Indian Muslim

Madrasa in Haryana bombed, building damaged

By staff reporter,

Patna: A heavy bomb blast rocked the building of Madarsa Isha’t -ul- Uloom of Jind city in Haryana, around 9 pm today.

The blast occurred in the back of the Madarsa building. The intensity of the blast destroyed one hostel room and damaged several others including the administrative office of the madrasa.

There are 65 students and 6 teachers in Madarsa. It has 10 rooms.

Since the blast happened just minutes after Isha (night) prayer therefore no one was in that area and hence there was death or injury to anyone.

Indian Haj pilgrims to cost more

By Agence India Press,

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee today decided to raise the cost of Haj pilgrimage form the current Rs 12, 000 to Rs 16, 000.

The Hai pilgrimage is to start tomorrow with a total of 160,491 Indian pilgrims to visit Macca this year.

A team of 10 Indian doctors was dispatched in the first week of October to coordinate with Saudi health agencies for devising strategies to tackle swine flu. Two isolation rooms have been created in the 30-bed hospital run by the Indian Haj Mission in Mecca to handle swine flu-related cases.


Union Cabinet approves Haj 2009 operations

By news desk,

Patna: As Hajj trip of 2009 is going to start from tomorrow-20th October- for Haj aspirants of India, the Union Cabinet today approved the following relevant features for this year’s Haj program:

1. The Haj operations 2009 would commence from 20th October, 2009 and conclude on 1st January, 2010.

2. The number of Haj pilgrims would be approx. 1, 23,211 under the government subsidy scheme.

3. Every Haj pilgrim would pay only Rs.16, 000/- as fare and the remaining fare would be borne by the government of India.


Goa blast similar to earlier ones in Maharashtra: Police


Panaji: The Goa Police Monday said there were similarities in the Diwali eve explosion in Margao and blasts carried out by members of the right wing Hindu group Sanatan Sanstha in Thane, Vashi and Panvel in Maharashtra last year.

Meanwhile, the Goa government is contemplating a ban on the Sanatan Sanstha and has begun probing the links of the state transport minister's wife with the organization.

Zakat Foundation of America distributes relief package among victims in Karnataka

By news desk,

Patna: Seeing a disaster situation in flood-hit districts of South India, Zakat Foundation, an America based charity organization, has come forward to help survivors of the flood victims in north Karnataka. The foundation has distributed relief package of 2.25 lakhs.


Haj Camp begins today in Kerala; first flight tomorrow

By Staff Correspondent,

Kochi: This year’s Haj Camp began at the Haj House at Karippur near the Calicut International Airport. The camp began in the presence of the officials of the state Haj Committee. Paloli Muhammed Kutty, Minister for Hajj Affairs, will flag off the first flight from Kerala at 3.50 pm tomorrow.


Minister's wife under scanner for links with Hindu group


Panaji : Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik Monday said the police would probe the links of the state transport minister's wife with a Hindu group blamed for an explosion that killed two of its members. The Congress has also asked the police to probe if Chief Minister Digambar Kamat was the intended target of the blast.

Addressing reporters at his residence, Naik said everyone involved with the Sanatan Sanstha was being investigated. The Goa transport minister is Ramkrishna alias Sudin Dhavalikar.

Dr Zainab Alwani talks on Challenges before Muslim Women

By News Desk,

New Delhi: Muslim women are faced with a number of difficult choices in a fast globalizing world as they have to make their personal and public decisions in the light of “the Islamic paradigm,” said Dr Zainab Alwani while delivering her lecture at the Institute of Objective Studies auditorium in New Delhi yesterday. Dr. Alwani is program director Arabic Language Studies, North Virginia Community College, USA.


AMU celebrates Sir Syed birth anniversary

By news desk,

Patna: 17th October was quite a different day at Aligarh Muslim University when hundreds of its alumni and prominent personalities from within the country as well as abroad gathered to celebrate the 192nd birth anniversary of its founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.


SDPI dedicated to people of India as a national political party

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi,,

New Delhi: The four-month-old Social Democratic Party of India was dedicated to the people of India as a national political party yesterday at its first national delegates meet attended by hundreds of state representatives from across the country besides some prominent personalities of the Muslim and Hindu community.