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Ram temple construction only possible by legislation: Togadia

Patna : VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Saturday said that the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya will be possible only by legislation. "Neither the court order nor mutual consent will pave way for construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, it is only possible by bringing a law in parliament in this ...

Raza Academy says cleaning an 'insulting job', Islamic teachings say otherwise

By A Mirsab, TwoCircles.net, An advertisement calling for a sanitation worker from the people belonging to unreserved general category - Brahmin, Kshatriya, Bania, Patel, Jain, Sayyed, Pathan, Syrian Christian and Parsi - by the Ahmedabad based NGO Human Development and Research Centre , run by ...

SP parliamentary board sets aside merger with Ansari's party

Lucknow : Bowing to the wishes of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party on Saturday took a u-turn on the merger of mafia don Mukhtar Ansari's Quami Ekta Dal with it, setting it aside. At the parliamentary board meeting of the party here on Saturday, it was decided ...

Sants receive threat calls over Kairana 'exodus' report

Ghaziabad : Three sants who visited Kairana as part of a fact-finding team complained of receiving threatening calls on their way back home in Ghaziabad, police said on Saturday. The three sants, Pramod Krishnam, Swami Chakrapani and Kalyan Dev, who were returning by Shatabdi Express from Lucknow on ...

Swamy asks Kejriwal to come clean on his IIT admission

Thiruvananthapuram : BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Saturday continued to target Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, asking him to come clean on how he got admission to IIT Kharagpur. Distributing copies of the records of information sourced through RTI on the issue, Swamy, at a press meet here, said ...

Punjab town tense after alleged Quran sacrilege incident

Chandigarh : Punjab's Muslim-dominated town of Malerkotla remained tense on Saturday following violence triggered by an alleged incident of desecration of Muslim holy book, the Quran. Miscreants resorted to burning of vehicles and damaging property following rumours that torn pages of the holy book ...

Beef-eaters, TRS government will cease to exist in Telangana: BJP MLA

Panaji : If beef is not banned in Telangana, both the TRS government and the "beef-eaters" in the state will cease to exist, Telangana BJP legislator T. Raja Singh Lodh warned on Friday. Addressing a press conference organised by the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti here, he also threatened to torch ...

Bihar toppers scam: Arts topper Rubi Rai arrested

Patna : Bihar's Class 12 "topper" in Arts Rubi Rai, who had said political science is all about cooking, was arrested on Saturday when she appeared for a re-test at the Bihar School Examination Board office, police said. "Special Investigation Team of Bihar police probing into the Bihar toppers scam ...

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 भी ...

Another MLA arrested, AAP accuses Centre of witch hunting

New Delhi : As Aam Aadmi Party MLA Dinesh Mohaniya was whisked away by police in the midst of a press conference, the AAP accused the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of witch hunting'. Dinesh Mohaniya is the same person who once exposed BJP leader Sher Singh Dagar through a sting. Dagar had ...

ईशनिंदा पर हत्याएं : माइ फुट!

नैय्यर इमाम सिद्दीक़ी मशहूर पाकिस्तानी क़व्वाल अमजद साबरी को बुधवार दोपहर कुछ लोगों ने कराची के लियाक़ताबाद इलाक़े ...

Protesters, security forces clash in Srinagar

Srinagar : Clashes broke out on Saturday between the security forces and protesters in Srinagar when a protest march led by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was taken out. The protesters were marching towards city centre Lal Chowk from the adjacent Maisuma area. ...

Emergency like situation in Delhi, says Kejriwal after MLA detained

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday directly took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has declared an "emergency like situation" in the national capital after the Delhi Police detained an AAP MLA. "Modi declares emergency in Delhi. Arresting, raiding, terrorizing, ...

Dalit girl's ragging: Karnataka Police arrest three

Kozhikode/Bengaluru : The Karnataka Police has arrested three female nursing students for allegedly ragging and forcing their junior, Aswathi K.P., to drink a disinfectant, reducing her to a critical condition. Lakshmi, Athira and Krishnapriya were arrested late Friday evening and remanded to 14-day ...

Mehbooba's fate to be decided as vote count begins in Kashmir

Srinagar : Counting of votes began on Saturday morning for south Kashmir's Anantnag assembly constituency where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is one of the eight contesting candidates. "The strong room where the EVMs had been kept in safe custody after the poll process on June 22, was opened in the ...

'19% men, 26% women over 45 die within year of first heart attack'

Karnal : Nineteen per cent of men and 26 per cent of women over 45 years die within a year of their first heart attack, said cardiologists at a private hospital here. According to the doctors, heart attack sufferers can get the best treatment when they get to the hospital within one hour after ...

Speed up development work in Maoist-affected areas: Rajnath

New Delhi : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday directed authorities concerned to speed up development work in the Left Wing Extremism , or Maoist, affected areas of various states, an official statement said. Chairing a review meeting here about the work being carried out in such areas ...

