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Pakistan celebrates Eid on three days


August 19th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Eid will be celebrated on three separate days in different parts of Pakistan this year following a controversy over moon sighting, Dawn News reported Sunday.The North ... Read more...

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Zardari may be gifted flowers instead of sword at Ajmer


April 4th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 4 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari may be gifted flowers at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti instead of the sword that is customarily ... Read more...

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Zardari fourth Pakistani leader to visit Ajmer


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 3 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari will be the fourth Pakistani head of state or government to visit the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti here ... Read more...

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Arabic writings clue in scientists on past climate


February 27th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 27 (IANS) Ancient Arabic manuscripts are providing valuable meteorological insights to help scientists reconstruct past climate, a study reveals.Scientists from the Universidad de Extremadura, Spain, have turned to ... Read more...

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Mumbai celebrates Eid-e-Milad


February 5th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Homes, mosques, dargahs and madrassas were decked with flags and banners as Muslims across the city Sunday celebrated Eid-e-Milad, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed, with prayers ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills 55 at Shiite shrine in Kabul


December 7th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least 55 people were killed on Tuesday afternoon when a suicide bomber targeted a large group of Shiites at a shrine in the Afghan capital of ... Read more...

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Muharram observed in West Bengal


December 6th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) Hundreds of Muslims across West Bengal took out large processions Tuesday to mourn the killing of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, who was martyred ... Read more...

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Crowds throng Ajmer for Sufi saint’s Urs


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, June 3 (IANS) Courted by emperors and commoners alike to have their wishes granted, Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti still draws pilgrims centuries after his death, with people of ... Read more...

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Concern for sparrows on spiritual leader’s 100th birthday


January 24th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) The forthcoming 100th birthday of spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohra sect Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin in March will be celebrated by paying special attention to the humble sparrow, ... Read more...

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Six suicide bombers arrested in Pakistan


December 16th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Six suspected suicide bombers have been arrested from two places in Pakistan and a huge cache or arms, including suicide jackets, recovered from them, ahead of ... Read more...

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15 killed in Pakistan suicide blast (Lead)


December 8th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 8 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and more than 20 injured Wednesday morning in a suicide blast in Kohat's busy Teerah market in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ... Read more...

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Rajnath Singh writes to PM against ‘religious’ tone of CWG functions


September 27th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh opposing representation of religious practices during the Commonwealth Games' opening and ... Read more...

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Modest Eid celebrations in Pakistan amidst flood devastation


September 12th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Muzaffargarh, Sept 12 (ANI): Celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitr were kept low-key in Pakistan in view of the devastation caused by the worst-ever floods in the country's history, affecting some 21 million people ... Read more...

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Haleem gets Geographical Indication status


September 7th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
By RanjeetHyderabad, Sep.7 (ANI): The savoured Haleem dish, a mouth-watering delicacy of Hyderabad, has been awarded the coveted Geographical Indication (GI) status, clearing the way for a possible patentin the future.It will ... Read more...

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UAE families to get free dry fruits during Ramadan


July 1st, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 1 (IANS/WAM) Around 45,000 families in the United Arab Emirates will get free dry fruits and other food items that are consumed by Muslims observing the month-long fast during ... Read more...

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Shias take out mourning procession in Delhi


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Shia Muslims Monday took out mourning processions here to remember the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, grandson of Prophet Mohammed, and his family members some 1,400 years back ... Read more...

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Muslims turn blood donors on Muharram in Lucknow


December 28th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 28 (IANS) Muslims turned blood donors in a village near here Monday to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. Muslim residents of Amrai village in Chinhat ... Read more...

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Mourning processions in Delhi on Mohurram


December 28th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims Monday took out mourning processions in the capital to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. Dressed in black clothes ... Read more...

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Shia Muslims protest over ban on Muharram procession in Kashmir


December 21st, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Dec 21 (ANI) : Hundreds of Shias Muslims in Kashmir Valley protested against the ban on Muharram procession here on Monday under the banner of Anjuman- Sharai Shian.The procession passed ... Read more...

