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Israel is cancerous tumour: Ahmadinejad


August 17th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 17 (IANS/AKI) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Friday said Israel was an "insult to humanity" and compared the country to a "cancerous tumour" that must be stopped before it ... 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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Old Hyderabad never sleeps for Eid shopping (Letter from Hyderabad)


August 16th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) During Ramadan, shopping for Eid in the walled quarter of Hyderabad does not end with the night. In fact, it picks up at night with the ... Read more...

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Iran pardons 130 inmates ahead of Eid al-Fitr


August 16th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 130 convicts held on treason charges have been released in Iran on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Fars News Agency reported Wednesday.The leader of ... Read more...

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Saudi King Abdullah names Prince Salman crown prince


June 20th, 2012 - 2:28 am ICT by BNO News
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BNO NEWS) -- Saudi Arabian King Abdullah on late Monday appointed Prince Salman as the kingdom's new crown prince and deputy premier in addition to his existing defense post, ... Read more...

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Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr dates forecast in UAE


May 12th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, May 11 (IANS/WAM) An astronomer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has forecast the dates for the beginning of the Muslim holy month of fasting and for the celebration ... Read more...

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Court curbs on Haj quota of private tour operators


September 19th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Monday stayed the allotment of Haj quota to private tour operators till Sep 23 and sought a reply from the central government ... 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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Gaiety marks Eid in Andhra Pradesh


August 31st, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the culmination of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, was Wednesday celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety across Andhra Pradesh.Thousands of men and ... Read more...

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Kashmiris prepare for Eid with prayers, shopping


August 29th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) Ahead of the Muslim holy festival of Eid-ul-Fitr, markets in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar are crowded with shoppers as locals engage in hectic buying ... Read more...

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Gaddafi kept album of Condoleezza Rice’s photos


August 26th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi kept a photo album filled with pictures of former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and claimed to "love" and "admire" her ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns Pakistan mosque suicide attack


August 20th, 2011 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 20 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned in the strongest terms the suicide attack at a mosque during Friday prayers in Pakistan where at least 50 ... Read more...

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39 held in Pakistan for serving food in Ramzan


August 7th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IANS) At least 39 people running restaurants and roadside eateries in Pakistan's Faisalabad city were arrested for serving food during the Muslim holy month of Ramzan, a ... Read more...

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Ramzan begins in Hyderabad


August 1st, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) The Muslim holy month of fasting Ramzan began in Hyderabad and the rest of Andhra Pradesh with the sighting of the moon Monday.Ruwait-e-Hilal or moon sighting ... Read more...

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UAE emirate to release 162 prisoners in Ramadan


August 1st, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 31 (IANS/WAM) Umm al Quwain, one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates, will release 162 prisoners during Ramadan.These prisoners will be released for exhibiting good ... Read more...

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Eid brings back smiles to Kashmiri faces


November 15th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Nov 15 (IANS) Preparations for Eid-ul-Azha festival are bringing back gaiety, fervour and vibrancy in the life of Kashmiris, who have been scarred by the flare up of the ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda may pose security threat to annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca: Saudi Arabia


November 11th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Mecca (Saudi Arabia), Nov 11(ANI): Al-Qaeda may attempt to disturb security during the annual hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabian Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz has said."We cannot trust them (Al-Qaeda). We ... Read more...

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Quran burning protester shot dead in Afghanistan, several injured


September 10th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) – Upon pastor's plan of Quran burning, thousands of Afghans have gathered across the middle eastern country, protesting and some even threatening to attack U.S. bases, local media ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha speaker greets people on Eid-ul-Fitr


September 10th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Friday greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and said it was a "unique festival which strengthens the spirit of devotion ... Read more...

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10 dead in suicide blast at Mogadishu airport


September 9th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 9 (DPA) A suicide blast at the airport of Somali capital Mogadishu Thursday killed at least 10 people, witnesses said. Witnesses said they saw a bomber drive up to the main ... Read more...

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Florida Church’s Plan To Burn Qur’an Condemned By Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton


September 8th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Sep 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has criticized the proposal of a Florida based church to burn copies of the Islamic holy book Qur'an in ... Read more...

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Fla. church adamant on burning Korans on 9/11 despite widespread outrage


September 8th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 8 (ANI): Despite being condemned by top US officials, a Florida evangelical church appears to be adamant to proceed with its plans to burn copies of the Koran on ... Read more...

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Prayers, feasts and piety - it’s Ramadan in India (Special)


September 8th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Abu Zafar Adil Azmi From dawn to dusk and dusk to dawn, the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is a time for nurturing piety. Mosques fill with worshippers, hotels are closed during ... Read more...

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Normalcy returns for a day in Srinagar


September 3rd, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 3 (IANS) Life once again returned to normal for a day as authorities did not impose any restrictions in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital after separatists withdrew their protests ... Read more...

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Famous Hyderabadi Haleem set to get GI tag


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Hyderabad is famous for the Charminar, Salarjung Museum, Biryani and IT companies -- and the Hyderabadi Haleem is now all set to join the vaunted list.The ... Read more...

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Unpaid Saudi imam locks worshippers out


August 30th, 2010 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Aug 30 (DPA) Worshippers who arrived to pray at a mosque in a remote area of central Saudi Arabia this week discovered they were locked out by the disgruntled imam because ... Read more...

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A dargah, a Hindu caretaker and hundreds of believers (Feature with image)


August 25th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Dikom (Assam), Aug 25 (IANS) Seventy- two-year-old Khedan Prasad Singh has just arisen after an elaborate puja in his tiny home here. He prepares to offer namaaz soon after at ... Read more...

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Muslim merchant finds Ganesha shaped rough diamond (With Images)


August 21st, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Mauli Buch Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) A Muslim diamond merchant has found a "unique and auspicious" gem -- a rough diamond in the shape of Lord Ganesha, and has vowed never to ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrims worship Holy Mace in Srinagar


August 19th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0By Bilal BhatSrinagar, Aug 19 (ANI): Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir prayed before 'Charri Mubarak' (the Holy Mace of Lord Shiva) at the Shanakaracharya Temple here on Thursday.Mahant ... Read more...

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Muslims have been routinely praying near 9/11 attack site in the Pentagon


August 19th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19(ANI): The proposal to build a mosque near 9/11 ground zero in New York may have created outrage across the United States, but it has now come to light that ... Read more...

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Shoe thrower gets hero’s welcome in Kashmir village


August 18th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Abdul Ahad Jan, the suspended police head constable who flung a shoe at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Independence Day, received a hero's welcome in ... Read more...

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Backing Muslims’ right to build centre not an endorsement: Obama


August 16th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has clarified that his defence of Muslims' right to build an Islamic complex near New York's Ground Zero site of 9/11 attack was ... Read more...

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Muslim ‘Maradona of Asia’ fired for not fasting during Ramadan


August 16th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Popular Iranian footballer Ali Karimi, sometimes described as "the Maradona of Asia," has been fired by his club Steel Azin FC for not fasting during the Muslim holy ... Read more...

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Backing right to build mosque not endorsement: Obama


August 16th, 2010 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) President Barack Obama has clarified that his defence of Muslims' right to build an Islamic complex near New York's Ground Zero site of 9/11 attack, ... Read more...

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Muslim TV stations remove controversial show on Jesus


August 14th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Beirut, Aug.14 (ANI): Two Shiite Muslim television stations in Lebanon have cancelled a controversial programme on Jesus Christ, as they do not want to stir up a sectarian conflict in the country.The ... Read more...

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