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New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order on Thursday stating investigating agencies will now have more powers to intercept and monitor information stored on computer devices. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba issued the order enabling the Intelligence Bureau, Narcotics Control Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, Central Board of Direct Taxes, Directorate of Revenue...
Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar appeared before a Delhi court on Thursday in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, three days after he was convicted in another riots caseby the high court here. Kumar surrendered his mobile phone before the court following the directions of the High Court in its order convicting him on December 17.
The US space agency NASA awarded contracts to four companies on Thursday to collect lunar samples for $1 to $15,000, rock-bottom prices that are intended to set a precedent for future exploitation of space resources by the private sector. "I think it s kind of amazing that we can buy lunar regolith from four...
Physicians Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci are the husband and wife ‘dream team’ behind the breakthrough Covid-19 vaccine that will soon be rolled out across the UK. The UK is the first country in the world to approve the vaccine, which is shown to be 95% effective and works in all age groups.
Indian spice king, Mahashay Dharmapal Gulati, owner of India's famous MDH spices, passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 98 years. As per details, the Indian entrepreneur, who for many years appeared in MDH spice advertisements breathed his last at about 5:38 this morning. In the last few days, Gulati suffered from...
The Wikipedia page on India-Bhutan relationship had reportedly incorrectly depicted the map of Jammu Kashmir. The government has asked Wikipedia to remove a link from its platform that has shown an incorrect map of Jammu and Kashmir, according to sources. The Ministry of Electronics and IT has issued an order under Section 69A of the...
Long before any results emerged today from the counting of ballot papers in the Hyderabad municipal election, leaders of the BJP started posting congratulatory tweets. The celebrations may have been premature but the BJP has indeed made gains in Hyderabad The party has managed to establish itself firmly in the Opposition seat, as the party...
India, which once carried the responsibility of anchoring peace and development in South Asia, has gone exactly the reverse. The reason has not been a conscious departure from the Nehruvian secularism but a slow caving in to atavistic tribal notions, rooted in a mythical past and its esoteric traditions. These myths and traditions hallowed...
Five brothers have been arrested in India after a man was paraded naked in the streets allegedly in punishment for a social media post, police said on Wednesday. Police said that the 38-year-old victim was kidnapped on Tuesday by the brothers, assaulted and made to walk for 45 minutes around the western town of...
What lends meaning and purpose to our life? What makes it worth living? Is there any serious mission that needs to be accomplished through our earthly existence? We humans do not share a single vision of life nor do we live an identical version of it. We weave our existence around a dizzying array...
Shiv Sena has asked the Centre to take measures to stop use of loudspeakers in order to curb noise pollution. The comments came amid a row over Shiv Sena’s Mumbai- South vibhag pramukh (division head) Pandurang Sakpal’s decision to praise Azaan and express his support to a proposed ‘Azaan’ recital competition for Muslim children...
Three days after registering the first case under the newly-promulgated anti-conversion law, the Bareilly police have made the first arrest in the case. Uwaish Ahmad, 22, was booked on Sunday, hours after the ordinance against “forced” religious conversion came into effect. Ahmad was booked under the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful...
Two Indian soldiers committed suicide in Kupwara and Shopian districts in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIJOK). The Border Security Forces’ head constable shot himself with his service rifle, while on duty in Tanghdar area of Kupwara district. Another Indian army soldier shot himself dead with his service rifle during...
The coronavirus cases, which have now reached 10, in the Pakistan squad, currently on tour in New Zealand, has become a baffling mystery. According to details, the Covid-19 cases could be connected to the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy and the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 5 playoffs. Many players...
A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court challenging the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion Of Religion Ordinance, 2020 and the Uttarakhand Freedom Of Religion Act, 2018. The plea moved by advocates Vishal Thakre and Abhay Singh Yadav and law researcher Pranvesh, states that the UP ordinance disturbs the basic structure of...
Simultaneous raids were carried out by Enforcement Directorate at the houses of Popular Front national leaders across the country and its offices. ‘We believe this to be a politically motivated action from the part of the agency. Such raids usually happen in our country whenever the government in power comes under the pressure...
The first Shia Imam, Ali ibn Abitaleb (AS) said: In your eyes, the Haram world must be less valuable than dried straw, and sheared livestock waste. Take heed from you predecessors before the successors take heed from you. Let go of this condemned corrupt world, because it has abandoned many more passionate enthusiasts .
