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One of the 15 mosques in Dhannipur near Ayodhya. | Photo: Prashant Srivastava | ThePrint

Sunni Waqf Board accepts UP govt-allotted land to build new mosque near Ayodhya

Two members of the Sunni Waqf Board boycotted the meeting on the land, saying the Sharia law doesn't allow for accepting anything in exchange for a mosque.

Will the AIMPLB’s review petition on Ayodhya verdict help or hurt Muslims?

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board announced Wednesday that it will file a review petition against the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict before 9 December.
The Sunni Waqf Board withdrew from the contentious Ayodhya case | Foreground Image: Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board | Image: ThePrint

Sunni Waqf Board won’t file review petition against Ayodhya verdict

Sunni Waqf Board chief Zufar Farooqi says the board was yet to decide whether to accept the 5-acre land given by the court for building a mosque in Ayodhya.

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.

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Indian Army personnel in Srinagar (file) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Army postpones mandatory annual, periodic medical tests of soldiers as Covid cases rise

Army conducts annual & periodic medical exams to assess fitness of all soldiers. Decision to postpone tests expected to ease burden on military hospitals.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.