A Poetic evening to mark Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday

Staff Reporter Auckland, October 31, 2020 Members of the Muslim community and Mehfil enthusiasts can expect a quality evening at the at a virtual session due to be held today, Saturday, October 31, 2020. Organised by ‘Sangam,’ an Auckland based organisation, the event, called, ‘Mehful e Edi e Milad Un Nabi’ will commence with the first session exclusively for women…

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Rather someone with a criminal past than a smoker

Study reveals preference of Kiwi partners  and other ‘bad habits’ Auckland, October 30, 2020 New Zealanders find smoking more unattractive in a potential partner than a criminal record according to new research.  The survey also highlighted a number of bad habits that have intensified as a result of the pandemic including nail-biting and workaholism. The Shosha study of 1000 adult…

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New Zealanders agree on Euthanasia but reject Cannabis Legislation

Preliminary results indicate strong views on two referendums Wellington, October 30, 2020 The Euthanasia Referendum has passed the public vote, with 65.2% voting in favour, but the Cannabis question has 53.1% voting ‘No’ so far, preliminary results show. The number of voters who chose ‘No’ in the End of Life Choice Referendum reached 33.8%. In the Cannabis question, ‘Yes’ received…

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Documentary focuses on Corruption Movement in India

Supplied Content Chicago, USA, October 29, 2020 Transparency: Pardarshita chronicles the chase of a common man from offshore to India is now available exclusively at MX Player for free viewing.  https://www.mxplayer.in/show/watch-transparency-pardarshita-series-online-f377655abfeb0e12c6512046a5835ce1 This is a seven-episode Hindi language documentary series released under the umbrella of Munish Raizada Films from Chicago. Real-life political thriller The series shed light on the inner workings…

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National MPs must avoid their own spin and put away the pretence

Judith Collins delivered her concession speech to chants of ‘Judith, Judith, Judith’ and a whooping guard of honour as she left (Photo by Tim Murphy) Publicly, the National Party claims that it did all that it could in the election campaign and is silent about the Leader in the room. But it is time to put away the blue-tinted spectacles. Who…

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New Parliament is strong on representation but weak on liberals

 53rd Parliament brings greater diversity (RNZ Photo by Te Aniwa Hurihanganui)   The 53rd New Zealand Parliament elected recently is without doubt the most representative in our history. It contains more women than ever before – well over half the expanded Labour Caucus are women; there are more Maori and Pasifika represented; and MPs from Asia, Africa and South America.…

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Muslim Leader wants Islam taught in schools

In countries like the United Kingdom and across Europe, although a large number of Muslims follow the traditional Islamic way of life, there is concern around the number of Muslims becoming radicalised in their religion. Lessons from overseas How could this happen in advanced western countries and what lessons can be drawn to avoid this happening in New Zealand? It is…

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