• Citizenship Bill Likely to Open Pandora Box in the Northeast

    20 Jan 2019 |
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    By MOHD. NAUSHAD KHAN In the midst of chaos, trauma and anxiety over the NRC, Assam is once again on the edge, socially and politically on the issue of Citizenship Bill. The debate on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is … More

10% Quota for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) Will It Benefit?

There are serious doubts about the success of quota for EWSs introduced by the present government through an amendment to the Constitution. Most of the observers are dubbing it as a gimmick with an eye on 2019 elections. The NDA … More

BANGLADESH SCENARIO

India must Act before a Crisis Erupts in Bangladesh

By Shaheen Nazar By winning third straight term following Dec. 30 elections, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emerged as the strongest leader of Bangladesh. She is the only leader in South Asia who has become prime minister for a fourth … More

CITIZENSHIP BILL

Citizenship Bill Excluding Muslim Immigrants Takes Indi...

  The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, has called the bill passed by the lower house of India’s Parliament, granting citizenship to non-Muslim illegal immigrants from neighbouring countries unconstitutional … More

JOB QUOTA

Job-Quota in a Bleak Job-Market, A Political ‘Sixer i...

By Syyed Mansoor Agha Last week the Government in a hurry pushed a constitutional amendment bill in the Parliament to provide 10 per cent reservation over 50% limit in jobs and education for the “Economically Weaker Sections” (EWSs) of the … More

KING FAISAL PRIZES

King Faisal International Prizes for 2019

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN Six individuals and one organisation from Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, and the USA have been named winners of the King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) for 2019, as the 41st edition of the award recognised their distinguished contributions … More

ROHINGYA CRISIS

Rohingya Fearing Repatriation Flee India for Bangladesh

Dozens of Rohingya arrived in Bangladesh from India, days after New Delhi deported five members of Myanmar’s minority Muslim community amid concerns from rights groups, a report citing officials said on 13 January. The UN Refugee Agency had regretted India’s … More

SCIENCE

NASA’s Probe Discovers a New Planet

NASA’s latest planet-hunting probe has discovered a new world outside our solar system, orbiting a dwarf star 53 light years away, a report said on 8 January. This is the third new planet confirmed by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite … More

SOCIAL HARMONY

Mumbaikars Decide They would Slay Hatred to Nurture Hum...

  By Dr. Parvez Mandviwala The Mumbai chapter of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), in association with Sadbhavna Manch, IIC, PSF, AIITA and SIO, on 6 January successfully concluded a massive campaign on social and inter-religious harmony by the name, Nafrat Ka … More

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

I have Never Regretted the Day I Pronounced Kalima

By A’ISHA LEMU [transcribed from the website https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn3bQ7MFd5c] If I had to trace my own journey to Islam, I would need to go back to my childhood and take note of my religious background and upbringing. I was born in … More

INSIDE INDIA

INSIDE INDIA 20-jan-2019

2016 BHOPAL JAILBREAK AND ENCOUNTER FAKE: CONGRESS MLA A first-time Congress MLA and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) member Arif Masood raised on 7 January the issue of Bhopal central jailbreak of 2016 and subsequent killing of eight … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MUSLIM WORLD 20-jan-2019

Rival Syrian opposition factions hammer out Idlib truce Rival anti-regime opposition groups in the Syrian provinces of Idlib, Aleppo and Hama have struck a deal for ceasefire following recent clashes, a report said on 10 January. The deal between the … More

OBITUARY

A’isha Lemu 1940-2019

  A’isha Lemu breathed her last in Nigeria on 5th January, 2019. She was born in Poole Dorset, England in 1940 and named Bridget Honey. She will be remembered as a British revert to Islam who devoted her life to … More

READERS' PULSE

READERS' PULSE 20-jan-2019

10% Quota – Gift for Elite, Not for Poor, Middle Class People with income of less than 8 lakhs per year, agricultural land of less than 5 acres and house of less than 1000 sq ft. will be eligible for … More

REPORT

Parents ought to Be Perfect Examples

By Samir khan Taare Zameen Par, a children’s magazine, celebrated its first anniversary by organising ‘Honhaar Sitaare’ at the International Centre Goa (ICG) in Dona Paula on 25th December, 2018. Taare Zameen Par was launched on 22nd December, 2017 with … More