Four killed in reactor blast in Hyderabad factory

Hyderabad: Four workers were charred to death when a reactor exploded in manufacturing unit of pahramceutical firm in Maheswaram on the outskirts of Hyderabad...

Mosques in Britain opt for ‘open days’ to explain faith

London: Over 90 mosques across Britain are opening their doors to visitors to allow Muslims to "explain their faith beyond the hostile headlines". The...

Ghulam Ali all set to perform in Lucknow

Lucknow: Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali will perform at the Lucknow Mahotsava on Sunday night, and officials said they were taking no chances on the...

Indian Americans honour US Congressman Keith Ellison with human rights award

By TCN News The Indian American Muslim Council , an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India's pluralist and tolerant ethos, honoured Congressman Keith Ellision...

Been offered Pakistan visa, now don’t have dates: Anupam Kher

Mumbai: A day after Anupam Kher claimed he was denied a visa to visit Pakistan for the Karachi Literature Festival, he said on Thursday...

सैय्यद हसन की याद में नज़्म

आह सय्यद हसन! (अपने उस्ताद मुहतरम जनाब सय्यद हसन साहब, को मनज़ूम खिराज-ए-अक़ीदत) By नदीम ज़फर जिलानी हर शख़्स सोगवार है, हर आँख अश्कबार, ग़ुंचे, लिपट के फूलों...

Nalanda varsity to have school of linguistics

Patna : The Nalanda University in Bihar has decided to add a School of Linguistics and Literature from the year 2017-18. The governing body of...

वंचितों के तालीम के मसीहा पद्मश्री डॉ. सैय्यद हसन

By Afroz Alam Sahil, TwoCircles.net सदी के महान शिक्षाविद डॉ ज़ाकिर हुसैन ने कभी कहा था - ‘हमारे देश को गर्म खून नहीं चाहिए जो...

No marriage law for Hindus in Pakistan: Daily

Islamabad : There is no marriage law for the millions of Hindus living in Pakistan, a leading daily said on Friday, noting that this...

Never wanted to be prime minister in 1984: Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee reveals that he never wanted to be the prime minister after Indira Gandhi's death, as several reports have...

Indira knew of threat to life before Blue Star: Pranab

New Delhi : Indira Gandhi knew her life was at risk when she decided to go for militarily storm the Golden Temple, President Pranab...

Every character in ‘Aligarh’ moved me: Karan Johar

Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar says he can relate to Hansal Mehta's film "Aligarh" and every character in the film emotionally moved him. "I related to...

Ghulam Ali’s Mumbai concert called off

Mumbai: Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali's concert in Mumbai, which was scheduled to take place on January 29, has been cancelled, according to film...

Not scared of anyone: Karan Johar

Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar says he is not scared of anyone and is proud of his opinions and about having a voice, after his...

30,000 ‘follow’ Kamal Haasan within 24 hours on Twitter

Chennai: As many as 30,000 people have "followed" actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Twitter within 24 hours of him joining the micro-blogging site. Haasan joined Twitter...

I was born here, I will die here: Aamir Khan

Mumbai: Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan - who kicked a huge controversy over the intolerance issue last year - on Monday said he had no...

Sikh man ousted from Donald Trump’s rally in US

Washington: A turban-clad Sikh man was ousted out of Donald Trump's campaign rally in US, after he interrupted the Republican presidential frontrunner's speech by...

Police cover sought for Ghulam Ali during Mumbai visit

Mumbai: The makers of Bollywood film "Ghar Vapsi" have demanded police protection for Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali, who will arrive here on Thursday...

AMU alumni band ‘ANTIM’ to release its composition of National Anthem on Republic Day

By Abdul Gani, TwoCircles.net New Delhi: A music band formed by the alumni of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has come...

लेखकों ने साहित्य अकादमी अवार्ड वापिस लेने शुरू किए

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter नई दिल्ली: लंबा वक़्त नहीं बीता जब विचारकों और लेखकों ने एमएम कलबुर्गी, नरेन्द्र दाभोलकर और गोविन्द पान्सारे की हत्याओं और...

