TwoCircles.net (126)

Mamata's frustration due to demonetisation: Parrikar

Panaji : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday suggested that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's recent outburst against the army was due to political frustration caused by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to demonetise high-value currency notes. Speaking at a poll rally here, ...

Kejriwal wants Amit Shah probed over 'hidden wealth'

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday demanded a probe against BJP President Amit Shah following allegations that he may have used a Gujarat property dealer as a front to disclose unaccounted Rs 13,860 crore. The property dealer, Mahesh Shah, disclosed the unaccounted money ...

Packet of banned notes found in Kolkata

Kolkata : A packet-full of torn and damaged currency notes of demonetised denominations was recovered in the city outskirts on Sunday, police said. Locals spotted the plastic packet stuffed with torn pieces of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes near a road in the Rajarhat area. Police came and took ...

US flag burned in Bhopal to mark the 32 years of struggle for elusive justice

By Pervez Bari for TwoCircles.net, Bhopal: The victims and survivors along with their progenies and their kin of Bhopal gas tragedy, world's worst industrial catastrophe, continue to languish in utter neglect even after 32 years of the gory event as justice continues to elude them. The victims' ...

Radhika Vemula pays a visit to Faisal's family in Malappuram

By Shafeeq Hudawi, TwoCircles.net, Malappuram, Kerala: Radhika Vemula, mother of Rohit Vemula, has lashed out at the Centre saying the government was under the control of Sangh Parivar. Minorities are being suppressed and their rights are being denied, Radhika said while paying a visit to the house ...

MIM seeks Maharashtra wide liquor ban on Milad-un-Nabi

By A Mirsab, TwoCircles.net, Mumbai: All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen leader and member of the legislative Assembly Waris Pathan has written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, seeking a statewide ban on sale of alcohol on December 12-13 on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad, a day when section of ...

Twitter won't help to build Muslim registry in US

New York : Of the nine major tech giants, including Facebook, Apple and Google, only Twitter has declined to help if US President-elect Donald Trump seeks to create a national Muslim registry, a media report said. US-based news website the Intercept said it contacted nine of the most prominent firms ...

Giriraj Singh advocates 'nasbandi' after 'notebandi'

Patna : Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Sunday said after 'notebandi' , there is an urgent need to make laws for 'nasbandi' in the country. Singh, who is the Minister of State for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, is the second senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader who has advocated sterilisation ...

Frustrated Delhiites protest with 'ATM pooja'

New Delhi : Frustrated over "No Cash" messages displayed outside banks and ATMs, residents of an east Delhi locality on Sunday organised a 'pooja' of an ATM, praying that it dispenses some cash. The unique worhip was organised in east Delhi's Jagatpuri area, where over 50 local people went to the ...

Government warns Jan Dhan holders against misuse of account

New Delhi : After a sudden surge in deposits in Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana accounts showed up various inconsistencies, the government on Sunday again cautioned such account holders not to allow their deposits to be misused in the wake of the November 8 demonetisation move. "Investigation being ...

Demonetisation is akin to demolishing mountain to catch a rat: Ramadoss

Chennai : PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Sunday said the BJP-led government's demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes to eradicate black money is akin to demolishing a mountain to catch a rat. Citing an earlier IANS report, Ramadoss said the report quoting data from Reserve Bank of India ...

राष्ट्रगान : क्या ये अनिवार्यता सिर्फ़ आमजन के लिए है?

नैय्यर इमाम सिद्दीक़ी सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने सिनेमाघरों में फ़िल्म से पहले राष्ट्रगान के संबंध में एक विशेष निर्देश जारी ...

Inspired by Doyle and Christie, teenager from Bengal writes detective novels

By Shiba Aamir for TwoCircles.net Kolkata: Now 18, Nitin Gupta decided to write a novel in 2014 when he was only 16 years old. Inspired by legends such as Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, he has created an Anglo-Indian sleuth Henry Lyons in Aberration Murder Awaits , the first book in the ...

A possible Congress-SP alliance aims to nullify the rise and power of BSP, not the BJP

By Faisal Fareed, TwoCircles.net After Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's statements regarding forging an alliance with Congress in upcoming polls, politics has stepped up in Lucknow. People are seeing it as an effort by Mulayam Singh Yadav to stop division of 'secular' votes and prevent the BJP from ...

Assam madrassas break no laws by taking off on Friday, but for BJP it is an 'issue' that must be tackled

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter Swarajya magazine, one of the leading Hindu right-wing publications, recently lauded a move to stop madrassas in Assam from taking an off on Friday, as has been the case for several years. In the article published yesterday, the magazine believed that the proposed ...

No to use of pellets on animals; yes to pellets on Kashmiris

By Rouf Dar for TwoCircles.net A story regarding the infamous pellets attracted my attention a month back. People For Animals , a non-governmental organisation involved in legal fight against the use of pellets on animals, yielded positive result when their use was restricted. The legal system of ...

