Mecca

  • Late Nawab Pataudi's daughter Saba forms new board to look after royal properties 18-03-2014 10:07 AM

    Late Mansoor Ali Khan's daughter Saba Sultan, who is the Mutawalli (custodian) of Auqaf-e-Shahi (royal properties), has de-centralised its work and formed a five-member executive board to solve all its issues. Saba told reporters in Bhopal on Sunday that she was determined to solve all the problems related to the...
  • Caravan challenges Aseemanand, releases interview transcripts 09-02-2014 03:37 PM

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN accessed a hand-written 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...
  • Alleged RSS terror links: Congress guarded in response to magazine report 06-02-2014 02:40 PM

    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...
  • Cong pressuring people for testimonies: Shiv Sena on Aseemanand claims 06-02-2014 02:33 PM

    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 06-02-2014 11:36 AM

    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...
  • The Caravan interview with Aseemanand has exposed RSS ideology: JDU 06-02-2014 10:48 AM

    Terror accused Swami Aseemanand has given an audio interview to The Caravan magazine claiming that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had endorsed the blasts on the Samjhauta Express, at the Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and the Ajmer Dargah. ...
  • Read: Extract from The Caravan's interview with 2007 blasts accused 06-02-2014 10:32 AM

    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...
  • Eid al-Adha celebrations across UAE today 15-10-2013 09:36 AM

    Dubai: Eid al-Adha, a Islamic festival of over 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, is being celebrated across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday. The UAE's close proximity to the Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, makes the Eid all the more exciting in the country. It is during the Eid that the...
  • 600,000 pilgrims reach Saudi Arabia for Hajj 29-09-2013 10:03 AM

    Riyadh: Some 600,000 pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia so far for this Hajj season, half of them being present in Mecca and the rest in Medina, Xinhua reported on Saturday. The Hajj ministry has assigned 40,000 workers to serve the pilgrims this Hajj season, reported Saudi Press Agency citing...
  • Haj flight from Bhopal with 237 pilgrims departs for Mecca 27-09-2013 03:19 PM

    Bhopal: The first Haj flight this year with 237 pilgrims on board from Bhopal left for the holy city of Mecca from Raja Bhoj International Airport in Bhopal. A total of total 237 Haj pilgrims including 120 males and 117 females left for Mecca last night but the main attraction...
  • Mecca Masjid blasts: HC recalls order on relief to men wrongly accused 19-09-2013 12:02 PM

    Hyderabad: In a significant development, the Andhra Pradesh High Court has recalled its Monday order staying monetary to relief Muslim youth wrongly accused in the Mecca Masjid blasts case in May 2007. The AP HC on Thursday recalled its order and made the victims/beneficiaries as respondents in the case (which...
  • Andhra may challenge HC order on compensation to Muslim youths 17-09-2013 07:28 PM

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government is likely to challenge in the Supreme Court a high court verdict striking down the state's order awarding "compensation" to 70 Muslim youths, allegedly "implicated" in the Mecca Masjid bomb blasts case. "The Chief Minister will discuss the issue with the Advocate General and take...
  • AP: HC order on Muslim youth compensation creates trouble for CM 17-09-2013 06:01 PM

    Hyderabad: Yet another sticky wicket for former Ranji cricketer and now Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N Kiran Kumar Reddy. The AP High Court has found fault with a 2011 government order offering compensation to 70 Muslim youth for wrongful confinement after the 2007 Mecca Masjid blasts in Hyderabad. The court...
  • HC's decision to cancel relief for Muslims wrongly arrested is shocking: Owaisi 17-09-2013 03:32 PM

    Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday set aside a 2011 state government order offering compensation to 70 Muslim youngsters who were wrongly detained and later acquitted in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case. ...
  • Mecca Masjid blast: HC cancels money paid to Muslims wrongly arrested 17-09-2013 11:04 AM

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday set aside a 2011 state government order offering compensation to 70 Muslim youngsters who were wrongly detained and later acquitted in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case. In an order which is likely to have major ramifications, the High Court said the government...
  • Singapore firm launches in-flight Muslim prayer app 13-08-2013 02:15 PM

    A Singapore-based company has launched an iPhone app alerting Muslims when to pray and in which direction they should face even when they're 35,000 feet in the air. Travellers input the flight details and are provided with prayer times during their journey, as well as the direction of the Muslim...
  • Centre should get Haj pilgrims' quota restored: Azam Khan 15-06-2013 01:12 AM

    Lucknow: Terming as "unfortunate" Saudi Arabia's decision to reduce Haj pilgrims' quota, Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan on Friday said the Centre should make all out efforts to restore the quota. Khan said the quota reduction would dishearten those who have completed all formalities and are waiting to undertake the...
  • Paris Hilton's store in Mecca causes controversy 22-11-2012 02:41 PM

    Los Angeles: Hotel heiress Paris Hilton has outraged Muslims by opening a new shop in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The 31-year-old hard-partying socialite introduced her newly opened store on Twitter along with a picture, reported CNN online. "Loving my beautiful new store that just opened at Mecca...
  • I am a guest of Allah

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    I am a guest of Allah - one of three million people who have gathered in the Baitullah, or the Home of Allah in Mecca....

  • Mecca Masjid: Rs 70 lakh for wrongful arrest 08-12-2011 01:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh government has ordered the release of Rs 70 lakh for those wrongly accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case. Fifty youngsters who were detained, questioned and later let off will get Rs 20,000 each as compensation. While 20 people who were chargesheeted and later...
  • AP to pay Rs 70 lakh to Muslims wrongly arrested 07-12-2011 01:26 PM

    Hyderabad: In perhaps the first instance of victims of police torture in a terror case being paid compensation in India, Andhra Pradesh has released Rs 7 million for innocent Muslim youths arrested and tortured in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case. A day after Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy...