National

  • Panel rejects govt plan to boost fertility rate of Parsis

    A proposal by the minority affairs ministry to boost the declining population of Parsi community has been turned down by the Planning Commission on the ground that the intervention by the government in social issue may not go down well with oth...

  • Low-waist jeans indecent: Circle inspector Shamsudheen, Kerala

    Police in coastal Kerala have launched a drive against youths wearing low-waist jeans. Circle inspector Shamsudheen has said that a warning has been issued and those found violating would be punished. Shamsudheen further added that these drive ...

  • BJP headquarters carry out temple demolition

    New Delhi: An organisation which protests vehemently on the possibility of demolishing or attempt to damage a temple allowed demolition of a temple at its own headquarters to make available adequate space for its media hall. Persons residing in...

  • Islam is the best system for eradicating poverty: V.S. Vyas

    Jaipur: Renowned economist and member of financial advisory group to the Prime Minister, V.S. Vyas, urged that economic policy should be planned by integrating it with ethics and moral values. Equal development of all the communities should be ...

  • “Militants killed Lone & Mirwaiz Farooq”

    Senior leader and former chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M), Abdul Gani Bhat on January 2 said that security forces had played no role in killings of separatist leaders Abdul Gani Lone, Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Prof. Abdul Ahad Wani.

  • Kashmir - Bail to lecturer arrested over exam paper

    Jammu and Kashmir High Court granted bail to Noor Mohammad Bhat, lecturer of Gandhi College on December 31 after he was detained for 20 days for setting controversial examination paper about summer unrest for undergraduate students, here.

  • Kashmir - Friday prayers prevented in Jama Masjid

    Jammu and Kashmir police on December 22 said it was -forced- to impose curbs on Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar’s old city as politics can’t be allowed at religious places.

  • 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...