Legendary poet, Gopal Das Neeraj donated body to AMU before death

By TwoCircles.net Aligarh, July 20: In line with India's rich heritage of harmony, tolerance and co-existence, 93-year-old, doyen of Hindi poetry and lyricist, Gopal Das...

Doyen of Hindi poetry Gopal Das ‘Neeraj’ passes away

By IANS: Lucknow/New Delhi, July 19 : Doyen of Hindi poetry and legendary lyricist Gopal Das 'Neeraj' passed away at the All-India Medical Institute of...

Dissent essential in open society: Hamid Ansari

By IANS: New Delhi, July 17:Dissent is of critical importance in an open society and its suppression could metamorphose it into an illiberal and ethnic...

Restore Taj Mahal or demolish it, SC tells government

By IANS New Delhi, July 11: The Supreme Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the Centre and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for...

Breaking faith barriers, Shia Muslim artists create Hindu wedding mandaps

(IANS Special Series) By Archana Sharma Jaipur, July 8 (IANS) For centuries, their creations have been used in sombre processions to commemorate and reconstruct the narrative of...

Egypt discovers Ptolemaic tomb with black sarcophagus in Alexandria

By IANS Cairo, July 2 (IANS) An Egyptian archeological mission discovered on Sunday a tomb with a large black granite sarcophagus dating back to the...

Islamic art can help people understand Islam, says Kuwaiti calligrapher Fareed Al-Ali

Hyderabad (IANS): Islamic art, especially calligraphy, can play a key role in ada'wah', or inviting people to understand Islam and clearing misconceptions about it,...

Indian National Film Awards breaks with 64-year-old tradition, recipients skipped ceremony

By Natalia Ningthoujam New Delhi (IANS): The 65th National Film Awards ceremony was a departure from its tradition of the Indian President handing over the...

India doesn’t need nationalism after 70 years of Independence: Nayantara Sahgal

By Milinda Ghosh Roy Kolkata (IANS): India doesn't need any lessons on nationalism 70 years after Independence, feels eminent writer and member of the Nehru-Gandhi...

Prakash Raj urges Indians to stand as fearless society which questions

Bengaluru (IANS): Actor Prakash Raj, on Monday decried a "fake" statement on secularism and tolerance attributed to him. He also urged people to question...

Scary time for artists, writers in the country, says Nandita Das

Kolkata (IANS): Actor-filmmaker Nandita Das has described the current situation in the country as a "scary time for artists and writers" as things that...

Parallel Literature Festival will attempt to counter the elitist nature of the Jaipur Lit...

By Siddhant Mohan, TwoCircles.net The world-famous Jaipur Literature Festival, or JLF, has entered in its eleventh chapter this year. JLF has been inviting writers - both...

Remembering Qurratulain Hyder : The fierce, unapologetic and bold Urdu writer

By Sharjeel Usmani for TwoCircles.net The Union Hall building of Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union (AMUSU) is buzzing with supporters of the newly elected...

Mian Biwi aur Wagah, Dubai’s famous original Urdu play on tradition of letter-writing, to...

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter Dubai: Following a successful run at its home base in Dubai, “Mian, Biwi aur Wagah”- an original Urdu play based on...

Urdu does not belong to any religion: Danish Hussain

By Kishori Sud Lonavla, (IANS): Dastangoi artiste Murtaza Danish Hussain, who is active in both the theatre and film worlds, says that in the old...

औरतों का मासिक धर्म, सेहत और रमज़ान

अफ़शां खान  ‘जानमाज़ मत छूना… क़ुरआन से दूर हटो… अपने कपड़े अलग धो लेना… तुम्हारा रोज़ा नहीं, लेकिन सबका है, इसलिए छुपकर खा लो…’ क्या...

In the office of Kolom, a Kolkata-based newspaper, Hindus join Muslims for Iftar

By Mirza Mosaraf Hossain, TwoCircles.net Over the last two years, starting from the inhuman killing of Akhlaq to the recent lynching of Pehlu Khan in...

