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  • Amit Shah faces new trouble

    IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt’s allegation that Amit Shah had asked him not to tell the Supreme Court-appointed SIT, the truth about the state government’s role in the 2002 riots, can be used by the CBI against Shah in the Sohrabuddin Sh...

  • Now, Modi too eyes Muslim votebank

    Narendra Modi, the CM of Gujarat, wants to create a record in the state by winning 150 assembly seats in next year’s election with adopting KHAM (Kshatriya, Harijan, Adivasi and Muslim) theory. For this purpose, he continues to try and wi...

  • Professor Khan Muhammed Atif Ghilzai

    + Pic   Professor Khan Muhammed Atif Ghilzai retired from the Persian Department of Lucknow University. His political life found him chosen as an MLA to UP assembly from Bhartiya Jana Sangh platform, from which he resigned in 19...

  • Apex Court’s sharp wrap on High Court knuckles

    The Supreme Court (SC) has set the ball rolling. Now the Ramjanambhumi/Babri Masjid dispute is to reverbate in the nation’s highest court. The order of Supreme Court on 9 May, which termed it “strange” and was “surprised...

  • “Sanatan Sanstha is the Hindu Taliban”

    In July 2010 well-known secular activist Suresh Khairnarspent several hours at the Goa headquarters of the Sanatan Sanstha and came out convinced that it is the most rabid Hindu organisation in the country, engaged in an attempt to Talibanise H...

  • Agnivesh assaulted by Mahant close to BJP

    Mahant Nityanand Das, a close aide of a BJP legislator of Nadiad, Pankaj Desai tried to pull down social activists Swami Agnivesh just before an anti corruption public meeting in Gujarat on 26 May. Earlier, Mahant had also issued whip and had o...

  • RSS to launch paper, channel to counter terror charges

    With the heat of Hindu terror looming large on the organisation the RSS is planning to launch a newspaper, channel and an e paper in English and Hindi for an image makeover and also to counter charges of Hindu terror against it. RSS is of the v...

  • US panel demands probe into Modi’s role in Gujarat riots

    The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has demanded investigation against Narendra Modi to ascertain his role in the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat. The Commission in its annual report has once again put India ...

  • CBSE results of Urdu medium schools of Delhi

    New Delhi: As regards Urdu medium schools of Delhi, though the results of Central Board of Secondary Education (Class XII) which were declared on 23 May, have greatly improved as compared to a few years ago their overall or cumulative results t...

  • Congress and BJP trade charges over communal violence bill

    Communal violence bill is again mired in controversy. But this time the protest is not from the makers and contributors within but from the opposition party (BJP). The bill has been opposed by the BJP on the ground that the bill presumes that c...

  • Sangh tries to pre-empt Communal Violence Bill

     ... but civil society and minorities too have issues with components of the draft law says John Dayal Victims have not forgotten these brutal tragedies in the life of Independent India, even if the State and political parties may pre...

  • An ode to Ode of Anand

    The village of Ode in Anand district had 200 Muslim houses. The Muslims lived in the four neighbouhoods known as Sarewalli Bhagol, Malao Bhagol, Pirawali Bhagol and Ode Nawapura. On March 1, 2002 there was no Morning Prayer call from the mosque...

  • Sangh wages proxy war against the Congress

    + Pix The fight against corruption has turned ugly. The shape, colour and size of the anti-corruption crusade is changing fast. The basic purpose is to mount pressure on the government to go slow on the issue of Hindu terror. RSS at this...

  • In 16 months, 6.5 lakh undertrials given bail

    Joint efforts of the government and high court to provide justice through the fast track have shown remarkable results. In 16 months time, from January 26, 2010 to May 31, 2011, the fast track justice system has helped 5,62,397 undertrials to g...

  • RSS commitment to Hindutva is hollow

    Acharya Darmendra Saraswati of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has criticised the RSS by saying that their commitment to Hindutva and campaign against cow slaughter is hollow as the organisation has become materialistic over the years. After calling ...

  • 15 die every hour due to road accidents

    According to the latest accident statistics report of the road, transport and highways ministry for the year 2009, 15 people died and 58 people got injured in road accidents every hour. In spite of various campaigns that aimed to educate people...

  • Giani, Sanjay to blame for Punjab mess

    New Delhi: Late President Giani Zail Singh’s role during his tenure as Punjab CM has been criticised as also that of Sanjay Gandhi for the Punjab crisis in the eighties in a book on the Congress. The fifth volume of the series “A Ce...

  • Arun Jaitley and the albatross of Communal Violence Bill around his neck

    The Communal and Targeted Violence Bill of 2011 is the bird of good omens which the mariner of BJP has shot down. The bill must be seen in the backdrop of the last two decades of India’s communal cauldron and the past beyond that should n...

  • Natgrid to become operational by 2013

    After National Investigation Agency put in place to probe all terror cases, National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), another pet project of the Union home ministry to facilitate in terror investigations, got the approval of the Centre on 6 June an...

  • MF Hussain: do gaz zameen mil na sakee koo-e yaar main

    + Pic New Delhi - Maqbool Fida Hussain Hussain, a former movie billboard painter who rose to become India’s most sought-after painter before going into self-imposed exile in 2006 died in a London hospital on 9 June. He was 95. Ofte...