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Respect for the divine

Salman Khan may never have spoken about his religious sentiments or about his belief in the almighty openly but the actor recently surprised everybody

No vanity in this chaitra shopping

Durga Puja,with all the glamour associated with it,manages to overshadow all other Bengali festivals.

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China,others circle over Buddhist spots

The Buddhist circuit in UP is all set to get a major boost as airline companies from Sri Lanka,Nepal,China and Thailand are keen to start their services from Varanasi.

Devotees plan telescopic darshan of Pak gurdwara

Even as India and Pakistan deliberate on a ‘corridor’ for Sikh pilgrims to pay obeisance at Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.

Jamiat revives proposal for separate madrasa board

Stakeholders from the Muslim community have proposed to set up their own madrasa board,a marked departure from their stand on the matter so far.

The Western View

In 1892,celebrated American orientalist and painter,Lord Edwin Week,came to India on horse back and ship.

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‘Dialogue,patience best to deal with diminishing minorities’

On his maiden visit to the city,Cardinal William Joseph Levada spoke on the challenges of conversion,the Supreme Court ruling on Graham Staines murder and India’s cultural diversity.

Bukhari leads prayer at razed mosque

Two days since violence broke out at Nizamuddin and Jangpura,the situation remained tense as religious and political leaders held Friday prayers at the same spot where a mosque was razed by the Delhi Development Authority on Wednesday.

Observing Muharram is 700-yr-old tradition for Hindus of Phursungi

The religious blend of this tiny village Phursungi on the Hadapsar border of the city is such that the Hindus and Muslims are literally related to each other.

Adoption racket: Preet Mandir managing

The special court in Pune on Tuesday granted bail to Joginder Singh Bhasin,managing trustee of Preet Mandir,who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the illegal adoption racket.

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Sufism demonstrates unity in UP

Uttar Pradesh, Jan 13 (ANI): large number of devotees from different communities gathered at Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoi district to celebrate the annual Urs of Chote Bade Sarkar. People from different parts of the country pay respect to the saints and seek thier blessing. Devotees from different religions together hold the sacred cloth to pay respects to the Sufi Saint. The reflection of unity and brotherhood was also seen among the children, gathered at the Shrine for yearly celebration. People offered silent prayers to get the spiritual peace. Later, religious Qawalli in the memory of the Saint was also offered to mark the occasion. India is a land of diverse religions where people have been living in peace from time immemorial. This portrays a picture of communal harmony, which is the true essence of India.

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