27th May 2015

India: No flat for her in Mumbai because she is Muslim

By Omar Rashid Maharashtra, (The Hindu): Growing up in Gujarat post-2002 riots exposed her to religious prejudice and forced ghettoisation. So when Misbah Quadri moved to Mumbai, she hoped the city, known for its cosmopolitan culture, would treat her better. However, … Continued

27th May 2015

Pakistan: Gunmen kill three cops in Karachi

[A view of the police van which was fired upon by unknown attackers in Karachi. DawnNews screen grab]   KARACHI, (Dawn): At least three policemen, including a sub-inspector and two constables, were killed and another wounded early on Wednesday when unidentified … Continued

26th May 2015

India: Indian heat wave kills hundreds

  The deadly wave of extreme temperatures in India looks set to continue this week, authorities have said. The authorities have promised financial compensation to some of the victims’ families. The heat had so far claimed at least 539 lives, … Continued

25th May 2015

Pakistan: Three dead, 15 hurt in Hub motor cycle blast

  KARACHI, (The News): Three people were killed and fifteen others injured when militants targeted a convoy carrying President Mamnoon Hussain’s son in Hub area of Balochistan late Sunday night, police said. “An explosive laden motorbike parked at a roadside … Continued

21st May 2015

India: Firm rejects MBA graduate’s job application because he is Muslim

  Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): A Mumbai-based diamond export company has allegedly rejected the job application of an MBA graduate because he is a Muslim, prompting the National Commission for Minorities to take up the case of religious discrimination, news reports … Continued

19th May 2015

Pakistan: Drone strike in North Waziristan kills four

SHAWAL, (The News): A fresh drone strike in Shawal area of North Waziristan killed four people late on Monday.   According to sources, two missiles fired by the drone at a house also injured several others, besides demolishing the house. … Continued

16th May 2015

Pakistan: 3 terrorists killed in Rangers encounter

  KARACHI, (The News): Three terrorists were killed in a Rangers encounter late on Friday and early hours of Saturday in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Maymar area.   According to sources, a large cache of weapons was also seized in the encounter.   … Continued

16th May 2015

Pakistan: Fatima Bhutto: 1,000 Shia citizens killed in 2 years

[Photo: Fatima Bhutto] By Fatima Bhutto   Pakistan is a country of ghosts. They are everywhere, the victims and the perpetrators both. On Wednesday morning, six gunmen wearing police uniforms stopped an Al Azhar Garden bus carrying 60 Ismaili Muslims in … Continued

14th May 2015

Pakistan: 45 killed in attack on Ismaili community bus in Karachi

[Bus which was attacked being taken away]   KARACHI, (The News): Funeral prayers for 44 victims of the deadly gun-attack on an Ismaili community bus were offered Thursday morning at the Al-Azhar Garden colony in Karachi. The bodies were later shifted … Continued

13th May 2015

Nepal: Dozens killed after latest earthquake

  Authorities in Nepal are evaluating what to do next after a new earthquake on Tuesday killed dozens of people. The nation is still struggling to recover from April’s earthquake that left 8,000 dead. Tuesday’s 7.3 magnitude earthquake, centered between … Continued

11th May 2015

Pakistan: Bomb kills six including tribal leader in Bajaur

    KHAR, (The News): A bomb explosion on Monday killed at least six people including a pro-government tribal elder in restive Bajaur tribal agency near the Afghan border, officials said.   The attack took place in the village of … Continued

9th May 2015

Pakistan: Seven killed as two armed groups clash in NWA

  BANNU, (The News): At least seven people were killed in a clash between two armed groups in North Waziristan, sources said Saturday.   The sources said that the clash took place in Datta Khel area of the tribal belt … Continued

8th May 2015

Nepal: Death toll from deadly quake soars to 8,413

KATHMANDU, (Xinhua): The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Nepal soared to 8, 413 on Wednesday, the update from the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) said. The earthquake response 2015 report of NRCS said a total 17,576 others were … Continued

7th May 2015

Pakistan: Shia identity column in Hajj form is 20 years old

Photo: Sardar Mohammed Yusuf By Mirza Khurram Shahzad   SOCIAL Media is abuzz with criticism of a column in the Haj application form that seeks the identity of Shia Muslims. Many people insist that asking an applicant to reveal his … Continued

4th May 2015

Pakistan: Passenger vehicle crashes into shop in Peshawar, 5 killed

  PESHAWAR, (The News): A passenger vehicle crashed into a shop here on Monday.   Rescue officials said the crash led to the roof of the shop collapsing resulting in the death of five people.   Our correspondent says the … Continued

3rd May 2015

Nepal: Death toll in earthquake surpasses 7,000

    Officials in Nepal have said more than 7,000 people have been killed in the country’s earthquake. Survivors are facing a shortage of shelter while the main airport’s runway is struggling to cope with aid deliveries. Nepal’s authorities requested … Continued

1st May 2015

Pakistan: Three police officers killed in Karachi firing

    [Photo: Police personnel cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway. PPI]   KARACHI: At least three policemen, including a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), were killed on Friday when armed men opened fire … Continued

30th Apr 2015

Nepal: Death toll soars to 5,489 in earthquake

[Photo: People remove debris after earthquake in Lalitpur, Nepal, April. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)]   KATHMANDU, (Xinhua): The death toll from a powerful earthquake in Nepal climbed to 5,489 and a total of 10,965 others were injured, the Home Ministry said on Thursday. … Continued

29th Apr 2015

Pakistan: Karachi university professor shot dead in Karachi

    [Photo: Professor Wahidur Rahman was an instructor at the Karachi University’s mass communication department]   By Mohammad Raza   KARACHI, (Dawn): Assailants on Wednesday shot dead an assistant professor of the University of Karachi (KU) in Federal B … Continued

28th Apr 2015

Nepal: Govt declares 3 days of mourning after deadly quake

  As the search for survivors continues, Nepal’s government has declared three days of mourning. More than 4,000 people died in the massive earthquake at the weekend, with eight million affected across the region. Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Home … Continued


The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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