New Delhi, May 23 (IMI). Aligarh Muslim University has a special place in India. It is an institution that is regarded as symbol of progress of Indian Muslims, therefore it is no surprise that it continues to be a target of attacks on forces bent on harming Muslims interests in India.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Visible signs of improvement due to lower violence levels and a promising dialogue process with political groups are some of the achievements in Jammu and Kashmir listed by the ruling United Progressive Alliance government in its report card on its two years in office.
Hyderabad, May 22. Tension prevailed in the old quarters of the city Monday as people gave vent to their ire against police brutality that allegedly caused the death of a motorbike rider.
Stray incidents of violence were reported during the funeral procession of Syed Shareef, 25, who fell down from his bike and died when a policeman hit him with a baton for not wearing a helmet.
Srinagar/New Delhi, May 22. The moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday backed out of the prime minister's roundtable on Kashmir, the hardliners already having declined to participate.
Separatists' non-participation to undermine Kashmir roundtable?
By F. Ahmed
Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) High hopes of some concrete proposals emerging from the second Kashmir roundtable, to be held here May 24-25, might not materialise as separatist leaders are likely to stay away from the high-profile meet.
Srinagar, May 21 (IMI) Seven people including two guerrillas were killed and 22 others injured as militants attacked a ruling Congress party rally here Sunday, barely three days ahead of the prime minister's proposed visit for the Kashmir roundtable.
Dubai, May 21 (IANS) An Indian worker apparently suffering from stress has committed suicide in a labour camp here, reports said Sunday.
Iqbal Alam, a 29-year-old electrician from Uttar Pradesh, hanged himself in Al Quoz Saturday, Emirates Today reported.
Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) Controversy has erupted in the Muslim community in Rajasthan over a 19-year-old girl, Mafia, who was married off at the age of two, tying the knot again.
Her father Babu Khan, a resident of Bhilwara town, solemnised her wedding with Firoz May 8, 1990, when she was barely two. She was married along with two other sisters - with Mafia and one older sister marrying into the same family.
New Delhi, May 19 (IMI). There are 3,09,307 Waqfs registered with State Wakf Boards till December, 2004. This was stated by A. R. Antulay, Minister of Minority Affairs in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
By Lola Nayar,
Srinagar, May 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday announced plans to step up interaction with Indian and global investors and develop the tourist resort of Gulmarg as the Indian equivalent of Davos, the headquarters of the World Economic Forum.