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Sonia Gandhi greets nation on occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr

Updated: Jul 07, 2016 08:32 IST      
Sonia Gandhi greets nation on occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr

New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday greeted the nation 'Eid Mubarak'.

Congratulating all, who have undertaken the purifying Ramadan fast, she said "Holy Prophet's teachings of honesty, love, peace, compassion, equity and peaceful co-existence have immense value to strengthen our nation and enrich brotherhood."

Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety in various parts of the country today.

The festival marks the culmi nation of the fasting holy month of Ramzan.

The faithfuls will offer Eid prayers in Eidgahs and mosques.

In Delhi, main Eid congregations are being held at the Jama Masjid, Fatehpuri Masjid and Shahi Eidgah.

In Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir, Eid was celebrated yesterday.

Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar is observed as a fasting period by the Muslims world over who abstain from food and water during the period between sunrise to sunset. (ANI)

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Updated: Jun 29, 2017 21:08 IST     

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RJD too will skip 'midnight' GST rollout

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 21:08 IST     

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Updated: Jun 29, 2017 20:56 IST     

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15 SIMI terrorists sentenced to three-year imprisonment

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 20:35 IST     

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PM asks start-ups to help transform Divyang's lives

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 20:16 IST     

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ED issues show cause notice to Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 20:00 IST     

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CBI announces Rs 10 lakh reward for info about Najeeb

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 19:15 IST     

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Kapil Mishra again marshalled out of Delhi Assembly

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 18:43 IST     

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Police thwart plan of Kashmiri boy to become militant

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 18:42 IST     

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New Delhi [India], June 29 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seeking publicity by criticising the violence in the name of cow vigilantism.

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Congress boycotts 'midnight GST rollout', calls it 'tamasha'

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 18:08 IST     

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Superstitious doctor slaps patient to treat 'ghost' !

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 17:21 IST     

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Mumbai Railway station renamed

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 16:57 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] June 29 (ANI): The name of Mumbai railway station on Thursday has been changed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.

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Kovind meets Parkash Singh Badal, Haryana CM Khattar

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 16:47 IST     

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Elderly French woman raped in Varanasi

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 16:30 IST     

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India] June 29,(ANI) : An elderly French woman has been raped by her residence guard, said police on Thursday.

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Rajiv Kumar takes over as new chief secretary of UP

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 16:29 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 29 (ANI): Rajiv Kumar on Thursday took over as the new chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh .

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New Delhi [India], June 29 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said the truth in the Byculla jail violence, involving Sheena Bora murder accused Indrani Mukerjea, would come out soon.

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