National

  • Women and higher education: Way forward

    Dr. Rahila Sikandar rahsik.jnu@gmail.com In India women constitute around fifty percent of the population. However, their access to higher education is relatively low. In the 69th year of Independence , access to higher education is stil...

  • Cow vigilantism as terror

    Cow vigilantism, which has received tremendous boost since the ascendance of BJP at the Centre, got its first fitting reply in Gujarat recently. The way in which a self-proclaimed Gau Rakshak Dal - owing allegiance to Shiv Sena - attacked a gro...

  • Kashmir, not the Kashmiris

    Khalil A Banday Khalilbanday@gmail.com In the whole world, wherever people are fighting for their right of self determination, free exercise of their civil rights, protection of their human rights and protesting against sexual violence, ...

  • “Cow protectors” on the rampage in Rajasthan

    Jaipur:  Saffron outfits throughout the country are active in violence against Muslims and Dalits in the name of “cow protection”. Such incidents appear in the media and newspapers almost daily. In Una (Gujarat), Dalits were be...

  • Lecture on Usury-to-Interest

    New Delhi: Institute of Objective Studies (IS), New Delhi organised a lecture on the above mentioned topic on 30 July. Speaking on this topic and reviewing the history of centuries-old ‘usury to interest’ discussion in Europe Dr. Ka...

  • Print media has a future: RNI chief

      Syed Khaled Shahbaaz   Hyderabad: The print media in India, newspapers in particular, will continue to thrive for the next 10-15 years, said Mr. S.M.Khan Director of Registrar of Newspapers of India, the central organisation th...

  • A world gripped by the cancer of terror

    The current times are disturbing as so many innocent lives are being lost and social resources being destroyed due to the dastardly phenomenon of terror. To cap it all, this phenomenon has been linked to religion in the popular perception. Just...

  • Why no action against Hindutva hate-mongers?

    Hate speech has become a rage in India but the current BJP government is not serious about it. Recently, a debate broke out against the alleged hate speech of Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and many demanded ban on him. However, Maharashtra State ...

  • AMU Crisis Explained

    Muhammad Adeeb, ex-MP madeeb45@yahoo.co.in   In 1967, in Aziz Pasha case the Supreme Court gave the verdict that Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was not a minority university because it had not been established by Muslims, but by the...

  • Is Saudi Arabia an enemy country?

    Aleem Faizee The media trial of Dr. Zakir Naik, started after The Dhaka Daily Star report, which the newspaper itself a day later backtracked extending unconditional apology to the Islamic preacher, is ending up as sadistic propaganda agai...

  • Aurangabad arms haul case

    Mumbai: Seven, including Abu Jundal, sentenced to life imprisonment, two sentenced to 14 years, three to eight years and eight have been honourably acquitted. Mumbai: A special Mcoca court here on 2 August announced sentences in the ten-yea...

  • Momin Conf Leaders Meet

    New Delhi: A conference was held here on 30 July to raise the representation of the Momin biradari in the police and legislatures. A movement is to be started next month to spread awareness about this issue. Delegates from various parts of the ...

  • Educational progress in forty years

    Nusrat Shervani In 1976, we collected XII board examination results from Muslim girls inter-colleges in Uttar Pradesh. In 18 girls colleges, out of 1026 Muslim girls appearing, only 579 or 56 percent had passed. The rest, about 44 percent,...

  • Kashmir imbroglio

    At times, I feel that Kashmiris should be given the right and choice to decide their fate. It’s high time, Kashmir got independence both from India and Pakistan. I might sound very unpatriotic but then I’ve never believed in the con...

  • India’s Jews - a sharp contrast

    India’s minuscule Jewish community has got a shot in the arm in the form of an official decree recognising the sect as a minority. This wealthy and undoubtedly intellectual community, though sporadically scattered in India, has got everyt...

  • They were warned

    British-era Bombay-Goa highway bridge, near Mahad in Konkan’s Raigad district, that collapsed due to torrential rains had already served its utility and was warned by the British government in 2013 that it needed to be demolished because ...

  • Hindu broke idols to cause a riot

    Sikandarabad: On 2 August, police arrested and sent to jail a Hindu man on charges of breaking idols to instigate a riot. The incident occurred on 17 July when one Nisho son of Nareshchand Yadav of village Sarondhan broke idols of the local tem...

  • Dalit who died in cops’s custody was ‘beaten like a football’

    Kanpur:  For hours on 2 August night, 25-year-old Kamal Valmiki was beaten with rods, abused and humiliated at a police outpost in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur, where he had been brought in for questioning over a robbery. “We wer...

  • Panchayat decides to expell all Muslim students and staff

    Chandigarh:  A Haryana panchayat decided to order expulsion of the lone Muslim staff of a local school and all its Muslim students, in punishment for organising a special programe on the occasion of Eidul-Fitr. This programme was organised...

  • Martial arts training to Muslim girls dubbed as ‘jehadi’

    New Delhi: It appears that the general trend of the national mainstream media to associate Indian Muslims with Da’ish and terrorism is now being extended to local and state media also, an example of which is clear from a news item / story...