SHRC notice to govt on ban on Islamic channels

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued a notice to government on ban on Islamic and other channels in Kashmir Valley by the government. The notice, seeking response, was issued to Principal Secretary (Home) by Chairperson J&K State Human Rights Commission Justice Bilal Nazki while hearing a petition filed by Centre for Peace

Damaged in floods 2014, Govt Dental College yet to procure new OPG X-Ray machine

Srinagar: If you are to fix your teeth and you need an Orthopantomogram (OPG) that costs only Rs 50 in Government Dental College and Hospital GDC,Srinagar get it done at a private clinic at a whopping cost between Rs 900-1100. Reason being, GDC is yet to fix the machine destroyed three years back in floods

HRW report on HR voiltations in Egypt, government blocks website

Egypt: Day after Human Rights Watch released a report on systematic torture in Egyptian jails, its government responded by blocking the organisations website. The report by HRW titled “ We Do Unreasonable Things Here”, is based on the accounts of 19 former detainees. Download the full report here: ( Egyptian government criticized the report saying

OPINION: Prove the Wrong

  The controversial sting operation of a resistance leader, Nayeem Khan, threw up surprises and also sent shock waves across the valley, especially because he was shown as admitting the burning of schools and paying money for stone throwing. Allegedly, he has also admitted that Pakistan was funding disruptive activities through what in common parlance

Google App showing direction to Qibla

California: Google Company has created an application recently to its Muslim users this Ramadan that show them the direction of the Qibla. The company is making it easier to search for Qibla the direction in which Muslims turn to pray by launching a Qibla Finder app. The app uses augmented reality to find the direction

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Say no to junk foods; ‘Children facing more health problems’

Srinagar: While consumption of junk foods have overtaken our daily food habits, its side effects cannot be brushed aside. Doctors say that people are busy in their day to day lives and do not have time to focus on their diet plan. Everywhere-in courts, offices, schools, colleges-people eat junk foods. Junk foods are unhealthy food

A Muslim pilgrim prays in front of the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the minor pilgrimage, known as Umrah, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, March 10, 2016,. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

8 million pilgrims transported to Grand Mosque in first eight days of Ramadan

Jeddah: About 8 million pilgrims using about 30,000 vehicles were transported to and from the Grand Mosque during the first eight days of Ramadan, the Makkah Governorate announced on Sunday. The number of pilgrims given transportation was a sharp increase over the same period in 2016. An estimated 5.3 million pilgrims in 22,000 vehicles were

Palestinians pour into Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers

Jerusalem: Thousands of Palestinians poured into Jerusalem to attend the first Friday prayers of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third-holiest site, AFP reported. Many had queued from before dawn at the Israeli checkpoints that control access to annexed east Jerusalem from the rest of the occupied West Bank.

18th regional Qur’an memorization competition to kick off in Djibouti today

Djibouti: The 18th edition of the regional competition of the holy Qur’an memorization, recitation and intonation, known as “Prize of the President of State”, will kick off Sunday in Djibouti. This round of competition, which is organized by Djibouti’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Culture and Endowments each year during the holy month of Ramadan, gathers

Exposure to chemicals found in shampoos, toys in childhood may damage mental growth: Study

New York: New research suggests that exposure to chemicals found in shampoos and toys during early childhood may seriously damage the mental development of youngsters. Girls with high concentrations of certain chemicals, known as phthalates, in their blood have lower levels of a thyroid hormone, a study found. Study Author Pam Factor-Litvak of Columbia University,

An Indonesian Muslim devotee prays over a Quran as the month of Ramadan continues at a mosque in Surabaya on the eastern Java island on July 8, 2015. Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim country. AFP PHOTO / JUNI KRISWANTO (Photo credit should read JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP/Getty Images)

​Ramadan: A month of mercy and forgiveness

Jeddah: Ramadan is the month of blessing, mercy and forgiveness. It serves as a reminder of the suffering of the needy, and a chance for Muslims to become more pious. Nightly prayers, or Taraweeh, are unique to Ramadan, performed after the five daily prayers. Reciting the Qur’an is another common ritual during Ramadan, when Muslims believe

Dialogue alone can solve Kashmir issue: APSCC

Srinagar, May 09: Expressing concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in Kashmir valley All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) today urged the Government of India to start dialogue process with the different stakeholders in the state in order to find a solution to the Kashmir imbroglio. In a statement to KNS, APSCC Chairman

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