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Archive for August, 2013

Curtains are Down

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The chilling accounts of the fake encounter in which Ishrat Jahan and three others were killed in 2004, further reinforce the apprehensions that the campaign against terrorism by security agencies has gone totally haywire. It was only three years before that veils over fallacious investigation were ripped apart and the hands of the real culprits […]

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Egypt: Uncertain Future

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One year is too small a period to judge the leadership of a nation that had suffered almost six decades of dictatorship. By this yardstick, ouster of the Mohammad Mursi’s government cannot be justified, given the fact that he could not have succeeded in stemming, let alone reversing, the rot. Yet Mursi and the Muslim […]

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Lecture Delivered by Teesta -Constitutional Prnciples versus Majoritarianism

Lecture Delivered by Teesta -Constitutional Prnciples versus Majoritarianism

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Teesta Setalvad, Human Rights activist and campaigner for justice for victims of anti-Muslim violence delivered the Henry Volken Memorial Lecture at the Indian Social Institute on July 12 on “A Republic’s Dilemmas: Constitutional Principles vs. Majoritarianism”. It also coincided with the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Institute in Bangalore. We reproduce the excerpts of the […]

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Rise of Birth Defects and Cancer in Najaf

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Najaf: The US military’s use of depleted uranium in Iraq has led to a sharp increase in leukemia and birth defects in the city of Najaf, and panicked residents are fearing for their health. Cancer is now more common than the flu, said a report by Russia Today. The city of Najaf saw one of […]

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Kazakh Children Keep Ramadan Caroling Alive

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Kazakhstan: Children in Central Asia practice a tradition in the lead-up to iftar, they go Ramadan caroling. As with Christmas caroling, the children go door-to-door singing their neighbors holiday songs. After performing, carolers ask for a treat, usually receiving sweets or pocket change. This songfest can last an entire month. It’s the only time of […]

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Three Women in Egypt’s New Cabinet

Three Women in Egypt’s New Cabinet

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Cairo: Egypt’s interim president swore in the first Cabinet since the military ousted the Islamist president, giving members of the country’s liberal movements key positions. The Cabinet includes three women. The new government is led by Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi, an economist. Underlining the relatively liberal outlook of the new government, President Adly Mansour named […]

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Sermons on Food Wastage during Ramadan by Abu Dhabi Imams

Sermons on Food Wastage during Ramadan by Abu Dhabi Imams

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Abu Dhabi: Worshippers at every mosque in the United Arab Emirates capital were given a Ramadan message, prepared in cooperation with the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD), advising them to think twice before cooking up too much food. EAD is a government body that aims to create a greener planet. According to the UN Food […]

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Pakistan’s First Sect-Free Mosque Opens 

Pakistan’s First Sect-Free Mosque Opens 

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By Syed Ali Hassan Islamabad: The opening of Pakistan’s first sect-free mosque is such a refreshing change from the religious violence that has been plaguing the country for years now. On the foot of Margalla hills in Islamabad, a businessman, Zahid Iqbal has constructed a mosque. This mosque, called the Darul Iman Jamia Masjid Qurtuba, […]

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Food Wastage  Rises by 25 per cent during Ramadan

Food Wastage Rises by 25 per cent during Ramadan

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Manama:About 25 per cent of food purchased in Bahrain during Ramadan will be thrown away. It is estimated that between BD150 ($395) to BD250 worth of food is thrown away by each household yearly, which leads to a dangerously increasing pattern during Ramadan, according to Supreme Council for Environment Waste Disposal Unit Head Rehan Ahmed, […]

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Muslim Orphanage, Bangalore – Petty Politicking at the Cost of Inmates

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By A Staff Writer Happenings within the Muslim Orphanage have followed a bizarre pattern in recent months. Sample the following: *        A memo signed and circulated by the administrator among the Orphanage staffers asked them to enroll at least 25 members each for the general body. (Remember elections for the 11-member executive committee are due next […]

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