Hyderabad youth arrested in Saudi for organising Zakir Naik meeting
January 22, 2017

HYDERABAD: Syed Zaker Raheem, a Hyderabad man who was allegedly involved in a conspiracy to assassinate Hindu right-wing leaders, has been given permanent exit from Saudi Arabia and was brought to Hyderabad on Friday. According to reports, Raheem was among those who organised meetings of Indian Muslims in Saudi Arabia involving IRF founder Zakir Naik. Intelligence sources have reportedly found evidence.

Meghalaya: 11-yr-old gangraped by 7 minors
January 22, 2017

Meghaya: An 11-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped at least twice by seven minor boys in Mawten village in South West Khasi Hills district, police said on Sunday. The girl was reported to have been gangraped first in a paddy field in the village in December last year and again on January 13 at her residence. “We have detained six of the accused. They all hail from the girl’s village and.

Update: Hirakhand Express derailed 32 dead in Andhra Pradesh
January 22, 2017

Vizianagaram: At least 32 people were killed and 54 were believed to be injured after Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, officials said today. The incident took place around 11 PM yesterday when the train was on its way to Bhubaneswar from Jagdalpur. “Seven coaches and the engine of the 18448 Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed near Kuneru station..

Accused of Muslim bias on visa applications, Sushma hits back
January 21, 2017

New Delhi | (PTK): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today hit back against a lesser-known outfit Hindu Jagaran Sangha for accusing her of taking care of visa requests “by Muslims only”. “India is my country. Indians are my people. The caste, state, language or religion is not relevant for me,” she said in her tweet. The Minister’s strong retort came to a tweet by Hindu Jagaran Sangha–.

Indian soldier captured by Pakistan to be returned: ISPR
January 21, 2017

RAWALPINDI | (PTK): soldier Chandu Babulal Chohan, who was captured from the Line of Control (LoC) on September 29, 2016, will be sent back to India, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement on Saturday. A press release from the ISPR said that the Indian soldier was stationed in Indian occupied Kashmir. He “deserted his post at LoC due to his grievances of maltreatment against his.

Pakistan asks India to suspend work on hydro projects in J-K
January 21, 2017

New Delhi  | (PTK): Pakistan’s two parliamentary committees in rare joint resolution asked India to immediately suspend work on two hydropower projects in Jammu and Kashmir and agree on the constitution of an arbitration court to resolve the water dispute. National Assembly’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and Water and Power held a joint sitting in Islamabad yesterday to discuss water issues with.

Educated girl can’t cry rape if ditched by boyfriend, says High Court
January 21, 2017

Mumbai : A promise to marry cannot be considered an inducement in every rape case, the Bombay high court has ruled while granting pre-arrest bail to a 21-year-old youth after his former girlfriend lodged a case of rape following their break-up. Justice Mridula Bhatkar held that an educated girl who has consented to have pre-marital sex should take responsibility for her decision. “In the event.

January 20, 2017

A 34-year-old man allegedly smothered his 28-year-old wife to death and later committed suicide in his flat in Hadapsar on Wednesday. Police have identified the deceased as Rakesh Balasaheb Gangurde and his wife Sonali, who were residents of Shiv Park housing society in Manjari area. Police have found a note, believed to be written by Rakesh, in which he said he had taken the extreme step because.

Teach children ‘Islam’, it is not a ‘terrifying religion’: Author Anita Nair
January 18, 2017

Kolkata: Acclaimed Indian novelist Anita Nair, who has brought to the fore tales from Quran for children, says it is necessary for children to know that Islam is not a “terrifying religion” as it is made out to be. Talking about her recently-launched “Muezza and Baby Jaan: Stories From the Quran”, Nair said one needs to start combating negative perceptions about Islam with children. “We need.

CCTV footage shows Bengaluru residents thrashing north eastern youngsters, video goes viral
January 18, 2017

Bengaluru | (PTK): A CCTV footage of a Mizoram man getting beaten up by three residents of Banaswadi, Bengaluru was shared on social media on Tuesday and has gone viral since. The video shows how two men and a woman assault a student, identified as Jerry, and his friend. A man wearing white lungi abuses, hits Jerry with a stick and later with his hands. When another man tried to intervene, the woman.