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    WAJAHAT HABIBULLAH, India’s first Chief Information Commissioner who retired on 30 September last year has been appointed Chairman of National Commission for Minorities on 2 February by central government in place of former Chairman of NC...

  • Karkare Award Instituted

    Chennai-based Darul-Islam Foundation Trust has instituted an award in the name of Hemant Karkare to be called “Karkare Award”. It will honor the bravery, honesty and talents of the former Maharastra ATS chief Hemant Karkare who was ...

  • Maulana Azad is the father of nuclear India

    Lucknow: In what may be construed as a clash of titans was the scene at Maulana Azad’s 122nd birth anniversary, in-between Syed Kalbe Sadiq, the Vice President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, and Professor Khan Muhammed Atif, a Persian sch...

  • Kashmir: Unrest continues in the Valley depite freezing cold

    Jammu and Kashmir High Court on December 16 adjourned hearing in criminal revision petition filed by state government in Zahid Farooq murder case. No arguments could take place following which court adjourned the case. Hearing in the petiti...

  • 2010 Kashmir: Jama Masjid without Juma prayers

    Srinagar: Jama Masjid Srinagar could not hold Friday prayers for 14 consecutive weeks during 2010, thanks to frequent curfews clamped by the state administration. The latest curfew was to prevent Mir Waiz Umar Farooq from attending the Friday p...

  • New generation drifting away from Urdu and Hindi

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academy’s awards-presentation function was held at Bhopal on 24 December when 13 Urdu men of letters were honoured with awards. Speaking on this occasion, chaired by Academy’s Chairman, Dr. Bashir Badar, ...

  • Another mosque rehabilitated in Punjab

    Fazilka: Majlis Ahrar Islam-e-Hind under the leadership of Punjab’s Shahi Imam Maulana Habibur Rahman Sani Ludhianvi has been actively working for liberating occupied mosques in Punjab and has so far got a number of illegally occupied mosques libe...

  • School boy shatters cricket record

    Mumbai: Thirteen-year-old Armaan Jaffer of Rizvi Springfield School of Bandra (Mumbai) broke all previous records in school cricket when he scored mammoth 498 runs on 22 December while playing for his school against Raja Shivaji School of Dadar...

  • Popular Front of India not terrorist organisation: SC

    Popular Front of India has defended its activists facing charges of attempt to murder under the Explosive Substances Act and Unlawful Activities prevention Act for chopping off the hand of a blasphemous professor. in its affidavit submitted to ...

  • Kashmir’s new top cop talks tough on Baramulla deaths

    Newly appointed Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Range) SM Sahai has taken a serious note over the death of four persons, including a student in police firing during a protest in Baramulla district on 8 September. Expressing his concern ove...

  • 8000 Kashmiris disappeared since 1989

    Relatives of disappeared Kashmiris every year gather on human rights day at a central park in Srinagar to find out the truth behind those disappeared since separatist rebellion began in 1989. The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons wa...

  • NGO seeks withdrawal of Jamia Millia Islamia admission notice

    With National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) yesterday clearing grant of minority status to Jamia Millia Islamia (a Central university) in south Delhi, Nawa-e-Haque, a Delhi-based NGO has written to its Vice-Chancellor se...

  • Bhat advocates merger of Urdu and Hindi media

    New Delhi: Hamidullah Bhat, director of NCPUL, said here while talking to editors of UNI Urdu Service, Urdu, Hindi and English newspapers on 30 December that for building and development of the country and nation, merger of Urdu, Hindi and Engl...

  • Attempt to occupy Masjid land in Darya Ganj, Delhi

    New Delhi: Paltan Wali Masjid in New Delhi’s, Darya Ganj area has once again come in the limelight when an attempt was made to gradually occupy it by placing idols on its land. VHP is in the forefront in this mischievous attempt. In fact,...

  • Kerala madrasas ahead of their northern counterparts

    New Delhi: National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) conducted a study of Kerala’s madrasas and found that madrasas in this state are better and more reformed in many respects as compared to the 'stereotypical' madrasas in north ...

  • Unani therapy: civilisational accomplishment

    Deoband: A felicitation programme was organised by Dr. Bashir in honour of the newly elected members of Indian Medicine Board of Uttar Pradesh – Dr. Akhktar Saeed and Dr. Qamaruzama Quraishi. Faculty of Jamia-Tibb, students and prominent ...

  • Mosque demolished in Gujurat by mistake

    Ahmedabad: Estate section of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (Western Zone) demolished Fatima Masjid and an adjacent temple without serving even a formal notice in Sabarmati extension area. This has created great resentment among local shopkeep...

  • Mehfil-e-Gang-o-Jaman: literary meet at Ghalib Academy

    New Delhi: Ghalib Academy witnessed Mehfil-e-Gang-o-Jaman in which literary figures of three Indian languages - Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi participated. Presided by renowned literary figure G.R. Kanwal; the programme had K.L. Narang Saqi as the ch...

  • Sheikh Abdullah’s grand-daughter voices female woes

    Srinagar: Female woes and concerns have been highlighted by Sheikh Abdullah’s grand-daughter Nayla Ali Khan in her latest book Hind-Pak Raqabat ki buniyad: Kashmir. with the rise of militancy in 1989 and armed clashes between the militant...

  • Waqf Board has no money to pay employees and widows

    New Delhi: Delhi Waqf Boad has no money to pay to its employees. In addition to this, the Imams of Masjids under the Waqf Board have not been paid their salaries for two months and pensions to widows have not been paid for eight months. To ...