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Curfew relaxed in violence-hit Ghaziabad area


September 17th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Curfew was relaxed for five hours Monday in Ghaziabad's Masuri area where six people were killed in police firing three days ago and the kin of ... Read more...

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Prime accused in Mayawati statue vandalism held (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 27 (IANS) The prime accused in the vandalisation of Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati's statue in Lucknow was arrested in Gurgaon Friday night, police said.Amit Jani, president ... Read more...

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UP government races to restore Mayawati statue


July 27th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 27 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government was Friday hurriedly restoring a life-sized statue of former chief minister Mayawati to replace the one vandalised the day before.A replica ... Read more...

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Protest against mosque desecration in Kashmir


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) A mosque in a Jammu and Kashmir village was torched, leading to a shutdown in the area Monday and street protests as locals demanded that the ... Read more...

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‘Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter’ bad adaptation of good novel (Movie Review)


July 13th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter"; Cast: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper; Director: Timur Bekmambetov; Rating: 2.5/5Whether you like the film or not would depend on your sensibilities. If you are ... Read more...

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India asks Pakistan to ensure protection of minorities


May 9th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) India Wednesday asked Pakistan to ensure the protection of the constitutional rights of minorities following reports that Hindus in the country had been allegedly ... Read more...

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Kazakh men use national flag to collect trash


April 18th, 2012 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Kazakhstan have launched a criminal investigation into a report about a group of men using the national flag to collect garbage.The incident occurred ... Read more...

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Owaisi seeks action against lax cops for riots


April 12th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 11 (IANS) Voicing its concern over increasing incidents of communal violence in Andhra Pradesh, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), a key ally of the ruling Congress, Wednesday put the government ... Read more...

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Curfew relaxed in riot-hit old Hyderabad


April 11th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 11 (IANS) The situation remained peaceful in the riot-hit areas of old city of Hyderabad Wednesday as police relaxed curfew for the first time in four days.No untoward ... Read more...

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Curfew continues in riot-hit old Hyderabad


April 10th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 10 (IANS) Curfew continued in the riot-hit areas of the old city of Hyderabad for the third consecutive day Tuesday, with the situation remaining tense but under control.People ... Read more...

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Curfew continues in riot-hit old Hyderabad (Lead)


April 9th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) The indefinite curfew in the riot-hit parts of the old city of Hyderabad continued without relaxation for the second day even as the situation remained peaceful.According ... Read more...

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Curfew continues in old Hyderabad


April 9th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) The situation remained peaceful in riot-hit parts of the old city of Hyderabad Monday while the indefinite curfew continued for the second day, police said.According to ... Read more...

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More than 100 tombstones damaged in Goa, probe ordered


March 12th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 12 (IANS) Ordering a police probe into the vandalisation of more than 100 tombstones in Muslim and Christian graveyards in three places across Goa, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Over 100 tombstones vandalised in Goa


March 12th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 12 (IANS) Over 100 tombstones in Muslim and Christian graveyards have been vandalised in a mining town in Goa, police said Monday.The incidents took place in Curchorem, ... Read more...

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Five soldiers involved in Afghan Quran burning


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) US military investigators have concluded that five soldiers were involved in the burning of the holy Quran in Afghanistan last week, Xinhua reported.The soldiers removed the ... Read more...

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Obama apologisesn over Quran burning


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) President Barack Obama has apologised over the burning of Qurans by NATO troops at a US base in Afghanistan, calling it an inadvertent error, the ... Read more...

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Ukraine protesters face jail for insulting Indian flag (Lead)


February 18th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Feb 18 (IANS) Women protesters who climbed topless onto the balcony of the Indian ambassador's residence in Kiev and tore down the national flag may be jailed, police said.Activists ... Read more...

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Ukrainian girls may be jailed for insulting Indian flag


February 18th, 2012 - 6:19 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Feb 18 (IANS) A group of Ukrainian topless protesters may face jail term up to four years for climbing onto the balcony of the Indian ambassador in Kiev and ... Read more...

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Shutdown by Dalit groups in Andhra


January 30th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 30 (IANS) A day-long shutdown began in Andhra Pradesh Monday on a call given by Dalit groups to protest the recent desecration of statues of B.R. Ambedkar.Schools, ... Read more...

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Three held for desecration of Ambedkar statues in Andhra (Lead, With corrections in paras 10, 11)


January 28th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Police in Andhra Pradesh Saturday arrested three people for the recent desecration of statues of B.R. Ambedkar in East Godavari district as Dalit groups continued protests ... Read more...

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Three held for desecration of Ambedkar statues in Andhra


January 28th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Police Saturday arrested three people for recent desecration of statues of B.R. Ambedkar in East Godavari district as Dalit groups continued protests in ... Read more...

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Ambedkar’s statue again desecrated in Andhra


January 26th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) In the second such incident in less than a week, unidentified people desecrated a statue of B.R. Ambedkar in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district Thursday, triggering ... Read more...

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Clashes over desecration of Ambedkar statues


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Two groups clashed in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh Monday after unidentified people desecrated three statues of B.R. Ambedkar, police said.Police banned the assembly of ... Read more...

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Inheriting injustice: A chilling film on India’s Dalits


January 12th, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) "Every day two Dalits are raped and three killed," goes a shocking statistic in well-known filmmaker Anand Patwardhan's latest documentary, "Jai Bhim, Comrade".It begins with such ... Read more...

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US probes urination on dead Taliban fighters


January 12th, 2012 - 8:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) The US Marine Corps is probing an internet video that showed several soldiers were urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan."While we ... Read more...

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Ayodhya demolition behind 1993 Mumbai blasts, apex court told


November 1st, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court was told Tuesday that the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts were linked to the demolition of Ayodhya's Babri Masjid Dec 6, 1992 ... Read more...

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Injured in clashes, Kashmir youth dies after 13 months


October 12th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 12 (IANS) A teenager, who had been in a coma since being hit by a bullet in a clash between a mob and security forces last September, died ... Read more...

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Desecration of holy sites intolerable: Netanyahu


October 9th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Oct 9 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged not to tolerate any kind of vandalism directed at any religious site, after dozens of Arab graves were found ... Read more...

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Slap murder charge if holy book is damaged: SGPC


September 29th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 29 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will press for murder charge if anyone desecrates the Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar ... Read more...

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Sikhs on warpath in Pilibhit after holy book desecrated


September 16th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) A state transport corporation bus was burnt and two others damaged as protests by the Sikh community in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit district to protest desecration ... Read more...

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Over 100 killed in Quran burning protests in Afghanistan (Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 100 people have died in violence in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar, sparked by protests against a US pastor's burning of the holy ... Read more...

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Terrorist tag for Punjab Police demanded after turban incident


March 30th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 30 (IANS) A Sikh advocacy group has urged the US and Canada to declare Punjab Police a 'terrorist organization' after its treatment of protesting pharmacists in Mohali ... Read more...

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Pak Interior Minister is an India, US agent: Jamaat chief


March 28th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar. 28 (ANI): Jamat-e-Islami chief Syed Munawar Hassan has called Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik 'an agent of India and America'.Addressing a rally taken out from Khyber Plaza to Parliament House ... Read more...

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Afghan warlord on US payroll accused of terror campaign


March 18th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar 18(ANI): An Afghan warlord backed by US special forces is facing persistent allegations that he launched a two-year spate of violence involving burglary, rape and murder of civilians, desecration ... Read more...

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Fazl vows not to let Shahbaz Bhatti’s killing to be ‘used against Islam’


March 6th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 6(ANI): Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has vowed not to let the assassination of Pakistan Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti to be used against Islam and for the ... Read more...

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