Christians mark Christmas with due religious fervour

St Mary’s Church in Gulmarg on Sunday

Most colourful Christmas celebrations were witnessed at Holy Family Catholic Church, a Roman Catholic Church located at Maulana Azad Road, Srinagar.

Merry Christmas-Birthday of Jesus Christ was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety in Jammu region on Monday.

"We prayed for world peace and especially for peace in Kashmir".

Meanwhile, Christmas Mass was also held at St Mary's Church in tourist destination Gulmarg.

The prayers were held at the Holy Family Catholic Church and All Saints' Church in Srinagar, Saint Joseph's Church in Baramulla district-the oldest Catholic Church in Jammu and Kashmir. Special prayers were also offered for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.

In Gulmarg's Saint Mary's church, Santa Claus distributed chocolates and candies among the children.

More news: Gerrard makes bold Kane prediction after starring in Tottenham win v Burnley

Speaking on the occasion, Rev. Dr. K.A. William said, "The birth of Jesus is one of the important dates in human history as the eras are also termed with reference to his birth - Before Christ (BC) and AD (Anno Domini)".

However, people missed "White Christmas" as there was no snowfall in the Valley.

And as we know there are many parallel histories and interlinks between all the faiths of the world, a US-based musician Raef has presented a Christmas carol in a new way merging two faiths - Islam and Christianity.

Earlier in a message on the eve of Christmas, Bilawal said his party has always fought for the rights of minorities and is the true heir of founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. "We do not care for each other and we do not have the courage to show humanity", the pastor said.

On the occasion, Secretary Tourism Sarmaad Hafeez addressed the gathering and said, "The department was organising cultural events and adventure sports activities to entertain tourists and to engage locals".

Related News:

  • Metro Detroit Weather: More snow on the way this Christmas day

    Metro Detroit Weather: More snow on the way this Christmas day

    Tree branches could fall as well, resulting in scattered power outages. A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 9 tonight to 7 p.m.
    Filipino firefighters find all 37 bodies of workers in mall

    Filipino firefighters find all 37 bodies of workers in mall

    Davao is the biggest city in the southern Philippines lying around 800 kilometeres from the capital Manila. Gary Laben, CEO of Research Now SSI, added: "This bad tragedy has left us with heavy hearts".
    Birmingham Bowl score: Quinton Flowers ends career in style with another thriller

    Birmingham Bowl score: Quinton Flowers ends career in style with another thriller

    Defensively for the Red Raiders, junior linebacker Dakota Allen led the team with nine total tackles and eight solo tackles. He finished the game with 311 passing yards and four passing touchdowns to go with 106 rushing yards and another touchdown.
  • Iranian Prisoner in Tehran 'Marked for Early Release'

    Iranian Prisoner in Tehran 'Marked for Early Release'

    Prisoners in Iran are generally eligible for release once they've served a third of their sentences. It's not clear how good the news is, but it's definitely good news", he said.
    OH  parents give teachers wine bearing photos of their son

    OH parents give teachers wine bearing photos of their son

    A couple from Dayton, Ohio made a decision to get their son's elementary school teachers a special Christmas gift this year. DJ Sommers of Dayton, Ohio, says his parents usually give teachers a candle or flower to say thanks.
    Who Is Sholom Rubashkin? Trump Commutes Sentence Of Rabbi Jailed For Fraud

    Who Is Sholom Rubashkin? Trump Commutes Sentence Of Rabbi Jailed For Fraud

    Agriprocessors fell into financial hardship following the raid and was veering into bankruptcy, forcing Rubashkin to sell it. Many Jewish organizations in the United States also expressed their happiness at Rubashkin's release.
  • Tunisia bans UAE Emirates airline from landing in Tunis

    Tunisia bans UAE Emirates airline from landing in Tunis

    A controversial blanket travel ban on Tunisian women by the UAE has led to angry reactions in Tunis. Anwar Gargash tweeted on Sunday that an agreement was reached with Tunis over the security measure.
    Dreaming of a white Christmas? No need, it's a reality

    Dreaming of a white Christmas? No need, it's a reality

    The National Weather Service's forecast indicates the next chance of snow will come New Year's Eve weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory , which remains in effect from 9 p.m.

    Can I prepay my property taxes?

