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B'day gift: BJP minority membership drive gets `good' response


Ahmedabad: The Gujarat BJP Minority Cell on Tuesday launched a drive to woo Muslims on the birthday of the party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and claimed to have received "good respons

Narendra Modi: Hinduvta poster boy catapults to national scene


New Delhi: Narendra Modi's anointment as BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee catapults to the national scene the Hindutva poster boy who is seen by his critics as a 'polarising' and 'divisive' figure aft

And now, a fatwa banning photography as un-Islamic

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New Delhi: India's leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom has issued a fatwa, saying 'photography is unlawful and a sin', even though Saudi Arabia allows photographers inside the holy city of Mecca and

SP leader Farooqi slammed for linking Yasin Bhatkal's arrest to religion

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New Delhi: Samjawadi Party leader Kamaal Farooqi on Friday kicked up a controversy over the arrest of Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, asking whether it is based on the grounds of crime or

Akilesh Yadav red-flags VHP yatra


Lucknow: Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav and UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s meeting with Ashok Singhal and other Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders has apparently not gone down well with

Abdul Karim Tunda says Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi calls the shots in LeT

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New Delhi: From an expert bomb maker to a small time shopkeeper selling perfumes near Muridkee in Pakistan, Abdul Karim Tunda has claimed that top LeT commander and Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-R

Posting pics on Twitter, FB is un-Islamic: Clerics


New Delhi: India’s two prominent Islamic helplines are discouraging young callers, especially women, from creating profiles and posting pictures on popular social networking websites Facebook and Twi

Signs banning Muslims from parking causes outrage in US

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Houston: Signs banning Muslims from using a shopping centre's parking lot mysteriously appeared this week in a city of the southern US state of Texas, generating massive outrage.
The posters, which r

Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated in Kerala on Thursday

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Kozhikode: Eid-ul-Fitr would be celebrated in Kerala on Thursday, a restricted holiday for Government and PSU employees.
The moon was sighted over Kapad beach, near here on Wednesday, said Muslim sch

Minorities struggle for home


Hyderabad: Religion-based discrimination continues to be a major issue in the Twin Cities, especially while renting or selling properties. Recently Abid Ali Mohammed, an NRI, complained of being disc

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