Jama Masjid: News

24 Nov 2022


Jama Masjid bans entry of unaccompanied women: Report

Delhi's Jama Masjid has attracted a fresh row of controversy after it reportedly issued a 'diktak' (settlement) prohibiting entry of solitary women into the mosque without a male companion.

12 Jun 2022

West Bengal

Prophet row: Protests, arrests across several states; internet services suspended

Fresh violence broke out in West Bengal's Howrah on Saturday against the controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad made by former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

10 Jun 2022


Prophet remarks: Protests outside UP, Delhi mosques after Friday prayers

Massive protests erupted in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur on Friday in response to derogatory remarks made by former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled party leader Naveen Jindal about Prophet Muhammad.

21 Jul 2021


Delhi: People celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, offer namaz at homes amid pandemic

Devotees mostly stayed indoors to offer namaz and celebrate Eid-ul-Adha in Delhi on Wednesday, as religious and festive gatherings remain prohibited in the city to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

01 Aug 2020


Gurugram: Truck driver, transporting meat, brutally assaulted; one arrested

In full public view, a man was thrashed with rods and hammers in Haryana's Gurugram on suspicion that he was carrying cow meat. The victim, a man named Lukman, was chased by cow vigilantes and beaten on Friday, showing how law and order has collapsed in the celebrated city.

08 Jun 2020


Unlocking begins: Devotees visit religious places, pray while maintaining distance

More than two months after they were shut, religious places, malls, restaurants, and hotels, reopened today as India took small steps towards unlocking.

17 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

Out on bail, Bhim Army Chief reaches Jama Masjid

Chandrashekhar Azad, the chief of the Bhim Army, participated in yet another protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Delhi's Jama Masjid, the spot where he appeared four weeks ago.

15 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

Chandrashekhar Azad gets bail; temporarily barred from staying in Delhi

Almost four weeks after his arrest, Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad was granted bail on Wednesday.

14 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

At Azad's bail hearing, judge asks if cops read Constitution

A judge of Tis Hazari Court reminded today that protesting is a constitutional right and can take place in any corner of the country.

03 Jan 2020

Uttar Pradesh

UP Police serves notice to dead man after anti-CAA protests

Much has been said about Uttar Pradesh Police's handling of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the state last month.

27 Dec 2019


Mumbai: Pro and anti-CAA protests take place just 4-km apart

Mumbai witnessed unusual scenes today with pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests taking place just 4 kilometers away from one another.

21 Dec 2019

Delhi Police

Anti-CAA stir: 15 arrested over Daryaganj violence, detained minors released

Late last evening, Daryaganj in Old Delhi became the epicenter of tensions after almost 40 people, including minors, were detained. The people were taken into custody after a protest against the new law on citizenship took a violent turn.

21 Dec 2019

Delhi Police

#CAAProtests: Agitation turns violent in Delhi; minors, Chandrashekhar Azad detained

A day of peaceful protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) took a violent turn late Friday night in Delhi.

20 Dec 2019

Red Fort

#CAAProtests: Cops try detaining Bhim Army's Chandrashekhar Azad, he escapes

A short while ago, New Delhi's historic Jama Masjid witnessed dramatic scenes as Chandrashekhar Azad, the chief of the Bhim Army, led a massive protest against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, defying orders of police.

04 May 2019


#CBSEClass12Results: Cook's daughter Sana Niyaz tops Delhi government-schools with 97.6%

Sana Niyaz, the daughter of a cook at an Old Delhi restaurant, has emerged the topper of all the Delhi government schools in the CBSE Class 12 exams.

25 Jan 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Delhi: Two Jaish terrorists, planning attack on Republic Day, arrested

In a major achievement, the Delhi police on Thursday announced its special cell has arrested two Jaish-E-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists who were allegedly planning attacks in the National Capital on Republic Day, Saturday.

02 Nov 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi: Confused over SC order, firecrackers sellers shut shops voluntarily

Ahead of Diwali, dealers have decided to voluntarily shut their firecrackers shops in Old Delhi as they are confused about the Supreme Court order.

04 Sep 2018


#TravelBytes: Best places to visit in September in India

With the monsoon showers starting to recede, paving for the coming Autumn season, September makes for an apt period to plan your next outing.

22 Aug 2018

Delhi University

#FoodBytes: 5 places in Delhi for desi, delectable street food

Delhi is as much India's food capital as otherwise. With the best possible amalgamation of cuisines from all over the country, influenced by the vast cultured population that reside there, it is a foodie's heaven.

