The Political Circus in West Bengal 2021

They were desperate to find some work. They had been displaced from their regular manual works–digging, masonry, etc. – during the lockdown....

India’s farmers protest proves that collective agency of people can turn the tide in their favour

THE key elements of neoliberal policies — free market, minimal state intervention and flexible labour — hinge on a crucial principle which,...

Chinese Diplomacy: Xi’s “Twin” Victory over Biden, Modi?

On February 19, the US President Joseph Biden delivered a speech at the 2021 Munich Security Conference. In his first public appearance...

Challenges to internal security

At a time when we, as a nation, are concerned about external threats from countries inimical to our security, what worries me...

Raise your voice against dowry and domestic violence

Indian TV showed a video clip in which a married Muslim woman Ayesha Banu was telling her father to take care...

India’s cunning de-escalation after setting Kashmir alight

Begrudgingly, I doff my cap to India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his left-hand man, national security adviser Ajit Doval. 

Latest News

Farmers’ protest to continue till rollback of three agri laws: Rakesh Tikait

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has said their agitation will continue till the three contentious agriculture laws are withdrawn. He was speaking in...

US for Indian role in Afghan peace process

US Secretary of State Tony Blinken has suggested that the involvement of India in a UN-convened conference to discuss a unified approach...

Occupied Kashmir officials begin rounding up Rohingya refugees

Authorities in Occupied Kashmir have sent at least 168 Rohingya refugees to a holding centre, police said on Sunday, in a process...

Chinese Diplomacy: Xi’s “Twin” Victory over Biden, Modi?

On February 19, the US President Joseph Biden delivered a speech at the 2021 Munich Security Conference. In his first public appearance...

India’s farmers protest proves that collective agency of people can turn the...

THE key elements of neoliberal policies — free market, minimal state intervention and flexible labour — hinge on a crucial principle which,...

Pope Francis’ Iraq Visit: Tolerance and Coexistence Central to Humanity

The Head of the Catholic Church arrived in Iraq on March 5 to a red carpet and military-band reception at the beginning...

Tea-tribes May Spoil the Flavour for the BJP in Assam

Aparat from Muslims, who form 34.42 per cent of Assam’s population, the Tea-tribes are a significant voting block. Both the Bharatiya Janata...

Nishad Party distances itself from BJP in UP

In an unexpected move, the Nishad Party has distanced itself from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh and said that...

New Delhi gurudwara opens India’s largest dialysis hospital to give free treatment...

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Sunday started a kidney dialysis centre at Gurdwara Bala Sahib in New Delhi. The medical facility will...

We promise to bring ‘asol parivartan’, says PM Modi at Kolkata rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a blistering attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of “betraying and...

Religion

Which three vital elements are needed by every country?

 It is narrated from the sixth Shia Imam, Ja’afar Al-Sadeq (AS) who said: The people...

What are the roots of errors and deviations by different groups within Islamic Ummah?

The first Shia Imam, Ali ibn Abitaleb (AS) said: I am amazed, why should I...

Should rich people have special privilege in Islamic society?

 A group of Quraysh came to the first Shia Imam, Ali ibn Abitaleb (AS) and...

What is the ruling on the profit of the middleman who sells others goods? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

The Grand Ayatollah Makarem answered a question about middleman’s profit. Question: What...

Is it Wajib to keep ties with someone who does not want to have connection with me? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about keeping ties with others. Question:...

Can a person who must do Qadha fasting, vow to fast for a cause? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

The Grand Ayatollah Makarem answered a question about vowing to fast. Question:...

International

Pope held a Lord’s Supper in presence of 10,000 people in Erbil+Photos

The Lord’s Supper ceremony was held in the presence of Pope Francis at the Franso Hariri Stadium with the participation of 10,000...

Iran frees British-Iranian aid worker Zaghari-Ratcliffe, says lawyer

Iran has released British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe from house arrest at the end of her five-year prison sentence, but she has...

Biden urged not to accept proposal on Covid by India and South Africa at WTO

Four top Republican Senators on Friday urged US President Joe Biden not to accept a proposal by India and South Africa to...

Pope Francis meets with Masoud Barzani

The Vatican’s Pope, who arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan today (Sunday), met with Masoud Barzani, Leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party.

US Defence Secy to visit India later this month

US Defence Secretary General Lloyd J Austin, who recently released a memorandum prioritising China as “number one challenge”, will be travelling to...

General

Photo & Video

Video: Pope’s farewell moments with the Grand Ayatollah...

Pope’s farewell moments with the Grand Ayatollah Sistani. https://en.shafaqna.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/VID-20210306-WA0038.mp4?_=1

Video | Welcoming Pope Francis at Grand Ayatollah...

Pope Francis met the Grand Ayatollah Sistani, today, in Najaf Ashraf.  Followings are photos and videos of welcoming the World’s Catholic...

Video: Completed lighting project of Lady Zahra (S.A)...

The first film of the completion of the lighting project for the development of the holy shrine of Imam Ali (A.S),...

Video: Special prayer for the Month of Rajab

Special prayer (Dua) for the Month of Rajab with the voice of Mousavi Qahar and Persian and English translation.

Video: Women’s Role in Narrating Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH)...

Women’s role in narrating the holy Prophet’s (PBUH) Hadiths. Speaker: Dr. Nahla Gharavi Nayini. https://youtu.be/ra9u-KdJA6k