Author: Digest Desk

China Bans Ramadan: Uighur Muslims Punished For Fasting In Holy Month

Uighur men wait for the beginning of Friday prayers inside Altyn Mosque in Yarkand, in the region of Xinjiang. Reuters

The Chinese government has banned Muslims in the Xinjiang region from celebrating Ramadan, a traditional monthlong period of fasting and spiritual reflection. A spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress, which promotes democracy, human rights and freedom for the indigenous…

Pakistan at war: Better late than never

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Doubts remain about the belated offensive of Pakistan’s army in North Waziristan For almost a decade American officials have moaned about the presence on Pakistani soil of an important safe haven for global terrorists, and the government’s stubborn refusal to…

“We cannot comment on Bangladesh’s elections” — Sushma Swaraj

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Describing illegal immigration from Bangladesh as a “sensitive issue”, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has underlined the need for consultations with all stakeholders to carefully handle the problem along India’s nearly 4,000-km porous border with its eastern neighbour. The new…

Modern Day Slavery

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There are three different Dubais, all swirling around each other. There are the expats, there are the Emiratis, headed by Sheikh Mohammed; and then there is the foreign underclass who built the city, and are trapped here. They are hidden…

Khushwant wanted Sikhs to retain identity

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Noted writer and journalist Khushwant Singh, who passed away at 99 on Thursday, believed Sikh leadership should discuss and ponder over the fact that majority of them had discarded symbols of Sikh identity such as turban, long hair and beard.…

They want to believe!

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The Wright brothers Some believe the Wright brothers did not in fact build the world’s first successful aeroplane. German-born Gustav Whitehead should get the credit, they say, as evidence suggests he took to the sky two years earlier. They add…

Fast Food Nutrition: Junk Food’s Effect On Your Body

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Fast food nutrition should make up a minimal part of a healthy diet. Fast foods and junk foods are high in fat, sodium and sugar, which can lead to obesity and a range of attendant health problems, including diabetes, heart…

The Net Worth of the American Presidents: Washington to Obama

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George Washington,the nation’s first President, was also one of the wealthiest men to hold the office. His Virginia plantation, “Mount Vernon,” consisted of five separate farms on 8,000 acres of prime farmland. Washington made significantly more than subsequent presidents: his…

Presidential Quotes on Islam & Muslims

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Barack Obama “Islam has always been a part of America’s story…and since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the United States.” “Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.” “Islamic culture has given…