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Saba Rahman


Saba is a Deputy Associate Editor based in New Delhi. Follow her on Twitter @sabarahman8

NEET 2019: Time running out, disabled medical aspirants remain in dark over eligibility criteria
Wed, Jan 23, 2019

NEET 2019: While the draft MCI guidelines state that hearing-impaired equal to or more than 40 per cent disability are not eligible, a Delhi High Court judgment has allowed a 70 per cent hearing impaired girl to pursue MBBS at a medical college in Delhi.

NEET application process set to close, no clarity yet on disability quota
Sun, Dec 02, 2018

Doctors with Disabilities, a body of doctors with disabilities, has termed the revised MCI draft guidelines for admission into MBBS courses under disability quota as "unfair, discriminatory and unlawful".

The Holiness of the Heart
Mon, Nov 12, 2018

Ani Zonneveld — Grammy-winner, filmmaker and imam — discovered Islam as a religion of equality.

Punish Babul Supriyo, it will serve as a deterrent to others: Rights activists
Mon, Sep 24, 2018

“Until and unless the act is implemented in letter and spirit, nothing will change, people will think it’s normal to abuse people,” says an activist.

Make it impossible for people to ignore disability, says new NCPEDP head Arman Ali
Wed, Aug 15, 2018

When a child is born disabled, or becomes disabled, parents and family look at her as, first, karma, and then (social) stigma, says disability activist Arman Ali as he underlines the need to make disabled people visible.

Muslim Personal Law Board will not contest if SC scraps Section 377
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

The Supreme Court is hearing a batch of petitions challenging Section 377 while also reviewing its earlier verdict banning the IPC section.

Lust Stories: Dibakar Banerjee’s episode has a strong message for women, and it is about assertion
Wed, Jun 27, 2018

Reena has a powerful presence as she easily towers over the two men who wear their flaws on their sleeves, and are at a loss to deal with her or her clarity of thought.

Bye-election Results 2018: 10 things to know
Thu, May 31, 2018

The May 28 Kairana Lok Sabha bypoll, which was necessitated after the death of BJP MP Hukum Singh, saw a broad coalition of the Rashtriya Lok Dal, SP, BSP and the Congress joining hands

Karnataka government formation: What has happened so far
Wed, May 16, 2018

Karnataka govt formation: While BJP's CM face Yeddyurappa said the Governor has assured of "appropriate" decision, Siddaramaiah said the JD(S)-Congress combine should be invited to form the government as they have the support of 117 MLAs. In the evening, Congress and JD(S) took their MLAs to parade before the Governor, who, however, rejected the demand.

No minister Abhimanyu, AMU already has a portrait of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh
Mon, May 14, 2018

The claim that Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, a university alumnus, donated huge stretches of land to AMU has been refuted by university authorities, who term it an “exaggeration” while clarifying that it was the Raja's father who had donated land and money.

BJP MP questions Jinnah portrait in AMU students’ union office
Wed, May 02, 2018

According to the letter, Gautam has sought a detailed explanation from the university, justifying the “compulsion” of having Jinnah’s portrait in the university when “he was responsible for the partition of India and Pakistan”, and when “Pakistan continues to trouble India”.

Living in merciless times: For Muslims in India, the othering starts in school
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Many called the AIMIM chief’s demand bizarre, some buffoonery. Of course, there cannot and should not be any law that violates the freedom of speech.

TISS woman denied job in Delhi orphanage. Reason: She is a Muslim with hijab
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

In the following mail that came on Tuesday, Varma, in an angry tone, wrote he was “shocked” to know that "conservative Islam was Zoya’s priority not humanity" and that "her higher education has gone down the drain".

Case of usual suspects
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

On Ryan International murder case, middle-class reveals deep-set prejudices.

After triple talaq win, BMMA proposes Muslim family law based on Quran and Constitution
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

BMMA was one among the five petitioners on whose plea the Supreme Court invalidated the practice of instant triple talaq (instant divorce) or talaq-e-biddat wherein a Muslim man could divorce his wife by pronouncing talaq thrice in one go.

This Eid, an opportunity to give zakat with a strategic outlook
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

Zakat is 2.5 per cent of a family or a person’s wealth and annual savings. It is given mostly during Ramzan as Muslims believe blessings become manifold in this holy month of fasting. It is not a charitable contribution, it is considered to be a tax.

Hello Taimur, what’s your surname?
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Dear Taimur, I hope you also grow up with the freedom one day to do whatever you want with your name. Include your illustrious mother in it. Or break free from all.

AMU V-C General Zameer Uddin Shah pulls out of event by PM Narendra Modi aide
Sun, Sep 06, 2015

The event held in Patna was part of an ongoing campaign started by Sareshwala to propagate Modi government’s plans for the education of minorities.

AMU clears prof of sexual harassment charge, triggers row
Sat, Jun 14, 2014

Professor Mohammad Shabbir, a member of the law faculty, was accused of sexual harassment by the student on December 3 last year.

Uttar Pradesh: Samajwadi Party MLA booked for killing murder witness
Fri, Dec 06, 2013

The victim,Ram Mohan Gupta,22,was a witness to the murder of his uncle.