Indian Muslim

IUML MP raises child labour issue in Parliament

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Drawing attention to the alarming issue of child labour in India, E Ahamed, MP and president of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) on Wednesday said the Labour Ministry’s initiative regarding the passage of pending legislation to ban child labour for children under the age of 14 is commendable.

Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society elects office-bearers for 2015-2017

By TCN News,

Kuwait: Long serving community advisor of KKMCC and K I C Dr Ghalib Al-Mashoor was re-elected as the president of the Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society (IKFS) for a second time for the 2015--2017 term.

Dr Ghalib Al-Mashoor, founding chairman of IKFS, who served as president since inception, will have as his first vice president Advocate Sayid Mohamed Nizar will be the first vice president while A K S Abdul Nazar was re-elected as the general secretary of the IKFS at the elections of office-bearers held at the Play Club pavilion in Salmiya last Friday, a release from IKFS said here.

क्यों सलमान खान की सजा से परेशान होने की ज़रूरत नहीं है?

By सिद्धान्त मोहन,,

जब सलमान खान की फ़िल्म ‘तेरे नाम’ रिलीज़ हुई तो कई युवाओं ने सिर के बीच से मांग काढ़कर लंबे बाल रखने शुरू कर दिए. यदि पाठक बनारस, इलाहाबाद या कानपुर से कोई ताल्लुक रखते होंगे तो जानते होंगे कि अक्सर सैलूनों और जींस बेचने वाली दुकानों पर सलमान खान एक ब्रांड-एम्बैसडर की तरह मौजूद रहते हैं.

Violence in Mathura over inter-faith elopement

Lucknow : Violence broke out in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday after a girl eloped with a boy from a different community, officials said.

The incident took place in Sonkh town after police failed to recover the girl.

Some people were injured and items belonging to a religious place was set on fire, a police official said.

District Magistrate Rajesh Kumar said the situation was now under control and "normal".


In 1911, archaeologist said Jama Masjid not protected monument, HC told

New Delhi : A renowned archaeologist of the British era who was entrusted with surveying of all ancient monuments of Delhi, inspectged the 17th century Jama Masjid in 1911 and decided against declaring it a protected monument, the Delhi High Court was informed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Wednesday.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw was told by the ASI that as Jama Masjid was not a protected monument, it does not come within its purview.


Genesis of Saudi, Iranian activism in Levant

By Soroor Ahmed,,

To call the civil strife in Syria just a sectarian clash would amount to criminal over-simplification of history. The origin of the turmoil in Levant can be traced to the carving out of Lebanon from Syria by the colonial powers that also created Israel.

With about 43 % Christian and 57% Muslims–– Sunnis and Shias––as well as minority Druze population, this tiny country was designed as another future base for the western powers.

Jamia receives record admission applications

New Delhi : Jamia Millia Islamia received a record 1,49,148 applications for over 6,000 seats in the academic year 2015-16, the central university said in a statement on Wednesday.

This is almost a 25 percent increase in the number of applications received last year. These applications are for over 240 courses such as M.Phil/Postgraduate/Undergraduate/Diploma/Certificate in nine faculties, 39 departments and many teaching and research centres.

B.Tech turned out to the most sought-after course for which the largest numbers of 39,654 were received, the statement said.


Bear enters Kashmir school ground, 26 kids injured

Srinagar : A bear entered a school ground in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday, triggering panic and leading to a stampede in which 26 school children were injured, police said.

"A bear entered the Imam Abu Hanifa Memorial Institute in Rajpora (Pulwama) today, creating panic among the school children," a police officer told IANS.

Two children suffered contact injuries, while 24 children were injured in a stampede triggered by panic and fear.

The injured children were immediately taken to a hospital.


Salman gets two days interim bail

Mumbai : Barely hours after he was sentenced to five years jail in the 2002 accident case, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was granted two days interim bail on medical grounds by the Bombay High Court on Wednesday.

Rushing post-haste to secure bail, Salman's defence team led by Supreme Court counsel Harish Salve mentioned the matter before Justice A.M. Thipsay of the Bombay High Court.

Salve cited medical reasons for seeking bail and also argued that a person could not be arrested on the basis of a summarised court order.


AMUSU to honour those acquitted in Akshardham temple attack case

Aligarh : The AMU Students' Union has decided to honour 12 Muslim people who were acquitted of attacking the Akshardham temple in Gujarat in 2002.

They were acquitted on May 16, 2014.

They will be honoured at a public programme on Thursday evening at AMU.

The AMUSU has called for the creation of a National Fund for the Rehabilitation of Victims of State Terror.

One of the persons who has been acquitted is Mufti Abdul Qayyum, a madrassa teacher.