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Bombay High Court refuses to grant relief to Zakir Naik

JK NNI NEWS Press trust of India   Delhi June 2o The Bombay High Court today refused to grant relief to Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is facing charges of inciting communal disharmony and under the UAPA, observing that he did not show any interest or desire to help the probe agencies. A division bench of justices R M Savant and …

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Militant groups will be flushed out of J&K: Rajnath Singh

JK NNI NEWS  By Agencies Delhi june 20 Lucknow: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the government will not tolerate militancy in Jammu and Kashmir anymore and that operations will be launched to flush out militants. He added that restoration of peace in the strife-torn state was on top of the agenda for the Modi government. Singh, the …

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Hyderabad mosque welcomes non-Muslims to witness ‘namaz’

JK NNI NEWS  Indo-Asian News Service June 18 Standing on a balcony, a group of non-Muslims including women watched Muslims offer prayers at a mosque here which formally opened its doors for people of all faiths. It was an opportunity for followers of different religions to know how a mosque looks from the inside and how Muslims offer ‘namaz’. Visitors …

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How to get rid of mosquitoes without pesticide use

JK NNI NEWS  Indo-Asian News Service June 18 Researchers have discovered a cheap and pesticide-free way to combat mosquito populations and to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases. According to the study, controlling the mosquitoes at the larval stage may be the best strategy to reduce their population. The researchers showed that introducing hungry minnows — small freshwater fish — …

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Chandigarh airport remains shut owing to dust

JK NNI NEWS  Indo-Asian News Service June 15 All national and international flights from the Chandigarh International Airport remained suspended on Friday, the second day, owing to low visibility due to dust, officials said. The Met office said the situation is likely improve late Friday night when there are chances of rainfall. “All flights remained grounded due to poor viability,” …

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Online platforms capture 38% smartphone sales in India, Flipkart leads

JK NNI NEWS  Indo-Asian News Service  June 15 Driven by exclusive online launches and strong promotions, e-commerce platforms captured a record 38 per cent share of the total smartphone channels in India in the first quarter of 2018, a new report said on Friday. According to Counterpoint Research’s “Market Monitor” service, Flipkart continued its dominance in the online smartphone market …

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Kerala Muslims celebrate Eid

JK NNI NEWS  Indo-Asian News Service June 15 Muslims across Kerala celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Friday with religious fervour. Heavy rains, especially in the northern Muslim-majority districts, acted as a dampener, forcing the devout to hold the events indoors. The chief priest at the Palayam Grand Mosque here addressed a large congregation, saying intolerance should be dealt only through tolerance. In …

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India among over 90 nations without paid paternity leave for new dads: UNICEF

JK NNI NEWS  Press Trust of India June 14 India is among almost 90 countries in the world without national policies in place that ensure new fathers get adequate paid time off with their newborn babies, according to a new UNICEF analysis. Almost two-thirds of the world’s children under one year old nearly 90 million live in countries where their …

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