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  • Gujarat: Man slaps Muslim cleric who called Navratri a 'festival of demons' 1 week ago

    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...
  • Muammar Gaddafi's Tripoli compound to be turned into park: report October 21, 2013

    London: A fortified Tripoli compound that once belonged to slain Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi is to be turned into a public park, a media report has said. 'Bab alAzizya', or Splendid Gate, the compound belonging to Gaddafi that was stormed in a turning point of the struggle to rid Libya of...
  • NIA arrests Bhatkal's aide in fresh case of terror strikes October 1, 2013

    Indian Mujahideen (IM) cofounder Yasin Bhatkal's close aide Mohd Manjer Imam was on Tuesday arrested in a fresh case by the NIA inside a Delhi court in connection with terror strikes across the country since 2003 and remanded to 15day police custody. Imam was produced before District Judge IS Mehta from...
  • Modi doesn't have goodwill for any community, says Muslim cleric September 17, 2013

    Ahmedabad: An Islamic cleric who offered a skull cap, which Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi refused to wear during his Sadbhavna rally, has hit out at Modi. He has alleged that Modi does not have goodwill towards the community. "I had gone to the Sadbhavna fast with no ill feelings. I...
  • WB government's allowance for Imams and Muezzins unconstitutional: Calcutta HC September 2, 2013

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday ruled that an allowance announced by West Bengal government for Imams and Muezzins was unconstitutional and against public interest. A division bench comprising Justice Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay and Justice M P Shrivastava passed the order on a petition challenging the announcement. The court said the...
  • Mamata's allowance to imams unconstitutional: Calcutta High Court September 2, 2013

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday declared the monthly allowances given to Imams and muezzins by the West Bengal government as unconstitutional. A division bench of Justice Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay and Murari Prasad Shrivastava gave the ruling while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the state unit of...
  • US imam gets 25 years prison for Taliban support August 24, 2013

    An elderly Muslim cleric in South Florida has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for funneling tens of thousands of dollars to the Pakistani Taliban. US District Judge Robert Scola imposed the sentence on Friday on 78-year-old Hafiz Khan, who was convicted in March of four terror support-related...
  • J&K: Violence breaks out in Ramban after BSF opens fire, 4 killed July 18, 2013

    Ramban: Four people were killed and 25 other have been injured after violence broke out in Ramban area of Jammu and Kashmir. The violence has been reportedly triggered after the Border Security Force jawans on Thursday opened fire in selfdefence on angry locals who had attacked their camp in Ramban. The...
  • Jama Masjid Shahi Imam prevented from visiting slain DSP's house March 4, 2013

    Deoria: Delhi's Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari was prevented this afternoon from heading towards the native village of DSP Zia-ul-Haq who was killed by a mob last Saturday. The cleric was stopped in Gauri Bazar area as a precautionary measure while he was on way to police officer's...
  • I never had any strategy as I'm too straightforward a person: Bigg Boss winner Urvashi Dholakia January 17, 2013

    In a fitting finale, television actress Urvashi Dholakia was announced as the winner of 'Bigg Boss 6'. Urvashi was among the top four contestants who were left in the house on the final day of the show. The actress won Rs 50 Lac cash prize and a glittering trophy as...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Should Salman Khan return as host? January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Salman Khan has been entertaining the audiences since the past three seasons of the reality show. From tickling a few funny bones to upright reprimanding the inmates for their uncalled for behaviour, Salman Khan has been very much a part of 'Bigg Boss' for three years now. With...