After facing some serious bomb attacks in the capital city Baghdad, the Iraqi administration has made a security review to find out its lack. The bomb attacks caused more than 95 citizens dead and nearly 600 injured. The city was rocked yesterday while a series of bombs exploded by government structures. In the attacks Foreign Ministry was badly damaged.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told he would review security arrangements all over the country to fight the current threat of terrorism. The US administration has been gradually withdrawing troops from the country and handed control of major cities and towns to the Iraqi military. To say about yesterday blasts, the Pentagon told the attacks could not manipulate the US withdrawal policy.
Conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has sealed the Jeddah bureau of Lebanese channel LBC TV network as it broadcasted an interview with a Saudi man talking about his sexual experiences.After on aired the shocking interview, law enforcing agency arrested 32-year-old Mazen Abdul-Jawad last month from the Red Sea city of Jeddah. Jawad recounting details of his personal sexual escapades on Lebanon-based LBC channel. He spoke in front of camera about how couples can bring spice up their sex lives. Divorced Jawad gave the interview from his bedroom in Jeddah.
He said “Everything happens in this room,” before starting descriptions of foreplay techniques, practices and tricks for cruising ladies on Jeddah’s streets. The father of four disclosed that on an episode of the Salacious Show “Ahmar Bilkhat al-Areed” (Wide Red Lines).
The Ministry of Culture & Information in Riyadh said a powerful committee had taken decision to lock the Jeddah office of LBC due to airing the interview. Additionally, authorities closed other offices in the kingdom of LBC that is chiefly owned by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal reported the daily al-Watan
Abdul-Jawad was charged with exposing vice publicly and attorneys say he can sentence the capital punishment. Like many traditional Arab countries, KSA makes illegal sexually explicit content on Media.
Raksha bandhan is a Hindu festival. It symbolizes the eternal bond of love between brother and sister. The day was celebrated with traditional fervor on Wednesday in New Delhi, India with individuals visiting their siblings with sweets and gifts. Teenagers additionally visited temples in several areas of the city.
Girls dressed in fineries and daubed foreheads of the brothers with vermilion. After that tied colorful Rakhis on brother’s wrists with prayed for their happiness. A student of Jawaharlal Nehru University Riti said “It is a festival which is so close to my heart. I woke up early in the morning and offered puja for my elder brother. Then I tied a Rakhi on his hand in turn he pledged to protect me from all adversities.”
On the other hand, citizen from South India are celebrating today the Avaniatam festival. In this festival Brahmins go to temples to make puja and afterwards change their holy threads. Among the participant in the festival, an engineering student G. Arvind said “We went to the nearby temple for the puja to change our poonal (sacred thread). The rituals went on for around two hours. A lot of delicacies are being prepared at home and I am waiting to feast upon them.”
To maintain to the extra rush of devotees, Delhi Metro has decided to operate today 60 extra trips. Besides, the DMRC will deploy additional staff to serve to the further rush of commuters. The administration has offered today free travel for women in the DTC buses and low-floor buses to ease their trip to the houses of their brothers. For the festivals, tight security has been imposed on streets and crowded places. A lot of security forces have deployed in markets, popular hangouts like India Gate and amusement parks to avoid any unpleasant incident. All security system is centrally monitored.
Hindu temple built with around one million pieces of colorful glass is going to be unveiled soon in Malaysia. It has named The Arulmigu Sri Raja Kallamman temple, located in Jalan Tebrau in Johor Bahru state. Malaysia’s first glass temple will be a boon to Hindu devotees and also be a great tourist attraction. The temple is air-conditioned and could accommodate more than 1,500 devotees. It will be officially opened on 25 October.
Temple Chairman S Sinnathamby said the temple is the first glass temple of its type over the world and built at the expenditure of RM3 million Sinnathamby told 95% of the temple’s walls, domes, pillars and ceiling were adorned with above a million pieces of colorful glasses which imported from Japan, Thailand, and Belgium. He said “The glassworks were carefully placed together by nine Myanmar workers. Motifs and symbols like Swastika, Namam and Sri Chakra were created from the glasswork in seven colors.” Sinnathamby mentioned the glass temple was built on the land awarded in 1922 by the Sultan of Johor and in 1996, renovated for the first time.
More than 900 years old Shrine of Shiva is the only Hindu temple in Kashmir valley. It located on the banks of the icy Lidder River and built by Raja Jai Suria. Once the temple was a must halt over for pilgrims leaving to the Amarnath cave shrine in the southern Kashmir Himalayas. The temple has also images of Parvati, Hanuman and Ganesha carved in stone.
It was for long time maintained by a local association of Kashmir Pandits guided by Pandit Radha Krishen. In 1989 after Krishen’s migration from Kashmir, the Mamalaka temple became a protected monument and property of the state Archaeology, Archives & Museum Department. At the time of leaving, Pandit handed the charge over the temple to his Muslim friend Abdul Bhat. Pandit requested Bhat to keep the temple’s gates open and keeping the promise, Abdul Bhat took care of this temple until he transferred from the region in 2004.
After the migration of Pandits from a nearby village, 2 Muslim priests were appointed here. The priests are Ghulam Hassan and Mohmmad Abdullah. They kept the temple’s doors open & bells continued to toll. Ghulam Hasan said to a visiting reporter “We not only took care of temple but also held ‘Aartis’ everyday.” They are ensuring the safety of “Shivling” (3 ft-long black stone). The priests have also ensured no devotee leave the place without Prasad.
Abdullah and Hassan both were entrusted with the duty of maintaining this temple. They said “We have faith in Lord Shiva. We not only maintained the temple, undertook repairs but also ensured that the temple remains fully functional despite threats from the militants.” They added “We have fulfilled our task of guarding this shrine for Kashmiri Pandits. It is theirs. We wish they return and take back the control of the temple.”