Tamil Poet ‘Kavikko’ Abdul Rahman no more

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter S Abdul Rahman, a Tamil poet, passed away on Friday at the age of 79. Abdul Rahman was popularly known as...

On PM’s behalf, Naqvi offers ‘chaadar’ at Ajmer Sharif Dargah

Ajmer (Rajasthan), (IANS): Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday offered a "chaadar" on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the "dargah" of...

JD-U invites BJP for Makar Sankranti feast

  Patna: The JD-U in Bihar has invited BJP leaders here for Makar Sankranti celebrations on January 15. Janata Dal-United state President Vashisht Narain Singh told...

SC refuses to allow Jallikattu

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to pass an interim order for allowing the bull taming sport -- Jallikattu -- during the...

Bihar Anjuman welcomes Sikh pilgrims to Patna on the occasion of Prakash Utsav

  By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter Patna: Bihar Anjuman, a voluntary organization of Bihar, welcomed Sikh devotees during the 350th Prakash Utsav of Guru Gobind Singh in...

Documentary on Rafi to premiere on his 92nd birth anniversary

Mumbai : "Daastan-E-Rafi", a documentary based on the life of Mohammad Rafi will have its television premiere on the occasion of late legendary composers...

Ten days after kidnapping of Muslim teenage girl, Darbhanga police remains clueless

By Afroz Alam Sahil, TwoCircles.net For the past ten days, a teenage Muslim girl who was kidnapped in Darbhanga district of Bihar has been...

Even ‘backward’ regions can host Literature festivals if promoted well: Zafar Anjum

The first Seemanchal International Literary Festival (SILF) kicks off tomorrow, November 18, at Insan School, Kishanganj. Its main organiser, author Zafar Anjum, spoke...

Adding sparkle to lives with poetry: Diwali at a Gurudwara

By Bushra Alvi Razzack for TwoCircles.net New Delhi: In a unique celebration of the festival, poets from the literary group Delhi by Verse, along...

President Pranab Mukherjee greets nation on Diwali

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday greeted the nation on the festival of Diwali saying that it may dispel "darkness of ignorance"...

President, Vice President greet people on Diwali

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday greeted people on the eve of Diwali. "Diwali is a harbinger of...

Jamia Millia Islamia celebrates its 96th foundation day amid fanfare

By TwoCicrles.net, Staff Reporter Delhi: The 96th Foundation Day Celebrations of Jamia Millia Islamia started with much fanfare in the Jamia campus on Thursday,...

Jammu & Kashmir’s accession to India: Final and non-negotiable

By Brig. Anil Gupta (Retd) October 26, 1947, is a red-letter day in Indian history since on this day, Jammu & Kashmir -- the...

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...

Seemanchal International Literary Festival to be held in Kishanganj

By TCN News, New Delhi: The Seemanchal International Literary Festival (SILF), an international literary event organised by Kitaab International, Singapore, in collaboration with Insan School,...

In centenary year, an academy to honour Bismillah Khan

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai : Over two decades ago, shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan heard a young woman singer, Soma Ghosh, at the ISKCON Auditorium...

Ladakh, where Buddhist spirituality, culture reign supreme

By Vishal Gulati Ladakh -- once the hub of the ancient Silk Route -- is aptly described as a place where Buddhist spirituality and its...

Zulfiqar – An attempt to negatively stereotype Muslims

By TwoCircles.net staff reporter Kolkata: Otherization of Muslims in movies is nothing new but a recent Bengali movie went over the top in its negative...

First International Sikh Conclave begins on Thursday in Bihar

Patna : Nearly 150 Sikh luminaries from all walks of life from India and abroad are likely to participate in the first three-day...

In true Eid spirit, IMRC distributes meat among lakhs of poor people across India

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net West Bengal: In Birajmoni, a Muslim-majority village in the Sunderbans, West bengal, almost the entire population lives in abject...

Bakrid and the fight over choice of food

By Kouser Fathima for Twocircles.net As if we don't have enough reasons to fight. Food wars seem to be the new trend especially during the...

Peace Party and its curse of Hero worship

By Mohammed Kashif Yunus for TwoCircles.net If you go through the advertisement, cut outs, hoardings and pamphlets of Peace Party of India, you will find...

