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LIVE! Mumbai police to ask Google, YouTube to block Sachin-Lata roast 30.5.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World by Timothy Garton Ash – review 30.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
This urgent, encyclopedic study explores what freedom of speech means in an age of diversity Freedom is worthless if it is not lived. However important rights are in a constitutional democracy, they will wither unless you use them. From John Milton ’s polemics against the Presbyterian attempts to enforce Calvinist censorship on the England of the 1640s, via John Stuart Mill ’s rebellion against the conformism of the Victorians, to Salman Rushdie ’s argument with the Islamists, the urge to defend and expand freedom of speech has been created by the threats of its enemies What applies to great writers applies to everyone else. No one thinks hard about freedom of speech until they are forced to. In Timothy Garton Ash ’s case, the pressure came ...
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Jordan's King Abdullah dissolves parliament, names Hani Mulqi caretaker PM 29.5.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
Jordan's King Abdullah appointed veteran politician Hani Mulqi as prime minister after dissolving parliament by royal decree on Sunday, following the end of its four-year term, and charged him with conducting new elections by October. The monarch accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, as is customary under the constitution, before appointing an interim head of government. Under the constitutional rules the election should be held within four months under the constitution and after the lower house passed an amendment to the electoral laws in March government sources and political analysts say there are likely to be more candidates from political parties vying for votes with traditional tribal and family allegiances. But Jordan's main political opposition to the government comes from the Muslim Brotherhood movement which is facing increasing legal curbs on its activities, leaving mostly pro-monarchy parties and some independent Islamists and politicians to compete in the elections, the ...
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At least 21 al-Shabab militants killed in ambush: Kenya military 25.5.2016 DNA: Popular News
A Kenyan military official on Wednesday said Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 21 suspected al-Shabab extremists who were plotting an ambush in southern Somalia. Military spokesman Col David Obonyo said a lone gunman shot at the Kenyan troops on Tuesday and fled while the troops were on the way to Tabda. Obonyo said the troops searched the area and found rebels planning an ambush. Kenya troops are among the African Union troops bolstering Somalia's weak UN-backed government against an insurgency by al-Shabab rebels which are linked to al Qaida. Al-Shabab espouses the Saudi Arabian Wahabi version of Islam, which follows strict Shariah law and has carried out amputations and executions, including stoning to death. Despite losing control of Somalia's major cities, al-Shabab frequently carries out violent attacks in Somalia and neighbouring ...
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Time for a course correction, Mr Modi 24.5.2016 Rediff: News
'Modi swept the 2014 elections for two main reasons: First, the disgust with the Congress government with a non-functional prime minister, and second, more importantly, his promise of performance and hope.'
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Islamic banking to debut in Gujarat - Times of India 24.5.2016 Gujarat News
Islamic banking to debut in Gujarat Times of India Gandhinagar: Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is set to start its India operations from Gujarat. The international financial institution from Saudi Arabia has chosen Gujarat to set up its first branch in India. The state will also get 30 ...
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Government taking nuanced approach to terror probes, says Rajnath Singh 23.5.2016 TOI: India
The NDA government has been able to quicken decision-making and boost economic growth while displaying a firm response to insurgency and Left wing extremism, home minister Rajnath Singh said in an exclusive interview with TOI.
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Muslims in Aravakurichi urge EC not to hold polls on June 13 22.5.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
The minority community of Pallipatti panchayat in Arvakurichi Assembly constituency, where polling has been deferred to June 13 along with Thanjavur, has urged the Election Commission not to hold the polls on the date during Ramzan. "If the election is held between June 6-July 6 (Ramzan month), Muslims will not be able to stand in queue and exercise their franchise," secretary of the Jamath of Pallipatti panchayat, Mohamed Ali told reporters. He said there were about 26,000 members of the community in Pallipatti, besides 8,000 in seven nearby villages. Political parties in the fray have also deployed community members as booth agents and they would not be able to perform their duties, he said. Ali said local Ulemas were also against holding the poll on that date and added that they had sent a representation to the Chief Electoral Officer and election officer to consider their request. The polling for Aravakurichi and Thanjavur, earlier scheduled to be held on May 16 with other constituencies in the Tamil ...
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dna Morning Must Reads: PM Modi's Iran visit; Manchester United's FA Cup win; Game of Thrones Ep 5 preview; and more 22.5.2016 DNA: Wide Angle
1. Recruitment war heats up between IS and al Qaeda in the sub-continent The Indian sub continent is emerging as a new turf for the global jihadi groups to recruit and draw battle-lines. To attract recruits from India – which has the world's second largest followers of Islam but have stayed averse to the violent jihad – al Qaeda and Islamic State group have released propaganda videos revealing India's glorious Islamic past when the country was ruled under Sharia law and chiding the community for not joining the holy war against the taghouts (idolators). Read more here 2. PM Modi's first Iran visit: Chabahar port, gas high on agenda Keen on deeper engagement with the sanction-free Iran, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Iran on Sunday, on a maiden two-day visit during which a contract for developing the first phase of the strategic Chabahar port will be signed and discussion on gas field development taken forward. Read more here 3. Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour killed in US drone ...
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Recruitment war heats up between IS and al Qaeda in the sub-continent 21.5.2016 DNA: Money
The bloody rivalry between al Qaeda and Islamic State that took roots in the ongoing conflict in Syria, now seems to be spilling over in South Asia. The Indian sub continent is emerging as a new turf for the global jihadi groups to recruit and draw battle-lines. To attract recruits from India – which has the world's second largest followers of Islam but have stayed averse to the violent jihad – al Qaeda and Islamic State group have released propaganda videos revealing India's glorious Islamic past when the country was ruled under Sharia law and chiding the community for not joining the holy war against the taghouts (idolators). This week the al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), headed by Maulana Asim Umar, released the English subtitled version of 'Shariah or Democracy’ video while the IS released 'Bilad al Hind, between hope and pain', on Telegram, directly addressing the Indian Muslim community, inciting them to revolt against their life under democratic governance and cow worshipping Hindus and ...
