Indian Muslim

Omar not contesting from Ganderbal? Writing on the wall for NC

By Sheikh Qayoom,

Srinagar : Although it now needs only a formal announcement, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah appears to have decided against contesting from Ganderbal in the forthcoming assembly elections, thereby ending the 37-year-old political tryst of the Abdullahs with their once strongest bastion in Kashmir.

Kashmir not an internal issue: Separatist leader

New Delhi : Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani Tuesday said Kashmir is an international issue and not an internal issue of India.

"First of all when they say Kashmir is an internal issue, it is against the reality. The issue of Jammu and Kashmir is an international issue and it should be solved," Geelani, who is in Delhi to meet Pakistan's high commissioner, told reporters at the airport.

"It is unfortunate that the Indian government has cancelled the (foreign secretary-level) talks," he said.


India-born author gives a taste of Ghalib to Americans

By Arun Kumar,

An India-born former World Bank staff member turned poet and novelist has penned a new English translation of famous Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib's works to meaningfully engage American readers.


US terms cancellation of India-Pakistan talks 'unfortunate'

By Arun Kumar,

Washington : As India called off foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan over its envoy's meeting with Kashmiri separatists, the US termed the cancellation "unfortunate" and said it continued to support their efforts to improve bilateral relations.

Burning Sands of International Relations

By Syed Ali Mujtaba,

International relation is gravitating towards chaotic world order. The forces of conflict seem to be dominating over those supposedly mandated to maintain global peace. There seems to be conspiracy of silence by the guarantors of peace, as the perpetrators of violence are masquerading like free booters on rampage all over the world.

Fake policeman molested Indian student in UAE

Dubai: An Indian woman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was kidnapped and molested last year by an man posing as a police officer, a court was told, media reported Monday.

The Dubai Criminal Court heard Sunday that the Indian student, 21, identified only as T.D., was studying in her car with her 23-year-old friend, M.J., when an Egyptian man, 30, identified only as S.A., knocked on the car window, claiming to be a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer, in May last year, The National reported.

Kashmiri separatist leaders to go on to meet Pakistan envoy

Srinagar : Kashmiri separatist leaders Monday said they would go on to meet the Pakistan high commissioner despite India calling off foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan over the contentious issue of the invitation to them.

Criticizing the Indian government over cancelling of foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan, senior separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, who respectively head the hardline and moderate factions of the Hurriyat, said they will visit New Delhi Tuesday to meet Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit.

Is (only) Jamia Nagar ‘bad’ for Women?

By Mahtabnama,

Having lived in Jamia Nagar for almost half of my life (nearly 14 years), last week, I was startled to read the heading of an anecdotal piece of writing in, Is Jamia Nagar bad for women? A firsthand account from Aamna.

Maiden session of B.Ed. at Ajmal Women College inaugurated

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: The maiden session of Bachelor of Education section of Maryam Ajmal Women College of Science and Technology was inaugurated at Hojai in Assam’s Nagaon district on Monday with the presence of several dignitaries.

AAP slams Bhagwat for calling India a Hindu nation

New Delhi : The AAP Monday slammed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for calling India a Hindu nation, saying such remark is a "dangerous indication of things to come".

The party accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Bharatiya Janata Party of dividing the society along communal lines to get political mileage in four poll-bound states.

"Statement made by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva can assimilate other religions into it, is a dangerous indication of things to come," said a statement from the AAP.