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$320 monthly salary for Indian maids in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh : The monthly salary for Indian maids recruited in Saudi Arabia has been fixed at 1,200 Saudi riyals ($320), a media report said Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia's national recruitment committee has also asked employers to provide return economy tickets for the maids, Arab News reported citing sources.

Among other provisions in the new labour contract, a free time of at least eight hours daily and a paid vacation of 15 days annually or 30 days after two years of service has been made mandatory.

Sania Mirza is Telangana's brand ambassador

Hyderabad : The Telangana government Tuesday appointed ace tennis player Sania Mirza as its brand ambassador.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao handed over the appointment letter to Sania along with a cheque of Rs.1 crore as grant for training and to meet other expenses to participate in the US Open and other tournaments.

The grant was announced Monday when Sania called on the chief minister.

The appointment letter and cheque were presented at a meeting the chief minister had with industrialists on the industrial policy Tuesday.

Privatization of justice & "Sharia courts"

By Faizan Mustafa,

The apex court in its landmark decision on 7th July, 2014 held that sharia courts are not courts as Indian legal does not recognize a parallel judicial system. In fact neither Muslim Personal Board nor seminary at Deoband ever asserted that sharia courts are ‘courts’ in the strict sense of the term. But then is it not a fact that privatization of justice is fact of life not only in India but in most developed countries? Does our law not recognize arbitration and other alternative methods of dispute resolution? Are not sharia courts and fatwas different and therefore should not be clubbed together? What has been the performance of sharia courts in last 94 years? Has not the latest decision given new lease of life to the sharia courts? are some of the pertinent issues which need critical examination.

Appeal to boycott Israeli Products gaining momentum

By TCN News,

Mumbai: After the call to boycott Israeli Products by the leaders and hoteliers in Mumbai, thousands of citizens in Mira Road, Mumbai took a pledge to boycott Israeli products on Sunday.

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj declared absconder in Babri case

Lucknow : BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh's Unnao constituency Sakshi Maharaj has been declared an absconder by a special CBI court after he failed to appear for a trial.

The move came in the wake of Sakshi Maharaj's continued absence for the trial he is facing in the Babri Mosque demolition case.

The court fixed July 26 for next hearing.

Sakshi Maharaj's lawyers told the court Monday that he will be present in the court Saturday as he was busy with parliament's budget session in New Delhi.


Saudi Arabia recruiting maids aged between 25 and 50

Dubai : The age of Indian domestic workers looking for employment in Saudi Arabia has been set between 25 and 50 years under a new employment agreement finalised by the two countries, media reported.

"Our agreement with India sets the age of the domestic workers coming to the Kingdom (Saudi Arabia) at between 25 and 50 years. If an Indian maid aged 25 agrees to come to Saudi Arabia, the Indian government will not prevent her," Emirates 24/7 reported citing Ahmed Al Faheed, Saudi labour ministry undersecretary for international affairs, as saying Sunday.

Ramadan 1435: Peek

By Shuchi Kapoor,


A young girl curious to take a peek into the male section of Thousand Lights Mosque in Chennai, perhaps searching for her father, or for curiosity sake. She was later scolded by her mother for doing so.

Ramadan 1435: TCN series

Bhopal gas victims reiterate demand for adequate compensation, urge MP CM for intervention

By TCN News,

Bhopal: Five organizations working for the rights of the survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster today demanded the Chief Minister’s intervention to ensure adequate compensation for all victims of Union Carbide.


NC, Congress blame each other as they part ways

By Sheikh Qayoom,

Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) It needed the rout of the Lok Sabha polls for the National Conference and the Congress to realize they will fare better fighting the Jammu and Kashmir elections separately.

Some people acting as agents of communal elements: Mamata flays media

Kolkata : In an apparent attack on a section of the media, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday accused "some people" of acting as "agents" of "communal elements" and "maligning" her party after the BJP came to power at the Centre.

"These days some people are acting as agents of a communal party. When the Congress was in power, then they acted as their agent. And when CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist) was in power in the state, some people used to beat the drums of (then chief minister) Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee."