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  • Saffron Baba to establish private army

    At a time when many believe that Ramdev is being encouraged to work on the agenda of the RSS, his announcement to “nationalistic army” further substantiates the doubts in the minds of people. Baba Ramdev on 8 June in Haridwar threat...

  • Cops convicted 18 years after murder

    New Delhi: A trial court here on 28 May has convicted five Delhi Police officials for causing the death of a person in their custody 18 years ago. One of them was an ASI and four were constables. While Additional sessions judge K S Mohi held AS...

  • India bankrolls bankrupt Israel

    New Delhi: India and Israel are in the process of inking a whopping US$4.5 billion (Rs 20,000 crore) arms deal for air-to-ground and air-to-air missiles and other related war systems. The deal could put Israel in the forefront once again as Ind...

  • Funeral prayer for Osama held

    Funeral prayers in absentia were organized at some places here for Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden after Friday prayers here on May 6. The call for funeral prayers was given by chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Imme...

  • Malik lashes govt plea to dismiss PIL

    Lashing out at the state government for asking High Court to dismiss a PIL filed by him in January this year over the killing of people during the summer unrest last year, JKLF chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik on May 4 termed government’s r...

  • Attempt to lay Martyrs memorial thwarted

    Authorities thwarted scheduled Eidgah rally of Hurriyat Conference (M) and placed its leaders under house arrest. Restrictions were imposed in nine police station areas of the old city here on May 21. “Restrictions have been placed in...

  • Infiltration feared from LoC

    The GOC 15 Corps Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain fears that infiltration might increase in coming days from across the Line of Control (LoC). “After killing of Al-Qaeda chief, Osama Bin Laden, there are fears that Pakistan might try to infilt...

  • Former militants running drugs racket

    Police here claims that former militants are running drugs network in north Kashmir. Four persons have been arrested and more than 5000 bottles of Recodex seized. FIR number 104/2011 under section 8/21NDPS has been registered at police stat...

  • Omar speaks against female feticide

    In a clarion call to civil society in general and religious, political and social leaders in particular, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has sought a coordinated and well-knit approach to address the grave issue of female feticide and girl child s...

  • Interlocuters to present their report soon

    Interlocutors appointed by Centre on Kashmir have said that they would shortly submit a report to union home minister, P Chidambaram about their eighth visit to the state. “We interacted with about 30 delegations representing political pa...

  • Hindutva harmed BJP most in assembly polls

    Alienation of allies from the BJP because of its ideology has uprooted the party and pushed it to the periphery in various parts of India. In Assam, BJP exercised all its might and was very hopeful of bouncing back because of the anti-incumbenc...

  • New SIT chief for Ishrat case

    + Pic Gujarat High Court appointed new chief of the Special Investigation Team in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case. The officer is an IPS of Maharashtra cadre, Dr. Satyapal Singh. This follows quitting of Karnail Singh who has been transferr...

  • Gujarat political mercury rising over polls

    The political mercury is getting hotter and hotter in Gujarat as Narendra Modi – the Hindu poster boy has started to speak aggressively against state Congress and UPA leaders. He dares the centre to arrest him. He also alleges that Delhi&...

  • Historian who refutes Sangh claims

    + Pic Enton’s Essay on Islam and Indian History (2000) dismisses the onslaught on Islam. The charge of mass scale destruction of Hindu temples by Mughal rulers is refuted and in this context Ayodhya’s history needs re-visit. ...

  • A blind man spreading light of education

    By AN Shibli anshibli@gmail.com   + Pix In this world there are a lot of people with disabilities. If a person lacks something physically he makes it an excuse and becomes dependent on others. But there are some who don&rsqu...

  • Mumbai's Christian population falls

    Mumbai: The Christian community in the city recorded negative population growth as against Hindus and Muslims who are growing at a faster rate, birth and death figures from the civic health department showed. Last year, 3,763 infants were born ...

  • Urdu medium schools show promise

    + Pix From a paltry 20 percent to 80 percent, Urdu medium schools of Delhi have traveled a long way with both their travails and success stories. Farheen Naseem (9213969575), daughter of Mohammed Naseem, a person who carries glasses of t...

  • ZFI holds workshop on waqfs

    + Pic New Delhi: An extensive study by Dr Zafar Mahmood, chairman of Zakat Foundation of India (ZFI), has exposed that the Union government is not serious about safeguarding and preserving the Waqf properties in India, which, according t...

  • Indian Muslims mature politically

    The trends of the recently concluded assembly elections reveal that Muslim electorates are becoming politically wiser by the day. The performance of AIUDF in Assam and Muslim League in Kerala speaks volumes of the capacity of Muslim voters to i...

  • Amarnath Yatra nothing but a ‘religious fraud’: Agnivesh

    + Pic Srinagar: Swamy Agnivesh, noted social worker, former Rajya Sabha MP and Arya Samaj leader during his recent visit to Jammu & Kashmir met Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Gilani and discussed the situation prevailing in the state....