Religion

All equal before God: No devotee will get ‘close-up’ darshan on monetary terms in Tamil Nadu

As we all are equal before God, no devotee will be offered ‘close-up’ darshan of the deity after paying money, ruled the Madras High Court.The Madras HC has ruled that while those willing to pay more can be allowed to cut the queue to get darshan faster, they cannot be taken closer to the deity. The court ordered that irrespective of paid or unpaid darshan, all devotees must witness and pray to the deity from the same spot...

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Now only 50 thousand people can do Vaishno Devi Darshan in a day

While passing the new direction, the National Green Tribunal has fixed the number of those who visited Vaishno Devi. The NGT has said that Vaishno Devi will not have any new construction near it...

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One of the largest Cattle fair in Asia,the month-long Sonepur mela starts in Bihar

The pride of Northern Bihar , Sonepur Cattle fair has started from Thursday. One of the prominent events of Bihar, the month-long cattle fair has been inaugurated by Bihar deputy minister Sushil Modi. This fair is one of the largest cattle fairs in Asia and famous for its rustic charm and cattle trade...

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International conference on Ramayana Circuit and Mithila- Awadh relations inaugurated.

Under the Ramayana Circuit Scheme, a program for connecting the cultural heritage of Mithila and Awadh is being started by inauguration of a two day international conference in Janakpur of Nepal, today. The conference is organised by NGO Mithila Awadh Cultural Preservation Council. Experts of India and Nepal have participated in this international conference..

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Kerala Islamic scholars hail Saudi King’s move to scrutinize Hadiths

Islamic scholars in Kerala have hailed the initiative by Saudi Arabia to set up a panel of scholars to study and scrutinize Hadiths or Hadis “with a view to preventing their use to justify violence or terrorism in the name of Islam”...

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Global Christian bodies frown at Nepal’s anti-conversion law

Nepal joined India and Pakistan in banning religious conversions and as expected the Christian organisations worldwide came out openly displaying their displeasure over this new law...

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Devotees drowned in the Chhath Puja celebration; President, PM convey their greetings

On the occasion of auspicious Chhath Puja, the Hindu festival dedicated to the Sun, devotees in Bihar have gathered in various Sun temples in Aurangabad, Nalanda and Paliganj to observe the festival. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have conveyed their wish to the devotees. The festival is dedicated to Suryadev and thanks him for rewarding earth with life...

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Festival of worshiping the Sun: Chhhath Puja celebration starts across country

Continuing the month-long festive season of Dushera, Diwali, the celebration of Chhath Puja has started in Bihar. Though manly Bihar celebrates this ancient Hindu festival spectacularly, many other states like Jharkhand, Uttarapradesh and India capital Delhi also celebrate the festival. Dedicated to Surjya (the Sun), the eve is to seek the blessings of the Sun God Surya to live a long and healthy life. Starting from 24th October this year’s Chhath Puja will continue till 27th October...

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Nearly 1,70,000 pilgrims from India to perform Haj this year

Nearly one lakh 70 thousand pilgrims from India are performing Haj in Saudi Arabia this year with a hope that Allah will forgive their sins, and to have a new start with their God. Till now, at least two million Muslims from all around the world has gathered in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj this year...

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AIMPLB treads cautiously over SC verdict on triple talaq

Adopting a safe posture on triple talaq, All India Muslim Personal Law Board said that it will figure out the future line of action in the working committee meeting scheduled on September 10 in Bhopal. Speaking to the media, a senior member of the Board's working committee Zafaryab Jilani said it will not be appropriate to comment on the Supreme Court's decision without studying it in detail...

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Harvard teaching 'The Great Epics' Ramayana and Mahabharata

These great Sanskrit epics will be focus of the graduate level “Indian Religions Through Their Narrative Literatures: The Epics” class taught by Professor Anne E. Monius of Harvard Divinity School starting August 30...

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Thirteen die in Islamic terror attack in Spain

At least 13 persons were killed in a terrorist attack allegedly carried out by the Islamic State (IS) on Thursday in the heart of this Spanish city. The police have arrested two persons in this connection...

