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  • Unfortunate Fawad Khan

    ‘An actor is judged by the way he smokes and drinks on screen,’ opined the great American film critic Roger Ebert. If that’s really a criterion to be judged for the great onscreen persona, Fawad Khan wins it hands down. Alas, ...

  • A dubious encounter

    The whole issue of eight SIMI convicts’ jail-breaking and getting killed in cold blood seems to be a planned encounter just like Ishrat Jahan’s killing by Gujarat police a decade ago. Many contradictions and discrepancies are surfac...

  • Not an insult to Muhammad Rafi

    I’m amused by the hullabaloo over a casual dialogue in Karan Johar’s film ADHM in which Anushka Sharma says that Rafi gaate nahin, rote thay (Rafi didn’t sing, he cried). Well, it’s indeed derogatory but all these &lsquo...

  • Remembering Allama Iqbal

    Allama Iqbal, whose birthday fell on November 9, stated the aforementioned thought which’s not only perennially relevant, its manifestation in Pakistan and India is more than ever obvious. Iqbal indeed conceptualised Pakistan, but didn&rs...

  • Intolerance bane for the country: Tata

    Gwalior: Ratan Tata, renowned industrialist, while speaking on the occasion of 119th foundation day of Scindia School here on 22 October and expressing his concern over the growing intolerance in the country said that intolerance is a curse whi...

  • RSS holds ‘cleansing’ drive at Udupi temple

    A “purification” drive organised at the Udupi Krishna Temple by a senior RSS leader and head seer of Pejawer Mutt on 23 October has sparked objections, with Dalit groups claiming that the drive was directed against them. The cal...

  • To Get Cleopatra’s Beauty, Use Cow Urine...

    The Gujarat Gauseva and Gauchar Vikas Board has issued an advisory recommending cow urine, cow dung and milk for women who want glowing skin. “The queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, considered the most beautiful woman in the world, also used ...

  • 342 farmers end lives in four months

    Aurangabad: The 342 farmer suicides from the first week of June till early October in Marathwada have puzzled the authorities since the region received relatively good rainfall during this year’s monsoon.  From the start of the year ...

  • Over 55% undertrials are Muslim, Dalit, tribal

    Muslims, Dalits and tribals together account for 39 per cent of India’s population, thus their share among undertrials is disproportionate to their population. Over 55 per cent of undertrials across the country are either Muslims, Dalits ...

  • Death knocking on a closed door

    Musharraf Alam Zauqi We are slowly moving to the glacier of death. Imagine if a few of us suddenly disappear. Then slowly incidents of disappearance increase. Imagine one day our population decreases from 1300 million to 1000 million. Then...

  • Communal tension continues in Bihar

    Patna:  After communal flare-ups in many parts of Bihar during Durga Pooja idol immersion and Muharram, the administration continues to be alert. Normalcy is returning slowly in the affected areas. In three districts of the state, more tha...

  • No more foreign funds for Zakir Naik’s NGO

    New Delhi: Islamic Research Foundation, promoted by the Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, will soon be banned from receiving foreign funds with the Home Ministry initiating the process for cancellation of its FCRA registration by issuing a final sho...

  • Suicide of Two Dalits To Save Democratic-Secular India

    Shamsul Islam These are sad times for India. Rohith Vemula, a Dalit, committed suicide on January 16, 2016 due to gross injustice done by Hyderabad University bosses and BJP central government. The State, its police organ and BJP rulers in...

  • Millions march in Nanded for Muslim Reservations

    This is the first time in the history of Maharashtra that women took massive participation in a march. All the stakeholders of community religions scholars, lawyers, teachers, and students, professionals, businessmen...

  • Arbaeen: a pilgrimage of unity, humanism, and devotion

    Hasan Rizvi   The 40th day of the martyrdom of the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Imam Hussain is known as “Arbaeen” or Chehlum. Imam Hussain fought against a tyrant ruler to save Islam and humanity 1400 years ago. Si...

  • Join protest against the Israeli President’s visit to India

    Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (Mahmood) and other organisations are organising a protest against Israeli oppression of the Palestinian people and to denounce the current visit of the Israeli President, on Friday 18 November, at 3:00 pm at Jantar Mantar, ...

  • Lynching, encounters, loss of lives at border: BJP on the path of death and destruction

    And then news of the Bhopal encounters of 8 suspected terrorists came.  Every right thinking person is asking questions. The exceptions are those who enjoy and celebrate every Muslim killing whether it occurs in Pakistan, Arab or India. Th...

  • Bhopal fake encounter: tenets of aggressive Hindutva ideology

    There is clear evidence that many encounters involving Hindus and Muslims or Sikhs like in Punjab under KPS Gill, and Gujarat under Modi sarkar and now like in Bhopal under Hindutva regime were and are fake encounters.

  • “Banned pellet” still in use

    Pellet horror continues across the Kashmir Valley as there seems to be no let-up in the use of pellet guns. Recently two youth from south Kashmir’s Shopian district admitted in Srinagar’s Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital nar...

  • Amid curfews & shutdowns, life remains paralised in J&K

    Life across Kashmir Valley continues to remain stifled as shutdown call by separatists completed more than a hundred days. Protest marches, rallies and clashes between the security forces and protesters mark the situation here. Markets and comm...