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28 Doctors In Odisha Lost Lives To Covid In Second Wave; IMA Demands ‘Martyr Tag’

The Odisha Unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has demanded 'martyr' status to the doctors who laid down their lives on line of duty while battling Covid-19 during the second wave.

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Concern Among Muslims Over Halal Status Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Jakarta: In October, Indonesian diplomats and Muslim clerics stepped off a plane in China. While the diplomats were there to finalise deals to ensure millions of doses reached Indonesian citizens, the clerics had a much different concern: Whether the COVID-19 vaccine was permissible for use under Islamic law. As companies race to develop a COVID-19 […]

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Tablighi Jamaat: FIR Registered Against Markaz After Reports Of COVID-19 Transmission Surface

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against the management of Tablighi Jamaat Markaz headquartered in south Delhi’s Nizamuddin area. An FIR has been registered against TJ for violating the Epidemic Act provisions and also IPC Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) while the case has been handed over to the Crime Branch for probe, […]

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Harish Salve: CAA is necessary, not meant to send Muslims out of India

New Delhi: Former Solicitor General Harish Salve expressing his opinion in favour of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) said the principle of equality does not mean that every law must have universal application. Salve in an article in a leading national daily said the principle of equality would not result in taking away the power […]

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Amit Shah Won't Be Allowed To Step Out Of Kolkata Airport If CAA Not Withdrawn: Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind

Kolkata: West Bengal minister and state president of Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind Siddiqullah Chowdhury on Sunday threatened to disallow Union Home Minister Amit Shah to step out of the airport whenever he visits the city, if the Citizenship Amendment Act is not immediately withdrawn. Chowdhury said the contentious law is against humanity and the citizens of the country […]

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JK: Muslims Agree To Demolition Of 40-Yr-Old Mosque For Long-Awaited Bridge On Jhelum

Srinagar: In an exemplary act, the Muslim community here has agreed to the demolition of a 40-year-old mosque to allow the completion of a long-awaited bridge over Jhelum river, officials said on Sunday. They said the project has been pending since 2002 due to some bottlenecks including the presence of the mosque and some residential […]

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Muslims Of India Need Not Fear, CAA Doesn't Threaten Their Citizenship: Ajmer Dargah Spiritual Head

Jaipur: The Citizenship (Amendment) Act is not against Muslims of the country and they need not fear as it does not pose any danger to their citizenship, the spiritual head of Ajmer Dargah Zainul Abedin Ali Khan said on Thursday. He said the government should constitute a high-power committee considering the sentiments of Muslim community […]

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CAA Has Nothing To Do With NRC: MHA

New Delhi: Citizenship (Amendment) Act has nothing to do with National Register of Citizens (NRC) and it does not apply to Indian citizens, including Muslims, Home Ministry sources said on Tuesday. The information was shared following incidents of violence across many states over the new Act. “CAA has nothing to do with NRC and it […]

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RSS, BJP Reach Out To Muslims Ahead Of Ayodhya Verdict; Caution Against Extreme Reactions

New Delhi: Days ahead of the Ayodhya verdict, senior RSS and BJP leaders reached out to prominent Muslim clerics and intellectuals and held a meeting with them here on Tuesday during which it was stressed that irrespective of the nature of the court ruling there should neither be ‘junooni jashn’ (excessive celeberation) nor ‘haar ka […]

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Hindus In This Bihar Village Cross Religious Lines To Maintain centuries-Old Mosque

Patna: India is a country where few generalisations can be made on the basis of single incidents or events. Though the temple-mosque dispute in the town of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh is what grabs frequent media headlines over “Hindu-Muslim conflict”, not too far away in the village of Madhi, in Nalanda district of Bihar, there […]

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101 Blood Letters to PM Modi from Hindu Mahasabha

Aligarh (UP): The All India Hindu Mahasabha urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to take strong action against 49 eminent personalities, who had written to him on lynching of minorities and hate crimes in the country. Launching a counter-attack, leaders of the Mahasabha posted 101 letters written in blood to the prime minister, saying […]

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Muslim students bag 80% of government scholarships