In times of rising intolerance, Hajo in Assam shows the right way forward

By TwoCircles.net, Staff Reporter Guwahati: The occasion of Magh Bihu is a cause for celebrations across Assam, but for the people...

Convert Jinnah House into war memorial: BJP legislator

Mumbai : BJP legislator from South Mumbai M.P. Lodha on Tuesday urged the central goverment to convert Jinnah House, the house built by Pakistan...

Bengal pays tribute to Swami Vivekananda

Kolkata : Ceremonial processions and exhibitions on the life and work of Swami Vivekananda were held across West Bengal to mark the monk's 153rd...

Celebrate differences, don’t eliminate them: Writer Tabish Khair

By Mohd Asim Khan New Delhi : The moment we try to erase differences instead of accepting them, it creates problems. This is because human...

Lal Bahadur Shastri symbolized the ‘idea of India’

By Amulya Ganguli Lal Bahadur Shastri's death in Tashkent half a century ago robbed India and his party, the Congress, of many cherished possibilities which...

No muzzling of freedom of expression: Minister

New Delhi: There will be no restrictions on the freedom of expression on writers and intellectuals, said Delhi Culture Minister Kapil Mishra while inaugurating...

Through Bhendi Bazar Urdu Festival, an attempt to recreate the magic of the past

By MahtabNama for Twocircles.net Come Friday, a unique educational and literary festival will be held in Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazar. First held in 2014, it is...

Chandy to hold reception for Ghulam Ali in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will lead a reception here for Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali on January 14 ahead of his performance. Ali...

Remembering Hindi litterateur Prof KP Singh

By Dr Mohammad Sajjad, It is quite befitting for a reputed and historic university to commemorate its distinguished and accomplished academics: people who combined...

Kolkata soaks in Christmas fervour

Kolkata : Enjoying the irresistible aroma of baking cakes and brewing wines and of spending quality time with loved ones, Kolkata on Friday deluged...

In photos: Mumbai-based Muslim organisation distributes roses, greeting cards among people on occasion of...

By TCN News Mumbai: On the occasion of Eid Milad-un Nabi, the birth anniversary of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), a Mumbai-based organisation Sunni Dawate...

Congress demands Bharat Ratna for Mohammed Rafi

Mumbai : The Mumbai Congress on Thursday demanded that legendary Bollywood playback singer late Mohammed Rafi be conferred the Bharat Ratna. Congress leaders led by...

In Photos: Kashmir celebrates Eid-Milad-un-Nabi

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Srinagar: Unmoved by freezing temperatures, devotees in the city flocked to offer special prayers on the occasion of...

Vice President greets people on Christmas eve

New Delhi : Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has greeted countrymen on the eve of the festival of Christmas. Ansari said the festival reaffirms our...

Shatrughan calls Kirti Azad ‘hero’

Patna : BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Wednesday described as a "hero" party MP Kirti Azad, who has taken on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...

J&K Bar Association alleges ‘torture’ of Kashmiri inmates by Udhampur Jail authorities

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association has levelled serious allegations against the jail...

Delhi based organisation to organize one day workshop on understanding Sufi literature and Qawwali

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net, New Delhi : A one day workshop on ‘Understanding Sufi Literature and Qawwali’ is being organised by...

Minorities Rights Day observed in Manipur

By Dr. Syed Ahmed for TwoCircles.net Like in rest of the globe, Minorities Rights Day was observed on Dec. 18 in Manipur. Manipur State Minorities...

Aim to create positive influence for women within the boundaries of Shari’ah: The Muslimah...

The Muslimah Network is a website dedicated to stories and commentary on Muslim women from an Islamic perspective. Started by the UAE-based writer/graphic designer...

Indialogue Foundation invites entries for National Photo Story Contest

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net New Delhi: As a part of their peace-building initiatives, Indialogue Foundation in collaboration with Rajan’s School of...

AMU Vice Chancellor conferred India’s Most Eminent VC Award

By TCN News, Aligarh, December 15: Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (Retd) has been conferred the ‘India’s Most Eminent Vice...

Dilip Kumar honoured with Padma Vibhushan

Mumbai: Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was on Sunday honoured with Padma Vibhushan, the country's second highest civilian award, by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The 93-year-old...

