Thursday, March 31, 2016

Lanka Politician Kumar Gunaratnam Arrested

IRAN Fumes at Pak media lies

I Want Freedom in Europe - Saja al Dulami -Ex wife of ISIS Baghdadi

Syria- Assad ready for Elections

UN has no proper Definition for Terrorism, Pak do not understand Peace- Modi

UN Court Acquites Serb leader

Myanmar to move new bill for getting powers to Suu Kyi

Indian Govt action. Medicine prices to fall

IS Video surfaces - killing a Hostage

African Students assault Bangaluru house owner

62 Tamil Fishermen illeagally held in Saudi Arabia- court notice to govt

Hindu Priest kills Himslef, is it due to Christian Conversion pastor pressures in area?

Dalit Human Rights 7 Activists given Life Punishment

Rape Charge against Seer dropped as Concocted Evidences

Healing & Drug De addition cener Tortures and man Suicides himself, Video out

MNC Christian Pharma Companies behind Child Abuction?

Verbal, unilateral, triple talaq and polygamy: Govt appointed panel calls for a ban

Verbal, unilateral, triple talaq and polygamy: Govt appointed panel calls for a ban

The Supreme Court, based on a plea filed by Shayara Bano, directed the central government to produce a report on oral, unilateral and triple talaq. A high-level committee set up by the central government has sought a ban on such practices. Following this, the committee has suggested changes and additions to the Muslim Marriages Act 1939.

Muslim women see hope in SC study of triple talaq

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Muslim men conveniently uses the clause "talaq in any form whatsoever" and divorce their wives over Skype, Whatsapp or text message. But Quranic verses emphasize dialogue, discussion and compromise by family members before talaq. This process is supposed to last 90 days in the presence of "two witnesses on each side".

The ulema and members of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, however, say that triple talaq is in line with the Quran. The Board has been resistant to the Supreme Court's intervention as it sees as meddling with Muslim personal laws. Both had said Muslim personal law was Quran-based and not enacted by the legislature and hence was beyond the ambit of judicial scrutiny.

"Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan has time and again conducted surveys to show how Muslim women are being divorced arbitrarily and want ban on the practice. Triple talaq is widely prevalent in Indian Muslim society despite of the fact that it is absolutely against the Quran. The practice is banned in most Muslim countries in the world, even Pakistan and Bangladesh," said Zakia Soman of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA).

Trump - Women having Abortions must be Punished - Then Backtracks

Trump says punish women for illegal abortions, then back-tracks

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests during a campaign rally at St. Norbert CollegeImage copyrightGetty Images
Image captionMr Trump is very unpopular among female voters

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has withdrawn a call for women who have abortions to be punished, only hours after suggesting it.
He had proposed "some form of punishment" for women who have abortions if they were made illegal.
But after strong criticism, Mr Trump repeated the Republican party line that only the person performing the abortion should be punished, not the women.
The Republican front-runner supports a ban on abortions, with some exceptions.
Abortion has been legal in the United States since 1973 after a landmark Supreme Court ruling.
Only the Supreme Court or a constitutional amendment has the power to overturnRoe v Wade and make abortion illegal.

Analysis: Anthony Zurcher, BBC News North America reporter

The Republican party's official position is that abortion should be illegal. Conservative politicians and anti-abortion activists who view abortion as akin to murder, however, tend to avoid outlining any criminal punishment for women who undergo the procedure, instead targeting the doctors responsible.
The reason for this is simple - to make abortion bans more acceptable to a general public that does not want to see possibly distraught women grappling with unwanted pregnancies sent to prison.
Donald Trump, as he is wont to do, just trampled through this carefully constructed conservative political dance with all the grace of a rhinoceros at a tea party. Thanks to his assertion, after prodding, that women should face "some form of punishment" for having an illegal abortion, the conservative pro-life movement is going to be forced to defend their beliefs on uncomfortable ground. Republican candidates will be asked, again and again, to defend or denounce Mr Trump's comments.
This is exactly the kind of scenario that terrifies Republican politicians about Mr Trump as their party's nominee. His ill-considered remarks and shoot-from-the-hip approach to media interviews could be a political minefield for their candidates in the autumn.
In all likelihood it's just a taste of things to come.

