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BJP’s messy Karnataka story set to continue (News Analysis)


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Karnataka story has already left a bitter taste, not just in the state but across the country. Its maiden rule ... Read more...

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Maoist ideologue Satyamurthy dead


April 17th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) K.G. Satyamurthy, a Maoist ideologue and one of the founders of the People's War Group (PWG), died in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district Tuesday. He was 84.Satyamurthy, ... Read more...

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‘Shudra’ releases Saturday, highlights ills of caste system


April 13th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Many filmmakers have moved away from masala movies and made movies on socially relevant issues. The latest to join the list is director Sanjiv Jaiswal ... Read more...

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Kerala to adopt Narayana Guru’s philosophy in education


January 31st, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 31 (IANS) The Oommen Chandy government Tuesday cleared a committee consisting of education experts to submit a report on how the teachings and philosophy of social reformer Sree ... Read more...

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Cheers as Rajasthan celebrates R-Day


January 26th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 26 (IANS) More than 5,000 people packed into the Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Stadium here Thursday to watch Rajasthan Governor Shivraj Patil hoist the tricolour to mark ... Read more...

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Muslim body backs Congress


January 18th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Jan 18 (IANS) A Muslim body has urged people to vote for the Congress in the Uttar Pradesh elections, saying the party was best suited to pursue secular ... Read more...

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Am grateful for mistakes pointed out: Modi


September 17th, 2011 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) Ahead of his three-day sadbhavna fast, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said Friday he was "grateful" to those who had pointed out his "genuine mistakes" ... Read more...

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Violence as instrument of protest poses a big challenge: Chidambaram


September 10th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said the use of violence as an instrument of protest poses a "big challenge" for the country, besides that ... Read more...

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PM’s address at National Integration Council meet


September 10th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Following is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's address at the 15th National Integration Council meeting here Saturday:"I am very happy to welcome ... Read more...

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‘Proportionate electoral system will avoid vote wastage’


September 3rd, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The proportionate electoral system (PES) would give a chance to all citizens to elect their representatives without any wastage of votes, an expert said ... Read more...

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Government forms committee to set agenda for NIC meet


October 19th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The government Tuesday formed a standing committee led by Home Minister P. Chidambaram that will set an agenda for the meeting of the prime minister-led body ... Read more...

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‘Aakrosh’ has its heart in the right place (IANS Movie Review, Rating: ***1/2)


October 15th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: Aakrosh; Starring: Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Paresh Rawal, Bipasha Basu; Directed by: Priyadarshan; Rating: ***1/2Caste based atrocity is one of the worst, chronic and a few millennia ... Read more...

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Get rid of social evils for independent India: TV stars


August 14th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Every time the word 'independence' is uttered, it brings back memories of India's freedom struggle and instills a sense of pride and honour. But because of the ... Read more...

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613th birth anniversary of poet-saint Kabir celebrated


June 26th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 26 (IANS) More than 2,000 Kabirpanthis, followers of 15th century devotional poet Kabir Das, gathered here Saturday to celebrate his 613th birth anniversary or "praktyotsava (appearance in human form)" of ... Read more...

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Uddhav Thackeray nominated to NIC


June 4th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 4 (ANI): Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray has been nominated to the National Integration Council (NIC) that was reconstituted on April 5 under the chairmanship of Prime ... Read more...

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Hindus can be terrorists too - Pallavi Gupta


May 15th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 15, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):The D word has become common on television today. No, we're not talking about Dons; they are a matter of the past. It's the Dalit (untouchable) who ... Read more...

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Primitive tribe faces extinction due to their marriage system


March 10th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarTotpara (Jalpaiguri), March 10 (ANI): The endogamous marriage system practiced by members of Toto tribe in West Bengal may lead to the extinction of their clan since the children are ... Read more...

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Hindu, Muslims to celebrate Prophet’s birth anniversary


February 14th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) People from all communities gathered here Sunday afternoon to resolve to jointly celebrate Prophet Mohammed's birth anniversary and pray for the victims of Saturday night's Pune terror attack. After ... Read more...

