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Rajasthan: Muslims in Kota shower petals, offer sherbat to people participating in Hanuman Jayanti procession
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Rajasthan: Muslims in Kota shower petals, offer sherbat to people participating in Hanuman Jayanti procession

Muslims led by Tahir Ahmad welcomed the procession offering garlands, cold water and sharbat to the devotees taking part in the procession

When temples in Karnataka and Kerala show how to live in communal harmony: One recites verses from Quran, another hosts iftar party
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When temples in Karnataka and Kerala show how to live in communal harmony: One recites verses from Quran, another hosts iftar party

The Chennakeshava temple in Karnataka's Belur began its Rathotsava (chariot festival) by having a maulvi read out a few verses from the Quran. In Kerala, the Chathangadu Sree Maha Vishnu Temple held an iftar party on its premises for over 200 Muslims. These instances come at a time when the country is witnessing incidents of communal discord

Ajit Pawar attacks Raj Thackeray over warning against use of loudspeakers at mosques
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Ajit Pawar attacks Raj Thackeray over warning against use of loudspeakers at mosques

The deputy chief minister said that Maharashtra has ensured communal harmony for years, but 'leaders of some parties' have of late been talking about installing loudspeakers 'here and there'

Two Delhi-based women journalists booked by Tripura Police detained in Assam's Karimganj
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Two Delhi-based women journalists booked by Tripura Police detained in Assam's Karimganj

Sammriddhi Sakunia and Swarna Jha have been accused of 'promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion' under Section 153-A and 'being a part of criminal conspiracy' under Section 120 (B) of the IPC

Maharashtra violence: Four senior ADGs sent to various cities to avoid flare-up, Section 144 imposed in Pune
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Maharashtra violence: Four senior ADGs sent to various cities to avoid flare-up, Section 144 imposed in Pune

The top police brass believed that ADG-rank officers would use their expertise in policing in effectively maintaining the communal harmony in the sensitive areas

Repeal CAA, Tamil Nadu Assembly urges Centre in resolution; BJP walks out
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Repeal CAA, Tamil Nadu Assembly urges Centre in resolution; BJP walks out

The resolution moved by Chief Minister MK Stalin said the CAA passed by the Parliament in 2019 'is not in tune with the secular principles laid down in our Constitution and also not conducive to the communal harmony that prevails in India'

BJP coined 'Love jihad' to disturb communal harmony, state laws will curb personal liberty, says Ashok Gehlot
India

BJP coined 'Love jihad' to disturb communal harmony, state laws will curb personal liberty, says Ashok Gehlot

The Rajasthan chief minister's remarks followed announcements by BJP-led governments in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh that they are considering to enact a law against inter-faith marriages

UP Police books four for offering namaz at Mathura's Nand Baba temple
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UP Police books four for offering namaz at Mathura's Nand Baba temple

According to the FIR, the accused reportedly belong to Khudai Khidmatgar, a Delhi-based organisation. It is suspected that the accused might have recorded the incident, a clip of which went viral on social media

Durga Temple vandalised in Delhi: PIL filed in HC seeking court-monitored SIT probe into incident
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Durga Temple vandalised in Delhi: PIL filed in HC seeking court-monitored SIT probe into incident

The SIT duly monitored by the court must investigate the attack on the Durga Temple and identify the real perpetrators of the crime, the petition said.

'Maintain harmony for development': Mehbooba Mufti hailed youths of Jammu and Kashmir for upholding tenets of tolerance, brotherhood
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'Maintain harmony for development': Mehbooba Mufti hailed youths of Jammu and Kashmir for upholding tenets of tolerance, brotherhood

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Sunday, appealed to the youths to work toward maintaining peace and communal harmony in the state, thus allowing the government to fulfil its promise of development.

Sachin Pilot says Rajasthan govt has had a 'failed tenure'; Congress to hold protest on Tuesday
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Sachin Pilot says Rajasthan govt has had a 'failed tenure'; Congress to hold protest on Tuesday

Claiming that Rajasthan has lagged in development in the past four years of BJP rule, state Congress chief Sachin Pilot said on Sunday that his party's district committees will organise protests on Tuesday.

BJP, RSS aiding divisive forces to disrupt communal harmony in Tripura, says Prakash Karat
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BJP, RSS aiding divisive forces to disrupt communal harmony in Tripura, says Prakash Karat

CPM leader Prakash Karat on Wednesday alleged that the BJP and RSS were helping divisive forces to disrupt communal harmony in the Left-ruled Tripura, ahead of the Assembly polls in the state, due in February 2018.

Maharashtra govt to give Rs 5 crore reward to Mumbai police personnel who worked during deluge of 29 August
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Maharashtra govt to give Rs 5 crore reward to Mumbai police personnel who worked during deluge of 29 August

As a mark of appreciation, the Maharashtra government has decided to give Rs 5 crore reward to police personnel who worked untiringly during the deluge of 29 August to ensure safety of citizens and for the good work done in the last few months

Muslim man in Gujarat to sit on 48-hour fast to spread message of cow protection
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Muslim man in Gujarat to sit on 48-hour fast to spread message of cow protection

Amid a string of attacks on members of the minority community allegedly by cow vigilantes, a Muslim man in Gujarat has announced to sit on a 48-hour fast from 20 July to "spread the message of cow protection and communal harmony".

Cattle slaughter row: Beef is not banned in Goa, says state tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar
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Cattle slaughter row: Beef is not banned in Goa, says state tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar

Claiming that the Centre's notification banning the sale of cattle for slaughter has had no impact on the tourism sector, Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Sunday said that tourists would get whatever dishes they want in Goa.

Presidential Election 2017: Meira Kumar says country's secular fabric in danger
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Presidential Election 2017: Meira Kumar says country's secular fabric in danger

Opposition's presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Wednesday said the country's secular fabric is in "danger", asserting that those in power should promote communal harmony and not "disrupt" it.

Cops felicitated for ensuring peaceful Eid through humanitarian gesture in Hyderabad
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Cops felicitated for ensuring peaceful Eid through humanitarian gesture in Hyderabad

Congress Saturday felicitated two policemen for ensuring that no disturbance was caused when Muslims were conducting prayers here on Eid-ul-Fitr recently by their gesture of putting their uniform's caps on paper mats

Udupi Krishna Mutt says decision to hold iftar feast was Madhwacharya's tradition of forging amity
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Udupi Krishna Mutt says decision to hold iftar feast was Madhwacharya's tradition of forging amity

Facing flak from a fringe outfit for organising "harmony feast" for Muslims during Ramazan in the ancient Krishna temple complex at Udupi, senior pontiff of Pejawar Mutt Sri Vishvesha Teertha Swamiji on Tuesday defended his gesture, saying it had in no way brought insult to Hindus.

Kerala temple organises iftar party for 500 Muslims, offers vegetarian feast to foster religious harmony
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Kerala temple organises iftar party for 500 Muslims, offers vegetarian feast to foster religious harmony

The Shree Narasimhamoorthy Temple in Punnathala held an iftar for Muslims after many people from the community donated generously for restoration work.

Jammu and Kashmir: Despite low attendance Khir Bhawani festival witnesses Hindu-Muslim amity
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Jammu and Kashmir: Despite low attendance Khir Bhawani festival witnesses Hindu-Muslim amity

Despite low attendance, the Khir Bhawani festival in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the usual communal amity as local Muslims welcomed the Kashmiri Pandit devotees.