The Islamic New Year is celebrated during the first month of the Muslim lunar calendar. On Friday, the Imarat-e-Sharaiyah Hind, New Delhi announced that the first day of Muharram 1444 AH (Anno Hegirae in Latin or “in the year of the Hijra”) in India will be on Sunday, July 31. The Muslim population relies solely on the Hijri calendar for deciding the dates of the religious festivals and observances. The lunar calendar is 10-11 days shorter than the widely used solar Gregorian calendar. ALSO READ: Images, Wishes, Quotes, Messages and WhatsApp Greetings to Share The first month of the calendar is one of the four most important months for Muslims. Only second to the month of Ramadan, the first month, Muharram, is considered the holiest. This year, Muharram which is beginning on the evening of July 29, will end at sundown on August 28. Islamic New Year: History The advent of Muharram dates back to 680 AD and finds its roots in the battle of Karbala. During the battle, the … [Read more...] about Islamic New Year 2022: Date, History, Significance and All You Need to Know About Hijri New Year
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HAPPY PARSI NEW YEAR 2022: Parsi New Year also known as Navroz is celebrated in the month of July or August in India. This year, Navroz is being celebrated today on August 16. The Parsi community celebrates this day with great zeal and enthusiasm. The day involves rituals of prayers followed by a small get-together with friends and family to enjoy traditional Parsi delicacies. If you also want to try the authentic flavours of Parsi cuisines, we have got some recipe suggestions you can try this Navroz. ALSO READ: Wishes, Messages, Images, Quotes and WhatsApp Greetings to Share on Navroz Sali Marghi The Ingredients 3 Tbsp oil1 cup onions, Chopped 1 tbsp ginger Chopped 2 tsp garlic paste 1 1/2 cup tomato puree 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder (for colour) 1/4 tbsp turmeric 1 green chilli Chopped1/2 tbsp garam masala 7-8 chicken pieces (leg and thigh) To taste salt Water 1 1/2 tbsp jeera powder To top the dish sali (deep fried potato lachchas) How to … [Read more...] about Parsi New Year 2022: Sali Marghi to Mutton Dhansak, Traditional Recipes to Try at Home This Nowruz
PARSI NEW YEAR 2022: Parsi New Year is being celebrated today on August 16. People across the globe celebrate the day with utmost joy and thunder. Food, good music and the exchange of gifts are an integral part of Parsi New Year. And, how can we forget the filmy angle? Yes, we are talking about the films that are based on Parsi Community. ALSO READ: Happy Parsi New Year 2022: Wishes, Messages, Images, Quotes and WhatsApp Greetings to Share on Navroz On Parsi New Year 2022, here is a list of popular movies, which portray the minority community well on screen, that you must add to your watchlist: 1947: Earth This Deepa Mehta directorial, which was released in 1998, is not about any Parsi character but had a Parsi family at the helm of affairs. Lenny (Maia Sethna), a Polio-afflicted girl, narrates the story of partition through the voice of her adult self (Shabana Azmi). Parzania The national award-winning film Parzania traces the journey of a Parsi family, who lost … [Read more...] about Parsi New Year 2022: Bollywood Movies Based on the Parsi Community Which You Must Add to Your Watchlist This Navroz!
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Z Irani and Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, minister of health and family welfare; chemicals and fertilizers, on Monday greeted the Parsi community on their New Year. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi wrote: “We mark Navroz with a prayer that the coming year brings with it joy and outstanding health in everyone’s lives. May all aspirations be fulfilled and may there be prosperity all around. Navroz Mubarak!.” We mark Navroz with a prayer that the coming year brings with it joy and outstanding health in everyone’s lives. May all aspirations be fulfilled and may there be prosperity all around. Navroz Mubarak! — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 21, 2022 Union minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Z Irani also extended her greeting and tweeted: “Navroz Mubarak! Prayers that the new year brings health, happiness and prosperity for all.” Navroz Mubarak! Prayers that the new year brings health, … [Read more...] about Navroz Mubarak: PM Narendra Modi, Other Leaders Greet People on Parsi New Year 2022
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will be on a three-day visit to Gujarat from Tuesday and will meet Congress leaders ahead of Assembly polls expected to take place here later this year. This will be Gehlot’s first visit to Gujarat after he was appointed senior observer for the state Assembly elections by All India Congress Committee on July 12. He will visit Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara and Ahmedabad and will meet leaders at zonal levels, state Congress chief spokesperson Manish Doshi said. The Rajasthan CM will start his visit from Surat, where he will meet leaders from the south zone of the state, before holding discussions with leaders from Saurashtra zone in Rajkot, Doshi informed. “On the next day, he will hold meetings with central zone leaders in Vadodara. Later in the day, he will meet north zone leaders. On August 18, he is scheduled to address a press conference in Ahmedabad,” Doshi added. Earlier this month, the Congress had appointed senior ministers and MLAs, most of … [Read more...] about CM Gehlot to Visit Gujarat for 3 Days, Meet Cong Leaders Ahead of Polls
When a Black teenager died in a house fire during a SWAT raid in Albuquerque, New Mexico, last week, he became the new face of alleged police misconduct in a city where cops have long attracted harsh scrutiny. But the grim episode was made darker by the fact that the 15-year-old’s own father was killed by a member of one of the law-enforcement agencies involved in the incident. Shela Rosenau, the boy’s aunt, said in an interview that the death last Thursday of her nephew, Brett, hit hard. Their relationship had only been rekindled in the last few years, after the teen reached out through Facebook with questions about his father’s family. And she wondered if knowledge of his dad’s death at the hands of area cops might have factored into his own premature demise. “I think that may be why little Brett—I think that’s maybe why he could have been scared of cops” and didn’t come out of the house last week in time, she told The Daily Beast. Last Thursday, Albuquerque Police … [Read more...] about A Black Teen Died in a SWAT Raid. Cops Killed His Dad 15 Years Ago.
