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Muslims in Jammu protest against anti-Islam film


September 21st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 21 (IANS) Muslims in Jammu Friday protested the anti-Islam film 'Innocence of Muslims' and held demonstrations outside mosques in different parts of the city after Friday prayers.According to ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated with prayers for peace, feasting (Roundup)


August 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) With feasts, warm "Eid Mubarak" greetings, and prayers for peace Muslims across the country celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr Monday, marking the end of the holy month of ... Read more...

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Assam prays for peace this Eid (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 6:39 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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Taj city celebrates Eid peacefully despite alert


August 20th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 20 (IANS) Eid was celebrated peacefully in Agra Monday under the shadow of massive security arrangement at various mosques and a high alert in the Taj city.The ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated in Karnataka amid tight security


August 20th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 20 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims Monday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr across Karnataka with gaiety and religious fervour amid tight security in Bangalore and other cities."Eid is being celebrated across the ... Read more...

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Eid Mubarak at Wagah-Attari border


August 20th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 20 (IANS) Border guards of India and Pakistan at this international border checkpost embraced and exchanged sweets as they wished each other "Eid Mubarak" Monday.Officers and troopers ... 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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Delhi celebrates Eid with feasting and fervour


August 20th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) It was a day of prayers, feasting and togetherness Monday as Muslims in the national capital celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month ... Read more...

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Chinese Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr


August 18th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims in northwest China's Qinghai province flocked to mosques Saturday to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr and the end of a month of fasting during the holy ... 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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Worshippers return to Wisconsin gurdwara


August 13th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) A week after a gunman killed six people in a Wisconsin gurdwara, mourners streamed into its prayer hall, bowing before the Holy Book, the Guru ... Read more...

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Rains break long dry spell in Kashmir


August 4th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 4 (IANS) The nearly two-month long dry spell was broken across the Kashmir Valley as rains lashed most of its parts Saturday morning bringing cheer to thousands ... Read more...

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Gehlot cancels Ajmer visit after security concerns


July 31st, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 30 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has reportedly been forced to cancel his two days tour of Ajmer following security concerns, informed sources said Monday. Gehlot's ... Read more...

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Ramadan begins amid prayers in Kashmir


July 21st, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) The holy month of Ramadan began Saturday with thousands of Muslims across Jammu and Kashmir thronging mosques to offer early morning prayers.Shoppers busied themselves since morning ... Read more...

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Has Srinagar gone to the dogs, residents ask (Jammu and Kashmir Newsletter)


July 20th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Pampore, July 20 (IANS) Has Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital finally gone to dogs? That's what many among Srinagar's 1.3 million residents are asking, considering the city is home to ... Read more...

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29 killed in Myanmar state riot: Official


June 14th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 14 (IANS) At least 29 people have been killed and 38 injured in riots in Myanmar's Rakhine state since June 8, the government said Thursday.Those killed comprise 13 ... Read more...

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20 churches face demolition in Indonesia


June 13th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 13 (IANS/AKI) At least 20 churches in Indonesia's Aceh province have been closed down and are likely to be demolished by the administration under state regulations on construction ... Read more...

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British minister slams Pakistani men’s mentality


May 19th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) A British minister has hit out at the "small minority" of Pakistani men who view white girls as "fair game" for sexual abuse.Baroness Warsi, who is ... Read more...

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No religion-based reservation, says Mamata


May 18th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday rubbished demands of reservation for Muslims on the basis of religion and said the idea cannot work as ... Read more...

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US-based charity builds schools for poor Muslims in Andhra


May 7th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC), a US-based organization, has built 60 schools in the remote villages of coastal Andhra Pradesh and plans to construct ... Read more...

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Mamata announces Rs.1,000 for muezzins


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Continuing to rain sops on the minorities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday announced Rs.1,000 monthly honorarium for muezzins of mosques.She also included 33 ... Read more...

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Osama thought of changing Al Qaeda’s name


May 1st, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Osama bin Laden was depressed because his Al Qaeda had been pounded by US forces and had developed a reputation in the Islamic world for ... Read more...

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Madan Mohan Malaviya: As secular as Gandhi (IANS Book Review)


May 1st, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya: A Valiant Visionary"; Author: Madhuker Upadhyay; Publisher: All India Congress Committee; Pages: 180, Price: Rs.300The best testimony that the Congress had virtually disowned Pandit Madan Mohan ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s Barelvi, Ahle Hadith leaders deny sectarian tension


April 28th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 28 (IANS) Amid talk of tension between Kashmir Valley's predominant Barelvi Muslims and the fast spreading Ahle Hadith school of thought, their leaders have dismissed it as "false ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz Umer condemns efforts to trigger sectarian strife


April 27th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, Friday said his group would oppose and expose religious institutions being supported by the government to create ... Read more...

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Bengal to take religious leaders’ help for polio vaccination


April 21st, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to make sure that each and every child of the state ias administered polio vaccine, the West Bengal government Saturday said it will ... Read more...

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‘Middle class Muslim women still victims of bias’


April 20th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Muslim women from middle class homes continue to battle discrimination despite efforts by the government and non-profit organisations to empower them, says veteran filmmaker-activist Rama ... Read more...

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France launches manhunt for killer


March 20th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French authorities have launched a large-scale manhunt for a gunman who shot dead three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse Monday.The ... Read more...

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Zardari slams militants for exploiting religion


March 17th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 17 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Saturday condemned the militants for "exploiting religion of Islam".Zardari told parliament in his traditional annual address that the government of his ... Read more...

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Deported hate preacher gives speeches on web


March 14th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) A Muslim hate preacher who was deported from Britain to Jamaica has been found to be broadcasting his extremist views live over the internet.Abdullah el-Faisal, 48, ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh mosques double up as primary schools (With Image)


February 7th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 7 (IANS) Amid the mushrooming convent schools, mosques still continue to be popular centres of learning at least up to the primary class level in Uttar ... Read more...

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Is Al-Qaeda preparing British women bombers?


February 6th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) Al-Qaeda is trying to recruit women for carrying out suicide bombings in Britain, parliament members have warned in a report.The terrorist group is using extremist websites ... Read more...

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Pakistan celebrates Milad-un-Nabi


February 5th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) People across Pakistan Sunday celebrated Milad-un-Nabi with fervour.The day began with special prayers for development, safety, peace and unity amongst the followers of Prophet Mohammed.Special ... Read more...

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UN launches tree plantation campaign in Pakistan


January 28th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN has launched a tree plantation campaign in Pakistan's flood-hit areas and plans to plant 200,000 trees in 400 villages.The campaign is part of an ... Read more...

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Liam Neeson to convert to Islam?


January 26th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Actor Liam Neeson is planning to give up his Catholic belief and convert to Islam.The 59-year-old actor admits an Islamic prayer "got into my spirit" while ... Read more...

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