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UK mosques ask women to shun Facebook, trousers: report
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UK mosques ask women to shun Facebook, trousers: report

Many mosques in the UK propagate extremely strict rules of conduct for women, asking them to delete their Facebook accounts, not to leave their houses without their husbands' permission, and to avoid wearingtrousers, a research report released today said. The research conducted by 'The Times' showed rulings published by mosques and Islamic associations around Britain.Under a section titled 'Islamic articles', the Croydon Mosque and Islamic Centre in London published a document - 'Advice for the ... Rediff.com, 8 hours ago
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Amnesty calls for independent probe in Dalit rape case

Amnesty International today asked the Kerala authorities to ensure an independent investigation into allegations of police inaction in a case involving the rape and brutal murder of a 30-year-old Dalit woman in the state. "Police inaction in cases involving violence against Dalit women is unfortunately disturbingly common. Even in this case, the police failed to act on earlier complaints from the family," said Rekha Raj, programme manager, womens rights, at Amnesty International-India.
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Stop piracy: Hollywood studio to Meerut university

Renowned Hollywood film studio Paramount Pictures has served a notice to Meerut's Chaudhary Charan Singh University after a large number of students illegally downloaded movies through the varsity's IP address, The Times of India reported.The CCSU had started a free WiFi service for students last year. Since the university had not set up any firewall, students had been downloading movies and TV series without restriction.The National Informatics Centre  New Delhi, on Friday sent a copy of ...
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White House race not 'reality show': Obama takes aim at Trump

In his first comment on Donald Trump after he was declared presumptive Republican nominee, United States President Barack Obama on Friday warned that the race to the White House was not a "reality show" and called for a close scrutiny of the controversial billionaire's past record and statements. "This is not entertainment, this is not a reality show. This is a contest for the presidency of the US," Obama said. "With respect to the Republican process and Mr Trump, there's going to be plenty of ...
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Kerala Dalit student rape and murder: Rajnath alleges 'cover up' in case

Stoking a controversy, Union Home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday alleged that the Congress-led United Democratic Front government in Kerala was trying to "cover up" the brutal rape and murder of a Dalit law student even as the Centre expressed willingness to order a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the incident. "The rape and murder indicate that the Kerala government was trying to cover up the incident as it took days to register the case," Singh, who is on a two-day visit to the ...
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Nepal's Ambassador to India recalled for not cooperating

Nepal on Friday recalled its ambassador to India over charges of non-cooperation and indulging in anti-government activities. Ambassador Deep Kumar Upadhyaya had "confronted" with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli regarding the cancellation of President Bidya Devi Bhandari's scheduled visit to India, Nepalese Foreign Ministry sources said. The conversation between Oli and Upadhyaya reportedly took place after the cancellation of the President's trip. The Nepalese cabinet had decided to recall ...
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Egypt official blames 'Tom and Jerry' for spreading violence

An Egyptian government official has blamed the animated "Tom and Jerry" series for allegedly spreading a culture of violence, AP has reported.The accusations by Salah Abdel-Sadek, head of State Information Service, which is affiliated with the presidency, came at a forum held in Cairo this week.Abdel-Sadek told academics, media specialists, and public figures who had gathered to discuss violence that video games and cartoons are to blame.He said children see Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse "beat and ...
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Modi running a one-man Presidential government: Shourie

In a strong attack, former union minister Arun Shourie on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of "narcissism" and of running a one-man "Presidential government" the direction of which was"dangerous" for India. Shourie, a cabinet minister in the Vajpayee government who has drifted away from the Bharatiya Janata Party in recent years, called the Modi government "a Presidential government without checks and balances" and said that the direction of the government under his ...
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Student groups clash in JU campus after Vivek Agnihotri's film screening

Rival groups of students on Friday clashed at the Jadavpur University campus in Kolkata over the screening of Vivek Agnihotri-directed political film 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam' triggering chaos during which some girls were allegedly molested and actor-turned-politician Roopa Ganguly was not allowed to enter its premises. The fracas began after the film's screening ended, and students from the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad fought with activists of Left-backed student unions in which a ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago Director gheraoed by Jadavpur univ students tweets for help, 'They are breaking my car'  Rediff.com9 hours ago
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Kanhaiya discharged from AIIMS, ends hunger strike

Jawaharlal Nehru University students union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Friday ended his nine-day hunger strike after he was discharged from AIIMS even as the university administration asked students not to invite outsiders saying it might vitiate the academic atmosphere and peace on campus. While five students on Thursday withdrew their fast against the punishment by the university in connection with the February 9 event during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised, 15 others ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago Kanhaiya Kumar calls off hunger strike after health worsens  Oneindia4 hours ago Kanhaiya discharged from AIIMS,JNU asks students to not invite outsiders  Rediff.com9 hours ago
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