1-15 December 2016

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Special Reports

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...

Tarek Fatah's Anti-Hindutva, Anti-Israel past and the fatwa of 1 million on his head

The cat is out of the bag. The All-India Faizan-e-Madina Council has recently announced a “reward” of Rupees 10 lakh to behead Tarek Fatah, an Islamophobic Canadian of Pakistani origin who now frequently appears on Indian News chann...

Homes Charity Alliance Built for Muzaffarnagar Riot Victims

We had funds to complete 32 houses and a hall. All houses are on the periphery of the plot. There are no open sewage lines, all lines are covered and supported by several large septic tanks. The plot has deep borewell hand-pumps.

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Analysis

What the News Media in the US and India Have in Common

The flurry of allegations and accusations of sexual harassment against major news hosts, and the rumors of settlements brokered by the media companies to keep victims quiet, have further eroded people's trust in the integrity of their news ...

Media tries to conceal BJP's downfall in UP local body elections

Full and final, real results of up local body elections... Independents win 225 seats out of 652 and emerge as the single largest group... BJP loses the status of being even the single largest party...

Ayodhya dispute: Supremacy of Constitution or faith?

If RJ-BM dispute is news once again, there must be elections round the corner! And yes elections are round the corner!

Taj Mahal in the storm of history and propaganda

The glory in white marvel is eclipsed not by centuries of its existence on the dingy bank of Yamuna river but by ill-perception and betrayal in the hands of its own current custodians.

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Community News

Glimpses of good Hindu-Muslim relations despite avalanche of hate

Gujarat mosque becomes functional with Hindu help Ahmedabad: A mosque abandoned for the last 30 years has become functional once again with the help of Hindu residents of the area. This hundred-year-old mosque is situated in a Hindu lo...

AMU's Prof Samdani receives ‘Legal Expert Award’

Aligarh, November 22, 2017: Professor Shakeel Samdani (Department of Law, Aligarh Muslim University—AMU) has been conferred with the ‘Legal Expert Award’ by a leading Urdu daily in a special function held at the Kala Mandir Au...

Mumbai's Ghulam Muhammed Siddiqui Saheb is no more

Ghulam Muhammed Siddiqui (better known as G.M. Siddiqui), a writer of copious letters to the editor on all issues concerning the Muslims of India, is no more. He simply wrote his name as Ghulam Muhammed without attaching Siddiqui to it. ...

Veteran Assamese director Abdul Majid passed away

Guwahati (27 September 2017): Veteran Assamese director Abdul Majid passed away on 24 September in a city based hospital. Popular for his amiable nature among everyone in Assam, the progressive octogenarian actor and playwright was lately admit...

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National

Journalists in India seek protection, 12 killed in 2017

With the end of the year 2017, India finds itself in an awkward position with the annual statistics of 12 journalists either murdered or killed in suspicious situations. The populous country, known as the largest democracy in the globe, thu...

Jamiat’s Protest against Israeli PM denied in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: January, 17: The Ahmedabad Police did not give permission to Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind which planned to stage protest against coming of Isreali Prime Minster Netanyahu in the city today without any proper reason. The police even intercepte...

Kashmir human rights report released, 391 killed in 2017. Here are the details.

Srinagar, January 3: Alleging an upward surge in human rights abuses in the statein the outgoing year,Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), a local human rights group, here said that the year witnessed 451 killings including civ...

Stage set for Panchayat elections in Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar: With the state government proposing to hold Panchayat pollsearly next year, All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC)demanded implementation of the 73rd Amendment of Constitution regarding Panchayati Raj in Jammu and Kashmir ...

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Issues

BJP: Only those Muslims will stay in India who assimilate into Hindu culture

Surendra Singh, a legislator of the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has said that once India becomes a “Hindu rashtra”, only those Muslims will stay in the country who assimilate into the Hindu culture. “There are a very few...

PM Modi's fav minister attempts crucifixion of the idea of India at the altar of Hindutva bigotry

HINDUTVA JUGGERNAUT RUNS AMOK PM Modi's pet bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad to be operational in 2022 may never materialize as by then BJP/RSS may not be ruling India and hopefully national priorities would change for ...

Christmas in the Midst of Unseen Violence

There have been times when the Christian community celebrated Christmas with peaceful heart. Gone are those days when we thought of Christmas as times of peace, joy and happiness. The carol singing was considered as taking the message of pe...

Rampage around Film Padmavati: Power of Historical Fiction

Nearly a year ago multiple rowdy protests took place when the film Padmavati was being shot in Rajasthan. Sanjay Leela Bhansali had to interrupt the shooting for some time. Currently again, more intense opposition has been witnessed as the film...

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