‘Dangal’ experience changed my life: Kashmiri actor Zaira Wasim

By Shamshad Ali New Delhi : Zaira Wasim, who was unknown a few months ago, has now become a household name in her native...

Book on Prof. Rehana Sultana released on Human Rights Day

By TCN News, Hyderabad: International Human Rights Day was observed throughout the world on December 10th. Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee observed the day in Hyderabad...

Northeast can set off India’s second Green Revolution: ICAR director Ngachan

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala : The mountainous northeastern region, which comprises eight states, occupies eight percent of India's land area and is home to four...

Ajmal National Rural Education Movement launched in Guwahati

By TCN News, Guwahati: A teacher of a government-aided school in Morigaon District of Assam took away his own life in September this year, alleging...

Urdu Journalism legend Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Mustafa Siddiqui Rahi no more

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net New Delhi: Urdu Journalism legend and Chief editor of Islami Digest ‘Huda’ and ‘Taha'...

Jahangirabad Institute organizes colourful graduation ceremony

By TCN News, Jahangirabad (Lucknow): Alumni of Jahangirabad Institute of Technology (JIT) were on cloud nine after receiving their degrees at the first graduation...

Definition of patriotism needs to be changed: Yogendra Yadav at AMU

Former AAP leader also that India showed the world that unlike the European nation states, the Indian nation can function with democratic values with...

Ghulam Ali to perform in two cities of Kerala

By Twocircles.net Staff Reporter, Kozhikode: In what could be termed as a clear message to the Sangh fold from Kerala against growing intolerance, the state...

AMU organises seminar on life and works of Ismat Chugtai

By TCN News, Aligarh: The Women’s College, Aligarh Muslim University, is organising a two-day seminar to celebrate the works and life of Urdu literary giant...

Ismail Hussain memorial harmony award given to Homen Borgohain

By Abdul Gani, TwoCircles.net, Guwahati: Prominent author Homen Borgohain, who returned his Sahitya Akademi recently protesting against the ‘intolerance’, was honoured with litterateur...

‘Religious Identity has never been a barrier for acquiring knowledge in India’

By Syed Muhammad Raghib and Abhay Kumar for TwoCircles.net, New Delhi: Akhlaque Ahan is an associate professor of Persian...

Religious fervour marks Gurpurab in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh : Holiest of Sikh shrines 'Harmandar Sahib', popularly known as Golden Temple, in Amritsar and other gurdwaras elsewhere across Punjab and Haryana saw...

Intolerance debate getting chaotic: A.R. Rahman

Panaji : Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman on Tuesday said the intolerance debate in India is becoming "chaotic", adding "we should set an example...

AMU Emirates Chapter celebrates Sir Syed Day in Sharjah

By TCN News The Emirates Chapter of the Aligarh Muslim University celebrated Sir Syed Day in Sharjah on November 20 to remember and learn from...

Shahnama: The book fit for kings

By Kashif-ul-Huda, TwoCircles.net “Free admission, but capacity is limited to 15 and registration is recommended,” read the email sent to me the morning...

Seven Indians feature in BBC 100 Women 2015 list

New Delhi : It's all about Indian girl power all the way! Making a mark on the global map, seven Indian celebrated personalities including...

चुनाव बाद बिहार की छठ पूजा

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net पटना: ‘बिहार जीत’ पर दो-दो दीवाली मनाने के बाद छठ के मौक़े पर भी पटना के लोगों में ज़बरदस्त उत्साह नज़र...

Salman living example of secularism: Kabir Khan

Kochi: Filmmaker Kabir Khan on Monday said he chose to work with superstar Salman Khan in "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" because of his secular leaning and...

Anjuman-e-Haideri condemns Paris attack, says will increase measures to counter IS propaganda

By TCN News New Delhi: Joining a host of other Muslim organisations in condemning the Paris attacks, Anjuman-e-Haideri said the Paris attacks were a reminder...

Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey dead

Mumbai: Veteran Indian-born British actor Saeed Jaffrey died on Sunday, a close relative said. He was 86, according to his niece Shaheen Aggarwal, who shared...

