By Asghar Ali Engineer
By Irfan Engineer
Yet another bomb blast in Hyderabad in Lumbini Park and Gokul Chaat on 25th August 2007, has left us all shattered. The sooner the culprits are caught and punished, the better for the society. At least the suspense would end as to who is involved and why?
By Ni Hongmei, Xinhua
·Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday reshuffled his 11-month old cabinet.
·As the ruling party president, Abe also named a whole new leadership of LDP.
·In Monday's shake-up, Nobutaka Machimura, 62, was appointed as foreign minister.
Tokyo : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday reshuffled his 11-month old cabinet, replacing key ministerial posts including chief cabinet secretary and ministers of defense, foreign affairs and finance with veteran politicians.
By M. Rajaque Rahman, IANS
As India turns 60, an open invitation to shape a new global order is awaiting India's affirmative response. One only has to go by reports of how the world is lapping up Indian spirituality to find that elusive magic formula for peace.
The popularity abroad of the formula of yoga, pranayama and meditation confirms that paranoia about Indian spirituality is gradually giving way to a sense of appreciation and acceptance. At least, outside India!
By Amulya Ganguli, IANS
Notwithstanding the possibility of a lowering of tension between the Congress and the communists over the India-US civil nuclear deal, two things can be predicted with a reasonable degree of certainty.
One is that the Manmohan Singh government will not be able to hold out for its full five-year term ending in 2009. The Left's ideologically driven opposition to closer ties with the US means that a point of no return is being reached between it and the Congress although, for the present, the comrades have decided not to destabilise the government.
By Arun Kumar, IANS
Washington : The tempest in New Delhi that threatens to unravel the India-US civil nuclear deal may well be the proverbial "storm in a teacup", as the hapless Indian ambassador here suggested in a moment of indiscretion.
It may be hard to hear reason in the din over Ronen Sen's self-admittedly tactless remark about "headless chickens", but analysts point out that the implementing the bilateral and highly technical 123 agreement finalised here last month is well within the lines drawn by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President George Bush.
By Asghar Ali Engineer
It was shocking that three MLAs of Majlis Ittahidul Muslimin in Hyderabad gate crashed into the book release function of her book “Lajja” translated into Telugu on 9th August and tried to beat up Taslima and shouted slogans using unbecoming words, even using abusing language. And all this in the name of Islam as if Islam stands for such hooliganism.
By Ram Puniyani
By Mohammad Tariq Saeed
In response to the article published in Outlook magazine by Parvez Hoodbhoy
This is a very good article and the author deserves our commendation for its being published in a major national magazine. Serves to clear up quite a few misconceptions, especially prevalent in the sub-continent. Also presents a wealth of contemporary statistics, showing very plainly and truly the intellectual poverty of the Muslim world. However there are a few points which need further discussion:
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