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We prayed days and nights, offered charity, attended lectures and sermons, and carried out all good deeds throughout the month. Ramadan was truly a phase of life where worldly life and divinity got united in a heavenly bond. The blessed month fully immersed in prayers, rigorous fasting, avoiding the sins. But, have we really fulfilled the requirements of Taqwa and graduated from this school with

The RSS family is tactfully pursuing on the path of making India a racist hegemony like Israel. But the question arises, will it succeed? The BJP-led government's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is craving for sab ka sath sab ka vikas (cooperation of all, development of all). The RSS chief is endorsing Muslims as natural inhabitants of India. Indresh Kumar, the guide of Muslim Rashtriya Morcha, has

Even though the Karnataka state government has made it mandatory for all ration cards holders in the State to link their Elector's Photo Identity Card (EPIC) number with ration card number, a majority of people are still unaware of the scheme, which was launched during the second week of May. Officials in the Food and Civil Supplies Department said that they had to extend the deadline to register

Wherever there is religion and spirituality, one will essentially find fasting as a revered belief and practice in one form or the other. I hail from Moodabidri, also known asJain Kashi'. Many of my friends happen to be Jains. I often find many beliefs and rituals in their religion entirely alien to mine. When it comes to fasting however, I notice numerous factors surprisingly similar between

The second year after the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his handful of companions migrated from Makkah to Madinah, fasting in the month of Ramadan was made obligatory to them. “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may be righteous (Quran- 2:183),” the Prophet (pbuh) announced the divine revelation before the people. Today, more than

Mangalore: Even after a year since the state assembly elections were held and the new government came to power in Karnataka, there has been no sign of decrease in the instances of moral policing by communal groups in the coastal district of Dakshina Kannada. Although very few such incidents are reported in news portals and other media, it is not that these groups have softened their stance against

Mangalore: With the biggest sporting carnival of the planet starting in Brazil on Thursday and football fever sweeping the world, people in Mangalore also have started singingwe are one ole ola'. Thanks to the 2014 FIFA world cup, the game is rapidly increasing its fan base in this South Indian port city. People are eagerly waiting to see their favorite teams clash and like the rest of the world

Mangalore, May 22: Four years ago, exactly on this day the flight Air India Express IX-812 crashed at Mangalore International Airport after having overshot the runway. As many as 158 people including the flight crew were killed when the Boeing 737 crashed into a ravine on the periphery of the airport on May 22, 2010. However, the condolences and promises made by the Union and state government in

'Secular' 'Socialist' republic, reads the preamble of our Constitution, in its description of India, the nation. But these attributes of the country seem to have stayed confined on paper alone. 65 years post the declaration of India as a democratic, republic state, the country has already witnessed hundreds of instances of communal violence. Most of us blame the political powers for creating

The fake encounter of a Muslim youth from Mangalore by the notorious Anti-Naxal Force personnel in Sringeri taluk of Chikmagalur district and subsequent developments have triggered suspicions of a joint operation by Sangh Parivar and ANF with the sole intention of disturbing peace in the society. It seems that the heavily armed ANF deliberately misused their weapons in a bid to accomplish the