Biden sends greetings to Muslims for Ramadan

WASHINGTON President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Monday marked the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the US. “Jill and I send our warmest greetings and best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world. Ramadan Kareem,” said Biden in a statement. As many of our fellow Americans begin fasting tomorrow, we are reminded of how difficult this year has been. In this pandemic, friends and loved ones cannot yet gather together in celebration and congregation, and far too many…

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Turkey: Qatar aim for over $5B trade volume

ISTANBUL The trade volume between Turkey and Qatar in the next period will exceed the $5 billion target, the head of the Independent Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association (MUSIAD) said Monday. In a statement, Abdurrahman Kaan said Qatari businesspeople and Turkish companies operating in the region are very happy with the market between the two countries. Meeting with businesspeople in Qatar, Kaan underlined that the investment trend from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Gulf regions towards Turkey will continue. Noting that Turkey is an attractive market for businesspeople…

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Do not let Hindutva rulers destroy heritage of communal unity of Jallianwala Bagh martyrs

By Prof . Shamsul Islam The RSS-BJP rulers of India declare India to be a battle-ground between Hinduism and Islam. Muslims have been declared as ‘Internal Threat’ number ONE [RSS ideologue, MS Golwalkar’s Bunch of Thought chapter xvi]. Many of their leading cadres including those who hold high constitutional posts have been conspiring over-time to ignite a civil war between the two communities (they believe that only such a scenario would divert attention from the anti-people rule by the Hindutva gang). They refuse to treat Muslims as part of the…

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Ex-IPS officer Amitabh Das returns his Police Medal to protest proposed demolition of Khuda Bakhsh library

New Delhi: Retired Bihar cadre IPS officer Amitabh Das has returned his Police Medal in protest against the proposed demolition of a part of Khuda Bakhsh Library in Patna. In his letter to the President of India, who confers the medal, Das has described Nitish Kumar as the ”nalayaq” Chief Minister of Bihar. He alleged that Kumar, in connivance with some corrupt contractors and ‘tender mafia’, has decided to raze a portion of the library to the ground. ”The library is a legacy of the entire human race, a symbol of…

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Delhi HC refuses to allow entry of 50 people at Markaz Mosque while lakhs permitted to assemble at Kumbh Mela

While hearing the Waqf Board’s plea seeking permission for devotees to pray at the masjid in Nizamuddin Markaz during the period of Ramadan, the Delhi High Court bench of Justice Mukta Gupta directed Centre to file a detailed report in the matter. Gupta directed Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to state on affidavit the stand taken today that all religious, political, academic, social, sports etc gatherings have been barred by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in light of spiking Covid-19 numbers in the capital. This comes a day after the…

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