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'Implement Forest Rights Act 2006 in Himachal'

Shimla : Successive governments in Himachal Pradesh have failed to notify and implement the Forest Rights Act 2006 and have allowed the rights of forest dwellers to get eroded, rights campaigner Rajeshwar Negi has said. Negi, chairman of the Social Welfare Council of India, told IANS that the ...

Vitthal Umap: A versatile folk artist who will be remembered for his enthusiasm

By Shiva Thorat, Twocircles.net 'Rasik Maybapa tula bhetav jata jata ani evadhach sangav gata gata maj maran yav majh gan marananhi eikav' he said in an interview in a local newspaper Vitthal Gangaram Umap was born on July 15, 1931 at Naygaon, Mumbai. He was from a Matang caste and came from a poor ...

DCW chief booked for naming Dalit rape victim

New Delhi : The Delhi Police on Tuesday registered a case against Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal for allegedly revealing the identity of a 14-year-old Dalit rape victim. The victim, who was brutally raped in north Delhi's Burari, died on Sunday at a Delhi hospital after being forced ...

First Haj flight from Uttar Pradesh to take off on August 10

Lucknow : The first flight from Uttar Pradesh for Haj this year will take off on August 10, officials said on Tuesday. The flights will continue till August 21. Every day three flights will take off from the state carrying 300 passengers each, district magistrate Raj Shekhar said while reviewing the ...

Nocturnal protests give sleepless night in south Kashmir

By Aadil Mir Anantnag : Nocturnal protests broke out in parts of south Kashmir on Monday night as thousands of angry men and women rallied against civilian killings by security forces during the current unrest in the valley. Witnesses and officials said the fresh protests in Anantnag town, some 50 ...

Swamy wants discussion on Mahatma Gandhi killing

New Delhi : BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday demanded a discussion on Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, saying no autopsy was conducted on the body. Raising the issue in the Rajya Sabha amid protests from the Congress, Swamy said this must be debated as "parliamentarians" were making comments ...

RJD won't contest UP assembly polls

Patna : RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday said his party won't contest the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and hinted he may support the ruling Samajwadi Party. "The RJD will not contest the Uttar Pradesh elections next year," Lalu Prasad told the media here. His remarks came ahead of Bihar Chief ...

Jharkhand RS polls were manipulated: JMM member

New Delhi : Jharkhand's "ruling party" used money power and other unfair means to win the June 11 Rajya Sabha elections in the state, JMM member Sanjiv Kumar said on Tuesday in the upper house of parliament. He was supported in his assertion by Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad of the Congress, ...

Mobile internet services restored in Jammu

Jammu : Mobile internet services were restored in Jammu region after 16 days on Tuesday, officials said. "The divisional administration reviewed the suspension of mobile Internet services in the Jammu region yesterday and it was decided to restore the same from midnight," a senior police officer ...

Thousands march in Kashmir's Achabal town to protest arrest of youth

By Aadil Mir Srinagar : Violent protests broke out in Anantnag town on Monday night with an official building set on fire by protesters, while in nearby Achabal town thousands surrounded a police station late in the night to protest the arrest and beating up of four youth, including three teens. ...

Dr Reddy's award post SSC scholarships to 250 students

Hyderabad : Pharma major Dr. Reddy's Laboratories on Monday presented scholarship to 250 students of government-run schools in Telangana for the academic year 2015-2016. The scholarships were awarded to those students of 22 Zilla Parishad High Schools who completed their Secondary School Examination ...

Gujarat policeman booked for Dalit's murder, beaten up

Surat : The Surat police on Monday booked its own Sub-Inspector N.S. Patel on charge of murdering a 25-year-old Dalit man, who died under mysterious circumstances. Mahendra Makwana was reportedly picked up by a police team during a raid at a gambling den in the city's Dabholi area. Police claimed ...

Seven sentenced to life imprisonment in 2002 Gujarat riot case

Ahmedabad :The Gujarat High Court on Monday sentenced seven persons to life imprisonment for killing three persons during the 2002 riots. Largescale violence had erupted in the state a day after a coach of the Sabarmati Express train was set on fire on February 27, 2002 killing 59 people. During the ...

'27 साल यूपी बेहाल' के नारे के साथ कांग्रेस कितनी सफल है?

सिद्धान्त मोहन, TwoCircles.net वाराणसी: उत्तर प्रदेश में आगामी विधानसभा चुनावों के मद्देनज़र कांग्रेस ने तीन दिनों पहले '27 ...

Civil society adopts 7 point resolution over Liberty and Fraternity in the Constitution: A Review'

By TCN News, New Delhi: Many social activists, academicians, researchers and prominent citizens took part in a discussion on Liberty and Fraternity in the Constitution: A Review' organized by Institute of Objective Studies at Nehru House, Jamia Millia Islamia in association with the Democratic ...

नशे की हालत में बीजेपी नेता ने गाय को मारी टक्कर, गिरफ़्तार

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter बेतिया : बिहार में पूर्ण शराबबंदी के बावजूद यहां भारतीय जनता पार्टी के ज़िला मंत्री भाष्कर मणि मिश्र ...

