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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets nation on Ramadan



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New Delhi: As the holy month of Ramadan began from today, the honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted people of the nation, where Muslims keep a dawn-to-dusk fast.



The PM Modi tweeted “Greeting on the start of Ramzan, May this holy month enhance the spirit of togetherness, peace and harmony across the world.”

Ramadan comes in the ninth month of Islamic calendar that ends with Eid ul-Fitr  festivaland normally depending on the calendar it lasts either 29 or 30 days, with sighting of the new moon as the indicator.



Later, in his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’,  the prime minister said, “I convey my hearty greetings to everyone in India and elsewhere in the world, especially the Muslim community at the advent of the auspicious month of Ramazan.”

He noted that prayers, spirituality and charity are accorded the highest priority during the month of fasting.



As PM Modi said, “We Indians are very lucky that our ancestors have created such a tradition that today India and and its 1.25 billion people can take pride in the fact that people from all communities and faith are available here.”

“We have adapted ourselves to the myriad kinds of ideologies, different ways of worshipping and all types of traditions and imbibed the art of co-existential living,” he added.




He expressed confidence that the holy month would be helpful in further strengthening these values of peace, unity and goodwill.



‘Love jihad’: Samajwadi Party to oppose law in UP Assembly, here’s why



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A day after Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel signed the ordinance on forced religious conversions, the Samajwadi Party announced that it will oppose the ‘love jihad’ law when it comes up in the Assembly next month.

Samajwadi Party (SP)President Akhilesh Yadav said his party is not in favour of such a law and will oppose it strongly.

“On one hand, the government offers Rs 50,000 to those opting for inter-caste and inter-religion marriages, and on the other, they have brought this law. We will ask the government to bring a law which guarantees doubling of farmers’ income instead,” he said.

The SP chief accused the BJP government of planning to sell a government-owned shopping mall worth Rs 1,000 crore to a private entity at throwaway prices. He further added that an expressway was also being sold in a similar fashion.

“This will be probed when time comes. We will expose the corruption this government is indulging in,” he said.

Akhilesh further said it is ironic that the government talks of zero tolerance for corruption but, in an international survey, the country has figured on the top of the list of nations where bribery is most prevalent.

Reacting to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s announcement of setting up 10,000 MW solar power units, Yadav said, “He does not know anything about a solar panel. During the SP government, we had set up a solar power unit. The unit produced enough power to meet the needs of an entire village, but this government snapped the supply saying the villagers have not paid bills.”

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