1-15 November 2014

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Special Reports

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...

Medical camp in Azamgarh

Azamgarh: A free medical camp was organised here at Kaonra Gohni village near the town of Saraimir on 28 April. A team of physicians participated in the camp and offered free services to the people of the area. Dr Mohsin Raza of AMU inaugurated...

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Analysis

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...

The Hate "Foreigner" Jihad of Hindu Nationalist Organisations

I. There is an interesting pattern in which the Hindu Nationalist Organisations (HNOs) exploit a non-issue to stigmatize communities which were declared by them as "foreigners". V D Savarkar wrote in his tract on Hindutva, "N...

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Community News

Rafiq Ahmad, Manager Press Trust of India, London bureau, passes away

Rafiq Ahmad, Manager Press Trust of India, London bureau, has died. Please pray for his maghfirat and sabr-e-jameel for his family, specially his elderly mother in India, Sambhal, for whom this is a double tragedy as Rafiq Saheb’s father ...

Sir Syed Day Celebrations Held At Kennedy Auditorium, Aligarh

Aligarh (20 Oct 2014): The most important contribution of Sir Syed was to show the right path to the community and to guide it. The candle of education which was illuminated by Sir Syed in the 19th century has hardly any parallel in the world. ...

Islamic madrasas are cradles of peace

Kairana / Shamli: A prominent French journalist, Fredric Bobbin, the chief of South Asia bureau of France’s leading newspaper ‘Le Monde’ said after visiting Kairana’s old religious institution Esha’atul Islam that ...

‘Umeed’, ‘Himayet’, and ‘Self Help’ organisations in J&K

Srinagar: Union minister for rural development Jairam Ramesh said here that during the past 5 years under the ‘Umeed’ Programme, more than 9 lakh women have associated with 90 thousand ‘self help’ groups. He said that th...

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National

Consumption of alcohol on the rise in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: Consumption of alcohol has started picking up in the Valley. Liquor shops and cinemas that were closed down by various militant groups here two decades ago are back in business. As per Excise department, about 2150 bottles of beer...

Insurgency simmering in Punjab

Chandigarh: While the country’s attention has remained focussed on alleged jihadi terrorism and the saffron wave of bomb blasts, or the Naxalite violence; no attention was made towards simmering Punjab which is on the brink of a volcanic eruption....

Maulana Badruddin Ajmal slaps defamation on NewsX TV Channel

The party’s Dhubri district unit has registered the case against the channel charging it of airing contents defaming the party and its members on Tuesday. Ajmal had announced that he would sue the particular TV channel for broadcastin...

What about Muslim Villages, Mr Prime Minister!

Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, is an elitist in every respect despite his highly publicised chai-wala background. He wants smart cities, bullet trains and now special villages. He has asked every MP to adopt at least one villag...

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Issues

Love Jihad and targetting of religious minorities

The governments of the states, and more than that, the federal government in New Delhi have maintained an intriguing silence, with no official condemnation of this criminal intimidation of young couples in love.

Striving for Gender Justice: Overcoming Obstacles

While, on one hand, a PIL has been filed for Uniform Civil Code (UCC), there is another significant development in this direction. This relates to the personal laws of Muslim community. It is claimed that Muslim women are subject to more domina...

Modi Win: Victory of Development or Divisiveness?

The results of Parliamentary Elections were very interesting. With 31% vote share BJP-Modi won 282 parliamentary seats, Congress with 19% vote share got 44 seats, BSP polled 4.1 percent of votes and drew a total blank, the Trinamool Congress wo...

Whither Annihilation of Caste?

When on this 14th April anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Babasaheb Ambedkar, we pay tribute to his yeoman services towards the cause of social justice and bringing to fore the values of democracy; we also need to think as to how his dream and vision ...

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