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09 November 2016

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09 Nov. 2016: 08 Safar 1438: Vol: 8, No:31
India shock bank note ban sparks cash chaos:Reuters
Mumbai/New Delhi: Indians struggled to pay for basics goods like food and fuel on Wednesday and fretted about their savings, after the government withdrew 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation in a bid to flush out money hidden from the tax man.The shock measure also sent shudders through the investment community on a day when the markets were also reeling at the election of Republican candidate Donald Trump as next US president.India's National Stock Exchange share index slumped as much as 6.3 percent in early trade before recovering most losses to close the day off 1.3%. The currency move, announced late on Tuesday night by PM Narendra Modi, aims to bring billions of dollars worth of unaccounted wealth into the mainstream economy and curb corruption.The biggest disruption in decades to cash transactions, which power much of the rural economy, comes months before a series of state elections including in India's most populous UP.Critics have warned that ordinary people who do not have access to the banking system will be hardest hit, and that Modi risks upsetting his ruling party's support base of small traders and businessmen who largely deal in cash.It will also affect politicians running for office in a country where there is no state financing for elections and many campaigns are funded by unaccounted wealth."This is a pre-election disaster for political parties, the piles of cash sitting with them are worthless," said one tax official, who asked not to be named. "If elections can become cheaper as a result of this decision, it would be a good beginning," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told a news conference.The replacement of the old currency was also designed to stop anti-India militants suspected of using fake 500 rupee notes to fund operations. From midnight, the larger bank notes ceased to be legal tender for transactions other than exchanging them at banks for smaller notes.Retailers refused to accept the bills, worth around $7.50 and $15 respectively, and people were unable to access ATMs after banks closed them down.New bills of 500 and 2,000 rupees will be introduced from Nov. 10.Meanwhile, bank ATMs were closed and banks prepared for a flood of people seeking to exchange larger bank notes for smaller ones.They will have to fill a form and show proof of identity to exchange no more than 4,000 rupees worth of the old notes at any bank, which is likely to cause further chaos.
How to exchange Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes; all you want to know about the ‘request slip’
New Delhi:How to exchange Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes: Thursday morning will be a full of hustle and bustle in banks and post offices everyone is supposed to visit his or her bank’s branch to exchange high denomination bank notes that have been banned by PM Narendra Modi-led govt from Tuesday night. But before doing this you need to know the basic facts and precautions to be adopted to avoid further inconvenience. To exchange the notes, it’s not enough to carry the currency, you will also need take an identity proof to fill the ‘request slip’. Without the ‘request slip’, conversion of old notes into new ones is impossible. So, here is all you want to know about ‘request slip’:You are supposed to carry an original identity proof, like Aadhaar Card, Driving Licence, Voter ID Card, Pass Port, NREGA Card, PAN Card, identity card issued by Government Department, Public Sector Unit to its Staff. You will have to present it before the bank clerk or designated officer. You will also need to mention the identification number of ID proof in form.Putting details of notes are also necessary here. As per the direction, do not try to exchange more than Rs 4000.And most important, carry your own pen to avoid inconvenience for yourself and also for others.FE
2000 Rupees Note NGC Rumour: There's No Nano GPS Chip
In a move that took everyone by surprise, PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced Rs. 500 and 1000 notes are being demonetised, and they will be replaced by new 500 Rs. note and a brand new 2000 rupees note. RBI has released images and some details about the new 500 rupees and 2000 rupees note, but even before PM Modi's announcement there were messages going around on WhatsApp talking about the 2000 rupees note having a 'nano GPS chip' - aka NGC - that can be used to track the notes from anywhere.We treated these forwards with a healthy doubt of scepticism, and with RBI having released many details of the 2000 rupees note and the so-called nano GPS chip finding no mention therein, it's safe to say that those forwards are a hoax. NDTV
New Rs 500, Rs 2000 notes: All you need to know
Need to fill form to give back your old Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes: All Details
Govt decision to demonetize higher denomination notes as a “gimmick: Left tells Modi:IANS
New Delhi:Calling the govt  decision to demonetize higher denomination notes as a “gimmick”, CPI-M on Wednesday demanded the cost of withdrawing currency notes to be made public.“This demonetization is attempted as a gimmick to divert attention from serious social and political failures of this govt  in the past 2.5 years,” CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury tweeted.“What is the cost of withdrawing currency notes and replacing them with Rs 2,000 notes? Also, its economic and social costs must be made public,” he said, dubbing the move to be another “jumla”.“What are the estimates of black money that will be curbed by this move?Govt  should make the figures public,” said the leader of the CPI-Marxist.Yechury said the move was “poorly planned and not thought-through” and did not address the major sources of black money abroad or those invested in property, gold and such instruments.“To uncover the illicit money trail, we demand that the govt  release the name of top 100 defaulters of bank loans,” added Yechury.
