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  • Extension of SARFAESI Act to Kashmir resented by mainstream and separatist leaders

    Srinagar (22 December, 2016): The recent Supreme Court judgement extending the central Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (SARFAESI) Act to the Jammu & Kashmir state has snowballed int...

  • Kashmir limps back to normalcy, no inquiry ordered in the 96 civilians killed so far

    Not a single inquiry ordered into civilian killings during the five-month-long unrest in the Valley. Around 96 civilians were killed and thousands sustained injuries while hundreds of them were hit by pellet guns and thousands were arrested since ...

  • Home Ministry asks Jharkhand govt. to investigate custodial death of Minhaj

    Ranchi: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the government of Jharkhand to investigate the alleged illegal detention and custodial death of a Muslim youth in Jamtara district of the state last October. Acting on a complaint filed b...

  • Riot in Vidisha (M.P.)

    Vidisha:  The whole district of Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh witnessed a riot on 13 November. Curfew was clamped to check the situation. A relaxation was allowed for three hours on 15 November when people busied themselves with shopping activ...

  • Brahaminwad no more, Baniyawad all the way

    It has been rather a fashion for long to say that Brahamins and Brahaminwaad continue to rule the country and it is they who are responsible for the majority of the problems of the country, especially the plight of the deprived sections of soci...

  • Brahaminwad no more, Baniyawad all the way

    It has been rather a fashion for long to say that Brahamins and Brahaminwaad continue to rule the country and it is they who are responsible for the majority of the problems of the country, especially the plight of the deprived sections of soci...

  • Plight of the injured in Kashmir

    After undergoing several surgeries, a teenager from Tral in south Kashmir, who did not want to disclose his identity for fear of repercussion, said that he is still undergoing the process of treatment after being hit by pellets in legs and shou...

  • Torching of schools another war on Kashmiris

    More than 20 schools have been completely or partially torched across the Kashmir Valley by unidentified persons during the past four months. The Valley has remained shut during this entire period following the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen com...

  • Shutdowns continue to paralyse life across Kashmir

    Amidst shutdown, protests and clashes continue across the Kashmir Valley. More than 90 people have been killed and over 12,000 injured in protests and clashes that broke out across the Valley after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Bur...

  • No exodus in Kairana: NCM

    The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has found “no evidence” suggesting exodus of any community from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh. A report was filed by the two-member NCM team comprising Praveen Davar and Farida Abdullah Khan, ...

  • Mewat in the Shadow of Gangrape and Beef Controversy

    Nafees Ahmad Mewat is a unique region that rarely makes national headlines. Even if it does, it does for the wrong reasons. This time, though, it has come into limelight for a peculiar reason: double murder and alleged gangrape of two wome...

  • Fanning jingoistic fervour

    A relatively large population of people of common descent and same language were traditionally seen as a nation. This view militates against pluralism as well as democracy. What had fascinated BS Moonje, Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar and others of...

  • Arson attack on schools in Kashmir

    First things first. It is traumatising to read the latest news reports of schools set on fire in the valley. Before I write any further, let me clarify why there’s little shock on this latest in the valley. Simply put, there’s been ...

  • Ominous assault on media

    Humra Quraishi The political rulers of the day are now moving much beyond the set patterns. Broadening their targets. Not limiting attacks on the Muslims and Dalits and Christians, they are now targeting mainstream media. The proposed day-...

  • Is god’s own country now dog’s own?

    Saleeth. K. Kanniyan Malappuram: In Kerala every morning we wake up to horrific news of attacks on people by stray dogs. It is a major issue and has been a point of debate for the last few years. The report of the Indian Veterinary Associa...

  • Pakistan in our political life

    Dharmaraj Kumar, JNU dmaxrule@gmail.com   In the wake of series of a recent attacks on Indian borders resulting into casualties of soldiers, the massive campaign to brand Pakistan as a terrorist country has reached to the UN. T...

  • Riots in Aligarh and Kanpur, two dead

    Aligarh:   Riot broke out in Aligarh on 30 October on the occasion of the Diwali festival when some children belonging to the Hindu community hurled fire-crackers on Muslim passers-by in the Kaudiaganj locality. When Muslims chased th...

  • BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj abuses Muslims

    The BJP leader said that there should be a surgical strike against such ‘Asteen Ka Saanp’ (snake in the sleeve, i.e., internal enemies) in India for ‘spying’ for Pakistan. Sakshi Maharaj demanded a probe against Samajwad...

  • BJP rakes up Ram Mandir issue

    BJP and its affiliates are again raking up the issue of the Ram temple ahead of the UP elections early next year. The ploy of using Ram’s name and playing politics over it has been the best tool for BJP since the party discovered this iss...

  • Bhopal Killings Are a Reminder of India’s Failure to Act on Extrajudicial Executions

    Ravi Nair Weak probes into extrajudicial killings, the failure to prosecute those involved and the absence of a compensation system for the victim’s families shows how the government and courts have failed to take effective measures ...