Ajmer Sharif

  • Pak summons Indian diplomat over visa denial to 500 pilgrims to Ajmer Sharif May 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gopal Baghlay to lodged a protest over denial of visas to 500 Pakistani pilgrims to visit the famed shrine of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer. Visits to religious shrines in Pakistan and India are governed under the Bilateral Protocol on Visits...
  • Snapshot: Kangana Ranaut prays at Ajmer Sharif for success of 'Rajjo' November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut visited the dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti on Tuesday to seek blessings for her movie 'Rajjo'. The actress visited the dargah with Vishwas Patil, the film's director. "Kangana and I are visiting Ajmer Sharif for taking Baba's blessings...It's been hundred years of...
  • Ajmer Sharif Dewan announces compensation for martyrs' kin August 10, 2013

    Spiritual head (Dewan) of Ajmer Sharif dargah, Zainul Abedin Ali Khan, has announced Rs one lakh each as compensation for the families of five soldiers, killed in attack by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir. The compensation will be given from Dewan's share from the offerings made at the shrine. As...
  • Snapshot: Bipasha Basu spotted at Ajmer Sharif March 16, 2013

    The Aatma team was spotted at Ajmer Sharif paying obeisance ahead of the release of the film on March 22. Actress Bipasha Basu and director Suparn Verma are seen in the photos. ...
  • Pakistan PM Raja Pervez Ashraf to visit Ajmer on Saturday March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will come to India on a private visit this Saturday on a pilgrimage to Ajmer Sharif, official sources said. "He is expected to come on Saturday on a private visit," an official told IANS. He said the Pakistani prime minister is scheduled to visit...
  • Did RSS turn a blind eye to accused in terror attacks? January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Ten people, allegedly associated with the RSS, have been accused of terrorising Samjhauta Express, Ajmer Sharif and Mecca Masjid. Did the sangh turn a blind eye? An NIA investigation in Samjhauta case shows all accused have a sangh link. The mastermind late Sunil Joshi, a RSS pracharak...
  • Rajasthan: Jaipur, Ajmer flooded after heavy rains September 4, 2012

    Jaipur: Even though the Meteorology Department predicted mild to moderate showers for Jaipur, the city received heavy rains during peak traffic hours on Monday. Within minutes, roads were waterlogged and cars stranded. Parts of eastern Rajasthan also received heavy rainfall. Ajmer Sharif is battling a flood-like situation. The city received 92 millimetres...
  • Mumbai comes to a halt, Met predicts more rain September 4, 2012

    Mumbai: After receiving heavy rainfall on Monday, Mumbai had some brief respite for a while. For now, water has receded in most places. The trains and flights are on time. However, the Meteorology Department has predicted heavy rainfall on Tuesday as well. The rains on Monday left many areas in the...
  • Ajmer dargah head objects to visits by film stars July 22, 2012

    Ajmer: Strongly objecting to actors and producers visiting the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti to pray for the success of their films, the religious head of the dargah has called upon Islamic intellectuals and Ulemas to pay urgent attention to the issue. He says that dance and films are taboo in...
  • Ajmer: CCTV catches woman abducting baby July 17, 2012

    Ajmer: A woman in Ajmer has been caught on camera kidnapping a six-month-old baby from the Dargah premises. The child belonged to a pilgrim Safia from Hyderabad who was visiting Ajmer Sharif with her family. Safia along with her mother and six-month-old baby went to sleep in the Dargah premises on...
  • Snapshot: Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli at Ajmer Sharif April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Cricketers Virat Kohli and Zaheer Khan along with some more members of IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore visited the Ajmer Sharif dargah to offer their prayers on Sunday. ...
  • China praises Asif Ali Zardari's India visit April 8, 2012

    Beijing: China on Sunday lauded Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to India, saying better ties between the two nuclear-armed neighbours will benefit both countries and bring regional stability which is vital for China's own modernisation drive. "Better ties between Pakistan and India, two nuclear-armed heavyweight neighbours on the...
  • Keep windows shut and shops closed, Ajmer told April 8, 2012

    Ajmer: Residents whose houses face the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti have been asked to keep their windows shut while the Pakistan president is inside the shrine later on Sunday afternoon. A police official said people residing near the dargah have already been given a list of dos and don'ts. All the...
  • Zardari, PM meet over lunch; say talks were fruitful April 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrived on Sunday afternoon in Rajasthan's Ajmer town to offer prayers at the dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. The Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter in which Zardari travelled from Jaipur landed at the Ajmer helipad after 4 pm and he left in...
  • Manmohan-Zardari talks: Will Saeed be on agenda? April 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari in his visit to Ajmer Sharif Dargah on Sunday will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over lunch. And his visit is grabbing all the attention and a lot of speculation on what discussions might take place during that meeting. While officials say that...
  • Zardari's prayers won't be answered: Thackeray April 5, 2012

    Mumbai: Ahead of Asif Ali Zardari's pilgrimage to the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Thursday took a dig at the Pakistan President, wondering how could the prayers of those who have an "evil eye" on India could be answered. Thackeray sought to remind...
  • Zardari likely to visit Ajmer on April 8 April 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is likely to visit Ajmer on April 8 to pay obeisance at the famous Sufi shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. A request for a "private visit" by the President has been forwarded to the Indian side though a final date for the trip is...
  • Malegaon accused's families want compensation November 7, 2011

    Mumbai: The nine people, who were accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts case, got bail on Saturday and will finally be walking free after spending five years in prison. Their families, although relieved, want the state to compensate them for the trauma, the stigma of terror and their loss. Father and...
  • Himesh Reshammiya to visit Ajmer Sharif November 3, 2011

    Mumbai: Himesh will soon be heading to Ajmer Sharif to offer prayers. The actor is happy with the way his film Damadamm has reaped returns at the box office after it released on Diwali. Certain sections of movie buffs have appreciated his performance in the film. Collections at theatres have been...
  • Shilpa visits Ajmer Sharif in a burkha April 11, 2010

    Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, the co-owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals, visited the Ajmer Sharif shrine wearing a burkha to escape public attention. "Visited the famous dargah Ajmer Sharif. Yusuf (Pathan) very sweetly arranged everything even the burkha...thank god I wore it," Shilpa posted on her Twitter account. However,...
  • Rahman visits Ajmer dargah, laments unkempt state November 23, 2009

    Ajmer: Oscar Award winners, musician AR Rehman and sound technician Resul Pookutty visited the Dargah of Moinuddin Chisty in Ajmer on Saturday. Accompanied by acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor, the award winning duo offered a Chadar at the shrine. Rehman and Pookutty who won the coveted Academy award for their work in the...
  • Cit Journo Pics: Chaos, panic at Ajmer Sharif October 12, 2007

    Citizen Journalist Fayaz sends us images from Rajasthan's famous shrine Ajmer Sharif, the dargah of Moin-ud-din Chishti, where a blast killed two worshippers on Thursday and injured 20 others. ...