Aamir Khan advised complete bed rest post injury

Mumbai: Superstar Aamir Khan, who suffered a muscle spasm in one of his shoulders while shooting an action scene for "Dangal", has been advised...

Vidya Balan thanks Big B for selfie with ‘Bengal tigresses’

Kolkata: Actress Vidya Balan, who was longing for a selfie with veteran actresses Sharmila Tagore, Jaya Bachchan and Moushumi Chatterjee, finally got her wish...

Gender empowerment must start at home: Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram: Gender empowerment should start from our homes to achieve our goals at the societal level, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Saturday. "We...

Saudi woman receives award for promotion of Urdu

By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad: Sameera Aziz, a media personality and writer, has become the first woman from Saudi Arabia to be recognised for her work...

Secularist and freedom fighter Maulana Azad’s birth anniversary virtually forgotten

New Delhi: As anniversaries go, secularist and freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's 127th birth anniversary went largely unnoticed. Except for a handful of...

Indian historians, social scientists living abroad express concern over damage to ‘traditions of tolerance’

By TCN News A group of about 190 historians and academicians of India working overseas addressed an open letter to the Indian authorities, including...

Manoj Bajpayee’s ‘Aligarh’ to release in February

Mumbai: Filmmaker Hansal Mehta's reality drama “Aligarh”, which is based on the real life incident of doctor Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was suspended from...

Attack on thinkers assault to nation: Manmohan Singh

New Delhi : Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the country is deeply concerned at the "blatant violation" of right to freedom...

‘Award vapsi’ has gone beyond us: Sahitya Akademi president

By Preetha Nair New Delhi : The 'award wapsi' has now gone beyond the Sahitya Akademi, its president, Viswanath Prasad Tiwari, said on Friday. "Now,...

North East unites to show support for Shah Rukh Khan

By Abdul Gani, TwoCircles.Net Guwahati: Democratic voices from the North East have come out in strong support to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan over his...

Protesting ‘dark times’, filmmaker Bharatiya returns National Award

Shillong : Political filmmaker Tarun Bharatiya, who won the National Award for Best Editing Non Fiction for "In Camera - Diaries of a...

He’s built an aircraft, now wants full-time job!

By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram : Saji Thomas is 45 years old from Kerala and, while God did not give him the faculties of...

Building support for public intellectuals in times of cultural intolerance

(Courtesy: Hindustantimes) Badre Alam & Sanjay Kumar It will not be an exaggeration, to say that extremism and cultural intolerance has not been growing...

Eminent scientist Bhargava to return Padma Bhushan in protest

Kolkata: Eminent Indian scientist P.M. Bhargava on Thursday said he will return his Padma Bhushan award in protest against the "growing intolerance in the...

India, Turkey share values, historical links: President

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday, while greeting Turkey on its National Day, said the two countries are close because of shared values...

Ibn Sina Academy Aligarh organises national seminar on works of Ibn al-Haytham

By TCN News Aligarh: The Ibn Sina Academy, Aligarh, organised a national seminar on “Life and Contribution of Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen)” between 14 and 15...

Taj Mahal more stunning than I expected: Zuckerberg

Agra: Social networking giant Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday visited the Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh's Agra city and said: "It is even...

Marathi movie Khwada projects the rebel against upper-caste hegemony

By Yogesh Maitreya, TwoCircles.net After Fandry, the Marathi movie Khwada, released on Oct 22, 2015, does a brilliant job of depicting lower castes’ struggle...

Kashmir-based youth group distributes fruit boxes among patients on 9th Muharram

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCirlces.net, Srinagar : With an aim to send a message of brotherhood among different Muslim Sects and to...

Amid rising religious intolerance, communal harmony unites Assam

Abdul Gani, TwoCircles.net Guwahati : Even as religious intolerance continues to rise in the country, examples of communal harmony drew everybody’s...

Hinduism is about love, unity, not divisive ideas: Author Mani Rao

By Bhavana Akella New Delhi : With attacks by fringe Hindu outfits on writers and intellectuals for their views and assaults and murders of...

President confers Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards

New Delhi: Veteran M.S. Sathyu, Hindustani classical singer Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, Kathak dancer Uma Dogra and playwright Asgar Wajahat were among the luminaries conferred...

