Don’t insult religion, says Pakistani PM

September 21st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Friday said freedom of expression could not be an excuse for insulting religious beliefs and inciting hatred.Speaking at an official ... Read more...

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UN’s Ban calls for restraint amid Middle East protests and violence

September 17th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for calm and restraint after the recent wave of hostilities in the Middle East.The fresh violence captured worldwide ... Read more...

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UN chief slams `hateful film’, calls for calm

September 14th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 14 (IANS) Calling for calm and restraint at the time of rising tensions, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned as "hateful" the anti-Islam that triggered anti-American ... Read more...

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Worshippers return to Wisconsin gurdwara

August 13th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) A week after a gunman killed six people in a Wisconsin gurdwara, mourners streamed into its prayer hall, bowing before the Holy Book, the Guru ... Read more...

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Before going to jail, Dharun Ravi apologises

May 30th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
New Brunswick, New Jersey, May 30 (IANS) Before turning himself in Thursday to begin serving a 30-day jail term for spying on his gay roommate with a webcam, Indian-American student ... Read more...

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Cheating in football is sin: Saudi scholars

May 10th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, May 10 (IANS) Football players who fool referees to score goals or to obtain penalties or fouls are committing a sin, two Saudi religious scholars have said."Cheating is deceiving ... Read more...

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Complacent bureaucracy India’s bane, says British professor

January 16th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Bigotry, centralised power of some chief ministers and a complacent and non-responsive bureaucracy are some of the negatives of the Indian state, a British professor ... Read more...

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12-students-to-a-class school wins award

January 8th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Jan 8 (IANS) A unique school here that admits no more than 12 students to a class and is strictly against rote-based education has won the 'Best Preparatory ... Read more...

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Haqqani resigns as Pakistani ambassador to US

November 22nd, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Hussain Haqqani, the Pakistan ambassador to the US, Tuesday submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in the wake of "Memogate" scandal, Dawn ... Read more...

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Behold India’s unfolding democratic revolution (Comment)

August 24th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
A unique revolution is unfolding across India. No matter what is the immediate outcome of this popular upsurge, triggered by the inspiring determination of a 74-year-old man's refusal to eat food ... Read more...

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Did political class let down Husain?

June 10th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The political class had failed M.F. Husain as the celebrated painter had to spend his last few years away from India, artists said Friday ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi extremists force baul singers to shave

April 12th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 12 (IANS) Islamist extremists in Bangladesh allegedly forced a group of bauls - mystic singers who live a nomadic life - to shave their hair and "express penance" ... 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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Court paves way for release of documentary on Kabir (Lead)

March 9th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday paved the way for the release of a 100-minute documentary film "Had Anhad", based on poet Kabir, asking the censor ... Read more...

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Tory chief Baroness Warsi attacks ‘bigotry’ against Muslims

January 20th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.20 (ANI): British Minister without Portfolio and Conservative Party chairman Baroness Warsi will on Thursday warn against trying to divide Muslims into 'moderates' and 'extremists', saying that it simply fosters ... 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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RSS involved in terror activities: Congress

November 2nd, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Pledging to fight communal and terrorist elements, the Congress on Tuesday accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its sister organisations of being involved in terrorist activities"Recent ... Read more...

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Jon Stewart Slams Rick Sanchez Who Was Fired From CNN for Bigotry

October 4th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rick Sanchez was fired from ‘CNN’ on October 1 after he made remarks which were considered to be bigotry against the Jews. Soon after, Keith Olberman cropped ... Read more...

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New York governor revives land swap offer for mosque

September 10th, 2010 - 3:59 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 10 (DPA) New York Governor David Paterson Thursday revived his earlier proposal to move the controversial mosque near Ground Zero to a state-owned property. Paterson was reacting to remarks of ... Read more...

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Religious leaders criticize targeting of Muslims over proposed 9/11mosque

September 8th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8, (ANI): Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders held an emergency summit in Washington to condemn "the derision, misinformation and outright bigotry" about American Muslims over the proposed Islamic Community Center ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton Endorses The Argentinean Bid To Put On Trial Alleged Iranian Bigots

August 12th, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 12, 2010 (Just Flashed): The American Secretary of State happens to be Hillary Clinton. Clinton stated on Wednesday that America supports the Argentinean demand that Iran transfer the Iranian ... Read more...

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Mosque to come up near 9/11 site amid opposition (Lead)

August 4th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 4 (IANS) The way has been cleared for converting a property near 'ground zero' in New York into an Islamic community centre and mosque. However, everyone is not ... Read more...

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Will enforce writ of state in Maoist-prone areas: PM

June 1st, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The government will enforce the writ of the state in dealing with the challenge of Maoist violence, while pursuing a policy to address the grassroots developmental ... Read more...

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Victims’ kins protest mosque plan at 9/11 site

May 27th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 27 (IANS) A community board has approved the construction of a mosque at the site of New York's World Trade Centre, which was destroyed in the September 11 terrorist ... Read more...

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Outrage over Melbourne school opting for halal sausages in welcome-back barbecue

March 6th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 6(ANI): The row over a welcome-back barbecue for students at a primary school in Melbourne has turned into a debate over the Islamic halal method of preparing meat.The debate erupted ... Read more...

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Hugh Hefner “not surprised” with Tiger Woods’ sexcapades

December 15th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): Playboy owner Hugh Hefner is not surprised with the exposure of Tiger Woods' sexcapades.However, the pioneer of sexual expression does not approve of his illicit affairs."There ... Read more...

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UK novelist Pullman to write another critical book on Christianity

September 6th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 6(ANI): British novelist Philip Pullman, who is the best-selling author of a trilogy of fantasy novels His Dark Materials which angered the Vatican, is all set to launch another assault ... Read more...

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Jessica Simpson ‘Indian giver’ Comment Controversy: Rocking the Popularity ‘Boat’

August 3rd, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by GD
'Watch what you say' might be the catch phrase for today's politically correct global community,but every now and then, there is always the occasional shooter-off who manages to land his (or as ... Read more...

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Akshay, Kareena smoulder in comically chaotic ‘Kambakkht Ishq’ (IANS Film Review; Rating: ***)

July 4th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Film: "Kambakkht Ishq"; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor; Director: Sabbir Khan; Rating: ***There's no business like show-off business. And "Kambakkht Ishq" has plenty to show off. Fabulous Hollywood ... Read more...

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Talibanisation of the mind in Pak a reality, says lawyer

May 9th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 9 (ANI): Last week a conservative schoolteacher in Rawalpindi hailed a cab to get to work in the morning. She wore a gown and had covered her head with ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi lays foundation stone for Medak IIT campus

February 27th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi Friday laid the foundation stone for the permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Andhra Pradesh's Medak district. The ... Read more...

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Sonia lays foundation stone for IIT in Medak

February 27th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kandi (Hyderabad), Feb 27 (ANI): UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi today said that science and technology must act as powerful force against narrow-minded bigotry and intolerance. Addressing a gathering of students and delegates ... Read more...

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New race row surfaces in UK’’s Metropolitan police force

February 25th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.25 (ANI): A new race row has surfaced within the Metropolitan Police amid claims that black community support officers have been forced to travel in different police vans to white ... Read more...

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Obama calls for a “new declaration of independence”

January 18th, 2009 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) President-elect Barack Obama set the tone for his historic presidency with a call to Americans to take up anew the principles of the nation's founders with "a new ... Read more...

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‘Mayawati feels Obama a kindered spirit’

December 29th, 2008 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has been so inspired by the victory of Barack Obama that she has shot off a letter of congratulations to the US president-elect, ... Read more...

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