MOSQUE

  • TMC ready to support Modi government if it does 'constructive work', says Mamata Banerjee December 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress was ready to provide "full support" to the Narendra Modi government at the Centre if there was "constructive work" for the benefit of all sections of people, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday. "I still feel that if you run the government in a...
  • Pope prays in Istanbul mosque in new outreach November 30, 2014

    Istanbul: Pope Francis stood on Saturday for two minutes of silent prayer facing east in one of Turkey's most important mosques, a powerful vision of Christian-Muslim understanding at a time when neighboring countries are experiencing violent Islamic assault on Christians and religious minorities. His head bowed, eyes closed and hands clasped...
  • Bombs, gunfire kill 81 at crowded mosque in Nigeria's Kano November 29, 2014

    Kano: Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano on Friday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants. Blasts from the coordinated assault rang out...
  • Gunmen bomb and shoot at mosque worshippers in north Nigeria's Kano November 28, 2014

    Kano: Gunmen exploded bombs and opened fire on worshippers gathered at the central mosque of north Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, for Friday prayers, witnesses said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. "These people have bombed the mosque. I am face to face with...
  • Muslim organisation in Australia to start hotline September 22, 2014

    Canberra: Following the attack on a mosque in Sydney last week, the Islamic Council of Western Australia (ICWA) is planning to set up a hotline for its members in Western Australia, media reports said. A mosque was damaged in Sydney last week, said the organisation's spokesperson Abdullah Eshtewi, watoday.com reported. Over 800...
  • Kashmir floods: Hyderpora mosque a symbol of communal harmony September 12, 2014

    Srinagar: It is evening time and the maulvi here just sounded the 'azaan', the call for prayer and devouts rush inside to offer 'namaaz'. Shortly thereafter, scores of people assemble in the tented courtyard of the mosque to have food. This is Jama Masjid in Hyderpora area which has turned into...
  • China targets ordinary Uighurs with beards, burkas August 24, 2014

    Aksu,China: Outside a mosque in China's restive west, a governmentappointed Muslim cleric was dodging a foreign reporter's question about why young men of the Uighur ethnic minority don't have beards when one such youth interrupted. "Why don't you just tell them the truth?" he shouted to the cleric under the nervous...
  • Pranab Mukherjee offers prayers at Mosque July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee offered 'dua' (prayers) at a mosque inside President's Estate on the occassion of 'Khatam Shareef' which marks completion of recitation of holy Quran. Mukherjee visited the President's Estate Masjid to participate in the 'Dua' (prayers) on the occasion of 'Khatam...
  • UK mosques launch antiterror campaign June 29, 2014

    London: To check radicalisation, mosques across Britain have joined hands to call on young Muslims citizens to stay away from the civil war in Syria. Imams involved in the nationwide antiterror campaign are instead encouraging donations to Syrian cause through legitimate charities. Their message coincides with the holy month of...
  • Meerut: Tension continues after clashes between 2 groups, 12 injured May 11, 2014

    Meerut: The situation remains tense in Meerut after clashes broke out on Saturday, in which more than 12 people were injured. The scuffle took place between members of two communities over construction of a water kiosk near a mosque in Teergaran area. While there has been no fresh violence, police were...
  • Rahul Gandhi halts speech on hearing prayer call from mosque May 5, 2014

    A call for prayer at a mosque on Monday made Rahul Gandhi to halt his speech for around five minutes, even as anxious party colleagues looked on fearing that the Congress Vice President might run out of time on the last day of campaigning here. Gandhi arrived at the Anglo Bengali...
  • Need to find solution for Ram temple: Naqvi April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said that a solution needed to be found to the Ram temple issue within the constitutional framework. Interacting with women journalists at India Women's Press Corps (IWPC), Naqvi said also tried to shift responsibility of Babri mosque demolition in 1992 to then...
  • Azam Khan blames Babri demolition for terrorism March 31, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Urban Development and Minority Affairs Minister Azam Khan has cited the demolition of the disputed Babri mosque structure in Ayodhya as the reason for terrorism in India. The senior Samajawadi Party (SP) leader commented about the Dec 6, 1992, demolition of the mosque at an election rally in Faizabad...
  • Madurai: Bomb explodes near mosque, no casualty March 14, 2014

    Madurai: A low-intensity bomb exploded in front of a mosque at Nelpettai in Madurai on Friday. No casualty was reported, police said, adding a two wheeler parked there was damaged in the explosion. The area has been cordoned off and investigations are on with the help of experts. Last month a powerful 'pipe...
  • Man accused of killing youth in a mosque found dead December 31, 2013

    The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday claimed to havesolved the murder of a youth brutally killed inside thepremises of a mosque in Ayodhya a few days ago. Mohammad Danish was found murdered on December 20 insidethe mosque, located in the premises of the mausoleum of HazratShish Paigambar, a very prominent religious...
  • TN: Mosque official held for allegedly sodomising 8year old boy December 27, 2013

