National

  • Fresh wave of goonda attacks

    Over the last few weeks there has been a growing sense of uncertainty among Muslims when they read about attacks on their co-religionists, their religious symbols, and malicious statements against celebrities with Muslim names. There is a clear...

  • AMU’s minority status: PM Modi must erase HRD ministry’s blatant bias

    The minority character of Aligarh Muslim University is back in the news. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has told the Supreme Court that, in the opinion of the HRD Ministry, AMU is not a minority institution, “as the executive government a...

  • Applause, not aspersion

    The admirable academic performance of Afzal Guru’s son Ghalib must be applauded by all. His 19th position on the merit list of Secondary School Exams in Kashmir is something that deserves praise from all quarters. The 17-year-old boy shou...

  • Frankenstein Syndrome

    Pakistan spawned terrorists and now these terrorists are devouring their creator. This is a classic Frankenstein Syndrome. Yet another campus attack in Pakistan’s restive NWFP killing nearly 20 students is a screaming reminder to the worl...

  • Beards are more hygienic

    Read in TOI and also in The Daily Mirror (UK) that beards may contain bacteria which could potentially be developed into new antibiotics. Researchers found that clean-shaven men were more likely to harbour infection-causing bacteria resistant t...

  • Take humour humorously

    ‘Tasteful lampooning or caricaturing is a part of a democratic system and it presumes that people are mature enough to understand the humour and its underlined comedy. To be offended is to be insensitive to the subtleties of life and its ...

  • VHP to construct Ram temple in every village

    With Ayodhya Ram Temple issue bouncing back to the centre stage of Uttar Pradesh politics ahead of the 2017 Assembly polls, VHP has decided to construct temples in every village across the country.  “The organisation has decided to s...

  • Bajrang leader, who beat up, paraded Muslim out of NSA net

    New Delhi: The Centre has decided to revoke the National Security Act (NSA) against Bajrang Dal leader Vivek Premi, lodged in jail since June 2015 for allegedly parading a Muslim man through a market in Shamli after blackening his face and beat...

  • Kandhamal riots due to conversion: Enquiry commission

    Bhubaneswar: The head of the single-member enquiry commission appointed for enquiring the 2007 communal riots of Kandhamal (Orissa) communal riots, Justice Basdeo Panigrahi, has concluded that the reason for the riots was conversion, and both t...

  • Fazlani Trust extends help to Valanju family

    Mumbai’s Fazlani Aishabai & Haji Abdul Lateef Charitable Trust has come forward to help the family of Ramesh Valanju who died while trying to rescue Tarannum and two other girls on Bandra Band Stand on 9 January. The Fazlani Trust has...

  • Sadhbavna Girls

    For the last few weeks social media had been talking about sadhbavna girls. They had gone on an India tour with armymen. Videos of their dancing with armymen have been made by their sadhbavna gurus. There videos went viral on social networking ...

  • Wamiq’s father denies soldier’s claim

    Vehemently denying allegations made by one of the cops accused of killing his minor son that he threatened him before the court, Farooq Ahmad, father of Wamiq Farooq, said that the accused wanted to get the case transferred outside the state. A...

  • HC stays flag order

    A division bench of the High Court here stayed implementing the order of a single bench that had called on the state’s constitutional authorities to hoist state flag on official buildings and vehicles. Jammu and Kashmir is the only state ...

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron and Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away at AIIMS hospital in New Delhi on January 7. Sayeed, 79, was flown to Srinagar and then taken to his official residence on Gupkar Road in Srinagar, where...

  • Demand gets shrill to disband VDCs

    With the killing of three civilians by Village Defence Committee (VDC) members in Pir Panchal area of Jammu province last month, the demand for disbanding these committees has gained momentum. The demand has been raised from various quarters of...

  • “We can achieve economic strength by education”

    Ahmedabad: : To eradicate poverty, educational empowerment of Muslims is the most important task and I will focus on this sphere said Uzma Naheed, in a telephonic interview. Naheed has been  just elected as one of the 20 members of Mar...

  • The Recent Election of Mushawarat

    Dr. Tasleem Ahmad Rahmani The election process of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat was completed on 31 December and the results were announced on 1 January, 2016. In a very interesting and closely contested election, Navaid Hamid w...

  • Signs of the times

    Humra Quraishi   Last evening, as soon as I’d switched on the idiot box, I was in for a shock. It was a detailed news report on drought conditions in Uttar Pradesh’s Bundelkhand district where hapless families are eating g...

  • In Memory of Justice Javid Iqbal

    Hafeez Malik   Javid Iqbal (5 October 1924-3 October 2015) is no more!  How sad to think that I would never see him again. Yes, I am assured that his life was a story of success, and many accomplishments, and they deserve ...

  • Sambhal Arrests: Enquiry Committee raises nine questions

    Lucknow / Sambhal (29 December 2015): An enquiry committee consisting of representatives of political and social organisations, mediapersons, lawyers and advocates visited Sambhal and met the family members of Zafar Masood s/o Masoodul Hasan an...