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  • Gandhi commission submits its report on Kishtwar riots

    Probing Kishtwar riots of Jammu and Kashmir, Justice Gandhi Commission submitted its report which created uproarious scenes in J&K assembly on 29 March. The report indicted the former minister of state of home in National Conference-led gov...

  • Jamiat Ulama to challenge Barabanki court’s verdict against Tariq Qasmi in HC

    New Delhi: President of Jamiat Ulama-e Hind Maulana Arshad Madni while expressing surprise and disappointment over Barabanki Additional judge’s court’s verdict sentencing Hakim Muhammad Tariq Qasmi to life imprisonment and a fine of...

  • Untouchability: Still in vogue

    Sixty-five years after untouchability was abolished, one in four Indians admit to practising it in some form in their homes – a shocking fact revealed by a pan-India survey that was flagged at a seminar of Dalit intellectuals, writers and...

  • Ramdev’s ‘Putrajeevak Beej ‘: Nakedness of male chauvinism

    Why’s a male child still of paramount importance in our regressive Indian society that a much-hyped baba like Ramdev concocts some ‘Putrajeevak Beej ‘, a ‘medicine’ which ensures that a woman will give birth to a m...

  • Salman’s Comeuppance

    Salman Khan has got his comeuppance, albeit quite late. Those, who’re sympathising with the maverick actor because of his clinically crafted and projected ‘Being Human’ image, are deluded by his larger-than-life persona. This ...

  • Idol damaged in Agra temple

    On 20 April, four days after St. Mary’s Church was attacked at Agra, a temple was attacked there and a one-and-a-half-feet high idol of Goddess Parvati was found damaged and its five silver crowns missing. According to the complainant who...

  • Notice issued to V.K. Malhotra in a case of incitement

    New Delhi:  Senior BJP leader, Vijay Kumar Malhotra, has been issued a notice by a Delhi court for incitement against Jamia Nagar residents. Saket Court judge, Lokesh Kumar Sharma, while issuing the notice, asked V.K. Malhotra and the Delh...

  • RSS spreading its wings in Bengal

    The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ideological mentor of the BJP, is fast increasing its footprint in various parts of West Bengal, according to a report published in Mail Today (1 April, 2015). It has significantly gained momentum sinc...

  • Muzaffarnagar riot victims still wait for compensation

    Saharanpur: Several hundred riot-hit people of Muzaffarnagar, Shamli and Baghpat took out a protest demonstration in this city and in a meeting with Commissioner Tanveer Zafar Ali demanded compensation and roofs to live under. They also made a ...

  • Goa: BJP election manifesto

    Last March, the Government of Goa completed three years of its rule. Yet, the assurances given at the time of the Assembly elections remain unfulfilled to this day. The ruling Party had promised special status for Goa under article 371 of the C...

  • AAP in power: 100* not out

    They say that ‘With great power comes great responsibility’. But in a democracy, ‘With great mandate, comes a great responsibility’. The unprecedented mandate given to the Aam Aadmi Party in the recent Delhi elections me...

  • Muslim politicians ignored in Janta Parivar

    New Delhi: Muslim leadership has been completely ignored in the Janta Parivar which was formed to counter BJP and Modi and they are planning to further clip the wings of Muslim leadership. Though there are six political parties in Janta Parivar...

  • Posters of “crucified” Marathis irk Christians

    Posters depicting the Marathi Manoos crucified against the backdrop of highrises, put up by Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) as part of its protest against Mumbai’s proposed Development Plan 2014-34, have not gone down w...

  • Rs 5 lakh prize for killer of Agnivesh

    Jind (Haryana): Hindu Mahasabha has announced a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh to any one who beheads Swamy Agnivesh, Arya Samaji religious leader. Hindu Mahasabha’s state president, Dharampal Sawaach and other leaders said in a press conference...

  • Use urine for healthy plants: Gadkari

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said people should use urine for healthy growth of plants. He said he has been using the “therapy” for the plants in his Delhi residence. Revealing a secret behind good growth of plant in his kitchen gar...

  • Mufti Abdul Qayyum book released

    New Delhi: The book of Mufti Abdul Qayyum, one of the seven Akshardham terrorist attack accused acquitted by the Supreme Court last year, was released here at the India Islamic Cultural Centre on 8 May. The book, “11 Saal salakhon ke peec...

  • Miscreants target Muslims in Baghpat and Deoband

    In spite of the arrest of some known miscreants of the majority community by the police, the mischievous elements are bent on fomenting trouble in the village of Ahera. They continued to throw stones at the houses of minority community on 22 Ap...

  • Petition against Shia Waqf Board chairman

    Allahabad: According to Farman Ahmad Naqvi, advocate in Allahabad High Court, Muhammad Haidar Naqvi, a social worker of Lucknow has filed a PIL in Allahabad High Court against UP Central Shia Waqf Board Chairman, Wasim Rizvi, state government, ...

  • Israel will now rule Delhi water and air

    New Delhi: On April 21, Israel’s ambassador, Daniel Carmon, met the Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal. The meeting was attended by the vice chairman of the Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC), Aashish Khetan. The CM thanked the ambassador...

  • Split in Hurrayat M

    By Bilal Bhat New Delhi: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference (M), known for its soft separatism, received a blow on 11 April with the exit of six general council members over the outfit’s “failure to restore its 1993 co...