Modi's domestic barbs abroad could undermine his dignity

By Amulya Ganguli

It has now become almost a routine feature of Narendra Modi's trips abroad to take a dig or two at his opponents back home. True, he generally does so while addressing the Indian diaspora who are able to understand his references to a controversial "damaad" (son-in-law) or the sarcastic linking of Sanskrit with secularism.

How did Mina Stampede happen - Who is Responsible for it - Saudi Arabia or Africans or Iranians or God or No One..?

By Dr.Ajmal

769 Haj piligrims died in the Mina Stampede, and the preceding week around 107 died in the Crane Crash in Mecca - tragedies which have marred the recent history of uneventful Haj. This year is considered to be one of the worst in the last 25 years of Haj history. The toll is to expected to raise as hundreds more are critically injured.

How not to fight Hindutva forces

Activities of communal forces have increased but there are hardly any organization to challenge them

By Imteyaz Husain for,

In the last baithak of RSS in Delhi, where PM Modi put up his / his cabinet’s report-card before The Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat in which Mr. Bhagwat sermon the PM of India to improve relations with Pakistan and declared that Pakistan and Bangladesh as their brothers. But at the same time Sangh Parivar is not ready to accept Indian Muslims as their brother. What does it show?

IOS Mourns Dr Barzinji

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The staff of Institute of Objective Studies, led by its Chairman Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam, mourned the death of Islamic scholar and visionary leader of international Islamic movement, Dr Jamal Barzinji. Dr Barzinji, who died on September 26 in the United States, had been battling a rare form of cancer. He was 76.

From religion to politics - Haryana sect dominates Punjab scene

By Jaideep Sarin,

Chandigarh: The release of a film on a sect chief and the protests linked to it, an apology by a self-styled godman and the pardon to him by the Sikh clergy drawing the ire of Sikh hardliners. All of this was part of the politico-religious scene in Punjab last week.

Saudi Haj management needs toning up

India Fraternity Forum grand opening on Hajj Volunteer Service

By Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood

Eid-al-Azha: Celebrating a sacrifice

By Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam,

I am returning to this column after a long while. The occasion for writing this piece is the coming Eid al-Azha within the next few hours in our part of the world. This is the time to renew our commitment to Islam, which respects the Abrahamic tradition so much that it has adopted the day of Abraham’s (PBUH) intended sacrifice of his son Ismail (PBUH), also known as Ishmael in other Semitic religions, for celebration and remembrance of God.

Owaisi has few takers among Bihar’s Muslims

By Imran Khan,

Patna: For Tufail Ahmad and Riaz Ansari, residents of Bihar's Seemanchal region, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is their leader, not firebrand Muslim leader Asaduddin Owaisi.

"Humralog ka neta to Nitish Kumar hain, Owaisi nahin," said Ahmad, who is in his early 40s, from Araria and works as a labourer in construction sites in Patna.

Similarly, Ansari, in his mid-50s and from Purnea town, said he had voted for Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United in the last four elections and would do so again.

Women’s voices from Atali

Dr. Sandhya Mhatre and Neha Dabhade

Let’s celebrate this Eid al Adha with cleanliness and piety

on the day of Eid it is not uncommon to see blood on roads and improperly disposed waste in Muslim dominated areas. For a religion which preaches that cleanliness is half of Imaan, these practices are strongly condemnable.

By Kousar Fathima,

Eid al Adha, popularly known as Bakreid in India, is around the corner, where many Muslims perform the annual pilgrimage of Haj in Mecca and all over the world sacrifice domesticated livestock to commemorate the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim years ago.