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Briton faces jail in UAE for insulting Islam


January 13th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) A British engineer is facing jail in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for allegedly insulting Islam with an angry comment during a meeting, ... Read more...

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Mumbai’s Muslims take out Muharram processions


December 6th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims in Mumbai mourned the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, some 1,400 ago at Karbala in Iraq, on the the ... Read more...

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Thousands of Syrians rally in support of Assad


November 19th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Nov 18 (IANS) Thousands of Syrians thronged a main Syrian square Friday to express support to President Bashar al-Assad and to express discontent with the Arab League's decision to ... Read more...

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Prayers mark Eid in India, but clashes in Kashmir (Roundup)


November 7th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Thronging mosques, sacrificing goats, greeting friends and rustling up delicacies, millions of Indian Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-Zuha Monday. The day passed off peacefully, barring in Jammu ... Read more...

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Jama Masjid packed on Eid, spirit of sacrifice reigns


November 7th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims thronged the 17th century Jama Masjid and other mosques in the capital on Eid-ul-Zuha Monday, celebrating the festival with special prayers and ... 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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Eid-ul-Zuha celebrated with fervour in Lucknow


November 7th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 7 (IANS) Eid-ul-Zuha, also known as Bakrid, was celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety amidst heavy security arrangements in Uttar Pradesh's capital Monday.Muslims thronged mosques and prayer grounds ... Read more...

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Kerala Muslims celebrate Eid


November 7th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 7 (IANS) Muslims in Kerala Monday offered prayers at mosques and specially-built prayer centres across the state on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha.Devout Muslims, dressed in their best, started ... 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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‘Boko Haram’ attacks leave more than 80 people killed in northern Nigeria


November 7th, 2011 - 4:22 am ICT by BNO News
DAMATURU, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- A series of bomb and shooting attacks targeting police stations, mosques and churches in northeastern Nigeria has left more than 80 people killed, officials said on Sunday. ... Read more...

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19 Indian Haj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia


October 15th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Oct 15 (IANS) Ninteen Indian pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia while undertaking the annual Haj pilgrimage, an official statement said Saturday.A total of 61,847 pilgrims have arrived from ... Read more...

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16 Indian Haj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia


October 14th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Oct 14 (IANS) Sixteen Indian pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia while undertaking the annual Haj pilgrimage, an official statement said Friday.Also, the first child birth for an Indian ... Read more...

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13 Indian Haj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia


October 12th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Oct 12 (IANS) Thirteen Indian pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia while undertaking the annual Haj pilgrimage, an official statement said Wednesday. "As of today, 13 pilgrims have expired, out ... Read more...

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Over 34,000 Indian Haj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia


October 8th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Oct 8 (IANS) Over 34,000 Haj pilgrims from India have arrived here for the annual pilgrimage.According to a statement issued from the Consulate General of India, a total of ... Read more...

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Over 23,000 Indians arrive in Saudi Arabia for Haj


October 5th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Oct 5 (IANS) Over 23,000 Indian Haj pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage. According to a release of the Consulate General of India here, a total ... Read more...

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Nine held trying to take control of mosques


September 27th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nine Islamists were arrested in Russia Tuesday after they attempted to take control of several mosques, police said.The incident took place in the republic of ... Read more...

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Pataudi carved a special place in Bhopal history


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 22 (IANS) Not many know that Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi -- grandson of the last Nawab of Bhopal, Hamidullah Khan -- had done two things in his ... Read more...

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Pakistan observes 63rd death anniversary of Mohammad Ali Jinnah


September 12th, 2011 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Pakistan Sunday observed the 63rd death anniversary of the father of the nation Mohammad Ali Jinnah.People from all walks of life visited his mausoleum in Karachi ... Read more...

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Goa steps up security after Delhi blast


September 8th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) Goa has beefed up security at vital areas, especially religious places, after the terror attack outside the Delhi High Court that has claimed 12 lives, state ... Read more...

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Muslims celebrate Eid in China


August 31st, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 31 (IANS) Millions of Muslims in China celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr Wednesday with religious zeal and fervour.Early Wednesday morning, Muslims from northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Ningxia Hui ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated in Delhi


August 31st, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims visited mosques across the capital Wednesday morning to celebrate the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of ... Read more...

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Stone pelters on bikes attack Kashmir police station


August 28th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 28 (IANS) Over 300 motorcycle-borne stone pelters attacked a police station in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, injuring six policemen. Over 70 attackers were arrested and 10 ... Read more...

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UAE lauded for its work in Afghanistan


August 25th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 25 (IANS/WAM) Afghanistan is now involved in a strenuous nation-building process that requires consistency and commitment, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been helping the country ... Read more...

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Islamabad residents say no to posters


August 16th, 2011 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Posters and flyers displaying information about upcoming events continue to be put up in the Pakistani capital. This has led to growing resentment among its citizens ... Read more...

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Pakistanis gear up for Independence Day


August 13th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Notwithstanding the unending terror attacks and sectarian violence across their country, Pakistanis are eagerly waiting to celebrate independence day Sunday.Shops and marketplaces were Saturday bustling ... Read more...

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Clerics in UAE call for austere life


August 4th, 2011 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 3 (IANS/WAM) Religious scholars in UAE have called on worshippers to abstain from extravagance and be contented with what they have.During their sermons in mosques, the clerics ... Read more...

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Omar hails liberalised travel across divided Kashmir


July 27th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday hailed as a "good step" the decision to allow tourism and pilgrimage related travel across the Line of ... Read more...

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Difficult to stop Norway-style attack, says British official


July 25th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) British security forces might not be able to stop a Norway-style terror attack, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.Hague said it was harder to prevent atrocities ... Read more...

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Dubai Police to crackdown on begging during Ramadan


July 23rd, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 22 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai Police has drawn up plans to crackdown on begging and theft during the holy month of Ramadan, it was announced Friday.Brig. Khalil Ibrahim Al ... Read more...

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UAE constructs village for Mongolian Muslims


July 12th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 12 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has begun constructing a village in Mongolia that will provide houses, schools and healthcare facilities to Mongolian Muslims.The "Village" is ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s historic town soon to be history!


July 10th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 10 (IANS) Pul Doda, the highway town that has connected tourist hubs in Jammu and Kashmir for many years, will soon disappear from the state's map as the ... Read more...

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UAE to open 140 new mosques in 2011


June 28th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 28 (IANS/WAM) A total of 140 new mosques will be opened across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this year, an official said.Mohammed Obeid Al Mazrouei, executive director ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban splits


June 27th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban has split into two groups, IRNA news agency reported Monday.Fazal Saeed Haqqani, leader of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan in Kurram Agency near the ... Read more...

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Nigerian held in capital for cheating


June 24th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) A 39-year-old Nigerian national was arrested in east Delhi for allegedly cheating a man of Rs.10 lakh, police said Friday."Nzogwu P. Osondu, who hails from ... Read more...

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Off season? No, off to Goa for ‘raindrop tourism’ (With Image)


June 16th, 2011 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) The shacks are missing, there is no water sporting activity and the beaches are much less crowded. Yet a growing number of people, especially domestic tourists, ... Read more...

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