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  • Photos: Lip-smacking kheer, intricate mehndi patterns, and cheerful faces: 20 happy photos of the world celebrating Eid July 29, 2014

    The holy month of Ramazan culminates and the festivities begin! Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated across the world with great cheer. It's that time of the year when the entire family unites and feasts on delectable 'kheer' and vermicelli. The girls are flaunting ornate 'mehndi' patterns and the boys are busy...
  • India celebrates Eid, politicians cut across party lines to offer prayers July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: As the holy month of Ramzan comes to an end, the Muslim community in India and across the world celebrates Eid on Tuesday. The moon was sighted on Monday evening and people greeted each other after offering their evening prayers. At Jama Masjid in Delhi, there are tourists...
  • Manipuri man beaten to death in Delhi, 3 arrested July 21, 2014

    Three people have been arrested in connection with the death case of a 30-year-old Manipur man in the national capital. The man was allegedly beaten to death by a group of five to six men in South Delhi's Kotla Mubarakpur area in early Monday morning. The incident took place at...
  • Egypt's Mubarak convicted of graft, gets 3 years in prison May 21, 2014

    An Egyptian court has convicted ousted President Hosni Mubarak of embezzlement and sentenced him to three years in prison. In Wednesday's hearing in Cairo, Mubarak's two sons, one-time heir apparent Gamal and wealthy businessman Alaa, were also convicted of graft and sentenced to four years in prison each. The Mubaraks were convicted...
  • Paul Danahar's 'The New Middle East' is an outcome of A-class research May 12, 2014

    Many countries of the Middle East have been on world radar since 2011. Dictators like Hosni Mubarak, Saddam Hussain, Gaddafi and Bashar-al-assad have been dethroned by their people and what they've left behind are countries in chaos, having millions of people who are constantly looking for their lost identities and...
  • Egypt court postpones Mohamed Morsi's trial March 6, 2014

    The Cairo Criminal Court on Thursday suspended the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi over charges of inciting the killing of protestors, media reported. The defence also demanded that the court dissolve the judges' panel, saying the current panel was biased, Xinhua reported citing Nile TV. Morsi's trials over espionage and jailbreak...
  • Delhi: Manipur women assaulted, beaten by men, 1 arrested February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Two women from Manipur were allegedly assaulted last week by some men who hurled racist abuses at them in South Delhi's Kotla Mubarak area. The incident came to light after a boy from Arunachal Pradesh was beaten up and later died on January 29 in broad daylight. Delhi Police...
  • Twenty-nine dead in clashes on anniversary of Egypt uprising January 26, 2014

    Twenty-nine people were killed during anti-government marches on Saturday while thousands rallied in support of the army-led authorities, underlining Egypt's volatile political fissures three years after the fall of autocrat President Hosni Mubarak. Security forces lobbed teargas and some fired automatic weapons in the air to try to prevent demonstrators opposed...
  • Work on Mubarak Mandi ropeway project to commence soon: Mir January 25, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir Government has said work on the much-awaited ropeway project from Mubarak Mandi to Mahamaya hilltop via Bagh-e-Bahu in Jammu will commence very soon. "The work on the Rs 40-crore ropeway project from Mubarak Mandi to Mahamaya hilltop via Bagh-e-Bahu will commence very soon," Minister for Tourism Ghulam Ahmad...
  • Egypt names Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group December 26, 2013

    Egypt's military-backed interim government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization on Wednesday, intensifying its campaign of arrests and prosecutions targeting its members and tightening the noose on the group's network of charities and businesses. The unprecedented executive decision likely ends any chance of reconciliation between the government and the 85-year-old...
  • Egypt: Police clashes with Islamist protestors at Tahrir Square December 2, 2013

    Police fired tear gas to drive hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square on Sunday, as a panel tasked with amending the constitution adopted during his time in office agreed on changes to the text. The 50-member panel revising the Islamist-tilted charter adopted under former...
  • Egypt's president signs law restricting protests, says reports November 24, 2013

    Egypt's president signed a new bill into law on Sunday restricting rallies and other public gatherings, a move likely to raise fresh questions about the army-backed government's democratic credentials. Thousands of anti-government protesters were on the streets of Cairo and other cities when the new bill was announced on state media,...
  • Egypt revolutionaries make return to Tahrir Square November 20, 2013

    Egypt's revolutionary activists, overshadowed since leading the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, showed a new vigor on Tuesday, scuffling with supporters of the military-backed government in Cairo's Tahrir Square and wrecking a state memorial dedicated to slain protesters only hours after it was inaugurated. The vandalizing of the memorial reflected the...
  • Kuwait, India discuss energy, investments and labour laws November 8, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on Friday, held extensive talks with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on issues including cooperation in energy and investments as well as labour laws after which the two sides inked five pacts. The agreements, signed after the talks between the two leaders, who were...
  • Reshma is in a better place today, says Adnan Sami November 7, 2013

