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Online visa for Indians travelling to Bahrain

New Delhi : Indians travelling to Bahrain will be able to apply for electronic visas from October this year under new visa rules announced in the Gulf country.

Such e-visas can be obtained ahead of travel to Bahrain through a simple online application process, Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) said in a statement.

The new visa policy, which will be implemented in 2015, was announced by Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa at a cabinet meeting earlier this month.

Had no idea staffer was Muslim: Shiv Sena MP

New Delhi : Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare, who was seen in a video clip trying to put food into the mouth of a Maharashtra Sadan staffer observing Ramadan fast, Wednesday defended his action, saying he had no idea about the man's religion.

Uddhav decries attempts to 'communalise' Delhi incident

Mumbai/Aurangabad : Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray Wednesday decried attempts to 'communalise' the issue of some of his party MPs allegedly forcing a man in New Delhi's Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramadan fast.

Party spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that these people who are trying to put a communal colour on the incident "have lost their mental balance".

Attempting to play down the issue, Thackeray said that "it was a trivial" matter and there was no need to give it communal overtones.

Crime against secularism, Congress on Maharashtra Sadan row

New Delhi : The Congress Wednesday criticised Shiv Sena MPs who allegedly forced a Muslim staffer at Maharashtra Sadan here to break his fast during Ramadan.

"The incident is highly reprehensible," said Congress leader Manish Tewari.

Another Congress leader M. Veerappa Moily said the incident was the biggest crime against secularism in the country.

"It is a very sensitive matter. Such incidents cannot be tolerated. This is the biggest crime they have committed against secularism," Moily told mediapersons here.


Gadkari, Najma mum on Shiv Sena incident

New Delhi : Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Najma Heptulla Wednesday refused to comment on the issue of Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forcing a Muslim staffer to eat at the Maharashtra Sadan during his Ramadan fast.

On being asked about the incident, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari evaded the question.

Minister of Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla too refused to comment on the incident.

A video showed Shiv Sena MPs forcing a Muslim staffer at Maharashtra Sadan to eat despite his protests that he was on Ramadan fast.

Shiv Sena MP forces Muslim man to break fast, raises political storm

New Delhi : A Shiv Sena MP, who was seen in a video clip trying to force food into the mouth of a Muslim staffer of Maharashtra Sadan who was observing the Ramadan fast, kicked off a political storm Wednesday, with parliament witnessing an uproar.

While the Congress targeted the Narendra Modi government for the act, which they described as a "crime against secularism", the government first refused to comment on the issue as it involved a key ally, but seeing an angry opposition, offered to probe the matter.

Hyderabad trust uses 'zakat' to promote education

By Mohammed Shafeeq,

Hyderabad : A Muslim trust here is showing the way how a collective system of 'zakat', an obligatory system of charity in Islam, can lift the community out of poverty and illiteracy.

Though many organisations collect zakat and use it for the poor and needy, the Hyderabad Zakat and Charitable Trust is delivering tangible results in the area of education.


Pak too could become part of BRICS if it continues to resolve troubles of energy and terrorism: Brazil Ambassador

World cup was a big success, says the Brazilian Ambassador to Islamabad in an interview with TCN.

By Aslam Chandio,,

Islamabad: Brazil expected 700 thousand people to visit its soil during the World Cup, but the response from the world was more than the expectations as one million people visited the South American country during the football extravaganza,” says the Brazilian Ambassador to Pakistan Alfredo Leoni.

Forebodings of great violence

By Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam,

The violent energies unleashed by communal politics before, during and after the elections have led to social tension that might erupt into great violence any moment. These violent energies have not yet spent themselves as is evident from reports of stray communal violence in the country.

Rehab India Foundation conducts talent search exams in Murshidabad

By TCN News,

Kolkata: Over 200 students, from class X, in Murshidabad district of West Bengal appeared in the Rehab Nation Talent Search Examination 2014 on Sunday, July 20, at Al Falah Mission English School in Berhampore. The applications were invited from the top rank students in Class X from different schools located in the different blocks of Murshidabad district.