National

  • Rejoinder to Shaz

    By Dr Arshi Khan Dr. Rashid Shaz’s statement in the Times of India and his unwarranted press release on the present political development has disappointed all of those who endorse the constitutive principles of governance in India. T...

  • Dr Shaz asks Muslims to join the Modi bandwagon

    Mr Modi’s victory is a welcome development. Now, for the first time in independent India, Muslims are able to see the ‘stark political realities that otherwise have been hidden by the secular hypocrisy of the Congress’, said P...

  • Muzaffarnagar riot victims told to leave camps within three days

    Muzaffarnagar riot victims have been told last evening to vacate their camps within three days. District officials told them that they cannot be allowed to stay on government land.

  • The Indian Express — The fictitious “Lucknow Connection” to Shia Violence in Pakistan

    The Indian Express published a biased article by a Pakistani to malign Islam and Muslims, falsely claiming that Lucknow’s Nadwatul Ulama is responsible for the murderous violence against Shias.

  • Points to ponder

    Kasab execution linked to Shinde’s politics “Shinde was banking on his performance as home minister.  He was instrumental in taking a  decision on the execution of Ajmal Kasab”. [By this logic, hanging of Afzal Gur...

  • Life for 17 policemen in Dehradun encounter

    New Delhi: A CBI court here on 9 June awarded life imprisonment to 17 of the 18 policemen convicted of killing Ranbir Singh, a 22-year-old MBA student, in a fake shootout in Dehradun in July 2009. On 6 June, the court had convicted 18 policemen...

  • Joint families are passé

    Delhi: The food department recorded about 3 lakh two- and three-member families. A total of 2.7 lakh five-member homes and 1.3 lakh six-member ones applied under the food security scheme. The institution of the joint family is fast losing out t...

  • Milli Council Executive meets

    New Delhi: The Milli Council executive met here on Sunday, 8 June, at the IOS auditorium. Members expressed concern over the overall situation in the country, especially in the state of Maharashtra. The Council asked PM Narendra Modi and Home M...

  • Rapes and crimes in India outrage South Asians in UK

    By M Ghazali Khan London: In a display of unity against unbridled series of rapes and other crimes against women in India, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, more than 400 people of various denominations protested outside the Indian High Commi...

  • Maha Police’s dance macabre in Daulatabad

    Aurangabad: In the intervening night of 3-4 June Daulatabad police re-enacted its barbarism seen last March at Mumbra. In the police attack, 15 Muslims were badly injured, three got their ankles broken and one got his leg fractured. ...

  • Preparing today for Indian Muslim Mirror 2020

    Duly supported with authentic data, the Justice Rajindar Sachar Committee gauged in 2006 the Muslim deficit in India vis-a-vis any other community or social group. This Committee and the Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission (2008) recommended a ...

  • Asaduddin Owaisi and Shanavas baffle BJP in Lok Sabha

    NEW DELHI : Asaduddin Owaisi, President All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen and M.P. from Hyderabad created uproar in Lok Sabha during his address. He hit at BJP with his precise points. Even he sarcastically congratulated Narendra Modi...

  • Prof. Soz on President's address, in Rajya Sabha

    I regret that Modiji talks of modernization of madrasas. It is an ongoing scheme. What about the implementation of the recommendations of the Sachar Committee Report which had rightly been accepted by the Manmohan Singh Government?

  • Hindi film singers singing ghazals: sacrilegious!

    Call me a fastidious or a too condescending a critic, but I just can’t tolerate mediocrity in the realms of art and creativity. That’s why when I dared to listen to a non-filmi ghazal sung by Shreya Ghoshal (Humnasheen, Music: Deepa...

  • Eunuchs not always Nature’s freaks

    Kudos to Dr Javed Jamil for his brilliant write-up “SC judgment on eunuchs is good but let castration not become destiny” (MG, May 1-15). Most of the eunuchs are not nature’s freaks, they’re made by humans. British docto...

  • Condemning Azamgarh All The Time

    The motor-mouth Amit Shah on 4 May called Azamgarh in UP the “’base of terrorists” (Indian Express, May 5). Associating a place with people of a particular mindset is a sign of vindictive immaturity. One cannot say that Malega...

  • Kashmir on the boil amid calls to boycott polls

    Blasts, boycotts, clashes, stone-pelting and shutdown marked the 16th Lok Sabha elections across the Kashmir valley. Jammu and Ladakh region witnessed brisk polling. Parliamentary elections in the state were held in five phases. Two persons wer...

  • What we saw in Bangladesh: Two Indian Journalists

    New Delhi: For the outside world, particularly the neighbouring nations, there may be normalcy in Bangladesh. But the reality is different. There is nothing normal in the eastern neighbourhood of India, say two senior Kolkata-based Bengali jour...

  • Bangladeshi migrants, refugees, intruders – the reality

    By Dr. Mumtaz Naiyer I hail from a place where Bengal reaches out to Bihar and Bihar reaches out to Bengal. You must be mapping your mind to find my place of birth. Let me help you. This place, where I belong to and where my soul resides, ...

  • Dividing the country on communal lines

    Rambabu is a dalit activist working for the empowerment of marginalized sections of the population in rural Hardoi. He feels for the first time in any elections that people are being divided on communal lines. His religious identity is in confl...