1-15 August 2014


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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Elections end but Muslim-bashing continues

Elections have ended. Exit polls have already positioned Narendra Modi in the Prime Minister’s seat. Within a couple of days, the new government will take the office. But if the post-poll events are any indication, we may be heading for a...

Debating Elections, Debating Development

The Gujarat growth model was criticized for being conducive merely for big businesses and pointed out the slide in the Human Development Index and the poor quality of health and education in Gujarat

Why Moral and Social Vices no issues in Indian Elections?

Abortions 60 lakhs a year; AIDS kills 2 lakhs, Alcohol 5000, Road accidents 1.4 lakh, Murders around 35000 every year, prostitutes approx 30 lakhs, human trafficking industry in India is estimated at $4 Billion a year

Muzaffarnagar 2013: Violence by Political Design

The fact finding team has concluded that there was a plan to end decades of coexistence and 'cleanse' certain villages of the Muslim presence.

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Community News

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...

Haroon Yusuf’s illegal use of Waqf driver

New Delhi: Haroon Yusuf, presently Delhi’s minister for energy and power was Chairman of Delhi Waqf Board about a decade ago i.e. from March 1999 to March 2004 (5 years). Simultaneously, he was also an MLA from Ballimaran assembly constit...

Maulana Azad’s anthology of poems released

New Delhi: Few people know that Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, first education minister of India was, in addition to being an author, was a poet also. No one had earlier shed light on this aspect of Maulana Azad but now Husn Ara Trust has compiled an...

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E. Ahamed in Lok Sabha on Israeli aggression in Gaza, Palestine

Request this House to condemn this also as well as to prevail upon the Government of India to take up the matter with the international body, the United Nations.

The Indian Express — The fictitious “Lucknow Connection” to Shia Violence in Pakistan

The Indian Express published a biased article by a Pakistani to malign Islam and Muslims, falsely claiming that Lucknow’s Nadwatul Ulama is responsible for the murderous violence against Shias.

Asaduddin Owaisi and Shanavas baffle BJP in Lok Sabha

NEW DELHI : Asaduddin Owaisi, President All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen and M.P. from Hyderabad created uproar in Lok Sabha during his address. He hit at BJP with his precise points. Even he sarcastically congratulated Narendra Modi...

Preparing today for Indian Muslim Mirror 2020

Duly supported with authentic data, the Justice Rajindar Sachar Committee gauged in 2006 the Muslim deficit in India vis-a-vis any other community or social group. This Committee and the Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission (2008) recommended a ...

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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 ...

Muslims’ Tryst With Destiny: Elections 2014

The minorities in India are protected by an egalitarian and secular constitution. In the last 65 years, however, the safeguards enshrined in it have largely been flouted.

Muslims Should Protest When Their Faith is Degraded

The recent events when an abusive and derogatory film about Prophet Muhammad sparked massive public protests in Muslim societies across the world, is a clear instance of unnecessary provocation of Muslims as a community. However, this is a repe...

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