EID

  • ISIS flag incident in J&K should not be undermined: BJP October 16, 2014

    Jammu: Voicing concern over incidents of waiving of ISIS flag in Srinagar, BJP on Thursday said such actions should be dealt with sternly and the "threat" must not be "undermined". "We fully share the concerns of GOC of the Army's 15 Corp Lt Gen Subrata Saha that the waving of ISIS...
  • Creativity you display is a source of inspiration for artists like us: Richa Chadha to Tihar jail inmates October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood actors Richa Chadha and Nikhil Dwivedi, who are playing absconded inmates in their upcoming film 'Tamanchey', today visited Tihar jail and interacted with the inmates here on the occasion of Eid. The duo came to the jail on request of the jail authorities to make the occasion...
  • Has the Modi government failed to control ceasefire violations along LoC? October 6, 2014

    In its third ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in less than 24 hours, Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts in Jammu's Akhnoor and Rajouri sectors, continuing their firing at Jammu's Arnia sector and Poonch's Bhimber Gali and Shahpur sectors. ...
  • Harsh Vardhan directs officials to ensure cleanliness in Old Delhi October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday inspected a stretch of the Old Delhi on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha and directed officials to ensure regular and proper cleanliness of the area along with daily collection of the garbage. "Union Health Minister and Chandni Chowk MP Harsh Vardhan today...
  • No exchange of sweets at Attari-Wagah on Eid October 6, 2014

    Attari: In an unprecedented move, border guards of India and Pakistan Monday did not exchange greetings and sweets at the Attari-Wagah joint check post (JCP) on the occasion of Eid. This is the first time that the goodwill gesture has been dumped by both sides in recent years. Border Security Force...
  • J&K: CM Omar Abdullah donates blood on Eid, asks people to help flood victims October 6, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah did not celebrate Eid-ul Azha and instead donated blood at a government hospital as mark of solidarity with the flood-affected people of the state. Abdullah, who offered Eid Prayers at Hazratbal, rushed straight to SMHS Hospital in Karan Nagar area of the...
  • Watch: Eid celebrations across the country October 6, 2014

    The country is celebrating Bakra Eid on Monday, with people offering prayers in mosques since early morning. It is the festival of sacrifice because it commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience. Banks and schools across the country are shut today. ...
  • Shelling exposes Pakistan frustration after failure to get response on Kashmir: CM Omar Abdullah October 6, 2014

    Jammu: Condemning the shelling on civilians in Arnia belt of Jammu that left five dead, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said that the targeting of civilian areas exposed the frustration of the Pakistani government after its failure to gain international attention on the Kashmir issue. "They...
  • Rajasthan: 150-year-old Eid practice of camel sacrifice discontinued in Tonk October 6, 2014

    Jaipur: For the first time in 150 years Rajasthan's Tonk did not see camel sacrifice on Eid-ul Zuha. This comes after Rajasthan government declared camel a state animal to control its rapidly declining population. The practice of camel sacrifice in Tonk was started in 1864 by the then ruler Nawab...
  • India, Pakistan sweet sharing tradition on Eid a casualty to ceasefire violations October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: As the stand-off between India and Pakistan intensifies in Jammu and Kashmir, the countries have called off sweet sharing tradition along the Attari border on Eid. This cancellation comes after heavy shelling and firing from across the border has left five villagers dead and 29 injured in Jammu...
  • Eid a low key affair in flood-ravaged Jammu & Kashmir October 6, 2014

    Eid is a low key affair this time around for the residents of Jammu and Kashmir as they are yet to recover from the aftermath of the worst ever floods in a century. ...
  • Photos: Prayers, sacrifice, and selfies: 15 pictures of Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Zuha from across the world October 6, 2014

    Eid-ul-Zuha, also known as Eid-ul-Adha, is celebrated to honour and commemorate the willingness of Prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God's command. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid-ul-Zuha to mark the end of the haj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, camels and cows on this day.Men, women and...
  • Watch: Eid celebrations at Jama Masjid October 6, 2014

    The country is celebrating Bakra Eid with people offering prayers in mosques since early morning. It is the festival of sacrifice because it commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience. Banks and schools across the country are shut on Monday. ...
  • 150-year-old camel sacrifice tradition ends on Eid-Ul-Zuha in Rajasthan October 6, 2014

    Respecting the Rajasthan government's decision to adopt Camel as the state animal, Anjuman Society of Khandan-e-Amiriya (ASKeA) in Tonk district has decided to stop its 150-year-old tradition of sacrificing camel on the day of Eid-Ul-Zuha slated for Monday. "There would be no more camel sacrifice on Eid-Ul-Zuha falling tomorrow, and the...
  • Egypt celebrates Eid al-Adha despite terror attack threats October 5, 2014