One last bright spark of Lucknow’s glorious tradition

By Vikas Datta Any literary tradition demonstrates its virtuosity and vitality in how even its last proponents keep up its standards, even as the...

Shias and Sunnis to offer joint prayers in Delhi and Lucknow this Eid-ul-Adha

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net New Delhi: Once again, Delhi and Lucknow will witness a show of solidarity and unity on eve of Eid-ul-Adha when...

Dahi Handi: Hanging in the air for money that may never arrive

By Shiva Thorat, Twocircles.net On Friday, Hindus celebrated Gokulalakshmi, also known as Janmasthami as the birth of Lord Krishna, across the country. In Mumbai,...

Power and Piety: An exhibition of Islamic talismans on the battlefield

By Misbahuddin Mirza for TwoCircles.net The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s (the Met, New York) fabulous exhibition - Power and Piety: Islamic Talismans on the Battlefield...

A quiet Mughlai outlet in chaotic Jamia Nagar

By Ruwa Shah New Delhi : If you are in love with the tandoor-fresh Mughlai cuisine of the local eateries in south Delhi's Jamia...

Dreams from Japan, in the bylanes of Okhla

By Iqra Raza for Twocircles.net New Delhi: The rickshaw wheels lazily on the bumpy road making me jump every now and then. Dragging on,...

कलाकार सैयद हैदर रज़ा का निधन

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net दिल्ली: पद्मभूषण और पद्मश्री जैसे सम्मानों से सम्मानित चित्रकार और पेंटर सैयद हैदर रज़ा का आज दिल्ली में निधन हो गया. सैयद...

Raje, Gehlot mourn singer Mubarak Begum Shaikh’s death

New Delhi : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Ashok Gehlot, former Chief Minister, on Tuesday mourned the death of legendary Bollywood playback singer...

India’s Nalanda among 9 new cultural sites added to World Heritage List

Istanbul : The World Heritage Committee on Friday added nine new cultural sites, including India's Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara, to the prestigious World...

For second consecutive Eid-ul-fitr, “Shoulder to Shoulder Movement” to organise joint Shia-Sunni Eid prayers

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Delhi: Once again, Jamia Nagar in Delhi is going to witness a show of solidarity and unity on eve of...

Assad performs Eid ul-Fitr prayers in Homs

Damascus : Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday performed the morning prayers of Eid ul-Fitr in Homs, the media reported. Usually the President performs the...

Thousands offer Eid prayers in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu/Srinagar : Thousands of Muslims across Jammu and Kashmir offered Eid-ul-Fitr prayers on Wednesday at the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. There...

Muslims in Kerala celebrate Eid

Thiruvananthapuram : Muslims in Kerala on Wednesday celebrated Eid ul-Fitr with religious fervour at the end of Ramzan, the 30-day period of fasting. Since it...

Eid-ul-Fitr holiday in Delhi on Thursday

New Delhi : All central government offices here will remain closed on Thursday, instead of Wednesday, on account of Eid-ul-Fitr, it was announced on...

जानिए, क्या सोचते हैं बनारस के हिन्दू रमज़ान और ईद के बारे में?

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net वाराणसी: रमज़ान अब ख़त्म हो रहा है. बस एक या दो रोज़ और. फिर ईद. फिर इबादत का यह माह एक साल...

A village without Muslims

By Ganesh Dhamodkar So it happened. My native place, a village of 700, had 5-6 Muslim families. It was early 1990s and the people lived...

‘Jumatul Vida’ prayers pass off peacefully in Hyderabad

Hyderabad : Muslims in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh offered prayers to mark 'Jumatul Vida' or last Friday of the...

रमज़ान का साथी रूह अफ़ज़ा…और क्या चाहिए

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net रूह अफ़ज़ा, ये कोई पेय या महज़ शरबत नहीं है. एक सभ्यता का नाम है. एक पूरे त्यौहार का नाम, एक पूरी...

Elaborate arrangements in UP for ‘alvida namaz’

Lucknow : Elaborate arrangements were being made across Uttar Pradesh (UP) for the "alvida namaz" on Friday, police said on Thursday. The 23rd day of...

