National

  • Minorities Commission celebrates UN Minority Day

    Delhi Minorities Commission celebrated the UN Minority Rights Day on Wednesday, 20 December, here with a cultural show and lectures programme. It was held at the India Islamic Cultural Centre.

  • Stage set to induct Mehbooba’s brother into J&K cabinet

    Srinagar: Decks are being cleared for Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, younger brother of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and the youngest son of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, to be inducted into the state cabinet. The sage...

  • Modi has lost Gujarat elections!

    I am putting my credibility of 27 years in journalism at stake here! I stand by my prediction that Congress is getting 59-63 seats in the first phase of Gujarat elections.  Hardik Patel is swearing by similar figures--he puts Congress ...

  • Modi's claim about Nehru cold-shouldering Ambedkar not correct

    Prime Minister Modi during his election speeches has been alleging that Nehru did not give due respect to Dr. Ambedkar. But the facts are contrary. Extracts from Ramchandra Guha’s monuments book “India After Gandhi” refute Mod...

  • Delhi Minorities Commission to hold conference on minority rights on 20 Dec

    Commemorating the U.N. Minority Day, Delhi Minorities Commission will hold a conference on the national and international perspectives of minority rights.

  • Kashmir witnesses widespread protests on Human Rights day

    More than 2300 prisoners are lodged in 14 jails across the state of Jammu and Kashmir, said a memorandum addressed to the Secretary General of United Nations Antonio Guterres

  • Kashmiris strongly oppose the American decision to move embassy to Jerusalem

    Srinagar: Kashmiris irrespective of their shades of opinions have widely condemned the United States’ move of recognizing Jerusalem, one of the three holiest places of the entire Muslim Ummah, as the capital of Israel. While separatists c...

  • Defeat BJP in Gujarat Assembly Elections: Justice Kolse Patil

    The first Executive Committee meeting of the recently formed ALLIANCE FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE (AJP) with Retired Justice P. B. Sawant as President and Maulana K R Sajjad Nomani as Working President, was held at Mumbai to take stock of the nationa...

  • Apex Court verdict on Assam Gram Panchayat certificate is historic, but hold on...

    The supreme court of India has allowed on 5 December 2017, certificates issued by Gram Panchayat or exec. magistrate to be used as supporting or linkage documents for claiming citizenship by a person in Assam.

  • Kashmir: the proposed one-stop identity card opposed, called a conspiracy

    This is yet another ugly Indian tactic against Kashmiris. India has issued Aadhar cards which contains all the details of an individual then why is this new one-stop identity card being issued. It just smells of a conspiracy.

  • Why Shouldn’t We Forget the Babri Masjid Movement

    The Babri Masjid Movement that was so impressively carted by late Syed Shahabuddin is now in dire need of a Muslim representation that parallels him. More so because the symbolism of Babri Masjid goes beyond a disputed religious site. It did not e...

  • Kashmir sceptical about release of first-time stone-pelters

    Srinagar: Prior to the Central government's special representative to Jammu and Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma's second visit to the state, the government here announced review of cases filed against youth in the past three years. The decisio...

  • Bihar: Innocent Muslim fights a smear campaign by The Times of India

    Gaya: My name is Arshad Mohsin and I am an NRI living and working in Kuwait for the last 17 years, managing IT departments, writing language-learning books, inventing life-saving devices, trading, and teaching language and business skills in va...

  • Kashmir: Indian interlocutor complete first round of talks in J&K

    Wishing peace to return Kashmir, the recently appointed interlocutor to Jammu and Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma said that he will try his best to meet Hurriyat and it would take time to find a political solution to the Kashmir issue.

  • Pinned Against The Wall: Losing the Argument in Srinagar

    Subjects that were hush-hush in the past are now part of casual conversation over cups of kahva. Democratization of corruption for instance. This the intelligence agencies have achieved – transferring cash in ever-expanding concentric circles.

  • Remembering Sitara Devi's communal utterances in Delhi's smog

    Smog is back in New Delhi. It’s difficult to describe the conditions we are surviving in. There’s that perpetual layer of dust and together with that a strange mix of fumes and fog in the atmosphere. Eyes are burning, nose and throat somewhat chok...

  • Kashmir: India sends another interlocutor on futile mission

    What! Now another interlocutor to settle the mess in the Kashmir Valley! With the appointment of the former IB director, Dineshwar Sharma, as yet another interlocutor for the Valley, eyebrows are getting raised and a bunch of pertinent question...

  • Five-day Kashmir World Film Festival: Will it help revive cinema in Kashmir?

    Srinagar: The second edition of Kashmir World Film Festival (KWFF) returned to Kashmir with more enthusiasm and support from locals, eminent Bollywood personalities like Rajat Kapoor, Govind Nihalani, Aruna Raje Patel, Saeed Akhtar Mirza and ot...

  • Wah Taj & Gujarat Behind the Curtain coming soon in Urdu, Hindi and Gujarati

    I’m certain that the long dead Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his begum, Mumtaz Mahal, would be tossing and turning in their graves, wondering what madness has overtaken the plains of North India, where they had once-upon-a-time ruled.

  • Kashmir: Appointment of an interlocutor shows failure of Delhi's previous approach

    Srinagar: The decision of the central government to initiate a dialogue process with all the stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir and naming former Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief Dineshwar Sharma as the new interlocutor for the troubled state has ...