Religion

Church leaders misleading Christian community about BJP, RSS: PCLM

Senior columnist and President of PCML R L Francis alleged that the Protestant and Catholic Churches are spreading falsehood and canard against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and also against the Union Government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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Eid Mubarak! Immersed in the ‘Unity’ of crescent moon, Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with great fervor and gaiety today

India has always believed in ‘Unity in Diversity’ and with this the people in the country celebrate each and every festival with the same traditional fervor and gaiety across the country. Today on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, let us all come together and celebrate this auspicious day with contentment and love of brotherhood. ..

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Catholic schools to teach Constitution to students

Against the background of countrywide criticism over their letters for prayer to ‘save constitution’, ‘to elect a new government that would protect plurality of India’ and ‘to protect the human rights’ the Catholic Bishops have decided to teach constitution in their schools to educate the students...

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Global Church body sends Eid greetings to Muslim community

The World Council of Churches (WCC), a global Church conglomerate has extended its warm greetings to the Muslim community on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. WCC general Secretary Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered written greetings of peace...

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MRM endeavours to maintain communal harmony: Indresh Kumar

Addressing the Muslim gatherings on the occasion of ‘Roja Iftar’ organised by Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) activists across the country, Indresh Kumar, Patron of the MRM and senior RSS functionary reiterated that the Muslim Rashtriya Manch has been busy since its inception in 2002 to maintain the communal harmony in the country...

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Har Har Mahadev! General V K Singh flags off first batch of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra

Hoping the pilgrims of the much awaited Kailash Manasarovar yatra 2018 conclude their journey smoothly, Union Minister of External Affairs general V K Singh flagged off the first batch comprising 60 yatris...

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Kedarnath breaks its record: More than 5 lakh pilgrims seeks darshan in just one month

The fast-pious devotees who have reached the Kedarnath shrine in the last one month have been convinced that the number of pilgrims who reached Kedarnath Nath Dham this time will be much higher than the previous years...

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This part of brain makes you experience ‘Spirituality’

Scientists have identified a possible neurobiological home for the spiritual experience—the sense of connection to something greater than oneself...

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Giving relief to charitable trusts who provide free food, new scheme ‘SevaBhojYojna’ introduced

The Charitable trusts who provide Food/Prasad/Langar (Community Kitchen)/Bhandara free of cost without any discrimination to Public/Devotees, for them government has introduced a new scheme named ‘SevaBhojYojna’ in which envisages to reimburse the Central Government share of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) and Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) on purchase of raw items such as ghee, edible oil, atta/maida/rava/flour , rice pulses, sugar, burra/jiggery etc which go into preparation of food/Prasad..

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Difference between Religious Propagation and Conversion

I implore all patriots, if his or her religion happens to be Christianity, to look deep into the meaning and significance of the act of conversion; the convert learns to look down upon his parents’ religion and culture; the significance of conversion is divisive for the family of the convert and the society at large. ..

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NCCI expresses concern over ‘violation of minority human rights’

The National Council of Churches in India (NCCI), an apex body of the protestant churches in India, has expressed serious concern over the “worsening situation of violation of human rights in the country”...

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Delhi Archbishop’s ‘prayer’ letter evokes nationwide criticism

The letter of Delhi Archbishop Anil Couto asking the church leaders and members of the Catholic community to pray and observe fast on every Friday till the 2019 elections are held to defeat the ‘nationalist groups’ has evoked nationwide criticism from various organisations, political parties and lay people...

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Christian groups repeatedly tamper democracy ; Why Election Commission silent, asks LRO

In a letter sent to the ECI, LRO Convener Vinay Joshi has slammed the body for its languorous approach to tackle the Christian groups which are tampering the very spirit of democracy by spreading nefracious propoganda. ..

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Catholic Church leaders raise objection to chanting ‘Jai Hind’

After the Delhi Archbishop’s letter to the ‘faithful’ in Christian community to pray and observe fast on every Friday in the churches to defeat the ‘nationalist forces and parties’ coming to power in 2019 general elections again, the Catholic Church leaders have taken objection to chanting of ‘Jai Hind’...

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Delhi Archbishop calls for nationwide prayers to influence 2019 elections

Archbishop of Delhi Anil JT Couto called on the faithful in every parish to recite the prayer and fast for a year starting May 13, 2018 and perform the Eucharistic adoration every Friday until the 2019 elections...

