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India in touch with US over gurdwara shooting


August 6th, 2012 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) India got in touch with US authorities and Sikh community groups started emergency response to Sunday's shooting attack on a Wisconsin gurdwara as messages of ... Read more...

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Gandhi inspired world’s greatest leaders: US lawmaker


October 5th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Wishing millions of Indian-Americans and Indians around the globe on Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, a US lawmaker has said he shaped modern India and the world by ... Read more...

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‘Peaceful Anna protest a benchmark’


August 28th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Activist Anna Hazare's "historic and peaceful protest" at Ramlila Maidan can serve as an excellent example of how to mobilise people in a democracy, ... Read more...

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Mahatma’s grandson to attend Dalai Lama’s birthday bash


July 4th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, July 4 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Arun Gandhi and Martin Luther King III, son of late American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. are among the dignitaries scheduled ... Read more...

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US TV shows stir up row with comments on queen, blacks


April 30th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Television show hosts in the US stirred up a controversy during the British royal wedding when one of them called Queen Elizabeth II a "bumble bee" ... Read more...

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Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech was written in Liverpool


April 5th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5(ANI): Liverpool Tourism officials have claimed that African American civil rights leader Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech was written at a city centre hotel.The claim has been ... Read more...

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Martin Luther’s statue to be unveiled alongside Lincoln, Jefferson replicas in Washington


February 18th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Martin Luther King's statue would reportedly be unveiled in the National Mall in Washington on August 28 this year alongside America's two best-loved former Presidents Abraham Lincoln and ... Read more...

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Son Of Martin Luther King Jr., The Deceased Civil Rights Activist, Is Contemplating Acquisition Of A Portion Of ‘New York Mets’


January 31st, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 31, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): Martin Luther King III, who is the eldest son of the venerable American civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr., is purportedly addicted to becoming ... Read more...

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s son eyeing buying piece of New York Mets


January 31st, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 31(ANI): Late American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.'s son is reportedly interested in buying piece of the New York Mets baseball team.The Mets owner Fred Wilpon had ... Read more...

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India asks UN to do more against sexual violence


December 18th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 18 (IANS) Advocating greater participation of women in the areas of conflict prevention, peace negotiations, peace keeping and post conflict reconstruction, India wants UN organs to do more against ... Read more...

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FBI chief regrets remarks about Sikh Americans


December 11th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) FBI director Robert S. Mueller has apologised to a Sikh American civil rights and advocacy organization for remarks linking Sikh Americans to terrorism at an intelligence ... Read more...

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Obama gifts King memorial stone piece to Rajghat


November 8th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Monday gifted a piece of stone - a Martin Luther King memorabilia - to the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, once ... Read more...

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Mahatma Gandhi a hero to the world: Obama (Lead) (With images)


November 6th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi is a "hero not just to India but to the world", US President Barack Obama wrote in the visitor's book after spending an engrossed half-an ... Read more...

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Mahatma Gandhi a hero not just to India, but to the world, says Obama


November 6th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov.6 (ANI): Visiting U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday described Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, as "hero not just to India, but to the world" during a personal pilgrimage ... Read more...

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Obama calls Mahatma Gandhi a hero


November 6th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi is a "hero not just to India but to the world", US President Barack Obama said Saturday after visiting the Mani Bhavan where the apostle ... Read more...

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Jesse Jackson Criticizes Dan Gilbert’s Open Letter


July 12th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The American civil rights activist and Baptist minister Jesse Jackson has criticized yesterday Cleveland Cavaliers' owner Dan Gilbert's open letter where he rebuked LeBron James by ... Read more...

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Palestinians take Gandhi’s path and win followers


April 29th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
West Bank, Apr.29 (ANI): Though militancy and stone throwing remain deeply ingrained in the Palestinian psyche, passive resistance protests on the lines of what India's iconic leader Mahatma Gandhi followed and espoused ... Read more...

