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Lokmat apologises to Muslims after peaceful protests over blasphemous caricature
Maharashtra's leading Marathi daily Lokmat on Monday published on its front page an unconditional apology for hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims after publication  ... More

  Case against Marathi daily after Muslims protest over blasphemous cartoon


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Nepal Maoists burn Indian embassy vehicle, officials say accident

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BJP leads in Vadodara, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar Municipal corporation elections

Counting of votes begins for Surat, Jamnagar and four other civic bodies in Gujarat

Counting of votes begins for Ahmedabad, Surat and four other civic bodies in Gujarat

Islamic fashion council introduces modest fashion designs to global fashion schools

Handful of people cannot paint the government black: Rajnath on intolerance

Mohammad Salim should prove allegations or resign: Gadkari

489 civilians killed in Nov, Iraq continues to suffer from vicious circle of violence: UN

Steps to invigorate India's higher education system

Desist from making provocative statements: BJP parliament members urged

Consultancy report says gas worth Rs.11,000 crore migrated from ONGC to RIL fields

Li-Fi technology with speed 100 times faster than broadband Wi-Fi launched

Build toilet before contesting civic polls in Maharashtra

Now cancel reserved railway tickets at a general ticket counter

Millions mourn the teacher who breathed his last while giving Holy Qur’an lesson

Non-subsidised cooking gas dearer by Rs.61.50, aviation turbine fuel cheaper

Don't refrigerate tomatoes for better aroma

Shortage of supplies in Nepal threatens children's life: UNICEF

Los Angeles Muslim woman challenges Trump's anti-Islam views with rousing FB post

A secularist responds to Minister Rajnath Singh

'Don't divide Kashmir on communal lines'

To stand up or not: Debate on national anthem in theatres continues

Big moral booster, says latest Muslim mentioned in Prime Minister Modi's speech

Power sector employees to hold nationwide strike on December 8

Climate Summit: Developed countries should respect concerns of developing nations

Narendra Modi meets Nawaz Sharif in Paris

Coming soft, flexible and stretchable keyboard

Testosterone treatment may benefit men with Type 2 diabetes

Bihar poll effect: Assam's Gogoi talks of 'grand understanding'

Salim cites Rajnath Singh's remarks on minorities, Lok Sabha adjourned after outrage

Syed Wali Rahmani elected Amir-e-Shariat Imarat-e-Shariah of Patna Bihar

More than 55 percent cast votes in second phase of Gujarat local polls

'Cow smuggler' shot dead, another badly injured by Haryana police in Kurukshetra

New online hotel booking sys makes accommodation for Umrah pilgrims cheap, safe

National University for Rehabilitation to come up in Thiruvananthapuram

Rationalisation of tax exemptions, rebates to reduce litigation: Jayant Sinha

PM Narendra Modi speaks about non-discrimination, equality at 'Diwali Milan'

Police complaint against former Maha top cop for calling RSS a terrorist organisation

Jharkhand second phase panchayat polls ends with 74 percent voting

Austerity Impact: Greek girls selling sex for sandwiches

Sulaiman Al Rajhi, Azim Premji among world's top 20 philanthropists

Haryana IPS officer Sangeeta Kalia punished after spat with minister, transferred

Violence in Uttar Pradesh village gram pradhan polls, one killed

Growing intolerance

When RBI governor talks about intolerance, world listens: Historian Aijaz Ahmad

Grand alliance a la Bihar remote in poll-bound Bengal

Using Western Blood Pressure guidelines may up stroke risk in Asian patients

Hindu Right stoking intolerance

'Withdraw invitation or ask Modi to tender apology before he attends convocation'

26 Turkish businessmen held in Russia, sent to ten days police custody

Hindu extremists seek ban on beef festival in Osmania University

No breakthrough on GST in Modi-Congress meet, more talks soon

'Get out!' Haryana minister tells woman officer, she stays put

Right to life for Muslims in India must be protected: Asaduddin Owaisi in parliament

India's democracy allows for fetishised nationalism, knee-jerk rejectionism

By 2050, half of world's child brides to be in Africa

Politics is reason for denying Quranic rights to Indian Muslim women: Modi told

Bank employees association defers December 1-2 strike

Failure on reforms like GST, land law could hit investment: Moody's

Views & Analysis

The Beef of Bihar Backfire: A Journey into the Mind Behind a Brilliant Political Stratagem

