Indian Muslim

Rahul launches all-out attacks on Modi, Mamata

Nagaon (Assam)/Malda/Baharampur (West Bengal): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday took on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his divisive agenda and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on corruption during a whirlwind election tour to Assam and West Bengal.

Attacking Modi, the Gujarat chief minister, at Nagaon in Assam, Gandhi dismissed the Gujarat model of development as one that only made the rich people richer at the cost of the poor and accused the BJP of making Hindus and Muslims fight each other.

Not a very Azam way of making election speech

By Soroor Ahmed,,

Almost 15 years after the Kargil War and three Lok Sabha and three Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections later Samajwadi Party leader and a senior minister in Akhilesh Yadav cabinet, Azam Khan, has been reminded that it was the Muslim soldiers who alone ensured the victory in 1999. Later, while explaining his statement Khan claimed it was a strategy of the Indian Army to use Muslim soldiers to trick the Pakistani Army.

Media workshop for school students in HP

By TCN News,

Subathu: We Sprawl, a Delhi based creative group, and Pinegrove School conducted a photography, film making and development communication workshop in April 2014. "We saw the photographs and were amazed. They had the talent, all they needed was guidance,” says Aqsa Anjum, one of the founder members of We Sprawl, freelance film maker and a trainer in a media institute in Delhi.


First-time voters

By Kashif-ul-Huda,

Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh: There are 150 million first-time voters in this Lok Sabha election. There is much interest in these first-time young voters but there is no indication that these young ones vote any differently than their parents. I met a few of these young voters in Aligarh to understand now how they vote but how they justify voting for their chosen party.

See the video below and hear the supporters of Samajwadi Party, Aam Aadmi Party, and Bhartiya Janata Party explain their choices.

Two guerrillas arrested in Kashmir's Sopore

Srinagar: Two guerrillas were arrested from Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town Saturday and an AK-47 assault rifle seized from them, police said Saturday.

A police statement here said that police in Sopore received information that some unknown gunmen entered the house of Ghulam Mohiudin War, son of Mohammad Akbar War, resident of Nowpora Kalan (Sopore) with the intention to commit an offence, and a joint party of police, CRPF and the army went to the spot.

Poll panel chief refuses to respond to Azam Khan's allegation

Hyderabad: Chief Election Commissioner V.S.Sampath Saturday declined to comment on the allegations by Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan that the poll panel is biased towards the BJP as it allowed Amit Shah to go scot free while not lifting ban on his election meetings in Uttar Pradesh.

Sampath said that it is for Azam Khan to decide whether he wants relief or not, referring to the SP leader's refusal to apologise for his provocative speech at an election rally.

Don't act like sole conscience-keeper of Kashmiris, Mirwaiz warns Geelani

Srinagar: In a hard-hitting statement, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group Saturday, warned senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani not to try and act as the conscience keeper of Kashmiris or as the godfather of the separatist movement.

Yaseen Bhatkal chargesheeted in Jama Masjid attack case

New Delhi: Delhi Police Saturday filed a chargesheet against alleged Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his accomplice Asadullah Akhtar in connection with the 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack case.

The fresh set of charges was filed before Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash against the duo alleging that Bhatkal was instructed by Pakistan-based handlers to carry out attacks just before the beginning of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

BJP seeks apology from Geelani for 'mischievous' claims

New Delhi: The BJP Saturday sought an apology from hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani over his claims that two people had approached him as Narendra Modi's emissaries, saying such remarks were mischievous and aimed at creating confusion among people.

Referring to Geelani's remarks, the Bharatiya Janata Party said Kashmir was an integral part of the country and there was no room for deliberations on the issue.

Oman national held in Hyderabad for marrying minor girl

Hyderabad:A 61-year-old Omani national was Saturday arrested for allegedly marrying two minor girls in the old city of Hyderabad within a week by paying money to their poor families, police said.

Police busted the racket by arresting 11 others including two 'Qazi' (priests) who performed the illegal marriages and brokers including four women.