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Quran education compulsory for Muslim school kids, Pak passes bill

PTI | Apr 20, 2017 Islamabad: Pakistan’s National Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill endorsing compulsory Quran education for all Muslim students studying in government schools from class 1 to 12, a move apparently aimed at weaning away children from ...

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Eight-month-old-baby weighing 17 kg baffles doctors

Amritsar, Punjab: Chahat Kumar from Amritsar is just eight months old but already weighs 17 kg. She started gaining excess weight when she was barely four months old. As per doctors, the average weight of a baby girl in this ...

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Dubai announces new rule on traffic offences

Eligible drivers will be able to benefit immediately from the orders.  Dubai, April 20,2017 (KT):Bringing smiles to motorists in the emirate, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, ...

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‘Justice for Qureshi’ grows stronger in coast

Mangaluru | DH News Service | Apr 19 2017 United Muslim Front plans ‘Mangaluru Chalo’; kin denies HDK info on ‘ailment’ In what appears to be the show of strength of a particular community converging for the cause of Ahmed ...

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Narendra Modi govt bans use of red beacon lights on VVIP vehicles across India from 1 May

New Delhi, April 19,2017 (FP): The Narendra Modi Cabinet has taken a decision to stop the use of red beacon lights atop official VVIP vehicles. The decision will come into effect from 1 May, according to media reports. “Red beacon ...

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This tree lures birds with a free lunch and then kills them

Plants in the genus Pisonia don’t appear to be particularly menacing. The trees lack the thorns of acacia, the poisonous fruit of the manchineel tree and the botanical jaws of Venus flytraps. But Pisonia trees, which are found from Hawaii ...

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Babri Masjid Demolition: Advani, other BJP leaders will be tried for criminal conspiracy, orders SC

New Delhi, April 19: The Supreme Court on Wednesday revived the conspiracy charge in Babri Masjid demolition case against senior BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, Union Minister Uma Bharti, among others. Restoring the conspiracy ...

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Jeddah airport serves 5.2m Umrah pilgrims

Saudi Gazette report | April 19,2017 JEDDAH — As many as 5.2 million Umrah pilgrims have arrived and departed through King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah since the beginning of the Umrah season on Nov. 1, according to the ...

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Circulating videos of sexual abuse is a crime, warn experts

Saudi Gazette report | April 1191,2017 JEDDAH – Experts and legal advisers have warned against taking and publishing video clips and photos of sexual harassment through the social media, even if it was done with a good intention, saying it ...

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Unpaid workers fear deportation

Saudi Gazette | April 19,2017 |By Fatima Muhammad JEDDAH — A group of unpaid workers fears deportation without getting their salaries and end of service benefits which ranges between SR50,000 and SR100,000. They fear that if they remain illegal in ...

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The ‘Heart of Islam’ beckons tourists from all over the world

SG| April 19,2017|Hassan Cheruppa THE Saudi ‘Vision 2030’ is based on three pillars, of which the first one is the Kingdom’s status as the heart of the Arab and Islamic world. While unveiling the Vision, Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin ...

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Obituary: Mukhtar Masood, an eminent Alig famous for his contributions to Urdu literature

News has been received from across the border about the passing away of one of the prominent figures of Urdu literature, distinguished civil servant and a second generation Alig, Mukhtar Masood in Lahore on April 15, aged 90. Mukhtar Masood was born ...

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“Judiciary cannot create new crimes”: Prof Faizan Mustafa on ‘banning’ Triple Talaq

TCN News | April 17,2017 Aligarh : Professor Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad today delivered a special talk on the topic, ‘Freedom of Religion and Solidarity’ during the Valedictory Function of All India Sir Syed Memorial ...

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Communal tension in Birbhum, West Bengal after killing of a Muslim boy

Tension prevailed in the Birbhum district of West Bengal after a Muslim boy named Azhar Sheikh was killed on Monday night following a dispute. On Monday, 25-year-old Azhar Sheikh was returning to his village, Amdole, where the incident occurred, on ...

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