 Dozens of protesters gathered in front of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Embassy in the UK capital during a ceremony marking the occasion of UAE National Day on Wednesday. The protesters indicated that while the UAE celebrates its national day and promulgates false achievements to conceal its violations, a bulk of United Nations (UN) reports have exposed...
Rational interpretation was expanded in the Imam Reza (AS) era when he explained the philosophy and wisdom of the religious laws while having rational debates with the opposition thinkers. Hoj. Mohammad Abdollahi, an Associate Professor of Farabi Campus, University of Tehran, said the above in a meeting on “Revelatory Rationality in the Hadiths of...
Hassan ibn Jahm narrated: I told Imam Ridha/Reza (AS): Do not forget to pray for me. Imam Ridha (AS) asked: Do you think I forget you? I thought to myself for a short while and said to myself: Imam (AS) prays for all of his Shia followers and I am also one of his Shias. Then, I...
 In some verses of the holy Quran, Allah (SWT) described the importance of eternal salvation which leads to everlasting prosperity, as well pointing to some main elements of salvation. In Ayah 30 of Surah Fussilat, it is said: “In the case of those who say: Our Lord is Allah (SWT), and further, stand straight and steadfast, the...
As part of the reorganisation of the Indian army after the Doklam crisis with China in 2017, the government has approved the creation of a new deputy chief of strategy in the headquarters and has also cleared the creation of the post of Director General Information Warfare for dealing with media affairs. The Indian...
A New York Times article written by Abhrajyoti Chakraborty appeared on December 1, highlighting how the right-wing agenda of the RSS cabal and Modi-led government has drastically changed the socio-cultural landscape of India. The writer has made the works of the leading liberal documentary producer and filmmaker, Anand Patwardhan, as the centre piece of his discourse.
The recent outpouring of videos showing French police beating down a black man in his recording studio and calling him the “N” word is just the latest of several episodes involving police brutality.  The images have made international headlines and again placed France under the spotlight for the wrong reasons. But the videos we...
Indian farmers and government representatives will meet again on Saturday, a cabinet minister said, as a fourth round of talks held on Thursday failed to make headway over divisive farm laws. In India's biggest farm unrest in years, tens of thousands of growers are protesting on the outskirts of the capital Delhi against...
Pakistan and Bangladesh are likely to revive their bilateral mechanisms to take their ties forward, a diplomatic source said on Thursday after Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh Imran Ahmed Siddiqui called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed in Dhaka. It was a rare meeting between Pakistan’s envoy and the Bangladeshi prime minister because of...
The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution co-sponsored by Pakistan and the Philippines on the “promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue” by an overwhelming majority, the Foreign Office said on Thursday. It said the resolution was part of "Pakistan’s global efforts to promote interfaith harmony, tolerance" and respect for each other’s religions...
A 48-year-old Kolkata woman died on Wednesday after getting thrashed by her sister for serving "stale biryani", Indian media reported.  The accused, who is the owner of an architecture firm in Kolkata's Dalhousie area, got extremely angry when her son started vomiting after being served "stale biryani" by the victim, Falguni Basu. 
Former Indian off-spinner Harbajahan Singh wondered if India needs a coronavirus vaccine as its recovery rate is much better than the efficacy being provided by the drugs. The 40-year-old took to Twitter on Thursday to express his opinion regarding the vaccine. “Pfizer and BioNTech Vaccine: Accuracy 94%; Moderna Vaccine: Accuracy...
Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said to some people: إنْ أرَدْتَ أنْ يُخْتَمَ بخَيرٍ عَمَلُكُ حتّى‏ تُقْبَضَ وأنتَ في أفْضَلِ الأعْمالِ فعَظِّمْ للَّهِ حَقَّهُ أن تَبْذُلَ نَعْماءَهُ في مَعاصيهِ، وأنْ تَغْتَرَّ بحِلْمِهِ عَنكَ، وأكْرِمْ كُلَّ مَن وَجَدْتَهُ يُذْكَرُ مِنّا أو يَنْتَحِلُ مَوَدّتَنا. 'If you want a good final outcome to your actions and...
Major General Babar Iftikhar, the spokesperson of the country's military, has said India is targeting the international image of Pakistan when they try to target the flagship project of the Belt and Road Initiative, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). In an interview with Global Village Space, the military spokesperson said terrorists are being used...
Farmer leaders who went to Vigyan Bhawan on Thursday for their crucial meeting with the Centre regarding the new agriculture laws are not accepting food or tea offered by the government, a leader told ANI. A video of farmer leaders sharing food that they brought with them has also surfaced. The video shows the union leaders came...