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Top US law official calls gurdwara shooting a hate crime


August 11th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Oak Creek (Wisconsin), Aug 11 (IANS) As thousands of mourners paid their last respects to six Sikh worshippers gunned down at a Sikh gurdwara here, US Attorney General Eric Holder ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooting: Lone bullet hole left as grim reminder


August 10th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Oak Creek (Wisconsin), Aug 10 (IANS) As the Sikh gurdwara where six worshippers were killed reopened after being swept, scrubbed and painted, a lone bullet hole was left unrepaired as ... Read more...

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Manipur on brink of breakdown with 99 days of blockade


November 7th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 7 (IANS) As one travels along the national highway in Manipur inhabited by two rival tribal groups - the Kukis and the Nagas, one can see the ... Read more...

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US East Coast braces for monstrous hurricane


August 26th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Americans along a 700-mile stretch on the East Coast braced for monstrous Irene hurricane heading their way and posing the biggest hurricane threat to the United ... 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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Samuel Jackson to make his Broadway debut as Martin Luther King Jr.


April 17th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): Actor Samuel L.Jackson will make his Broadway debut as Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. in "The Mountaintop", a play that recounts the night before the civil rights leader's ... Read more...

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Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech was written in Liverpool


April 5th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5(ANI): Liverpool Tourism officials have claimed that African American civil rights leader Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech was written at a city centre hotel.The claim has been ... Read more...

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FBI joins probe into shooting of Sikhs in US


March 8th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) joined the probe into the shooting of two elderly Sikhs in California as a shocked community announced a $30,000 ... Read more...

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Martin Luther’s statue to be unveiled alongside Lincoln, Jefferson replicas in Washington


February 18th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Martin Luther King's statue would reportedly be unveiled in the National Mall in Washington on August 28 this year alongside America's two best-loved former Presidents Abraham Lincoln and ... Read more...

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s son eyeing buying piece of New York Mets


January 31st, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 31(ANI): Late American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.'s son is reportedly interested in buying piece of the New York Mets baseball team.The Mets owner Fred Wilpon had ... Read more...

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India asks UN to do more against sexual violence


December 18th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 18 (IANS) Advocating greater participation of women in the areas of conflict prevention, peace negotiations, peace keeping and post conflict reconstruction, India wants UN organs to do more against ... Read more...

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Soul Icon Aretha Franklin Suffering From Pancreatic Cancer?


December 9th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It came as a real shock to Aretha Frankiln's fans when a reputed American magazine reported that the Queen of Soul is battling against pancreatic cancer. ... Read more...

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After Obamas visit, Mani Bhavan expects tourism boost


November 7th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is the first high-profile international visitor to set foot in the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya in the last 50 years and ... Read more...

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Mahatma Gandhi a hero to the world: Obama (Lead) (With images)


November 6th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi is a "hero not just to India but to the world", US President Barack Obama wrote in the visitor's book after spending an engrossed half-an ... Read more...

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Mahatma Gandhi a hero not just to India, but to the world, says Obama


November 6th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov.6 (ANI): Visiting U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday described Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, as "hero not just to India, but to the world" during a personal pilgrimage ... Read more...

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Obama calls Mahatma Gandhi a hero


November 6th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi is a "hero not just to India but to the world", US President Barack Obama said Saturday after visiting the Mani Bhavan where the apostle ... Read more...

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NY Gov. Paterson gets laugh with Tiger Woods joke on Al Sharpton’s b’day


October 10th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 10 (ANI): Governor of New York David Paterson praised Rev. Al Sharpton for "doing for justice what Tiger Woods did for cocktail waitresses" during a birthday party for ... Read more...

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Late “Original Civil Rights Photographer” Ernest Withers Was An FBI Informant?


September 15th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Sep 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After around two years of investigation, a Memphis based media source has come out with reports that claim that the famous civil rights photojournalist Ernest Withers ... Read more...

