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  • 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...

  • Rizvi College voted India’s most favourite

    + Pic Mumbai: Music and entertainment Channel ‘V’ recently organised, in cooperation with Facebook social networking website, a competitive programme ‘Sabse Liked College in India’ or the most favourite college of...

  • NIA should investigate UP blasts of 2007

    + Pix Lucknow: It has taken almost two and a half years for the courts to set aside the charges against Sajjadur-Rehman Vani, accused in the Lucknow court blast case of Nov 23, 2007. The ordeal for Sajjadur-Rehman Vani son of Ghulam Qadi...

  • SDPI activist hacked by Hindutva goons

    Palakkad (Kerala): A Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) activist was hacked allegedly by Bajrang Dal goons in Kerala. Kunhappu Marakkar (41), Ottappalam mandalam president of SDPI, was assaulted while he was on his way to Varode in the mor...

  • Are Indian Muslims wholly responsible for their backwardness?

    Ever since the presentation of the Sachar Committee Report and particularly after the publication of the Ranghanathan Mishra Commission Report, the spokesman of the political establishment has been repeatedly holding the Muslim community and it...

  • Nation stands behind Hazare against Corruption

    Anna Hazare’s sitting on an indefinite fast in Delhi has galvanized the middle class of this country, which is most vocal against corruption but also the one responsible for most of corruption in this country. Corruption is a very content...

  • Hindutva Terror against Christians

    By Dominic Emmanuel The media reports of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) getting worried about Hindutva Terror investigations leading to some of the high-profile names in the RSS like Indresh Kumar and the damage it might cause to its ima...

  • Indian Muslim Scientist honoured

    Lucknow: Ruler of Oman,  Sultan Qaboos bin Said has honoured Dr. M.I.H.Farooqi, with an award of US$ 25,000 (Rs 12 lakh)  in appreciation of  his books Plants of the Quran and Medicinal plants in the Traditions of Prophet Mohamma...

  • Muslims beaten up in U.P. jail

    Lucknow: It was Sunday, March 13th, when the Central Barielly Jail, near Izzat Nagar, Barielly, Uttar Pradesh, was witness to an acrimonious scene, as some relatives of those who are in jail, were beaten black and blue, by other jail inmates an...

  • Wish of a jailed SIMI activist?

    Cartoon by Yusuf.

  • Bengal: CPM plays the minority card

    With assembly elections in sight, CPM in West Bengal is gearing itself to face the imminent threat that Congress and Trinamool Congress are likely to pose. This has prompted the state chief minister to move from one door to another begging for ...

  • Peace Party - RLD alliance rattles BSP et al

    By Ashraf Ahmad indianews08[@]gmail.com New Delhi: The formation of a political alliance and its announcement on 23 Feb in Lucknow, between Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and Peace Party (PPI) with its seven constituent parties, mainly Bhartiya...

  • Congress and BJP jostle for political upmanship

    Congress and BJP are harping on each other with various issues to score political points. The two parties are trying to seize every moment in order to project their political upmanship. Cricket world cup may come as a soothing balm for both politi...

  • Maulana Vastanvi and Darul Uloom Deoband

    The storm the Deoband fraternity has raised over a statement attributed to Maulana Vastanvi reminds me of an incident related to the famous religious scholar Sheikh Ahmad Raheem Mulla Jeevan which was published in the mouthpiece of Jamiatur Rashad...

  • Sykes-Picot regime is falling down

    The upheaval in the Arab World these days is the second attempt within half a century to bring down the treacherous Sykes-Picot regime imposed on the region after the First World War. It was a secret Anglo-French treaty to usurp, divide and rule t...

  • India: Terror alerts — questions galore

    Once again an alert has been sounded in view of the danger of terrorist attacks all over the country, particularly in Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Bangalore and Goa. It has been stated in the alert issued by the Union home ministry that according to informa...

  • Wajida Tabassum: a defiant writer

    Wajida Tabassum, who reached pinnacles of fame but got eclipsed in oblivion, died on 7 December in Mumbai. An extremely frank and to a great extent controversial storywriter, she died at her Andheri home. She had been suffering from arthritis, dia...

  • RSS has forged nexus with Mossad

    Digvijay Singh’s 4th January 2011 Press Conference finally proved that the Congress General Secretary indeed spoke to Hemant Karkare on 26/11-and that Karkare faced the threat to his life and limb-as well as to the security of his family-not from ...

  • Enquiry has already cost AMU Rs 50 lakh!

    An article has appeared in an Urdu daily newspaper written by a sitting MP, who was defeated in the election for membership of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Court, in which he has levelled baseless allegations against professor P.K. Abdul Az...