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  • BJP conspiring to demolish Taj Mahal: Azam Khan Yesterday

    Muzaffarnagar: Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Thursday alleged that BJP was conspiring to demolish Taj Mahal the way its workers brought down Babri mosque in Ayodhya. "BJP is making conspiracies to demolish Taj Mahal in the same manner it demolished Babri Masjid. They are playing dangerous games. They are trying...
  • 'DDLJ' to complete 1000 weeks at Maratha Mandir theatre on Friday December 11, 2014

    Romantic drama 'Dilwale Dulhania le Jayenge' will complete 1000 weeks at Mumbai's Maratha Mandir theatre on December 12. The single screen that came into the limelight after it ran 'Mughal-e-Azam' for eight years has broken its own record, by running DDLJ for 19 years continuously. ...
  • War of words intensifies on Taj Mahal, Yogi Adityanath claims it was built on Shiv temple December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The political war of words over the Taj Mahal have intensified now with Bharatiya Janata Party MP Yogi Adityanath countering claims of it being a Waqf property and saying that it was built on a Shiv temple. Adityanath said, "The Sunnis and Shias have their own theories about Taj...
  • Centre committed to free Waqf properties of encroachment: Najma November 22, 2014

    Chennai: Centre is committed to free Waqf properties of encroachment and develop them with the help of a "strong legislation", Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla said on Saturday. "In the last standing committee meeting (in this regard), all members cutting across political lines supported a strong legislation. As soon as...
  • Mulayam thanks Azam Khan for throwing a lavish birthday bash November 22, 2014

    Rampur: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh whose 75th birthday is being celebrated with great fervour and grandeur by the party thanked his close aide Azam Khan for organising the lavish celebrations. "I can't thank Azam Khan enough for the elaborate celebrations he threw in my honour. This is a...
  • Cartoon of the day: SP chief Mulayam Singh's 76th birthday November 21, 2014

    As Samajwadi Party gears up for grand celebration of party president Mulayam Singh Yadav, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Even as Mulayam rides Victorian buggy at birthday bash, confidante Azam Khan says celebrations funded by Dawood, Taliban November 21, 2014

    Rampur: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan kicked off yet another controversy by his irate comments during the birthday celebration of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. When questioned about the funding for the grand event, an irate Khan said that it is funded by terror group Taliban and underworld don Dawood...
  • Centre doing injustice to Muslims by not handing over Taj Mahal: Azam Khan November 21, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has demanded that the Taj Mahal be handed over to the Waqf Board. The Taj Mahal is currently managed by the Archaeological Survey of India. Azam Khan says the Centre will be doing an injustice to the Muslim community if the Taj is not handed...
  • 75-feet-long cake and a Victorian 'buggy' for Mulayam's 76th birthday in Rampur November 21, 2014

    Lucknow: A 75-feet-long cake and a Victorian 'buggy' hired from London are among the highlights of the grand celebrations to be held in Rampur on the eve of SP chief Mulayam Singh's 76th birthday. "The birthday celebrations will start from tomorrow midnight and Netaji (Mulayam) along with Uttar Pradesh Chief...
  • Taj Mahal proceeds should be given to Waqf Board: Azam Khan November 20, 2014

    Rampur: Uttar Pradesh Minister and senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Thursday suggested that all proceeds of the Taj Mahal should be handed over to the Waqf Board of the state. The entire proceeds collected at the Taj Mahal should be handed over to the Waqf Board of UP, the...
  • 75-feet-long cake, Victorian 'buggy' from London for Mulayam's 76th birthday November 20, 2014

    Lucknow: A 75-feet-long cake and a Victorian 'buggy' hired from London are among the highlights of the grand celebrations to be held in Rampur on the eve of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh's 76th birthday on Friday. "The birthday celebrations will start from Friday midnight and Netaji (Mulayam) along with Uttar...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav to celebrate his 75th birthday in Rampur November 9, 2014

    Rampur: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav will celebrate his 75th birthday on November 21 in Rampur, the stronghold of his trusted lieutenant and senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan. Elaborate arrangements are being made for the occasion which will also be attended by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Mulayam's...
  • BJP dares Azam Khan to ban RSS in Uttar Pradesh October 31, 2014

    Lucknow: Days after Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan wrote a letter to Union Home Ministry against the RSS, BJP on Friday dared him to ban the outfit in the state. "It seems that Khan is losing his mental balance. He has his government in the state. If he has the guts,...
  • Babar Azam, Haris Sohail tons Pakistan A lead to 338 October 17, 2014

    United Arab Emirates: Young batsman Babar Azam and Test hopeful Haris Sohail smashed centuries as Pakistan A swelled their lead to 338 against Australia on the third day of their four-day match on Friday. Azam, 20, made an unbeaten 114 and rookie left-hander Sohail, who has been named in a 19-man...
  • Allahabad HC issues notice to Azam Khan for holding an office of profit September 25, 2014

