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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

India to redress inequities affecting Muslims, says PM
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said sections of minorities including Muslims had not shared the fruits of development in India and pledged to take measures to end 'such inequities'.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006 3:37:06 PM

Vaishno Devi shrine sees record pilgrims
Jammu, Dec 27 (IANS) A record 6.7 million pilgrims have visited the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir this year with nearly 25,000 devotees climbing the mountainous terrain every day despite snow, rains and sub-zero temperatures.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006 12:59:35 PM

Feverish Eid buying at Kashmir's animal markets
Srinagar, Dec 26 (IANS) Huge animal markets have come up in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar to cater to the believers' demands for sacrificial animals on Bakr Eid.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006 8:12:40 AM

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