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  • Aseemanand and Art of ‘Statement Withdrawal’

    + Pic Swami Aseemanand emerged as the alleged kingpin in the series of blasts, starting from Malegaon, Makkah Masjid, Ajmer Dargah and Samjhauta Express blasts, which rocked the nation from 2006 onwards. Just to recall, the initial inve...

  • 12,000 population, only four post-graduates

    A Khudai Khidmatgar team led by Faisal Khan organized on 15 February a public audit of the “Prime Minister’s 15 Points Programme for Minorities” with special reference to education,  in Garhi Besak village of district Pan...

  • Don’t politicise report on minorities: Sachar

    Pune: The Sachar Committee report on the situation of the Muslim minority in India is based on factual findings that one may reject, accept or criticise, but it should not be politicised, its author Rajindar Sachar, former chief justice of the ...

  • Minority scheme fails to achieve target

    New Delhi: The Union ministry for minorities affairs has started a new scheme to provide financial assistance to boy and girl students who qualify for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), State PSC and Staff Selection Commission (SSC)’...

  • No clean chit by S.I.T. to Modi: Teesta

    New Delhi: Social worker, Teesta Setalwad while rejecting the propaganda of SIT having given a clean chit to Narendera Modi has submitted all proofs to the media, which clearly show that SIT has not given a clean chit to Modi. SIT submitted its...

  • Islamic scholar shares dais with Indresh

    + Pic By By Our Correspondent Raipur (Chhattisgarh): Islamic speaker Syed Hashmi Miyan Ashrafi, who is often being claimed and cited by his followers (even more so in Chhattisgarh) as the fourteenth (according to some 40th) descend...

  • Hindu couples should have five children: VHP leader Ashok Singhal

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad convenor Ashok Singhal said on 22 February that unless conversions were stopped immediately, the day would not be far off when Hindus would be reduced to a minority in this country. Addressing a press conference, he sa...

  • Supreme Court to review Hindutva ruling, to curb religious extremism

    Mumbai: In 1995, the country’s highest court had ruled that seeking votes in the name of Hinduism is not a form of corruption. The verdict was heavily criticized, because the defendant in that trial had been elected on the back of Hindutv...

  • Over 600 Waqf lands occupied by govt

    New Delhi: Indian Union Muslim League’s secretary Khurram Umar had asked Delhi Waqf Board under RTI Act, information about Waqf lands which are occupied by government departments. Though the Waqf Board did not furnish replies to all the q...

  • Madrasa students do not lack ability

    Aligarh: AMU’s Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. (Retd) Zamiruddin Shah said while speaking on the occasion of the inaugural function of La Madraza Literary and Cultural Society, an organisation of Bridge Course students held in University’s...

  • Mortality rate among Muslim women higher than other communities

    Aligarh: AMU’s Women’s Study Centre organised a 3-day seminar on ‘Health of Women in India’. Vice Chancellor of Agra’s B.R. Ambedkar University, Prof Muhammad Muzammil while speaking at the seminar’s inaugura...

  • Atrocities in jails forced me to join politics: Soni Sori

    New Delhi, 18 Feb 2014: She never thought of joining politics. But 38-year-old Soni Sori, brutally tortured by police in Chhattisgarh for her alleged links with Maoists, has joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in her desperate bid to change the sy...

  • Still in India, illiterate adults at 287 m, 37 % of the global total

    According to a report by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, India has the highest population of illiterate adults at 287 million. India has by far the largest population of illiterate adults at 287 million, amount...

  • Killing Fields of Muzaffarnagar

    + Pic A film by Gopal Menon The September 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots are the worst communal violence in India in the last decade. When communal and hate politics are taking centre-stage in Indian politics and society, the mainstream m...

  • Aljazeera starts online Arabic teaching

    + Pic Arab world’s number one TV channel, Al Jazeera has just started a new service — teaching Arabic online. Most of the material used in teaching Arabic on service is culled from the programmes of Al Jazeera channel or web...

  • Conference on Nursi at AMU

    + Pic Aligarh: A three-day conference on the works and struggle of Turkish thinker and reformer Badiuzzaman Nursi (1877-1960) was held by the AMU Department of Islamic Studies in cooperation with Istanbul’s Foundation for Science ...

  • Communal incidents up by 30%, UP tops list

    New Delhi: As the government’s attempts to table the communal violence bill were stalled by the opposition on 5 February, fresh data released by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs shows a steep 30 per cent rise in the number of communal v...

  • Muslim Student Invents Computer System

    Presenting a role model to young Indian Muslims, a young Indian Muslim schoolboy has designed a virus-protected microchip-run computer system. “Most computing devices use mechanical hard disk drives, flash memories and electronic disks to...

  • Mushawarat condemns Mumbra Police Action and writes to political and statutory bodies

    Mushawarat demands strict action against Thane ACP Amit Kale and 200 of his officers and policemen who raided a Muslim residential area of Mumbra two days ago.

  • An insult of the Muslim community

    The establishment of National Waqf Development Corporation is a good step for enhancing the waqf revenue. Mr K Rahman Khan deserves praise. But it is not understood why the central government took seven long years in implementing this simpl...