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.
Kanpur, December 07: In a shocking incident in Kanpur, a woman was force-fed crushed pieces of glass by her husband due to her inability to produce a child. The woman, Kareena, was first beaten up by her husband Neeraj and then forced to swallow the crushed pieces of glass.
Kareena says due to her inability to produce a child, Neeraj wanted a divorce so he could marry again. On Monday, he allegedly tried to kill her by force-feeding crushed glass to her after she refused to divorce him.
Hyderabad, December 07: Perhaps in the first instance of victims of police torture in a terror case being paid compensation in India, Andhra Pradesh has released Rs 70 lakhs for innocent Muslim youths arrested and tortured in the 2007 Makkah Masjid blast case.
A day after Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy announced in the state Assembly that the compensation would be paid, the minorities welfare department Tuesday issued an order releasing the amount.
According to officials, out of 70 victims identified, 20 would be paid Rs 300,000 each while others would get Rs 20,000.
Kuwait City, December 05: Kuwaiti fire fighters battling to put out a blaze that destroyed a car in the oil-rich Gulf emirate stared in disbelief at the end of their task—the car and its contents were charred except a copy of the Quran.
Fire fighters had rushed to Shuwaikh industrial area in the OPEC oil producer after receiving a report about the car blaze.
“After they extinguished the fire, the vehicle and its contents were all destroyed and charred…but the fire fighters and police were shocked when they found a copy of the Quran intact,” Alanba newspaper said.
Raipur, December 05: India's tigers appear to be fighting a losing battle. In a shocker from Chhattisgarh, the probe into the killing of a tigress in Bhoramdeo sanctuary has ended at the doorstep of someone who was supposed to save her, a forest guard.
As per reports, Monday, 48-year-old Veer Singh, who was employed as a forest guard in the sanctuary in Kawardha district killed the full grown tigress to extricate certain body parts which he believes would have helped him increase his sexual power.
Hyderabad, December 05: (Siasat News) Accused of Makka Masjid bomb blast case Bharath Mohanlal has been shifted to Hyderabad by Special Investigation Agency. Initial investigations revealed that Bharat Lal had close links with Makka Masjid bomb blast case accused. He was arrested by Rajistan police in connection with Dargah Hzt. Khaja Moinuddin Chisti Rh., bomb blast case occurred in 2007.
Gandhinagar, December 02: The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday handed over the investigation of the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case to the CBI. The division bench of the high court also made some strong observations against the state police, which were overlooked for the investigation.
Hyderabad, December 02: (Siasat News) Is the security and protection of Babri Masjid alone the obligation of the Muslims? Are not mosques the houses of Allah? Why are we, then grumbling only for Babri Masjid? Won’t our hearts cry on the destruction of the Mosques in our city?