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  • Bi Amman remembered

    By Mohammad Naushad Khan New Delhi: For the first time in living memory a lecture on “Bi Amman”, the great freedom fighter and mother of equally great freedom fighters, was organised on 13 November at Jamia Millia Islamia to mark ...

  • New turn expected in Babri case

    By Husain Amin Lucknow: A new turn is expected in the long-drawn litigation over title suit of Babri Masjid land in Ayodhya, according to the convener of the All India Babri Masjid Action Committee, Zafaryab Jeelani who said this during hi...

  • “November could be September”

    Pune: “Nine is not Eleven (And November is not September)”, “Pakistan is not Afghanistan and India is not America,” wrote Arundhati Roy in her latest master-piece “Listening to the Grass-Hoppers”. I am afraid...

  • Selective rage...

    It is nice to see the Indian civil society stand up at last and force the lethargic and self-obsessed government to act. But this rage should have been seen long ago -- when over 3000 hapless Muslims were hacked to death in a single night in Ne...

  • Gujarat denies Modi a landslide

    By Amaresh Misra Being in the Congress and that too part of its Left-Wing-nothing would have pleasured me more than ripping my party apart for its conduct in the Gujarat elections and the victory of Narendra Modi. For, this time around, Mo...

  • Union home secretary believes being Muslim is a crime

    The following appeared in an interveiw where the top home ministry official links a religion with terrorism. G.K. Pillai, Union Home Secretary told the Week (December 14-20 2009, pp.36-37) while commenting on the ULFA leader  Paresh Baruah...

  • Hasan Gafoor is a scapegoat

    By S Faraz Hamid Making a scapegoat of an officer to save political skins has become proverbial. What is worse and has become prevalent lately, bureaucrats, instead of doing their duty, sometimes hatch conspiracies to build up their career...

  • One nation, two rules...

    Here is a news item which was published by the Hindustan Times, Delhi on 2 December 2012: “NIA may seek common court for Hindu terror cases “Rajesh Ahuja, Hindustan Times “New Delhi, December 01, 2012 “After a Hy...

  • Nimesh Report: SP going Congress way

    By Mohammad Shahid Lucknow: Buoyed by his party’s success in the UP elections, the Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav is now eying the Prime Minister’s chair after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. But the hopes and aspira...

  • Dialogue between Islam and Oriental religions

    New Delhi: An international dialogue between Islam and eastern faiths will be held in New Delhi during 20-21 February 2010. Religious leaders, thinkers and scholars from South Asia and Arab countries will take part in this first of its kind con...

  • Ruchika, Neelofar, Asiya & India’s real villains

    By NM Sampathkumar Iyangar   SPS Rathore has been the top law enforcer of the state of Haryana. Like ‘supercop’ KPS Gill in Punjab, he was Director General of Police and was the darling of four chief ministers. The form...

  • Silence in Gujarat court screamed “Shame!”

    By NM Sampathkumar Iyangar   Aslam Kasim Mansuri is not someone with substantial literary capabilities to vividly portray the woeful plight of a people living as lowly aliens in native land. He is an ordinary mechanic who lives in ...

  • Togadia spewing anti-Muslim venom

    Rampur: Vishwa Hindu Parishad general secretary Dr. Pravinbhai Togadia while speaking at a Dharm Raksha function here on 29 January and spewing venom at Muslims as usual said that Muslims marry four women and produce 25 children. This will only...

  • Congress divided over Batla House encounter probe

    Why is the Congress shying away from ordering a judicial enquiry into the case when not only a majority of Muslims but several non-Muslim academicians, journalists, lawyers, human rights activists and other groups are also demanding that the &l...

  • Delhi hosts international interfaith conference

    New Delhi: The International Dialogue between Islam and Oriental Religions, a two-day conference aimed at building better relations between believers of various faiths in South Asia, was held at Ansari Auditorium of Jamia Millia Islamia here du...

  • Young Azmi’s noble initiative

    New Delhi: It was cold January 2006 in Delhi when the 28-year-old Shams Alam decided to do  something for society. Being an MNC employee, Azamgarh-native and Delhi-based Alam had little time for  social work. He and a friend thought a...

  • Salman story (too) is full of loopholes

    By Majid Jahangir   New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS), on 6 March 2010 claimed that the alleged “terrorist” of Indian Mujahedeen (IM) Salman Ahmad alias Chhotu, a resident of Sanjarpur village in ...

  • Following is the full text of Mumbai's Shaheen Facebook status update which got her arrested and harassed no end:

    “With all respect, every day, thousands of people die, but still the world moves on. Just due to one politician died a natural death, everyone just goes bonkers. They should know, we are resilient by force, not by choice. When was the las...

  • Orwell’s 1984 is finally here...

    The arrest of two young women for writing and liking innocent facebook comment on hate guru Bal Thackeray, a twitter comment by an ordinary man about the son of a Union minister, a cartoonist whose lines failed to amuse someone... got easily ar...

  • Execution of Kasab: expression of our frivolity

    I’m shocked to read this tweet by an ‘educationist’, a woman at that, couched in intemperate language. But for the life of me, I cannot understand how can anyone be called lucky to witness a hanging or execution? This is a spe...