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Martin Luther King, Obama, Simon Cowell are greatest leaders for Brit teens


October 26th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Martin Luther King, Barack Obama and even X Factor judge Simon Cowell are among the all-time greatest leaders for Brit teenagers, according to a new poll.The poll ... Read more...

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US Congress commends Gandhi’s role in India’s formation (Lead)


October 16th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) The US Congress has acknowledged Mahatma Gandhi's unique role in the establishment of India and described him as a "man of all times and places". A resolution unanimously passed ... Read more...

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Gandhi a ‘man of all times and places’: US Congress


October 16th, 2009 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) The US Congress has passed a resolution congratulating the visionary leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, which enhanced the rapidly deepening friendship between the United States and India.Unanimously ... Read more...

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‘Without Gandhi, there would be no Obama as president’


October 8th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) "I surely believe without (Mahatma) Gandhi - without Gandhi in India - there would be no Barack Obama as president" of the United States. So said John Lewis, ... Read more...

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Obama joins India in celebrating ‘great soul’ Mahatma Gandhi


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) "The America of today has its roots in the India of Mahatma Gandhi," US President Barack Obama said Friday while expressing appreciation for the life and ... Read more...

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US envoy to India commemorates Gandhi’s birth anniversary


October 2nd, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.2 (ANI): US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer today commemorated the 140th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by joining the inter-faith prayer meeting and memorial ceremony at Raj Ghat.On ... Read more...

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Indian American activist Mallika Dutt wins Courage Award


September 29th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Indian American civil rights activist Mallika Dutt will be honoured by the Asian American Justice Centre (AAJC), a leading US civil rights organisation, with the American ... Read more...

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Emmet Till Makes News Years After His Death


July 10th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by GD
Emmett Till's name has made the headlines once more, so many years after his death (more than 50 years). Emmett Till, an African American, was killed at the age of 14 in ... Read more...

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Al Sharpton Credits MJ In His Speech For Bringing People Together


July 8th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by GD
Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a powerful speech at Michael Jackson's Memorial Service which was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The American Civil Rights activist also thanked Michael Jackson, crediting ... Read more...

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‘Past life’ author Walter Semkiw sheds light on rebirths (with image)


June 25th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Did you know that Mahatma Gandhi has been reincarnated as Van Jones, the celebrated American civil rights and environmental activist who was named ... Read more...

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Pullman Porters get their long due recognition


May 9th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by GD
The long unsung Pullman Porters are finally getting the recognition that that has been long overdue to them. They had to do physical labor, work for long hours, and got meager ... Read more...

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Martin Luther King III calls for non-violent revolution


February 17th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Condemning the Mumbai terror attacks as a "negative form of conflict", Martin Luther King III Tuesday called for a non-violent revolution and underlined that the world needs ... Read more...

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US team heads for India to retrace Martin Luther King’’s steps


February 13th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington/New Delhi, Feb.13 (ANI): US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton flagged off a delegation of musicians and politicians in Washington on Thursday who will be traveling to India for the celebrations ... Read more...

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India, US relations destined to grow stronger: Hillary Clinton


February 13th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) The deep and broad partnership that India and the US are forging based on common history and values is destined to grow even stronger in the future, says ... Read more...

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Gandhi inspired Martin Luther King to use non-violence: US House


February 12th, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution recognising Mahatma Gandhi's influence on Martin Luther King Jr and commemorating the golden jubilee anniversary of the American civil ... Read more...

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US envoy Mulford briefs Indian Government on Holbrooke’’s visit


February 11th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.11 (ANI): U.S. Ambassador to India, David C Mulford, said on Wednesday that President Barack Obama''s special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard C. Holbrooke, would visit New Delhi ... Read more...

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When Martin Luther King wanted India to lead the world to peace


January 20th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Fifty years back from the year Barack Obama will be taking oath as the US's first black president amidst a war-torn world, American civil rights leader Martin Luther ... Read more...

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Obama pays tribute to Martin Luther King


January 20th, 2009 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (Xinhua) US president-elect Barack Obama paid tribute to the late African-American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, a day before his inauguration as the 44th president of ... Read more...

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