Heera Gold Chairman Dr Nowhera Shaikh arrested in Hyderabad Current Affairs 

Heera Gold Chairman Dr Nowhera Shaikh arrested in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Hyderabad police today arrested Dr Nowhera Shaikh, chairman of the Heera Islamic Business Group aka Heera Gold. She is accused of collecting hundreds of crores from thousands of Muslims across the country. Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar confirmed the report while speaking to media persons. Police also searched her residence in the city, the Commissioner said. Heera group collected crores of rupees from the people by luring to pay more interest than usual. There have been several cases registered against Heera Group in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Mumbai. The Group claims…

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Adultery no longer a crime, SC scraps 158-year old law Current Affairs 

Adultery no longer a crime, SC scraps 158-year old law

New Delhi: Extra marital sex no longer a crime in India. A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down penal provision on adultery. The bench unanimously ruled to scrap Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The Constitution bench, led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra, had reserved it verdict in the case in August. The 158-year old adultery law punished a man with five years in jail or fine or…

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Indian Muslims biggest losers, SCs, STs fared better; says intergenerational mobility study Society 

Indian Muslims biggest losers, SCs, STs fared better; says intergenerational mobility study

Looking at education and income, inter-generational mobility (upward mobility from parent to child) in India shows little change. Muslims are the biggest losers while Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes have done better on the index and upper castes and OBCs have remained where they were. The study, which looks at social groups and intergenerational mobility concludes that, overall, there is little inter-generational mobility and it has not changed even after economic liberalisation. It, however, concludes that some mobility made possible for Dalits and Scheduled Tribes has been offset by severely…

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Instant triple talaq to be a criminal offence now, Centre approves Ordinance Current Affairs 

Instant triple talaq to be a criminal offence now, Centre approves Ordinance

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, on Wednesday approved an ordinance to make instant triple talaq a criminal offence. The executive order comes nearly 10 months after the NDA government moved a bill in the Lok Sabha but has been stalled in the Rajya Sabha. After the president’s sign-off on the ordinance, “triple talaq” — the practice that allows men to divorce their wives immediately by uttering the word “talaq” thrice — will be punishable with a jail term of up to three years and a fine. The woman will be…

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Sectarian conflict leads to demolition of under construction mosque Current Affairs 

Sectarian conflict leads to demolition of under construction mosque

Chittoor: An under construction mosque at Palamaner town in Chittoor district was demolished after an ongoing sectarian conflict between two Sunni groups on Saturday. Tablighi Jamaat is the dominant group among Muslims in Palamaner and ever since the minority Jamiat Ahle Hadees group purchased a piece of land two years ago for the mosque (as the group claims) there has been dispute over the particular way of offering namaz. On Saturday evening there were clashes between Tablighi Jamaat and Ahle Hadees group, later police was called and mob dispersed. After…

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Muslims holds protest in Pune demanding 5% reservation in jobs, education Current Affairs 

Muslims holds protest in Pune demanding 5% reservation in jobs, education

Pune: Hundreds of thousands of people of the Muslim community in Pune took out a protest March or ‘Muslim Arakashan Muk Morcha’ on Sunday demanding 5% reservation for the community in jobs and education. The protesters also demanded punishment for those behind lynching of Muslims in the name of ‘gau raksha’, non-interference of the government in Muslim personal law and also asked for land annexed from the Waqf Board to be returned. Various organizations and politicians across party line had participated in this march. Protesters were carrying placards in their…

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Muslims forced to eat pork, drink alcohol in Chinese ‘Re-Education’ camps Current Affairs 

Muslims forced to eat pork, drink alcohol in Chinese ‘Re-Education’ camps

Beijing: Former prisoners of Chinese “re-education” camps for Muslims have revealed chilling details of methods employed by government agencies. Muslim inmates are reportedly forced to eat pork and drink alcohol as part of Beijing’s efforts to stifle dissent and ensure compliance with the central government. Nearly 1 million Chinese Muslims, mainly from the Xinjiang region are believed to have been detained in the camps. China’s Xianjing territory is home to around 21 million people, of which at least 11 million are Muslims. Speaking to the Washington Post, two former detainees…

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Christian businessman from India gifts Rs 2.4 Cr mosque in UAE to workers before Ramadan Society 

Christian businessman from India gifts Rs 2.4 Cr mosque in UAE to workers before Ramadan

Dubai: In a heartwarming gesture, Saji Cheriyan – a Christian expat, who landed in the UAE with just a few hundreds of dirhams in 2003, is gifting a mosque to hundreds of workers this Ramadan. An Indian Christian from Kerala, 49, has built worth Rs 2.4 crores mosque for Muslim workers living in a worker accommodation that he rented out to 53 companies in Fujairah. Speaking to Gulf News, the businessman, who has gone through ups and downs in the past 15 years, said he decided to build the mosque…

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Except for some, Ramadan commences in India from Thursday Current Affairs 

Except for some, Ramadan commences in India from Thursday

Mumbai: The new moon has been sighted in various parts of India which commences the first day of Ramadan on Thursday. Whereas Jama Masjid Mumbai and Idara-e-Sharia Patna has announced Friday as the first day of Ramadan. “A special meeting of moon sighting was held today evening at New Delhi office of Imarat Shariah. The new moon was not sighted in Delhi. However, based on the reports of moon sighting received from various parts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, it is declared that Thursday May 17, 2018 will be…

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Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 results live Backed by Congress, JD(S) seeks governor appointment, BJP cries foul Current Affairs 

Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 results live | Backed by Congress, JD(S) seeks governor appointment, BJP cries foul

Bengaluru: After a bitterly fought electoral battle, The Bharatiya Janata Party has emerged as the single largest party in the Karnataka Assembly, but has fallen short of the halfway mark to form a government. In in a quick turn of events, the Congress announced it was willing to support the Janata Dal (Secular) in forming a government. Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was sent to Karntaka to deal with the situation, reached out to JD(S) chief and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda. Azad has said they will…

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