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Palin criticised for ‘hijacking’ Martin Luther King’s democratic values


August 29th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, Aug 29 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been criticised for espousing democratic values previously projected and promoted by civil rights leader Martin Luther King and former President Abraham ... Read more...

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Glenn Beck’s honor rally in front of Lincoln Memorial causes widespread controversy


August 28th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Glenn Beck is hosting a large rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, the 47th anniversary of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic ... Read more...

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A PIL that unravelled one of India’s biggest scams


August 28th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Itanagar, Aug 28 (IANS) Bamang Tago, a civil rights leader, did not have the faintest idea that a PIL (public interest litigation) he filed way back in 2004 could ... Read more...

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Mel Gibson slammed over alleged taped rant


July 2nd, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): Civil rights leader Revd. Jesse Jackson has slammed Mel Gibson amid reports he used offensive racial language in an expletive-laden, recorded argument with his ex-girlfriend.Websites TMZ.com and ... Read more...

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South Carolina factfile (To go with Nikki Haley wins, in line to become South Carolina governor)


June 23rd, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The following is a factfile on South Carolina, the eastern coastal state in the US that may soon see Indian-American Nikki Haley as governor. Population: 4.5 millionCapital: ColumbiaMajor ... Read more...

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Vernon Jordan Set To Play Cameo In “The Good Wife”


May 12th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez May 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Vernon Jordan, the renowned civil rights leader and an adviser to some of the ex Presidents of the United States will feature on tonight's episode ... Read more...

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US President speaks in warm tones at the funeral of Dorothy Height


April 30th, 2010 - 12:08 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Apr 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Barack Obama remarked about the civil rights leader Dorothy Height that she was a ‘humble but a tireless force for equality and justice.’ Dorothy ... Read more...

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Palestinians take Gandhi’s path and win followers


April 29th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
West Bank, Apr.29 (ANI): Though militancy and stone throwing remain deeply ingrained in the Palestinian psyche, passive resistance protests on the lines of what India's iconic leader Mahatma Gandhi followed and espoused ... Read more...

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Malcolm X’s killer Thomas Hagan freed on parole


April 28th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Malcolm X’s killer – Thomas Hagan has been freed on parole. The wait for freedom has been long and hard for him, because he was freed ... Read more...

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Malcolm X assassin freed on parole


April 28th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 28 (IANS) The man who shot dead US civil rights leader Malcolm X has been granted parole after spending 44 years in jail. Malcolm X was murdered Feb 21, 1965 ... 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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Civil rights leader Benjamin L. Hooks dies at age 85


April 16th, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Nashville, Apr 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Civil rights leader Benjamin L. Hooks has died. He was 85 years old. His death was confirmed by State Rep. Ulysses Jones, who disclosed that Hooks died ... Read more...

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India to have “Hip-Hop Summit” in November


February 27th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 27 (ANI): "Music4Peace Tour" will organize a "Hip-Hop Summit" in India in November, according to reports.The "Music for Peace Tour Initiative" is a coalition of organizations and non-profits who ... Read more...

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NAACP Gets A New Leader


February 22nd, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar New York, Feb 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has Roslyn M. Brock as its new Chairwoman. Being one of the oldest civil rights ... Read more...

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Ronald Harwood to script Martin Luther biopic for Dreamworks


January 20th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Oscar winning screenwriter Ronald Harwood will pen the screenplay for the civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. biopic that will be made by DreamWorks Studios, ... Read more...

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Obamas serve meals to homeless on Martin Luther King Day


January 19th, 2010 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (DPA) US President Barack Obama and his family served meals to the homeless to mark Martin Luther King Jr Day. The president, First Lady Michelle Obama, her mother Marian ... Read more...

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Annise Parker And Gene Locke Could Not Secure Majority, Head For Runoff


November 4th, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Houston, Nov. 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The city of Houston has faced a problem regarding the election of it's mayor. The two candidates who were running for the seat, have headed ... Read more...

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