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Lord Kedarnath extends his Darshan timings: 2 hours increased due to impressive increase in Yatris this year

Looking at the wreath of devotees in Kedarnath, time of observation has been extended in the afternoon. For the first time after the calamity of 2013, such a large number of passengers are reaching Kedarnath. Mangesh Ghildiyal, District Magistrate of Rudraprayag, said that after watching the number of passengers, Badrinath-Kedar in the afternoon, after the talk of the temple committee, the time of Darshan has been extended for more than one and a half hours...

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When meditating, You change world with your vibes

Sri Sri Ravi shankar ..

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Reframe Quran verses that spread "killing of Jews, Christians and kufr" dictates France

France has again raised its voice against Islam and its Quran by opining to eliminate the verses from that incites violence and legitimizes the killings of Jews Christians, and nonbelievers in particular...

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Faith has no boundaries: Hindu festival Narasimha Chaturdashi celebrated with grace and devotion in Pakistan

Faith has no boundaries whether it may be physical or geographical; the true devotion towards religions makes any environment sacred. Something same happened on the land of Pakistan on April 28th as in Karachi celebrated a Hindu festival that is Narasimha Chaturdashi with grace and devotion...

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Char Dham Yatra opens its sacred portals: U’khand fully prepared to facilitate the devotees

Much awaited Char Dham Yatra has been started for its devotees as the Two Dhams that is Kedarnath and Badrinath have opened their holy portals and now all the four temples are open for pilgrimage...

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Lord Kedarnath to open his sacred portals from April 29; PM Modi marks the date to seek darshan

Lord Kedarnath will open his sacred portals for his worshipers from April 29. During this ceremony of portal opening of Kedarnath, PM Narendra Modi will be present over there to perform puja of Baba Kedarnath. Information from this program has been received from Uttarakhand Government...

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Juna Akhada designates a Dalit Sadhu as Mahamandaleshwar

A sanyasi from the ‘Dalit’ community will be designated as “Mahamandaleshwar” of the Juna Akhada for the first time in the history of this largest organisation of the sadhus...

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Devotion goes online: Now offer donation to Badri-Kedar dham via Paytm

We have seen many things going online like shopping, entertainment etc but now even religion goes online as the Badri-Kedar Temple Committee has opened the option of worshiping this year for devotees online. Not only this, devotees can now send donations and offerings to these Dhams through Paytm from anywhere in the country and the world...

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Dalit Christians in Tamil Nadu diocese allege caste discrimination

Contrary to the general belief and perception that there is no discrimination in Christian faith and that all are treated with equal respect, the Dalit Christians of Sivagangai Diocese in South Tamil Nadu have alleged widespread caste-based discrimination...

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Shri Hanuman: Symbol of true devotion, true friendship and backbone of powerful soul

Today, worshippers will be seen queuing up carrying small, tiny vessels of oil to have a single glimpse of super strong, a symbol of strength deity, Hanuman. Full moon day of Chaitra month marks as the birth anniversary of Hindu Deity Hanuman. He is the symbol of true devotion, true friendship, and backbone of a powerful soul...

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PCML wants Pope Francis to reform Catholic Church in India

The Poor Christian Liberation Movement (PCLM) on the occasion of Good Friday demanded form the Pope Francis to bring reforms in the Catholic Church in India...

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Last Tirthankara of Jainism Lord Mahavira: Take a vow on his birth anniversary to follow these 5 preaching

Mahavira Jayanti, a significant day for the Jain community across the world, is being celebrated today this year. The festival is considered to be the most important one for Jains and marks the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira, the last and 24th Tirthankara...

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Unfortunately, people consider Economy as today’s & Ecology as tomorrow’s issue. But time to understand that ecology is today's issue.

Sadhguru..

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Coming soon - Hindu is a Minority religion in India

Prophet of Secular minorytism, Siddaramaiah, has shown us Hindus the light. By making Lingayats a minority religion he has told us that the best way to save ourselves from vagaries of politicians and excesses under Article 30 and 93rd Amendment of Constitution on RTE is to become a minority...

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MMF burns AIMPLB effigy for supporting triple talaq, demands law

When politicians like Asaduddin Owaisi and his All India MIM are organising marches by Muslim women in support of triple talaq practice in various parts of the country, hundreds of Muslim women took to street in Varanasi denouncing the inhuman practice of triple talaq and demanded that the government bring legislation to end this practice that insults the womanhood...

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From Ayodhya Ram Mandir to Qutab Minar, Wasim Rizvi asks AIMPLB to surrender 9 disputed sites to Hindus

Stirring a controversy yet again, the Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Wakf Board Chairman Wasim Rizvi asked the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) to hand over those nine sites where mosques were built after demolition of the then existing temples...

