Shah Rukh Khan conferred doctorate from Maulana Azad National Urdu University

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was on Monday conferred honorary doctorate by the Maulana Azad National Urdu University here for contribution towards promotion of Urdu culture. Chancellor Zafar Sareshwala conferred the ‘honorius causa’ (doctor of letters) on Khan and Rekhta Foundation founder Sanjiv Saraf at the sixth convocation of the university, for their contribution in … Read more

Minorities panel seeks info on cash allotment in Hyderabad old city

The State Minorities Commission today said it has sought information from the RBI and different banks following a complaint that the old city area of Hyderabad is being discriminated in allotment of cash following demonetisation. “We have framed about four questions. One, whether the same amount is being allotted to the branches in old city … Read more

Asaduddin Owaisi calls PM Modi ‘tyrant’, says banks, ATMs not running in Muslim localities

Hitting out at the government over demonetisation, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being a “tyrant” and alleged banks and ATMs in Muslim dominated areas in the city were not functioning. “Every family is in distress today…I cannot withdraw my money. Who made this law,” the Hyderabad MP said, addressing … Read more

It’s raining new notes for some privileged as millions remain deprived

Over hundred desperate individuals may have succumbed to demonetisation distress up and down the country, but there are some on whom new currency notes appear to be raining. In the last few days alone, the income tax officials have made recoveries of crores of rupees in new currency notes stashed by some individuals. Hyderabad: Rs … Read more

SC verdict on anthem welcome, but will it boost patriotism: Asaduddin Owaisi

All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi welcomed the Supreme Court’s direction on Wednesday that cinema halls across the country must play national anthem before the screening of a film, but wondered if it would help boost the feeling of patriotism. Talking to reporters outside Parliament, Owaisi said the Prevention of Insults to National … Read more

Telangana: Sub-Inspector deployed for Narendra Modi’s security commits suicide

A police sub-inspector allegedly committed suicide on Saturday by shooting himself at Upparapalli in Hyderabad apparently over family issues, police said. Sridhar, who had been drawn for bandobast duty as part of security arrangements in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, allegedly shot himself on his chest with his service revolver, they said. “He … Read more

PM Modi likely to attend ‘Yoga session’ with top cops in Hyderabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to take part in a ‘Yoga session‘ along with top- ranking police officers during the annual conference in Hyderabad of DGPs from across the country. Modi is likely to arrive in Hyderabad Friday evening and after an overnight stay at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), he would take … Read more

Woman ‘kills’ herself in Telangana; cops dismiss currency ban link

A 55-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide in Mahabubabad district on Thursday allegedly due to currency ban, with the police suspecting financial dispute in her family as the trigger even as her brother has raised suspicion over death. K Vinoda was found hanging in her house at 2.30 AM by her son in Shanigapoor village, police … Read more

Two 8-year-old sisters sexually abused for years with mother’s connivance

The twin sister rape case in Mailardevpally area took a sordid turn with the investigation revealing that the 8-year-olds were allegedly sexually abused over last few years by different persons, including their elder brother their mother’s connivance. So far, police have arrested mother of the victims, one Jaffar, an auto driver and a factory owner. … Read more

Asaduddin Owaisi demands SC probe into SIMI activists’ encounter

Alleging “discrepancies” in the official version on the escape of SIMI activists from a Bhopal jail and their killing in a subsequent encounter with police, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday demanded an inquiry by Supreme Court to bring out “all facts”. “There is huge discrepancy in what the Home Minister and the police officials … Read more

‘Insecure’ BJP back to polarisation strategy in UP: Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi has charged the BJP with trying to rake up the Ram temple issue and “fall back” on its “original agenda of polarisation” ahead of Uttar Pradesh elections as it has no positive agenda and “constructive” policies and programmes. “After winning 71 Lok Sabha seats in the last Parliamentary elections, the BJP … Read more

Asaduddin Owaisi attacks PM Modi for his ‘Jai Shri Ram’ greeting on Dussehra

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for raising “religious” slogans, as he alleged that the BJP-led government’s real intention was to “convert India into a Hindu rashtra”. “He (Modi) is the first Prime Minister since independence to use ‘religious’ slogans during a public rally…India had seen so many PMs and will … Read more

Attempt to brand Muslims anti-nationals: Minority panel chief Abid Rasool Khan on triple talaq

The Chairman of State Minorities Commission serving Andhra Pradesh and Telangana sees the Law Commission’s questionnaire asking the public for responses on the Uniform Civil Code and ‘triple talaq’ as an “attempt by the government to brand Muslims as anti-nationals”. “The government is trying to create a sort of atmosphere where the Muslim community gets … Read more

Uniform Civil Code not good for country but would respond to law panel, says Asaduddin Owaisi

Observing that Uniform Civil Code is “not good” for country, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday said his party would respond to Law Commission’s questionnaire on the issue unlike All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). “I respect the decision taken by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board. But, our political party has taken … Read more

‘Dengue, Chikungunya rampant in India, need attention’, says eminent scientist

Dengue and Chikungunya are widespread diseases that require close attention in India, eminent scientist and an international expert on Ebola, Peter Piot has said. Though India was not at risk of an Ebola outbreak, there have been many such outbreaks in the past, including bird flu and swine flu, Piot, co-discoverer of the Ebola virus … Read more

Prove to the world what happened: CPI on surgical strikes

Communist Party of India has argued in favour of the Centre providing “proof” of the surgical strikes to counter Pakistan’s effort to create an “impression” internationally that there was no such military action. CPI General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said Indian people never doubted the Army action. “First of all, why should our people doubt? … Read more

Probe committee gives clean chit to Hyderabad University and Smriti Irani, blames Rohith

The probe commissioned to look into Rohith Vemula’s suicide has given clean chit to the University of Hyderabad, former HRD minister Smriti Irani and her cabinet colleague Bandaru Dattatreya. In its report, as carried by Indian Express, the one-man judicial commission, said that Rohith was not Dalit and his mother branded herself as one to avail … Read more