New Delhi:  Students from the Muslim community received about 80 per cent of total scholarships offered under 20 Central government schemes in 2018-19, official data shows. Those from the Christian community came in at second place with 7.5 per cent share while it was 5 per cent for Sikhs and 4.7 per cent for Hindus, according […]

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IS claims responsibility for Iraq blast that killed 8

Baghdad: The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Baghdad market the previous day that killed 8 people. The extremist group released a statement early on Friday saying the bomber detonated his explosives vest at the Jamila marketplace in Baghdad’s sprawling Shiite neighbourhood of Sadr City on Thursday evening. Fifteen […]

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China using app to target Muslims in Xinjiang: HRW

Hong Kong: Chinese authorities are using a mobile phone app to collect vast amount of data for illegal mass surveillance and arbitrary detention of Muslims in the western Xinjiang region, said a Human Rights Watch report on Thursday. The report, “China’s Algorithms of Repression: Reverse Engineering a Xinjiang Police Mass Surveillance App”, says the app […]

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Lynchings will be commonplace under Amit Shah, says Kejriwal

New Delhi: If BJP President Amit Shah ever becomes the Union Home Minister, lynchings will be commonplace in India, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday. Slamming Shah’s comments at Thursday’s campaign meeting in Darjeeling, where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President reportedly said that if the party is voted to power, all infiltrators […]

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US House of Representatives condemns hatred against Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims

New York: In a controversial resolution that initially split the Democrats before being expansively reworded, the House of Representatives has condemned hate against Hindus, Sikhs, Jews, Muslims and other minorities and denounced accusations of dual loyalty. A key element in the resolution adopted on Thursday is the condemnation of dual loyalty that insinuates doubt about patriotism […]

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Eid-ul-Adha celebrated with religious fervour in Telangana, Andhra

Hyderabad: Eid-ul-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, was celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday. Muslims in Hyderabad and in other towns of Telangana, and in the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh offered Eid prayers and sacrificed goats or cattle commemorating the great sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim. Lakhs of Muslims offered prayers […]

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Hyderabad mosque welcomes non-Muslims to witness 'namaz'

Hyderabad: Standing on a balcony, a group of non-Muslims including women watched Muslims offer prayers at a mosque here which formally opened its doors for people of all faiths. It was an opportunity for followers of different religions to know how a mosque looks from the inside and how Muslims offer ‘namaz’. Visitors including heritage […]

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Planning Iftaar party at home?Recipes you must try

  New Delhi: During this Ramadan, impress your family and friends with self-made gosht badam korma or keema with recipes lent by experts. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad according […]

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2002 Gujarat Riots Case: High Court Acquits Former BJP Minister Maya Kodnani

  The Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) Minister Maya Kodnani while upholding the conviction of Bajrang Dal activist Babu Bajrangi in the 2002 Gujarat riots case. Out of the 32 convicts in the case, Gujarat High Court acquitted 17 people including Maya Kodnani; conviction of 12 was upheld, verdict on […]

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NGOs working among Muslims filling state's space, yet isolated: Ansari

New Delhi: NGOs working among the Muslims in India are filling the space left vacant by the state but they remain isolated despite the dream of a new India by 2022 held out by the Narendra Modi government, former Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Tuesday. “Many NGOs mentioned in the book operate in spaces left […]

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Triple Talaq Bill Needs Relook

The triple talaq bill passed by the Lok Sabha has evoked extreme reactions on either side of the political, social and gender divide. On the one side are the BJP and its supporters, women’s organizations speaking for Muslim women like Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan and Muslim women in general, who have hailed it as a […]

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SC to examine if triple talaq is enforceable fundamental right

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today made it clear that it would examine whether the practice of triple talaq among Muslims is fundamental to their religion as it began hearing petitions challenging the practice. A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said it would look into the aspect whether triple talaq is […]

Majority of Americans unaware about Sikhs and Sikhism: survey

A majority of Americans are unaware of what Sikhism is and mistake Sikhs for Muslims despite the country being home to more than half a million of them, a latest study has said amid a rise in hate crimes against the members of the minority community since 9/11