    Payments can be made in person at City Hall, 108 E Green St. or via the payment portal on our homepage at www.cityofithaca.org . If you want to prepay your 2018 town/county bill, call the office and it will pull your bill to advise you of the amount.
  • USA  announces $285M cut in 2018-19 United Nations  operating budget

    USA announces $285M cut in 2018-19 United Nations operating budget

    The remaining 21 countries did not turn up for the non-binding resolution. "Well, we're watching those votes", he added. In July, Trump had promised $639m in aid to assist people facing starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.
    Pakistan issues visas to Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother

    Pakistan issues visas to Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother

    The Foreign Office sources said that adequate security measures will be taken for complete safety of Kulbhushan Jadhav's family. Jadhav was arrested previous year in Balochistan province for spying and stoking terrorism and sectarianism in the country.
    Future Apple Watch models could get EKG heart monitoring

    Future Apple Watch models could get EKG heart monitoring

    On top of that, the health industry is an especially lucrative market to get into-and Apple's all about that, too. Apple may be taking steps to transform its flagship wearable into a true medical device.


Most liked

Dozens killed in Rajasthan bus crash
Most of the dead, including the bus driver, drowned, said state officials, and they feared that the death toll could increase. An ex gratia of 2 lakhs was announced by Rajasthan government for the bereaved and 50,000 to the injured.

Guatemala to move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in Trump's wake
Guatemala was among only eight countries to join the United States on Thursday in voting against the resolution. The resolution passed by the General Assembly declared the US action on Jerusalem "null and void".

Mumbai's first AC local train makes maiden journey
For the first week, the authorities will run the train for only six times every day between Churchgate and Borivli stations. Initially, it was meant to be run on the central line but it was later made a decision to run it first on the western line.

Jadhav's family to meet him shortly
Pakistan has repeatedly denied India consular access to Jadhav on the ground that it was not applicable in cases related to spies. India, however, maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy.

Apple slows some older iPhones because of flagging batteries
Apple said it was intended as a fix to deal with degraded lithium-ion batteries that could otherwise suddenly die. Both lawsuits are claiming the same thing, that Apple did not have user consent to slow down their phones.

Apple Finally Admits They've Been Slowing Down Old iPhones on objective
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are not safe from this and have been subject to similar treatment through the iOS update 11.2 as well. The plaintiffs are trying to seek the case for all owners of Apple smartphones older than the iPhone 8 in the US.

JK CM pays tributes to 4 Army personnel killed in Pak firing
Sepoy Pargat Singh (30) belonged to Karnal district in Haryana and is survived by wife Ramanpreet Kaur and a son, the Army said. In a strongly worded press statement, the Indian Army warned Pakistan saying martyrdom of Indian soldiers will not go in vain.

Eric Schmidt relinquinshes Alphabet executive chairman position to become merely "technical director"
Schmidt had previously worked at Sun Microsystems and Novell before being hired by Brin and Page to run the company. He also plans to spend time on philanthropy and on "science and technology issues", he said in the statement.

Hyderabad shocker: Woman set on fire in public view
A 22-year-old woman was attacked by her alleged lover who poured petrol on her and set her ablaze in Lalaguda on Thursday evening. Speaking to PTI , Secunderabad, Deputy Commissioner of Police (north zone) B Sumathi said, "She passed away this morning".

Restaurants will be open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
Though some restaurants and bars will remain open on Sunday, check restaurant hours before you head out for lunch or supper. Niagara Falls Transit will have modified service on Christmas Day and Boxing Day , but offices will be closed.

Kremlin Says Sanctions Against Kadyrov 'Illegal,' Vows Response
Under the Magnitsky Act, those on this list are barred from entering the country and any assets they hold in US banks are frozen. A spokesman for Kadyrov denied the reports and insisted there were no gay people in Chechnya.

Shortest Day Of The Year....True Or False?
Another imaginary line drawn straight through Earth connecting the North Pole to the South Pole is Earth's axis of rotation. But spare a thought for the northern hemisphere where it's the winter solstice and the tables are turned.

Kids Are Counting on Congress to Protect Their Health
But Alabama health officials say they will likely close the program in the new year if Congress doesn't renew funding. President Donald Trump made the decision months ago that in March, the program will end.

Arsenal wasted Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's 'unbelievable' goalscoring potential, says Jurgen Klopp
Wenger said at a pre-match news conference. "Going forward they are huge , but defensively they aren't as strong". But this game is also a chance to set things right for the Gunners after that Anfield humiliation.

'Mamma Mia!' Sequel Trailer Teases Bigger Musical Spectacle
Meryl Streep , Julie Walters and Christine Baranski reprise their roles as best friends Donna, Rosie and Tanya. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! arrives in theaters on July 20, 2018.