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US senators call for Sikh hate crime tracking


August 24th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Nineteen US Senators, led by California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, have urged the Justice Department to track hate crimes against Sikhs as they are particularly susceptible to ... Read more...

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Mumbai violence: 22 injured cops still in hospitals


August 12th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) As many as 23 policemen, who were injured during Saturday's mob violence in south Mumbai, continue to be under treatment at various city hospitals while 22 ... Read more...

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World Bank opens office in Myanmar


August 1st, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 1 (IANS) The World Bank opened its first country office in Yangon's Inya Lake Hotel Wednesday while granting $85 million to support reforms in the country.Visiting World Bank ... Read more...

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Gehlot cancels Ajmer visit after security concerns


July 31st, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 30 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has reportedly been forced to cancel his two days tour of Ajmer following security concerns, informed sources said Monday. Gehlot's ... Read more...

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Assam NGOs against Bangladeshis’ deportation allowed to amend PIL


July 27th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday permitted two Assam-based NGOs to include West Bengal and Meghalaya as parties in their PIL seeking to restrain the central and ... Read more...

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Shettar to be elected Karnataka BJP legislature party leader Tuesday


July 9th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators in Karnataka will Tuesday elect Jagadish Shettar as their new leader to make him the party's third chief minister in the ... Read more...

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Rajasthan woman approaches court to annul child marriage


June 12th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, June 12 (IANS) A 24-year-old woman Tuesday approached the Rajasthan High Court's Jodhpur bench requesting it to annul her marriage that was solemnised when she was nine years old.After ... Read more...

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Kashish returns, set to take queer films straight to hearts


May 21st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) It's time for the queers to get the straight treatment! With over 125 films in different languages from across the globe, the third edition of ... Read more...

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Navy preventing Goa Christians from praying at chapel: Congress MP


May 9th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A Congress MP Wednesday accused the Indian Navy of repeatedly barring Christians from praying at a sacred chapel on the Anjadip island, a few hundred ... Read more...

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People clash with police, dozen injured in Kashmir town


March 15th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 15 (IANS) Over a dozen people, including six policemen, were injured Thursday when police resorted to a baton charge to disperse a procession in Jammu and Kashmir's border ... Read more...

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Jats to step up stir, government warns of stern action (Lead, Changing Dateline)


February 20th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), Feb 20 (IANS) As their talks with the district administration in Haryana's Hisar failed to reach a settlement, leaders of the Jat community called for stepping up their ... Read more...

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South African mother suspected of killing three kids


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Jan 2 (IANS) A 36-year-old pregnant woman in South Africa is being investigated for allegedly murdering three of her children in Western Cape province, said authorities.The lady, whose ... Read more...

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Chimps likely to warn groups unaware of dangers


December 30th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Animals are known to sound alarm calls when predators are around, particularly when their kin are present, reveals a study.But when chimps spot a snake, they ... Read more...

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Rahul assures Bundelkhand people of central package


December 8th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, whose interventions have brought the backward Bundelkhand region into national focus, Thursday listened to the complaints of residents of ... Read more...

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Government considering separate community policing wing


November 25th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The government would consider institutionalising community policing by setting up a separate wing in police forces and allow law-abiding citizens to participate in police ... Read more...

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Day after fire, anxious, angry wait at hospital


November 21st, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Many eunuchs belonging to the Akhil Bharatiya Kinnara Samaj waited overnight outside the Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital here, searching for missing community members, a day ... Read more...

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The more the merrier, says Mizo man with 39 wives, 94 kids


October 24th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Baktawng (Mizoram), Oct 24 (IANS) Many would consider it an achievement of Biblical proportions! With 39 wives and more than 120 children and grandchildren, all staying together, a tribal Christian ... Read more...

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Chennai transgender model to compete in international pageant


October 13th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 13 (IANS) City-based transgender model Malaika, 28, will represent India in the Miss International Queen 2011, a beauty contest for members of the community to be held ... Read more...

