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Support to Palestine unwavering while engaging with Israel: India

Cairo: India's strong traditional support to the Palestinian cause remains unwavering even while pursuing good relations with Israel, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said here on Tuesday and added that the India is now more actively engaging with the Arab world.

Addressing the Egyptian Council for World Affairs, she also spoke about boosting economic and defence ties with Egypt and underlined three pillars for partnership with it.

Saudi woman delivers baby boy in airport loo!

Mumbai: In an unusual medical emergency, a Mumbai airport toilet became an unlikely delivery room for a 20-year-old pregnant passenger from Saudi Arabia.

The young Saudi woman delivered a healthy baby boy in a toilet at the Mumbai International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The pregnant woman, Alhagbani Haya Saud, was to travel to Riyadh by an Air India flight from Hyderabad, which she was waiting to board in Mumbai.

When she went to the toilet, she suddenly went into labour and the baby came out partially as she sat on the toilet seat.

Muslims see marginal increase percentage-wise: Census

New Delhi: The Muslim population in India registered a marginal growth of less than a percent to reach 17.22 crore in 2011, while the Hindu population also declined by roughly the same to touch 96.63 crore, according to census data on religion released on Tuesday.

The data on population by religious communities of census 2011, released by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, said Hindus constitute 79.8 percent and Muslims 14.2 percent of the population.

UP Ittehad Front to start public awareness rallies

By Waris Ali,

Lucknow: Six months after Rashtriya Ulema Council's announcement in Aligarh to form UP Ittehad Front by joining hands with smaller political outfits---Parcham Party of India, Welfare Party of India and Indian National League---failed to raise any ripples in UP's political scene, the parties has once again announced launching of their outfit in Lucknow.

Brahma Kumari sisters tie rakhi to Jamia VC

By TCN News,

New Delhi: To mark the auspicious festival of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ which falls on August 29, 2015, the Brahma Kumari sisters tied Rakhi on the hand of Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI).

‘Raksha Bandhan’ is a unique festival that brings out the special bonding that exists between brothers and sisters. It represents creative intellection and positive action wherein ‘Rakhi’ is a token for spiritual love and universal brotherhood.

Artistic tribute to Dr. Ambedkar planned to celebration his 125th birth anniversary

Yogesh Maitreya,

Mumbai: Photography Promotion Trust (PPT) and Ambedkar Institute for Social and Economic Change (AISEC) are planning to organise a massive exhibition of various art forms to commemorate and celebrate 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. This event will be one of its kind to celebrate Dr. Ambedkar’s birth anniversary as both these organisations are planning to pay an artistic tribute to him at one of the bests and reputed art gallery in India, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai (NGMA) on April 14, 2016.

OROP stir: Another veteran's health deteriorates

New Delhi: Col. Pushpender Singh, who was hospitalised after fasting for nine days over the non-implementation of One Rank One Pension, is stable but the health of retired havildar Major Singh has worsened.

Col. Singh was rushed to the Army Research and Referral Hospital after his health deteriorated on Tuesday. "He is stable now and recovering," a hospital spokesperson told IANS.

Spokesperson for the ex-servicemen front, Col. (retd.) Anil Kaul, said the veteran has refused to break his fast.


Modi hails BJP win in Bengaluru

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed the BJP's winning show in the Bengaluru civic polls, saying people's faith in his party "is humbling and gladdening".

"People's continuous faith in the BJP is humbling and gladdening," Modi tweeted as results showed the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the Congress in the election.

"We are fully committed to fulfilling (the) aspirations of 125 crore Indians," he said.

Challenge to Gujarat CM as Patidars on warpath

Ahmedabad: Keeping their promise, the agitating Patidar community on Tuesday swamped the city in a 10-km long revolution rally demanding caste reservations, posing a direct challenge to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.

Hundreds of thousands of Patidars swooped down on the city since Monday night. Police and district officials made stringent security arrangements to avoid inconveniencing people.

Mangaluru: Muslim youth stripped, tied and thrashed by Bajrang Dal for travelling with woman

By TCN News,

Mangaluru: In a shocking incident, over a dozen activists swearing allegiance to a saffron outfit assaulted a Muslim youth in broad daylight in the heart of the city on Monday, for allegedly travelling in a vehicle with a woman belonging to another community.