National

  • Demonetisation: Govt. fails on every front

    Over a month has passed since our Prime Minister announced the demonetization of the old 500 and 1000 rupee notes. The PM claimed that this extreme measure is to fight corruption, black money and counterfeiting of currency notes. But due to imp...

  • “Facing The Foregone Conclusion”: Zakir Naik’s open letter

    I was right after all. IRF and I were set up for a ban. Despite some saying that I played the ‘Muslim card’, it is now proven that the decision to ban IRF was taken months ago and it was a communal decision. Before investigations we...

  • Total failure

    Attack after attack… Now the latest Nagrota camp attack by ‘terrorists’ from across the border is yet another blot on the escutcheon of Army and the BJP government. Omar Abdullah has rightly asked the Centre to explain its Pa...

  • Dilip Kumar’s autograph

    Some individuals remain etched in our memory and leave an ineradicable impression on people’s mind. The great actor Dilip Kumar is one of them, whose 94th birthday fell on December 11. I met the thespian a number of times in Bombay and Po...

  • Dilip Padgaonkar: A friend of minorities

    The death of Dilip Padgaonkar has orphaned the minorities and their just causes. He was full of concern for the Muslims and despite being a Maharashtrian Brahmin, who’re rabidly against Muslims, he was an exception and I remember how spon...

  • How Modi Govt fights corruption & black money

    * Modi minister for transport and shipping Nitin Gadkari's daughter Ketaki married in Nagpur on 4 December. Top RSS and BJP leaders attended the wedding including Mohan Bhagwat and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Gadkari’s office said &l...

  • Sharia banking: RBI proposes ‘Islamic window’ in banks

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed opening of “Islamic window” in conventional banks for “gradual” introduction of Sharia-compliant or interest-free banking in the country. Both the Centre and RBI ar...

  • Fatal political error not to bring Babri under Centre’s control

     Mumbai: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said here on 20 November that it was a “fatal political error” on the part of the Narasimha Rao government not to bring Babri Masjid under the Centre’s control despite mountin...

  • Machender Nath’s movement for release of mosques

    New Delhi:  While moving from the Ajmeri Gate bus stand northwards, you will come across the beautiful historic Wazirabad Mosque at a distance of about five kilometers on the banks of Yamuna river. It has three domes. On first sight, one c...

  • 23 Indian states, UTs fail to implement anti-infanticide law

    The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR), in its new report, “The State of the PC&PNDT Act: India’s losing battle against female foeticide”, which focuses on the status of implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal...

  • Marriage of a minor every seven seconds in the country

    New Delhi: According to a recent report of ‘Save the Children’, an international organisation working for children’s rights, child marriage even now is one of the big challenges in India. According to another report issued rec...

  • The Hindutva Terror Nexus

    Sanathan Sanstha, being probed for bomb blasts and assassination of three great democratic-secular intellectuals of India, Narendra Dhabolkar, Govind Pansare and MM Kalburgi, is an offshoot (or vice versa) of Hindu Janajaguriti Samiti (HJS) whi...

  • INDO-PAK GOODWILL: THE ROAD TO MUTUAL PROSPERITY

    Rajindar Sachar The collapse of the government machinery, disgrace abounding, permanent stain on India’s boast of secularism and rationalism were some of the instant thoughts that came to me when I learnt of the surrender terms of re...

  • Stop provocating, & blaming the provoked

    This is in response to an article, “Milli Gazette and its shameless misogyny”, authored by Dr. Kauser Fatima, and published in Twocircles.net. I have not gone through the specific news item in Milli Gazette attacked in this art...

  • School exams held

    Over 95 percent students of class 12th and 99 percent students of class 10th appeared for their respective examinations that were held amid tight security arrangements on November 14 and November 15, respectively. Government announced mass prom...

  • Channel 2 diplomacy in Kashmir

    The five-member civil society delegation led by former External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, during its visit to Srinagar from October 25-27 met a cross-section of people including separatists (chairmen of both factions of Hurriyat and oth...

  • Life limps back to normalcy in Kashmir

    Life across the Kashmir Valley is limping towards normalcy with joint separatist leadership for the first time calling for a two-day (November 19 and 20) relaxation in the weekly calendar issued from November 18-24. The separatists have been is...

  • Make Constitution Uniform Before Thinking Of A Uniform Civil Code

    Shahnaz Perween Ajazi   Eradicating poverty, unemployment, curbing price hike, unearthing black money, development of all,  were  promises for 2014 Lok Sabha elections.But, Alas! After coming to power those promises became m...

  • Zakat as an inclusive development tool

    Habeeb Rahman CP   Zakat is an obligatory charity for Muslims which brings prosperity and purity to individuals and society. It is an anti-poverty instrument because it is a system for financial inclusion and ensures social develop...

  • Kashmir’s belied hopes

    Kashmir has always raised hopes for its native people, be they Muslims or Pandits, but the same hopes cannot yet be fructified. Successive periods of great expectations came followed by blights that kept the aim and purpose out of reach.  ...