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Beef ban row: Respect sentiments of majority also, says Heptulla

Against the backdrop of the row on ban on beef, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla on Monday said the sentiments of majority community should also be respected.

Najma Heptulla won't celebrate Bakrid for J&K floods, Patna stampede

To express solidarity with the victims of the Jammu and Kashmir floods and the Dussehra stampede in Patna, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla will not celebrate the upcoming festival of Bakrid and instead donate the money she would have spent on the occasion to the prime minister's relief fund.

Congress has done nothing for Muslims: Heptulla

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla on Thursday hit out at the Congress, saying its secular image was a farce meant to entrap the minority community.

Najma Heptulla meets Omar Abdullah

Union Minority Affairs minister Najma Heptulla today met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and discussed issues pertaining to central schemes relating to welfare of minorities.

Need to set up centres for special kids: Heptulla

Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla on Sunday called for setting up dedicated centres all over the country to address the needs of differently-abled children.

Najma Heptulla for result-oriented minorities schemes

Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla on Friday advocated for result-oriented implementation of all schemes meant for minorities.

CPI(M) criticises Najma Heptulla`s comments

CPI(M) Tamil Nadu unit on Thursday criticised Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla for her comment that Parsis were minorities and not Muslims, saying it would harm the existing reservation policy.

Minister defends Congress promise of quota for backward Muslims

Defending his Congress party`s promise of 4.5 percent reservation for backward Muslims, Union Minority Affairs Minister K Rehman Khan on Friday said it should not be deemed as "appeasement".

Centre mulls US$ 3bn fund to give education to Muslims

The Centre on Sunday said it will soon announce a special fund to the tune of US$ 3 billion for uplift of the Muslim people by providing infrastructure, mainly for education.

Set up commission to ensure Muslims` educational rights: Rahman

Muslims are unable to enjoy their Constitutional right to open educational institutions and the government should set up a commission to address issue, Minorities Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan said.

Govt trying to expedite Muslim subquota within job quota: Khan

Government is committed to providing 4.5 precent job reservation to backward Muslims and trying to expedite the matter pending before the Supreme Court, Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan said.

Home Ministry backs special courts for expeditious trial of terror cases

Amid row over arrest of Muslim youths on terror charges, Union Home Ministry has backed a proposal to set up special courts for expeditious trial of terror cases.