कैराना: क्या हुकुम सिंह राजनीतिक मौत मारे गए 23 लोगों के नाम व धर्म उजागर करेंगे?

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net कैराना : शामली के कैराना क़स्बे से कथित पलायन के मसले पर अब कांग्रेस भी खुलकर सामने आ गई है. ...

Ramadan 1437: Adnan Ali

By Asif Khan, TwoCircles.net It was the same time of the year when I started fasting,' Adnan remembers his childhood in Jeddah, only it was a lot hotter there.' He started fasting when he was 7 years old, going on to fast for the entire month when he was around 12. The heat used to be oppressive, ...

Three murders within 48 hours in Delhi

New Delhi : Three persons, including a woman, were killed in the national capital within last 48 hours, police said on Friday, adding two of these cases occurred following petty issues. In the first case, a 36-year-old man shot dead his wife and then committed suicide by shooting himself with the ...

NHRC notice to Karnataka over ragging of Dalit student

New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued a notice to Karnataka over reports that a Dalit nursing student from Kerala was forced by her seniors to drink phenyl while ragging. The NHRC notice as it took cognizance of the issue through media reports that the student, studying ...

Mazdoor Sangh calls for agitation against Centre's 'anti-worker reforms'

Nagpur : The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh on Friday called for a nationwide agitation on July 8 against the anti-worker reforms' of the Central government. Interestingly, the BMS -- a pan India conglomerate of labour unions -- is affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the parent body of the ...

BJP will give tough fight to BSP, SP, says Naqvi

New Delhi : Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party will give a tough fight to the Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, due early next year. "People are fed up with the BSP and the SP there. The BJP will give them ...

KIMS Hospitals, Portea Medical announce partnership for home healthcare

Hyderabad : KIMS Hospitals, a leading healthcare group in Telanganga and Andhra Pradesh, and Portea Medical, a home healthcare company, on Friday announced a partnership to deliver home healthcare services. Portea's comprehensive, tech-enabled home healthcare services will be available to patients ...

160 districts to become open defecation free by 2016: Minister

Kolkata : Asserting India was on track towards becoming a open defecation free nation by 2019, Union Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh on Friday said at least 160 districts across the country will achieve 100 percent sanitation coverage by the end of the year. Speaking at an ICC ...

Access to best stats crucial for public institutions: Ansari

Patna : As the effectiveness of policy judgments depend on the quality of data, it is therefore important that public institutions have access to the best social statistics and statistical analysis, Vice President Hamid Ansari said here on Friday. Ansari said that the gaps in official data and ...

BSP rebel Maurya has lost mental balance, says UP minister

Lucknow : Two days after the Samajwadi Party leadership praised Bahuhan Samaj Party rebel Swamy Prasad Maurya, Uttar Pradesh PWD Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav on Friday described him as someone "who has lost his mental balance". Shivpal, the younger brother of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said, told ...

Centre returns nine bills to Delhi government

New Delhi : The central government has returned to the Delhi government nine bills passed by the Delhi assembly, official sources said on Friday. Nine bills have been sent back by the central government,' a senior official in the Aam Aadmi Party government told IANS. The source did not give details. ...

Congress party is best platform to serve people: Kamat

Mumbai/New Delhi : Former union minister and five-time Lok Sabha member from Mumbai Gurudas Kamat, who is back as Congress general secretary after he withdrew his resignation, on Friday said the "Congress party was the best platform to serve the people". "When I met President Sonia Gandhi ji day ...

Tussle over Tablighi Jamaat global leadership leads to violence

By Afroz Alam and A Mirsab, TwoCircles.net, Delhi: In a shocking development for the Muslim community at large, follower of the two senior leaders of Tablighi Jamaat clashed physically purportedly over the issue of assuming top most leadership at the world headquarters of Tablighi Jamaat at Bangle ...

India's first government-run cord blood bank begins work in Kolkata

Kolkata : The School of Tropical Medicine's cord blood bank - the country's first government run stem cell preservation centre - formally started its journey on Friday. An official release said the umbilical cord blood of newborns - that contains stem cells - can be stored in the bank. "The ...

BJP seeks Kejriwal's arrest over water tanker scam report

New Delhi : Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Friday sought the arrest of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over water tanker scam, in an increasingly bitter fight with the AAP with two sides accusing each other of various scams and crimes. "Earlier, I had demanded his resignation and now I demand ...

Jharkhand to launch Mobile Kitchen

Ranchi : A Mobile Kitchen will be launched in Jharkhand from November which will provide lunch at Rs 5, a senior official said on Friday. The Mobile Kitchen, which will move in a vehicle, would be launched in six districts -- Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Hazaribagh, Bokaro, Deoghar and Dhanbad, said Vinay ...

