Culture

Karachi, Aug 22: Inside a Hindu temple in a shanty area in Pakistan's Karachi city, Anum Agha wearing the traditional Muslim Hijab greets her students with 'salaam' and gets a loud 'Jai Shri Ram' in response. Anum runs a school inside the temple in the Basti Guru area of the southern port city. The school is situated in the middle of an informal Hindu settlement which is facing constant threats...

1.Islam prescribes only two religious festivals for Muslims: 1) Eid-ul-Fitr, which falls on the 1st day of Shawwal, marks the end of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. 2) Eid-ul-Adha, which falls on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah, the last month of Islamic lunar calendar, is the culmination of Hajj, one of the key pillar of Islam and an event of great power and spirituality. 2.No major attempt...

Oslo, Aug 9: A Muslim man, who was fired from his job for refusing to greet women with a handshake, has now filed a case alleging discrimination by the school authorities. The teacher was employed as a substitute teacher at the Ekeberg elementary school in Oslo. In his complaint, the teacher had accused the school of alleged discrimination against a practicing Muslim over his refusal to shake...

New Delhi, Jul 22: The chief of the Congress women's wing has said the party would support the controversial instant triple talaq bill if the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led union government includes a provision of alimony. All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party government was trying to strike a quid pro quo with the passing of the Muslim Women...

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...