Prayers

  • Pranab Mukherjee offers prayers at Mosque July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee offered 'dua' (prayers) at a mosque inside President's Estate on the occassion of 'Khatam Shareef' -- which marks completion of recitation of holy Quran. Mukherjee visited the President's Estate Masjid to participate in the 'Dua' (prayers) on the occasion of 'Khatam...
  • Congress Women's Wing holds special prayers for Harish Rawat's recovery July 8, 2014

    Women's wing of the ruling Congress in Uttarakhand today held a 'Mahamrityunjaya Yagya' in Dehradun to pray for the speedy recovery of Chief Minister Harish Rawat. He is being treated for a neck injury at AIIMS, New Delhi for over a fortnight. Led by Pradesh Mahila Congress president Sarojini Kaintyura and...
  • Couple in prayers for safety of three daughters in Iraq June 20, 2014

    Kottayam: A couple whose three daughters are working as nurses in Iraq are in prayers here as anxiety over the fate of the Indians stranded in various cities of the trouble-torn country continues unabated. But to their relief, the three -- Dona, Sona and Veena --called their father C C...
  • From Golden Temple to Delhi, Punjab families pray for Iraq hostages June 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: Scores of families and relatives of men from Punjab who have been held hostage or are stuck in strife-torn Iraq are offering prayers and reaching out to officials and ministers to ensure the safe return of their loved ones. At least 40 Indian construction workers, mostly from Punjab, have been...
  • Bhopal - A Prayer for Rain: A film on Bhopal gas tragedy September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Ravi Kumar has come up with a film on the Union Carbide accident that took place in Bhopal on December 2, 1984. The film features Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Kal Penn, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Rajpal Yadav in pivotal roles. The film is named 'Bhopal - A Prayer...
  • Thank you for your prayers and love, tweets Dilip Kumar September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Dilip Kumar has expressed his gratitude towards his fans and well wishers who have wished for his good health. The actor tweets, "Thank you for your prayers and love. Resting in the hospital." A video link has also been given with Dilip Kumar's tweet which shows Saira Banu feeding...
  • 86 days after Uttarakhand tragedy, prayers resume at Kedarnath Temple September 11, 2013

    The deathly silence brooding over Kedarnath since the June calamity hit Uttarakhand broke early on Wednesday morning by the chanting of Vedic hymns as prayers resumed at the Himalayan shrine, 86 days after ravaging floods left over 400 people dead in the Kedar valley. Shortly after the dawn, as the clock...
  • Prayers to resume at Kedarnath shrine from Sept 11: Vijay Bahuguna September 2, 2013

    Prayers at the Kedarnath shrine, suspended since the mid-June calamity in Uttarakhand, will resume on September 11, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said on Sunday. Prayers will take place between 7 and 11 am and will continue till the portals of the temple close on Diwali, he said. Although prayers are beginning,...
  • Egypt's bruised Muslim Brotherhood fails to show street power August 24, 2013

    Mass protests called by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood mostly failed to materialise on Friday as the movement reels from a bloody army crackdown on followers of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. Troops and police had taken relatively low-key security measures before the "Friday of Martyrs" processions that were to have begun from 28...
  • Bombs kill 42 outside mosques in northern Lebanese city of Tripoli August 24, 2013

    Bombs hit two mosques in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday, killing at least 42 people and wounding hundreds, intensifying sectarian strife that has spilled over from the civil war in neighbouring Syria. The apparently coordinated blasts - the biggest and deadliest in Tripoli since the end of Lebanon's...
  • Priests gear up to resume prayers at flood-ravaged Kedarnath August 23, 2013

    Over two months after Kedarnath shrine was ravaged by devastating floods in Uttarakhand, efforts are on in full swing to ensure that prayers resume by September 11 as planned even as priests say that much will depend on weather conditions. "Preparations are going on. There is a meeting on August 25...
  • Gunmen kill at least 30 people in an attack in northeast Nigeria August 13, 2013

    Gunmen have killed at least 30 people in an attack in a farming region in northeast Nigeria where the Islamist sect Boko Haram is active, a military source and residents said on Monday. Men dressed in military camouflage arrived in Konduga town on Sunday morning and shot or hacked to death...
  • Rajnath Singh calls Prime Minister over violence in Kashmir August 10, 2013

    BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Friday said he raised the issue of communal clashes in Kishtwar town in Jammu region with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and was assured they would be brought under control sooon. "Had a telephonic conversation with the PM Dr Manmohan Singh regarding outbreak of violent clashes in...
  • Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal announces Eid bonanza for Muslims August 9, 2013