Demonetization won't unearth black money: CPI-M
How will replacing Rs 1,000 notes with Rs 2,000 notes curb black money, asks Rahul Gandhi
Nitish backs Modi on demonetisation
Note demonetisation move hasty, says Asaduddin Owaisi
Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes invalid: What happens to farmers, housewives, asks Congress; JD(U), BJD welcome move
Don’t understand why Rs 2,000 notes have been introduced, asks Chidambaram
Banks to remain open this Saturday,Sunday for public:RBI
New Delhi:To facilitate smooth transaction, govt  banks across India will remain open for public on Saturday (Nov. 12) and Sunday (Nov. 13), said the Reserve Bank of India, a day after the govt  scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 100 notes to tackle the menace of black money. The banks were earlier ordered to remain closed on Nov. 9. The banks will open from tomorrow to help people exchange Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that have been declared invalid. indian express
Modi banning Rs 500/1000 notes won’t help much unless cash donations to political parties are banned and tax compliance hiked:Sunil Jain
New currency notes in ATMs from Friday: Govt
Rs 500,Rs 1000 declared illegal: Full text of govt’s decision
Decision to abolish Rs 500, 1000 notes ‘Heartless’ and ‘draconian’: Mamata
New Delhi:Calling it ‘draconian’ West Bengal CM  Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that Modi govt ’s decision to abolish Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will be a huge blow to the Indian middle class. “Heartless and ill-conceived blow to the common people and the middle class in the fake name of anti-corruption. Withdraw this draconian decision,” Mamata Banerjee was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.She also said that the decision while tackling the issue of black money and corruption it would cause serious financial problems for the common man. “While I am strongly against black money and corruption, I am deeply concerned about common people and small traders. How will they buy essentials tomorrow? This is a financial chaos and disaster let loose on the common people of India,” CM  said.She also said that the decision taken by PM Modi was a diversion from the initial promise made on retrieving black money from overseas accounts. “PM could not get back the promised black money from abroad from the rich so a drama like this to divert his failure,” she added. indianexpress
Demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes bold step: President Pranab Mukherjee
Congress hails govt’s decision to abolish Rs 500, 1000 notes; ‘Will support any step against black money’
Modi’s “Surgical Strikes on Black Money” will only trap Small Fish:Dr. Javed Jamil
News in Numbers | 80% of currency in circulation is of Rs500, Rs1,000 notes
‘Demonetisation’ move a Tughlaki farman, says AAP
AAP today termed the central govt ’s decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes a “Tughlaki farman” and said that the move was made to save big businessmen who hold black money.“PM  Modi's directive on demonetization is a blow to the farmers and poor,” AAP leader Sanjay Singh told media persons. "This step has been taken to save big businessmen who hold black money," he added."People believe that Modi govt  had already told big businessman like Adani, Ambani and politicians like Sharad Pawar, Yeddyurappa, Sukhbir Singh Badal and other Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in UP  to keep their black money safe," he alleged.india tv
Rs 500-1000 banned: Black money hunt is fine but what about religious trusts, parties?
Are banks equipped to replace 2,300 crore pieces of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes?
