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The silver city of Cuttack is famous for its craftsmanship on the ‘Puja Pandals’ in the form of silver tableaux during Durga Puja celebrations. People from all across India flock Cuttack city to witness these grand silver tableaux and to offer prayers to the goddess. Adorned with gold and silver jwellery, the idol of goddess Durga bedazzled all visitors. More than 250 to 500 kilograms of silver and around 20 kilograms of gold was put to construct the glittery backdrop of the idol. According to the locals, the idol alone adorned jewellery of about 50 kilograms, with the crown weighing about 20 kilograms. The grand and glittery celebration of Durga Puja in Cuttack is not just limited to Hindu religion. In Dargah market of Cuttack, Hindu- Muslims have been celebrating this festival for last 25 years. The people from various faiths donate generously for designing and decorating these mega tableaus on the occasion of Durga Puja. Although the numbers of Hindus in this region are lesser than the Muslims, the people celebrate all festivals with same fervour. The festival of Muharram falls around the same time with the festival of Dussehra. But the Muslim brothers keep sanctity of Hindu festival Dussehra as high as they observe Muharram
Oct 04, 2017, 19:07 IST
Muslim women in Vadodara have come up with a special type of yoga by incorporating Quranic verses into it to counter the Islamic critics of the ancient practice. A non-government organisation (NGO) has started yoga classes for Muslim women and has brought in Quranic verses and names of ‘Allah’ for chanting purposes to encourage more people to take up the practice and allay any concerns of it being against Islam. Yoga trainer said the basic aspects of yoga postures were unchanged. Scores of hijab-clad women come to attend these classes every day to practice yoga asanas and meditate. The class focuses on the common health issues faced by women. Yoga is one of most successful cultural exports. It is a discipline that dates back thousands of years and has gained immense international prominence over the last several decades as a holistic regime for the mind and body
Sep 14, 2017, 21:03 IST
A Muslim woman from Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia district was assaulted by her husband for making portraits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Nagma’s family tried to sort out the matter with the help of Panchayat, but husband is not ready to take her back and demands divorce
Sep 11, 2017, 13:32 IST
isitors were thrilled to see a museum on the partition of the Indian subcontinent that coincided with India's independence from British colonial rule in 1947 in Amritsar
Aug 24, 2017, 12:41 IST
Every year, lakhs of devotees, irrespective of their caste, creed or religion take up a journey to Ramdevra, a village in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. They come to pay tributes at the Samadhi of Baba Ramdev and seek blessings. They also attend the famous Ramdevra fair, which is organized after him. Baba Ramdev was a fourteenth century ruler and saint who devoted his life for the upliftment of the downtrodden. He took Samadhi at the age of 33 and today, he is worshiped by many social groups of India as Ishta-deva. Community kitchens are organized at various places of the state for the people who come to visit the Ramdevri fair, however, the one in Pushkar Road has become an exemplar of communal harmony. The reason being the people from Muslim community serve food to visitors here, irrespective of their religion. Elders can be seen instilling the sense of brotherhood and compassion into their young ones by letting them serve ‘Poori-subzi, an Indian cuisine on their folk’s platter. Along with the community Kitchens, a beautiful stage was also set up where pictures and idols of Baba Ram devi ji were kept. The burning of Incense sticks and singing of bhajans and kirtans created a holy atmosphere all around. As Baba Ram Devji believed in equality of all human beings and treated everyone equally, people of different religious faith pay homage to this saint, thus strengthening the secular fabric of our country.
Aug 22, 2017, 20:17 IST
Even as the case related to a disputed religious temple of Ayodhya is pending before the Supreme Court, construction of the temple is going on in full swing at the controversial site
Aug 15, 2017, 13:51 IST
Showing the true example of communal harmony, Muslim women tied rakhis on the wrists of Hindu brothers to celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. This age-old tradition of celebrating festivals together by the people belonging to the Hindu and Muslim communities in the city is known for several decades. Muslim women also perform 'aarti' and put 'tilak' on the forehead of the brothers before tying the rakhi. The festival celebrates the sacred bond of love and friendship between siblings. On Friday, A 50-feet-long 'chitthi rakhi' was made by 25 girl students for President Ram Nath Kovind, attracted people in droves.
Aug 07, 2017, 16:36 IST
Protests have become rampant in Tissa in Chaurah Sub-Division of Chamba after a teacher allegedly raped a minor Muslim student. Police lodged an FIR and arrested the teacher. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Virender Thakur told ANI that the rape case happened about a week ago
Aug 02, 2017, 12:13 IST
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Apr 17, 2017, 12:24 IST
Hindu Dal workers allegedly beat two Muslim women at the platform of Mandsaur railway station in Madhya Pradesh over suspicion of illegally trafficking beef. Both the women were brutally beaten by the Hindu Dal women workers. Police were also on the spot but were unable to stop the Hindu Dal workers.
Jul 27, 2016, 14:59 IST
In a shocking incident, a Muslim woman residing in Jaipur received divorce letter from her husband through speed post and has now approached the Supreme Court regarding the same.
May 18, 2016, 18:58 IST
In a bizarre case, a private school in Agra has sent a defamation notice, seeking damages of Rs 1 crore, to a 14-year-old Muslim student, Mohd Shahzan, who failed in class 8. Mohd Shahzan's father Sagir Ahmed had threatened to take legal recourse against the school's decision to fail him
May 12, 2016, 20:13 IST
An inferno which broke out in the forest near old barrier cemetery area in Shimla last night has been brought under control. Over a dozen forest officials and forest fire watchers and firemen along with one fire tender were trying to control the forest fire. Residents of a Muslim shrine residing near cemetery remained worried.
May 03, 2016, 12:18 IST
Samajwadi Party women wing on Wednesday threatened to hit women activist Trupti Desai if she tried to enter the inner sanctum of Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai. A Muslim woman said touching and kissing the 'mazaar' is against Islam
Apr 29, 2016, 09:11 IST
One student died and another one was injured in a clash between two groups of students of the Aligarh Muslim University last night. The proctor's office and two vehicles were also set on fire by the agitated mob.
Apr 24, 2016, 13:36 IST
After getting tremendous response for mass wedding of 577 couples belonging to drought-affected areas and weaker sections conducted by the Shiv Sena at Parbhani and Aurangabad, the Maharashtra state Bharatiya Janata Party president Raosaheb Danve organised a mass marriage for 550 couples.
Apr 18, 2016, 12:22 IST
A Muslim man reportedly divorced his wife in an Assam village after she voted for the BJP against the village diktat to vote for the Congress during the state assembly elections.
Apr 17, 2016, 13:05 IST
Chief imam of the All India Imam Organisation (AIIO),Umer Ahmed Ilyasi on Sunday slammed Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for his remark that those having reservations to chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' shouldn't live in the country, saying that the people on responsible positions should avoid making such statements.
Apr 04, 2016, 08:50 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh on Friday said the fatwa asking Muslim community members not to chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' is a conspiracy by international powers to destroy India into bits and pieces.
Apr 01, 2016, 19:06 IST
As Pakistan celebrates its Republic Day, fishermen took part in traditional boat race, organised by Pakistan Coast Guards (Marine Wing), in country’s southern port city of Karachi.
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