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.

‘People of South Asian countries are subjected to slavery by mass biometric surveillance like Aadhaar’

By TCN News,

New Delhi: In order to ponder light on various aspects of mass biometric identification projects in South Asian countries, a Press Conference on “Are Aadhaar like biometric identification projects in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan legitimate?” was organized here at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia, New Delhi.

UP Govt. forms committee for ensuring participation of minorities in government services

By Staff Reporter

Lucknow: In a significant move, the Uttar Pradesh government has formed a three member committee for ensuring participation of minorities in government services.

Professor Mohamd Kalim, Chairman, Agricultural Deemed University, Allahabad has been appointed as Chairman of the committee. The committee has been formed to give boost to education among the members of the minority community and give suggestions to promote education among them.

Boston NRIs condemn Telangana Government brutality at University of Hyderabad

Demands resignation of VC Podile Appa Rao

By TCN News,

On Sunday March 27, several dozen NRIs in Boston gathered to express outrage at the brutal crackdown by Telangana police on University of Hyderabad (UoH) students and faculty. It was organized by members from Ambedkar International Center, Boston Study Group and Ambedkar International Mission in response to the rapidly deteriorating situation in UoH.

Boost development to enhance women's role in preventing conflicts: India

By Arul Louis

United Nations : Drawing attention to the challenges posed by women's under-representation in roles for preventing and ending conflicts, India has said that problem has to be met through broader development programs targeting women.

"The issue of Women, Peace and Security cannot be seen in isolation from the wider societal context involving gender and development issues," India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin told the Security Council Monday.

Suicide bomber kills over 50 in crowded Lahore park

Lahore : More than 50 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up on Sunday evening near the main gate of the crowded and popular Gulshan-e-Iqbal park here, officials said.

Superintendent of Police Muhammad Iqbal of Iqbal Town area, where the park is located, confirmed it was a suicide attack and said 53 people had been killed.

More than 200 people were injured in the ghastly tragedy. Many of them were in critical condition in three main hospitals which frantically appealed to Lahore residents to donate blood.

Criminal involved in 200 burglaries across India held

New Delhi : A most wanted criminal involved in over 200 burglaries across India has been arrested here, police said on Friday.

Nadeem Qureshi, a resident of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested from east Delhi on a tip-off on Thursday night.

Police said Qureshi committed over 200 burglaries in Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan and .

Madrid Mayor’s soothing slogan against post Brussels rightwing hysteria

By Saeed Naqvi

If “terrorize” and “polarize” is the name of the game, the message from the Brussels terror attack has been transmitted to Madrid with lightning speed. Flares reached the sky opposite the Spanish capital’s main mosque located on a major motorway. A banner read: “Today Brussels, Tomorrow Madrid?”

The banner is a very literal effort at polarization because the rise of Podemos, the Spanish Communist Party, in last December elections, inspired the leftwing Mayor to hang a giant size placard outside the City Hall: “Welcome the Immigrants.”

Close to 6,000 poor patients treated free by IMRC in 12 days in three States

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Kerala:The 7th annual India Health Initiative-2016, a program created by US-based NGO India Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) to provide medical services to poorest of poor in India, concluded with its last free health camp organised in Engapuza village of Kozhikode district, Kerala on March 6, 2016.