none has had the opportunity to visit Jammu and Kashmir as much as he has had.

We had moral obligation to represent truth: 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' director

(30 years of Bhopal gas tragedy)

By Nivedita,

New Delhi :The Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal spewed poisonous gas on the night of Dec 2-3, 1984, killing about 3,000 people instantly and thousands more over the years. Presenting one of the world's worst industrial disasters on the big screen, especially when the incident is approaching its 30th anniversary, was not easy for director Ravi Kumar through his film "Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain".

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India-Arab nations keen to pave new path for economic ties

By Biswajit Choudhury,

New Delhi : Projects worth billions of dollars, notably in energy, railways and finance were discussed at the two-day India-Arab Partnership Conference that concluded here Thursday in what was the first engagement on this scale for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government with the 22-member Arab League.

Irani denies receiving letter from AMU VC

New Delhi : Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Friday denied receiving any letter from the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) vice chancellor over an event planned by BJP members on the university campus Dec 1.

She said until she left office at 9 p.m. Thursday she had received "no such letter and I can only react to contents once I read them and I receive a letter".

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No hard evidence but Indians captured in Iraq not killed: Swaraj

New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday said the government has got information from six sources that 39 Indians in captivity in Iraq have not been killed, and was working to secure their release.

Sushma Swaraj told the Lok Sabha that the government has no direct contact with the persons in captivity and has established contacts at highest level with the countries in the gulf to secure release of the kidnapped Indians.

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