Christians come together for Christmas

MANGALORE: In a show of unity, Christians are coming together to celebrate Christmas in different parts of India.
In the northeastern state of Assam, various denominations gathered for a pre-Christmas celebration on Dec. 5.Twelve Churches met in Guwahati, Assam’s commercial capital, to celebrate..

Babri verdict: HC extend status quo till Feb 15

LUCKNOW (AMN) The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday extended the status quo on its September 30 verdict’s implementation till February 15 next year.
The court fixed January 28, 2011 as the next date of hearing on the three review petitions on the Ayodhya title suits.

Community mourns Maulana Marghoob death

NEW DELHI: Prominent political, religious and social personalities of the country have expressed deep shock and dismay over the death of renowned Islamic scholar and the rector of renowned Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, Maulana Marghoobur Rahman. Maulana passed away on Wednesday morning ..

Mob storms Orthodox school

JABALPUR: A group of rightwing Hindu activists on Wednesday attacked an Orthodox school here in protest against disciplinary actions against three students, witnesses say.

The group forced their way into the visitors’ room of St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School and shouted anti-Christian slogans.

Muslims condemn blast, want fair probe

NEW DELHI: Leading Muslim organizations have condemned the blast in the holy town of Varanasi’s and asked the government to investigate the theory of Indian Mujahdeen’s email impartially. They described the act as a conspiracy to create fissures between the Hindus and Muslims. They also see it as ..

FM hints at Islamic banking

KOLKATA: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has assured Muslims that their demand for Islamic banking would be addressed soon. Interacting with a delegation of Indian Centre for Islamic Finance (ICIF) headed by H Abdur Raqeeb here, Mukhrjee said that he would soon ask his secretary to ..

Karkare spoke to me before he was killed: Digvijay

NEW DELHI: Congress General Secretary and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh has raised doubt over the WikiLeaks’ revelation that the Lashkar-e-Taiba had allegedly planned to attack Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. He said, “The Sangh Parivar has mastery in propaganda, so ..

SIT worked as B team of Gujarat police: Ex- DGP

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Former Gujarat Director General of Police (DGP) R B Sreekumar has alleged the SIT headed by former CBI chief R K Raghavan probing Gujarat riots has actually functioned as a B-team of Gujarat police. Talking to news persons here he said: “None of the evidence provided by me have

Violence probe delay dismays Christians

BANGALORE: Christians in Karnataka are disappointed over the extension given to a commission enquiring into the attacks on Christians in the southern Indian state.

“The government does not seem to be serious about the early release of the commission report,” said Jesuit Father M. K. George, ..

Nation pays homage to B R Ambedkar

NEW DELHI: The nation on Monday paid homage to the Father of Indian Constitution and Bharat Ratna, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 54th death anniversary. In a function organised at the Parliament premises, President Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister



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Instagram co-founders quit

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