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Pakistani daily seeks national debate on blasphemy


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 3 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily Monday sought a national debate on the blasphemy law and demanded a "wide-ranging overhaul of laws that are clearly prone to abuse ... Read more...

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Two Shia clerics killed in Iraq drive-by shooting


September 1st, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 31 (IANS) Two Shia clerics were gunned down by unidentified gunmen in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad Friday, a police source said.Sheikh Arif Abdul Razak, Imam of ... Read more...

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‘Finding kinder face than Hingal’s difficult’


August 26th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) "It will be difficult to find a kinder face than Hangal's in the film industry," Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan said Sunday in a tribute to the ... Read more...

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Assam prays for peace this Eid


August 20th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 20 (IANS) Peace remained the central focus of Eid in Assam Monday with thousands of people offering Namaz-e-Eid at mosques across the state, including in the troubled Kokrajhar, ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated in Kerala


August 19th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims across Kerala celebrated Eid-Ul-Fitr Sunday by offering prayers and listening to clerics' sermons at Eidgahs.Eid celebrations were more visible in Muslim-dominated districts of ... Read more...

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19 injured in Afghan mosque blast


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 19 people were injured in Afghanistan when a powerful bomb exploded during Friday prayers in a mosque, a media report said.According to ... Read more...

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Hindu boy converts to Islam on TV in Pakistan


July 27th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) A Pakistani television show broadcast live a Hindu boy converting to Islam, prompting a leading daily to say that it sent "a clear signal that other ... Read more...

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Embrace education for progress, Muslims told


July 8th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Muslim students and youths should go for higher education and develop character to face life's challenges, a senior Muslim religious leader said Sunday."The Muslim community ... Read more...

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32 killed, 68 injured in Baghdad car bombings (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 16 (IANS) At least 32 people were killed and 68 injured in two separate car bomb blasts which targeted Shiite pilgrims at the end of a major Shiite ... Read more...

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20 pilgrims killed in Baghdad bombings


June 16th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 16 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and 44 injured in two separate bomb blasts which targetted Shiite pilgrims Saturday, Xinhua reported.According to an interior ministry source, ... Read more...

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Genelia returns to small screen with ‘The Chosen One’


May 8th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Bollywood actress Genelia D'Souza, whose first brush with the small screen came with "Big Switch" in 2009, is set for her TV comeback. She will ... Read more...

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Court refuses to stay honorarium to Imams (Lead)


May 4th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday refused to stay the payment of honorarium by the West Bengal government to Imams in the state till a suit ... Read more...

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Court refuses to stay honorarium to Imams


May 4th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday, while hearing a public interest litigation filed by the BJP, refused to stay the payment of honorarium by the West ... Read more...

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Twitter abuzz over Gilani’s conviction


April 26th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Microblogging site Twitter was abuzz soon after Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was convicted Thursday by the Supreme Court. A tweet said: "We need ... Read more...

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Be Bollywood’s ‘Chosen One’!


April 18th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) If you're interested to be an insider to Bollywood gossip, and to rub shoulders with the Who's Who of tinsel town, here's your chance - ... Read more...

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Cancel my son-in-law’s ticket: Bukhari


April 6th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) The Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Friday asked Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to revoke the legislative council ticket of his ... Read more...

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Pakistani official shot dead


March 6th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) A senior Pakistani official was shot dead after a spat at a friend's house in Karachi, a media report said Tuesday.District Coordination Officer (DCO) Gwadar, Abdur ... Read more...

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China to build museum to preserve Quran copy


February 16th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) A county in northwest China will spend four million yuan (around $635,000) to build a museum for the preservation of a 1,000-year-old copy of the Quran.Officials ... Read more...

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Veena Malik denies being a spy, cops tell court


February 14th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Pakistani actress Veena Malik has denied working as a spy for her country's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Delhi Police Tuesday told a court here.The police statement ... Read more...

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Tortured for Mecca Masjid blast, money can’t heal their wounds


January 8th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 8 (IANS) From a bank executive to a medical student to the imam of a mosque to an embroidery worker, everyone arrested on false charges of involvement in ... Read more...

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New York Police investigate Molotov cocktail attacks


January 3rd, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Jan 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The New York Police are burning the midnight oil as they continue their investigation into the four Molotov cocktail attacks that happened on Sunday. One ... Read more...

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Santa Claus is dishonest, says Turkish imam


December 29th, 2011 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Muslim cleric in Turkey has issued a warning to people from the community about Santa Claus, who he described as a "dishonest" person as ... Read more...

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Turkish imam says Santa Claus ‘dishonest’


December 29th, 2011 - 8:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The imam of the Turkish town of Kuzan has issued a warning to Muslims about Santa Claus, who he called a dishonest person.Imam Suleiman Eniceri ... Read more...

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Tribals protest non-tribals getting award


October 16th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 16 (IANS) Tribal groups in Jharkhand are protesting against the award of the Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award 2011 to activists Binayak Sen and Bulu Imama.The Jharkhand Human ... Read more...

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Quran exhibition called off after protests


September 24th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) An exhibition on Quran and the message of Islam being held here was called off Saturday mid-way through its schedule after facing protests from other ... Read more...

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Security beefed up in Ranchi after blast threat


September 22nd, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 22 (IANS) Security has been beefed up in Ranchi after a pamphlet threatening serial blasts was found pasted on a wall of the Jharkhand capital city.A pamphlet ... Read more...

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Islamic clerics weigh against music, buffets at marriages


September 12th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Up in arms against music and buffet meals at Muslim marriages, a group of Islamic clerics have announced they would not conduct a "nikaah" (wedding ceremony) ... Read more...

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Tension in Kashmir town over email arrests


September 12th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 12 (IANS) Protests erupted in Kishtwar town of Jammu and Kashmir Monday over the arrest of seven people in connection with an email claiming responsibility for last week's ... Read more...

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Muslim cleric slams Anna’s campaign


August 23rd, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Anna Hazare is a "fake Gandhi", a top Muslim cleric of West Bengal said Tuesday while slamming the activist's demand for a stronger anti-corruption bill."Why ... Read more...

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Indian Mujahideen hideouts raided for leads in Mumbai blasts probe


July 15th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Investigators Friday searched a number of locations and picked up about a dozen suspected operatives of the home-grown Islamist terror organisation Indian Mujahideen as authorities ... Read more...

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Muslim cleric shot dead in Russia


June 14th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Muslim cleric of a village mosque in Russia was found shot dead Tuesday morning, officials said.Kurbanov, the imam of the mosque in Dagestan region ... Read more...

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Ramdev fast a political conspiracy: Bukhari


June 4th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Criticising yoga guru Baba Ramdev's fast against corruption as a "political conspiracy", Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari Saturday said "communalism is ... Read more...

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Three Americans, Three Pakistanis booked on terror charges


May 15th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Three Pakistani-origin Americans, including two clerics at mosques in Florida, and three Pakistanis have been charged with providing support to the Pakistani Taliban, a media ... Read more...

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Prayer held for Osama in Kolkata mosque


May 6th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) A special Friday prayer for the "peace" of Osama bin Laden's soul was held Friday at the Tipu Sultan mosque here.The prayer was presided over by ... Read more...

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Special prayers offered for Osama in Chennai


May 6th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) Expressing their anguish over slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden not getting a decent burial as per Islamic rites, around 10,000 Muslims offered special prayers ... Read more...

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