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  • Why unfair to Muslims? Indian judicial system needs to answer

     The treatment of minorities in India is no better than minorities like Blacks and Muslim immigrants in many Western countries, including the United States. In India, Muslims, criminals or innocents, are more likely to be arrested, more li...

  • A government formed on the basis of religion cannot last long

    New Delhi: A seminar on ‘Nationalism in present times: Issues and Challenges’ sponsored by Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), New Delhi was held in Delhi’s Constitution Club on 30 April. Speaking on this occasion, Justice R...

  • Investigating agencies should learn a lesson from Hasan Ali

    About two weeks ago the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) in Mumbai had announced in its verdict that a tax demand of Rs. 10 crores only is valid in case of Hasan Ali Khan, a businessman of Pune, subject however to the proviso that if the In...

  • Jingoism would lead us nowhere

    Jamsheed Rasool jamyhere65@yahoo.com More than orthodoxy, if Captain Ahab of Moby Dick was to set sail from the coast of Mumbai of today and heard Raj Thackeray openly threaten non-Maratha auto-rickshawwaalas,he would rephrase the last e...

  • “Swachch Bharat Abhiyan invisibilises the linkage of caste and sanitation and glamourises broom among scavenging communities”: Bezwada Wilson

    The 125-day Bhim Yatra, which started from Dibrugarh and traveresed 30 states and 500 districts to reach Delhi is now over.  As everybody knows, it culminated in a big rally coupled with people’s hearings where families of victims wh...

  • Open Letter To The CM of Bihar

    Shri Nitish Kumar-ji, Sir, With due respect I have to state the following regarding Bihar State Madarsa Education Board (BSMEB): (1) The BSMEB has announced to discontinue Wastania examination (equivalent to Class 8th).This report has app...

  • Mughal Kings and our Super-rich

    Baig Raj Diwan-e Khas During the Moghul period, in order to prevent the concentration of wealth in a few hands, lands or estates given to the chiefs and high officials including their privileges, salaries and gifts etc could not be trans...

  • Judiciary’s shrewd master-stroke

    Isn’t it a strategic stroke to acquit all nine (Muslim) ‘suspects’ in Malegaon bomb blast (2006) to pave the way for Lt. Colonel Srikant Purohit of Abhinav Bharat and Pragya Singh’s similar release? This way, the judicia...

  • Asinine wisdom

    “Human ignorance is vaster than the expanse of the universe. Moreover, the former is ever widening,” opined Sir Carveth Reid in his magnum opus Man and his superstitions. The highly evolved Smriti Irani’s latest piece of wisdo...

  • Ravi Shankar is jealous of Yousufzai girl

    The effeminate fraud Ravi Shankar (sorry, Sri Sri) has stooped to the lowest possible level and hit the nadir, brazenly claiming that he declined Nobel Peace Prize in the past. He further hastened to add that Malala Yousufzai didn’t deser...

  • Cases against riot-accused in Mubarakpur

    Mubarakpur:  This town of Azamgarh district, where eating plates made out of the leaves of the holy Qur’an, were discovered from several shops, is returning to normal. Senior police and administrative officers are keeping a close wat...

  • Police raid places to apprehend Amit Jani

    New Delhi:  Delhi police and teams of Intelligence Bureau raided many places in the capital and U.P. on 18 April to apprehend Amit Jani who had written threatening letters to JNU students Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid. Amit Jani is presid...

  • Idols placed in Bhuli Bhatiari Palace

    New Delhi:   Behind the Hanuman Moorti in Karolbagh, there is a historic monument called Bhuli Bhatiari Ka Mahal [Palace], in which of late miscreants have placed idols in their efforts to spoil the communal situation of the area and ...

  • BJP-governed states disregard NCM

    New Delhi:  The Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh governments of BJP have shocked the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) with their rude behaviour. The NCM had asked reports from the two state governments about the killing of two Muslim cat...

  • Are our orders for putting into cold-storage: Supreme Court

    New Delhi:  The Supreme Court, during a hearing of a case against failure to remove religious structures from public land, scolded all states on 19 April. The Supreme Court bench, consisting of Justice V. Gopal Goda and Justice Arun Kumar ...

  • Govt seeks details of appointments of minorities in govt jobs

    New Delhi: Personnel and Training (P&T) Department of Union home ministry has directed all ministries and departments to provide it with the statistics of recruitments / appointments of minorities in government jobs during the year 2015-16 ...

  • BJP will never build Ram Mandir at Ayodhya!

    Haridwar:   Jagatguru of Sharda and Jyotrishi Peeth, Shankar Acharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati said on 8 April that BJP would never build Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. After almost two years of its rule, BJP has not done anything which wo...

  • People of Kashi will not surrender to communal forces: Bishambhar Mishra

    Varanasi: Some people in the country, donning saffron clothes, are spreading hatred in the name of religion and are indulging in efforts to destroy national unity and harmony on the pretext of religion. These are the people who want to destroy ...

  • “Mission Urdu” folder released on the RSS stage

    New Delhi: ‘Naya KarvaN’, a new organisation of Delhi plans to start its ‘Mission Urdu’ movement with the objective of making a demand for Urdu (language) being declared a compulsory subject from 1st to 10th class in all...

  • Killed days before his wedding

    Jehangir Ahmad Wani, 20 (left), was to celebrate his Nikah (wedding) ceremony with his family and friends on Monday, April 25. However, he was killed by teargas shell on April 13 at Shatmuqam Drugmulla fired by the army during clashes following...