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Mehbooba Mufti warns Centre against interfering in religious affairs of Muslims

SRINAGAR Terming the triple talaq bill as an “assault” on Muslim families, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday asked the Centre to desist from interfering in the religious affairs of the community. Her comments came on the day when the contentious Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, which …

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‘Expose black sheep’ involved in Jamia Masjid desecration: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR Moderate separatist leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Monday, urged Kashmiris to remain vigilant against “anti-movement” elements and expose “anti-Islam” elements. Addressing a gathering at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid, Mirwaiz called for unity to “expose black sheep” involved in desecration of the historic mosque. He said the people of Kashmir have been …

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BJP ‘fiddling’ with Muslim Sharia law for poll benefits: NC on triple talaq bil

SRINAGAR The National Conference Monday accused the BJP of “fiddling with the Muslim Sharia law” for electoral benefits and asserted that tinkering with the customary Islamic law is not acceptable. “Fiddling with the Muslim Sharia Law is not acceptable to us. The whole process is being executed by the ruling BJP to leverage poll benefits,” said NC general secretary Ali …

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CCTV footage shows men transporting ‘Khashoggi body parts’

ANKARA A Turkish television station has broadcast CCTV footage showing men carrying cases and bags which it says contained slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s body parts. The images shown on A-Haber television late Sunday feature three men carrying five suitcases and two large black bags into the home of the …

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Govt, opposition locks horns in Rajya Sabha over triple talaq Bill

NEW DELHI The Rajya Sabha Monday failed to initiate a discussion on the contentious triple talaq bill, with a united opposition led by the Congress demanding that the draft law be sent to a select committee for scrutiny. With the government pressing for a discussion on the Muslim women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) bill, 2018 after Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tabled the …

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After landslide win, Bangladesh PM says ‘conscience is clear’ as opposition claims election rigged

DHAKA Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday rejected calls for a new vote after being declared landslide winner in an election marred by deadly violence that the opposition slammed as “farcical” and rigged. Hasina’s ruling Awami League party and its allies won 288 seats in the 300-seat parliament, with …

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Jaitley slams Congress, asks ‘who killed Sohrabudin case investigation’

NEW DELHI Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday hit out at the Congress, accusing it of “killing” the CBI in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh-Tulsiram Prajapati and Kausar Bi’s alleged encounter killing case. He also said the principal Opposition party, which has been raising concerns over institutional independence, needs “serious introspection”. “This is an irrefutable evidence …

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Israel protests after Jordan minister pictured stepping on flag

JERUSALEM Israel’s foreign ministry protested to Jordan on Sunday after a minister was pictured stepping on an image of the Israeli flag while entering a meeting. Jordanian minister of state for information Jumana Ghneimat was pictured last week stepping on the flag design when entering a meeting at a trade …

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