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Vote Congress, Shia groups urge Muslims

Mumbai, April 22: Softening their stand on the Congress, prominent Shia organisations, community leaders and Islamic scholars Tuesday appealed to Muslims to vote for the party in the ongoing national elections.

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AAP to demand world spiritual capital status for Varanasi

Varanasi, April 22: The AAP will demand the status of world spiritual capital for this Hindu holy city in Uttar Pradesh, a party leader said Tuesday.

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Sri Lanka to deport tourist with Buddha tattoo

London, April 22: A female British tourist in Sri Lanka has been detained and will be deported for having a Buddha tattoo on her arm, a media report said Tuesday.

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Jordan vows to protect holy sites in Jerusalem

Amman, April 22: Jordan will take all necessary measures to defend Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque and other Islamic and Christian holy sites in the city, the Jordanian government said Monday The statement came through Jordanian Minister for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani, a day after Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli security at the mosque, state-run media reported.

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Haj piligrimage to continue despite MERS increase

Riyadh, April 21: Saudi Arabia is ready for the annual Islamic haj pilgrimage despite an increase in cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infection, the health ministry said Monday.

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Togadia made no anti-Muslim comments: BJP

New Delhi, April 21: The BJP Monday defended VHP president Pravin Togadia, saying he made no anti-Muslim comments, a day after news reports quoted him as saying that Muslims should be thrown out of Hindu areas.

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Pope prays for peace in Syria, Ukraine on Easter

Vatican City, April 20: Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria as thousands gathered in Vatican City to celebrate Easter Sunday.

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Delhi celebrates Easter Sunday with fervour

New Delhi, April 20: Delhiites celebrated Easter Sunday, which marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ, with prayers and sumptuous meals.

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Easter celebrated in Meghalaya

Shillong, April 20: Christians in Meghalaya Sunday joined their brethren the world over in celebrating Easter.

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