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Muslims of Osmanabad march in large numbers demanding reservation

By Imran Inamdar,

The campaign for Muslim reservation in Maharashtra continues to gain strength, with Thursday witnessing yet another awareness campaign in Osmanabad district. As many as 1.5 lakh Muslims gathered in the district and conducted a 3-kilometre silent march.

Before proceeding, the crowd rallied at Gazi maidan at 12.30 pm where eight students from different school delivered speeches on “Importance and need of Muslim reservation”.

Tejashwi downplays denial of seat to Lalu on dais at 'Prakash Utsav'

Patna : Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Friday tried to downplay the controversy over why RJD chief Lalu Prasad was not given a place on the dais beside Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at the 'Prakash Utsav' on Thursday.

At the mega event here, marking the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, Lalu Prasad was not given a place on the dais from where Modi and Nitish Kumar addressed the gathering.


In the Dangal of family politics, Akhilesh gives Mulayam a taste of his own medicine

By Faisal Fareed,

Shivpal meets Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow : In an apparent last minute attempt to end the internal war in the Samajwadi Party, party leader Shivpal Yadav on Friday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Earlier, Shivpal Yadav and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh -- the two men Akhilesh Yadav is bitterly opposed to -- were closeted with party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav at the latter's residence.

Shivpal Yadav then drove to the residence of the Chief Minister, who has revolted against his father Mulayam Singh and virtually wrested control of the state's ruling party.

In Samajwadi Party, Ramayan re-enacted but with a defiance

By Soroor Ahmed,

A new version of Ramayan is being enacted in Lucknow, about 125 km away from Ayodhya. But in this re-make, there is no scope for Akhilesh Singh Yadav being exiled for 14 years––though he was expelled from the Samajwadi Party for 18 hours.

Jahangirabad Media Institute, Barabanki launches diploma and certificate courses

By TCN News


Lucknow: Jahangirabad Media Institute (JMI), Barabanki has announced admission for diploma and various certificate courses, open for students who have finished class 12 or graduation in any stream.

Bihar Anjuman welcomes Sikh pilgrims to Patna on the occasion of Prakash Utsav

By Staff Reporter

Sikh pilgrims to Patna on the occasion of Prakash Utsav

Patna: Bihar Anjuman, a voluntary organization of Bihar, welcomed Sikh devotees during the 350th Prakash Utsav of Guru Gobind Singh in Patna for three days from January 2 to January 4.

Rasiya Mohammedkutty: A Muslim woman who teaches both Sanskrit and Qur’an

By Shafeeq Hudawi,

How often do you hear a recitation of the Quran and Sanskrit classes being held in the same education centre? Now, let us assume that this happened somewhere...but what are the chances of both these activities being supervised by the same person, who is a devout Muslim? Some will see the woman in question, Rasiya Mohammedkutty, as a person trying to break stereotypes, but according to her, there are no stereotypes to be broken here; it is a simple matter of providing knowledge to all because knowledge is power.

UP Congress sends names for all 403 assembly seats

Lucknow : The Uttar Pradesh State Election Committee on Thursday sent its recommendations for the 403 state assembly seats to the party high command.

At a meeting chaired by state unit president Raj Babbar and attended by its Chief Ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit, and top leaders like Nirmal Khatri, Rajya Sabha members Pramod Tiwari, P.L. Punia, Sanjay Singh, former union ministers Pradeep Jain Aditya and Jitin Prasad, every seat was discussed and a proposal sent to the high command.

NHRC notice to Tamil Nadu over deaths of farmers

New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government following the reported death of 106 farmers during last one month due to the failure of crops.

The apex human right panel observed that the farmers are required to be brought out of the agrarian crisis, which have been adversely affecting them since long.

"Failure of a crop not only affects the farmers, financially but also puts them under tremendous stress and mental agony. The entire family collapses when a farmer dies or commits suicide," it said in a statement on Thursday.