Literary journal ‘Andaz-e-Bayan’ is the quest for understanding feminine pain and protest

By Manzar Imam for TwoCircles.net, Subjugated for centuries, women have come a long way to getting their voice heard even in the most so-called progressive...

MyGov.in announces e-greetings design contest for Eid

New Delhi : An e-greetings design contest to mark and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr has been announced by MyGov.in, with the top three designs to be...

Manipur Muslim Students organize Iftar party in Delhi

By TCN News, Delhi: A large number of Manipur Muslims joined an iftar party held here at the premises of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)...

Impossible to not miss home during Ramadan, say NRI Muslims

By Shafeeq Hudawi, TwoCircles.net Kozhikode: For most Indian Muslim expatriates, Ramadan is the time they most wish they could be home, so that the most...

नन्हें रोज़ेदारों की दिलचस्प दास्तान

फ़हमिना हुसैन, TwoCircles.net दिल्ली: रमज़ान के पाक महीने में रोज़े के साथ इबादत का मज़ा ही कुछ और है. तभी तो बड़े तो बड़े बच्चे...

रुकता चाक, गायब होते कुम्हार

फ़हमिना हुसैन, TwoCircles.net डेहरी ऑन सोन: एक समय था जब चाय की दुकानों पर अक्सर मिट्टी के कुल्हड़ नज़र आते थे. शादियों में अक्सर मिट्टी...

The works of a restless Dalit mind: Understanding Prabhakar Kamble’s art.

By Shiva Thorat, TwoCircles.net The history, and the baggage, of the caste system in our country have always been felt the most by the...

ISKCON holds Iftar gathering

Kolkata : To celebrate the over 400-year-old amity between the Hindu and Muslim communities in West Bengal's Nabadwip, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness...

Odisha to conserve 700 sacred groves to protect tribal culture

By Chinmaya Dehury Bhubaneswar : An integral part of tribal culture, 700 sacred groves in Odisha -- out of 2,100 identified by the state government...

Rohingya refugee and Ramadan: A story of hope of a 16-year-old boy

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Jammu: Muslims all over the globe are observing fasts in the holy month of Ramadan, so is Anamul Haq,...

Manipuri Muslims feel left out, sidelined over Inner Line Permit issue

By Amit Kumar, Twocircles.net Imphal (West): Sharif Ahamed runs a tea shop in the Checkon Bazar Area of Imphal. A local, Ahamed...

Muslim men come out in support to abolish Triple Talaq

By TCN News New Delhi: A group of 225 Muslim men from across the country have come out in support of the...

चौपट संस्कृति में तीन फ़िल्में

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net यह बहस बड़ी है कि असम और अरुणाचल प्रदेश के बाद का समूचा पूर्वोत्तर भारत ‘भारत’ है भी या नहीं? लेकिन इसे...

Surplus Zakat and the increased poverty in Muslims

By Dr Kouser Fathima for TwoCircles.net, Ramadan is the month of fasting and piety for Muslims all over the world. All Muslims irrespective of nationality,...

Old Delhi gears up for month of fasting and feasting

By Mohd Asim Khan New Delhi : As the sun went down behind the majestic dome of Delhi's Jama Masjid, the lights came on, illuminating...

Ramadan to begin in Kerala on Monday

Thiruvananthapuram : The islamic holy month of Ramadan would begin in Kerala from Monday, announced Muslim clerics here. P.V. Suhaib Moulavi, the Imam of the...

Ramadan begins in Kerala

Twocircles.net Staff Reporter Kozhikode: Muslims in Kerala will begin fasting on Monday, following confirmations after the Ramadan crescent was sighted at Kappad on Sunday evening. Qazis...

This Ramzan, be a good husband: Say No to domestic abuse

By Asma -Nama I know, it must sound odd to you. A woman giving a piece of advice to men? What’s more, asking them to...

No fees for girls upto higher secondary level in state schools, says J&K government

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Srinagar: In a significant move which will benefit thousands of girls studying in state run schools in Jammu and Kashmir,...

