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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...

Consider the consequences before issuing fatwas: Muslim World League chief

Jeddah, Oct 20: During the opening session of “The Role of Fatwa in Maintaining Social Stability” conference held in Cairo by Dar Al-Iftaa Al-Massriyyah, the secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Mohammed Al-Issa, called on muftis and religious men to consider the consequences...

Diwali: All you need to know about the festival of lights

Diwali or Deepavali, the festival of lights, sees millions attend firework displays, prayers and celebratory events across the world every autumn. Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for a variety of reasons, the main theme is the triumph of light over darkness and good over...

SC refers ban on women's entry at Sabarimala to constitution bench

New Delhi, Oct 13: The Supreme Court today referred to its constitution bench the matter pertaining to a ban on the entry of women at Kerala's historic Sabarimala temple.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief justice Dipak Misra framed several questions to be dealt...

God can't survive science, says 'Da Vinci Code' author

Frankfurt am Main, Oct 13: God cannot survive science, "The Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown said today, putting his faith in technological advances to connect people in new ways that would eventually scrap the need for religion.

"Historically, no god has survived science....

Panel appointed by Modi govt proposes new Hajj policy without subsidy

A committee of experts appointed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led union government to examine the India’s Hajj policy has now drafted a proposal which includes abolishing subsidy for the pilgrims and allowing women devotees above 45 to travel in a group of at least...