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Har Har Bhole! Registration for annual Amarnath Yatra begins today

The registration of pilgrims for this year’s Amarnath Yatra began on Thursday through the notified bank branches. Notably, the 60-day long annual yatra to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas will commence on June 28 via both Baltal and Pahalgam routes and will last till August 26 of this year. This year's yatra will be longer by 20 days against last year's 40 days which has brought a joy to the devotees...

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Islam’s losing Grip- Why Kurds, Saudis and Persians Distancing from Islam?

Islam is most tight knit religion and the followers are regimented just like military units. Expressing feelings antagonizing basic tenets of Islam is heresy. Harsh punishment is prescribed for such crime. Clerics have control over psyche of common Muslim. Least religious conversions are reported from Islam to other religions in its 1400 year old history. But things are changing rapidly. Believers of Islam from its native place, i.e. Middle-East are either returning back to their ancestral faith like ..

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Sunni Social Forum pledges support to Ram Temple at Ayodhya

With the lead and initiative taken by Sunni Social Forum, over 30 social organisations have pledged their support in the construction of a grand Ram Temple at Ayodhya...

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MRM launches pension scheme for triple talaq victim Muslim women

Two additional schemes - one for Muslim children and another for poor families launched..

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Hurry! Registration for Holy Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2018 opened from 20 February

The Holy Kailash Manasarovar Yatra which commences during June to September each year. The Ministry of External Affairs has started its online registration process from 20 February and Last Date to apply is 23 March 2018...

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NBCC does a ‘Father Macwan’ in Nagaland, asks faithfuls to choose between ‘trishul’ & ‘cross’

Repeating what Archbishop Thomas Macwan did in Gujarat assembly elections, the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) went a step ahead asking the Nagaland voters to choose between the ‘Trishul’ and ‘Cross’...

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AIMPLB part of global terror network, ban it: Wasim Rizvi

Shia Wakf Board President Wasim Rizvi on Monday demanded a ban on All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) calling it a part of the global terror network manged and controlled by Pakistan...

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Maha Shivratri: A sacred day to walk towards new creation destructing all the evils

For every Hindus across the globe, one of the most sacred day falls today, on the day of auspicious Maha Shivratri. Lord Shiva, is not only a religious figure but also works as a spiritual guide for thousands of devotees inspiring them to destroy all the evils from the way and create a new world. Before the arrival of spring, the ‘great night of Shiva’ is celebrated every year...

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Sudarsan Pattnaik creates an exquisite Lord Shiva sculpture at Bhubaneswar airport

Sudarshan Pattnaik, without him, we could not know how many beautiful masterpieces can be made out of Sand. The artist who took Sand Art to a new height has created a new one showing respect to Lord Shiva. Among Hindus, it is believed that Shiva is a creator, transformer. So, this new art can be said a tribute from on creator to another...

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Malaysian federal Court unflurs the flag of Motherhood; nullifies M. Indira Gandhi's three children's unilateral conversion

The Federal Court in Putrajaya, Malaysia taking a historic decision on 28th January of this year had ruled that the unilateral conversion of M. Indira Gandhi’s three children to Islam is null and void...

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Beyond the imagination: Goddess Saraswati in different avatar and different abode

Spirituality or devotion is something which is based on one’s faith but religion is something which has connected each other in some ways. Same is the situation with the countries, they are only bordered with boundaries but the values, traditions are spread like air. Hindu deities are always imagined wearing dhoti, gold ornaments and if it is female goddess then a Saree, long hairs, full gold ornaments, but there are some nations who worship the same goddess but in a different form...

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Let warmth come, chill depart with the great fervor of Lohri!

With Folklore, Bhangra, Sarso da Sag, myth- Lohri, one of the most colorful festivals in the country is back to bring cheer to people across India, especially North India. Bidding bye to winter, Lohri welcomes the longer days of summer. This festival is highly associated with the harvest of the rabi crops. North India is submerged to welcome a new harvest season...

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Woman rescues herself from getting victimized to ‘forcibly’ conversion in Kerala

Kerala been a hotbed of terrorism and radical Islamisation two people were arrested for helping Muslim man ‘forcibly’ converting a Kerala 25- year old woman further to take her to Syria and enroll her in Islamic State IS. Fortunately after the woman files complaint she was flown back to her family with the help of her friends...

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Saudi Arabia increases India’s annual Haj quota by 5,000; second consecutive hike since 2017

The strengthened diplomacy from New Delhi led Saudi Arabia to increase India's Haj quota for the second consecutive year. Notably, Saudi Arabia has increased India's Haj quota by 5,000 taking the number of pilgrims who can perform Haj from the country to 1,75,025...

