National

  • Five days military expenditure of the world will suffice to educate all children of the world

    New Delhi: Nobel Laureate and activist of children’s educational rights, Kailash Satyarthi said while talking to media persons in New Delhi on 7 October that the expenses incurred on military activities of the whole world for 5 days only,...

  • “Who gave them the right to kill my father?”

    Muslims in India would register in their memory of what is happening to them as a fall out of their being faithful. Hardly a day passes when the Modi government does not jolt and shock them. Dadri is as bitter a lesson as Ayodhya 1992. The man ...

  • Assault on Syncretic Traditions

    The country is undergoing a regression in different fields of life. Apart from the political undermining of secularism, pluralism and Indian nationalism, cultural pluralism and valued syncretic traditions are also under severe attack. The inten...

  • Worshipping Cow: Killing Humanity

    Just over a decade ago (2002) in Dulina village of Jhajjar in Haryana a mob of over a thousand people lynched five Dalits who were skinning a dead cow to sell the hide. They had government licenses that they had got after paying Rs. 5000 each t...

  • Rain in summer

    Our motherland is passing through the most crucial days of history after partition and Babri Masjid demolition. The current crisis is very different and difficult as our secular fabric and our democracy are at stake today as never before. The f...

  • Time to simplify the Kashmiri marriage

    Rameez Bhat   In Kashmir, the bridegroom and his huge baraati is welcomed withdhol- nagarah and band-baja. It also involves a huge cost on frivolities, verging on bid’ah (innovation in Islam). The massive financial burden som...

  • Laxmanpur Bathe, Dalits & Bihar Polls

    As I entered the main settlement of Bathe village, it was not difficult for me to make out the difference between upper caste houses and lower caste’s. While upper castes had big pucca houses and  owned huge chunks of land, Dalits an...

  • For Muslims, security is now a bigger issue

    Patna: Gulam Rasool Balyawi is General Secretary of Janata Dal (United) and President of the Markazi Edara-e- Sharia.  In recognition of his influence over Muslims, the party sent him to Rajya Sabha in 2014. In the ongoing Bihar Assembly E...

  • Ninety percent of Muslims are supporting JD-U, RJD-Congress-led Grand Alliance: Imarat-e Shariah

    An Interview with Maulana Anisur Rahman Qasmi Patna, 21 October, 2015: Maulana Anisur Rahman Qasmi is the General Secretary (Nazim) of the Imarat-e Shariah Bihar & Orissa and a former chairperson of the Bihar Haj Committee. Hailing from...

  • Do we know this AMU prof.?

    Mohammad Sajjad Athar of the Department of Physics at AMU worked at the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research with Takaaki Kajita who was given the Nobel Prize for the discovery that neutrinos have mass (‘AMU professor, alumni contributed to ...

  • Shiv Sena: A pack of wild dogs

    Years ago when Bal Thackrey launched Shiv Sena and began to intimidate the South Indian hoteliers in Bombay, someone wrote in the now defunct ‘The Illustrated Weekly’ that ‘Shiv Sena is a pack of stray and wild dogs.’ Th...

  • Ready to pick up Modi’s shoes!

    During my college days, when I was learning Urdu (I came from Persian background) from an exquisitely beautiful lady, I fell for her and sent a (love) letter written in Urdu. I began with this couplet, ‘Sunte hain ke mil jaati hai har che...

  • Miscreants attack religious scholar

    New Delhi:   Maulana Manzoor Qasmi, a religious scholar, was stopped by some miscreants near Basod village while he was on his way from Baghpat to his village Maithli last month. They abused and thrashed him and left him unconscious. ...

  • Masjid attackers held

    Faizabad:   Police moved efficiently to arrest the two accused who threw a bomb into the mosque of Makeeri Tola here. The bomb exploded in the night of 12 October in Masjid Makeeri Tola, breaking the glass of the mosque. The sound of ...

  • Hindu caught breaking idols in temple

    Shamli:   A Hindu, Ram Kumar son of Phool Singh, r/o Budhev was caught red-handed while breaking the idols of Hindu deities installed in Bhumi Khera Mandir in Banat town of this district. His comrades managed to run away. Had they suc...

  • 23 lakh want peon’s job in UP, post graduates, doctorates included

    Graduates, post graduates and even PhD holders are among the 23 lakh applicants vying for the post of a peon in Uttar Pradesh government secretariat. A record of sort was created after the UP government, which advertised for 368 posts of pe...

  • Peace Foundation announces free coaching for SSC/RRB/Banking

    Patna:  Peace Foundation has announced Merit-cum-Means Scholarship to the needy minority aspirants of Staff Selection Commissions (S.S.C.)/ Railway Recruitment Boards (R.R.B.s), Banking (I.B.P.S.) and other general competitive examinations...

  • MPLB chief: Particular culture is being imposed

    Lucknow: President of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and rector of Nadwatul Ulama, Maulana Rabey Hasani Nadwi, on 19 October expressed his apprehension that a particular culture was being imposed in the country. Asking Hindus to think ...

  • Madrasas produce honest individuals: Maulana Asrarul Haque

    Bhopal: It is an article of faith for a Muslim to remove any harmful object from the path so as to protect people from being hurt or harmed, said Member of Parliament Maulana Mohammad Asrarul Haque Qasmi. He was addressing students of Madrasa T...

  • Bihar Assembly Elections 2015: Sangh Parivar’s Stasis versus Mahagathbandhan’s Homonoia

    The politics of ‘division and destruction from within’ by stirring up Hindutva hatred against Muslims would certainly be rejected by the voters of Bihar in this Assembly elections (2015) in which both Hindus and Muslims would reject the culture of...