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed his country's efforts to strengthen ties with Southeast Asian nations at a meeting on Thursday with their foreign ministers, which came as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the region. Wang's talks with top diplomats from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations were held amid high tensions in the region, following U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, which has infuriated Beijing. The group issued a strong statement earlier in the day, urging both the U.S. and China to show “maximum restraint” in the wake of the visit and “refrain from provocative action.” China claims the self-governing island of Taiwan as its territory and opposes any engagement by Taiwanese officials with foreign governments. In his opening remarks, Wang did not mention the situation but instead stressed how China and the ASEAN countries had strengthened cooperation in recent years. “We have safeguarded the oasis of peace in the face of the … [Read more...] about China emphasizes ties with Southeast Asia in Cambodia meet
The UN Security Council was to hold an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the situation in Gaza, where a truce is holding between Islamic Jihad militants and Israel after three days of deadly conflict. China, which holds the presidency of the Security Council in August, announced the emergency meeting on Saturday, with Ambassador Zhang Jun expressing his concern over Gaza’s worst fighting since an 11-day war last year. Ahead of the meeting, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan called Monday for the council to place “full accountability” on Islamic Jihad, accusing the Iran-backed group of using Gazans as “human shields. “There must be one outcome and one outcome only, to condemn the (Islamic Jihad) for its double war crimes while placing the full accountability … for the murder of innocent Palestinians on the shoulder of the radical terror group,” he said at a press briefing. “They fire rockets at Israeli civilians while using Gazans as human shields. This is a double … [Read more...] about UN Security Council to Meet over Gaza Fighting
In a first, India will host diplomats and officials from all 15 countries of the United Nations Security Council, including China, Russia and the United States, for a special meeting on terrorism, in Delhi and Mumbai in October. The meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC), which India is chairing for 2022 as a member of the UNSC, will focus particularly on challenges such as terrorism financing, cyberthreats and the use of drones, said officials. New Delhi is expected to highlight cross-border threats from Pakistan and Afghanistan at the meeting, which will come two months before India completes its tenure as an elected member of the UNSC (2021-22). In addition, India has been pushing for the UN members to adopt a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (first proposed in 1996), which is likely to be raised during the meeting. “The event will showcase India’s role as a victim of terrorism as well as a country at the forefront of global counter-terrorism … [Read more...] about India to host UNSC meet on counterterrorism in October
Hunter Biden reportedly met with his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, in the White House on multiple occasions immediately following meetings with Romanian officials, presumably pertaining to a high-profile deal he was involved in with Romanian real estate mogul Gabriel Popoviciu. Hunter met with Biden three times from July 2015 to March 2016 about helping Popoviciu with a “conviction stemming from his purchase of a 550-acre parcel of government-owned land for a steep discount,” the New York Post reported from Hunter’s laptop from hell: HUNTER’S CALENDAR July 29, 2015 12 p.m. call with former FBI chief Louis Freeh, who is repping Popoviciu Same day meeting with Joe Biden at his father’s US Naval Observatory residence March 29, 2016 Meeting with US Ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm in Washington D.C. November 17, 2015 Returns from trip to Romania The meetings contradict Joe Biden’s statement that he has not been involved in the Biden family business … [Read more...] about Report: Hunter Made Millions After Meeting VP Biden About Romania Deal