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  • Week-long curfew in Inderkote-Sumbal

    A week-long curfew (December 19-26) was imposed in north Kashmir’s Inderkote-Sumbal in Bandipora district, about 40 kilometres from city-centre after group clashes broke out in the area on December 19. Violent clashes broke in the area when a scuf...

  • Kashmir - “Nexus between stone-pelters, militants”

    Jammu and Kashmir police claims that there exists a nexus between stone-pelters, militants, separatists and some government employees. Police has unearthed a module that includes some government employees and Hurriyat cadres who in close liaison w...

  • Kashmir — Need to reduce trust deficit: Interlocutors

    Stressing the need for urgent efforts to reduce trust deficit between government and people, a team of interlocutors appointed by the Centre for state of Jammu and Kashmir said that any settlement to Kashmir issue must emerge after a sustained dia...

  • PFI denies SIMI links

    New Delhi: The Popular Front of India (PFI) has denied any links with the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and claimed that it was working for the down-troddens. It refuted the reports that SIMI was regrouped as PFI. In a statement...

  • Court indicts police in Wamiq Farooq killing

    Srinagar: Wamiq Farooq, 13, was killed when a tear smoke shell was hurled at him from 30 feet distance. The boy was walking on the road returning home after playing carom. Policeman Abdul Khaliq is reported to be the erring culprit. Witnesses decl...

  • Stop harassing Muslims in Gujarat

    New Delhi: Gujarat government, notorious for its anti-Muslim pogroms, keeps watching opportunity to harass Muslims on the slightest pretext. The recent intelligence report about the terror threat during X-Mas, New Year, Republic Day period has giv...

  • Discussion on ‘Orientalism’ at Kolkata Book Fair

    Since Edward Said wrote his masterpiece ‘Orientalism’ it became a topic of discourse among the intellectuals and layman alike. How the West perceives culture and civilisation of East to be highly influenced by handful of European Scholars popularl...

  • India Census 2011 - volunteer for Muslims and Urdu

    In class 4, New Horizon School, year 1990, Sangeeta Ma'am asks a 96.6% Muslim class of 11 year toddlers, what is your religion. Faizan says Muslim. Ghulam says Muslim. Shazia says Muslim. I say Muslim. Haneef says Muslim. Sangeeta Ma'am says you a...

  • Singh continues his attack on Sangh

    Muslims argue why did he maintain such a long silence and why did he not raise these issues within the party meetings to compel ‘his’ own government to take decisive actions. An Urdu newspaper cited a line from a famous couplet, ..badi der kar di ...

  • Togadia spews venom at Deoband

    Deoband: National secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Praveen Togadia, spewed venom against Darul Uloom and Tablighi Jamaat and urged the government to lock Darul Uloom which claimed was responsible for producing talibans and jehadis.

  • Mumbai Riots: 10 acquitted after 18 years

    Mumbai: Mumbai’s Session Court acquitted 10 Kurla residents in the 1992-93 communal riots after a trauma of 18 years. Dismissing police version, the judge S.J. Markade did not find prosecution charges convincing and acquitted them for lack of evid...

  • J&K army minting gold out of sand

    New Delhi: The lid over the *fake RDX* is removed. Official confirmation in the malpractice has been acknowledged. The hue-and-cry for retaining AFSPA acquires a new meaning.

  • Protests on human rights day in Kashmir

    Protests, seminars and day-long conferences marked the international human rights day observed across the globe on December 10. Wails and shrieks of families of disappeared persons filled the air as a 28-minute documentary “Mugal Mase” was screene...

  • Kashmir: Congress leader bats for azadi

    The controversial statement of Minister for Health, Sham Lal Sharma, batting for ‘Azadi’ for Kashmir and advocating ‘trifurcation’ of Jammu and Kashmir faces stinging reactions pouring from all the sides. Sharma, at a public meeting at Bani in Jam...

  • Valley erupts over Moharram restrictions

    Life in most parts of Srinagar city was thrown out of gear on December 17 as authorities’ clamped curfew in areas falling under seven police stations to prohibit ‘Ashura’ (Muharram) procession. Ashura marks martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) gr...

  • Modi-Rahul word war over saffron terror

    Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s name has been spotted again in newly released Wikileaks cables. However, this time the ‘in-focus’ person is Rahul Gandhi and not Narendra Modi. This is because, according to Wikileaks cable, Rahul Gandhi told America...

  • This may happen only in Modi’s Gujarat

    Complaint against riot cases lawyers!, Rally in support of accused Swami Aseemanand!

  • Teesta may be called for probe

    The arrest of Teesta Setalvad’s one-time aide, and former Citizen for Justice and Peace (CJP) activist, Rais Khan, is significant, because the next link in the investigation could be Teesta Setalvad herself. There are now ample possibilities that ...

  • Terror threat means harassment for Gujarat Muslims

    The harassment of the Muslim community all over Gujarat particularly in Ahmedabad under the pretext of advance information of possible terror attack during ensuing festival season of Christmas, and republic day and in the name of investigation has...

  • Cablegate propels Congress missile

    New Delhi: ‘A drowning man catches at a straw’. The WikiLeaks gave the rudderless Congress the proverbial straw. 2G scam had already torpedoed its boat and had made BJP a roaring lion. With Nitish’s return to power, the NDA got a sanjeevani and BJ...