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Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan.(AP)

Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan apologises after being threatened for attending Kali Puja event

Dhaka | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 08:54 PM IST
Shakib, who has recently completed a year’s ban for failing to report corrupt approaches, set off a social media storm in the Muslim-majority country after attending a ceremony in Kolkata dedicated to a Hindu goddess.
File photo of actor Kangana Ranaut.(PTI)
File photo of actor Kangana Ranaut.(PTI)

‘If every petty crime’s punishment is beheading...’: Kangana Ranaut on Canadian PM’s free speech comment

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 07:55 AM IST
Speaking on the issue of beheading of a teacher in France, Justin Trudeau defended free speech, but added that it was “not without limits”. In response, Kangana Ranaut tweeted saying “we don’t live in an ideal world”.
Kashmiri Muslims shout slogans during a protest against the publications of a cartoon of Prophet Mohammad in France and French President Emmanuel Macron's comments, in Srinagar.(REUTERS)
Kashmiri Muslims shout slogans during a protest against the publications of a cartoon of Prophet Mohammad in France and French President Emmanuel Macron's comments, in Srinagar.(REUTERS)

French prez Macron says he understands Muslim feelings on Prophet image

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 09:10 PM IST
Macron’s interview comes amid widespread protests in Muslim countries and calls to boycott French products over the cartoons that many Muslims find offensive.
A French policeman stands guard near the scene of the knife attack at the Notre Dame church in Nice, France.(AP)
A French policeman stands guard near the scene of the knife attack at the Notre Dame church in Nice, France.(AP)

Church attack in Nice: What we know so far

Nice, France | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 02:18 PM IST
The brutal killings come only two weeks after a French teacher was decapitated outside his school north of Paris by an Islamist extremist -- the teacher had shown his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed during a lesson on freedom of speech.
People gather at the Place de la Republique in Paris, to pay tribute to Samuel Paty, the French teacher who was beheaded on the streets of the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France.(Reuters)
People gather at the Place de la Republique in Paris, to pay tribute to Samuel Paty, the French teacher who was beheaded on the streets of the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France.(Reuters)

‘We are not afraid’: France rallies after beheading of teacher

Paris | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 03:20 AM IST
Demonstrators on the Place de la Republique held aloft posters declaring: “No to totalitarianism of thought” and “I am a teacher” in memory of murdered colleague Samuel Paty.
The euphoria over the normalisation of Israel’s ties with its neighbours should not take the focus away from the need for Israel to end its policies of dispossessing Palestinians. This is the only way to ensure a durable peace in the region(REUTERS)
The euphoria over the normalisation of Israel’s ties with its neighbours should not take the focus away from the need for Israel to end its policies of dispossessing Palestinians. This is the only way to ensure a durable peace in the region(REUTERS)

The history of Jewish-Arab harmony

By Sameer Arshad Khatlani
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 05:29 PM IST
The recent thaw in Arab-Israel relations is a culmination of years of behind-the-scenes work that Arab leaders have been hinting at.
Police officers arrive at the scene of an incident near the former offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Paris, France September 25, 2020.(REUTERS)
Police officers arrive at the scene of an incident near the former offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Paris, France September 25, 2020.(REUTERS)

Paris cleaver attack suspect says wanted to target Charlie Hebdo

Paris | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2020 09:08 PM IST
The 18-year-old said he wanted to avenge the republication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed by the satirical weekly, which in January 2015 was targeted in a massacre carried out by Islamist gunmen.
So far, the Ayodhya dispute has been a dialogue of the deaf, a shouting-match between Hindu and Muslim leaders, making no effort to understand each others’ positions(HT)
So far, the Ayodhya dispute has been a dialogue of the deaf, a shouting-match between Hindu and Muslim leaders, making no effort to understand each others’ positions(HT)

Avoid triumphalism and resentment on Ayodhya

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 04:53 PM IST
If Hindu and Muslim leaders involved in the Ayodhya dispute could only have a dialogue, discussing the application of this principle to their reactions to the court’s judgment, whatever it may be, the dispute could be laid to rest
The famous Beef Ularthiyathu of Kerala is a Syrian-Christian dish
The famous Beef Ularthiyathu of Kerala is a Syrian-Christian dish

