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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.

Temple attack in Pakistan not because of faith: Reema Abbasi

Kolkata: Asserting that Hindus were not persecuted in her country, Pakistani journalist-author Reema Abbasi on Saturday attributed land-grabbing rather faith behind attacks on temples in Pakistan.

"No temple has been razed on ground of faith. Yes, when the Babri Masjid demolition happened, there was a backlash in Pakistan, but otherwise the attacks on temples were not because of faith," Abbasi said at the Kolkata Literary Festival.

21 militants killed in Afghanistan military operations

Kabul: At least 21 Taliban militants were killed in the past 24 hours during series of military operations in Afghanistan, the country's interior ministry said on Sunday.

At least 11 militants were injured during the operations which covered parts of Faryab, Sar-e-Pul, Jowzjan, Kandahar, Oruzgan, Ghazni, Paktika, Paktiya, Herat and Helmand provinces, Xinhua cited the official statement as saying.

The statement did not say if there were casualties amonng security personnel.

The Taliban militant group was yet to comment.

Five terrorists killed as Fidayeen attack on Pathankot air base ends

Pathankot/New Delhi: Five terrorists, suspected to be from Pakistan, were killed in a gunfight that lasted nearly 15 hours after they breached a high-security security perimeter and entered a frontline Indian Air Force (IAF) base near Pathankot town in northern Punjab early on Saturday to carry out a Fidayeen attack, police said.

Police sources said that at least three IAF security personnel were killed and four others were injured in the terror attack that started around 3.30 a.m. The counter offensive lasted nearly 15 hours.

'Indian Muslims not attracted to Islamic State, Al-Qaeda'

By Ruwa Shah

New Delhi : Indian Muslims have little fascination for Islamic radical groups like ISIS and Al-Qaeda, say scholars and Muslim leaders agreeing with Home Minister Rajnath Singh's assertion that Indian Muslims were not attracted to their ideologies.