Mosque

  • Need to find solution for Ram temple: Naqvi 14-04-2014 11:03 PM

    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...
  • Azam Khan blames Babri demolition for terrorism 31-03-2014 12:44 PM

    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...
  • Madurai: Bomb explodes near mosque, no casualty 14-03-2014 09:59 AM

    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...
  • Man accused of killing youth in a mosque found dead 31-12-2013 08:48 AM

    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...
  • TN: Mosque official held for allegedly sodomising 8-year old boy 27-12-2013 10:05 PM

    Ramanathapuram (TN): An administrator of a mosque was arrested on Friday for allegedly sodomising an eight-year-old 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 video-graphed his act using mobile phone and...
  • Carry identity proofs to enter Taj Mahal mosque on Fridays 27-12-2013 06:29 PM

    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 non-Indians were also entering the mosque despite it being closed for visitors. The directive, issued by ASI's Agra unit...
  • SIMI planned to strike pilgrim train, Shia mosque in Lucknow: Police 28-11-2013 08:09 AM

    Suspected Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) operative Umer Siddhiqui, who was recently nabbed in Raipur, had planned to attack a Delhi-Bodh 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...
  • UAE mosque shows Rihanna the door over photo shoot 22-10-2013 10:33 AM

    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 10-10-2013 09:01 PM

    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 week-long standoff between the mosque's supporters and security forces. The rearrest came...
  • UP government revokes suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal 22-09-2013 07:26 PM

    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 under-construction mosque in Kadalpur on July 28. The state government had maintained that...
  • 16 killed, 15 hurt in Iraq mosque attack 20-09-2013 05:25 PM

    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...
  • Afghanistan: Kunduz district governor, civilians killed in suicide bomb attack 30-08-2013 12:26 PM

    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...
  • US: NYPD designates mosques as 'terrorist organisations' for its convenience 28-08-2013 02:03 PM

    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...
  • Lebanon car bombings: Death toll rises to 47 24-08-2013 01:59 PM

    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,...
  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemns Lebanon bombings, calls for 'restraint' 24-08-2013 02:40 AM

    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 20-08-2013 01:55 PM

    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....
  • Mulayam-VHP meeting would send a wrong message to Muslims, says Azam Khan 19-08-2013 09:17 PM

    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...
  • Durga suspension row: SC agrees to hear petition against UP government 19-08-2013 11:32 AM

    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...
  • Egypt's cabinet debates Muslim Brotherhood's fate, death toll reaches over 800 19-08-2013 09:17 AM

    Egypt's army-backed 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 el-Sisi vowed to crack down on anyone using...
  • Gunbattle fought in Cairo mosque as Egypt mulls Brotherhood ban 18-08-2013 06:10 AM

    Security forces cleared a Cairo mosque after a gunbattle with followers of the Muslim Brotherhood on Saturday, while Egypt's army-backed government, facing deepening chaos, considered banning the Islamist group. Three Reuters witnesses saw gunmen shoot from a window of the al-Fath mosque, where supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi had...
  • Egypt crisis: Protesters defy curfew, fresh clashes erupt in Cairo 17-08-2013 08:59 PM

    Fresh clashes erupted between security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in the Al-Fateh mosque in Cairo on Saturday. ...
  • 578 killed in deadliest crackdown on Mohammed Morsi supporters 16-08-2013 01:12 AM

    Egypt's defiant Muslim Brotherhood on Thursdayset on fire local government offices as they began a march from the Al-Iman mosque in Cairo, a day after over 578 people were killed in the deadliest crackdown by security forces on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The health ministry said the death...
  • Homesick on Eid: Kashmiri girls rue being away for studies 11-08-2013 08:29 PM

    Seventeen-year-old Haseeb Shafi regrets not being able to go home to Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir on the occasion of Eid. She and her fellow girl students marked the day by offering prayers at Eidgah mosque in Kota. "I observed Roza on as many days as I could during the...
  • 48-year-old man on way to a mosque shot dead by 3 assailants 09-08-2013 03:58 PM

    A 48-year-old man was on Friday allegedly shot dead by three youths while he was on his way to a mosque for offering Eid prayers at Tawli village in Muzaffarnagar district, police said. Islam was on his way to a mosque on Friday morning when he was gunned down by...
  • Reinstate suspended IAS officer Durga: Waqf Board writes to PM 06-08-2013 04:45 PM

    Greater Noida: Suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal on Tuesday found the backing of the Wakf Board, which claimed that the allegations against her are false. The Waqf Board has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, requesting him to reinstate Nagpal. Waqf Board member Kadir Khan Jaiswal said...
  • Now UP Waqf Board backs IAS officer Durga 06-08-2013 09:11 AM

    Lucknow/ New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party seems to be tying itself up in knots over the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal for allegedly demolishing the wall of a mosque in a village of Gautam Budh Nagar district. First an intelligence report accessed by CNN-IBN vindicated IAS officer Durga...
  • IAS suspension: SP workers, villagers demand mosque at the same site 04-08-2013 08:37 AM

    Samajwadi Party workers and villagers from, Kadalpur, where razing of a mosque wall led to suspension of SDM Durga Shakti Nagpal, on Saturday took out a rally here demanding permission to build the shrine at the site and justified the action against the official. The protesters assembled at the Collectorate...
  • UP government to chargesheet suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal 31-07-2013 08:35 AM

    New Delhi: Suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal is set to be chargesheeted by the Uttar Pradesh government. The process of chargesheeting the officer will be as per law, said the UP administration. According to the UP government, it is only after it serves a chargesheet, can Durga Shakti give...
  • Watch: Villagers angry over mosque demolition by suspended UP SDM 29-07-2013 03:31 PM

    While many are questioning the Akhilesh Yadav government over the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, people in a village in Greater Noida have come out against her. CNN-IBN's Marya Shakil spoke to a few villagers at the village where IAS officer Durga Nagpal is alleged to have ordered...
  • Suicide bombers on motorcycles kill 39 near Shi'ite mosques in Pakistan 27-07-2013 04:47 AM

    Suicide bombers on motorcycles blew themselves up within a minute of each other outside Shi'ite mosques in a volatile Pakistani town near the Afghan border on Friday, killing at least 39 people, officials said. Sectarian violence has been on the rise in nuclear-armed Pakistan, where hardline Sunni militant groups have...