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After mosques, Israeli forces bomb hospitals in Gaza, death toll 526
As the bloodiest conflict in Gaza since 2009 entered its 13th day Sunday with the heaviest bombardment from Israeli tanks continued .... More

11 Israeli soldiers killed in 24 hours

Gaza violence: India's parliament must reflect on Gandhi's words

Hyderabad: Muslims call for boycott of Israeli products, companies

Ziaul Haque murder case: Azad to file protest petition against CBI closure report - See more at:

Exploring Ramadan

Fasting is prescribed so that you may learn self-restraint

Ramadan like the other months in the Islamic lunar calendar begins with the sighting of the new moon over the horizon. Depending on the geographical locations, it appears with a difference of a day or two in various parts of the world pronouncing ..... More

Offer prayers in Ramadan nights to seek forgiveness

'Fasting is for Mine and it is I who give reward for it'

Revelation of Quran and fasting in Ramadan

'Confine to the mosque to become closer to Allah'

'Look for the Night of Qadr in the last ten nights of Ramadan'

Palestine policy unchanged, says govt but rejects call to condemn Israel

The government Monday said its policy on Palestine remains unchanged but rejected calls for a parliament resolution on the violence in Gaza where more than 500 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli military attacks...... More

A united Opp condemn Israeli massacre in India's Rajya Sabha

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Do not accept Dalai Lama as spiritual leader: Sri Lankan anti-Muslim monk

Manipuri man's killing reverberates in parliament

Karnataka CM miffed over media queries on rape

Government for better judges appointment system, Katju questions Lahoti

Woman reverts to Islam a day before she dies of cancer

Gaza deaths over 600, Hamas claims capture of Israeli soldier

Racial slurs, discrimination - we face it all: Northeasterners

Soon a memorial to 'shame' society on growing sexual crimes

Indian scientists develop seedless mangoes

Nefarious practices rife in medical sector, admits Harsh Vardhan

The Middle East: Leaders who could not lead

Ceasefire 'not enough' for durable Middle East peace: UN chief

From Moon to Mars, Armstrong will always be there

9-year-old boy weds 62-year-old woman in South Africa

Dabholkar murder: Ex-top cop slaps defamation notice on news magazine

36.5 percent of teaching slots vacant in IITs

Assam minister says unable to work under CM Gogoi, quits

Reema Abbasi documents Hindu temples in Pakistan

Disgruntled Rane quits Maharashtra cabinet

Asian strangles girlfriend with belt at Abu Dhabi hotel

Israel 'more barbaric than Hitler', says Turkish PM

Modi's 'modest' swearing-in cost Rs.17.60 lakh

New initiative to promote peace in Muslim societies

Indian hand in Nigerian research and education network

India's youngest bank Bandhan to empower women, rural folk

Muslim Converts' Association doles out $171,000 in Ramadan

A call for revolution, and romance: The poetry of Faiz

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Soon a memorial to 'shame' society on growing sexual crimes

Stirred by a series of sexual crimes in the state and elsewhere, an NGO has decided to build a Nirbhaya Memorial to the women who were victims of such crimes and to stir society'..... More

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Katju sparks controversy, Congress says why rake up issue now

The Congress tried to distance itself from the controversy, asking why the issue was being raised now, but former law minister H.R. Bhardwaj admitted that UPA-I was under pressure.... More

Indian scientists develop seedless mangoes

First came seedless grapes. Now, Indian scientists have developed what could be the ultimate delicacy - a seedless mango which is finely textured and juicy, with a rich, sweet and distinctive flavour when mature...... More

Muslims are biggest donors in Britain: British Deputy High Commissioner

British Deputy High Commissioner Julian Evans Thursday, while lauding the contribution of Muslims to the British society, said the donations by Muslims for charity work in Britain are more..... More

BPO employee from Manipur beaten to death in Delhi

Shaloni, 29, was beaten up allegedly by a group of five-six men in south Delhi's Kotla Mubarakpur area around 2.30 a.m. early Monday following a quarrel when he was returning from work. Shaloni, 29 ..... More

