• If Yoga is for Health, Why Not Ban Alcohol Also?

    28 Jun 2015 |
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      If RSS and other Hindutva organisations are so concerned about health and about religious morality, they should pressurise the government to observe an anti-drinking day, suggests DR. JAVED JAMIL. With the celebrations for Yoga Day on 21 June, what … More

The Politics of Yoga

The much-hyped International Yoga Day (IYD) passed but not with the ease as well as response its proponents had expected from all quarters. The filing of a case against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and RSS supremo … More

BOOK REVIEW

Holy Qur’ān: Most Read, Least Understood Divine Text...

READING THE QUR’ĀNZiauddin SardarHachette Book Publishing India Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon(An imprint of C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., LondonYear 2011-2012407ppIndian Rupees550, Hard     Reviewed by ASIF ANWAR ALIG A big irony among the believers of Islam is that a large chunk … More

COMMUNAL AMITY

Communal Harmony and Nation Building-I

By MOHD ENAYATULLAH ASAD SUBHANI Communal harmony is a fundamental requirement of every country, every community, in fact of every human being. Without communal harmony, no country can live in peace and tranquillity; it can’t drive prosperity and affluence; and … More

INDIAN MUSLIMS

Loyalty of Indian Muslims

By M.S. QAIS The loyalty of Indian Muslims is often questioned. Indian Muslims are always looked at from angles other than those applied to members belonging to the majority and other communities. They are ever measured with the yardstick of … More

CURRENT AFFAIRS

When Sword Silenced Pen

By MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN The brutal and barbaric assault on journalists in Uttar Pradesh should be an eye-opener for one and all, particularly for the media fraternity. The incident was no less than blatant display of hooliganism. It was unfortunate … More

MANAGEMENT

Principles of Management

By SYED KAZIM Principles of Management are guidelines for the decisions and actions of people. They are the essential, underlying factors that form the foundations of successful management. It is the activities that “plan, organise, and control the operations of … More

NAAT WRITING

Views of Naat in the Light of Shari’ah-I

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN Naat are poems written specifically in the praise of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be to him). People who recite Naat are known as Naat-Khwan or Sana-Khwan. Hassan ibn Thabit, a companion of … More

POET OF THE EAST

Apne Shaidaaon Pe Yeh, Chashm-e-Ghazab Kya Maani?

  Dil Tujhe Debhi Gaye, Apna Sila Le Bhi Gaye, Aa Ke Baithe Bhi Na The, Ke Nikaale Bhi Gaye.       Aae Ushaaq, Gaye Waada-e-Farda Lekar, Ab Unhen Dhoond Charag-e-Rukh-e-Zeba Lekar!         Dard-e-Laila Bhi Wohi, … More

INSIDE INDIA

DEATH THREAT TO MAHMOOD PRACHA A THREAT TO CONSTITUTION...

Students Islamic Organisation of India Rajasthan state, on 16 June organised a protest against the “death threat” to Mahmood Pracha given by ATS officer Dinesh Shahrma, in a session court at Jaipur. Mehmood Pracha is a well-known advocate of Supreme … More

INSIDE INDIA

KARNATAKA COMMISSION COMES TO THE AID OF UNDERTRIALS

The Karnataka State Minorities Commission is planning to set up a committee of judicial experts to look into cases of financially weak undertrials from minority communities. Chairperson of the commission Balkhees Banu said she had come up with the initiative … More

INSIDE INDIA

TOP COP DOES HIS BIT FOR FEMALE FOETICIDE

A running enthusiast, Ambala-Panchkula Commissioner of Police OP Singh did two laps in protest against female foeticide on 14 June at the Keep Calm Square. Singh had organised ‘run against female foeticide’ at Keep Calm Square at Sector 5 City … More

INSIDE INDIA

FILM ON GODSE BANNED

A Pune court prohibited the release of an under-production film on Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, in response to a civil suit alleging that it may “incite people on communal lines”. The order was passed by civil magistrate … More

INSIDE INDIA

NCR HOMEOWNERS TURN AWAY DALITS, MUSLIMS

A study on discrimination in urban housing rental preferences, to be published in a forthcoming issue of Economic and Political Weekly, shows high levels of exclusion of Dalits and Muslims in the five metropolitan areas of NCR. The team of … More

INSIDE INDIA

NO FIR AGAINST SENA MP ACCUSED OF FORCE-FEEDING MUSLIM ...

Almost a year after a Shiv Sena MP sparked controversy by force-feeding a Muslim canteen supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi, the Delhi Police has not yet registered an FIR in the case. They have refused to file an … More

INSIDE INDIA

VIOLENCE COSTS INDIA 4.7% OF GDP IN 2014

Violence comes at a very high cost. It cost India $341.7 billion, or 4.7% of its GDP, in 2014, the fourth highest cost in the world, according to the Global Peace Index (GPI). India ranked 143 out of 162 countries … More

INSIDE INDIA

KASHMIR SHUTDOWN OVER STRING OF CIVILIAN MURDERS

Kashmir observed a complete shutdown on 17 June as protests were held against a string of apparently politically-motivated civilian murders. Since May 25 six civilians, some with past links to armed groups, were killed in the northern Kashmiri district of … More

INSIDE INDIA

J&K FLOOD RELIEF: AFTER LONG WAIT, ANGER OVER ‘PEANUT...

