Half-widowed at 23, Rafiqa Mushtaq fights government, in-laws to ensure property rights for her children

Indian Americans honour US Congressman Keith Ellison with human rights award

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The Indian American Muslim Council , an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India's pluralist and tolerant ethos, honoured Congressman Keith Ellision from Minnesota as a ‘Champion of Human Rights,’ at the India Republic Day celebration held in Minneapolis on the first weekend after January 26.

India concerned over Hafiz Saeed's comments

New Delhi: India on Thursday expressed concern over Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Saeed's threat that more attacks will be carried out after the cross-border terror attack on the Pathankot airbase last month.

“It should be a matter of grave concern to everyone that people like Hafiz Saeed and his associates continue to enjoy the freedom to indulge in their activities,” external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said at a media briefing here.

IMRC to provide monthly ration to 1,500 poor and elderly women in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad: US-based Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC), in collaboration with their Hyderabad-based sister organisation Sahayata Trust, have launched a programme to help poor and elderly women in Hyderabad in Hyderabad by providing them rations every month.

Media influences support for anti-Muslim action

New York : Media plays an important role in its coverage of portraying Muslims as terrorists, says a study.

Exposure to news stories which are anti-Muslim in nature was driving people's attitudes and perception that Muslims are inherently violent, the study said.

A series of studies conducted by the researchers from the Iowa State University in the US have predicted more support for the presidential candidates taking a strong anti-Muslim stand.

Jamia Alumni meet held at UAE

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Dubai: Jamia Millia Islamia Alumni meet is successfully held at UAE which was attended by some of the well-established Alumni from India and Middle East, within varied domains of Business, Corporate, Diplomacy & Governance / Politics.

Vice president meets sultan of Brunei

New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday met Sultan of Brunei Hassanlal Bolkiah in the southeast Asian nation's capital Bandar Seri Begawan.

“A bond of friendship with Brunei. VP Ansari meets Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah and Crown Prince Al Muhtadee Billah,” external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted along with photographs.

Ansari left New Delhi on Monday on a five-day visit to Brunei and Thailand.

This is the first visit by an Indian vice president to Brunei and will be the first in 50 years to Thailand.

Abbas welcomes and backs French peace initiative

Ramallah: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told US Secretary of State John Kerry that it is important to back the French initiative for holding an international conference for peace in the Middle East.

A report published by the Palestinian state-run news agency (WAFA) quoted Nabil Abu Rdineh, an aide to President Abbas as saying that Kerry telephoned Abbas, who is currently in Amman, Xinhua reported.

Abu Rdineh stated to Wafa that the telephone conversation between the two men focused on the French initiative.

International Fleet Review big opportunity for India: Modi

New Delhi: India is proud to be hosting the International Fleet Review, which is a "big opportunity" for the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.

"It is a matter of pride that India is hosting a big event in the first week of February. The whole world is coming as a guest, and our navy is preparing for it," Modi said in his radio address 'Mann Ki Baat'.

He noted that warships and naval ships of several countries were assembling off Visakhapatnam for the review.

Indian Social Forum urges youths to prevent killing of Gandhism

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Dammam: Remembering Mahatma Gandhi on his 68th death anniversary, Indian Social Forum has called upon Indian youths to work towards preventing principles of Gandhi and to fulfill his dream of comprehensive welfare state.

Indian Social Forum (ISF) is an independent organization of the Indian Diaspora that works for their well-being through social welfare activities. The forum works with the vision to enlighten the Indian expatriates on the importance of unity and to encourage them to contribute in the nation building process.