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 […]

‘This is not Islam’: Refugees describe life under ISIL in Raqqa, Syria

‘This is not Islam’: Refugees describe life under ISIL in Raqqa, Syria

by Lauren Williams GAZIANTEP, Turkey — In the Syrian capital of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’s self-declared caliphate, Raqqa, the group’s extreme interpretation of Sharia law is enforced through extraordinary punishments, including death. The list of potential violations is long and reminders of the consequences of crossing the groups are on constant […]

Slain toddler’s parents, brother fighting for lives

Slain toddler’s parents, brother fighting for lives

Jalazon refugee camp: The parents and brother of a Palestinian toddler burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists were fighting for their lives Saturday, as demonstrators held a second day of protests over the arson attack. The firebombing of the family’s home in the occupied West Bank that killed 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha sparked an […]