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    Muharram 2018: 7 things to know about the mourning of Muslims on Ashura

    Muharram is the sacred month of the Islamic calendar and also marks the beginning of the Muslim New Year. The tenth day of Muharram is called as ‘Ashura’, literally meaning ‘forbidden’. Though the day of Ashura holds a great significance to all Muslims around the globe, it is recognised differently in the two major sects – Shia and Sunni. For the Shia community, the day commemorates the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, grandson of

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    Maharashtra: Swine flu claims 3 lives in Nashik

    Nashik: The sudden change in weather has led to an outbreak of various diseases, with a resurgence of swine flu. In Nashik, three persons, died within 24 hours, reportedly after contracting the H1N1 virus. This has come as a dampener for those in the midst of Ganpati celebrations in Nashik city and rural areas. Signs of this disease had begun manifesting in July itself, but evidently, no serious cognisance was taken by the

  • India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018: India overpower Pakistan by eight wickets

    Dubai: A strong bowling performance followed by some power-packed batting saw India thrash arch rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday. Asked to field first, three-wicket hauls from pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and part-time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav enabled India to restrict Pakistan to a paltry 162. Bhuvneshwar returned figures of 3/15 while Jadhav got 3/23.

  • Why no noise over cattle smugglers attacking gaurakshaks, asks RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

    New Delhi: In the midst of a raging controversy over lynchings by cow vigilantes, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that there were “double standards” over violence in the name of cow with nobody making any “noise” about cattle smugglers attacking the gaurakshaks. He also emphasised that those genuinely involved in the service of the cow, including Muslims who maintain cow shelters, should not be linked to lynching incidents. “The cattle smugglers attack. There

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    DJ, high-decibel music systems major noise pollutants: Maharashtra government tells High Court

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court Wednesday that DJ and other high-decibel audio systems were a major source of noise pollution in the state and their use during festivals could not be allowed. Defending the ban on use of such sound systems during Ganesh and Navratri festivals, Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni told the court that the moment a DJ or Dolby system is switched on, the noise level is over

  • Shiv Sena MLA announces new party, to fight for Maratha quota

    Mumbai: Accusing the Shiv Sena leadership of asking him not to voice his views on the Maratha quota issue, party MLA in Maharashtra Harshvardhan Jadhav announced on Wednesday that he is floating a new outfit. Jadhav, who tendered resignation on the issue of reservations for the Marathas, Dhangars and Muslims in July, said his new party will strive to get quota for these communities. His resignation as MLA is yet to be accepted by

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    Sewer worker’s death: Rahul Gandhi says PM Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat a hollow slogan

    New Delhi: Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the “tragic death” of sewer worker Anil in west Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said “PM’s Swachh Bharat is a hollow slogan, when he is blind to the plight of thousands of manual scavengers”. “Anil’s tragic death in the sewers of Delhi and photographs of his grieving son have made headlines worldwide,” said Gandhi on Twitter.

  • Sunny Leone wants women to speak for themselves

    From being an adult star to playing the lead role in Bollywood films, actress Sunny Leone aka Karanjit Kaur, who fought several hardships throughout her career, believes women should stand up for their rights. “Women should speak up for themselves. They should say whatever they feel and do whatever they want to do. Every girl should pursue their passion and follow their dreams. And these small choices will strenghthen our women and