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Dr Sameer Tamboli who attended the event said, “It was a very different experience. I felt welcomed in a church.(HT Photo)

Quran graces the altar at St Patrick’s cathedral in Pune

By Nozia Sayyed | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 03:07 AM IST
Karimuddin Shaikh, head of Jamat-e-Islami Hind Pune unit said, “It was a unique experience. We had an iftar party in St Patrick’s church. The event was mesmerising and we saw almost 150 people of different faiths present.”
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A new law passed in January repealed the ban, allowing pubs and bars to open their doors between 10:30am and 00:30 am.(Shutterstock)
A new law passed in January repealed the ban, allowing pubs and bars to open their doors between 10:30am and 00:30 am.(Shutterstock)

Irish pubs remain open on Good Friday for first time in 91 years

By HT Correspondent | Agence France-Presse, Dublin
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 04:09 PM IST
The Intoxicating Liquor Act, passed in 1927, prohibited sales in shops and bars on three days a year -- Good Friday, Christmas Day and St Patrick’s Day, although the latter was exempted in 1960.
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