RSS organ slams "secular brigade" for Iftar "tokenism"

In a scathing critique of Iftar parties hosted by politicians of varied hues, RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser' on Saturday said such celebrations amounted to "secular tokenism" and go against the ritual's spirit which requires common meals to be fed to poor rather than to "well-fed" political guests.

PM Narendra Modi to skip President's Iftar party today. Here's why
PM Narendra Modi to skip President's Iftar party today. Here's why

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not attend the Iftar party hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday evening.

Why PM Narendra Modi may skip President's Iftar today
Why PM Narendra Modi may skip President's Iftar today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday evening chair a meeting with chief ministers of the eight northeastern states in Delhi, triggering speculation that he may skip the Iftar party hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee.

Those who attended RSS' Iftar party should also offer namaz: Azam Khan

Taking a swipe at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) over organising an Iftar party, Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Monday said those who took part in it should also offer 'namaz' for a day.

Lalu Prasad rubbishes political theories over decision to skip Sonia Gandhi's iftar

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday said that one should not give political twists to his decision not to attend Congress president Sonia Gandhi's Iftar party.

Surprising to see Congress leaders and no one from BJP at Mufti's Iftar: Omar Abdullah

National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said that he was surprised to see quite a few leaders from the Congress Party, and even more surprised not to see hardly anyone from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's Iftar party on Sunday evening.

Pak High Commissioner attends Sonia Gandhi's Iftar party
Pak High Commissioner attends Sonia Gandhi's Iftar party

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday hosted an Iftaar party, which saw the attendance of many prominent leaders and dignitaries, including Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit.

Separatist leaders not to call for strike on Martyrs' Day

For the first time in 25 years since the start of militancy in Kashmir, the separatists have not called for a general strike on Martyrs' Day, Monday, in view of the fasting month of Ramzan.

Ram Vilas Paswan hosts Iftar party

 LJP supremo and Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday hosted an Iftar party, which was attended by senior NDA leaders of BJP and HAM (Secular).

Lalu, Congress leaders attend Nitish's Iftar

RJD president Lalu Prasad, a host of Bihar ministers and Congress leaders Saturday attended the Iftar party hosted by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar here.

Mamata to skip Arvind Kejriwal, Sonia Gandhi's Iftar parties; Derek O'Brien to attend
Mamata to skip Arvind Kejriwal, Sonia Gandhi's Iftar parties; Derek O'Brien to attend

Trinamool Congress (TMC) spokesperson Derek O'Brien said on Saturday that he will represent West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at the iftar parties to be hosted by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Arvind Kejriwal invites Mamata Banerjee for Iftar

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal invited West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for iftar which was accepted by the TMC chief on Saturday.

Sonia's Iftar dinner a get together of like-minded parties?

 Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's Iftar dinner next week is expected to be a significant affair ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament with leaders of all like-minded parties invited to it.

This Ramzan, break fast with different types of date dishes

Every sunset, during the holy month of Ramzan, fasts are broken with Iftar, whose menu traditionally comprises dates and other fruits washed down with water, milk and juice.

Religious harmony: Hindus in UP district to observe Ramzan fast

 At a time when controversy over performing yoga is on, a group of Hindus in Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba district has decided to observe Roza (fast) with their Muslim neighbours during the holy month of Ramzan starting tomorrow.

Sonia Gandhi holds Iftar, shares table with Sharad Yadav, Lalu

Sonia Gandhi on Sunday hosted her first Iftar in three years, which saw the Congress president sharing a table with leaders of RJD and its new-found ally JD(U).

Katju controversy a `futile` issue, says Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday refused to be drawn into the Katju controversy, terming it as a "futile" issue.

Turkish protesters disrupt US-sponsored iftar meal

Turkish media and US officials say some 200 protesters denouncing Israel`s military operations in Gaza threw eggs and destroyed chairs and tables that were set for a Muslim fast-breaking dinner sponsored by the US Consulate.

Mid-day meal tragedy: Nitish Kumar puts off iftar party

In view of the mid-day meal tragedy at Chhapra in which 23 children died, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday night announced postponement of the iftar party he was to host on July 24.

President to host iftar today at Rashtrapati Bhavan

President Pranab Mukherjee will on Friday host an iftar reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan and invited Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh among others dignitaries.