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  • NIA claims to bust an ISIS cell in Hyderabad

    In Hyderabad, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) claimed on 22 June to have busted an ISIS cell in which 11 persons were claimed to be involved. This cell was reportedly planning some bombings as firearms and ammunition were said to have b...

  • Mosque’s construction work opposed

    Aligarh:  In the Kanwriganj area of Delhi Gate here construction work of a mosque was going on by blocking the way. Local people protested, saying that they were finding it inconvenient to do their work due to the blocking of the way. Some...

  • Compensation to some, but not to Muslims

    New Delhi: Muslims are most vulnerable victims of illegal arrest made on the pretext of terrorism. Law-enforcers quickly accuse Muslims of terrorism in almost every crime. In Akshardham temple terror attack case, Police had arrested six Muslim ...

  • Efforts of BJP to spoil peace in Aligarh

    Aligarh:  The BJP held meetings at five different places on 29 June. Local administration called the BJP leaders to the Collectorate by the late evening and appealed to them to maintain peace, in view of the Jumuatul-Wida and Eid. The BJP ...

  • Raza Library’s grant reduced by Central Govt

    Rampur:  The Raza Library has fallen on bad times as the Union Government has frozen its budget, except salaries. According to its trustees, “if a guest comes to us now, we have to arrange for his entertainment from our own pockets.&...

  • RSS should seek pardon from Hindus for Iftar party

    New Delhi:  The All-India Hindu Mahasabha has accused the RSS of organising an Iftar Party on 2 July to satisfy Muslims. It demanded the organisation to seek forgiveness from the Hindus. The Hindu Mahasabha said that Keshav Hedgewar had es...

  • Over 80% engg grad unemployable: Study

    New Delhi: There seems to be a significant skill gap in the country as 80 per cent of the engineering graduates are “unemployable”, says a report, highlighting the need for an upgraded education and training system. Educational inst...

  • Modi cheated Indians: Jethmalani

    Prominent lawyer Ram Jethmalani, who served as law minister under the Vajpayee government, claimed recently that he is the man behind the Lok Sabha victory of Narendra Modi as he campaigned for Modi even after being expelled by the party. He di...

  • Anthony’s report regarding Muslims okayed by Congress

    New Dehi: After the humiliating defeat of Congress in 2014 general elections, the party had set up a committee headed by the former Union defence minister and party general secretary A. K. Anthony to find out the reasons for the party’s d...

  • India’s degrading journo-murder indicator

    Nava Thakuria As six months of the year roll by, India emerges as one of the worst places for working journalists similar to the troubled nations of Mexico, Yemen, Afghanistan and Iraq. The largest democracy witnessed murder of three journ...

  • Madrasah graduates could help Make-in-India a reality

    Tariq Farooqui India is home to thousands of madrasahs which teach, besides Arabic and Islamic studies, modern subjects like English, mathematics and computer basics. Besides English, Arabic is the only foreign language that has a comp...

  • Mahbooba wins from Anantnag constituency

    The Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti made it to the Jammu and Kashmir State Legislative Assembly after she won the by-poll from Anantnag assembly segment on June 25 and took the oath as a member of the Assembly here on June 30. She defeated he...

  • Chief Minister Mahbooba Mufti hits out at clerics

    Hitting out at Muslim clergy in Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti accused them of selectively raking up controversies over Article 370 in mosques. Sermons are being given in mosques on the special status of J&K, Pandit townships, Indus...

  • Kairana Exodus: Electoral short-sightedness

    Rachel D’silva   Recently in the poll-bound UP, the BJP raked up the issue of a mass exodus from Kairana, a small town in Shamli district in UP. According to the local MP Hukum Singh, “many Hindu families were forced to...

  • Signs of the times - HER EYES, VOICE CARRIED PAIN …

    With the verdict on the 2002 Gulbarg massacre, I am reminded of my meeting with Zakia Jafri; reminded of the pain writ large in her eyes, in her voice.  Though for the last several years I’d been hearing of Zakia Jafri - right from 2...

  • Opposing Urdu is unconstitutional

    On May 19, two artists painting a couplet in Urdu on a wall of the Delhi Jal Board in Shahdara to celebrate the city’s culture, a Delhi government-approved project, were threatened. The men who threatened them, identified themselves as RS...

  • One more story of uncommitted crime

    By Suhail Anjum Muhammad Aamir Khan’s book Framed as a Terrorist is the latest heart-rending story of those who spent long years behind bars for uncommitted crimes. Before Aamir, noted journalist Iftikhar Gilani, Kashmir activist Anj...

  • Will not allow an Islamic Bank: VHP

    New Delhi:  The opening of the first Islamic Bank (IDB) in Gujarat has led the VHP to issue an open warning to the bank not to open its branches in any part of India. The Hindutva organisation has termed the bank as opposed to the Constitu...

  • Jammu Muslims: 1947 to 47-degree

    Rahmatullah Rouniyal The Sarpanch of the Panchayat of Shiva of Kot Bhalwaal area of Jammu, Mumtaz Ali and his friends went to Forest Minister Chaudhary Lal Singh. who belongs to the BJP in the J&K coalition government. They had a reque...

  • Muzaffarnagar+Dadri+Kairana+Love Jihad+Beef+”Hindu Exodus”=Hard Communalism=Votes

    Just before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections Muzaffarnagar erupted into violence in which nearly 80 Muslims died, and thousands fled their villages. Now with the 2017 Assembly elections due in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP seems to have activated its riot...