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  • Consumption of alcohol on the rise in Kashmir Valley

    Srinagar: Consumption of alcohol has started picking up in the Valley. Liquor shops and cinemas that were closed down by various militant groups here two decades ago are back in business. As per Excise department, about 2150 bottles of beer...

  • J&K to impose property tax

    Srinagar: The State legislative Council on April 2 referred the controversial bills concerning imposition of property tax in the state to a joint select committee in the Upper House following public outcry over the issue. The legislative as...

  • Kashmir: Govt still in denial regarding the disappeared

    Srinagar: Accusing the state government of issuing contradictory statements to ‘mislead’ people over the issue of disappearances, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) has asked the government to publish the list of p...

  • SIT grills Modi loyal in riot case

    Special Investigation Team (SIT) appointed by the Supreme Court questioned former BJP minister I K Jadeja for more than two hours last week. This is the fourth time that Jadeja has been questioned by the SIT appointed to probe in certain Gujara...

  • Is Gujarat a vibrant state?

    There has been a consistent increase in recorded human rights violation cases in the state of Gujarat during the last three years, states a government handout. The total number of cases has increased by 32% in 2009-10, while in 2008-09 there wa...

  • Darul qaza conference held in Ahmedabad

    Ahmedabad: Recently in Ahmedabad, under the guidance of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, a seminar was held in Ahmedabad at Gandhi hall to promote Darul qaza in Gujarat which met with huge success as many Muslim lawyers, community leaders, ...

  • Complaint to PM about Gujarat Muslim’s plight

    Ahmedabad: Prominent Gujarat Congress leaders recently met the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at Ahmedabad and complained about the non implementation of various minorities schemes by the present Narendra Modi government in Gujarat. Congress...

  • Modi betrays his anti-Muslim bias

    Ahmedabad: When other state governments are showering big gifts like land, flats, cars and huge cash awards to their cricketers who were members of Team India which won the Cricket world cup last week, Gujarat BJP government has shown its anti-...

  • Imam-e Ka’ba in India

    Shaikh Abdur Rehman Al-Sudais, a distinguished qari (reciter of Qur’an) and one of theImams of Holy Ka’ba in Makkah recently visited India. His hectic one-week visit was on the invitation of JUH(A) chief Maulana Arshad Madni. He arr...

  • Wikileaks opens India’s dirty Pandora Box

    By Badri Raina Ask any ordinary Indian citizen whether the bulk of their elected representatives or members of the administrative tribe ever really can be trusted to square with them on any issue at hand-from the burst water pipeline, to th...

  • No permission for conversion: SC judge

    Justice Sathasivam while speaking on the occasion of the third Dr LM Singhvi memorial lecture on “Secularism and Rule of Law in India,” said that the state has the right to pass laws restricting conversions if such practice disturbs...

  • M.P. govt on land squandering spree

    Bhopal: Undaunted by the irregularities in allotting land to Kusha Bhau Thakre Trust in Bhopal; the state government has squandered 500 acres of government land to BJP Shishu Mandirs and 125 acres to Ambani. While 30 acres have been allotted to...

  • NHRC asks govt to report on 17,305 missing children

    National Human Rights Commission after taking strong notice of media reports which said that more than 17000 children are missing in the capital in the last three years, has issued notices to concerned departments and has asked them to respond ...

  • 17 murders in five years in Gujarat’s temples

    Gandhi Nagar: Gujarat’s minister of state for home affairs Praful Patel said in a written reply on 30 March in the state assembly in response to a question by Arjun Madhuwadia, Congress MLA that during the past five years there have been ...

  • India fourth most corrupt in the world: survey

    India is ranked the fourth most corrupt country among Asian pacific countries. According to the latest finding by Hong Kong-based consultancy firm Political and Economic Risk Consultancy Ltd. (PERC), India is ranked fourth most corrupt country ...

  • Dalits homes burnt after they celebrated Holi

    At a time when India is marching into the 21 century and Indians are aspiring to make India a developed country, nine houses of Dalit community were burnt at Kadampur village in Allahabad after they dared to celebrate Holi. Violence erupted whe...

  • Muslim reservation movement keeps up momentum

    Lucknow: What was to have been once a silent movement has now become vibrant and articulate, to press for ‘reservation’ for Muslims in job in the country.

  • Bengal Muslims worse than Gujarat

    New Delhi: Condition of Muslims on the whole is worse than the people belonging to scheduled castes and schedule tribes and they are more backward educationally, economically and socially in West Bengal, the state where leftist or communist gov...

  • Maulana Jalaluddin Umri re-elected chief of JIH

    New Delhi: On April 6, in a meeting of the Council of Representatives of Jamaat-e Islami Hind, Maulana Jalaluddin Umri was re-elected unanimously as the chief of JIH for another four-year-term. It is to be noted that 74-year-old famous writer a...

  • Azam Khan and his “sedition” story

    Lucknow: The whole of last year, as well as until Jan 26th this year, has sensitivities on a high, particularly on the issues of Kashmir and sedition. The stone-pelters from Kashmir, emulating intifada were the rage the whole year. Kashmir stre...