Hamas and Palestinian struggle misrepresented in media: Israel historian

Participants in online seminar highlight resistance group’s efforts in Palestinian struggle, forging ties with countries- Ankara: The Palestinian resistance group Hamas is being misrepresented in the mainstream media, an Israeli historian said Wednesday. Ilan Pappe made the comments in an online seminar on Hamas’s foreign policy hosted by the UK-based Cordoba Foundation with the participation of prominent intellectuals from the UK, Turkey and South Africa in which a new book was launched titled “Engaging the World: The Making of Hamas’s Foreign Policy” published by South African think-tank the Afro-Middle East Centre.…

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Saffronization of Education : Brahmanical worldview of women introduced in text book

By Abdul Bari Masoud New Delhi: Students’ Federation of India (SFI) on Wednesday condemned the inclusion of sexist stereotypes in the NCTE textbook which reflects the Brahmanical worldview of women. It alleged that the government is setting up a dangerous precedent of saffronizing educational literature and institutions. SFI said that a chapter titled ‘Vasuki ka Prashna’ in an NCTE textbook was introduced. The chapter indulges in creating and upholding a sexist stereotype of a meek and docile housewife whose only duty is to serve the version, embodied in the alleged…

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Self-styled Muslim Delegation Meets I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar, Thanks Him for Dealing with ‘Corona Jihad’ Issue During Lockdown

New Delhi:  A self-styled delegation of Muslims called on the Union Minister of Environment, Industry and Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar and thanked him for his support and the Ministry of I&B issuing an advisory to media during the peak of Corona “Jihad”, which had created extremely hateful anti-Muslim environment. A note of the meeting posted on the Facebook wall of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA) did not mention what assurances the minister has given to the delegation. According to the note: “ As part of policy advocacy…

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India, Pak agree to stop firing across Kashmir border

New Delhi: India and Pakistan reviewed the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and agreed for strict observance of all agreements, and understandings, the Indian Army said on Thursday. A joint statement was issued in New Delhi and Islamabad. It stated that the Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan held discussions over the established mechanism of hotline contact. “The two sides reviewed the situation along the Line of Control and all other sectors in a free, frank and cordial atmosphere,” the statement said.…

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Sack Telangana minister for his attempts to grab Waqf property: Congress

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shaikh Abdullah Sohail has demanded the removal of welfare minister Gangula Kamalakar from the Telangana cabinet for attempting to encroach upon 15 acres of land that come under the jurisdiction of the state’s Waqf Board, After failing to register the said property in his name, Kamalakar has filed a plea in the Telangana High Court to claim ownership of the land. “The minister has made Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, district collector of Karimnagar, State Wakf Board and other revenue officials as respondents. He will certainly misuse…

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