UP Minister to have a Educational University with Huge Mosque

Missing Kids from Chennai- Internation Adoption agencies? - Human Rights Commission send Notice


Rajinikanth -Court Notice for Wasting Milk by Anointing over Cutouts

Intolerance - Hrithik Roshan slapped for a Tweet

Hrithik Roshan gets a second legal notice; for 'hurtful' tweet about the Pope

Mar 31, 2016 09:30 IST
By Seema Sinha

Hrithik Roshan may have thought he was being witty when he tweeted that he "was more likely to be dating the Pope" than any of the actresses the media had been linking him up with, after his divorce from Sussanne Khan.
But the wisecrack has landed the actor in a whole lot of trouble, as he was served a legal notice by Abraham Mathai, the former vice chairman of the State Minorities Commission. Mathai is also the president of Indian Christian Voice. Hrithik has been accused of hurting the sentiments of the Christian community by his remark about their religious head.
Hrithik Roshan. Image from IBNlive
Hrithik Roshan. Image from IBNlive
The notice against Hrithik was filed by Mathai under Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code, for making "unwarranted" and "uncalled for" remarks against the Pope on Twitter on January 28. Incidentally, Mathai' notice has been sent by Rizwan Siddique — the same lawyer who has been representing Kangana Ranaut in her legal spat with Hrithik.
Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code states that "Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs – Whoever, with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of any class of citizens of India, by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise, insults or attempts to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of that class, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both."
In an interview with Scroll, Abraham Mathai said, "Hrithik Roshan has the right to have a relationship with anyone, but he doesn’t have the right to draw in the Pope. This has unfortunate inferences — it suggests that the Pope is gay. I’ve asked Roshan for an unconditional apology. It hurts the Catholic community for whom the Pope is a revered personality.”
Hrithik's tweet was reportedly in response to an interview by Kangana Ranaut — with whom he had been linked by the press — in which she spoke about a "silly ex". Kangana had not specifically named Hrithik in the interview.
But things came to a head earlier this month when it emerged that both actors had sent legal notices to each other — Hrithik alleging that Kangana had stalked him and denying that they had ever been in a relationship, while Kangana's notice had claimed that she had been threatened and intimidated by Hrithik, who was trying to cover up their affair.
She had given the actor seven days to withdraw his complaint.
With this second legal notice for Hrithik, it seems his troubles are only just beginning.

Pope Francis Ferried Fiat car under Auction in Newyork

Holy popemobile! Fiat that ferried Pope Francis around NYC hits auction block

The Pope waves from a Fiat last year. A similar car that was used by the pontiff is up for auction.

