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Muslims in India to celebrate Eid al-Fitr Tuesday, July 29
Muslims around the Arab world including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Jordan, the United States of America (USA), Europe and Bangladesh .... More

Muslims around Arab states, part of the world celebrate Eid al Fitr

Eid moon sighted in Patna; Hilal committee meetings underway elsewhere

Ziaul Haque murder case: Azad to file protest petition against CBI closure report - See more at:

Exploring Ramadan

Fasting is prescribed so that you may learn self-restraint

Ramadan like the other months in the Islamic lunar calendar begins with the sighting of the new moon over the horizon. Depending on the geographical locations, it appears with a difference of a day or two in various parts of the world pronouncing ..... More

Offer prayers in Ramadan nights to seek forgiveness

'Fasting is for Mine and it is I who give reward for it'

Revelation of Quran and fasting in Ramadan

'Confine to the mosque to become closer to Allah'

'Look for the Night of Qadr in the last ten nights of Ramadan'

Now violence in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur, three killed in group clashes

Three people were killed and over a dozen injured Monday when a minor brawl turned ugly in Rampur town of Uttar Pradesh, police said. Three people were killed and over a dozen injured Monday when a minor brawl turned ... More

Curfew still on in Saharanpur, situation tense

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Former CJI Balakrishnan was adamant on elevating corrupt judge: Katju
Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju Monday again complained of interferences in the appointment ... More

Katju must reveal more to carry conviction

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Observatory to broadcast live observation of Eid Crescent

The Islamic Crescents' Observation Project (ICOP) announced Wednesday that it will broadcast live the observation of the Eid Crescent on Sunday July 27 from Amman in Jordan. The entire event will also be live broadcast.... More

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Minutes after the opposition Congress and an independent legislator staged a walked out demanding a clarification from Co-operation Minister Deepak Dhavalikar for his Thursday's comments that India...... More

Shia protest in Lucknow turns violent, one killed in police firing

A crowd comprising of old and young Shias, after offering the 'alvida namaaz' (farewell prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan) at the Asifi Imambada, decided to go ahead and stage a sit-in..... More

India's two Gazas: One in parliament, another at UN

The extent to which BRICS conditions Modi's understanding of foreign affairs will become clearer during his meeting with President Barack Obama in September. The Israelis have..... More

Gaza death toll exceeds 1,000, call for ceasefire extension

US Secretary of State John Kerry and top diplomats from Europe and the Middle East Saturday called for an extension to the temporary truce between Israel and the Hamas, as the toll in the.... More

Journalist who denounced American media’s pro-Israel bias blacklisted

MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal, an Italian-Palestinian journalist, who broke the unspoken rule of mainstream media punditry this week, and..... More

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Songstress Ziana Zain, a Malaysian pop singer-songwriter, model, entrepreneur and actress, has joined a long list of female artistes to wear the hijab...... More

As protests intensify, government asks UPSC aspirants for patience

Japan and other nations termed Himas as a terrorist organisation. Since Japan wanted control of the region the original..... More

UPSC protest: Commuters hassled by shut Metro stations

Special Reports

Hyderabad trust uses 'zakat' to promote education

More than 25,000 students are studying in educational institutions run by the trust in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Started in 1990, the trust, headed by philanthropist Giasuddin Babu Khan, has so far helped over 400,000 students graduate. Many of them are now engineers, doctors, lawyers and chartered accountants. .... More

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Indore law student compiling Quran in Arabic Braille

Woman reverts to Islam a day before she dies of cancer

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Indian scientists develop seedless mangoes

A call for revolution, and romance: The poetry of Faiz

Soon a memorial to 'shame' society on growing sexual crimes

New initiative to promote peace in Muslim societies

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UAE Princess donates $100 mn to London hospital for pediatric research

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A Concocted History: With Present Relevance

Japan and other nations termed Himas as a terrorist organisation. Since Japan wanted control of the region the original inhabitants of the land had to be eliminated. So the Buddhists....... More

I am from northeast... but I am not Mowgli!

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Urdu Kitab Mela Malegaon

Kerala's new campaign against drugs targets schoolkids
Addressing a press meet here Tuesday, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala and Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb said the state-level campaign would be launched by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy June 13...... More

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AMU boy Wasiqur Rahman is Bihar MBBS topper

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BSNL unveils 'smart phone' for common man

A second Software Technology Park would be set up in Tripura to boost information technology in the country's northeast region and to reach out to people of rural and remote areas with e-governance, a minister said here Saturday. - See more at:
A second Software Technology Park would be set up in Tripura to boost information technology in the country's northeast region and to reach out to people of rural and remote areas with e-governance, a minister said here Saturday. - See more at:

Branded as "Bharat phone", the mobile device has a three-inch large screen display with provision for dual SIM card and has been priced at Rs.1,099 to make it affordable to common man. Visiting Mauritius.... More

1,000-feet wide 'beast' near earth Sunday

Big Bang: Indian physicist says he's vindicated

Artificial sunlight to test solar cell efficiency

Bone rebuilding to become more efficient, cheaper too

Indian-origin scientists claim human learning breakthrough

Now, put this washing machine into dirty clothes!

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E-cigarettes turning nonsmokers to nicotine addiction: Study

Camera that lets you refocus photos after clicking them!

This insect wears world's tiniest 3D glasses!

Forget laptops kids, take paper notes instead!

People behind the huge success of Malegaon Urdu Kitab Mela

Among the buyers too were people of different class and variety. Men, women and students of all ages and genders and also a huge majority of children were seen on all ten days rushing for books as if there is going to be a 'ban on ... More

'All sold out' signs on most of stalls on last day of Malegaon Urdu book fair

'Who killed Karkare?' among the best-selling books at Malegaon literary festival

Malegaon Urdu book fair breaks NCPUL's all time best sale record

'Let's pray Maulana Azad's dream of united India becomes a reality'

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There should be a campaign for primary education in Urdu: Rahman Khan

Union Minister Rahman Khan to open NCPUL's Urdu book fair in Malegaon Friday

NCPUL to hold 10-day National Urdu Book Fair in Malegaon


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