Palestinian Journalists body stages protest, calls upon international media association to prosecute Israel

By Special Correspondent Gaza city / New Delhi: The Palestinian Journalists body on Thursday staged a protest denouncing Israel’s ‘deliberate’ targeting journalists and their media offices in the strongest possible terms. The Palestinian Journalists Forum called upon the world journalists’ associations to protect Palestinian journalists from Israeli aggression and to pursue the prosecution of Israeli occupation for its crimes against journalists. By Special Correspondent Gaza city / New Delhi: The Palestinian Journalists body on Thursday staged a protest denouncing Israel’s ‘deliberate’ targeting journalists and their media offices in the strongest…

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568th anniversary of Istanbul’s conquest marked with visual feast

ISTANBUL The 568th anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul was celebrated with a visual feast in the Turkish metropolis. Turkey’s Communications Directorate organized a visual feast in cooperation with the Culture and Tourism Ministry to mark the anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul that changed the course of history. Following the recitation of the 48th chapter of the Muslim holy book of Quran, Surah Al-Fath — meaning Victory or Triumph — in Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, the celebrations continued with the virtual sky mapping show that was used for the…

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Freedom fighter and Islamic scholar Mufti Abd-ur-Razzaq passes away

New Delhi: Prominent freedom fighter and Islamic scholar Mufti Abd-ur-Razzaq passed away and was laid to rest with state honours at the Bada Bagh graveyard in Madhya Pradesh capital, Bhopal. The Madhya Pradesh police presented a guard of honour before his burial on Thursday. A large number of people bid tearful adieu to the 96-year-old religious leader. He had actively participated in the freedom struggle. In January this year, he was honoured by the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Anandiben Patel, for his services to the nation. He ran one of the oldest Gaushalas on the…

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Azim Premji : The billionaire ‘Panchar Putra’

By Syed Zubair Ahmad A man is known by his company, a citizen by his community. The concept of individualism exits in the air; it is ideal to the West, surreal to the East. If someone utters the word, Panchar Putra, in a flight Azim Premji is travelling in, the Wipro chairman will move towards him automatically. The word, ‘Panchar Putra’ has become identical to the Muslim community in India: the saffron zealots use it to overcome ‘perpetual mental slavery of Muslim-rule’; the others denote it due to socio-economic deprivation…

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