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  • Diwaan of India's Ajmer Sharif Dargah backs Modi's campaign against cow slaughter

    The custodian of India's Ajmer Sharif Dargah — the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer — defended the Modi government's campaign against cow slaughter, calling upon Muslims across the country to quit eating beef, the Hindustan Times reported...

    Syed Zainual Abedin Ali Khan, the diwaan of Ajmer Sharif Dargah, was speaking at the closing ceremony of the 805th annual Urs held on Monday at the 12th-century shrine in...

  • Indian women in battle against Mumbai Haji Ali dargah ban

    A Muslim women's rights group is locked in a bitter legal battle with trustees of Mumbai's Haji Ali Dargah, built in the 15th century and popular not only with Muslims but Hindu devotees and sight-seeing tourists...

    Legend has it that Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, who became a Sufi saint, died during his spiritual journey and his body washed up on rocks in the Arabian Sea off south Mumbai...

  • India yet to grant Pakistanis visas for 806th urs of Khawaja Moinuddin at Dargah Ajmer Sharif

    India is yet to grant visas to Pakistanis wishing to attend the urs of Sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti at Dargah Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan from March 19-29, said the spokesperson for the Ministry of Religious Affairs on Friday...

    Read more: Diwaan of India's Ajmer Sharif Dargah backs Modi's campaign against cow slaughterPakistanis have been permitted to take part in the urs according to a 1974 agreement between both countries...

  • Blasts near Hazrat Zainab's shrine in Syria kill 20, IS claims responsibility

    AMMAN: Islamic State claimed responsibility for suicide and car bomb blasts that struck a Damascus suburb on Saturday near Syria's holiest Muslim shrine, and a monitoring group said at least 20 people were killed...

    State television showed debris, mangled cars and wrecked shops in a main commercial thoroughfare near the Sayeda Zeinab shrine, in an area where at least three bomb attacks claimed by Islamic State have killed and wounded...
  • Bomb attacks near Hazrat Zainab's shrine in Syria kill 50, wound 110

    DAMASCUS: At least 50 people were killed and 110 wounded on Sunday in three bomb blasts near the revered shrine of Hazrat Zainab (RA) outside the Syrian capital Damascus, state media said...

    Also that month, a blast ripped through a bus carrying Lebanese pilgrims headed to Hazrat Zainab (RA), killing at least nine people, in an attack claimed by Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front...

  • Judoka Shah Hussain to be Pakistan's flag bearer at Rio Olympics

    KARACHI: Judoka Shah Hussain will be Pakistan's flag bearer at the Rio Olympics, kicking off in Rio De Janeiro from August 5, Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Director Akhtar Ganjera told DawnNews on Wednesday...

    Traditionally, the captain of the Pakistan Hockey Team used to lift the national flag at the Games...

  • NAB drops corruption charges against Amin Fahim, 12 former bureaucrats

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau exonerated on Tuesday PPP leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim and about a dozen former bureaucrats from corruption charges and decided to proceed against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MNA Gulzar Khan over alleged allotment of state land...

    According to NAB’s spokesman, a meeting of the executive board presided over by the bureau’s Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, decided not proceed further against former...

  • Khurram, Umar Amin shine on opening day

    KARACHI: Umar Amin fell just one short of a century and Khurram Manzoor hit 82 as Pakistan ‘A’ reached 244-5 on the opening day of the first four-day unofficial Test against Sri Lanka ‘A’ in Colombo on Wednesday...

    Premadasa Stadium by home side skipper Ashan Priyanjan, Pakistan ‘A’ suffered an early blow when left-handed Umar Siddique departed for six with the total on 22...

  • THE H-BOMB: SADIQ AND AMIN

    He’s a United Nations designated terrorist, alleged mass murderer and looks like he hasn’t bathed since 1994, but at least he’s Sadiq and Amin...

    The first act of parliament they will pass is to make Indian-occupied Kashmir part of Pakistan and move the federal capital to Srinagar...

  • PPP leader Amin Fahim passes away

    HYDERABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party Vice Chair­man Makhdoom Amin Fahim died in a private hospital in Karachi on Saturday...

    Prominent among those who attended the funeral were PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf...

  • Makhdoom Amin Fahim — a dedicated leader and poet

    MAKHDOOM Amin Fahim, spiritual leader of the Sarwari Jamaat and an eminent leader of the Peoples Party who passed away in the early hours of Saturday, was also a distinguished poet of the Sindhi language...

    The eldest son of Makhdoom Mohammad Zaman Talibul Maula, an illustrious politician and a revered figure in the world of Sindhi literature, Makhdoom Amin was born on Aug 6, 1939, in Hala, Sindh, the ancestral town of the Makhdoom...

  • Amin Fahim gets bail in 11 corruption cases

    KARACHI: An anti-corruption court granted on Thursday interim pre-arrest bail to former commerce minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim in 11 cases pertaining to a multi-billion rupees trade subsidy scam...

    Former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Amin Fahim and some former and serving senior officials of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) along with civilians were booked in several cases for their alleged involvement in...

  • Anam Amin’s magical spell sinks Bangladesh

    KARACHI: Anam Amin’s magical display with the ball provided the winning touch as Pakistan beat Bangladesh by six wickets in the 2nd ODI to clinch the two-match series 2-0 at the Southend Club Ground in Karachi on Tuesday...

    The 23-year-old left-arm spinner, Anam, ended with figures of 10-5-7-4, as Pakistan restricted Bangladesh to a meager 123 after the tourists elected to bat first...

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