Communal Harmony

  • Harish Rawat set to kick-start poll campaign in Uttarakhand today March 12, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat will embark on a seven-day padyatra in holy city Haridwar on Wednesday to kickstart Congress' campaign for upcoming Lok Sabha polls in the hill state. Public meetings will be organised as part of the campaign to inform people about achievements of the Congress-led governments in the...
  • True religion can't be the basis of hatred, says PM January 12, 2014

    New Delhi: True religion can't be the basis of hatred and division, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Sunday, urging every citizen to imbibe lessons from Swami Vivekananda and learn to be tolerant. "Let us, in all humility, imbibe lessons from Swami Vivekananda. Let us learn to be tolerant of one...
  • Government is working towards restoring communal harmony: PM September 20, 2013

    Days after Prime Minsiter Manmohan Singh visited riot-hit Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, he said his government is working towards restoring communal harmony in the country. ...
  • Village in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar sets an example for communal harmony September 12, 2013

    Muzaffarnagar: Amidst the violence in Muzaffarnagar, there are also some stories of hope. A village in Muzaffarnagar has set an example for communal harmony. Mustakim's is the only Muslim family in the Hindu dominated jat colony of Muzaffarnagar. But he isn't afraid for the safety of his wife and six children....
  • UP: 26 dead in Muzaffarnagar, Opposition slams Akhilesh government for the riots September 8, 2013

    Muzaffarnagar: The death toll in the communal clashes that hit Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh has climbed to 26. As the situation in the district continued to remain tense, a worried Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav asked the official to act tough while curfew was imposed in the riot-hit areas. UP Home...
  • Nitish Kumar pitches for communal harmony in IDay speech August 15, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday asked people to maintain communal harmony as he hoisted the national flag amid tight security in Patna."I appeal to people to maintain communal harmony as it is a must for development and peace," he said at an official function to mark India's Independence...
  • PM targets Modi, says secular India can't afford to follow sectarian ideologies August 15, 2013

    In an apparent attack on BJP leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday warned that "narrow and sectarian ideologies" would "weaken" the democracy and the country and they should be prevented from growing. "There can be no place for narrow and sectarian ideologies in a...
  • IIT professor conducts Maths, Science workshops for madrasa teachers June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: A professor from IIT Delhi, Dr VK Tripathi, has been spreading communal harmony by teaching 400 madrasa teachers Maths and Science over the past seven years. As a teacher at the Madrasa Darululoom Rahmania, Maulana Abdul Jabbar dedicates his entire day to the teaching of Urdu, Quran and the...
  • Kerala: Iftar at temple evokes communal harmony August 13, 2012

    Kochi: People from different walks of life and faith shared a rare camaraderie at the Iftar organised by the Onam celebrations committee of the Thrikkakara and Kalammassery municipalities at the Thiruvonam Hall of the Vamanamoorthy Temple on Sunday. Being held for the second time, the event evoked the spirit of...
  • A love for Krishna that crosses religious lines March 7, 2012

    Mumbai: In India, religion dominates people's lives to a great extent that at times, it dictates people's professions too. However, there are a few times when devotion is not constrained by religion. Abdul Rashid is such an example. The 58yearold designer is the man behind the beautiful clothes and decorations...
  • Enduring examples of communal harmony in Godhra February 27, 2012

    Godhra: Ten years since the train burning incident in Godhra, CNNIBN visited the town to find examples of communal harmony, HinduMuslim friendships and partnership in business, which survived the communal fire. They are enduring examples of harmony in a town, which is struggling to get over the past and communal...
  • Village spreads communal harmony on Diwali October 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Residents of the Joga Bai village in Delhi's Jamia Nagar used the festival of Diwali to spread communal amity on Wednesday. There were notes from the Aazan and Aarati blending together in blissful coexistence. The residents of the 300yearold village, less than a kilometer from the communally sensitive Batla...
  • Display of communal harmony in J&K village January 28, 2011

