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  • India’s image among those who care for freedom declining: Noam Chomsky

    New Delhi: Renowned American thinker and academician Noam Chomsky, who had questioned JNU authorities over the handling of the recent event, believes that India’s image among those who care for freedom and human rights is declining. &ldqu...

  • Second Natl. Urdu Science Congress

    Aligarh: The second National Urdu Science Congress was held in Aligarh on the 20th and 21st of February under the aegis of Anjuman Farogh- e -Science (ANFROS), Aligarh Chapter. The inaugural Function was held at the Aligarh Muslim University&rs...

  • Monthly income of 80% Muslim families in Bengal about Rs. 5000

    Kolkata: According to a report based on survey being conducted jointly by Parachi Trust and Guidance Guild Association under the sponsorship of economist Amartya Sen, who was honoured with Nobel Prize for economics about 5 or 6 years ago, there...

  • Scholarships worth 10,000 crore for minorities/SC/ST about to lapse

    New Delhi: It has been learnt that pre-Matric, post-Matric and merit-cum-means scholarships for minorities/SC/ST have not been released by the Central Government till date for the financial year 2015-16 and now there are only a few days remaini...

  • Durga and Mahishasur

    What’s this row over Mahishasur (buffalo-demon; Mahish: Buffalo in Sanskrit/Asur: Demon) and Durga? Some are of the opinion that the demon was a benign demon (an oxymoron, isn’t it?) and he was unjustifiably killed by goddess Durga....

  • All the more relevant

    Decades ago, Urdu poet Afsar Merathi penned a quatrain. It’s all the more relevant in these turbulent times: Mazhabo-mulk mein phanse hain sab Kaun aql ki raah dikhaye ab? Ye woh aalam-e-wahshat hai jismein Chuppi saadh le dekh ke...

  • Rafi, ignored again

    Manoj Kumar is the latest recipient of Dada Sahab Phalke award. The legendary Muhammad Rafi was ignored yet again. The jury to decide Phalke award comprised Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Salim Khan, Nitin Mukesh and Anup Jalota. While the abil...

  • Why I’m good is ridiculed by purists

    A few years ago when ‘I’m good’ and ‘My bad’ forced their way into ‘educated’ Indians’ lingo, I mailed my professor and world’s leading linguist Sir David Crystal (England) and asked him why...

  • 24 persons, suspected to be in contact with IS, arrested so far

    New Delhi: Union minister of state for home affairs, Haribhai Prithibhai Chowdhary said in the Lok Sabha on 1 March that NIA (National Investigation Agency) has so far arrested about 24 persons who are / were suspected to be in contact with IS ...

  • “If Hindu majority goes away, Nihal would be UP CM”: Togadia

    Rampur:  In spite of strong protests by social organisations and the personalities working for Hindu-Muslim unity, VHP leader, Praveen Togadia visited Rampur on 25 February. He didn’t leave any stone unturned in spoiling the harmonio...

  • Muslim leaders warn against the conspiracy to push Muslims into sectarian conflict

    New Delhi:  A number of important leaders of the Indian Muslim community on 11 February warned Muslim sects against the conspiracy to push them into inter-sectarian fights. In a joint statement, these leaders said that the elements which e...

  • LS passes Enemy Property Act amendment Bill

    The Lok Sabha on 9 March passed the Bill to amend the Enemy Property Act 1968 amid calls for referring it to a standing committee which was brushed aside by the BJP government and got it passed by voice vote. A BJP MP even demanded that its amb...

  • India being pushed to the brink: Prominent Citizens

    Former judges and IPS officers, jurists, scientists and businessmen have in a fervent appeal on 4 March to the Chief Justice and all other Judges of the Supreme Court of India urged suo motu constitutional action on the issue of alarming and th...

  • Why attacks on journalists?

    My article didn't hurt the religious sentiments of anyone since it was not a religious article. There is a great difference between religious sentiments and political sentiments.

  • Ayush yoga RTI investigation an Eye-wash: Pushp Sharma's ordeal continues

    Now I'm even ready to write a confession that I own the responsibility for all the decades-old crimes like the assassinations of Mrs Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.

  • Continued harassment of Journalist Pushp Sharma

    The main focus of interrogation for the third day was continued pressure on the journalist to accept and pinpoint who was behind his story.

  • Ayush Yoga RTI Police investigation: What has irked them most in my story...

    I was repeatedly asked about a single line from my article published in The Milli Gazette. And here is why I’m writing continuously instead of catching up on my sleep after long hours of grilling at the hands of police, IB and Ayush officials?

  • Potable water still out of reach

    At a time when “Clean water and Sanitation” has been developed as one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015, women in Yadeepora in north Kashmir’s Baramulla...

  • Bhat and Guru death anniversaries

    Death anniversaries of Mohammad Afzal Guru and Mohammad Maqbool Bhat were observered across the Valley amidst shutdown and restrictions. Authorities imposed stringent restrictions on the movement of people in old Srinagar to prevent protests an...

  • Killings by forces condemned

    The killing of two students allegedly by police and army in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has been widely condemned. A shutdown called for by separatists was observed across the Valley to protest the killings and restrictions were also...