AMU students protest against ban on Zakir Naik

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter Students of Aligarh Muslim University took out a march opposing the ban imposed on Zakir Naik on Friday. Photo credit—Manoj Aligadi The march call was given by AMU Students' Front, even as the office bearers of AMU Students Union stayed away from the protest. The ...

Demonetization in India: Who will pay the Cost?

Everyone will adjust. And while it can hurt some small businesses and individuals, it is better to do it than not.'–Mauro Guilin By Maryam Khan The 'demon' in demonetization is in the beginning. The demonetisation of ₹500 and ₹1000 banknotes was a step taken by the Government of India on 8 ...

SC displeased over inordinate delay in filling vacancies in NHRC

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday expressed its displeasure over inordinate delay in the appointment of members of the National Human Rights Commission including its Director General - posts which are vacant for nearly two and half years. Expressing its anguish, the bench of Chief Justice ...

84% surveyed found laundering common post-demonetisation

New Delhi : A survey participated in by 4,799 respondents said 84 per cent of them found laundering to be common post the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8. According to the survey conducted by the Local Circles citizen engagement platform, "84 percent people think that ...

AIMPLB launches women's helpline in seven languages

By TCN News The All India Muslim Personal Law Board launched its toll free All India Women Helpline call centre on December 1, 2016 in Hyderabad. Women can call on the toll free helpline 1800 102 8426 from 10 am to 5 pm daily to get their problems resolved. The helpline aims to help and guide women ...

Instant Talaq and polygamy well rooted in Muslim personal law, JUH claims in counter affidavit

By TCN News The Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind has filed its counter affidavit through its General Secretary Maulana Syed Asad Madani as a party respondent impleaded by the Supreme Court in all the matters pertaining to 'Triple Talaq', 'Nikah Halala' and 'Polygamy'. The counter affidavit filed by the JUIH ...

अपने गाँव को शिक्षित किया तबस्सुम, तरन्नुम और रुबीना ने

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net वाराणसी: बनारस से लगभग बीस किलोमीटर दूर सोजईं नाम का एक गाँव है. गाँव में बिजली-पानी की हालत ...

International Science Fest will focus on Modi's cashless call: Minister

New Delhi : Union Science and Technology Miniser Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday announced that the upcoming India International Science Fest will focus on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a "Cashless Society". "All transactions at the fest will be cashless," the minister said. The IISF will be ...

Karnataka suspends two IAS officers with 'black money'

Bengaluru : The Karnataka government on Friday suspended two senior IAS officers for allegedly hoarding unaccounted cash in crores and bullion and gold jewellery at their homes. "IAS officers T.N. Chikkarayappa and S.C. Jayachandra have been suspended with immediate effect in connection with the ...

BJP hits out at Rahul for TRP politics comments

New Delhi : Hours after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of practising TRP politics, the BJP hit back, terming Gandhi himself a "champion of TRP politics and victim of incompetence". "As far as TRP politics is concerned, Rahul Gandhi is champion ...

Samajwadi Party-Congress combine can win more than 300 seats: Akhilesh

New Delhi : Asserting the ruling Samajwadi Party will retain power in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday kept the doors open for an alliance with the Congress for next years assembly polls, saying the combine can win over 300 seats in the 403-member House. Talking about Congress ...

Bhopal gas leak victims recall night of horror

Bhopal : Thirty-two years of agonising existence after the infamous gas leak in Bhopal have only aggravated the pain of victims, who are still haunted by the nightmarish experience they went through on the fateful night. Latifa alias Rehman, 54, a resident of the Widow's Colony, said the night of ...

Kashmir police fight off stone throwers - peacefully

Srinagar : Police in Kashmir have started counselling stone throwers and conducting sessions to de-radicalise them, soothe their anguish and battle, rather peacefully, resilient protests that have been recurring in the valley. And counselling stone throwers is not a process of a one way ...

27 bank officials suspended for violative activities post-demonetisation

New Delhi : As many as 27 public sector bank officials were suspended and six transferred for carrying out violative activities post-demonetisation, an official statement said on Friday. "Some cases have come to notice of officials involved in carrying out transactions which were irregular and ...

Bengal targeted as Mamata slammed demonetisation: Kejriwal

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that West Bengal was targeted by the central government as its Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dared to slam demonetisation. "West Bengal is being targeted because Mamtadi dared to speak against demonetisation," Kejriwal tweeted. Later, ...

In democracy, people hit back when hurt, says Akhilesh

New Delhi : Contending the Narendra Modi governments move to demonetise higher value currency notes has failed to address core issues of black money, corruption and counterfeiting, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said that in democracy, people hit back at the government when ...

More women reporting cases of sexual harassment: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi : Women are coming forward in larger numbers to report cases of sexual harassment at the workplace, Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said here on Friday. As per the National Crime Records Bureau data, 57 and 119 cases of sexual harassment at the workplace were reported ...

Modi says happy over public support for demonetisation

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he was happy that people in India were "bearing temporary difficulties for long-term gain" after demonetisation. "I am happy to see that the people of India are bearing temporary difficulties for the long-term gain of the nation," Modi wrote in ...

