Islands of Riches in the Ocean of Poverty

Oxfam, the world renowned charity, in its new report released on 21 January, ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, has brought to notice the dangerously widening gap between haves and have-nots which is causing worldwide outrage and … More

ATROCITIES AGAINST WOMEN

‘I will Maintain Complete Reticence’

By M.S. Qais Most of the persons may not be aware of the ones who are rather compelled to make such a declaration as captioned above. But, most of us are fully aware and must have some knowledge about the … More

EVM HACKING ROW

Have We Achieved Electoral Transparency since Independe...

By mohammad Naushad khan Transparency is the essence of democracy and electoral transparency is the guiding principle of political democracy. After seven decades of achieving Independence, it is high time now to introspect and analyse as to what extent we … More

HATE CRIMES

Abki Baar Nafrat Ki Haar – United Against Hate

  By RAHEEM KHAN Former Chief Minister of Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi along with several leaders from Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress attended the United Against Hate’s anti-lynching protest event “Abki Bar Nafrat ki Haar” in Patna on 23 January. … More

ISLAMIC FINANCE

Time Value of Money in Islamic Finance

By MUHAMMED SHAFEEQUE Time is an issue well discussed in the ethical dimensions of economic theories, a fundamental concept in the critical dialogues of Islamic finance. It can be vividly demonstrated through a simple question centred over the ethical failure … More

QUESTION-ANSWER

ATMs AND BANKING SERVICES

By Dr. WAQUAR ANWAR QUESTION: You said [apropos of “To Provide Accommodation for ATMs”]: “Although this too is part of banking services, this is not directly related to their banking transactions.” Kindly clarify this statement further, please. -Talha (through email) … More

QUOTA POLITICS

Reservations and Its Oppositions

By WAQUAR HASAN In 1990, when the VP Singh government decided to reserve 27% OBC quota in education and central government services on the recommendation of Mandal Commission, all hell had broken loose. The people mostly belonging to the upper … More

SIGNALS FROM UP

Priyanka Factor may Upset Bua-Bhatija and Saffron Calcu...

By SYED NOORUZZAMAN With the bugle for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections having been virtually sounded by political parties getting busy with finalising their poll strategy, a close watch needs to be kept on what goes on in UP, which, … More

WEST ASIA

False ‘Victories’: Is the PA Using the ‘State of ...

By RAMZY BAROUD The ‘State of Palestine’ has officially been handed the Chairmanship of the G-77, the United Nations largest block. This is particularly significant considering the relentless Israeli-American plotting to torpedo Palestinian push for greater international recognition and legitimacy. … More

HEALTHCARE

HOW SITTING POSITION AFFECTS GROWING CHILDREN

  By SANGEETA LASKAR Have you ever noticed your kids playing with toys? Kids usually play in seated position. Many of them like to sit in ‘W sitting’, which is a very common child habitual act. In this position, children … More

INSIDE INDIA

INSIDE INDIA 03-feb-2019

‘HINDUS, SIKHS, BUDDHISTS, CHRISTIANS NEED NOT BE AFRAID’ Kicking off his party’s campaign in West Bengal for the Lok Sabha elections, BJP president Amit Shah on January 22 accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of “misleading” people on the National Register … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MUSLIM WORLD 03-feb-2019

UN BEGINS INQUIRY INTO KHASHOGGI MURDER The United Nations Human Rights Office on January 25 announced it is beginning an investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a statement, the UN said an independent panel would seek … More

READERS' PULSE

READERS' PULSE 03-feb-2019

Curriculum of Our Madrasas This is in reference to a reply by Mohammad Azam Siddiqui on Face-to-Face published in Radiance on 11 November 2018, under the heading, “Change Madrasa Curriculum to Make It More Relevant: Islamic Scholar”. The comment made … More

REPORT

INSPIRING YOUNG MINDS…!

  By S. Mohammed Aneez It was January 19th, 2019, and the stage was set for the 39th Annual Day function at Islamiyah Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. There was an air of elation and gusto with all … More