National

  • Jahn-e Rekhta and Urdu script

    By Aalim Naqvi The recently held ‘Jashn-e-Rekhta’ in Delhi has raised a valid question: is it a long drawn and well-planned attempt to bereft Urdu of its beautiful script. It is my humble request to all the known and not-so-kno...

  • What Happened in Hashimpura 28 Years Ago

    By Vibhuti Narain Rai, IPS (Retd) There are some experiences that stick with you throughout your life. They always stay with you like a nightmare and sometimes are like debts on your shoulders. The experience at Hashimpura Massacre was suc...

  • Dimapur lynching

    “Since his arrest on February 24, Khan was in the Dimpaur central jail. On March 5, a mob broke into the jail, dragged him out, stripped him naked, beat him up, pelted him with stones and dragged him towards the centre of Dimapur town, se...

  • Everyone in India is a Hindu!

    The recent Jnanpith Award winner Bhalchandra Nemade seems to have been suddenly afflicted with verbal diarrhea. His silly comments make one wonder how he got the prestigious award. His present salvo is: Everyone in India is a Hindu and even Akb...

  • Chaos at ghar wapsi event

    It was a high-voltage drama in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri on February 8 when police tried to take into custody a couple who had converted to Hinduism. However, activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal reached ...

  • VHP defends attack on church

    Defending the demolition of a church in Haryana’s Hisar, VHP on  March 16 asked whether Christians would allow construction of a Hanuman temple in Vatican City. VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain called the 1857 war of indepen...

  • Cops rescue pastor from mob

    A Pentecostal pastor had to be rescued on  March 5 after activists of a Hindu extremist group surrounded Julwania police station in Barwani district where he had been brought on the charge of converting local villagers. A prayer meeting wa...

  • Sadhvi booked for provocation

    Mangalore police registered a complaint on March 7 against Sadhvi Balika Saraswati of the VHP for her communal and provocative speech made on  March 1 at the Hindu Samaj Utsav at Mangalore. The Sadhvi was invited as a special speaker to de...

  • Help those who want to “come back” to Hinduism: RSS chief

    Among three programmes that the RSS has listed as its thrust areas is dharma jagran, another name for ghar wapsi. The other two are kutumb prabodhan (family values) and samajik samrasta (social harmony), as per an address by the RSS chief Mohan...

  • After attacks, three Dalit families flee UP village

    A day after a mob of Gurjar community allegedly attacked three Dalit families ransacking their houses and beating up women and children in Nuria police station area of Pilibhit district, the families left the village on  March 15 fearing m...

  • Bail to Imran in Aurangabad arms case

    A special MCOCA court on March 9 granted bail to 30-year-old Imran Aqeel Ahmed who spent nine years in jail in the Aurangabad arms seizure case. Imran is one of the 23 accused who were arrested by Maharashtra ATS in connection with the arms sei...

  • Three killed, 23 injured in Manipur blast

    Three persons were killed on the spot and 23 others injured on  March 11when a powerful bomb exploded at Imphal market complex around 6 PM. The injured were taken to Regional Institute of Medical Science Hospital for treatment, where condi...

  • Justice A. N. Singh Commission submits report about Bhagalpur riots

    Patna: Justice A N Singh Commission, appointed by Bihar government to conduct a judicial enquiry into 876 cases registered by police in connection with 26 years old Bhagalpur riots of October-November 1989, has finally submitted its report to B...

  • UP’s SP government helped Modi in Godhra carnage of 2002: Rihai Manch

    Lucknow: Rihai Manch, after releasing a letter by former DGPR of Gujarat, B. Srikumar in the media on the occasion of 13th anniversary of Godhra carnage of 2002, has accused UP’s Samajwadi government of (indirectly) helping Modi by avoidi...

  • Acquittal of Hashimpura massacre-accused a black day in the Indian history: Mushawarat

    New Delhi: “The acquittal of all the surviving accused in the Hashimpura-Maliana massacre of 1987 is a murder of justice and a black day in the history of India,” said Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, President of the All India Muslim Majlis...

  • Azad Hind Fauj ki viraasat

    New Delhi:  Renowned historian Professor Irfan Habib said here on March 7 that the country should stop questioning the death of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and instead bring back his ashes to honour him. “I think, it is no tribute to...

  • Time for review of decision on SBI's "Islamic" mutual fund

    It is time now for the Union government to have a fresh look at its decision to defer a Shariah-compliant mutual fund by the State Bank of India. The SBI had decided to launch it in December 2014 after due consultation with and permission ...

  • Apart from Namaaz everything happens in this #Hyderabad mosque

    Masjid E Sheikh, Sheikh Pet Near Towli Chowki, Hyderabad. It is 400 years old, and is considered to be one of the oldest Masjids in Hyderabad. Abandaned, it is being misused. Watch this report: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=3403645994996...

  • Modi 300 DAYS – Documenting Hate and Communal Violence under the Modi Regime

    New Delhi (19 March, 2015): This is a new fact-sheet prepared by John Dayal documenting the hate and communal violence since Modi came to power last May. It has been prepared with inputs from Kiren Shaheen, Liris Thomas, Mansi Sharma, Shabnam H...

  • Valley sharply reacts against PDP-BJP alliance

    By Bilal Bhat New Delhi: The advent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government in alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was cold-shouldered by the people of the Valley. The Muslim majority region of Kashmir had voted in favour o...