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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.

7,000 Hindus wrongly documented as Muslims in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur : A task force of non-governmental organisations in Malaysia has said that some 7,000 Hindus living in the country are wrongly classified as Muslims on their national identity cards, the media reported on Tuesday.

Malaysia Hindu Sangam president Mohan Shan told The Malaysian Insider that the problem was widespread throughout Peninsular Malaysia and involved mostly practising Hindus from the lower income group who are documented as Muslims.

India's crackdown on dissent may stall reforms, says NYT

Washington : Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government and its political allies of trying to silence dissent, the New York Times Tuesday suggested that it may stall progress on economic reforms.

"India is in the throes of a violent clash between advocates of freedom of speech and the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its political allies on the Hindu right determined to silence dissent," it said in an editorial.

Shabnum Wani: A Half widow who feels betrayed by both the Government and the Court

In the last of the five personal stories of half widows, Raqib Hameed Naik narrates the story of Shabnum Wani.

Bemina (Srinagar): On July, 6 1997, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar was simmering with intense heat. However, this also meant that marriages and ring ceremonies, which Kashmiri families usually avoid organising in winters due to the bone-chilling cold, were on in full swing.

Delivering lecture at Jamia IMRC Founder presses for ‘Philanthropy works’

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Sharing his enormous experience of social works and philanthropy in India, Manzoor Ghori, founder and Executive Director of US-based Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) urged gathering at Jamia Millia Islamia to participate in philanthropy works across India.

The Department of Social Works, Jamia Millia Islamia on Wednesday hosted a program where Ghori delivered a lecture on ‘Indian Muslims, Social Work and Philanthropy’.