‘Anyone but Modi’: Many Indian Muslims fear the worst

Published on Apr 01 2014 // Featured, India
‘Anyone but Modi’: Many Indian Muslims fear the worst
Supporters of Congress Party at an election rally in New Delhi. (AFP)ADAM PLOWRIGHT, ANNIE BANERJI | AFP AYODHYA, India: Some recoil at his name, while others still refuse to acknowledge his popularity. India’s Muslims have watched the rise of election frontrunner Narendra Modi anxiously and are...

Difficult to find grooms for Hyderabad’s ‘over qualified’ Muslim women

Published on Mar 17 2014 // Hyderabad, India
Bushra Baseerat,TNN HYDERABAD: City match-maker, Shahid Farooqui, has been faced with an unusual problem of late: of ‘over qualified’ brides-to-be. Though his bag is teaming with profiles of several eligible women from the Muslim community between 23 and 35 years of age, he has been struggling...

Kejriwal accuses media of siding with BJP

Published on Mar 16 2014 // India
NEW DELHI — Unperturbed by the strong criticism following a controverisal statement, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal fired yet another salvo, questioning whether the media had the courage to show the “true story” of Gujarat. Kejriwal had threatened that if he comes to power...

AAP leader Vishwas attacked in Amethi

Published on Mar 16 2014 // India
LUCKNOW — Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas was on Friday allegedly attacked by a group of 15-20 people during his election campaign in Singoli village of Amethi. “I am also hurt during attack our jhadu yatra in Amethi, two women AAP workers also injured,” Vishwas said. “As...

Saudi King donates $5m to Indian university

Published on Mar 10 2014 // India
RIYADH — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah issued directives to give $5 million in aid to Hamdard University in New Delhi, India. Suleiman Aba Al-Khail, rector of the Riyadh-based Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University, signed a memorandum of understanding with his Hamdard counterpart...

Outrage over sedition charges against students who cheered Pakistan

Published on Mar 06 2014 // Featured, India
Outrage over sedition charges against students who cheered Pakistan
67 students, all from Kashmir, were suspended by the private Swami Vivekananda Subharti University in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.Meerut: Sedition charges against a group of students who cheered for Pakistan in a cricket match against India provoked outrage today, much of it expressed on Twitter. 67 students,...

India sets dates for world’s biggest election

Published on Mar 06 2014 // Featured, India
India sets dates for world’s biggest election
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate and Chief Minister of the western Indian state of Gujarat Narendra Modi. (Right) India’s Congress Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi gestures as he addresses supporters at the party’s headquarters in Srinagar. — AFPNEW DELHI – India, the...

India to go to polls from April 7: election commission

Published on Mar 05 2014 // India
NEW DELHI — India, the world’s biggest democracy, on Wednesday set April 7 as the start of parliamentary elections expected to see the opposition Hindu nationalists led by hardliner Narendra Modi come to power. The Election Commission announced at a press conference that the polls would be held...

India’s top court sends Sahara chief to jail

Published on Mar 05 2014 // Featured, India
India’s top court sends Sahara chief to jail
PEOPLE’S JUSTICE: India’s Sahara group chairman Subrata Roy’s face is covered in black ink as he arrives at the Supreme Court in New Delhi on Tuesday. (AFP)NEW DELHI: Subrata Roy, the chief of the Sahara conglomerate, will spend the next seven days in Delhi’s Tihar Jail unless he can...

Representation of Muslims in govt. depts. alarmingly low: Devi Prasad

Published on Mar 04 2014 // India
Hyderabad, March 04: Before the merger of Andhra Telangana Muslim ratio in government departments of Hyderabad state was more than 20 pc. But in united Andhra Pradesh state Muslim employees of State Government were ousted from their job on the basis of their lack of knowledge of English language. Today...

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