News: 28-Nov-10

  1. Muslim women rise up against false talaqs
    Is the certificate of a divorce with the qazi’s seal on it a legal document? Well, in an increasing number of cases, the certificate is being challenged in family courts by Muslim women.
  2. AMU enjoys ‘innate’ minority character, says Khurshid
    Aligarh Muslim University enjoys an “innate” minority character and it will always remain so, minority affairs minister Salman Khurshid said on Saturday.
  3. 34,000 Women Paramedics go Missing After Pakistan Floods
    According to the UN, around 34,000 women paramedical workers have gone missing from the flood affected districts of Pakistan, a media report said Saturday
  4. Pakistani Shias to join ‘protection group’ for quick response in Muharram processions
    A ‘special protection group’ has been formed, which will include members of the Shia community, to act as a reserve force during Muharram processions.
  5. US forces in Balochistan compromising Pakistan’s sovereignty: PML-N
    Pakistan’s main opposition party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Saturday submitted an adjournment motion in parliament against the alleged presence of US security forces in the country’s southwestern Balochistan province.
  6. Waqf Board: Govt appoints five new members
    In a bid to remove the present chairman and national co-ordinator of Rashtriya Muslim Manch Silawat Khan, the state government on Friday appointed five new members of Rajasthan Waqf Board.
  7. Africa Shia Federation Tableegh Board organises conference of Resident Alims
    The Africa Federation Tableegh Board (AFTAB) recently held a conference for all Resident Alims serving under Africa Federation.
  8. Darul Uloom Deoband Turns Into A Fatwa Factory:
    Due to Darul Uloom Deoband’s historic role and its Ulama’s recent social initiatives, one could have ignored a couple of controversial fatwas but the latest fatwa has once again proved that there is something seriously wrong with the seminary, especially the Darul Ifta or the ‘Fatwa wing’.
  9. No need for US troops after 2011: Iraqi premier
    Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki said Saturday that an agreement requiring US troops to leave by the end of 2011 will stand because Iraqi forces are capable of taking care of the country’s security.
  10. Iraq PM expects new govt by mid-December
    BAGHDAD — Iraq’s new government should be in place by mid-December, putting an end to a months-long political impasse, Prime Minister-designate Nuri Al Maliki said on Saturday.

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