Issues

  • United Colours of fundamentalisms

    India had hardly recovered from the ghastly terror attack of 13 July, 2011 in Mumbai, that terrorism struck in Norway. In Norway on 22nd July, Friday, around 3.20 PM in the afternoon the high-rise, where the Prime Minister’s office is loc...

  • No sharaee restriction on women travelling with non-mahrams if their safety is assured

    Riyadh: A distinguished religious scholar of Saudi Arabia and adviser to the royal office, Sheikh Abdul Hasan Al Abikan gave a fatwa recently that if security of women is assured, there is no sharaee restriction about their travelling without m...

  • Mushawarat on national and international situation

    New Delhi: The Central Committee (Markazi Majlis) of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, met here on Saturday, 6 August under the chairmanship of the national president Syed Shahabuddin an...

  • Vastanvi Verdict is in sync with Muslim sentiments

    Six months after what many had described rubbing salt into the wounds of the Indian Muslims specially those in Gujarat by praising Narendra Modi, Maulana Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi has finally been voted out on July 24 as Vice Chancellor of Darul...

  • Temples unmasked

    By Dr Sumit S Paul Have you ever thought how many thousand schools and hospitals can one construct for the benefit of India’s poor with the gold and diamonds gathering dust in the temples? The recent discovery of a treasure valued at ...

  • In the name of democracy, surrender

    One of the more intractable questions that is engaging a vast multitude of fence sitters, genuinely sceptics about why the West could or should be ready to throw out a loyal poodle like Hosni Mubarak and call for a change in the name of democra...

  • Absconder Bhavesh Patel in league with politicians

    Bharuch/Ahmadabad: Bhavesh Patel, the much wanted accused in the Ajmer blast case who carries a reward of Rs. 2 lakhs, had close contacts with several politicians of the region which includes MLAs and corporators.   A firebrand act...

  • NHRC notice to UP chief secretary and DGP on scribe’s arrest

    The National Human Rights Commission on 28 June has served notice to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary and Director General of Police regarding the arrest and manhandling of IBN-7 Bureau Chief Shalabh Mani Tripathi and has also asked them to su...

  • Treasures of Faith

    It seems that in this profane world, the ‘Holy’ seem to be most monetarily wealthy. Recently the material goods of the men of God have come out in the open than before. Bhagwan Satya Sai of Putthaparthy, not only had over 40000+ cro...

  • Indian Media and the Recent Mumbai attacks

    By Shaik Zakeer Hussain Even before the real perpetrators of the recent attack on Mumbai are brought to light, even before the investigation and investigators have come out with evidence against the presumed outfits behind the attack, Some ...

  • Mayawati’s dictatorship and central government’s insensitivity

    By Hasan Shuja’ Moradabad is once again in the news because of recent incidents of unrest and disturbances. The situation in Moradabad’s Dengerpur and Minather Thana areas is like undeclared curfew. All these conditions are beca...

  • Malegaon blasts of 2006 and, now, the pathology of terror

    There is the moving scene of courtly love even in the macabre world of terror. There is intrigue within intrigue, sub plot within plot. Sunil Joshi and Pragyasingh Thakur had their stars crossed ala Romeo Juliet. What made the duchess have a di...

  • Maulana Vastanvi and the reaction in Gujarat

    By J.S.Bandukwala The opposition to Maulana Vastanvi in Gujarat, was primarily due to his insensitive remarks that there was no discrimination against Muslims in Narendra Modi’s Gujarat, and therefore Muslims must move away from the 2...

  • ANHAD threatened for supporting Sanjiv Bhat

    + Pic New Delhi: ANHAD, a social organisation which has been working for providing help, justice and rights to wronged and deprived people and victims of communal riots has been receiving threats for demanding security for Sanjiv Bhat, t...

  • Ramdas Athawale allies with Shiv Sena

    Electoral politics has its own strange logic. While Gopinath Munde, the leader of the BJP was hobnobbing with the Congress (June 2011), in recent times the leaders from Shiv Sena, Narayan Rane and Sanjay Nirupam have joined Congress, Ramdas Ath...

  • Muslims never restrained from entering Babri

    + Pix Lucknow: The Ramjanambhumi/Babri Masjid issue has entered the portals of Supreme Court, which on 9 May, had expressed “surprise” over the Sept 30, 2010 order of the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court partitioning the...

  • Don’t tinker with Ghazal

    In a recent interview, ‘ghazal singer’ Jagjit Singh stated that he tried to come out with an album of Marathi ghazals two years ago but the music company owner thought it wouldn’t work. Music company owner was right. With due ...

  • SDPI: a new perspective on politics

    + Pic   Following is an edited version of the presidential address delivered by E. Abubacker, National President of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) in the party’s national executive held at Bangalore on 21-22 M...

  • Munde-Gadkari tussle, stalemate remains

    Senior OBC BJP leader Gopinath Munde, miffed with the central leadership over some issues, met party colleagues Ananth Kumar and Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi while his arch-rival Nitin Gadkari stayed away. The meeting is widely believed to have fail...

  • M.F. Husain: victim of intolerance

    + Pic On 9 June 2011, M.F. Husain breathed his last in a London Hospital, and was later buried in a cemetery in London as per his wish, that he should be buried at the place of his death. The most celebrated painter of India, more Indian...