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  • One in four Indians practise untouchability

    Sixty-four years after caste untouchability was abolished by the Constitution, more than a fourth of Indians admit that they continue to practise it in some form in their homes, the biggest ever survey of its kind has revealed. Going by respond...

  • India ranks 4th in black money outflow

    With a total of $439.59 billion ( Rs. 28 lakh crore), India has jumped one rank to become the fourth largest exporter of illicit money outflow over a ten-year period from 2003 to 2012, Washignton-based research and advisory organization, Global...

  • Gujarat # 1 in sexual exploitation

    New Delhi: Cases of sexual assault, exploitation and rape are daily occurrences and increasing day by day in Delhi, nay all over the country but according to a report in the English daily Indian Express, maximum cases of sexual exploitation of ...

  • 13 year old girl, Nausheen, goes missing on way to school in Malegaon

    Update: 7 January 2015: The girl has been found on a bus coming from Mumbai to Malegaon. Police are investigating how she ended up on the bus. Malegaon, Maharashtra (6 January 2015): 7th class student, Nausheen Shahid Akhtar, she was get...

  • BJP promises 4 percent reservation to 2.5 percent Kashmiri pandits!

    The BJP has promised 4 percent reservation in the state assembly for the 2.5 percent Kashmiri Pandit community. This has been stated on under under “Refugees and Border residents” on page 10 of the party’s manifesto issued bef...

  • Volatile situation in JK due to fractured mandate

    The results of 12th Legislative Assembly in Jammu and Kashmir gave a hung verdict with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerging as the single largest party followed by Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP). BJP has however, failed to open its account in t...

  • Reactions to Modi rewarding his long time aide Zafar Sareshwala

    Zafar Sareshwala, notorious for siding with Modi, for being face of Modi's "Muslim" support, which Modi badly needed ever since the 2002 Gujarat Anti-Muslim pogrom, has been appointed Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu Unive...

  • How to Analyse Thoughts

    Quality of thoughts determines the level of peace of mind. Negative thoughts result in negative acts which in turn cause distraction in emotions, unstable behaviour, frequent mood swings, family complications, lack of trustworthiness, financial...

  • A Report from ground zero in Agra

    By Nadim Ahmad & Jawed Akhter Agra: Vednagar colony, which was very much in the news during the past few days due to the alleged conversion of some Bengali Muslims to Hinduism, was quiet when we visited the place on 14 December. The ...

  • Foods That Kill Cancer

    By Michael Edwards In order to defeat cancer and ensure there is no recurrence, the body must be brought into balance and the immune system rebuilt and fine tuned. So how is this feat accomplished? Detox, detox, detox and achieve a slightl...

  • All 38 encounter cops get bail

    The last five police officials, who were in custody and are accused in the alleged fake encounter cases of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kauser Bi and eyewitness Tulsiram Prajapati, were Tuesday [23 Dec.]  granted bail by a special Central ...

  • Report on the Communal riot at Patan-Somnath on 25 November, 2014

    A team comprising Irfan Engineer, advocate, (All India Secular Forum) and Rafi Malek and Jagdish Bamania (Alliance for Peace and Justice (APJ)) visited Somnath-Patan on December 7-8, 2014. They met assistant sub-inspector of Shiv police chowki,...

  • Hindu arrested for desecrating temples

    Muzaffarnagar Police arrested a 35-year-old Hindu named Deshraj Singh on 22 December for desecrating temples and mosques and creating communal flare-up between Hindus and Muslims at Parsauli village in Budhana, Muzaffarnagar. This is a tried an...

  • Patna‚Äôs Khuda Bakhsh Library custodian of priceless heritage

    Patna: Khuda Bakhsh Library is a pride not only of Patna but of the whole state of Bihar or in other words this is the priceless heritage of all of us. The land of Patliputra (ancient name of Patna) has always been famous in matters of educatio...

  • German may be taught as third language in KVs: SC

    New Delhi: Supreme Court’s constitution bench headed by Justice Anil R Dave, in response to a petition filed by 22 guardians of children challenging HRD ministry’s order making the teaching of Sanskrit the third language to students...

  • Kashmiri students attacked in Haryana engineering college

    Haryana / Srinagar: The news of violence let loose against Kashmiri students by local mischievous elements and serious injuries to many of them in a college of Haryana sent a wave of fear, anger and worry among the parents and family members of...

  • Mushawarat Markazi Majlis resolutions

    New Delhi: The Central Committee (Markazi Majlis) of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Musahwarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, met here on 20 December. The meeting deliberated on community, national and international issues. M...

  • Are all Indians sons of Ram?

    During the anti colonial movement, Mahatma Gandhi emerged as the tallest of leaders and was called “Father of the Nation, Rashtrapita. This term was first used by Subhash Chandra Bose in a radio address in 1944 and later approved, accepte...

  • Role of Islamic Thought in the Reconstruction of the Ummah

    Islamic Fiqh Academy (India) organised a national seminar on “Islamic Thought: Introduction, History and its Role in the Reconstruction of the Ummah” in collaboration with  Dr Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies, Jamia Mi...

  • Sectarian violence in Bhopal

    Bhopal: Sectarian violence erupted in Aman Colony in Karond, Bhopal on 11 December, 2014 when people from Shia and Sunni sects clashed over the trivial issue of Imambada land. A mob of around 500 people brandishing arms, petrol bombs and sharp-...