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In open letter, JNU faculty members condemn JNU administration's “callous handling” of Najeeb’s case

Editor of news website Indian Muslim Observer receives threat call, asked to ‘shut up’

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

New Delhi: Danish Ahmed Khan, founder and editor of Delhi-based news website Indian Muslim Observer was on Saturday, October 22 threatened by an unknown caller and asked to “shut up”. The call was followed by an abusive SMS.

Urdu Magazine Ma’arif completes 100 years of publishing

By TCN News

Bijnor (UP): To commemorate 100 years of Ma’arif, a monthly Urdu magazine, a symposium titled, “Hundred years of Ma’arif: a milestone in Urdu journalism” was organised by Shafiq Ahmad Ansari Memorial Trust, Najibabad on Sunday, October 22 in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh.

Ma’arif has been published by Shibli Academy, Azamgarh since 1916.

Former Governor of Uttarakhand, U.P. and Mizoram, Aziz Qureshi participated as Chief Guest in the Symposium. Two special numbers of Ma’arif, based on its editorials, were released on this occasion.

Minor, BSF trooper killed in Pakistan border firing

Jammu: An eight-year-old boy and a border trooper were killed and nine others injured in fresh shelling by Pakistan early Monday, damaging at least 50 villages on this side of the International Border, officials said.

Police said the injured included two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and seven civilians.

"A BSF trooper, Sushil Kumar, and an eight-year-old boy were killed in heavy shelling and automatic gunfire by Pakistan Rangers," police said.

Sushil Kumar, a resident of Kurukshetra in Haryana, was inducted in the force in 1992.


Hindus should increase their population: Griraj Singh

Patna : Union Minister Griraj Singh on Monday said Hindus should seriously think of increasing their population in the country by producing more children.

"There is a need to increase population of Hindus in the country. They should take this issue seriously as their population has been decreasing in eight states in the country," Griraj told media here.

He recalled that none other than RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had advised Hindus in last August to produce more children and said no laws can prevent them from reproducing more children.


बिहार के चार अल्पसंख्यक बहुल इलाक़ों में खुलेंगे चिकित्सा केन्द्र Staff Reporter

अल्पसंख्यक बहुल इलाक़ों में लोगों की सेहत सुधारने के लिए नीतिश सरकार ने जल्द ही प्राईमरी चिकित्सा केन्द्र खोलने का फ़ैसला लिया है. इस फ़ैसले के तहत राज्य के चार ज़िलों में 13 प्राईमरी चिकित्सा केन्द्र खोले जाएंगे. इन चार ज़िलों में पश्चिमी चम्पारण, भागलपुर, सीतामढ़ी और मधुबनी का नाम शामिल है.

Rs 5 lakh for parents of martyred UP policemen: Akhilesh

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday announced Rs 5 lakh financial assistance for parents of each of the policemen who lost their lives in the past one year.

At an event here to mark the "Police Smriti Diwas", Akhilesh Yadav paid tributes to the 116 policemen who died while on duty in the past pone year.

According to an official, this amount would be other than the ex-gratia given in such cases.

454 people, 388 elephants died in man-animal conflict in Odisha in 6 years

By Chinmaya Dehury

Bhubaneswar : Odisha has seen terrible human-animal conflict in the last six years, resulting in the deaths of 454 people and 2,261 animals, including 388 elephants, a Forest Department report said.

Poaching, poisoning, accidents and deliberate electrocution are the major reasons for the alarmingly high elephant deaths, the report said.

While 362 persons were killed by elephants in the past six years, 92 were killed by other animals, the report said, adding that 157 persons were injured by elephants and 736 by other animals.


Nitish Kumar may visit Gujarat at Hardik's invitation

Patna : Patidar leader Hardik Patel has invited Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to Gujarat to support the demand of reservation for Patidar community, JD-U Spokesperson K.C. Tyagi said on Friday.

"The party will soon decide about Hardik Patel's invitation to Nitish Kumar to visit Gujarat. Hardik also thanked Nitish Kumar for supporting the reservation movement," Tyagi said.

Hardik Patel, in his letter to Bihar Chief Minister, said that his community is locally known as Patidar , Maratha in Maharashtra, Gujjar in Rajasthan and Kapu Kamma Reddy in southern states.

Principal to be arrested for Bihar Dalit student's thrashing

Patna : Bihar Police has ordered the arrest of a Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV)principal for not taking timely action in a Dalit student's thrashing in the school premises in August, police said on Friday.

"An arrest warrant against Muzaffarpur Kendriya Vidyalya's Principal, Ravi Ranjan, was issued on the basis of a probe report conducted by senior police officers," a police officer said.

He said that raids were being conducted to arrest Ranjan.