Al-Qaradawi is ‘extremist’ preacher: Saudi varsity

Al-Qaradawi is ‘extremist’ preacher: Saudi varsity

Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh has warned its students and staff against “devious ideas” being propagated by five “extremist” preachers, including the famous Egyptian scholar Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. The university has erected large banners and billboards carrying the names and pictures of the five preachers in different parts of the campus, the Saudi […]

Kashmiri photojournalist bags 3rd prize in Istanbul photo contest

Kashmiri photojournalist bags 3rd prize in Istanbul photo contest

Srinagar: Kashmir-based photojournalist Faisal Khan, who is currently working with Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, today bagged third prize in Single News Category in Istanbul Photo Awards. The winning photographs in the contest “have the power to engage people against wars and conflicts”.  This is Khan’s picture that bagged him the prize: “Istanbul Photo Awards is an […]

Jamia Millia to defend its minority status, oppose GoI’s affidavit

Jamia Millia to defend its minority status, oppose GoI’s affidavit

New Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia (JNI) University has decided to challenge the Narendra Modi government’s move to oppose its minority status in court, reports said today. The Modi government had earlier this month filed a revised affidavit in the Delhi High Court opposing the minority status accorded to JMI. The government reversed the Congress-led United […]

Houtis fire 7 missiles at Saudi Arabia, killing one

Houtis fire 7 missiles at Saudi Arabia, killing one

Saudi air defenses intercepted seven ballistic missiles fired by Houthi militia in Yemen toward various targets in Saudi Arabia on Sunday night, a media report said today. Three of the missiles were fired toward Riyadh, two toward Jazan, and one each toward Khamis Mushayt and Najran, Saudi state news channel Al Ekhbariya quoted a coalition spokesman […]

Armed resistance part of every freedom movement; won’t accept Daesh, Al-Qaeda: Sehrai

Armed resistance part of every freedom movement; won’t accept Daesh, Al-Qaeda: Sehrai

Srinagar: Recently elected chairman of Tehreek-I-Hurriyat (TeH), one of the constituents of Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat faction, said that Kashmiri youth “spill their blood for freedom” as “Islam tells us to rise against the tyrant”. Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, who was elected as interim TeH chairman after Geelani resigned from the post, also said that armed resistance is […]

Now, Friday sermons in Pakistani capital to be approved by authorities

Now, Friday sermons in Pakistani capital to be approved by authorities

Officials said they will also monitor the use of loudspeakers installed at places of worship to curb verbal attacks on sects, hate speech and prevent the sentiments of other religions and sects from being hurt Friday sermons in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad will now be delivered after they have been approved by the administration which will […]

Thousands attend slain Lashkar militant’s funeral in north Kashmir

Thousands attend slain Lashkar militant’s funeral in north Kashmir

Srinagar: Thousands of people today attended the funeral prayers of slain Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Shafat Hussain Wani at his native Wagoora village in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Men, women and children were seen assembled at Wagoora after the news of Shafat Hussain Wani’s death spread in the area. Pro-freedom and pro-Pakistan slogans were raised by the […]

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