National

  • Middle East Conflict discussed at AMU, Aligarh

    Aligarh: AMU students with the support of the newly elected students union organised a public meeting on 13 February at JF Kennedy Hall on Middle East and the origin of Israel. It was addressed by Dr. Obaidullah Fahad of AMU and Omair Anas of J...

  • Probe profiling of Muslims: Indian civil society

    Civil society in an open letter to the Home Minister P Chidambaram has demanded the appointment of a separate commission to suggest requisite changes in the law to ensure that the Muslims can also live as equal citizens in this country. These c...

  • Salma Ansari’s achievements — "Colours of my Rainbow"

    Bollywood actor Aamir Khan made a special trip to Delhi from the Berlin Film Festival to participate at the launch of a book Colours of my Rainbow on Vice President Hamid Ansari’s wife Salma Ansari’s work. The book highlights ef...

  • Deoband gets acting rector

    New Delhi: Darul Uloom Deoband's Majlis-e Shoora in its meeting held on 23 February unanimously decided to appoint Maulana Mufti Abul Qasim No’mani Banarsi, a member of Majlis-e Shoora, as the acting Mohtamim (Rector) of Darul Uloom w...

  • Modi wins hearts of Bohra community

    Ahmedabad: He came, he spoke and he conquered can sum up the one-and-a-half hours that he spent at the Burhani Expo, Chief Minister Narendra Modi did a Caesar two days back. Members of the Dawoodi Bohra community participating in the event from...

  • Brakes on the progress of Muslims in Gujarat

    New Delhi: Government of Gujarat and BJP leaders are never tired of saying that after Narendra Modi becoming the chief minister, all sections of the state’s population are making progress. Their claim is that Muslims also are getting opportunities...

  • 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...