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  • Over 85k kids in Indian orphanages

    The government on 24 July said that according to details available to the government, some 85,069 children are living at present in 1,373 orphanages across the country. Answering a written question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of Women and Child De...

  • Al-Qaeda must keep away from Indian Muslims: Mushawarat

    New Delhi: The apex body of Indian Muslim organisations condemned and decried the alleged statement of Al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawhiri that his terrorist organisation has decided to establish an Indian branch. Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, Presid...

  • Police report of Muslims purchasing lands for building mosques smacks of conspiracy to incite communal riots

    New Delhi: With BJP governments at the centre and in some states, the communal atmosphere appears to be going from bad to worse in the country and now even government officers appear to be preparing ground for communal riots. An example of this...

  • Yadav Committee and Police Commissioner find BJP responsible for riots in Saharanpur

    Lucknow: Like the Shiv Pal Singh Yadav Committee, Meerut’s Police Commissioner Bhupender Singh, who was appointed by UP government to probe Saharanpur’s (Muslim-Sikh) communal riots, has also blamed BJP, in particular its MP, Raghav...

  • On Central govt’s request, Gujarat HC allows withdrawal of appeal

    Ahmedabad: Gujrat High Court Bench has permitted the central government to withdraw the appeal earlier filed by the former Congress-led UPA government against its own (Gujrat HC) single-judge bench of Justice DN Patel that ruled that Justice UC...

  • Who should have the right to pardon?

    The new legal developments either completely seized or diluted all the rights of the offended party. Instead the culprits were bestowed upon ever-increasing rights and time and space for their successful defence in the court of law. Even when the ...

  • Modi Government playing safely, Hindutva brigade dangerously

    The contrast is for all to see. The Modi government appears to be avoiding communal inferno; the Hindutva brigade including BJP is bent on fuelling it. What is not clear however is whether this contrast is the effect of the plan or the side eff...

  • BJP and the fallacy of 'Love Jihad' - Firstpost Ebook

    Politics in Uttar Pradesh has a new enemy, at least according to the BJP. This enemy is 'love jihad' where Muslim boys lure Hindu girls into marriage and then force them to convert. This Firstpost ebook, looks at the rise of this politi...

  • BJP plans takeover of Kashmir with hate and deceit

    Srinagar: The BJP president Amit Shah, a close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is working on a plan to install a Hindu chief minister in Jammu and Kashmir after the next state assembly elections. The report came a day after Congress l...

  • Modi’s Kashmir visit

    Slamming Pakistan for what he said continuing its proxy war of terrorism against India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit to the mountainous region, Ladakh said that the neighbouring country has lost the strength to fight a c...

  • Separatists’s meeting with Pak HC

    The meeting of separatists with Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit in New Delhi on August 19 led to sharp controversy among various political circles, here. The Pakistan High Commissioner had sent invites to the separatists fo...

  • First all-women conf. in the Valley

    Women belonging to different walks of life and from far and wide thronged the first all-women Conference organized by Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) here, August 10. The lectures were delivered by IRF president and renowned ...

  • Relevance of Khudai Khidmatgar today

    It would seem improbable today but in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, which is a centre of continued violence today dominated by Taliban, there existed not very long back an organisation dedicated to non-violence called Khudai Khi...

  • Portends of Modi win

    After Muzaffarnagar and Pune in Maharahstra,  Rajendranagar police station area under Cyberabad Commissionerate in Kishanbaugh area of old city of Hyderabad saw what was planted polarization. Next was Saharanpur in UP. They had the atmosph...

  • “Communal Rapes” in UP: Police records shames BJP

    New Delhi: Of late the ruling Hindu nationalist BJP had been endangering the already volatile atmosphere of communal harmony in Uttar Pradesh, especially in the western part of India’s most populated state, by repeatedly alleging from eve...

  • Honoring the Martyrs 157 years too late

    By Chaman Lal A terrible event took place near Ajnala in Amritsar district on 31 July-1 August, 1857, as part of India’s first war of independence. The incident had remained engraved in the memory of the people and kept pricking thei...

  • Is “Hindu” our National Identity?

    From early 1980s, the identity-based politics has come to the fore in our country. The Shah Bano issue, the Ram Temple imbroglio and the rath yatras, brought to fore issues related identity. The first major casualty of this politics was the dem...

  • Messiah Modi: What to make of him?

    “What is one to make of Pradhan Sevak Modi?” is a question puzzling many. The RSS supremo has already gone public with his rejoinder to the BJP stalwart and former colleague, Mr. Modi’s characterisation of the electoral result...

  • Efforts to make Hindus, Muslims fight each other in western UP in the name of fake “Love Jihad”

    Saharanpur: The gulf between Hindus and Muslims, who had been living with traditional love and cooperation in western UP, is becoming wider and wider because of almost continuous incidents of communal violence and riots. In Saharanpur the level...

  • PM’s 15-point plan for minorities welfare did not benefit them at all in many states

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s 15-point programme for the welfare of minorities particularly Muslims, launched by the central government left much to be desired during the programme’s implementation in 8 years and...