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  • Congress to take up Muslim quota, drought during budget session Yesterday

    Mumbai: Congress would take on the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra aggressively on the issues of drought and denial of reservation to Muslims during the budget session of the state legislature, scheduled to start from March 9, it said on Wednesday. Leader of opposition in the Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil today...
  • Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims 5 days ago

    (Reuters) - An Arab-American civil rights organization has asked "American Sniper" director Clint Eastwood and actor Bradley Cooper to denounce hateful language directed at U.S. Arabs and Muslims after the release of the film about a Navy marksman. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) said in a letter to Eastwood and Cooper...
  • Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman 1 week ago

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world's top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in a statement carried by state television. King Salman has named his half-brother Muqrin as his crown prince and heir. "His Highness Salman...
  • Muslim population in India rose by 24 per cent during 2001-11 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Muslim population in India has grown by 24 per cent between 2001 and 2011 against national average of 18 per cent with the community's representation rising to 14.2 per cent from 13.4 percent of total population. Among all states in the country, Jammu and Kashmir has the highest Muslim...
  • Bihar: Hindu widow saved 10 Muslims in Muzaffarpur riots January 21, 2015

    Azizpur: A Hindu woman who saved lives of 10 Muslims in this village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district during the recent clashes in which five people died is being hailed as a hero, officials said. Shail Devi, a frail widow in her early 50s, risking her own life, gave shelter to her...
  • Muslim prisoner can grow his beard: US Supreme Court January 21, 2015

    Washington: The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously that an Arkansas prison cannot prevent a Muslim inmate from wearing a half-inch long beard, in keeping with his religious beliefs. The case was brought by Gregory Holt, also known as Abdul Maalik Muhammad, who is serving a life sentence for a domestic...
  • UP: Hindu boys enrol in madrassa, Muslim boys in RSS-run school January 18, 2015

    Rampur (UP): Breaking stereotypes, 11 Hindu children have enrolled in a madrassa while as many as 140 Muslim boys have joined an RSS-run school. According to the principal of Madrassa Jameeatul Ansar, it is the parents' love for the Urdu language and literature which motivated them to put their children in...
  • Lawsuit against Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots case dismissed by US court January 15, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not have to face a US lawsuit claiming he failed to stop anti-Muslim rioting in 2002, a federal judge in New York ruled on Wednesday. ...
  • BJP's Sadhvi Prachi hits out at Owaisi, asks him to accept Hindu identity or go to Pakistan January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sadhvi Prachi hit back at All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's Asaduddin Owaisi and said that all Indians are Hindus and if he cannot accept it, he must move to Pakistan. Sadhvi Prachi said, "Every child born in India is a Hindu. Owaisi's father was born in...
  • Bangladesh gets its first Hindu Chief Justice in SK Sinha January 12, 2015

    Dhaka: Justice SK Sinha was on Monday appointed Chief Justice of Bangladesh to become the first Hindu to hold the highest judicial post in the Muslim-majority country. President Mohammad Abdul Hamid appointed Sinha, the senior most judge of the apex court, as its Chief Justice who will have a term of...
  • Paris shooting: Kouachi brothers' journey to jihad January 11, 2015

    What drove the two orphaned Kouachi brothers to execute the massacare at the Charlie Hebdo office? The brothers are the exact kind of jihadis western intelligence fears. ...
  • More than 700,000 rally in France after Islamist attacks January 11, 2015

    Paris: More than 700,000 people on Saturday took to streets across France in tribute to the 17 people killed in three days of violence by Islamist extremists, the interior minister said. From Nice and Marseilles in the south to Besancon in the east and Lille in the north, people poured onto...
  • Paris: New audio clip emerges of terrorist Amedy Coulibaly defending his act January 11, 2015

    A new recording of terrorist Amedy Coulibaly who was killed in this weeks siege has now emerged where he tried to justify himself to his hostages he held captive at a grocery store in Paris. Coulibaly can be heard saying his attack was revenge for the French military attacking Muslims...
  • Sleeper cell awakes France's worst fears in 3 days of terror January 11, 2015

    Paris: Blood-curdling, al-Qaida-inspired murder that tore at the heart of the nation which raised him wasn't ghoulish enough for Cherif Kouachi. His body, felled by elite soldiers' bullets and stun grenades, wasn't yet cold when he also came back from the dead. Kouachi had picked up the phone when a reporter...
  • Suspect hunted over Paris attacks left France last week: Sources January 11, 2015

    Paris: A woman hunted by French police as a suspect in the attacks on a satirical paper and Jewish supermarket in Paris left France several day before the killings and is believed to be in Syria, Turkish and French sources said on Saturday. After killing the gunmen behind the worst assault...
  • Chinese city in restive Muslim region bans burqa January 10, 2015

