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Mecca Masjid blast:15 yrs, 3 probe agencies, and a never-ending wait for justice

Nine people were killed, and 58 people were injured. Fifteen years after one of India’s worst terror attacks, multiple investigations, court cases, and a trail of tragedy, Zaffar still has no closure.
Policemen stand guard at the site of a blast in front of Mecca Masjid, the main mosque in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. (REUTERS)
Policemen stand guard at the site of a blast in front of Mecca Masjid, the main mosque in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. (REUTERS)
Updated on May 19, 2022 11:50 AM IST
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Ali Fazal visits Mecca, shuts down troll who said 'acting is haram'

  • Ali Fazal visited Mecca and Medina and shared a video from the trip on Instagram. He also penned a note to conclude his feelings on the spiritual trip. 
Ali Fazal at the Mecca-Medina. 
Ali Fazal at the Mecca-Medina. 
Published on Jan 20, 2022 11:45 AM IST
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Saudi boosts pandemic measures at Mecca's Grand Mosque

Workers have returned floor markings removed on October 17 to guide people to social distance in and around the Grand Mosque -- which is built around the Kaaba, the black cubic structure towards which Muslims around the world pray.
Saudi Arabia reimposed social distancing measures at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca(AP)
Saudi Arabia reimposed social distancing measures at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca(AP)
Published on Dec 30, 2021 05:40 PM IST
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Haj 2022 application process to start in November, vaccination mandatory

  • Union minister for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the selection process of Haj pilgrims will be in accordance with the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) guidelines.
New Delhi: Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi chairs Haj review meeting, in New Delhi, Friday.(PTI)
New Delhi: Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi chairs Haj review meeting, in New Delhi, Friday.(PTI)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 05:16 PM IST
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Muharram 2021: This is why Shia and Sunni Muslims fast on Ashura

  • Muharram 2021: Wondering whether to fast on the 9th or 10th of Muharram? Know the Islamic reason behind why Muslims fast on Ashura and the difference in the Ashura celebrations of Shias and Sunnis
Muharram 2021: This is why Shia and Sunni Muslims fast on Ashura(Photo by Tim Wildsmith/Abdullah Arif/Flo P on Unsplash)
Muharram 2021: This is why Shia and Sunni Muslims fast on Ashura(Photo by Tim Wildsmith/Abdullah Arif/Flo P on Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 18, 2021 03:07 PM IST
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