National

  • Relevance of Khudai Khidmatgar today

    It would seem improbable today but in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, which is a centre of continued violence today dominated by Taliban, there existed not very long back an organisation dedicated to non-violence called Khudai Khi...

  • Portends of Modi win

    After Muzaffarnagar and Pune in Maharahstra,  Rajendranagar police station area under Cyberabad Commissionerate in Kishanbaugh area of old city of Hyderabad saw what was planted polarization. Next was Saharanpur in UP. They had the atmosph...

  • “Communal Rapes” in UP: Police records shames BJP

    New Delhi: Of late the ruling Hindu nationalist BJP had been endangering the already volatile atmosphere of communal harmony in Uttar Pradesh, especially in the western part of India’s most populated state, by repeatedly alleging from eve...

  • Honoring the Martyrs 157 years too late

    By Chaman Lal A terrible event took place near Ajnala in Amritsar district on 31 July-1 August, 1857, as part of India’s first war of independence. The incident had remained engraved in the memory of the people and kept pricking thei...

  • Is “Hindu” our National Identity?

    From early 1980s, the identity-based politics has come to the fore in our country. The Shah Bano issue, the Ram Temple imbroglio and the rath yatras, brought to fore issues related identity. The first major casualty of this politics was the dem...

  • Messiah Modi: What to make of him?

    “What is one to make of Pradhan Sevak Modi?” is a question puzzling many. The RSS supremo has already gone public with his rejoinder to the BJP stalwart and former colleague, Mr. Modi’s characterisation of the electoral result...

  • Efforts to make Hindus, Muslims fight each other in western UP in the name of fake “Love Jihad”

    Saharanpur: The gulf between Hindus and Muslims, who had been living with traditional love and cooperation in western UP, is becoming wider and wider because of almost continuous incidents of communal violence and riots. In Saharanpur the level...

  • PM’s 15-point plan for minorities welfare did not benefit them at all in many states

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s 15-point programme for the welfare of minorities particularly Muslims, launched by the central government left much to be desired during the programme’s implementation in 8 years and...

  • No individual is incorrigible

    The Law Commission of India has issued a public consultation paper on capital punishment with a detailed questionnaire open to the public to send in their views on the issue. By not awarding (or awarding it willy-nilly) the death rap to a &lsqu...

  • U R Anantmurthy’s views on Tipu Sultan

    The Gyaanpeeth Award winner, the late U R Anantmurthy (1932-2014) must be lauded for detonating many a ‘historical’ myth that maligned an entire community/race. The man, who openly said that he’d leave India if Modi became...

  • Last hearing of Hashimpura murder case of 1987 begins

    New Delhi: Last hearing of the 27-year old Hashimpura mass murder case began on 13 August in the court of Additional Session Judge, Sanjay Jindal at Tees Hazari, New Delhi. It may be mentioned that fierce communal riots had erupted in Meerut in...

  • Concern over PM’s silence on violence and inflammatory speeches against Muslims

    New Delhi: Jamat-e Islami Hind and CPI’s senior leader A B Bardhan on separate occasions expressed concern over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the growing violence like communal riots against the minorities, particularly ...

  • Only one Kashmiri Pundit family has returned to Kashmir, 60,452 families getting relief

    New Delhi: Union minister of state for home affairs, Kiran Reji said in Rajya Sabha on 9 July that after the announcement of relief package by the government in 2008 for the return of migrant Pundits, only one Pundit family has returned (to Kas...

  • 64 percent youth in the country are unemployed

    New Delhi: Union minister for labour and employment Narendra Singh Tomar said in a written reply in Lok Sabha on 4 August that 64 percent youth in the country are unemployed, of whom 67 percent are in rural areas and 60 percent in urban areas o...

  • Indian Muslim activists denounce ISIS

    New Delhi: A total of 82 activists, intellectuals, academics and community leaders condemned atrocities on religious minorities in Iraq committed by the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS) outfit which has conquered parts of Ir...

  • “Love Jihad”: a ploy to launch “Hate Dharamyudh”?

    It will be better if the forces of Hindutva realise sooner than later that the card of communalism cannot work in India on a long-term basis. The latest bye-election results should be a sufficient warning to BJP that the communal card that brought...

  • Bitter harvest of a poisonous campaign

    The last few weeks have witnessed a steady rise in different kinds of violence: rape and murder of women (Dalit, Muslim, OBC), attacks on and murder of Muslim youth and others suspected to be Muslims, intermittent low-key violence in Bihar, UP ...

  • Ideology as a cover for political agenda: New ICHR Chief

    Electoral and political arena is only one of the grounds through which political agenda of vested interests is advanced. Capturing of people’s mind, ideological propagation is the foundation on which political agenda stands and perpetuate...

  • What’s Sania Mirza’s Fault?

    What’s poor Sania Mirza’s fault if she’s been appointed as the brand ambassador for Telangana? Is there anyone better than her to be appointed as the brand ambassador of this newly formed state? Moreover, she hails from that r...

  • Exonerating Bhagat Singh

    The tenacity of Mr Imtiaz Qureshi, Chairman of the Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation in Lahore, has paid rich dividends. He sought to know whether Bhagat Singh’s name was mentioned in the FIR in the case of the despotic police superintende...