1-15 May 2015

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Special Reports

Joint effort needed to tackle terrorism: Afghanistan Ambassador at Jamia Millia Islamia

New Delhi: Despite good progress made in areas of security, political and economic stability Afghanistan continues to expect and seek help from the international community. This was observed by Afghanistan’s Ambassador to India, Mr Shaida...

Maulana Azad Foundation controversy: Minister places his version

New Delhi:  It seems that the post of Secretary of the Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) has been turned into a war of attrition between outgoing Minister of Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan and senior IPS officer Mohammad Wazir Ansar...

Yaqub Bhai Zinga: NRI philonthropist

Ahmedabad: Yaqub Bhai Ibrahim Bhai Zinga, an NRI settled in Preston (Britain), is a trustee of North West Relief Trust which has been spending huge sums for humanitarian causes. It began operating when Gujarat was devastated by an earthquake in...

11-Year-Old Farman Knows Five Languages

Farman Ahmad Khan is an eleven-year-old boy who is learning in standard six now in a local Urdu medium school in Pusad in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra. He is the son of an Urdu, Hindi, Persian and English poet and writer, Khan Hasnain Aaqib...

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Analysis

Modi preaching Sri Lanka on treating minorities

Colombo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comment on the implementation of 13th amendment, his suggestion that cooperative federalism is better for Sri Lanka, his invitation to Tamils of Indian origin to visit New Delhi to discuss th...

Goodbye to Gandhi's India

Faiz had said this in a different age and for a different country but it still rings as true and contextual to our circumstances as all great poetry is:   Nisaar main teri galiyon pe ai watan ke jahan Chali hai rasm ke koi na sa...

Indian Muslims & Al-Qaeda’s Non-existent “Indian Wing!”

Besides, religious freedom allowed in India as a part of its secular system together with its democratic, constitutional, cultural and historical roots leaves little scope for terrorism with religious labels to progress here.

Hyper nationalism can wait, Kashmiris need succour first

Do not aggrieved people trapped in their houses and running short of food, water, life-saving drugs, baby food have the right to be angry even when there are serious questions about selective rescue? This too has given haters another stick to beat...

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Community News

Akhtarul Wasey to talk on challenges face by Indian Muslims in Illinois

American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin is hosting Padmashree Professor Akhtarul Wasey, a prominent Islamic scholar and activist from Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi.  Professor Wasey will lecture on the current situation of ...

Misuse of Sealed property of SIMI - Student Islamic Movement of India

Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) organization was banned in October 2001 during the NDA government rule. SIMI building was sealed by the court. But now the building is not safe at all since then it is sealed.   Drug ad...

Wanted Hajj tour operator Shahnawaz Shah in fraud case

A reward of Rs 50 lacks has been announced by a victim of alleged cheating and fraud by Shahnawaz Shah. Shahnawaz Shah used to act as a Hajj and Umrah tour operator and used to work from Nizamuddin Basti in Delhi. He reportedly belonged to Kash...

Can anything else bring more happiness to a father?

One father was rightly so happy on his son becoming a Hafiz by memorising the whole Quran, that he arranged a feast for everyone in this madrasa (school) in Delhi last Friday (10 April 2015). This Islamic school has more than 300 students.

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National

Goa: BJP election manifesto

Last March, the Government of Goa completed three years of its rule. Yet, the assurances given at the time of the Assembly elections remain unfulfilled to this day. The ruling Party had promised special status for Goa under article 371 of the C...

AAP in power: 100* not out

They say that ‘With great power comes great responsibility’. But in a democracy, ‘With great mandate, comes a great responsibility’. The unprecedented mandate given to the Aam Aadmi Party in the recent Delhi elections me...

Ambedkar on treating Muslims—This would make a bad government

No Government can exercise its power in such a manner as to provoke the Muslim community to rise in rebellion.

Time for review of decision on SBI's "Islamic" mutual fund

It is time now for the Union government to have a fresh look at its decision to defer a Shariah-compliant mutual fund by the State Bank of India. The SBI had decided to launch it in December 2014 after due consultation with and permission ...

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Issues

Ireland captured through Gay Army, Satan on the March in West

Ireland too has fallen. One state after another is falling in America, and one country after the other is being captured in Europe. Satan’s triumphant march is in full swing. Ireland’s fall is much more ominous than the previous one...

Farmers’ Suicides: Loans and social vices biggest killers

Everybody talks of famers’ suicides. Nobody talks about the real reasons. Ganjendra’s death in the AAP rally is not forcing the analysts to analyse what makes farmers kill themselves. They are instead busy in holding one party or th...

Crying Shame — justice delivery for minorities in India

How do we judge the justice delivery system in India? Is it good, shoddy, or great? In fact, it is all the three at different times and levels. To be fair to it, its shoddiness does not always come from within it, but mostly from outside: the p...

Hindu Rashtra, Cow and Muslims Part (1)

Upper-caste Hindus and Hindu nationalist organisations have had an ambiguous attitude toward the cow as an animal and as a symbol of Hindu Rashtra, oscillating between reverence and irreverence. It is only lately that Hindu nationalists have se...

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