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Bengal ban on English, Bengali papers slammed


March 28th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) The West Bengal government's decision to ban all dailies except eight Bengali newspapers in state-funded libraries to promote "free thinking" among readers has drawn widespread ... Read more...

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Joachim Gauck elected German president


March 18th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Joachim Gauck, a former pastor and civil rights activist, was Sunday elected Germany's new president, BBC reported.The 72-year-old Gauck, from the erstwhile East Germany, won 991 ... Read more...

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4,500 km ‘yatra’ against Special Powers Act begins


October 16th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) A Srinagar to Imphal anti-Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) 'yatra' covering 4,500 km began here Sunday "to generate public opinion" for the withdrawal of the ... Read more...

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Fred Shuttlesworth dies at the age of 89 years


October 6th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beverly Hills, Oct 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Civil rights activist Fred Shuttlesworth has passed away at the age of 89. Shuttlesworth was an iconic rights activist who survived several assassination attempts and abuse ... Read more...

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Bengal Maoists ready for talks, says interlocutor


September 3rd, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) A team of interlocutors engaged by the West Bengal government to initiate talks with the Maoists Saturday said the rebels are ready for talks and ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves draft Lokpal bill


July 28th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved the draft of the anti-corruption Lokpal bill, to be presented in the monsoon session of parliament beginning Aug 1, ... Read more...

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Civil rights leader Clara Luper died


June 10th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oklahoma City, June 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Civil rights activist Clara Luper has died at the age of 88. The daughter of Clara revealed the death of her mother and said she had ... 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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Binayak Sen’s family ecstatic over dropping of sedition charges


April 15th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): Binayak Sen's family, including his wife Illina Sen and mother Anusuya Sen were elated on Friday after the Supreme Court verdict, which granted bail to the civil ... Read more...

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Godhra verdict travesty of justice: Prashant Bhushan (Second Lead)


February 22nd, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Prominent Supreme Court lawyer and public interest activist Prashant Bhushan Tuesday said the verdict in the Godhra train carnage case coming nine years after the incident was ... 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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Tight security in Raipur for court ruling on Sen (Lead)


December 23rd, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 23 (IANS) Rights activists from across India gathered here Thursday as a court was set to rule Friday in a case involving Binayak Sen, who spent two years in ... Read more...

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Rights activists await ruling on Binayak Sen


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 23 (IANS) Rights activists from across India are gathering here as a court is set to rule Friday in the case involving Binayak Sen, who spent two years in jail ... Read more...

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Google Doodle Honors Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks’ Bus Ride


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The African American woman Rosa Parks who heralded a new era of civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat to white passenger way ... Read more...

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‘Black Girls Rock’ Honors The Legandary Ruby Dee


November 8th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Iconic actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was honored at the 'Black Girls Rock' show that was aired on BET on Sunday night. The show ... Read more...

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Bishop Arthur M. Brazier Passes Away At 89


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Long time civil rights activist and author Bishop Arthur M. Brazier breathed his last on Friday after a long battle with prostrate cancer. The activist who ... Read more...

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Al Sharpton’s Sunday Show “Education Superhighway” Premieres On September 26


September 15th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Al Sharpton, the American Baptist minister, civil rights activist and radio talk show host is all set to launch his new show "Education Superhighway". The 2004 ... 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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Val Kilmer Says Sorry To New Mexico Neighbors


June 25th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 25, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): American actor Val Kilmer, who was facing protests from his neighbors in New Mexico, has now apologized publicly for his critical and insulting remarks.In ... Read more...

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Durban’s Indian community fully South African in World Cup


June 12th, 2010 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
Durban, June 11 (DPA) Durban's large Indian community joined the party in their native South Africa Friday, to celebrate the first World Cup ever held on African soil. With some three million people, ... Read more...

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PM nominates 14 members for National Advisory Council


June 1st, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has appointed 14 members to the National Advisory Council in consultation with its chair Sonia Gandhi, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) ... Read more...

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Mary J. Blige To Play Nina Simone In Biopic


May 17th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar May 17(THAINDIAN NEWS) R&B star Mary J Blige will be playing the role of Nina Simone in the upcoming film 'Nina'. Legendary artist Nina Simone is known for her jazz-infused ... Read more...

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Civil Rights Leader Dorothy Height Dies At 98


April 20th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Washington, Apr 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dorothy Height the famous U.S. civil rights activist breathed her last on Tuesday. 98 year-old Dorothy Height died in the Howard University Hospital of natural ... Read more...

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Renowned Civil Rights Activist Percy Sutton Passes Away


December 27th, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New York, Dec.27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Much acclaimed civil rights activists Percy Sutton, who was known to be one of the most competent black political leader, passed away on Saturday, sources ... Read more...

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Gani Fawehinmi Passes Away At 71


September 5th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by GD
By gina gomez It has been reported that prolific Nigerian attorney and human rights activist, Ganiyu Oyesola Fawehinmi, popularly known as Gani, has passed away. According to sources, his colleagues have said that ... Read more...

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Father might have wished one of us became an economist: Manmohan’s daughter


August 29th, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh might be saddened that none of his three daughters followed him in becoming an economist, but he never forced his wish on them, ... 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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Ansar Burney to file fresh mercy petition for Sarabjit


June 24th, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 24(ANI): Ansar Burney, the leading Pakistani Human Rights activist on Wednesday said that he would file a fresh mercy petition to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on behalf of ... Read more...

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Key events in Binayak Sen case since his arrest


May 25th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 25 (IANS) The following is a timeline of events since the May 2007 arrest of civil rights activist Binayak Sen on unproven charges of links with Maoists in Chhattisgarh. May 14, ... Read more...

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Rights activists welcome Binayak Sen’s bail


May 25th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 25 (IANS) Human rights activists in Chhattisgarh broke out into celebrations Monday after Binayak Sen, jailed for over two years under unproven charges of links with Maoists, was granted ... 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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Supreme Court notice to Chhattisgarh govt. on bail plea of activist


May 4th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): Acting on a bail petition filed by civil rights activist Binayak Sen, in jail for the last 22 months on charges of aiding and abetting naxalite activities ... Read more...

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SC issues notice to Chhattisgarh Govt. on detention of rights activist


May 4th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Raipur, May. 4 (ANI): The Supreme Court has issued a notice to Chhattisgarh Government questioning the detention of civil rights activist Binayak Sen.Sen has been languishing in jail for the last 22 ... 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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Obama Camp rejects Jackson’’s claim that he is no friend of Israel


October 15th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct.15 (ANI): Barack Obama''s campaign stepped in quickly Tuesday to distance itself from a claim by the Reverend Jesse Jackson that "Zionists" would lose clout under an Obama administration. ... Read more...

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