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IS flaunts Indian fighters in new video 20.5.2016 DNA: India
Two years after a few Indian youth fled to the frontlines of Syria to fight jihad alongside Islamic State (IS), the militant group has released a video showing the Indian fighters in its troops. Dressed in military fatigue, a boat full of Indians -- streaming on the Orontes river in Homs, western Syria -- are depicted carrying Kalashnikovs (see pic), and amongst them are members of Indian Mujaheedin, an unidentified fighter with a stutter and boys from Kalyan, Aman Tandel and Fahad Shaikh. All fighters vow to take revenge against atrocities unleashed against Muslims in Kashmir, demolition of Babri Masjid, communal riots in Gujarat, Assam and Muzaffarabad. This is the first time the IS group has released a propaganda video confirming presence of Indian fighters among its troops of foreign fighters from at least 86 countries. Although references to 'Hind' and cow-worshipping Hindus have been consistent in IS literature and mouthpiece Dabiq, it is paramount to note that the group has directly addressed the ...
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UGC's Yoga Day directive: AIMPLB slams directive on chanting of 'Om' 18.5.2016 DNA: Wide Angle
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Wednesday slammed UGC directive on chanting of 'Om' during Yoga Day celebrations on June 21, terming it as "unconstitutional." "The Government of India is governed by the Constitution, which is a secular Constitution. It has not recognised the religious sentiments of any community...The Government has no right to issue any such directive. It is in violation of the Constitution. It is totally unconstitutional," AIMPLB member Zafaryab Jilani said. A controversy broke out on Wednesday over the UGC's directive asking universities and colleges to follow Ayush ministry's yoga protocol that begins with chanting of 'Om' and some Sanskrit sholakas during Yoga Day celebrations. "Om" is a word of Hindu religion and not of any other community like Muslims, Christians and others, Jilani said, adding that the Government cannot force the people to "chant" the words (mantras) of other religions. The Government also cannot force to read the Geeta, Ramayan or even Quran, ...
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After being divorced remotely, woman moves SC 18.5.2016 TOI: India
A 25-year-old Afreen Rehman, a resident of Jaipur who has been a victim of the 'triple talaq' system, filed a petition with the apex court after receiving a divorce letter through speed post seeking intervention into the matter.
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Jaipur: Muslim woman divorced through speed post, moves SC against 'triple talaq' system 18.5.2016 DNA: India
A Muslim woman on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against the 'triple talaq' system to nullify the prevailing divorce practice. 25-year-old Afreen Rehman, a resident of Jaipur who has been a victim of the 'triple talaq' system, filed a petition with the apex court after receiving a divorce letter through speed post seeking intervention into the matter. Narrating her ordeal, Rehman said, "I got married in 2014 through a matrimonial portal. After two to three months, my in-laws started mentally harassing me by demanding dowry." "Later, they started beating me up and asked me to leave. I came to my maternal home and now I have received speed post announcing divorce. This is completely wrong, unfair and unacceptable. I have filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking its intervention into the matter," she added. All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) president Shaista Ambar has demanded for abolishing the triple talaq system. Talaq-e-bidat is a Muslim man divorcing his wife by pronouncing ...
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Hindu teacher beaten up in Bangladesh for 'anti-Islam' remarks 17.5.2016 DNA: Mumbai
A Hindu school headmaster in Bangladesh was beaten up and made to do sit-ups in the presence of a local lawmaker for allegedly making disparaging statement against Islam, prompting the government to launch a probe into the incident. Shyamal Kanti Bhakta of Piyar Sattar Latif High School in Bandar Upazila was beaten up by local people after some unidentified persons using the megaphone of a mosque propagated that Bhakhta made offensive comments about Islam while he was punishing a Muslim student for not studying. Bhakta was rescued by police after he was beaten up and made to do sit-ups holding ears in the presence of ruling Awami League lawmaker Selim Osman. The MP claimed that the punishment was the only way to save the teacher from the wrath of the mob. Bhakta has denied making any statement against Islam and claimed that some people in school management held grudges against him. The traumatised teacher was then admitted at a local hospital under police protection. Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid ...
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A tale of two 'terrorists' and a cautionary lesson 17.5.2016 Rediff: News
Syed Firdaus Ashraf explains how two cases separated by ideological motives were curiously similar on one account.
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1971 can’t be cut-off year: Chakravartty 15.5.2016 The Assam Tribune
1971 can’t be cut-off year: Chakravartty
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Malegaon blasts: Muslim outfits slam NIA, say they may go to court now 14.5.2016 TOI: India
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board and heads of several Muslim organisations on Friday questioned the NIA's decision to drop all charges against Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and five others in the 2008 Malegaon blast case in its chargesheet filed before a Mumbai court and alleged that it was the result of "politicization" of the premier investigating agency.
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Malegaon blasts: ATS planted RDX to frame Lt Col Purohit, NIA says 14.5.2016 TOI: Home
In a stunning turnaround in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, the National Investigation Agency accused the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad of planting RDX traces to frame prime accused Lt Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit, while it let off another prominent accused, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, and 5 others.
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Barelvi cleric's 'historic' meet with Deobandis kicks up storm 13.5.2016 TOI: Cities
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