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  • US: Two dead, one wounded at cartoon contest in Texas 17 hours 12 minutes ago

    Washington: Two suspects who may have been carrying bombs were shot dead, and a police officer was wounded, outside a cartoon contest in Texas, organisers said. The American Freedom Defense Initiative organised the event featuring far-right populist Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who has been outspoken against Muslims. "#garlandshooting cop shot -...
  • War on against Muslims through Narendra Modi's words, Charlie Hebdo's writings, claims al-Qaeda 17 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Terror outfit al-Qaeda's India wing has named Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a video message. Al-Qaeda's India wing chief Asim Umar mentioned said that there is a war going on against Muslims through World Bank and IMF policies, drone attacks, Charlie Hebdo's writings and Narendra Modi's utterances. Intelligence...
  • French Muslim girl banned from class for wearing long skirt 5 days ago

    Reims: The case of a 15-year-old Muslim girl who was banned from class twice for wearing a long black skirt seen as too openly religious for secular France has sparked an outcry. The girl was stopped from going to class earlier this month by the head teacher who reportedly felt the...
  • Where US sees terror prevention, some Muslims see profiling April 21, 2015

    California: A pilot Obama administration program to prevent radicalisation from taking root is creating suspicion that it's a plot to profile American Muslims. Local law enforcement officials have been doing such outreach for years. But now that federal officials are putting their stamp on it, some Muslims and others fear it...
  • Resume Foreign Secretary-level talks: Pakistan to India April 19, 2015

    Lahore: Pakistan has called on India to resume foreign secretary-level talks to resolve all outstanding issues, saying with peace the menace of poverty, illiteracy and injustice in the region can be eradicated. "Although the Indian Foreign Secretary visited Pakistan on March 3 this year but it was 'a goodwill gesture'. The...
  • Muslims to surpass Jews as second largest US religious group April 18, 2015

    Houston: Muslims are expected to surpass Jews as the second largest religious group in the US in 2050 owing to their continuous migration and the highest fertility rate, according to a study. Two trends that are already underway the decline of Christians and the growth of religiously unaffiliated people as a...
  • Watch: In conversation with Kamal Haasan April 17, 2015

    "As an ex-Vaishnavite and ex-Shailvite, I can only sympathise with them. This is Prahlad Charitra and you will have antagonist talking against protagonist. I am answerable to my muslim friends who can hold me accountable," said Kamal Haasan in an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN. ...
  • Australian woman praised for defending Muslim couple from abuse April 17, 2015

    Sydney: A Muslim couple racially abused by a Sydney train passenger have thanked another commuter who defended them, with a video capturing the incident going viral on social media as police launched an investigation. The pair, Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti and Khalida Hafeez, were riding on the airport-bound train on Wednesday when...
  • Wasn't talking about revoking Muslims voting right but about ending vote bank politics: Uddhav Thackeray April 15, 2015

    Mumbai: After being attacked from all quarters, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday clarified his party leader Sanjay Raut's remarks calling for the revocation of voting rights of Muslims. Thackeray said that Raut merely spoke about how Muslims are often exploited by several political parties as a vote bank....
  • Shiv Sena wants mandatory family planning for Muslims, Christians April 15, 2015

    Mumbai: After stoking controversy with its demand that Muslims be stripped of their voting rights, Shiv Sena on Wednesday advocated compulsory family planning for Muslims and Christians to check their "rising" population. "By only increasing the population, one can try and convert the country into Pakistan, but cannot give quality and...
  • Non-Hindus should not be allowed at Har ki Pauri: Yogi Adityanath April 15, 2015

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, has targeted non-Hindus and called for a ban on their entry into the world famour Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar. Adityanath called for stopping non-Hindus from entering the religious place during a function in Haridwar and added...
  • Owaisi slams Sanjay Raut, says no one can take away voting rights of Muslims April 13, 2015

    AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi has slammed Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut for demanding the revocation of voting rights of Muslims. Owaisi said no one can take away the voting rights of Muslims. He also asked the Centre to clarify its stand on Sanjay Raut's remark. "No one can take away...
  • Only those Indians who opt for family planning should be allowed to vote: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj April 13, 2015

    Unnao: Known for making controversial statements, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj has demanded that a strict law for family planning be brought in for all to check population growth and those who do not follow it should be stripped of their voting right. "When Hindus go for sterilisation, Muslims should also opt...
  • India can ill-afford Shiv Sena and Owaisis agenda of communal hatred April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's statement advocating the disenfranchisement of Muslims in India comes as no shock to me. And just as I have moved the National Commission for Minorities and Election Commission of India to act against his hate speech BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, who advocated Hindu...
  • Maharashtra Congress demands cancellation of Sanjay Raut's Rajya Sabha membership April 13, 2015

