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DMK and AIADMK corrupt, vote for BJP: Amit Shah

Chennai : BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday accused the AIADMK and the DMK of being corrupt and urged Tamil Nadu's electorate to vote for his party in the assembly elections. Addressing an election rally at Pattukottai in Thanjavur district, Shah also accused the Tamil Nadu government of taking ...

HC flags Delhi government on beef consumption

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Delhi government on a Public Interest Litigation seeking quashing of certain provisions of the Delhi Agricultural Cattle Preservation Act which criminalises possession and consumption of beef in the national capital. A division ...

38 wounds on murdered woman's body, police profile suspect

Perumbavoor : A poor Dalit woman whose brutal murder has shocked Kerala had 38 wounds on her body, her autopsy revealed, as police said on Wednesday their probe was on the right track. The report by the Alappuzha Medical College also said that further tests will have to be done to confirm that ...

Education New Zealand announces programmes for 35 Indian students

New Delhi : An education agency of the New Zealand government on Wednesday announced an opportunity for 35 Indian scholars to study at graduate and post-graduate levels in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, fashion and business at eight of New Zealand's top universities. Education New ...

Religious leaders give call for cleanliness revolution

Ujjain : Religious leaders at the ongoing Simhasth Kumbh here have given a call to construct toilets and ensure a cleanliness revolution in the country. Sharing the stage during a Sadbhavana Sankalp programme, the religious leaders agreed there was a need for such a revolution to ensure the country ...

Women, three daughters found dead in UP village

Lucknow : A woman and her three daughters, including an infant, were found dead at their house in Mauranva village in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Wednesday. Sarita , Monica , Mahima and infant Aastha were found dead when the door of their house was broken open after neighbours ...

As people protest in Kerala over Jisha's murder, state government tries to save itself

By Shafeeq Hudawi, TwoCircles.net Kozhikode: Over the past few days, images of hundreds of youngsters and activists protesting across Kerala demanding 'justice for Jisha' have painted an apt picture of the continuing failure of police and the government in ensuring security for the women folk in the ...

106-year-old resident gets to vote for the first time, wants electricity in his village

By Zaidul Haque, TwoCircles.net Kolkata/Coochbehar: The recent elections in West Bengal has seen thousands of youth vote for the first time, but for one person in the Coochbehar district of West Bengal, the moment has been worth the wait. Asgar Ali is a 106-year-old resident of Mashaldanga village ...

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 centre remains miles behind its dreams of being a full-fledged university. With elections less than a fortnight away in Kerala, the centre is ...

Noted scholar Professor Asloob Ansari passes away

By TCN News Aligarh: Professor Asloob Ahmad Ansari, a noted scholar, critic, educationist and a retired professor of the Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University, passed away today at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. Professor Ansari, 91, is survived by two daughters. A man of distinct ...

उत्तराखंड में राष्ट्रपति शासन हटाने का आदेश देने वाले चीफ जस्टिस का तबादला

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter नई दिल्ली: उत्तराखंड में व्याप्त राजनीतिक संकट के बीच केंद्र सरकार द्वारा राष्ट्रपति शासन लगाए जाने ...

Government asked to frame national policy on food processing

New Delhi : A parliamentary panel has directed the government to frame a national policy on food processing at the earliest and recommended the committee should be briefed about the progress made in that direction. "The committee would like the ministry to expedite the process of consultation with ...

Telangana urges centre to help migrants in Saudi firm

Hyderabad : The Telangana government has requested the central government to come to the rescue of migrant workers from the state working in Saudi Arabia with the Bin Laden Group of companies where large-scale retrenchments have been made. NRI Affairs Minister K. T. Rama Rao has written a letter to ...

तो क्या भारत में प्रतिबंधित होगा वाट्सऐप?

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter नई दिल्ली: दुनिया की सबसे बड़ी मैसेजिंग सर्विस वाट्सऐप पर प्रतिबन्ध लगाने के लिए कल सुप्रीम कोर्ट में ...

Brandeis University's conference on Caste discussed contemporary issues

By Anusha Chaitanya for TwoCircles.net The three-day conference on Caste, Inequality and Economic Growth in South-Asia: Challenges of Tradition and Modernity was organized at Brandeis University from April 29t to May 1, 2016 chaired by professors Rajesh Sampath, Laurence Simon and Sukhadeo Thorat. ...

Azad asks about status of health schemes launched by UPA

New Delhi : Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday sought to know from Health Minister J.P. Nadda the status of all the health schemes started during the United Progressive Alliance rule, including initiatives for mother and child and free drugs. Speaking in the Rajya ...

NHRC notice to Kerala over Dalit student's rape, murder

New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued a notice to the Kerala government over the alleged rape and murder of a Dalit law student. Taking suo motu cognizance of the sordid episode, the commission said: "The crime is so spine-chilling and gruesome that words fall short and ...