Number of out-of-school children goes down to 17 lakh
The figure of 17.24 lakh came after a survey conducted by states and union territories in their Annual Work Plan and Budget (AWP&B), and which was submitted to the human resource development ministry
human resource ..... More

Indore law student compiling Quran in Arabic Braille

Rabiya Khan, a blind law student, who wanted to make it possible for all visually impaired people in India to be able to read the Quran, has complied 10 paragraphs of the Holy Book in Arabic Braill..... More

‘Pray for Gaza’ writes Selena Gomez, receives huge applause

The young pop star posted a message on Instagram on Friday urging her...... More

Singer Rihanna's 'Free Palestine' tweet retweeted 70,000 times in minutes

Sulaiman Abdulkarim of Nigeria wins Dubai International Holy Quran Award

Sulaiman Abdulkarim Isah, the Nigerian contestant, won the top position at the 18th session of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award held..... More

Special Reports

UAE Princess donates $100 mn to London hospital for pediatric research

The gift is a gesture of gratitude to GOSH for the care the hospital has provided to sick children from around the world. The gift is a gesture of gratitude to GOSH for the care the hospital has provided to sick children from around the world .... More

Now register online for Itikaf at the Makkah Grand Mosque

Islamic world's first 'green' mosque opens in Dubai

High-tech navigation system to help Indian Haj pilgrims

Will avenge my father's death, vows 12-year-old Gaza boy

UAE enters space race with first Arab spaceship to Mars

In Bihar, school kids exceed children population: CAG

After bikinis, mini-skirts and pubs, spas in Goa on moral radar

Bhatkal boy chosen 'Preacher of the Nation' in UAE

No dawn, no dusk but Ramadan fever prevails in this Sweden city

Muslim scholar offers shelter to fellow Israelis under rocket fire

Uproar over pics of 'celebrating' Israelis watching night attacks on Gaza

Imagica: Mumbai's gateway to a magical world

How violent cartoon shows make children aggressive

They say dropping prefix 'Islam' from Islamic banks will attract more customers

Dilip Kumar's ancestral home declared national heritage in Pakistan

Japan - A model to show the West how to live peacefully with Islam

Ramadan in Old Delhi: A carnival of feasting and shopping

'India, Bangladesh can supply shopping bags to the world'

Thomson Reuters lists 92 Muslims among most influential scientific minds

Views & Analysis

Are Hindutva hawks flying again?

Seventy-five years later, Singhal's statement shows that little has changed so far as the saffron worldview is concerned. In an interview to the Hindustan Times, he has said that the "Muslims will be treated as common citizens - nothing more, nothing less. And they must learn to respect .... More

Gods on Earth: Shankaracharya says no to worship of Sai Baba

Gordimer: Chronicler of apartheid and South Africa’s transition

Patel’s idolization and need for libraries

The Budget and India's Future

Caliphate opposed to Shia apostasy and, eventually to Sunni monarchies

Vindictiveness and Autocracy: "Achhe Din" defined

Save Gaza Today; Tomorrow May Be Too Late!

Rural jobs scheme too big to fail

Post-budget, Right-Left divide will become wider

Gaza Rhymes: Bombs, Pain and The Resistance

Debating Secularism in a Communalized Society

India: Federation of communities

Amit Shah as BJP chief: Modi sidestepping RSS?

India’s Education System is in total disarray

Is BJP fishing in choppy waters of communally sensitive UP?

Where is Breaking News? Modi government tightens grip on information

Narendra Modi prevails over saffron traditionalists

Judiciary will brook no infringement of its independence

Was Delhi University fiasco avoidable?

Why is the world in grip of jehadist menace?

