"This matter is between me and the almighty God. "When people refused to help me, I was forced to steal from the mosque," he wrote. I am just taking a few things from Allah's house so this is a matter between me and him. But when questioned whether anyone had come seeking help in the past few days, he declined to comment.A similar incident occurred in Ramazan last year in Jahanian. A thief had stolen taps from Hasnain Kareemain mosque and left a letter to the mosque committee saying he stole because he was very poor and would pay the mosque when he had enough money.
Source:Times of India
June 24, 2017 13:57 UTC
US-trained urban warfare units were channelling their onslaught along two perpendicular streets that converge in the heart of the Old City, aiming to isolate the jihadi insurgents in four pockets. “Fighting is very intense in the Old City and civilians are at extreme, almost unimaginable risk. Helicopter gunships were assisting the ground thrust, firing at insurgent emplacements in the Old City, a Reuters correspondent reported from a location near the frontlines. At least 100 civilians reached the safety of a government-held area west of the Old City in one 20-minute period. Hundreds of civilians fleeing the Old City have been killed in the past three weeks.
June 24, 2017 13:52 UTC
Environmental activists today took strong objection to the wrong manner in which trees were transplanted by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) after they found that over 70 per cent of them had dried up. The ACG activists found that the transplantation of the trees was done in a haphazard manner and most of them had already died. "We found that the trees have been transplanted abruptly and in an wrong manner. The tree committee is visiting Aarey transplantation site for inspection in July and such apathies will be highlighted during the meeting." When contacted, the executive director of MMRC, R Ramanna said the process would be rectified in case of remaining tree transplantations.
June 24, 2017 13:52 UTC
Alvaro Arbeloa played just four games for West Ham United. (Source: Reuters file) Alvaro Arbeloa played just four games for West Ham United. After being released by Arbeloa last August, he signed a one-year contract with London club West Ham United but made just four appearances for the Hammers. Arbeloa made more than 150 appearances for Real Madrid in two stints at the club and is open to a return to the Bernabeu. During his two stints at Real Madrid, he won the La Liga, Copa del Rey twice, Supercopa de Espana, UEFA Champions League twice, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup.
June 24, 2017 13:41 UTC
On the previous occasion, India recorded a resounding 7-1 win over Pakistan, while they on Saturday they pumped in six goals. After suffering two defeats on the trot, the Indian team responded well to gain a victory over their arch rivals. Here are some of the reactions:Another thumping victory (6-1) for our men vs Pakistan. Well done, guys 😊👍 🏑🇮🇳 #HWL2017 #INDvPAK — Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 24, 2017#India Beats #Pakistan 6-1 In Hockey World League; Will Play Canada For The Fifth Position. 🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/YpOVFU3vo4 — Sagar Suresh Shirke (@shirkesagarsure) June 24, 2017Meanwhile, after India thumped Pakistan 6-1 in the 5-8 classification match, they will now go on to face Canada for the 5-6 position match.
June 24, 2017 13:38 UTC
SRINAGAR: A sub-inspector of the CRPF was killed while another jawan was injured when militants attacked their vehicle at Pantha Chowk, on the outskirts of the city, on Saturday, the police said. The deceased has been identified as sub-inspector Sahib Shukla and the injured as constable-driver Nissar Ahmed.The CRPF personnel, part of road opening deployment, were in their vehicle at Pantha Chowk bypass along the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway when, around 17.50, militants carried out the attack.In the melee, a constable was injured when his rifle went off accidentally, officials said. The CRPF personnel retaliated but there was no immediate report of any casualty on the militants’ side. Reinforcements were rushed to the area and a search operation was launched to track down the militants, they added. No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
June 24, 2017 13:31 UTC
The camp also includes an intra-squad match at the Marrara Cricket Ground on August 14. The selectors are likely to add a fast bowler to the Test squad after the conclusion of the Australia A tour of South Africa. Hilton Cartwright and Ashton Agar, who are members of the Australia A one-day squad have already been included in the Test squad. "Darwin will provide the ideal acclimatisation ahead of the tour and the facilities at Marrara Cricket Ground are first-class. This is Australia's second Test tour of Bangladesh - they played in Bangladesh back in April 2006, Australia won the two-Test-series 2-0.
June 24, 2017 13:30 UTC
The letter, dated April 12 and carrying a seal of the district jail, Kakkanad, where Suni has been lodged, demands money from the actor besides a request to rescue five others arrested in the case. In his letter, Suni claimed that he was being frequented by people who were against the actor. The letter quoted Suni as saying that he had to ensure that the five others arrested along with him were safe. When contacted, officials with the district jail said they had no knowledge of any such letter. This must have gone out through a third party,’’ said Jaya Kumar, Superintendent, district jail.
June 24, 2017 13:30 UTC
Highlights 1 Terrorists ambush CRPF convoy in Srinagar's Pantha Chowk. 3 DPS Srinagar has been cordoned off as 2-3 terrorists are believed to be in the premises. Terrorists today opened fire at a CRPF convoy near the Army cantonment in Srinagar's Pantha Chowk and fled towards a school nearby. A CRPF sub inspector and a soldier (jawan) have been martyred in the shelling. The militants fled towards Delhi Public School (DPS) Srinagar, which has been cordoned off.
