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  • Maha Police’s dance macabre in Daulatabad

    Aurangabad: In the intervening night of 3-4 June Daulatabad police re-enacted its barbarism seen last March at Mumbra. In the police attack, 15 Muslims were badly injured, three got their ankles broken and one got his leg fractured. ...

  • Preparing today for Indian Muslim Mirror 2020

    Duly supported with authentic data, the Justice Rajindar Sachar Committee gauged in 2006 the Muslim deficit in India vis-a-vis any other community or social group. This Committee and the Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission (2008) recommended a ...

  • Asaduddin Owaisi and Shanavas baffle BJP in Lok Sabha

    NEW DELHI : Asaduddin Owaisi, President All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen and M.P. from Hyderabad created uproar in Lok Sabha during his address. He hit at BJP with his precise points. Even he sarcastically congratulated Narendra Modi...

  • Prof. Soz on President's address, in Rajya Sabha

    I regret that Modiji talks of modernization of madrasas. It is an ongoing scheme. What about the implementation of the recommendations of the Sachar Committee Report which had rightly been accepted by the Manmohan Singh Government?

  • Hindi film singers singing ghazals: sacrilegious!

    Call me a fastidious or a too condescending a critic, but I just can’t tolerate mediocrity in the realms of art and creativity. That’s why when I dared to listen to a non-filmi ghazal sung by Shreya Ghoshal (Humnasheen, Music: Deepa...

  • Eunuchs not always Nature’s freaks

    Kudos to Dr Javed Jamil for his brilliant write-up “SC judgment on eunuchs is good but let castration not become destiny” (MG, May 1-15). Most of the eunuchs are not nature’s freaks, they’re made by humans. British docto...

  • Condemning Azamgarh All The Time

    The motor-mouth Amit Shah on 4 May called Azamgarh in UP the “’base of terrorists” (Indian Express, May 5). Associating a place with people of a particular mindset is a sign of vindictive immaturity. One cannot say that Malega...

  • Kashmir on the boil amid calls to boycott polls

    Blasts, boycotts, clashes, stone-pelting and shutdown marked the 16th Lok Sabha elections across the Kashmir valley. Jammu and Ladakh region witnessed brisk polling. Parliamentary elections in the state were held in five phases. Two persons wer...

  • What we saw in Bangladesh: Two Indian Journalists

    New Delhi: For the outside world, particularly the neighbouring nations, there may be normalcy in Bangladesh. But the reality is different. There is nothing normal in the eastern neighbourhood of India, say two senior Kolkata-based Bengali jour...

  • Bangladeshi migrants, refugees, intruders – the reality

    By Dr. Mumtaz Naiyer I hail from a place where Bengal reaches out to Bihar and Bihar reaches out to Bengal. You must be mapping your mind to find my place of birth. Let me help you. This place, where I belong to and where my soul resides, ...

  • Dividing the country on communal lines

    Rambabu is a dalit activist working for the empowerment of marginalized sections of the population in rural Hardoi. He feels for the first time in any elections that people are being divided on communal lines. His religious identity is in confl...

  • Gun licences issued to dubious people

    Around three lakh gun licenses have been issued to a particular section of society in the state, claims Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani. “In addition to eight lakh guns of the Indian army, Indian government has secretly is...

  • Pressure on panchayats

    Though the separatists asked the Panchayat representatives to resign en masse, panchayat leaders decided to continue with the development work in their respective areas. In wake of the recent killings of Panchayat members, sarpanchs and pan...

  • Unexpected election results bring PDP to the fore

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) swept the polls in Jammu and Kashmir. Coalition-partners, National Conference and Congress, couldn’t get even a single seat.Both National Conference and Congress stalw...

  • BJP Victory and Indian Muslims

    Instead of being bitter and sullen, we have to try to make the BJP victory an opportunity for our own course correction. First of all, quality education has to remain the top priority for Indian Muslims. We have to veer away from demanding rese...

  • Unbelievable results

    The more election results are being analysed, the more it appears the sweep of Modi is too overwhelming to be believable. Besides the huge margins, the pattern of those from the non-BJP winning  seats in the Lok Sabha elections, appears to...

  • Open Letter to PM Modi: Will you empower the powerless?

    In the post-election period, so far you have conducted yourself with dignity and magnanimity. The awe of the responsibility seems to have had a sobering effect on your demeanour and speech. You have sounded humble and responsible with a deep se...

  • Priorities for Modi government

    By Rajindar Sachar The Public disgust with Congress (UPA) government of the last decade has seen it being defeated - no it is decimated. But BJP must not over-exult by assuming that the majority has endorsed its policies. It should be poli...

  • ‘I have lost heart and I have failed to get my husband freed’: Ishrat Abdi

    Mumbai: Mrs Ishrat Abdi, troubled wife of Syed Abid Imam, an employee of the Kolkata branch of Food Corporation of India, in a letter to Jamiat Ulama-e Hind Maharashtra’s Legal Aid Committee’s secretary Gulzar Azmi has requested him...

  • Terrorism news at a glance

    1. According to IB (Intelligene Bureau), Indian Mujahideen has spread its network in Bihar and UP and they are getting support from local people, (Asian Age, 10 March, and other newspapers.) 2. According to NIA, riots in Assam in 2010 were ...