National

  • Ex-gratia in fake encounter case

    Human Rights Commission of Orissa on 3 March said that Central Reserve Police Force men killed a villager in Gajapati district in 2008 in a fake encounter by branding him as a Maoist. The commission has ordered the state government to pay Rs 3 ...

  • Compensate Muslims wrongly arrested on terror charges

     “A large number of innocent young Muslims are being victimised by the police on the charge of being involved in various terrorist acts…the Human Rights Commissions which should have taken cognizance of such violation of human...

  • Atrocities against Christians galore

    Church Burned in Kerala Miscreants on 23 March burned St Mary’s Malankar Church and completely destroyed the holy attire and other belongings in Poddivatuvialla, Kerala. The Fire Force put out the fire. Police investigation is underwa...

  • Communal riots, rape, rumour in Malegaon

    Malegaon: The last time a rape took place in Malegaon was during the communal riot of October 26 2001. A girl named Mumtaz was raped by several men from the Hindu community near the Girna dam. The case was registered, one of the rapists committ...

  • Delhi Waqf Board has no lands in Delhi

    New Delhi: Former secretary of Delhi Waqf Board, Azim Akhtar, said in a statement here on 30 March that factually speaking Delhi Waqf Board has no land of its own in Delhi. Elucidating this, he said that way back in 1867 the British government ...

  • Attacks on Libya condemned

    New Delhi: NATO attacks led by America and France on Libya have been widely condemned here in India. On March 22, Lok Sabha members, cutting across party lines, unanimously condemned the US-led coalition air strikes on Libya. MPs from all parti...

  • BJP deceived Hindus with fake Hindutva

    Hindutva was always considered as a panacea for the BJP. The party once scaled the political mountain by using it. Hindutva for the BJP as projected by it is a way of life. But, surprisingly, WikiLeaks expose revealed that BJP used Hindutva onl...

  • BJP: Remove UPA! Stop corruption!

    Manmohan Govt! Stop corruption! Bring back black money!

  • Militant activity in Kashmir

    Srinagar: Two militants including Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief were killed and a woman injured during a gun-fight with police on Foreshore road near Hazratbal, on March 10. “The duo travelling in a car were intercepted by police. Mili...

  • Militants waiting to sneak into Kashmir: Army

    Srinagar: Stating that around 700 militants are waiting to sneak into the state of Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15 Corps, Lt. General Syed Ata Hasnain said that the army has put in pla...

  • Smoking on the rise in the Valley

    Srinagar: Smoking related diseases are on the rise in the valley, say oncologists. In fact cancer is picking up fast, here. Last year about 5,800 patients suffering from cancer were registered with Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences-K...

  • Interlocutors display their helplessness

    Srinagar: Maintaining that some of the recommendations put forward by interlocutors appointed by the Centre for the state of Jammu and Kashmir have been heard by the state government, Prof. Radha Kumar, one of the three interlocutors on March 1...

  • US rides two horses in J&K

    Srinagar: Maintaining that his country stands firmly on human rights issues, US envoy to India, Timothy J Roemer on March 18 underlined that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was the elected representative of a “very important place of India&r...

  • Repeal Public Safety Act, asks Amnesty

    Srinagar: The human rights watch dog, Amnesty International (AI), has asked Government of India (GOI) to repeal the Public Safety Act (PSA) and ensure and safeguard human rights in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. “AI urge government t...

  • Modi flatters Gujarat Muslims

    There’s one Muslim MLA of Congress who is inching closer to Chief Minister Narendra Modi day by day. Sabir Kabliwala, two-time Congress MLA from Ahmedabad’s Muslims dominated Jamalpur constituency. Next year in December Gujarat ...

  • Modi, law-and-order and Hindutva

    Gujarat CM Narendra Modi has successfully cultivated the image of a no-nonsense, law-and-order enforcing politician among Gujarat voters. This image of Modi as a strong, decisive leader is what his BJP supporters hope will help him establish a ...

  • In Gujarat, only Modi is safe

    Speaking on the demands of Home and Education Department, Leader of opposition in the State Assembly Shaktisinh Gohil said that in Gujarat both “education and protection” have gone to the dogs. There are lots of vacancies in the police department....

  • Salam from Iraq — An Arab student’s ode to India

    Five years ago, when my friends and I arrived from Iraq to India, through ICCR scholarships, we were astonished by the noticeable contradictions. Despite being a non-petrol-exporting country, India is so rich in its agriculture, water resources, i...

  • Bhopal survivors ask India to learn from Fukushima

    By Pervez Bari (pervezbari[@]eth.net) Bhopal: Following the catastrophic tragedy that struck Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and Tsunami on March 11 last, the leaders of five NGOs working for the survivors of the December 1984 Bhop...

  • Verdict on Godhra: farcical conspiracy

    By A.J. Philip There are some incidents in life which we never forget. I was tuning into my transistor radio at a “technology-free” tourist resort in Assam, when I heard the news about the burning alive of several Hindu &ldqu...