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Government comes to distressed Indian's aid in Saudi Arabia

New Delhi : The government will extend all help to an Indian man working in Saudi Arabia without being paid his salary for the last 28 months, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday.

The minister's comments came after she came to know of a video in which Kumar Akash, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, narrates his harrowing plight from somewhere near Makkah in the Gulf nation.

In the video, Akash says he had gone to Saudi Arabia to work as a mechanic after getting his visa from Mumbai through a recruiting agent in Byculla.

Americans attacking Sikhs thinking they're Muslims: Daily

By Arun Kumar

Washington : As police investigate an attack on a Sikh man in California as a hate crime, a media report said violence and intimidation against Sikhs in the US has intensified since 9/11 terror attacks.

In the latest of a string of incidents targeting US Sikhs, Amrik Singh Bal, a 68-year-old Sikh resident in the Fresno area of California, was attacked by two white males in their 20s before dawn on Saturday morning while he was waiting for a ride to work.

'New Year events against Kashmiris' religious sensibilities'

Srinagar : Separatist women's group Dukhtaran-e-Milat here on Monday said the cultural programmes and concerts being organised on New Year's eve and other occasions are 'cultural onslaught' on Kashmiris' religious sensibilities.

"Programmes being organised by some unknown group called 'Kashmiriyat' on December 31 at Gulmarg is a cultural onslaught. This programme is being sponsored by a few Urdu and English dailies and TV channels," said Asiya Andrabi, chief of separatist women's group 'Dukhtaran-e-Milat', in a statement here.

Modi's statesman-like Lahore trip: Must create mirror image at home

Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood for

In Photos: Kashmir celebrates Eid-Milad-un-Nabi

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: Unmoved by freezing temperatures, devotees in the city flocked to offer special prayers on the occasion of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) with religious gaiety and fervour. The city saw thousands of people offer prayers, while Milad processions were taken out at different places.

Love in the age of intolerance: A story from Dubai that restores faith in humanity

In the age of intolerance where humanity seems to be divided by border and religion, a number Muslim professionals of India went out of their way to help Pakistani and Hindu Indians workers abandoned in a foreign land.

By, Special Correspondent

Muslims should not become defensive: preventing radicalisation remains a top necessity

By Kaleem Kawaja for

Aim to create positive influence for women within the boundaries of Shari'ah: The Muslimah Network

The Muslimah Network is a website dedicated to stories and commentary on Muslim women from an Islamic perspective. Started by the UAE-based writer/graphic designer Aysha Abrar, the site is a one-stop platform for Muslim women to find gender-related resources, counselling, discussion forums and work-from-home jobs.

In this Interview to TCN’S Shaik Zakeer Hussain, Abrar shares her thoughts on the site and their goals for the future

American varsity starts A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Fellowship

New Delhi : An American university has started doctoral grants for Indian students to honour late former president of India A.P.J. Abdul Kalam who visited the institution in 2012.

University of South Florida (USF) launched the Kalam Fellowship worth $156,000 (Rs.1,03,71,660) for students who wish to pursue Ph.D. in specified fields of science and engineering at the institution.

Republicans spar over Trump's proposal to ban Muslims

By Arun Kumar

Washington : Republican presidential candidates joined issue with frontrunner Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from coming to the US with Senator Ted Cruz citing the example of India to say all Muslims were not jihadists.

"I understand why Donald made that proposal. I introduced legislation in the Senate that I believe is more narrowly focused at the actual threat, which is radical Islamic terrorism," he said participating in the final Republican debate of 2015 on Tuesday night.