    Beijing: China on Saturday banned burqas in public places in the capital of its Muslim-majority Xinjiang region which is often hit by separatist violence, a day after regional authorities prohibited extremist content on the web to prevent radicalisation of youths. Authorities in the regional capital Urumqi cited France and Belgium, where...
  • Stop aggression against Muslims or face more attacks: Al-Qaeda in Yemen warns France January 10, 2015

    Washington: A top sharia official from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) threatened France with fresh attacks following those at the Charlie Hebdo magazine and at a Jewish supermarket, SITE monitoring group said on Friday. "It is better for you to stop your aggression against the Muslims, so perhaps you will...
  • Danish newspaper says won't print Prophet cartoons January 10, 2015

    Copenhagen: Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which angered Muslims by publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad 10 years ago, will not republish Charlie Hebdo's cartoons due to security concerns, the only major Danish newspaper not to do so. "It shows that violence works," the newspaper stated in its editorial on Friday. Denmark's other major...
  • Paris makes Charlie Hebdo "honorary citizen", support pours in Paris January 10, 2015

    Paris: Paris made the Charlie Hebdo journal an honorary citizen and the creator of Asterix offered to draw for it on Friday as support poured in for the satirical weekly decimated by Islamist gunmen for mocking Prophet Mohammad. French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin said the government was ready to grant the...
  • World defends freedom of expression, rallies held with people holding pens in hand January 8, 2015

    From Berlin to Bangkok, tens of thousands took a stand against living in fear, as rallies defended the freedom of expression and honored the victims of a Paris newspaper attack. Viewing the Paris killings as a cold-blooded assault on democracy, people from all walks of life - journalists and police officers,...
  • Charlie Hebdo shooting: France hunts for two brother suspects; nation mourns their victims January 8, 2015

    Paris: Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France on Thursday as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper. French police hunted down the two heavily-armed brothers suspected in the massacre to make sure they do not strike again. French President Francois...
  • Danish newspaper to print Charlie Hebdo cartoons on Islam January 8, 2015

    Copenhagen: The Danish newspaper Berlingske has republished cartoons on Islamic themes from the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, as part of its coverage of the attack which killed 12 people in Paris on Wednesday. The Thursday print edition of Berlingske, available online on Wednesday night, showed several past front pages from...
  • Timeline: Major security incidents in France January 7, 2015

    Paris: Gunmen stormed the Paris offices of the weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, renowned for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in recent decades. Here is a timeline of some major security incidents over the last 40...
  • Won't allow conversion of Hindus, says Praveen Togadia January 7, 2015

    Sultanpur: Vishva Hindu Parishad President Praveen Togadia on Wednesday said his organisation would not allow anymore conversion of Hindus and urged Muslims to return to the Hindu-fold. "We will not allow anymore conversion of Hindus... In the last ten years, VHP saved about ten lakh Hindus from conversion," Togadia said...
  • Attacked French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo often lambasted religion, especially Islam January 7, 2015

    Paris: Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical newspaper that was victim of a bloody attack on Wednesday claiming at least 12 lives, has never pulled its punches when it came to lambasting religion, especially radical Islam. From publishing the Danish cartoons of Mohammad that sparked Middle East riots in 2005 to renaming...
  • Danish newspaper boosts security after Paris attack January 7, 2015

    Copenhagen: Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which angered Muslims by publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad 10 years ago, has stepped up security after Wednesday's attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Jyllands-Posten published 12 cartoons by various artists in September 2005, most of which depict the Prophet Mohammad. It sparked...
  • Muslims deserve reservations, says Asaduddin Owaisi January 7, 2015

    Beed: The former Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra kept the Muslim community backward and it deserves reservations, MIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi has said. The Sachar committee and other similar panels had recommended reservations for the Muslim community, he pointed out. "The Congress-NCP government kept the community backward and denied it benefit...
  • RSS sends 'ghar wapsi' superviser Rajeshwar Singh on indefinite leave January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: After the government faced heat over a mass conversion ceremony in Agra, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has stepped in. RSS pracharak Rajeshwar Singh, who was spearheading the 'ghar wapsi' campaign in Uttar Pradesh, has gone on indefinite leave. Rajeshwar Singh had supervised the conversion ceremony in Agra. RSS...
  • Homecoming of Hindus is not conversion: VHP December 31, 2014

    Belagavi: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday said 'ghar wapsi' (homecoming) of Muslims and Christians to Hinduism could not be termed as conversion and claimed the practise had been prevailing for several centuries. Speaking about VHP's 'ghar wapsi' agenda, International President of the organisation, Praveenbhai Togadia said untouchability would be removed,...
  • Surat: 'Terrorists' wearing skull cap in a police mock drill creates controversy December 31, 2014

    Surat: An anti-terror mock drill by Surat Police on Wednesday sparked a controversy after a person posing as a terrorist wore a skull cap suggesting that the terrorists belonged to a particular community. The drill meant to check the preparedness during a terror attack was organised by the Surat Rural...