Everything you need to know about Islam Nagar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Islam Nagar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Lahore, May 17 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is all set to form government in Islamabad as it has acquired majority in the National Assembly after as many as 17 independent winners of NA seats joined the Nawaz Sharif-led party.
Lahore, May 16 (ANI): Legal representatives of Google Inc. are expected to appear before the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday to explain the company's position in the YouTube case.
Peshawar, May 15 (ANI): The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Fazl) has accused Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf of poll rigging in Mardan, Kohat, Peshawar and FATA and demanded re-election in the areas.
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has deeply condoled the passing away of renowned scholar and social activist Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer.
Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) The Election Commission of Pakistan Tuesday announced results of 254 National Assembly seats, with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz heading the tally with 123 seats, followed by the Pakistan Peoples Party with 31 seats.
New York, May 14 (ANI): A Bayern Munich player, who is a convert to Islam, is reportedly furious for being doused with beer after the German giants won the Bundesliga trophy by beating Augsburg 2-0.
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Renowned Islamic scholar, progressive thinker, author and Dawoodi Bohra reformist leader Asghar Ali Engineer passed away here Tuesday after a prolonged illness, family members said. He was 74.
Grozny, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has said the time was ripe to restore access to YouTube, which was blocked in the mainly Islamic region last year for hosting a controversial film on Islam.
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) A deposit firm agent committed suicide, while police quizzed a CEO of a company under the Saradha group banner Monday as West Bengal continued to grapple with the fallout of the chit fund scam, purported to be the biggest financial scandal to hit the state.
London, May 13(ANI): Preaching by extremists and discrimination through segregation at student events has become a widespread trend at many UK universities, a student equality group has claimed.
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) An agent of a deposit firm committed suicide in North 24-Parganas district, police said Monday while West Bengal continued to grapple with the fallout of the chit fund scam, involving big companies like Saradha Group.
London, May 12 (ANI): Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair's sister-in-law, Lauren Booth, has reportedly married a bigamist.
As a law abiding Muslim of India, my head hung deep down in shame as I had read the news of Shafique-ur-Rehman Barq, BSP member parliament, leaving the hall while Vande Mataram, the national song, was being played. On his part, it was the stupidity of highest order.
London, May 10 (IANS) Boston marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by police during a manhunt, held extreme views of jihad and expected to find a full-fledged war when he visited Russia's Muslim-dominated North Caucasus region, media reports said.
Washington, May 9 (IANS) The body of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried at an undisclosed location, media reports said Thursday.
Dhaka, May 9 (IANS) The death toll in the collapse of an eight-storey building here in the Bangladesh capital approached 1,000 Thursday, after 55 more bodies were pulled out from the rubble, officials said.
London, May 9 (ANI): Syria's main armed opposition group, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), is losing fighters and capabilities to Jabhat al-Nusra, an Islamist organisation with links to al-Qaida.
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Criminal cyber hackers from the Middle East and North Africa have joined hands to plan for cyber attacks against the websites of U.S. government agencies, banks and other companies, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Islamabad, May 6 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and around 50 others injured on Monday afternoon in a bomb blast that targeted a political gathering in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Kurram Agency, reported Xinhua citing local officials.
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has said Boston bombings show threat of homegrown jihadists.
Followers of Islam, the second largest faith in the world with an estimated 1.7 billion believers, can now be surer when an Indian firm stands the pre-requisites for observant Muslims. The Shariah index launched by the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is a new measure in town, assuring compliance with the Islamic canonical law.
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Pakistan may be headed for a real crisis, with Islamists openly targeting secular forces and the Pakistan Army unwilling to combat Islamic zealots, says a strategic year book.
Panaji, May 4 (IANS) Pakistan-sponsored terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba has trained militants even in Chechnya, from where the Tsarnaev brothers who have been accused in the Boston marathon bombings hail, former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) official Amber Sen said Saturday.
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Indian author Saniyasnain Khan has bagged the Sharjah Children's Book Award for his book, 'The Story of Khadija'.
Dubai, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Saif al-Islam, the jailed son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, briefly appeared in a court in Libya Thursday to face criminal charges.
Washington, May. 1 (ANI): No evidence has been found that Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was radicalized before the FBI interviewed him in 2011.
