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Aligarh Muslims flay Bukhari for Sharif invite

Aligarh, Oct 31 (IANS) A Muslim forum here Friday accused the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid of insulting Indian Muslims by inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but not his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to the 17th century mosque to mark his son's appointment as the Naib Imam. The Forum for Muslim Studies and Analysis (FMSA) also asked the Indian government to end by an ac...

1 day ago
11 held for digging women's graves for 'ghost marriages'

Beijing, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) Chinese police have arrested 11 people for allegedly digging up dead women's bodies from their graves to sell them for rituals known as ghost marriages, Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper reported Thursday. The suspects were detained after they exhumed the body of a woman in Shandong province and sold it to the family of a deceased middle-aged man, ...

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Jama Masjid's new Naib Imam hates 'communal politics'

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Shaban Bukhari, formally named the new Naib Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Thursday said he was bitterly opposed to communal politics and stood for harmony in the country. I am against the politics of hate. I will try to spread the message of peace and harmony. I will try to engage with the youth, the 19-year-old told IANS. But he quickly added that he had ...

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Inviting Sharif, not Modi to Jama Masjid: Shahi Imam

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Thursday said he was inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but not Narendra Modi to mark his son's annointment as the Naib Imam, saying the Indian prime minister was yet to win the confidence of the country's Muslims. Syed Ahmed Bukhari, however, said he had invited four Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including...

1 day ago
Inviting Sharif, not Modi to Jama Masjid: Shahi Imam

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Thursday said he was inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but not Narendra Modi to mark his son's annointment as the Naib Imam, saying the Indian prime minister was yet to win the confidence of the country's Muslims. Syed Ahmed Bukhari, however, said he had invited four Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including...

2 days ago
Pick old clothes for Halloween

London, Oct 29 (IANS) People are looking around for the best clothes to look different on the occasion of Halloween, which is Friday. What if you get your best attire without spending ridiculous amounts of money? Fashion stylist Grace Woodward doles out useful tips to glam up old costumes to get a new look, reports femalefirst.co.uk * Old tights with snags are a dream for Hallow...

5 days ago
Delhi Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam attacked

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, was attacked by a 32-year-old man who tried to set him ablaze during Sunday evening prayers, police and witnesses said. The accused, said to be mentally unstable, was arrested. The incident took place at the Jama Masjid when the man approached the Shahi Imam while the latter was praying, poured kerosene on him an...

5 days ago
Delhi Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam attacked

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, was attacked by a man who tried to set him on fire during Sunday evening prayers, police and witnesses said. The accused was arrested. The incident took place at the Jama Masjid when a man in his early 30s approached the Shahi Imam while the latter was praying, poured kerosene on him and tried to set him ablaze, ...

7 days ago
Japan's Kabuki theatre goes global through internet

Tokyo, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) Kabuki, the traditional Japanese theater, is seeking to become more global, and to that end, an online project was introduced Friday, a platform for connecting fans of this ancient discipline across the world. The online service, launched by the theatrical promoter Shochiku, and the OKWave internet operator, seeks to serve fans in 20 different languages helping t...

12 days ago
The Westerns and their first family, the Sacketts

It is a typically American genre unable to be transplanted anywhere outside its home but still immensely popular through the world with its regular depiction in books, films and comics. Set in a period spanning a few decades of the 19th century when the interior of the North American continent was explored, the wilderness tamed, made inhabitable and law-abiding, Westerns, or tales of the...

15 days ago
Goans seek to meet Pope Francis in Sri Lanka

Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) The Goa Church will lobby with the Sri Lankan Catholic Church authorities to organise a meeting for 1,000 Goans with Pope Francis, who will visit the country in January next year for the canonisation of Blessed Father Joseph Vaz. Vaz, the country's first saint, was incidentally of the Goan origin. After the sainthood is conferred on Vaz, special prayer servi...

20 days ago
History lovers in for a treat at capital theatre festival

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The two-day theatre festival Bhilwara Natya Puraskar, which begins Saturday, aims to promote Indian theatre in the capital by staging two historical plays. The organisers of the fourth edition of the festival have chosen two plays - Samrat Ashoka and The Crowning of Dara to recreate the magical past and bring to life two legends of history. Daya Prakash S...

23 days ago
Sania could not see Taj Mahal

Agra, Oct 8 (IANS) Tennis star Sania Mirza was disappointed as she arrived late and could not see the Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh's Agra city. While former cricketer Anil Kumble visited the Taj Mahal Tuesday evening, Sania Mirza arrived late and failed to get an entry to the 17th century monument. When she arrived, the gates were already closed for the day, said tourist guide Ved ...

25 days ago
Uddhav compares Team Modi campaign to Afzal Khan's army

Osmanabad (Maharashtra), Oct 6 (IANS) In the worst-ever attack yet on former ally BJP, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Monday likened the ongoing poll campaign in Maharashtra by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet to an assault by Bijapur general Afzal Khan's army on Shivaji's dominion in the 17th century. What are they up to? First Modi comes to campaign, then his entire cabinet tea...

1 month ago
Mulling direct flights to Sri Lanka: Goa CM

Panaji, Sep 26 (IANS) The Goa government is considering introduction of direct flights to and from Sri Lanka to facilitate travel for pilgrims from the island nation to the Exposition of Spanish saint Francis Xavier, a 40-day decennial event beginning Nov 22. A Catholic Church official from Goa, also said that direct flights between Sri Lanka and Goa would help tap an increasing synergy ...

1 month ago
Goa Church crosses fingers over first Goan origin saint

Panaji, Sep 13 (IANS) The Goa Church has its fingers crossed over reports in the international media which suggest that Blessed Joseph Vaz, a 17th century Catholic priest of Goan origin, could be canonised as Sri Lanka's first saint and Goa's first too. A news report from Colombo suggests that Pope Francis, during a papal visit to the island nation, was likely to announce Vaz's elevation...

1 month ago
Myths of dying Adi Ganga to resonate this Durga Puja

Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) A community Durga Puja here promises to bring back myths and legends surrounding the ancient and now-dying Adi Ganga (original Ganga), a branch of the Hooghly, singing its swan song, courtesy urbanisation and pollution. Talked about in medieval Bengali literature, the once-navigable Adi Ganga - passing southwards in the state through what is now South 24-Parganas d...

2 months ago
Hampi most searched heritage site in Karnataka

Bangalore, Aug 20 (IANS) The world-famous Hampi heritage site in Karnataka is the most searched historical place in the state, search engine Google said Wednesday. There has been a growing interest on Hampi among tourists after it emerged as the top searched historical site in Karnataka, Google India said in a statement here. Listed by Unesco in 1986 as a World Heritage Site for ...

2 months ago
Growing human load seen as threat to the Taj

Agra, Aug 19 (IANS) More than 200,000 people visited the Taj Mahal in two days over the weekend, causing alarm among conservationists who feel the ever-increasing human load on the fragile white marble wonder on the banks of the Yamuna could prove detrimental to the health of the monument to love. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan wanted it to be a place of peace and tranquillity, but the 17th c...

2 months ago
In stirring speech, Modi unveils his India vision

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday unveiled his vision for a new, clean and prosperous India in his maiden and stirring Independence Day address from the Red Fort which won him accolades across the country. Delivering an unusually different Aug 15 speech, Modi, who took office only May 26, spoke from the heart in Hindi for around 75 minutes on a range of subject...

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