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19 years and counting: the tale of Naseema Begum’s wait for her missing husband

In the second of the five personal stories of half widows, Raqib Hameed Naik narrates the story of Naseema Dar.

Tengpora (Srinagar): On April 19, 1997, the Dar family of Mumin Abad, Tengpora, Srinagar, had had a tiring day. It was the second day of Eid-al-Adha, after visiting neighbours and relatives, the family of Razzaq Dar decided to call it an early day and his son, 34-year-old Mehraj-ud-din Dar, followed his father’s orders.

Abbas welcomes and backs French peace initiative

Ramallah: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told US Secretary of State John Kerry that it is important to back the French initiative for holding an international conference for peace in the Middle East.

A report published by the Palestinian state-run news agency (WAFA) quoted Nabil Abu Rdineh, an aide to President Abbas as saying that Kerry telephoned Abbas, who is currently in Amman, Xinhua reported.

Abu Rdineh stated to Wafa that the telephone conversation between the two men focused on the French initiative.

Indian Social Forum urges youths to prevent killing of Gandhism

By TCN News,

Dammam: Remembering Mahatma Gandhi on his 68th death anniversary, Indian Social Forum has called upon Indian youths to work towards preventing principles of Gandhi and to fulfill his dream of comprehensive welfare state.

Indian Social Forum (ISF) is an independent organization of the Indian Diaspora that works for their well-being through social welfare activities. The forum works with the vision to enlighten the Indian expatriates on the importance of unity and to encourage them to contribute in the nation building process.

No marriage law for Hindus in Pakistan: Daily

Islamabad : There is no marriage law for the millions of Hindus living in Pakistan, a leading daily said on Friday, noting that this "legal vacuum naturally creates a multitude of issues for Pakistani Hindus, especially the women".

An editorial "Hindu marriage bill" in Dawn on Friday said that while many politicians are quick to issue public statements about the rights of minorities in Pakistan, when it comes to taking practical steps to secure these rights, there is very little to show.

Iran doesn't wish to attack, invade any country: Rouhani

Rome: Iran does not intend to attack, invade or interfere in the affairs of any country, its president Hassan Rouhani has said, asserting that his country was a bedrock in the conflict-wracked Middle East.

"Iran is the safest most stable country in the whole region, a country that doesn't intend to attack, invade or meddle in the affairs of any state," Rouhani told a business forum in Rome.

Iran would defend itself forcefully but with "reliable rules" and would never breach its international commitments, he said.

IMRC provides blankets and warm clothes to 1,200 families in north India

By TCN News

Bihar: Following a sharp dip in temperature, Indian Muslim Relief & Charities (IMRC) , a US-based relief organisation, has started the distribution of blankets and warm clothes across various cities and villages in different states of Northern India.


अमरीकी संस्था ने उत्तर भारत के 1200 परिवारों को गर्म कपड़े और कम्बल बांटे

By TCN News

बिहार/ झारखंड/ उत्तर प्रदेश: सर्दियों का मौसम आने के बाद और तापमान में अचानक भारी गिरावट आने के बाद अमरीकी संस्था इन्डियन मुस्लिम रिलीफ़ एंड चैरीटीज़ यानी IMRC ने उत्तर भारत के भिन्न-भिन्न राज्यों में कम्बल और गर्म कपड़ों के वितरण की मुहिम शुरू की है.

इस कठिन मौसम में बिहार, झारखंड और उत्तर प्रदेश के 1200 परिवारों को कम्बल और 300 परिवारों को गर्म कपड़े IMRC ने बांटे हैं.

Chess forbidden in Islam, rules Saudi grand mufti

London : Saudi Arabia's grand mufti Sheikh Abdullah al-Sheikh has said that playing chess is forbidden in Islam, a British newspaper reported on Thursday.

Responding to a question on a television show in which he issues fatwas (religious decrees) after listening to viewers' questions, Sheikh said playing the board game is "haram" (forbidden) as it encourages gambling and is a waste of time, The Guardian reported.

He claimed that the game was "included under gambling" and was "a waste of time and money and a cause for hatred and enmity between players".

Dalit scholar's suicide an indictment of BJP's Hindutva agenda, say Indian Americans

By TCN News

Washington: The Indian American Muslim Council, an advocacy group aimed at safeguarding India's pluralist and tolerant ethos, expressed shock and outrage over the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad University. Vemula and four other members of Ambedkar Students Association were victimised and subjected to relentless harassment by the University officials, said the Council.

IS releases 270 out of 400 kidnapped in Syria

Damascus: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group released 270 out of the 400 people it had kidnapped when its militants stormed a town in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour earlier this week, a monitor group reported on Wednesday.

The 270 released people were kids under 14, and men over 55 years old, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

It added that 130 men between the age 15 and 55 were still held by the IS militants, who will interrogate them on charges of cooperation with the Syrian government in the town of Bughailiyeh.