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Indian Muslims’ Growth at 24%: Will it Outnumber Hindus Ever?

With an increase of 24 percent from 2001 to 2011, Muslim population in India grew more than 6 percent compared to the national average of 18 percent. However, Muslims constitute merely 14.2 percent of the country’s total population, and it may not be possible for the religious minority to outnumber Hindus ever. The final figures will be released officially later, ...

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Conversion row continues to rock Rajya Sabha

The uproar over reported conversions and comments by MPs of the ruling BJP continued to rock the Rajya Sabha for the third consecutive day Wednesday, forcing several adjournments. The opposition was also upset that Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a comment on the issue at a meeting of BJP’s parliamentary party, but did not come to the house. As soon ...

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Big Day for Nobel Laureates: Malala, Satyarthi to Receive Nobel Peace Prize Today

The big day of India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai has arrived as they will receive the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize today in a ceremony at Oslo. The Nobel Peace Prize of the year was shared among Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India, in October. Both Malala and Satyarthi shared the prize for risking their lives ...

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Gauahar Khan Slapped: Moral Policing Act Shocks Film Fraternity, Twitter Reactions

Members of the Mumbai film fraternity were shocked and speechless after hearing the news that actress-model-host Gauahar Khan was slapped by a man for reportedly wearing skimpy clothes, an act of moral policing reaching the ramparts of the Bollywood, in the guise of protecting Muslim culture. Director Madhur Bhandarkar finds it “disgusting and highly condemnable”. “Shocked to hear that Gauahar Khan ...

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Saibaba vs Swaroopananda: The Issue Goes to Court Now

As tens of millions of Shirdi Saibaba devotees begin Thursday with their morning worship and bhajans, the Sai Temple authority in Lucknow has filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court seeking legal action against Shankaracharya of Dwarkapeeth Swaroopananda Saraswati for hurting their religious sentiments. Swaroopanada Saraswati has irked Saibaba devotees across the country saying the Sufi saint was a ...

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