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  • NIA names forest officials in Assam Muslim massacre

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the massacre of 36 Muslims in May last year in Assam’s Kokrajhar area, has slapped terror charges against four Bodos working with the forest department in Assam for killing 36 Mus...

  • Soft Hindutva and Hard Hindutva

     Irfan Engineer The theme of the NDA government. seems to be lavish spending on cultural events, tax cuts for corporate India and cuts in budgets on social welfare touching the poor, peasants, Dalits, adivasis, women and other weaker ...

  • Increase in the ratio of minorities share in government jobs: Naqvi

    New Delhi: Union minister of state for minorities affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi informed the Lok Sabha on 23 July that prime minister’s new 15-point programme gives special importance to minorities in government jobs. Indian government&rsqu...

  • Tension in Mahoba after attack on Hindu Yuva Vahini leader

    Mahoba (UP): Some unsocial and mischivious elements attacked district president of Hindu Yuva Vahini, Ashish Tripathi on the  night of 30 July after which tension gripped this city. According to police, when Ashish Tripathi was passing thr...

  • ICCI to endevour for Muslim empowerment

    New Delhi: A 2-day conference and Expo was organised by Imamia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) at New Delhi in the third week of July, the objective of which was to create educational awareness among Muslims, provide avenues of employ...

  • Tanzeem-e Insaf to provide legal help to Atali victims

    New Delhi: General secretary of Tanzeem-e Insaf’s Delhi unit, Ameeq Jama’ee said in a statement here in Delhi on 22 July that his organisation will provide legal assistance to the riot-affected people of Atali village of Haryana. He...

  • Raza Library to institute awards for journalism

    Lucknow: Raza Library, Rampur’s 45th Governing Board’s meeting under the chairmanship of UP’s governor Ram Nayek was held at Raj Bhavan on 28 July in which the following decisions were taken: Prof. Nabi Hadi was selected for t...

  • No jobs for students of Skills Academy

    Mumbai: Students or youth of the second batch trained under central government-run Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills (MANAS) are not in demand in the job market because even after completing their training in the Academy they are not get...

  • Banarsi cloth will have distinct identity

    Varanasi:  Union minister for textiles, Santosh Gangwar, said on 10 June that handloom workers, during the next two to three years, would be updated about preparing the costly cloth as per market needs and handloom facilitation centres wou...

  • Sheikh Abdullah’s grand-daughter condemns police brutality

    Srinagar: Sheikh Abdullah’s grand daughter, Prof. Nyla Ali Khan strongly condemning Kashmir government and police for blinding unarmed protesters by the frequent use of pellets and pepper gas, said that  nowhere in the world peaceful...

  • Counting of minority employees in central govt departments

    New Delhi: Counting of the number of employees belonging to minority communities in the central government and its different departments during the last one year has started. This is being done in order to review the implementation of prime min...

  • Crores wasted on PM’s Varanasi programme

    Varanasi: UP Congress Committee’s Vice President and MLC, Mani Shankar Pandey, while strongly criticizing spending of crores of rupees on the pretext of prime minister Narendra Modi’s programmes in Varanasi said that people’s ...

  • P A Sebastian

    Our friend and comrade P A Sebastian, who was the face of Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights (CPDR) for decades, passed away on July 23 around 10 am. As per his two caretakers at the old age home in Goa, where he was lodged for the l...

  • AKMAL YAZDANI

    Journalist, poet, author, researcher and historian Akmal Yazdani Jami’ee passed away on 25 July, 2015. With his demise, Purnea lost its native chronicler whose accounts of the region hold prototypical significance. Born 15 July, 1929,...

  • AWARDS

    Prof. SALIM QIDWAIand NABI HAADI have been selected for being honoured by Rampur’s Raza Library Board with Raza Ali Khan Award in the field of Islamic Studies and with Nawab Faizullah Khan Award for Persian respectively. These decisions w...

  • Obituaries

    MUFTI BASHEER AHMAD FAROOQI,Imam and preacher of Dargah Hazrat Bal in Kashmir died of heart attack on 2 August at his residence in Hazrat Bal. Recently he was appointed by J&K government a members of Jammu & Kashmir Waqf Board in recogn...

  • Men & Women In News

    IQBAL AHMAD ANSARI,a judge of Patna High Court, has been appointed Chief Justice of the same court i.e. Patna High Court with effect from 1 August by the President of India. His appointment is in place of Justice Lingala Narasimha Reddy consequ...

  • Iftar programme in Punjab jails

    Ludhiana: This year, as during previous years, Ahrar workers volunteered to serve the fasting Muslim prisoners in various jails of Punjab, under the guidance of Punjab Shahi Imam, Maulana Habibur-Rahman Thani Ludhianwi. The general secretary of...

  • Muslims of Hata fight over mosque

    Padrona (Kushinagar):  The town of Hata in Kushinagar district is presenting a disturbing scene due to quarrel between two groups of Muslims, over the custody of a mosque, while the district administration is doing nothing in the matter. T...

  • USTAD scheme introduced by govt to empower minorities

    New Delhi: After ‘Roshni’ and ‘Nai Roshni’, ‘Ustad’ scheme has been introduced by the central government for the progress and development of minorities. Union minister for minorities affairs Mrs. Najma Heptul...