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CPI says yet to receive proposal on alliance with Congress

Kolkata: The Communist Party of India was yet to receive any proposal from the CPI-Marxist regarding any tie-up with the Congress for the upcoming West Bengal assembly polls, a senior CPI leader said on Sunday. Gurudas Dasgupta, a former CPI parliamentarian, said the matter was yet to be discussed ...

Bihar university proctor held for Maoist links, released

Patna: A proctor of a Bihar university was arrested on Sunday for alleged links with Maoists and two suspected guerrillas apprehended from the varsity hostel in Bhagalpur but all three were later released, police said. Professor Vilakhjhan Ravidas, proctor of Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur university in ...

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka 2-1 in women's football

Shillong: Fourteen-year-old striker Srimoti Krishnarani Sarkar was the star at the women's football event in South Asian Games as she scored a brace to help Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka 2-1 here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday. Sarkar scored both the goals in the second half of the match ...

Form government or break with BJP, Omar tells PDP

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir's former state chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday asked the PDP to form an elected government in the state or have the courage to break its alliance with the BJP. Speaking to media on the sidelines of a National Conference function in Nagrota area here, Abdullah said: ...

Bihar university proctor held for Maoist links

Patna: A proctor of a Bihar university was arrested on Sunday for alleged links with Maoists and two suspected guerrillas apprehended from the varsity hostel in Bhagalpur, police said. Professor Vilakhjhan Ravidas, proctor of Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur university in Bhagalpur, however denied any links ...

Azam's remarks attempt to hide state government's failures: BJP

New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday rubbished Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan's claims that mafia don Dawood Ibrahim was present at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Lahore last December, terming them an attempt to hide his government's failures. ...

Without Aligarh, India Wouldn't Be Same Again

By Aijaz Zaka Syed It is said that in his quest to establish a world-class university for Muslims, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan would stop at nothing. Like all men possessed, he lived, talked and thought about his dream until he realized it. Having invested everything he had in his life mission, he went ...

Quill Foundation offers Scholarships to under privileged for doing law

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter, New Delhi: Quill Foundation, a research and advocacy group has decided to provide scholarships for young members from the society who are academically meritorious, financially weak but are interested in doing law and are also engaging with community issues. However, ...

हाशिम अंसारी के मौत की अफ़वाह, हालत में पहले से सुधार

TwoCircles.net News Desk पिछले 67 सालों से बाबरी मस्जिद मामले की पैरवी कर रहे मुख्य मुद्दई हाशिम अंसारी की मौत की अफ़वाह सोशल ...

10 terrorists shot in two weeks in J&K: Army

Jammu: Security forces killed 10 separatist guerrillas in Kashmir in the last two weeks while ensuring there was no civilian casualty in different operations, the army said on Sunday. "Undeterred by inhospitable weather conditions, the army and the state police have upped the ante in their ...

Indian, Chinese armies hold joint tactical exercise in Ladakh

Jammu: The Indian and Chinese armies have held their first joint tactical exercise in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior defence official said on Sunday. "The first joint tactical exercise between the border troops of both the countries was conducted in the Chushul-Moldo area on ...

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 Muslim Council of Britain hopes Sunday's open day will show unity in "a tense time for faith communities", BBC reported. The Visit My Mosque Day ...

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 security front. The ghazal maestro arrived in the Uttar Pradesh late on Saturday. He is here after a gap of four months. Officials said elaborate security ...

Tension rises in Manipur following attacks on Kuki youths

Imphal: Manipur Police beefed up security measures on Sunday as Kuki organisations condemned the "unprovoked" gun attack on February 3 on Kukis in Molnom villagers near Pallel town along National Highway 2. Several shots were fired at the terrified villagers in Molnom. One youth, Lunkhogin Haokip, ...

How TRS captured Hyderabad

Hyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi was widely expected to unfurl its flag on the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation . But the scale of victory it scored was something which even its leaders had not anticipated. Winning 99 seats in the 150-member municipal body was no mean achievement for ...

TRS polled over 43 percent votes in Hyderabad civic polls

Hyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi polled 43.85 percent votes to win a record 99 seats in the 150-member Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. Contesting all divisions on its own, Telangana's ruling party secured 14,68,618 votes out of 33,49,379 polled. In the elections held on Tuesday, ...

Dilution of minority status of AMU and Jamia is an assault on democratic pluralism and social inclusion: WPI

By TCN News, New Delhi: The national seminar organized by the Welfare Party of India at Indian Law Institute here has expressed deep resentment and dismay over the stand taken by the Modi government in the Supreme Court in case of awarding minority status to the prestigious Aligarh Muslim ...

Muslims petition MP High Court for peaceful Friday in Dhar as Feb 12 coincides with Basant Panchami

By Pervez Bari, TwoCircles.net, Bhopal : Fearing communal flare-up, Muslim residents from Dhar town have petition Madhya Pradesh High Court to ensure they are not prevented from offering weekly Friday prayer at the Bhojshala-Kamal Maula Masjid on February 12 as it coincides with Hindu Festival – ...

