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Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Rajasthan

Jaipur : Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated with gaiety and fervour in Rajasthan Tuesday.

Prayers were offered at congregations held at various places. In state capital Jaipur, thousands of Muslims gathered to offer prayers at Idgah on the outskirts of the city and Jama Masjid in Johri Bazar area.

"We offered prayers for the dead in Gaza and denounced Israel's attacks on innocent people," Khalid Usmani, president of All India Darul Qazat (AIDQ) told IANS.


Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow : Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated Tuesday across Uttar Pradesh, with security forces keeping a close vigil in Saharanpur and Rampur which have been hit by communal violence.

Hundreds and thousands of Muslims went to mosques and offered prayers on the culmination of the month-long Ramadan.

There were special prayers for the community's and the country's prosperity.

Namaaz was offered at Eidgah and Tile Wali Masjid here in Lucknow. Entire families thronged shopping malls, cinema houses and the zoo.


Sonia, Rahul greet people on Eid

New Delhi : Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

The Congress chief extended her greetings to the people on the festival, while Rahul Gandhi wished peace and prosperity to all.

"I wish everyone peace and prosperity on the auspicious occasion of Eid," he said in a message.

No Eid holiday for Bengal health workers

Kolkata : With encephalitis claiming over 100 lives in northern West Bengal this year, all leave of public health workers has been cancelled for a month, a minister said Tuesday.

She added that awareness drives have been stepped up.

Health workers in the state's Jalpaiguri district used the occasion of Eid Tuesday to address mass prayer gatherings to provide detailed information on preventing and fighting the disease.


Obama’s Eid greeting to Muslims backfires

Washington : A White House message on Twitter wishing “Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration” of Eid al-Fitr on Monday sparked backlash over President Barack Obama's position on Gaza, where more than 20 Palestinians, including 10 children, were killed by Israeli shelling on the day of Eid.

Obama had earlier issued a statement congratulating Muslims on the Eid-al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

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Eid celebrated in Tamil Nadu

Chennai : Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in Tamil Nadu Tuesday with the usual fervour, with tens of thousands offering prayers in mosques across the state.

The day marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims exchanged greetings with relatives and friends after the morning prayers.

Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and DMK chief M. Karunanidhi greeted Muslims on the occasion.


Muslims in Kerala pray for victims in Gaza

Thiruvananthapuram : Muslims in Kerala Tuesday offered special prayers for the victims in Gaza.

On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, which was celebrated Tuesday, thousands of Muslims dressed in new clothes were seen heading towards mosques. Special prayers were offered for the people suffering in Gaza.

Panakad Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal, chief of the Indian Union Muslim League, made a plea to the Muslims not to have lavish celebrations during the day as their brethren are suffering in Gaza.

B-Town hopes for peace, prosperity on Eid

Mumbai : Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta and Abhishek Bachchan have wished for peace, love and prosperity on Eid Tuesday.

The tinsel town stars took to micro-blogging site Twitter to wish fans and family on the special occassion.

Here's what they tweeted:

Amitabh Bachchan: Eid Mubarak... peace harmony and happiness for all...

Shah Rukh Khan: What a beautiful rain kissed day....Eid Mubarak. May Allah grant us all with peace & a modicum of happiness. Bas itna sa khwab hai...


India-Pakistan border guards exchange sweets on Eid

Chandigarh : The border guards of India and Pakistan Tuesday greeted each other and exchanged sweets at the border checkpost at Attari-Wagah, 30 km from Amritsar, on the occasion of Eid.

Officers and troopers of Pakistan Rangers offered sweets to their Indian counterparts. Indians and Pakistanis embraced one another at the border gates, 300 km from here.

In Chandigarh, hundreds of Muslims converged at the Sector 20 Jama Masjid and other mosques.

Elsewhere in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, Muslims prayed at mosques in various cities and towns.