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Shuffling guidance with Shirdi Sai Baba ‘blessing cards’ (With Images)


September 18th, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Shirdi Sai Baba, regarded as a saint by his millions of devotees cutting across religions, did not leave any writings behind. But now his blessings have ... Read more...

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US embassy mourns Sikh deaths in Winconsin


August 6th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The US embassy Tuesday mourned the deaths of six Sikhs in a gurdwara attack in Wisconsin and said it was "deeply saddened" by the reckless ... Read more...

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Pakistan condemns Quran burning in US


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan has condemned the April 28 burning of copies of the Quran by US pastor Terry Jones in Florida."Pakistan strongly condemns the burning of the holy ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton wishes ‘Shubho Nobo Borsho’ to Bengalis


April 13th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has wished "Shubho Nobo Borsho!" to Bengali communities around the world on "Poila Boishakh", the Bengali New Year. "Americans have been ... Read more...

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Keep windows shut, shops closed: Ajmer residents told


April 8th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 8 (IANS) Residents whose houses face the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti have been asked to keep their windows shut while the Pakistan president is inside the ... Read more...

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Religion fascinates Lucy Liu


October 8th, 2011 - 2:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) "Charlie's Angels" star Lucy Liu is open to studying different religions because she feels people's beliefs and faith can help them overcome various difficulties in their ... Read more...

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With Sai Baba gone, Puttaparthy faces uncertainty


April 28th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), April 28 (IANS) A sense of uncertainty looms large among people over the future of this town following the demise of Sathya Sai Baba, who ... Read more...

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Sai Baba’s life inspired people: Sonia Gandhi


April 24th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday expressed her condolences to the devotees of Sathya Sai Baba who passed away earlier in the day."I am pained ... Read more...

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Only praised development efforts of Modi, Nitish: Hazare (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare Sunday sought to "clarify" that he was opposed to communalism even as he had praised chief ministers Narendra Modi and ... Read more...

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Christians attend midnight mass across India


December 25th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Panaji, Dec. 25 (ANI): People from Christian community attended midnight mass in churches on the Christmas eve across the country.Scores of people gathered at the churches and sang carols."We have ... Read more...

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Dhaka parliamentary body wants laws common to all


December 21st, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 21 (IANS) A committee of Bangladesh's parliament has recommended a common law to govern people of all faiths with regard to marriage registration, succession and the giving and taking of ... Read more...

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US cable praises India’s secular society


December 18th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/London, Dec 18 (IANS) A diplomatic cable sent by the US embassy here to Washington says America can learn a lot from the Indians' tolerance for all faiths, according to whistleblowing ... Read more...

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Ayodhya verdict: Sunni Waqf Board files appeal before Supreme Court


December 14th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): The Sunni Central Waqf Board on Tuesday filed a petition before the Supreme Court, challenging a Allahabad High Court judgment in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suits.Advocate ... Read more...

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Sunni Waqf Board to move Supreme Court against Ayodhya verdict


December 14th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): The Sunni Central Waqf Board is expected to file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in ... Read more...

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Oz school sacks Santa to make non-Christian pupils feel more included


December 8th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 8 (ANI): A school in Victoria, Australia has banned the celebration of Christmas in its premises so that non-Christian pupils will not feel excluded.The Victorian kindergarten, Montessori Marvels Preschool in ... Read more...

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Oust extremists from Asia, says Malaysian PM


December 3rd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 3 (IANS) Calling for "a movement of moderates" in Asia, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has urged political parties of the region to effectively marginalise the "extremist groups ... Read more...

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Yagna in Jammu to pay tribute to terror victims


November 25th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 25 (IANS) A massive weeklong yagna, fire ritual, to pay tribute to victims of terrorism all across the country began here Thursday.Special prayers will be offered at "Sarv ... Read more...

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Sikh Americans disappointed at Obama skipping Golden Temple


November 1st, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) Sikh Americans are still upset over US President Barack Obama's decision to skip a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, saying the reasons given ... Read more...

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Srinagar walk for peace on Gandhi Jayanti


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Fayaz AhmadSrinagar, Oct.2 (ANI): On the occasion of International Non-Violence Day and the 141st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, people in Srinagar took part in a peace march on Saturday to ... Read more...

