Issues

  • 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...

  • Uplift of Muslims in W. Bengal

    This refer to the write-up in your issue of 16-30 June 2011, on Chief Minister Mamta Bannerji’s  announcement on Urdu as the second official language in some districts of West Bengal, along with other minority languages in the state....

  • The seditious act of terrorism: Samjhauta Exp

    The most notable feature of the chargesheet in the Samjhauta case is that it strikes a chord in the heart of the people of the country irrespective of their identity – that Indians of all hue and colour belong to one nation and one nation...

  • Indian Muslims: balance-sheet since Partition-ii

    Experience of Muhajirs in Pakistan: Nor did Pakistanis experience any cultural synthesis among the Bengalis, the Punjabis, the Sindhis, the Pakhtoons, the Baluchis and the Biharis. Some of them speak Urdu but prefer to use their own mother tong...

  • Syrian regime change is an American move

    Observing the American intervention policy for the last 50 years, it looks like the aims are regime change or voluntary subordination by the Syrian regime. This includes subordinating Syrian foreign policy and de-linking Syria from its strategi...

  • Is the RSS trying to hijack People’s movements?

    By Anand Muttungal Even though of late controversies are rising regarding the role of the RSS in the agitations, the public uprising against corruption and related issues is being seen as the beginning of social transformation. People from ...

  • Delink BPL survey & caste census: Shahabuddin

    New Delhi: Syed Shahabuddin, President of All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, has issued the following statement on the proposed joint caste census and BPL survey: The Cabinet decision on conducting simultaneously a Caste Census & a B...