Ramadan thoughts: Al-Hilal vs Al-Hisab

Minaret of Jama Masjid of Moradabad

By Kashif-ul-Huda,

Budget 2014 should not be price pushing exercise

By Syed Ali Mujtaba,

The forthcoming budget is eagerly awaited and if cues from the new government have to be interpreted, the national budget could be an exercise in taxation and pushing up the prices. If that may be the case, the new government seems willing walking into the policy paralysis trap.

One Month of Modi Government: Muslims' apprehensions and aspirations

By Jasim Mohammad,,

Narendra Modi government has completed one month after winning thumping majority in the 2014 general elections. Though one month time is not suitable to analyze the working of any government but just for the intellectual exercise and to point out certain lapses on the part of the newly formed government the analysis is necessary. After taking oath of office of the Prime Ministership, Narendra Modi has said on several times that he wishes to carry on every section of Indian society with him on the developmental path, so that whole country may be progressed. This was the welcome declaration at least for the masses and deprived classes of India.

Is Subramanium paying the price of political vendetta?

By Parmod Kumar,

Gopal Subramanium has withdrawn his consent to be a judge of the Supreme Court. This chapter is now almost over unless the apex court collegium takes a course which has no precedent as of now.

Hamdulay Heart Foundation a ray of hope for zakat eligibles

By Ziaulla Nomani,

Heart disease is the number one killer in India and across the world. However most of the heart ailments are curable and death can be prevented, but, not everyone is not fortunate enough to bear the treatment and hospital costs and they just walk away from the hospital to choose a slow painful death.
There are many who have even sold their only piece of land to foot the hospital treatment for cardiac treatment.

Indian Marxists at a dead end

By Amulya Ganguli,

Half a century after the formation of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), the curtains are descending on what the comrades once saw as the beginning of a Leftist transformation of India.

Morning Shows the Day

Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam,

The NDA government under Narendra Modi completed a month in office a couple of days ago. For some this was a moment to sit back and reckon what the government had been able to achieve in that small period of four weeks and two days. To be fair, that is a very inadequate length of time to judge the performance of a government whose prime minister has told Parliament in his motion of thanks speech that he would show his report card to the people and their representatives in 2019.

Al Jazeera journalists jailed: Saudi vendetta

By Saeed Naqvi,

Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt were given severe sentences because that is the way the Saudis wanted it. The Qatari channel was always an eyesore to the Saudis but was recently being tolerated, even encouraged, by Riyadh for the limited purpose of stalling the Arab Spring.

Love laced stories and emotional sagas

A woman hopelessly falls in love with a suave hotelier; her good-looking best friend enters and she realises how fickle the heart can be. Another woman finds unexpected friendship and experiences love in strange situations and a couple go through a turbulent phase of their life. All these stories reflect contemporary tales of love. Take a look at the IANS bookshelf.

BJP now wants to rule Haryana

By Jaideep Sarin ,

Chandigarh: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Haryana had always played second fiddle to regional players in the state. But with its latest triumph in the recent Lok Sabha elections, it has set its eyes on going it alone in the state assembly polls late this year and win it too.