National

  • Riots in Aligarh and Kanpur, two dead

    Aligarh:   Riot broke out in Aligarh on 30 October on the occasion of the Diwali festival when some children belonging to the Hindu community hurled fire-crackers on Muslim passers-by in the Kaudiaganj locality. When Muslims chased th...

  • BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj abuses Muslims

    The BJP leader said that there should be a surgical strike against such ‘Asteen Ka Saanp’ (snake in the sleeve, i.e., internal enemies) in India for ‘spying’ for Pakistan. Sakshi Maharaj demanded a probe against Samajwad...

  • BJP rakes up Ram Mandir issue

    BJP and its affiliates are again raking up the issue of the Ram temple ahead of the UP elections early next year. The ploy of using Ram’s name and playing politics over it has been the best tool for BJP since the party discovered this iss...

  • Bhopal Killings Are a Reminder of India’s Failure to Act on Extrajudicial Executions

    Ravi Nair Weak probes into extrajudicial killings, the failure to prosecute those involved and the absence of a compensation system for the victim’s families shows how the government and courts have failed to take effective measures ...

  • Election season and return of Lord Ram

    Lord Ram has served the BJP well so far. It was the Ram temple around which seeds of divisive politics were sown all over the country. The rath yatra of Lal Krishna Advani precipitated and was followed by a trail of blood. The well-planned Babr...

  • VHP’s agenda before U.P. election

    Instigating communal tensions is turning out to be the prime job of Hindutva brigade these days. Saffron organizations are working hard to polarize the atmosphere before the three big assembly elections coming next year. Vishwa Hindu Parishad (...

  • Sanskrit was revived by the Mughals

    Ashfaq Mirza Sanskrit is one of the ancient languages of India, but it was never a language spoken by the common man. It had been a court language in the past, besides a language spoken by Brahmins and scholars belonging to upper castes, w...

  • Dreaded 8-11 Most Lunatic - GDP To Crash

    Subprime Crisis in USA Severely IMPACTED US Economy, Property Values Crashed – Here in India GoI had withdrawn Most Common Currency Notes – Impact could be irreversible. I had studied and responded to LUNATIC ideas of BJP supporte...

  • Modi’s “Surgical Strike” on black money will trap only small fish

    While Prime Minister Modi’s “surgical strike” against Black Money cannot be faulted, the strike is bound to trap only small fish. The corporate grip on economy will further strengthen. The middle and upper middle classes will ...

  • Fake encounter of 8 SIMI men in Bhopal

    Bhopal: The encounter of eight alleged Students of Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) members and under-trials, after their alleged jailbreak, by the Madhya Pradesh police seems to be full of contradictions. Eight SIMI men lodged at the high secu...

  • Unfortunate Fawad Khan

    ‘An actor is judged by the way he smokes and drinks on screen,’ opined the great American film critic Roger Ebert. If that’s really a criterion to be judged for the great onscreen persona, Fawad Khan wins it hands down. Alas, ...

  • A dubious encounter

    The whole issue of eight SIMI convicts’ jail-breaking and getting killed in cold blood seems to be a planned encounter just like Ishrat Jahan’s killing by Gujarat police a decade ago. Many contradictions and discrepancies are surfac...

  • Not an insult to Muhammad Rafi

    I’m amused by the hullabaloo over a casual dialogue in Karan Johar’s film ADHM in which Anushka Sharma says that Rafi gaate nahin, rote thay (Rafi didn’t sing, he cried). Well, it’s indeed derogatory but all these &lsquo...

  • Remembering Allama Iqbal

    Allama Iqbal, whose birthday fell on November 9, stated the aforementioned thought which’s not only perennially relevant, its manifestation in Pakistan and India is more than ever obvious. Iqbal indeed conceptualised Pakistan, but didn&rs...

  • Intolerance bane for the country: Tata

    Gwalior: Ratan Tata, renowned industrialist, while speaking on the occasion of 119th foundation day of Scindia School here on 22 October and expressing his concern over the growing intolerance in the country said that intolerance is a curse whi...

  • RSS holds ‘cleansing’ drive at Udupi temple

    A “purification” drive organised at the Udupi Krishna Temple by a senior RSS leader and head seer of Pejawer Mutt on 23 October has sparked objections, with Dalit groups claiming that the drive was directed against them. The cal...

  • To Get Cleopatra’s Beauty, Use Cow Urine...

    The Gujarat Gauseva and Gauchar Vikas Board has issued an advisory recommending cow urine, cow dung and milk for women who want glowing skin. “The queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, considered the most beautiful woman in the world, also used ...

  • 342 farmers end lives in four months

    Aurangabad: The 342 farmer suicides from the first week of June till early October in Marathwada have puzzled the authorities since the region received relatively good rainfall during this year’s monsoon.  From the start of the year ...

  • Over 55% undertrials are Muslim, Dalit, tribal

    Muslims, Dalits and tribals together account for 39 per cent of India’s population, thus their share among undertrials is disproportionate to their population. Over 55 per cent of undertrials across the country are either Muslims, Dalits ...

  • Death knocking on a closed door

    Musharraf Alam Zauqi We are slowly moving to the glacier of death. Imagine if a few of us suddenly disappear. Then slowly incidents of disappearance increase. Imagine one day our population decreases from 1300 million to 1000 million. Then...