Mosque

  • Pranab Mukherjee offers prayers at Mosque 1 week ago

    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 anti-terror 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 anti-terror 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 6, 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 have solved the murder of a youth brutally killed inside the premises of a mosque in Ayodhya a few days ago. Mohammad Danish was found murdered on December 20 inside the mosque, located in the premises of the mausoleum of Hazrat Shish Paigambar, a very prominent religious...
  • TN: Mosque official held for allegedly sodomising 8-year old boy December 27, 2013

    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 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 non-Indians 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 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 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 week-long 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 under-construction 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....
  • Mulayam-VHP 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 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 violence,...
  • Gunbattle fought in Cairo mosque as Egypt mulls Brotherhood ban August 18, 2013

    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 taken...
  • Egypt crisis: Protesters defy curfew, fresh clashes erupt in Cairo August 17, 2013

    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 August 16, 2013

    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 toll...
  • Homesick on Eid: Kashmiri girls rue being away for studies August 11, 2013

    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 August 9, 2013

    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 August 6, 2013

    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 that...
  • Now UP Waqf Board backs IAS officer Durga August 6, 2013

    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...