'Book Maharashtra ATS men for implicating innocents in terror cases'

Mumbai : The Jamiat Ulama-e-Maharashtra on Tuesday demanded action against officials of the state Anti Terrorism Squad for "falsely implicating" innocent Muslim youths in various terror cases. JUeM legal cell secretary Gulzar Azmi said the ATS had probed the Aurangabad arms haul, the 7/11 Mumbai ...

Kanhaiya's Bihar visit funded by liquor mafia: BJP

Patna : The BJP on Tuesday alleged that JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar's visit to Bihar was funded by the state's liquor mafia. "Kanhaiya Kumar's visit to Bihar was funded by the liquor mafia," former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi told the media here. Modi said the organisers had no ...

How to explain these unsystematic investigation?

By Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam for TwoCircles.net, Recently there was a talk about how people have been killed in fake encounters. The police have claimed that the victims were terrorists, but courts found no proof of terror against them. Yet they got no compensation. Well, the dead can't be ...

Nitish Kumar calls upon women to destroy liquor factories

Patna : Upbeat over the tremendous public response over the liquor ban in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday gave a call to women to destroy 'liquor bhattis' and said his administration will help them in it. "If women came to know about the country liquor manufacturing units, they should ...

India dismisses US watchdog report on growing religious intolerance

Washington/New Delhi : Religious freedom has been on a "negative trajectory" in India where faith-based minority groups were being subjected to growing violent threats, according to a US Congress-mandated watchdog report. The annual report by the United States Commission on International Religious ...

Saarc ministerial in Nepal to forge cooperation on migrants' rights

By Anil Giri Kathmandu : The eight-member Saarc grouping has for the first time started exploring possible areas of cooperation to ensure the rights of their migrant workers who go to the Gulf and Malaysia. The migration issue was included among the areas of cooperation during the 18th Saarc Summit ...

Irani education row: Court seeks documents from poll panel

New Delhi : A court here on Tuesday directed the Delhi State Election Commission to furnish documents filed by union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani as part of her election affidavits. Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh asked the poll panel to bring the documents filed by Irani ...

Telangana's heat wave death toll shoots up to 219

Hyderaabad : The death toll due to heat wave in Telangana shot up to 219 as 41 more deaths were reported during last 24 hours, officials said on Tuesday. As many as 23 deaths were reported from the worst-hit Nalgonda district since Monday. The district now accounts for 76 deaths in the overall toll ...

Protesting tribal students lock Manipur varsity gate

Imphal : The tribal students' union of Manipur University on Tuesday locked the main gate of the campus as part of its agitation against the reduction of reservation to 7.5 percent. The gate was later opened by security personnel at the university. There were no arrests, though police were on ...

Act against those who burnt Ambedkar's posters: Dalits

Ghaziabad : Members of the Dalit community here on Tuesday urged strict action against unidentified miscreants who burnt the posters of Bhimrao Ambedkar and former chief minister Mayawati in Murad Nagar, near here. Uttar Pradesh Shoshit Morcha's youth wing leader Rahul Kumar Jatav and his supporters ...

Will have officials hung upside down: MP minister

Guna : A 'gram sansad' meeting in this district of Madhya Pradesh saw the state's Rural Development Minister Gopal Bhargav using strong language against bureaucrats. "Agar gaon mein 24 ghante bijli nahin aai to afsaron ko ulta latka doonga. ," he said on Monday at Magrana village in Guna district. ...

'Poet Iqbal's secularism can't be confined within religious walls'

Srinagar : It has been a sinister conspiracy to confine poet Iqbal's secular glory within four walls of religion, Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Naeem Akhtar said here on Tuesday. Speaking at a function held to pay tribute to Urdu philosopher-poet Allama Iqbal, Akhtar said, "We have been ...

Food security act not available for vulnerable tribal groups: NCST head

By Rupesh Dutta New Delhi : The government's "inability" to implement the Food Security Act among the 'Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups' in India has resulted in a drop in their population, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes head Rameshwar Oraon has said. The former union minister of ...

Month after rape and killing of minor in Bihar, no action

Patna : A month after a minor daughter of a landless labourer was gang-raped and killed in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, the police seems to have made no progress in probing the case. The 17-year-old girl of Khiribandh village in Bhagalpur was gang-raped on April 3 night, allegedly by some youths ...

Non-vegetarian food banned in Lucknow varsity campus

Lucknow : Non-vegetarian food has been banned in the Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar University mess here, officials said on Tuesday. The decision was taken after "tension prevailed" in the varsity following a statement by Dalit thinker Kancha Ilayya in the Osmania university, at Hyderabad, that eating ...

Wheelchairs in 4,000 polling premises in Bengal's East Midnapore

Kolkata : The Election Commission has arranged wheelchairs in each of the 4000 'polling premises' in West Bengal's East Midnapore district where voting will be held on Thursday, an official said. 'Polling premises' refers to a polling station plus the immediately surrounding area. "This is a one of ...

