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Photos show Ramadan festivities around the world as Muslims mark second pandemic-struck holiday

NE World Desk Last Tuesday marked the first day of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting among Muslims, celebrated by more than 1 billion people around the world each year. From Egypt to India and Kenya to Lebanon, Muslims around the globe kicked off the ninth month of the Muslim calendar on Tuesday, beginning a […]

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Jama Masjid Tonk, a great example of the great Mughal architectural style

NE Feature Desk Jama Masjid is one of the biggest mosques in India and is constructed in ancient Mughal architectural style. The initial construction work of the mosque started in 1246 by the first Nawab of Tonk, Amir Khan. It was finally completed between 1297 and 1298 by his son, Nawab Wzirudhoula. There are four […]

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A mujahid to remember: Umar Mukhtar, “The Lion of Libyan Desert‬”

NE Feature Desk Libya’s iconic resistance leader Omar Mukhtar (1862-1931), who spent the last 20 years of his life fighting the fascist Italian occupation of his country, will forever be remembered as the world-renowned “Desert Lion.” Mukhtar was killed 91 years ago — on Sept. 16, 1931 — by Italian occupiers, but he remains a […]

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Bandar Shahi Mosque, a spiritual Mughal Monuments

NE Feature Correspondent Bandar Shahi Mosque is situated in the Bandar Municipal area. It was built in 1482 AD (886 AH) by Malik Al-Muazzam Baba Saleh, a high official under Sultan Jalaluddin Fateh Shah. It is a square building measuring 6.20 meter a side in the interior and 9.70 meter in the exterior. It has […]

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Tale of mysteries of the hundred year old Jhaudia Shahi Mosque

NE Feature Writer The historical Jhaudia Shahi Mosque located in the village of Jhaudia, 22 km from Kushtia Sadar Upazila. History and mysteries Although the exact date of construction of the mosque made of brick, stone, sand and porcelain is not known, there are many folk tales about the mosque. There are rumors that the […]