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SC to search for any bar to state funding for religious structure repair

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to examine the issue whether there was any constitutional embargo on the powers of the state government to frame a law for awarding compensation to repair and restore religious structures damaged during rioting as state failed to uphold the law.

Juvenile apprehended for killing employer for money

New Delhi: A juvenile has been apprehended for killing his 68-year employer to rob her as he came across a large sum of money in her cupboard a day after joining duty as a domestic help in her house, police said on Thursday.

The juvenile was held on early Thursday from Etawah in Uttar Pradesh, on way to his residence in Jharkhand.

Police said that he had boarded a train for Jharkhand from New Delhi railway station a few hours after killing his employer Shanti Chopra at her house in Paharganj area in central Delhi on Wednesday evening.

Commercial entities guilty of bribery must pay fine, says law panel

New Delhi : The Law Commission has made recommendations about a proposed anti-bribery bill, suggesting that if a commercial organisation and its officers are found guilty of bribery, the organisation must pay a fine and the officer who has connived should be imprisoned.


Sufi ideology integral part of Indian ethos: Modi

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the ideology propounded by Sufi saints is an integral part of Indian ethos, and has contributed significantly to the creation of a pluralistic, multi-cultural society in the country.

The remarks came during a meeting with a delegation of 40 Barelvi Sufi scholars.

WhatsApp Muslims: Is this your identity?

Social networking applications (apps) like WhatsApp may be creating more anxiety, confusion and divisions, rather than love, brotherhood, and peace within the Muslim community.

By Qutub Ahmed Siddiqui for

Are all secular parties callous towards Muslims?

Should Muslim Parties oppose secular parties or have alliances with them?

By Kaleem Kawaja,

To answer the above questions we should first not put all secular parties in the same bag. Look at each of them separately. Congress, the largest secular party was not callous against Muslims up until the time when Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were leaders of Congress. In those days Congress leadership did pay attention to the problems of Muslims though not full attention.

AMU students launch a monthly literary magazine- The AMUSE

By TCN News

Aligarh: Now students of Aligarh Muslim University have a magazine of their own for their creative output. The AMUSE short for Aligarh Muslim University Students Edition was launched on August 25th, 2015 by the Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. Zameer-ud-din Shah.

Why is Gujarat burning?

By Jaspal Singh

"Gujarat is burning" " Gujarat is on a boil", headlines of TV and other media are screaming, with images of police attacking the people, stone pelting, buses burning and arson and violence. Another headline is asking why the Patels who were the bulwark of support of BJP and Modi are on war path with them? Some people abroad are asking that why those people who organized a big show in Madison square about Gujarat Model and Modi are now cursing them?

LG can't decide who to post where: Delhi government to HC

New Delhi : The Delhi government Thursday told the Delhi High Court that the Lt Governor can create new posts and increase the work force in the subjects under his discretion but "cannot decide who to be posted and where to be posted".

The Delhi government also told Justice V.P. Vaish that once a bureaucrat was allocated a cadre and comes to the government, the concerned department decides his duties and work and not the Lt Governor.

Ex-minister's desertion won't affect Congress: Assam CM tells Sonia

New Delhi : The decision by former Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to join the BJP will not affect the Congress much, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told party president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday.

Talking to the media here after a much anticipated meeting with the Congress chief, Gogoi said it was but natural for Gandhi to ask about the repercussions of Sarma's decision to join the rival party.

"Naturally, she wanted to know how Sarma's decision will affect the party and how many party members will move over along with Sarma," Gogoi said.