MOSQUE

  • Explosion in Pakistan mosque leaves 2 dead, over 6 injured February 18, 2015

    Islamabad: At least two people were killed and seven others injured when terrorists attacked a minority Shia mosque near Pakistan's garrison city of Rawalpindi, the latest in a series of incidents of sectarian violence in the country. Two armed terrorists attacked the place of worship on Kuri Road. Police said...
  • Muslim group demands SIT probe into 1992 Ayodhya riots in Uttar Pradesh February 17, 2015

    Uttar Pradesh: A Muslim group has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to set up Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1992 Ayodhya riots post Babri mosque demolition. The demand has come after Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government announced an additional compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the victims of 1984...
  • Pakistan Shia mosque attack: Death toll rises to 21 February 14, 2015

    Peshawar: The death toll in the Taliban suicide attack on a crowded minority Shia mosque in Pakistan's restive northwest rose to 21 on Saturday after an injured person succumbed to his wounds. Over 50 people were also injured in the attack in which Kalashnikov-wielding Taliban suicide bombers stormed the Imamia Masjid...
  • Two killed as terrorists storm Shiite mosque in North west Pakistan February 13, 2015

    Islamabad: Unidentified terrorists attacked a Shiite mosque in Pakistan's restive northwest during Friday prayers, killing at least two worshippers and injured 20 others, police said. The mosque was targeted in Hayatabad area of Peshawar, capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. At least three explosions and gunfire was heard. The nature of explosions was not...
  • Pakistan mourns victims of deadly suicide bombing in Shia mosque January 31, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday mourned the victims of the deadly suicide bombing in a Shia mosque in southern Sindh province that killed 61 people with many of the injured still in critical condition, officials said. The blast ripped through the Shia mosque in Lakhi Dar area of Shikarpur district when about...
  • Powerful blast in Shia mosque in Pakistan kills 20 January 30, 2015

    Karachi: At least 20 people were killed and over 50 injured when a powerful blast brought down the roof of a minority Shia mosque in Pakistan's Sindh province during the weekly Friday prayers, police said. The roof of a central Shia Muslim Imambargah came down after an explosion in Lakhi Dar...
  • Pakistan: Blast at Shia mosque in Rawalpindi kills 8 January 10, 2015

    Islamabad: At least eight people were killed and 20 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a religious centre in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi on Friday. The explosion occurred when a congregation was going on in the religious centre (Imambargah) located in the Chitian Hatian area of...
  • Pakistan: Blast at Shia mosque in Rawalpindi kills 4 January 9, 2015

    Islamabad: At least four people were killed and more than 15 injured on Friday in a bomb attack at a Shia mosque in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, police said. Militants targeted the mosque in densely populated Chittian Hatian areas near Committee Chowk in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. A...
  • 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...