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PIL seeks action against Shiv Sena MPs for forcing Muslim to eat

New Delhi : A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court Thursday seeking de-recognition of the Shiv Sena and direction for disqualification of 11 of its MPs for allegedly forcing a Muslim staffer to eat at the Maharashtra Sadan during his Ramadan fast.

The PIL filed by NGO Garib Nawaz Foundation also sought immediate arrest of MPs for provoking religious sentiments against the minority community.

Ramadan 1435: Unframed

By Shuchi Kapoor,


Members of the Muslim Youth Committee pose with the props when they got together for their community iftaar. This group organizes help for the needy and orphans as well as raising a consciousness among their community. Both girls posing in this picture work at an institute for differently-abled people.

JTA decries Israel’s offensive in Gaza

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Jamia Teachers’ Association (JTA) has strongly condemned the ongoing atrocities being perpetrated by Israel on helpless Palestinians in Gaza.

Many minority schemes under consideration: Heptulla

New Delhi : Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptula Thursday said several schemes were under consideration to help minority communities in all states.

She said her ministry was considering schemes called "Ustaad", "Hamari Dharohar" and "Nai Manzil".

"Ustaad aims at upgrading skills and training in preservation of traditional ancestral arts/crafts of minorities, while Hamari Dharohar aims to preserve the rich heritage of minority communities. Nai Manzil is a course to bridge the academic and skill development gaps of Madrasa passouts," Heptulla said in the Lok Sabha.


Modi meets Aga Khan Foundation delegation

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday met a delegation from the Aga Khan Foundation which briefed him on various activities it was undertaking in the country.

"The delegation members briefed the prime minister on various development activities being undertaken by the foundation in India," said a statement.

AKF vice chairman Gulam Rahimtoola led the five-member delegation.


Mass protest in Assam’s BTAD after killing of a student leader

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: The Mushalpur area of Baksa district in Assam’s Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) witnessed mass protest on Thursday following the killing of one student leader Manoj Das on Wednesday evening.

European Parliament questions Indian PM Modi's inequality against non-Hindus

By TCN News,

New Delhi : The Member of the European Parliament Izaskun Bilbao Barandica today raised question in the European Parliament on Indian Prime Minister Narendar Modi's remarks against non-Hindus in India. The question has been directed to the European Commission to take action.

Rape okay, not roti? Shiv Sena chief asks detractors

Mumbai : Accusing the Congress of trying to impart a communal hue to the Maharashtra Sadan episode, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Thursday questioned "why a non-issue was being highlighted so much when other serious issues were being ignored".

In a sharp editorial in the party mouthpiece 'Saamana' Thursday, Thackeray (who is the editor of the daily newspaper) pointed out that a Muslim school teacher raped a girl in Bangalore during the ongoing holy month of Ramadan.

Political parties condemn BJP leader's remark on Sania

New Delhi : Political parties Thursday condemned a Telangana BJP leader for criticising the appointment of tennis star Sania Mirza as the state's brand ambassador, saying it was "unfortunate" and "bizarre."

Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury said that Mirza is a "youth icon who has brought glory to the country."

I will be an Indian till I die, says Sania

Hyderabad : Tennis star Sania Mirza Thursday said she will "remain an Indian until the end", after a politician attacked the Telangana government for naming her the state's ambassador.

"I am married to Shoaib Malik, who is from Pakistan. I am an Indian, who will remain an Indian until the end of my life," Sania said in a statement here.

She said she was hurt that prominent politicians and the media were wasting precious time "on a petty issue of my being appointed the brand ambassador of my state Telangana.