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Ablution of Kaaba: Mohammed Saleem got the privilege

Hyderabad, December 11: Ablution ceremony of Kaaba was performed in Makka, Saudi Arabia yesterday.

This ceremony was attended by the Ambassadar of India. Mr. Hamid Ali Rao, Mr. Mohammed Saleem, Former Chairman, A.P. State Wakf Board, Mr. Lateef Khan of M.S. Education Center and others.

“The torture, humiliation is something we can never forget …”

Jaipur, December 11: Two-and-a-half years ago, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced in a national conference on internal security in New Delhi that the horrifying case of serial blasts in Jaipur on May 13, 2008 — in which 69 persons were killed — stood resolved with the arrest of “radical youths” in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh as well as some Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) members in Rajasthan. He gave credit to the State Anti-Terrorist Squad for cracking the case.

5,038 cases against cops

Hyderabad, December 10: Police harassment cases tops the list of about 5,038 cases pending before the State Human Rights Commission as on December 9.

A total of 1,249 police harassment cases are pending before the Commission.

As many as 305 women harassment cases and 253 cases of pension for physically challenged person are also pending.

The Commission's acting chairperson, K. Peda Peri Reddy, said that the SHRC disposed of as many as 12,698 cases since August last year till date.

“Except 239 cases admitted this year, the rest of the cases are from 2005 to 2010,” he stated.

Why brand entire Muslim community as terrorist?

New Delhi, December 10: Terrorism should be seen as an international menace. No religious identity should be attached to it as no religion on earth justifies terrorism that often ends up killing innocent people. Islam strongly forbids violence against the innocent. The unenlightened Muslims who say they are acting in defence of the religion may have either misinterpreted Islam or are practising it erroneously. And so, if one views at Islam on the basis of the activities of these misguided people, he or she will make a big mistake.

Man fasts against arrests of Muslim youths in terror cases

New Delhi, December 09: Faisal Khan, a Gandhian social activist is on fast, protesting against the “illegal” arrests of Muslim youths in terror cases. Interestingly Khan started his 72 hours fast from his home at Okhla, a Muslim dominated Delhi suburb.

Brother: Silk was not DIRTY at all

Hyderabad, December 09: THERE’s trouble brewing for The Dirty Picture despite the rave reviews the film has garnered for leading lady Vidya Balan.

A week after the Andhra Pradesh High Court dismissed his writ petition seeking a stay on the film’s screening, Vadlapati Naga Vara Prasad, brother of late south Indian actress Silk Smitha — on whose life the film is allegedly based — is all set to file a criminal defamation suit against its producers Balaji Telefilms and director Milan Luthria.

Saudi Aramco needs technical graduates: Official

Dubai, December 09: Young Saudis should study technical and scientific subjects at university to help modernize the country, said Abdul Rahman Bin Fahd Al-Wehaib, Deputy Supreme President of Saudi Aramco for Work Services.

He said subjects such as computer engineering were needed to close the technology gap between the Kingdom and highly-industrialized countries. He made the comment while addressing the Arab Thought Foundation (Fikr 10) being held in Dubai.

VRO: 3 AP govt officials arrested while taking bribe

Hyderabad, December 07: Three State Government employees including a Village Revenue Officer (VRO) were trapped by the sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Andhra Pradesh today.

Indurthi Ramachander Rao, Village Revenue Officer of Ambala village in Karimnagar District was caught red handed by the ACB officials at his residence when he accepted Rs 2,000 as bribe from the complainant.

In Mahabubnagar district, Anupati Narasimhulu, a Senior Assistant working in Sub-Treasury Office was trapped by the ACB officials when he accepted Rs 2,000 as bribe.

Don’t be close to bananas: Cleric to women

Amsterdam, December 07: An Islamic cleric residing in Europe said that women should not be close to bananas or cucumbers, in order to avoid any "sexual thoughts."

The unnamed sheikh was quoted saying that if women wish to eat these food items, a third party, preferably a male related to them such as their a father or husband, should cut the items into small pieces and serve.

He said that these fruits and vegetables "resemble the male ****" and hence could arouse women or "make them think of sex."

HIV in Arab world on the rise: Experts warn

Dubai, December 07: In an Arab world rife with social stigma, government inaction and often limited access to education and medical care, experts warn that an HIV epidemic is on the rise.

“In the Middle East and North Africa, the HIV epidemic has been on the rise for the past decade,” said Aleksandar Sasha Bodiroza, HIV/AIDS adviser at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

“The number of people needing treatment in the region has spiked from approximately 45,000 in 2001 to nearly 160,000 in 2010,” Bodiroza told AFP.

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