National

  • A lesson to bigots from Islamic history

    A female editor of the Bombay edition of the Urdu daily, Awadhnama, is being hounded by some Muslims for reprinting a cartoon from the French satirical magazine  Charlie Hebdo. Though a rather silly editorial decision on her part, calling ...

  • Relief work for Bihar’s Azizpur riot victims not satisfactory

    Muzaffarpur: A team of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) which visited riot-affected areas and people of Azizpur village in Bihar raised questions on the investigative process of security agencies and relief and rehabilitation work and ca...

  • Communal forces target Muslims in Karnataka

    By Iqbal Ahmad Jakati   What is the objective behind the news of terror activities? Where is the training camp in Belgaum? Now, Tablighi Jamaat is being targeted! Karnataka is seen on the top of the list of communal forces. Muslims are...

  • “Ghar wapsi” still continues; teachers’ group criticises surya namaskar

    Amid raging controversy over “ghar wapsi,” nine persons, including three couples, were reconverted to the Hindu religion on 30 January after being Christians for over a decade. This took place during a brief ceremony in Chennai, in ...

  • “Qur’an for All” Marathi Android Mobile Apps launched by JIH

    Mumbai: Jamat-e Islami Hind (JIH), Maharashtra Branch, realising the importance of communication and information technology has launched three Android Mobile Apps i.e. ‘Qur’an for all’, ‘Islam for all’ and ‘M...

  • There is much scope for working in Urdu language: Sanjiv Saraf

    By Mumtaz Alam Rizvi New Delhi: Sanjiv Saraf, founder of Rekhta website, in a rejoinder to those who wail over Urdu language and describe it as a moribund language has proved by his practical work that Urdu is a living language in which there...

  • The CSF Report on Indian Christian Persecution

    Justice (Retd) Michael Saldanha on 22 January released the CSF Report on Indian Christian Persecution 2014. The report details persecuation faced by Indian Christians during the past year. The report, a joint effort of Christians organisations ...

  • Permanent settlement of West Pak refugees opposed

    The proposed plan of permanent settlement of West Pakistan refugees in Jammu and Kashmir by the Central government has evoked strong resentment among various socio-political circles here. Apart from protests and sit-in carried out by several or...

  • Stalemate leads to Governor raj

    Amid the political stalemate in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor’s rule has been imposed in the state following stepping down of the caretaker Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. None of the political parties came up with the required numbers to for...

  • What comes out if someone squeezes you?

    By Alred Fernandes “If I were to squeeze an orange as hard as I could, what would come out?” I asked him. He looked at me like I was a little crazy and said, ‘Juice, of course.’ ‘Do you think apple juice coul...

  • Amit Shah: the dada of Sarkhej and the travesty of justice

    The case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh is essentially political because he was used by the Gujarat police in a racket to collect huge funds by means of extortion. Amit Shah was the king pin in this as the CBI has termed him to be. Sheikh’s murder...

  • Two Kashmiri convicts cry for speedy trial

    By Bilal Bhat New Delhi: Article 21 of the Indian Constitution guarantees speedy trial as an important safeguard to prevent undue and oppressive incarceration prior to trial. The families of the two Kashmiri accused, Farhat Sheikh and Shei...

  • The Scientific 7-Minute Workout

    By Gretchen Reynolds Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. But sometimes you just want someone to lay out guidelines for how to put the newest fitness research into practice. An article in the May-June issue ...

  • “New media” is a weapon of freedom of speech

    New Delhi: A symposium on “Need for Alternative Media and Web Journalism” was held on 15 January at the premises of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind in Abul Fazal Enclave here. This symposium was organised by IndiaTomorrow.net an online portal ...

  • “Ji, I’m a bhangi!” “But you’re an Insan, too!”

    O those left behind the Caravan of the Hijaz, O those wayward of a noble cause, O those lamenters without a pause, I wish you knew who you are and what you were supposed to be; why were you born in this world - a temporary phenomenon, a tempora...

  • Agencies look for ISIS presence on Indian soil

    The story of Areeb Majeed, an alleged ISIS recruit from Kalyan near Mumbai, and the recent report of IS’ presence in the neighbouring Afghanistan, have prodded Indian security agencies to probe if this militant outfit also exists on India...

  • Hindu Rashtra: Out of sync with reality

    By Maulana Mohammad Asrarul Haque Qasmi About seven months have passed since Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took over at the Centre. With bated breath most people waited for achche din and good governance under the leadership of Prime Minist...

  • Resurgence of Godse Worship

    Times are a changing; and changing fast. During last many decades most Hindu nationalists have kept the appreciation of their hero, Nathuram Godse under wraps. The programs appreciating his politics did use to make small news here and there som...

  • A pleasant whiff of breeze from Lucknow

    Shakil Shamsi I was born and brought up in the lanes of Lucknow which are named after Shias and Sunnis and remain divided for the past 110 years. People of these places know very well at what point the houses of Sunnis begin and from where...

  • Communal criminals strike in Hyderabad

    Hyderabad: Syed Noor Uddin, 65 years, was brutally killed by one Rajeswar Rao who attacked him with a sword on 18 January. Syed Noor Uddin was returning after offering Magrib prayers at Masjid-e Pasha Ali at Azampura in Hyderabad. For the last ...