By: SHAMSUL ISLAM
As the multi-phased UP assembly elections progress, PM Modi as the only mascot of BJP’s campaign is becoming more belligerent in his communal polarizing rhetoric. Speaking in an election rally on (February 20, 2017) at Fatehpur, PM while raising the issue of appeasement of Muslim minority in the State by the current Samajwadi Party government he went to the extent of declaring that “Ramzan me bijli athi hai tho Diwali me bhi ani chahiye; Bhedbhav nhi hona chahiye (If there is electricity during Ramadan then it must be available during Diwali too; there shouldn’t be any discrimination)…Gaon me kabristan banta hai to shamshaan bhi banna chahiye (If there is a ‘kabaristaan’ (graveyard), there should be a ‘shamshaan’ (cremation ground) too”.[i]
Bhatkal, Feb 26 2017 (Fikrokhabar News): An association of Nawayath Youths based in Bangalore organized a one day career counseling workshop here at Hotel Royal Oak on Friday.
Bangalore, Feb 26 2017 (Fikrokhabar/DHNS): The Congress on Saturday tried to turn the tables on the BJP by latching on to a diary that purportedly provides details of payoffs by state BJP leaders to the party central leadership.
New Delhi, Feb 26 2017 (Fikrokhabar/Sources): Eminent economist and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has strongly criticized the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for freely using the term anti-national for its critics and opponents.
Tehran, Feb 26 2017 (Fikrokhabar/IINA) – Iran said it has sent a team for talks in Saudi Arabia on the next annual pilgrimage after missing the Hajj in 2016 at a time of rising tensions between the two countries.
Salfit, Feb 26 2017 (Fikrokhabar/IINA) – Standing by the side of a highway near the main gates to Ariel West, an Israeli industrial zone in the heart of the West Bank district of Salfit, Jamal Omar Fazaa makes a sweeping gesture with his hand.