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  • Congress president to undertake Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from August 31

    Congress President Rahul Gandhi will undertake Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from August 31 for four-five days, party sources said here on Wednesday. Gandhi, a devotee of Lord Shiva, had said he would embark on the pilgrimage after the Karnataka Assembly polls. Mount Kailash, located in Tibet Autonomous Region of China, is regarded as the[Read More…]

  • Haj 2018: Saudi Arabia introduces free nap pods

    Saudi Arabia will introduce free sleeping pods during this year’s Haj starting on Sunday. Between 18 and 24 modern hotel capsules will be offered to pilgrims to nap in for free in the coming six days, said the Haji and Mu’tamer’s Gift Charitable Association. These free nap pods — each[Read More…]

  • Traditional kanwar turns Roadies kanwar, religious essence fades

    According to mythological stories, every year lakhs of saffron clad Hindu pilgrims known as ‘Kanwariya’ were to converge at Haridwar (or at Gomukh, Babadham, Dhar), bathe in the river, pray. They would collect holy water and start their marathon walk back to their local Shiva temple. The fetched water is[Read More…]

  • Mythological story behind Kanwar Yatra

    March of Kanwariya or the holy yatra by lakhs of saffron clad Hindu pilgrims start during the month of Shravan, the wet season each year in India. A long human chain visits Hindu pilgrimage places of Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand, to fetch holy waters of Ganges River. Who are[Read More…]

  • Check-list by Haryana govt violates couple’s right to privacy: Punjab and Haryana HC

    In a recent ruling on Wednesday, in connection with an inter-caste marriage case of a Hindu-Muslim couple, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has said that officialdom must not be seen “raising eyebrows and laying snares and landmines” in such cases. The procedure for a court marriage, it has said,[Read More…]

  • Khelo India players call it a volunteer move while BJP stands in denial

    The video of Khelo India Khelo players catering to the ministers during an event in Ranchi BJP office is making round on internet, but the officials seem to remain in denial. When asked to comment on the matter, they either declined from having any information on the matter or found[Read More…]

  • Viral Facebook post reminds of existing religious harmony in India

    India has faced unforgettable communal riots both before and after its independence. Amid the many communal riots comes a Facebook post originally written by Meghna Athwani who, while iterating her experience of sharing a cab with religiously-different people, slams all the political parties for their continuous efforts to instigate religious[Read More…]

  • Muslims fear eradication of Islam from China

    The atheist ruling Communist Party has banned minors under 16 from religious activity or study in Linxia, China. Following the displeasing move, residing Hui Muslim community fear the eradication of Islam from the country. A deeply Islamic region in western China that had offered religious freedom for the ethnic Hui[Read More…]

  • Can’t quote religious practices for female genital mutilation: SC

    New Delhi: Dubbing female genital mutilation as violative of bodily integrity of a girl child, the Supreme Court on Monday said that religious practices cannot be cited to justify such mutilation in the Dawoodi Bohra community. The observation came from a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar[Read More…]

  • Burari hangings: Family shared psychological disorder, committed ‘mass suicide’, says Delhi Police

    New Delhi: Investigators in the mysterious deaths by hanging of 11 in Delhi’s Burari neighbourhood are convinced that it was a case of mass suicide in a ritual practice by the family suffering from a shared psychological disorder, a police officer said on Thursday. The officer said the final closure[Read More…]

  • Muslim woman takes stand against Islamophobia, explains why she wears hijab

    A video of a Muslim teacher, Latifa Abuchakra, speaking at the NEU-NUT Section Annual conference 2018 has gone viral. Latifa takes a compelling stand against OFSTED- UK’s largest teaching union, the chief of which faced immense backlash after she questioned and allegedly pressured schools to ban the Muslim hijab. “Shame[Read More…]

  • 17 years after formation, no welfare committees for Muslims in Jharkhand

    Jharkhand is to call for a series of protests and demonstrations in connection with Muslim welfare. Since many of the required committees for the welfare of the Muslims have not been formed, the economic and social development of the Muslim society seems to be affected adversely. Careless attitude of the[Read More…]

  • New shelter home in Vrindavan for 1,000 widows

    New Delhi: A new shelter home for widows, with capacity for 1,000 people, has been constructed in Uttar Pradesh’s Vrindavan by the Union Women and Child Development Ministry, an official statement said on Tuesday. The ministry signed an MoU on Tuesday with Uttar Pradesh’s Women and Child Development Department, which[Read More…]

  • Vaishno Devi yatra remains suspended due to forest fire

    Jammu: The annual pilgrimage to the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine remained suspended for a second consecutive day on Thursday following a forest fire, police said. Around 25,000 pilgrims were currently stranded at the Katra base camp for clearance to start the uphill trek to the shrine located in Jammu and[Read More…]

  • Bihar: Man breaks Ramadan fast to save thalassemic child

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

  • Asaram Bapu found guilty in rape case

    Jodhpur: Five years after charges of rape were levelled against Asaram Bapu, the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court on Wednesday convicted the self-styled godman along with others accused in the case. The judgement in the case for raping a minor was pronounced by Judge Madhusudan inside the Jodhpur[Read More…]

  • Beyond religion: Muslim cooperative society helps transform lives of Hindus, others

    Patna: Kamla Devi, Pankaj Kumar, Geeta Devi and Sanjay Singh, all Hindus, share one thing in common. Their lives have been transformed through “interest-free” loans provided by a Muslim cooperative credit society in Bihar, yet another example how integrated Indian society has always been at the grassroots level. They are four[Read More…]