Withdraw this draconian decision;Mamata. Kejriwal
Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes pulled out of circulation immediately: PM Narendra Modi
Why Modi is taking away your Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes
Deposits of old Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes in banks not to enjoy tax immunity: Jaitley
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RSS calls Gujarat riots 'shameful', assures AMU teachers that Muslims won't face bias
Agra: At least three Aligarh Muslim University teachers, two of them now retired, who attended a recent meeting of RSS and Muslim intellectuals from across the country that was held in Delhi, told TOI that top Sangh functionaries said the Gujarat riots of 2002 were "shameful" and such incidents "shouldn't happen again". Meeting on Nov.3 the international auditorium of Pusa agriculture institute was aimed at "clarifying the deeprooted misunderstandings of the Muslim community about the Sangh."AMU's associate professor of theology, Mufti Zahid, who along with four other colleagues participated in the meeting that was attended by 110 intellectuals from various universities, including JNU, said, "I raised the issue of the 2002 Gujarat riots during my address and said that Muslims can never forget what all happened there. Reacting to this, RSS joint general secretary Krishna Gopal Sharma categorically said that the episode was shameful and such incidents should not happen again."According to Zahid, several other issues, like triple talaq, uniform civil code, unemployment among minorities and education, were also discussed at the meeting where RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale and national executive member Indresh Kumar were also present. Ex-AMU dean (law faculty) Mohammad Shabbir said, "RSS leaders assured us that there will be no discrimination against the community. They also added that a Gujarat-like incident won't ever happen again."Indresh Kumar said: "Many other things were discussed in the meeting that lasted for over five hours. It was a meaningful discussion on various points. Many contentious issues were taken up during the meeting." Shahid Akhtar, national convener of RSS's Muslim Rashtriya Manch, who was also present in the meeting, said, "During the meeting, Sah Sarkaryawah Krishna Gopal Sharma said that dialogues are necessary to ensure incidents like Gujarat don't happen again" timesofindia
RSS holds meet Muslim intellectuals, calls Gujarat riots ‘shameful’
Amit Shah asks BSP, SP, Congress to spell out stand on triple talaq
Sonbhadra: BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday asked the party’s three electoral rivals – BSP, SP and the Congress – to clarify their stand on the triple talaq issue.Addressing a rally during the launch of the BJP’s third Parivartan Yatra at the Sonbhadra railway ground, Shah said the party would contest the UP  assembly polls on the twin planks of women’s rights and development. Several issues – including triple talaq, women’s dignity, and safety – would be addressed in its quest for gender equality, he added.“Central govt , led by PM Narendra Modi, made its stand clear in its response to a question by the Supreme Court recently. However, our rivals remain tongue-tied on the matter,” Shah said, demanding that the three parties file an affidavit on this regard in court.HT
Raza Academy to file intervening petition with Muslim Personal Law Board against ban on triple talaq
Amidst the ongoing debate on banning triple talaq and the Uniform Civil Code, the Raza Academy has said that it will file an intervening petition along with All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) against the ban on triple talaq.In a meet of Ulama-E-Ahle Sunnat held on Tuesday at Anjuman Islam at CST, over 100 people who attended decided to oppose ban on triple talaq and Uniform Civil Code.Saeed Noorie of Raza Academy said, "We decided that we will speed up the drive of taking signatures against ban on triple talaq and against UCC. People will also be asked to collect signatures after Friday prayers."When asked why Raza Academy wanted to file a petition considering AIMPLB represents all sects, including Sunnis that Noorie held meeting for, Noorie said, "All Tanzeem and Idare want to oppose this. These see this as a work of piety. There is no competition in this. We also wanted to be part of it." "Many people from different religions are also opposing the UCC. However, there is constant talk of govt  having it. There is no one law that can be made for all communities. Each has its different way. While in nikah there should be two people as a proof for it to have happened, in case of Hindu marriages it gets solemnized after circling a fire," added Noorie.DNA
Muslim clerics hit out at centre's interference on personal law