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Mysterious Saddam Hussein channel hits Iraq TV


November 30th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.30 (ANI): Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is the star of a mysterious channel on satellite TV in Iraq that began broadcasting on the Islamic calendar's anniversary of his 2006 execution. ... Read more...

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Flash floods kill 77 Haj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia (Lead)


November 26th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Nov 26 (DPA) Seventy-seven people were killed in flash floods as the annual Haj pilgrimage began in the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government reported Thursday. The civil defence authority ... Read more...

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Floods kill 48 as Haj pilgrimage begins in Saudi Arabia


November 26th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Nov 26 (DPA) Forty-eight people were killed in flash floods as the annual Haj pilgrimage began in the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government reported Thursday. The civil defence authority ... Read more...

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Livestock sellers earn huge profits in Kashmir ahead of Eid festival


November 26th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov 26 (ANI): The livestock sellers here are making huge profits ahead of the Eid-Al-Adha, the feast of sacrifice.Eid-Al-Adha, also known as Eid-ul-Zuha or Bakr-Eid, is celebrated every ... Read more...

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Bollywood actor Aamir Khan celebrates Eid in Mumbai


September 21st, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Sep 21(ANI): Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Monday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr in Mumbai with his family and friends."Well, on the occasion of Eid, I will stay with my family, my ... Read more...

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Vice President greets people on Id-ul-Fitr


September 20th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 20 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari today greeted the people on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr.In his message, Ansari said: "I offer my greetings and good wishes to all ... Read more...

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Prime Minister greets nation on Id-ul-Fitr


September 20th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today greeted the nation on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr.In his message, Dr. Singh said that Id-ul-Fitr marks the end of ... Read more...

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Shia Muslims to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday


September 20th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Sept 20 (ANI): A senior official of Shia Muslim community has said that Eid-ul-Fitr would be celebrated on Monday.Kalbe Sadiq, Shia cleric and senior vice president of the All India Muslim ... Read more...

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Kashmiri engineer makes a chart to end confusion over Islamic calendar


March 21st, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Mar. 21 (ANI): A Jammu and Kashmir based engineer has come out with a 504-year cyclical chart so that countries celebrating Islamic holidays do not face confusion over Islamic calendar ... Read more...

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Muharram procession disallowed in Srinagar


January 8th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 8 (IANS) Authorities Monday continued with the nearly 20-year-old ban on the main Muharram procession in Srinagar in the wake of security concerns.Police and the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force ... Read more...

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Muslims offer Eid-ul-Adha prayers


December 9th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kalyan (Mumbai)/New Delhi/Srinagar, Dec 9 (ANI): Muslims all over India celebrated Eid-ul-Adha on Tuesday that marks the end of pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Popularly known as Baqr-e-Eid, the festival is ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated in Kashmir


October 1st, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Oct 1 (ANI): Muslims in Kashmir are celebrating Eid with religious fervor on Wednesday. Thousands of devotees gathered at the Eidgah in downtown Srinagar, and offered special prayers marking end ... Read more...

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Two-day Eid holiday for private sector in UAE


September 23rd, 2008 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 23 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced a two-day holiday for employees of private sector on the occasion of Muslim festival Eid-ul-Fitr."The private sector will have two ... Read more...

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Ramadan to start Sep 1: Kuwaiti astronomer


August 24th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait, Aug 24 (IANS) The Islamic holy month of Ramadan will start Sep 1, according to a leading Kuwaiti astronomer.Mona Ahmed Anbar, director of astronomy and space sciences at the Kuwait Science ... Read more...

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Ramadan to begin Sep 1, says Qatari astronomer (Lead)


August 22nd, 2008 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 22 (IANS) The holy Islamic month of Ramadan this year will begin Sep 1, according to a leading Qatari astrologer.In a statement to the official Qatar News Agency (QNA), Khalid ... Read more...

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Ramadan to start Sep 1: Qatari astrologer


August 22nd, 2008 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 22 (IANS) The holy Islamic month of Ramadan this year will begin Sep 1, according to a leading Qatari astrologer.In a statement to the official Qatar News Agency (QNA), Khalid ... Read more...

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