    Ramanathapuram (TN): An administrator of a mosque was arrested on Friday for allegedly sodomising an eightyearold boy in Keezhakarai in the district, police said. Modhiar Siddique Ali of the Natham mosque, arrested on a complaint from the father of the victim, had also videographed his act using mobile phone and blackmailed...
  • Carry identity proofs to enter Taj Mahal mosque on Fridays December 27, 2013

    People entering Taj Mahal complex for prayers on Fridays will now have to carry identity documents, according to a directive issued by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) following a complaint that nonIndians were also entering the mosque despite it being closed for visitors. The directive, issued by ASI's Agra unit superintending...
  • SIMI planned to strike pilgrim train, Shia mosque in Lucknow: Police November 28, 2013

    Suspected Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) operative Umer Siddhiqui, who was recently nabbed in Raipur, had planned to attack a DelhiBodh Gaya special train and the Shia mosque at Lucknow, police said. Police added that along with the recent Patna blasts accused Haider Ali alias 'Abdulla', Siddhiqui (35), had also...
  • UAE mosque shows Rihanna the door over photo shoot October 22, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Overseers of Abu Dhabi's Grand Mosque say they asked pop star Rihanna to leave the compound after she posed for photographs considered to be at odds with the "sanctity" of the site. Rihanna hasn't publicly responded to the actions by staff at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Her...
  • Pakistan rearrests former president Musharraf over Red Mosque deaths October 10, 2013

    Pakistan rearrested former president Pervez Musharraf on Thursday following accusations that he was personally responsible for the deaths of more than 100 people after he ordered commandos to storm the Red Mosque in 2007. The operation followed a weeklong standoff between the mosque's supporters and security forces. The rearrest came after he...
  • UP government revokes suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal September 22, 2013

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh on Sunday revoked the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. Nagpal was the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) for Gautam Budh Nagar. She was suspended for allegedly breaking down a wall of an underconstruction mosque in Kadalpur on July 28. The state government had maintained that...
  • 16 killed, 15 hurt in Iraq mosque attack September 20, 2013

    At least 16 people were killed and 15 wounded in two explosions at a Sunni mosque in Iraq on Friday, police said. The two bombs exploded in the Musab bin Omair Mosque near the city of Samarra, 120 km north of the capital Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua on condition...
  • Afghanistan: Kunduz district governor, civilians killed in suicide bomb attack August 30, 2013

    A suicide attack in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz killed a district governor, his bodyguards and civilians at a mosque on Friday, government officials said. The group that included the governor of the Archi district were attending a ceremony for a tribal elder who had died the day before, the officials...
  • US: NYPD designates mosques as 'terrorist organisations' for its convenience August 28, 2013

    The New York Police Department has secretly labelled entire mosques as terrorism organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Designating an entire mosque as a terrorism enterprise means that anyone who attends prayer services there...
  • Lebanon car bombings: Death toll rises to 47 August 24, 2013

    Lebanese officials said on Saturday the death toll from a devastating twin car bombing outside two mosques in the northern city of Tripoli a day earlier has risen to 47. The coordinated explosions in the predominantly Sunni city have raised already simmering sectarian tensions in fragile Lebanon to dangerous levels, heightening...
  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemns Lebanon bombings, calls for 'restraint' August 24, 2013

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the deadly double car bombing in Lebanon and appealed for restraint in the fractured country split over the war in neighbouring Syria. "The secretary-general strongly condemns the two bomb explosions, shortly after Friday prayers, outside two mosques in the north Lebanese city of...
  • Azam Khan criticises party supremo Mulayam for meeting Ashok Singhal August 20, 2013

    Lucknow: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has criticised party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for meeting Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal. The meeting comes in the wake of the VHP having asked Mulayam to work as a bridge between Hindus and Muslims to solve the Ram Mandir issue amicably....
  • MulayamVHP meeting would send a wrong message to Muslims, says Azam Khan August 19, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan, on Monday, said the meeting between VHP leader Ashok Singhal and his party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav would send a wrong message to the minority community. Azam said that he was hopeful that SP and his leader would not compromise with the image due to which...
  • Durga suspension row: SC agrees to hear petition against UP government August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a contempt petition against the Uttar Pradesh government for suspending IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. The petition filed by advocate ML Sharma said the IAS officer was suspended even after she followed the Supreme Court's orders. Durga, in her reply to...
  • Egypt's cabinet debates Muslim Brotherhood's fate, death toll reaches over 800 August 19, 2013

    Egypt's armybacked rulers met on Sunday to discuss their bloody confrontation with deposed President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood amid contrasting proposals for compromise and a fight to the death. In a televised speech to military and police officers, army chief Abdel Fattah elSisi vowed to crack down on anyone using violence,...