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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.”

Delhi's Haj quota must be increased, demands Sisodia

New Delhi : Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday demanded that the central government increase the Haj quota for the city-state.

"We request the concerned central ministry to increase the quota for Haj for Delhi. It’s the national capital of the country, the number of applications is very huge; the quota must be increased," he said, citing the huge backlog of applications with the state government.

Sisodia conducted the draw of lots for Haj 2016 in presence of the officers of union minorities ministry and the Delhi State Haj Committee.

Two Muslims transporting buffaloes killed brutally in Jharkhand

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Ranchi: In a gruesome attack on minorities in Jharkhand, two Muslim men were beaten and hanged to death by unknown assailants in Jhabbar village of Latehar District. According to the initial Police investigation, the two people were on their way to a Friday market with buffaloes.

None of the 99 names of Allah stands for violence: Modi

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming Sufism "the voice of peace", noted that none of the 99 names of Allah stands for violence.

In his address at the World Sufi Forum here on Thursday, Modi said: "Sufism is the voice of peace, co-existence, compassion, equality and a call to universal brotherhood.

"When we think of 99 names of Allah, no one stands for force and violence. The first two names of Allah are compassionate and merciful. Allah is Rahman and Rahim. Sufism is the celebration of diversity and pluralism.

Salmaan Taseer's abducted son freed after 5 years

Islamabad: Shahbaz Taseer, son of erstwhile Pakistani Punjab governor Salman Taseer, was freed from his captors on Tuesday, five years after he was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from Lahore.

Shahbaz Taseer was kidnapped from Lahore on August 26, 2011, near his company�s head office a few months after the assassination of his father Salman Taseer -- who was then Punjab governor -- at the hands of his bodyguard Mumtaz Qadri.

Bihar government to organize NRIs’ conference in Patna

By TCN News,

Patna: After a brief meeting with Bihar Chief Minister, UAE chapter of AMU Alumni Forum has said that Bihar government is keen to hold a special conference for Non Residential Indians (NRIs) and will make required arrangements soon for such summit in Patna.

22 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul: At least 22 Taliban militants were killed over the past 24 hours in a fighting with the security personnel in Baghlan province of Afghanistan.

The battle occurred in Dand-e-Ghori district of the province, Xinhua quoted army spokesman Ahmad Jawed Salim as saying on Sunday.

"Up to 22 Taliban rebels have been killed and seven injured over the past 24 hours," Salim said.

The Taliban outfit has not yet commented.

IMRC's health camps sees 600 people examined in Hyderabad

By TCN News

Hyderabad (Telangana): The Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) organised a health check-up camp for about 600 people in Hasan Nagar locality in Hyderabad city on Friday, February 26.

Since 2010, the IMRC has been assembling a team of doctors from the US to volunteer for health camps to provide medical care to cater to economically weaker sections of the society. The India Health Initiative (IHI) sees medical camps organised for three weeks in slums and rural areas of different states to target the most deserving patients.

Parliament query shows Work Population Ratio lowest among Muslims

By TCN Staff Reporter

Delhi: Work population ratio, which is an indicator used to analyse the employment situation in the country, continues to remain the lowest for Muslims, a reply by the Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi revealed in the Parliament on Thursday.

The Ratio, calculated by dividing the number of employed persons/total population*1000, stood at 32.6% for Muslims against a national average of 39.8%, Naqvi said in his reply to a question posed by AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi.

Islamic scholars call for collective effort to stop youth from joining IS

Hyderabad : The government, law enforcing agencies, religious scholars and media have to work together to stop Indian Muslim youth from getting attracted to terror outfit Islamic State, eminent religious scholars said on Tuesday.

Maulana Sajjad Nomani, Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani and others said fatwas, or edicts, alone can't prevent the youth from joining the ranks and called for going to the root of the problem.

Nomani, who is a member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, said that leaving the issue of stopping the youth to scholars is not fair.