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Ban on conversion notwithstanding, Christianity spreads in Nepal

Despite strict laws that ban religious conversion, Christianity has spread rapidly over the last two decades in Nepal, where many see it as an escape from the deeply entrenched caste system...

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An open letter to Cardinal Baselios Cleemis President of CBCI

The author asks some very pertinent and disturbing questions to the President of Catholic Bishop's Conference of India, the top body of Indian Catholics...

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Sikh devotees gather in Patna to participate in 351st birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Govind Singh

While devotees are immersed in birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Govind Singh, the 10th Guru of Sikhs, special trains to Patna Sahib in Bihar from various Punjab and Haryana railway stations have been flagged off. Patna, the capital city of Bihar is the birthplace of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and host city for 351st-anniversary celebrations...

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Faith excels everything: Kumbh Mela inscribed on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

There’s not a single person in India who does not know about Kumbh Mela. The name itself instantly evokes an image of divinity, holiness. The power of faith attracts lakhs of pilgrims in one of the largest congregation of the world, Kumbh Mela. Now, UNESCO has inscribed on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity...

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Assam Christian Forum supports Gujarat Archbishop Macwan

The Assam Christian Forum (ACF) has come out openly in support of the Archbishop of Gandhinagar Archdiocese Thomas Macwan and appealed to all the people to pray for the defeat of “nationalist forces” in Gujarat elections...

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MRM celebrates Eid-e-Milad with traditional fervor

he activists of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) celebrated the birthday of Prophet Mohammad – Eid-e-Miladunnabi with religious and traditional fervor at various places in the country...

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The ‘unholy’ game plan of the ‘holy’ father

The Archbishop of Gandhinagar Thomas Macwan had issued a letter to voters directing them to vote against the ‘nationalist forces’ and ensure victory of those who ‘remain faithful to Indian Constitution and respect every human being without any sort of discrimination’...

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Racket Busted: Hyderabad Police arrest Mohammed Siddique for trapping into Islamic Conversion

In a shocking way, Hyderabad police busted a racket of Islamic conversion. Hyderabad Police arrested Mohammad Siddique who was working as forest officer and also as the head of Peace Orphan Home Society, for luring children from poor families & converting them to Islam without changing their Hindu names. Total 9 people arrested so far. 3 of them were Hindus who had converted to Islam. During the raid, the police rescued 10 boys and 7 girls...

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Centre sets up ministerial panel to draft law to end instant triple talaq

The Narendra Modi government is weighing an idea of bringing legislation in the winter session of the Parliament to put an effective end to the instant triple talaq. This inhuman practice is in vogue until recently in the Muslim community to divorce spouse...

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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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Hindraf dares Malaysian government on PR status to Zakir Naik

The Hindraf Chairman P Waytha Moorthy has sought to know from the Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi whether the government has granted PR to the Zakir Naik?..

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MRM to launch national signature drive against triple talaq

The Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) has announced a signature campaign against 'triple talaq'. This announcement was made during the two-day national executive meeting of the MRM which concluded here on December 20, 2016...

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Indresh Kumar: Let there be a common national law on talaq

MRM Patron and senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar suggested to having a common national law for all the citizens of the country...

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Catholic Bishop’s report on Dalit Christians “eyewash”: PCLM

The report on Dalit Christians recently promulgated by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) is far from reality and merely public relations exercise, alleged the Poor Christian Liberation Movement (PCLM)...

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Islamic Scholar severes 40-year-old association with AIMPLB over ‘Triple Talaq’ issue

Former Dean of Law Department of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Prof Mohammad Shabbir revolted against the All India Muslim Personal Board on the issue of Triple Talaq severing his association with the Board...

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Indresh Kumar, others welcome HC order on triple talaq

Muslim Rashtriya Manch, Indresh Kumar, Journalist Tufail Ahmad and VHP have welcomed the Allahabad High Court decision on Triple Talaq...

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Nagaland church seeks repeal of good governance day on Dec 25

Church organisations in Northeast India opposed NDA government’s decision of holding good governance day on December 25...

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MRM to launch campaign for National Law

The Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) will launch a nationwide campaign for one national law for all citizens of the country irrespective of their religions or castes...

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Company Law Tribunal dismantles CSI Board of Directors for corruption

The National Company Law Tribunal has removed all the directors and office-bearers managing the country’s largest protestant group – The Church of South India (CSI) -and installed retired judge K Sampath ..

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Slovakia bans Islam from being registered as religion

Slovakia, a former Communist state has passed a legislation banning Islam from being registered as a religion...