    Cairo: Streets across Egypt were on Saturday thronged by Muslims celebrating the first day of Eid al-Adha holiday despite fears of attacks by Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM). The ABM had posted an online video two days ago in which the group had threatened that it would launch...
  • Kashmir gears up to celebrate Eid in the shadow of floods October 5, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as Kashmir gears up to celebrate Eid al Adha it will take some time for the valley to truly recover from the floods that nearly ravaged the state. But gritty Srinagar residents are making the best of what they can. Kashmir will bounce back on its feet, they...
  • Najma Heptulla to skip Eid celebrations due to Kashmir floods, Patna stampede October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla on Saturday said she will not celebrate Eid-ul-Azha this year, in view of the recent floods in Jammu and Kashmir and the stampede in Patna. In a statement, Heptulla also said that she will donate the money meant to be spent on Eid to...
  • Bombay HC rejects State's plea to lift stay on bullocks during Eid October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has rejected Maharashtra Government's plea to lift the stay granted by a bench of the same court earlier on transporting another 12,000 bullocks to abattoir at suburban Deonar for slaughter on the occasion of Bakri-Eid falling on October 6. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Eid celebrated with traditional fervour in Uttarakhand July 29, 2014

    EidulFitr was on Tuesday celebrated with traditional fervour across Uttarakhand as Muslims offered prayers at different mosques and idgahs in the state. In Muslimdominated areas of Haridwar, Udhamsingh Nagar and Nainital districts, the festive spirit was palpable with people of all age groups embracing each other to exchange Eid greetings and...
  • News 360: Bangalore Police arrests 2 gym instructors in minor's rape July 29, 2014

    The Bangalore Police on Tuesday said that the sixyearold girl was gangraped in the school premises and arrested two gym instructors in the case. Bangalore Commissioner MN Reddi said, "This is a case of gangrape. The incident happened on July 3." ...
  • Salman Khan becomes the first Bollywood actor to make seven Rs 100 crore films in a row July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Salman Khan, a trendsetter in many ways, has today taken the 'Rs 100 crore club' concept to a whole new level. The coveted, yet unofficial 'club' per say, is the league of films that made more than Rs 100 crores, regardless of its making cost. Many actors so far...
  • EidulFitr celebrated in Jharkhand July 29, 2014

    EidulFitr was celebrated in the state with traditional fervour and gaiety. People embraced each other on the occasion, forgiving, pardoning and promising each other for a peaceful and prosperous future. Governor Syed Ahmed greeted people of Jharkhand on the occasion while Chief Minister Hemant Sorencalled upon the Governor to greet him. Muslims offered...
  • Help 100 underprivileged children with heart condition: Actor Salman Khan's Eid pledge July 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has announced that his Being Human (BH) charitable organisation will help "100 genuine patients" suffering from heart condition by providing them free treatment. Kicked by the 'Kick' success, Salman took to twitter to make the announcement. "If any kids on FB ya twitter who has a heart...
  • West Bengal: No Eid holiday for health workers July 29, 2014

    Kolkata: With encephalitis claiming over 100 lives in northern West Bengal this year, all leave of public health workers has been cancelled for a month, a minister said Tuesday. She added that awareness drives have been stepped up. Health workers in the state's Jalpaiguri district used the occasion of Eid Tuesday to...
  • Quick Quiz: Which Bollywood films feature these Eid sequences? July 29, 2014

    Bollywood is known to celebrate almost all festivals in their films. In the recent past Eid serves as an important day to release big budget films. Over the years, many of the films have incorporated Eid sequences in their story line. Can you identify the films? ...
  • Watch: Cricketers Irfan Pathan, Yusuf wish Eid July 29, 2014

    Cricketer Irfan Pathan and Yusuf celebrate Eid. Irfan Pathan said, "Everyone should work to spread peace and love. That is the purpose of Eid." ...
  • Salman Khan fan's wait outside his house to catch a glimpse him July 29, 2014

    Fans line up outside Bollywood actor Salman Khan's house to catch a glimpse of him. For Salman Khan fans Eid is incomplete without getting to see their star. "I am sure he likes to greet us too",says one fan. ...
  • Saharanpur riots: 66 arrested, Eid celebrated amidst partial curfew July 29, 2014

    Saharanpur: Eid was celebrated amidst a partial curfew in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. The curfew was relaxed from 7 am to 11 am on the Ambala road and Behat road. The other areas will get to see curfew relaxed from 3 pm to 7 pm. But there is...