Indian Muslim

Ansari inaugurates workshop for first-time MPs

New Delhi : Vice President M. Hamid Ansari Saturday inaugurated a workshop for first time Rajya Sabha MPs, urging them raise the Indian parliament's level of performance to global standards, an official statement said.

"In a democracy, freedom to agitate and to debate is important but the two must not be confused," said Ansari, who is also the chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

Lauding the success of India's electoral democracy as a model for other democracies, he emphasised the need to make India a functional democracy for which parliament's performance is paramount.

'Go to Gulf with rights' campaign to help expats

New Delhi : In a bid to prevent human rights violations among Indian migrant workers in the Gulf region, Amnesty International India and UAE Exchange India have launched a "Go to Gulf with rights" campaign.

The awareness campaign will provide information about migrant workers’ rights under Indian and international law, legally authorised channels for migration, pre-departure training programmes, and the risks of irregular migration, an Amnesty International statement said Friday.

Teenager killed in security forces' firing in Kashmir

Srinagar : A teenager was killed when security forces fired on protesters Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said.

The teenager identified as Suhail Ahmad Lone, 15, was killed during violent protests in Qaimoh town.

"He was immediately shifted to hospital in Anantnag town where doctors declared him dead," a senior police officer told IANS here.

Protests had erupted Saturday in Qaimoh town where two people had been injured in clashes with the security forces during anti-Israel protests Friday.

Protests continue across country against Israeli attack on Gaza, people turn in large number to express solidarity with Palestinians

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: People in large number have been turning up across several towns and cities to protest against the Israeli attack on Gaza. While condemning the attack on innocent civilians, protesters have expressed their solidarity with Palestinians.

Activists across the nation slam Assam government for failing to control militants

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: With the innocent lives being killed at the gun point by some brainless activity of armed militants loyal to the Songbijit faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in Assam, people from across the country have condemned it. If the state government has failed to protect the lives of common people in Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD), on the other hand the locals alleged of police and administration atrocity on the villagers.

Shutdown partially affects normal life in Jammu

Jammu : Normal life in Jammu was affected Saturday by a partial shutdown to protest against Friday's clashes in Baltal base camp of the Amarnath Yatra.

Shops remained closed in Jammu city and public transport plied only partially while private transport, government offices, banks and post offices functioned normally.

The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Vishva Hindu Parishad had called for a shutdown to protest against the clashes in Baltal base camp following a scuffle between a local pony operator and a cook.

Are Hindutva hawks flying again?

By Amulya Ganguli,

The latest reported observations of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) supremo, Ashok Singhal, echo what the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue, M.S. Golwalkar, said in his 1939 publication, "We, or Our Nationhood Defined". In it, the Hindutva icon had given an outline of what the minorities can expect in India.

Ramadan 1435: Patience

By Shuchi Kapoor,


Students wait patiently for the time to break fast at a school-organized iftar event at MWA School, Chennai.

Ramadan 1435: TCN series

AAP leaders arrested for inciting communal passions

New Delhi : AAP leader Dilip Pandey and two other party members were arrested on the charge of promoting enmity between different communities here, police said Friday. The party claimed that they were framed.

The three members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) were called by police for questioning in connection with pasting of posters in Jamia Nagar area of south Delhi appealing the Muslims to "gherao" the house of three Congress legislators of the same community for "shaking hands with RSS and the BJP". They were then arrested.

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee hosts iftar congregation in Guwahati

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) organised a grand iftar get-together on Thursday evening at the New MLA Hostel in the State Capital Complex at Dispur Guwahati. About 300 persons from different walks of life, including Minister and MLAs, took part in the iftar congregation.