National

  • More Muslim youths acquitted

    Mumbai: Nine persons, accused of having links with the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), were on 20 November honourably acquitted by Kurla  court here for lack of evidence. Those acquitted by the metropolitan magistrate&rsq...

  • SC enquires about steps taken to trace missing kids

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the central government to spell out its position on the standard operating procedures (SOPs) formulated by the National Legal Service Authority (NALSA) on the registration of FIRs on missing childr...

  • Woman Paraded Naked on Donkey

    Rajsamand: A 50-year-old woman was paraded naked on the orders of a self-styled village court that decided that she was guilty of killing her husband’s cousin. Thirty members of a community panchayat in a tribal area blackened a 45-year-o...

  • Court reprimands RBI for inscribing Hindu deities images on coins

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court while reprimanding Reserve Bank of India for inscribing the image of a Hindu deity on 5-rupee coins has asked it under which law the Bank has printed the image of a Hindu deity on coins. It may be recalled that in No...

  • Bombay HC stays 5 percent reservation for Muslims in jobs, allows in govt edu. institutions

    Mumbai: Bombay High Court on 14 November stayed Maharashtra government’s decision to give 16 percent reservation to Marathas in public services and educational institutions. The court also stayed reservations to the Muslims in public serv...

  • AUDF files case against NewsX

    By Mehraj Choudhury Silchar: The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has launched a legal case against the Delhi-based current affairs channel News X which reported last month that AIUDF president Maulana Badaruddin Ajmal and his par...

  • Govt abandons flood victims

    The agonies of flood victims are multiplying with every passing day. Their immediate rehabilitation seems a difficult task, especially with the onset of winter. Political favouritism, lack of coordination between various relief distributing age...

  • Assembly elections to start on 25 Nov.

    The first phase of the state assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir is scheduled for 25 November. Assembly polls in the state would he held in five-phases. Polls during the first phase would be held in 15 Assembly segments spread across se...

  • Muharram restricted in the Valley

    Restrictions marked the 10th of Muharram, observed on November 4 it was to restrict Shia mourners from taking out Ashura processions. The day is observed across the globe as a symbol of sacrifice and mourning recalling the martyrdom of Hazrat I...

  • AFPSA-protected Army kills two more

    Two youth were killed and two others injured, after Army personnel of 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) allegedly opened fire on a car in which they were travelling in Chattergam in Budgam district, November 3. Faisal Yusuf, 14, and Mehraj-u-din Ahmad, ...

  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Muslims - i

    Yes, this book is great -- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People -- as it has inspired millions of lives across the globe, including me! The title triggered me to search and read about Seven Habits of Highly Effective Muslims. I googled i...

  • Judicial directions to establish winter shelters in J&K and Uttarakhand

    The Supreme Court on 31 October directed the governments of five northern states (UP, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and HP) to build sufficient numbers of shelter homes for homeless people ahead of the upcoming winter season. Sending a stern warnin...

  • Communal riots

    New Delhi: Communal riots, which are becoming more and more frequent after the formation of BJP-led NDA government at the Centre last May, erupted at two different localities in Delhii and at Birbhum and Malda (both in West Bengal) during the l...

  • Rhythm of the heart

    By Dr Bobby John A little fluttering in the chest or pounding of the heart is all too familiar and a common phenomenon that we often ignore. Rightly so, when it is before a public speech or while we run to catch a bus or train that is leav...

  • Modi checkmating Mamata and marginalizing Muslims

    The witch-hunt mounted over the Burdwan blasts is willful pursuit of inanity. The PM and his bête noire Congress party are still chasing the chimera. It is because the whole investigation system is skewed. It has sworn to go after the Mus...

  • Hindu radicals attack Christians in Chhattisgarh

    Mumbai: Twelve innocent Christians were attacked by extremist Hindus in the village Madota in the district of Bastar on 25 October. In recent months the area has witnessed numerous incidents of anti-Christian persecution. The recent attack took...

  • Burdwan blast act of criminal gang: Mushawarat fact-finding report

    Kolkata: The Burdwan blast was a simple case of criminals fabricating simple crude bombs and selling them to politicians and criminals but the BJP-led Central government has employed it for its own political agenda to polarise voters on communa...

  • Ethnic stereotypes: Muslims as a butt of ridicule

    I recently heard someone suggest that distorted media images of Muslims and people of Middle Eastern origin are one of the last “acceptable” public stereotypes in our society. Why don’t people just lighten up with this concern...

  • Army has never been sympathetic towards Kashmiris and their cause

    The ill-fated incident on November 3, in which two innocent youngsters were gunned down in Chattergam on the outskirts of Srinagar city by the partisan army is indicative of the disturbing fact that army also has a deep-seated prejudice against...

  • Unholy Alliance

    Now it’s official. Extremist Buddhists and Hindus are forming a grand alliance against Muslims in South Asia. What damage they can cause Muslims is not really known, beyond a cowardly attack on Muslims here and a riot there. However, ...