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Pakistani society careless about kids’ safety: Media


August 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) The primary responsibility for protection of children falls on the family -- but families in Pakistan seem to be the "nodal point" for child abuse, two ... Read more...

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St. Petersburg gays to rally despite ban


July 7th, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The St. Petersburg gay and transsexual community will stage a parade despite the city council's ban on the event, according to organiser Yury Gavrikov.St. Petersburg ... Read more...

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Ministers behind crackdown on Ramdev: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


February 24th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court slammed the Delhi Police for its handling of Baba Ramdev's Ramlila ground protest in June last year, spiritual guru ... Read more...

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Emergency will not be repeated: Pranab


June 13th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) Noting India's current situation has some similarities to the 1970s which led the then Indira Gandhi regime to impose an emergency, Union Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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Civil society members divided over Ramdev’s fast


June 4th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Even as yoga guru Baba Ramdev Saturday drew thousands of supporters at the Ramlila Ground here for his fast against black money, some civil society ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen to be released today


April 18th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Raipur, Apr 18 (ANI): Civil rights activist Binayak Sen, who was sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of sedition by a Raipur court on December 24, is likely to be released today.The ... Read more...

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Prashant Bhushan threatens to sue Digvijay Singh


April 16th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Civil rights activist Prashant Bhushan, a member of the joint committee for drafting the Lokpal Bill, Friday said he would sue Congress general secretary Digvijay ... Read more...

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Supreme Court grants bail to Binayak Sen


April 15th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to civil rights activist Binayak Sen, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of sedition and for having ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga upsets Catholics with new single ‘Judas’


April 11th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights have criticized Lady Gaga for her single ‘Judas.’ The song is on the yet-to-be-released album ‘Born This Way.’A ... Read more...

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SC to hear Binayak Sen’s bail plea on Monday


April 10th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the bail plea of civil rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of ... Read more...

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Supreme Court issues notice to Chhattisgarh Govt. on Sen bail plea


March 11th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Chhattisgarh Government on the bail plea of civil rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen, who has been sentenced ... Read more...

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Supreme Court to hear Binayak Sen’s bail plea


March 11th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): The Supreme Court will today hear the bail plea of civil rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of sedition ... Read more...

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Godhra case should be re-investigated: Prashant Bhushan


March 1st, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The February 2002 burning of a train coach in Gujarat's Godhra town should be re-investigated as the verdict was based on wrong evidence, prominent lawyer and civil ... Read more...

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Godhra sentencing based on dubious evidence: Swami Agnivesh


March 1st, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Noted civil rights activist Swami Agnivesh Tuesday said the sentencing of 11 people to the gallows and 20 others to life imprisonment in the Godhra train-burning incident ... Read more...

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Maya Anegelou receives the ‘Medal of Freedom’


February 16th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) American autobiographer, Maya Anegelou received the highest civilian award in the U.S. in a ceremony in Washington.Born Marguerite Ann Johnson in Missouri, U.S in 1928, ... Read more...

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Mercy’s family may sue Madonna


February 6th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) The family of Madonna's adopted daughter Mercy James in planning to sue the pop queen after she broke her promise to let them see the girl.They claim ... Read more...

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ExpressJet Airlines Pilot Michael Roberts Refuses Full Body Scan And Pat Down


October 21st, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Michael Roberts, the commercial pilot of ExpressJet Airlines recently came to limelight when he refused to undergo full body scan at Memphis International Airport, a reputed ... Read more...

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Lana Lawless Files Lawsuit Against LPGA Over Birth Rule


October 14th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez San Francisco, Oct 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lana Lawless, who underwent a sex reassignment surgery five years ago, has filed a lawsuit against Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) due to the ... Read more...

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UK civil rights campaigners slam ‘Stasi-style’ CCTV alert website


October 5th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct. 5 (ANI): Campaigners have criticized a new website that allows anyone in Europe to monitor commercial CCTV footage live online as a "Stasi-style citizen spy game" that should be banned.According ... Read more...