From the complaining eyes of Azamgarh

By Sadiq Zafar for TwoCircles.net, Azamgarh has been the land of oriental learning since the colonial times and a center of religious excellence in the eastern part of the then United Province and the present Uttar Pradesh. Allama Shibli Nomani established an institute to facilitate research and to ...

In Amul town, Dalits drink milk to protest

Ahmedabad : The protests by Dalits over the July 11 flogging of Dalit boys in Una by self-styled cow protection vigilantes continued for the second week on Monday, but unlike several places where youth tried to commit suicide to express their anger, they found a unique way of protest in India's milk ...

Modi government committed to OBC reservation, say Rajnath, Ananth Kumar

New Delhi : The Narendra Modi government on Monday asserted that it is committed to reservation for Other Backward Class with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh clarifying that the notice to selected UPSC candidates to indicate about "creamy layer" is an old practice and is done only to "avoid ...

Naqvi accuses Congress of blocking afforestation bill

New Delhi : Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday accused the Congress of blocking the CAMPA Bill and said it has obstructed works related to the nation's development and reforms due to its negative approach and feudal mindset'. The CAMPA Bill seeks to create a ...

Majority of citizens want regulatory body for monitoring school fees

New Delhi : As many as 81 per cent of the citizens want a regulatory body to monitor school fee hikes by the Central Board of Secondary Education as well as the state boards, a survey has found. According to the survey conducted by LocalCircles, a social networking site, the respondents believe that ...

TMC MP likens Mamata to Mother Teresa, Goddess Saraswati

New Delhi : Trinamool Congress MP Idris Ali likened party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Mother Teresa and Hindu Goddess Saraswati in the Lok Sabha here on Monday. Idris Ali, who recently hit the headlines for defending televangelist Zakir Naik, said, "I am deeply grateful ...

Delhi court extends AAP MLA's police custody by one day

New Delhi : A court here on Monday extended by one day the police custody of Aam Aadmi Party legislator Amanatullah Khan, arrested on the charge of threatening a woman. Metropolitan Magistrate Sheetal Chaudhary extended the police remand after the Delhi Police sought his two-day custody. The police ...

Raman Singh breaks Modi's record to be longest serving BJP CM

Raipur : Having completed 12 years and 230 days on Monday at the helm of the Chhattisgarh government, Raman Singh has surpassed Narendra Modi to become the 11th longest serving chief minister in the country. Raman Singh, 63, has broken Modi's record as the chief minister of Gujarat from October 7, ...

Indian Americans demand CBI inquiry into atrocities against Dalits and Muslims under the pretext of cow protection

By TCN News, The Indian American Muslim Council, an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India's pluralist and tolerant ethos today joined millions of Indians and people of conscience across the world, in expressing outrage over the ongoing atrocities against Dalits and minorities by "cow ...

'पंजाब में अमन, शांति व भाईचारा भंग नहीं होने देंगे'

TCN News लुधियाना : लुधियाना में मुस्लिम ट्रक ड्राइवरों के साथ हुई बदसलूकी व फगवाड़ा में हुई साम्प्रदायिक घटना की ...

AAP to move Delhi HC against arrests of party MLAs

New Delhi : Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of calling Punjab Police to arrest a party legislator in a Quran desecration case, the AAP on Monday said it will move the Delhi High Court against the arrest of its legislators in "false" cases. The Aam Aadmi Party also accused the Centre of using ...

Indian media's code of silence on Kashmir

By Aijaz Zaka Syed for TwoCircles.net The Indian media boasts an illustrious history. Born under the British rule, it quickly mastered the rules of the game, working around the stiff curbs and acute sensitivities of colonial masters. If the Independence movement saw popular newspapers provide ...

Can Muslims be cowards or depressed?

By Mansoor Durrani for Twocircles.net Internal strife. Shootings in the US. Bomb blasts in Europe. Middle East in blaze. Media terrorism in India – yes anything that harms us mentally is also a kind of terrorism. Islam and Muslims are in the line of fire. Everywhere. In this background many ...

NEET examinees complain of bad treatment, discrimination

New Delhi : Several students who appeared here on Sunday in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test complained they were treated badly by the invigilators -- some of the male examinees were told to take off their shirts. Some of them said they also faced "religious discrimination" by being asked to ...

Extortion case against JD-U legislator in Bihar

Patna : A case of extortion was lodged against Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United legislator Shyam Bahadur Singh on Monday, police said. Two doctors - Vikram Singh Chouhan and Nawan Kishor Pandey - in Siwan district have alleged that the legislator demanded Rs 20 lakh from them. In their complaint, ...

Separatists defy curfew for south Kashmir march, detained

Srinagar : Separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq were taken into preventive custody on Monday after defying prohibitory orders as authorities enforced a strict curfew in the restive Kashmir Valley to foil a protest march to Anantnag. Geelani, who has been in detention at ...

NIA to investigate IS suspect held in Bengal

Kolkata : The National Investigation Agency is formally taking over the probe of suspected IS operative Mohammad Masiuddin who was arrested by the West Bengal CID earlier in the month. Masiuddin, alias Musa, was nabbed by CID on July 4 from a train in Burdwan and his subsequent interrogation ...

