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India will support Palestine cause, engage with Israel: Mukherjee

By Arvind Padmanabhan

Amman : India will continue to support separate statehood for Palestine while also engaging with Israel to forge an independent and long-standing bilateral relationship, President Pranab Mukherjee said here on Sunday.

Continuing his meetings with the Jordanian leadership on the second day of his visit here, Mukherjee was candid in saying India's relations with Palestine and Israel can't be clubbed, while emphasising that this also does not also does not mean the support for a separate statehood stood diluted.

Music has no boundaries: Tribute to Ghulam Ali by radio station

New Delhi : He may have missed a chance to perform in Mumbai following Shiv Sena's protest, but the songs and melodies of Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali will transcend across the border with a special musical tribute on a radio channel on Sunday.

Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM will be playing songs by Ghulam Ali, who has regaled music lovers across the globe over the past 45 years.

One can expect hits like "Chupke chupke raat din", "Hangama hai kyon barpa", “Teri yaad yaad yaad” and “Hum tere shahar mein” on the show, which will be hosted by radio jockey Sayema.

Over 5,000 Rohingya Muslims settled in Jammu: Sayeed

Srinagar: Over 5,000 Rohingya refugees are living in in many settlement colonies in Jammu and Kashmir's winter capital Jammu after fleeing persecution in Myanmar, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said on Friday.

"There are about 1,219 Rohingya (Burmese) families comprising 5,107 members who are staying in Jammu," he said.

Often described as "world's most persecuted minority", Rohingyas are unable to re-obtain citizenship of Myanmar after being stripped of their citizenship in 1982 in the Southeast Asian country.

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Indian Haj pilgrims' toll rises to 101

New Delhi : The toll of Indian Haj pilgrims in the stampede has risen to 101, from 81 announced a day ago, the government said on Friday.

"Saudi authorities have identified more pilgrims who died in Haj stampede. The toll of Indian pilgrims is now 101. We have 32 missing," tweeted External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

On Thursday, the external affairs ministry had said the toll in the stampede near Makkah had gone up to 81.

Palestinian flag to be raised at UN's Geneva headquarters

Geneva : The Palestinian flag will be raised at the Office of the UN at Geneva (UNOG) during a ceremony to be held on October 13, UNOG's information office announced on Friday.

The ceremony is being organised in accordance with a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly on September 10, whereby the flags of non-member observer states can now be flown at UN headquarters and offices around the world, Xinhua news agency reported.

The resolution was adopted by an overwhelming majority of UN member states.

Pakistan asks India to protect Muslim rights

Islamabad : India, which claims to be secular, should guarantee the basic rights of minorities particularly Muslims, the Pakistani government has said.

Geo TV quoted Foreign office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah as saying Thursday: "Attacks on Muslims on the issue of cow slaughter are beyond comprehension and a cause of concern."

The comment followed the September 28 killing of a Muslim man near Delhi by a mob following rumours that he ate beef.

2 AMU alumni worked as Post Doc fellows with one of Chemistry Nobel laureates

By Staff Reporter,

Aligarh: The announcement of this year’s Nobel prizes in Physics and Chemistry has brought smiles to the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University as well, that has collaborative connections with some of the winners.

Two alumni of AMU have worked as Post-Doctorate fellows with one of the Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry for 2015, Prof. Aziz Sancar.

Nawaz Sharif most corrupt in Pakistan: Imran

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is the most corrupt person in Pakistan, Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan said in remarks published on Friday.

“Nawaz Sharif is the third richest person in Pakistan, and yet is not even among the top 10,000 tax payers,” Khan told the media in Lahore on Thursday.

He also took to task the ruling party over its failure to provide uninterrupted electricity.

In the 2013 election campaign, ‘Roshan Pakistan’ was the slogan of the now ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), but the party never lived up to it, Khan said.

25 ulemas to be banned in Pakistan at Muharram

Islamabad: Pakistan's Islamabad police have proposed that the entry of 25 ulemas into the city during Muharram should be banned by the local administration. Seven more ulemas may also be banned from delivering speeches during the month.

Out of 25 ulemas (Muslim scholars who are recognised as having specialist knowledge of Islamic sacred law and theology), 10 were from the Sunni sect and five from the Shia sect, Dawn online quoted sources as saying.