6th Zulqada 1435 | Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

US, Taliban deal breaks down

Washinton, December 23: The Obama administration, as part of an accelerated push toward anendgame in Afghanistan, last month reached a tentative accord with Taliban negotiators that would have included the transfer of five Afghans from U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the Taliban’s public renunciation of international terrorism.

Muslim Hits Nurse for Removing Wife's Burqa During Birth‎

Paris, December 23: A Muslim man who punched a nurse for trying to remove his wife's burqa during childbirth has been jailed in France.

Nassim Mimoune, 24, had already been expelled from the delivery room for branding the midwife a 'rapist' as she carried out an intimate examination of his wife.

Then through a window he spotted the nurse taking off his wife's burqa as she prepared to give birth. He smashed open the locked door and hit the woman in the face, demanding she replace the full Islamic face veil.

Muslim baby adopted due to fear of honour killing‎

London, December 22: A baby at risk of becoming the victim of an “honour killing” because she was born as the result of her unmarried Muslim mother’s secret affair must be adopted to keep her safe, Britain’s Court of Appeal ruled.

Mother dumps body of her 2-month old baby in the freezer

Paris, December 22: French police said on Wednesday they had arrested a 35-year-old mother after her baby's body was discovered in her freezer.

The woman, who was arrested on Sunday in the southwestern town of Saint Laurent du Var, is facing charges of homicide of a minor and "concealing a corpse", police in the nearby city of Nice said.

The woman told police that she had hidden the body after she went into labour, not knowing that she was pregnant, and gave birth in her bathtub.

Brother rapes, impregnates sister

Harare, December 20: A Chinamhora man (26), who allegedly raped his blood sister on several occasions and impregnated her, was yesterday brought to court charged with rape.

The man from Mutonda Village in Chinamhora was not formally charged with three counts of rape when he appeared before regional magistrate Mr Daniel Shonhiwa.

He was remanded in custody to January 3 in the interim and the trial date was set for January 7 next year.

However, Mr Shonhiwa advised the man to apply for bail at the High Court.

Pregnant teen claims gang-rape to protect BF

Mumbai, December 20: The mother of a 15-year-old girl was in for a rude shock when during a routine check-up for stomach cramps, the doctor revealed that the minor was pregnant. When the woman confronted the girl, she cooked up a story about a three unidentified persons who ganged up on her and raped her.

Shocking: B'wood's untold story

Mumbai, December 19: I chose this profession because I couldn’t stand the idea of sitting behind a desk. The first task I was given when I joined was a process known as ‘gym boy selection’. The film needed muscular men to spout lines and perform stunts, people known as ‘gym boys’, thanks to their bulky statures and where they got them. The irony is that I ended up interviewing a bunch of them—all sitting behind a desk.

Muslims would be 22% in T: Zaheeruddin Ali Khan

Hyderabad, December 18: Separate T-State would ensure the progress of the Muslims. The false propaganda of the opponents of Telangana is an attempt to set aside the Muslims from the T-movement. Apprehensions are being made that the fundamentalist forces would get strengthened in T-State whereas the fact is that the Muslim population would go up to 22 percent. Muslim voters would become the deciding factors. These thoughts were expressed by the Vice President of Telangana Praja Front Mr. Zaheerudin Ali Khan, Managing Editor of Siasat at a meeting held at Azam Function Hall, Azampura.

The Shadows of Modernity

New Delhi, December 18: WHAT IS the big deal about modernity in India? In everyday conceptions, modernity is considered as the condition of being modern that originated in the West and then transferred to the ‘ rest’. We become modern in simple terms as the West remains a nagging, essential presence in our post- colonial predicaments.

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