Kolkata: Muslim clerics in West Bengal attacked the central govt  on Tuesday for interfering with Muslim Personal Law.At a gathering of clerics from across state, Mohammad Qamruzzaman, general secretary of All Bengal Minority Youth Federation (ABMYF), said the govt doesn't have right to dictate one's choice of religion."PM Narendra Modi had promised 'achhe din' but does that mean taking away the right to practice the religion of one's choice or to dictate what one will eat or wear," he said.Qamruzzaman also warned the state BJP against disrupting the function of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). "BJP, in order to disrupt the function of the AIMPLB, has organised a rally on Nov.18 but we are also ready to counter any attempts by the BJP," he said on the proposed BJP rally against triple talaq on Nov.18 when the 3-day convention of the AIMPLB is scheduled begin."I urge all Muslims to maintain peace but if they intend to create trouble we are also ready to fight back," he said.The clerics also criticised TMC-led state govt for not keeping its poll promises and demanded a hike in their allowances and residential apartments for Imams.IANS
Ensure equal status to women in Goa, Islamic scholar tells BJP-led NDA govt
Belagavi:If BJP-led NDA govt  at the Centre is truly concerned about equality of women, then it should ensure equal status to women in Goa where its party is in power, Islamic research scholar Hazrat Sayyad Fazlullah Sabri Chisti has said.Addressing a press conference as part of his nationwide programme to create awareness about the Shariat vis-à-vis the Union govt ’s affidavit in the Supreme Court rejecting the validity of triple talaq and polygamy here on Tuesday, he said that the law in Goa granted right to a Hindu man to remarry if he doesn’t beget a male child from his wife, till the age of 30. This law is just the tip of the sanctioned sexism across India. But, Muslim men whose marriages were registered in Goa could not practise polygamy. thehindu
AMU forces faculty Mustafa Zaidi to retire: The Hindu
Meerut: AMU forced the AMU Teachers Association (AMUTA) secretary Mustafa Zaidi to retire for allegedly raising cases of financial corruption against the V-C Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah (retd.). The move led to widespread protests by his fellow faculty, but some of them also said that no one wanted to go public with his or her opposition against the AMU decision due to “sheer fear of a witch hunt by the university administration”. AMUTA, on its part, strongly condemned the decision of the university’s Executive Council to send Professor Zaidi on forced retirement, alleging that he was forced to retire because he kept on raising the issue of alleged corruption, alleged arbitrary promotions and admissions, and financial bungling in the university.AMU authorities, however, rejected the charges of “witch hunting”. Professor Javed Akhtar, Registrar of AMU, told the media that “Zaidi was charged with dereliction of duty, attempt to create disorder and vitiate the peaceful atmosphere on the campus, and false propaganda through social media and internet. An enquiry by a retired judge of the Allahabad High Court found him guilty”.AMUTA, , said: “It was because of Prof. Zaidi’s repeated protests that the Visitor of the University, the President of India, ordered an enquiry into the working of the university. The motivated action against the AMUTA secretary is aimed at preventing any further revelation of this type from coming out”. thehindu
Pollution: Why allow crackers at religious functions:SC
New Delhi: Stating that the whole of Delhi will have to shut down for one day if “dreaded” and “severe” pollution is not checked, the Supreme Court Tuesday observed that it may completely ban bursting of firecrackers, including during religious festivals.“The limit has gone beyond human tolerance… It has become dangerous for human life. It is a disaster and you must have a disaster management plan for this. The time has come when you have to have a policy; a concrete plan,” a bench led by Chief Justice TS Thakur told the counsel for the Centre and the Delhi govt.The bench, also comprising Justice AK Sikri and Justice SA Bobde, observed that there could be different levels of pollution, requiring different sets of measures, but it must be contained before a “lethal” situation arises.“Suppose when pollution is at level A, you start odd-even rule for vehicles. When it is at level B, you ban construction; at level C, you shut down schools too; at level D, you shut down power plants, etc. But there could now be a level E when you will have to shut down the whole of Delhi. Do you have a plan?” asked the apex court.the hindu
Tipu Sultan Jayanti: Karnataka braces for trouble as Hindutva, Christian groups plan protests