Mayawati stunned by Maurya rebellion

By Mohit Dubey Lucknow : BSP supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is not new to rebellion. But the sudden desertion of a long-time aide, Swamy Prasad Maurya, has stunned her, insiders say. The 60-year-old Mayawati has weathered desertions by more than a dozen hardcore party ...

Jail riot leaves one prisoner dead in Muzaffarnagar

Lucknow : One prisoner was killed as violence broke out in Muzaffarnagar jail on Friday as two groups of prison inmates fought pitched battle inside the high-security prison. One of the prison inmates - Chandrahas, who was serving a life sentence was killed in the rioting. He was beaten to death, ...

Police officer probing madrassa scam shot dead

Lucknow : A police sub-inspector probing a madrassa scam was shot dead in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Friday. Sukhbeer was posted in Baghpat district and was on his way to Meerut for probing the scam when he was ambushed and shot at point blank range on Thursday, police and other ...

Government building homes that poor don't want

By Sukanya Bhattacharyya Over 10 years, the central government spent Rs 21,482 crore building houses for the urban poor but 23 per cent of them are vacant, according to a May 2016 answer to the Lok Sabha. The information that 238,448 of 1,032,433 houses built are empty comes at a time when the ...

Dead woman elected as panchayat samiti member in Bihar!

Patna : A woman in Bihar, who died nine years ago, has been elected as panchayat samiti member in the recently concluded 10-phase panchayat elections, officials said on Friday. The woman, Mithlesh Devi, was allegedly murdered by her husband nine years ago in Bihar's Sitamarhi district. According to ...

Caste-based Census data should be made public: Nitish Kumar

Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday reiterated his demand that caste-based data of the Census of India 2011 should be made public to "ensure the empowerment of all those lagging behind in development". "People have a right to know it and every caste should know its strength and ...

सफ़दर अली : मुसलमानों की तरक़्क़ी का आन्दोलन

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net सीतामढ़ी:किसी रास्ते पर चलना आसान होता है. मगर चलते-चलते अपना जायज़ा लेना, किसी क़ौम, समाज व ...

BJP challenges Bihar to ban VHP meet in Patna

Patna : The BJP on Thursday challenged the Bihar government to ban ongoing meeting of the VHP here. The Bharatiya Janata Party made its dare after few ministers including Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav threatened to take action against VHP leader Pravin Togadia if he deliver a communal or ...

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 ...

Ramadan 1437: Reshma Sadiq

By Asif Khan, TwoCircles.net Remembering from a time when she was little girl, Reshma mentioned how her father took her out for an evening during Ramadan. That year, Ramleela was happening at the same time,' her eyes growing large with excitement, and Papa took me to the mela.' She had a great time ...

SDPI vehemently criticizes NDA government's new FDI policy

By TCN News New Delhi: The Social Democratic Party of India has strongly criticized the BJP-led NDA Government's decision to ease Foreign Direct Investment-FDI norms for nine sectors, including defense. Muhammad Shafi, the national general secretary of SDPI in a statement said it is startling that ...

'Time for Muslims to move on from religious identity'

Kolkata : Observing that it was time for the Muslims to move over from their religion-based identity, journalist-turned-author Asim Pada Chakrabarti on Thursday suggested the community actively participate in politics for changing its "pitiable condition". At the launch of his book "Muslim Quest for ...

Karkardooma court shootout mastermind held in Delhi

New Delhi : Delhi Police has arrested the mastermind of the Karkardooma court shootout case in which a constable was killed when four armed men opened fire at a member of a rival gang inside a courtroom, an official said on Thursday. Mohammed Jamal, 28, was arrested on Monday from Seelampur in east ...

Dispatches: India Harasses Activists Seeking Justice

By Meenakshi Ganguly, Human Rights Watch The list of activists falling victim to efforts by Indian authorities to curb criticism is growing by the day. On June 17, 2016, the government announced that Sabrang Trust – a group run by activists Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand, both well-known for ...

IMRC's help for poor and needy continues in Kashmir; 700 families provided with ration for Ramadan

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Srinagar: Eleven years ago, Mohammad Amin Teli, a resident of Meer Behri, Dal area in Srinagar District of Jammu and Kashmir was a carpet weaver, with a modestmincome. Yet, he was able to support his family of six including his frail mother, his wife, two sons ...

Five seers submit report on 'Hindu exodus' from Kairana

Lucknow : A committee of five seers on Thursday submitted to Uttar Pradesh PWD Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav its findings on whether there has been a "Hindu exodus" from Kairana in Shamli district. The committee, which included the president of the Bharatiya Sant Samiti, Pramod Krishnan and Hindu ...

Amnesty seeks justice for 1984 riot victims

New Delhi : Amnesty International on Thursday said successive Indian governments had "failed" in giving justice to 1984 riot victims despite "evidence of political and police complicity" in killing of thousands of Sikhs following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. "The survivors ...