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India's Kolkata Gears Up for `Eid

Last Modified:  28 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


KOLKATA – `Eid is coming, every corner in Kolkata told the same fact with shops being over crowded with last minute shoppers for clothes and jewelry, food stalls preparing for special `Eid sweets and enthusiastic Muslims awaiting the moon sighting to detect the newborn moon. “Every year for 3 or 4 last Ramadan days, I move to an `Eid baz......





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NEW YORK - A United Nations report has accused Syrian troops of torturing children and using them as human shields on tanks to prevent attacks by opposition forces, as bloodshed continues unabated across the country.“We ar ...



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TORONTO - A Muslim charity, a leading Canadian service organization and local schools and parents have banded together to conduct an innovative pilot project to mitigate the high drop-out among Somali students in a Toronto ne ...



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CAIRO - Breaking stereotyping and cultural barriers, a Welsh Muslim young woman has been honored as the Sportswoman of the Year after achieving new records in golf in Wales, Great Britain and Europe.“I got into sport at a ...



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CAIRO - A mosque in the Indian city of Hyderabad has turned to using the English language for sermons in an effort to draw worshippers and spread the true message of Islam. I am more conditioned to listening to English and ...



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03 April 2012 Google has just announced a massive expansion of its Art Project, adding collections from a number of museums aro ...



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13 March 2012 Britain's National Theatre is showing Can We Talk About This? , a verbatim dance work from the physical theatre ...



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WUHAN, China - Plans to force Badminton women players to wear skirts have been shelved by the game's world body following a fierce opposition that threatened to overshadow the Olympics. We have shelved the ban (on women we ...



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NAYPYIDAW - The recent cycle of violence that engulfed western Myanmar reflects decades of systematic persecution of the Muslim minority, which is seen by many Buddhist residents are “invaders” of their country, analysts beli ...



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MOGADISHU - Training in a bullet-riddled stadium and at the risk of being killed, Somali athletes are vying to join the London Olympics with a dream of creating a new image for their homeland after decades of violence and ana ...



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KABUL - Using Muslim scholars and the Noble Qur'an, Afghan security forces are carrying out a program to dissuade young men from carrying out suicide attacks in the Asian country.“You won't go to paradise,” an elderly scho ...



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CAIRO - Reflecting voter disdain at the top finalists for Egypt's new president, calls are growing for boycotting next week's runoff to elect a replacement to deposed president Hosni Mubarak. People once thought that the p ...



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LAGOS - Declaring the accident a national disaster, Nigeria began three days of mourning on Monday, June 4, after a plane crashed into a densely populated neighborhood in Lagos, killing all 153 passengers and unknown numbers ...



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Cairo: The Islamic political parties in Egypt have allowed the political groups, representing secular views, to share equal part in the constitutional writing for smooth governance in the country which has recently experienced a revolution for political change. By Farhan Iqbal



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KABUL - Trying to curb suicide attacks, Afghan security officials have planned a program to approach failed suicide bombers using scholars and Qur'an to convince the young men that the act of killing oneself is itself a crime ...



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EDMONTON - Dozens of Canadian Muslims in the western city of Edmonton have volunteered to prepare free meals for the city's poor residents to help break stereotypes about Islam.“It's a human obligation,” Ahmed Ali, one of ...



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12 May 2012 Work on Australia's first Islamic Museum, to be built in Melbourne, will begin in August after a $1.5 million grant ...



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11 June 2012 Australia has gone from the second most hated country among Indonesians to the second most loved, according to ann ...



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26 May 2012 New York City police did not violate New Jersey laws when they conducted surveillance of Muslim businesses, mosques ...



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12 May 2012 Fifteen U.S. Muslims, including four military veterans, are suing the federal government, alleging they were placed ...



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NAYPYIDAW - Amid hostile sentiments against the Muslim minority, Myanmar announced a state of emergency in a western state on Sunday, June 10, following deadly sectarian clashes between Muslims and Buddhists. If both sides ...




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