National

  • Riots bring political dividends: Can this be stopped?

    This is truly ominous. If the major parties of the country use riots as tools for ensuring electoral triumphs, it can easily explain why riots keep recurring. Under the circumstances, it is more likely that if Modi comes to power, he may repeat...

  • New Administrative units in J&K

    Almost a month-long tussle between National Conference and Congress, ended following the creation of more than 650 new administrative units across the state. The decision has evoked mixed response from various quarters across the state. Adminis...

  • Army verdict on Pathribal is “murder of justice”

    Families of victims Pathribal fake encounter case have described the Army’s verdict in the case as “murder of justice”. Army, January 23, closed the 14-year-old case after acquitting five accused soldiers, saying that the evid...

  • Humans are not from Earth

    “Mankind is supposedly the most highly developed species on the planet, yet is surprisingly unsuited and ill-equipped for Earth’s environment: harmed by sunlight, a strong dislike for naturally occurring (raw) foods, ridiculously hi...

  • The enigma of Aurangabad arms haul

    + Pic The Aurangabad arms haul case hearing has gone underway at long last. Beginning with 3 February, 2014, the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act Court in Mumbai will resume trial.  Only a couple of weeks ago, Riyaz Ahmed...

  • Mushawarat demands probe of Hindutva terror

    + Pic Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde                     Hon’ble Home Minister of India New Delhi 110001   Dear Sushil Kumar Shindeji, I hope yo...

  • The Unending Amnesia Over Hindutva Terror

    + Pic By Subhash Gatade   Aseemanand’s description of the plot in which he was involved became increasingly detailed. In our third and fourth interviews, he told me that his terrorist acts were sanctioned by the highe...

  • HRD Committee’s report on promotion of Urdu submitted

    New Delhi: HRD ministry’s Sub-Committee appointed by minister Pallam Raju on 27 April 2012 for the promotion of Urdu language and for improving competitive ability of minority students in English was submitted to the minister on 19 Decemb...

  • Cops ignored Hindu terror leads, says officer

    + Pic New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh police had information about the existence of a “Hindu terror network” after the 2007 Hyderabad Mecca Masjid blasts, a former CBI officer told DNA in the wake of a media report claiming th...

  • The disaster Manmohan mentioned

    Cyber space is filled with jokes on the prime minister and his silence. Therefore, when he does speak, he needs being taken seriously. In his press conference, itself a first time in his second term, he made the point that if his successor were...

  • Myth of Clean Chit: Gujarat Carnage and Modi

    In a recently televised interview the Vice-President of Indian National Congress, Rahul Gandhi raised a storm when he said that some Congressmen might have been involved in 1984 Sikh massacre and that Narendra Modi has a blame to take for the G...

  • Riot victims complain against intimidation

    31 January ‘14 To The Incharge Police Supdt (Manoj Jha) Special Investigation Cell, Police Lines Muzaffarnagar Sub: Communal violence: Accused Rajinder s/o Harikishan Baba and Sanju s/o Manga r/o village Lisad & others...

  • Foundation stone of AMU Centre laid at Kishanganj

    After a long wait and various attempts by communal forces to hinder in some way or the other and to mislead people against setting up of the AMU Centre at Kishanganj, UPA’s Chairperson Sonia Gandhi formally laid the foundation stone of Al...

  • Communal tension grips Madhool in Adilabad

    + Pic Hyderabad: Communal tension gripped Madhool area of Adilabad on 7 February, when miscreants threw a pig-head near a Mosque during Fajr prayer. The report of this incident spread like fire and sparked tension in the region. Acc...

  • SC to revisit Hindutva verdict

    New Delhi: Virtually reopening its Hindutva judgment, the Supreme Court on 2 February decided to expedite hearing by a seven-judge Bench for an authoritative pronouncement on electoral law categorising misuse of religion for electoral gains as ...

  • JIH asks all to play active role in the parliamentary elections

    New Delhi: “Every sincere citizen, especially every Muslim, must play an active role in the upcoming 2014 parliamentary elections to defeat the communal and fascist forces and to strengthen democracy,” urged Jamaat-e-Islami Hind&rsq...

  • Still in India, illiterate adults at 287 million, 37 per cent of the global total

    According to a report by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, India has the highest population of illiterate adults at 287 million, India has by far the largest population of illiterate adults at 287 million, amount...

  • Sentenced to be raped

    A khap panchayat ordered villagers to gang rape a girl as punishment in West Bengal. “Enjoy the girl and have fun”. With this single sickening sentence, the head of a khap panchayat ordered men to gang rape a girl whose only crime w...

  • NCM to depute lawyers to fight riot victims cases

    New Delhi: A delegation of representatives of three NGOs met the Chairman of National Minorities Commission Wajahat Habibullah in his office on 30 January to find out what the Commission has been doing to redress the grievances and difficulties...

  • National Waqf Development Corp inaugurated

    + Pic  New Delhi: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, while formally inaugurating National Waqf Development Corporation Ltd (NAWADCO) at a function held at Vigyan Bhavan here on 29 January said that Waqf properties are capable of ear...