During the election campaign, fire of people's nationalistic sentiments is stoked to an extent that voting for BJP is made synonymous to upholding indian pride and anything contrary meant being one with the enemies
.... More

A National Apology: From A Hindu To Each Indian Muslim

Many Muslims thought that facing bullets and meeting death was better than a life in slavery. The British opened fire on unarmed Pathans in Peshawar. They refused to budge and heroically faced the bullets.. Ashfaqullah Khan of the famous Kakori case, while .... More

RSS India's No.1 terror group: Former Maharashtra Inspector General of Police

Claiming that RSS activists have been indicted in at least 13 terror cases across India, former Maharashtra inspector general of police S.M. Mushrif on Thursday described the Hindutva outfit as India's No.1 terrorist .. More

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Pay panel outgo, if funded by tax receipts, is bad economics: Assocham

Industry chamber Assocham voiced concern on Sunday over the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, saying it would be bad economics to pay higher salaries to government employees and pensioners... More

  7th Pay Commission wants 16-percent hike in salaries, minimum Rs.18,000 pay

  7th Pay Commission: Highlights and Key Recommendations

  7th Pay Commission recommends OROP for civilians, armed forces

People look at me in disbelief, says India’s only Muslim woman pilot

People’s reaction to her choice of profession is a constant source of entertainment for Saara Hameed Ahmed, India’s only Muslim woman pilot, and one among just 600 female pilots
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Malegaon textile industry getting back on track after over nine months' recession

Muslims must be a partner in India's prosperity: Indian-American philanthropist

A chemicals secretary with poor marks in chemistry!

Hate crimes against UK Muslims soar by 300% after Paris attacks

Muslim student first told to remove Hijab, later dupatta before Rajasthan exams

Hamtramck first American city to elect Muslim majority council

This Muslim academic donates $1 for every abuse hurled at her on Twitter

Existentialism's genesis in 19th century Urdu poetry

Women participation in decision making important, not numbers: Muslim panel told

Minister denies Saudi overseas missions charge any fees for Haj, Umrah visas

In a firm denial, the Minister of Haj in Saudi Arabia, Bandar Hajjar on Monday categorically stated that the Saudi missions in any part of the world are not charging any fee for .. More

Hate crimes against UK Muslims soar by 300% after Paris attacks

The figures were compiled by the Tell Mama helpline, which records incidents of verbal and physical attacks on Muslims and mosques in the UK. They are likely to be a significant underestimate of the total, as many victims are too frightened  .... More

'I am a Muslim, but that doesn't make me a terrorist'

The video, uploaded on YouTube on November 16, soon went viral on the Internet and other Social Media platforms. It has been viewed so far by more than 500,000 internet users ... More
  American fact-tank tears into Obama's 'Muslims not against terrorism' assertion
  Roots of Paris attacks lie in the killing fields of Syria and Iraq: CPI-M

  306 civilians, 97 children among 1,300 killed in Russian strikes in Syria: UK Observatory

Malegaon scribes join 'refuseniks', return Maharashtra Urdu Academy awards

Malegaon textile industry getting back on track after over nine months' recession

Most smartphone users will reveal nude pictures, but not their banking data

Gujarat Civic Polls

Congress, BJP race against each other to win Muslim votes in Gujarat civic polls

In the midst of a direct contest between the two arch rivals, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress both are apparently racing against each other to win the support of the Muslim community, and to do so they are fielding more . ... More

  47% polling in Ahmedabad, Surat and four other civic bodies in Gujarat

  Gujarat's first round of 'anxious' local body polls on Sunday

  BJP fails to find candidates for Unjha municipality in Gujarat

  Hardik Patel's Quota Stir: First an explosion, then a whimper

Muslim Girls and Access to Education in Gujarat

As per latest census available (2011) Muslim population in Gujarat is 4.5 million, where male Muslim population is 2.3 million and women population is 2.2 million. In Gujarat the Muslim literacy rate of 73.5%, compared to the national average of 59.1%. Muslim women literacy rate at 57% compared to the .... More

Modi on backfoot; Praises Nehru, Previous Governments in Ambedkar debate
Ending two days of discussions in parliament on the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar, widely seen as the architect of the ... More

  Rajnath: 'Secular' most misused word; Sonia hits back saying basic ideals in danger

  Minister rakes up Ram temple, Uniform Civil Code during constitution debate

Malegaon, Jalgaon spar over drinking water, MLA blocks National Highway

People look at me in disbelief, says India’s only Muslim woman pilot

Views & Analysis

Why should I apologize?

