National

  • A country of indolent lotus-eaters

    It’s an acute embarrassment to all sane and sensible people (just a fraction of them are left) in India that now there’s a raging debate as to who called M K Gandhi ‘Mahatma’? It was more or less accepted that Rabindrana...

  • Jats: OBC?

    Jats are agitating to get OBC status and the spineless government has already hinted at giving the Holy Grail to them. Now any sane and sensible person will ask as to why on earth should they get this status because Jats are mostly landlords an...

  • Out of jail

    Sanjay Dutt is now a free man having been released from Yerwada Central Jail in Poona 103 days before his scheduled release. His ‘disciplined conduct’ is being adduced as the main reason for his early escape from prison where he was...

  • Goebelism

    There’s a term in modern psychoanalysis known as ‘perception building’ or in popular parlance which is called Goebelism (after Adolf Hitler’s trusted aide who said that a lie repeated and hammered continuously could beco...

  • Communal clash over DJ

    Jamui:  The Maharajganj-Mahsory road of this town saw rioting on 11 February due to denial of permission to play DJ during Saraswati puja celebrations. The rioters set on fire a fruit shop and some motorbikes. They attacked a police force ...

  • Hateful speech before assembly by-elections in U.P.

    New Delhi:   Before the assembly by-elections of Muzaffarnagar and Deoband on 13 February, social activist and advocate, Shahzad Poonawala, has complained to the National Minority Commission, Chief Minister of U.P., Election Commissio...

  • Three BJP men involved in Dadri lynching: Mulayam

    Lucknow:  Samajwadi Party supremo, Mulayam Singh Yadav, targeting PM Narendra Modi, said on 27 January that the central government has not fulfilled any of his promises made during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections campaign. He blamed that the ...

  • Efforts to burn Moradabad in the fire of communal violence

    Moradabad:  Communal elements tried to spoil the peaceful atmosphere of this city on the eve of the Republic Day. Their efforts were, however, foiled by a prompt action by the police. Three policemen received light injuries during the proc...

  • Ox slaughtered in BJP leader’s house

    Dewas: As ox was slaughtered in Tonk Khurd, in the house of a BJP minority group’s district vice-president, Anwar Meo, alias Anna, on 27 January, which caused communal tension in the town. The meat was confiscated by the police and a case...

  • Communal tension in Akbarpur village of Rohtas

    Sahsaram: Once again the effort to disturb communal harmony of Rohtas district in Bihar was frustrated last month. The Akbarpur village of Rohtas thana faced tension when some miscreants threw pork into the courtyard of Masjid Bilal, in the eas...

  • No more Urdu/Arabic-mediums madrasas: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai:  Shiv Sena said on 20 January that in all the madrasas of the country, Urdu and Arabic should be banned as medium of instruction. Instead, they should be replaced with English and Hindi. The party, a partner of the BJP-led governme...

  • Washington Post makes fun of Modi

    Washington: The American daily Washington Post played a joke on PM Narendra Modi for his habit of embracing foreign political leaders, instead of the traditional way of shaking hands with them. Commenting on his habit, the paper wrote that Modi...

  • Pushp Sharma’s message to his readers after his temporary release

    Ayush RTI story journalist released, told to report back tomorrow morning. My stand is the same now after this ordeal at the hands of the Delhi Police. I got many papers from the Ayush Ministry which any journalist will use if he gets.

  • Statement by Pushp Sharma on Ayush Ministry RTI

    A good story should hurt people. Today I feel proud to be a journalist again -- Before being picked up by Delhi Police for question in the evening, Pushp Sharma had sent us this earlier in the day.

  • Ayush Ministry's reply is misleading

    We make it clear that the freelance journalist (Mr Pushp Sharma - pushpindian%gmail.com), who wrote the story, stands by his story.

  • AMU VC's clarification on meeting with Smriti Irani

    AMU VC's clarification regarding meeting of Smt. Smriti Irani, HRD minister with Chief Minister of Kerala on 08 January 2016 regarding AMU centre at Malappuram (Kerala)

  • Where Does The Muslim Money Go?

    Nisaar Y. Nadiadwala I visited Malad after ten years. It’s a crowded suburb of north Mumbai, dominated by Marwaris, Gujaratis and Punjabis . I was busy counting no less than 20 coaching classes within few buildings, offering expensiv...

  • ISIS-accused is innocent: family

    The family of a Kashmiri youth, Sheikh Azhar-ul-Islam, 22, arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi in the last week of January for his alleged links to Islamic State (IS) pleaded his innocence and said that he had gone abro...

  • Detenues maltreated

    Detenues booked under various criminal cases face multiple problems in the jails in Jammu province said Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association. Various Bar members including its vice president Aijaz Bedar visited various jails in Jammu on...

  • Political stalemate continues in J&K

    The political stalemate in Jammu and Kashmir continues with Governor N N Vohra appointing two advisors, former IAS officer Parvez Dewan and Khursheed Ahmad Ganie, February 4. The Advisors shall exercise the powers of Minister under the Jammu an...