Govt to call meet on Haj arrangements

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The Government will soon call a meeting of Muslim MPs to decide on reforms in arrangements for Haj pilgrimage. External Affairs Minister S M Krishna informed the Rajya Sabha

Darul Uloom gets rid of Vastanvi?

Urdu press, which seems to be divided on the question of Vastanvi’s continuation as the rector of the Darul, reacted on the Majlisi-e-Shoura’s (governing council) decision on the expected line.

Shura backs Vastanvi as Dar-ul-Uloom Rector

DEOBAND: Maulana Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi seemed to have won the confidence of Majlis-e-Shura, the governing council of the Dar-ul-Uloom as the later has rejected his resignation and asked him to continue as the rector of the world fame Islamic seminary.

Godhra verdict dismays Minorities

NEW DELHI: Minorities and other secular bodies have expressed dismay over special court judgment over Godhra carnage.  The All India Milli Council has in a statement said that the report was largely based on the investigations of a discredited police force that was hand in glove with mass murderers from the beginning.

Jamia is now Minority Institution

NEW DELHI: February 22 would be remembered as red letter day in the history of Jamia Milia Islamia as on this date it has been granted minority institution status. The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) , a quasi-judicial body, on Tuesday, granted minority institution status to Jamia Milia Islamia.

Vastanvi now says Modi is a Zaalim


MAULANA Ghulam Ahmad Vastanwi has said that Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is the worst of the worst. “Wo zaalim hai … aur zaalim ki taareef bhi nahin ki ja sakti” (he is a cruel man and one is not allowed to appreciate a cruel man).

Minorities get little mention in president address

TIA correspondent
NEW DELHI: Contrary to the tradition, minorities got very little mention in the president address to the joint session of parliament on Monday. President Pratibha Devisingh Patil only informed the parliamentarians that 38 lakh students belonging to minority communities had benefitted from various scholarship schemes.

Gujarat on high alert ahead of Godhra verdict

AHMEDABAD: (AMN) The State police have launched special security measures to prevent any untoward incident on February 22, when the special court is expected to pronounce verdict on the 2002 Godhra train carnage case.

Rajnath denies meeting Sadhvi Pragya

MUMBAI: (AMN) Former BJP president Rajnath Singh Sunday refuted charges that he and his party colleague LK Advani had met Malegoan blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.

Muslims hail CBI’s appeal against Advani

NEW DELHI: (AMN) The CBI’s move to approach the Supreme Court against Lal Krishna Advani and others in Babri Masjid demolition case has been widely acclaimed by the Muslim community.



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Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Several monuments across India turned blue today Nov 20 – the World Children ...

US school students discuss ways to gun control

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Threat to Dilip Kumar’s Bungalow, Saira Banu Seeks PM’s Help

In January, the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police had registered a case of cheating against builder ...

Malayalam, Ladakhi films win big at IFFI

By Utpal Borpujari / Panaji (Goa) Indian cinema scored big at the 49th International Film Festival of India ( ...