The essentiality of religious practices is best determined by clergy, not judiciary

The essentiality of religious practices is best determined by clergy, not judiciary

The High Court of Australia observed in Jehovah’s Witnesses Inc vs Commonwealth in1943: “What is religion to one is superstition to another.” India’s Supreme Court has once again taken upon itself the task of defining “essential religious practices”. The law and the state cannot and should not tell us what is essential or non-essential in […]

Intel Compute Stick Turns Any TV Into a Windows PC

Intel Compute Stick Turns Any TV Into a Windows PC

Oh what an age we live in. An entire computer can now be housed in a tiny stick, not much larger than a pen drive. Meet the Intel Compute Stick, one of those good things that come in small packages. What’s the Intel Compute Stick? The Compute Stick is a full-fledged Windows 8.1 PC that […]

Rajdeep Sardesai gets ‘death threats’ for saying ‘Hindu terror’ is a reality

Rajdeep Sardesai gets ‘death threats’ for saying ‘Hindu terror’ is a reality

By IndiaTomorrow.net, New Delhi, 02 Aug 2015: India’s eminent TV journalist Rajdeep Sardesai has got threatening tweets over his Friday night tweet wherein he had said ‘Hindu terror’ is a ‘reality’ which ‘can’t be denied’. In the same tweet, he had also said, ‘Islamic terror’ is a ‘global reality’ which ‘can’t be denied’.   Around […]

Two opponents of Egypt regime die in prison

Two opponents of Egypt regime die in prison

Two opponents of the Egyptian regime have reportedly died in prison as a result of “medical negligence” following a spate of earlier prison deaths in the Arab world’s most populous country. Sheikh Ezzat Al-Salamouni, leader of Egypt’s Gamaa Islamiya group, died in a prison hospital, according to the Construction and Development Party, the group’s political […]

Amid mounting tension, Israel seals off Al-Aqsa compound

Amid mounting tension, Israel seals off Al-Aqsa compound

Israeli police on Sunday sealed the gates of occupied East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound amid calls by Jewish extremist groups to storm the holy site. “Israeli police have stepped up security in the area, deploying hundreds of troops and setting up roadblocks at the mosque’s entrances,” mosque director Omar al-Qiswani told Anadolu Agency. “Only women […]

First woman to oversee 60,000 employees in Saudi Aramco

First woman to oversee 60,000 employees in Saudi Aramco

Saudi Gazette report   SAUDI state-run oil giant Aramco earlier this week appointed Huda Al-Ghosn as its executive director of employee relations and training, making her the first women to fill this position in the company’s history. The company said that Al-Ghosn will be responsible for all programs entailing workforce planning, recruiting, training and development […]

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 […]