National

  • One in every three malnourished children lives in India

    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which India is a signatory, mandates “Adequate nutritious food” but despite a booming economy and 10 years of government programmes, child hunger in India remains worse th...

  • India Slashes Health Budget, Already Among World’s Lowest

    New Delhi: The government has ordered a cut of nearly 20 percent in its 2014/15 healthcare budget due to fiscal strains, putting at risk key disease-control initiatives in a country whose public spending on health is already among the lowest in...

  • Suicide by 120 farmers in Mah. in November

    Nagpur: In one month only, i.e., in November 2014, a record 120 debt-ridden farmers are said to have committed suicide in Maharashtra’s drought-hit regions of Vidarbha and Marathwada, according to a report. Of these 120 at least 65 farmer...

  • US maintains vigil on Forceful Religious Conversions

    The US government has said that it is maintaining vigil on the reports of alleged forceful religious conversions in India. US emphasized that it has been working to promote religious freedom. US appealed to the nations of the world to protect t...

  • “Avoid Muslim Candidates” says private company

    After a row over a Mumbai-based property dealer’s advertisement saying that the Muslims need not apply, the HR department of Omnitec India Ltd issued instructions to recruitment agencies to avoid Muslim candidates. The Omnitec, which sell...

  • Malegoan elects Mayor and Dy. Mayor

    Mumbai: In Malegaon, Maharashtra’s city known for power looms and Muslim majority population, the posts of Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Malegaon Municipal Corporation have been captured by the Third Front and Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen candi...

  • Hindutva’s European apologist shits in Goa conclave

    Belgian Hindutva apologist Koenraad Elst’s anti-Islam remarks created a flutter at a Goa conclave on 20 December prompting a foreign delegate to walk out while another lodged a complaint with the event organiser, India Foundation which is...

  • Tributes to Saiyid Hamid

    When you travel through a desert, you see all types of creatures, small reptiles, birds, big animals etc travelling towards the oasis to fill their thirst. We should try to be that oasis.

  • Saiyid Hamid — Dedication, Discipline and Sophistication Personified

    Whenever and wherever Saiyid Hamid’s name figures, it invariably invokes a kind of respect that is extremely rare in the current world. A former administrator and present Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard, Hamid is most known as Former Vice Cha...

  • Nine soldiers indicted

    Army has indicted nine soldiers including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) for killing two youth in Chattergam area of Budgam district, recently. Faisal Yusuf son of Mohammad Yusuf and Mehraj-u-din Dar son...

  • Brisk voting amid violence continues in J&K

    Braving chill, long queues of voters dressed in traditional attire, could be seen anxiously waiting for their turn to exercise their adult franchise, outside polling stations in the first two phases of the five-phased State Assembly elections i...

  • Great Use of 200 Rupees

    While driving back home I found 200 rupees in my car’s dashboard.  I thought that most of the time I don’t really care how much money is in the dashboard or in my laptop bag or in my home drawer. The reason for this probably is...

  • Fact-Finding Report on Burdwan Bomb Blast

    On October 2, 2014, around 11 p. m. a deafening explosion rocked the middle-class locality of Khagragarh in Burdwan town. When the police forced their way into the first-floor flat, where the explosion had occurred, they found three people lyin...

  • Great tips to take care of heart!

    Question: What are the thumb rules for a layman to take care of his heart? Answer: 1. Diet - Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil. 2. Exercise - Half an hour’s walk, at least five days a week; avoid lifts and avoid sitting...

  • How the Sangh Parivar systematically attacks the very Idea of India – ii

    By Anand Patwardhan The Modi development model will drive India over the cliff The rise of Hindutva violence and Hindutva terror coincided with the introduction of World Bank-IMF-Led economic reforms in India. In the wake of the ...

  • Muslims will learn to live as second class citizens

    Muslim leaders during the freedom struggle did know that democracy being the numbers game, Muslims being in the minority will never gain power to rule over India. However, they had never experienced the actual working of democracy and the elect...

  • New system to check suspicious passengers

    New Delhi: According to a  PTI news, an electronic system for alerting authorities about “suspicious travellers” was launched on 27 November at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The new electronic system...

  • 5.41 lakh minority youths got govt. loans in 5 years

    New Delhi: In the last five years, around 5.41 lakh unemployed youths from six notified minorities have got government assistance in form of loans from the National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC). While about 73% of the ...

  • RSS claims “reconversion” of 200 Agra Muslims

    Agra: Members of at least 57 Muslim families were “converted” to Hinduism at a ceremony called ‘Purkhon ki ghar vapsi’, a mass conversion jointly organized by Dharma Jagran Samanvay Vibhag, an offshoot of the Rashtriya S...

  • Judiciary fails again

    On 8 December, I witnessed an event in the NIA Special Court, Patiala Dist Court of Delhi, which was not expected from the judiciary and investigation agencies. At about 4:00 pm, National Investigation Agency (NIA) Team produced a Kashmiri yout...