National

  • 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.  ...

  • Iqbal’s tryst with time and destiny

    Shahid Lone Allama Iqbal developed an important notion in “Asrar-e Khudi” that the free man is the creator of his own destiny and he does it by mastering the secret of time. This idea of the inner relation of destiny and time w...

  • Kashmir: Neither jugular vein nor integral part

    Mir Zeeshan-Ul-Rashid The language of Kashmir conflict has evolved over the decades. The Kashmir conflict has damaged the health of both India and Pakistan seriously. Kashmir was one of those princely states which enjoyed in principle full...

  • Confusion over the term “Hindutva”

    On October 25 (2016) a seven-judge Supreme Court Bench started hearing to revisit “Hindutva” cases. This is a group of cases where the use of term “Hindutva” used during elections is to be decided. One such case was that...

  • Masjid & Mandir to be built at the disputed place of Ayodhya

    Faizabad: In a memorandum submitted to the Faizabad Divisional Commissioner, a solution has been suggested to arrive at an amicable solution to the Mandir-Masjid dispute at Ayodhya. The memorandum claims that this effort is being pushed through...

  • Religion sine qua non for India, communalism its bête noire

    When the definition of Hindutva recently came under discussion in the Supreme Court, the national media again took it as an opportunity to keep the listeners glued to the channels through emotionally polarising debates. A famous anchor on a fam...

  • The Bhopal episode & the return of the hostage theory

    Firdaus Ahmed The killings of eight undertrial prisoners after an alleged breakout of a high security prison in Bhopal are a message. This message is internally and externally directed. In its external orientation, it is a message by the s...