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Language will live on film when last two speakers die


September 21st, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican documentary will continue to preserve aspects of the indigenous Zoque-Ayapaneco language, whose universe of ideas, beliefs and culture are on the point of ... Read more...

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Join armed forces, AMU chief says


August 30th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Aug 30 (IANS) Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) vice chancellor Lt. Gen. Zamir Uddin Shah has urged students to consider armed forces as a profitable career option. Gen Shah said ... Read more...

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Panthers Party to boycott meet with former interlocutors


August 30th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 30 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's Panthers Party Thursday said it would not meet the two former interlocutors arriving in Jammu Sunday for a three-day interaction with political parties ... Read more...

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Israel slams South Africa over Palestinian territory label


August 24th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israel has condemned the South African government's decision to label goods produced in the occupied Palestinian territories.Under the new rules, the South African government ... Read more...

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Ramesh writes to Sinha, refutes charges of discrimination


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has refuted former finance minister Yashwant Sinha's allegation that BJP-ruled states were facing discrimination in central schemes related to his ... Read more...

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BJP leaders meet on economic downturn (Lead)


August 18th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Organising its act against Congress-led central government, the Bharatiya Janata Party Saturday organised a meeting of its chief ministers and state leaders to asses ... Read more...

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BJP chief ministers meet, discuss economy


August 18th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministers and key party leaders from all states Saturday met here to discuss economic situation in the country.The meeting, ... Read more...

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BJP to hold meeting to review economy


August 17th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party chief ministers and key leaders from all states will be meeting in Delhi Saturday to review the economic situation in the ... Read more...

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Kashmir Sikhs allege discrimination


August 11th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) Sikhs in the Kashmir valley Saturday alleged that they are being neglected by both the central and the state governments.Jagmohan Singh Raina, chairman of all parties ... Read more...

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Amitabh to carry Olympic torch


July 26th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will carry the Olympic torch Thursday, during the Olympic Torch Relay, organised ahead of the opening ceremony of the grand sporting extravaganza ... Read more...

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Chandy seeks PM’s help for educational loans


July 20th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who holds the finance portfolio, to direct commercial banks to sanction educational loans to ... Read more...

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Committee formed to reinstate sacked Air India pilots, court told


July 13th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) A committee has been formed for the reinstatement of terminated Air India pilots, the Delhi High Court was informed Friday.Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner S.K. Chand ... Read more...

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Pakistan adheres to nuclear non-proliferation: Malik


July 12th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) Pakistan strictly adheres to the policy of nuclear non-proliferation, Rehman Malik, advisor to the prime minister on interior affairs, said.The country's nuclear programme is in the ... Read more...

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Walkathon spreads awareness on World Population Day


July 11th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Over 500 people, including children, Wednesday participated in a walkathon organised here to spread awareness on population stabilisation on the occasion of the World Population ... Read more...

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St. Petersburg gays to rally despite ban


July 7th, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The St. Petersburg gay and transsexual community will stage a parade despite the city council's ban on the event, according to organiser Yury Gavrikov.St. Petersburg ... Read more...

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‘Faces prompt us to form complex judgements’


June 17th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) People make complex judgements about a person just by looking at the face, based on a number of factors that go beyond race and gender, says ... Read more...

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RBI removes penalty on prepayment of home loans


June 5th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Tuesday announced removal of foreclosure charges/prepayment penalty on home loans with floating interest rates.In a notification, the central bank said ... Read more...

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Chidambaram denies bias against Myanmar refugees


May 16th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday denied any discrimination against Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar on the basis of religion and said they would ... Read more...

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NHRC praises Gujarat for helping Dalits


May 14th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 14 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday praised the Gujarat government for bettering the lot of Dalits in the state.NHRC chairman and former chief justice K.G. ... Read more...

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Tirath discusses issues of community-based organisations


May 8th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Union Minister for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath Monday met the representatives of community-based organisations working for transgenders, sex workers and urban poor from ... Read more...

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Costa Rican court rules male inmate can wear women’s clothes


May 7th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
San Jose, May 7 (IANS/EFE) The Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica's Supreme Court ordered prison officials to allow a male inmate to dress in women's clothing after he claimed that ... Read more...

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No discrimination against students from northeast: Chidambaram


May 4th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Friday that it was incorrect that northeast students were more vulnerable to discrimination than those from other regions. Addressing ... Read more...

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‘Quashing reservation in promotions goes against SCs, STs’


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) In the wake of the Supreme Court overruling the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to provide reservations in job promotions, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ... Read more...

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Sibal concerned over discrimination against N-E students


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday expressed "deep concern" over the recent incidents of alleged discrimination against students from Northeastern states.In a statement ... Read more...

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Pookutty condemns SRK detention


April 13th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Oscar-winning sound engineer Resul Pookutty has condemned superstar Shah Rukh Khan's detention at a New York airport saying it is all because he has a ... Read more...

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Gay marriage not a human right: European ruling


March 21st, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Same-sex marriages are not a human right, European judges have ruled, the Daily Mail reported.Their decision shreds the claim by ministers that same-sex couples have a ... Read more...

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Want Infosys in Bengal, but won’t bend rules: Mamata


March 12th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) Asserting that Infosys should set up its facility in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday reiterated that SEZ status would not be ... Read more...

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Mallika supports homosexuals, to host gay friends’ engagement bash


March 7th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Mallika Sherawat, who recently shot for the NOH8 campaign demanding equality for homosexuals, has come out strongly in support of the gay community."There should be NO ... Read more...

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Zardari remembers slain minorities minister


March 6th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) Shahbaz Bhatti, a minister who was gunned down last year, spent his life fighting for the cause of the downtrodden and marginalised sections of society particularly ... Read more...

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Apex child rights panel to complete five years


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) India's apex child rights panel, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) will complete five years when it celebrates its foundation day Monday."The ... Read more...

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Niersbach is new president of German Football Association


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 3 (IANS) Wolfgang Niersbach is the new president of the German Football Association -- or Deutsche Fussball Bund (DFB), the association announced after an extraordinary meeting in Frankfurt.Niersbach ... Read more...

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US in talks with India on bilateral investment treaty


March 3rd, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) The United States says it is developing a new model Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) and had intensified its engagement with potential partners like India and ... Read more...

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‘The Trevor Project’ sees spike in traffic after Glee episode


March 1st, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Trevor Project has seen increased interest from the public following the airing of the mid winter finale of the show Glee. The episode tackled gay ... Read more...

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Harvard Asian-American discrimination probe ends


February 24th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) US civil rights investigators have closed an investigation into whether Harvard and Princeton universities discriminate against Asian Americans in admissions after an Indian-American student withdrew his ... Read more...

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Asians most discriminated against in New Zealand: Study


February 11th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 11 (IANS) People of Asian origin -- including those from India and China -- are the most discriminated against ethnic group in New Zealand, a survey has found.The ... Read more...

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