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  • Threefold surge in male teenage drinking in India: Study

    New York: Revealing an alarming trend, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher has reported a threefold surge in the number of male teenagers drinking alcohol in India, especially in urban cities and poorer households. “The proporti...

  • Modi govt bans film on Muzaffarnagar riots

    Two hours and 27 minutes long “En Dino Muzaffarnagar” by Shubhradeep Chakravorty & Meera Chaudhary is going to be recorded in the history as the first documentary film banned under Prime Minister Modi. The gag order came on 30 J...

  • Indian scholar is revising Yusuf Ali's English translation of the Qur’an

    New Delhi: An Indian scholar is quietly revising the popular English translation of the Qur'an by Abdullah Yusuf Ali which was first published in early 1934 and later gained international popularity and acceptance when Saudi Arabia started ...

  • Misleading news about youths phone calls and joining ISIS angers parents

    Kalyan: The news published in newspapers that of the four Muslim youths missing from Kalyan, two have informed their family members on phone that they have joined ISIS ((Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has made the parents worried and agitated...

  • Large quantity of dynamite and detonaters seized in UP town

    Lucknow: Large quantities of explosives including dynamite, wires and detonaters were recovered by police in Mahoba (UP)'s Kalpahad area on 11 July. According to information received from Police Directorate, Lucknow, Kalpahad police during ...

  • Anandpur's historical mosque awaits Muslims, Hindus illuminate it on festivals

    Lakhi Sarai: The old and historical mosque of Anandpur village (Bihar), like dozens of other historical and ancient monuments is deserted and is becoming a victim of the ravages of time because of neglect and absence of maintenance. There was a...

  • Azamgarh again targeted by secret agencies: raids on the excuse of 'Iraq connection'

    Azamgarh: These days secret agencies are out to find out Azamgarh's 'Iraq connection'. After the recent news of 4 (Muslim) youths living in Mumbai's Kalyan joining the onging war in Iraq secret agencies are trying to find out if...

  • Babri demolition case 22 years later

    Rai Bareily: The criminal case of the demolition of Ayodhya's Babri Masjid on 6 December 1992 which shook the entire country is pending in Rai Bareily's special court. Twenty-two years have elapsed since this mosque was demolished. Duri...

  • Prince Charming or the Vile Conjurer

    By Sanjiv Bhatt, IPS We have all heard of the fairy-tale where the frog turned into a prince when kissed by a princess. A somewhat similar situation seems to be upon us with 31 percent of the voters and the media having kissed and turned N...

  • Murder of youth, curfew in Sopore

    Curfew was imposed in north Kashmir’s Sopore town of Baramulla district, about 55 kilometres from city-centre, June 23, after a youth was killed and three others injured, when security forces allegedly resorted to firing to disperse prote...

  • Modi’s J&K visit

    In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the state, separatists here called for a shutdown and restrictions were imposed by the authorities in some parts of the old city. Almost all separatist groups here, including b...

  • J&K: High Court seeks status report on Kunan-Poshpura

    In a significant development here, High Court has sought status report on re-investigation and relief to victims in 1991 Kunan-Poshpora mass rape case. The High Court, July 1, sought status report of the reinvestigation into Kunan-Poshpora rape...

  • Dietary highhandedness of Jains

    Palitana, a town in Gujarat, dominated by ‘ahimsavaadi ‘ Jains, will soon be declared a ‘veg zone.’  Mind you, out of 50,000 people in this ‘sacred’ town, more than 15 percent are Muslims. Agreed, Jains ...

  • Irani & Azad: Chalk & Cheese

    Isn’t it ironic that Smriti Irani, HRD Minister looking after Education, is not even a graduate? One can check her affidavit at ECI site, page 11. It’s a matter of national shame that a semi-educated person like her will now appoint...

  • Comitted to progress of minorities: Najma

    New Delhi: Union minister for minorities affairs Mrs Najma Heptullah said here while talking to media persons that the BJP-led NDA government will leave no stone unturned for the welfare and progress of minorities, including Muslims. She said t...

  • Parting of the “friend of the court” Gopal Subramanium

    Intelligence Bureau and Central Bureau of Investigation became obsequious to Narendra Modi even before he assumed office of the PM. It is well illustrated in the personal experience of the former solicitor general of India Gopal Subramanium. &l...

  • Muslim Community on the Crossroads

    By Muhammad Adeeb  M.P. (Rajya Sabha) Prior to the recent Parliamentary elections, a wide-ranging restiveness and unrest among the ranks of Muslim leadership was very much evident. Every Tom, Dick and Harry was heard screaming from on...

  • Sending Indian Muslim youth to Iraq improper: Mushawarat

    New Delhi: All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat on 18 June, 2014, expressed its unease at the reports in newspapers that some Muslim organizations are “registering” Muslim youths to send them to the strife-stricken Iraq. Mushawarat ...

  • Mushawarat appeals for the release of Indians “abducted” in Iraq

    New Delhi:  All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the apex body of Indian Muslim organisations, appealed on 19 June to the combatants in northern Iraq to release the Indian workers said to have been taken hostage there. President of AIMMM,...

  • NRIs Urged To Build Educational Institutions

    Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya, urged Aligarh alumni living in different western countries to build educational institutions in India and carry forward the Aligarh movement as envisioned by Sir ...