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  • More than 25,000 riots in the country, yet no law to prevent them

    New Delhi: During the past 25 years in India more than 25 thousand communal riots have taken place, in which about 25000 people have been killed but in spite of this the so-called ‘secular’ governments have not enacted a law strong ...

  • Mere angne mein...

    Grapevine has it that Narendra Modi is very keen on promoting and projecting Amitabh Bacchan as the successor to the President Pranab Mukherji. Modi already made him the brand ambassador of Gujarat. Now the gauche of ‘mere angne mein tumh...

  • Utter insensitivity

    Is cricket more important than the lives of scores of hapless people reeling under an interminable spell of unprecedented drought in Maharashtra? The whole state is facing severe drought and dams are getting dried up. Yet, 60 lakh litres of pre...

  • National shame

    We all seem to have got the exact connotation of Bharat Mata Ki Jai wrong. This innocuous slogan was never questioned by even the most devout Muslims till yesterday. Neither was it made mandatory by the majority Hindus or any government in the ...

  • Outrageous

    ISIS is believed to have tortured and crucified an abducted Indian Catholic priest on Good Friday a la Jesus. If the news is authentic, then one must say that ISIS has out-Heroded in cruelty and barbarism. These nuts have been decapitating, kil...

  • No Kumbh terror in Ujjain, cop planted explosives

    Bhopal: A 35-year-old Lokayukta constable and his aide were arrested on Tuesday for planting the explosives and detonators at a private hostel in Ujjain’s Nanakheda area to implicate some colleagues in the case.On March 19 police recovere...

  • Bajrang Dal activists attack church in Chattisgarh

    Raipur:  In Raipur, capital of Chhattisgarh, miscreants entered a church on 6 March and damaged the church property. This incident occurred in Kachana town church, situated in Khamardeeh area. The chairman of the Chhattisgarh Christian For...

  • Communalism of the majority will destroy us

    New Delhi: A 2-day conference sponsored by Maulana Azad Academy, New Delhi held in Azad Bhawan (Indian Council of Cultural Relations) in which speakers and participants presented different aspects of Maulana Azad’s life and works about ma...

  • Sectarian strife in M.P. village

    New Delhi: Hidden sparks of sectarian hatred now appear to be turning into flames. Some people are seeing it in the background of recent Sufi Conference held in the country, though this has been going on since decades because instead of preachi...

  • Over 5000 fake police encounters in 11 years

    Bhopal: India leads all other countries of the world in fake police killings (“encounters”), seeing that during the past 11 years more than 5 thousand fake encounters had taken place in which 6,351 people were killed by police, larg...

  • A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE ENEMY PROPERTY ACT, 1968 AND THE ENEMY PROPERTY (AMENDMENT AND VALIDATION) BILL No. 53 of 2016

    Salient features of the Enemy Property Act, 1968 I. Under the provisions of the Act, the vesting is temporary (Refer to Sections of the Act, 1968: 5, 6, 8, 18), which has been the admitted stand of the Central Government thus far before all C...

  • “ENEMY” PROPERTY BILL, 2016: Jungle Law

    The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016 has been referred to a Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha headed by Shri Bhupender Yadav, M. P., Rajya Sabha for examination and report. The Bill seeks to further amend the Enemy Propert...

  • The Kanhaiya Phenomenon

     Salman Sultan   Somebody did tell me about the new rage in town called Kanhaiya, but due to my extreme preoccupation elsewhere I could not follow news about or interviews of this young student leader. Ultimately, I could get tim...

  • Young lady energises village

    Young and energetic Surya Rather, Sarpanch from Lolpora ‘A’ in Kunzer block in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, is very keen to see people of her Halqa prospering and for her sky is the limit. Right from her childhood she w...

  • Popular support to militants alarms army

    In view of growing public support to militants and the new phenomenon wherein people have been coming out in support of militants during encounters with the security forces, Army has warned people to refrain from protesting at the “sites ...

  • PDP, BJP move closer to form government

    The hectic parleys between Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) over formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir could not see any immediate breakthrough till PDP president Mehbooba Mufti called on Prime Minister Nare...

  • Won’t allow birth of Jinnahs in Indian educational institutes: MP Yogi Adityanath

    Gorakhpur: Lok Sabha member Yogi Adityanath said on 5 March “Jinnahs will not be allowed to take birth” in Indian educational institutes. “We will bury them," he warned. ' Adityanath, a member of BJP who is known ...

  • What ails Muslim public schools

    Mukhtar Ahmad In India there are two types of Muslim-managed public schools.  Most of the schools are in the category of secular schools providing  education to largely Muslim students without any emphasis on Islamic teaching.&nb...

  • The Changing Scenario of Education

    Mohammad Raphy    The changing scenario of education in India with a focus on minority Muslim community has multiple dimensions to explore. This document tries to touch only a few critical issues related to the topic. &nb...

  • Signs of the times

    Humra Quraishi   WHAT A MAN, KANHAIYA KUMAR!  Hearing the speech of JNU’s student union president Kanhaiya Kumar made me sit up and quip this one liner: At long last, I have heard a man speak out! Oh, yes, there was so...