Jamia VC Says University Will Defend Its Minority Character, slams self-styled leaders Current Affairs 

Jamia VC Says University Will Defend Its Minority Character, slams self-styled leaders

New Delhi: Prof Talat Ahmad Vice-Chancellor Jamia Millia Islamia on Tuesday said that the university will defend its minority character. He also slammed the “self-styled leaders” who accused the university administration of mishandling the issue pending before the Delhi High Court. The VC’s remark came a week after the Modi government had filed a revised affidavit in the Delhi high court this month opposing the Minority Status of Jamia Millia Islamia and also claimed that the premium institution was not founded by the minorities – read Muslims. “I am pained that…

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Thousands of Muslim women protest against Triple Talaq Bill in Pune Current Affairs 

Thousands of Muslim women protest against Triple Talaq Bill in Pune

Pune: Thousands of Muslim women, mostly clad in hijab, on Saturday stepped out of their houses here in Pune to join a silent protest march against the Centre’s Triple Talaq Bill passed in the Lok Sabha last year. The rally led by AIMPLB’s member Asma Zahra began at 5pm from Jama Masjid on MG Road and culminated at Azam campus after the speech of Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi. Women holding placards, with varied slogans written, “We Reject Triple Talaq Bill”, “Government may change but not Sharia” etc. demanded that Muslim…

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“War against terror is not against any religion but between moderates and extremist”, King Abdullah of Jordan Society 

“War against terror is not against any religion but between moderates and extremist”, King Abdullah of Jordan

New Delhi: Global war in the world today against terror is not a fight against different religion or its people but between the moderates of all faith and extremist whose faith is hate and violence, said Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, King of Jordan, at an event organised by the India Islamic Cultural Centre in New Delhi on Thursday. King of Jordan, who is known for his global initiative to fight deradicalisation and terrorism, delivered a lecture on Islamic heritage and promoting understanding and moderation. This speech was the highlight…

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Fact check of Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s ‘consecutive second year increase’ in Haj quota claim Current Affairs 

Fact check: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s ‘consecutive second year increase’ in Haj quota claim

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday claimed that Haj quota for India has “increased for the consecutive second year” because of the “growing popularity” of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India’s strengthened relations with Saudi Arabia. The Minister also claimed that the increase over the past two years – of nearly 40,000 – is a “record expansion” since Independence, reported TOI. In a statement, he added: “Three years ago, during the Congress regime, India’s Haj quota was about 1,36,020, which has been increased to record…

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Gujarat Election 2017 BJP continues winning streak, to Form Government sixth time in Gujarat Current Affairs 

Gujarat Election 2017: BJP continues winning streak, to Form Government sixth time in Gujarat

Ahmedabad:  In a winning streak, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has secured a sixth term in Gujarat after a high-pitched and bitterly-fought Assembly election. The Election Commission’s official trends for Gujarat show BJP leading in 99 seats, Congress+ in 77, Nationalist Congress Party in one, and others in one out of a total 182. After a bit of a roller coaster ride in the first two hours, the leads for the Gujarat Assembly election have now more or less settled. The celebrations have begun in the BJP offices across the country,…

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Grandson of Nizam disappointed over not being invited for gala dinner at Falaknuma Palace Current Affairs 

Grandson of Nizam disappointed over not being invited for gala dinner at Falaknuma Palace

Hyderabad: The daughter of the United States President, Donald Trump and his advisor, Ivanka Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 99 dignitaries dined at the 101 Dining Hall at the Taj Falaknuma on Tuesday evening. Prime Minister hosted the dinner for the delegates of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was also present for the dinner. A separate dinner was arranged for around 1,500 delegates of the GES on the lawns of the palace. Taj Falaknuma Palace is all set to host the delegates…

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World’s largest dining table at Nizam’s Taj Falaknuma Palace decked for Modi-Ivanka dinner Culture 

World’s largest dining table at Nizam’s Taj Falaknuma Palace decked for Modi-Ivanka dinner

Hyderabad: Taj Falaknuma, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hosts Ivanka Trump for a dinner on Tuesday.  The venue for the dinner will be the Nizam of Hyderabad famous ‘101 Dining Hall’ at the Palace hotel. The spectacular dining hall is the world’s largest and can seat 101 guests as its name suggests, according to Taj Hotels, which runs the property. The grand hall has sophisticated wood interiors, ornate crystal chandeliers, and acoustics that let visitors hear whispers from one corner of the room to another, Taj says. Ms Trump,…

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Cheque books to be banned Modi govt's next push for digital transactions after note ban Current Affairs 

Cheque books to be banned? Modi govt’s next push for digital transactions after note ban

New Delhi: After the big disruption of demonetization, Narendra Modi led government might now be working on another disruptive step to boost digital transactions — banning the cheque book. A senior functionary of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said that the Centre might withdraw the bank cheque book facility in the “near future” to encourage digital transactions. “In all probability, the Centre may withdraw the cheque book facility in the near future to encourage digital transactions”, said CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal. Khandelwal was talking to reporters at the launch of ‘Digital…

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Dear PM, is there a danger to my life Ravish Kumar writes in open letter Current Affairs 

Dear PM, is there a danger to my life? Ravish Kumar writes in open letter

Well-known TV news anchor Ravish Kumar, who runs Prime Time on NDTV India has written a strong open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after receiving threats in a WhatsApp group. In his open letter, Ravish criticized PM for following people who use abusive and threatening language on social media. Ravish has written the letter on his blog Naisadak mentioning how he has been abused and threatened after being added to a WhatsApp group. The letter has also been posted to Prime Minister’s official residential address. “Dear Prime Minister, if…

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Owaisi urges 3 years jail for those who call Indian Muslims 'Pakistani' Current Affairs 

‘If Taslima Nasreen can become Modi’s sister, why can’t Rohingyas become his brothers?’ Asks Owaisi

Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday questioned Modi government’s decision over sending the Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, saying if Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, who has been living in India in exile since 1994 can be the sister of Prime Minister Modi, why can’t Rohingyas be his ‘brothers’. The Loksabha MP while addressing a public gathering late last night, attacking the NDA government over its stance on Rohingyas, who are fleeing Myanmar’s violence-hit Rakhine state said, “Is it humane that you want to send back…

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