    Malerkotla: In an Eid bonanza to the Muslim community of the state, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday announced development works worth Rs 25.30 crore in the historic town of Malerkotla. Addressing a gathering here after offering prayers at the local Idgah, the chief minister greeted the people...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Curfew imposed after violence in Kishtwar August 9, 2013

    Kishtwar: The Army has been called out and curfew imposed in Kishtwar after violence broke out in the city with protestors torching government and private properties after Eid prayers. Reports suggest that miscreants also pelted stones after Eid prayers following which clashes broke out between two communities leaving over 30...
  • 9 'Kanwariyas' killed in 2 separate road accidents August 6, 2013

    Nine Hindu pilgrims (Kanwariyas) were killed and nearly a dozen injured in two separate road accidents on Tuesday in Bihar's Jamui and Saran districts, police said. In Jamui, five pilgrims belonging to a family, were killed when a speeding truck hit their vehicle near Sikandra. "Five pilgrims were killed on the spot....
  • Kedarnath: Controversy over resumption of prayers July 23, 2013

    Kedarnath: A new controversy has surfaced in the Kedarnath temple, this time over the resumptions of prayers. While Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna performed prayers at the temple on Monday, priests say the prayers shouldn't have been performed till all bodies were removed from the area. Bahuguna, along with state cabinet...
  • 5.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Pakistan July 21, 2013

    Islamabad: An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale struck Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and some areas in northern region on Sunday morning, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said. There was no immediate report of any loss of life or property. The epicentre of the temblor, observed at 3.13 am (local time),...
  • Prayer meet held at Mahim station for victims of Mumbai train bombings July 11, 2013

    Thursday marks seven years of the Mumbai train bombings, which killed nearly 200 people. A special prayer meet was held at the Mahim station to pay respect to those who died. ...
  • Aamir, Deepika attend Jiah Khan's prayer meet June 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Actors Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Randhir Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor and many other attended the prayer meet to pay their last respects to actress Jiah Khan. Jiah was found hanging at her flat in Sagar Sangeet Building in the posh Juhu area here on June 3 around midnight. Aamir was seen at...
  • Congress to hold prayer meeting for Naxal attack victims May 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress will hold a prayer meeting on Monday at the party headquarters in Delhi for its leaders and workers killed in the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh. The meeting would be attended by party president Sonia Gandhi, Vice-President Rahul Gandhi along with all senior leaders and union ministers. Prime...
  • Iraq: Two blasts outside Sunni Muslim mosque kill 43 May 18, 2013

    Baquba: Two bombs exploded outside a Sunni Muslim mosque in the Iraqi city of Baquba as worshippers left Friday prayers, killing at least 43 people in one of the deadliest attacks in a month-long surge in sectarian violence. Several other bombings claimed lives around the country - with 19 killed near...
  • Karnataka: Christian prayer house attacked, 7 hurt March 9, 2013

    Bangalore: Seven persons were injured when they were allegedly assaulted by Bajrang Dal activists during an attack on a Christian prayer house at Moodubelle in Udupi district, on suspicion that conversion activities were being carried out there, police said on Saturday. The attack was carried out on Friday night after the...
  • Pakistan PM to visit India on Saturday March 5, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will visit India on Saturday to offer prayers at the Sufi shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer though no official meetings have been lined up so far, sources said on Tuesday. This is likely to be Ashraf's last foreign visit before the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 26, 2013

    According to sources, the Centre gave into the demands of state governments opposing the ambitious setting up of NCTC and said the proposed intelligence agency will not have the right to make arrests without the states' permission. ...
  • Is selection of Pope shrouded in too much secrecy? February 26, 2013

    The resignation of a top UK cardinal over allegations of inappropriate behaviour is the latest scandal facing the Catholic Church in the run-up to the election of the next Pope in March. ...
  • Pope addresses thousands in last Sunday prayer February 24, 2013

    Thousands gathered on Sunday in St Petersburg to listen to last prayer by Pope Benedict XVI before he steps down from his position as the head of the catholic church later this week. ...
  • Thousands gather to hear Pope's last Sunday prayer February 24, 2013

    Vatican City: Thousands gathered on Sunday in St Petersburg to listen to last prayer by Pope Benedict XVI before he steps down from his position as the head of the catholic church later this week. Pope, speaking in his last Sunday address before becoming the first pope in some six...
  • Prayers for Ajmal Kasab at mosque: Police launch probe December 31, 2012

    Kochi: Police have launched an investigation into the offering of prayers at a mosque in Kochi for Ajmal Kasab, who was hanged on November 21 for carrying out the Mumbai terror attack in 2008. The prayers were reportedly offered by an imam on November 23 after the Friday namaz at...