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1st Muharram 1436 | Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Shameless and prostitution are the worst evils of this period

Hyderabad, January 14: According to the prophesies made by our Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) this age is the period of evils. Many evil acts are taking place during this period.

These thoughts were expressed by Maulana Obaidur Rahman, Imam of Masjid-e-Teen Posh, Lal Tekri (Red Hills) while addressing a gathering at Akbari Masjid at Akbar Bagh, Malakpet area.

Vote against Wahabis, BJP, appeal Sufis

New Delhi, January 14: The All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board (AIUMB), a leading body of Sunni sufis, on Friday asked people to vote against Wahabi and BJP candidates in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand polls. If their plan succeeds, the sufis could play a spoiler for several Muslim candidates in UP.

"Irrespective of parties, people should vote only those candidates who are secular, have a clean image and will work for development, including education and employment," said AIUMB general secretary Maulana Syed Mohammad Ashraf Kichhouchhwi.

Facebook, Google, others summoned

New Delhi, January 14: US-based companies Google Inc., Facebook Inc., Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp. and others were issued summons by a Delhi court on Friday in connection with criminal charges for “objectionable” material hosted online. Simultaneously, the Union government sanctioned the prosecution of the companies on its behalf.

Metropolitan magistrate Sudesh Kumar directed representatives of the global companies to be present in his court on 13 March. The summons will be served at their registered addresses in the US through the ministry of external affairs (MEA).

Dutch Queen slamed Wilder's Headscarf Row, visit UAE mosque

The Hague, January 13: The popular Dutch Queen Beatrix has dismissed criticism from far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders after her decision to wear a headscarf during a recent visit to a mosque in United Arab Emirates.

“It is really nonsense,” the 72-year-old monarch was quoted by reporters with her on a state visit to Oman, Agence France Presse (AFP) reported on Thursday, January 12.

The row sparked when Queen Beatrix donned a headscarf over her traditional black hat during her visit to the Great Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

US SHAMED by Armed forces

Washington, January 13: FOOTAGE showing US soldiers urinating on dead Afghans has sparked global outrage — with Afghanistan’s leaders labelling it as a “ recruitment tool for the Taliban”. The “ disgusting” and “ highly reprehensible” 40- second clip shows four men in combat gear standing over the three corpses with their genitals exposed as they relieve themselves.

The men can be heard joking “ have a great day, buddy’, “ golden like a shower” and “ Yeahhhh!” as they groan with relief while urinating.

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”.

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