Goa govt stops paying electricity bills for religious places

Years after illuminating several churches, temples and a mosque in the state, Goa government on Monday decided not to foot their electricity bill anymore as an austerity measure, drawing flak from the opposition.

Church-cum-mosque causes controversy at Venice Biennale

 Iceland sparked controversy on the opening day of the Biennale art fair in the Italian city of Venice Saturday by turning a disused church into a mosque.

Mosque inside HC premises not in earmarked area: Centre to HC

The Centre on Monday told the Delhi High Court that the mosque constructed inside its premises does not fall under the 7.765 acres area earmarked for construction of the court premises.

Man dressed as woman arrested for molestation in Saudi mosque

A man, who disguised as a woman by wearing the traditonal 'abaya', has been arrested for allegedly molesting women at a mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah.

Knife-wielding man abuses people near mosque, held

 A 32-year old knife-wielding man today caused a flutter by raising slogans against Muslims near a mosque here before being arrested, police said.

Suicide bombings aim to drag Yemen into `chaos`: President
Suicide bombings aim to drag Yemen into `chaos`: President

 Yemen`s embattled president said suicide bombings that killed at least 142 people at Shiite Huthi mosques were aimed at dragging the country into "chaos, violence and internal fighting".

Mob lynches woman for burning Koran in Afghanistan

A woman in Afghanistan`s capital city of Kabul has been lynched by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran near a mosque, police said.

Swamy's mosque comments create uproar in Rajya Sabha

There was an uproar in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday over comments by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in Assam where he reportedly said mosques are not religious places.

Congress forces brief adjournment of Rajya Sabha over Subramanian ​Swamy's remarks

Rajya Sabha was on Tuesday adjourned briefly after Congress members created uproar over BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's reported remarks on demolishing mosques.

Javadekar distances himself from Subramanian Swamy's remarks on mosques

 BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday sought to distance himself from his party colleague Subramanian Swamy's controversial comment that "a mosque is not a religious place", holding it was a comment made by him in his "personal capacity" and nothing to do with the party.

Subramanian Swamy defends mosque ''not a religious place'' remark

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy, who created a controversy by claiming that mosque is not a religious place and can be demolished any time, on Sunday defended his remark and said that the Islamic places of worship have been demolished for public purposes in British times.

BJP downplays Swamy's controversial remark on mosques

The BJP on Sunday downplayed party leader Subramanian Swamy's mosque 'not a religious place' remark, saying there can be no comment that that is negative to anyone's beliefs, faith or place of worship.

Mosque is not a religious place, can be demolished any time: Subramanian Swamy
Mosque is not a religious place, can be demolished any time: Subramanian Swamy

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has stoked a huge controversy by stating that a mosque is just a building and can be demolished any time.

Mosque in premises: HC asks Centre to produce records

The Delhi High Court today asked the Centre to produce the relevant records, including order on construction of the court complex, to ascertain since when a mosque has been in existence in its premises.

Gunmen kill six in Kabul Sufi mosque attack

Gunmen attacked a Sufi mosque in Kabul on Saturday evening, killing at least six people and leaving five others wounded, police officials said, shattering a recent calm in the Afghan capital.

Delhi HC calls for lease deed on PIL against mosque in its premises

Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked its registry to collect and place before it the original lease deed of the court complex to ascertain from when a mosque has been in existence in its premises.

Mosque torched near Bethlehem in suspected hate crime

 A West Bank mosque was set alight in a village near Bethlehem Tuesday with anti-Arab slogans in Hebrew sprayed on a nearby wall, Palestinian witnesses said.

Mosque torched in West Bank

 A mosque was set ablaze early Wednesday in the West Bank village of Jabaa near Bethlehem, in another suspected hate crime by Jewish extremists, officials said.

Peshawar mosque attack: Around 1,000 worshippers trapped inside

At least 4 people were killed and 30 others injured on Friday when seven militants attacked a Shi'ite mosque in northwest Pakistan.

Notably, around 1,000 people were present in the mosque at the time of the attack.

Militants storm Shi'ite mosque in Pakistan

At least 11 people were killed and 60 others injured on Friday when seven militants attacked a Shi'ite mosque in northwest Pakistan.