To Whom India will Vote?

The argumentative Indian of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen is turning into a confused and bewildered Indian. Such is the influence of the prevailing circumstances in the country. The frustration and disappointment added with economic deprivation and joblessness is driving large … More

ALIMUDDIN LYNCHING CASE

Bail in Alimuddin Lynching Case Unfortunate

By Syyed Mansoor Agha Conviction in Alimuddin lynching case was hailed by large sections of the society as well as the media. (Radiance, 1-7 April 2018). A fast track court of Jharkhand sentenced 11 convicts for various terms of jail … More

EDUCATION

We’ve Changed the Perception towards Govt Schools: At...

  By our staff reporter As a citizen people should put more pressure for the higher expenditure on education. We have been able to transform education system to some extent because 25 per cent of the state budget goes to … More

EID GET-TOGETHER

Justice Hegde Pleads Honesty, Dr Jamil Calls for Religi...

  By Staff Reporter Indian secularism does not mean negation of religion but it surely means negation of communalism”, said Dr Javed Jamil, renowned thinker who holds chair at Yenepoya University Mangaluru. He said that communalism has no relationship with … More

EMERGENCY

Emergency, Indira Gandhi and RSS

By LS HERDENIA I do not hold any brief for Indira Gandhi as far her decision to impose Emergency is concerned. There is no doubt that the Emergency period will be recorded as a black chapter in the democratic history … More

FOREIGN POLICY INITIATIVES

India’s Foreign Policy Initiatives: The Challenges Ah...

  By Syed Nooruzzaman Now that the country is getting fast into the election mode with the Narendra Modi-led NDA government having entered the last year of its tenure, it is time to have a critical look at its achievements … More

INDIAN DREAMers

Indian DREAMers in the United States

By MOHAMMAD YACOOB In the 18th century the government of the United States passed the Naturalisation Act making Asians ineligible for citizenship, with citizenship limited to whites only. Indian immigration, including Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus began to come to the … More

ISLAMOPHOBIA

Sheikh Shady Wins Defamation Case

  By Zia Ahmad In a press release dated June 26, the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) announced that Sheikh Shady’s defamation action against News Corp has been settled. Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman, the current President of ANIC commenced defamation proceedings … More

KHUDA BAKHSH LIBRARY

Digitisation of Manuscripts in Progress at Khuda Bakhsh...

  A major initiative in digitisation of the manuscripts and other documents is in progress at the Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Patna (India) which is a unique repository of about 21,000 Oriental manuscripts and quarter million printed books, writes … More

REMEMBERING EMERGENCY

Never Concede Dictatorial Power to Any One Person: Fali...

  By our staff reporter The fundamental cause of Emergency in my view was the collapse of institutions. In those days none of the institutions put a fight against total illegality which took place during Emergency. The whole thing was … More

TERRORISM

Terrorism is Not Due to Religion, Locate Underlying Pol...

By Ram Puniyani Politics in contemporary times is wearing the clothes of religion, much too often. It may be global politics of imperialist countries, to control the oil wealth, or the politics to re-impose values of birth based inequality in … More

TRIBUTE

PC Hamza’s Life was Full of Inspiration

  By our staff reporter PC Hamza was not only my strength but also my right hand. Any individual diagnosed with cancer becomes half dead; but he never made us feel with his activity and commitment as to what he … More

INSIDE INDIA

INSIDE INDIA 08-jul-2018

NOW POLYGAMY, NIKAH HALALA, NIKAH MISYAR, MUTAH The Central government is likely to support a PIL challenging the constitutional validity of the practice of polygamy, nikah halala (a requirement for a divorced couple to remarry), nikah mutah (temporary marriage in … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MUSLIM WORLD 08-jul-2018

ERDOGAN’S SUCCESS ‘MEANT FOR ALL MUSLIMS’ The head of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Nihad Awad, congratulated the Turkish nation for the successful election, saying that a high voter turnout marked the polls. Oussama Jamal, the secretary-general of the U.S. … More

READERS' PULSE

READERS' PULSE 08-jul-2018

How Deep did the Demonetisation Scam Run? A recent RTI has revealed that Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank (ADCB) accepted the highest cash among all District Cooperatives Central Banks (DCCBs) after November 2016 demonetisation exercise. ADCB accepted deposits worth Rs. 745.59 … More

REPORT

Drug Menace in Mira Road, Our Task Ahead

By Dr. Parvez Mandviwala The Mira Road chapter of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind held a panel discussion on drug addiction that boasted of an eminent panel comprising Mr. Zubair Inamdar (Corporator), API SD Nikam (Shanti Nagar Police Station), Dr. Danish Saquib (Clinical … More