National

  • Protests over killing of youth

    Protests and clashes rocked Bemina-Srinagar on June 14 against the killing of a youth, Sheikh Tanvir Sultan in a shootout at Kud near Udhampur on June 13. Government and police claimed that the youth was a militant, who according to them had op...

  • Govt expenditure on separatists

    The Central and state government has spent a whopping Rs 560 crore on separatists in the past five years. This was claimed by ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Ajat Shatru Singh while speaking in the Zero Hour Session in the Legisl...

  • Controversy continues over Sainik and Pandit enclaves

    Setting up of Sainik colonies and separate townships for Pandits has snowballed into a major controversy, with separatists opposing construction of separate townships for Kashmiri Pandits while the government maintains that it wants to settle t...

  • Inciting mob violence, not free speech, is sedition

     Since the JNU event of February 7, 2016 there has been a hidden agenda according to which Modi government has been trying in inanity to frame sedition charges against Khaled Umar, Anirban Bhattacharya, Shehla Rashid and their leader Kanha...

  • Dubious ‘achievements’ of Modi Raj

    Humra Quraishi   Whilst detailing the list of the so-called “achievements” of the Modi government, its ministers and spokespersons bypass mentioning three of their major “achievements.” Foremost, those unofficial ...

  • Two Years of Modi’s Government

    Two years ago when Modi swept the parliamentary elections, the Corporate Sector, especially big ones went agog. Their enthusiasm and hopes were unbounded. They went on to imagine a free rein to expand the way they like.   The young gen...

  • Two Years of Modi Sarkar: Broken Promises, Sectarian Agenda

    The performance of the Modi government during the last two years has to be seen in the light of the promises made in the electoral campaign and on the barometer of values of Indian Constitution of pluralism and diversity. Acche din had become a...

  • Murder of Anti-Extremists at the behest of extremist Hindutva

    In India, there are many extremist or fringe groups which use force to impose their fascist ideologies. There are many such fringe elements among Hindus. Dabholkar Pansare  Kalburgi  The long list o...

  • Kashmir: Paradise or a Barricaded Valley

    Khalil A Banday khalilbanday@gmail.com God knows the fate of Kashmir, but from the past 26 years, Kashmir has got funerals, bloodbath, shellings, cross-firings, grenade attacks, curfews and civil curfews, hartals, torture, human rights v...

  • A Tale of Two Vehicles: Sadhvi’s Motorcycle and Rubina’s Car

    Can there be two types of justice delivery systems in the same country? This question came to one’s mind with the U turn taken by the NIA in the cases related to terror acts in which many Hindu names were involved. Now the NIA in a fresh ...

  • Living Corpse: The Story of Nisaruddin

    I am not used to writing. The following is my story written in a state of emotions.  After my acquittal, when I came out of jail, my elder brother was waiting for me. He very affectionately embraced me and seated me in his car. The car...

  • Gulbarg Massacre Verdict

    Ahmedabad: A special SIT court on 17 June awarded life terms to 11 convicts for burning alive 69 people, including the former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, in one of the worst cases of post-Godhra violence in 2002. This verdict is a miscarriage of l...

  • Truth behind “ISIS in India” fog

    Hasan Zia Rizvi   New Delhi: There is no concrete evidence till date of ISIS presence in India. Even reports of global researchers exclude India as a country affected by ISIS. A special report by Heritage Foundation features countr...

  • Mad scramble

    When will this mad scramble for higher marks and silly cut-offs end. Lord Macaulay’s flawed and obsolete education system (1832), which still persists in India, mindlessly fosters rote-learning. To Indians, marks are the alpha and omega o...

  • Scissor-happy

    ‘Cinema is not merely an interpretation of life like other forms and genres of creativity. It’s the direct manifestation of life itself.’ The words of great Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa assume greater significance in ...

  • Oh dear!

    Smriti Irani finds it offensive and takes umbrage at being called ‘Dear Smriti ji’ in an e-mail sent by the education minister of Bihar. This is really ridiculous. Irani knows a smattering of English and she must be alive to the uni...

  • Don’t pigeonhole a human being

    A Muslim of Hindu faith, Imran Yusuf, saved many lives at Orlando Gay Club shooting. Now the followers of both the religions are staking claims on him, forgetting that he’s first and foremost a human being. His religious labeling (if at a...

  • Finally nabbed?

    Finally CBI has nabbed one Dr Virendra Singh Tawade of Sanatan Sanstha for plotting Dr Dabholkar’s murder three years ago. The similar pattern in all the three murders of the Hindu rationalists led to the arrest of this man who’s be...

  • Hindus attack masjid and demolish minaret

    Barabanki:   Communal elements brought down the minaret of Bilal Masjid in village Qila Bilehri Lal Ganj of Tehsil Ram Snehi near Daryabad as a result of a clash between the two communities on 9 June. Rioters are in high spirits as no...

  • Kairana: Surprised to find his name in list, files case

    Lucknow: A businessman from Ghaziabad has filed a police complaint, saying his family has been dragged into the Shamli “exodus” controversy by unidentified people who put up his house “on sale”. Gaurav Jain, in his compl...