• KEJRIWAL TAKES OATH AS DELHI CM Congress in Catch-22 Position

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    DR. S. AUSAF SAIED VASFI comments on the change in the political discourse of the nation with AAP chief taking oath as Chief Minister of Delhi. The founder and chief of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has taken oath of … More

  • Fall of Common Man Vs Rise of Aam Aadmi

    5 Jan 2014 |
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    By DHIRAJ It is December 28, 2013. It is historical. It is unbelievable. It is the dream of Delhi’s aam aadmi that came true. Coincidently, it is the date when Congress had come into existence in 1888. And now it … More

Aam Aadmi, A Force to Reckon with

Aam aadmi has always been a force to reckon with. God, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, has created everything, beneath or on earth and in the space and the sky, for the benefit and sustenance of this aam … More

DEBATE ON ISLAM

Done Our Best!

By MUHAMMAD SIRJUDDIN This is what UP CM is saying on what he and his government are doing for Muzaffarnagar riot victims! The BJP squarely blames the UP CM for communal riots since the latter assumed office! The CM said, … More

CONGRESS GIMMICK

Congress must Keep Promises Mere Assurances won’t Do

By MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN The outcome of assembly elections has stirred up a hornets’ nest for all political parties and they are trying to engage with the people to regain the lost ground or at least to minimise the extent … More

GUJARAT POGROM

PAINFUL PATH TO JUSTICE Travails of Zakia Jafri

By RAM PUNIYANI The metropolitan court on December 26, 2013 exonerated Narendra Modi and 58 others for their complicity in the Gujarat carnage. Fully accepting the report of SIT (Special Investigation Team), the court endorsed the view of Modi and … More

GUJARAT POGROM

Indian Americans Renew Commitment to Secure Justice for...

Indian American Muslim Council on December 26 called into question a dubious verdict of the lower court in the Narendra Modi Gujarat pogroms case. A Magistrate’s court in Gujarat dismissed as inadequate the evidence available to charge-sheet Gujarat Chief Minister … More

HALAL VACCINE

World’s First HIB Halal Certified Preventive Medicine...

Halal India, one of the leading Halal certification body in the world, has certified the World’s first Halal HIB vaccine: KR BIOLOGICAL Pte Ltd (Global Vacc Al-Shifa HIB Vaccine as its brand Name). This was surprising as the world was … More

IYL 2015

2015 the International Year of Light and Light-based Te...

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN 2015 has been at last proclaimed as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015).  This was done on December 20, during the 71st Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly 68th Session. The … More

POEM

WOMAN

By AFIA QASIMI   Woman is a mystery An unsolved chemistry Even if you turn to history You cannot solve this mystery.   She is a lovely rose Take care of these pretty cores Then you will receive lots of … More

SECTION 377

HOMOSEXUALITY A Threat to Society

By DR. PARVEZ MANDVIWALA The issue of homosexuality is raising its ugly head once again and this time the mainstream media is going overboard to support it. Arguments against this appalling trend are being either ridiculed or brushed beneath the … More

TURKEY IN TURMOIL

Erdoğan, Gulen and the Future of Islamic Politics in T...

By MOHAMMAD PERWEZ BILGRAMI The self-exiled Turkish scholar and preacher Fetullah Gulen, called Hocaefendi (Respected Master) by his followers, is now in a direct clash with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Supporters of both of these men are now … More

INSIDE INDIA

DO NOT HARASS MUSLIM YOUTH: NCM TO BIHAR GOVT

The National Commission for Minorities has written to the Government of Bihar asking it to ensure security and safety of Muslim youth in Seetamarhi district of the state. Notably, the Seetamarhi Action Committee, a local NGO, has earlier registered a … More

INSIDE INDIA

MAHARASHTRA TOPS LIST OF CUSTODIAL DEATHS

A recent report of Human Rights Commission reveals that Maharashtra state has highest rate of custodial deaths in last four years, stated RPN Singh, the state minister for home affairs, while responding to a question in Rajya Sabha. As per … More

INSIDE INDIA

HOLD SEPARATE CLASSES FOR BOYS AND GIRLS: J&K GOVT

In a bid to check eve-teasing and other immoral activities, the government of Jammu & Kashmir, on 23 December, ordered the owners of private coaching centres in the state to hold separate sessions for girls and boys and asked them … More

INSIDE INDIA

MALEGAON ACCUSED DENIED BAIL

The Bombay High Court, on 18 December, rejected the bail plea of Parveen Takal who is an accused in 2008 Malegaon blast. The court noted while dismissing his bail application that the available records show that the accused is a … More

INSIDE INDIA

6 JAWANS COURT MARSHALLED IN FAKE ENCOUNTER OF KASHMIRI...

The Armed Forces has ordered Court Marshal to 6 military personnel including a colonel for killing 3 innocents at LOC in Baramula district of Jammu & Kashmir in 2010. The military had then claimed that the deceased were Pakistani intruders … More

INSIDE INDIA

APCR ORGANISES LEGAL WORKSHOP IN DELHI

The Association for Protection of Civil Rights, on 25 December, organised a legal workshop for its para-legal volunteers in the national capital. The volunteers were given guidance on how to prevent communal uprisings as well as the way to control … More

