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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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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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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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Kashmir Haj pilgrims duped by travel agency

October 31st, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 31 (IANS) Despite paying all expenses, more than 500 Kashmiris cannot perform the Haj pilgrimage this year thanks to a local travel agency that backed out at the ... Read more...

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‘Islam in America’ exhibition opens in Mumbai dargah

September 6th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) US Consul General Peter Haas Tuesday inaugurated a photo and video exhibition on 'Islam in America' at the Haji Ali shrine in south Mumbai.It is for ... Read more...

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Brits angry over radical Muslim imam calling Queen a ‘disgusting woman’

January 21st, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Radical cleric Shaykh Asrar Rashid has angered Britons by branding Queen Elizabeth II a "disgusting woman" because she knighted Salman Rushdie.He also slammed British Muslims who had joined ... Read more...

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Four of family killed in Uttar Pradesh

December 4th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 4 (IANS) Four members of a family, who were returning home from Haj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, were killed when the car they were travelling in collided with a ... Read more...

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Obama’s grandma ‘prays for him to convert to Islam’ during Mecca visit

November 26th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's grandmother has admitted praying for him to convert to Islam while she was on a pilgrimage to Mecca.Obama, whose middle name is Hussein, ... 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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Arrangements in place for Haj pilgrims: Civil aviation ministry

September 16th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Civil Aviation Ministry Thursday said that it has made all arrangements for the air transport of 125,000 Haj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year. "This year approximately ... Read more...

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Kashmir minister asked to resign after pilgrimage

August 25th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Public Works Department Minister G.M. Saroori will be asked to resign after he returns from his pilgrimage to Mecca (Umra) after his daughter was ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama wants China to learn religious harmony from India

August 12th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Aug. 12 (ANI): Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said her today that China should learn religious harmony and non-violence from India.Describing himself "as the Son of India," ... Read more...

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Mystery illness to keep Brit boxer Khan out for 4 months

July 7th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 7 (ANI): WBA light-welterweight champion Amir Khan has been told to take rest for four months after contacting a mystery illness.Khan was at Bolton's Beaumont Clinic for two nights ... Read more...

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Mike Tyson visits Mecca, Medina

July 5th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 5 (IANS) Former boxer Mike Tyson, who converted to Islam in the 1990s while serving his term for raping a US beauty queen, has gone on a pilgrimage to Mecca ... Read more...

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58-yr-old starts Haj pilgrimage from Nepal - on cycle

February 23rd, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 23 (IANS) A 58-year-old Muslim preacher from southern Nepal has embarked on a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, two of the holiest Islamic shrines located in Saudi Arabia - on ... Read more...

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Malaysian model mum spared cane for beer drinking

August 24th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug.24 (ANI): A woman who was to be caned here today for drinking beer in a bar, has been spared by religious authorities."The warrant cannot be executed," Sharafuddin Zainal Ariffin, ... Read more...

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Kyrgyz pensioner uses Haj savings to rebuild World War II monument

August 2nd, 2009 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Aug 2 (RIA Novosti) A pensioner in Kyrgyzstan spent all the money he had saved for Haj pilgrimage to rebuild a dilapidated monument in memory of the victims of World War ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia confirms first swine flu death

July 27th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), July 27 (ANI): Saudi Arabia on Monday confirmed that a man had died of swine flu.The health ministry said this was the first such death and that it had ... Read more...

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Hindu or Muslim, they are flocking to Ajmer Sufi shrine (Letter from Ajmer)

June 25th, 2009 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
By Firoz Bakht Ahmed Ajmer, June 25 (IANS) Pilgrims, both Hindu and Muslim, are thronging the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer for his 797th annual Urs or death anniversary, ... Read more...

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Haj pilgrims make a beeline for passports in Kashmir

March 18th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Pervez Butt Srinagar, Mar 18 (ANI): After this year''s directive of the Saudi Arabia Government allowing only those to undertake the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina who have valid international ... 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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CPI-M plays down party MP’s comments on religion

October 10th, 2008 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), Oct 10 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Kerala Friday said it was not "anti-religious" after parliament member A.P. Abdullakutty created a stir with his latest comments ... Read more...

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A new complex planned for Haj pilgrims in Delhi

July 8th, 2008 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday laid the foundation stone of a Rs.300-million complex to house Haj pilgrims at Dwarka here. The project is expected to be ... Read more...

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Pakistan to ask Saudi Arabia to defer oil payments

June 7th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): Pakistan is to ask Saudi Arabia if it can defer paying for oil imports worth two billion dollars as it grapples with a deteriorating economic situation fuelled ... Read more...

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Ex-Interim Pak PM Soomros pilgrimage cost PIA 28 lakh dlrs

May 10th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, May 10 (ANI): Former Pakistan caretaker prime minister Muhammadmian Soomro flew in a Boeing 777 for pilgrimage to Mecca, rendering a total loss of 28 lakh dollars (more than 14 ... Read more...

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Haneef wants to return to Oz to attend judicial inquiry, work: Lawyer

January 4th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Jan 4 (ANI): Lawyer for Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef has said that his client wants to return to Australia to attend a full judicial inquiry into his case. Peter Russo said ... Read more...

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Livestock sellers make a brisk business ahead of Eid-ul-Zuha

December 19th, 2007 - 10:27 pm ICT by admin
Srinagar, Dec 19 (ANI): Livestock sellers in Srinagar brought their best goats to the local market for sale and did brisk business ahead of Eid-ul-Zuha. Eid-ul-Zuha or Baqr-e-Eid is a Muslim festival signifying ... Read more...

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Sharifs to return to Pak on Nov. 25

November 24th, 2007 - 11:37 am ICT by admin
Islamabad, Nov 24 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif has said that his elder brother Nawaz Sharif would end his exile, and return to Pakistan on Sunday.We will fly on ... Read more...

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Musharraf off to Saudi Arabia, likely to meet Sharif

November 20th, 2007 - 2:30 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Nov 20 (ANI): Embattled Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf left for Saudi Arabia today.Musharraf, on his two-day visit to the kingdom, will hold talks with King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on ways ... Read more...

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