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Dissent is not disloyalty: By Nissim Mannathukkaren

Dissent is not disloyalty: By Nissim Mannathukkaren

Source: The Hindu by: Nissim Mannathukkaren The right of dissent — or, if you prefer, the right to be wrong — is surely fundamental to the existence of a democratic society. That’s the right that…

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UNHCR warns over looming Rohingya refugee crisis

UNHCR warns over looming Rohingya refugee crisis

The UN has issued a warning over an expected surge of mostly Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees heading out for southeast…

In first, headscarf-wearing woman named minister in Turkey

In first, headscarf-wearing woman named minister in Turkey

For the first time in the history of Turkey, a Muslim but secular country, a woman who wears an Islamic…

Censor Board refuses to clear documentary on Modi-Kejriwal’s 2014 Varanasi battle

Censor Board refuses to clear documentary on Modi-Kejriwal’s 2014 Varanasi battle

The Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to clear filmmaker Kamal Swaroop’s latest documentary ‘Battle of Banaras’. The…

Campaign raises $130,000 for Syria refugee family

Campaign raises $130,000 for Syria refugee family

Picture of desperate man selling pens in Lebanon’s streets with daughter inspired online fundraiser that has gone viral. A poignant…

India village council orders rapes of two sisters

India village council orders rapes of two sisters

The rights group Amnesty International has called on Indian authorities to ensure the safety of two young women after their…

Veolia completes withdrawal from Israel, in victory for BDS campaign

Veolia completes withdrawal from Israel, in victory for BDS campaign

French multinational company Veolia has sold all its last holdings in the Jerusalem Light Rail (JLR), thus completing its withdrawal…

Al Jazeera condemns Egypt verdict

Al Jazeera condemns Egypt verdict

Following today’s retrial verdict in Cairo, Al Jazeera Media Network’s Acting Director General Dr Mostefa Souag said: “Today’s verdict defies logic…

Muslim man in Mangalore stripped and flogged

Muslim man in Mangalore stripped and flogged

A Muslim man was stripped, tied to a pole and flogged for more than an hour at a crowded marketplace …

Three killed in late night violence; Gujarat bandh today

Three killed in late night violence; Gujarat bandh today

There have been unconfirmed reports that three people were killed in Ahmedabad in the late night violence following the arrest…

Israel prevents Palestinian women from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israel prevents Palestinian women from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli police have prevented 15 Palestinian women from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday and arrested another woman as she exited…

Barrel bombs fall on Syria’s Douma, killing 50: Source

Barrel bombs fall on Syria’s Douma, killing 50: Source

At least 50 people were killed on Saturday when the Syrian regime targeted a town in an opposition-held suburb of…

A promise ends in a riot: They then systematically set the Dalits’ huts on fire

A promise ends in a riot: They then systematically set the Dalits’ huts on fire

By: Udhav Naig The immediate provocation for the violence was the holding of a temple car festival, but the real…

Refugees pour through Macedonia border after clashes

Refugees pour through Macedonia border after clashes

Macedonian police have fired tear gas and stun grenades to drive back refugees trying to cross the border from Greece…

Over 92% Muslim women in India against oral talaq or Whatsapp, Skype, email etc

Over 92% Muslim women in India against oral talaq or Whatsapp, Skype, email etc

New Delhi: According to a survey conducted by the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, 92.1% oppose Oral Talaq and polygamy banned…

11 Times Indian School Textbooks Contained Some Really Disturbing Things

11 Times Indian School Textbooks Contained Some Really Disturbing Things

Joshua Moraes Let’s be honest, we’ve all had problems with our education. I mean, I’ve got the formula for (a+b)2…

MI5 spied on Doris Lessing for decades

Newly declassified documents show that Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing was spied on by British security services for more than…

Police records in Bihar show ways in which communal pot was kept boiling

Police records in Bihar show ways in which communal pot was kept boiling

Written by Appu Esthose Suresh | Vaishali/ Muzaffarpur/ Motihari | Updated: August 22, 2015 8:57 am From throwing carcasses of…

Sanjiv Bhatt’s son: I salute you dad for fighting Modi govt over Gujarat riots

Sanjiv Bhatt’s son: I salute you dad for fighting Modi govt over Gujarat riots

New Delhi: Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had taken on the Gujarat government headed by the then CM Narendra…

Meet this rickshaw puller who saved money to perform Haj this year

Meet this rickshaw puller who saved money to perform Haj this year

It is an established fact and dream that every Muslim wants to perform Hajj at least once in his life…

One murder every hour: how El Salvador became the homicide capital of the world

One murder every hour: how El Salvador became the homicide capital of the world

On the deadliest day of the century in the world’s most homicidal country, a gang leader and convicted murderer sits…

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Idea of India conclave: Media

BJP councillor locks out Muslim family in Moradabad

BJP councillor locks out Muslim family in Moradabad

Parveen pressured to move away from Hindu neighbourbood. A Muslim family that had recently bought a house in a Hindu…

20-Year-Old to Launch World’s First Ocean Cleaning System Next Year

20-Year-Old to Launch World’s First Ocean Cleaning System Next Year

There are an estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating through the world’s oceans, enough to fill almost 600 jumbo…