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  • Revelations galore about Ishrat Jahan, but why mum on Kauserbi?

    Abdul Hafiz Lakhani Ahmedabad: Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley is in headlines saying Mumbai  girl Ishrat Jahan was a terrorist of  LeT. During his deposition, he referred to a woman killed in a police encounter on Ind...

  • Rohit Vemula: Hindutva politics and the Dalit question

    The death of Rohith Vemula has been projected as a suicide by some, and murder by others, depending on their political orientation. Rohith’s being Dalit and his participation in Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) and active contribution ...

  • Who is behind the sectarian hatred?

    Iftikhar Gilani A former high-ranking official of an important secret institution, the late M. K. Dhar, used to narrate an incident in his private and personal meetings regarding the sectarian differences and hatred among Muslims. He has m...

  • Bypoll results ring alarm bells for SP

    Mohammad Shahid Lucknow: The results of the byelections in Muzaffarnagar, Deoband and Bikapur may not be a referendum on the functioning of the state government but it certainly gives an indication of things to come. While the poll outlook...

  • NCM should either be reformed or abolished

    New Delhi: Former Chairman of National Commission on Minorities (NCM), Prof. Tahir Mahmood, who was Chairman of NCM (or National Minorities Commission) from 1996 to 1999, says in his book titled ‘Minorities Commisison 1978-2015: Minor Rol...

  • Non-veg tourists not welcome in Haryana

    Ambala:   The Health Minister of Haryana, Anil Vij, has said that those who cannot live without eating beef, shouldn’t enter Haryana where a strict cow-protection law is in force. He added that there are a number of countries wh...

  • Dadri murder case takes a new turn

    Noida:  The Basahara lynching case took a new turn when during the police investigation it was found that the priest of the temple, who was involved in Akhlaq’s lynching, has sold his property and disappeared. The priest, Sukhbir Das...

  • Mysterious sectarian survey in Kashmir

    Srinagar: Senior separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Gilani’s Hurriyat Conference stated here on 31 January that in Kashmir Valley a strange and mysterious survey is being conducted by army and police in which, besisdes other things, people a...

  • Governments sleep as Hindu outfit raises terror army

    Lucknow: Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi may have failed to bring the promised achche din but, true to his image, he has succeeded in creating an atmosphere of intolerance and communal divide. Thus, while the Centre is busy saffronising government...

  • 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...