पातालकोट : जहां ज़मीन के अन्दर से पनपता है भारत का भविष्य

जावेद अनीस छिंदवाड़ा जिले के तामिया ब्लॉक में स्थित पातालकोट मानो धरती के गर्भ में समाया है. तकरीबन 89 वर्ग किलोमीटर क्षेत्र में फैली यह...

Students from around the globe spread the idea of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’

New Delhi : More than 400 students from 17 nations assembled here on Saturday for the 14th International Festival of Language & Culture (IFLC...

Lack of development of AMU Malappuram may hurt chances of IUML’s Manjalamkuzhy Ali

By Shafeeq Hudawi, TwoCircles.net Kozhikode: The AMU Malappuram centre was established in 2010, but even after six years, it is no secret that the off-campus...

Bihar Minister accuses MEA of delaying clearance for foreign trip

By TCN Staff Reporter New Delhi: A delay in political clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs for travelling abroad left Abdul Bari...

Lucknow’s oblivious Urdu shayar?

By Vikas Datta Poets can be divided into two broad categories - those who are sometime, somewhere influenced by the world outside and 'prosaic' concerns...

In the lanes of Batla House, a mission to empower women

By Sadia Suhail for Twocircles.net New Delhi: The narrow, dingy lanes of Batla House in Delhi may not look the most appealing for...

Celebrating Hazrat Ali in Bangalore

By Nigar Ataulla for TwoCircles.net I was overwhelmed to be invited to a program held on the 21st of April amidst special guests from...

Government designs new strategy for revival & resurgence of handloom production

BY TCN News, New Delhi: The government is aiming to increase handloom exports from about Rs. 2,500 crore at present to Rs. 4,500 crore in...

Kohinoor gifted to Britain, government tells SC

New Delhi: The government on Monday told the Supreme Court that the East India Company did not take away the Kohinoor diamond but it...

Do Educational Institutions need lectures on Patriotism?

By Ram Puniyani The issues related to our educational institutions-patriotism started coming up to the fore with this Government coming to power (May 2014). One...

Jamia students celebrate Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary

By TCN News, New Delhi: Paying tribute to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary, students of Jamia MIllia Islamia gathered at Jamia Hall...

नोखा: जानिए एशिया की सबसे बड़ी मोठ मंडी को

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net नोखा (राजस्थान): दलित छात्रा डेल्टा मेघवाल की मौत ने राजस्थान के बीकानेर जिले के नोखा शहर को चर्चा में ला दिया...

On Ambedkar birthday, Modi launches campaign to boost rural development

Mhow (Madhya Pradesh) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the 'Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday' campaign to promote rural development on the...

At 16, Arsh Ali is India’s youngest archaeologist at work

By Mohit Dubey Lucknow: At his age, teenagers loaf around and look for fun and adventure. Not so for the 16-year-old Arsh Ali. He not...

Vice president expresses sorrow over Kerala temple tragedy

New Delhi : Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Sunday expressed grief over the fire tragedy in a Kerala temple that killed nearly 100...

AMU’s Minority Character, the Judiciary and the Executive

Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood ZakatIndia.org The citizens of India would be grateful to the Hon'ble Supreme Court for very kindly taking note of the contents of...

Who is changing the tide at NIT?

By Bilal Bashir Bhat for TwoCircles.net, Last year during the Techvaganza festival at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar, Kashmir, I was there to receive...

Naqvi to offer chadar at Ajmer Sharif on PM’s behalf

New Delhi: Spreading a message of peace and harmony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday handed over a 'chadar' to Minister of State...

M.F. Husain turns 100, ‘Husain 100’ to pay tribute

Kolkata: Renowned Indian artist M.F. Husain's five-day birth centenary year celebrations here, beginning on Saturday, will see film screenings, seminars and exhibitions of...

Jamia Faculty member wins 2 Gold medals in National Power-lifting Championship

By TCN News, New Delhi: A faculty member of Jamia Millia Islamia, Dr. Aurangzeb Khurram Hafiz, at the Department of Physics has become the National...

