National

  • BJP Govt’s handling of JNU: a Danger To Democracy

    Rajinder Sachar There is a figurative way of attributing intense stupidity to an individual or a political party in the idiom, “He is his own worst enemy”. This occurred to me while observing the idiotic way BJP Central Governm...

  • AMU Centres, insult to VC by MHRD

    In the previous issue of MG, we published an exclusive story on how the Minister of HRD, Smiriti Irani, wants to close down all the off-campus AMU centres and how the minister misbehaved with the AMU Vice Chancellor when he arrived to meet her ...

  • Violent goons

    Violence in Delhi courts by goons has taken place in the past. There are a number of incidents where scores are settled in the precinct of courts by criminals. But the lawyers creating bedlam and mayhem in the court is something unique and unpa...

  • Mysore India’s cleanest city, Varanasi among the ten dirtiest

    New Delhi: Mysore (Karnataka), like previous years, has secured the first position this year also in being declared as the cleanest city in India, followed by Chandigarh (No. 2), Tiruchirapalli (3) and New Delhi Municipal Council area (No. 4) w...

  • ICCR rejects DU’s Sanskrit Dept’s compilation proving Aryans were natives

    New Delhi: Delhi University’s Department of Sanskrit had been working on a project, by collecting materials from various sources like ancient Vedic Sanskrit literature, archaeological, astronomical etc evidence to prove that Aryans were n...

  • Undermining democracy: stifling academic institutions

    On the back of the death of Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad Central University (HCU), one of the most prestigious universities of the country Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been targeted by the Modi government. The frightening things which ha...

  • Casteism among Hindus and Sikhs in the UK as rampant as in India

    London: It’s not only in India that the oppressed Hindus, known as Dalits, are being subjected to most discriminatory and dehumanising brutalities, the curse has not spared them even in UK where among Hindus and Sikhs discrimination is ra...

  • PIL challenges Justice Vishnu Sahai commission report

    All India Muslim Council has challenged the report of Justice Vishnu Sahai Commission. A PIL is filed before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court seeking the scrapping of the report. The PIL also seeks a fresh probe into the reasons be...

  • Old Pakistani Taliban video uploaded by BJP MLA Som fanned UP violence: riots panel

    Lucknow: Justice Vishnu Sahai Commission report on the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots says the mischievous circulation on social media of an old video clip of a Taliban-controlled area in Pakistan, which falsely claimed that the two youth killed in t...

  • Another Muzaffarnagar in the making?

    Mohammad Shahid Lucknow: Is it another Muzaffarnagar in the making in Agra? Are the RSS and its affiliates planning to turn Agra into another Muzaffarnagar before the state assembly elections? Going by the hate speeches and threatening pos...

  • Women say dowry most severe form of gender disparity: Survey

    New Delhi: Most Indian women feel that dowry is the most severe form of gender disparity when it comes to marriage, according to a survey conducted by online matrimony platform Shaadi.com for International Women’s Day today.The online pol...

  • India’s image among those who care for freedom declining: Noam Chomsky

    New Delhi: Renowned American thinker and academician Noam Chomsky, who had questioned JNU authorities over the handling of the recent event, believes that India’s image among those who care for freedom and human rights is declining. &ldqu...

  • Second Natl. Urdu Science Congress

    Aligarh: The second National Urdu Science Congress was held in Aligarh on the 20th and 21st of February under the aegis of Anjuman Farogh- e -Science (ANFROS), Aligarh Chapter. The inaugural Function was held at the Aligarh Muslim University&rs...

  • Monthly income of 80% Muslim families in Bengal about Rs. 5000

    Kolkata: According to a report based on survey being conducted jointly by Parachi Trust and Guidance Guild Association under the sponsorship of economist Amartya Sen, who was honoured with Nobel Prize for economics about 5 or 6 years ago, there...

  • Scholarships worth 10,000 crore for minorities/SC/ST about to lapse

    New Delhi: It has been learnt that pre-Matric, post-Matric and merit-cum-means scholarships for minorities/SC/ST have not been released by the Central Government till date for the financial year 2015-16 and now there are only a few days remaini...

  • Durga and Mahishasur

    What’s this row over Mahishasur (buffalo-demon; Mahish: Buffalo in Sanskrit/Asur: Demon) and Durga? Some are of the opinion that the demon was a benign demon (an oxymoron, isn’t it?) and he was unjustifiably killed by goddess Durga....

  • All the more relevant

    Decades ago, Urdu poet Afsar Merathi penned a quatrain. It’s all the more relevant in these turbulent times: Mazhabo-mulk mein phanse hain sab Kaun aql ki raah dikhaye ab? Ye woh aalam-e-wahshat hai jismein Chuppi saadh le dekh ke...

  • Rafi, ignored again

    Manoj Kumar is the latest recipient of Dada Sahab Phalke award. The legendary Muhammad Rafi was ignored yet again. The jury to decide Phalke award comprised Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Salim Khan, Nitin Mukesh and Anup Jalota. While the abil...

  • Why I’m good is ridiculed by purists

    A few years ago when ‘I’m good’ and ‘My bad’ forced their way into ‘educated’ Indians’ lingo, I mailed my professor and world’s leading linguist Sir David Crystal (England) and asked him why...

  • 24 persons, suspected to be in contact with IS, arrested so far

    New Delhi: Union minister of state for home affairs, Haribhai Prithibhai Chowdhary said in the Lok Sabha on 1 March that NIA (National Investigation Agency) has so far arrested about 24 persons who are / were suspected to be in contact with IS ...