Give Us Opposition Status – Owaisi

After the merger of Congress Legislature Party (CLP) into TRS, Asauddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has become the ‘second largest party’ in Telangana Legislative Assembly. With this AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi stated that his party will approach the Telangana Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy to accord ‘Opposition Status’ to AIMIM. Asaduddin has demanded that […]


VBA to contest all 288 seats in Maharashtra

The Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), a front of Prakash Ambedkar, could spell trouble for the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party in the upcoming Assembly elections too. Reason? Ambedkar has declared he will contest all 288 seats in the state, allying with the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) and Janata Dal (S). The triangular contest may split the Opposition’s […]


Hey Mr Owaisi, these are Muslims too!

One teenager died in police firing last May.Another teenager is paralysed waist down.Both families have been ignored by the political establishment, including the AIMIM.Jyoti Punwani reports from Aurangabad. Aurangabad went to the polls on Tuesday. Did its Muslims — estimated to number 430,000 in a population of 1.935 million — vote for Subhash Zhambad, the […]


In Solapur will Bhim-AIMIM combine end national parties’ run?

‘The Dalit vote traditionally went to the Congress, but everyone knows by now that the Congress and the BJP are the same. We all stand united behind Balasaheb (Prakash Ambedkar) this time.’  Abhishek Waghmare reports. On the 128th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, his grandson, Prakash Ambedkar, attended the commemoration ceremony in Solapur, one of the […]


Campaigning for Lok Sabha polls ends in Telangana, TRS eyes big win

The TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samiti) headed by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao KCR as he is popularly known — is brimming with confidence after its massive victory in the Assembly elections four months ago. Campaigning for the April 11 Lok Sabha elections in Telangana ended Tuesday, with the buoyant ruling TRS hoping to sweep the […]


Delhi court orders investigation in Asaduddin Owaisi hate speech case

Delhi’s Karkardooma court on Tuesday ordered further investigation in an FIR filed against All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi in the alleged hate speech delivered by him in 2014. The Court’s direction came after Ajay Gautam, the main complainant filed a protest petition against the Delhi police’s closure report. The complainant, in his […]


The Urdu Press: Bill of worries

An editorial in Munsif said that the citizenship Bill would be “political suicide for the BJP, which has ambitions in 21 of the Northeast’s 25 Lok Sabha seats". The issue of granting citizenship to just non-Muslims from the region, on coming into India, has led to many editorials and comments. An unusual one is a […]