West Bengal  /  Published 11.09.19

A feisty champion of girl power in Calcutta

She fought marriage several times in her teens, would cycle to school as villagers chased her and pelted her with stones every day and started giving tuitions while in school to fund her own education...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 12.03.20

August 15 deadline for tol, madarsas

The Assam government on Thursday announced August 15 deadline to close down all government-run Sanskrit tols and madarsas. Education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told the Assembly that while the madar...
By Rajiv Konwar in Guwahati

India  /  Published 26.02.20

Searing signs of pitched battles in Delhi

Searing signs of a pitched battle still dominate the boundary between Old Mustafabad and Shiv Vihar where a bulwark was raised using furniture from burnt-down shops and the charred skeleton of a car b...
in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 29.03.19

Peace and tolerance missive in namaz

It is noon. The surroundings of Sadarpatty mosque is filled with the fragrance of ittar, Jannat-ul Firdoush (aroma). Hundreds of Muslim youths bow down and offer namaz of jumma (special prayers on Fri...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

West Bengal  /  Published 08.01.20

SC plea against madarsa verdict

A madarsa managing committee of Bengal on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging it’s verdict upholding a law on the appointment of teachers by a commission for minority institutions.A bench ...
By PTI in New Delhi


India  /  Published 22.01.19

Shut madarsas to check ISIS influence: UP Shia board chief writes to PM

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP Shia Central Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi has demanded shutting down of primary-level madarsas across the country in order to check the influence of...
By PTI in Lucknow

West Bengal  /  Published 26.06.19

Taunted over skullcap and pushed out of train in Calcutta

Hafiz Mohammed Shahrukh Halder, 23, has for five days not dared to travel to the madarsa in Hooghly where he is a teacher of Arabic — still scared after a mob set upon him on a train on June 20 alle...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

World  /  Published 22.12.19

FATF seeks answers on 150 questions from Pak

Global watchdog for terror financing Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has sought more clarifications and data from Pakistan on actions taken by it against madrassas belonging to banned outfits, week...
By PTI in Islamabad

North East  /  Published 05.03.20

Plea not to shut madarsas

The North East India Emarat-E-Shariah and Nadwatut Tameer, a socio-religious organisation in the region, on Thursday said 57,000 madarsa graduates had sacrificed their lives in the freedom movement. T...
By Debananda Medak in Guwahati


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