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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
Waseem Rizvi launches India’s first Shia Muslim political party Current Affairs 

Waseem Rizvi launches India’s first Shia Muslim political party

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh (UP) Shia Central Waqf Board chairperson, Waseem Rizvi, launched country’s first Shia Muslim political party called Indian Shia Awami League (ISAL) on Monday. The idea is to assert Shia identity and differentiate it from the Sunnis, said Rizvi adding “We are open to whichever party looks after the interest of the Shia community” ahead of the… Read More
Former Maharashtra ATS chief Himanshu Roy, commits suicide Current Affairs 

Former Maharashtra ATS chief Himanshu Roy, commits suicide

Mumbai: Himanshu Roy, Additional Director General of Police (Establishment) and former Maharashtra ATS chief, committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver at his Malabar Hills residence in Mumbai on Friday. He was said to be suffering from cancer for last 3 years and had been on leave for around a year. According to reports, the senior officer put the… Read More
Mahathir Mohamad led alliance won Malaysia elections, set to become world's oldest elected leader Current Affairs 

Mahathir Mohamad led alliance won Malaysia elections, set to become world’s oldest elected leader

Kuala Lumpur: In a stunning move, Malaysia’s former ruler Mahathir Mohamad,92, led opposition alliance won a majority in parliament ending the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition’s 60-year rule, which has been in power since independence in 1957. The opposition won 113 seats – one more than required for simple majority – and the BN has 79 in the 222-member parliament, according… Read More
Muslim aspirants to get free UPSC coaching at state Haj houses Current Affairs 

Muslim aspirants to get free UPSC coaching at state Haj houses

New Delhi: After 51 Muslim candidates clear the civil services examination this year, the Haj Committee of India has decided to provide free UPSC coaching for Muslim aspirants across all states and union territories from the next year. UPSC civil services aspirants are being provided free coaching at the committee’s Mumbai-based headquarters for the last seven years. Two of the… Read More
UPSC 2017 “Madrasa are not breeding ground of terrorism”, says T Shahid - former Madarsa Teacher Life 

UPSC 2017: Madrasa are not breeding ground of terrorism, proves T Shahid – former Madrasa Teacher

Thiruvananthapuram: Shahid Thiruvallur never had the opportunity to attend a mainstream school and studied at a madrasa, has secured 693rd rank in the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017. The 28-year-old native of Thiruvallur village, in Kozhikode district, has cracked the UPSC examination in his sixth attempt. After 12 years of religious education at Qazi Kunhi Hasan Musliyar Islamic Academy at… Read More
Former Indian Air Force chief Idris Hasan Latif dies who turned down Pakistan’s offer to join Air Force Current Affairs 

Former IAF Chief Idris Hasan Latif who turned down Pakistan’s offer to join Air Force dies at 94

Hyderabad: Former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Idris Hasan Latif, who turned down the offer to join Pakistan Air Force after partition and rose to be the service chief, passed away on Monday in Hyderabad after a brief illness. He was 94. Air Chief Marshal Latif was appointed as the Chief of Air Staff on 31 August 1978… Read More