Budget 2014 Should Not be Price Pushing Exercise

Jaitley's budget mustn't sell rupee short

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Science & Technology

Urdu Kitab Mela Malegaon

Kerala's new campaign against drugs targets schoolkids
Addressing a press meet here Tuesday, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala and Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb said the state-level campaign would be launched by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy June 13...... More

Maharashtra Class 10 SSC Results 2014 likely on June 10

2014 AIPMT results declared; 46,271 candidates qualify

AMU boy Wasiqur Rahman is Bihar MBBS topper

Kashmiri students claim ragged, beaten up in Ghaziabad institute

Notice to UPSC, Delhi on plea of five teachers

DU website crashes; chaos, protests on first day of admission

Four toppers in ICSE class 10 exam, girls outshine boys

Jharkhand boy tops ISC, girls outshine boys

'Should minorities be deprived of quality education?'

India's Muslim students: Still ignored and underserved

See if nurseries can have more seats for inter-state category, says SC

Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat honoured for educating the girl child - See more at:
Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat honoured for educating the girl child - See more at:

BSNL unveils 'smart phone' for common man

A second Software Technology Park would be set up in Tripura to boost information technology in the country's northeast region and to reach out to people of rural and remote areas with e-governance, a minister said here Saturday. - See more at:
A second Software Technology Park would be set up in Tripura to boost information technology in the country's northeast region and to reach out to people of rural and remote areas with e-governance, a minister said here Saturday. - See more at:

Branded as "Bharat phone", the mobile device has a three-inch large screen display with provision for dual SIM card and has been priced at Rs.1,099 to make it affordable to common man. Visiting Mauritius.... More

1,000-feet wide 'beast' near earth Sunday

Big Bang: Indian physicist says he's vindicated

Artificial sunlight to test solar cell efficiency

Bone rebuilding to become more efficient, cheaper too

Indian-origin scientists claim human learning breakthrough

Now, put this washing machine into dirty clothes!

Are you among 44 Indians shortlisted for one-way Mars trip?

E-cigarettes turning nonsmokers to nicotine addiction: Study

Camera that lets you refocus photos after clicking them!

This insect wears world's tiniest 3D glasses!

Forget laptops kids, take paper notes instead!

People behind the huge success of Malegaon Urdu Kitab Mela

Among the buyers too were people of different class and variety. Men, women and students of all ages and genders and also a huge majority of children were seen on all ten days rushing for books as if there is going to be a 'ban on ... More

'All sold out' signs on most of stalls on last day of Malegaon Urdu book fair

'Who killed Karkare?' among the best-selling books at Malegaon literary festival

Malegaon Urdu book fair breaks NCPUL's all time best sale record

'Let's pray Maulana Azad's dream of united India becomes a reality'

Urdu not the language of Muslims, Tom Alter 'proves' by The Bible

There should be a campaign for primary education in Urdu: Rahman Khan

Union Minister Rahman Khan to open NCPUL's Urdu book fair in Malegaon Friday

NCPUL to hold 10-day National Urdu Book Fair in Malegaon


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2013 In Retrospect

Probiotics prevent deadly complications of liver disease: Study

Although initially there may be a small bounce in health, over the medium-longer term retirement causes a drastic decline in health, says the study by the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Age Endeavour Fellowship. - See more at:

The researchers at G.B. Pant conducted a single-centre, randomised trial with cirrhosis patients who showed risk factors for hepatic ..... More

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E-cigarettes turning nonsmokers to nicotine addiction: Study

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Now talcum powder linked to ovarian cancer!

Karnataka plans to generate 2,000 MW solar power

In order to tap the huge potential of solar energy as an alternative to generating power from conventional energy sources like coal, thermal and hydel, the minister said the state government ... More

Non-subsidised cooking gas rate cut by over Rs.23 a cylinder

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Call to dump Cadbury, Mondelez foods after pork traces

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Government returns RIL's bank guarantee for new gas price

Foreign deals offer silver lining for loss-making Indian carriers

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Transition year for Indian telecom's growth story

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Rupee suffers reality check, speculation hits further

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