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Goa civil society activists object to governor’s comments


June 9th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 9 (IANS) Civil society activists in Goa have expressed outrage at Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo's comments Friday about "self-styled civil society activists questioning the role of legislature".While ... Read more...

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US denounces civilians’ killings in Syria


June 8th, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) The White House has denounced the reported killings of civilians in the Qubair village in Syria's Hama province, calling for joint efforts in support of a ... Read more...

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Hello, This Is Nature’s Call From A Garbage Heap!


April 7th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla- WORLD HEALTH DAY -(CNS): Safe drinking water and proper sanitation facilities are basic necessities of life and the likes of you and me perhaps have never ... Read more...

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Chennai activists demand halt on profiling of ‘outsiders’


March 9th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 9 (IANS) The move by the Tamil Nadu police to enumerate migrant workers, students and tenants on the basis of their language is an affront to the constitutional ... Read more...

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Goa Bachao group accuses Ramdev of being unethical


December 12th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) A leading civil society group in Goa has taken affront to the name of a new anti-corruption movement started by Baba Ramdev here, accusing the yoga ... Read more...

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Lawyer complains of political, media reactions


September 28th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) senior counsel in Supreme Court K.K. Venugopal Tuesday termed as "affront" the remarks of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader ... Read more...

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Should communal violence bill be recast?


September 19th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Should the draft bill on communal violence be recast to obviate fears that it will encroach on the rights of states?Analysts differ on the ... Read more...

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Liberals cheer new US immigration rules, critics cry ‘amnesty’


August 20th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) The Obama administration's plan to focus its deportation efforts on illegal immigrants with criminal records or those who pose a threat to national security has been ... Read more...

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Hazare’s attack on PM not Gandhian, says Sibal (Lead)


August 14th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Stepping up its attack on Anna Hazare ahead of his Aug 16 fast, the government Sunday said the social activist's right to protest was ... Read more...

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Government steps up attack on Hazare


August 14th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Stepping up its attack on social activist Anna Hazare who has threatened to go on an indefinite fast from Aug 16 to push for ... Read more...

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US diplomat should apologise, demands Jayalalithaa (Second Lead)


August 14th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday demanded an apology from a diplomat at the US consulate here for her remark - "I became dirty and ... Read more...

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Burning Lokpal bill an affront to parliament: Government


August 4th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The government Thursday slammed the burning of copies of the Lokpal bill by Anna Hazare and his team members as "an affront to parliament"."It's an ... Read more...

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Hazare writes open letter to parliamentarians


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare Tuesday wrote an open letter to parliamentarians appealing to them not to pass the "anti-poor" Lokpal bill.In the letter, he said ... Read more...

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Over 100 killed in Quran burning protests in Afghanistan (Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 100 people have died in violence in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar, sparked by protests against a US pastor's burning of the holy ... Read more...

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Ban Ki-moon condemns UN HR official for ‘US orchestrated 9/11 terror attacks’ claim


January 26th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned one of the organisation's human rights officials for suggesting that the US had masterminded the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Richard ... Read more...

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Sikhs call off protest against Maken after his apology


January 4th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 4 (ANI): Sikhs called off a protest against Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken here on Tuesday after he apologized to them for releasing a poster in ... Read more...

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‘Trinamool showing mercy by not seeking President’s Rule’


December 31st, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 30 (IANS) Holding Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) squarely responsible for the ills plaguing West Bengal, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday said her party was showing mercy to ... Read more...

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Suicide attack in Pakistan affront to humanity: Obama (Lead)


December 26th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama condemned Saturday's suicide attack in northwestern Pakistan in which 44 people were killed, saying the terror strike is "an affront to humanity"."I strongly ... Read more...

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Obama condemns ‘outrageous’ suicide attack in northwestern Pak


December 26th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Honolulu, Dec 26 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has condemned Saturday's deadly suicide bomb strike in northwestern Pakistan as an "outrageous terrorist attack", in which dozens of people were killed ... Read more...

