Ajmer Dargah

  • Sonia Gandhi to offer 'chadar' at Khwaja tomb in Ajmer Dargah May 3, 2014

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi will offer a chadar at the tomb of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer dargah on Sunday during the ongoing Urs. Union Minister Sachin Pilot, AICC secretary Mirza Irshad Baig and MP Asq Ali Tak would offer the chadar on behalf of Sonia, PCC spokesperson Archana...
  • Vote as an Indian, not as a Muslim, says Ajmer Dargah Dewan April 15, 2014

    Religious head of Ajmer dargah Saiyad Zainul Abedin Ali Khan on Tuesday called upon the people to vote fearlessly and without communal fanaticism to strengthen the democracy. Without naming anyone, he asked the people to beware of such political and religious leaders who have made speeches to give the elections a...
  • Caravan challenges Aseemanand, releases interview transcripts February 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after CNNIBN accessed a handwritten note by terror accused Swami Aseemanand where he denied having given an interview to The Caravan, the magazine has now countered the jailed activist's claims and released the interview's transcripts. The Caravan magazine on Sunday released transcript of the Aseemanand interview which...
  • Alleged RSS terror links: Congress guarded in response to magazine report February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Barely three months ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, a magazine has dropped a bombshell. In its February cover page, The Caravan has carried a story 'The Believer' on Swami Aseemanand, an accused in several terror cases across India between 2006 and 2008. The article by Leena Gita Reghunath...
  • Cong pressuring people for testimonies: Shiv Sena on Aseemanand claims February 6, 2014

    Reacting to the allegations by terror suspect Aseemanand naming RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in the terror strikes in 2007, Shiv Sena along with the BJP defended him saying that Congress and its agencies were working against them and will are pressuring people to give any kind of testimony. ...
  • RSS denies terror charges, accuses Congress of political conspiracy February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The RSS has denied its involvement in any terror strike following reports of allegations levelled against its chief Mohan Bhagwat by terror accused Swami Aseemanand. "This is a political conspiracy. Aseemanand has clarified he never said this. We have to see the timing," Ram Madhav, member of the...
  • Read: Extract from The Caravan's interview with 2007 blasts accused February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, trouble is brewing for the Bharatiya Janata Party. It's ideological mentor, the RSS, is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. Accused in the Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah blasts, Swami Aseemanand, has alleged that...
  • HC directs govtappointed 'Nazim' to take charge of offerings at Ajmer Dargah November 14, 2013

    In a landmark judgement, Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday directed the governmentappointed 'Nazim' (administrator) of Ajmer dargah to take charge of collection and distribution of offerings at the shrine. The court also said that the 'Diwan' (descendant of sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti) and his followers will not be restricted from entering...
  • Akshay, Sonakshi pray at Ajmer dargah for the success of 'OUATIMD' August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha were recently spotted at Ajmer dargah praying for the success of their upcoming film 'Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!'. And, accompanying the stars was none other than the producer of the film Ekta Kapoor. It is the third time that Akshay...
  • Ajmer priests not to help Pakistani pilgrims in prayers May 7, 2013

    Jaipur: Khadims (priests) at the dargah (shrine) of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer have decided not to assist Pakistani pilgrims in offering prayers at the shrine. Several groups of khadims have decided to join the increasing protests against the killing of Sarabjit. About 640 pilgrims from Pakistan will be visiting Rajasthan's...
  • Ajmer dargah diwan should get Bharat Ratna: Uddhav Thackeray March 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray lauded Diwan Zainul Abedin Ali Khan of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti dargah in Ajmer for showing courage in opposing the visit by Pakistan Prime Minister Pervez Ashraf to the shrine on Saturday. "With his patriotic fervour and love of the country, the diwan has shown...
  • Pak PM offers prayers at Ajmer dargah a week ahead of demitting office March 9, 2013

    Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf's visit to the Ajmer dargah passed off peacefully amidst mild protests. ...
  • Pak PM prays at Ajmer dargah, meets Khurshid for lunch March 9, 2013

    Ajmer/Jaipur: Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Saturday prayed at the Ajmer Sharif shrine for peace in his country during his short visit to Ajmer and Jaipur, where External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid hosted lunch for him but no bilateral issue including terrorism was discussed. Ashraf, accompanied by a 40-member...
  • Watch: Pakistan PM offers prayers at Ajmer dargah March 9, 2013

