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Aseemanand issue: Govt attempt to divert attention, BJP

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 18:30

Trashing the purported interview of Aseemanand, an accused in Samjhauta Express and other blast cases, that RSS had "sanctioned" the terror acts, BJP on Friday dismissed it as an attempt by the government to divert public attention from important issues before Lok Sabha polls.

Aseemanand denies implicating RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in terror attacks

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 14:59

A day after a magazine claimed that Swami Aseemanand had implicated RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in several terror attacks, the former has denied giving any such interview.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat accused of terror links, Shinde says allegations may be true

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 09:15

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has been accused of involvement in the 2007 Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah blasts.

Saudi king appoints son as new Mecca governor

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 02:13

King Abdullah appointed one of his sons today as the new governor of Mecca, a prestigious and influential position that includes oversight of Islam`s holiest shrine, the state media reported.

Ehsaan Noorani off to Mecca

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 16:02

Singer-musician Ehsaan Noorani has embarked on a religious journey to Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

Pilgrims head out of Saudi after Haj `success`

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 00:30

Some 1.4 million Muslim pilgrims from 188 countries started to leave Saudi Arabia on Thursday at the end of what authorities hailed as a successful and incident-free Haj.

Pilgrims perform ritual Devil stoning as Haj draws to a close

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 21:25

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims performed the ritual stoning of the Devil on Wednesday as the annual Haj season drew to a close with no significant tragedies reported by Saudi authorities who were determined to ensure a safe pilgrimage.

‘Dead’ Indian Haj pilgrim found alive

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 17:25

Barkatullah from Chennai had come with his wife Badarunnisa to Mecca for Haj, but were separated on the first day of the pilgrimage.

Mecca Masjid blast: Andhra High Court recalls stay order on minority compensation

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 11:56

The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday recalled its stay order on the compensation given to 70 Muslim youngsters wrongly arrested in connection with Mecca Masjid blast and other terror related cases.

Mecca Masjid blast: Andhra High Court stays minority compensation

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 11:53

In a significant development, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Tuesday cancelled the compensation given to 70 Muslim youth wrongly arrested in connection with blasts cases and asked the state government to recover the money from them.

Tata Steel to supply rails for Mecca-Medina high speed line

Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013, 18:09

Tata Steel Thursday said it has bagged an order to manufacture 60,000 tonnes of high-quality rails for a new high-speed line linking two holy cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia slashes number of Haj pilgrims by 20%

Last Updated: Sunday, June 16, 2013, 18:14

Saudi Arabia has slashed the number of Hajj pilgrims, including from India, by 20% citing massive ongoing construction work aimed at expanding grand Mecca mosque as a reason behind the decision.