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Break Sharia Law and get 'Public Caning' in a Malaysian state

Taking a strict action for the crimes against sharia law, a state of Malaysia has amended its laws to allow public canings. The amendment was passed by the assembly of Kelantan. Kelantan a state of Malaysia is governed by a conservative Islamic party...

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Muslim Rashtriya Manch holds Iftar party at Ayodhya, tells Muslim to shun beef

Ayodhya, June 15: In an attempt to sensitise the Muslim community about the significance of cow in the holy month of Ramzan, Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) setting up the new president today hosted an Iftar party in Ayodhya, where Muslims broke their fast..

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Fatwa issued against Ajmer Shrine chief for denouncing beef, triple talaq

Syed Zainul Anedin, spiritual head of famous Ajmer Dargah, finds himself in a trouble as a ‘fatwa’ has been issued against him for denouncing beef consumption and criticizing instant triple talaq...

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Kerala Archbishop rules out support to BJP

KCBC president Archbishop Soosa Pakiam of Thiruvananthapuram said the bishops’ meeting with Shah last week was cordial...

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Central office of MRM’s ‘Gau Sewa Sadbhavana Padayatra’ inaugurated

The central office of the historic Gau Seva Sadbhavana padayatra' to be undertaken by Muslim Rashtriya Manch Gau Seva Prakoshth national convener Mohd Faiz Khan was inaugurated at Sangat Bhavan, in New Delhi on Wednesday...

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MRM holds Iftar party in Jamia Milia Islamia, serves cow milk to ‘Rojedars’

The Muslim Rashtriya Macnh (MRM) organised a Roja Iftar party at Delhi's prestigious Jamia Milia Islamia on Monday. The participating ‘Rojedars’ were served cow milk to break their fast (Roja)...

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Holy month, unholy blasts

Ramadan is a holy month for Islam which we all must respect. More so, when it’s observed with the rigorous austerity, renouncing the material indulgences, dedicating this to the Almighty who is “common” to all and one...

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Indresh Kumar dubs Kerala cow killers as murderers of humanity

Describing those indulging in organising beef parties and creating tension in the countyr as 'satans, senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar said that these people were murderers of humanity...

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Muslims celebrate ‘Cow Milk Parties’ during Ramjan under MRM patronage

The Muslim Rashtriya Manch has appealed to all the Indian Muslims to break the Roja during the holy month of Ramjan with cow’s milk...

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US Secretary of State Tillerson declines to host Ramazan reception

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined to host a Ramazan reception, apparently breaking a nearly two-decade long bipartisan tradition...

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Masked gunmen kill 23 in gun attack on Christians in Egypt

A group of masked gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians when they were driving to a monastery located south of Cairo on Friday and killed 26 of them while injuring 26 others, Reuters reported quoting the Governor of Egypt’s Minya Province Essam al-Bedaiwy...

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Anyhow God listens! India’s 1st Mosque in Kerala to offer Friday ‘Namaaz’ in sign language

Worshipping God in India takes you to different cultures and roots. Every individual who prays to God differs in the means he uses, the way he prays but ‘Faith’ remains constant universally. In a very unique way, the mosque in Malappuram in Kerala will render the sermons and speeches offered during the Friday ‘Namaaz’ in sign language for the benefit of the hearing-impaired believers...

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Muslim Personal Law Board promises to issue advisory on triple talaq

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Monday submitted before the Supreme Court that it will issue an advisory on the triple talaq issue and the Qazis will be asked to advise the bridegroom and bride during the nikah not to use triple talaq for annulling the marriage as it is undesirable in the Sharia law...

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Govt may step in if triple talaq practice not changed: Venkaiah Naidu

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu did not rule out the possibility of central government stepping in to make a legislation to ban the practice of triple talaq if the Muslim community failed to change it...

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SC reserves verdict on ‘Constitutional’ validity of practicing #TripleTalaq

Today while hearing on ‘Triple Talaq’ the Supreme Court reserved its verdict which challenged the ‘fundamentalism’ of practicing ‘Triple Talaq’ amongst Muslim women. The five-judge bench earlier had made it clear that it would examine whether the practice of ‘Triple Talaq’ among Muslims is fundamental to their religion...

