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Shillong choir founder named to World Choir Council

May 31st, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The founder, director and pianist of the prestigious Shillong Chamber Choir, Neil Nongkynrih, has been nominated to the World Choir Council, the apex body ... Read more...

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Expel three Christian priests: Kashmir Sharia court

January 19th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) A Sharia court Thursday issued a decree seeking expulsion of three Christian priests from Jammu and Kashmir and monitoring of the activities of Christian missionary schools ... Read more...

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Kashmir: Nostalgically frozen in time

October 16th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) The salubrious heights of Kashmir stand frozen -- somewhat early in the year perhaps -- but with a difference. An exhibition of photographs, dated between 1857 and ... Read more...

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Mizoram, Tripura beat terror past to become literacy front-runners

April 4th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, April 4 (IANS) Tripura and Mizoram -- the two northeastern states once ravaged by terrorism -- have successfully become front-runners in India's literacy movement.According to provisional data for the ... Read more...

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Controversial ‘Kumbh’ focusing on conversion begins in Madhya Pradesh

February 10th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 10 (IANS) A different kind of Mahakumbh began in Mandla in Madhya Pradesh Thursday. Unlike the rituals of bathing, devotional singing, and mass feeding of holy men and the ... Read more...

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Taliban claims responsibility for killing eight ‘Christian missionaries’ in Afghanistan

August 7th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug 7(ANI): The Taliban has claimed responsibility for killing eight "Christian missionaries" in Afghanistan.The claim comes after the bodies of eight foreigners and two Afghans were found shot to death ... Read more...

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Easter celebrated with prayers in northeast India

April 4th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, April 4 (IANS) Easter, signifying the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifiction, was celebrated Sunday in churches across northeast India with special prayer and worship programmes. Over 5.3 million Christians live ... Read more...

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PM speaks out against blind faith, outdated dogmas

January 16th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) India has no need of blind faith, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Saturday, and called for rational thinking to counter outdated dogmas and ideologies. "India does not ... Read more...

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Taliban warns Seoul against sending more troops

December 9th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 9 (DPA) The Taliban Wednesday warned the South Korean government against sending 500 soldiers to Afghanistan to take part in the fight against insurgents, saying Seoul must be prepared ... Read more...

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Kandhmal riot accused BJP leader takes oath

July 6th, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, July 6 (ANI): BJP leader Manoj Pradhan, who is an accused in Orissa's Kandhmal riots, took oath on Monday as member of the legislative assembly.Pradhan, who is currently out on bail, ... Read more...

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Darjeeling man held in Nepal for teen’s brutal murder

June 23rd, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 23 (IANS) A 42-year-old former school teacher, who migrated to Nepal from the hill town of Darjeeling in India's West Bengal state, was arrested for the brutal murder of a ... Read more...

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Terrorism in North East India

June 9th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Book Review: Assam:Terrorism And The Demographic challenge, by Col. Anil BhatCentre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi. K.W. Publishers. Price Rs. 195/ ------------------------------It has been reported that the notorious United Liberation ... Read more...

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Pak-Christian missions predict expansion of Taliban rule

April 21st, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr. 21 (ANI): Pakistan based Christian missionaries have predicted that the Taliban takeover of Swat will extend to more parts of the country, which will further worsen the conditions for ... Read more...

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Politics of hatred has left India bleeding (Comment)

December 30th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
The year 2008 can easily be marked as an unforgettable year in the annals of Indian christianity for the simple reason that the Christian community here faced its most trying and ... Read more...

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Faith in Jesus blossoms in Nepal’s prisons

December 24th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 24 (IANS) When the first Christian missionaries started trickling into Nepal after the forbidden Himalayan kingdom was opened to outsiders following a pro-democracy movement in 1950, they chose to take ... Read more...

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Anti-Christian violence a result of Hindu anger: Rajnath Singh(Interview)

October 11th, 2008 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) While distancing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the Bajrang Dal, party president Rajnath Singh has stopped short of blaming the rightwing outfit for continuing anti-Christian violence ... Read more...

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Union Cabinet meet today over attacks on Christians

October 8th, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): The Union Cabinet will meet here today to discuss the recent spate of attacks on Christians in Orissa and Karnataka. The Cabinet is expected to mull ... Read more...