Sahitya Akademi flays killing, asks writers to take back awards

New Delhi : The Sahitya Akademi for the first time on Friday said it was "deeply pained" by the murder of noted writer M.M....

No question of taking back Sahitya Akademi award: Bengali poet

Kolkata : Bengali poet Mandakranta Sen, who recently gave up her Sahitya Akademi award, on Friday refused to take it back, saying though...

Oscar-winning British director wants to explore India for stories

By Natalia Ningthoujam New Delhi: He has never had a "direct experience" in India, but wants to visit the country, which has an "interesting relationship"...

Almost 60 years later, Deekshabhoomi continues to draw Ambedkarites

By Nivedita Khandekar Nagpur (Maharashtra): Hemlata Sontakke, 60, was too young to remember the epoch making event she had attended with...

Indian-American Aziz Ansari ranked sixth top paid comedian

Washington : Indian-American Aziz Ansari has debuted on the Forbes list of Highest-Paid Comedians 2015 with $9.5 million in earnings, thanks to his fan-favourite...

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar over Muharram procession

Srinagar : Restrictions were imposed in parts of Srinagar city while a curfew was imposed in Anantnag and Bijbehara towns in Jammu and Kashmir...

Youm e Ashura : A Sunni perspective

By Mohamed Ajmal for TwoCircles.net The month of Muharram, is an evidently an historical month for Muslims, and also which highlights the differences between Sunni...

Deep-rooted conspiracy behind Punjab turmoil: Badal

Gurdaspur (Punjab) : Amid tension in many parts of Punjab following the desecration of the Sikh holy book Guru Granth Sahib, Punjab Chief Minister...

One more writer returns Sahitya Akademi award

Jaipur/New Delhi : Leading Rajasthani and Hindi writer Nand Bhardwaj on Thursday returned his Sahitya Akademi award to denounce "rising religious intolerance and...

Google dedicates doodle to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

New Delhi: Internet search giant Google on Tuesday paid tributes to Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on his birth anniversary. The doodle showed the...

Yamuna activists march to warn of threat to Taj Mahal

Agra: Activists and environmentalists here marched to demand release of water from upstream barrages to sustain the ecology of Yamuna and provide moisture to...

Music has no boundaries: Tribute to Ghulam Ali by radio station

New Delhi : He may have missed a chance to perform in Mumbai following Shiv Sena's protest, but the songs and melodies of Pakistani...

Worshiping Cow: Killing Humanity

Ram Puniyani, Just over a decade ago (2002) in Dulina village of Jhajjar in Haryana a...

Ghulam Ali to perform in Delhi in December: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali has agreed to regale his Indian fans at a concert here in December, says Delhi Chief Minister...

Ghulam Ali invited to Delhi, AAP slams Shiv Sena

New Delhi : Delhi's ruling AAP on Thursday invited noted Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali to perform here after he cancelled his Mumbai concert...

Ghulam Ali imbroglio: Pakistani censor chief wants South Block to step in

New Delhi : Amidst the controversy surrounding the cancellation of renowned Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali's concert in Mumbai, the country's censor board...

Ghulam Ali shows in Maharashtra cancelled after Shiv Sena threat

Mumbai: Pakistan's renowned ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali will not perform in Maharashtra this week, as his shows were cancelled after a meeting between...

Dilip Kumar’s house: Court asks Pakistan government on takeover

Islamabad: A court in Peshawar city asked the archaeology department to clarify on Wednesday if the government wanted to declare legendary actor Dilip Kumar's...

Sitarist Shujaat Khan pays musical tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

Mumbai : For Gandhi Jayanti on Friday, sitar maestro Shujaat Khan, who has enthralled Indian classical music aficionados for several decades, has paid...

How did Mina Stampede happen – Who is Responsible for it – Saudi Arabia...

By Dr.Ajmal 769 Haj piligrims died in the Mina Stampede, and the preceding week around 107 died in the Crane Crash in...

Centre should clear hurdles to build Ram temple: VHP

New Delhi : The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday urged the central government to clear all hurdles within a year to ensure construction...