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Civil rights campaigners protest ‘Stasi-style’ CCTV alert website


October 5th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct. 5 (ANI): Campaigners have criticized a new website that allows anyone in Europe to monitor commercial CCTV footage live online as a "Stasi-style citizen spy game" that should be banned.According ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga sparks outrage by wearing raw meat outfit to MTV Awards


September 14th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): Lady Gaga has once again raised eyebrows by wearing an outfit made of raw meat to the MTV Video Music Awards.The 24-year-old 'Bad Romance' singer wore a dress, ... Read more...

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US restaurant chain sued for sacking ‘too fat’ waitresses


August 26th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Two busty waitresses have launched a multi-million dollar law suit against restaurant chain Hooters after they were fired for being "too fat".Cassandra Smith, 20, and Leanne Convery, 23, ... Read more...

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Melissa Etheridge’s Ex Communicates About Their Split


May 25th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 25, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Melissa Etheridge is the illustrious American rock vocalist and musician, who has also been one of the chief and eminent symbols of homosexual/lesbian pride ... Read more...

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Pak group calls for protection of persecuted Hindu scheduled castes in country


May 18th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 18 (ANI): Lending a voice to the long-standing demand of the suppressed Hindu minorities, the Scheduled Caste Rights Movement (SCRM) has urged the government to table a parliamentary legislation in ... Read more...

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Palestinian children living in poverty


May 11th, 2010 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 11 (IANS) Three out of four Palestinian children in East Jerusalem live below the poverty line, a report has said. The survey conducted by an Israeli rights group, Association for Civil ... Read more...

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Obama urges Hampton students to use education for public good


May 10th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Hampton, Virginia, US, May 10 (ANI): US President Barack Obama told students at the historical African-American Hampton University, to utilize their education not just to secure gainful employment but also contribute ... Read more...

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President Barack Obama Breaks Down At Dorothy Height’s Funeral


April 30th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington D.C., Apr 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dorothy Height, the pioneer for Civil Rights, passed away a few days back on 20th April at a ripe age of 98. The funeral ... Read more...

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100s Attend As Obama Eulogizes At Dorothy Height’s Funeral


April 29th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The funeral which was held to honor the life of Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height was said to have much of the same characteristics as the woman herself; ... Read more...

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Meghan McCain speaks against Arizona’s new immigration law


April 28th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Apr 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Senator John McCain’s daughter Meghan has spoken her mind against the Arizona’s new immigration law, which surprisingly is not in sync with her father’s views. Meghan ... Read more...

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Obama slams controversial Arizona immigration bill over ‘racial profiling’ fears


April 24th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Phoenix, Apr 24(ANI): Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a controversial immigration Bill into state law, which U.S. President Barack Obama said could violate people's civil rights.The Bill, which will take ... Read more...

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Jharkhand farmers protest over land acquisition


April 19th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Ghatsila (Jharkhand), Apr 19 (ANI): Eminent writer and civil rights activist Mahasweta Devi on Sunday joined hands with farmers in their struggle against the acquisition of farmland for a proposed steel plant ... Read more...

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Gurkha accused point’s finger at Cherie Blair for making money


April 14th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.14 (ANI): An official from a welfare group at the centre of the bitter controversy over Gurkha veterans being charged cash for advice on settling in Britain has accused Tony Blair's ... Read more...

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Wilma Mankiller Passes Away At 64


April 7th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oklahoma City, Apr 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wilma Mankiller, the ex-chief of Cherokee Nation breathed her last on Tuesday morning while at her house in Adair Count. The Oklahoma farm girl ... Read more...

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Chinese officials revoke porn fine on man following public outcry


March 27th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Yibin (Sichuan, China), Mar. 27 (ANI): The public bureau in Yibin, Sichuan province, on Wednesday revoked a decision to fine a man who allegedly downloaded pornographic content from the Internet, after his ... Read more...

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Islamic court in Nigeria bans Twitter for debating on amputation


March 25th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25 (ANI): An Islamic court in Nigeria has banned the use of Twitter and Facebook websites for conducting debates on the use of amputations as a form of punishment.The ... Read more...

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