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court has issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan over the office for profit issue. The court asked why Khan should not be disqualified as an MLA since he is also the Vice Chancellor of Mohammad Ali Jauhar University in Rampur. The Court served...
  • Shah Rukh Khan buys 2 'MughaleAzam' posters for Rs 6.84 lakh at an auction; a painting of 'Shree 420' gets the highest bid of Rs 7.5 lakh September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan led bidders at the Osian's auction of rare and vintage film memorabilia here as he bought two majestic original posters of 'MughaleAzam' for Rs 6.84 lakh. Last night's sale, part of the auction house's 'Greatest Indian Show on Earth' series, saw 163 of the 220 lots being...
  • 'Love' and 'jihad' are 'paak lafz', shouldn't be misused: Azam Khan September 9, 2014

    Rampur (UP): Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party over the issue of 'love jihad', senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has said that both 'love' and 'jihad' are "paak lafz" (pure words) and should not be misused to vitiate the atmosphere. Talking to reporters on Monday, the senior Samajwadi Party leader said,...
  • Blame game begins over SP report on Saharanpur riots, BJP calls it politically motivated August 18, 2014

    Lucknow: The political blame game has begun over the Samajwadi Party report on riots in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. While the SP report blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders for inciting violence, the latter called the report politically motivated. The fivemember probe committee headed by Public Works Department Minister Shivpal...
  • Azam Khan rules out possibility of SPBSP tieup August 15, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Azam Khan on Thursday ruled out any possibility of his Samajwadi Party's tieup with Mayawatiled BSP in near future. Khan, who was here to review the progress of construction work of Haj House on the Hindan river bank, said there was no possibility of any tieup...
  • Azam KhanMuslim cleric war turns personal, accusations of sexual misconduct, betraying Muslims surface August 13, 2014

    Lucknow: A bitter war of words broke out between Uttar Pradesh Waqf Minister Azam Khan and Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawaad. Khan has accused the Maulana of having sold properties of the Shia Waqf and having betrayed Muslims. Khan has also accused the religious leader of being politically fickle and siding...
  • Azam Khan attacks cleric Kalbe Jawad for using religious platform for politics August 6, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Wednesday attacked Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad, alleging that he was using religious platform for political purpose. "Hussainabad Trust, which includes mosques and mausoleum... this so called religious leader has made them a centre of his politics," Azam alleged in a statement issued in Lucknow. The...
  • Azam Khan attacks Shia cleric over 'sale' of Waqf properties August 5, 2014

    Firing yet another salvo at Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad, Uttar Pradesh Waqf Minister Azam Khan on Tuesday questioned alleged sale of Waqf properties during the chairmanship of his brotherinlaw. In a statement issued here, Azam alleged the religious leader raised slogans in favour of Narendra Modi and added, "There was...
  • No Samajwadi Party member in Shia Waqf Board: Azam Khan August 2, 2014

    Accused of meddling in affairs of Shia Waqf Board, Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan on Saturday said elections of the Board were being held as per the law and not a single member was associated with the Samajwadi Party. "All together there are 27 members. A person, who will have 14...
  • Protest was held to please BJP: UP Waqf Minister Azam Khan July 26, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Waqf Minister Azam Khan has alleged that the protest held outside his residence in Lucknow was an attempt to please BJP. "Whatever has happened in Lucknow was an attempt to please the BJP and the perpetrators must had realised creating chaos on the occasion of Juma Alvida Namaaj was...
  • Protests in Lucknow over Azam Khan's decision to sell Waqf board properties July 25, 2014

    Lucknow: Certain controversial decisions by Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan to sell properties of Waqf board have led to violent protests in Lucknow. Clashes erupted on Friday after a group of Shia protesters marched towards Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's house furious with SP leader Azam Khan's decision to sell properties...
  • Rahul has not developed political thinking: Congress leader July 14, 2014

    A former Congress MP has raised questions about the leadership of Rahul Gandhi saying he hasn't learnt to deliver a speech or developed any political thinking despite spending 10 years in politics. Ghufran Azam, a member of the 7th Lok Sabha from Betul in Madhya Pradesh, said he had written a...
  • Congress leader GhufraneAzam moots election for all party posts July 14, 2014

    Senior Congress leader GhufraneAzam has suggested that elections should be held for all posts in the party organisation, from president to various levels in the districts. "Everyone knows Congress is in doldrums and it can be revived only by holding elections at all levels, including the post of party president," the...
  • Rahul Gandhi destroyed Congress: Former party MP Gufran Azam July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Criticisms continue to pour against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Former Congress MP Gufran Azam on Monday accused the Gandhi scion of destroying the Grand Old Party of Indian politics. He said, "He thought the Youth Congress is a lab, did experiments and destroyed it. And he did...
  • UP Assembly adjourned sine die amid protest by BSP MLAs July 7, 2014

    As BSP MLAs in Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday protested against the Central government over inflation and state government over law and order situation, the House was adjourned sine die after passage of the general and departmental budgets amid din. Even before the proceedings for the day began this morning, BSP...
  • Centre seeks report from UP government on Moradabad communal clashes July 6, 2014

    Moradabad: Even as normalcy returns after communal tensions broke out in Moradabad on Friday, the Centre has sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the violence. Tension errupted in the area after two communities clashed on Friday over the installation of a speaker in a temple. A day after...