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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...

New Delhi, Mar 26: The Supreme Court of India today agreed to examine the constitutional validity of the practices of polygamy and 'nikah halala' among the Muslims and sought responses from the Centre and the Law Commission. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission that an earlier five-judge constitution bench, in its 2017 verdict, had kept open the issue of polygamy...

London, Mar 13: Two London mosques were given special listed status today in recognition of their architectural and historic importance, in a move a government minister said celebrated "the rich heritage of Muslim communities in England". The London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre in Regent's Park, central London, and the Fazl Mosque in the southwest of the British capital were both...

Mumbai, Mar 6: Popular Indian actress Dipika Kakar, who rose to fame as the leading lady in Hindi serial Sasural Simar Ka, has finally admitted that she has embraced while warning people against interfering in her personal life. 31-year-old Deepika, who had her Nikaah with co-star Shoaib Ibrahim on February 22 this year after an elaborate wedding ceremony which included Haldi, Mehendi and Sangeet...

New Delhi, Mar 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India’s youth should associate themselves with the humanitarian aspects of Islam and be able to use modern technology at the same time. Every religion promotes human values, the prime minister said in his address at a conference on ‘Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding & Moderation’, where Jordan’s King Abdullah II was also...

Lucknow, Feb 28: In a show of communal harmony, a noted Muslim cleric here has shifted the timing of the Friday namaz prayers by an hour in order to avoid any clash with Holi revellers and also appealed others to do the same. Imam-e-Eidgah Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahli, who is also executive committee member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), appealed to the imams of...

New Delhi: Days after 23-year-old photographer, Ankit Saxena, was brutally stabbed to death by the family of his Muslim girlfriend in west Delhi's busy area Khyala in full public view, the bereaved father of Ankit said that the murder should not be given a communal twist and exploited to whip up trouble. "I don't want any inflammatory statements. I feel very saddened by what happened, but I don't...