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In a first, Indian to address Organisation of Islamic Countries' global youth meet in Turkey

By TCN News,

New Delhi: In recognition of the country's Muslim community, the second-largest in the world, an Indian has been invited to attend a prestigious conference of the Organisation of Islamic Countries' Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation (ICYF-DC).

On International Non-Violence Day, a peace demonstration organised in Lahore

By TCN News

Lahore: A number of citizens under the banner of Aaghaz-e-Dosti, an Indo-Pak friendship Initiative gathered at Liberty Market on Oct 2, 2016 to raise their voice for peace. The Slogan was “Save Our Future – End War Mongering between Pakistan and India”.

Malaysia plans new logo for products made by Muslims

Kuala Lumpur : A Malaysian government official has said that the government is considering a new halal logo as proposed by two economic organisations to identify products made by Muslims.

Othman Mustapha, Director-General of Department of Islamic Development Malaysia, warned that the new logo could be unlawful unless they are certified by existing regulatory authorities, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday citing local authorities.

Stop dreaming about Kashmir: India tells Pakistan

United Nations : Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday told the United Nations that Pakistan, which is aiming to capture Jammu and Kashmir by sponsoring terrorism, should stop dreaming about it because Kashmir is and will always remain an integral part of the country.

In a strong reply to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's address to the UN General Assembly last week, Sushma Swaraj hit out at the neighbour on the issue of terrorism and raked up the "human rights violations" in Balochistan.

Shia Houthis offer border truce with Saudi Arabia

Sanaa : The Shia Houthi group and its allies, the loyalists of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, have proposed a truce on the Saudi border, media reported on Monday.

"Cessation of air, land and sea military operations by Saudi Arabia, as well as lifting all-out blockade on Yemen, is a prerequisite for stopping the (Houthi) war on the (Saudi) border," Xinhua news agency quoted the Houthi's top official Saleh al-Sammad as saying.

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Feel pride when Kerala diaspora is praised in Gulf countries: Modi

Kozhikode (Kerala) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he feels a sense of pride when he hears praise for the Kerala diaspora during his visits to Gulf nations.

Addressing a rally here to coincide with the BJP national council meeting here, Modi said: "Whenever I got an opportunity to visit Gulf countries, apart from my official talks with their leaders, I asked them to arrange a meeting with the people of India residing there, and especially the people of Kerala."

Muslim woman in Canada ordered to remove hijab in court

Montreal : A Muslim woman in Canada, who was denied a court appearance because of her hijab, sought legal clarification on the rights of Quebecers, who want access to justice while wearing religious attire.

Rania El-Alloul's lawyer appeared in Quebec Superior Court on Thursday seeking a declaratory judgment that would clarify that litigants have the right to wear a hijab or other religious attire in court, Toronto Star reported.

EU to hold education fair in Delhi

New Delhi : The European Union (EU) is going to hold an education fair here to help Indian students who are looking to go to Europe for higher education.

The two-day exhibition will be held at Pragati Maidan from September 30.

The fair is aimed at helping Indian students, who are looking to go to European universities and institutions for higher education including Bachelors, Masters and PhD courses and will also be of interest to parents.

Sharif's UN speech a monumental error of judgement

By Hardeep S. Puri

Absent good advice, democratically-elected leaders are capable of making serious mistakes which have far-reaching repercussions on the future of their country. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's address at the UN General Assembly on September 21 will go down in the country's history as a monumental error of judgement and an example of delusional politics.

NSA Doval sends signal with surprise presence at Saudi event

By Ranjana Narayan

New Delhi : Indicative of the growing importance of Saudi Arabia in India's foreign and strategic policies, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was a surprise presence at the Saudi National Day at a five-star hotel here where he was seen having a long tete-a-tete with the Saudi envoy.

The entry of Doval, considered one of India's most powerful officials with a strong say in foreign policy, at the gala event on Thursday evening was noted by all.

Doval, who is a close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is not known to attend these gala events.

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