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Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath elects new office bearers

By TCN News,

Chennai: Fakeer Mohamed Althafi was elected as the president while Mohammed Yousuf was elected as the general secretary of the Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath at its 16th state general meeting.

The main agenda of the meeting held on Sunday April 26 at Platinum Hall, Erode, was to elect a new team of office bearers for the next three years, a release from Nazeer Ahmad said here.

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Trinamool leads in Kolkata, other civic body polls

Kolkata : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress was on Tuesday far ahead of its rivals in the counting of votes cast in recent polls to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and 91 other civic bodies in the state.

In the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation, the Trinamool Congress seemed headed towards retaining the board, having established a lead in 85 wards. The Left Front was leading in 12, the BJP in nine and the Congress in seven.

Seminar by Islamic Research & Dawah Centre in Manipur

By Dr Syed Ahmed, for TwoCircles.net,

Imphal: Islamic Research & Dawah Centre (IRDC) organised a three-day seminar on the topic ‘Be a Role Model on Parenting, Teaching & Goal Setting’ to instill Islamic values among the followers of the faith in Manipur.

Population by religions in times to come

Insecurity and ghettoisation have made Indian Muslims vulnerable and they have become more susceptible to the influence of conservative maulanas advising against the family planning etc.

By Ram Puniyani,

The PEW Research Centre has released a report (on April 2, 2015), which gives the projections of populations in times to come. It says that in India, the population of Hindus will fall down from present 79.5 % to 76.7% and the Muslim population will rise up to 18% by 2050. The population of Indian Muslims will overtake the population of Muslims in Indonesia and Pakistan.

Burdwan blast: JMB Indian wing member sent to NIA custody

Kolkata : A city court on Monday sent Ibrahim Sheikh, an alleged leading member of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh's (JMB) Indian wing, to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody till May 8 in connection with the Burdwan blast case.

The NIA counsel sought Ibrahim alias Lal Mohammad's custody saying he was caught with ammunition, firearms and crude bombs.

Ibrahim is said to hail from Nabagram in West Bengal's Murshidabad district and a member of the Majlis-e-shura (central committee) of the JMB.

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“Politics of hatred will cause threat to peace and integrity of the country,” Kuldip Nayar

Convention also demands restoration of minority institution status for AMU

By TCN News,

Aligarh: “Religion should not be mixed with nationalism as these concepts together ought not to do any service to the humanity,” said noted scholar and intellectual Kuldip Nayar.

Nayar was addressing a national convention on ‘Restoration of Minority Status of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU): Problems and Prospects’ organized by Sir Syed Minority Foundation of India here.

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Is Sunni world suffering from Shia phobia?

By Soroor Ahmed, TwoCircles.net,

To save their respective monarchies, the Saudi and Gulf rulers, with the help of the western masters, have been whipping up anti-Shia passion ever since the Islamic Revolution in Iran on February 11, 1979.

Yemen, where Zaidi Shias are considered much closer to Sunnis, is the latest example. About 35-45 % population is Shia and there is no such sectarian conflict whatsoever. In fact, these Zaidis were very close to Salafi Saudis till a few months back.

Earthquake shock, aftershocks in Bihar, UP send people scurrying outside their home

By Mudassir Rizwan, TwoCircles.net,

Patna: As if the actual shock due to tremors following the earthquake and aftershocks in Nepal were not enough, scores of people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are spending nights outside of their homes due to fear from rumours about another quake of stronger intensity.

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5.1-magnitude quake hits Bihar

Patna : Two days after an earthquake jolted Bihar, another temblor, measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, rocked the state on Monday. Damage to property was reported from various places, but there was no report of any casualty, an official here said.

With the earthquake again rocking Bihar on Monday at 6.05 p.m., it has created further panic among the people and strengthened rumours in the social media about a temblor striking again.

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Agenda of development a smoke screen: E Ahmad, IUML president

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Claiming that the people have begun to realise that the agenda of development (of BJP) was only a smoke screen and the real agenda was communalisation of the Indian society, E Ahamed, MP and national president, IUML, on Monday said, “The minorities became their target. A poisonous communal propaganda was unleashed by the Sangh Parivar and its supporters.”

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