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26th Zilhaj 1435 | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Probe against Gujarat cops

Hyderabad, January 07: A city-based businessman, who was picked up by the Afzalgunj police and handed over to a Gujarat police team in connection with a criminal case, which eventually turned out to be a case of mistaken identity, on Friday approached the AP State Human Rights Commission seeking action against the policemen and also sought security fearing threat to his life.

Hyderabadis still carry mohajir tag in Pakistan: Karen Leonard

Hyderabad, January 07: The Hyderabadi diaspora is either forced to shed its Hyderabadi tag due to powerful geopolitical forces or for others, it remains deeply rooted in their culture.

Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Karen Leonard observes that Hyderabadis who moved to Pakistan at the time of the Partition still carry with them the 'mohajir' label, struggling to find acceptance. They have now started moving to western countries in search of a better future.

By endorsing Gita, Gandhi condoned violence

Ahmedabad, January 07: Economist and professor emeritus at London School of Economics, Lord Meghnad Desai today questioned Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence in view of his endorsement of the Bhagvad Gita.

Muslim youths need justice, not just compensation: CLMC

Hyderabad, January 07: Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee (CLMC) has condemned Andhra Pradesh government’s act of giving a meager amount on the name of compensation and rehabilitation to the Muslim youth who were illegally detained, tortured and implicated in the name of investigation of Mecca Masjid bomb blast.

Hyderabadis in Pak still carry mohajir tag

Hyderabad, January 07: The Hyderabadi diaspora is either forced to shed its Hyderabadi tag due to powerful geopolitical forces or for others, it remains deeply rooted in their culture.

Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Karen Leonard observes that Hyderabadis who moved to Pakistan at the time of the Partition still carry with them the 'mohajir' label, struggling to find acceptance. They have now started moving to western countries in search of a better future.

Mayor puts his wrong foot forward

Hyderabad, January 07: Mohd Majid Hussain's first day as mayor began on a controversial note on Friday. He made officials wait for him during inspection of ongoing works at Hafeezbaba Nagar in the Old City and also got into a verbal duel with Majlis Bachao Teherek (MBT) corporator at Dabeerpura.

GHMC commissioner MT Krishna Babu had a harrowing experience under the new dispensation when he was caught between rivals - MIM and MBT. It's his wont to visit various areas to inspect works along with the officials concerned every day.

Is the Jism-2 poster vulgar?

Mumbai, January 05: With Jism for title, it's rather easy to guess what to expect in the film, isn't it?

Upping the titillation quotient, the sequel will now feature porn star Sunny Leone in the lead role.

But before they actually sign the Bigg Boss evictee, producer-director Pooja Bhatt has shot a poster for Jism 2 with a mysterious girl in the nude.

"Sensuality is how you see things," Pooja Bhatt says, likening the poster to a 'piece of art.'

From Criminal to Mayor: Majid Hussain's story

Hyderabad, January 04: City's first citizen Mohammad Majid Hussain is an accused in seven cases, including an attempt to murder, criminal assault and intimidation . All these cases have been registered at the Humayun Nagar police station in whose jurisdiction his Ahmednagar residence is located.

Slaughter a cow and go to jail for 7 years

Bhopal, January 04: A person found guilty of cow slaughter in Madhya Pradesh will now face imprisonment of seven years, against the earlier three, and a minimum fine of Rs 5,000.

The government had passed the Amendment Bill in the Assembly in 2010 to strengthen the existing cow slaughter prohibition Act (Madhya Pradesh Gauvansh Pratishedh Adhiniyam 2004) and forwarded it to the Union Home Ministry in 2010.

The bill received the Presidential assent and was published in the Madhya Pradesh gazette on December 31, 2011. The Act will soon come into force through an official notification.

Slum-free Hyderabad: Deputy mayor

Hyderabad, January 04: Deputy mayor Raj Kumar told Express that he will strive for a clean, green and slum-free city by taking the support of all the political parties and citizens.

“I want to make sure that Metro Rail works are taken on and see that public transport is within the reach of the common man. The metro rail will contribute towards reducing air pollution and traffic congestion in the city,” he added.

“Modernisation of storm water drains including Hussainsagar Surplus nala, development of parks and playgrounds will be my top priority,” he concluded.

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