INSIDE INDIA

AMIT SHAH WAS ‘NOT INVOLVED’ IN ISHRAT KILLING: CBI

The Central Bureau of Investigation is all set to file a supplementary charge-sheet on the cold-blooded encounter killing of Ishrat Jahan and others in Gujarat in 2004. Surprisingly, the name of Narendra Modi’s close aide Amit Shah is reportedly missing … More

INSIDE INDIA

RSS WALKS THE CHRISTIAN WAY

The think tanks of RSS are calling on Hindu families for a social cause. Taking a leaf out of the Christian practice followed in families dedicating their children to the services of the church, RSS is now taking a step … More

INSIDE INDIA

AMU 50th AMONG BRICS UNIVERSITIES

In a recent survey conducted by the Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies Rankings 2014 has placed the Aligarh Muslim University at 50th rank among one hundred universities of the BRICS nations. Only 10 Indian institutions could make their … More

MUSLIM WORLD

JAPAN TO INSTALL PRAYER ROOMS IN AIRPORTS FOR MUSLIM VI...

Due to an increase in Muslim tourists and investors, the Japanese authorities are planning to make facilities more Muslim-friendly, by doing more to provide suitable prayer rooms at airports, as well as provide halal food. “We will seek to create … More

MUSLIM WORLD

CHRISTIAN MOB DESTROYS THIRD MOSQUE IN BANGUI

An angry mob on Friday destroyed a third mosque near Bangui, the violence-wracked capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). The destroyed mosque had served a modest Muslim community of about 100 members in Bassekotto, located 7km from Bangui. “No … More

MUSLIM WORLD

EGYPT’S COUP KILLED HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW: BELTAGY

Dr. Mohamed Beltagy, member of the Executive Office of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), called upon the National Council for Human Rights and Egypt’s rights organisations to mourn the death of human rights, the law and values ​​of justice … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ORTHODOX JEWS PROTEST ISRAEL IN NEW YORK

Hundreds of Orthodox Jews protested Israel’s Middle East and domestic policies in New York on December 24. Gathering outside the Israeli Mission to the United Nations in New York, Orthodox Jews condemned the recent Israeli law amendment which forces Orthodox … More

MUSLIM WORLD

AL RAPS US ‘EXPANSIONIST’ PLAN FOR ISRAEL

The Arab League has rejected the United States’ proposal to allow Israeli troops to be stationed on the eastern border of a future Palestinian state, saying it fulfils Israel’s plan of expansionism. The League published a report after a meeting … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TUNISIA SETS JAN. 14 DEADLINE FOR NEW CONSTITUTION

Tunisia’s rival political parties have set themselves a January 14 deadline to adopt a new constitution, the first since the country overthrew a dictator and unleashed revolts around the Arab world. The constitution is meant to end months of political … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TURKISH F-16S STAVE OFF SYRIAN PLANE NEAR BORDER

Turkish Army states two F-16 airplanes in air patrolling duty were sent to guard Syrian border when a Syrian SU-24 plane came close to Turkish air zone. In a statement released in the official website of Turkish General Staff regarding … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TURKEY TO BE 12TH LARGEST GLOBAL ECONOMY BY 2028

By 2028, Turkey will become the 12th largest global economy surpassing France, Australia, Italy, Indonesia, Spain, Saudi Arabia and Poland, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), a UK-based economics consultancy organisation. According to an Anadolu Agency … More

READERS' PULSE

Efforts to Maintain Integrity Not a Crime

This refers to your editorial (Radiance, 22-28 December). The tragic execution of Abdul Quader Mollah at the hands of ruling Awami League in Bangladesh has brought into limelight the worsening condition of human rights in the country. It seems here … More

READERS' PULSE

Promote Value-Based Politics

This is apropos of the article ‘Political Significance of Muslim Votes’ (Radiance, 8-14 December). Granted, the Muslim votes can play a decisive role in several constituencies and can change the ‘fate’ of a political party. But, instead of fanning these … More

READERS' PULSE

Stripping for Search Deplorable

Keeping aside the political or criminal side of Devyani case (an Indian diplomat in the US), the US’ bid to make a man or a woman naked for search, strip-search and cavity-search, which is a routine procedure there, is wrong, … More

READERS' PULSE

Setting a New Trend of Governance

Kejriwal’s referendum on government formation is one of the first and unique ways to engage the common man in Government formation. With trends like these, the political landscape present in the country can likely get to change. Though Kejriwal is … More

READERS' PULSE

Raise Your Voice for SC Verdict on 377

This refers your Cover Story (Radiance, 22-28 December). The LGBTs are opposing the recent verdict of Supreme Court on homosexuality, which the High Court of Delhi had decriminalised in 2009. The stand of many politicians espousing this heinous crime is … More

REPORT

AICWETE Moves to Empower Mothers

By MOHAMMAD NAUSHAD KHAN All India Confederation for Women’s Empowerment Through Education (AICWETE) in collaboration with National Minorities Development & Finance Corporation and National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions organised a national seminar to make women self-reliant so that they … More

REPORT

Religious Leaders to Launch Nationwide Campaign against...

By OUR STAFF REPORTER Religious leaders from almost all major faiths in India pledged to launch a nationwide campaign against any attempt to decriminalise homosexuality at a public convention organised by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind at India Islamic Cultural Centre in the … More