Muslim artists prepare dresses and accessories for idols of Hindu gods

Mathura, Aug 26 (ANI): Mathura, the land of lord Krishna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh has presented some of the exuberant examples of inter- faith harmony. The brotherhood can be seen in the nook and corner of the region. And this oneness is not limited only in living together but they also display the same love for each other’s faith. Here, Muslims make dresses for Hindu idols and feel specially chosen by the almighty. The vibes are such that during the Hindu festivals, the Muslims gear up themselves to help them offer prayers easily. The devotees believe that they never feel any differences and people from far flung come here to seek blessings from lord Krishna. Aug 26, 2014

Shankpal temple in Ramban attracts devotees from all religion

JandK, Aug 26 (ANI): Besides natural beauty, the state of Jammu and Kashmir is known for religious tolerance between different communities. A land of religious diversity, the state, from centuries, has witnessed people celebrating, participating and offering services in each other's fairs and festivals. This ethos comes alive during the annual fair at Shankpal Temple in Ramban district of Jammu. The temple attracts devotees belonging to different communities in large number from across the region. Every year people offer prayers and perform various rituals with utmost devotion and faith. While Hindu devotees perform prayers, Muslims here establish stalls for providing eatables, water and horse-riding service. Aug 26, 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio narrates climate change documentary 'Carbon'

New Delhi, August 26 (ANI): Leonardo DiCaprio recently narrated a documentary ' Carbon' that focused on climate change and the impact of carbon emissions. In the 8-minute environmental project, he said that humans, who were responsible for the climate change, should put "a price on carbon" now so that the fossil fuel industry won't be able to make billions at their collective expense, a leading magazine reported. He will also be narrating three other upcoming short documentaries focused on climate change, 'Green World Rising', 'Restoration', and 'Last Hours'. Aug 26, 2014

BJP accepts Bihar bypoll results, will review what went wrong: Sushil Modi

Patna, Aug 25 (ANI): BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday said that his party accepts the verdict in the bypoll in ten Bihar assembly seats. He said that the party would review and make amends in its efforts to win the assembly elections next year. The Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress Party combine has won six out of 10 seats in Bihar that went to polls last week. The BJP has won four seats. Aug 25, 2014

A womens rights group expresses solidarity with victim of love jihad in Jharkhand, demand arrest

Ranchi, Aug 25 (ANI): Members of ‘Nari Sena’, a women's rights group in Jharkhand, on Monday expressed solidarity with the national level shooter, Tara Sahdev, the alleged victim of a ‘love jihad’ demanding the arrest of the accused. ‘Love jihad’ refers to Hindu girls being allegedly converted to Islam after a love marriage. Jharkhand-born sportsperson, Tara Sahdev had reportedly married a certain Ranjit Kumar Kohli in June, who she alleges concealed his true identity as his real name is Rakibul Hasab. The torture began on the first night of her marriage when Kohli forced her to convert to Islam. She also said that she was kept in captivity for a month and was not allowed to eat properly. She, allegedly, was bitten by dogs as punishment for refusing to convert. Meanwhile, giving it a communal colour, a sister organisation of the ruling BJP, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), called for a shutdown and rampaged across the city protesting against the alleged ‘love jihad’. Aug 25, 2014

Govt ready to act once final decision is taken: Piyush Goyal on Coal scam

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): Welcoming the Supreme Court’s verdict that all coal blocks allocated between 1993-2010 were illegal, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said that he respects the court's decision and that the nation should accept the final verdict. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Goyal said that the government was ready to act quickly once the final decisions were taken by the court in the case Aug 25, 2014

UK wants to boost Indias target to expand education sector: Nick Clegg

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): Britain Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Monday said that UK wants to boost India’s target to expand education sector further. Clegg said that India and UK both has capability to expand the sector with the help of each other and they should do so. He also said that UK wants students from both countries to go in both directions. Further, Clegg also said that Indian entrepreneurs can benefit from UK's open business environment & competitive tax regime. Aug 25, 2014