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Caught on camera: Indian man kicks fasting Muslim woman colleague for coming late to work

RAICHUR, India: A government woman employee was thrashed and assaulted by her colleague in Karnataka for reportedly coming late to work. The incident was caught on a CCTV camera, which shows Sharanappa assaulting Nasreen for allegedly turning up late for work. Nasreen, working as a in the municipal corporation, was observing fast during Ramzan and is said to have turned up late for work. Since it was a weekday, minimal staff was asked to be present to clear workload. In the video, Sharanappa, a computer operator…

What can break your fast during Ramazan? Myths and misconceptions

There are many doubts that arise among people observing fasting in Ramazan over certain situations and activities that could potentially nullify their fast, or things that need to be avoided during fasting.   There is no doubt among the four different schools of thought in Islam over things such as intentional eating and drinking, intentional vomiting and vitamin injections. However, there are some common myths that circulate due to lack of knowledge. The Grand Mufti at the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities…

Can fasting help with weight loss?

NEW YORK: People who fast every other day won’t necessarily lose more weight than dieters who cut calories in other ways, a U.S. study suggests. Fasting regimens that involve alternate-day calorie restriction have become increasingly popular, in part because some people struggle to shed excess pounds by conventional diets focused on counting calories every single day, the research team notes in JAMA Internal Medicine. For the study, researchers randomly assigned 100 obese adults to three different groups. One group…