Azam says Modi met Dawood in Lahore; government terms it baseless

Lucknow/New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Saturday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met underworld don Dawood Ibrahim at the residence of his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Lahore in December last year. The government termed it as baseless, unfounded and totally ...

Half-widowed at 23, Rafiqa Mushtaq fights government, in-laws to ensure property rights for her children

In the third of the five personal stories of half widows, Raqib Hameed Naik narrates the story of Rafiqa Mushtaq. Read Part-I here: Armed with a pictures that tell a thousand words: The protestors of Pratap Park Read Part-II here: The half widows of Kashmir: A story of endless wait and hardships ...

क्या आबिदा की ज़िन्दगी में सुकून लौट पाएगा?

Saleem Ansari for TwoCircles.net मुज़फ़्फ़रनगर : 40 साल की आबिदा ने अपनी पूरी ज़िन्दगी में स्कूल का कभी मुंह तक नहीं देखा. अनपढ़ मोमिन से ...

SC allows Jamiat-e-Ulema to intervene in rights of Muslim women matter

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday permitted an intervention application by the Jamiat-e-Ulema-Hind contending that Muslim personal law was protected by the right to freedom of religion guaranteed under constitution and there was sufficient protection for women's rights under it. A bench of ...

BJP continues attack on Mamata over crime against women

Kolkata : Continuing its attack on the Mamata Banerjee government over crime against women, the BJP on Friday claimed the situation in the Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal was "sad and frightening". Targeting the Banerjee government ahead of the assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party's women ...

नीतिश सरकार अपने निज़ाम को कलंकित होने से बचाएं –भाकपा

TwoCircles News Desk पटना : ख़बर है कि विगत 28 जनवरी, 2016 को खगडि़या ज़िले के राहुलनगर दमहा गांव में बसे महादलित परिवारों के घरों पर ...

'आईएस के नाम पर बेगुनाहों को पकड़ने का खेल खेल रही है सरकार' –रिहाई मंच

TwoCircles.net News Desk लखनऊ : रिहाई मंच ने आतंकवाद के नाम पर बरी हुए बेगुनाहों की रिहाई और बरी हुए बेगुनाहों को मुआवजा दिए जाने के ...

Higher train speed, axle load main challenges for railway: Minister

New Delhi : The increase in speeds of trains and safely operating higher axle loads on existing networks are the major challenges facing railway engineers, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Kumar Sinha said on Friday. "There are areas where we need to improve. The increase in speeds of trains and ...

Undertrial prisoners should not suffer because of poverty, says SC

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday said undertrial prisoners who are not accused of non-bailable offences should be released at the earliest and those faced with distressed financial conditions should not suffer incarceration just on account of it. "...the undertrial prisoners are released at ...

Politician shot dead in Patna

Patna : A politician was shot dead and his wife and another woman seriously injured by some people here on Friday, the police said. Brijnathi Singh was shot dead near Kachchi Dargah in older part of the city by unidentified criminals, a district police official said. Singh's wife was seriously ...

BJP destroying pro-poor policies launched by Congress: Rahul

New Delhi : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for giving excuses on various issues and charged the BJP with "destroying" all the pro-poor policies initiated by his party. "We have been attacking the government for being anti-poor, ...

Jung offers civic bodies Rs.300 crore loan, seeks end to strike

New Delhi : Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday offered a loan of Rs.300 crore to two municipal corporations for payment of the salaries of its workers and urged the striking employees to end their strike. The move came after a delegation of Aam Aadmi Party legislators met Jung and urged him to ...

Celebrate Netaji's life instead of worrying about his disappearance: Benegal

Kolkata : Hailing Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's contribution towards the independence movement, noted filmmaker Shyam Benegal on Friday laid stress on celebrating the leader's life instead of worrying on conjectures about his disappearance. Participating in a panel discussion on Netaji's mysterious ...

TRS heading for massive win in Greater Hyderabad polls

Hyderabad : The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi was heading for a huge win in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections as early results and trends indicated on Friday. The party had won 20 seats and was leading in 34 other divisions in 150-member municipal body. The Majlis-e-Ittehadul ...

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 from Minnesota as a 'Champion of Human Rights,' at the India Republic Day celebration held in Minneapolis on the first weekend after ...

आतंकवाद के आरोप में गिरफ़्तार इक़बाल आठ साल बाद बाईज़्ज़त बरी

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter लखनऊ : आज से आठ साल पहले दिल्ली क्राईम ब्रांच ने 21 मई 2008 को नई दिल्ली रेलवे स्टेशन के क़रीब से हूजी के जिस ...

Kerala governor asks opposition to behave, Left MLAs walk out

Thiruvananthapuram : The Left opposition on Friday walked out of the Kerala assembly ahead of Governor P. Sathasivam's customary address, but not before the latter had asked the protesting members to behave or leave the house. As Sathasivam stood up to read out his address on the opening day of the ...

