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  • Tosa Maidan Meadow

    Though the picturesque Tosa Maidan meadow in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, used as a firing range by Army, was officially thrown open to the public as a new tourism destination in the last week of May, the Army is yet to provide clea...

  • Controversy snowballs over Sainik and Pandit enclaves

    The proposed setting up of Sainik colonies and separate Pandit townships in Kashmir is snowballing into a major controversy. Jammu Muslims break fast in the Makkah Masjid at Bathindi Protests erupted in several parts of the city af...

  • Bajrang Dal organising arms training camps

    By MG Correspondent Lucknow/Ayodhya: Bajrang Dal, youth wing of VHP, is organising arms training camps at different places in the state (UP) claiming that it will help it protect the country from militants and terrorists. First such arms t...

  • Exoneration of Pragya should worry everyone who stands for justice

    There are a few photographs which the bigwigs of the Sangh would like to be erased from public memory. One such photograph shows Sadhvi Pragya, a former member of the ABVP, sitting with Shivraj Singh Chouhan, chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, t...

  • Signs of the times

    Ending this column on one particular news report which touched. It came across loaded with emotions. The 71-year old Kolkata-based violinist Swapan Sett is presently playing in the Doon valley to raise money for the treatment of his cancer stri...

  • Signs of the times

    By Humra Quraishi   Last weekend, three news reports caught my attention. Foremost, details of the 2011 Census have revealed that India’s average household size was 4.45 members. It has decreased and come down from 4.67 members ...

  • Shrinking households n was sharper at 11.1% for Muslim households headed by men while for families headed by women it was 4.47%. The average size of Hindu families declined by 5 % over the decade. The fact that the average size of a Muslim household is sh

    By Neha Dabhade “Muslims constitute a very large proportion of the poor. The fact that Muslims in West Bengal are disproportionately poorer and more deprived in terms of living conditions is an empirical recognition that gives this r...

  • Bengali calendar begins with Hijrah!

    By Dr. Mansoor Ahmad Ajazi Some people might be aware of the fact that the Bengali calendar begins from the year of Hijrah, i.e., migration of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) the last messenger of Allah from Makkah to Madinah. Bengali calendar was ...

  • Social Media and Muslims

    By M Ghazali Khan London: A friend has shared a photograph on his Facebook showing two images of a small section of the 12th verse of Surah An-Nisa (4:12) in one of which, perhaps because of a typo, “mimma tarakna” has been mis...

  • Two Years of Modi Sarkar: Unfolding Hindutva Agenda

    Modi came to power with a bang in 2014. Riding on the support of the corporate world, the RSS combine, bouyed by a media blitz and the promises of the sky, he managed to get 31 percent  of the vote and 282 seats in the Lok Sabha. This is t...

  • Putting an end to the cold political bloodbath

    In her new book Gujarat Files, Anatomy of a Cover Up, Rana Ayub calls the genocide in Gujarat 2002 as “the cold political bloodbath.” Narendra Modi and the state machinery under him carried out the genocide calculated to achieve a p...

  • Kerala, Somalia and the Myth of Semitic Bounty

    By Umar Nizarudeen Before Narendra Modi, two others mistook Malayalees for Somalis. They were marines guarding an Italian vessel, Enrica Lexie- Maximilliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone.  One of them has since been repatriated and the...

  • First Islamic “Bank” to open in Gujarat

    New Delhi: During prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to UAE in April this year (2016) India’s Exim (Export-Import) Bank had signed an MoU with Islamic Development Bank (which has its head office at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia). Under thi...

  • Growing Intolerance in Manipur

    By Md. Abdul Gaffar In 1949, after the merger agreement of Manipur with Indian Union was the starting moment of the turmoil in the state. The people of Manipur resisted this agreement and declared it null and void having no legal and const...

  • Row over NaMo’s (fake) degrees

    The row over NaMO’s fake BA and MA degrees are rather uncalled for. Any sane and sensible person will concede that Modi didn’t go to a college/varsity to earn a legitimate degree. Agreed, degrees only inflate our ego and there have ...

  • Mutton or beef: A political conundrum

    Akhlaq, the man who was lynched by a mob of fanatic Hindus, certainly deserved to be lynched because the meat in his possession was not mutton but beef! This is the latest ‘revelation’ after confirming that it was mutton. In this co...

  • When two Greats met

    Many people have seen the famous photo in which Muhammad Rafi was mock-boxing with the greatest pugilist the sportsworld has ever seen: the redoubtable Muhammad Ali. This was clicked in 1980 when Ali came to India and many celebrities from Boll...

  • Implicating Muslims in false cases disturbing: Law Minister

    New Delhi:   The Union law minister, Sadanand Gowda has expressed anxiety over implicating Muslims in false cases of terrorism. He said on 31 May that he is disturbed about initiating false cases of terrorism against Muslim youth, who...

  • Communal riot in Landhoora, one dies

    Roorkee:  A riot erupted in Landhoora town of Uttarakhand when a former BJP MLA, Kanwar Pratap Singh’s uncle and his friends threw religious books out of a rented shop on 1 June. The news spread in the town like a wild fire and thous...

  • Muslim cattle trader near-lynched in Rajasthan

    A Muslim animal trader was He was mercilessly beaten by Bajarang Dal and Shiv Sena goons on 30 May in the town of Choti Sadari in Chittorgarh district. The truck was waylaid, animals (cows and bulls) as usual were stolen and the truck was set t...