The flood relief package announced by the Centre for Jammu and Kashmir has left Opposition parties and civil society fuming. At a press conference on 16 June, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Rs 2,437 crore was being immediately released for … More

INSIDE INDIA

CERELAC, STARBUCKS, MOTHER DAIRY AND MORE TO FOLLOW MAG...

The Maggi saga is not just affecting Nestle but also unravelling stories about how other food items might also be unsafe for human consumption. From Cerelac to Mother Dairy, we take a look at food items which are now facing … More

MUSLIM WORLD

SOUTH AFRICANS MARCH AGAINST SISI REGIME

Protestors on 19 June gathered at Al-Sunny Mosque in Bellville, Cape Town, to pray and protest against the brutality of the Sisi regime in Egypt and its mass death sentences. After Friday prayers, hundreds of Muslims, men and women, from … More

MUSLIM WORLD

SISI INVITED TO UK AFTER MORSI DEATH SENTENCE

The head of Egypt’s military-led regime, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, has been given an official invitation to London on behalf of British Prime Minister David Cameron, an official spokeswoman of 10 Downing Street announced on 19 June. According to local British … More

MUSLIM WORLD

SERBIAN PM TO HONOUR BOSNIA’S GENOCIDE VICTIMS

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has announced his willingness to attend the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina to honour the deaths of thousands of innocent Muslims. Addressing a press conference in the Serbian capital of Belgrade on … More

MUSLIM WORLD

CANADA DOCTORS PLAN SOLAR POWER FOR GAZA HOSPITALS

More than 800 people from 50 different countries have contributed $166,000 as of Thursday (19 June) toward a project to provide solar power for desperately needed electricity to Gaza Strip hospitals. Begun in late April, the Empower GAZA project is … More

MUSLIM WORLD

NETANYAHU SEEKS TO SHUT FIRST PALESTINE TV

The official launch of the new TV was scheduled for 18 June, and all official preparations were concluded on 17 June for the historic launch of the new Palestine 48 TV Station, Int. Middle East Media Center reported. Following Netanyahu’s … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TOP BUSH OFFICIALS CAN BE SUED FOR 9/11 ABUSE

A U.S. court has reinstated a claim against top former security officials, originating from their roles in abusing and religious profiling of Muslims, Arabs and South Asians post 9/11 at immigration centres across the country, a report said on 18 … More

MUSLIM WORLD

THOUSANDS PROTEST AGAINST PEGIDA

Nearly two thousand people protested on 20 June in the German city of Frankfurt against a march held by the far-right movement Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West, also known as PEGIDA. Approximately 200 PEGIDA members gathered in … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ANTI-ISLAM WILDERS AND YOUTUBE INSULT TO MUSLIMS

Geert Wilders, Dutch far-right politician known for his anti-Islam stance, has published on YouTube cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be to him). The two-minute-44-second video reportedly begins with an explanation from the controversial MP, who says … More

MUSLIM WORLD

CHINA BANS RAMADAN FAST FOR UYGHURS

Some local governments in China’s unruly far western region of Xinjiang are stepping up controls on the Islamic faith followed by the Uighur people ahead of Ramadan, including making officials swear they will not fast. The holy month is a … More

MUSLIM WORLD

4 UK SCHOOLS BAN RAMADAN FAST FOR MUSLIMS

A total of four primary schools in the U.K. have imposed a ban on fasting for Muslim students during the month of Ramadan, according to British media. Barclay Primary School in east London – one of the four schools that … More

READERS' PULSE

Investigative Journalist’s Life at Stake

One journalist burnt to death brutally and none is ready to believe his dying declaration which clearly points finger at one of SamajwadiParty ministers in Uttar Pradesh. Another shocker from the same state when another journalist was tied to motorcycle … More

READERS' PULSE

Another Shocker from MP

The Supreme Court on 22 June has issued notice to the central and the Uttar Pradesh governments on a plea for CBI probe into killing of Jagendra Singh by D.S. Jain. It is indeed a very important development in the … More

READERS' PULSE

Yoga as Political Stunt

Yoga is a personal matter. It depends on an individual whether he performs it or not. It is not duty and responsibility of the government to focus on these personal matters. Sideling the fundamental issue of the country such as … More

READERS' PULSE

Israel-oriented NDA Policy

It refers to ‘Beware of Israel’s Treacherous Design: Muslim Groups’ (Radiance, 21-27 June). It is a big threat to India’s foreign policy. The government is constantly vigilant to make good relation with Israel. Muslim groups have warned against taking any … More

READERS' PULSE

Child Labour

This refers to article, “Innocence at Stake” published in (Radiance 24-30 May). The article is reflective and has many important points to be considered upon. I would like to add that Child labour should be abolished but the path chosen … More