Holy Cow with Unholy Fate

Maariyah Siddique for,

The ban on the sale of beef by the BJP-ruled states and the demand of several right-wing groups for the extension of the ban across India has sounded an alarm for cattle-owners, traders and lakhs of consumers, with attacks on individuals, labelled as ‘beef eaters’, adding to the hysteria.

M.F. Husain turns 100, 'Husain 100' to pay tribute

Kolkata: Renowned Indian artist M.F. Husain's five-day birth centenary year celebrations here, beginning on Saturday, will see film screenings, seminars and exhibitions of his graphics as well as books written on him.

In one of the seminars, art historian Geeti Sen, poet Ashok Vajpeyi and contemporary artist Johny M.L. will speak on the theme 'Freedom in Art Practice', said the organisers on Thursday.

'Husain 100' is being organised by Virasat Art in association with the Government College of Art and Craft and a host of other organisations.

Farmer suicides averaged 9 a day in parched Maharashtra

By Chaitanya Mallapur

A staggering 3,228 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra in 2015, the highest since 2001, according to data tabled in the Rajya Sabha on March 4, 2016 – that is almost nine farmers every day.

The number of suicides almost equal the number of people killed (3,477) by the Taliban in 2014, IndiaSpend had reported earlier.

Vidarbha and Marathwada, with 5.7 million farmers, accounted for 83 percent of all farmer suicides in Maharashtra in 2015.

There should be no problem in saying 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai': Najma Heptullah

By Sushil Kumar

New Delhi : Terming the controversy related to chanting of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' as "unnecessary and uncalled for", Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah has said that there was nothing wrong in praising the motherland and religion has nothing to do with this.

"Whichever country is your 'vatan' (motherland) you should be loyal to it," the minister told IANS in an interview.

Heptullah emphasised that there was some politics behind the controversy and said she herself being a Muslim had no problem in saying 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'.

AMU – The enemy within

By Mahmood Alam

A bench headed byChief Justice of India (CJI)Hon’bleMr. Justice TS Thakur was hearing a matter whether Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), a central university, was bound to follow UGC regulations with regard to the appointment of Vice Chancellor or not. This matter is in no way related to AMU’s minority character; an issue which is pending in another bench of the Supreme Court.

Hindu nationalists carrying forward colonial idea of demonising Mughals: Audrey Truschke

By Preetha Nair

New Delhi : Mughal rulers patronised Sanskrit literature in their courts, especially between AD 1560 to 1660, and also took up Persian translations of epics like the Mahabharata and the Ramayana as ambitious projects, says scholar Audrey Truschke in her book 'Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court'.

Tribal boys in Wayanad under POCSO threat

By Shafeeq Hudawi

Kozhikode: Babu, a 21-year-old from the Paniya community, came out of jail in March after spending close to three months in jail. His crime? He is not entirely sure about that.

Woman researchers equally participate in a Seminar organized by Theological department of AMU

By TCN News,

Aligarh: Sunni Theological Society Department of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organized a national level on the theme “Human values in world religions” which was attended by more than 120 research scholars from 12 different universities.

This was the first time that a global issue was selected for the seminar by the Theological Department of AMU.

'Jungle Raj' in Rajasthan

By IndScribe

One after the other, shocking incidents of crimes and atrocities on the Dalits are being reported from Rajasthan.

The latest incident has occurred in Chittorgarh where three Dalit boys were stripped and beaten up publicly.

*'Vigilante justice': Dalit boys stripped, beaten*

The photographs are shocking and it is not proper to share them. Surprisingly, there has been no major action so far.

The boys were suspected of stealing, but the minors were publicly stripped--it is nothing but total lawlessness--The Rule of the Jungle.

Indian Americans condemn Saudi award for Prime Minister Modi

Award defies logic given Modi’s record before and after taking office as Prime Minister

By TCN News,

Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India's pluralist and tolerant ethos has condemned the Saudi government’s decision to confer Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the nation’s highest civilian award.