    Srinagar: A village in Jammu and Kashmir poured out in hundreds to grieve and perform the last rites of a Kashmiri Hindu woman who died due to prolonged illness. 40yearold Daisy's family did not migrate from Kashmir when hundreds of pundits fled enmasse in 1990. Daisy's end came on Thursday night...
  • A rickshaw puller and an author of four books January 17, 2011

    Lucknow: Rehman Ali Rehman, a rickshaw puller in Uttar Pradesh's Basti district, doesn't mind if has to wait long for a customer. He uses the time to scribble on pieces of paper poems for his forthcoming book. Rehman, a native of Badeban village in Basti district, has already penned four...
  • Hindus help Muslims restore mosque in Karnataka October 1, 2010

    Purtageri: A small village in North Karnataka has showed the way to communal harmony. In Purtageri near Gadag in North Karnataka, it's Hindus who've come forward to help their Muslim brethren restore a mosque that was on the brink of collapse. Its a century old mosque that's been crying for...
  • HC judgment has Bollywood's stamp of approval September 30, 2010

    Mumbai: The Ayodhya verdict has been hailed as a "mature" decision by Bollywood celebrities, who have urged their fans to maintain peace. The Indian film fraternity, which had earlier made a passionate appeal to the people to exercise restraint and maintain calm, gave the ruling a thumbs up. Oscarnominated director...
  • NAC to look after food, communal harmony June 1, 2010

    New Delhi: The National Advisory Council, brainchild of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, will restart work soon. Set up in 2004 the National Advisory Council will this time have some new faces. But some of the names in the new council has left the BJP worried. Who are these people and what...
  • Mosque, important milestone for Sabarimala pilgrims January 14, 2009

    Pathanamthitta: The sighting of the famed Makarajyoti at Kerala's famous Sabarimala temple will be the much awaited ritual on Wednesday. Lakhs of devotees gather at the hill shrine to pray to Lord Ayyappa, the little town of Erumeli at the foot of the hills. The festival also becomes an example of...
  • Advani asks for communal harmony | MPs recall horror November 27, 2008

    New Delhi: Opposition leader L K Advani on Thursday asked people to be calm and maintain communal harmony in the wake of the horrific terror attacks in Mumbai. Advani also told reporters that he planned to visit Mumbai shortly, perhaps later on Thursday or Friday, along with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. It...
  • Works of stalwarts to raise funds for communal harmony October 15, 2008

    Mumbai: Works of some of the finest artists of the country are up for auction in Mumbai. The sale is with a noble purpose to raise funds for an innovative education initiative. The funds will be used to help children understand the significance of communal harmony. The move was necessitated by...
  • Hindu, Muslim families exchange kidneys February 13, 2008

    Kolkata: Two families, one a Hindu and the other Muslim, have set a unique example of communal harmony for all. Kalpana Bhanja, a Hindu, and Saira, a Muslim, swapped their kidneys to save their husbands' lives. This is said to be first ever interreligion crossdonor kidney transplantation in India. Harekrushna Bhanja, 48,...
  • Ayodhya sadhu keeps Iftaar spirit alive, Gandhi style October 3, 2007

    Ayodhya: Ayodhyas bhoomi has been a topic for heated debate more than many reasons not but this time, the waters run a little more deep. Cutting across religious lines, the people there gathered to attend a unique iftaar party to send across a message of communal harmony, and all it...
  • Communal riot victims to get Instant aid December 28, 2006

    New Delhi: Home Minister Shivraj Patil said on Thursday that the victims of communal riots and families of those killed in such incidents will get immediate compensation under a law awaiting Parliamentary approval. Those found guilty of communal riots were punished under the existing criminal justice system but what about victims...
  • Cuttack symolises communal harmony September 29, 2006

    Cuttack: The Durga Puja pandals (tents) in Cuttack are some of the mostwell decorated in the country. The city's zari pandals (intricately decorated tents) are not only remarkable in their beauty but are also a symbol of communal harmony. Fiftytwoyearold Salim Khan has been working on Zari Pandals for Durga Puja...