Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: Mosque

Gyanvapi suit: Why Varanasi court ruled in favour of Hindu petitioners, found plea ‘maintainable’

District court Monday ruled on maintainability of suit demanding right to worship idols allegedly located in 'old temple complex' in Gyanvapi Mosque. Court can now hear & decide case.

Hindu Mahasabha member writes to CM Yogi in ‘blood’, seeks nod to pray at disputed mosque

Mathura: An Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha member Tuesday wrote a letter purportedly with his own blood to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, seeking permission to...

‘Peace uppermost on our minds’ — why SC transferred Gyanvapi mosque civil suit to senior judge

The bench was hearing appeal filed by the Committee of Management Anjuman Intezamia Masjid against Allahabad High April order on mosque survey.

MNS chief shares Bal Thackeray’s old video vowing to stop people from offering namaz on streets

In the video, Bal Thackeray is also heard saying that loudspeakers would be removed from mosques. MNS had given a deadline to remove loudspeakers by 3 May.

‘Past wrongs can’t disturb present peace’ — court junks plea to install deities at Qutub Minar

Delhi court says plaintiffs’ argument citing fundamental rights under Articles 25 and 26 of Constitution ‘devoid of merit’ as these rights are ‘not absolute in nature’.

No rape, death, mosque vandalisation in Tripura, fake news circulating on social media: MHA

The home ministry said Saturday that the mosque in the Dargabazar area of Kakraban has not been damaged and the Tripura Police is working to maintain peace and tranquillity.

At least 100 killed, wounded in mosque blast in Afghanistan’s Kunduz

The explosion went off during the weekly Friday prayer service at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.

MLA seeks assurance from PM Modi that no mosque will be affected by Central Vista project

Delhi Waqf Board chairman Amanatullah Khan in a letter to PM Modi Thursday said apprehensions were expressed on social media that 2 mosques were 'facing demolition' due to the project.

Muslims must give up azaan by loudspeakers. Even Prophet would have rejected it

From both religious and practical point of views, there is no justification for using loudspeakers at mosques for azaan recital.

Volume down, mosque speaker moved after Allahabad V-C tells district her sleep gets disturbed

Allahabad University V-C Sangita Srivastava wrote to Prayagraj authorities on 3 March but the letter came to light only this week after it was widely shared on social media.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


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France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.