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Pope urges not to ignore refugees as world celebrates Christmas

Pope Francis has used the Christmas Eve Mass to call on the world not to ignore the plight of millions of refugees who are “driven from their land.”

Leading a ceremony on Sunday for about 10,000 people in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican...

Mangaluru celebrates Christmas with gaiety

Mangaluru, Dec 25: Christians across the Rome of the East, as this port city of Mangaluru is referred to, thronged the churches of their respective parishes Monday morning to offer special prayers as part of Christmas celebrations.

Bishop of Mangaluru Dr...

UP police alerts all SPs amidst Hindutva group's Xmas threat

Lucknow, Dec 19: The Uttar Pradesh Police today directed all district police chiefs to ensure that Christmas festivities go smoothly without any untoward incident, two days after the Hindu Jagran Manch warned Aligarh schools against celebrating the festival.

ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar...

Dawood Ibrahim depressed after his only son becomes a devout Muslim, opposes illegal activities

India’s most-wanted gangster Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar is reported to be suffering from depression as his 31-year-old son Moin Nawaz D Kaskar has started following Islamic teachings that prohibits him from illegal activities.

According to reliable sources, Moin, the third child and...

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Dharma Sansad: Togadia asks govt to control mosques and churches instead of temples

Udupi, Nov 24: The three-day Dharma Sansad organized by Vishwa Hindu Parishad was inaugurated on Friday morning in the presence of hundreds of seers and sages from across India. Pejavar mutt seer Sri Vishwesha Thirtha Swami formally inaugurated the event by lighting a lamp....

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Udupi: Dalits also should take part in Dharma Sansad, says Pejawar seer

Udupi, Nov 16: Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Paryaya Pejawar Mutt has called upon all Hindus to take part in the upcoming Dharma Sansad and the Hindu Samajotsava in large numbers.

“Hindus should be proud of their religion. All members of the...

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In a first, Qatar appoints four women to Shura Council

Nov 10: Qatar has appointed 28 new members to one of its most important consultative bodies, including four women, a royal decree announced.

The women will sit on the 45-strong Shura Council, which is responsible for discussing draft laws, general government policy...

Take steps to save remaining Islamic cultural heritage: OIC

Riyadh, Nov 6: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) recently called on member countries for urgent action and appropriate ways of protecting the remaining Islamic cultural heritage against loss and neglect.

OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen made the call during an international...

India to abolish Haj subsidy from 2018

New Delhi, Nov 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led union government is all set to abolish Haj subsidy from 2018 following the recommendation of special committee set up in January this year.

The decision has come in the face of strong opposition from the Haj...

Festival of firecrackers: A nightmare for birds, dogs

New Delhi, Oct 21: Jango, a two-and-a-half-year-old golden retriever, hid beneath a bed with paws on his ears, to escape the deafening sound of crackers this Diwali night.

His owner, Punit Narula, a resident of Lajpat Nagar in south Delhi, says his immediate neighbour...