US flag, Dow Chemical and Union Carbide logos to be torched by Bhopal gas victims on 32nd anniversary of Gas disaster

By Pervez Bari, TwoCircles.net Bhopal: On the occasion of 32nd anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy, the world's worst industrial catastrophe, the flag of United States of America, , and the logos of two Corporations: Dow Chemical and Union Carbide, would be torched by the victims, survivors of the ...

Land registration hit hard in Bihar after Nov 8

By Imran Khan Patna : Sambhu Prasad Singh, a deed writer, is worried as registration rates for plots of land and flats in Bihar have fallen drastically after the demonetisation on November 8. There are 124 registry offices across Bihar. At the Patna registry office both flat and shop registrations ...

It's journalists' interpretation if they feel threatened by my tweet: BJP leader

New Delhi : Amit Malviya, head of the Bharatiya Janata Party's Information Technology unit, said that he had not meant to warn journalists about "defaming" politicians. "But if some people see this as a warning, it is their interpretation," Malviya, who heads the battery of workers involved in ...

Tribal students confined to hostels during Jharkhand shutdown

Ranchi : Tribal students were on Friday confined to their hostels in Jharkhand to prevent them from taking part in the shutdown called by tribal organisations to protest the amendments to the two state land acts. Security forces have been deployed outside the tribal students' hostels in Ranchi, ...

Eight Shia leaders served notice for delay in Lucknow Chehallum processions

By Faisal Fareed, TwoCircles.net Taking strong note of delay in procession of Chehallum, Lucknow district administration has served notice to eight Shia clerics seeking reply for the delay which violated the conditions of the agreement for the procession. The administration has given them one week's ...

Mother of Faisal, the convert who was killed in Kerala, accepts Islam

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter Two weeks after her son's brutal murder, Meenakshi, mother of Faisal, has adopted Islam and taken a new name, Jameela. Faisal P, alias Aneesh Kumar, son of Ananthan Nair, of Kodinhi, was found dead by the roadside at about 4 am by local residents. He was brutally ...

Ramdev not keen to wed his niece to Lalu's son

Patna : Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday refuted reports that he was keen on his niece marring RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son, Tej Pratap Yadav, who is the Bihar health minister. "It is nothing but a gossip spread by a section of the media," Ramdev told reporters after meeting Lalu at his official ...

Bengal targeted as Mamata slammed demonetisation: Kejriwal

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that West Bengal was targeted by the Centre as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dared to slam the demonetisation. "West Bengal is being targeted because Mamtadi dared to speak against demonetisation," Kejriwal tweeted. "Mamtadi, keep up ...

More proof that irony rules the universe

By Nury Vittachi I think all journalists should end every report with IDK THO LOL so people can't sue them in case all their facts are wrong. Clever, no? Legal matters are on my mind thanks to news reports sent in by readers. First up, police officers in India were thrilled to have tracked down and ...

Ex-MLA Shokeen sent to police custody till December 6

New Delhi : A court here on Thursday sent, to five days police custody, former Delhi legislator Rambeer Shokeen who was arrested under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act for allegedly running an organised crime syndicate. Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Pandit allowed Delhi ...

BJP hits out at Congress over hacking allegations

New Delhi : The BJP on Thursday hit out at Congress for raising fingers at it for the hacking of Twitter accounts of the party and Vice President Rahul Gandhi. "The allegations on BJP for hacking of Twitter accounts of Congress and Rahul Gandhi are baseless, misleading and laughable. Accusing BJP ...

HRD Ministry bats for cashless education campus

New Delhi : Emphasising that technology can be leveraged to bring financial digital literacy and a step forward toward digital economy, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday appealed to higher education institutes to develop cashless campuses. Launching the Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan ...

'Note scam by Kejriwal government is first post demonetisation scam'

New Delhi : Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party using the Delhi Transport Corporation to exchange Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes is the first established post demonetisation scam, BJP Delhi unit President Manoj Tiwari said on Thursday. The allegation came after the DTC deposited Rs 3 crore revenue, most ...

Mamata laments lack of cash, claims discrimination

Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the central government of discrimination in cash disbursement among different states and demanded the RBI reveal detailed figures of different denomination of currency notes that are being distributed. "There is total ...

We sing to celebrate the agenda of equality and dignity: Yalgar Cultural Group

Text and video by Shiva Thorat, TwoCircles.net Mumbai: Yalgar cultural group , an association which propagates Ambedkarite ideas, performed at the KCA Hall in Bandra, Mumbai on November 27 as part of the 'Morche Par Kavi', an initiative to bring poetry among the masses. Unlike other musical groups ...

Demonetisation has not violated anyone's fundamental right, government tells SC

New Delhi : The central government on Thursday said that its decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes did not violate the fundamental rights of the people as it has only imposed "reasonable restrictions" in pursuance to its objective of eliminating black money and counterfeit ...