National

  • Kisan Kranti Dal formed, demands apology/compensation from the British for committing genocide in 1857

    On 20th May, 2016, hundreds of peasant activists from nine districts (Barabanki, Faizabad, Gonda, Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur, Unnao, Hardoi and Rae Bareli) of Awadh in Uttar Pradesh gathered at Conference Hall, Shalimar Heights, Jopling Roa...

  • Jisha: a Victim of Caste and Patriachy

    The brutality of the incident of rape and murder of 27 year old Jisha, a law student belonging to poor dalit family from Ernakulam of Kerala, has once again brought the festering wound of history of rampant caste atrocities.

  • West Bengal Legislative Election 2016: Who Will Laugh at the End

    To say, all surveys so far have predicted that TMC is slated to win the elections. But the gap in vote share between the ruling party and Cong-Left alliance is extremely thin, an upset cannot be completely ruled out.

  • Modi’s achhe din are as real as his degrees

    Kamal Mitra Chenoy The summer of discontent is upon us. There is a terrible drought because of the poor monsoon in 2015. This year, apart from the drought, there are many forest fires in Uttarakhand and high food inflation. The furore ...

  • Uproar over townships for Pandits

    The setting up of Composite township for migrant Kashmiri Pandits has sparked widespread uproar. The Centre has asked Mehbooba Mufti led PDP-BJP coalition to identify the land for the purpose of establishing the separate townships for migrant K...

  • Funeral in absentia not allowed

    Strict restrictions were imposed in the city-centre here on April 27 to foil Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF’s) proposed funeral-prayers-in-absentia for its founder Amanullah Khan, who breathed his last in Rawalpindi, April 26. Khan,...

  • Handwara Girl Continues to be in Police Custody

    The Handwara minor girl who was allegedly molested by a security force personnel continues to be in ‘police custody’ accompanied by her father. The duo is in police custody since April 12. Two youth and a woman were killed in Army f...

  • Improve Your Time-Management Skills Using Five Simple Tips

    If you always find yourself late for work, school or an appointment - or you often fail to finish your tasks - then you need to learn how to improve your time-management skills. It's not that hard, although it might seem that at first. Habi...

  • Women of substance

    Sana Munawwar Shaikh yushi027@gmail.com   We all are well aware about how during Jahiliya were the conditions of women in the society, where women were treated worse than cattles,  married on several agreements and the era...

  • Signs of the times

    Humra Quraishi   State tyranny has reached campuses. This government is using every single ploy to crush the voice of dissent, to spread around an air of confusion, and to unleash terror. What happened at the JNU campus has layers to ...

  • Why unfair to Muslims? Indian judicial system needs to answer

     The treatment of minorities in India is no better than minorities like Blacks and Muslim immigrants in many Western countries, including the United States. In India, Muslims, criminals or innocents, are more likely to be arrested, more li...

  • A government formed on the basis of religion cannot last long

    New Delhi: A seminar on ‘Nationalism in present times: Issues and Challenges’ sponsored by Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), New Delhi was held in Delhi’s Constitution Club on 30 April. Speaking on this occasion, Justice R...

  • Investigating agencies should learn a lesson from Hasan Ali

    About two weeks ago the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) in Mumbai had announced in its verdict that a tax demand of Rs. 10 crores only is valid in case of Hasan Ali Khan, a businessman of Pune, subject however to the proviso that if the In...

  • Jingoism would lead us nowhere

    Jamsheed Rasool jamyhere65@yahoo.com More than orthodoxy, if Captain Ahab of Moby Dick was to set sail from the coast of Mumbai of today and heard Raj Thackeray openly threaten non-Maratha auto-rickshawwaalas,he would rephrase the last e...

  • “Swachch Bharat Abhiyan invisibilises the linkage of caste and sanitation and glamourises broom among scavenging communities”: Bezwada Wilson

    The 125-day Bhim Yatra, which started from Dibrugarh and traveresed 30 states and 500 districts to reach Delhi is now over.  As everybody knows, it culminated in a big rally coupled with people’s hearings where families of victims wh...

  • Open Letter To The CM of Bihar

    Shri Nitish Kumar-ji, Sir, With due respect I have to state the following regarding Bihar State Madarsa Education Board (BSMEB): (1) The BSMEB has announced to discontinue Wastania examination (equivalent to Class 8th).This report has app...

  • Mughal Kings and our Super-rich

    Baig Raj Diwan-e Khas During the Moghul period, in order to prevent the concentration of wealth in a few hands, lands or estates given to the chiefs and high officials including their privileges, salaries and gifts etc could not be trans...

  • Judiciary’s shrewd master-stroke

    Isn’t it a strategic stroke to acquit all nine (Muslim) ‘suspects’ in Malegaon bomb blast (2006) to pave the way for Lt. Colonel Srikant Purohit of Abhinav Bharat and Pragya Singh’s similar release? This way, the judicia...

  • Asinine wisdom

    “Human ignorance is vaster than the expanse of the universe. Moreover, the former is ever widening,” opined Sir Carveth Reid in his magnum opus Man and his superstitions. The highly evolved Smriti Irani’s latest piece of wisdo...

  • Ravi Shankar is jealous of Yousufzai girl

    The effeminate fraud Ravi Shankar (sorry, Sri Sri) has stooped to the lowest possible level and hit the nadir, brazenly claiming that he declined Nobel Peace Prize in the past. He further hastened to add that Malala Yousufzai didn’t deser...