National

  • Are our orders for putting into cold-storage: Supreme Court

    New Delhi:  The Supreme Court, during a hearing of a case against failure to remove religious structures from public land, scolded all states on 19 April. The Supreme Court bench, consisting of Justice V. Gopal Goda and Justice Arun Kumar ...

  • Govt seeks details of appointments of minorities in govt jobs

    New Delhi: Personnel and Training (P&T) Department of Union home ministry has directed all ministries and departments to provide it with the statistics of recruitments / appointments of minorities in government jobs during the year 2015-16 ...

  • BJP will never build Ram Mandir at Ayodhya!

    Haridwar:   Jagatguru of Sharda and Jyotrishi Peeth, Shankar Acharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati said on 8 April that BJP would never build Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. After almost two years of its rule, BJP has not done anything which wo...

  • People of Kashi will not surrender to communal forces: Bishambhar Mishra

    Varanasi: Some people in the country, donning saffron clothes, are spreading hatred in the name of religion and are indulging in efforts to destroy national unity and harmony on the pretext of religion. These are the people who want to destroy ...

  • “Mission Urdu” folder released on the RSS stage

    New Delhi: ‘Naya KarvaN’, a new organisation of Delhi plans to start its ‘Mission Urdu’ movement with the objective of making a demand for Urdu (language) being declared a compulsory subject from 1st to 10th class in all...

  • Killed days before his wedding

    Jehangir Ahmad Wani, 20 (left), was to celebrate his Nikah (wedding) ceremony with his family and friends on Monday, April 25. However, he was killed by teargas shell on April 13 at Shatmuqam Drugmulla fired by the army during clashes following...

  • Attacks on Kashmiris outside the state

    Growing attacks on and harassment of Kashmiri students in different colleges more so after tension brewed inside the National Institute of technology (NIT) Srinagar campus, in the last week of March, has been widely condemned by various quarter...

  • A New wave of killings by army and police in J&K

    Barely a week after Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP government took oath of office in Jammu and Kashmir, five civilians including a woman were killed and several injured in Army and police firing, after protests erupted against the alleged molestati...

  • Manipur: Pleading justice for Pangal victims

    Md Shafikul Haque shafitabu@gmail.com In Manipur senseless, brutal attacks on Pangals (ethnic name of Manipuri Muslims, a minority community) have been on the rise. On 25th March 2016, six young boys were brutally attacked at Iramsiphai ...

  • Why we need minority character for AMU, or Jamia Millia, or Jamia Hamdard?

    Afzal Usmani simaalusmani@gmail.com “Nothing is more disgraceful for a nation than to throw into the oblivion its historical heritage and the works of its ancestors”.   Sir Syed Ahmad, Khan, Founder of Aligarh Muslim...

  • Azaadi

    Why do we jump at the word azaadi? Its the most potent of words, heavy with meaning, offloading an abundance of emotions. Azaadi can be from just about anyone or any system, be it from an oppressive government or an incompatible mate or even an...

  • Resistance on... Ongoing!

    Humra Quraishi   On 8 April 2016, another round of resistance - Pratirodh - to the fascist rulers of the day - was organised at New Delhi’s Mavalankar Hall (Constitution Club) where Krishna Sobti, Gauhar Raza, SiddharthVarad...

  • Inner Line Permit Is Scary for Muslims and Tribals in Manipur

    W.M. Afzal Khan The Inner Line Permit System is ostensibly intended to control the influx of outsiders in the state. Initially, the British government had introduced ILPS to protect its commercial interests, particularly in oil and tea. It...

  • JNU doctored footage: Delhi govt files suit

    New Delhi: The AAP government on 22 April filed a complaint before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM), Patiala House Courts, seeking action against three television news channels, Zee News, News X and India News, for airing doctored footag...

  • Indian Nationalism vs. Hindu Nationalism

    New Delhi: A lively lecture followed by a panel discussion was held on 16 in the sprawling lawns of the Sayidain House in Jamia Nagar here on 16 April. The occasion was the release of the book, Indian Nationalism versus Hindu Nationalism by Pro...

  • Do Educational Institutions need lectures on Patriotism?

    The issues related to patriotism in our educational institutions started coming up to the fore with this Government coming to power in May 2014. One after the other news of Government intervention in different institutions, more so the national...

  • My Sister, Delta Meghwal

    My loving sister Delta, I write this letter to you, with swollen eyes plunged in tears after your murder, knowing the fact that you will never read this. I am also sad that I could not write a letter to you earlier and remained lost into my...

  • Is Chhattisgarh a police state in democratic India?

    Pushkar Raj pushkar.raj@acet-global.com   A police state is said to be one where citizens experience life, freedom of movement and expression of opinion subject to police monitoring and control. The mineral-rich state of Chhattisgarh...

  • Character creates miracles

    All of us know what a miracle can character create. But, there are not many who make efforts for character-building, improve themselves, or make sacrifices for the sake of others. It is also true that conduct and character are influences which ...

  • Pastor attacked, Bible set ablaze

    Raipur: Unidentified assailants attacked a church and its pastor over the weekend at the remote Tokapal village in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region. This is the second church attack in Chhattisgarh since March when a mob vandalized a `home ch...