Sunday, March 26, 2017

M.A. Yusuf Ali resigns from Air India board

By IANS, Thiruvananthapuram: M.A. Yusuf Ali, an industrialist from the Middle East, has resigned from the Air India board.

A Portrait of the Indian as a Young Dalit Girl: Part 3 – Meeting...

(Editor’s note: This was first published on as a single piece. We are reproducing the long form report in parts for readers.) You...

India, Pakistan mount relief supplies for cyclone-hit Bangladesh

By IANS Dhaka : India and Pakistan have started relief supplies even as the World Bank pledged a hefty $250 million aid to help cyclone-hit Bangladesh. Two C-130 aircrafts carrying relief items from Pakistan landed at Zia International Airport Thursday while an Indian Air Force transport aircraft IL-76 carrying over 38 tonnes of relief materials and medical supplies is scheduled to reach Dhaka Friday.

Rape as Weapon of Domination: The clout of caste and class in India

By Ershad Abubacker for,

Bangladesh bans Zakir Naik’s Peace TV

Dhaka: The Bangladeshi government on Sunday decided to close down Peace TV, a Mumbai-based TV channel run by controversial Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik's Islamic...

Drop the girl’s name in songs: Pakistan Supreme Court


Islamabad : Pakistan's Supreme Court has directed pop singer Abrarul Haq to omit the name Parveen from a song that forced a girl with the same name to quit college after being eve-teased.

Protesters in Maharashtra against forceful conversion of Muslims in Agra demand ban on RSS,...

By Staff Reporter, Aurangabad: The effect of forced conversion of Muslims in Agra by saffron organization has resulted into angry protest in Aurangabad city of Maharashtra on Saturday when number of people gathered before Collector office demonstrating their anger against the purported act of forced conversion of 1000 Muslims by Hindu radicals.

Shaitan ki khala: Washing Brains the ISIS Way?

[A take on the attempted brainwashing of our young minds and the sexist nature of some religious speeches] By Asma Anjum Khan, This happened a few years ago. It was the usual hurried Jumma. My 12 year old boy looked solemn in his long, pale white kurta. His usual fervor for the special Jumma lunch [Daal Gosht with piping hot fried rice] was absent and I found him sitting at the corner of our large mahogany bed. He seemed contemplative, very unusual for him. When asked to join, he looked up and asked, Mom, why do you work? And before I could react and open my mouth to say Whatttt and look gawky; I heard this next.

Rahul Gandhi kicks-off campaign for Lok Sabha polls in Manipur

By Dr. Syed Ahmed for, Imphal: AICC Vice-President Rahul Gandhi kicked-off the party’s campaign for Lok Sabha polls by addressing a public meeting at the Wangjing Kadampokpi Ground in Thoubal district of Manipur on March 19, 2014.

Rukhsana fears for family’s safety refuses police job

By Sadat Khan, Agence India Press Jammu: Rukhsana Kausar, the brave girl who killed a Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist at her home in J&K’s Rajouri district, on Tuesday declined the job of Special Police Officer (SPO) in J&K police. Rukhsana, along with her brother and uncle, was offered the job of SPO more than a month after she killed a top Pakistani militant of the LeT and injured another on September 27.

Jamia Millia wants to shed madrassa tag: Vice Chancellor

By Prashant K. Nanda, IANS, New Delhi : Jamia Millia Islamia is trying to shed the widely perceived "superior madrassa" tag, says Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung, asserting that his job is to position the 90-year-old university as a modern, secular institution of learning for one and all. "We are not a superior madrassa. I don't know why many people think we are some kind of a Muslim university," Jung told IANS in an interview at his well-appointed campus office. "We want to change that mindset of people. That tag. I am convinced of it.

India slams US panel report on religious freedom

New Delhi : India has slammed a US government panel report that claims direct link between the 2014 general elections in India and the...

Governor’s Rule not imposed in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir is to come under Governor's Rule though no notification has been issued yet, official sources said on Saturday. No notification for...

NIA files chargesheet in Panayikkulam case

By Staff Correspondent,

Kathmandu car bomb mastermind caught

By IANS, Kathmandu : Moving fast to prevent attacks on Nepal's top politicians, police Thursday said they have caught the man who masterminded the first car bomb blast in the country two days ago. Bishnu Shah, in his 30s, who was working as a shop assistant in Kathmandu, was arrested late Tuesday night from Kavre district close to the capital, Nepal Police spokesman Bijnan Raj Sharma told IANS.

After Ishrat case, government finds holes in Malegaon blasts probe

New Delhi : Even as the government is determined to fall back on the Ishrat Jahan case to corner the Congress in the ensuing...

Sushma attacks Congress for misusing CBI

By IANS, New Delhi : Citing the arrest of former Gujarat minister Amit Shah in the killing of "dreaded terrorist" Sohrabuddin Sheikh and the "safe passage" to Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson in 1984, Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj Wednesday attacked the Congress for allegedly misusing the CBI whenever it is in power.