Hindu nationalists carrying forward colonial idea of demonising Mughals: Audrey Truschke

By Preetha Nair New Delhi : Mughal rulers patronised Sanskrit literature in their courts, especially between AD 1560 to 1660, and also took up Persian...

HRD ranks JNU, HCU among top four universities

New Delhi : Jawaharlal Nehru University and Hyderabad Central University, which recently faced controversies, have figured in top four rankings released by the union...

PM gifts Saudi king gold replica of Kerala mosque

Riyadh : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, the second and final day of his bilateral visit to Saudi Arabia, gifted King Salman bin...

In Hailakandi, a father-son duo might hold edge over their rivals

By Amit Kumar, Twocircles.net Hailakandi: The district of Hailakandi, Assam, has been a hotspot of political activity in the past few weeks, and...

सवालों के घेरे में बिहार की शराबबंदी

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter पटना - बिहार में 1 अप्रैल से शराब को लेकर राज्य सरकार की नयी नीति लागू हो गयी है. एक तरफ जहां...

Islam has nothing to do with terrorism: Imam of Kaba

Patna : The Imam of Islam's holiest shrine Kaba in Mecca in Saudi Arabia on Saturday denounced terrorism in the name of Islam, making...

Saffron hegemony due to lack of education on diverse practices

By Nazish Hussain for TwoCircles.net, Over the last two years the topics of debate in the India’s public sphere have been on the issues of...

After liquor ban, Bihar to focus on de-addiction of alcoholics

By Imran Khan Patna : For the Bihar government, enforcing a liquor ban that came into effect on Friday is not the only challenge. De-addiction...

VHP slams Darul Uloom over ‘Bharat Mata’

New Delhi : The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday slammed Darul Uloom Deoband for opposing the chanting of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' which...

Government hikes entry fee to historical monuments

New Delhi : The government has increased the entry fee at 116 centrally-protected monuments under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The revised rates...

I lived on but many women can’t; so help me stop this: Acid attack...

By Vivek Singh Chauhan New Delhi : On a hot summer day 11 years ago, 16-year-old Laxmi was passing by the Khan Market bus stand...

Politicans playing dirty over displaced Bodos in BTAD: Promising Land Patta inside Forest

By Abdul Kalam Azad Assam: This is election time in Assam and political parties are not leaving any stone unturned to get as much...

Improper implementation of RTE Act a cause of concern: Former Member of Planning Commission

By TCN News, New Delhi: Caritas India in a joint collaboration of Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) organized a National level interface on...

Will Congress’ faith in dynastic politics save it in Dima Hasao?

By Amit Kumar, TwoCircles.net Haflong: Dima Hasao, the least populated district of Assam, goes to polls on April 4 and like most of the state,...

Goa BJP leader heard threatening to beat up Kanhaiya; denies it

Panaji : Audio footage of the BJP's Goa vice president Sanjay Harmalkar threatening to "beat up" JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar if he...

Before seeking pistol licence, ensure toilet at home in MP

Neemach (Madhya Pradesh) : In a novel initiative, police in Madhya Pradesh's Neemach district have asked people to ensure they have toilets at home...

Passenger train service from Agartala likely from April

Agartala : The much awaited passenger train service between Tripura and the rest of India is likely to start in April, a railway official...

Sufi Conference & the Hijacking of Islam -By the West and now by India

Compiled by Dr.Ajmal About the Conference A four-day international “Sufi” conference was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi in New Delhi on 17 March....

President to give away Padma awards on Monday

New Delhi : The late Dhirubhai Ambani, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Anupam Kher, Ajay Devgn and Saina Nehwal are among the prominent personalities who...

Two killed, over 100 hurt in Manipur Holi revelry

Imphal : Two people have died and over 100 injured, including 20 critically, in the five-day Holi revelries in Manipur that would last till...

On Good Friday, Christians in Trinidad and Tobago share Church with Hindu brethren

By TCN Staff Reporter Trinidad: Good Friday can be described as slightly different in Trinidad and Tobago, compared to the rest of the world. On Good...

