'Nine-year-old secures third place in Quran competition'

 A nine-year-old boy has secured third place in an international Quran competition held at Jeddah in Saudi Arabia recently, his father claimed on Thursday.

Jul 03, 2015, 00:26 AM IST

After Allah, second highest word that appears in Quran is 'ilm': PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday described knowledge as the focal point of all religions and said that education helped societies to come out of darkness.

Jun 15, 2015, 18:36 PM IST

US man pleads not guilty to federal terrorism charges

A man accused of trying to bomb an Army installation in support of a terrorist group on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to three federal charges.

Apr 22, 2015, 01:46 AM IST

Afghans protest at lynching of woman for allegedly burning Quran

Hundreds of protesters shouting "Down with ignorance!" urged the Afghan government Tuesday to bring to justice the killers of a woman lynched by a mob for allegedly burning the Quran. 

Mar 24, 2015, 14:45 PM IST

No plan to teach Gita in BMC schools, says Maharashtra Govt

The Maharashtra government on Friday made it clear that there was no plan to teach Bhagwad Gita to municipal school students here.

Mar 20, 2015, 17:27 PM IST

Pakistan school books to have Qoranic verses against corruption

The textbook board of Pakistan`s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has incorporated some verses of the holy Qoran, Hadith and wise sayings on the inner titles of the school books to discourage corruption and promote harmony in the society, media reported Monday.

Feb 23, 2015, 19:19 PM IST

'Govt of dharnas' will stall Delhi's development: Amit Shah

Hitting out at Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party, BJP Chief Amit Shah on Saturday asked people of Delhi not to choose a "government of dharnas" else the Centre would not be able to develop the national capital.

Feb 01, 2015, 00:30 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal used Anna Hazare: Uma Bharti

Union Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday accused AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal of "using" Anna Hazare and said the party does not deserve another chance as its government "ran away" from responsibilities after remaining in power for 49 days.

Feb 01, 2015, 00:19 AM IST

Delhi polls: Kejriwal criticises Modi for focusing on AAP

Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday criticised him for targeting AAP in his election rally and not touching upon critical issues like laying out a roadmap for development of the city.

Feb 01, 2015, 00:06 AM IST

Delhi statehood issue a sensitive one: Amit Shah

Terming as 'sensitive' the matter of granting full statehood to Delhi, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said it should not be made an election issue and called for a proper debate over it.

Feb 01, 2015, 00:05 AM IST

'Paanch Sawaal': BJP punches holes in AAP's manifesto, questions 'Golmaal' Kejriwal's promises

With the Delhi Assembly Elections right around the corner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) launched a third salvo on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday and posed its third set of 'paanch sawaal' (5 questions) to Arvind Kejriwal.

Jan 31, 2015, 21:21 PM IST

59 indicted by Pak court for burning alive Christian couple

Two clerics and four women were among 59 people indicted by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Wednesday for burning alive a Christian couple over alleged desecration of the Quran in Punjab province.

Dec 24, 2014, 16:21 PM IST

Jihad lures teens from unsuspected corners of France

For the French public, the idea is deeply jarring: youngsters from everyday backgrounds with names like Maxime, Helene and David joining the jihad or turning up in brutal Islamic State execution videos.

Nov 20, 2014, 09:55 AM IST

BJP's minority leaders mum over Madarsa controversy: Goa academic

Indian Muslims are being targeted by the ruling BJP, whose minority leaders are mum over comments like those against madrasas made on Sunday by its parliamentarian from Uttar Pradesh, Sakshi Maharaj, claims Urfan Mulla, a top official of the Goa Urdu Academy.

Sep 15, 2014, 08:44 AM IST

Murdered aid worker's brother says Islam 'not to blame'

The brother of British hostage David Haines murdered by Islamist militants today issued a tearful video statement about growing religious radicalisation in which he quoted a verse from the Quran.

Sep 15, 2014, 01:40 AM IST

Beatings and addiction: Pakistan drug `clinic` prescribes torture

Hashish addict Noor Rehman has spent three years chained to a concrete slab covered by insects.

Jul 25, 2014, 09:13 AM IST

Sri Lanka Buddhist monks in court accused of insulting Quran

Four of Sri Lanka`s most senior hardline Buddhist monks appeared in court Monday accused of insulting the Quran, in the first such case following a spate of religious hate attacks.

May 05, 2014, 15:49 PM IST

9/11 mastermind says Quran `forbids` violence to spread Islam

The self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, has released a manifesto claiming that the Quran forbids the use of violence to spread Islam.

Jan 15, 2014, 12:13 PM IST

Mob kills one in Pakistan over alleged desecration of Quran

A man was killed and four others were injured when a mob went on the rampage in Quetta on Wednesday over the alleged desecration of a Quran.

Dec 11, 2013, 22:47 PM IST

Digital version of Quran launched, gifted to Raj Thackeray

A Mumbai entrepreneur has introduced a multi-lingual digital version of the Quran for the benefit of Muslims and non-Muslims in the country.

Nov 06, 2013, 11:54 AM IST