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Disneyland Muslim woman employee agrees to wear beret over hijab to end standoff


September 30th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
California, Sep 30(ANI): A Muslim woman employed by Disneyland in California has agreed to wear a beret over her hijab at work after the theme park objected to her religious headscarf.The Council ... Read more...

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In Ayodhya, a temple that is open to all faiths


September 25th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 25 (IANS) Idols of Lord Rama, Gautam Buddha, Lord Mahavir, an image of Makkah-Madina, a picture of Prophet Zarathustra...No matter which faith you belong to, chances ... Read more...

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Obama: Ahmadinejad’s remarks on 9/11 were ‘offensive’ and ‘hateful’


September 24th, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Barack Obama on Friday called Iranian President Ahmadinejad's remarks on 9/11 'offensive' and 'hateful.'Obama made the comments in response to a question from BBC Persian. ... Read more...

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Ayodhya verdict: Two-day holiday for Karnataka schools


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 22 (IANS) Karnataka Wednesday declared a two-day holiday for all educational institutions Friday and Saturday, imposed orders restricting gatherings to less than five people, and banned liquor sale here in ... Read more...

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Sikhs in US happy Obama may visit Golden Temple


September 16th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) The small but influential Sikh community in the US has expressed joy at reports that President Barack Obama may visit their holiest shrine, the Golden ... Read more...

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Ground Zero Imam says proposed mosque site not “hallowed ground”


September 14th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): The Islamic cleric behind the proposed Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero in New York, Feisal Abdul Rauf, has claimed that the site is not a "hallowed ... Read more...

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Imam vows to go ahead with Ground Zero mosque (Lead)


September 13th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 13 (DPA) The imam behind the controversial planned Islamic cultural centre close to the site of the destroyed World Trade Center vowed Monday to press ahead with the project. Speaking ... Read more...

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Imam vows to go ahead with Ground Zero mosque


September 13th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 13 (DPA) The imam behind the controversial planned Islamic cultural centre close to the site of the destroyed World Trade Center vowed Monday to press ahead with the project. Speaking ... Read more...

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Ban on outsourcing to have little impact on Indo-US trade partnership, says Roemer


September 10th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): US Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer on Friday evaded a direct reply on the impact of the ban on outsourcing of the government IT and back office ... Read more...

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Obama sends out Eid-ul-Fitr greetings to Muslims


September 10th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.10 (ANI): U.S.President Barack Obama has sent out Eid-ul-Fitr greetings to all Muslims around the world.In a statement issued by the White House Press Secretary's Office, Obama said: "As Ramadan ... Read more...

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Pastor cancels plans to burn Qurans, then backtracks (Second Lead)


September 10th, 2010 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Gainesville, (US), Sep 10(DPA) A Florida pastor who wanted to burn Qurans to protest Islamic extremism said late Thursday that he might reconsider his earlier decision to call off the event. The ... Read more...

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9/11 Ground Zero mosque developer Sharif El-Gamal has a history of run-ins with the law


August 29th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 29(AN): Sharif El-Gamal, the Chief Executive of Soho Properties and the developer of Park51, has a history of at least seven run-ins with the law.Park51, originally named Cordoba ... Read more...

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A dargah, a Hindu caretaker and hundreds of believers (Feature with image)


August 25th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Dikom (Assam), Aug 25 (IANS) Seventy- two-year-old Khedan Prasad Singh has just arisen after an elaborate puja in his tiny home here. He prepares to offer namaaz soon after at ... Read more...

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People celebrate Onam across Kerala


August 23rd, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
By AshikThiruvananthapuram , Aug 23 (ANI): People in Kerala celebrated the harvest festival of Onam on Monday.During the occasion, women decorated their houses with intricate designs known as Pookalam, or Rangoli.Snakeboat races ... Read more...

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Muslims have been routinely praying near 9/11 attack site in the Pentagon


August 19th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19(ANI): The proposal to build a mosque near 9/11 ground zero in New York may have created outrage across the United States, but it has now come to light that ... Read more...

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Obama strongly backs building of Muslim community center, mosque near 9/11 site


August 14th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has strongly backed the building of a proposed Muslim community center and mosque near ground zero in Manhattan, two blocks away from the ... Read more...

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