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  • Muzaffarnagar riots prime accused arrested

    Bulandshehr: Late evening on 18 November, on a tip by an informer, police arrested a prime accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots of September 2013. He was involved in about a dozen heinous crimes, and had a prize of fifty-thousand rupees over his ...

  • Corruption, Black Money and Counterfeiting: Govt. fails at every front

    So far a month has been passed when our Prime Minister announced the de-monetization or replacement of old 500 and 1000 rupee notes. PM aimed to put an injunction on corruption, black money and counterfeiting of currency notes but due to improp...

  • India lost six scribes to assailants in 2016

    As the year 2016 rolls on for the final hours, India stands as one of the worst places for working journalists similar to the conflict-ridden nations like Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Mexico, Libya, Afghanistan etc.

  • Demonization: Assault on the People of India

    The propaganda, ‘this will benefit us’, has been created with great amount of success. But can this deceptive propaganda win over the reality for so long?

  • Modi govt’s demonetisation backfires

    On 8 November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1000 bank notes will not be a legal tender anymore. This move of the demonetisation of 86 percent of the Indian currency in circulation not only disrupted the economy but ...

  • South Maharashtra Muslims March for Muslim Reservation

    Beed:  After Successful rallies at Nanded, Latur and Sillod by the Muslims of Marathwada region of Maharashtra State, they organized a "Silent" Protest March in Beed on 20 December 2016. Protest was well organized by Beed Zila Mu...

  • Extension of SARFAESI Act to Kashmir resented by mainstream and separatist leaders

    Srinagar (22 December, 2016): The recent Supreme Court judgement extending the central Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (SARFAESI) Act to the Jammu & Kashmir state has snowballed int...

  • Kashmir limps back to normalcy, no inquiry ordered in the 96 civilians killed so far

    Not a single inquiry ordered into civilian killings during the five-month-long unrest in the Valley. Around 96 civilians were killed and thousands sustained injuries while hundreds of them were hit by pellet guns and thousands were arrested since ...

  • Home Ministry asks Jharkhand govt. to investigate custodial death of Minhaj

    Ranchi: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the government of Jharkhand to investigate the alleged illegal detention and custodial death of a Muslim youth in Jamtara district of the state last October. Acting on a complaint filed b...

  • Riot in Vidisha (M.P.)

    Vidisha:  The whole district of Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh witnessed a riot on 13 November. Curfew was clamped to check the situation. A relaxation was allowed for three hours on 15 November when people busied themselves with shopping activ...

  • Brahaminwad no more, Baniyawad all the way

    It has been rather a fashion for long to say that Brahamins and Brahaminwaad continue to rule the country and it is they who are responsible for the majority of the problems of the country, especially the plight of the deprived sections of soci...

  • Brahaminwad no more, Baniyawad all the way

    It has been rather a fashion for long to say that Brahamins and Brahaminwaad continue to rule the country and it is they who are responsible for the majority of the problems of the country, especially the plight of the deprived sections of soci...

  • Plight of the injured in Kashmir

    After undergoing several surgeries, a teenager from Tral in south Kashmir, who did not want to disclose his identity for fear of repercussion, said that he is still undergoing the process of treatment after being hit by pellets in legs and shou...

  • Torching of schools another war on Kashmiris

    More than 20 schools have been completely or partially torched across the Kashmir Valley by unidentified persons during the past four months. The Valley has remained shut during this entire period following the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen com...

  • Shutdowns continue to paralyse life across Kashmir

    Amidst shutdown, protests and clashes continue across the Kashmir Valley. More than 90 people have been killed and over 12,000 injured in protests and clashes that broke out across the Valley after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Bur...

  • No exodus in Kairana: NCM

    The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has found “no evidence” suggesting exodus of any community from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh. A report was filed by the two-member NCM team comprising Praveen Davar and Farida Abdullah Khan, ...

  • Mewat in the Shadow of Gangrape and Beef Controversy

    Nafees Ahmad Mewat is a unique region that rarely makes national headlines. Even if it does, it does for the wrong reasons. This time, though, it has come into limelight for a peculiar reason: double murder and alleged gangrape of two wome...

  • Fanning jingoistic fervour

    A relatively large population of people of common descent and same language were traditionally seen as a nation. This view militates against pluralism as well as democracy. What had fascinated BS Moonje, Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar and others of...

  • Arson attack on schools in Kashmir

    First things first. It is traumatising to read the latest news reports of schools set on fire in the valley. Before I write any further, let me clarify why there’s little shock on this latest in the valley. Simply put, there’s been ...

  • Ominous assault on media

    Humra Quraishi The political rulers of the day are now moving much beyond the set patterns. Broadening their targets. Not limiting attacks on the Muslims and Dalits and Christians, they are now targeting mainstream media. The proposed day-...