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AIMPLB says #TripleTalaq part of Islam; SC squashes saying religious texts call it 'Sinful'

Today the Supreme Court while hearing on Triple Talaq, asked Centre “whether women can be given option of saying no to Triple Talaq”. While Muslim bodies asserted saying that ‘Triple Talaq’ is ‘Fundamental’ and ‘Part of religion’, SC squashed this saying that how the practice can be "fundamental" to Islam when the religious and scholarly texts themselves call it "worst" and "sinful"...

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Varanasi Muslim women invoke Lord Hanuman to end triple talaq

The novel initiative was organised by the Muslim Mahila Foundation (MMF), a NGO of Muslim Women in this holy city at Patalpuri Mutt in the city...

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Don't politicize triple talaq, PM tells Muslim leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday appealed the Muslim community and its leaders not to politicise the delicate and sensitive issue of triple talaq and shoulder the responsibility of initiating reform in this regard...

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Don't politicize triple talaq, PM tells Muslim leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday appealed the Muslim community and its leaders not to politicise the delicate and sensitive issue of triple talaq and shoulder the responsibility of initiating reform in this regard...

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AIMPLB misleading Muslims on triple talaq issue: Prof Md. Shabbir

Former Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and former Dean of the Law Faculty Prof Mohammad Shabbir lambasted at All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) for ‘misleading the society’ on the sensitive issue of triple talaq...

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Pope on a visit to Egypt to accelerate peace initiatives

Pope Francis, the highest spiritual mentor of Catholics worldwide, will be arriving today in Egypt by a special Alitalia plane on a peace mission and to boost the peace initiatives in that strife-torn Islamic country...

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Talaq-hit Muslim woman seeks help from PM, CM

The woman complained that her husband Arif Ali who she married in June 2014, gave her triple talaq through the speed post. ..

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Indian Muslims: Loss and Gains

The author argues about the Loss and Gains of the Muslims in India tracing their history of the past hundred years...

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Indian Muslims: Loss and Gains

The author argues about the Loss and Gains of the Muslims in India tracing their history of the past hundred years...

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"Triple talaq is crime against Muslim women, needs to be scrapped"

Triple talaq is crime and excess against Muslim women. This should be abolished as early as possible, said Indresh Kumar here on Monday...

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Triple talaq not in vogue in any Islamic country: Moulana Suhaib Qasmi

A custom like triple talaq is not in vogue in any of the Islamic countries in the world, said Jamaat-e-Ulema-e-Hind President Moulana Suhaib Qasmi here on Sunday...

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Triple Talaq a social virus that infects the future of Muslim women

The need of the hour is to deliver justice to a hapless lot of Muslim women whose future is blackened by the social virus called instant triple talaq. They are looking with great hope in their eyes to Prime Minster Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Aadityanath with a firm belief that they will free them from this inhuman practice and restore their honour and respect in the society. With this hope, they defied the diktats of their menfolk and voted for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections...

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Sonu Nigam expresses his outrage over “enforced religiousness”

Sonu Nigam, a prominent singer in the Indian film industry, experienced similar kind of distress when yesterday he was woken up early in the morning due to the deafening noises of azan...

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Honour each other's religions, Indresh Kumar exhorts Christian leaders

Senior RSS leader and patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) Indresh Kumar interacted with the participants on various national and social issues...

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Honour each other's religions, Indresh Kumar exhorts Christian leaders

Senior RSS leader and patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) Indresh Kumar interacted with the participants on various national and social issues...

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 WCC condemns terror attacks on Egypt churches

The World Council of Churches (WCC) condemned the vicious attacks on innocent worshippers in St George (Mar Girgis) Coptic Church in Tanta and in front of St Mark´s church in Alexandria, Egypt, an official release said...

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Vice-President's wife Salma slams Triple Talaq practice

Vice-President Mohd Hamid Ansari’s wife Salma Ansari asked the Muslim women not to listen to the Maulanas and other clergy on Triple Talaq issue...

