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  • School exams held

    Over 95 percent students of class 12th and 99 percent students of class 10th appeared for their respective examinations that were held amid tight security arrangements on November 14 and November 15, respectively. Government announced mass prom...

  • Channel 2 diplomacy in Kashmir

    The five-member civil society delegation led by former External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, during its visit to Srinagar from October 25-27 met a cross-section of people including separatists (chairmen of both factions of Hurriyat and oth...

  • Life limps back to normalcy in Kashmir

    Life across the Kashmir Valley is limping towards normalcy with joint separatist leadership for the first time calling for a two-day (November 19 and 20) relaxation in the weekly calendar issued from November 18-24. The separatists have been is...

  • Make Constitution Uniform Before Thinking Of A Uniform Civil Code

    Shahnaz Perween Ajazi   Eradicating poverty, unemployment, curbing price hike, unearthing black money, development of all,  were  promises for 2014 Lok Sabha elections.But, Alas! After coming to power those promises became m...

  • Zakat as an inclusive development tool

    Habeeb Rahman CP   Zakat is an obligatory charity for Muslims which brings prosperity and purity to individuals and society. It is an anti-poverty instrument because it is a system for financial inclusion and ensures social develop...

  • Kashmir’s belied hopes

    Kashmir has always raised hopes for its native people, be they Muslims or Pandits, but the same hopes cannot yet be fructified. Successive periods of great expectations came followed by blights that kept the aim and purpose out of reach.  ...

  • Iqbal’s tryst with time and destiny

    Shahid Lone Allama Iqbal developed an important notion in “Asrar-e Khudi” that the free man is the creator of his own destiny and he does it by mastering the secret of time. This idea of the inner relation of destiny and time w...

  • Kashmir: Neither jugular vein nor integral part

    Mir Zeeshan-Ul-Rashid The language of Kashmir conflict has evolved over the decades. The Kashmir conflict has damaged the health of both India and Pakistan seriously. Kashmir was one of those princely states which enjoyed in principle full...

  • Confusion over the term “Hindutva”

    On October 25 (2016) a seven-judge Supreme Court Bench started hearing to revisit “Hindutva” cases. This is a group of cases where the use of term “Hindutva” used during elections is to be decided. One such case was that...

  • Masjid & Mandir to be built at the disputed place of Ayodhya

    Faizabad: In a memorandum submitted to the Faizabad Divisional Commissioner, a solution has been suggested to arrive at an amicable solution to the Mandir-Masjid dispute at Ayodhya. The memorandum claims that this effort is being pushed through...

  • Religion sine qua non for India, communalism its bête noire

    When the definition of Hindutva recently came under discussion in the Supreme Court, the national media again took it as an opportunity to keep the listeners glued to the channels through emotionally polarising debates. A famous anchor on a fam...

  • The Bhopal episode & the return of the hostage theory

    Firdaus Ahmed The killings of eight undertrial prisoners after an alleged breakout of a high security prison in Bhopal are a message. This message is internally and externally directed. In its external orientation, it is a message by the s...

  • We’re indolent lotus-eaters

    I’ve never been on any social networking site despite using internet when the very word was alien to most of the Indians. I wonder, when people abuse and appreciate on Facebook or other networking sites, they think themselves to be activi...

  • Lacking even basic ethics

    The news that terrorists mutilated the body of an Indian soldier killed in cross LoC encounter is really disturbing, nay nauseating. But this is not new. Readers may recall that during the Kargil skirmishes in 1999, terrorists and even Pakistan...

  • Godse had a prick of conscience

    On November 15, 1949, Nathuram Godse was hanged along with his friend and co-conspirator Narayan Dattatrey Apte at Ambala Central Jail. I wonder, today when RSS and pseudo-Hindu outfits eulogise Godse for the assassination of MK Gandhi, do they...

  • Godse had a prick of conscience

    On November 15, 1949, Nathuram Godse was hanged along with his friend and co-conspirator Narayan Dattatrey Apte at Ambala Central Jail. I wonder, today when RSS and pseudo-Hindu outfits eulogise Godse for the assassination of MK Gandhi, do they...

  • Modi’s red herring

    Modi’s ‘surgical financial strike’ by scrapping the notes of 500 and 1000 denominations is a red herring and a calculated step to diverting people’s attention from inflammable issues like the unstoppable unrest in the Va...

  • The Smiling Prophet

    ‘I’ve never seen a man who smiled as much as the Messenger of God’ (Tirmidhi #2641). When I see wry faces of people, I remember this quality of the Prophet and wonder why can’t people smile? You may have noticed that all...

  • Got evidence of River Saraswati: panel

    New Delhi: An expert committee has found “convincing evidence” of the “ancient mighty” Saraswati river that used to flow several hundred years ago through Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat before meeting the Arabian Sea in ...

  • Muslims fail to return home

    Padrauna:  Muslims of Batrauli Bazar village of Kushinagar district in eastern U.P. have not returned to their homes even after one month of their flight due to the terror of Hindutva goons. A lot of rumours are making rounds in the area w...