National

  • Kandhamal: Long wait for justice

    Today, when we remember with pain the horrific violence of Kandhmal in 2008, many issues related to the state of affairs of communal violence, state of minorities and the state of justice delivery system come to one’s mind. The incide...

  • Exhibition on Muslim freedom fighters

    New Delhi: A 3-day exhibition of Muslim freedom fighters jointly sponsored by Greater Hyderabad Youth Association and Delhi Youth Association was held in India Islamic Cultural Centre which was inaugurated by Congress leader of the opposition i...

  • Historical ‘Arab ki Sarai’ under Delhi government’s occupation

    Javed Qamar New Delhi: All historical and ancient monuments in Delhi and elsewhere in the country fall under Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), a central government organisation whose duty is to maintain and protect all these buildings ...

  • Simmering discontent against PDP in Kashmir

    Ahmad Zaboor One peculiar but profound political development occurring in Jammu & Kashmir has been the communal polarization, ever since the genesis of Amaranth land row. The grisly killing of over a hundred innocent people by the mili...

  • Undesirable

    Whether Haji Ali Dargah in Bombay or Sabrimala temple in Kerala, women’s entry is more of an adamant step than a genuine call for equality. Though I’m all for women visiting temples and all shrines, doing that with a view to attract...

  • A naked man’s speech in the assembly

    One Digambar Jain guru, Tarun Sagar, made a speech in Haryana assembly naked. He roams around naked because monks belonging to Digambar sect of Jainism don’t wear clothes. Very good! Don’t wear anything in the name of religion! But ...

  • Officiousness

    The news has it that All India Radio will soon broadcast news bulletin in Baloch language. Isn’t it uncalled for and a kind of tokenism on India’s part? Just because Pakistan interferes with India’s internal issues like Kashmi...

  • Encashing India’s poverty

    So Teresa has been finally canonized by the Pope on September 4. Congrats, but any sane skeptic would ask the validity of this beatification process that entails a miracle for bestowing sainthood on a missionary or evangelist. Is miracle a crit...

  • Special Cell lies exposed in “IM” case

    New Delhi: Prosecution witnesses are disowning their earlier claims under the interrogation of the defence lawyers in the Indian Mujahidin case which is being heard in Patiala House court here. In the latest hearing on 7 September, two prosecut...

  • Muslims help stranded Hindu woman

    Riyadh: The Indian Social Forum has once again extended its helping hand to an Indian expat worker to return to India. Malathi, an Indian from Udupi, had come to Wadi Dawasir which is 600 kms away from Riyadh. She had a dream of earning good ...

  • Huge explosives seized, six arrested in UP

    Kanpur:  The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and police in a joint raid seized a huge cache of explosives from Ghatampur area here on 26 August and arrested six persons. Their names were not divulged to send a wrong message about the identity o...

  • Modi used Patidars in 2002 Gujarat riots

    Ahmedabad: Hardik Patel, leader of Patidar (Patel community) reservation agitation and founder of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) wrote a letter on 24 August 2016, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to release the Patidars jailed i...

  • Communal riots continue in post-2002 Gujarat

    New Delhi:  Despite the pogroms of 2002, riots continue in Gujarat. Although, PM Narendra Modi and his party claim that Gujarat is having “complete peace” after 2002, a Union Home Ministry report reveals that these claims are b...

  • Bomb-fabricating Kerala BJP worker killed

    A young BJP worker in Kannur, Kerala, was killed when a bomb he was fabricating at his home exploded. His name has been mentioned as Dikshit, aged 23 years. His father is too a member of BJP. According to local police, this accident took place ...

  • BJP and RSS biggest danger to national harmony: CPI

    Lucknow: Communist Party of India (CPI)’s general secretary Atul Kumar Anjan, while speaking at a function here on 19 August described BJP, RSS and VHP as the biggest danger to national harmony. Taking prime minister Modi strongly to task...

  • DDA occupies 264 properties of Delhi Waqf Board

    New Delhi: A tug of war between Delhi government and Delhi’s LG has been going on since long and now in addition to that, the tug of war is between the LG and Delhi Waqf Board whose Chairman Amanatullah Khan, who is also an MLA, said in W...

  • Zakir Naik’s open letter to India and Indians

    New Delhi: World-famous Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik, who has been away from the country ever since several allegations against him were made in India, released an open letter to government and his fellow countrymen on 10 September. Talking a...

  • Zakir Naik’s open letter to India and Indians

    Naik says that none of his religious preaching over the past 25 years have resulted in any violence or violation of law and if Islamic Research Foundation is banned in India, Muslim countries would accept him with a red carpet.

  • Longest curfew in the Valley’s history

    Kashmir continues to reel under curfew, strict restrictions, shutdown and widespread protests with 68 people losing their life so far (till the report was last filed) and thousands sustaining injuries. The Valley has been witnessing widespread ...

  • Killing, blinding spree continues in curfewed Kahsmir

    The killing spree in Kashmir goes on unabated with the death toll mounting to 68 till the report was last filed. Thousands of people have sustained injuries and hundreds have suffered serious pellet injuries in their eyes with some reportedly o...