Saudi Islamic cleric to attend conference in India

Lucknow : The Imam of the al-Haram Masjid of the holy Kaaba Shareef in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Saleh bin Muhammed bin Ibrahim aal Talib,...

बिहार के गरीब स्कूल की रंगीन कहानी

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter बोधगया(सुजाता) - आज कोई व्यक्ति नहीं, कोई शख्सियत नहीं न कोई संस्थान जिसे हम मिसाल की तरह पेश करना चाहते हैं. ऐसे...

5,624 motorists challaned on Holi in Delhi

New Delhi : As many as 5,624 motorists were challaned on Holi for violating traffic rules in Delhi as a woman pillion rider died...

Holi symbolises spirit of tolerance, harmony: President

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday greeted the nation on Holi and hoped the festival of colours will “strengthen the fraternal bonds...

Holi celebrated with fun, religious fervour in Delhi

New Delhi : Holi -- India's festival of colours, was on Thursday celebrated with lots of fun and religious fervour in the national capital....

‘पाश’ की पुण्यतिथि : दो कविताएं

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net जालंधर में जन्मे अवतार सिंह संधू 'पाश' भारतीय साहित्य में एक ऐसा नाम रखते हैं, जहां से कविता और क्रान्ति - दोनों की - की परस्पर मजबूती साबित होती है. यह एक तथ्य ही है कि पाश अपने विचारों में वाम से प्रभावित थे लेकिन पाश की कविता की सबसे बड़ी खासियत यह है कि यह भारत के हरेक तबके और हरेक वर्ग के साथ खड़ी है.

Appeals, warnings against pruning, cutting green trees for Holi-eve bonfires ignored in Bihar

By Imran Khan, Patna : Ignoring appeal and warnings against pruning or cutting down green trees to collect firewood for bonfires on Holi eve, hundreds...

Modi, Nitish make Holi material fly off shelves in Bihar

By Imran Khan It is a colourful time in Bihar, but politics is not too far from the celebration of colours. Prime Minister Narendra...

UP Government confers Yash Bharti award to 46 people, list includes nine Muslims

By TCN Staff Reporter Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh's highest honour Yash Bharti award was given to 46 personalities on Monday. Among them, nine Muslims were conferred...

Documentary on children in conflict-torn Kashmir screened in UNHRC, Geneva

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Srinagar: The documentary film ‘Children in Conflict Torn Kashmir’ produced by human rights activist Abdul Manan Bukhari was...

Delhi’s Haj quota must be increased, demands Sisodia

New Delhi : Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday demanded that the central government increase the Haj quota for the city-state. "We request...

भारत रत्न उस्ताद बिस्मिल्लाह खां की बरसी पर उनकी एक याद

व्योमेश शुक्ल [आज की बहस का सबसे बड़ा सच यही है कि मुसलमान को बारम्बार यह साबित करना होता है कि वह इस वतनपरस्त है. आज भारत रत्न उस्ताद बिस्मिल्लाह खां की बरसी है. उन्हें और लता मंगेशकर को एक साथ भारत रत्न दिया गया था. आज से तकरीबन दस साल पहले. अब यह बदहाली का ही आलम है कि मदन मोहन मालवीय को पिछले साल भारत रत्न दिए जाने के बाद उस्ताद के शहर बनारस में ही यह हल्ला होने लगा कि बनारस को मिला यह पहला भारत रत्न है.

RSS khakhi shorts to make way for brown trousers

Nagaur (Rajasthan): RSS activists will soon be seen in brown trousers in place of their traditional khakhi shorts. "We have taken the decision to...

Muslim advocacy group organized 2nd “National Social Leadership Summit” in New Delhi

By TCN News, New Delhi: MOEMIN, an advocacy group of Indian Muslims organized second “National Social Leadership Summit” in collaboration with Association of Muslim Professionals...

‘Sri Sri conveyed message of Indian spirituality, heritage to world’, says Union Home Minister...

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj lauded Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Saturday for conveying the message...

The legacy of the Shankar-Shad Mushaira

By Bushra Alvi Razzack for Twocircles.net Delhi: Dilliwalas can never get enough of Urdu poetry. In spite of inclement weather, Urdu lovers converged in...

