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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.

Mecca Masjid blast anniversary: Tight security in Hyderabad

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 12:48

Nine people were killed and 58 injured in the bomb blast during Friday prayers on May 18, 2007 at the 17th century mosque, one of the biggest mosques in India.

High Court cancels bail of Mecca Masjid blast accused

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 13:58

Nine people were killed and over 60 injured in the powerful bomb blast during Friday prayers on May 18, 2007, at the 17th century mosque.

Man forges letter using Khurshid`s name for Mecca

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 15:05

A man allegedly forged a letter in the name of External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and presented it before the Consul General of Saudi Arabia to procure a visa to visit Mecca and Medina, police said Tuesday.

Hyd blasts: NIA gets 7 days custody of suspected IM operative

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 14:27

A Delhi court on Wednesday remanded suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Obaid-ur-Rehman in seven days of NIA custody in connection with the February 21 Hyderabad twin blasts case.

Mecca Masjid blast accused sent to NIA custody

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 20:50

A special court Tuesday sent an accused in 2007 Mecca Masjid bomb blast case, to the custody of the National Investigation Agency for 15 days.

Hyderabad blasts: Probe picks up momentum

Last Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 18:01

The probe into the Hyderabad terror attack gathered further momentum Sunday with police picking up some suspects and National Investigation Agency (NIA) teams fanning to various places to gather clues.

Sushilkumar Shinde’s `hasty` remarks have angered Hindus: Mayawati

Last Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 18:08

BSP chief Mayawati slammed Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for his Hindu terror remarks saying he made statement in "haste" and asked him to place facts before courts to let judiciary take decision.

Stage set for Prophet Mohammed’s birthday celebrat

Last Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 15:57

The Prophet was born in 570 AD in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) and breathed his last in 632 AD at the age of 62, leaving a profound impression of his teachings on the world.

Dilip Kumar leaves for Mecca pilgrimage with wife Saira Banu

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 20:11

Veteran star Dilip Kumar, 90, has left for Mecca pilgrimage with his wife Saira Banu and few other relatives.

2006 Malegaon blast case: NIA gets transit custody of Lodhi

Last Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012, 00:25

A local court on Saturday granted three-day transit remand of Manohar Lodhi, who was arrested in connection with the 2006 Malegaon bomb blast case, to National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Mecca Masjid blast case: NIA gets custody of Tej Ram

Last Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012, 00:17

A local court on Saturday granted 18-day police custody of Tej Ram, who was arrested in connection with the 2007 Mecca Masjid bomb blast case, to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).