Syed Ahmed

  • Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Jharkhand 2 days ago

    Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in the state with traditional fervour and gaiety. People embraced each other on the occasion, forgiving, pardoning and promising each other for a peaceful and prosperous future. Governor Syed Ahmed greeted people of Jharkhand on the occasion while Chief Minister Hemant Soren called upon the Governor to greet him. Muslims offered...
  • Governor expresses grief over Gopinath Munde's demise June 3, 2014

    Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed expressed his deep sorrow at the death of Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde following a road accident in New Delhi on Tuesday. Several BJP leaders, including former Chief Minister Arjun Munda, former Speaker CP Singh, state unit president and MP Ravindra Rai and Ramesh Puskar also...
  • 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...
  • Bukhari's appeal to vote for Cong his personal opinion: Jairam Ramesh April 5, 2014

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday described Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari's appeal to Muslims to support Congress as his "personal" opinion and said the electoral battle was between RSS and Congress. "I have been saying it is a battle between the RSS and the Congress. Polarisation was...
  • 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...
  • SP leader Azam Khan urges Syed Ahmed Bukhari to reconsider support to Congress April 5, 2014

    Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has urged Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari to reconsider his decision to support Congress, saying his appeal to Muslims could divide the community. "By an appeal favoring a faint Congress, the strength of the Muslim community or electorate will be fractured and...
  • 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...
  • Lalu welcomes Bukhari's appeal, demands ban on BJP, RSS April 5, 2014

    RJD President Lalu Prasad on Saturday welcomed Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari's appeal to the Muslims to vote for his party and Congress, and demanded a ban on both the BJP and RSS. "Imam Bukhari has made a patriotic appeal to save the nation. We are seeing divisive...
  • Bukhari declares support for Congress, TMC says can’t trust SP, BSP or BJP April 4, 2014

    Muslim leader Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Friday announced his support for the Congress in the upcoming Lok Sabha election. "I had a detailed discussion with Congress president Sonia Gandhi on various issues related to Muslims. I announce my support for the Congress for the general elections," said Bukhari. He said that it's...
  • Mamata will make a better PM for secular India, says Syed Ahmed Bukhari February 24, 2014

    Ahead of Lok Sabha election, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday received a shot in the arm when Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Monday lauded her work for the minorities in West Bengal, and said she would make a better prime minister for secular...
  • CM Hemant Soren dismisses Dadai Dubey for levelling corruption charges February 19, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday dismissed Rural Development Minister Chandra Sekhar Dubey (Dadai Dubey), apparently for recently levelling corruption charges against him, but he did not specify the reason. An hour before the speech of Governor Syed Ahmed on the first day of the budget session, Soren met him...
  • 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...
  • New Chief Justice of Jharkhand HC takes oath November 16, 2013

    Justice R Banumathi on Saturday took oath as the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court. She was administered the oath by Governor Syed Ahmed at the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi. The 58-year-old Chief Justice succeeded Justice Prakash Chandra Tatia, who retired recently, and Justice D N Patel was functioning as the acting...
  • Hemant Soren inducts 3 more ministers; completes cabinet expansion August 24, 2013

    The Hemant Soren led UPA government in Jharkhand was expanded on Saturday with the induction of three more ministers taking the total number of ministers in the state to 12 including the chief minister. In a simple swearing in ceremony at the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi, Governor Syed Ahmed administered the...
  • Hemant Soren to complete his cabinet expansion today August 24, 2013

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren will complete his cabinet expansion on Saturday, officials said in Ranchi. HRD Minister and AICC Secretary Geetashree Oraon said, "Manan Malik, Yogendra Sao and Chandrasekhar Dubey alias Dadai Dubey (all Congress MLAs) are the ministerial candidates, who will take oath." Governor Syed Ahmed will administer the oath...
  • Chancellor scraps appointment of three varsity officials August 12, 2013

    The appointment of three officials serving with the Vinoba Bhave University was on Sunday scrapped by Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed who is also the Chancellor of the varsity. Empowered under Jharkhand University Act, 2000 Section 9 (4), the Chancellor scrapped the appointment of Financial Official Ajay Kumar Ram, University Examiner (Art/Commerce)...
  • CM Hemant Soren expands cabinet, inducts six ministers August 4, 2013

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Sunday inducted six ministers in his cabinet. Governor Syed Ahmed administered the oath to all the six newly-inducted ministers simultaneously at Raj Bhavan. The newly inducted ministers are Champai Soren, Simon Marandi, Hazi Hussan Ansari, Jaiprakash Bhai Patel (all JMM), Suresh Paswan (RJD) and Geetashree Oraon...
  • Hemant Soren to expand his cabinet on Sunday August 3, 2013

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren will expand his cabinet tomorrow by inducting six ministers. Governor Syed Ahmed will administer the oath to Geetashree Oraon (Congress), Suresh Paswan (RJD), Simon Marandi, Champai Soren, Jaiprakash Bhai Patel and Hazi Hussain Ansari (all JMM), a Raj Bhavan top official said. Soren had taken oath along...
  • Will bring prosperity to every house, smile to every face: Hemant Soren July 26, 2013

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday said his government was committed to bring prosperity to the people in the remaining period of the term and promised several changes in his tenure. Dismissing opposition's allegations and criticism over Motion of Thanks on Governor Syed Ahmed's Address, Soren said the government was...
  • 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...
  • J'khand crisis: Centre likely to recommend President's rule January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is likely to recommend on Thursday imposition of President's rule in Jharkhand, which is facing political instability, while keeping the Assembly in suspended animation. The state is expected to come under a spell of central rule as no party or combination of parties is a position...
  • Team Anna meet Jama Masjid imam Bukhari August 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare's associates Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi met Jama Masjid imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari in New Delhi after he expressed unhappiness over their failure to involve Muslims into their campaign, but failed to break ice with the cleric. Bukhari had expressed strong resentment and sought to know...
  • Techie commits suicide, shoots last moments on camera April 16, 2009

    Bangalore: A software professional committed suicide and shot the ending moments of his life on his mobile camera with a view to punish the guilty, police said on Wednesday. Following alleged harassment from his wife and separation with his child, Syed Ahmed Makdoom committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling...
  • Muslim clerics blast Shabana Azmi October 29, 2006

    Lucknow: Even as the veil controversy in Britain refuses to die down, Muslim clerics here have sharply reacted to veteran Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi's statement that Quran does not make it mandatory for a woman to cover her face. "It has become a fashion of sorts for some Indian Muslims to...