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Aamir Khan's remark has no factual basis, says Rijiju

New Delhi : Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday contradicted film star Aamir Khan's suggestion that there has been enough sense of "insecurity" in the society to make his family discuss the possibility of leaving India, saying the record shows otherwise.

"The record shows that the number of incidents of communal violence in country have come down since NDA came to power. Just to make a blatant statement that during NDA rule the country has become intolerant, it unnecessarily tarnishes the image of the country," said Rijiju, who is minister of state for home affairs.

Shahnama: The book fit for kings


By Kashif-ul-Huda,

Two Bangladeshi leaders executed for war crimes

Dhaka : Bangladesh executed two political leaders, convicted of war crimes during the country's independence war in 1971, amid tight security early on Sunday.

Bangladesh's war crimes tribunals had found the two guilty of collaborating with Pakistani forces and committing crimes, including mass killings.

Al Qaeda operative in video our son: Kashmir family

Srinagar : A family in south Kashmir has confirmed that the Al Qaeda operative killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's north Waziristan earlier this year was their son.

According to a family of Nagam village in Anantnag district, the Al Qaeda operative shown in a video released by the publicity wing of the terror organisation, is their son Muhammad Ashraf Dar.

Talking to reporters, Dar's brother, Nazir Ahmad on Saturday said that the video released last week by 'As-Sahab', media arm of Al Qaeda branch of Indian sub-continent (AQIS) showed his brother Muhammad Ashraf.

Mufti vows to take cross LoC trade to next level

Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Saturday said the cross Line of Control (LoC) trade and travel was the biggest breakthrough in the state's history and vowed to take cross LoC trade to the next level.

Addressing a high-level meeting at Chakan Da Bagh trade facilitation in Poonch district, Sayeed placed high priority on extending telecom and banking facility to broaden the scope of cross LoC trade which is presently being transacted on a barter system.

20 civilians kidnapped in Afghanistan

Kabul : At least 20 civilians were kidnapped after unidentified armed men intercepted buses on a highway in Afghanistan's Zabul province.

"The incident took place in Shahjoy district after the armed men stopped three passenger buses and abducted 20 people," a security source told Xinhua news agency.

The majority of the abductees were from the Hazara ethnic minority, the source said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the incident yet.

Amid furore, Trump disowns Muslim database idea

Washington : As his call to create a database to track Muslims in America created a political furore, Donald Trump said the idea was not his, while presidential rival Ben Carson suggested a database for all immigrants.

As Republicans and Democrats rivals alike blasted the database proposal as "abhorrent" and "shocking," the real estate mogul said the notion that he would implement a database as a way to follow Muslims was not his.

Bangladesh SC upholds death sentence of two wartime criminals

Dhaka: Bangladesh's Supreme court on Wednesday upheld its previous verdict on the death sentence of two war-crime convicts Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury.

The court rejected the pleas of Mujahid, secretary general of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party, and Chowdhury, leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), to review death sentences for crimes against humanity during the country's war of independence in 1971, reported.

A bench of Chief Justice S.K. Sinha heard Mujahid's plea on Tuesday and Chowdhury's on Wednesday.

Protests by Indian Americans in four US cities over rising ‘Hindu nationalist fanaticism in India’

By TCN News,

Boston (USA): Alliance for Justice and Accountability (AJA), an umbrella coalition of progressive organizations across the United States, held a series of protests in four cities of US, over wide range of issues whom the coalition terms as stemming out from rising fanaticism of the Hindu nationalist movement associated with Prime Minister Modi and the ruling dispensation in India.

From the diary of an anonymous Muslim

By Anonymous,

It is the time of hate. Everyone around is outraged by the inexplicable evil of the other. How could they walk in and gun down people? How could they invade and turn entire countries into rubble and blood for freedom and democracy? The “eastern unreasonable God” and the “western racist super states” dance on airwaves, news papers, coffee shops… I tremble in fear before both.