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Catholic Church's ban on female priests will stay forever says Pope

As a response to a journalist asking whether the church might see female priests in the coming decade, the Pope Francis recited an apostolic letter written in 1994 by Saint Pope John Paul II, saying that ordaining women was not possible because Jesus chose only men as his apostles. The Pope also said that Catholic Church's ban on female priests will remain forever. The remarks came in during Pope’s travel from Sweden to Rome. Pope said, "St. Pope John Paul II had the last clear word on this and ..

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World Muslim women leaders discusses violence against women in OIC conference

The Sixth Session of Ministerial Conference by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), on the Role of Women is being held in Istanbul. The three day conference from 1st to 3rd November is conducted under the theme "Status of Women in the OIC Member States in light of Current Challenges”. The session aims at addressing sensitive issues like gender gap, gender equality, violence against women, poverty and women empowerment. The conference is organized by General Secretariat of the OIC, in collaboration ..

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Radical Islamists attack Hindu temples, houses in Bangladesh

Attacks by fanatic and fundamentalist Islamists against the Hindus, their temples, and properties in Bangladesh are going on unchecked with the recent incident at Brahmanbaria where at least 15 Hindu temples were vandalized and looted on Sunday afternoon when the Hindus were celebrating Kali Puja and Diwali. ..

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Muslim eves bat for Uniform Civil Code

Condemning the All India Muslim Personal law Board’s (AIMPLB) stand for using sharia to perpetuate patriarchy, many Muslim women activists and organizations have now started their campaign for Uniform Civil Code in India...

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MRM plans a massive Muslim meet at Agra in November

The MRM aims at awakening Muslim community against terrorism, violence. The event will also be used to create awareness about education...

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Norway plans to ban ‘burqa’ in schools and universities

Islamic veil ‘burqa’ is to be banned in schools, colleges and universities in Norway as per the orders of the country's right-wing government informed the Norwegian education minister, Torbjorn Roe Isaksen on Wednesday. The Education minister said "I want a young Christian girl who wears a cross to be able to show it," he told parliament. "I want a Jewish boy who wears a kippa to be able to show it. And I do not want a ban on the hijab." Though the minister believes that every citizen of Norway ..

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Pope Francis likely to visit India, Bangladesh next year

Pope Francis is planning to visit India, Bangladesh and Portugal in 2017 much to the excitement and delight of the Catholic Christians in these countries...

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MRM creating awareness among Muslims regarding cow protection

In view of the coming festival of Eid-Uz-Azha (Bakri Id) the MRM has taken up a mass awareness program among the Muslims community regarding cow slaughter...

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1500-yr-old Bible found, blasts Jesus' crucifixion theory, Vatican surprised

Much to the dismay of the Vatican, an approx. 1500-2000-year-old bible was found in Turkey, in the Ethnography Museum of Ankara...

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Paswan blames it on admin as this Bihar village converts to Christianity

Union Minister and President of Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) Ram Vilas Paswan launched a frontal attack on the Bihar government and administration holding them responsible for the conversion of an entire village to Christianity...

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Petition drive to restrain govt representation at Mother Teresa’s canonization 

A group of ideologically like-minded social activists has initiated a petition signing drive to appeal to the Government of India not to send their representative at Mother Teresa’s Canonisation as scheduled on September 4 this year. ..

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Now ‘halal’ rooms in Russian hotels for visiting Muslims

Now Mulsim visiting Russia will get ‘Halal’ rooms in hotels. The Russian Council of Muftis and representatives of the hotel industry have embarked upon a plan to provide rooms in the hotels to visiting Muslim customers as per the standards of ‘Halal’...

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Hafeez Saeed not a ‘true Muslim’, rules Barelvi sect chief

The Barelvi Sunni sect chief has issued a religious edict (fatwa) stating that dreaded terrorist and mastermind of Mumbai terror attack Hafeez Saeed is not a “true Muslim”...

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Discriminated against, Tamil Nadu Dalits threaten to embrace Islam

Unable to bear discrimination and inequality, some Dalit families in Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam district have threatened to follow the footsteps of their brethren in Meenakshipuram, who, in the early 1980s took the extreme step of deserting their ancestor’s religion and embraced Islam due to same indifferent attitude of the Hindu society...

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Egypt’s Grand Imam condemns killing of Christian priest in France

Ahmad Al Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Egypt’s famous Al Azhar mosque, condemned the gruesome killing of a French Christian priest Fr. Jacques Hamel in France by the Islamic militants...

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Eight Christians face trial for alleged conversion bid in Nepal school

This is the first trial related to religious freedom since the country’s secular Constitution came into effect in 2015. The defendants are out on bail. Trial set to start on 23 July...

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Confusion about radical and moderate Islam

Radical and Moderate Islam are the two facets of the same ideology which are complementary to each other, the author argues...

