Indian Muslim

Some people acting as agents of communal elements: Mamata flays media

Kolkata : In an apparent attack on a section of the media, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday accused "some people" of acting as "agents" of "communal elements" and "maligning" her party after the BJP came to power at the Centre.

"These days some people are acting as agents of a communal party. When the Congress was in power, then they acted as their agent. And when CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist) was in power in the state, some people used to beat the drums of (then chief minister) Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee."

A new way of thinking about Islam

By Usama Khalidi,

A new Islam is rising in America largely under the media’s radar, which is routinely and profitably focused on the more competitively conservative, and violent, Islam of the Boko Haram of Nigeria, the Taliban of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and now the infamous ISIS, the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria”, founders of a newly minted “Caliphate”. Consider this:

Rajya Sabha begins debate on Gaza

New Delhi : The Rajya Sabha Monday took up the debate on conflict in the Gaza strip, an issue which disrupted the upper house last week.

Initiating the debate, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said the Gaza strip was being attacked from all sides and questioned if India's foreign policy has changed.

"It is a small strip of land, it is being attacked from all sides," he said.

"Has the foreign policy of India changed? The policy that was there in Jawaharlal Nehru's time, Indira Gandhi's time, Atal Bihari Vajpayee's time, has that changed?" Azad asked.

Ramadan 1435: Ladies entrance

By Shuchi Kapoor,

Ladies entrance

In South Asia very few mosques have space for women worshipers. Thousand Lights Mosque in Chennai, a Shia Masjid does have a separate section for women but a man was found sleeping just outside the entrance to the ladies section.

Jamia alumnus receives a Basic Research Development Award in USA for kidney cancer research

By Staff Reporter,

Kansas City: Dr. Inamul Haque, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, USA and an alumnus of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi has received a Basic Research Development Award of $35,000 for research on kidney cancer.


Justice remains elusive dream for the victims of 2012 BTAD violence even after two years

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: Two years is a pretty long period for anything to change. But for a section of ill-fated people in Assam, it’s all the same as their pain continues to haunt them, in fact, in a more painful way. The bloody violence which broke out in Assam’s Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) on July 20 in 2012 witnessed around 100 deaths and several lakhs were displaced but the victims did not get the justice.

Ajmal Foundation programme for minority youth commences in Guwahati

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: All together 50 students from different minority communities of Muslim, Christian and Sikh have been identified by Ajmal Foundation for various coaching programmes under a scheme supported by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India.

Extending solidarity from Mumbai for Palestine

By Yogesh Maitreya & Daisy Katta,

With the energetic recital of humanitarian songs from “Republican Panther”, a Mumbai based Dalit and Human rights cultural organisation, the meeting to condemn Israeli act of genocide in Palestine has accelerated amidst the wetly evening of 19th July, in Mumbai.

Bihar CM compares himself to Sher Shah Suri

Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Sunday compared his tenure to that of Sher Shah Suri, the 16th century founder of the Suri dynasty who is known for innovative work and initiating path-breaking reforms.

"A year's time is not a short time for me to work and prove myself to provide a memorable tenure as chief minister," Manjhi said at a function here, referring to his rule till the next state assembly polls due in 2015.

Manjhi said Sher Shah Suri, who defeated the Mughals, got a short tenure to rule the country but he made development and governance his agenda.


Indian driver banned from travel over unpaid phone bills

Riyadh : An Indian in Saudi Arabia has been slapped with a travel ban over his inability to pay staggeringly high phone bills for SIM cards that he claimed were falsely registered under his name, a media report said Sunday.

Shamsuddin Ansari, who is employed as a driver, has been issued with three outstanding phone bills worth over 22,000 Saudi riyals (around $5,900) by Saudi Arabia's leading telecom company in capital Riyadh, Arab News reported.

Ansari approached the telecom company to clear his name from the defaulters list, but to no avail.