21 Aug 2018


Bakrid 2018: All about date, significance, celebrations, and more

Bakra Eid, also traditionally called Eid-al-Adha, is one of the two Eid festivals, observed by followers of Islam, around the world.

14 Aug 2018


Independence Day: Delhi Metro Violet Line services to begin early

Metro services on Delhi Metro's Violet Line will begin at 4:30 am tomorrow to facilitate movement of people who wish to attend the Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort, officials said today.

13 Aug 2018

Red Fort

#TravelBytes: 5 unique restaurants in Delhi you must try

There are two things that Delhi has no dearth of - first being people, and the second, is the number of places to eat at.

13 Aug 2018

Delhi Government

Will Delhi's iconic Meena Bazaar be relocated? Traders protest

It was in 2004 when a petition was filed to revamp Jama Masjid and its surroundings.

12 Aug 2018

Red Fort

Independence Day: Traffic restrictions in Delhi from Monday

Traffic restrictions will be in place for Independence Day function at the Red Fort and on its full dress rehearsal tomorrow.

26 Jul 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Three including Bareilly Imam booked for threatening triple-talaq victim

UP's Bareilly Shahar Imam, who issued a fatwa against a triple-talaq victim, and two others have been booked on charges of threatening the woman.

28 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Indians in US jail: Nikki Haley wants matter "resolved"

The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) took up the issue of 52 Indians languishing in a detention center in Oregon when US Envoy to the UN Nikki Haley visited the Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib in Delhi today.

28 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Delhi: Haley visits Gauri Shankar Mandir, Jama Masjid, gurdwara, church

The US envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, visited a temple, mosque, gurdwara, and church in Delhi, a day after she said freedom of religion was as important as freedom of people and their rights.

18 Feb 2018


Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, family reach India on first official-visit

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has arrived in India for a week-long visit along with family. Minister of State for Agriculture Gajendra Singh Shekhawat received Trudeau.

11 Feb 2018


#MosqueMeToo: Even sacred places like Mecca aren't safe for women

For millions of Muslims, Mecca is the holiest place. An estimated 2mn head there annually for Hajj.

07 Jan 2018


Upcoming in Delhi: Traffic restrictions, cancellation of 100 flights daily

Delhiites should prepare for difficulty in moving around as the national capital gears up for two important events: an Asean summit (January 25) and Republic Day celebrations (January 26).

07 Dec 2017


BJP's Vinay Katiyar: Delhi's Jama Masjid was "Jamuna Devi Temple"

BJP MP, Vinay Katiyar is known to stoke controversies. After claiming that Taj Mahal was built by breaking down a Shiva Temple, the Bajrang Dal chief has now declared that Delhi's Jama Masjid was earlier known as "Jamuna Devi Temple."

19 Nov 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistan Defence's Twitter account suspended for morphed anti-India photos

The Twitter account of the Pakistan Defence Forum, a long-running portal dedicated to Pakistan's armed forces, has been suspended shortly after posting fake anti-India news.

11 Oct 2017


A court order can't stop Delhi from celebrating Diwali

Despite the ban on firecrackers in Delhi, you can still procure some legally. It won't be easy though: you will have to undertake a six-eight hour journey costing few thousands.

29 Aug 2017


Delhi: Metro ridership witnesses sharp decline in June after price-hike

Following the fare hike in May, Delhi Metro witnessed a decline of nearly 1.5 lakh commuters a day in June.

15 Aug 2017


I-Day: Seven-layer security in Delhi amid terror threat

To combat possible terror strikes on Independence Day, Delhi has got a seven-layer security guard this time.

01 Aug 2017


2010 Jama Masjid blast: Charges ordered against Yasin Bhatkal, others

A Delhi court has ordered framing of charges against Indian Mujahideen chief Yasin Bhatkal and 10 others in the 2010 Jama Masjid blast.

30 Jun 2017


Delhi: Abducted kid rescued after being sold twice on WhatsApp

A two-and-a-half-year-old boy was rescued after being kidnapped and sold at least twice, each time at a higher price.

21 Apr 2017


MCD elections: C-voter Survey spells trouble for AAP, Congress

The ABP-C Voter survey has revealed that the BJP is set to win all three wings in the MCD elections in Delhi.

13 Apr 2017

Uttar Pradesh

Sambhal: Editor-in-chief of news channel arrested for spreading communal tension

Editor-in-chief of Hindi news channel Sudarshan, Suresh Chavanke, was arrested on charges of inciting communal tension and hurting religious sentiments in Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh.