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Allahabad Kumbh to attract 70 million people
Allahabad, Jan 1 (IANS) As many as 70 million Hindus and others are expected to converge in this north Indian city for a holy dip in the Ganges over the 42-day long Ardh Kumbh festival commencing Jan 3.

Monday, January 01, 2007 8:52:15 AM

Eid fervour dampened by Saddam hanging
Agra, Dec 31 (IANS) Though entry to the Taj Mahal will be free for three hours Monday morning for Eid, the festive fervour is clearly missing in the city.

Sunday, December 31, 2006 7:25:19 PM

Saddam remembered in Kerala Eid prayers
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 31 (IANS) Muslims in Kerala celebrated Eid-ul-Zuha Sunday with special prayers mourning former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein who was executed a day earlier.

Sunday, December 31, 2006 4:02:59 PM

The Indian Hajis are a harried, exploited lot (COMMENTARY)
The exposure by a TV channel of corruption in the Haj pilgrimage from India has brought to light an issue that was talked about for long by those in the know of the stink. But nothing happened. Now that the corrupt have been exposed, the authorities should sack the staff and file criminal charges against them.

Sunday, December 31, 2006 8:45:48 AM

Food and festivities - Eid is around the corner
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The congregational namaaz. The traditional embrace. The wafting fragrance of biryani. Whether it's in the historical Jama Masjid of Old Delhi or in a tiny little mosque tucked away in a village of Andhra Pradesh, the joyous spirit of Eid-ul-Zuha wraps all who come to offer their prayers.

Saturday, December 30, 2006 8:57:13 AM

Authorities destroy eatables as dog enters Orissa temple
Jagatsinghpur (Orissa) Dec 29 (IANS) Temple authorities destroyed food worth Rs.5,000 and stopped daily rituals for hours after a stray dog allegedly entered into the kitchen of a Hindu temple here, official said Friday.

Friday, December 29, 2006 8:04:08 PM

Himachal removes Haj committee chairman
Shimla, Dec 29 (IANS) Caught on camera for allegedly taking bribes from Haj pilgrims the Himachal Pradesh Haj Committee chairman and another member have been removed from their posts by the state government here late Thursday.

Friday, December 29, 2006 1:16:11 PM

'Muslims are more literate than Hindus in seven states'
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Contrary to common perception, the literacy level of Muslims is better than that of Hindus in seven Indian states, says a new book authored by a noted demographer.

Thursday, December 28, 2006 1:52:56 PM

Madhya Pradesh imbibes family planning lessons from Pakistan
Bhopal, Dec 28 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh government of Bharatiya Janta Party has been inspired from the most unlikely of places - Pakistan - to devise a family planning programme for the Muslim community based on a 'Pakistani model' that advocates use the religious texts and clerics for awareness campaign as well as the mosque to distribute contraceptives.

Thursday, December 28, 2006 11:01:36 AM

Pune jewellers burqa ban angers minority panel
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) A proposal by the Maharashtra Jewellers Association in Pune not to allow burqa-clad women inside jewellery stores has evoked criticism from the state minority commission.

Thursday, December 28, 2006 11:00:51 AM

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