Unfazed by last year’s clashes during the birth anniversary celebrations of Tipu Sultan, the 18th century Muslim ruler of Mysuru, the Congress govt  in Karnataka has decided to hold the event again this year on Nov.10. Mindful of the opposition to the plan, the Karnataka govt  has requested the Centre to provide 1,600 paramilitary personnel to help maintain the peace on that day.The legacy of Tipu Sultan is entangled in a divisive rhetoric of communal politics, and the govt  announcement has been met with strong opposition from Hindutva and Christian groups.While Hindutva groups call the monarch the “butcher of Hindus”, Mangalorean Christians accuse the govt  of whitewashing documented evidence that the ruler forcibly converted their ancestors to Islam, and killed scores for resisting.Several Christian groups have decided to take to the streets to protest against the state’s plans to commemorate Tipu Jayanti. scroll
BJP vows to cancel Tipu Jayanthi in ‘24 hours’ if voted to power

Missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed may be living with new ID, claims TOI report
New Delhi: 24 days after all efforts to trace him have failed, police now think that Najeeb Ahmed, a BSc student from JNU, might have taken up an assumed identity and is living in a secluded place, probably a small town.Sources told TOI on Tuesday that the cops are relying on the opinion of doctors who say that depression and obsessive compulsive disorder may have led Ahmed, missing from the university since Oct.15, to distance himself from everyone, including his family members. Psychoanalysis of his personality has been carried out to infer where he might go in such a case.According to mental health experts, most patients suffering from these mental conditions could change their visual identity to take up the persona of an assumed character. They are capable of surviving for days without support from anyone. Based on this theory, police teams have been sent to verify inputs that a person resembling the missing student was recently seen in a small town in Darbhanga district in Bihar. TOI has accessed Ahmed's medical prescriptions that confirm he was using medicines like Flunil and Lonazep. Mental health experts said that people who were prescribed these medicines suffered from dissociative reactive disorder, a condition in which a person started associating himself with a different identity.
Kashmir: Separatists to continue strike, hint at relaxation
Srinagar:The separatist leadership on Tuesday decided to continue with its shutdown call and protest calendars, but hinted at “addressing the concerns” of some sections of society who have been hit by the strike.The decision was taken following a meeting of the separatist leaders with various “stakeholders”, including traders, transporters and civil society members. “Everyone (participants in the meeting) said that the leadership should continue the struggle. They have decided to continue it,” separatist leader Yasin Malik said.“Programme (protest) will happen again. This is a people’s movement and as long as they want it, it will continue.”The meeting convened by the joint separatist leadership — comprising Hurriyat chairmen Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF chief Yasin Malik — started at 10.30am and continued till 5pm. Sources said while some participants in the meeting sought more relaxation in the protest calendars, they asked the leadership to “continue the struggle”. “They gave some suggestions… Keeping in view the issues of those sections, a comprehensive (protest) programme will come,” Mirwaiz said. indian express
Saffron agenda deepens communal fault lines in Haryana
Mewat:Barely weeks after the police raided biryani shops in Mewat, Union minister for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi travelled to Bicchor to launch the central govt ’s Muslim outreach programme — progress panchayat.“BJP never discriminates on the basis of religion,” he declared at a public meeting in the village on Sept.29.But his words failed to cut ice with the locals, some of whom narrated stories of the panchayat of Hindu majority Tauru village slapping fine on a local school for special assembly marking Eid and asking it to get rid of lone Muslim teacher.BJP govt  in Haryana also came under fire from civil society and political rivals for the rape of two Muslim girls and murder of a couple in a Mewat village late August. One of the rape survivors claimed that the attackers told her that they were being punished for eating beef. “It is a particular mindset that is creating trouble in Mewat and rest of the country,” says Ali Anwar Ansari, a Rajya Sabha MP from Bihar. “RSS and BJP wants to create a Hindu-Muslim divide to deflect attention from the growing unrest among Jats who have refused to accept a non-Jat as CM . After Gujarat, Haryana has become Hindutva laboratory for them”. Ansari who is seeking justice for the two survivors, blamed the rise of the BJP in Haryana for a sense of fear among the minority community.HT
Bhopal jailbreak: Week after announcement, DIG M R Patel finally suspended
Bhopal:More than a week after the Bhopal jailbreak, the Madhya Pradesh govt  finally issued the suspension order of DIG (Jail) M R Patel, who is also the son-in-law of BJP MLA from Jobat, Madho Singh Dawar.Within hours of the jailbreak, CM  Shivraj Singh Chouhan had announced suspension of Patel, along with a superintendent, deputy superintendent and assistant superintendent of police and the transfer of ADG (Jail) Sushovan Banerjee. indianexpress