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Congress unit on Monday demanded action against Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and cancellation of his Rajya Sabha membership after he called for revoking the voting rights of Muslims. In an article in party's mouthpiece Saamana, Raut said revoking voting rights of Muslims will also ensure the...
  • BJP ally Shiv Sena calls for revoking voting rights of Muslims to end vote bank politics April 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Saturday stirred a fresh controversy as it called for revoking voting rights of Muslims. The article written by Sena leader Sanjay Raut in party's mouthpiece Saamana said revoking voting rights of Muslims will also ensure the end of votebank politics. The article said, "Till Muslims are...
  • Hindu Mahasabha leader calls for forced sterilisation of Muslims, Christians to restrict growing population April 11, 2015

    Jind: A leader of Hindu Mahasabha on Saturday stoked a controversy saying Muslims and Christians must undergo sterilisation to restrict their growing population which was posing a threat to Hindus. "The population of Muslims and Christians is growing day by day. To rein in this, Centre will have to impose...
  • PM Modi meets leaders of Muslim community April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met senior leaders of the Muslim community who apprised him of their concerns, including the increasing radicalisation and emerging threat of terrorism. "While expressing apprehensions about the trend of increased radicalisation and emerging threat of terrorism, the leaders underlined the need for greater...
  • 12-year-old Muslim girl wins Bhagwad Gita competition April 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Breaking the religious barriers, twelve-year-old Muslim girl Maryam Asif Siddiqui has won a competition on understanding the Bhagwad Gita. More than 4,500 participants from 195 schools in Mumbai took part in the competition organised by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. In the competition, the participants were tested on...
  • India will have world's largest Muslim population by 2050: report April 3, 2015

    Washington: Hindus will become the world's third largest population by 2050, while India will overtake Indonesia as the country with the largest Muslim population, according to a new study. According to the Pew Research Center's religious profile predictions assessed data released on Thursday, the Hindu population is projected to rise by...
  • Salman Khurshid talks about his new book 'At Home in India - The Muslim Saga' March 29, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's foreign affairs editor Anchal Vohra, former foreign minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid shares the story behind his new book 'At Home in India - The Muslim Saga'. ...
  • Pakistan showcases modern weapons in National Day parade March 23, 2015

    Islamabad: After a seven-year hiatus, Pakistan on Monday showcased its growing military might, including tactical nuclear missiles and fighter jets, at a joint tri-service parade to celebrate the National Day in a symbolic show of strength in the war against the Taliban. The Pakistan Day parade - marked to commemorate the...
  • Ujjwal Nikam's biryani blunder March 23, 2015

    'Biryan' in Persian language means to 'roast or fry'; that is where it is said the reference to 'Biryani' has been derived from - To roast and fry. Clearly, Mr Ujjwal Nikam who has gotten away by saying that he cooked up the story to stop an "emotional wave" which...
  • ISIS failed to attract Indian Muslims: Rajnath Singh March 22, 2015

    Jaipur: Dreaded terror outfit ISIS has completely failed to attract Indian Muslims into its fold as the community is fully integrated into the mainstream, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. "Indian Muslims are patriots and are not swayed by fundamentalist ideologies. Extremism is alien to their nature. Moreover, India, as...
  • Muslim Personal Law Board attacks Modi government, says minorities feel uncomfortable March 22, 2015

    Jaipur: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday launched a frontal attack on the Narendra Modi government and announced a nationwide campaign to counter right wing forces, accusing Hindu organisations like the RSS of hatching a "conspiracy" to convert the country into a "fascist state". At the end of...
  • Muslim Personal Board meet opposes 'forcing' of RSS agenda March 21, 2015

    Jaipur: Any attempt to "impose" RSS agenda and curtail religious freedom of Muslims will be challenged at all appropriate levels, members of All India Muslim Personal Law Board asserted today while vowing to carry out a campaign to clear "misunderstandings" spread by the Sangh outfits. Issues like religious conversion, inclusion of...
  • Pakistan governmrnt, Imran Khan's party agree on panel to probe poll rigging March 21, 2015

    Islamabad: After months of hectic parleys, Pakistan government and the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Friday agreed on setting up a judicial commission to probe alleged rigging in 2013 general elections that were comprehensively won by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's PML-N. The agreement signed between the two sides ended more...
  • ISIS failed to attract Indian Muslims: Rajnath Singh March 19, 2015

    Jaipur: Dreaded terror outfit ISIS has completely failed to attract Indian Muslims into its fold as the community is fully integrated into the mainstream, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. "Indian Muslims are patriots and are not swayed by fundamentalist ideologies. Extremism is alien to their nature. Moreover, India, as a country...
  • Church attack and Nun gang rape - A case of complicit inaction? March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In a television interview in April 2014, a question was posed to the PM Mr Modi on what steps he would take to ensure no churches are broken down if he becomes Prime Minister to which he replied, to the utter shock of many, that he had never...
  • Mr Obama, India has shown the world its diversity is the essence of its unity March 19, 2015

    Recently the President of the USA Barack Obama in a 25 minute speech at a National Prayer breakfast while praising India as an incredibly beautiful country, full of magnificent diversity, lamented it was also a place where in past years religious faiths of all types have on occasion, been targeted...