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  • SC rejects TN govt and TN High Court order for appointment of temple priests from any caste

    Chennai: Supreme Court Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and NV Ramana struck down on 16 December 2015 Tamil Nadu government order of 2006 and an earlier order of 1971 issued by the then TN government headed by Karunanidhi, according to which temp...

  • RSS leader, accused in 2007 Ajmer blast, invited as chief guest by a Gujarat university

    Ahmedabad: The invitation by Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University to RSS leader Indresh Kumar for convocation ceremony has created a controversy as the RSS leader is also an accused in Ajmer blast. According to a report in TOI, the univers...

  • Intolerance since Babri demolition

    Ahmedahad: Former Chief Justice of India, Justice A. M. Ahmadi said while speaking in a function at Ahmedabad that no community can gain anything in India by communal polarization and that the feeling of intolerance is prevalent in the country ...

  • Violence and riots during Partition were planned

    Jaipur: Whatever might have been the reasons for partition of India in 1947, it is a confirmed fact that these cases of violence and riots were pre-planned and the real purpose behind them was to occupy people’s properties. Speakers parti...

  • Minority employment falls to 1.67 per cent in Bengal

    Kolkata: In spite of Bengal chief minister Ms Mamta Banerjee’s tall claim of having fulfilled 90 percent of her electoral promises and despite her claim of having created more than 2.5 lakh jobs, the ground reality is that, according to n...

  • Security beefed up in the Valley

    In the wake of an attack on Pathankot air base that left six militants, one civilian and seven security force personnel dead, security in the state especially the air force installations and the Indo-Pak border was beefed up. The attack came a ...

  • Grave-digger of the nameless no more

    Atta Mohammad Khan, 75-year-old Kashmiri gravedigger, a resident of Bimyar-Chahal in north Kashmir’s Uri passed away on January 10 after prolonged illness. Khan is known to have laid to rest over 200 nameless persons in the Valley. Kh...

  • Funeral prayer after over a decade

    Funeral prayers in absentia were offered here for Manzoor Ahmad Dar, a resident of Rawalpora in Srinagar, who was subjected to disappearance in 2002, after more than a decade. The prayers were held on January 19, the day that marked Dar’s...

  • Opposition to Pak move on Gilgit-Baltistan

    The proposed move by the Pakistan government to make strategically located Gilgit-Baltistan as part of Pakistan province has triggered a controversy here with separatists calling upon the Pakistani government to uphold its commitment to the peo...

  • Suspence over the formation of the next J&K govt

    As suspense over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir continues, there have been reports that the existing power-sharing arrangement between the coalition partners, Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) may...

  • khand Bharat

    L.S. Hardenia After the unscheduled visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Pakistan, Ram Madhav, former RSS spokesman and general secretary of the Bharatiya Janta Party, has expressed hope that a day will come when India, Pakistan and Ba...

  • Time to discard the pernicious myth of Muslim villains

    Audrey Truschke A recent article cites a series of inflammatory claims about Indo-Muslim kings destroying pre-modern India’s Hindu culture and population. The article admits that “these figures are drawn from the air” and...

  • Signs of the times

    Humra Quraishi   What about the political pollution?   I’ve written once earlier in this column that it’s not adequate to push dirt from one end of the road to the other. It just about gets piled up, compound...

  • Reconstruction of India and Muslims

    There are three important aspects of the reconstruction of the country and Muslims. Firstly, how should be the reconstruction of the country secondly, what part should Muslims play in it and thirdly, how Indian Muslims themselves should build t...

  • A bizarre custody case

    Syed Masood Hassan hmasood1998@gmail.com On 15 January 2016, Bombay High Court will be taking up for hearing a sensational case to adjudicate on the custody of a little girl. Her father, Atif from Mumbai, had fallen in love with a non-Mu...

  • Compensation for Mufti Qaiyyum demanded for the unjust 11-year jail sentence

    New Delhi: In a meeting organised by Dalit Samaj and sponsored by Sarvodai Youth Society, Ahmedabad to release Mufti Abdul Qaiyyum’s book ‘Gyarah Saal Salakhon ke pichhay (Eleven years behind bars), a demand was made that because of...

  • Unemployment can be removed only through manufacturing

    Aligarh: A 2-day world conference on ‘Make in India’ sponsored by Aligarh Muslim University’s Commerce Department was organised in AMU. Inaugurating this conference on 4 January, Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India Haroon...

  • To fight communalism, Left has to think of electoral alliances

    After the first general elections in independent India the then Communist Party of India emerged as the biggest opposition party. That was the time when in the US McCarthyism was targeting communists, suspected communists and even liberals, bra...

  • Latest kidnap-rape victim in Kushinagar

    Kushinagar: Haseebun Nisa, 14, daughter of Syed Ali of village Kishanpur, is the latest kidnap-rape victim in this district where Muslim life and honour have lost their meaning in front of Hindutva onslaught supported by the illegal Hindu Yuva ...

  • Kidnappings of Muslim girls in Kushinagar distt

    ushinagar district in eastern U.P. is part of the fiefdom of the Gorakhpur BJP MP, Adityanath. His militia, Hindu Yuva Vahini runs the show here with full police and local administration support. Whenever needed, direct intervention by Vahini l...