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Covid-19 Vaccine: 'Those Fasting In Ramzan Can Take Jab'

Lucknow: A ‘fatwa’ issued by a prominent Sunni cleric here has said that those observing fast during the month of Ramzan can get vaccinated for Covid-19. Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi…

UP Minister Calls Burqa 'Evil Custom', Says Practice Will End
UP Minister Calls Burqa 'Evil Custom', Says Practice Will End

Ballia (UP): Uttar Pradesh minister Anand Swarup Shukla on Wednesday said Muslim women will be “freed” from the practice of wearing ‘burqa’, which he described as an evil custom and compared it to the banned triple talaq. This comes a day after the minister wrote to the Ballia district magistrate, complaining that he is facing […]

Odisha Couple Conquers Religious Divide With True Love

Bolangir: One is an ardent devotee of Ram and the other a follower of Rahim but their hearts knew that while their faith was man-made and would last till their existence, their love for each other was destined by the almighty and would last long to inspire generations to come. Much like the story of […]

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Ayodhya case: Hindu sides in SC rebut Muslim claims over disputed site

New Delhi: Hindu parties asserted in the Supreme Court on Thursday that claims of the Muslim side over the 2.77 acre land in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute were belied by the excavated material which suggested the existence of a “massive structure” beneath the demolished mosque. The counsel for deity Ram Lalla said the […]

Kovind, Naidu, Modi greet people on Eid-ul-Fitr

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the several leaders who greeted the people on Eid-ul-Fitr on Wednesday. The President, on his official Twitter handle, said the festival strengthens people’s belief in charity, fraternity and compassion. “Eid Mubarak to all fellow citizens, especially to our […]

Kidney swap unites Hindu, Muslim families

Chandigarh: In a rare gesture, a kidney swap was successfully conducted between a Hindu family from Bihar and a Muslim family from Kashmir at a private hospital near here. The surgery was performed by doctors led by Priyadarshi Ranjan, Consultant with Fortis Hospital in Mohali, Punjab. The families of Manjula Devi from Bihar and Abdul […]

Muharram observed across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, was observed with great reverence and solemnity by people of Muslim community across Odisha today. As per tradition, taziyas were taken out in different parts of the State in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad in the fierce Battle […]

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Muslims offer prayers on Eid Al-Adha

Bhubaneswar: Clad in their finest attire, people from the Muslim community today thronged various mosques, eidgahs and open grounds across the State to offer namaz on occasion of Eid Al-Adha. Cities including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Balasore, Bhadrak, Rourkela, Berhampur, Bolangir, Kendrapara wore a festive look as people hugged and greeted each other to mark the special […]

Man breaks Ramadan fast to save thalassemic child

Patna: A Muslim in Bihar chose humanity over religious customs, broke his Ramadan fast to donate blood to an eight-year-old Hindu thalassemic boy and saved his life. Jawed Alam on Tuesday donated blood to Rajesh Kumar in Gopalganj district, a district health official said. The boy was rushed to the emergency of Sadar hospital by […]

Cow urine should be acceptable as treatment to Muslims too: Ramdev

New Delhi: Yoga guru and Patanjali founder Swami Ramdev said cow urine should be acceptable to Muslims too as something used for treatment. “It is written in Quran that cow urine can be used for treatment. Some people are targeting Patanjali by saying that it is a Hindu company. Did I ever target Hamdard (set […]

UP: Woman BJP leader booked for slapping girl

Aligarh (UP): An FIR has been registered against a local woman BJP leader at the Gandhi Park police station here for slapping a girl who was sitting with a Muslim youth in a tea shop here, police said today. The FIR was registered last night under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 (insult intended […]

US to give $32mn in aid to Rohingya

New York: The US will provide a humanitarian aid package worth $32 million to the Rohingya Muslim minority who have fled violence in Myanmar and crossed into neighbouring Bangladesh, the State Department announced. The funding “reflects the US commitment to help address the unprecedented magnitude of suffering and urgent humanitarian needs of the Rohingya people,” […]

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A Tale of Two Love Stories

As I read about the ‘honour killing’ of Amrita Singh, the Rourkela girl strangulated to death by her relatives for the ‘crime’ of marrying a Muslim man, my mind inevitably went back 30 years in time when another inter-faith love story blossomed in the same Steel City but later went horribly wrong. Little, it seems, […]

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'BJP communalising triple talaq, trying to impose Hindu personal law'

New Delhi: A Muslim group on Wednesday accused the BJP government of communalising triple talaq, while terming its proposal of Uniform Civil Code an attempt to impose Hindu personal law. “BJP has made a lot of noise (about triple talaq and nikal halala). Without questions, they are communalising and politicising the whole issue,” Indian Muslims […]

Modi urges Muslims not to politicise triple talaq

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged people from the Muslim community not to “politicise” the triple talaq issue and requested them to come forward and find a “solution”. “I urge the people of Muslim community to not politicise the issue of triple talaq,” Modi said while speaking on the occasion of Basava […]

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'Gau Rakshaks' committing acts of terror: Owaisi

Hyderabad: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said “Gau Rakshaks” (cow vigilantes) are committing acts of terror against innocent people and warned that continued attacks will stoke anarchy in the country. The Member of Parliament alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its government did not want to stop Gau Rakshaks as they had […]

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Don't want conflict in Muslim society over triple talaq: Modi

Bhubaneswar: Dubbing triple talaq a “bad social practice”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said such practices can be ended by social awakening but stressed that the BJP didn’t want a conflict in the society for this. His observation came during his concluding remarks at the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) two-day National Executive meeting here. […]

Sec 144 clamped in Cuttack village after Muslim sects clash

Niali: Police today clamped prohibitory orders under section 144 in and around a mosque at Madhab village of Niali block in Odisha’s Cuttack district following a clash between two sects of Muslims. Police rushed to the village after the tension between the Deo and Baroli Muslim sects simmering since a clash between them on April […]

Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims, began on Monday with the new moon being sighted yesterday evening.

Modi greets Muslims on Ramadan

New Delhi: Prime minister Narendra Modi today greeted the Muslim community on the start of the holy month of Ramadan. “My greetings to the Muslim community as the holy month of Ramadan begins. May this Ramadan brings peace and happiness in everyone’s lives,” Modi said on his Twitter account. “May this holy month also enhance […]

Obama calls for unity against violent extremism

US President Barack Obama on Thursday echoed his Wednesday's call for Muslim communities around the world to resist the notion that the West was at war with Islam in his final speech at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism