1-15 December 2016

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Special Reports

161st anniversary of 1857 observed with a march against "sale" of Red Fort

New Delhi (10 May 2018): On the occasion of 161st anniversary of first War of Independence (10 May 1857), Anhad organised a joint public procession ‘Padyatra’ from Rajghat to Red Fort here in Delhi today protesting the “sale&r...

How an inmate tried to change the lives of Tihar Jail prisoners

With over 70 percent of the jailed population being under-trials — technically innocent yet languishing — what can be done to lessen their trauma and pain?

Taj Mahal’s Spiritual Message

Taj Mahal is known all over the world for its singular beauty and as a symbol of ardent love. But, the third aspect of its celestial revelatory panorama remains mostly obscure from the public cognizance.  On the gigantic doubl...

'Aap mujhe Farsi sikhayenge?' said Tom Alter

This disarmingly humble request from an equally unassuming actor still reverberates in my memory. This came from none other than Tom Alter, who just shuffled off the mortal coil. I vividly remember our first meeting at Film Archives in Poona wa...

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Analysis

Fear is the key to win elections these days

Constant maneuvering to instill doubt in the minds of Hindus vis-à-vis their Muslim neighbours ultimately results in rich electoral dividends. Survival of Hindus is at stake unless you vote Hindu, Hindutva, Hindi.

Woodrow Wilson Center expert says: India’s sudden Kashmir move could backfire badly

Michael Kugelman of the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson International Center, has warned that Indian Prime Minister Narenra Modi’s sudden move in Kashmir could backfire badly. “Sure enough, on Aug. 5, India announced that it pla...

Questioning afresh Indian military’s social representativeness

The meager number of Muslims in the security forces is not limited to the period of ascent of cultural nationalism. Little was done to remedy matters in the UPA period.

What is RSS? By Madhu Limaye (1st May 1922—1995)

Madhu Limaye was veteran freedom fighter, Socialist leader and Parliamentarian. May 1st marks the 97th birth anniversary late Madhu Limaye. This piece, penned by Madhu Limaye soon after the split in the Janata Party in 1979.

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Community News

Delhi Minorities Commission institutes fact-finding committee over BJP's illegal mosques claim

New Delhi, 24 June, 2019: Delhi Minorities Commission has set up a fact-finding committee to probe the claim of the BJP MP from West Delhi, Shri Parvesh Verma, about “mushrooming of mosques on government land” in NCT of Delhi, espec...

Head Priest of Hazratbal Shrine Maulana Ghulam Hassan Banday is no more

Srinagar (23  June 2019):  Social worker and Vice-President of Jammu and Kashmir Alam E Ummah an Islamic organization Syed Aijaz Kashani condoled the demise of renowned religious scholar and head priest of Dargah Hazratbal, Ghulam Has...

Viqar Ahmad — An ace broadcaster passes away

Viqar Ahmad, the most outstanding broadcaster and an authoritative voice of the BBC Urdu Service for many decades passed away on 13 March, 2019, after a prolonged illness in a London hospital. He was 90. Viqar Ahmad was born in Sitapur in Awadh...

Newly elected Jamaat-e-Islami Hind chief wants Muslim youth to become assets for the nation

New Delhi, 8 April 2019: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind’s newly-elected Ameer (President) Syed Sadatullah Hussaini has called upon the Muslim youth to “become assets for the nation and not liability.” Left to Right: Salim Engin...

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National

Milk sold in India 'white poison', Real milk no longer profitable

Ram Ratan Yadav, who has quit running a dairy farm, doubted the government’s data. 'The actual production of natural milk must have come down because many are quitting the farms,' he said.

Sikhs in India under surveillance to suppress Khalistan movement

Indian government has empowered eight states, including Punjab and Delhi, with a “sizeable presence of Sikh population” to take action against Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) group which calls for a referendum in 2020 for an independent Kha...

Minorities panel appoints committee to probe Delhi police attack on Sikh citizen in Mukherji Nagar

New Delhi: Delhi Minorities Commission has appointed a five-members fact-finding committee to probe the attack on a Sikh driver and his minor son by some policemen in Mukherjee Nagar on 16 June, 2019.  The fact-finding committee c...

What’s the score: 100 children dead and counting, sir

How many wickets asked Mangal Pandey, Health Minister of Bihar during a press conference to know the current status of India Pakistan clash in the ongoing Cricket World Cup. It is just that he asked the question in the middle of a meeting of he...

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Issues

Our Vanishing World: rainforests are dying

Rainforests are a crucial feature of Earth’s biosphere. Apart from being critical to Earth’s climate and vital carbon sinks, the major player in Earth’s hydrological (water) cycle, a massive producer of oxygen and home to most...

Save the RTI

A massive people’s campaign is currently underway in the country to save the ‘Right to Information’(RTI) Act. The campaign which can be visited at www.SaveRTI.in is also going viral on social media under the hashtag #Save...

Display of religiosity by Rahul-led Congress is not ‘soft-Hindutva’

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the father of the nation, did say that he is a Hindu; at the same time he went on to say that religion is a private matter for him. His greatest disciple Jawaharlal Nehru was a rationalist agnostic. He laid the found...

Tiding Over Controversies: AMU Fraternity must rise upto the Occasion

17th October is the birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, founder of MAO College, which later became the Aligarh Muslim University. The university and its alumni all over the world dedicatedly celebrate this day as the founder’s day a...

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