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US teacher sent on leave for calling student 'terrorist'

New York : A US school teacher accused of calling at class 7 student a terrorist during a class discussion on India has been sent on leave following a demand for her ouster from the student's family.

The student, Waleed Abushaaban, who is of Middle Eastern descent, stood and gave his input regarding the subject matter.

According to students, the teacher told him to sit down and referred to him as a terrorist. Some students then laughed and threw themselves to the floor screaming: "He's got a bomb!".

Abushaaban left the classroom and called his father.

PM gifts Saudi king gold replica of Kerala mosque

Riyadh : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, the second and final day of his bilateral visit to Saudi Arabia, gifted King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud a gold-plated replica of the Cheraman Juma Masjid in Kerala.

Situated in Thrissur district, the Cheraman Juma Masjid is believed to be the first mosque built in India by Arab traders around 629 AD, and symbolic of active trade relations between India and Saudi Arabia since ancient times, an official statement about the gift said.

Brawl erupts at Halal festival in Melbourne

Melbourne : A violent brawl erupted outside the community event at the Melbourne Showgrounds on Sunday when a small group of anti-Islam protestors clashed with anti-racism activists.

The fight came as hundreds of people filled Federation Square as a counter protest to the anti-Islamic movement, which was put back in the spotlight when a "stop the mosques" banner was unveiled at the Collingwood AFL game on Friday night, the Australian Age reported.

Multicultural Affairs Minister Robin Scott said everyone had the right to protest, but it had to be peaceful and respectful.

Modi hails all-women IT centre as 'glory of Saudi Arabia'

Riyadh : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described an all-women IT centre set up by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) here as the “glory of Saudi Arabia”.

"I am meeting those professionals who are now the glory of Saudi Arabia," said Modi in the first engagement of the second and last day of his bilateral visit to Saudi Arabia.

"This atmosphere I am witnessing here today has the potential to give a strong reply to the world."

Modi was welcomed with cheers by the employees as he entered the centre.

Some of them took selfies with the prime minister.

Gujarat High Court notice to IAS officer's wife in US

Ahmedabad : The Gujarat High Court on Saturday issued notice to Shyamal Sharma, wife of suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma, to appear before it on June 15, 2016, in connection with a case against her husband being investigated by the state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

Shyamal Sharma, who lives in the US, is the co-accused in the case where Pradeep Sharma had allegedly sold government land to Welspun Group in an arbitrary manner at a cheaper rate when he was the collector of Kutch district in 2003-04. This, as per the case, caused a loss of Rs.1.2 crore to the state exchequer.

Arab-American family slams United Airlines over discrimination

New York : An Arab-American family slammed United Airlines after its staff removed them from a flight in an incident that they claimed was "profiling" and "discrimination at its finest".

On March 20, Eaman-Amy Saad Shebley and her children were asked to leave a Spring Break flight from Chicago to Washington by the crew in what was described by them at the time as a "safety of flight" issue, the Daily Mail reported on Saturday.

In videos posted on Facebook, Shebley claimed that the air crew were "profiling my family and me for no reason other than how we look."

A year after Aler encounter: Families ask questions that no one can answer

On April 7 2015, five people accused in the murder of two policemen were killed in an encounter in Aler, Nalgonda after the police allegedly shot all of them in ‘self-defence’. Like most cases of police encounters, this too remain shrouded in mystery and a year later, the families’ questions remain unanswered; their pleas unheard. In the first part of the series, Raqib Hameed Naik speaks to the family of one of the deceased, Syed Amjad Ali.

Jamia Millia introduces nine new courses for admission in academic session 2016-2017

By TwoCircles.net, Staff Reporter

Women's national team players accuse US Soccer of wage discrimination

New York : Five members of the United States women's national team have filed a complaint against United States Soccer, the sport's governing body in America, alleging they had suffered wage discrimination.

In the complaint, filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency that enforces laws against workplace discrimination, the players say that their earnings are far lower than those of men's national team players and call for the federation to be investigated, reports Efe.

Contender for Syedna title, Khuzaima Qutbuddin dies in US

Mumbai : Khuzaima Qutbuddin, the claimant to the title of 53rd Dai al-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohra community, has passed away in the US, a family member said here late on Thursday.

The self-proclaimed 'Syedna' Khuzaima Qutbuddin was 75 and had been ailing since some time and breathed his last in California.

He was the half-brother of the late Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, the 1.20 million strong community's spiritual head, who passed away here on January 17, 2014.

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