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Pakistan action against terror funding not satisfactory: FATF body


September 17, 2018 Almost three months after Pakistan was placed on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey list for failing to curb terror funding, Pakistan’s recent action against terror financing, particularly on the “legal” front, was found to be “unsatisfactory”, according to a review by the Asia Pacific Policy Group (APPG). The APPG examines […]

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China installing QR codes on Uighur Muslim homes in mass security crackdown


China is installing QR codes on the homes of the Uighur Muslim community in order to get instant access to the personal details of people living there, according to a report by Human Rights Watch…..

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‘Dancing Shiva’ statue in South Australia art gallery stolen from India


September 13, 2018 THE Art Gallery of South Australia has confirmed a Dancing Shiva bronze sculpture worth nearly $500,000 was stolen from a temple in India in the 1970s, but hasn’t received a request to return it. The 100kg statue was a gift from one of the Art Gallery’s main benefactors, Diana Ramsay — who […]

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Why Do Israel’s Textbooks Have Lessons on Indian Soldiers? An Amazing Tale from WW1!


The city of Haifa, in Israel, holds a deep-rooted connection with India—one that it remembers and celebrates even today. On Thursday, 6 September, Haifa celebrated the centenary year of its liberation from the Ottoman rule and honoured Indian soldiers who had sacrificed their lives during the campaign….

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China thinks Islam is a disease, and Muslim leaders don’t care


September 10, 2018 Authorities in China have embarked on a large-scale and systematic campaign against the country’s Muslim minority, sending a staggering one million Uighurs to internment camps. People showing any adherence to Islam in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region – praying, fasting, abstaining from alcohol or pork, growing a long beard, or wearing Islamic clothing […]

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Stay calm and meditate, mindfulness can boost pain tolerance


September 9, 2018 Mindfulness — a meditative practice that focusses on paying attention to the present moment — can increase person’s tolerance to pain, a study has found. Researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine in the US analysed data obtained from a study published in 2015 that compared mindfulness meditation to placebo analgesia. They […]

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US Repatriates 2 Antique Statues, Worth $500,000, Stolen From India


Two antique statues worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, stolen from India and displayed at two American museums have been repatriated to India by the US. The first statue, ‘Lingodhbhavamurti’, a granite sculpture depicting an iconic representation of Lord Shiva, dates back to the Chola dynasty and 12th century.

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Pak To Emerge as World’s 5th Largest Nuclear Weapons State: Report


Our neighbour Pakistan currently has 140 to 150 nuclear warheads and the stockpile is likely to increase by 220 to 250 by the year 2025, if the current trend continues, says a latest report by authors tracking Islamabad’s nuclear weaponry…..

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‘Too much digital usage can affect a growing child’s brain’


September 3, 2018 When I tell my children that, growing up, we didn’t have mobile phones or internet, could watch only one channel on TV and actually wrote letters that took weeks at times to reach, they look at me as if I have suddenly grown horns. As a low-tech generation, as we transition into […]

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