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Doubts raised on screening of film on Kandhamal violence

The documentary titled “Voice from the ruins - Kandhamal in search of justice”, will be screened July 17 to 19 in theatres of Kerala. Fr. Ajaya Kumar who made this film traces the origins of the violence against Christians in Orissa...

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Indonesia's moderate Muslims condemn violence

Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Indonesia’s largest moderate group, has condemned the recent attacks in the month of Ramadan. Yesterday, a suicide bomber blew himself up in President Joko Widodo’s hometown. For NU president, Islamic leaders and ulama from around the world have a duty to work together to fight radicalism...

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Respect diversity as variety for creating a beautiful world: Indresh Kumar

At the international iftar party hosted by Muslim Rashtriya Manch in the honour of the ambassadors of the Islamic nations, Indresh Kumar appealed for peace and brotherhood, warned Pakistan and called for respecting honour of women...

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Over 60 envoys of Islamic nations to attend MRM's Iftar party on July 2

The Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) will be hosting the much discussed International Iftar Party to ambassadors of Islamic nations posted in the national capital on July 2 evening. MRM patron and senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar will be delivering the welcome address at the event...

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WCC grants membership to NE India church body

The Council of Baptist Churches in North East India (CBCNEI) has been included as new member of the World Council of Churches in its just concluded Central Committee meeting in Norway...

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MRM withdraws Iftar party invitation to Pak High Commissioner

Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) has withdrawn the invitation it has extended to Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit for the July 2 International Iftar Party...

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NCCI renews quota demand for converted Dalits

Given the reality of caste-based discrimination in the Church organisations, how far the NCCI’s demand of quota for converted Dalits is justified?..

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Greece, Turkey lock horns over converting heritage basilica into a mosque

When politics and religion get mixed up the combination becomes very deadly, often taking toll of wisdom and reason. This is what seems to be happening in Turkey over the issue of converting a heritage basilica into a mosque, that too during the holy month of Ramadan...

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MRM to host second international Iftar Party on July 2

Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) will be hosting an international Roza Iftar Party for diplomats and envoys of Islamic countries in Delhi on July 2...

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Christians overtake Muslims in Tamil Nadu

The share of Christians in the Tamil Nadu population has been growing since 1951 when it was at 4.7 percent...

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MRM to awaken youths against joining ISIS, ISI

Keeping in view the growing threat of Islamic State in India, the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) is gearing up to set up an “Anti-Terrorist Youth Forum”, announced Indresh Kumar, MRM Patron and senior RSS functionary here...

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‘Roza’ increases spiritual strength: Indresh Kumar

By observing 'Roza' a person can earn more spiritual strength besides immunity from various diseases, said Indresh Kumar, Patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) and senior functionary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)...

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Cong govt favoured NGOs involved in conversion, opened purses for them: RTI

During the Congress government tenure the NGOs supported by Christian missionaries and Church organizations were shown favours by the government and were helped financially...

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Christians have a mission to convert all Muslims, says Pope’s aide

Cardinal Kurt Koch, who leads ecumenical relations for the Vatican, made the comments at an interfaith meeting held by Cambridge University’s Woolf Institute...

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PM greets Muslims as Ramadan begins across the country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday offered warm greetings to the Muslims community on the Islamic Holy month of Ramadan from today...

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Islamic state uses 400 Fallujah families as human shields: UN

In the final government offensive for the city, thousands of civilians are held hostage by jihadists. They cannot leave the area and are used as shields. Jihadist spokesman: ready to fight "to the death", even that of civilians. Activist speaks of possible "humanitarian catastrophe."  ..

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No Iranian Haj pilgrim this year as talks between Riyadh, Tehran fail

For the first time in 30 years, no citizen of the Islamic Republic will participate in the most important Muslim pilgrimage. Iran says insurmountable “obstacles” have been placed in the way, Riyadh wants to “block the path that leads to Allah.” Saudis says the conditions posed by Tehran are “unacceptable.”..

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East Germany’s “secular reality” a new challenge to reformation tradition

Eastern Germany is the heartland of the Protestant Reformation of Martin Luther, but today is one of the most secularized parts of the world, says German sociologist Monika Wohlrab-Sahr...

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East Germany’s “secular reality” a new challenge to reformation tradition

Eastern Germany is the heartland of the Protestant Reformation of Martin Luther, but today is one of the most secularized parts of the world, says German sociologist Monika Wohlrab-Sahr...

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He went to ‘thank’ the doctor, pulled out a gun and shot him from close range

According to 'Al-Araby', the father went to the hospital in order to "thank" the doctor, only to pull out a gun and shoot him at close range...

