Malaysian cuisine restaurant opens in Delhi

Malaysia Tourism  By Abdul Bari Masoud New Delhi:  In a bid to get the prospective Indian tourist acquainted with Malaysian cuisine, Tourism Malaysia has opened a restaurant at the Select City Walk (mall) in the Saket area of the national capital. The restaurant named as JomJom Malay was launched by Malaysia High Commissioner Dato’ Hidayat Abdul Hamid. In anticipation of border reopening, Tourism Malaysia is conducting a Malaysian food promotion campaign with JomJom Malay restaurant in the city.  In this two-month long campaign, the Tourism department expects that  visitors to…

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Freedom of religion and Christian minorities in India

By Ram Puniyani In the recently released report, Freedom House downgraded India from free to partly free due to the atmosphere of intolerance, treatment of journalists, protestors and religious minorities. The events of 19th March at Jhansi station more than reflect this fact. On 19th March two nuns belonging to Sacred Heart congregation, who were travelling from Delhi to Odisha with two postulants, were forced to de-board the train. Some Bajrang Dal/ABVP types alleged that the nuns, who were in their usual cassette, were taking the girls for conversion. These vigilantes asked for Identity cards and…

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CID finds Mufti’s 70-year-old mother ‘threat to national security’, opposes grant of passport to her

New Delhi: Authorities in Srinagar have denied passport to Former Chief Minister and president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mehbooba Mufti and her 70-year-old mother. A communication addressed to Mehbooba Mufti by the passport officer has informed her that the J&K CID, which is the nodal agency for verification of applicant’s antecedents, has opposed grant of passport to her. The J&K CID has also opposed the same to her 70-year-old mother claiming that she is a ”threat to national security” Reacting to the development, she wrote on Twitter, ”his is the…

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