Let an international investigation be conducted and the findings made public. I am not a believer in conspiracy theories, but since the 9/11 attack until now many questions remain unanswered. How is it that after every major incident a passport is found intact? As if people walk
 .... More

Demonizing Islam in the Name of Terrorism

They have succeeded in creating such an image of Islam among non-Muslims that whenever the word terrorist is pronounced, the image of a bearded Muslim instantly flashes up in their mind. So much so that when in Norway on Friday July 22nd 2011, the twin acts of  .... More

Bihar Lesson for Modi: Save secular fabric of India first, then the economy

Why Bihar rejected Modi-Shah and embraced Nitish-Lalu

Aligarh Muslim University's painful story - Straight from the heart of an Aligarian

American fact-tank tears into Obama's 'Muslims not against terrorism' assertion

Glimpses into a nationalist Muslim – Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Is beef really the diet of Indian Muslims?

Time for India to declare #MuslimLivesMatter?

British had interests in painting Tipu Sultan as 'Intolerant Bigot'

Media, friends throng Muslim teacher's house in Alwar after Modi's remarks

UN resolution urges Israel to end occupation of Palestinian territories

Palestinians have long sought to establish an independent state. Recently, the General Assembly adopted a resolution that allowed non-member observer states to hoist their flags alongside those of full member states.  ..... More

Supreme Court to hear in December plea for safeguarding rights of Muslim women
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the listing of a PIL filed on the  ... More

Ban un-Islamic 'Triple talaq’, Muslim women’s group demands at national covention

  Reforms in Muslim personal law should come from within the community: Experts

AMU fraternity urged to adopt Kerala model for empowerment of Muslims in North

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) fraternity, especially the Aligarians in the United Arab Emirate (UAE), has been urged to adopt the Kerala model for Socio-Educational empowerment of the Muslims in North India, who are ... More

  Students to launch movement to improve literacy rate of Seemanchal

Is Amit Shah bargaining for CM post to quit as BJP president?

Newly elected Bihar assembly to have 24 Muslim legislators

In India under Modi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's birth anniversary goes unnoticed

Significant reduction in diabetes-related amputations in 25 years

About 133,000 Indian students contribute $3.6 bn to US economy

Myanmar Elections

Star rises over Myanmar but will Syu Kyi be able to deliver

At a time when wild jubilation is taking place all over Myanmar and accolades are being heaped on the Nobel laureate, the lady, as she is called in the length and breadth of Myanmar, has played her .... More

  'Millions of Muslims barred from voting in Myanmar's 'freest and fairest' election'

  Myanmar Elections: A lone Muslim campaigns in radical Buddhist stronghold

  Plight of Rohingya Muslims too horrific to put into words: Amnesty International

  'Buddhist Bin Laden' Ashin Wirathu major factor in Myanmar polls

Former IAS officer seeks opinion on pressure group of Indian Muslims

Mohammad Shafiquzzaman, who retired as special chief secretary in the undivided Andhra Pradesh in 2013, has mooted the idea of the group to take care of the interests of Muslims in particular and to  .... More

Mumtaz Shaikh, Sania Mirza among seven Indians in BBC 100 Women 2015 list

Aurangzeb Alamgir - Demonising the ruler who could be a role model

Religiously motivated killings, riots restricting right of individuals in India: US

Leaving US for a country where my kids can study with liberty: Clock Kid's father

Education & Career

Maharashtra Teacher Eligibility Test on January 16, 2016; Admit Card download Dec 14 onward

The Maharashtra Teacher Eligibility Test (MAHATET) will be held on January 16, 2015 and the candidates can download their admit cards from December 14, 2015 at 11:00 am till January 16, 2015 before the exam starts, the Maharashtra  ..... More