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MP police detain three Christians for forceful conversions

Rev V A Anthony V, his wife Prabha and another woman were arrested after police; acting on the complaints made by Hindu activists took them into custody for involving in forceful conversions. The Christian world sees this incident as an attack on the religious freedom of the Christians in India...

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Global meeting seeks inspiration from Reformation to transform world 

More than 120 people from throughout the world have gathered in the eastern German city of Halle to reflect on how insights from the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago can contribute to transforming the world today...

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Catholic Church leaders urge PM Modi to invite Pope Francis to India

The leaders of the Indian Catholic Church asked the prime minister to lead a government delegation to Rome for the canonization of Mother Teresa. The bishops praised the government's involvement in trying to get the release of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted in Yemen. Modi pledged support for Ranchi hospital for the poor and Tribals, an initiative of local Catholics...

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Muslims should support Hindus to build Ram Temple at Ayodhya

Taking a clear stand on the controversial Ayodhya issue, Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) National Convener Mohd Afzal stressed that Muslim community must support the demand for construction of a grand Ram Temple at Ayodhya the birthplace of Lord Ram...

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MRM plans to set up anti-terrorism cell to awaken youth against ISIS 

The National Executive meeting of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) concluded at Nagpur recently on a very positive note...

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The Missing Introspection - A Critique of Current Muslim Approaches

The author takes a review of Sultan Shahin's book on Islam and Muslim Indians...

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Jihadist from Bengal : Establishing Islamic Caliphate in Indian sub continent

Jihadist who aims to establish an Islamic Caliphate in the Indian sub continent by driving out the non-Muslims poses a great security threat for Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and India...

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World Sufi Forum to be organized at New Delhi; four day event will promote message for global peace 

World Sufi Forum, a four day event will be organised by All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board (AIUMB) which will mark the presence of more 200 Indian and international delegates, spiritual leaders, scholars, academicians and masters of Sufism. The Sufi scholars over 20 countries including Egypt, Turkey, Jordon,UK, America, Canada and Pakistan will take part in the event. Over one lakh people from the country will also take part in the event. The event will be held from 17th March to 20th March at Ramlila ..

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Islam needs modernist reformation: Barack Obama

The United States President Barack Obama has said for the first time that Islam needs a modernist reformation. In a speech that he delivered at Maryland mosque on February 3, he made his observation about reforms in Islam public...

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The hidden agenda of USCIRF

SCIRF's principal responsibilities include reviewing, through the lens of international human rights law, the facts and circumstances of violations of religious freedom internationally and making policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress...

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Muslim clergy calls for following Modi for progress

Shiya Muslim cleric Kalbe Javvad said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was taking the country in the right direction and expressed confidence that the country would progress under his leadership...

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Gehlot against extending SC quota benefit to converted Dalits

Extending reservation facility to Dalits converted either to Islam or Christianity will further encourage religious conversions in India feared Union Minister Thiwar Chand Gehlot...

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MRM to organize spiritual campaign to ward off ISIS terror threat

Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) a social reform movement active amongst the Muslims in India has hit upon a novel idea to ward off the terror threat of Islamic State (IS) and to save youths falling into its trap...

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Christian shelter home forcibly converting kids to Christianity

Authorities allegedly uncovered a forcible conversion centre in Greater Noida and Meerut. The children rescued from the shelter home told counsellors that many of them were 'bought' from their parents...

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All religions teach us truth and non-violence: Bhagwat

Stressing that India’s culture is its true strength, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said all religions teach us to adopt the path of truth and non-violence...

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Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric sparks anger and protests in Shia communities

Saudi Arabia's execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region. Shia-led Iran, Sunni-led Saudi Arabia's main regional rival, has led the official condemnation of the execution. Protests have taken place in Saudi Arabia's Shia-majority Eastern Province, in Bahrain and several other countries. Sheikh Nimr was a vocal supporter of mass protests in the province in 2011. He was among 47 people put to death yesterday after being ..

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ISIS leader Baghdadi to Jews: Palestine will be your graveyard

The Islamic State released a taped message on Saturday with a purported speech by its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in which he threatened the Jewish State, reported the Jerusalem Post...

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Conversion, a key reasons behind 2007 Kandhamal riots: Panigrahi Panel

Kandhamal riots, Swami Lakshamananda, Riots, Justice Panigrahi Commission, Report, Religious Conversion, ..

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Muslim prayer hall attacked in Corsica, two firefighters injured

A Muslim prayer hall was ransacked and copies of Koran were burnt by demonstrators on the French island of Corsica on Friday which was followed by a night of violence that left two firefighters injured...

