Asaram ‘great saint’ like Vivekananda: Class III book

Asaram ‘great saint’ like Vivekananda: Class III book

What do students of Class III in Jodhpur schools study for moral science? That rape-accused, self-styled godman Asaram Bapu is a “great saint”. On page 40 of the book Naya Ujala, the rape-accused godman is featured with Guru Nanak, Swami Vivekananda, Mother Teresa, Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Dayanand. The book published by Delhi-based Gurukul Prakashan, […]

Jewish man goes on stabbing spree at Jerusalem gay parade

Jewish man goes on stabbing spree at Jerusalem gay parade

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man has lunged into a group of revelers leading Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade and stabbed six of them as they marched in the city, Israeli police and witnesses said. The alleged attacker, Yishai Schlissel, had recently been released from prison after serving a term for stabbing several people at a gay […]

KSA raps barbaric killing of toddler

KSA raps barbaric killing of toddler

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has denounced the horrendous terror attack by Israeli settlers in the West Bank village of Duma in Palestine that killed a toddler. Reports said that Israeli settlers threw a Molotov cocktail into a West Bank home, killing the 18-month-old boy Ali Saad Dawabsheh. His four-year-old brother and parents, who were wounded in […]

Ali Dawabsheh was killed too soon

Ali Dawabsheh was killed too soon

Rania Zabaneh He could have been a doctor, an accountant or a teacher. He might have grown to hate school and love poetry, or maybe he was to follow his father’s footsteps and work in construction. But we’ll never know, because little Ali was killed too soon. Shortly after Friday midnight, a firebomb was thrown […]

Supreme Court Deputy Registrar quits over Yakub Memon hanging order

Supreme Court Deputy Registrar quits over Yakub Memon hanging order

A day after he said the apex court’s decision in the Yakub Memon case amounted to “judicial abdication”, Supreme Court Deputy Registrar (Research) Dr Anup Surendranath resigned on Friday. Confirming his resignation, Supreme Court Public Relations Officer Rakesh Sharma said: “The authorities have accepted his resignation, which mentioned he wanted to be relieved for research […]

Riot film screening disrupted at Delhi University

Riot film screening disrupted at Delhi University

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the students’ wing of the BJP, on Saturday disrupted the screening of a documentary on the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots at Delhi University’s Kirori Mal College (KMC), allegedly for being “anti-Hindu”. Police were called in to control the situation. “We have received no formal complaint, though the police were called […]

2002 Gujarat Riots Convict Babu Bajrangi Granted Bail for Sixth Time

2002 Gujarat Riots Convict Babu Bajrangi Granted Bail for Sixth Time

Ahmedabad:  Babu Bajrangi, a man sentenced to imprisonment till death in a 2002 Gujarat riots case, has been granted bail for the sixth time by the Gujarat High Court on medical grounds, this time for 10 days. Bajrangi’s appeal and that of former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani and 30 other people against their conviction in […]

Smoking weakens spine, causes spine infections: Experts

Smoking weakens spine, causes spine infections: Experts

New Delhi: Smoking weakens the spine and thus further leads to several types of diseases including infection in the spine, health experts warned here on Friday. According to the experts, smoking reduces bone density, which puts the vertebrae at greater risk of developing osteoporosis, facet disease, spinal arthritis and other degenerative spine conditions. Cigarettes contain […]

26m visited Grand Mosque in Ramadan

26m visited Grand Mosque in Ramadan

JEDDAH: More than 26 million Umrah pilgrims and worshippers visited the Grand Mosque during the month of Ramadan and in the first few days after Eid Al-Fitr, thanks to a smooth transport arrangement under the guidance of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal. Hisham Al-Faleh, adviser to the Makkah governor and general supervisor of the urban […]

Obama to hit US power plants with tougher than expected emissions cuts

Obama to hit US power plants with tougher than expected emissions cuts

President Barack Obama is planning to impose tougher than expected cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from US power plants, White House officials have said. A year after proposing unprecedented carbon dioxide limits, the Obama administration was poised to finalise the rule at a White House event on Monday. The president called it most significant step the US has […]