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Hyderabad MP urges northeast people to stay


August 17th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi Friday assured people of the northeast region living in Hyderabad of protection and advised them not to leave the ... Read more...

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Jumat-ul-Vida passes off peacefully in Hyderabad


August 17th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Jumat-ul-Vida or the last Friday of Muslim holy month of Ramadan passed off peacefully here with thousands of faithful offering the prayers.The police had made elaborate ... Read more...

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Saudi Islamic summit to discuss Myanmar violence


August 12th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will host an Islamic summit next week to discuss the issue of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, among other matters, and Pakistani President Asif Ali ... Read more...

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Pakistan PM leaves for Saudi Arabia


July 15th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf left for Madina Sunday on a two- day official visit to Saudi Arabia.Ahead of leaving on his first official foreign ... Read more...

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Literary fests new tool of public diplomacy in South Asia


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Literature, the soul of cultural exchange, is giving conventional diplomacy a run for its space in South Asia with the mushrooming literary festivals that are ... Read more...

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UP wants centre to increase Haj quota


May 15th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is going to ask the central government to increase the quota of Haj pilgrims from the state, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav ... Read more...

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No Haj subsidy after 10 years, SC tells government (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the government to eliminate the subsidy for Haj pilgrims in the next 10 years.Coming out against the government policy of ... Read more...

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Apex court disapproves Haj subsidy


May 8th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday came out against the government policy of providing subsidy to the pilgrims going for Haj to the holy city of Mecca.An ... Read more...

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Owaisi seeks action against lax cops for riots


April 12th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 11 (IANS) Voicing its concern over increasing incidents of communal violence in Andhra Pradesh, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), a key ally of the ruling Congress, Wednesday put the government ... Read more...

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Expedite passports for Haj pilgrims, UP urges centre


April 11th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 11 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has asked the central government to expedite the process of issuing passports to Muslims seeking to go for Haj pilgrimage to Mecca.In a letter ... Read more...

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Andhra government to start conservation work on Mecca Masjid


March 26th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to start chemical conservation and preservation work on the historic Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad.The work is to be carried out ... Read more...

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Mecca Masjid blast accused sent to judicial custody


January 18th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) A city court Wednesday sent Bharath Mohanlal Rateswar alias Bharath Bhai, an accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case, to judicial custody till Feb 3.The ... Read more...

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Falsely tainted with Mecca Masjid blast, compensation eludes these victims


January 9th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 9 (IANS) They are the worst victims of physical and mental torture by police in the Mecca Masjid blast case. But like justice, compensation too seems to elude ... 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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Compensation for Muslim youths tortured in blast case


January 6th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 6 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Andhra Pradesh government Friday paid compensation to Muslim youths wrongly arrested and tortured by police in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast ... Read more...

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Five cities hold 25 percent of Brazil’s national wealth


December 15th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) A quarter of Brazil's wealth is concentrated in five cities that together represent less than 13 percent of the giant South American country's population, ... Read more...

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Pakistan celebrates Eid-ul-Zuha


November 7th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) Pakistan Monday celebrated Eid-ul-Zuha, or the festival of sacrifice, with religious zeal and fervour across the country.After Eid prayers, the faithful sacrificed camels, cows, goats, rams ... Read more...

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Prayers, sacrifice on Eid-ul-Zuha in Andhra Pradesh


November 7th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 7 (IANS) Attired in their best, Muslims across Andhra Pradesh offered prayers at mosques, Eidgahs and open grounds before the slaughter of 'halal' animals, symbolising the spirit of ... Read more...

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Licences of 170 Haj tour operators cancelled


September 16th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) The Haj plans of nearly 10,000 pilgrims have been jeopardised after the central government cancelled the licences of 170 private tour operators, an official said here ... Read more...

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Tomorrow is Eid ul-Fitr


August 30th, 2011 - 1:45 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mecca, Aug 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The confusion on when the Eid ul-Fitr will begin seems to have been settled. Saudi officials have announced that the end of the month of Ramadan is ... Read more...

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Sustaining pressure on Indian batsmen key to series win: Swann


July 27th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Nottingham, July 27 (IANS) England off-spinner Graeme Swann says if the bowlers are able to sustain pressure on the Indian batsmen, like they did the in the Lord's Test, ... Read more...

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Andhra Pradesh remains on high alert


July 14th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 14 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh continues to be on high alert following Wednesday's serial bomb blasts in Mumbai.State police chief Dinesh Reddy, after reviewing the security situation at a ... Read more...

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Aseemanand denies role in Samjhauta train blasts


May 12th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panchkula (Haryana), May 12 (IANS) Hindu activist Swami Aseemanand Thursday told a court here that he had no role in the 2007 Samjhauta Express train bombing that killed 68 people, ... Read more...

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Samjhauta blast accused Aseemanand claims innocence


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Ajmer, Apr 22 (ANI): Asserting that he had done nothing wrong, Samjhauta Express train blast accused Swami Aseemanand, who has also been charged for plotting the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast, on Friday ... Read more...

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Wills-Kat invited to honeymoon in Spain


April 8th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 8 (ANI): Prince William and Kate Middletown have received an invitation to honeymoon in Spain from the mayor of tourist mecca Benidorm.Agustin Navarro Alvada wrote to Buckingham Palace in ... Read more...

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China’s Muslims stress on girls’ education


March 7th, 2011 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China's Muslim Hui community is working against acute poverty and gender discrimination to focus on keeping all girls of school-going age in the classroom.The Hui ethnic ... Read more...

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Sikhs appeal to Pak to ease visa norms for pilgrims


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Mar.3 (ANI): The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) has urged the Pakistan Government to liberalize visa norms for Indian pilgrims visiting Nankana Sahib, a holy Sikh shrine there.SGPC President Avtar Singh ... Read more...

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Liz Hurley ‘leaves Shane Warne all alone in London’


February 26th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 26 (ANI): Spin king Shane Warne has been spotted in London and it seems he's all alone.After days of speculation that he had left Melbourne, he was spotted walking alone ... Read more...

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Malegaon blasts: CBI submits Aseemanand’s statement to court


February 17th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday submitted a certified copy of the confessional statement of 2006 Malegaon blast accused Swami Aseemanand before a Maharashtra Control of Organised ... Read more...

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Muslim clerics join hands for polio eradication in Uttar Pradesh


January 28th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Meerut, Jan 28 (IANS) From sending greeting cards to issuing printed appeals and making announcements from the mosque loudspeaker - Muslim clerics in western Uttar Pradesh are doing everything, and ... Read more...

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Rajasthan ATS takes custody of Swami Aseemanand


January 22nd, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by ANI
Ajmer (Rajasthan), Jan 22(ANI): The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Rajasthan on Saturday took Samjhauta Express train blast accused Swami Aseemanand in its custody in connection with the 2007 Ajmer Dargah attack case.The ... Read more...

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Malegaon blasts accused seek bail


January 17th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) All the nine accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts Monday moved a special court seeking bail following the confession of arrested Hindutva leader Swami Aseemanand indicating involvement of ... Read more...

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Linking RSS to terror is ridiculous, says Gadkari


January 11th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of "never giving up" attempts to tarnish the image of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Tuesday ... Read more...

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Hindutva ‘terror groups’ threat to India: CPI-M


January 8th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday urged the government to pursue the investigation into bomb blasts blamed on "Hindutva terror groups", calling them a threat to ... Read more...

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Aseemanand’s confession: Congress for strict action against RSS


January 7th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The Congress Friday asked the government to take strict action against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the wake of Swami Aseemanand's reported confession of his ... Read more...

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