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  • My Sister, Delta Meghwal

    My loving sister Delta, I write this letter to you, with swollen eyes plunged in tears after your murder, knowing the fact that you will never read this. I am also sad that I could not write a letter to you earlier and remained lost into my...

  • Is Chhattisgarh a police state in democratic India?

    Pushkar Raj pushkar.raj@acet-global.com   A police state is said to be one where citizens experience life, freedom of movement and expression of opinion subject to police monitoring and control. The mineral-rich state of Chhattisgarh...

  • Character creates miracles

    All of us know what a miracle can character create. But, there are not many who make efforts for character-building, improve themselves, or make sacrifices for the sake of others. It is also true that conduct and character are influences which ...

  • Pastor attacked, Bible set ablaze

    Raipur: Unidentified assailants attacked a church and its pastor over the weekend at the remote Tokapal village in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region. This is the second church attack in Chhattisgarh since March when a mob vandalized a `home ch...

  • Chanting ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ not necessary: Gov.

    Bareilly:  Shri Shardi Sain Sewa Trust has yet again tried to enunciate what is the true religion of society. The Sewa Trust arranged the collective marriages of 51 poor girls in the presence of hundreds of citizens. More than a dozen dign...

  • 21 universities fake: HRD minister

    New Delhi: Union HRD minister Mrs. Smriti Zubin Irani said in reply to a supplementary question in Lok Sabha on 14 March that 21 fake universities have ben identified all over the country and secretaries of all concerned states have been direct...

  • 35 lakh Muslim students in Bihar govt schools, girls outnumber boys

    Patna: According to HRD ministry’s statistics, in the first place number of Muslim girls in Bihar’s government schools is greater than that of Muslim boys and secondly, the school drop-out rate among Muslim girls is less than that o...

  • No longer Gurgaon, Gurugram!

    Haryana’s BJP government has changed Gurgaon’s name to Gurugram after Guru Dronacharya. When Madras was changed to the most disgusting Chennai in 1996, poet A K Ramanujan called it, ‘misplaced provincialism’. We’ve...

  • Where’s Dara Shikoh’s gold-plated Upanishad?

    It’s strange that India’s demanding Koh-e-Noor (not Kohinoor; Koh: Mountain/-e-: of/Noor: Light, brightness, effulgence), which its erstwhile Hindu/Sikh rulers gifted to the East India Company and the Company gifted that legendary d...

  • Time to offer Istisqa

    Years ago in a Hadith (compilation of Muhammad’s sayings and deeds), I read that once Muhammad warned his companions that time would come when people would fight for water. This was when he saw one of the companions waste water in a Nakhl...

  • Mosque demolished, Muslim assembly banned, veil prohibited

    New Delhi:  The cool atmosphere of Uttarakhand got heated up on 14 April when a mosque was demolished in a village in tehsil Teoni of Dehradun district. It is alleged that the demolition took place in revenge to the theft of a few sacrific...

  • Return of properties of Bhagalpur riot victims

    Patna: After 26 years of Bhagalpur riots, the state government has at last decided to return the properties of the affected people to their owners. The district administration will cooperate in returning the properties of the affected people an...

  • 47 cops get life terms for Pilibhit killings

    Lucknow: A special CBI court on 4 April sentenced 47 policemen to life term for killing 10 Sikh pilgrims in a fake encounter in Pilibhit 25 years ago. Special judge Lallu Singh had on 1 April held the policemen guilty of a “fake encounter...

  • Demand to suspend and prosecute CRPF officer who said Islam is religion of terrorists

    Mumbai: A Muslim youth, in spite of all the needed capabilities and qualifications, was not given the job in CRPF on the ground that he was a Muslim. When Shams Tabrez, in spite of being found fit in all tests did not get a job in CRPF (Central...

  • No proof against 9 Muslim youth arrested in connection with Malegaon bomb blast of 2006

    Malegaon: NIA admitted before the court that there are no solid proofs against the 9 Muslim youth arrested for their alleged complicity in the Malegaon bomb blasts of 2006. NIA’s lawyer stated this in court. It may be stated that as many ...

  • Muslim youth, Gulzar Wani, acquitted in 10 out of 11 cases

    New Delhi:  President of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (JUH), Maulana Syed Arshad Madani, expressing his reaction on the acquittal of Gulzar Wani in 10 out of 11 cases, said that if the courts are acquitting the accused like Akshardham Mandir-accuse...

  • “Jan Dhan Yojna”, a useless headache

    New Delhi: ‘Jan Dhan Yojna’ was started by prime minister Modi under which all banks in the country were directed to open bank accounts of the people, particularly poor people who had never opened any bank account earlier, with zero...

  • Proposals to build Ashfaqullah varsity, schools, hospitals etc on Waqf lands approved in WB’s meeting

    New Delhi: A meeting of Delhi Waqf Board members was held here on 6 April in which many important decisions were taken and approved by all members. Among the proposals made and approved were building of a university on Waqf’s land to be n...

  • Mamata may win this symbolic second term ...

    It is an undeniable fact that Ms Banerjee has lost much of that popularity she used to enjoy in the past and her image as a messiah for 'common man' has taken a severe beating which has induced her two former adversaries, the communists and the Co...

  • Gurgaon to Gurugram: Insulting the heritage of 1857 Rebellion & Dr. Ambedkar

    The change of name of Gurgaon to Gurugram is shocking one as the government announcement defended the change in the name of Guru Dronacharya. There could not be worst humiliation of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, a Dalit icon on his 125th birth anniver...