• Kashmir: Ramadan truce not accepted by all militant outfits

    Political observers here emphasize that the need of the hour is to 'silence guns' on both sides of the line to pave way for a dialogue and the same needs political will to turn this opportunity into a meaningful and sustained dialogue.

  • Kashmir: Asifa's tribe Bakerwal and Gujjar demand forest rights, protection

    Several members of tribal communities have been pleading that the government follow the model of other states to rehabilitate the nomadic Gujjars-Bakarwals who are the main forest dweller communities in the state.

  • Firoz Bakht Ahmed replaces Zafar Sareshwala as chancellor of MANUU

    Hyderabad: Firoz Bakht Ahmed, educationist, noted social activist and columnist, has been nominated as the chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University for a period of 3 years. According to a notification released by the registr...

  • Gurgaon violence: former civil servants write to Haryana Govt

      To Shri Depinder Singh Dhesi IAS,   Chief Secretary, Govt of Haryana.   Dear Chief Secretary,   We write to draw your attention to an urgent problem.   Over the last one month,...

  • Open letter to CM Khattar over namaz issue in Gurgaon

    After more than six years of my association with Gurgaon as a professional worker, on 20th April I was made aware that I am a public nuisance, by some young men full of energy but with nefarious purposes.

  • DMC issues notices on conversion of tomb to temple

    New Delhi: Delhi Minorities Commission, taking sou motu cognizance of a press report about conversion of a tomb to temple in South Delhi, has issued notices to the area Deputy Commissioner of Police, Delhi Archaeology Department and Archaeologi...

  • Winners May Be Losers In Karnataka’s Catch 22 Endgame

    It cannot do what the BJP does: pose the Muslim as the unstated “other” for Hindu consolidation. The Congress simply steers clear of the Muslim like one would steer clear of trouble. It differentiates itself from the BJP, though.

  • Impact of violence and militarisation on Kashmiri children

    An independent survey of the exact number of schools and educational institutions occupied by the security forces here has not been yet conducted in Kashmir

  • Clarification about misleading reports on Delhi Govt. Muslim employees offering Friday prayers

    For the last two days, conflicting reports are circulating in various media channels and newspapers quoting Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) about Delhi Govt’s Muslim employees right to offer Friday prayers.

  • Hindutva violence and brutality has become intolerable

    As Hindutva forces are spreading poison to the extent of even protecting rapists, I’m reminded of the film, Hotel Rwanda, where rape overtook other crimes during the civil war that had wrecked Rwanda.

  • Study shows crimes against women are taken lightly by the Indian system

    The report argued that all the major political parties had given tickets to candidates with cases of crimes against women, especially rape, and therefore hindering the safety and dignity of women.

  • He Was, By All Accounts, The Last Of The Gentlemen Editors

    These are such desperate times for journalism that S. Nihal Singh’s departure at 89, triggers memories about a phase in the profession that dreams are made of.  My personal journalistic trajectory trailed his rather closely. ...

  • Justice Sachar spoke truth even against odds

    Alas, Justice Rajinder Sachar is no more!  The world has hardly seen individuals like him in recent centuries. The very acceptance to chair the prime minister’s high level committee to report on Indian Muslim status in 21st century s...

  • Kerosene bomb attack on editor’s home in northeastern India

    Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into kerosene bomb attack on newspaper editor Patricia Mukhim’s in Shillong and to do whatever is necessary to guarantee her safety.

  • Asifa Murder and Rape jolts Kashmir like nothing in recent times

    Pressure is mounting on the state government to provide stringent punishment to the culprits involved in the rape and murder of the eight-year-old Asifa Bano fromRasana village in Kathua’s Hira Nagararea in Jammu region.

  • India: Journalist deliberately run down by truck, international media calls for independent probe

    A CCTV recording of his death leaves no doubt that the truck’s driver deliberately targeted Sandeep Sharma, who was riding a motorcycle. He worked for a national TV channel and had been investigating the so-...

  • India's Right to Information in a mess

    Over the years the pendency of cases under Right to Information (RTI) Act has shown an upward trend with close to two lakh pending second appeal and complaint cases been reported under the Act across the country. According to the lates...

  • NaMo, NaMo will become Na-Mo by 2019

    In the absence of an absolute majority for the BJP, the NDA will be the fray for dominance and then it will be quite doubtful that the allies will rally behind Mr Modi, thanks to his autocratic/demeaning style of functioning.

  • Protests across Kashmir Valley after killing of militants by Army

    Army spokesperson here on Sunday claimed that a militant and three Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of militants were killed in retaliatory action by Army following an attack on a Mobile Vehicle Check Post of Army

  • Verses for this Holi

    Instead of the column, these verses this Holi: sing them, recite them and share generously. You could all have accessed these verses on your own but the thought may not have crossed your mind.   bādal aa.e haiñ&nbs...