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16 February, 2018 11:45 AM Iran President slams U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as capital

Mr. Rouhani is to meet on Saturday the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Mr. Rouhani called for unity between the Sunni and Shia sects of Islam. He said the Shias, Sunnis and people of other ethnicities coexisted peacefully in Iraq and Syria for centuries until the West created discord there. Mr. Rouhani is to meet on Saturday with Indian 54

15 February, 2018 5:01 PM Trump Travel Ban Unlawfully Discriminates Against Muslims, US Court Says

Washington: President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries violates the U.S. Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday in another legal setback for the policy. The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on a 9-4 vote, became the second federal 49

14 February, 2018 8:05 PM Goodbye to romance: Indonesian cities ban Valentine's Day

JAKARTA: Valentine`s Day was banned in some Indonesian cities Wednesday as police rounded up amorous couples, giving the official kiss-off to a tradition which critics say doesn`t deserve any love in the Muslim-majority nation. The prohibitions come amid concerns that traditionally tolerant Indonesia is taking a sharp fundamentalist turn, by pushing 30

12 February, 2018 7:44 PM Muslim women share sexual harassment incidents at Haj, #MosqueMeToo trends on Twitter

#Mosquemetoo was actually started by Egyptian-American feminist and journalist Mona Eltawy, who first shared her experiences on social media. New Delhi: For Muslims across the globe, Haj is the fifth and final pillar of Islam. It is something that every sane adult Muslim must undertake at least once in their lives if they can afford it and are physically 55

11 February, 2018 5:02 PM Putting polls before kinship ties

Many are contesting against closerelatives and even siblings in the Northeast Family and clan are important for ethnic communities in Northeast India. The Assembly elections this time appear to have made a difference in several constituencies. Rivalries between candidates from same families have intensified in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland. In Meghalaya 47

11 February, 2018 8:01 AM After He Threatens Suicide Over Land Grab, Dalit Man Arrested In Muzaffarnagar

Sudesh Kumar, 35, was arrested last evening for fear of law and order situation, police said. He had threatened to either kill himself or convert to Islam after his land was allegedly grabbed by a few influential people, city magistrate Vaibhav Mishra said. Muzaffarnagar: A Dalit man was taken into preventive custody in Muzaffarnagar after he threatened 48

10 February, 2018 4:35 PM Shakib Al Hasan returns in new-look Bangladesh T20 squad against Sri Lanka

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan returned from injury as Bangladesh on Saturday made wholesale changes in their squad for the two-match Twenty20 international series against Sri Lanka. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan returned from injury as Bangladesh on Saturday made wholesale changes in their squad for the two-match Twenty20 international series against Sri Lanka 36

7 February, 2018 10:41 PM India Thanks Saudi Arabia For Increasing Country's Haj Quota

A total of 1.75 lakh Indian citizens can go for Haj. Last year, Saudi Arabia increased India's Haj quota by 35,000. Riyadh: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday thanked Saudi Arabia for increasing India's quota for Islam's most holy pilgrimage, the Haj. At the inaugural ceremony of the Saudi national and cultural festival Al Janadriyah 109

5 February, 2018 7:33 AM Bangladesh include Sabbir Rahman to bolster batting for second Sri Lanka Test

Dhaka: Bangladesh have included batsman Sabbir Rahman for the second Test against Sri Lanka to strengthen their batting in the absence of injured allrounder Shakib Al Hasan, a team official said Monday. Shakib will miss the second Test starting Thursday in Dhaka after he failed to recover from a finger injury that kept him out of the opening match 52

1 February, 2018 3:29 AM Google honours Kamala Das’s ‘My Story’ with a doodle

Google on Thursday remembered legendary Malayalam and English writer Kamala Das with a doodle. Popularly known by her pseudonyms Madhavikutty and Ami, Kamala Das is prominent in Indian literature for her poetry and short stories. Created by artist Manjit Thapp, the doodle celebrates “the work she left behind, which provides a window into the world of an engrossing 60