Saudi bans schools from marking non-Islamic holidays

Riyadh : Saudi Education Ministry has warned international schools from marking non-Islamic occasions, such as Christmas and New Year, the media reported on Monday.

The ban includes forbidding those schools from providing holidays on such occasions or changing the dates of exams to suit them, Xinhua news agency reported.

The ministry directed all schools to stick to the academic calendars for exams and holidays.

The ministry warned of legal steps against violated schools that could reach to termination of the license.


America deserves Trump!

By Mansoor Durrani for

Never interrupt your enemy, when he is making a mistake. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Although, I had planned to write this article about 4 months back - right after the nomination of Trump as a Republican candidate but I managed to convince myself that this is only a "Republican verdict" and I should wait for the "American verdict".
Americans have now given their verdict!

Let's remember: American "greatness" stands on two pillars (1) Military Might and (2) Economic Prowess.

Modi salutes Indians for bearing demonetization pain

Kobe (Japan) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he was aware of the hardship people were facing in India because of the demonetisation move, but emphasized that it was necessary in the larger interests of the nation.

Addressing the Indian diaspora in Japan, Modi said people back home were hailing his decision of rendering Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes invalid but some of them were being prodded to speak against the government because of politics.

Saudi Arabia has zero tolerance for violation of workers' rights: Embassy

New Delhi : Saudi Arabia has "zero tolerance" for transgression of a worker's rights and human trafficking, and authorities there will investigate the details of an "alleged incident", as reported in the Indian media, about an Indian automobile engineer being "sold" to a Saudi national and being treated as a "slave".


American Muslims express shock, fear over Trump's victory

Washington : Fear and shock were expressed by the American Muslims after Republican Donald Trump was confirmed as President of the US after months of anti-Islamic stands.

The Republican made his most controversial remarks about Islam in December last year, sparking anger among the world's 1.5billion followers of Islam when he called for a ban on Muslims entering the US after a mass shooting in California, the Daily Mail reported.

For the editor of the Muslim section of Patheos, a website specialising in spirituality, Dilshad Ali had never felt the fear of Trump until now.


I will be President for all Americans: Trump

New York : Brushing aside fears that his victory will further divide the US, President-elect Donald Trump declared on Wednesday that he will be the leader "for all Americans".

Addressing cheering supporters after he beat Hillary Clinton in one of the most bitterly contested elections, the Manhattan billionaire called for rapprochement between the Republicans and Democrats.

"It is time for us to come together as one united nation," Trump said. "I pledge to every citizen that I will be the President for all Americans."


Donald Trump elected 45th US President

Washington : Republican Donald Trump was on Wednesday elected the new US President, defeating forecasters who had predicted a Hillary Clinton win in one of the most bitterly fought Presidential battles.

Election results showed Trump's come-from-behind victories across a swath of contested states, including his must-wins in Ohio, Florida and North Carolina.

The 70-year-old will be the 45th President of the US. Clinton immediately called Trump to concede the election defeat and congratulate him.


Boston protests against Bhopal Encounter, asks for Shivraj Singh Chouhan to be sacked

By staff reporter

Boston: A number of people gathered at the historic Boston Common to protest against the recent extrajudicial killings of eight undertrials in Bhopal.

Bhopal encounter: Indian Americans demand Chief Minister's resignation, judicial probe

Shocking videos show cold-blooded execution; ATS Chief justifies killing unarmed men

By TCN News

Six Hindu families leave Bangladesh after communal attacks: Daily

Dhaka : At least six Hindu families from Bangladesh's Brahmanbaria district have left the country in the wake of Sunday's communal attack in which several temples were vandalised and more than 100 Hindu homes damaged, media reported on Wednesday.

According to Dhaka Tribune, the Hindus of Nasirnagar area who earlier chose not to flee despite massacres committed against them during the 1971 War of Liberation are now thinking of it as the last option to save their life following Sunday's attacks.

Around 100 people, including women, were injured in the attacks.