Culture

Kanpur, Jul 1: To spread the message of communal harmony and brotherhood, a Muslim teacher and author has translated the Ramayana into Urdu. Mahi Talat Siddiqui, a teacher who hails from the city, said it took her two years to complete the work. She hoped more people from the Muslim community would now become aware of the goodness of Ramayana. Talat had received a copy of the epic from Badri...

New Delhi, Jun 27: United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley said freedom of religion is as important as freedom of rights. Haley, who is in India from June 26-28, said she looks forward to the inter-faith tour she will be taking on Thursday. "I look forward to the inter-faith tour we are going to take tomorrow because we think freedom of religion is just as important as freedom...

Washington, Jun 8: Tibetans should choose Buddhist lamas, including the Dalai Lama, as per their beliefs and without interference, the Trump administration has said in an apparent reference to China's intervention. In its latest Tibet negotiations report sent to the Congress, the Trump administration said it was concerned by the Chinese government's interference in the selection, education and...

Bhopal, May 6: A legislator of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Madhya Pradesh has found out a new way to prevent Hindu girls from falling in love and marring men of their choice. According to Gopal Parmar, MLA from Agar constituency, if a Hindu girl falls in love with a Hindu man of her choice and marries her without parents’ permission, it should be considered elopement and if a Hindu girls...

Newsroom, Apr 29: Extending warm greetings to the people on the auspicious month of Ramzan or Ramadan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Prophet Mohammad is an inspiration for all and his teaching of equality and brotherhood should be followed by all. In his monthly Mann ki Baat broadcast, the PM apart from paying tributes to Prophet Mohammad and Buddha ahead of the month of Ramzan (or...

Vatican City, April 12: Pope Francis acknowledged on Wednesday that he had made “grave mistakes” in the handling of a sexual abuse crisis in Chile, saying he felt shame and inviting victims he had once doubted to Rome to seek their forgiveness personally. “I have made grave mistakes in the assessment and my perception of the situation, due in particular to a lack of truthful and balanced...

Gorakhpur, Apr 10: In a display of communal harmony, students at a Madrasa here are learning Sanskrit in addition to Hindi, English, and Urdu. Students of Gorakhpur's Darul Uloom Husainia Madrasa said they have enjoyed learning the subject so far, and are being taught well by their teachers and students. "We feel good to learn Sanskrit. Our teachers teach and explain things very well. Even our...

Tina Dabi, the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) topper of 2015 tied the knot with Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan, the second rank holder in the same examination, in the picturesque locale of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pahalgam on Saturday. While Dabi belongs to Delhi, Khan is from Jammu and Kashmir. The two did not know each other until they became the IAS toppers in of the country two years ago. Several...

What are the most common myths and stereotypes about what Indians eat? The biggest myth, of course, is that India is a largely vegetarian country. But that's not the case at all. Past "non-serious" estimates have suggested that more than a third of Indians ate vegetarian food. If you go by three large-scale government surveys, 23%-37% of Indians are estimated to be vegetarian. By itself this is...

Upholding the Quranic message of peace and co-existence, the imam of a mosque in West Bengal’s Asansol, whose son was kidnapped and brutally murdered by communal elements during Ram Navami violence, has urged the Muslims not to take law into their hands. Maulana Imdadul Rashidi’s 16-year-old son Sibtulla Rashidi was found dead, becoming the fourth victim of violence triggered by Ram Navami...