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  • 26/11 Probe: A Seismic Book

    “Truth is always unnerving. It strikes like a blitzkrieg and often catches us unawares,” wrote the great Mexican poet and Nobel laureate Octavio Paz in his poem “The ruins of Aztec”. The very first line of S M Mushri...

  • Here’s how the 26/11 probe was scuttled?

     26/11 PROBE Why Judiciary Also Failed? By S.M. MUSHRIF FROM THE BACK COVER OF THE BOOK There was quite a flutter in the country, especially in the camps of the IB and right-wing groups, when the author of this book, S.M. Mushr...

  • Communal goons try to burn Ayodhya

    Ayodhya: Communal goons tried to burn Ayodhya again when in the evening of 20 December they ransacked and damaged the tomb of Prophet Shees and other graves here as well as Jinnati Masque where they killed Syed Zeeshan Ahmad, a BSC student at A...

  • The next polls and beyond

    Having lost in four states, the Congress is readying to pack its bags for vacating 7, Race Course Road, by May next. Its stalwarts, Mani Shankar Aiyar and Chidambaram, have both indicated that the divisions in polity are such that there is litt...

  • Will India’s next PM be barred from entering the US?

    By John Hudson A series of elections in India last early this month has exposed a major diplomatic problem for the U. S. State Department: The man expected to lead the world's largest democracy in 2014 is not legally allowed to enter t...

  • “Buried alive, feeling choked”

    Dear brother: We wish you the best of health. You are a torch-bearer of justice. You are following the path of goodness. May God Almighty bestow success upon you in both the worlds, may your paths and the Day of Judgement be easy. Dear brot...

  • Terrorism and BJP

    By Dr Mansoor Ahmad Ajazi   Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly Shanker Sinh Waghela has stated that “RSS and BJP are misusing Muslims for terrorist attack in the country” (Dainik Hindustan, Patna, 14 Nov., 2013). BJP ...

  • Mehmoodur Rahman committee recommends far-reaching measures for Maha Muslims

    By Aleem Faizee Mumbai: Around 60% of Muslims in urban and rural areas of Maharashtra are living below the poverty line (BPL) in abysmally vulnerable conditions, and just about 25% of them are marginally above the poverty line, Dr. Mehmood...

  • UP govt’s conspiracy to deprive Muzaffarnagar riot victims of their properties

    Any uprooted family accepting the aid of five lakh rupees has to sign an affidavit which says that it will not return to the village it came from and will not claim 'movable and immovable properties' in its village (see copy of the affidavit on th...

  • Twenty years on, Jamia Hamdard harasses former lecturer, misuses judicial process, hurts Unani medicine

    New Delhi: Dr, rather Hakeem, M.M. Nomani is a rare breed of Unani physicians who have deep specialised knowledge of singular properties of herbs. He was a lecturer in Jamia Hamdard’s Faculty of Medicine. His boss took umbrage at a petty ...

  • ''Mini Gujarat'' in and around Muzaffarnagar

    Kandhla/Budhana/Kairana:Uttar Pradesh saw over 200 small and big communal riots since Samajwadi Party came to power in February last year. The UP government itself conceded on the floor of the state assembly that 27 serious riots have taken pla...

  • True Democracy in Action

    By Jogishwar Singh As a Swiss citizen born in India, I am many times brought to think about my experiences of the democratic systems prevalent in the two countries. Before Indian ‘patriots’ start screaming murder at what I ...

  • Rs. 50,000 approved by Karnataka govt for marriage of poor Muslim girls

    Bangalore: Karnataka’s minister for Haj, Waqf and minorities welfare, Haji Qamrul Islam while expressing his deep sorrow over the millat’s insensitivity about the serious problem of marriage of poor Muslim girls said that in Bangalo...

  • Eid with Ishrat Jahan’s mother

    By Subhashini Ali Some years ago, I had met Ishrat Jahan’s mother, Shamima, at a meeting in Azamgarh. We did not have much opportunity to speak, but her quiet dignity impressed me. This year, as soon as I knew that I would be in Mumb...

  • India’s Dreyfus in the time of war on terror

    In quite a number of chargesheets framing innocent Muslim youths in fabricated cases of terrorism across the country the anti-terrorist senior officer’s leitmotif is: jihadi terrorism is behind 9/11, hence it is also behind terrorism in I...

  • IM and the business of terror

    “Indian Mujahidin” or IM, is again in the news. On 17 July, almost three years after its ban by the Union home ministry on 4 June 2010, the National Investigation Agency filed its first chargesheet under UAPA against five persons cl...

  • Ram may not bless Narendra Modi

    Lucknow: While the Bharatiya Janata Party says it is going to bring a vision document to ameliorate the sufferings of Muslims, Narendra Modi, the party’s campaign in-charge is spitting venom against the community and using a language that...

  • Oman to permit temple and gurdwara

    New Delhi: Oman has assured India that it shall soon permit construction of temple and gurudwara in the country. There are roughly five lakh Indians residing in Oman. Sheikh Abdullah, minister of awqaf and religious affairs, gave this assurance...

  • Elections 2014: The worst case scenario

    Narendra Modi’s campaign for prime-ministership has had an inauspicious start. But his mentor’s walkout in huff, early desertion by a key ally and the public relations disaster amidst a natural disaster will not faze him. His stewar...

  • Premji leads by example

    Philanthropy got a boost when Wipro’s chairman Azim Premji announced on 1 December to donate Rs 8,846 crore to improve school education in India. The Azim Premji Foundation earlier in 2001 had received Rs 600 crore and now with an additio...