Indian Muslim

Jama Masjid Shahi Imam's son anointed Naib Imam

New Delhi : Shaban Bukhari, the 19-year-old son of Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, was Saturday formally anointed the Naib Imam (deputy Imam) of the 17th century mosque at a ceremony here.

The anointment, which was attended by religious leaders from India and abroad, comes in the face of objection by the Indian government and the Wakf Board, which termed the ceremony "illegal".


Less than 10 Indians keen on joining, Muslim leaders denounced IS: NSA Doval

New Delhi : National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval Saturday said there were fewer than 10 cases of Indian youth wanting to join the Islamic State and Muslim leaders in India had unanimously come out against the jihadist group.

Addressing the HT Leadership Summit, Doval also said Pakistan was "using terrorism as an instrument of state policy" and that India will have to prepare for a "two-front war" - one engaged diplomatically and economically with the two nuclear-armed neighbours, China and Pakistan, and also build up its deterrence.


AFSPA necessary in Jammu and Kashmir: K. P. S. Gill

New Delhi: Former Punjab director general of police K.P.S. Gill, who is credited with ending the Punjab militancy of the 1980s, Saturday said the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) was necessary in Jammu and Kashmir as some youths are getting influenced by the ISIS.

Speaking at the World Hindu Congress here, Gill said: "In Jammu and Kashmir, there is a problem of terrorism and now some of the youngsters are getting influenced by the ISIS (Islamic State of Iran and Syria)."

However, Gill said the act does not give any impunity to army officers.


No ‘Achhe Din’ for drought hit Maharashtra farmers even in Modi era

By A. Mirsab,,

Mumbai: Maharashtra farmers are continuing to commit suicide due to drought, unseasonal rains and hailstorm damaged crops in thousands of hectares of Maharashtra, mainly in Vidarbha and Marathwada.

The latest is that the five farmers have resorted to commit suicide within a week in Hingoli district alone which raises questions on ruling party BJP who during its campaigning for parliamentary and assembly elections blamed Congress for farmers’ deaths in the state and had assured of improving their position.

Immunity does not apply to Modi, says American Justice Center in legal brief

US Court directs State Department to respond by December 10th to AJC's "Memorandum of Law" challenging assertions of immunity.

By TCN News,

Varsity students join child-friendly Guwahati program

By Sabin Sebastian,,

Guwahati - Child Friendly Guwahati organized a sports competition at Santipur for main-streaming the street children of Guwahati city at different centres namely Santipur Centre, Ulubari Centre, Fancy Bazaar Centre and Machkhowa Centre on 4th November 2014.


Maulana Abul Kalam Azad as Educationist

By Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam,

1857 is a watershed in Indian history when with the fall of Delhi, British sway was fully established all over India. Men of substance and vision like Sir Syed were quick to realise that the rout had come because the Indian side had fallen behind the British in the realm of knowledge of all kinds, especially that of science and technology.

End dynastic rule: Modi in Jammu and Kashmir

Kishtwar (Jammu and Kashmir): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday exhorted the people in this Jammu and Kashmir town to unshackle themselves from the yoke of dynastic politics.

Modi said that Jammu and Kashmir had been held hostage by two families for over 50 years - without naming either the Congress or the National Conference.

"One family rules and robs the sate for five years and then after it becomes unpopular, it gives the power to rob the state to the other family. They have done a political match fixing between themselves.

Madrasa makes good citizen, main slogan of anti-terrorism rally organized in Kolkata by 10 organizations

By Zaidul Haque,,

Kolkata: In the name of terrorism, propaganda against Madrasa has been going continuing for over three months that is creating a communal atmosphere in West Bengal. Ten Muslim organizations came together on November 20, Thursday to organize a rally protesting against communalism while at the same time condemning terrorism.


Sharif urges Obama to take up Kashmir issue with India

Islamabad:US President Barack Obama spoke to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over telephone Friday and urged him to take up the Kashmir issue with India.

Sharif said an early resolution of the Kashmir issue would bring enduring peace, stability and economic cooperation to the south Asian region, Dawn online reported.

Sharif apprised Obama of Pakistan's relations with India and referred to his visit to India earlier this year, which was aimed at taking the Pakistan-India relations forward.