National

  • The cry of India’s daughters

    Joseph D'Souza In mid-July of this year, an 11-year-old girl was returning home after visiting her grandfather. When she failed to arrive home her worried parents reported her missing. Her body was found the following day under a t...

  • Sikh-Muslim relations over centuries

    Nanak Singh Nishter   I started working for developing interfaith relations among all religions a long time ago. However later I began focusing on speaking and writing on Sikh-Muslim Relations.  People, irrespective of their r...

  • Muslims of India cannot prosper without leadership transformation, says journalist

    M. Zakir Azmi Nadvi RIYADH - Addressing a huge gathering of Non-Resident Indian (NRIs) in Riyadh, an eminent journalist and author said Muslims in his country cannot prosper without leadership transformation. Dr. Zafarul Islam Kha...

  • Does Modi really have an image problem?

    Yes, and no. Since CM Narendra Modi was deflated when confronted in 2007 with the stark truth of being a mass murderer,  there have been occasions of his being conscious of what he is and deserves the rarest of the rare punishment. That ha...

  • Is there an undeclared Emergency today?

    The decision to put a one-day ban on Hindi NDTV, since withheld, came as a big jolt to the country. A major channel was asked to stop broadcast. The charge was that its broadcast on Pathankot revealed sensitive information regarding national se...

  • MADINA HIGH SCHOOL

    For the past many years, this esteemed school has an excellent record of results in the Telengana SSC (Class X) Board Examination. All students passed with at least 6 GPA. Not a single student ever failed. However, now Pass means almost nothing...

  • “Cashless” economics shot in arm for bank-corporate nexus

    Prime Minister Modi has emerged as the shrewdest ever Indian Prime Minister in terms of support to an economy increasingly driven by corporate-banks nexus at the cost of the masses. He is now openly talking of online shopping and cashless econo...

  • When Marathas demolished a temple, Tipu Sultan rebuilt it

    New Delhi:  The ruling Congress Party in Karnataka, putting aside dissenting voices from a section of the population, observed Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary with great fervour in the whole state on 10 November. The purpose of the o...

  • Demonetisation: Govt. fails on every front

    Over a month has passed since our Prime Minister announced the demonetization of the old 500 and 1000 rupee notes. The PM claimed that this extreme measure is to fight corruption, black money and counterfeiting of currency notes. But due to imp...

  • “Facing The Foregone Conclusion”: Zakir Naik’s open letter

    I was right after all. IRF and I were set up for a ban. Despite some saying that I played the ‘Muslim card’, it is now proven that the decision to ban IRF was taken months ago and it was a communal decision. Before investigations we...

  • Total failure

    Attack after attack… Now the latest Nagrota camp attack by ‘terrorists’ from across the border is yet another blot on the escutcheon of Army and the BJP government. Omar Abdullah has rightly asked the Centre to explain its Pa...

  • Dilip Kumar’s autograph

    Some individuals remain etched in our memory and leave an ineradicable impression on people’s mind. The great actor Dilip Kumar is one of them, whose 94th birthday fell on December 11. I met the thespian a number of times in Bombay and Po...

  • Dilip Padgaonkar: A friend of minorities

    The death of Dilip Padgaonkar has orphaned the minorities and their just causes. He was full of concern for the Muslims and despite being a Maharashtrian Brahmin, who’re rabidly against Muslims, he was an exception and I remember how spon...

  • How Modi Govt fights corruption & black money

    * Modi minister for transport and shipping Nitin Gadkari's daughter Ketaki married in Nagpur on 4 December. Top RSS and BJP leaders attended the wedding including Mohan Bhagwat and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Gadkari’s office said &l...

  • Sharia banking: RBI proposes ‘Islamic window’ in banks

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed opening of “Islamic window” in conventional banks for “gradual” introduction of Sharia-compliant or interest-free banking in the country. Both the Centre and RBI ar...

  • Fatal political error not to bring Babri under Centre’s control

     Mumbai: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said here on 20 November that it was a “fatal political error” on the part of the Narasimha Rao government not to bring Babri Masjid under the Centre’s control despite mountin...

  • Machender Nath’s movement for release of mosques

    New Delhi:  While moving from the Ajmeri Gate bus stand northwards, you will come across the beautiful historic Wazirabad Mosque at a distance of about five kilometers on the banks of Yamuna river. It has three domes. On first sight, one c...

  • 23 Indian states, UTs fail to implement anti-infanticide law

    The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR), in its new report, “The State of the PC&PNDT Act: India’s losing battle against female foeticide”, which focuses on the status of implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal...

  • Marriage of a minor every seven seconds in the country

    New Delhi: According to a recent report of ‘Save the Children’, an international organisation working for children’s rights, child marriage even now is one of the big challenges in India. According to another report issued rec...

  • The Hindutva Terror Nexus

    Sanathan Sanstha, being probed for bomb blasts and assassination of three great democratic-secular intellectuals of India, Narendra Dhabolkar, Govind Pansare and MM Kalburgi, is an offshoot (or vice versa) of Hindu Janajaguriti Samiti (HJS) whi...