Pregnant woman walks 20 km, delivers on road; baby dies

Pregnant woman walks 20 km, delivers on road; baby dies

KATNI (MP): A pregnant woman trudged 20 km and delivered baby on the road due to unavailability of ambulance in Katni district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. The newborn baby girl died. Beena, resident of Barmani village, decided to walk 20 km to Barhi community health centre with her husband as the ambulance failed to […]

‘Hindustan should not be allowed to become lynchistan’

‘Hindustan should not be allowed to become lynchistan’

NEW DELHI: The Opposition on Monday accused the BJP-led government of encouraging organisations behind the violence by cow vigilantes, with Congress claiming that lynching of people in the name of religion and cow protection began only after it (BJP) assumed power. Initiating a discussion on the issue of mob lynching in the Lok Sabha, Leader […]

Islam and Modernism: Consolidation or Conflict?

Islam and Modernism: Consolidation or Conflict?

By Owais Manzoor Dar In the history of civilizations, Islam stands as a pinnacle between the Dark ages and the Renaissance period. Although ” Islamic civilization” cannot be treated a purely sociological implication; in spite of its pristine religious insularity, Islam spread over a quarter of the then known geographical world and gave rise to […]

Ram Nath Kovind sworn as India’s 14th president

Ram Nath Kovind sworn as India’s 14th president

New Delhi: Ram Nath Kovind was on Tuesday sworn in as India’s 14th president, the first BJP leader and the second Dalit in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Kovind was administered the oath of office to “preserve, protect and defend the constitution and law” by Chief Justice of India J S Kehar in an impressive ceremony in […]

‘I-T dept detects Rs 19,000 crore black money in ICIJ, HSBC cases’

‘I-T dept detects Rs 19,000 crore black money in ICIJ, HSBC cases’

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax department has detected over Rs 19,000 crore in black money following investigations into global leaks including HSBC account holders in Switzerland, the government said on Friday. Finance minister Arun Jaitley said investigations into information, put into public domain by the ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists), pertaining to about 700 […]

India, Pakistan should resolve Kashmir issue through talks: UN chief

India, Pakistan should resolve Kashmir issue through talks: UN chief

UNITED NATIONS: UN chief Antonio Guterres has reiterated the need for India and Pakistan to find a peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue through engagement and dialogue, his spokesperson said. Guterres’ spokesperson Stephane Dujarric’s remarks came when he was asked if the Secretary-General is paying attention to the situation in the region or “we are […]

Al-Qaeda in Indian subcontinent getting more active

Al-Qaeda in Indian subcontinent getting more active

WASHINGTON: Al-Qaeda is getting more active in the Indian subcontinent and by 2017, it boasted several hundred members, with its cells mostly in Afghanistan and its operatives flourishing in Bangladesh, counter-terrorism experts have told the US lawmakers. “By 2017, Al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent boasted several hundred members and had cells in Afghanistan’s Helmand, Kandahar, […]

7 Indian companies supplying components to ISIS: report

7 Indian companies supplying components to ISIS: report

London: Seven Indian companies are among those from 20 countries named in a list whose components were used by the ISIS to make explosives, a EU-mandated study on Sunday said, suggesting that more work needs to be done to track the flow of chemicals and other items to the terror group. The study by Conflict […]

‘Nearly 2.8 mln people internally displaced in India’

‘Nearly 2.8 mln people internally displaced in India’

UNITED NATIONS: Nearly 2.8 million people in India have been internally displaced last year due to disasters and conflicts linked to identity and ethnicity, a new report by a monitoring centre said. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) released a new report which ranked India third among countries most affected […]

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