Indian Muslim

For Tamils of Moreh, staying out of the Inner Line Permit debate is the safest option

By Amit Kumar,

Moreh, Manipur: Kalai Mani is a 29-year-old auto driver in Moreh, a small town in the Chandel district of Manipur. He speaks six languages:English, Hindi, Kuki, Mizo, Burmese and his mother tongue, Tamil. A second generation Tamil, Kalai has been an integral part of the small but surprisingly cosmopolitan society of Moreh, and says that no matter where he goes, his home will always be in Moreh.

Ramadan 1437: Matinuddin


By Asif Khan,

“I was born in ‘46, and have been fasting since ‘61”, Matin Uddin reminisces when asked about Ramadan. He retired a few years ago as an Assistant Commissioner in the Labour department. “Right through my teens, college and then 39 years of service, I haven't skipped fasts during Ramadan,” he continued.

Narasimha Rao's 'pro-Hindu mindset' led to Babri demolition: Aiyar

New Delhi : Former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao's "pro-Hindu mindset" encouraged the destruction of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said on Monday.

Speaking at a book launch here, many others, including former Congressman Natwar Singh who also worked closely with Rao, described the Babri Masjid demolition on December 6, 1992, as "the biggest failure" of the then Prime Minister Rao, who otherwise, according to them, took bold and timely decisions on economic reforms.

This Ramadan (and forever) be a good wife

After giving lessons to husbands, Asma is back with some instructions to wives.

By Asma Anjum Khan for,

I drew a blank, as I began to arrange my thoughts on the virtues of a good wife.

Most guys would say, beauty comes first, and that means the girl should be fair and a darker shade is a complete no no, even if the guy is ten shades darker himself. Next?

She should be homely, docile, and good in kitchen.

IMRC serves over 10,000 people during Iftar Program in Manipur and J&K

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Imphal: In order to reach out to the poor in different Indian states and to feed them during the holy month of Ramadan, US-based Indian Muslim Relief & Charities (IMRC) organised a series of Iftaar cum dinner in various villages of four districts of Manipur under its “Village Iftaar Program”.

Changing women identity in Kashmir

By Bilal Ahmad Malik,

Kerala state Haj Committee promises improved facilities at Haj camp

By Shafeeq Hudawi,,

Kozhikode: In light of the rise in the number of Haj pilgrims from Kerala, the State Haj Committee has decided to arrange enhanced facilities at the haj camp at Nedumbassery airport.

This year, a total of 10,028 pilgrims--the highest in 15 years--are expected to leave for Haj through State Haj Committee quota.To put this in perspective, 5,633 pilgrims from the state visited Mecca last year.

Jamia's journalism school rated 'best' in India

New Delhi : The journalism school of Jamia Milia Islamia has been rated as the best in India by a weekly after a countrywide survey.

"Jamia Millia Islamia's Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC) has retained its first position for the second consecutive year in an all-India ranking survey of top professional educational institutions having government accreditation or affiliation, conducted by Outlook magazine," the university said in a statement on Monday.

March of Fascism, across the land

From the world’s oldest democracy to the largest -- and from America to Australia, fascism has been on the rise. Liberal democracies have been silently watching as the forces of darkness stalk the land

By Aijaz Zaka Syed

Tablighi Jamat at crossroads

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