Congress asks why CISF for Ramdev's park; No favour done, says government

New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday questioned the need to deploy the CISF to guard a food park belonging to Baba Ramdev at Haridwar as the government maintained that it was "no special favour" to the yoga guru or to his manufacturing unit. Answering supplementaries from Congress member Jyotiraditya ...

Lok Sabha members express concern over police suicides

New Delhi : Members, including from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party , on Tuesday expressed concern in the Lok Sabha over police personnel committing suicide. The government maintained that steps are being taken to improve the working conditions of the police, especially with regard to their ...

Murder of young woman in Kerala galvanises politics

Ernakulam : The brutal murder of a poor law student in this district last week has galvanised politics in election-bound Kerala as Chief Minister Oomen Chandy promised a thorough probe while the opposition alleged "inaction". Jisha, a 27-year-old woman, was found murdered on April 28 at her home ...

When it comes to UGC fellowships, government is high on promises, low on delivery

By Twocircles.net Staff Reporter On Facebook, a closed group with almost 13,000 members has been seeing a lot of activity off late. The members discuss a variety of subjects, but 'fellowship' is the key word that highlights almost all the important topics of discussion here. The group is called UGC ...

BJP supporting fringe Hindu groups in violence on minorities, says US govt. report

By Raqib Hameed Naik, Twocircles.net New Delhi: In a major blow to India's Secular image globally, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom annual report has categorized India as 'Tier 2 country' where religious violations engaged in or tolerated by the government are serious. The report ...

एक बड़े सामाजिक प्रश्न के जवाब में 'निल बट्टे सन्नाटा'

जावेद अनीस विदेशों में सभी परिवार घरेलू सहायक अफोर्ड नहीं कर पाते हैं क्योंकि उनकी पगार बहुत ज्यादा होती है, लेकिन ...

"जनता का पैसा उद्योगपतियों के लिए खर्च कर रही है सरकार" - कन्हैया कुमार

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter पटना : अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय मजदूर दिवस पर जेएनयू छात्रसंघ अध्यक्ष कन्हैया कुमार ने पटना के श्रीकृष्ण ...

1,203 candidates to fight for Kerala's 140 assembly seats

Thiruvananthapuram : A total of 1,203 candidates were left in the fray and will now fight for the 140 Kerala assembly seats on May 16, officials said on Monday, the last day for withdrawal of nominations. The principal fight is between the ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front and the ...

NDA to tread Ambedkar's path; favours quota in private sector

New Delhi : The government on Monday asserted that it was unequivocally committed to upholding the principles as laid down in the Constitution by the founding fathers, including B.R. Ambedkar, and said it had no problems if the private sector also gives reservation. The government is also in favour ...

103-year-old enclave dweller to voter for first time in Bengal polls

Kolkata : Asgar Ali is 103 but will vote for the first time on May 5 in the final phase of the West Bengal assembly elections when the erstwhile enclaves in the state's Cooch Behar district goes to polls. "Asgar Ali is a 103-year-old and is a first time voter from Madhya Mashaldanga enclave in ...

Over 75 percent child rehab centres in India defunct

New Delhi : Over 75 percent of 11,652 child rehabilitation centres across 21 states of India are non-functional, the labour minister informed parliament on Monday. "As per information received from various National Child Labour Project , at present there are 2,876 special training centres ...

1,200 vulnerable polling stations in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram : The Election Commission has identified around 1,200 vulnerable polling stations in Kerala, but expressed satisfaction over the way things were shaping up for the May 16 assembly elections. There will be a total of 21,000 polling booths, of which 800 would be model polling ...

ख़ामोशी से घरों में घुसता क्रूर रंगभेद

फ़हमिना हुसैन, TwoCircles.net देश में गर्मी बढ़ने के साथ-साथ टेलीविज़न पर गोरापन बढ़ाने की क्रीमों के विज्ञापन भी बढ़ गए हैं. देश ...

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 Siddiqui, Finance Minister, Bihar, ruing a missed opportunity to interact with residents of Bihar and Jharkhad residing in Doha, Qatar and a chance to perform ...

In J&K, Supreme Court's NEET order leaves students aspiring to be doctors in a quandary

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Jammu: The Supreme Court order of holding National Eligibility Entrance Test , a combined entrance test for admission to undergraduate medicine and dental courses has sent jitters across the aspiring medical students of J&K. The students were due to appear in the ...

JNU teachers to observe a day's hunger strike

New Delhi : The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers Association will observe a hunger strike on Tuesday against the university administration on various issues, including slapping fine on Kanahiya Kumar and rusticating three other students. The JNUTA called a general body meeting on April 28 and ...

`Threats of violence, political pressure among challenges to freedom of press in India'

By Prashant Sood New Delhi : There are several challenges to the freedom of the press in India, including threats of violence from vested interests and pressure from political parties, experts have said, calling for greater involvement of civil society in cases pertaining to journalists. Talking to ...