Coming Storm and Divided House of Islam

If an attack on the very heart of Islam does not shake us out of our indifference and stupor, what will?

By Aijaz Zaka Syed for,

If there is a threshold of pain and tolerance, this must be it. If this does not wake us up, I do not know what will! The unimaginable and unthinkable affront to Madinah, the city of mercy and love where Islam’s beloved Prophet, peace be upon him, lies resting, is an open and audacious attack on Islam and its most sacred symbols. Who would have thought we would live to see this outrage?

A Ramadan Spent in America

By Bushra Alvi for

Shoulder to shoulder, heel to heel, we stood, we prayed, we bowed, we raised our hands, we begged for mercy, forgiveness and salvation. We cried. The entire night was spent in prayer and devotion.

Why the life and achievements of Allama Mashriqi is worthy of a documentary

By Nasim Yousaf for

PG accommodation 'block list' for women students

By Ankush Vats

New Delhi : It's often been a murky tale of harassment for outstation women students of Delhi University year after year. But now they are preparing a 'block list' of paying guest (PG) accommodations that are deemed not suitable for them.

Prepared by the student community Pinjra Tod, it is an online campaign for the time being. But there are plans to expand it offline as well to reach to a larger number of women students.

The aim is to help out-of-town women students in deciding which PG accommodations are to be avoided.

'Unhappy' at move to Textiles, Smriti fails to hand charge to Javadekar

By Anand Singh

New Delhi : Smriti Irani may have scoffed at speculation over her ouster with a "Kuch toh log kahengey", but the former HRD Minister was missing from a ceremony on Thursday to formally hand over charge of the ministry -- despite two phone calls to her by her successor Prakash Javadekar.

Irani, who was shunted to the low-profile Ministry of Textiles in Tuesday's cabinet reshuffle, seems to be "unhappy" over being displaced from the HRD Ministry, said sources.

Prime Minister, President and Vice President of India greet nation on occasion of Eid

By TCN News

Delhi: The Prime Minister, President and the Vice President conveyed their greetings and best wishes on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr.

"My greetings and best wishes on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this special day deepen the spirit of harmony and peace in society," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his message.

President Mukherjee in his message said, "On the auspicious occasion of Idu’l Fitr, I extend warm greetings and best wishes to my fellow citizens, particularly to all Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad.

For second consecutive Eid-ul-fitr, "Shoulder to Shoulder Movement" to organise joint Shia-Sunni Eid prayers

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Delhi: Once again, Jamia Nagar in Delhi is going to witness a show of solidarity and unity on eve of Eid Ul fitar when people from Sunni and Shia sects will offer Eid prayers in Congregation at the inner Courtyard, Jamia Juma Masjid of Jamia Millia Islamia.

"Shoulder to Shoulder Movement" is an initiative conceived by a group of friends last year in Jamia Nagar, against the back drop of growing hostility between the two sects in Middle east.

Irfan Khan’s misconceived notion on Eidul-Adha

By Riyaz Arshad Nazish for,

जानिए, क्या सोचते हैं बनारस के हिन्दू रमज़ान और ईद के बारे में?

सिद्धांत मोहन,

वाराणसी: रमज़ान अब ख़त्म हो रहा है. बस एक या दो रोज़ और. फिर ईद. फिर इबादत का यह माह एक साल बाद ही मिलेगा. इसकी महत्ता को लेकर नेताओं और मुस्लिम समुदाय के लोगों ने बहुत बातें की हैं. इसकी पवित्रता को लेकर कई बातें हुई हैं, जिनमें से अधिकतर बात करने वाले मुस्लिम हैं. लेकिन स्वाद बदलने के लिए और जनता का हाल जानने के लिए हमने धर्म की नगरी काशी के हिन्दुओं से बात की और जानना चाहा कि रमज़ान के बारे मने उनकी समझ और उनका रवैया क्या और कैसा है?

NIA's actions regarding Sadhvi Pragya reek of political opportunism

By Masood Peshinam for

The paradox created by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) on the eve of the bail application of the Malegaon bomb blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur is beyond any reasonable and legal explanation. It’s another matter that her bail application by the special NIA court was subsequently rejected.

Sadhvi Pragya, who has been in custody for the last eight years, had sought bail on the basis of the charge sheet filed by NIA.