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First Muslim MP elected to Parliament from Maharashtra in 15 years

When journalist-turned-politician Imtiaz Jaleel Syed defeated Shiv Sena MP Chandrakant Khaire by a wafer-thin margin of around 5,000 votes from Aurangabad, he registered some firsts against his name. Apart from being the first MP of the All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) to be elected from outside their traditional pocketborough of …

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Rediscovering Forgotten Indo-Persian Works on Hindu-Muslim Encounters

In the 1680s, a Safavid embassy en route to Southeast Asia stopped briefly in Madras, where several of the Persians attended a memorable party hosted by Franks (Europeans). The evening proved to be magical, if almost unimaginable, for Muhammad Rabi‘, a member of the Iranian diplomatic team. Writing about the …

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Saumitra Khan lone Muslim face from BJP, representation of community rises to 27 in LS

ANI | Updated: May 27, 2019 16:10 IST New Delhi [India], May 27 (ANI): Saumitra Khan, who won from Bishnupur Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal, will be the lone Muslim lawmaker from BJP in the 17th Lok Sabha and is among the 27 parliamentarians from the community who will …

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Lok Sabha to have more number of Muslim MPs as 27 emerge victorious

NEW DELHI: The number of Muslim MPs in the Lok Sabha has increased to a decade high of 27, up from 23 last time, with a dozen of them winning from Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal even as none of the six Muslim candidates fielded by BJP tasted victory. Registering …

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Former IAS officer Shah Faesal tweets, ‘policies imported from Israel will turn Kashmir into Palestine’

Category: India, Top Stories Posted by Sameer Published: Apr 04, 2019, 8:18 am IST Updated: Apr 04, 2019, 8:26 am IST J&K: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal reacted on government’s decision to close the national highway for civilian traffic on every Wednesday and Saturday. He tweeted, “‘policies imported from Israel …

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ECI seizes unaccounted cash, liquor and drugs over Rs.1500 crores ahead of LS elections

Category: India Posted by Syed Qayam Ali Published: Apr 04, 2019, 11:02 am IST Updated: Apr 04, 2019, 11:02 am IST New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) claimed to have seized cash, liquor, drugs, gold/silver, and other items amounting worth Rs. 1582.19 crores from across the country just …

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Mulayam Singh Yadav owes over 2 Crores to son Akhilesh, says poll affidavit

Category: India, News, Politics Posted by Zain Khan Published: Apr 02, 2019, 5:17 pm IST Updated: Apr 02, 2019, 5:17 pm IST Lucknow: The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav who is contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Mainpuri constituency owes more than Rs. 2.13 crore to …

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Congress insulted Ambedkar, don’t vote for it: Modi

Category: India, News Posted by sana Published: Apr 02, 2019, 6:02 pm IST Updated: Apr 02, 2019, 6:02 pm IST Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attacked Congress for insulting the Indian Constitution’s prime architect B.R. Ambedkar while the his BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government honoured him. “Congress has …

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Actor-politician Kirron Kher uses 118% MPLAD funds

Category: India, Politics Posted by Younus Published: Apr 02, 2019, 7:00 pm IST Updated: Apr 02, 2019, 7:00 pm IST Chandigarh: Actor-turned-politician and Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher has used 100 per cent of the funds allocated under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) in the past five …

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