Gourmet Secrets by Karen Anand: Savouring Beef Ularthiyathu at Forte Kochi

Hindustan Times | By Karen Anand
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 10:34 PM IST
The zest and pungency of Kerala cuisine can be sampled in a special dish, and here’s how you can make it too
Some mosques cancelled prayers, and Sri Lanka’s Muslim affairs minister called on Muslims to pray at home instead, in solidarity with churches that have closed over security fears.(AP FILE PHOTO)
Some mosques cancelled prayers, and Sri Lanka’s Muslim affairs minister called on Muslims to pray at home instead, in solidarity with churches that have closed over security fears.(AP FILE PHOTO)

Sri Lanka’s Muslims hold subdued prayers amid tight security

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 05:02 PM IST
The bombings have been condemned by leaders of Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority but some in the community still fear a backlash from other religious groups.
Rape and robbery are also punishable by death under the code and many of the new laws, such as capital punishment for insulting the Prophet Mohammed, apply to non-Muslims as well as Muslims.(AFP)
Rape and robbery are also punishable by death under the code and many of the new laws, such as capital punishment for insulting the Prophet Mohammed, apply to non-Muslims as well as Muslims.(AFP)

Brunei introduces law allowing stoning to death for gay sex, adultery

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 01:35 PM IST
The tough penal code in the tiny country on tropical Borneo island -- ruled by the all-powerful Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah -- fully came into force following years of delays.
Masood Azhar, the head of the proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist group, commented that false news was being spread about the losses incurred by the JeM and about his health and all these were untrue.(Reuters File Photo)
Masood Azhar, the head of the proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist group, commented that false news was being spread about the losses incurred by the JeM and about his health and all these were untrue.(Reuters File Photo)

‘All are alive and all is well’: No damage done in strike, claims JeM

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 09:23 AM IST
In his most recent column written, under his pen name Saadi, in the latest edition of JeM’s weekly paper Al-Qalam, Azhar challenged Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to a shooting or archery competition in a bid to prove how medically fit he is.
A file photograph shows Pakistani Punjab governor Salman Taseer (R) looking on as Pakistani Christian mother Asia Bibi (C) places a thumb impression on her appeal papers against a death sentence, after she was sentenced to hang after being found guilty of insulting the Prophet Mohammed.(AFP File Photo)
A file photograph shows Pakistani Punjab governor Salman Taseer (R) looking on as Pakistani Christian mother Asia Bibi (C) places a thumb impression on her appeal papers against a death sentence, after she was sentenced to hang after being found guilty of insulting the Prophet Mohammed.(AFP File Photo)

Pakistani cleric who led protests against Asia Bibi charged with terrorism

Islamabad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2018 12:11 AM IST
Khadim Hussain Rizvi and his party Tehreek-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) held furious protests after the Supreme Court overturned the death penalty for Asia Bibi in October.
Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, addresses his supporters during an election campaign in Lahore, Pakistan.(AP Photo)
Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, addresses his supporters during an election campaign in Lahore, Pakistan.(AP Photo)

Pak politicians like Imran Khan invoke blasphemy, mainstream extremism in elections

Agence France-Presse, Islamabad | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2018 11:33 AM IST
Warnings that invoking hardline issues like blasphemy in the elections come as Pakistan confronts anger over a new wave of militant attacks which have killed 175 people at campaign events ahead of polls on July 25.
There are only two verses in the Quran which talk of polygamy in the Surah Nisa, verses 3 and 129. Both are in response to a specific situation and set many conditions(REUTERS)
There are only two verses in the Quran which talk of polygamy in the Surah Nisa, verses 3 and 129. Both are in response to a specific situation and set many conditions(REUTERS)

There is no such thing as nikah halala in Quran

By Rana Safvi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 12:11 PM IST
Nowhere does the Quran give carte blanche for Muslim men to indulge in polygamy. Forgetting or ignoring the conditions the Quran laid down, men continued these practices.
Priya Varrier in an Nestle Munch advertisement.
Priya Varrier in an Nestle Munch advertisement.

Priya Prakash Varrier winks again, this time for an advertisement

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 02:58 PM IST
Priya Prakash Varrier of Oru Adaar Love fame, has winked again. This time, she has winked in a Nestle Munch advertisement.
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