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These NRI sisters recite 700 Gita slokas from memory

Rajamahendravaram, Aug 6: Two NRI sisters — Sindhu Vagdevi Vipparthy (12) and Shruti Vagdevi Vipparthy (9) — won appreciation from one and all when they recited 700 slokas in Bhagavad Gita from memory at Datta Mukthi Kshetram, on the banks of the Godavari, here...

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SC hears case of HC’s invalidation of Muslim convert girl’s marriage

New Delhi, Aug 4: Even as 24-year-old Hadiya, who was forced to end relationship with her husband and stay in her ‘Hindu’ father’s home by Kerala High Court has been reeling under depression, the Supreme Court has been presented with two conflicting versions about...

Athira returns home as Ayisha after High Court upholds her right to follow Islam

Kasaragod, Aug 2: A college student, who had to leave her home to study Islam in Kasaragod, has now returned home after the Kerala High Court assured her that she would be allowed follow any faith.

Athira, who now prefers to be...

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Coastal Karnataka celebrates Nagra Panchami amidst soaring prices

Mangaluru, Jul 27: Hindus across coastal Karnataka on Thursday celebrated Nagara Panchami, the first festival of Shravan month, with pomp and gaiety amidst rising prices of essential commodities including fruits and vegetables.

Devotees thronged to temples and snake pits to worship...

Basavanna taught us to worship one god; opposed Hindu practices: Lingayat seer

Belagavi, Jul 27: Endorsing the idea of independent religious status for Veerashaiva-Lingayat community, Jaya Mrutyunjaya Swami of Panchamasali Peetha, Kudalasangama, has said that the 12th century reformer Basavanna had strongly opposed Vedic (Hindu) religion and its practices.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, the...

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5 things you need to know about al-Aqsa

The last couple of weeks have seen daily demonstrations and confrontations between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Tensions have risen in occupied East Jerusalem's Old City after Israel shut down al-Aqsa Mosque compound for the first time...

Allah gave me strength, says driver Salim who saved 50 Amarnath pilgrims from terrorists

The terror attack on the bus of Amarnath yatris in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday evening would have claimed more innocent lives had it not been for the exemplary courage shown by Salim Sheikh, the driver of the bus, who drove the pilgrims to...

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Pejawar seer’s 10 powerful slaps in the face of communal hate-mongers

The ‘Sauhaarda Iftar Koota’ recently hosted by Sri Vishwesha Teertha Swamiji, the chief pontiff of Paryaya Pejawar Mutt in Udupi’s historic Krishna Temple/Mutt has triggered a widespread controversy as several hate-mongers have accused him of hurting the sentiments of Hindus.

The...

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Eid al-Fitr: A festival of unity and thanksgiving

Today as the first rays of sunlight appeared, Muslims in many countries wake for Eid al-Fitr, the festival of the breaking of the fast. It marks the end of Ramadan, a month in which every Muslim (who is able to) fasts from food and water...

Over 13,000 spend last 10 days of Ramadan at Prophet’s Mosque

Madinah, Jun 18: The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques announced the number of mutakifeen — those who seclude themselves in the Prophet’s Mosque for the last 10 days of Ramadan — numbered 13,575.

Of this number, 11,432 are men and...

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