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Modi govt’s talaq bill harmful for Muslim women; must add alimony provision: Cong

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...

Muslim woman translates 'Ramayana' into Urdu

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....

Religious freedom as important as freedom of rights: Nikki Haley

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...

Reincarnation of Dalai Lama should be chosen by Tibetans, says US

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...

BJP MLA promotes child marriage to prevent Hindu girls falling in love

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...


Let’s walk on the path of equality & brotherhood shown by Prophet Muhammad: PM Modi

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...


I've made grave mistakes in handling sexual abuse crisis: Pope Francis

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.


This Madrasa teaches Sanskrit, among other subjects

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...


Ignoring threats by communal forces, IAS topper Tina Dabi weds her Muslim friend

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...


The myth of the Indian vegetarian nation

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...