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Muslim youth don’t want to learn Urdu

Urdu, despite efforts by governments, may soon be relegated to the pages of history since a large majority of young Muslims are showing no inclination to learn how to read or write the language.

Muslim groups clash in Uttar Pradesh towns

Nearly a dozen persons were injured when clashes between two sects of Muslims took place in Meerut district during Id prayers on Tuesday.

Saharanpur peaceful, curfew eased further

Id ul-Fitr was celebrated in a subdued manner in riot-torn Saharanpur Tuesday, with curfew relaxed in the morning for eight hours in two shifts.

Saharanpur curfew eased for Id

Id was celebrated, albeit on a subdued note, in the riot-torn Saharanpur on Tuesday with curfew being relaxed in the morning for eight hours in two shifts.

UP CM ‘employs’ langur to scare monkeys away

He is presently the most important “employee” in the UP chief minister’s high security office at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan, popularly known as Sachivalaya Annexe in Lucknow.

Is honeymoon over for Amar Singh and RLD?

The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) circles in Uttar Pradesh are buzzing with speculations of Amar Singh and Jaya Prada preparing to quit the party.

SP minister designated for bypolls

Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav has designated senior ministers for each of the 12 Assembly constituencies where by-elections are to be held probably in October.

CM wants CBI to probe rape-murder

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav finally succumbed to pressure from the Opposition and the media and recommended a CBI probe into the gangrape and murder of a young widow in Mohanlalganj on

Top UP cops indicted for arson

Some top police officers of the Mayawati government could find themselves in deep trouble soon.

Saharanpur curfew eased

People rush to fill fuel in their vehicles during curfew relaxation in Saharanpur on Monday. 	— PTI

Curfew was relaxed for four hours in riot-hit Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, though sporadic incidents had taken place late on Sunday night.

The collective moral might and high-mindedness of the Communist parties of India miserably failed the country in the critical battle of 2014. Their numbers in Parliament dropped drastically and their presence as an ideological force is dwindling day by day.

Here is something for Dinanath Batra to chew on. While he leads the charge against cakes and candles on birthdays, all things Western, including English language education, millions of Chinese college students take the country’s many standardised English tests every year, hoping to embellish their resumes with language certificates.