Delhi HC seeks inform on redevelopment of Jama Masjid area

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Public Works Department (PWD) to inform it on the timeline of...

National Archives to observe 125th Foundation Year of NAI in Bhopal

By Pervez Bari, TwoCircles.net, Bhopal:  The National Archives of India (NAI), Regional Office, Bhopal is organizing a 3-day outreach programme from  September...

Joint Shia-Sunni Eid al Adha prayers planned in Lucknow

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Lucknow (UP) : With an aim to bridge the Sunni-Shia gap in the country, this Eid-al-Adha,...

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan awarded with ‘Life Time Achievement’ award by ISNA

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter, Chicago: Renowned Islamic scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is here awarded with ‘Life time achievement’ award by America’s biggest Muslim...

Google celebrates MF Husain’s birth centenary with doodle

New Delhi : Google is celebrating the birth centenary of renowned Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain who died in London on June 9, 2011...

Kader Khan’s comeback film is a clean comedy: Director

Agra: "Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi", an upcoming film starring character actor and comedian Kader Khan in his comeback role, is a clean and original...

IOS to celebrate 30th anniversary in 2016, hold national & international seminars

By TCN News, New Delhi: Institute of Objective Studies, (IOS), will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year by organising national and international seminars and workshops...

Kashmir’s ‘Youth Icon awards-2015’ to be held on September 16

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net, Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Innovators forum (JKIF), a state based NGO, is going to organize an event...

Hindi will be among three to dominate digital world: Modi

Bhopal : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for efforts to be made to make usage of Hindi more vibrant, contending it would...

Aadivasi’s cultural identity in Jharkhand’s under assault

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat As I boarded the Rajdhani express from New Delhi for Parasnath for my intended visit to Jharkhand...

Obituary to Ambedkarite poet and writer, Ketan Pimpalapure

By Yogesh Maitreya, TwoCircles.net Mr. Ketan Pimpalapure, a poet, writer and journalist died in the month of July 31st, 2015. He was...

Hindi translation of the book “Prisoner No. 100” released

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Srinagar : The book, “Prisoner No. 100,” which unveils the ordeal of women separatist leader, Anjum Zamrooda Habib...

‘उदास नस्लें’ और अब्दुल्ला हुसैन

जावेद अनीस उर्दू के शीर्ष उपन्यासकार अब्दुल्ला हुसैन का 7 जून 2015 को 84 वर्ष की उम्र में देहांत हो गया, वे लम्बे समय से...

Prophet Muhammed film: Iran consulate refuses to meet NGO seeking ban

Mumbai: A leading NGO claimed on Thursday that the Iranian consulate here refused to accept its memorandum seeking a ban the controversial movie...

Nawazuddin ready to act in Hollywood

Mumbai : Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has made his mark in Bollywood with films like "Gangs of Wasseypur 2", "Kick", "Kahaani" and "Bajrangi...

The burden of history: Aurangzeb to Abdul Kalam

By Wahidul Islam for TwoCircles.net History cannot be repeated neither we can go back to time to check its credibility. We can demonise and...

AIUMB chief writes letter to thank Modi for meeting and the mention

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter, New Delhi: Delighted with the meeting and appreciation of Sufi way of life by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Jamia commemorates World Day against Nuclear Tests by observing a minute of silence

By TCN News, New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia, honouring the UN Resolution No.64/35, organized a ‘minute of silence’ on August 29, 2015 at...

Rahul Gandhi pays obeisance at two Valley shrines

Srinagar : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday concluded his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir after paying obeisance at two shrines in...

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,...

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. ...

Remembering Muzaffarnagar

By Abul Kalam Azad, "History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce" - Karl Marx Trumpets blaring, announcing the ending of a prolonged beginning! Delirious...

Riots film screening disrupted at Bengal varsity

Kolkata : The screening of a documentary on the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots at the Visva Bharati Unversity (VBU) was stalled by police midway into...

Documentary on Muzaffarnagar riots screened at 60 venues across 50 towns in protest

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter, New Delhi: On the initiative of ‘Cinema of Resistance’, a documentary on Mzuaffarnagar riots was screened countrywide on at least 60...