Story highlights

  • Bidding for a Fiat used by Pope Francis was far over the car's book value by Wednesday
  • The car is among those used by the pontiff during his September trip to New York City
  • Proceeds will fund Catholic charities, just as a similar auction in Philadelphia did
(CNN)The first chariot had red horses, according to the Bible. Well, this one has 101 horses.
Another popemobile is hitting the auction block. The website Charity Buzz is auctioning off one of the Fiat 500s that toted Pope Francis around New York City in September. As of Wednesday night, the bidding had reached $250,000.
That's more than 10 times the asking price for a new 101-horsepower Fiat 500 Lounge, which goes for between $19,000 and $21,000, depending on the features.
Of course, the most alluring featuring of this particular Fiat 500 is that the pontiff was its passenger.
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Not that anyone's questioning the church's veracity, but for good measure, the Secret Service attests to the car's authenticity, and the Archdiocese of New York will provide the winning bidder with a letter of confirmation, according to Charity Buzz.
    Proceeds from the sale will go to Catholic schools and charities in the city, as well as to the international organizations Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Near East Welfare Association.
    Popemobile's key features
    • 40 mpg highway
    • Glass roof
    • Premium seating
    • Security alarm
    • Fog lamps
    • Premium sound system
    • 15-inch alloy wheels
    • Seven airbags
    • Automatic temperature control
    "It's a great opportunity for us to continue the work that Pope Francis highlighted while he was here in New York," said Joseph Zwilling, spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York.
    Though New York has hosted five papal visits over the years, this is the first time the church has been able to keep the cars he used.
    "The popemobiles always go back to Rome when he's done, so this is a first for us, and a first for whomever is fortunate enough to come away with the Fiat," Zwilling said.
    During his visit, the Pope celebrated Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, held a service at the 9/11 memorial and took a spin through Central Park with his motorcade.
    Charity Buzz doesn't say for which portion of Pope Francis' visit the Fiat was used, but it does indicate he rode in more than one Fiat during his trip. The archdiocese is currently in possession of two of the Fiats. There are no plans yet for the second car, Zwilling said.
    The car being auctioned was used earlier this year when Monsignor Robert Ritchie, St. Patrick's Cathedral's rector, "drove the car to the cathedral where Cardinal Timothy Dolan reviewed it prior to its participation in the 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City. The Fiat was then driven for the rest of the parade route," Charity Buzz said.
    Screenshot of the website  auctioning off the Fiat.
    The organization said Dolan will meet with the buyer and personally bless the vehicle -- as if driving the same vehicle that once ferried the vicar of Christ isn't blessing enough.
    Bidding for the righteous ride ends Thursday at 3 p.m. ET.
    In January, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the World Meeting of Families auctioned off a Fiat that the Pope used during his September visit to the City of Brotherly Love.
    The auction took place during a Philadelphia Auto Show black tie event that saw 19 bidders vying for the car in a process that took all of 11 minutes. Local auto dealers Michael and Kate Chapman bought the Philly Fiat for $82,000, according to CNN affiliate KYW.
    Half the money went to four of the archdiocese's missions, while the other $41,000 was donated to Mercy Hospice, Casa Del Carmen, and Schools of Special Education, according to the church.

    Pope Francis - hell is a myth and No Historic Adam and Eve

    Pope declares that hell is a myth and stands at odds with the concept of a loving God

    Thursday, July 2, 2015 17:46
    POPE Francis has started another fierce debate within the Catholic Church by stating that the concept of a burning hell where people burn eternally cannot be Christian as it goes against the concept of a loving and passionate God.
    Over recent months, Pope Francis has been speaking a lot about how Christianity should be loving and caring, challenging a lot of the orthodox views held by the church establishment. Only last week, he challenged weapons manufacturers who claim they are Christians, saying that their work clashed with their faith and as such they cannot call themselves Christian.
    Recently named Man of The Year by Time Magazine, Pope Francis has sparked off another debate with controversial remarks at the Third Vatican Council that just held. In what was the largest and most important Catholic gathering of priests since the Second Vatican Council in 1962, Pope Francis also challenged the concept of Adam and Eve.
    Pope Francis said: “Through humility, soul searching, and prayerful contemplation we have gained a new understanding of certain dogmas. The church no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer as this doctrine is incompatible with the infinite love of God.
    “God is not a judge but a friend and a lover of humanity and God seeks not to condemn but only to embrace. Like the fable of Adam and Eve, we see hell as a literary device and hell is merely a metaphor for the isolated soul, which like all souls ultimately will be united in love with God.”
    In a shocking speech that is reverberating across the world, Pope Francis declared that all religions are true because they are true in the hearts of all those who believe in them. He added that in the past, the church has been harsh on those it deemed morally wrong or sinful but it can no longer judge people today.

    “Like a loving father, we never condemn our children. Our church is big enough for heterosexuals and homosexuals, for the pro-life and the pro-choice.
    “For conservatives and liberals, even communists are welcome and have joined us. We all love and worship the same God,” Pope Francis added.
    Over the last six months, Catholic cardinals, bishops and theologians have been deliberating in the Vatican City, in discussing the future of the church and redefining long-held Catholic doctrines and dogmas. A few cardinals in the Catholic Church are against Pope Francis’ latest declarations that has split opinion within the faith.
    JEFFREY DAUGHERTY ( submitted this news item by NW

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    Sydney officially declares arrival of British settlers ' an invasion'

