Scheme for minority girls to be unveiled on Dec 10

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will launch the government's "Hamari Beti, Uska Kal" scheme, under which girls from minority communities will be given a financial assistance of Rs 30,000 on passing class X, from Rampur on December 10. The benefit will be given to girls from families whose annual income does not exceed Rs 36,000.

The launch date has been chosen by Minority Welfare Minister Azam Khan as December 10 is the birth anniversary of Mohammad Ali Jauhar. The CM and Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav had inaugurated the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University at Rampur on September 18. The university is managed by Jauhar Trust which is controlled by Azam Khan.

Muslim body flays SP's move to contest in Gujarat

A body of Muslim intellectuals, including scholars and former faculty members of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), on Friday criticised Samajwadi Party's decision to field candidates in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections.

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