New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The capital's civic authorities Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it had prepared a Rs.940 million project to re-develop the historic Jama Masjid and its surrounding areas here into an international tourist site.
Vadodara, May 2 (IANS) Police in this Gujarat city Tuesday fired seven rounds to disperse crowds that were pelting stones at them during the funeral procession of the Muslim youths killed in police firing Monday morning.
Indian Muslim executed in Kuwait for murdering employer
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) An Indian national in Kuwait was Tuesday hanged to death on charges of murdering his employer.
Shakarullah Ansari, a native of Uttar Pradesh, was hanged to death at 8.15 a.m. (Kuwait time), Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi told IANS, confirming reports about the execution.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India and Pakistan Tuesday began two days of talks on enhancing confidence building measures across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
The talks will cover arrangements for beginning a truck service for trade on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route, as also starting a bus service between Poonch and Rawalakot, an external affairs ministry official said.
Vadodara, May 2 (IANS) One person injured in the clashes in this Gujarat city Monday evening succumbed to his injuries Tuesday morning, taking the death toll to five, even as violence following the demolition of a Muslim shrine continued Tuesday.
The President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam giving away the Kabir Puraskar-2005 to Shri Mohd. Aynal Hoque, in New Delhi on May 1, 2006. The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh is also present.
Four killed in Vadodara, curfew imposed
By Saeed Khan, Indo-Asian News Service
Vadodara, May 1 (IANS) Four people were killed in police firing and clashes that broke out after a mob protested the demolition of a 200-year-old Muslim shrine by civic authorities, even as police imposed curfew in many localities and said the situation was under control.
Tension was in the air much before the Vadodara Municipal Corporation's demolition squad bulldozed the tomb of Rashiduddin Chishti near the Champaner Gate, one of the communally sensitive localities of the city.
Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh rapped for attacks on Christians
By Murali Krishnan, Indo-Asian News Service
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) After rapping Uttar Pradesh for failing to protect Muslims during last month's riots in Aligarh, the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has targeted two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled States for not preventing attacks on Christians.
The commission has been "disturbed" by the attacks on Dalit Christians in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh in the last one month and has expressed unhappiness over the lack of response from the authorities.
"I cannot say whether there is a pattern in these attacks but the frequency is disturbing. We have asked for a detailed report on these incidents," newly appointed NCM chairman Mohammed Hamid Ansari told IANS in an exclusive interview.
South African Muslims raise funds for restoring Indian shrines
By Fakir Hassen, Indo-Asian News Service
Johannesburg, May 1 (IANS) South African Muslims have rallied to a call to assist in the renovation of a Muslim shrine in India at a celebration here to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed.
The annual three-day Meelad-un-Nabie function at the Saaberie Chisty mosque in the huge and mainly Indian township of Lenasia, south of here, attracted more than 3,000 people from all over the country and even some guests from abroad. Participants from India, Pakistan and Britain delivered discourses during the event.
Year Place Toll
Aug ’67 Hatia, Ranchi 183
Mar ’68 Karimganj, Assam 82
Sep ’69 Ahmedabad 512
May ’70 Bhiwandi, Mah. 76
May ’70 Jalgaon, Mah. 100
Oct ’77 Varanasi 5
Mar ’78 Sambhal, UP 25
Sep ’78 Hyderabad 20
Oct ’78 Aligarh 30
April ’79 Jamshedpur 120
Aug ’80 Moradabad 1,500
Apr ’81 Biharsharif 80
Sep ’82 Meerut 12