June 24, 2017 13:25 UTC
DERBY (England): Smriti Mandhana struck a sizzling 90 off 72 balls in a dominating batting display as India posted an imposing 281 for three against England in their ICC Women's World Cup opener here on Saturday.Mandhana forged a 144-run opening wicket stand with Punam Raut (86 off 134) before skipper Mithali Raj (71) completed an unprecedented seventh consecutive half century in ODIs.Raj had scored 62 not out, 54, 51 not out, 73 not out, 64 and 70 not out in her last six ODI innings.England opted to field at the Country Ground with an aim to rattle the Indians with early wickets. Mandhana mostly stayed on the back foot in her free-flowing knock. Her first six came as she sat back on backfoot to hammer it over wide long-on.She was majorly responsible for giving India a flying start as the team reached 59 in 10 overs.However, things slowed down in the next 10 overs with India reaching 97 for no loss in 20 overs. If it was not for that period, India could have easily crossed the 300-run mark.Mandhana was dismissed in the 27th over, missing out on a well-deserved century. Her innings comprised 11 fours and two sixes.Captain Raj then joined Raut in the middle and carried on with her rich vein of form to take India to a competitive total.Raj smashed eight fours in her 73-ball knock before getting out off the last ball of the innings.
Source:Times of India
June 24, 2017 13:24 UTC
Highlights 1 India and Canada now face-off for a fifth-place finish in the Hockey World League Semi-Final. 3 Mandeep Singh, Talwinder, Akashdeep Singh and skipper Harmanpreet Singh scored a goal each. The Indian hockey team continued its domination of arch-foes Pakistan, handing them a 6-1 thrashing in a 5th-8th place classification match of the Hero Hockey World League Semifinals here today. Goals by Ramandeep Singh (8, 28), Talwinder Singh (25), Mandeep Singh (27, 59), and Harmanpreet Singh (36) helped India decimate Pakistan and set up a clash with Canada in the 5th-6th pace playoff. Mandeep Singh managed to take India's lead to 6-1 in the 59th minute scoring the goal off a rebound.
June 24, 2017 13:23 UTC
Advancing bilateral engagements. PM @narendramodi & PM @antoniocostapm discuss ways to further intensify bilateral relations pic.twitter.com/zGaBkYNUq8 — Gopal Baglay (@MEAIndia) June 24, 2017Esta é uma excelente oportunidade para passar em revista a implementação do acordado na minha visita à #Índia e assinar novos acordos. — António Costa (@antoniocostapm) June 24, 2017LISBON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held talks with his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa and discussed ways to further intensify bilateral relations.Modi, who arrived here on the first leg of his three- nation tour, said his brief visit will further strengthen relations between India and Portugal. "Advancing bilateral engagements. PM @narendramodi & PM @antoniocostapm discuss ways to further intensify bilateral relations," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted along with some photographs.The two sides are expected to sign some agreements.Departing from protocol, Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva received Prime Minister Modi at the airport earlier in the day.Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Portugal on a bilateral trip, Baglay said.Before leaving for Lisbon, Modi had said during his meeting with Costa, the two leaders will build on their recent discussions and review the progress of various joint initiatives and decisions.Portuguese Prime Minister Costa tweeted this is an excellent opportunity to review the implementation of the accords agreed during his India visit and sign new agreements.Costa had visited India in January this year.The highlight of Modi's four-day three-nation visit will be the US leg as Modi will be meeting President Donald Trump for the first time on June 26 in Washington.From the US, he will travel to the Netherlands.
June 24, 2017 13:18 UTC
British driver Jolyon Palmer will miss Saturday's Formula One qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after his car caught fire in practice, Renault Chief Technical Officer Bob Bell said. Palmer completed just four laps and finished at the bottom of the standings in Saturday's final practice session. "Unfortunately the fire in his car pretty much rules him out in qualifying," Bell told Sky Sports. "We'd never get it out in time, so yes, he'll miss qualifying. Palmer, who finished 18th with one point during the 2016 season, has yet to score this campaign.
June 24, 2017 13:17 UTC
A sub-inspector was killed and a CRPF soldier injured in an attack claimed by militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba in Srinagar on Saturday. The SI and several other CRPF personnel, part of road opening deployment, were sitting inside the vehicle when they came under fire. A jawan and the driver suffered bullet injuries, while the SI – identified as Sahib Shukla – was killed. “Mujahideen of Lashkar e-Taiba attacked the CRPF party at Pantha Chowk on Srinagar-Jammu highway. Three CRPF men were killed in the attack and several others were injured,” he said.
June 24, 2017 13:16 UTC
No Pak flags at my funeral, said slain Pulwama encounter terroist Majid Mir in last phone callUnion Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has demanded that the security provided to separatists must be removed. The remarks come a day after Jammu and Kashmir's Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ayub Pandit was lynched to death by a mob at Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area of Srinagar. Reacting to separatist leaders' comments that Ayub Pandit wasn't their officer, but a state officer, Naqvi said, "Killing of Army or police officers is equally condemnable. The lynching of Jammu and Kashmir's DSP Mohammad Ayub Pandit by a mob at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar is shockingly inhuman, Naqvi added. Why should they be given any security", the Union Minister added.
June 24, 2017 13:07 UTC