Johannesburg, May 1 (ANI): More than three quarters of Muslims in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia favour traditional sharia to be 'the official law of the land' in all Islamic countries, but are divided on the issue of its application, a recent survey has revealed.
Washington, Apr. 30 (ANI): The boxing coach of Boston Marathon bomber has said his one-time pupil may have been dispirited by boxing setbacks, but that's no reason for the attacks that killed three people and injured more than 200.
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Federal agents investigating the deadly Boston Marathon bombings have visited the home of the dead suspect's widow even as they looked for his possible links with a couple of militants, according to various media reports.
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan's government should take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of candidates and political activists at risk of attack from the Taliban and other militants, Human Rights Watch said Monday.
Islamabad, Apr. 29 (ANI): Majority of Pakistanis feel that Google is against Islam and Muslims, a survey has revealed.
Washington, Apr. 29 (ANI): Several clues, including a Russian wiretap and a laptop, will help the FBI to know about the life of deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Peshawar, Apr. 28 (ANI): Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi, who reportedly helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden, has gone on hunger strike in Central Jail Peshawar 'in protest against the jail administration's ill-treatment'.
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Shakil Afridi, the doctor who allegedly worked for the CIA to help track down Osama bin Laden, is on hunger strike at a jail in Pakistan's Peshawar city to protest the jail administration's "ill-treatment".
Islamabad, Apr. 28 (ANI): The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Mardan has issued a letter warning religious parties not to use the name of Islam in their election campaign.
Washington, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Long before twin bombs rocked the Boston Marathon, the trajectories of the suspects' lives had already made them susceptible to radicalized ideology that could turn violent, psychology and terrorism experts have said.
Makhachkala, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The father of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings who was killed in a shootout with US police, said his son had taken an interest in boxing and literature, including some religious works.
Washington, Apr. 25 (ANI): Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev sent text messages to his mother in 2011 suggesting he was willing to die for Islam.
Sydney, Apr. 24 (ANI): The wife of deceased Boston Marathon suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev had no idea of any plot, her lawyers have said.
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Facing the death penalty on charges of using a weapon of mass destruction, the surviving Boston bombings suspect has claimed that his older brother, not any international terrorist group, masterminded the deadly attack, according to a media report.
Melbourne, Apr. 23 (ANI): A Norwegian TV show has been slammed by a church after it tricked five teenage girls to convert to Islam so that they could win tickets to Justin Bieber's concerts.
Dhaka, April 22 (ANI): Bangladesh journalist Shahriar Kabir has urged the government to ban the country's biggest Islamist party, the Jamaat-e-Islami, and blamed the organisation for the wartime atrocities committed during the 1971 Liberation War.
Islamabad, Apr. 22 (ANI): The ban on YouTube in Pakistan is likely to be lifted in the first week of May, as Google administration has approached the Ministry of Information Technology in a bid to permanently block the blasphemous content on the website, according to sources.
Islamabad, Apr. 22 (ANI): Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl), Maulana Fazlur Rehman, has said that politicians talking about a new Pakistan are in fact agents of Western countries.
Washington, Apr. 22 (ANI): Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the brothers involved in the Boston bombing Marathon, left the country recently and returned a radically different man, according to a friend.
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani should stick to national security and leave it to politicians to sort out for whom and why Pakistan was created, said a leading Pakistani daily Monday after the army chief's comment that Islam can never be taken out of Pakistan.
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old Boston Marathon bomber who was killed in a shoot out with police, had an American wife and daughter, it has been revealed.
Islamabad, Apr. 21 (ANI): Pakistan Army Chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said that Pakistan is fully capable of responding effectively to any threat and that the armed forces remain fully prepared to deal with an external direct threat.
Washington, Apr. 21 (ANI): Deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was identified as a 'follower of radical Islam' by an unidentified government, according to the FBI.
London, Apr. 21 (ANI): One of the two brothers accused of the Boston Marathon bombing was questioned by US officials two years ago but was released after the investigators found he had no connection to terrorist activity.
New York, Apr 20 (ANI): The Boston Marathon bombing suspect, who was killed in a shootout with the police, was reportedly a fan of a radical Australian Muslim cleric, who despises Harry Potter and preaches that rape victims only have themselves to blame.
Dhaka, April 19 (ANI): Bangladesh social activist, Ibrahim Khaled termed the demand for the banning of the country's biggest Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, as genuine and blamed the organisation for the wartime atrocities committed during the 1971 liberation war.
