Monthly Archives June 2015

Deoband Intervenes: Muslims can do yoga – Indian Express

After restlessly debating yoga for a week, Darul Uloom Deoband finally said on Thursday that it has no problem with this “form of exercise” at public functions, schools and colleges.

   “We consider yoga as a form of physical exercise and accepted it. While offering namaz, we do several physical movements which also fall in the category of yoga. It has nothing to do with religion and so we don’t object to it at any level,” Ashraf Usmani, public relations officer of Darul Uloom told Mail Today.

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Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband said that it has no problem with this “form of exercise” (yoga) at public functions, schools and colleges
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“However”, he continued, “we don’t have to say anything on the issue of th...

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First woman IPS officer from Assam Sanjyukta Parashar spearheads anti-terror operations

Assam’s First Female IPS Officer “Sanjukta Parashar” Wages War

Against Terror: Shot Down 16 Militants And Arrested 64

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Sanjukta Parashar, remember the name. Be proud that you belong in the generation that is witnessing Assam’s First Female IPS officer ‘s all-out assault on terrorism.

Going in to the details, Sanjukta Parashar scored an enviable All India 85th rank in the UPSC exam. With her rank and her Ph.D from Jawaharlal University she could have easily opted for a desk job. But, No. Not Sanjukta Parashar. She preferred for a rough and a much harder path. Wait!! I almost forgot!! She is mother of a 2- year old Son!!!

Sanjukta Parashar, first female IPS officer from Assam
Sanjukta Parashar, first female IPS officer from Assam

Within hours of Parashar’s first posting in ...

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Delhi Law Minister Tomar arrested in fake degree case

Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar was arrested by the police this morning. Police sources said a First Information Report was registered against Mr Tomar last night on charges of cheating, forgery and conspiracy. He faces allegations that he faked his law degree.

In a big jolt to the Kejriwal government, Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar on charges of fabricating documents and submitting fake degree while filing nomination for the Delhi assembly polls held in February this year.

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Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar was arrested on Tuesday on charges of allegedly submitting forged law degree while filing his nomination for the assembly polls, in a move that triggered an angry re...

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Maggi Scare: How Does Lead Get Into Food?

Nestlé India, maker of Maggi 2-Minute Noodles, is embroiled in a food-safety scare after inspectors filed a criminal complaint alleging the product contained dangerously high levels of lead.

The company said Monday that its own tests found the noodles safe to eat. That didn’t stop Delhi from banning the sale of the noodles on Wednesday saying the state’s tests found lead in some samples of the popular snack.

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But how does lead, exposure to which causes an estimated 143,000 deaths a year worldwide, find its way into food?

Industrial emissions, car exhaust and even activities like shooting lead bullets at firing ranges can all put particles of the heavily-toxic metal in the air...

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After Maggi, other noodles in soup too; Tamil Nadu bans 3 more brands

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Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a ban on Maggi noodles in the state on Friday.

In an informal engagement with media persons, Chouhan said Nestle’s use of Mono Sodium Glucomate (MSG) in Maggi without disclosing it, which is reason enough for a ban.

Other than Nestle’s Maggi, two states have banned other top brands of instant noodles after samples were found to contain unsafe levels of lead and taste enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG).

While the Tamil Nadu government banned Wai Wai Xpress Noodles, Reliance Select Instant Noodles and Smith and Jones Chicken Masala Noodles for 3 months, the Gujarat government banned Leong Hakka noodles brand for 30 days after samples failed laboratory tests.

A re...

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