Brahma Kumari sisters tie rakhi to Jamia VC

By TCN News, New Delhi: To mark the auspicious festival of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ which falls on August 29, 2015, the Brahma Kumari sisters tied...

Artistic tribute to Dr. Ambedkar planned to celebration his 125th birth anniversary

Yogesh Maitreya, TwoCircles.net Mumbai: Photography Promotion Trust (PPT) and Ambedkar Institute for Social and Economic Change (AISEC) are planning to organise a massive exhibition of...

Prophet’s descendant Shaikh Al Shareef visits AMU Library

TCN News Aligarh: Al Shareef Mustafa Fouad Shafaee, who belongs to the family of the Prophet of Islam, Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa (Peace Be...

Who stopped UNESCO from declaring Delhi a Heritage City?

By Saeed Naqvi I was on the third floor balcony of a friend's apartment in Mehrauli, Delhi's first city. It had a commanding view...

Taj Mahal perhaps the world’s most photographed monument

By Brij Khandelwal Agra : The Taj Mahal in Agra is perhaps the world's most photographed monument. Each minute hundreds of cameras click to...

Seminar on life and works of Kaifi Azmi at AMU

By TCN News, Aligarh: Noted film lyricist and poet, Javed Akhtar said that despite political and economic shifts in India, Kaifi Azmi retained his idealism...

Photo Feature: Independence Day celebrations in Indian madrasas

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Belying a perception that Madrasas generally show little interest in national festivals like Independence Day and Republic Day, several...

In hope for a better tomorrow at Khagrabari camps in Baksa

Even as India celebrated the 69th Independence Day on Saturday, there are many people in the country who have strive hard to understand even...

Agra’s crucial role in freedom movement not documented: Historians

By Brij Khandelwal Agra: As the political capital, first of the Mughals and later the British, Agra was always a key centre of political action....

NGT orders ban on cutting trees near Taj Mahal

Agra: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that no unauthorised construction activities are permitted and no trees...

Tihar echoes to tunes of Sufi songs

New Delhi: Sufi singer Sonam Kalra and Kathak dancer Rachna Yadav regaled prisoners at the Tihar Jail here in an endeavour promoted by Legends...

Globalization, religion and Hindi Press: A Case Study of Nav Bharat Times, New Delhi

Read First Part here: Communal agenda and Hindi press in a globalizing India</a Read Second Part here: Religious Diversity and Hinduisation of press</a Dr Arvind Das, Global...

Ek Vidhaan, Do Desh; not Ek Desh, Do Vidhaan – on Memon’s execution

By Irfan Ahmad ARGUMENT: Yakub Memon’s execution presupposes and enacts two different peoples subjected to two laws under the same Constitution (if so, inferentially, the...

ABVP activists stall screening of documentary on Muzaffarnagar riots at DU College

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter, New Delhi: Activists of right wing students’ body Akhil Bharaitya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) stalled the screening of a documentary film on...

Tibet adopts statute to protect Potala Palace

Lhasa : A regulation for protecting the 1,300-year-old Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was adopted by the legislature of southwest China's Tibet...

‘Increasingly confident that wreckage is from MH370’

Paris/Kuala Lumpur: Experts are getting increasingly "confident" that the plane wreckage found on Reunion island is part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370,...

On Rafi’s 35th death anniversary, Rishi Kapoor thanks him

Mumbai:On the 35th death anniversary of late legendary playback singer Mohammed Rafi on Friday, actor Rishi Kapoor has thanked him for being his voice...

Benedict Areng: Fighting a life-long battle for betterment of Garos

“I have faced all this adversary and I came out victorious. All these motivates me to keep fighting for some reasons which will enable...

Anshu Gupta, Sanjiv Chaturvedi win Magsaysay awards

New Delhi: Social worker Anshu Gupta and former AIIMS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi on Wednesday won the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay awards for "enterprising leadership" and...

Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ earns big at Pakistani box office

Islamabad: "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's Eid gift to his fans, is not only breaking records in India, but has also garnered appreciation...

Salman thanks UP CM for making ‘Bajrangi…’ tax-free

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has thanked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his government for making his latest offering, "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", tax-free...
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