London, Apr. 18 (ANI): Justin Bieber's latest concert in the Persian Gulf state of Oman has been cancelled as he was deemed too sexy to perform there.
Islamabad, Apr 15 (ANI): The Pakistani government is firm in its stance on keeping the ban imposed on YouTube until the video-sharing website removed the controversial blasphemous film that outraged the Muslim world last year.
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS/EFE) The Pakistani Taliban has said they will back the government's polio vaccination program if they are guaranteed it will not be used to mask a US espionage campaign.
Peshawar, Apr. 12 (ANI): Pakistan's secular political party- Awami National Party- which governed Pakistan's militancy-plagued northwest for the past five years is losing hundreds of activists to Taliban attacks, and is likely to be ousted from power by Islamist hard-liners in the May election.
London, Apr. 12 (ANI): The acting editor of a pro-opposition newspaper in Bangladesh has been arrested on several charges, including sedition.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Bangladesh government may consider banning the Jamaat-e-Islami if armed cadres of the Islamist party continue to indulge in violence and terrorist acts, the country's Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said here Thursday.
Cairo, April 10 (IANS/AKI) Egyptian prosecutors have begun an investigation into three complaints against popular TV comedian Bassem Youssef over allegations of promoting atheism, harming diplomatic ties between Egypt and Pakistan, and insulting the attorney general.
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) Two youths were arrested Wednesday on charges of hurtling religious sentiments amid an escalating row between Islamists and secularists on a new anti-blasphemy law in Bangladesh.
New Delhi, April 10 (ANI): Mr. Tarek Fatah, a Canadian citizen of Pakistan origin, an author and a journalist, said on Wednesday that the forthcoming general elections in Pakistan should just be seen as a sideshow of the ruling military-dominant civilian leadership, adding that it wouldn't matter who wins or loses, as political power will remain in the hands of Pakistan's armed forces and its intelligence wing - the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).
Dhaka, April 9 (Xinhua-ANI): As detention fear looms large, a large number of Bangladesh's main opposition leaders remain indoors to avoid risking arrest, which stoke worries among them in recent days, party spokesmen said Tuesday.
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) South African cricketer Wayne Parnell Monday surrendered before a special court here in connection with the May 2012 rave party and was subsequently released on bail.
London, Apr. 7 (ANI): A court in Egypt has rejected a lawsuit calling for a ban on the TV programme of popular satirist Bassem Youssef.
New Delhi, April.1 (ANI): A round table on the role of the Congress of World and Traditional Religions was held here recently with the objective of promoting international and inter-confessional dialogue.
Dhaka, March 31 (IANS) Amid heightened political tensions, a group of Bangladesh Islamic scholars Sunday submitted a list of bloggers who they alleged had committed blasphemy.
Washington, Mar. 31 (ANI): A leading cleric in Egypt has said in a video, that it is only a matter of time before "the flag of Islam flies above the White House".
London, Mar. 31 (ANI): A Popular Egyptian political satirist has been issued an arrest warrant for allegedly insulting Islam and President Mohammed Morsi.
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Kazakhstan's experience of promoting interfaith harmony through a world congress of religions which the Central Asian country has been holding in Astana since 2003 was marked at a roundtable here attended by delegates of different faiths.
Moscow, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian prosecutors are looking into a case of alleged expulsion of a female student from a Siberian university over her hijab.
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) As the Shahbag Movement demanding death penalty for Bangladeshi war criminals continues in the neighbouring country, the city is gearing up to show its solidarity with the movement on Bangladesh's independence day Tuesday.
New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Reacting to the high-profile homecoming of former president Pervez Musharraf on Sunday, BJP has said his return would not usher any changes in Pakistan.
Dubai, Mar. 23 (ANI): Pakistan's former President General Pervez Musharraf confirmed on Saturday that he will be returning home despite facing criminal charges and death threats from the Taliban.
Islamabad, Mar 23 (ANI): Mumbai terror attacks' mastermind and one of the best known Pakistani jihadi leader Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has filed a petition challenging VVIP culture in the country and requesting its abolishment.
Baghdad, March 20 (Xinhua-ANI): An al-Qaida militant group in Iraq on Wednesday claimed responsibility for Tuesday's wave of bombings in central Iraq, which left 60 people killed.
