Unless India delivers, world won’t be leprosy free

By Charu Bahri

For three years, Uttar Pradesh farmhand Pradeep Kumar, 24, has been treated for a disease that India largely eliminated 11 years ago: Leprosy, one of humankind’s oldest diseases - it is commonly mentioned in the Bible - is notorious for the visible disfigurement of victims and their subsequent ostracisation.

दिल्ली: बस्तियों में बदतर ज़िन्दगी

फ़हमिना हुसैन,

दिल्ली: इस शहर में जहां एक तरफ़ मेट्रो की रफ़्तार से भी तेज़ ज़िन्दगी भागती है, जहां बड़े-बड़े आलीशान मकान और कोठियां हैं. वहीं दूसरी तरफ़ वज़ीरपुर, आज़ादपुर, खजूरी, झिलमिल जैसी अनेक बस्तियां भी हैं, जहां लोग अपनी बद से बदतर ज़िंदगी जीने को मजबूर हैं.

Triple Talaq un-Islamic, inhuman and unconstitutional: Armed Forces Tribunal bench

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Lucknow (UP): In a significant decision, the Lucknow Bench of Armed Forces Tribunal has ruled that the declaration of oral triple Talaq is un-Islamic, inhuman and unconstitutional.
The bench said that the Constitution is the mother of all law and has overriding effect over personal law as well as other provisions, practices or usage which offend the constitutional right of persons, collectively or individually.

Muslim Women’s rights and media coverage of Triple Talaq

Despite the large number of positive court judgements in favour of Muslim women in India, the media prefers to endorse the view that once the husband pronounces talaq, the wife is stripped of all her rights. Similarly, articles by experts, while focusing on the need to declare instantaneous triple talaq invalid, pay little attention to the rights laboriously secured from the trial courts, the high courts and even the Supreme Court by many Muslim women.

By Flavia Agnes,

In Goalpara, a tribal theatre troupe connects people with the nature thanks to Sukracharya Rabha

By Amit Kumar,

भूख से लड़ते भारत के बच्चे

फहमिना हुसैन,

भारत में कुपोषण की शुरुआत मां के गर्भ से ही हो जाती है. गर्भवती महिलाओं को जीवन भर पौष्टिक भोजन का अभाव बना रहता है. इससे न केवल व्यक्तिगत स्तर पर स्वास्थ्य की हानि होती है बल्कि भावी पीढ़ी को भी क्षति पहुंचने की आशंका बनी रहती है. जब भूख और गरीबी राजनीतिक एजेंडों की प्राथमिकता नहीं होती, तब ‘कुपोषण’ नाम की यह बीमारी असल रूप में सामने आती है.

Philanthropy is not charity but a strategic investment in the future: Frank Islam

Foundation stone of Frank & Debbie Islam Management Complex was laid at AMU in February 2016

By news

Boston: Entrepreneur Frank Islam was honored with Philanthropy Leadership Award at a program here on Sunday may 22, 2016. The award was given by on the occasion of ten-year anniversary of the daily news website.

The shallowness of the discourse on Muslim Personal Law

Writers' Buildings renovation yet to start even after three years

By Sahana Ghosh

Kolkata : As the glossy facade of Nabanna - the temporary seat of the West Bengal government in neighbouring Howrah - prepares to welcome Mamata Banerjee for her second term as chief minister, the permanent secretariat - the historic Writers' Buildings - stands forlorn here, yet to see any of the promised renovation even three years after the hype and promise surrounding the project.

No 'acche din' in Kashmir as yet

By Sarwar Kashani and Ruwa Shah

Srinagar : Months after taking over as the prime minister two years ago, Narendra Modi, sporting a woollen cape-like Kashmiri garment called a pheran, addressed a huge rally in Srinagar promising "to give justice" to the people caught in one of the longest standing conflicts in the world for decades now.