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Eid celebrated in Kolkata

Kolkata : Dressed in their festive best, Muslims across Kolkata gathered at the city's principal mosque, Nakhoda Masjid, since early Tuesday morning to offer prayers and greet one another on Eid-ul-Fitr.

The festival marked the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Greetings of "Eid Mubarak" and "Chaand Mubarak" poured in with the sighting of the thin crescent Shawaal moon Monday evening. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee posted greetings on her official Facebook page.


Modi greets nation on Eid-ul-Fitr

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

"Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this auspicious day strengthen the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood across our nation," he said in a tweet.

Eid-ul-Fitr marks the culmination of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan during which Muslims observe dawn-to-dusk fast.


Most Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Fitr Monday

Jeddah : The majority of Muslims around the world celebrated on Monday Eid al-Fitr, a holiday marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan while the remaining Muslims will celebrate the festival on Tuesday.

Suspected LeT terrorist arrested in Delhi

New Delhi : A 42-year-old suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist has been arrested for his involvement in planning terror strikes in various parts of the country, police said here Monday.

Abdul Subhan, a resident of Haryana's Mewat area, was arrested a week ago from south Delhi and is in the custody of Delhi Police's Special Cell.

Sources said his name surfaced during interrogation of two youths from Mewat who were arrested a few months back.

President greets nation on Eid

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee Monday extended his greetings to fellow citizens on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, which will be celebrated Tuesday.

"On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, I extend warm greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens, particularly to my Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad," Mukherjee said in a statement.


Eid on Tuesday, says Fatehpuri Shahi Imam

New Delhi : Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, will be celebrated Tuesday, the Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri mosque announced Monday.

"The moon was sighted at various places in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar before 7 p.m. today (Monday). So, Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated Tuesday," Shahi Imam Mufti Mohammed Mukarram Ahmed told IANS.

He said the moon was not seen in Delhi because of rain.

Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung extended his warm greetings to the people of the national capital on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.


Telangana, Andhra to celebrate Eid Tuesday

Hyderabad : Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Tuesday as the new moon was sighted Monday in most parts of the country.

The weather in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana was cloudy but Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee or moon sighting committee announced that since the moon was sighted in many parts of the country, Eid will be celebrated Tuesday.


UP government in denial mode over riots: BJP

Lucknow : The BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit Monday lashed out at the SP government for alleging the former had a role in the communal clashes in the state.

Attacking the Samajwadi Party (SP) government for billing the communal clashes in Saharanpur as a "caste conflict", state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak told reporters the Akhilesh Yadav government had gone in a denial mode.

He said the state government is shirking away from its responsibility and blaming other parties without any proof or evidence.

Saharanpur violence: Akali delegation meets Akhilesh

Lucknow/Chandigarh : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday assured a Shiromani Akali Dal delegation that his government was committed to provide security and justice to all people in the state and compensation would be paid to the victims of the communal clash in Saharanpur town.

He also reiterated the resolve of the Samajwadi Party (SP) government to ensure that the people behind the violence, that left three people dead and over three dozen people injured, were brought to justice and punished as per law.


Tears on Eid eve at BTAD relief camps in Assam

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: For Momiron Dewa, a 60 year old inmate at Narayanguri relief camp in Assam’s Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD), the festival of Eid seems to be more pain than joy. Even as the followers of Islam celebrate the festivity of joy and gaiety, the poor lady is being haunted by the memory of her husband who was brutally killed by gunmen months back.