Was in illegal custody for 24 hrs, Areeb Majeed tells court
Mumbai:Arguing for bail, alleged IS ‘recruit’ Areeb Majeed claimed that the NIA had kept him in illegal custody for over 24 hours when he returned to India.Advocate Mubin Solkar, representing Majeed, argued that the prosecution case is that Majeed was apprehended based on a source information received by the Ministry of Home Affairs about his return. “MHA directed the NIA to investigate the case based on this information. It is not believable that despite receiving the order, the NIA sought his custody only over 20 hours after he had returned,” Solkar argued. NIA had claimed that it had taken Majeed’s custody from the ATS on Nov.29.Further, Solkar also argued that Majeed could not be charged under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act since Islamic State was not included in the schedule to fall under the definition of terrorist outfit in the country. IS was only declared a terrorist organisation in Feb.2015, months after the applicant’s (Majeed) arrest in the case. Hence, the charges under UAPA cannot be invoked against him,” Solkar argued. Solkar said mere photographs showing Majeed holding weapons in his hand do not prove that he committed a terrorist activity. He also said that Majeed had no criminal antecedents and as a young boy was possibly misled. “He contacted his parents, got in touch with the Indian Consulate in Turkey and came back on his own. If he had a guilty mind, he would never have come back. If he had been in the terrorist organisation, he would not have been a fool to return,” Solkar said. indian express

Know about Muhammad Iqbal, the writer of 'Sare Jahan se Accha': India Today
Muhammad Iqbal, widely known as Allama Iqbal, was born on Nov. 9, 1877, in Sialkot, Punjab. A poet and philosopher, Iqbal is remembered for his famous poem 'Sare Jahan se Accha' that remains one of the most prominent patriotic poems in Urdu which is used as a marching composition at a number of national events.
Centre to examine demands of private Haj, Umrah operators
MumbaiL: central govt  will examine the demands of private tour operators who facilitate Haj and Umrah pilgrimages, particularly those pertaining to service tax and restoration of Haj quota, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Wednesday.He was speaking to a delegation of several private Haj and Umrah tour operators who met him here and submitted their grievances.All India Haj-Umrah Tour Organisers Association (AIHUTOA) Chairman Baba Kolsawala said that for the past 35 years, the private players, who operate parallel to the Haj Committee of India, have rendered yeoman service to pilgrims."Earlier, the private tour operators were exempt from Service Tax on the lines of the Haj Committee, and the pilgrims going through the private operators did not get govt  subsidies," Kolsawala said. IANS
World
Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton to win US presidency:Al Jazeera
Donald Trump is the next president of US after a long, bitter and divisive poll campaign.Projections early on Wednesday showed that Trump clinched victory over Hillary Clinton to become the 45th US president-elect after securing the 270 electoral votes needed to win.Speaking to his supporters in New York after clinching victory, Trump said that Clinton had congratulated him on his win.Trump said it was "time for us to come together", pledging to be president "for all Americans".Al Jazeera's James Bays, reporting from New York, described the result as "a political bombshell that we haven't seen in modern history".Since then, the billionaire businessman from New York has consistently alienated minority groups, refused to release his tax returns and remained seemingly unapologetic for leaked tapes in which he brags about sexually assaulting women. Global markets fell as the projected results emerged amid fears that a Trump presidency could cause financial turmoil.The dollar lost value against other currencies, and the Mexican peso saw its steepest dive in more than 20 years, plummeting 8 % at one point. Oil futures also declined.A polling average by tracker site RealClearPolitics gave Clinton a 3.3-percentage point national lead.The Kremlin said in a statement that Russian President Vladimir Putin was hoping to work with Trump to improve relations.Putin "expressed hope for mutual work on bringing US-Russia relations out of their critical condition as well as on working out outstanding issues on the international agenda" in his congratulatory telegram, the Kremlin said.Binali Yildirim, Turkish PM , expressed hopes that bilateral ties would strengthen under new US leadership.The govt  of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has had strained relations with Barack Obama's Democratic administration but Yildirim welcomed in new Republican flagbearer. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that he "congratulates the elected American president, Donald Trump, and hopes that peace will be achieved during his term". aljazeera
