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Bangladeshi family detained in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad : Five members of a Bangladeshi family were detained here Saturday for staying in India without valid documents, police said.

Mohammad Siddiqui (48), his wife Parveen Bano (38), their son Sazid (19), and daughters Asia and Alia, aged seven and three years respectively, were detained by Ghaziabad police from their house at Ali Prem Garden in Sahibabad area.

Police acted on a tip off by an informer who said the family was staying in India since 1991.

Japan to allocate $2.5 bn to Middle East countries

Cairo : Japan would allocate $2.5 billion to Middle East countries to help them in their fight against terrorism and also develop of their infrastructure.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is in Egypt on an official visit, announced the package to the countries reeling under the impact of terrorism.

"If terrorism spreads in the Middle East, it will affect the entire world," said Abe.

Terrorist hanged in Lahore jail

Islamabad : Pakistan executed another terrorist Saturday morning who was awarded the death sentence for killing a Muslim in 2001.

Ikramul Haq Lahori, a death row prisoner whose execution was suspended Jan 8, was hanged in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat prison for killing a member of the Shia community, The News International reported.

The execution was carried out amid tight security around the detention facility.

With Lahori's execution, the total number of executions since December last year reached 20.

Why did not Europe anticipate terror attacks?

By Saeed Naqvi,

It challenges credulity that Europe did not anticipate terrorist attacks after its involvement in direct and indirect military action against the people of Libya, Syria, ISIS and so on.

Paris: Peshawar and Boko Haram – Religion, Politics and Violence

The question is; are such acts due to Islam or Muslims as such? How does one understand the association of label of religion with acts of violence and terror?

By Ram Puniyani,

Massacre of hundreds of children in Peshawar by Pakistani Taliban; the atrocities – murders-kidnappings by Boko Haram, an Islamist group and the attack on Paris cartoon magazine Charlie Hebdo killing 12 have occurred in a short span of few months. The popular perception of relationship between violence and Islam got a further boost. The phrase ‘Islamic Terrorism’, which was created by US media in the aftermath of 9/11, got a further shot in the arms. It got a booster dose of unprecedented level. The debates regarding freedom of expression, sharia laws, education for girls continued to be in the fore and columns after column either dissociating Islam from these mindless acts or boosting the perception of Muslims being in the business of merciless killing of their own kith and other with gay abandon; dominated the visual and print media in January 2015.

Six hurt in anti-Charlie Hebdo protest in Pakistan

Islamabad : At least six people were injured when protests in Pakistan against the Charlie Hebdo caricatures Friday turned violent outside the French consulate in Karachi.

At least six people including an AFP photographer, cameraman of Capital TV and a policeman were injured during the clash, The News International reported.

Rangers were called in to control the situation at the consulate.

According to initial reports the police has detained several protesters.

Yasin Malik arrested amid protests over refugees

Srinagar : Separatist leader Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested here Friday amid protests against the proposal to grant citizenship rights to refugees from West Pakistan settled in the Jammu region.

The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman led a protest march in uptown Maisuma locality of Srinagar after the Friday prayers.

"Police detained Yasin Malik and some of his supporters as they tried to violate Section 144 CrPc in force in the city. He has been taken to Kothibagh police station," a senior police officer told IANS.

International Mushaira and Kavi Sammelan held at Jubail , Saudi Arabia

By TCN News,

Jubail (Saudi Arabia): The Indian community in Jubail recently held a mushaira, or poetry reading, which included leading Indian politicians as guests and several outstanding poets.

US hails Pakistan's plan to ban Haqqani Network

Washington : US has welcomed a reported step by Pakistan government to ban the Haqqani Network, blamed for attacks on American and NATO-led forces in Afghanistan, media reported.

"We welcome reports that the government of Pakistan plans to outlaw the Haqqani Network," Xinhua quoted US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf as saying Friday.

"It is an important step toward eliminating terrorist activity in Pakistan," the official said.

Emirates India Fraternity Forum (EIFF) organizes ‘Hubbu Rasool’ at Abu Dhabi

By TCN News,

Abu Dhabi: Emirates India Fraternity Forum (EIFF) Abu Dhabi sector organized a programme for expatriate Indians on the life and message of Prophet Muhammad (SWAS) on the occasion of Rabi-ul-Awwal month.