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  • JUH constructs 650 houses in Kashmir

    Srinagar:  The relief committee of the Jamiatul-ul-Ulama-e-Hind has completed the construction of 650 houses for flood victims of Kashmir. Two hundred houses are ready for allotment. Out of these, 60 houses have been built for widows. The ...

  • Conspiracy to uproot Jammu Muslims

    By Bilal Bhat The new coalition government of BJP-PDP in Jammu & Kashmir has turned on the heat against nomadic Bakerwal and Gujjar communities by driving them out of the forests in Jammu region, a home where they have lived for more t...

  • Delhi HC notice on loud-speakers in mosques

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court Bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R. Sahai Enlaw, in response to a PIL filed by petitioners Messrs Shashikant Bahl and Dr. Amit Kumar, issued notice to Delhi government (Lt. Governor) and Police Commission...

  • Mr Modi, deliver or show us your back

    Mr Modi, our current prime minister, came to power a year ago on the back of a huge paid-news campaign and tall promises of good governance, corruption-free India and bringing back, within 100 days, the huge amounts of black money stashed away ...

  • Modi’s first year as PM

    By Justice Rajinder Sachar Every new Central government in India is judged after a semi-honey moon period of one year by the public and the press. Partisan critics normally pose questions on their own so as to deliberately embarrass the go...

  • Mass anti-Muslim violence under Delhi’s nose

    Atali, Ballabgarh:  About 40 km from New Delhi, Muslim quarters of this village in Haryana look like a war-ravaged ghost town, with desolate streets, debris all around and abandoned, ransacked homes. The village had been home to over 500 M...

  • Muslims give land for world’s largest temple

    Muslims in Bihar have donated land to help build the world’s largest Hindu temple which will have the capacity to seat 20,000 people. “Muslims have not only donated the land, they have also provided land at a nominal rate for constr...

  • REALITY AND ILLUSION

    By Rajindar Sachar Last year when BJP with Modi as Prime Minister romped home with an overwhelming majority of its own, people thought that for the next few years, this government was untouchable and any mass discontent would be just wishe...

  • Abandoned, Kashmir flood victims suffer in silence

    Srinagar: Eight months on, reminiscences of last September’s deluge are still reverberating in the lives of many. Families in and around Srinagar city are yet to reconcile with the aftermath of the natural calamity that befell them early ...

  • I Would Have Sentenced Rajiv and Veer Bahadur to Death

    By Ilyas Azmi As the news of the release of the perpetrators of Hashimpura mass murder became public, the scenes of 28 years ago started replaying in the minds of many people like me. It was merely three years after the departure of the Br...

  • Hashimpura wounds are still raw

    By Jawed Akhter   Delhi/Meerut: At the very first instance, you feel the distress, anger and helplessness of the victims of Hashimpura in Meerut. People of this locality once enjoyed flourishing business and the rattling of powerlooms ...

  • Abdul Karim Tunda: Framed, damned, acquitted

    By Jawed Akhter   Delhi/Pilakhua: People never expected that Pilakhuwa, a textile and cloth-dyeing hub in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh, would be known for alleged terror involvement. But this town surfaced in media when Abdul Ka...

  • A Muslim Cap would have been more effective, Mr Modi

    Mr. Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister, does not take kindly to advice, specially of the unsolicited variety. But let me risk it. Mr. Prime Minister, you would have done better, achieved a thousand times more, and  helped...

  • Kerala clashes expose CPM’s secular façade

    By Riyas Tanur Kozhikode: Sporadic break-outs of political clashes in Nadapuram in Vadakara Taluk of Kozhikode (Calicut) district in Kerala since past four decades have so far claimed more than a dozen lives, maimed hundreds, and have caus...

  • “There is a govt of Ram bhakts in Delhi”

    There is a “government of Ram bhakts” at the Centre and it’s only because the people chanted Jai Shri Ram, said Union minister Nitin Gadkari.  Addressing a public meeting on 20 January this year in Faizabad, close to wher...

  • “Depositing of Rs. 15 lakh was just a kahaawat”: Amit Shah

    BJP President Amit Shah explained away Modi’s pre-general election statement promising to deposit Rs.15 lakh in every family’s account by bringing black money back from abroad within 100 days of his rule, by saying that it was just ...

  • Will AAP win be the beginning of hate politics’ end?

    Amid the hissing of all the snakes and serpents of Hindutva, who came out thinking that their time has finally come, the common man has spoken and spoken decisively to reject the politics of hate, violence, goondaism, corruption and othering of...

  • Inspiring Saga of Bihar Malalas

    By Jawed Akhter New Delhi: The saga of two sisters in Bihar reminds us of the courage of Malala Yousafzai who has been fighting for girls’ education. Mehar Jahan and her younger sister Gauhar Jahan from Madhubani district of Bihar di...

  • Modi-Shah-Doval team escalates campaign

    We predicted when Mr Doval took over as NSA that the anti-terror campaign targeting Muslim youth through false and fabricated cases will get going in their right earnest. The ideal Modi-Shah-Doval team did not belie us. After all, Modi-Shah tea...

  • Freedom of Expression? Or, Corporate Greed?

    When Charlie Hebdo was targeted earlier this month, the immediate reaction in the Muslim world was one of outrage and shock, the whole community uniting in condemnation of the act. But as soon as it repeated the offence next week, with French l...