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  • Swami’s aide arrested from Gujarat

    Ajmer: Rajasthan police has arrested Bharat Mohan of Valsad (Gujarat) for his alleged involvement in the Ajmer Dargah blast of 2007. His arrest follows facts revealed by Swami Aseemanand during his interrogation. Both were presented amidst tigh...

  • Mumbai blasts hearing from March 29

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will begin hearing appeals filed by the accused, the CBI and the government of Maharashtra from March 29. A bench comprising Justices P. Sathasivam and B.S. Chauhan shall hear various appeals. Gopal Subramaniam, Sol...

  • Sachar for Christians demanded

    New Delhi: Sachar committee demolished the myth of Muslim appeasement by pointing out socio-economic deprivation. The Christian community feels the need for a similar study for an appraisal of their status. A meeting held on 25 January, preside...

  • Christians fear RSS Kumbh aimed to reconvert tribals

    A sense of fear has gripped the Christian community as missionaries of the area believe that the Kumbh was organised with a hidden agenda to reconvert Christian tribals. Mandla which is in Southern Madhya Pradesh where the function was held had...

  • Keep an eye on Narmada Kumbh: Digvijay

    New Delhi: Reminding the home ministry of “Shabri Mahakumbh” and its terrorism fall out in the form of bomb blasts; Digvijay Singh, general secretary of AICC, alerted the home ministry of the repercussions of the proposed “Ma ...

  • Indian Army sacks Muslim for second marriage

    Chandigarh: Yaseen Nadaf, 29, a gunner with Medium Regiment, has been sacked for marrying twice under provisions of Para 333 of Regulation for the Army 1987, Section 20 of the Army Act (for dismissal) (alongwith Rule 17)

  • Repeal AFSPA: UN rapporteur

    New Delhi: U.N.’s special rapporteur, Margaret Sekaggya advised India to keep politics with Pakistan aside and instead take up issues “about the people” and begin “the healing process” for those who are suffering f...

  • CIC to CBI: make public its investigation report on RAW

    New Delhi: Maj. Gen. (Retd) Vinay Kumar Singh, a former officer of RAW has written a book India’s External Intelligence: Secrets of Research & Analysis Wing-RAW in which he has mentioned the goings-on in this office. In a complaint lo...

  • Kashmir: Lack of juvenile home makes minors criminals

    Srinagar: With rapid increase in the number of minor detainees the Kashmir government has failed to address the problem adequately and these juvenile delinquents are being lodged in jails with hard-core criminals. “They pick up the attitu...

  • Kashmiri Pandits demand separate state

    After having been forced to live as migrants for more than two decades the global Kashmiri pandit diaspora in a teleconference with Dilip Padgaonkar, one of the three interlocutors has demanded a separate homeland in the north east of the Jhelu...

  • RBI’s agreement with J&K: fears voiced

    Srinagar: The Reserve Bank of India has entered into a supplementary agreement under section 21 A of the RBI Act, 1934, with the J&K government to carryout banking business of the state government. Experts oppose the agreement and term it l...

  • AIMF to contest 80 seats in Assam

    All India Minority Forum (AIMF) has on 11 January announced its decision to contest at least 80 seats out of the 126 assembly seats. With AIMF joining the poll fray the Muslims of Assam will now have more options besides Congress and the AIUDF....

  • Awards for Indian Muslims last fortnight

    Dr. MIRZA SHAFIQ HUSAIN ‘Shafiq’, a young critic and author of about a dozen books has been honoured with Ghalib Award by State Government Literary Association in recognition of his services in the fields of criticism and literature...

  • Obituaries

    SANAULLAH ZEBA JAUNPURI, noted Urdu poet died in Delhi on 4 February. Born in Rampur town of Jaunpur district of UP in 1937, in addition to being a poet he was also a good Hakeem who worked in Hamdard Dawakhana, Delhi for a long time. His antho...

  • Men & Women in news last fortnight

    SARFARAZ AHMAD SIDDIQI, secretary of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee and a member of Union steel ministry’s Steel Consumers Council has been appointed a member of Delhi Building & Other Constructions Welfare Board by Delhi government...

  • Kerala High Court clears way for India’s first Islamic bank

    Trivandrum: India is all set to have its first Islamic bank. The Kerala High Court on 3 February dismissed petitions challenging the Kerala government’s decision to establish India’s first Islamic Bank which will work on the princip...

  • MCOCA comes in handy for Delhi police in criminal cases

    Delhi police finds MCOCA to be the best weapon against hardcore criminals in the city. In the year 2010, 27 people were arrested and prosecuted under this act. MCOCA, Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act of 1999 had been initially used by...

  • Ishrat’s fake encounter: SIT member spills the beans

    New Delhi: Satish Verma, IPS and a member of the SIT probing Ishrat Jahan’s encounter, in an affidavit filed in the High Court submitted that evidence suggested that Ishrat’s was a fake encounter. The 80-page affidavit enlists sever...

  • Minorities Cell in NIOS wound up by School management

    New Delhi: The management of National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has closed down minorities cell in the school, a complaint against which has been made by the chairman of Muslim Intelligentsia Forum, Dr. Anwar Pasha, to government with ...

  • Govt claims about release of Malegaon accused hollow

    Mumbai: All claims by the central and state governments about the release of nine innocent Muslim youths accused in Malegaon bomb blasts of 2006 turned out to be hollow and false when both the CBI and Maharashtra ATS jointly opposed their bail ...