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The Morning Wrap: Indian Islamic Scholars Issue Fatwa Against ISIS; Presenting Mooshak, The Hindi 'Twitter'

Members of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (Organisation of Indian Scholars) pray at the start of an 'Anti-Terrorism Global Peace Conference' in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009. Members of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, one of India's leading Islamic organizations, resolved in condemning terrorism, according to a press handout. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh)

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Two Nepalese women were rescued from a house in Gurgaon after they were allegedly sexually assaulted and kept in bondage for months. The house is reportedly rented by a Saudi Arabian man whose identity is yet to be established, but believed to be a diplomat.

Mumbai Police Chief, Rakesh Maria was transferred, along with four other officers investigating the Sheena Bora murder case. He is still in charge of the investigation though.

A Saudi-led alliance killed at least 20 Indian nationals in air strikes on fuel smugglers at a Yemeni port on Tuesday, fishermen said, and more foreign troops were reported to be arriving to intensify the campaign against Houthi forces.

Here's what you need to know about the Khap-ordered rape (that wasn't) in Bagphat, Uttar Pradesh.

Mahatma Gandhi wouldn't have shrunk away from violence to achieve his ends if he was alive in contemporary India, said Patel-agitation leader, Hardik Patel.

The Dahi Handi festival makes for a colourful watch, (a selfie taken from the top of a pyramid this year broke the Internet) it certainly but isn't the safest festival.

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The US has cleared India's top two software exporters Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys of charges of visa violation after a probe into an outsourcing contract involving utility firm Southern California Edison.

The Congress Working Committee on Tuesday extended party president Sonia Gandhi’s tenure for up to another year, putting in abeyance plans of Rahul Gandhi’s elevation to the top post this year.

The Delhi High Court has asked the Central government to provide details of the funding given to The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) after a plea was filed by the victim of the sexual harassment case against RK Pachauri.

Stock markets on Tuesday rallied by 1.70 per cent in a volatile session aided by global cues and optimism about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with representatives of corporate India on kickstarting investments and growth.

Describing the acts and actions of Islamic State as against the basic tenets of Islam, over 1,050 Islamic scholars in India have issued a fatwa against the terror group.

Off The Front Page

To stem the slide of the rupee, devotees of Hanuman are offering him currency notes as obeisance.

A Hindi networking site "Mooshak," on the lines of Twitter, was launched in Bhopal ahead of the World Hindi Conference in the capital of Madhya Pradesh.

The girl who never went to school but got an MA.

Yet again, India's wise men reconsider a proposal to have multiple Indian Standard Time.


Rajmohan Gandhi says that attacks on Gandhi are welcome as it is an opportunity to recall what he stood for.

G Sampath discusses Akshaya Mukul's book on the influence of Gita Press and the making of Hindu India.

KP Nayar notes the similarities between Advani and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad.

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