Netanyahu congratulates Trump, a 'true friend' of Israel
PM  Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Donald Trump on his election as US president on Wednesday and called him "a true friend of the state of Israel.""The ironclad bond between the United States and Israel is rooted in shared values, buttressed by shared interests and driven by a shared destiny."I am confident that president-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the unique alliance between our two countries and bring it to ever greater heights."Netanyahu avoided controversial topics in his statement, unlike members of his govt.Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who heads the hardline Jewish Home party, said after Trump's victory that the idea of a Palestinian state was over.World Bulletin
Israeli mayor of Jerusalem hails Trump as a dedicated friend of Jerusalem
Egypt's Sisi upstages world leaders to congratulate Trump
Cairo:Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was the first world leader to call to congratulate Donald Trump on his election victory on Wednesday, Sisi's office said.Sisi, who held a friendly meeting with Trump during a visit to New York in September, said he hoped the business magnate's election would breathe new life into US-Egyptian ties." US President-elect Donald Trump expressed his utmost appreciation to the president, pointing out that his was the first international call he had received to congratulate him on winning the election," a presidency statement said.reuters
Arab states, Iran react to Trump presidential win in US
America elects Donald Trump as President: Modi and Putin congratulate; Markets crash
Horror, fear strikes Muslim world as Trump wins after months of anti-Islamic rhetoric :Daily Mail
Muslim home with Clinton window sign vandalised in US
Trump victory may create new tension between US and Islam: Indonesia clerical body
Donald Trump victory in US election shocks Muslims:AFP
American Muslim women 'afraid to wear the hijab' after Donald Trump wins US election: Standard UK
Trump is good for India and bad for China, Pakistan. Here's why: ET
US has elected its most dangerous leader. We all have plenty to fear:Jonathan Freedland
Pollsters failed, Hillary endorsements backfired. The US media needs to introspect where it went wrong
US Presidential election results 2016: Yes US media, you missed (messed) this one pretty bad
Muslim Brotherhood: Trump victory a ‘disaster’
Donald Trump’s victory in the US elections is a “disaster” for the Arab and Muslim world, Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson said today.Mamdouh Al-Muneer, a member of the supreme body of the Freedom and Justice Party, wrote on social media that the results of the elections were a catastrophe as a “racist” has ascended to the White House. middleeastmonitor
Hindu Sena enthusiastically celebrates Trump’s victory
Right wing Hindu Sena, an ardent supporter of Donald Trump, celebrated his victory in New Delhi.Hindu Sena had already declared victory for Trump on 4 Nov. and hosted an event at Jantar Mantar to celebrate the victory. Before that they held hawans to attract good luck for Trump when he was running for president.Right wing group has been left smitten by Trump’s love towards Indians, specifically Hindu Indians and his disdain towards radical Islam. Members held posters that read,"India Loves Trump" and "Trump Our Only Hope". thequint
Trump is 45th US President; Clinton concedes defeat; PM Modi congratulates
Chinese state media says that Trump as president is what happens if people have democracies
World in shock as Trump surges to victory in US
Knesset discusses Jewish prayer at Al-Aqsa
Israeli ministers and parliamentarians were among the speakers at a Knesset-hosted conference yesterday organised by “Temple Mount” activists determined to see fundamental changes in the status quo at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. 3 cabinet ministers were among those at the gathering, which saw the launch of a new Knesset “Temple Mount Lobby”. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan told the gathering: “In my opinion, our right to the Temple Mount is unshakeable”, complaining that “current status quo…discriminates against the Jewish people.” middleeastmonitor
Egyptian military court throws 58 civilians behind bars
An Egyptian military court slapped 58 civilians with jail terms -- including two minors -- for "establishing committees aimed at hindering state institutions and terrorizing civilians", according to an Egyptian legal source.A lawyer for one of the defendants -- who spoke to Anadolu Agency anonymously due to security concerns -- said 31 civilians had been sentenced to jail with hard labor for terms ranging from three to 25 years.The remaining 27 defendants, he said, had received life sentences after being tried in absentia.The sentences can still be appealed in higher courts, the source added.World Bulletin
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