Dhaka, Mar 19 (ANI): Bangladeshi academician, Mirza Mohammed Azizul Islam hailed the recent visit of Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, adding that it would strengthen the relations between the two nations.
Cairo, Mar 18 (ANI): Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has criticised a report by the United Nations that aims to end violence against women and girls.
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India has sought an increase of 10,000 in this year's Haj quota. The request was made by Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed to Saudi Haj Minister Bandar Najar, when the two met in Jeddah.
London, Mar 16 (ANI): Three persons, including a former BBC security guard, have been charged for travelling to Pakistan for undergoing training in Pakistan to commit acts of terrorism abroad, in a two year terror plot.
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Din Mohammad Mobariz Rashidi, Afghanistan's deputy minister for information and culture, has huge hopes for the media in his country. "With newer broadcast programmes, we plan to pull out war thoughts from people," he said.
Hyderabad, March 12 (IANS) Muslim Americans responded well to the post 9/11 challenges by engaging with the government and the society and countering the misinformation about Islam, said Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY) president Asim Rehman here Tuesday.
New York, Mar 12 (ANI): Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been criticised by Iranian religious and political groups after a picture from funeral for Hugo Chavez showed him getting up close and personal with the mother of the late Venezuelan president.
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) Scores of Bangladesh opposition members were detained from the party headquarters in Dhaka during a night raid Monday, Xinhua reported.
South Dinajpur (West Bengal), Mar. 3 (ANI): Villagers in West Bengal's South Dinajpur District have expressed fears about cross-border violence, after riots struck neighbouring Bangladesh.
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) The upcoming mega food park in West Bengal, first of its kind in the state, is likely to be ready by end of April this year, an official said.
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Indian-origin British author Salman Rushdie has been named in the 'most-wanted list of Islam critics to kill' released by Al-Qaeda in the new issue of its English online magazine.
Islamabad, Mar 2 (ANI): Pakistani Taliban has welcomed the declaration of an All Parties Conference (APC) called by the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam - Fazl (JUI-F) for steps to restore peace in the country's tribal areas.
Kolkata, Mar 1 (IANS) Hours after his release from jail, former Trinamool Congress legislator Arabul Islam Friday accused sections of West Bengal Police of acting as CPI-M "stooges" to frame him.
Kolkata, Mar 1 (IANS) Former Trinamool Congress legislator Arabul Islam arrested on charges of assaulting CPI-M lawmaker Abdur Rezzak Mollah, was released on bail Friday.
Islamabad, Mar. 1 (ANI): Top Pakistani politicians have extended full backing to the efforts to initiate dialogue with the Taliban.
Sydney, Feb 28 (ANI): Four Muslim men in Australia have been found guilty of giving an electrician 40 lashes with a cable as a punishment under Islamic law for drinking alcohol and using drugs.
Manama, Feb. 27 (ANI): A court in Saudi Arabia has ruled that a man will remain in jail until his old mother whom he had physically assaulted forgives him.
Manama, Feb. 26 (ANI): Women in Saudi Arabia created history when they took their 30 seats at the Shura Council session for the first time during the much-anticipated opening of the sixth term of the advisory council.
Lack of political will, weak intelligence, inadequate laws, poor enforcements and political mud slinging, result again and again in tragedies of the kind at now Hyderabad and at umpteen places elsewhere.
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Noted Egyptian writer and columnist Ahdaf Soueif is revelling in a new Egypt, more inclusive and aware of human rights, after the revolution of January 2011.
Sydney, Feb. 20 (ANI): A far-right politician in the Netherlands, Geert Wilders has called the Prophet Mohammad a murderer and used Anzac soldiers as an example of the courage needed to speak out against Islam.
London, Feb. 19 (ANI): Egypt's telecoms ministry has refused to block access to YouTube and has filed an appeal to reverse a court order asking it to do so.
Sydney, Feb. 19 (ANI): A controversial MP from the Netherlands has called for mass migration from Islamic nations to be banned, saying that Islam and freedom are not compatible.
Islamabad, Feb 18 (ANI): Another group of Pakistani clerics has declined to participate in the much-anticipated ulema conference in Kabul unless the Afghan clerics' council clarifies anti-Taliban remarks by one of its members in 48 hours.
London, Feb 16 (ANI): Men who are circumcised are in for some bad news - it puts them at a disadvantage in the bedroom, experts have claimed.