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India approves death penalty for rapists of girls under 12 a...

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New Delhi:India’s Cabinet on Saturday (April 21) approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an emergency meeting in response to widespread outrage and protests over a series of cases. The executive order amends the criminal law to also increase the punishment in other rape cases. For the rape of a girl below the age of 16, the minimum punishment will go up from 10 years to 20 years, while the penalty for the rape of women will...

India shaken after brutal rape-murder of 8 years old Asifa...

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New Delhi:Even as the brutal rape and murder of an 8-year-old in Kathua in Jammu-Kashmir has shaken the conscience of the nation, celebrities have united against the brutality and are demanding justice for the child. Celebrities like Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin, Vishal Dadlani, Shruti Seth, Swara Bhaskar, Gul Panag among others are sharing pictures of themselves holding a placard expressing a clear and stern message ‘Justice For Our Child,’ ‘Justice For The 8-year-old’. The message...

Nahjul-Balagha teaching`s a solution for humanitarian proble...

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New Delhi:The Ali Society of the Aligarh Muslim University organized a grand commemorative function to celebrate Ali Day on the auspicious occasion of 13th Rajab (birth anniversary of Imam Ali) at the Kennedy Hall Auditorium on.
Noted Indian scholar and Chairman Minority commission Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi, Ayatollah Mahdi Mahdavipour and Mr S.M.A Rizvi (IAS) were the Guests of Honour. The Officiating Vice Chancellor of AMU, PVC Prof Tabassum Shahab presided over the Ali Day function.
Among...

Hassan Rouhani:Muslim nations with Unity and tolerance can s...

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New Delhi:Visiting India, President Dr.Hassan Rouhani has called on all Muslims across the world to preserve their unity in the face of the Israeli regime and other enemies. Rouhani made the remarks after attending the Friday prayers at Makkah Masjid in the city of Hyderabad, the capital of the southern Indian province of Telangana. Rouhani also censured the US for recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel, calling on the Muslims to support the Palestinian cause. He also lashed...

Iranian President on 3 day visit to India will met with PM a...

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President Rouhani’s maiden visit to India on Thu. aims at cementing bilateral ties through signing several MoUs, deputy head of presidential public relations said Wednesday.Iranian president’s deputy chief of staff for communications and information, Parviz Esmaeili, said Rouhani’s visit is in response to the historic visit by Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi to Tehran back in May 2016. Meeting with Muslim scholars in Hyderabad, the capital of southern India’s Telangana state, as...

Interrogating our Public Health Care System...

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The repetition of the ghastly episode were 49 children died in Farrukhabad at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital this September is nothing but a reflection of our health inequities that is deep rooted in our public healthcare system. In all 19 children died during delivery and 30 children at the hospital’s unit for newborns, reviving memories of Gorakhpur tragedy. This article reflects upon the idiosyncrasies and blemishes that is feeding our public healthcare and argues desperately for a need...

Only dialogue can solve Kashmir,India has created a mess in ...

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New Delhi:India has created a “mess” in Kashmir in the past 15 months, India’s former Intelligence chief said during a debate with a former Pakistani head of Intelligence in London on Friday night, urging the need for “imagination” and dialogue going forward.
“It’s high time we started talking,” said Amarjit Singh Dulat, former Research and Analysis Wing head, who spoke at a packed event held by the London School of Economics’ South Asia Forum, on the ability of...

Supreme Court quashes triple talaq: Muslim Law Board to plan...

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New Delhi:The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) will chalk out its future course of action with regard to the Supreme Court’s verdict ontriple talaq in its working committee meeting slated on September 10 in Bhopal, an official of the body said. “The working committee meeting in Bhopal on September 10 will take a decision on the future course of action on today’s Supreme Court verdict after studying it in detail,” member of the Board’s working committee Zafaryab...

Neither “Bullets” nor “brickbats” ca...

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New Delhi:There is no question of being soft on terrorism”, the PM said.
He also called for unity and urged an end to sectarian violence, likely in a reference to cow vigilantismThis was the PM’s fourth Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort Neither bullets nor brickbats will solve the Kashmir issue, only love will”, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, India’s 71st Independence Day. The PM added that while “there is no question...

Propagation of mystic culture;a best tool to counter Extremi...

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Karnataka:Representative of Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Grand Ayatollah Syed Ali Khamanei for India Hojatul Islam Haaj Mehdi Mahadavipoor with his delegation visited the shrine and installed a tugra (Calligraphic monogram) prepared by Iranian artist carrying famous couplets of Khawaja Banda Nawaz which he wrote in the praise of Imam Ali (a.s.). The Sufi mystic personalities have played a vital role in developing the relations between India and Iran, said representative of Ayatollah Khamenai,...