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MRM launches Shahid Ashfaq Ullah Memorial Trust in Pune

Underlining importance of education in the life of an individual, society and nation, Indresh Kumar, Patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) and member of RSS National Executive stressed on imparting education to Muslim girls and boys to ensure proper development of the community...

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Hindu Aikya Vedi urges Kerala Governor, CM to expel Chief Secretary

Hindu Aikya Vedi General Secretary Kummanam Rajasekharan Monday urged the Kerala Governor and the Chief Minister to expel Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson from the post since he acted as evangelist encouraging religious conversion to Christianity...

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Mass grave of 120 Yazidis murdered by ISIS found

Kurdish forces uncovered a mass grave of 120 Yazidis near Sinjar in Iraq. They have found six such graves since recapturing the area from ISIS...

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Indian Muslims unite to denounce ISIS, hold demos in 75 cities

Various Muslim organizations in India responding to the initiative of Jamiyat –e-ulema-e-Hind held demonstrations at 75 places in the country on Wednesday denouncing terrorism of ISIS in view of the recent attack on Paris where hundreds of innocents were killed in terrorist attack...

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Church challenge: Welcoming "strangers" in a climate of fear

In the midst of a mounting climate of fear of refugees and immigrants, the World Council of Churches (WCC) is calling on Christians to be true to the Biblical imperative to “welcome the stranger”...

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Mathura hosts global conference on world security and radical Islam

Scholars and delegates from India, Canada, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and other countries will deliberate on world security and radical Islam at a three-day International conference starting here on November 18...

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One should also respect the non-believers of any religion as the religious belief of a person is a private business

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Global Christian consultation expresses concern over growing persecution

An historic consultation of church leaders, drawn from 56 nations, to focus on intensifying "discrimination, persecution and violence" against Christian communities around the world has called on churches globally to pray, support and be in solidarity with those suffering persecution due to their faith...

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Global threat of radical Islam discussed at Jerusalem Leadership Summit

The gravest threat facing the world today is indisputably radical Islam, the American-Israeli New York Times best-selling author and former US and Israel political adviser, Joel Rosenberg, said at the Jerusalem Leadership Summit in the capital on Wednesday...

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Don’t force Muslim children to sing national anthem, says Hizb ut-Tahrir in Australia

Controversial Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir (HuT) has announced that Muslim children should not be forced to sing the national anthem. The Australian chapter of this international pan-Islamic political organisation hosted a conference titled “A Community Criminalised: Innocent Until Proven Muslim?”. This resembles the same victim card which many organisations play in India too...

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European solidarity must be strengthened: Church leaders

At the one-day consultation, the church leaders talked about how Christians in the different churches in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and the people in the receiving countries can appropriately deal with the challenges facing the refugees...

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Indonesian Islamists demonstrate against churches after rioting

Not content with riots last week that attacked three churches, the Islamic Defenders Front is demanding the speedy closure of ten churches...

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Islamic body in Pakistan comes out against oral talaq, niqab

The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) of Pakistan has stirred the hornet’s nest by openly declaring three times oral talaq be made punishable offence. The CII also said that it was not mandatory for Muslim women to cover their face, hands and feet as per the Sharia. “There are no such laws in the Sharia, said Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani, who chaired the meeting of the CII...

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Govt mulls de-recognizing Mother Teresa’s 13 orphanages

Government mulling derecognising 13 orphanages run by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity due to its non-compliance with adoption guidelines...

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Give up eating beef, be good human being: Indresh Kumar

The RSS leader also distributed CDs and a booklet, Gai aur Islam (Cow and Islam), a compilation of articles by several Muslim clerics, highlighting the importance of cow in their religion...

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Engage in social work not for conversion, Justice Kurian tells Christians

Justice Kurian Joseph says communalism can be dealt with only through humanism...

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No religious sanction to cow slaughter or sacrifice in Islam

Scholars in Muslim Cow Protectors’ conclave at Firozpur Zirka in Haryana’s Mewat region declare that there is no religious sanction to cow slaughter or sacrifice in Islam. Over 10000 attend the first ever historic conclave of Muslims engaged in cow rearing and breeding on behalf of MRM...

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Stage set for first Muslim Gau Palak Sammelan in Haryana

Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) is organizing the first national conference of Muslims engaged in cow rearing and protection at Ananj Mandi, Firozpur Zirka in Haryana’s Mewat Region on Sunday..

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European churches urged to work together to address refugee crisis

In the wake of the current refugee crisis, European churches are being encouraged to deepen their efforts in receiving, supporting and protecting refugees who arrive in the region...

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