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  • Anti-Muslim & anti-Dalit Modi is now anti-Brahmin

    Bizarre developments keep taking place in Gujarat. IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt has been arrested. Previously, on 5 February 2011, the Gujarat government issued a show cause notice to senior IPS officer Rahul Sharma.  Why did Sharma suddenly b...

  • It seems all we have done over 12 years is simply not enough!

    Can you imagine that in the whole width and breadth of India and in a community boasting a population of 180 million, there is only one (Muslim) company which orders MG for all its board members? We need a lot more subscribers, a lot more advertis...

  • Mapping the mind of the claimant to Delhi Sultanate

    The three-day fast from 17 to 19 September, that Narendra Modi has undertaken did not bode well for unity, harmony and peace either for his very own state or the country. Gujarat is his “very own”, yes, because he has a hallucinatio...

  • Terrorism: Chasing The Wrong Shadows

    By Firdaus Ahmed   An op-ed in the venerable Times of India, “No More Chasing Shadows” (9 September, 2011), has the head of a so-called “group on C4ISRT (Command, Control, Communications and Computers Intelligence...

  • Anna agitation is an Indian Uprising

    + Pic Till a chubby, fragile, ageing Gandhian reminded India the power of mass movements, several myths about political action had built up, especially since the beginning of the liberalisation era in the early 1990s. The media today would...

  • Educational Encyclopedia of Islam launched

    By Saiyed Danish + Pix New Delhi: Educational Encyclopedia of Islam was released here at the India Islamic Cultural Centre on July 30. The two-volume encyclopedia has been compiled by Syed Iqbal Zaheer, the editor of Young Muslim Dig...

  • The Enemy Within is a hatchet job

    + Pic I am amazed to read the excerpts (“Mumbai blasts: Azamgarh, the jihadist factory,” DNA, July 15, 2011) you have chosen to publish from Shishir Gupta’s yet to be released book, “Indian Mujahideen: The Enemy W...

  • NIA unravels the Gujarat lab of Hindutva terror

    Ahmedabad: The NIA has unearthed the plot of the Great Hindutava Lab. While compiling a list of Swami Aseemanand’s associates, it has uneartherd the “axis of evil.” Not only has Gujarat been their sanctuary but it also breeded...

  • 2011 most peaceful for J&K in the past two decades

    It is believed that at present, peace prevails in J&K. In comparison to the same period in the past two decades the first five months of 2011 have turned out to be the most peaceful time for the people of Kashmir. This has come out from the...

  • U.P. elections and Muslims

    By Mohammad Shahid Lucknow: With less than a year to go for the UP Assembly Elections a mud- slinging match between the poll players has begun. While the four main parties—Congress, BJP, SP and BSP—blame each other for all the i...

  • Tough law to curb discrimination against minorities

    New Delhi: In order to protect minorities against discrimination in education, employment and housing the government has drafted a tough law that can impose fines upto Rs five lakh and jail terms of three years for those found violating the law...

  • The Hindu Eager to drag Al-Qaeda to India

    Praveen Swami is eager to drag Al-Qaeda to India. Beware, this IB steno is back in town, so is our doubt about The Hindu’s credibility...The Hindu of Chennai has largely remained a sober publication having nuanced editorial line and sensible repor...

  • “Dreaded LeT terrorist” is acquitted after five years

    + Pic Imran Ahmed Kirmani, who was branded as a “dreaded terrorist” of the Lashkar-e-Toiba by Delhi police, has been acquitted by a Delhi court after spending five years in Tihar jail. Imran, an aeronautical engineer from Kas...

  • Palestinian mother is the first Arab woman to reach Everest

    + Pix Dubai: Born in Palestine and living in UAE, 40-year-old  Suzanne Al-Houby, who is a mother of two children, became the first Arab woman to conquer Mount Everest, when she reached the highest mountain peak of the world in the m...

  • Ramdev’s anti-graft fast: new face of communal politics

    The police crackdown on people assembled to participate in the anti-corruption fast by Baba Ramdev on Sunday night, 5 June 2011, needs to be condemned no end. As the police methods are brutal by their very nature, in their effort to evacuate th...

  • Goa Muslims fight dumping ground politics

    + Pic   For more than a decade the problem of Muslim graveyard in Goa has not been resolved. Gokul Das Naik, Distt Collector (of Madgao South Goa) told Masjid-e Gausiya General Secretary that Chief Minister Digamber Kamat  ...

  • Gujarat fake encounter specialists visit dargahs

    Divine justice boomeranged on several fake encounter specialists whose sins have forced them to seek solace at dargahs. A formerly happy and affluent police officer, responsible for Sadiq Jamal’s murder, is now suffering from a number of ...

  • VHP raring to burn Kashmir over Amarnath should investigate UP blasts of 2007

    By Zafar Choudhary epilogue@epilogue.in Jammu: After a humiliating fiasco in the BJP ranks in Jammu, another Sangh Parivar organisation, the Vishva Hindu Parishad, seems to have taken charge of the saffron agenda in the region. The issue ...

  • Islam and the West: A new beginning in bridge building

    Srinagar: An extension lecture on “Islam and the West: A New Beginning in Bridge Building” was organised by Shah-e Hamdan Institute of Islamic Studies, Kashmir University, on 5 May. The speaker was the renowned, socially engaged sch...

  • Demand for Ashram shalas in Muslim areas too

    Mumbai: Husain Dalwai, Congress member of the Legislative Council of Maharashtra demanded in the House that government-run Asharam shalas should be opened in Muslim populated localities also, so that Muslim children also could benefit from thes...