Una assault lifts lid on atrocities on Dalits in Gujarat

By Darshan Desai Ahmedabad : The brutal thrashing of four Dalit youths by self-styled cow protection vigilantes is no isolated incident in Gujarat. As many as 409 incidents of atrocities on Dalits were reported till April this year. And it took the July 11 Una incident and the national outrage it ...

Shutdown in Telangana, opposition leaders held

Hyderabad : Police on Monday rounded up leaders of opposition parties heading to Telangana's Medak district to express solidarity against the Mallanna Sagar irrigation project. Congress leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha, Telangana Joint Action Committee chairman M. ...

AAP blames Modi government for action against Mann

New Delhi : AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Monday blamed the central government for initiating a probe against its MP Bhagwant Mann for alleged breach of parliament's security. "The suspension of Mann from Parliament till August 3 by Modi government is like strangling the common man in a democracy," the ...

Communication with BJP broken: Uddhav

Mumbai : Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Monday admitted to a virtual breakdown in communication with the Bharatiya Janata Party's national leadership. He attributed this mainly to a "generational shift" in the BJP -- with which the Sena is allied both in the central and Maharashtra ...

A list of all Minority schemes run by the Central Government

By Afroz Alam Sahil Ten years ago, the Sachar Committee Report on the social, economic, and educational conditions of the Muslim community of India was made public. Although a number of the recommendations were never implemented, nevertheless, according to the Minority affairs minister , Mukhtar ...

For Kashmiri youth, the stone is not an option: it is an outlet

By Bilal A Malik for Twocircles.net The Kashmir issue has crossed decades of violence and unrest. It has, unfortunately, become one of the Asia's, longest and bloodiest conflicts today. Since 1947, when India and Pakistan divided their borders on the basis of two-nation theory, the final political ...

हिंसा और गुंडागर्दी का आधार बन रही है 'पवित्र गाय'

आसिफ़ इक़बाल हम सब जानते हैं कि भाजपा और संघ के तीन मुख्य मुद्दे हैं: राम मंदिर, धारा 370 और कॉमन सिविल कोड. लेकिन चूंकि ...

कश्मीर: कर्फ्यू में पिट रही हैं रोज़ की ज़रूरतें

फहमिना हुसैन, TwoCircles.net श्रीनगर: भारत में कोई मसला कितना भी गंभीर हो, वह हफ्ते या दस दिन से ज्यादा वक़्त तक सुर्ख़ियों में ...

Curfew in south Kashmir to prevent separatist called march

Srinagar : Authorities on Monday imposed curfew in four south Kashmir districts to prevent a separatists called protest march. Police said strict curfew will remain in Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts while restrictions will continue in parts of Srinagar, Kupwara, Sopore and ...

Swachh Bharat, Skill India 'transformative' schemes: President

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday hailed the Narendra Modi government's initiatives like Digital India, Swachh Bharat and Skill India as "transformative in nature". "President of India President Mukherjee believes these programmes are transformative in nature and their successful ...

भारत में फ़्लू जैसी मामूली बीमारी से मर रही हैं गर्भवती महिलाएं

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net श्रीनगर/दिल्ली: भारत में संयुक्त राष्ट्र संघ और यूनीसेफ के दिशानिर्देशों को आधार बनाकर मां ...

Congress attacks Odisha government over killings of tribals

Bhubaneswar : The Congress party on Sunday attacked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the "killing of innocent tribal people in the name of Maoists" in the state. "Five tribals and Dalits were killed by security personnel in Kandhamal district. But, there was no word from Naveen Patnaik over ...

Telangana seeks increase in Haj quota

Hyderabad : Telangana has urged the central government to increase the Haj quota for the state in view of the increased demand. Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali has written a letter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, requesting her to allow more number of Haj pilgrims from the ...

Talk to 'voices of dissent' in Kashmir, CPI-M tells Rajnath

Srinagar : CPI-M leader Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami on Sunday urged the central government to open an "unconditional dialogue" with all the stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir, "particularly the voices of dissent", to bring peace in the violence-ravaged state. The lone Communist lawmaker in the state ...

Kashmir needs political solution, Omar tells Rajnath

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir needs a political solution and not economic packages, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah told Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Sunday. On the second and last day of his visit amid unrest that has left over 45 people dead in the Kashmir Valley, Rajnath Singh chaired a ...

AAP MLA held for threatening woman, AAP rubbishes charge

New Delhi : Police on Sunday arrested AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan on charges of threatening a woman but Delhi's ruling party rubbished the "spurious charge". Additional Commissioner of Police Rajeev Ranjan told IANS that Khan was arrested after the woman alleged he was threatening her and also ...

AAP has 'anti-women character', alleges BJP

New Delhi : The Bhartiya Janata Party on Sunday attacked the Aam Aadmi Party , accusing it of having "anti-women character" after its Okhla legislator Amanatullah Khan was arrested for threatening a woman. "This party has anti-women character and is filled with criminal minded people who don't ...