     Sydney officially declares
    arrival of  British settlers '
    an invasion'
    • Council votes to change wording on city's literature of after intense aboriginal lobbying
    • First Fleet, which landed 223 years ago, recognised as having 'devastating impact' on native population
    For decades Aboriginal tribes have insisted the arrival of British settlers in Australia was an 'invasion' - and now councillors in Sydney have agreed that will be the official version.
    In 1788 Britain sent the first 11 ships of what were to be 806 over the next 52 years to Australia, the original convoy being referred to as the First Fleet.
    The Aborigines who had occupied the continent for up to 40,000 years stared in astonishment as the first vessels, packed with convicts, moored at what was to be Sydney.
    Murder: Aborigines are, in this picture, seen being murdered by convict immigrants in New South Wales
    In modern times, the Aborigines have insisted their land was stolen by the 'white fellahs' and the arrival of the ships was an invasion of their country.
    Now Sydney City Council, by a vote of 7-2, has become the first local authority to recognise that Britain did indeed invade Australia.
    And the contentious description will be included in the 2030 city plan following intense lobbying from indigenous advisors.
    The document will replace the words 'European arrival' with 'European invasion'.
    Stolen: Aborigines have always insisted their land was stolen
    James Cook and his ship Endeavour - who claimed the eastern coast of Australia for the British Crown in 1770
    It will tells of the 'devastating impact' to the local Eora tribe of the arrival of British settlers on the shores of Sydney Harbour 223 years ago, resulting in the 'occupation and appropriation of tradition lands.'
    The documents add that 'despite the destructive impact of this invasion, Aboriginal culture endured and is now globally recognised as one of the world's oldest cultures.'


    • 1770 - James Cook of England chartered eastern coast and claimed it for British Crown
    • 1788 - First Fleet from England arrived; founded first penal colony at Sydney and English settlement at Norfolk Island
    • 1829 - All of Australia claimed as British territory
    • 1845 - The Cataraqui ship, carrying emigrants from England, wrecked in Bass Strait - 406 died
    • 1877 - Australia and England played inaugural cricket test match in Melbourne
    • 1900 - Parliament of the United Kingdom passed Australian constitution
    • 1901 - Australia became federation (States of: New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia)
    • 1914 - 1918 - World War I,  Australia committed hundreds of thousands of troops to British  war effort
    • 1939 - Australia followed Britain in declaring war on Nazi Germany
    • 1948 - 1975 - Two million new immigrants arrived - mostly from continental Europe
    • 1952 - First nuclear test conducted off coast of Western Australia by United Kingdom
    • 1962 - 1965 -  Indigenous Australians received right to vote in all states and granted full citizenship rights
    • 1986 - Australia Act made Australia law independent of British parliament and legal system
    As the council debated the wording, some members objected fiercely to the word 'invasion' - an argument that was listened to by a large number of Aborigines sitting in the public gallery.
    A spokeswoman for Lord Mayor Clover Moore said later that all councillors acknowledged the devastating impact European settlement had on the Aboriginal population.
    'The Council of the City of Sydney recognised that, by acknowledging our shared past, we are laying the groundwork for a future which embraces all Australians - a future based on mutual respect and shared responsibility for our land.'
    It is estimated that at least 1,500 Aborigines lived along the shores of what was to become Sydney at the time of white settlement - and half of them perished 10 years later in a smallpox epidemic.
    The impact on the Aboriginal population did not end there.
    Many were killed under a programme offering bounties for dead Aborigines and large numbers were forced into slavery for their 'white masters'.
    Just 470,000 pure-blood Aborigines exist today in Australia, which has a population of 22 million.
    The Sydney City Council's decision has been welcomed by Aboriginal leaders as as 'a victory for common sense'.
    Paul Morris, head of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, said Jewish people would not accept a watered-down version of the Holocaust, so Aborigines should be able to call the events of 1788 an invasion.
    He said: 'Other councils should now recognise this.
    'The Jewish people and the native Americans, they wouldn't want the truth of their history watered down, so why should we?'
    Delighted: Aborigines are happy that Australia has finally admitted that Britain invaded the country

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