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  • Shutdowns continue to paralyse life across Kashmir

    Amidst shutdown, protests and clashes continue across the Kashmir Valley. More than 90 people have been killed and over 12,000 injured in protests and clashes that broke out across the Valley after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Bur...

  • No exodus in Kairana: NCM

    The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has found “no evidence” suggesting exodus of any community from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh. A report was filed by the two-member NCM team comprising Praveen Davar and Farida Abdullah Khan, ...

  • Mewat in the Shadow of Gangrape and Beef Controversy

    Nafees Ahmad Mewat is a unique region that rarely makes national headlines. Even if it does, it does for the wrong reasons. This time, though, it has come into limelight for a peculiar reason: double murder and alleged gangrape of two wome...

  • Fanning jingoistic fervour

    A relatively large population of people of common descent and same language were traditionally seen as a nation. This view militates against pluralism as well as democracy. What had fascinated BS Moonje, Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar and others of...

  • Arson attack on schools in Kashmir

    First things first. It is traumatising to read the latest news reports of schools set on fire in the valley. Before I write any further, let me clarify why there’s little shock on this latest in the valley. Simply put, there’s been ...

  • Ominous assault on media

    Humra Quraishi The political rulers of the day are now moving much beyond the set patterns. Broadening their targets. Not limiting attacks on the Muslims and Dalits and Christians, they are now targeting mainstream media. The proposed day-...

  • Is god’s own country now dog’s own?

    Saleeth. K. Kanniyan Malappuram: In Kerala every morning we wake up to horrific news of attacks on people by stray dogs. It is a major issue and has been a point of debate for the last few years. The report of the Indian Veterinary Associa...

  • Pakistan in our political life

    Dharmaraj Kumar, JNU dmaxrule@gmail.com   In the wake of series of a recent attacks on Indian borders resulting into casualties of soldiers, the massive campaign to brand Pakistan as a terrorist country has reached to the UN. T...

  • Riots in Aligarh and Kanpur, two dead

    Aligarh:   Riot broke out in Aligarh on 30 October on the occasion of the Diwali festival when some children belonging to the Hindu community hurled fire-crackers on Muslim passers-by in the Kaudiaganj locality. When Muslims chased th...

  • BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj abuses Muslims

    The BJP leader said that there should be a surgical strike against such ‘Asteen Ka Saanp’ (snake in the sleeve, i.e., internal enemies) in India for ‘spying’ for Pakistan. Sakshi Maharaj demanded a probe against Samajwad...

  • BJP rakes up Ram Mandir issue

    BJP and its affiliates are again raking up the issue of the Ram temple ahead of the UP elections early next year. The ploy of using Ram’s name and playing politics over it has been the best tool for BJP since the party discovered this iss...

  • Bhopal Killings Are a Reminder of India’s Failure to Act on Extrajudicial Executions

    Ravi Nair Weak probes into extrajudicial killings, the failure to prosecute those involved and the absence of a compensation system for the victim’s families shows how the government and courts have failed to take effective measures ...

  • Election season and return of Lord Ram

    Lord Ram has served the BJP well so far. It was the Ram temple around which seeds of divisive politics were sown all over the country. The rath yatra of Lal Krishna Advani precipitated and was followed by a trail of blood. The well-planned Babr...

  • VHP’s agenda before U.P. election

    Instigating communal tensions is turning out to be the prime job of Hindutva brigade these days. Saffron organizations are working hard to polarize the atmosphere before the three big assembly elections coming next year. Vishwa Hindu Parishad (...

  • Sanskrit was revived by the Mughals

    Ashfaq Mirza Sanskrit is one of the ancient languages of India, but it was never a language spoken by the common man. It had been a court language in the past, besides a language spoken by Brahmins and scholars belonging to upper castes, w...

  • Dreaded 8-11 Most Lunatic - GDP To Crash

    Subprime Crisis in USA Severely IMPACTED US Economy, Property Values Crashed – Here in India GoI had withdrawn Most Common Currency Notes – Impact could be irreversible. I had studied and responded to LUNATIC ideas of BJP supporte...

  • Modi’s “Surgical Strike” on black money will trap only small fish

    While Prime Minister Modi’s “surgical strike” against Black Money cannot be faulted, the strike is bound to trap only small fish. The corporate grip on economy will further strengthen. The middle and upper middle classes will ...

  • Fake encounter of 8 SIMI men in Bhopal

    Bhopal: The encounter of eight alleged Students of Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) members and under-trials, after their alleged jailbreak, by the Madhya Pradesh police seems to be full of contradictions. Eight SIMI men lodged at the high secu...

  • Unfortunate Fawad Khan

    ‘An actor is judged by the way he smokes and drinks on screen,’ opined the great American film critic Roger Ebert. If that’s really a criterion to be judged for the great onscreen persona, Fawad Khan wins it hands down. Alas, ...

  • A dubious encounter

    The whole issue of eight SIMI convicts’ jail-breaking and getting killed in cold blood seems to be a planned encounter just like Ishrat Jahan’s killing by Gujarat police a decade ago. Many contradictions and discrepancies are surfac...