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    Mumbai city Muslims divided over cow as national animal

    Mumbai: The clamour to declare cow as the national animal of India is growing louder. Muslim organisations in Mumbai are divided over naming cow as country’s national animal. While some feel it would put an end to the growing unrest among communities, some allege it as a gimmick to suppress their choices.

  • Darul Uloom Deoband issues fatwa against slim fit or designer burqas

    Lucknow: Wearing designer and slim fit burqas attracts prying eyes and is against Islam, prominent Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has said in a fatwa. It said burqas in various styles, colours and designs were not allowed in Islam

  • Gujarat Assembly election Results: Congress owes more to Patels, less to Muslims

    NEW DELHI: A post-result survey by Lokniti states that Congress did manage to get a substantial vote share from the communities it had banked upon, says TV channel News 18. The party drew its major gain in vote share from the BJP’s most loyal voter. 36 percent of the Patel votes went to Congress this time. In 2012 state elections, only 10 percent of the Patels had voted for the Congress party.

  • Guj polls: Social dynamics prompt BJP to rake up Hindutva in Dabhoi

    Vadodara : Dabhoi, one of the 36 constituencies of Gujarat where Muslims can influence the results, appears to be a hard nut to crack for the BJP as the social dynamics and tradition of “no repeat” favours the Congress, prompting the saffron party to rake up anti-Muslim fervour in a bid to polarize the voters.

  • Mumbai: After 25 years of Babri Masjid demolition, Muslims want peace

    Mumbai: “We want to live in peace,” is the only claim of Muslims after 25 years of Babri Masjid demolition. There is no doubt the demolition and its aftermath of riots has left a mark on the lives of members of that community. Muslim residents who have survived criticism revealed an incident like Babri cannot be forgotten at any cost and should not be repeated with anyone ever.

  • MP: Muslims come forward to cremate destitute Hindu found dead

    Raisen: In a novel gesture, Muslims from a local cultural organisation today came forward and cremated a Hindu man who was found dead in Begamganj tehsil of the district. The body of 50-year-old destitute Prem Singh Sahu was found by a resident named Farooq Baig in the Narayan Das Tekri area.

  • Donald Trump retweets videos purporting to show violence by Muslims

    Washington: President Donald Trump retweeted a series of inflammatory videos on Wednesday that purport to show violence being committed by Muslims. Trump posted the messages early in the morning, retweeting them from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First, a small fringe group whose profile was elevated by Trump’s attention.

  • Bhopal: Ijtema concludes; volunteers ensure free flow of traffic in Old City

    Bhopal: Ijtema, the three daysWorld Islamic Congregation, which drew several lakh Muslims from all over the globe came to a conclusion on Monday. Old city area remained free from traffic jams during the entire event, thanks to hundreds of volunteers who manned the traffic in the area to endure free movement of vehicle. Heavy security arrangements were made by police to ensure that annual congregation passes off
    peacefully. District administration and hundreds of

  • Myanmar, Rohingya, Presidential spokesman Joynal Abedin, Myanmars Home Minister Kyaw Swe, Abdul Hamid in Dhaka, Bangladeshi counterpart, Myanmars military launched a security crackdown, myanmar to take back rohingya

    Two dead, 32 missing as boat carrying Rohingya people capsizes

    Dhaka, A boat carrying scores of Rohingya people capsized Sunday night at the mouth of Naf River dividing Bangladesh and Myanmar, leaving two people dead and at least 32 others missing, according to local TV.

  • Indonesian Muslims perform Ramayana in Mumbai to promote unity

    Mumbai: A thorough presentation of ethnic tradition induced in culture though an art form was performed by a group of Muslims from Indonesia on Tuesday at the NCPA. Over 43 Muslims from Indonesia performed Ramayana Ballet, a traditional dance form, and a live Angklung Orchestra, with the help of Angklung a distinct musical instrument made out of bamboo tubes.

  • French parliament approves controversial anti-terrorism law

    Paris: France’s lower house of parliament has approved a controversial new counter-terrorism bill after Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told parliament “We’re still in a state of war,” as country is facing “very serious threat” level.

  • Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Muharram procession

    Srinagar: Authorities on Saturday imposed strict restrictions in many areas across Srinagar to prevent a Muharram procession, police said. The police received intelligence inputs about miscreants trying to incite trouble during the procession scheduled for later in the day. “Keeping these inputs in mind, the District Magistrate Srinagar ordered the restrictions under section 144 CrPc to remain in force,” police officials said.

  • Bhopal: No police firing in Shajapur, says IG

    Bhopal: The police did not open fire on agitators in Shajapur on Saturday. The message that went viral in this regard on social was completely fake. This was stated by IG, intelligence, Makrand Deouskar on Sunday. Talking to reporters, he said that Muslims in Shajapur wanted to bury body of their relative on land owned by another community. The administration swung into action and talked the Muslims into burying the body

  • Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

    Jeddah: Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, a religious duty and for some pilgrims the journey of a lifetime. This year sees the return of pilgrims from Shiite Iran, regional rival to Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia, and comes with the Gulf mired in political crisis and Islamic State group jihadists squeezed in Iraq and Syria. “I’m so excited because many