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Attacks on Christians spread to Tamil Nadu

October 7th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Dharmapuri (TN)/Bangalore, Oct 7 (ANI): Attacks on Christians have now spread to Tamil Nadu. Miscreants have broken statues inside a Christian school in the state''s Dharmapuri District. The incident took place inside ... Read more...

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Shivraj Patil asks Orissa CM to take stringent measures

October 3rd, 2008 - 11:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Oct 3 (ANI): Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil on Friday said in a strongly-worded letter to Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to review the situation and take effective ... Read more...

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Day curfew re-imposed in Kandhmal

October 1st, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kandhmal, Oct 1 (ANI): A day curfew was re-imposed in nine police limits of Kandhmal district to curb violence. The curfew was re-imposed a day after mob violence occurred in five villages ... Read more...

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Three killed in fresh violence in Orissas Kandhmal District

September 30th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kandhmal (Orissa), Sept 30 (ANI): At least three people were killed and several were injured when the police opened fire to disperse the violent mob in Orissas Kandhmal District today. Police opened ... Read more...

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Dead body found in Orissas Raikia region

September 29th, 2008 - 9:10 pm ICT by ANI
Raikia/Bhubaneshwar, Sept 29 (ANI): A dead body was found floating in a river near Raikia region of Orissa on Monday, just two days after communal clashes in riot hit Kandhamal District ... Read more...

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Translated bible rocks Jharkhand assembly

September 23rd, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 23 (IANS) Controversial lines in a translated version of the Bible in Jharkhand rocked the state assembly Tuesday, leading to an assurance by the government that the book would be ... Read more...

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150-year-old cathedral set afire in Madhya Pradesh

September 19th, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 19 (IANS) A 150-year-old church in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur town was set on fire by two unidentified men, police said Friday.The altar and statues inside the 150-year-old St. Peter and ... Read more...

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Victim of terrorism - the common man

September 17th, 2008 - 11:46 am ICT by admin
By Shobha ShuklaRecently I had the privilege to hear Mr. Ajit Sahi, the Editor-at-large of Tehelka, speak on the 'Myth Of Terrorist Organisations----SIMI fictions'.His painstakingly collected and carefully analyzed information speaks of ... Read more...

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Forcible conversion unacceptable: Yeddyurappa

September 15th, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Sept 15 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday urged Christian missionaries not to indulge in forcible conversion, as it is unacceptable in a democracy. Yeddyurappa said, "There is ... Read more...

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Violence will be met with violence, Togadia warns

September 10th, 2008 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Unfazed by the criticism his group has faced over the violence in Orissa, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia has said that violence against Hindus will ... Read more...

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Mumbai Christians protest violence in Orissa’’s Kandhamal District

September 8th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai/Patna, Sep 8 (ANI): Christians took out a rally in Mumbai on Sunday to protest against the recent violence in Orissa''s Kandhamal District. Eminent social activists Teesta Setelvad and Swami Agnivesh joined ... Read more...

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President Patil to discuss Orissa incidents with prime minister

September 3rd, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil assured a pro-Christian party delegation from Kerala that she would discuss the issue of atrocities against minority Christians in Orissa with Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Orissa shuts down schools, colleges as protests spread (Second Lead)

August 24th, 2008 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (IANS) Orissa has ordered the closure of all schools and colleges in the state for a day Monday in view of the shutdown call of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) ... Read more...

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Thousands protest VHP leader’s killing, Orissa orders probe (Lead)

August 24th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (IANS) Orissa Sunday ordered a judicial probe into the killing of a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader and four others Saturday night, even as thousands of people blocked roads ... Read more...

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Thousands block roads in Orissa to protest killing of VHP leader

August 24th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (IANS) Thousands of people blocked roads and stopped trains in several places in Orissa Sunday to protest the killing of a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader and four others ... Read more...

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Peaceful demonstration against religious exclusivism during Popes UN address

April 22nd, 2008 - 7:36 pm ICT by admin
New York, Apr 22 (ANI): The Forum for the Protection of Religious Pluralism held a peaceful demonstration outside the United Nations Headquarters during Popes address to UN on April 18. A ... Read more...

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Rambo turns bloodiest ever with more than two kills per minute

January 28th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Rambo is back, but his return for the fourth time is the bloodiest yet, with a death toll of 236 in 93 minutes.The fourth instalment, simply called John ... Read more...

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