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5th Muharram 1436 | Saturday, Nov 01, 2014

Inquiry on Anti-Muslim Media: Britons demand

London, January 24: Lawmakers, human rights advocates and Muslim leaders have joined hands to call for a public inquiry into distorting media coverage of Muslims and their faith in Britain.

“An alternative inquiry is necessary to investigate what many regard as widespread and systematic discriminatory practices in reporting on Muslims and Islam in the British media,” they said in a joint letter cited by the Guardian.

Gulf blacklisted cos, Govt playing an agent

Hyderabad, January 23: “I jumped from the second floor of the building. I could not bear the harassment by my employer's wife anymore,” said Shabana Begum, recalling the nightmare of her work as a maid in Saudi Arabia. A mother of two children, Shabana Begum who is all of 24 years is a divorcee. Hailing from the Old City, she recalls the trauma she had to face in a place called Abha, a few kilometres from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where she went in search of a job a year ago.

Large gathering of Muslims at Qutub Shahi Masjid Balapur for Juma Prayer

Hyderabad, January 21: (Siasat News) Many Muslims offered Friday Prayer at Masjid Qutub Shahi at Balapur yesterday. The Mosque which was uninhabited for the past so many years was presenting the scene of Eidgah. Hafiz Abdul Wahab of Haj House Mosque led the Friday prayer. Water for ablution was supplied through many tankers. Some well-wishers offered a packet of Water and biscuits. The organizers and the police were spell-bound on seeing the large congregation. Volunteers were guiding the persons.

Telanaga issue: JAC to decide about agitation

Hyderabad, January 20: The Telangana political Joint Action Committee (JAC) would meet in Hyderabad tomorrow to finalise its future course of action about the resumption of separate statehood agitation.

JAC leaders, including TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, who held a meeting here today, decided to continue their talks tomorrow.

The TRS president had earlier threatened to intensify the agitation from mid-January.

Veil is against teachings? MANUU VC's blasphemous speech

Hyderabad, January 20: There is a long of people who utilise the Islamic style of living but if their are a few persons who keep Muslim names and present a false picture of Islam.

Are Marriages of Muslims, a problem?

New York, January 20: Recently, a Muslim father wrote a letter in a national magazine complaining that despite all his efforts to teach his children Islam, his college-going daughter announced that she would marry a non-Muslim boy whom she met in college.

As I was wondering why a Muslim girl would prefer a non-Muslim boy over a Muslim, the following issues came to my mind:

Conspiracy suspected in burning vehicles of Muslims

Hyderabad, January 20: (Siasat News) Police suspects that there is a conspiracy behind the burning incidents of motor bikes in the Old city. On 14th January at Darabjung Colony and in Santoshnagar three motor cycles and a car was set ablaze. Police was probing into the matter. Again three motor cycles were set on fire. An eye witness told that two motor cycle riders came on the bike. They removed the petrol pipe and set on fire by lighting the cigarette lighter.

Save Urdu from narrow-minded politics

New Delhi, January 20: There can be no dispute that Urdu is an easy and sweet language. But many people are under the wrong impression that it is the language of a particular religion or community. Sometimes, because of this ignorance, Urdu is dragged into vote-bank politics. This causes great damage to the language. The fact is, Urdu was born in India and after the immigration of people from foreign lands, it became the official language of the Mughal court. A large number of Urdu words are still used at our police stations and courts.

Battle of the Khans

Mumbai, January 18: Both SRK and Salman are being considered for Kamal Hassan's much-touted role in the remake of Gautham Menon's 'Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu'

Bollywood's growing fixation with the South has not just helped superstars like Salman Khan reclaim their stardom, but it has also become a ticket for many southern directors to make their mark here.

Probably why even before the release of his film Ek Deewana Tha, buzz about Gautham Vasudev Menon planning his next remake is already doing the rounds.

Smart pill with 'edible microchip' that tells you and your doctor when the next dose is due

London, January 17: Smart pills that tell patients and their doctors if medication is being taken properly are to go on sale in Britain. Patients take their drugs along with an extra tablet embedded with a tiny edible sensor which sends back information to a receiver in the form of a patch worn on the shoulder or arm.

This tracks when the drugs were taken and the dose, as well as monitoring heart rate and body temperature. It also alerts a patient to when the next dose is due and records whether the patient is sleeping well or taking enough exercise.

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