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  • Asha Bhosle to be honoured at the Dubai International Film Festival December 6, 2014

    Dubai: Legendary Indian singer Asha Bhosle will be awarded with the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to Indian cinema. Bhosle, 81, has recorded more than 12,000 songs and is known for her versatility as a singer be it folk songs, Indian classical music, pop songs, ghazals...
  • 19-year-old Shaban Bukhari is Jama Masjid's new Naib Imam November 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Shaban Bukhari, the 19-year-old son of Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, was on Saturday formally anointed the Naib Imam (deputy Imam) of the 17th century mosque at a ceremony here. The anointment, which was attended by religious leaders from India and abroad, comes in the face of...
  • Jama Masjid Shahi Imam has no legality to anoint his son as his successor: Delhi HC November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a relief for Jama Masjid Shahi Imam, the Delhi High Court on Friday allowed the anointment ceremony of Shahi Imam's deputy to be held on Saturday. However, the High Court has said that Shahi Imam's decision to anoint his son as his deputy and successor has no legal...
  • PM post's sanctity shouldn't be ignored: Ravi Shankar on Shahi Imam row November 2, 2014

    Jaipur: Sanctity of the post of the country's Prime Minister should not be ignored, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said, referring to the Jama Masjid Shahi Imam's decision not to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his son's anointment ceremony. "I do not want to comment much on this but...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 30, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 30, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe reveals Jamaat trained operatives to carry out 9/11 type attack October 30, 2014

    The interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveals that the Jamaat operatives underwent al-Qaeda's model of training to execute an attack similar to that of the 9/11 attack in the United States. ...
  • Delhi Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam invites Pakistan PM Sharif, avoids Modi for son's anointment October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Sparking a row, Delhi Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari has invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his son's anointment. However, Bukhari has not extended the invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he has never treated Muslims in an appropriate way. "Modi treated Muslims...
  • Delhi: Man throws bottle of kerosene on Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A 32-year-old man allegedly threw a bottle of kerosene on Shahi Imam Bukhari, who was leading the evening prayers at the Jama Masjid on Sunday evening. The man, identified as Kamaluddin, a resident of 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, was immediately nabbed by Bukhari's Personal Security Officers (PSOs)...
  • Delhi: 19-year-old son is Bukhari's successor as Jama Masjid Shahi Imam October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Nineteen-year-old Shaban Bukhari, son of Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, has been chosen to succeed his father as the 14th Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in the country. Shaban was picked for the influential post due to his "strong inclination" toward humanities besides his religious...
  • Gujarat: Man slaps Muslim cleric who called Navratri a 'festival of demons' September 24, 2014

    Anand: A Muslim cleric arrested for making controversial statements about the 'navratri' was on Wednesday slapped in Gujarat. The incident took place when the cleric Imam Mehadi Hasan was being taken to court after being arrested for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of a community by making a remark that navratri...
  • Imam Siddique wishes to cast Amitabh Bachchan in his directorial venture September 1, 2014

    Mumbai: After making his acting debut in Bollywood with the upcoming film Hotel Beautifool, casting director Imam Siddique says his next wish is to direct a film with Amitabh Bachchan. He has already decided the title of the film. "Direction is my lifetime ambition. I will direct a film, which will be...
  • Asrarul Haque defends remark on Sonia's prepoll meet with Shahi Imam June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress MP Maulana Asrarul Haque on Monday defended his remark on party President Sonia Gandhi saying he was misquoted. As party leaders trained their guns on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for the poor electoral performance, Haque criticised party President Sonia Gandhi for prepoll meeting with the Shahi...
  • Muslims no more swayed by appeal of religious leaders: AMU teachers April 11, 2014

    Aligarh Muslim University Teachers Association has criticised the practise of religious leaders issuing appeals in support of political parties and said such calls will have no impact on the Muslim community voters. "Using religious personalities or religious symbols for political objectives is dangerous. Neither do we approve of the Delhi Jama...
  • A Billion Votes: BJP releases manifesto, puts growth above Ram Mandir April 7, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party raleased its 2014 election manifesto on April 7, the day voting began for the 16th Lok Sabha. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity and Development for everyone). ...
  • BJP files complain against Shahi Imam for openly endorsing Congress April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari for openly endorsing the Congress. The BJP claimed that by openly endorsing the Congress, Bukhari has tried to communalise elections. Bukhari had said that the Congress is the only...
  • Sonia's move to seek Shahi Imam's support will boomerang: Venkaiah April 6, 2014

    BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had called on the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari as she was "frustrated" with the lectoral scenario and predicted her venture would "boomerang". "She is frustrated with the emerging poll scenario. So she called on...
  • By meeting Imam, Sonia Gandhi committed 'blunder': Jethmalani April 5, 2014

    Senior Supreme Court advocate Ram Jethmalani on Saturday said Congress President Sonia Gandhi had committed a "blunder" by meeting Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari. Talking to reporters in Madurai, he said Congress spoke about secularism and seek support of Muslim clerics for votes. The party had been following...
  • Kerala: BJP slams Sonia for meeting Bukhari April 5, 2014

    Kochi: Hitting out at Congress President Sonia Gandhi for meeting Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari, BJP on Saturday said a "deliberate" attempt was being made to "communalise" the Lok Sabha polls. "A deliberate attempt is being made by Sonia Gandhi to communalise the election," BJP leader Ravi Shankar...
  • Congress creating politics of fear: BJP April 5, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party hit out at the Congress after party President Sonia Gandhi met Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari. BJP spokesperson MJ Akbar said, "The Congress is playing 19th century's politics and creating the politics of fear. What Muslims actually want is development." ...
  • LS polls: Bukhari's support to Congress draws criticism from muslim groups April 5, 2014

    Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari's open support to the Congress for the Lok Sabha election has drawn sharp criticism from the political parties and Muslim groups in Uttar Pradesh. While Shia cleric Kalbe Jawwad Saturday asserted that the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slug fest has irked the minorities, National...
  • Shahi Imam's endorsement of Congress inconsequential: SP April 5, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Samajwadi Party have slammed Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari for declaring his support to the Congress. The SP has dismissed the Imam's endorsement as inconsequential. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said, "I don't want to comment on the matter. Bukhari on earlier...
  • Shahi Imam asks Muslims to vote for Congress, TMC, flays SP, BSP April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after he met Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Muslim cleric Shahi Imam Bukhari on Friday pledged his support to the party. He also endorsed the Trinamool Congress, saying the Muslims of West Bengal should vote for the TMC. "I'm declaring support to the Congress expecting that it will fulfil...
  • BJP moves EC on Sonia's meeting with Jama Masjid imam April 3, 2014

    BJP on Thursday approached the Election Commission on Sonia Gandhi's meeting with Jama Masjid Shahi Imam to seek his help in ensuring that the community's votes did not get split, saying the step was a violation of the model code and demanded stern action. BJP also alleged that such a meeting...
  • Sonia-Imam Bukhari meet engineered to divide nation: Shiv Sena April 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena through its mouthpiece 'Saamna' has come down heavy on Congress President Sonia Gandhi who on Wednesday met Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari. An editorial in 'Saamna' on Friday said that the meeting was engineered to garner votes and divide the nation. Shiv Sena's reactions...
  • Sonia calls BJP's comments on her meeting with Bukhari a 'joke' April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: A controversy has erupted over Congress President Sonia Gandhi's meeting with Shahi Imam Bukhari. The Bharatiya Janata Party has now approached the Election Commission asking it to take cognisance of Sonia Gandhi's reported appeal to Muslims against splitting their votes. After the meeting with Bukhari on Tuesday, Sonia Gandhi,...
  • Who is communalising this election? April 2, 2014

    A day after Congress President Sonia Gandhi met Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the Bharatiya Janata Party has now approached the Election Commission to take cognisance of Sonia's reported appeal to Muslims that they should not let their votes split in Lok Sabha elections. Editor-in-Chief on IBN18 Network...
  • Sonia meets Shahi Imam, says secular votes should not split, BJP fumes April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when parties are wooing every possible votebank, Congress President Sonia Gandhi's meeting with Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari has raked up a controversy. The Bharatiya Janata Party has now approached the Election Commission to take cognisance of Sonia's reported appeal to Muslims that...
  • Neamat Imam's 'The Black Coat' is an impressive debut March 30, 2014

    Bangladesh has an interesting history and we all know it. Their struggle for freedom is something that that the world had witnessed far and wide. Post independence, Bangladesh had to deal with what every country has to go through. Government is shaping itself up, people are migrating across the border...
  • Poll code violation case: Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid fails to appear in court December 10, 2013

    The Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Tuesday failed to appear before a court in Muzaffarnagar in a case related to alleged violation of model code of conduct during 2007 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Chief Judicial Magistrate KP Singh in September had issued non bailable warrant against...