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  • Historians criticise Modi’s remark

    The discussion on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark on 3 January that an ancient plastic surgeon must have attached the head of an elephant on the body of Ganehsa has hardly been over, Indian Science Conference surprised us by two of ...

  • MoMA to provide jobs training to minority professionals

    New Delhi: Union ministry of minorities affairs claims to have identified about 70 thousand jobs for minority community youths for whom it wants to rope in experts and professionals for imparting training for those jobs which require skilled wo...

  • SC censures UP govt on Muzaffarnagar riots

    The Supreme Court expressed its dissatisfaction over the action-taken report of UP government over gang-rape cases in Muzaffarnagar and neighbouring villages during riots in 2013. The apex court issued contempt of court notice against the state...

  • “Nai Manzil” scheme for the progress of madrasa students

    New Delhi: Union ministry for minorities affairs will soon launch a new scheme, Nai Manzil, for the progress of madrasa students to enable them appear for Central Board examinations by providing them modern education. Though in some Islamic mad...

  • Quarrelling over zero

    There’s an unnecessary debate over zero by some Hindu activists, with their half-baked knowledge of history and ancient India, claiming the Hindus to be the first to conceptualise zero. This is historically incorrect. The first man, who i...

  • ‘Dogs and Indians not allowed’

    Thanks to social media, the shocking incident of a poor child getting bowed out of MaCdonald’s outlet in Poona has received nationwide publicity and of course condemnation from all quarters. But this has been happening and most of the wel...

  • Condemn ‘suicide-bombing’

    Boko Haram recruiting prepubescent (as young as 10/11-yr-old) girls/boys as suicide bombers is something that deserves universal condemnation. The very concept of ‘suicide bombing’ is outright un-Islamic because suicide itself goes ...

  • Where to draw a line?

    Granted, what happened at Charlie Hebdo in Paris was universally worth-condemning but when the euphoria of anger dies down and sanity prevails, it’s time to introspect without taking any side or being prejudiced. Who’ll decide how m...

  • Goa Christians welcome to Hinduism: RSS

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s western zone chief, Sharad Kunte, has said that if the Goan Christians, who were earlier Hindus, are desirous of returning to their ancestral religion, the RSS will not only take them back but will also facil...

  • VHP ‘ghar wapsi’ fails in Gaya

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad organised a ‘puja’ programme on 29 December in Gaya district of Bihar for ‘home coming’ of 40 Christian families who had left Hinduism a week earlier. However, VHP leaders claimed that out of 40, 34...

  • Ghar wapsi of a different kind

    RSS affiliates are engaged in “bringing home” (‘ghar wapsi’) people belonging to religions other than Hinduism, there are certain Hindu intellectuals who are making efforts for a different type of ghar wapsi. These peopl...

  • Tribals convert to Christianity

    The administration of Odisha’s Sundergarh district has started an inquiry after at least 85 tribals allegedly converted to Christianity. “We have started an inquiry after getting information about the alleged conversion. Action will...

  • Mushawarat protests against the maltreatment of senior cleric

    New Delhi, 22 January, 2015: The All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, umbrella body of Indian Muslim organizations, strongly condemned and protested against the illegal detention of the senior scholar Maulana Yasin Akhtar Misbahi by the Specia...

  • AMU Thai alumni facilitate their Aligarh housekeeper

    By Khalid Musanna For Mukhtar Ahmad, life revolved around serving students from Thailand for the last 48 years. He witnessed changing faces year after year, welcomed new Thai students and bid adieu to those who completed their studies, but...

  • Modi Sarkar misusing Jamia Millia Islamia for Delhi Elections

    BJP’s blatant misuse of temples of learning. Jamia Millia Islamia being exploited for political mileage in upcoming Delhi Elections on 7th February.  Symposium on "Educating and Mainstreaming of Indian Muslims".  C...

  • Miserable conditions in state jails

    High Court Bar Association has stated that the inmates of sub-jail Baramulla are compelled to intake impure water due to which most of them suffer from acute infections.In a press statement here, Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, General Secretary of the B...

  • The Second Emergency is coming

    By Justice M. Katju Even if this shocks some people, I can accurately predict that a second emergency, like that we witnessed during 1975-1977, is coming in India, may be in about one year’s time, in which democracy, freedom of speech...

  • Killing graph up in 2014: HRR

    Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, a local human rights group, in its report “Human Rights Review - 2014” states that the killing graph in 2014 has gone upto 236 compared to 204 killings registered in 2013. “Out of ...

  • Political limbo in J&K

    Srinagar: Consultations and deliberations continue as the political impass over, government formation in Jammu and Kashmir deepens. So far no political party or an alliance has come forward to stake a claim for formation of government in the st...

  • Stop Being So Positive

    By Gabriele Oettingen We’ve all heard a great deal about the power of positive thinking. Organizations encourage it among their employees in an effort to boost performance and engagement, and it’s a key tenet of “managing...