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"Yoga good for body and mind, not necessary for experiencing the divine"

The Indian Catholic Church believes that yoga is not needed to experience the supreme bliss or divine spirit. It is only a way to keep your body in perfect health condition, the Church believes...

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Shia Personal Law Board favours ban on Triple Talaq, cow slaughter

The Shia Personal Law Board has come out strongly in favour of the ban on Triple Talaq and cow slaughter, the issues dear to Narendra Modi government...

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“Will never give up on singing” says Nahid Afrin after ‘Fatwa’ gets issued against her

When a talent sprouts Ofcourse its wings fly high to achieve more success and blessings. But often there comes the time that many become the reason for cutting down those wings of hopes. Top Indian Idol contestant Nahid Afrin, a 16 year old, who has already secured her wings in Bollywood when she did a playback for Akira film, faced terrible obstruction...

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Brazil’s ex-president Dilma Rousseff visits Ecumenical Center

Former President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff was given a warm reception and welcome at the Ecumenical Centre of the World Council of Churches (WCC), on Friday...

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German High School bans Muslim students from praying

A high school in the Germany’s Western Wuppertal city has banned the Muslim students from praying within the premises...

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‘It’s better to be an atheist’ than a hypocritical Catholic!

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Turkey lifts ban on female officers wearing Islamic headscarves

Turkey’s Defense Ministry has lifted the ban on female officers wearing Islamic headscarves. After the announcement was made on Wednesday Turkey will allow female military officers and cadets to wear headscarves with their uniforms...

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Triple Talaq highlights inequality towards Muslim women: Swamy

The existence of evil practices like ‘triple talaq’ only highlighted the most unacceptable inequality between men and women prevailing in the Muslim society in India, said senior BJP leader Dr Subramanian Swamy...

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Donald Trump, the visa ban and India

The recent decision of US President Donald Trump has come under severe criticism at home. The author analyses the decision vis-a-vis situation in India...

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Rijiju reacts to Congress’ accusation, says Hindus never convert people

In response to the accusation hurled by the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee against Narendra Modi government of trying to convert Arunachal Pradesh into a ‘Hindu State’, the Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju Monday said that Hindu population was reducing as they (Hindus) “never convert people”...

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Education must for progress of Muslim community: Indresh Kumar

Senior RSS leader and Patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) Indresh Kumar emphasised that education was must for the progress of the Muslim community. ..

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Muslim Rashtriya Manch launches ‘Insaniyat Jagao’ campaign

The Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) launched its 10-day ‘Insaniyay Jagao Abhiyan’ (Arouse Humanity campaign) in a simple yet attractive ceremony held at various places in the country, informed Girish Juyal, National Convener (Organisation)...

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Three prominent Christian Cardinals meet PM

A three-member delegation of Catholic Cardinals called on the Prime Minister on Wednesday to discuss regarding the visit of the Pope to India and kidnapping of Father Tom...

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Citing security concerns, Morocco bans sale of burqas

Citing security concerns, Morocco has banned the burqa, a whole body veil used by the Muslim women, according to some local media reports, the New York Times said...

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Saudi Arab increases India’s annual Haj quota by 34,500; biggest hike in 30 years

Saudi Arab and India on Wednesday signed the bilateral Haj agreement. According to this agreement, India's annual Haj quota is increased by 34,500 which is the biggest hike in nearly three decades. The Indian delegation led by Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and the Saudi delegation led by Umrah Minister Dr. Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten inked an agreement in this regard in Jeddah, increasing the size of India's Haj quota from 1,36,020 to 1,70,520...

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"RSS is not anti-Muslim" — Krishna Gopal

The author writes about his first hand impressions about RSS after participating in the meeting of Muslim intellectuals organised by Muslim Rashtriya Manch on November 3 last year...

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Pakistani cops arrest 110 imams for celebrating ‘murder’ of a governor

The police in Lahore arrested as many as 110 imams on Thursday while they were celebrating the murder of Salman Taseer, Governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province. ..

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