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Hounded by kin, couple moves Bengal rights panel


September 18th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Threatened by relatives for marrying outside their religions, a man and his wife from the city Tuesday approached the West Bengal Human Rights Commission seeking its ... Read more...

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India in touch with US over gurdwara shooting


August 6th, 2012 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) India got in touch with US authorities and Sikh community groups started emergency response to Sunday's shooting attack on a Wisconsin gurdwara as messages of ... Read more...

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This is not the change we wanted: Bengal intellectuals


April 17th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Expressing concern over instances of "police excesses" in West Bengal, a section of human rights activists and intellectuals Tuesday said people were fast losing trust ... Read more...

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Toongate: Kolkata continues to protest


April 16th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Kolkata Monday continued to be rocked by protests over the arrest of Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra for allegedly circulating 'defamatory' cartoons targeting West Bengal ... Read more...

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Gaga’s new single ‘Judas’ upsets catholic campaigners


April 12th, 2011 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga has been slammed by Catholic rights campaigners for her controversial use of religious imagery in her upcoming single "Judas".Dailystar.co.uk reports, the singer ... Read more...

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Rights groups threaten fast for Maoists’ release


December 8th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Demanding release of recently arrested senior Maoists, including state committee secretary Sudip Chongdar alias Kanchan, and withdrawal of forces from West Bengal's Maoist-affected districts, civil rights groups here ... Read more...

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Indian American activist Mallika Dutt wins Courage Award


September 29th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Indian American civil rights activist Mallika Dutt will be honoured by the Asian American Justice Centre (AAJC), a leading US civil rights organisation, with the American ... Read more...

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Most aspiring MPs in Orissa are tax evaders


April 20th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) A majority of Lok Sabha candidates from Orissa are tax evaders, reveals an analysis of the affidavits submitted by them while filing nomination papers. Of the 157 who ... Read more...

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Martin Luther King III arrives in Kerala


February 22nd, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 22 (IANS) American human rights activist Martin Luther King III arrived here Sunday on a three-day state visit. He will be the Kerala government's guest, as the state celebrates the ... Read more...

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Spike Lee, Tyler Perry nominated for NAACP Image Awards


January 28th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): American filmmakers Spike Lee and Tyler Perry have been nominated for the NAACP Image Awards. They were leading the pack when the civil rights organisation announced the ... Read more...

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Martin Luther King III to be state guest in Kerala


January 10th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 10 (IANS) Martin Luther King III, American human rights activist, will be the Kerala government's guest next month, as the state celebrates the golden jubilee of his legendary father Martin ... Read more...

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Obama victory would be a dream come true for French blacks


November 1st, 2008 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 1 (DPA) When French historian Pap Ndiaye was asked recently what Barack Obama's election as US president would mean to him personally, his voice grew soft: "I will be very ... Read more...

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Wait begins for part two of Nanavati’s Godhra report


September 25th, 2008 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The tabling of part one of the inquiry report headed by Justice G.T. Nanavati Thursday created a furore with its conclusion that the Godhra train burning ... Read more...

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British Sikh girl wins right to wear kada in school


July 29th, 2008 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) A British Sikh teenager Tuesday won a high-profile legal case to be allowed to wear a 'kada' in school. Aberdare Girls' High School near Cardiff in South Wales ... Read more...

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Trust vote? It’s all about distrust, say people


July 22nd, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) It should be about the future of the nation, the issues that confront it and the challenges that lie ahead. But the trust vote in parliament seems ... Read more...

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McCain praises Obama at NAACP


July 17th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain has already begun scoring points in the run-up to the November presidential poll. On Wednesday, while addressing the National Association for the ... Read more...

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Modi’s Rath designer now takes him on in poll fray


December 10th, 2007 - 12:58 pm ICT by admin
By Ravishankar Ahmedabad, Dec.10 (ANI): A graduate of the Ahmedabad-based National Institute of Design (NID), who made an animation film on the 2002 post-Godhra riots, has decided to contest this year's Assembly polls ... Read more...

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NID designer of Modi’s 2002 Gaurav Rath is now challenging him in Maninagar


December 9th, 2007 - 7:41 pm ICT by admin
By Ravi Shankar Ahmedabad, Dec 9 (ANI): Five years have passed since Pravin Mishra, an alumnus of the coveted National Institute of Design (NID), designed the Gaurav Rath for incumbent Chief Minister Narendra ... Read more...

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