FM hints at Islamic banking

KOLKATA: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has assured Muslims that their demand for Islamic banking would be addressed soon. Interacting with a delegation of Indian Centre for Islamic Finance (ICIF) headed by H Abdur Raqeeb here, Mukhrjee said that he would soon ask his secretary to ..

Karkare spoke to me before he was killed: Digvijay

NEW DELHI: Congress General Secretary and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh has raised doubt over the WikiLeaks’ revelation that the Lashkar-e-Taiba had allegedly planned to attack Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. He said, “The Sangh Parivar has mastery in propaganda, so ..

Violence probe delay dismays Christians

BANGALORE: Christians in Karnataka are disappointed over the extension given to a commission enquiring into the attacks on Christians in the southern Indian state.

“The government does not seem to be serious about the early release of the commission report,” said Jesuit Father M. K. George, ..

SIT worked as B team of Gujarat police: Ex- DGP

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Former Gujarat Director General of Police (DGP) R B Sreekumar has alleged the SIT headed by former CBI chief R K Raghavan probing Gujarat riots has actually functioned as a B-team of Gujarat police. Talking to news persons here he said: “None of the evidence provided by me have

Nation pays homage to B R Ambedkar

NEW DELHI: The nation on Monday paid homage to the Father of Indian Constitution and Bharat Ratna, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 54th death anniversary. In a function organised at the Parliament premises, President Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister

Indian madarsas to get American education

NEW DELHI: (AMN) In a latest revelation that could create another tremor in the Muslim community, particularly those associated with the madarsas in the country, the United States wants American teachers to impart education in madarsas across India. A proposal to this effect has been sent by ..

AMU suspends five students

ALIGARH: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Saturday suspended five students with immediate effect and banned their entry in the campus. The students are Mohd. Ibraheem, Adeel Ahmad, Mohd. Osama Shamsi, Mushtaq Ahmad and Syed Umar Ahmad Qadri These students have allegedly found to be ..

UPA not sincere for minority welfare: Minister

NEW DELHI: West Bengal Minority Affairs and Madrasa Education Minister Dr Abdus Sattar has alleged that the UPA government is not sincere with regard to minority welfare.
He said that Union Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid did not convene even a single meeting of state minority affairs ..

Ex CJI asks civil society to protect law

NEW DELHI: Former Chief Justice of India Justice AM Ahmadi on Saturday urged the civil society to wake up from the deep slumber to save the constitution and rule of the law in the country. In his presidential remarks at a symposium on ‘Save the Constitution: Role of Civil Society’, Justice Ahmadi ..

Modi gets SIT clean chit

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) has cleared Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi of the charges of failure to discharge his constitutional duty of swiftly intervening to stop the communal riots that engulfed the state in 2002. According to reliable sources ..



ADB to fund Rs 1900 crores for development of Tourism in Himachal Pradesh

By Vinit Wahi Department of Economic Affairs, Union Ministry of Finance, has approved a Tourism Infrastructur ...

Air India marks 70 years since 1st India-UK flight

  Air India is marking 70 years since its first flight took off from Mumbai to London in June 1948, wh ...