Haryana teachers' unending wait for revised schedule of HTET PGT Level 3 exam

Continuously under stress due to unending controversies which has marred the Haryana Teachers Eligibility Test (HTET) 2015, more than 1.3 lakh teachers in this BJP-ruled state are now anxiously waiting ..... More
  Haryana edu board gears up for HTET Nov 2015 exams amid controversies

  HTET 2015: Seven nabbed after paper leak, Level 3 exam rescheduled

Retired judge to re-evaluate DJS exam answer sheets: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday said it will appoint a retired judge of the apex court to re-evaluate the answer sheets of the Delhi Judicial Services (DJS) main exam of 2014 ...... More

Maharashtra HSC October 2015 Supplementary exam results declared

JEE (MAIN)- 2016: Offline exam to be held on April 03, Online on April 09; Registration begins on Dec 01

Aligarh varsity's Nabeela wins best paper award at International Conference


Saudi hospitals become first to implant world’s smallest pacemaker

Two Saudi hospitals, King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital (KFAFH) and Prince Sultan Cardiac Center (PSCC), have become the first medical facilities in the world to use the .... More

Weight-loss surgery may improve sex life too

"Limited research has suggested that bariatric (weight-loss) surgery is associated with short-term improvements in sexual function," said lead researcher Kristine .... More




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Business & Economy

2014 In Retrospect

A step closer to medicine that treats obesity

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:

A peptide and hormone that reduces the urge to eat when administered to a specific area of the brain could be the target for developing medications to treat obesity and binge eating disorder, says a research...... More

Cook in low flame to keep Alzheimer's away
Punjab imposes tobacco ban around educational, religious institutions
Anthropocene epoch began with first atomic blast: Researchers
Porn addicts at unsafe sexual behaviour risk
Stress during pregnancy can affect baby's development
How sleep and memory go hand-in-hand
Eczema sufferers have higher risk of obesity, BP
Blocking hormone can fix stress-induced infertility
Scientists identify novel breast cancer gene
Six lifestyle choices can help women save hearts
Diet pill that tricks body into losing weight
Table sugar less toxic than fructose
Why all obese people don't develop metabolic problems

Cook in low flame to keep Alzheimer's away

Punjab imposes tobacco ban around educational, religious institutions

Anthropocene epoch began with first atomic blast: Researchers

Porn addicts at unsafe sexual behaviour risk

Stress during pregnancy can affect baby's development

How sleep and memory go hand-in-hand

Eczema sufferers have higher risk of obesity, BP

Blocking hormone can fix stress-induced infertility

Scientists identify novel breast cancer gene

Six lifestyle choices can help women save hearts

Diet pill that tricks body into losing weight

Table sugar less toxic than fructose

Why all obese people don't develop metabolic problems talcum powder linked to ovarian cancer!

Colombia flower exports blooming ahead of Valentine's Day

Colombia, the world's second-largest producer of flowers after the Netherlands, is cranking up its offerings, cutting and packaging some 500 million ... More
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NRI deposits in Kerala bank up by Rs.3,795 crore
India Inc says no change in economy performance in last 6 months
No VAT assesment for Punjab traders with under Rs.1 crore turnover
Who will join the wealthiest one percent club this year?
India will have 4 lakh super rich this year
Kerala to create SPV to tap diaspora investments
India to grow at 6.5 percent in 2016: IMF
Gold regains Rs.28,000 mark
Nissan Motor to increase network, ad spend in India
FDCI to unveil creative designs on Khadi in Gujarat
Draft standards to compute firms' taxable income notified

A great year for BJP, nightmare for Congress
And after the Lok Sabha battle left virtually all other parties in the dumps, the BJP went on to take power, again for the first time, in Haryana and Maharashtra, formed a government in Jharkhand and became the second largest party in Jammu and Kashmir..... More

The year when Telangana state became a reality

Five reasons why 2014 is important for Palestine

Indian IT industry dons innovation in year of double-digit growth

A year of technological advancement for India in space

Tamil Nadu in flux, political actors face uncertainty

'Kick' scored in Bollywood's low-lying year

Year of two-wheelers for Indian auto industry

Online shakes up physical format in India's retail space

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