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  • New York snubs Gujarat Police

    New York Police Commissioner reassured Muslims that NYPD will not develop any relations with the notorious Gujarat police. The Hindutva fanatics had planned to brainwash the New York police department by developing ties with and inviting NYPD o...

  • Asia Lifeline caravan to Gaza flagged off

    New Delhi: A fifty-man strong caravan of peace and relief was flagged off from the historic Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s Samadhi, on a peace mission that would include eighteen Asian countries on its way to express Asian solidarity to the Pa...

  • Gujarat ATS did not probe a single encounter

    Though the state made tall claim at the Supreme Court that it was keen and competent enough to probe Ishrat’s encounter case and no SIT was necessary; the lethargy and its casual attitude can be gauged by the fact that so far not a single...

  • The “real” slumdog millionaire

    Fiction turns into reality. Like Jamal Malik (the “unfortunate” hero of the novel Q&A) Rahat Taslim (37) is not only a Muslim but shares his background – a humble origin. A B.A. (Hons) graduate, this homemaker, made a ...

  • Ramdeo dances to RSS tune

    Faizabad: The Yoga guru, Baba Ramdeo, instead of confining his activities to popularising the yoga among the masses, has been in fact, propagating the RSS ideology. On Government College ground a Yoga Camp was organised on 19 November. In addit...

  • Judicial solution bleak for Ayodhya

    “Ignorance of law is no excuse” is a universally recognized principle of administration of justice. Veteran jurist-judge of India VR Krishna Iyer once sarcastically suffixed it with “except for the lower courts.” He was ...

  • Indian democracy buried justice in the grave of a mosque

    By Avinash Pandey Numbness was the first response to the verdict on Ayodhya dispute. Everything and everyone went numb. And then, an eerie silence settled in the room where we were anxiously watching the live streaming of Indian news chann...

  • What if Modi made it to Race Course Road?

    By Firdaus Ahmed Mr. Modi has thrown his hat in the ring. His opponent, the Congress scion, nowhere to be seen, it is apparent that NaMo will be seen as a credible prime ministerial candidate. The BJP had to discard its geriatric mascot an...

  • Message of Modi’s triumph

    The leadership tussle going on for months inside the BJP has now been decisively won by the Modi camp. The message is clear: the fascist camp has triumphed over the communal camp. There was a secular and inclusive pretence under the old school ...

  • Nimesh report: Punish guilty cops, Mr. CM

    By Mohammad Shahid Lucknow: At last the UP government awakened on 4 June to accept the Nimesh Commission report though not before the precious life of Khalid Mujahid was lost. The Chief Minister, Mr. Akhilesh Yadav while announcing the dec...

  • From classroom to police lines

    YASMIN SHAIKH, MA, BEd and winner of two gold medals, working as a teacher in a leading high school, "Shardayatan" at Surat, where she taught Hindi, Gujarati literature to the students of classes X, XI and XII. Recently, she has passe...

  • Enemy Property Bill: unravelling its background

    Lucknow: The government’s plan to take over thousands of Muslim properties has backfired. Uproarious scenes in Lok Sabha on 30th August could not make Union Home Minister press through his “Enemy Property Bill 2010” and it was...

  • Congress and BJP hand-in-hand in political Iftar

    The Prime Minister attending an iftaar party thrown by BJP MP Shahnawaz Hussain after recent indecent remarks from BJP president Gadkari by drawing a parallel between PM and Gandhi’s three monkeys might have surprised one and all. The ada...

  • Delhi protest for Kashmir

    By Aamena Khan New Delhi: "Voice of People – I Protest" organized a peaceful protest at Jantar Mantar, here on 7 and 8 August. Members of the civil society, human rights activists and quite a few Kashmiris living in the cap...

  • Act before foreign forces land in Srinagar

    New Delhi: For the last two months only bullets are talking in Kashmir. Until 8 August, 54 people, mostly school-going young men and women, succumbed to the bullets fired by the security forces directly into their chests. Their fault was peltin...

  • Cow killers of Malegaon

    There is a good deal of controversy, contradiction and bias in the reports regarding the dead cows found on the Malegaon-Manmad road recently. There is no sign of any let up in this matter for the reason that the panchayat elections are round t...

  • Lawyers attacked in Faizabad

    Lucknow: The saffronite lawyers are at it again. A group of about 50 lawyers raising communal slogans attacked the advocates defending the 2007court blast accused in Faizabad court on 21 May. They marched to the chambers of advocates Jamal Ahma...

  • Waiting for justice, he got death!

    By Mohammad Shahid Lucknow: His death is as tragic and mysterious as his arrest was cruel and controversial. He waited for justice for five long years from a corrupt and biased system but got death in the bargain. Even the Nimesh Commissio...

  • Neros watch as Kashmir burns

    By Anis Ahmad anis49@gmail.com   Since the beginning of armed insurgency in Kashmir Valley in the late 1980s, there has hardly been any long stretch of time when the violence has subsided. However, before the beginning of the present...

  • Poetic Justice From Prosaic Nitish

    By Soroor Ahmed Patna: As you sow, so do you reap. The upper caste leaders, bureaucrats, academics and opinion-makers and the Hindutva Brigade are ruing their lot in Bihar. The man they promoted, nurtured and projected as the backward cast...