National

  • UP govt asked to remove restrictions on setting up Urdu schools

    New Delhi: Prof. Akhtarul Wasey, scholar and Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities said here while talking to media persons that when Urdu has been made the second official language of UP, though belatedly, the state government should first of...

  • Manufacturing and Undermining National Icons: RSS Style

    Social and political processes related to projection of some icons and undermining of others have intensified during last few years. Even during the last regime of BJP-led NDA rule from 1998, Savakar’s portrait was unveiled in Parliament....

  • Why should we go to Pak, Mr. Naqvi?

    By Syed Moiz Ali   Last fortnight, when India Today Group consulting editor Rajdeep  Sardesai asked the Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas  Naqvi, about the contribution of current government...

  • Equating Asad Owaisi to Hindutva hatemongers is a transparent bid to mitigate the latter’s offence

    A few days back, I received a phone call from News 24, inviting me to join a debate on “Modi sarkar ka eik saal” at Constitution Club, New Delhi. When I reached the venue, I saw three chairs on the dais and a few chairs in front. I ...

  • Proposal to make Urdu first language in schools and for higher education approved in Telangana

    Hyderabad: Chief minister of Telangana, Chandrashekhar Rao approved the proposal of making Urdu the first official language for students in schools and colleges. It may be stated in this connection that so far Urdu was, and is, being taught as ...

  • Ulama and Mashaa’ekh Board sets up branch in Sri Lanka

    New Delhi: President of All India Ulama and Mashaa’ekh Board, Maulana Syed Muhammad Ashraf Kachhochhvi has set up a unit of its organisation in Sri Lanka, thereby adding one more foreign unit or branch. After a 3-day tour of Sri Lanka he ...

  • ‘Hell is other people’

    A dear friend of mine from Delhi, mailed me a cruel and vulgar joke on the recent earthquake in Nepal and evinced her displeasure over the crudeness and sheer insensitivity of people. I too felt in the same manner. This had me wondering how we&...

  • Social discrimination is national phenomenon

    A 25-year-old media professional was thrown out of her flat in Bombay for being a Muslim. This fast growing social and religious discrimination in the financial capital of India is a matter of grave concern. Very recently, an MBA’s applic...

  • Somnath temple: Out of bounds for non-Hindus

    Now the famous Somnath temple in Gujarat is out of bounds for the non-Hindus. They (other than Hindus) need to take permission for entry into one of the most famous temples in India, which’s dedicated to Shiv. A disinterested observer is ...

  • DDA told to fix the boundaries of the Archaeological Park

    New Delhi:  In connection with the Archaeological Park, proposed to be developed in Mehrauli, the Delhi High Court on 22 May, 2015 ordered the DDA to demarcate the boundary between the waqf property and the archaeological park, and assure ...

  • Israeli sleeper cell caretaker held in Goa

    Panaji: A Jewish-American was booked here on 14 May 2015 for plotting the escape of an Israeli held for possession of drugs. He was until some months back responsible for security at the Jewish Chabad house in Mumbai which was targeted during t...

  • India lower than even Nepal on Social Progress Index

    Social Progress Index puts Norway on top, U. S. at 16th place. Out of 133 countries rated on indicators of well-being such as health, water and sanitation, personal safety, access to opportunity, tolerance, inclusion, personal freedom and choic...

  • 80% Indians Suffer from Protein Deficiency

    A recent survey titled ‘Protein Consumption in Diet of Adult Indians: A General Consumer Survey (PRODIGY) has brought to light striking observations regarding the protein intake in India. It indicates that 9 out of 10 people of the sample...

  • Modi to help Muslim girl

    Agra: A nine-year-old girl from Agra wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about her heart ailment and got a positive reply from him. As a reply to her letter, she was promised free check-ups and treatment at a hospital in Delhi. The child&rsqu...

  • Muslim MLAs fail community

    New Delhi: The last month’s two-day special session of Delhi Assembly concluded with a number of assembly members raising the main problems facing their constituencies. Among them, AAP members, Naresh Balian, Ikhlesh Tripathi and Jarnail ...

  • Priceless Urdu books destroyed

    Monghyr:   A case of illegal occupation of an old library building in Monghyr (Bihar) came to light recently. More than the building, it was the loss of thousands of old Urdu books which were thrown into the Ganges river. The history ...

  • Jamiat delegation tours Atali

    New Delhi: A delegation of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (Arshad group) visited the riot-torn village of Atali in Faridabad district, on 5 June and distributed among 35 affected persons of the village, a preliminary relief aid of Rs. 15,000 each. The aff...

  • JIH not satisfied with Modi govt

    New Delhi: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind leaders expressed their dissatisfaction with the performance of the BJP government at the Centre during a press conference here at the Jamaat headquarters on 6 June. They said the Narendra Modi government has &ld...

  • Fake arrests, torture and rape, a legacy of Indian police

    New Delhi: A Hubli court on 30 April ordered release of the 40-year-old Yahya Kammukutty,  a former Wipro-GE employee. This native of a village in Kozhikode had become a software engineer in Bangalore. He was one of the 17 men arrested in ...

  • Domestic violence in Kashmir

    Outraged by the spate of domestic violence that recently led to the death of three women across the Valley brought several local organizations, claiming to work for the welfare of women, on to the streets. Domestic violence is on the rise in th...