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Ten years after 9/11, Indian Americans have come a long way


September 10th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Ten years after terrorists struck US unleashing a backlash against the South Asians given their close resemblance to the hijackers from the Middle East, the community ... Read more...

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NGOs release report on forced eviction in Delhi


July 5th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A coalition of civil society organisations Tuesday released a report highlighting the "grave violation of human rights" resulting from forced eviction of people in a ... Read more...

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Memories of anti-Sikh riots hard to forget: Amarinder


July 1st, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, July 1 (IANS) Almost 27 years after the anti-Sikh riots took place, the Punjabi and Sikh communities have moved on but it would be unfair to ask them ... Read more...

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New public prosecutors appointed in 2002 communal riots case


June 17th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, June 17 (IANS) In an unusual turn of events, two new public prosecutors have been appointed at a time when the Dipda Darwaja massacre case trial, in which 11 ... Read more...

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Nine injured in violence in Haryana’s Hisar (Lead)


June 14th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), June 13 (IANS) At least nine people, including four policemen, were injured in a clash between protestors, including Dalits, and police personnel Monday, police said.Following this, police arrested ... Read more...

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12 arrested following violence in Haryana town


June 13th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), June 13 (IANS) At least 12 people, including state president of the Non-Jat Association (NJA), were arrested here Monday for breaching ban on any assembly of five or ... Read more...

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Ten people wounded in attacks on Christian community residences in Pakistan


April 30th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 30(ANI): At least ten people, including police officials, were wounded in attacks on houses of Christian community members in Lahore on Saturday.Demonstrators attacked the residences of members of the Christian ... Read more...

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Snake-charmers protest with snakes outside Dikshit residence


April 25th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Pipe-playing snake charmers with their dancing snakes staged a unique protest outside Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's residence Monday demanding the inclusion of the community ... Read more...

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Pak Christians say they’re being persecuted for US drone attacks


April 24th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 24(ANI): Pakistani Christians are being persecuted for US drone attacks on Islamic militants hiding in Pakistan's tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, according to community members.The Christian minority, which accounts for ... Read more...

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Dubai based company begins Indian visa services


April 6th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Abu Dhabi, Apr.6 (ANI): BLS International Services, a Dubai-based company will start handling outsourced Indian passport and visa services from five centres across the UAE.The company has won a contract from the ... Read more...

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Pakistanis furious as consulate fails to meet demand for passports


March 28th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Mar. 28 (ANI): Pakistanis living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have expressed annoyance over the indifferent attitude of their government to requests to ease passport renewal services.Applicants gathered outside the ... Read more...

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Haryana Jats end stir, start clearing railway tracks (Second Lead)


March 26th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) Members of the Jat community Saturday afternoon withdrew their three-week-long agitation for a job quota after the Haryana government gave a written assurance on their ... Read more...

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Jats seek written assurance on quota (Lead)


March 26th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) Just hours after Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced that Jats had suspended their protests, leaders of the community Saturday said they would seek ... Read more...

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Haryana Jats call off agitation, to lift railway blockades


March 26th, 2011 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) Jat community members, who had been protesting in Haryana for the last three weeks and had blocked rail tracks at several places, have suspended their ... Read more...

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High court asks agitating Jats to leave rail tracks


March 24th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 24 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court Thursday directed Jat community protesters to immediately leave railway tracks that they have blocked in several parts of Haryana for ... Read more...

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Alternative site proposed for razed Delhi mosque (Lead, superseding earlier story)


March 21st, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which razed an illegally built mosque in Jangpura area of the city, Monday proposed to give an alternative site to ... Read more...

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Jat issue raised in Rajya Sabha, government to make statement (Lead)


March 15th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The ongoing agitation by the Jat community in Haryana over job reservation surfaced in Rajya Sabha Tuesday with the government assuring a statement on ... Read more...

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