Close shave for passengers as train derails near Vellore

Chennai : It was a narrow escape for the passengers of the Bengaluru-bound Kanyakumari-Bangalore City Express after four of its coaches derailed in Vellore district, around 170 km from here, the Southern Railway said. There were conflicting reports about the number of passengers injured in the ...

Tracing Unpatriotic Patriots

By Sadiq Zafar for TwoCircles.net, Today in contemporary India, a sizeable population of intellectuals is busy in discussing issues related to the princely states existing before the invasion of imperial forces in the 19th century. And the argument goes further to branding some as patriots and ...

Over 40 injured as train derails near Vellore

Chennai : More than 40 passengers of the Bengaluru-bound Kanyakumari-Bangalore City Express were injured after its four coaches derailed in Vellore district, around 170 km from here, according to reports. The Southern Railway in a statement said the coaches derailed at 4.15 a.m. between ...

Mohammed Ali Shihab: An inspiring journey from orphanage to UPSC

By Shafeeq Hudawi, TwoCircles.net, What is your strength, Ali?' asked the discerning panel during the interview round of the UPSC exams in 2011. The answer would change the life of Mohammed Ali Shihab forever. I come from a remote village in Kerala's Malappuram district and I was brought up in an ...

Indian woman rescued in Germany reaches Delhi

New Delhi : Gurpreet, the Indian woman who was rescued from a refugee camp in Germany along with her eight-year-old daughter, reached New Delhi on Thursday, the external affairs ministry said. Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said at a media briefing here that she returned on an emergency certificate ...

मीडिया की 'मोदी-भक्ति': कांग्रेस के 'सफ़ाया' के लिए ओवैसी का लिया सहारा!

Afroz Alam Sahil, TwoCircles.net आज के डिटीजल दुनिया में यदि 'मैग्गी जर्नलिज़्म' का उदाहरण देखना है तो अकबरूद्दीन ओवैसी के बयान पर ...

Karnataka mops up Rs.1.33 lakh crore at investors' meet

Bengaluru: In contrast to its high expectations, Karnataka has managed to get only Rs.1.33 lakh crore of investments at the fourth edition of its global investors meet , a state minister said on Thursday. "We have signed 121 agreements and expression of interest to the tune of Rs.1.33 lakh crore at ...

NIA officials quizzing Goa terror suspect: CM

Panaji: A team of NIA officials were in Goa to quiz a 44-year-old Uttarakhand resident, who was detained and subsequently arrested by the Goa Anti-Terror Squad for his suspicious activities at the Vasco railway station, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Thursday. "The person has been sent to ...

Storm over CBI permission to prosecute Ashok Chavan

Mumbai: Maharashtra's ruling BJP and the opposition Congress and the NCP engaged in a verbal duel after Governor C.V. Rao gave the green signal to the CBI to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh Society scam on Thursday. While Chavan, who is the state Congress president, cried ...

IMRC to provide monthly ration to 1,500 poor and elderly women in Hyderabad

By TCN News Hyderabad: US-based Indian Muslim Relief and Charities , in collaboration with their Hyderabad-based sister organisation Sahayata Trust, have launched a programme to help poor and elderly women in Hyderabad in Hyderabad by providing them rations every month. Under the program called ...

Advocacy group set up in Kashmir to educate people about Islamic Banking

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Srinagar: Mehboob Makhdoomi, an expert on Islamic Banking and alumnus of Harvard and Pennsylvania University, has teamed up with like-minded Kashmiri youth to launch Islamic Banking Kashmir , an awareness, research and advocacy group dedicated to making Kashmiri ...

UP to help poor students prepare for IIT entrance

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government is working on an action plan to facilitate financial assistance and other help to meritorious students of classes 10 and 12 who do not have enough resources to take the IIT entrance exams, an official said on Thursday. This follows a directive by Chief Minister ...

India concerned over Hafiz Saeed's comments

New Delhi: India on Thursday expressed concern over Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Saeed's threat that more attacks will be carried out after the cross-border terror attack on the Pathankot airbase last month. It should be a matter of grave concern to everyone that people like Hafiz Saeed and his ...

11 get death penalty for killing Bengal woman

Kolkata: A West Bengal court on Thursday awarded death penalty to 11 people convicted of murdering a woman over a land dispute in Nadia district. The Nadia district court sentenced to death the 11 people who had shot dead Aparna Bag during her attempt to prevent them from grabbing land in Joyghata ...

आज भी ख़ौफ़ज़दा है आज़मगढ़ का संजरपुर

Afroz Alam Sahil, TwoCircles.net आज़मगढ़ के संजरपुर में घुसते हुए कहीं से भी नहीं लगता कि यह अलग गांव है. वैसे ही चौड़ी सड़कें, लहलहाती ...