    Mumbai: "I don't mourn her death as much as I mourn her last days of throat cancer," said Adnan Sami on Pakistani singing sensation Reshma, who died of throat cancer. Reshma died Sunday in Lahore. The signer, who regaled south Asians with her folk singing, could have lived if only her...
  • Egypt court suspends Mohamed Morsi's trial November 4, 2013

    A Cairo court on Monday suspended the trial of Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi after the Muslim Brotherhood defendants chanted slogans against the army for the July "military coup". Morsi arrived in the courthouse in his private clothes having refused to wear the uniform worn by those in preventive detention,...
  • Mohamed Morsi faces trial in Egypt in test of democracy November 4, 2013

    Cairo: The first freely elected Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, goes on trial on Monday, the second time in just over two years that a deposed president has found himself in court in Egypt, a pivotal Arab nation some fear is sliding back into autocratic rule. The trial raises the fear of...
  • National Conference hails Speaker's decision to summon former Army Chief October 9, 2013

    Srinagar: The ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday hailed the decision of Assembly Speaker Mubarak Gul to summon former Army Chief VK Singh to the House over allegations of payoffs to politicians, saying it was a "victory for democracy". "We welcome the historic decision to summon Gen Singh before...
  • J&K Assembly defers discussion on VK Singh's charges October 5, 2013

    The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Saturday deferred till Monday the discussion on allegations levelled by former Army Chief General (Retd) VK Singh that politicians in the state were paid money by the army to get certain jobs done. The decision was announced by Speaker Mubarak Gul after several MLAs...
  • NC MLAs move privilege motion against former Army Chief VK Singh September 30, 2013

    Srinagar: Ruling National Conference on Monday moved a privilege motion against former Army chief VK Singh over his claim that the Army made secret payments to certain Jammu and Kashmir ministers. The motion is supported by the PDP. Speaker Mubarak Gul said he has received the motion and will take a...
  • Egypt: Hosni Mubarak waves to supporters as his trial resumes September 15, 2013

    An Egyptian judge on Saturday named top security officials to testify in the retrial of former President Hosni Mubarak on charges related to the killings of around 900 protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his ouster. The 85-year-old longtime autocrat's previous conviction for failing to stop the killings was...
  • 10 killed as Egypt launches deadly assault on Sinai militants September 8, 2013

    At least 10 people were killed and 20 others injured on Saturday as Egypt's army launched a major air and ground assault on Sinai militants in one of the largest military operation in years. The operation has largely targeted militants in North Sinai's towns of Sheikh Zwayed and Rafah amid increased...
  • Morsi to face trial for inciting murder: State-run TV September 2, 2013

    Cairo: Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi will face trial in a criminal court for committing and inciting violence, state-run television has reported without giving a date for the hearing. Public prosecutor Hesham Barakat referred 62-year-old Morsi and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood members to a criminal court here on charges "of committing...
  • Al-Qaeda affiliate urges attacks on Egyptian army August 31, 2013

    One of Al Qaeda-linked most militant affiliates has called on Egyptians to take up arms against their army, saying a bloody crackdown on Islamist protesters showed peaceful methods were futile, according to an Internet statement posted on Saturday. Scores of Egyptian security forces have been killed in a series of attacks...
  • Egypt: Hosni Mubarak faces trial days after his release August 26, 2013

    Three leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and the movement's former arch-foe Hosni Mubarak faced separate trials on Sunday on similar charges of involvement in the killing of protesters. With Egypt now under an army-installed government after last month's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, local media seized on the symbolism of...
  • Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Hosni Mubarak face trial in Egypt August 26, 2013

    Three leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and the movement's former arch-foe Hosni Mubarak faced separate trials on Sunday on similar charges of involvement in the killing of protesters. With Egypt now under an army-installed government after June 2013 overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, local media seized on the symbolism of...
  • Fear of new showdown on Egypt streets in 'Friday of martyrs' August 23, 2013

    Supporters of Egypt's deposed president will stage a "Friday of martyrs" of mass protests, risking more potential bloodshed to show they can still claim the streets after a week in which hundreds were gunned down and their leaders jailed. Egyptians are enduring the bloodiest civil unrest of their modern history after...
  • Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak released August 22, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak was released from prison on Thursday and transported to a military hospital in a Cairo suburb where he will be held under house arrest, according to state TV. Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi had ordered that Mubarak be put under house arrest as part of...
  • Egypt court orders release of Hosni Mubarak from jail August 22, 2013

    Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak could leave prison on Thursday after a court ruling that further divided a country in turmoil since the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi seven weeks ago. Convening at the Cairo jail where Mubarak is held, the court ordered the release of the military man who...
  • Divided Egypt prepares to release Mubarak from jail August 22, 2013

    Cairo: Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak could leave prison on Thursday after a court ruling that further divided a country in turmoil since the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi seven weeks ago. Convening at the Cairo jail where Mubarak is held, the court ordered the release of the military man...