National

  • Kashmir: Republic Day under tight security

    Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir): All roads leading to historic ‘ghanta ghar’ (clock tower) in Lal Chowk and the Bakshi Stadium, main venue for Republic Day parade, remained under tight security vigil here on the eve of January 26. ...

  • Kashmir: Banking takeover by RBI decried

    Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir): Both separatists and main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), criticized “handing over” of some of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank functions to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). They plead that the ...

  • Kashmir: Extension to Judicial Commission

    Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir): The Jammu and Kashmir government on February 1 granted two month extension to the Judicial Commission probing the killing of 17 civilians during the summer unrest here last year. A law ministry order said, &l...

  • Clashes in Bandipora, Kashmir

    Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir): Four policemen, including an officer, were injured on January 31 in the clashes in Bandipora district against the alleged failure of government in providing them with basic amenities of life. Scores of reside...

  • Protests following Sopore killing of two girls

    Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir): Protest demonstrations were carried out here and a complete shutdown was observed in north Kashmir’s Sopore against killing of two sisters by unidentified gunmen in Muslim Peer locality in the town. Akh...

  • Gujarat - Court reserves order on Bhoomi Pujan at HC premises

    The Gujarat High Court (HC) reserved its order on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the Hindu ritual of Bhoomi Pujan at the HC premises. A Bhoomi Pujan function was held at the premises on May 1 last year to kickstart the construct...

  • Modi plays game with mediamen for Gujarat Media Club

    This year began with a very positive note for the Gujarat Media Club. There was news that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had agreed to give land to Gujarat Media Club. Many took it with a pinch of salt. The reason was obvious, the anti-me...

  • Gujarat riots Gulbarg case: plea turned down

    A plea filed by the Supreme Court (SC)-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Gulbarg Society rioting case to stay the trial of the case “in the interest of justice” has been turned down by the designated court. ...

  • Dawoodi Bohra leaders praise Modi

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Burhani Expo in Ahmedabad on 19 February. This two-day expo will be attended by thousands of Bohras from all over the world. Dr. Syedna’s son Huzaifabhai Saheb Mohiyuddin will atten...

  • After Ahmedabad, Surat too has Muslims ghettos

    A sense of insecurity among the Muslims in Gujarat has manifested itself even in realty rates in Surat, with property prices in Muslim-dominated areas being much higher than in other similar localities of the city. Sources in the city&rsquo...

  • RSS & murder of Mahatma Gandhi: what do contemporary documents tell?

    After the murder of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, 1948, the RSS was banned on February 4, 1948. It was banned for anti-national activities and the government communiqué banning the RSS was self-explanatory: "In their resolution of February 2, 1948...

  • National Meet on Sangh Terror Links and Stories of Innocent Muslim Boys

    There is an almost universal sentiment of fear and growing despair among Muslim citizens of the country. There is mounting disillusionment with all institutions of governance, and more so with the police and judiciary, as well as with political...

  • Government’s insensitivity towards difficulties of Muslims intolerable

    New Delhi: A delegation led by Jamiat Ulama chief Maulana Arshad Madni met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Mrs. Sonia Gandhi on 26 January and plainly told them that the expectation and determination with which Muslims had vot...

  • Upheaval in Indian polity over corruption and Saffron terror

    Political parties are gearing up for the assembly elections in five states during April-May this year. In wider perspective, India at this moment is witnessing an upheaval in its polity over corruption and Saffron terror. Congress is harping on...

  • Concern over illegal imprisonment of Muslim youth

    If two Indian Police Service (IPS) retired officers are to be together to address an issue as sensitive as terrorism then fissures are bound to be made. The same happened, on Jan 27, at UP Press Club, Lucknow, when Manzoor Ahmed (IPS) and forme...

  • Police informers waging war against the nation

    It is a sad day that police have nurtured informants into waging war against the nation! Sajid Shaikh overheard three Kashmiri men in Secunderabad in January 2006. They were hatching a conspiracy against India. Hundreds of miles away from there...

  • RSS leader Indresh Kumar paid for Samjhauta blast

    Vasudev Parmar, one of the prime accused in Sunil Joshi murder and mastermind of a number of terror attacks, during interrogation has said that his groups approached many RSS leaders for help and it was Indresh who helped them by giving Rs 70,0...

  • Purohit team targeted Muslims as well as Christians: Army

    Military Intelligence after interrogating Lt Colonel Purohit has in its report said that not only Muslims, but also Christians were the targets of Purohit team. According to the report, Abhinav Bharat targeted Christians at Kandhamal in Orissa,...

  • Passive membership of banned outfit will not make a person criminal: SC

    The Supreme Court has held that passive membership of a banned outfit will not make a person criminal unless he is in person involved in violent activities. The ruling was passed by Justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra which said, &ld...

  • Target of scholarship scheme for minorities exceeded

    New Delhi: According to union ministry for minorities affairs, more than 34 lakh pre-matric scholarships have been awarded to the students belonging to minority communities in the first nine months (April to December) of the current financial y...