    Pakistan PM Raja Pervez Ashraf visited Ajmer on Saturday amidst threats of protests and offered prayers at the dargah there. ...
  • Won't welcome Pakistan PM: Ajmer dargah chief March 8, 2013

    The chief of the Ajmer dargah has said that he will not welcome Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Saturday when he comes visiting. ...
  • 2007 Ajmer dargah blast: One arrested from Vadodara March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency arrested one person from Vadodara on Thursday in connection with the 2007 Ajmer blasts case. Mafat Lal is said to be a suspected right-wing terrorist. Lal alias Mehul will be taken to a special NIA court in Jaipur which is hearing the case, official...
  • Ajmer: 2 minors kidnapped, 1 caught on CCTV August 5, 2012

    New Delhi: In a shocking incident, two minors were reportedly kidnapped near the dargah of Moinuddin Chisthi at Ajmer on Sunday. One of the abductions was caught on CCTV. The CCTV footage showed a man in a monk's robes asking a woman to bring food for him. As she goes away,...
  • Boy abducted from Ajmer Sharif recovered July 18, 2012

    Jaipur: A sixmonth old boy, who was abducted by a woman from Ajmer dargarh premises, was recovered on Wednesday in Rajsthan's Bikaner district, police said. The couple who had kidnapped Nasir in the wee hours of Tuesday was also detained from Borunda village on BikanerNagaur border. Following a tip off, a team...
  • 3 months on, Ajmer dargah awaits Zardari's donation July 15, 2012

    Jaipur: Three months after Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari announced $1 million donation for Ajmer dargah during his visit to the country, the shrine authorities are still waiting for the release of the money. Zardari visited the holy shrine of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer on April 8 and a member...
  • Zardari's trip to Ajmer 'a message against extremism' April 9, 2012

    Washington: Describing Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's India visit as a trip "heavy on symbolism if not on substance", the US media on Monday said his pilgrimage to the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer sent a message against Islamist extremism. "No breakthroughs were announced, but both sides hailed the...
  • Modi can lose Shiv Sena support: Bal Thackeray October 20, 2011

    Mumbai: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi would lose the Shiv Sena's support if he pressed for the relaxation of visa procedures for Pakistanis wanting to visit the Ajmer dargah in Rajasthan, party chief Bal Thackeray said on Thursday. "If he (Modi) errs, we shall not support him. I will not allow...
  • Aseemanand's judicial custody extended May 14, 2011

    Jaipur: A CBI court on Saturday extended the judicial remand of Swami Aseemanand and three other accused in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case till May 27. Besides rightwing activist Aseemanand, who is also allegedly involved in several terror cases, the other three accused in the Ajmer blast are Bharati Bhai,...
  • Ajmer blast: Aseemanand's bail plea rejected May 7, 2011

    Jaipur: A CBI court on Saturday rejected the bail application of Swami Aseemanand in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case. The court also extended his custody till the next date of hearing which has been fixed for May 14. Aseemanand had moved the bail application on the grounds that he had...
  • Ajmer blast: Aseemanand sent to jail February 12, 2011

    Ajmer: A local court here remanded the Ajmer dargah bomb blast accused Aseemanand in judicial custody till February 15 following which he was sent to Ajmer central jail. The state ATS produced Aseemanand (59), a rightwing Hindu group Abhinav Bharat member, and another accused Bharat Bhai to the court of...
  • Ajmer blast: Aseemanand's remand extended February 5, 2011

    Ajmer: Rajasthan Anti Terrorist Squared (ATS) has arrested one more person from Gujarat in connection with the 2007 Ajmer dargah blast case following interrogation of Swami Aseemanand whose custody was on Saturday extended till February 11. In a related development, the CBI on Saturday sought custody of Lokesh Sharma and Devendra...
  • Sashi Tharoor and Sunanda visit Ajmer dargah August 8, 2010

    Ajmer: Former minister of state for external affairs, Shashi Tharoor and his fiancee Sunanda Pushkar are leaving no stone unturned for a peaceful married life. The couple had been under severe controversy until recently, but now it seems both of them are seeking divine intervention for hasslefree marital bliss. On Sunday...
  • Himesh Reshammiya spotted in burqa June 28, 2007

    New Delhi:Music composer, singer and actor Himmesh Reshammiya visited the Ajmer Dargah on Tuesday night to offer prayers days before the release of his film Aap Ka Suroor. Reshammiya was dressed in a burqa and made a back door entry to the holy tomb of Khawja Moinuddhin Chishti. The singer who...