UK party wants ban on burqa in public, Sharia outlawed

London, April 23 : The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has announced that it will include a pledge in its general election manifesto to ban the burqa or full-face veils worn by some Muslim women in public, the media reported on Sunday. Party leader Paul Nuttall will launch what he calls an “integration agenda” on Monday […]

TN CM meets the protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi, April 23 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday met with protesting farmers from his state at the Jantar Mantar and assured help. The farmers have protested here for the past 40 days and demands loan waivers, drought relief packages and formation of a Cauvery management board to resolve their irrigation […]

Not enough global political will to prioritise children: Satyarthi

Kolkata, April 22 : Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Saturday said the world lacks enough “global political will” to prioritise children and adequate budgetary allocations have not been made for education, health and child protection. “There is a need of global political will to prioritise children and that is not so adequate which is supposed […]

Teenaged girl in Rajasthan seeks to nullify child marriage

Jodhpur, April 22 : Braving the threats of her in-laws, a 17-year-old girl, who was married when she was just 15, has approached a court in Rajasthan to seek annulment of her marriage. The girl, resident of Balesar block of Jodhpur district has filed a petition in a family court here with the help of […]

US Jewish centres’ bomb threat suspect charged

Washington, April 22 : A young man accused of making a series of threatening phone calls to Jewish community centres across the US earlier this year was charged in two federal complaints, officials said. Eighteen-year-old Michael Ron David Kadar, who holds dual Israeli and US citizenship, was arrested in Israel last month but police were […]

JeIH to campaign to spread awareness on Muslim Personal Law

New Delhi, April 21 : Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JeIH) on Friday said it would hold a fortnight-long pan-India campaign from Sunday to create awareness about Muslim Personal Law. JeIH President Syed Jalaluddin Umri said the campaign would not only educate non-muslims about Muslim Personal Law, but would also focus on those Muslims who don’t follow it […]