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Controversy erupts as actor Irrfan Khan questions practice of fasting and qurbani in Islam

Controversy erupts as actor Irrfan Khan questions practice of fasting and qurbani in Islam

Actor Irrfan Khan has said that slaughtering of goat does not mean Qurbani the ‘traditional style of sacrifice by Muslims’.

Pakistan's Shi`ites mark Ashura amid tight security after bombing

Shi`ites in Pakistan on Saturday demanded more protection from the government even as they observed Ashura amid tight security, a day after militant group LeJ carried out a suicide bombing on a Muharram procession in the Sindh province that claimed 24 lives.

Police foil Muharram procession in Srinagar, detains mourners

Police foil Muharram procession in Srinagar, detains mourners

The Police on Saturday foiled the Muharram procession in Srinagar when they were trying to gather at Ghanta Ghar in lalchowk to take out a major procession.

Suicide bombing at Shia procession kills 22 in Pakistan

At least 22 people, including four children, were killed and 40 others injured on Friday in a suicide attack on a Muharram procession by minority Shias in Pakistan's Sindh province, a day after 12 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shia shrine in Balochistan.

Elaborate security arrangements in Kolkata to ensure trouble-free Durga Puja

Kolkata is gearing up for five days of Durga Pujas from next week.

Muslims in Varanasi will not immerse tazia in Ganga river

A section of Muslim community here has said they will not immerse their tazia in Ganga river in the upcoming Muharram festival and will adhere to the High Court's ban order for immersion of idols and religious items in the river.

Minor dies of suffocation in locked car, another hospitalised in Gujarat

A six-year-old boy apparently died due to suffocation after he and his cousin accidentally got locked up in a car with tinted glasses in Bharuch city, about 90 kms from here.

Prohibitory orders remain in force in MP's Barwani area

Prohibitory orders imposed in the Barwani area of Madhya Pradesh (MP) on Monday night will reportedly remain in force as a precautionary measure.

Hindus lead Muharram processions as Trilokpuri takes steps towards normalcy

East Delhi's Trilokpuri on Tuesday set an example of communal harmony as Hindu volunteers came out to lead Muharram processions in the area which had witnessed violent clashes between two communities around the time of Diwali.

Two killed amid tight security in Pakistan's during Muharram

Two people were on Tuesday killed in a blast targeting a mourners' procession during Muharram in Pakistan's restive northwest tribal region even as the country remained on high alert after the deadly terror attack at the Wagah border.

Pakistan observes Muharram amid high security

Pakistan Tuesday observed Muharram to pay homage to Imam Husain and other martyrs of Karbala amid strict security, a media report said.

Muharram observed in Kolkata

Thousands of Muslims today took out processions on the streets of Kolkata on the occasion of Muharram.

Pak-Afghan border sealed for two days

Pakistan sealed its border with Afghanistan, barring all forms of crossings for two days as part of its enhanced security measures taken for the religious festival Muharram, a media report said Tuesday.

Curfew imposed in Srinagar ahead of Muharram

A complete shutdown is being observed in several parts of the Kashmir valley ahead of Muharram processions.

Muharram processions peaceful in Bawana, observance low-key

Muharram processions peaceful in Bawana, observance low-key

The Muharram processions in Outer Delhi's Bawana area, which had been on the boil since Sunday's 'Mahapanchayat', today passed off peacefully amid heavy police deployment.

Muharram to be observed in Trilokpuri under heavy security

Muharram will be observed tomorrow in east Delhi's violence-hit Trilokpuri area amid heavy security with Hindu volunteers taking part in the processions.

Red alert in Pak on Muharram eve after Wagah attack

On the eve of Muharram, the Pakistan government on Monday placed the entire country on red alert and ordered security agencies to stay on guard against possible terrorist attacks, in the aftermath of the deadly suicide bombing at the Wagah crossing on the Indo-Pak border.

Iraq on 'high alert' for jihadist attacks on pilgrims

Iraq stepped up security amid fears of the Islamic State group launching major attacks as thousands of Shiites flocked on Monday to the shrine city of Karbala for an annual pilgrimage.

Security beefed up in Delhi ahead of Muharram

Amid reports of simmering tensions in some parts of the national capital ahead of Muharram tomorrow, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi today assured that all security measures have been taken, especially in sensitive areas and warned that those found involved in spreading rumours will be dealt with strongly.

Prohibitory orders relaxed for 13 hours in Delhi's Trilokpuri on Monday

Delhi Police on Monday again relaxed prohibitory orders for 13 hours in Delhi's communal violence hit Trilokpuri area.