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Muslims around the world are celebrating the three-day Eid al-Fitr festival, which commemorates the end of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr, which means “festival of breaking the fast”, marks the end of a month-long abstinence from consuming liquids and food, as well as smoking and partaking in sexual activity, from sunrise to sunset. The starting day of Eid varies every year and from country to country depending on geographical location. Eid celebrations begin with a special prayer in mosques and open-air areas. Muslim families and communities across the world gatherRead More
Scientists have found that three-dimensional paper-based microbial fuel cells can create power in an environmentally-friendly way without the use of any outside power. “All power created in this device is usable because no electricity is needed to run the fluids through the device. This is crucial in the advancement of these devices and the expansion of their applications,” said senior author Nastaran Hashemi from the Iowa State University in Ames. The team demonstrated a proof-of-concept, published in the journal TECHNOLOGY, that 3D paper-based microbial fuel cell (MFC) could take advantage ofRead More
Washington D.C: Sister Cecilia Maria was a nun and a nurse who served through the Saints Teresa and Joseph Monastery in Argentina, the Catholic News Agency reports. The much-beloved sister died on June 22 at the age of 43 after losing a battle with lung cancer. Before she died, Cecilia Maria wrote a note from her hospital bed and posted it along with smiling photos of herself on social media. Her note and the photos quickly took off online, gaining attention and prayers from thousands of people all across the world,Read More
McLeodganj – Dharamshala July 6: To mark the 81st birthday of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, the official celebration would be held at Tsuglagkhang, the main Tibetan temple in the township here on 6th July, an official spokesman of the Tibetan Government in Exile stated. Programs which include performances by the Tibetan Institute of Preforming Arts, Tibetan Central Vidyalaya’s Indo-Tibet Friendship Association, Domey Assocation, U Tang Association and others will begin at 8 a.m., said Jamphel Shonu, the spokesman of the government Sources revealed that the Dalai  Lama, who isRead More
Dhaka, Bangladesh – Every day during Ramadan, hundreds of Muslim men, women and children queue in front of a Buddhist monastery in the Bangladeshi capital to receive iftar, the food with which Muslims break their fast at sunset during the holy month. The initiative by Dharmarajika Buddhist monastery to distribute food to poor and destitute Muslims is a rare example of social harmony between two groups from two different religions in a country that has witnessed a spate of fatal attacks against minorities and secular activists. The Dharmarajika Buddhist monasteryRead More
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has begun to orbit Jupiter to probe the origin of the solar system, the US space agency has said. The $1.1bn mission launched five years ago successfully entered the orbit of Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, after a 35-minute manoeuvre, NASA said on Tuesday. “Success! Engine burn complete. Juno is now orbiting Jupiter, poised to unlock the planet’s secrets,” NASA said on its Twitter account. The unmanned solar-powered observatory has traveled 2.7 billion kilometres since it was launched five years ago from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Once inRead More
Dy. Chief Minister, Shri Francis D’Souza receiving His Holiness the Dalai Lama on his arrival at Goa Airport, Dabolim on June 30, 2016.Read More
A unique two-month-long film festival focusing on the relationship among animals, humans and nature begins here next month with over 150 films from more than 40 countries lined up for screening. Animal-Human-Nature Continuum, billed as the first international film, arts and animal welfare festival, will run from July 1 till August 28 at Liberty in Mumbai. Issues pertaining to stray, migration, animal welfare and rights, environment and climate change will dominate the curatorial ideas and philosophies of the festival. The films are curated across eight cinematic categories – Primordial MetamorphosisRead More
The US-backed rebels have seized piles of propaganda leaflets, maps and cellphones as they push to recapture the Syrian city of Manbij. A batch of more than 10,000 documents also contains textbooks, laptops, and digital storage devices. “Exploitation of this information is ongoing to better understand [Islamic State] networks and techniques, including the systems [used] to manage the flow of foreign fighters into Syria and Iraq,” the US-led anti-ISIS campaign’s spokesman, Colonel Chris Garver, said Wednesday. Fighting alongside the Syrian Arab Coalition (SAC), the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been gainingRead More
Renowned Qawwal Amjad Sabri was shot dead in Karachi on Wednesday afternoon. Additional Inspector General Mushtaq Mehar told Dawn that two men riding a motorcycle fired shots at Sabri’s car. He termed the incident “targeted killing.” Sabri (45) and an associate were travelling in the car in Liquatabad 10 area when the gunmen opened fire, critically injuring him. The two were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed hospital immediately, where Sabri died of his injuries. Ghulam Ahmed, an eyewitness told SAMAA TV he saw two motorcycle riding men firing shots at oneRead More