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One killed, 15 hurt in Quetta bombing (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islambad, Aug 21 (IANS) At least one person was killed and 15 others were injured Tuesday in a massive bomb explosion in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta, a media report ... Read more...

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Delhi has rainy day on Eid (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) It was a cloudy and wet Monday for Delhi as people celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The Met Office ... Read more...

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Kashmiri separatist leaders placed under house arrest


August 20th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities Monday placed all senior Kashmiri separatist leaders under house arrest to maintain law and order during the congregational Eid prayers in Srinagar."These measures have been ... Read more...

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50,000 Palestinians attend UAE’s iftar programme


August 20th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) Over 50,000 poor Palestinians participated in iftar programmes organised by the UAE's Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Charity Foundation in the West Bank.Thousands of Palestinian families ... Read more...

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Karzai prays for welfare of Afghans


August 19th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday prayed for the welfare and prosperity of his country on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr."On this auspicious day, Eid-ul-Fitr, I pray ... Read more...

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UAE charity helps poor Palestinians


August 19th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 18 (IANS/WAM) The Human Appeal International (HAI), a non-governmental aid agency based in the UAE, has given zakat money and clothes to poor Palestinian families ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.Ibrahim ... 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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Eid shopping reaches fever pitch in Kashmir


August 18th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, August 18 (IANS) Eid shopping Saturday reached fever pitch in Srinagar and other major towns of Jammu and Kashmir with people thronging markets in large numbers.In Srinagar, police had ... Read more...

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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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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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Over 40 dead in Iraq violence


August 17th, 2012 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 17 (IANS) A wave of coordinated bombings and shootings in Iraq Thursday left at least 40 people dead, police said.Five people died when a car bomb tore through ... Read more...

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Muslims tell northeast people to remain in Bangalore


August 16th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 16 (IANS) Muslim leaders and Islamic organisations Thursday appealed to the northeast people, especially students, to remain in Bangalore and not to believe in rumours that they would ... 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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All set for world’s third biggest Muslim prayer congregation


August 14th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Malappuram (Kerala), Aug 14 (IANS) All arrangements are in place for what is billed as the country's biggest prayer congregation in the month of Ramadan to be held Wednesday at ... Read more...

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Turkmenistan grants amnesty to 1,300 prisoners


August 13th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov has granted amnesty to more than 1,300 inmates during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.This year "Laylat al Qadr", also known ... Read more...

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UAE charities help Myanmar refugees in Thailand


August 10th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 9 (IANS) Food, clothes and 34 tonnes of dates donated by UAE charities have been distributed to displaced Myanmar Muslims in Thailand.The effort is aimed at helping the ... Read more...

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Pakistanis outraged as Pizza Hut scraps Ramadan offer


August 8th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Pizza Hut has sparked outrage in Pakistan after it withdrew a popular Ramadan offer, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.The fast food chain has withdrawn the all-you-can-eat ... Read more...

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Prisoners in Ajman attend religious lectures


August 8th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Ajman, Aug 7 (IANS/WAM) Prisoners serving terms in a penitentiary in Ajman in the UAE are listening to religious lectures delivered by scholars at the prison.The lectures are being organised ... Read more...

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Fasting best way to quit smoking: Pakistani expert


August 5th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) Along with a bundle of blessings, fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan also helps people quit the bad habit of smoking, a Pakistani doctor ... Read more...

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150,000 people have iftar at UAE mosque


August 5th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 4 (IANS/WAM) Around 150,000 people had iftar at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE, in the second week of the holy month ... Read more...

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Olympic weightlifting: Record-breaker Lu lifts gold


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's Lu Xiaojun broke two of his own world records as he took the Olympic gold in the men's 77 kg weightlifting category here.Lu Xiaojun ... Read more...

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Policeman injured in Kashmir grenade attack


July 31st, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) A Jammu and Kashmir Police constable was injured Tuesday in the state's Sopore town after guerrillas lobbed grenades at a paramilitary camp and the local police ... Read more...

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Snag in Northern Power grid hits Kashmir


July 31st, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) People observing Ramadan fast under sweltering heat in the Kashmir Valley panicked Tuesday as electric supply suddenly stopped due to another snag in the country's Northern ... Read more...

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Zardari to attend Islamic meet in Saudi Arabia


July 29th, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will attend a two-day Islamic summit in Makkah in Saudi Arabia in August, Geo News reported.Saudi king Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz ... Read more...

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UAE charity group holds iftar in 19 countries


July 29th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 28 (IANS/WAM) The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment has carried out Ramadan iftar programmes for the poor in 19 countries, including India and Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Muslims help in temple construction in Ramadan in Bihar


July 28th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna July 28 (IANS) In an example of communal harmony in India, Muslims in the holy month of Ramadan have helped in the construction of a Jain temple in Bhagalpur ... Read more...

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Antony orders probe into Kashmir youth’s killing (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Concerned over local protests after a Jammu and Kashmir teenager, suspected to be a militant, was killed by army personnel, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday ... Read more...

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Antony orders probe into Kashmir youth’s killing


July 26th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Concerned over local protests after a Jammu and Kashmir teenager was killed by army personnel, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday ordered a probe into the ... Read more...

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Omar releases Rs.200 crore to fight power crisis


July 26th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 25 (IANS) Alarmed by recent public protests over non-availability of power during the holy month of Ramadan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday released an additional ... Read more...

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US condemns deadly attacks in Iraq


July 24th, 2012 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US has strongly condemned the spate of attacks across Iraq in the last two days, the deadliest in the country since the withdrawal of US ... Read more...

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UAE charity group launches iftar project in Pakistan


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 23 (IANS/WAM) The Khalifa Bin Zayed Foundation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched its iftar project in Pakistan through which food and clothes will be ... Read more...

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UAE officials meet US, Chinese envoys


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 22 (IANS/WAM) Top officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sunday met the ambassadors of the US and China and discussed bilateral relations.Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al ... Read more...

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Militants not allowed to collect fitrah tax: Rehman Malik


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Militant outfits in Pakistan will not be allowed to collect "fitrah", a religious tax, from people during the holy month of Ramadan, advisor to the prime ... Read more...

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