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The Doors, family members refuse to accept Morrison pardon


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 23 (ANI): Rock band The Doors and family members of late vocalist Jim Morrison have clearly said "thanks, but no thanks" to Florida officials for pardoning the singer of his ... Read more...

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MJ fans pissed over televised ‘Michael Jackson Autopsy’


December 12th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's fans have filed a petition to stop the broadcast of Discovery Channel's gruesome re-enactment of the singer's autopsy.They have termed the ... Read more...

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Nigeria files bribery charges against Cheney in LNG plant scandal


December 8th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Lagos, Dec 8 (ANI): The Nigerian anti-corruption agency has reportedly filed charges against former US Vice-President Dick Cheney for his alleged involvement in a bribery scandal involving Halliburton, the company he ... Read more...

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Musharraf vows not to visit India “ever again” following visa denial


December 4th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 4(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has vowed never to visit India again after being denied visa by its government."I have no words to explain my disappointment," the ... Read more...

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Dick Cheney faces bribery charges in Nigeria over LNG plant scandal


December 3rd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Abuja, Dec 3 (ANI): Nigeria's anti-corruption agency would reportedly charge US Vice-President Dick Cheney for his alleged involvement in a bribery scandal involving Halliburton, the company he once headed.Cheney was ... Read more...

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CPI-M students’ wing slams Rahul for equating Mao with Modi


November 30th, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 30 (IANS) The students' wing of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday slammed Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for equating Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi with legendary Chinese ... Read more...

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Pak snubs ‘impatient’ US’ demands for expanding areas for CIA drone operations


November 20th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 20 (ANI): The United States has renewed its pressure on Pakistan to expand the areas where CIA drones can operate inside the country, reflecting the concern that the US ... Read more...

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Wrong to see Muslim women who cover hair or body as a threat, says Cherie Blair


November 5th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife, Cherie, has backed Muslim women who wear 'burqas', saying that it was wrong to see those who cover their hair or ... Read more...

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Conseil Constitutionnel Upholds The Burqa Ban In France


October 8th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 8, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): France now joins the Dutch people in placing a ban on the Burqa. The law had been formulated last September when it had been ... Read more...

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Moderate Muslims slam Brit Islamic schools for forcing girl students to wear burka


October 3rd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): Hundreds of girls are reportedly being forced by Islamic schools in Britain to wear the veil in a move, which has been heavily criticised by the mainstream Muslims.Three ... Read more...

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India’s corrupt siphoned out $125 bn in eight years: Report (Lead)


September 14th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) More than $125 billion worth of funds meant for the uplift of Indians were illegally siphoned out of the country by corrupt politicians and corporates between ... Read more...

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Rampant corruption siphoning out funds from India


September 14th, 2010 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) Even as India's economic growth continues, the poor continue to stay poor with rampant corruption siphoning out over $125 billion in illicit capital flight between 2000-2008, ... Read more...

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Hundreds stage opposing demos at ground zero Islamic site


August 23rd, 2010 - 2:18 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Protesters against the construction of an Islamic community centre and a mosque near ground zero faced off Sunday with protesters in favour of the facility in New ... Read more...

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Nancy Pelosi Endorses The Scrutiny Of The Opponents Of The Controversial ‘Ground Zero’ Mosque


August 18th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 18, 2010 (Just Flashed): There is a disruptive debate in America currently that is related to the proposed erection of a mosque and a Mohammedan community center in New ... Read more...

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Radical Muslim group seeks Achuthanandan’s apology


July 30th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Radical Islamic outfit, Popular Front of India (PFI) Friday asked Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan to apologise for his statement that the outfit is aiming to convert ... Read more...

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BP faces Lockerbie accusations amid delays over oil cap tests


July 15th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged to look into demands from a group of senators for an investigation into charges that BP lobbied for the release ... Read more...

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