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26th Zilhaj 1435 | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

India threatens to block Facebook, Google

New Delhi, January 13: An Indian court has warned Web giants Facebook and Google that access to their Web sites will be blocked, similar to China's action, if they fail to remove objectionable content from their pages.

"Like China, we will block all such Web sites," Justice Suresh Kait from the Delhi High Court, said in a Times of India report Thursday. The judge was speaking to lawyers representing Facebook and Google India on developing a mechanism to keep checks and remove "offensive and objectionable" material from their Web pages, said the report.

College girl raped in running bus, murdered

Bhadrak, January 12: Amid a statewide uproar over the alleged rape of a Dalit girl in Puri district, a 19-year-old college girl was allegedly gangraped in a moving bus and murdered here.

The victim, a plus three first-year student of Bhadrak Autonomous Collage and resident of Ranipur had boarded a private bus to return to her village around 5.30 pm last evening. The girl, however, did not reach home.

Israel behind Iran's nuke scientist killing?

Tehran, January 12: An Iranian nuclear scientist was killed in a Tehran car bombing on Wednesday that the Islamic republic immediately blamed on Israel and the United States, worsening a tense international standoff over its atomic programme.

Vice- President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said the attack would not stop Iran making progress in its nuclear activities.

Iranian officials noted that the assassination method — two men on a motorbike attaching a magnetic bomb to the target's vehicle — was similar to that used in the killings of three other of its scientists over the past two years.

Aga Khan to fight £50 million divorce settlement

Yet the 75-year old Prince Karim, the fourth Aga Khan, has posted a last-minute challenge to September's ruling, prompting lawyers for his estranged wife to accuse him of cutting and running.

The head of the 12 million-strong Ismaeli Muslim community is a British citizen and Swiss taxpayer but lives in France where the former Princess Gabriele zu Leiningen - sued for divorce.

US probes urination on dead Taliban fighters

Washington, January 12: The US Marine Corps is probing an internet video that showed several soldiers were urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan.

“While we have not yet verified the origin or authenticity of this video, the actions portrayed are not consistent with our core values and are not indicative of the character of the Marines in our Corps,” the Corps said in a statement Wednesday, promising the matter “will be fully investigated”.

Blasphemy against Islam: Egyptian Business charged

Cairo, January 11: Naguib Sawiris is a well-known Egyptian telecommunications mogul and, since last year, politician. A Coptic Christian, he has been vocal against the rise of conservative Islam and queries have been raised about his company benefiting from privatisation sell-offs under the Mubarak regime. One thing he's famous for is speaking his mind, as The Washington Post noted, recently Sawaris claimed: “Egyptian pharaonic genes had deteriorated over the years and that’s why Egyptians were lazy, unproductive people.”

Tribal girls forced to dance naked waist up for tourists

New Delhi, January 11: British newspaper 'The Guardian' has released a shocking video on its website that has been shot at the Andaman islands. The video shows a policeman forcing tribal girls to dance naked waist up for tourists.
The policeman is heard commanding the young girls to dance.

The accompanying report says the role of the police in the area is to protect tribes from unwelcome and intrusive outsiders. But on this occasion, the officer had accepted a 200 pound bribe to get the girls to pei form.

Sankranti in Hyderabad: Crowd scales down

Hyderabad, January 10: The Sankranti crowd has melted down to two films Businessman and Bodyguard. Nandamuri Tarakaratna has announced that his Nandiwarudu is also in the race.

Darwin’s theory of the fittest survives has to be relooked into as only the big ticket films land up for important occasions.

Ulema, Muslim women defend DGP

Hyderabad, January 10: While everyone is gunning for the DGP, V. Dinesh Reddy, he has found support from an unexpected quarter – Muslim ulema and women. They find nothing wrong in his recent remarks on women's dress being the prime cause for increasing attacks on the fair sex.

Sex Education in American Schools

New York, January 07: The negative impact on American children created by the educational system.

Families have lost control over the raising of their children in the same manner that craftsmen have lost control over the manufacture of their products.

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