PFI condemns arrest of its member in UP

By Special  Correspondent  New Delhi: Prominent social organization, Popular Front of India on Monday strongly condemns the arrest of Rashid Ahmed, a member of the organization, by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). Terming Ahmed’s arrest as the ongoing part of vendetta politics, it alleged that  the ATS’s charges made against him are ‘concocted’. Anis Ahmed, general secretary of the PFI said Rashid was working in Mumbai and went missing two days back while returning to Mumbai after visiting his family in Uttar Pradesh. His family had filed a complaint…

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Karnataka Waqf Board bans use of loudspeaker for Fajr azan

In a circular, the board stated that the decision to bar the use of loudspeakers during the specified time was taken to prevent noise pollution. BENGALURU — The Karnataka State Board of Waqfs has issued a circular prohibiting the use of loudspeakers between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. for ‘azaan’ or the Islamic call for ritual prayers recited at prescribed times of the day. In a circular, the board stated that the decision to bar the use of loudspeakers during the specified time was taken to prevent noise pollution. “With the…

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Gujarat: 157 custodial deaths in 2 yrs; kin of 1 victim compensated

The state admitted that a total of 70 incidents of custodial deaths were reported in 2019 while 87 such incidents were reported in 2020.. GANDHINAGAR — In a shocking revelation, the Gujarat government said on Wednesday that a total of 157 custodial deaths were reported from across the state in two years from 2019 to 2020. Surprisingly, out of these, the kin of only one victim was compensated by the government with an amount of Rs2,50,000. The information regarding custodial deaths was sought by the Congress legislator from Petlad, Niranjan Patel,…

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Imran Khan govt ‘incapable’ of running country: Pakistan Supreme Court

According to the judge, the government and its allies rule in three provinces, and yet not a single decision had been taken by the CCI ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI — Pakistan’s Supreme Court has expressed its displeasure with the Imran Khan government, saying it was incapable of running the country or taking decisions. Hearing the local bodies case, a two-judge bench, headed by Justice Qazi Faez Isa and comprising Justice Sardar Tariq, expressing annoyance over the issuance of an ordinance on delimitation of constituencies by the Punjab government, referred the matter to the…

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UP’s Guru Dham Mandir turns into Covid-19 hotspot after congregation

Lucknow: Several attendees of a three day religious meet in Uttar Pradesh’s Guru Dham Mandir near Pratapgarh has tested positive for Covid-19. According to sources, Covid-19 guidelines were being blatantly violated during the congregation. Started on March 13 at Mangadh, the event was organized by Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat with more than 14,000 devotees attending the meet flouting all Covid norms despite the strict directives given by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to avoid public gathering with the danger of the state entering the second wave of coronavirus. As per sources, Covid protocols…

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