The Naroda Patiya verdict has for the first time convicted a minister in the Modi government. Maya Kodnani got 28 years in prison. Babu Bajrangi, a boastful and psychopathic murderer, was sentenced for life imprisonment till death. A total of 32 accused received various sentences for their role in the massacre while 29 were acquitted […]

The murderous attack by an alleged “Taliban” on 9 October on a 14-year old girl in Peshawar should serve as yet another warning about the menace of Jahilis masquerading in our midst as champions of Islam. According to reports, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck while she sat with classmates on a […]

Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner canceled his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall Tuesday because of high winds, the second time this week he was forced to postpone his quest to become the world’s first supersonic skydiver. Baumgartner was planning to ascend to 120,000 feet — nearly 23 miles, or 36 km — in a capsule taken […]

By Al Arabiya A beauty pageant in Saudi Arabia? Yes!… with actual women participating, a panel of judges a winner and two runners-up. Welcome to the third annual Saudi “Miss Congeniality” contest, whereby the winning lady isn’t crowned based on looks, measurements or physical beauty; but on her “ethics”. This year, the pageant took place […]

DUBAI: People curious about what a royal biryani tastes like can sample a sumptuous plate prepared by Abdullah Alampadi, a.k.a. “Baba Biryani”, who joined the Orchid Restaurant at the Ramada Hotel & Suites in Ajman recently. The 60-year-old chef prepared food for Ajman’s ruling family for over 30 years before joining the hotel. “Cooking for […]

Overworked and underpaid, the life of an average school teacher is full of trials and tribulations. Based on their inputs, we give an insight into how their days pan out in a typical month around KHDA inspections. WEEK 1 DAY 1 Tore myself out of bed at 5am to catch the 6am bus. Grabbed a […]

Hajj is a journey of a lifetime for any Muslim and completes the fifth pillar of Islam. There are an increasing number of parents who are performing Hajj with their families or whilst expecting a child; however, to make Hajj a truly positive and spiritual experience when going with the kids, it is important to […]