पढ़िए गौहर रज़ा की वह ग़ज़ल, जिसके लिए जी न्यूज़ ने उन्हें देशद्रोही साबित...

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter नई दिल्ली: शायर गौहर रज़ा भी मुल्क में फ़ैली देशद्रोह की फिज़ा से अछूते नहीं रहे. हालांकि यह फिज़ा मुल्क में जितनी...

Lack of interest among AMU students failed Aligarh the movie

By Mohammad Rafay Qadri for Twocircles.net Aligarh the movie, which portrays the story of an Aligarh Muslim University professor, has sadly found few students interested...

Seminar on representation of Char-Chaporis of the Brahmaputra in media and literature organised in...

By TCN News New Delhi: Negative stereotypes related to the representation of the inhabitants of the char-chaporis of Assam in literature and media figured prominently...

Book Review: A brief history of Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat

Majlis-e-Mushawarat: Ek Mukhtasar Tareekh AIMM Author: Mohammad Ilmullah Pages: 198 Publisher: Pharos Media & Publications Pvt. Ltd, D-84 Abul Fazl Enclave - 1, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025,...

Book Review: A brief history of Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat

Majlis-e-Mushawarat: Ek Mukhtasar Tareekh AIMM Author: Mohammad Ilmullah Pages: 198 Publisher: Pharos Media & Publications Pvt. Ltd, D-84 Abul Fazl Enclave - 1, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025,...

Muslims insecure under Modi rule: Rafi’s son

By Preetha Nair Agra: Minorities, especially, the Muslim community feel insecure under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, says Shahid Rafi, son of the legendary singer Mohammed...

Rise of religious fundamentalism the biggest issue for India, Bangladesh: Professor Anisuzzaman

Professor Anisuzzaman, president of Bangla Aceademy, Bangladesh's national language authority, was in Guwahati recently. He had been invited by the Char Chapori Sahitya Parishad...

Sanjay Dutt should now follow Gandhigiri: Shatrughan Sinha

Mumbai: Shatrughan Sinha is happy for actor Sanjay Dutt, who returned home following his jail term, and the actor-turned-politician says Sanjay should "now follow...

Ban on ‘Aligarh’ doesn’t seem official: Hansal Mehta

New Delhi: Amidst reports that the Manoj Bajpayee-starrer "Aligarh" will not be screened in the city of Aligarh, the film's director Hansal Mehta has...

Hyderabad to host international seminar on Prophet Muhammed

Hyderabad : An international seminar on the life and ways of Prophet Muhammed will be held here from February 21 to February 23. Eminent Islamic...

Kashmiri film maker wins two awards for documentary on Wular Lake

By Raqib Hameed Naik, Twocircles.net Srinagar: The Wular Lake in Bandipora district of Kashmir has often played second-fiddle to the more famous Dal...

First edition of Indian Muslim Entrepreneurs Network conference held in Pune

By TCN News Pune: A new initiative aimed at driving Muslim involvement in India’s start-up and technology economy was hosted in...

‘Aligarh’ about right to privacy not homosexuality: Hansal Mehta

Mumbai : “Citylights” director Hansal Mehta says his upcoming venture “Aligarh” is not about homosexuality but is about the importance of right to privacy. "This...

निदा फ़ाज़ली, जिसकी कविता भी जैसे कोई जादू

महेंद्र कुमार 'सानी' हालांकि किसी शायर को शहर का शायर, गांव का शायर या जनता का शायर जैसे खानों में विभाजित करना शायर के साथ...

Noted poet Nida Fazli dead, condolences pour in

Mumbai : Condolences poured in for noted Hindi and Urdu poet Nida Fazli, who died here on Monday. He was in his late 70s. Fazli's...

निदा फाज़ली उर्फ़ ‘मुझे मालूम था तुम मर नही सकते’

By सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net वाराणसी: निदा फाज़ली नहीं रहे. वही निदा जिन्होंने 'होश वालों को ख़बर क्या बेख़ुदी क्या चीज़ है' और 'तू इस तरह...
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