ARTICLES

Ramadan best time to give up Smoking

  By Dr. Javed Jamil Ramadhan can and should be the best time to give up all forms of addictions including smoking forever. I will focus here on smoking only because while alcohol and drugs are considered Haram by all the religious experts of Islam, unfortunately, smoking has not yet been declared universally Haram. This … Continue reading Ramadan best time to give up Smoking

Modi’s Defeat looks imminent

Modi’s rhetoric will pave way for an alternative secular government, post-elections, says Sitaram Yechury PRIME Minister Narendra Modi betrays a sense of desperation in the shrill campaign that he is conducting in these general elections. Earlier, in a speech at Latur in Maharashtra, he called for people to vote for the BJP in the name … Continue reading Modi’s Defeat looks imminent

Lateral entry into governmental offices is against Constitution

By Dr. Prem Singh The Modi Government has appointed 9 private sector experts to the rank of Joint Secretary in different central government departments through lateral entry. The government had invited applications for appointments in the Department of Revenue also, but it was canceled due to procedural reasons. As soon as the Modi government came … Continue reading Lateral entry into governmental offices is against Constitution

India-UAE ties flourishing with time

    The Indian community has played a major role in the economic development of the UAE   By Dr Ahmed Albanna, Ambassador of  UAE to India India and the UAE share historic cultural ties based on centuries-old people to people contact between the India and Arab civilization. In the early 19th century, the Indian traders, … Continue reading India-UAE ties flourishing with time

Well done President!

    Short Takes by Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam The President of India, His Excellency Shri Ram Nath Kovind, is a man of great qualities of head and heart, a man truly worthy of the august position he holds today. His vision for the future of India as a just, equitable, united and technologically advanced … Continue reading Well done President!

Obituary: George Fernandes; From drift to drift

By A J Philip The Intelligence Bureau (IB) had no idea that there was a place called Kumplampoika in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala. It is a small village with a good school on the Pathanamthitta-Vadaserikara Road. Generations of students knew Kunjamma George teacher of Kizhakkethil house, who had seven sons — all tall and educated … Continue reading Obituary: George Fernandes; From drift to drift

Revamp Faith Based Mental Care Healing Centers

By Syed Ali Mujtaba The news of the Supreme Court’s intervention in freeing some twenty-two mentally-ill persons chained at a faith-based mental centre in a Dargah in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh is bit surprising. Surprising not because the mentally ill people were freed at the orders of the Supreme Court but because the Apex Court has … Continue reading Revamp Faith Based Mental Care Healing Centers

Citizenship Bill: One more step of BJP towards contempt of Constitution

By Dr. Prem Singh By passing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 in the Lok Sabha the Narendra Modi government at the Center has taken up another step towards the contempt of the Constitution. The Bill provides that six non-Muslim communities – Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi – of Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan will be … Continue reading Citizenship Bill: One more step of BJP towards contempt of Constitution

Justice finally delivered in direct evidence based case of 1984 anti-Sikh riots

By Kushal Jeena While proving old saying that “justice delayed, justice denied” wrong, the Delhi High Court after 34 long years delivered a landmark verdict on a case that was based on direct evidence, sentencing a senior Congress politician to life for his straight involvement in the killing of people from Sikh community in national … Continue reading Justice finally delivered in direct evidence based case of 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Rafale-Clear the air, please!

  Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam The Supreme Court verdict on the Rafale deal that supports government’s decision to clinch it and discourages any questioning of it has turned out to be based on a wrong and misleading account by the government. Naturally, a verdict premised on false information has to be recalled immediately to prevent … Continue reading Rafale-Clear the air, please!

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ELECTIONS

Major victory for NDA in Bihar

File photo Anwarul Hoda / Patna As all the results have been declared in Bihar, out of 40 seats BJP has bagg ...

Haryana fully backs Modi, gives all 10 Lok Sabha seats to BJP 

AMN / CHANDIGARH The BJP has registered major victory as it has won all 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana. Union ...

Punjab, a ray of hope for congress in North India

By Onkar in Singh The results of all the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab have come in. Congress which has been r ...

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SPORTS

BOXING: India bags 57 medals at India Open International tournament

GUWAHATI India bags a total of 57 medals including 12 Gold, 18 Silver and 27 Bronze at India Open Internation ...

Boxing: Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa Amit Panghal fight their way to gold

Harpal Bedi / Guwahati ix-time world champion Mary Kom was crowned the 51kg champion while Amit Panghal (52kg ...

Hockey: Indian women clinch 3-match series beating S Korea 2-1

  By Harpal Singh Bedi India survived some anxious moments before putting it across host Korea 2-1 to r ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Informat ...

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

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ART & CULTURE

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...

Noted Urdu writer Jamil Jalibi is no more

  Author of the seminal history of Urdu literature, editor of one and founder of another eminent literar ...