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Economy of Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh

By Amitava Mukherjee

Bangladesh is now at the crossroads.

The war crimes tribunals, set up to punish those who had committed crimes against humanity during Bangladesh's liberation war of 1971, have already sent to gallows three leading lights of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) -- Abdul Quader Mollah, Mohammed Qamruzzaman and Ali Ahsan Mujahid -- while death penalties have been awarded to Motiur Rahman Nizami, the chief of the JeI in Bangladesh. However, the Jamaat's enormous financial clout has created a dangerous situation for the Awami League-led government.

Former Nepali president Sushil Koirala dies

Kathmandu : Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala died late Monday. He succumbed to Pneumonia at 12.50 a.m, Koirala 's private secretary Atul Koirala told the Kathmandu Post.

Koirala was suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Koirala was not able to attend formal events on Monday.

Meanwhile, Nepali Congress postponed its electoral process prior to the General Convention, General Secretary Prakas Man Singh said.

पढ़िए! मोदी से मुलाक़ात के बाद क्या कह रहे हैं शाही इमाम? Staff Reporter

दिल्ली जामा मस्जिद के शाही इमाम सैय्यद अहमद बुखारी ने सोमवार को प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी से मुलाकात की और हाल ही में आईएसआईएस से संबंध के आरोप में हो रही मुस्लिम नौजवानों की गिरफ्तारियों पर चिंता प्रकट की. ने इमाम बुखारी से इस मुलाक़ात के बाद बातचीत की. पेश है इस बातचीत का प्रमुख अंश:

IWPC protests harassment of woman journalist in Chhattisgarh

New Delhi : The Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC) on Monday protested against the intimidation and harassment of a woman journalist by people said to be functionaries of the BJP and Congress in Chhattisgarh.

In a statement issued here, IWPC expressed shock over the harassment of Malini Subramaniam, a contributor to online news portal Scroll, at the instigation of some political functionaries in Jagdalpur area of Bastar district.

Protest processions mark day in Valley before the 3rd anniversary of hanging of Afzal Guru

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: A day before the third anniversary of hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru, who was convicted and hanged for his alleged role in the December 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament, the Valley on Monday witnessed an uneasy calm. Most of the day was occupied with protest rallies by different separatist groups.

Importantly, Guru was hanged on February 9, 2013 inside Tihar Jail in Delhi, whereas Maqbool Bhat, the founder of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front was also hung in the same jail on February 11, 1984.

Odisha government to blame for girl student's suicide: NHRC

Bhubaneswar : The NHRC on Monday issued notice to the Odisha government, holding it responsible for negligence in publishing an erroneous exam result that led to the suicide of a Class 10 girl student.

The National Human Rights Commission asked the Odisha government why it should not recommend payment of Rs.3 lakh as monetary relief to the kin of the girl student, who committed suicide after getting an erroneous result. It gave six weeks' time to the state government to respond.

Women to operate two-wheeler ambulances in Tamil Nadu

Chennai : In a first-of-its-kind, Tamil Nadu will now have women paramedical members weaving in and out of traffic on their two-wheeler ambulances to provide medical help, drastically reducing the response time.

Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Monday flagged off the '108' two-wheeler ambulance service here involving an outlay of Rs.70 lakh.

A total of 41 two-wheeler ambulances -- 31 motorcycles and 10 scooters -- have been pressed into service and based on the response, the service will be expanded, the government said in a statement.

A new Darul Uloom trains women qazis

New Delhi : The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan on Monday announced the formation of Darul Uloom Niswaan, a centre for Islamic learning and theology which is training women qazis.

The initiative began in Jaipur with a group of 30 Muslim women who have embarked on the journey to become qazis, the women's group said in a statement here.

The training programme in Jaipur is the first in the series of a year-long training which will include learning on theology, history of Islam, the Indian constitution as well as principles and values of Islam.

11 child traffickers held in Delhi

New Delhi : Eleven members of a child-trafficking gang, including two women, have been arrested for kidnapping two children using the same modus operandi of abducting them in the presence of their family members, police said on Monday.

The children have been rescued safely and handed over to their families.

The first child, aged just seven months, was kidnapped on January 4 from Alipur in west Delhi, while a one-and-half-year old was abducted a week ago from Swaroop Nagar in north Delhi, police said.

26 swine flu deaths in Punjab; committee to review situation

Chandigarh : Twenty-six people have died of swine flu in Punjab in recent days, the state's health minister said on Monday.

Health Minister Surjit Jayani said that till date, 183 suspected cases of H1N1 have been reported, out of which 57 cases were found positive for H1N1.