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Attacks on Africans: Britain’s African Asian Organisations demand action

Accuse Indian Government of ‘Implicitly’ Justifying the Murder of Congolese National and Attacks on Africans in India, Demand Action

By M Ghazali Khan

Britain’s South Asian and African Caribbean organisations have strongly condemned the murder of a Congolese national, Masonda Kitanda Oliver, in Delhi last month and have called upon the government to stop such hate spate against Africans in India.

Israel 'cuts' water supplies to West Bank during Ramadan

Ramallaha : Israel's national water company on Wednesday cut crucial water supplies to large areas of the occupied West Bank, leaving tens of thousands of Palestinians without access to safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Mekorot, the main supplier of water to Palestinian towns and cities, siphoned off water supplies to the municipality of Jenin, several Nablus villages and the city of Salfit and its surrounding villages.

'Anti-gay' British Islamic cleric leaves Australia

Sydney : A British Muslim cleric who believed death is a compassionate sentence for gay people, has had his Australian visa cancelled and left the country, officials said on Wednesday.

Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said he decided to revoke Sekaleshfar's visa, known for his speech given in the US in 2013, saying gays should be killed "out of compassion" in certain cases.

"It will be very difficult, if not impossible, for him to return back to our country," Dutton told Sky News.

Indian-American Muslims strongly condemn terrorist attack on civilians in Florida

By TCN News

Members of the Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM) unanimously passed a resolution strongly condemning the horrible terrorist attack on civilians in a social club in Orlando, Florida on June 11 by a terrorist who happened to be Muslim.

Orlando shooting: 50 killed, state of emergency declared

Washington: In the worst mass shooting in US' history, at least 50 people were killed and 53 others injured when a "lone wolf" gunman opened fire early on Sunday in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where a state of emergency has been declared.

The gunman, named by officials as Omar Mateen, 29, was killed by a SWAT team after he took hostages at Pulse, a popular gay night club.

Efforts on to free abducted Indian woman: Family

Kolkata/Kabul : The Afghan and Indian governments are working at "various levels" to secure the release of an Indian woman development worker abducted in Kabul, her brother said on Saturday.

Judith D'Souza, 40, who works for the Agh Khan Network, an NGO, was seized by gunmen around midnight Thursday in the Qala-e-Fatullah area of Kabul.

"As of now efforts are being made at various levels within the governments of India and Afghanstan," Jerome D'Souza tweeted.

Iran: No Cold War with China but Win, Win for all

By Saeed Naqvi

I don't exactly gasp but am puzzled by the indifference with which the media has treated two fascinating Indo-Iranian stories. Now that Indo-Iranian relations are set to improve after crucial agreements signed in Tehran by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Hassan Rouhani, the anecdotes should be shared.

During his journey to Iran in 1932, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) made a request: He was keen to visit the tomb of the great Persian Sufi poet, Hafez (1326-1390) at Shiraz.

Charity: Resetting priorities, redefining roles

By Mansoor Durrani for Twocircles.net

“Our leaders are inefficient” and “cruel” and “corrupt”! These are common complaints or discussion points in our parts of the world. There is some truth in such remarks. But there is another eternal truth i.e. leaders are not parachuted from the sky. They come from the society, from among us. They are our own reflection.

US India thinktank scholar Dr Abulsaleh Sharif's book on Constitutional Rights released, Roundtable discussions held in Delhi

By TCN News

North America is home to more than 29% thinktanks in the world and a bulk of them is located in Washington, DC. While these think tanks are focused on a wide variety of issues, they play a vital role in shaping policy at the national and international level.

Many doubted India's faith in democracy: Modi

Washington : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said there were many who doubted when India reposed its faith in democracy but today "India lives as one, grows as one, celebrates as one".

Addressing a joint sitting of the US Congress, Modi recalled: “There were many who doubted India when, as a newly independent nation, we reposed our faith in democracy.”

“Our founders created a modern nation with freedom, democracy, and equality as the essence of its soul,” said Modi, the fifth Indian Prime Minister to address a joint sitting of the US Congress.

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