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19 February, 2018 6:59 PM UP, Bihar by-polls set to test parties’ might before 2019 polls

Three Lok Sabha by-polls on March 11 in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar – the two states with 120 seats that helped the BJP win a majority in 2014 – will offer a peek into how the key contestants are faring in these populous states ahead of the next general elections. The two seats in UP – Gorakhpur and Phulpur – have fallen vacant as the BJP’s 2014 winners 13

16 February, 2018 3:50 PM Pakistan to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia

In a major policy shift, Pakistan will deploy troops in Saudi Arabia under an existing bilateral security cooperation agreement with its close ally which is involved in a civil war in neighbouring Yemen. Pakistan Army announced the decision to send troops on a “training and advise mission” to Saudi Arabia after a meeting between Army Chief General Qamar 42

16 February, 2018 10:48 AM 3 teachers killed in extremist attack in northeastern Kenya

Education along Kenya’s border with Somalia has been greatly hindered after non-Muslim teachers refused to work in the region following the extremist groups targeting of non-Muslims. A Kenyan official says suspected al-Shabab extremists have killed three teachers in an overnight attack in the northeastern county of Wajir. North Eastern regional coordinator 41

16 February, 2018 7:03 AM Hassan Rouhani's India Visit LIVE Updates: Iran President Visits Hyderabad Today

Iran president Hassan Rouhani is also set to address a Muslim congregation at the Mecca Masjid, after he performs his Friday prayers. This is Mr Rouhani's second visit to Hyderabad and his first after he assumed charge as Iran's president. Hyderabad: Iran President Hassan Rouhani has entered the second day of his three day visit to India. Mr Rouhani 64

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 31

14 February, 2018 6:28 PM UK Court Jails Man For Life For Rape-Murder Of Indian-Origin Niece

London: A 33-year-old British-Pakistani man was today sentenced to life imprisonment by a UK court which found him guilty of kidnapping, raping and murdering his 20-year-old Indian-origin niece. Mujahid Arshid killed Celine Dookhran in a jealous rage by slitting her throat and then dumped her body into a freezer, the Old Bailey court here was told during 65

14 February, 2018 5:24 PM In Christian-Majority Nagaland, Jerusalem Dreams On Offer Ahead Of Polls

The Congress manifesto for Nagaland polls promises a visit to Jerusalem at a subsidised cost. The BJP's vision document says every year 50 people selected through lucky draw will be sent on a Jerusalem tour for free Kohima: In Nagaland, where nine out of 10 people are Christian, political parties are racing to offer the devout a sop they can't refuse 54

14 February, 2018 2:34 PM Kolkata: 14 members of Muslim family allegedly converted to Hinduism

The workers of the Hindutva outfit also attacked journalists at the event after they tried to speak to the members of the family.  KOLKATA: As many as 14 members of a Muslim family were allegedly converted to Hinduism at an event in Kolkata. The incident reportedly took place on Rani Rasmoni Avenue at Dharmatala locality. The conversion was reportedly 62

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