National

  • Killing graph up in 2014: HRR

    Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, a local human rights group, in its report “Human Rights Review - 2014” states that the killing graph in 2014 has gone upto 236 compared to 204 killings registered in 2013. “Out of ...

  • Political limbo in J&K

    Srinagar: Consultations and deliberations continue as the political impass over, government formation in Jammu and Kashmir deepens. So far no political party or an alliance has come forward to stake a claim for formation of government in the st...

  • Stop Being So Positive

    By Gabriele Oettingen We’ve all heard a great deal about the power of positive thinking. Organizations encourage it among their employees in an effort to boost performance and engagement, and it’s a key tenet of “managing...

  • Communal forces run riot during Eid Miladun Nabi

    By Jawed Akhter After BJP came to power at the centre, incidents of communal violence and riots are taking place regularly. Frequent attacks on minorities especially Muslims and Christians have increased creating communal tension in differ...

  • Change your life style to save your life

    The maintenance of body weight is very important as far as the health fitness is concerned. People who have got abnormal weight are susceptible to diseases very easily. The reason for abnormal body weight is life style. In today’s life st...

  • Mumbai-attack revisited

    By Jawed Akhter  The recent revelations of New York Times, ProPublica and the PBS series Frontline show that US, UK and India had 26/11 intelligence which together could have prevented the deadly terror attack in Mumbai on that fatefu...

  • REMARKABLE PROGRESS, BUT NOT ENOUGH

    By Nusrat Shervani In 1976, we launched our scheme to raise academic standards in and improve board examination results of Muslim girls’ inter colleges in Uttar Pradesh. That year, from 18 girls’ colleges, 1026 Muslim girls had...

  • Three mosques reclaimed in Punjab and Haryana after 67 years

    Muslims of Hans Kalan village near Jagraon tehsil in Punjab offered prayers again on 21 December in a mosque which had been under illegal occupation for the past 67 years. A spokesman of Majlis Ahrar-e Islam said that the mosque had been illega...

  • “Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute was nearly resolved,” claims Akhara Parishad

      The President of All India Akhara Parishad, Gyan Das of Ayodhya, has claimed that the controversy over Ram Mandir and Babri Masjid was resolved just after the verdict of the Allahabad High Court in 2010. He said that after having consult...

  • Congress silence on conversions

    Congress always claims to be a secular political party, but it has ignored the issue of conversions raging across the country. The party has given instructions to its leaders to keep quiet on the issue of conversion. The party seems to be divid...

  • Central Govt plans to deport illegal Bangladeshis

    In Assam, around 36 thousand alleged illegal Bangladeshi immigrants have been recognized and their names will be deleted from voters’ lists. Out of these, 2,447 Bangladeshis were sent back and deportation of the rest is under process. But...

  • Mushawarat condemns the attack on Paris magazine office

    New Delhi: “We unreservedly condemn the coward terrorist attack on a Paris magazine’s office in which a dozen innocent people lost their precious lives,” said Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, national president of the All India Muslim M...

  • Moderation emphasised in inter-faith dialogue

    New Delhi: A 2-day workshop on ‘Inter-faith Dialogue’ was jointly organised in Delhi by the world organisation ‘Interfaith Coalition for Peace’, Zakat Foundation of India, Islamic Studies Association and the Christian or...

  • “Kolkata firing was worse than Jallianwala Bagh massacre”: Inquiry Commission

    Dubbing the police firing at the Youth Congress rally near Metro Cinema in central Kolkata in which 13 Youth Congress activists were killed on 21 July, 1993, as worse than Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919, the chairman of the inquiry commissio...

  • VHP to declare HP a “Hindu state”

    Vishwa Hind Parishad is preparing to declare Himachal Pradesh a “Hindu state” during its proposed convention to be held during March-April, 2015. VHP is planning to organise this convention in Shimla on 4 May 2015. Around 40 thousan...

  • How is Ghar Wapsi Different from Forcible Conversions?

    Propaganda around conversions has been one of the major political tools during last few decades. It was the Niyogi Commission report which investigated the conversions in Adivasi areas in 1950s. The Meenakshiipuram conversions of Dalits to Isla...

  • Pak Boat: drama or terror operation?

    By Bilal Bhat New Delhi: While controversies contradict Ministry of Defence (MOD) “Terror Boat” claim about the burning and sinking of a small boat allegedly by its four occupants. The claim has led to a debate about its credib...

  • Kerala Markaz Al-Saqafah Al-Sunniah’s World Conference

    Calicut: A four-day World Conference sponsored by India’s famous Islamic institution ‘Markaz Al Saqafah Al Sunnia was held in Calicut from 18 to 21 December in which prominent religious scholars of the Arab world, India’s reli...

  • No progress of minorities during 12th 5-year Plan; no computer centres nor skill development centres opened

    New Delhi: As per government’s plan to make youth belonging to minority communities, particularly Muslims, well trained and skilled during the 12th Five-Year Plan, 11 Degree Colleges and 12,498 skill development centres were to be opened ...

  • ‘Pathological Nostalgic Syndrome’

    The great sociologist MacIver (who collaborated with Page) coined an apposite phrase,’Pathological Nostalgic Syndrome’ in his seminal essay, ‘Evolving and devolving societies’ (re-edited by Dean Rusk, Cambridge, 1974). I...