National

  • Citizenship rights to Pak refugees

    With the proposed move of the Government of India on giving citizenship rights to West Pakistan Refugees in Jammu and Kashmir triggering a massive controversy, PDP’s senior leader and Member Parliament Muzaffar Hussain Baig’s remark...

  • Political stalemate continues in J&K

    Political stalemate over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir is expected to end soon as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are all set to announce an alliance. The parties have worked out a draft Common Minimu...

  • 13 SIGNS YOU’RE WASTING LIFE

    When you were a kid, did you want to grow up to be an astronaut, a singer or an engineer? If so, how’s that working out for you? Hopefully, it’s going great and you are living the life of your dreams. But for the rest of you who are...

  • Saffron outfits cry on Muslim census data

    Even though the data on religion-based census is yet to be released officially, right wing Hindu groups are already up in arms over the TOI report of 22 January showing a 24 percent growth in the Muslim population between 2001-2011. VHP said it...

  • A New Approach to the Study of Religious Population of India

    Dr Shah Hamideen   If one unit increases to two units, it is regarded as one hundred percent increase. On the other hand, if two units increase to three units, it is taken as 50 percent increase. Although in both cases, the resulti...

  • Causes and Treatments For Insomnia

    We spend over a third of our time sleeping. But unfortunately for many of us, sleep isn't a simple ON/OFF switch we can just activate at a moment's notice. Do you struggle to sleep even though you feel tired and sleepy? Do you wake up i...

  • Making Sense of Sectarian Demography

    By Mohd. Shahid Rhetoric of population growth, unfortunately, has long been an issue of politics than of demography. Today it is more so when in the 'interest of the nation' clarion call is being made for 'ten children' or ...

  • Hindutvadis keep the communal pot boiling

    By Jawed Akhter New Delhi: Sangh Parivar is keeping the communal pot boiling while the Centre now ruled by their own party prefers to look the other way. Following are only a few incidents which took place during the past few weeks: Aziz...

  • Whose Conversion?

    By Sunil Kumar From national Parliament to the streets of Agra, everyone is talking about conversions in the city of Taj. The opposition in Rajya Sabha is adamant on a statement from the Prime Minister. The ruling party is pushing for an a...

  • Indian forces lack minority representation

    Despite “special drives” launched to recruit youth from the minority communities in the paramilitary forces, their representation remains low as the efforts failed to yield the desired results. There is still less only 9.9 per cent ...

  • What was Gandhi’s Evaluation of RSS?

    Under the Modi governmnet attempts are being made to present Gandhi in a light which is favourable to the Sangh.  First, the Swachchta Abhiyan (cleanliness drive) was inaugurated on Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October). Then it was claimed that RS...

  • NIA censures Special Cell, gives clean chit to Liaqat Shah

    By Bilal Bhat New Delhi: National Investigative Agency (NIA), which was investigating Liaqat Shah’s case, has finally acquitted him of all terror charges. NIA has accused Delhi Police Special Cell of fabricating a fictitious terror c...

  • Bajrang Dal to build a nationwide “Hindu Force”

    Bajrang Dal, the youth wing of VHP, is planning to build a “Hindu Force” across the country which will start from April this year. Bajrang Dal will establish Shakti Aaradhan Kendra (power worship centre) in every district of the cou...

  • Birbhum Muslims being sacrificed at the alter of Trinamool and BJP

    By Abdul Aziz Kolkata: Birbhum district of West Bengal is located at about 200 kms from Kolkata. The population of Muslims here is about 20 percent. A few months ago mutual fights started within Trinamool Congress (Trinamool) cadres in Mak...

  • Kudos to Aatish Taseer

    Novelist Aatish Taseer’s below-the-belt observation that ‘India is semi-literate and Chetan Bhagat is the best it can do,’ is a kind of an eye-opener Indian readers of English cannot turn a Nelson’s eye to. With due resp...

  • Arabs gave idlis to the South India!

    If I say that Idli (rice cake) was concocted and given by Arab settlers to the people of South, I’ll be crucified in public, especially by the South Indians. But the truth cannot be suppressed because it’s overwhelming. The referenc...

  • A lesson to bigots from Islamic history

    A female editor of the Bombay edition of the Urdu daily, Awadhnama, is being hounded by some Muslims for reprinting a cartoon from the French satirical magazine  Charlie Hebdo. Though a rather silly editorial decision on her part, calling ...

  • Relief work for Bihar’s Azizpur riot victims not satisfactory

    Muzaffarpur: A team of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) which visited riot-affected areas and people of Azizpur village in Bihar raised questions on the investigative process of security agencies and relief and rehabilitation work and ca...

  • Communal forces target Muslims in Karnataka

    By Iqbal Ahmad Jakati   What is the objective behind the news of terror activities? Where is the training camp in Belgaum? Now, Tablighi Jamaat is being targeted! Karnataka is seen on the top of the list of communal forces. Muslims are...

  • “Ghar wapsi” still continues; teachers’ group criticises surya namaskar

    Amid raging controversy over “ghar wapsi,” nine persons, including three couples, were reconverted to the Hindu religion on 30 January after being Christians for over a decade. This took place during a brief ceremony in Chennai, in ...