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Why are Indian students being targeted in Australia? (Comment)


January 31st, 2010 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
By Lohit Shandilya I have lived in Melbourne for over seven years and there is no doubt that the situation has changed for Indians here. Denying racism in Australia is like denying casteism ... Read more...

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Basu was a towering figure: Sonia


January 17th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Describing Marxist leader Jyoti Basu as a "tireless crusader against communalism" and a "warrior for social justice", Congress president Sonia Gandhi said Sunday that he was ... Read more...

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Abolish casteism to integrate Hindus: RSS chief


December 15th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 15 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has called for the demolition of caste barriers which he said have obstructed the growth of Hinduism and shackled Hindu society ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh madrasa has Hindu children on roll


November 25th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Ekram AliMuzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Nov.25 (ANI): A unique endeavour to spread communal harmony and promote brotherliness among people of different religious faith has been made in an obscure village near Muzaffarnagar ... Read more...

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Sikhs take out religious processions ahead of Guru Nanak’s 541st birth anniversary in north India


October 31st, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/ Amritsar, Oct. 31 (ANI): Hundreds and thousands of Sikhs on Saturday participated in the annual religious procession "Nagar Kirtan", taken out as part of the festivities related to the birth ... Read more...

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Radio Pakistan spreads propaganda about Dalits in India


July 28th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
Abohar, July 28 (ANI) : Radio Pakistan, in its recent Punjabi Durbar programme, has said Scheduled Castes (SCs) children are being denied admission in schools in India, but nothing can be further ... Read more...

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Radio Pakistan’s Dalit propaganda exposed


July 14th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Abohar, July 14(ANI): Radio Pakistan, in its recent Punjabi Durbar programme, has said Scheduled Castes (SCs) children are being denied admission in schools in India, but nothing can further from the truth. ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav firm on opposing women’s quota bill in present form


June 6th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) A day after he threatened to consume poison inside the Lok Sabha over the women's reservation bill, Janata Dal-United president Sharad Yadav Saturday said that "no ... Read more...

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Kannada films got me recognition: Suhasini Mani Ratnam


June 2nd, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 2 (IANS) She has worked in all the four south Indian film industries but veteran actress Suhasini Ratnam says that she got huge fame and popularity by working in ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s millions belong to the poor, asserts Varun


April 27th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh), April 27 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Lok Sabha candidate Varun Gandhi Monday launched a scathing attack on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for amassing wealth, while stressing ... Read more...

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BJP, Shiv Sena remember Lord Rama only during polls: Sonia Gandhi


April 20th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by ANI
Marathwada (Maharashtra), Apr 20 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena of taking the country backward and said these parties remember ... Read more...

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Sonia launches campaign with Pawar, attacks communal parties


April 10th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sakoli (Maharashtra), April 10 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday teamed up with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar to launch a joint poll campaign in Maharashtra and hit out ... Read more...

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Manmohan declares himself fit enough to campaign


March 20th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has declared himself fit enough to campaign during the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Interacting with the media on the sidelines of ... Read more...

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Village heads join hands to enable administration to fight social problems


March 3rd, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Amritsar, March 3 (ANI): To bring change in public life by active participation, a novel beginning has been made here under which 100 village heads have extended their ... Read more...

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Goa faces neglect behind scenic facade: book


December 14th, 2008 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 14 (IANS) Domestic violence is "fairly common" in Goa. One-third of its women suffer from anaemia, and one-fourth are undernourished, says a new book that for a change takes the ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi asks Congress cadres to fight casteism


May 16th, 2008 - 8:58 pm ICT by admin
Amethi (Uttar Pradesh), May 16 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that lack of political awareness and casteism are the main reason behind the backwardness of some of ... Read more...

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Congress candidates exude confidence ahead of Karnataka polls


May 6th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, May 6 (ANI): Candidates representing the Congress party in the forthcoming Karnataka Assembly elections are confident about their partys performance. A Krishnappa, who is contesting from Krishnaraja Puram (K R Puram) ... Read more...

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