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Presence of CPI-M politburo member at church altar kicks up row


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 2 (IANS) A section of the laity at the St. George Orthodox Syrian Cathedral in the capital city are up in arms following what they term "a ... Read more...

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British schools to teach kids about gay marriage


February 27th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Schools in Britain will be "forced" to teach children the importance of gay marriage, in a bid to redefine the institution of marriage, and teachers who ... Read more...

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Tribal woman killed for suspected witchcraft in Tripura


February 11th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 11 (IANS) An elderly tribal woman was hacked to death and two were injured in the northeastern state of Tripura Friday in a suspected case of public reaction ... Read more...

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‘Make Chai Not War’: Indian American show spreads harmony


December 29th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) Three Indian American comedians are heading to India next month on a State Department sponsored seven-city tour to promote better relations among diverse nations and spread ... Read more...

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UK Stores ashamed to sell religious cards


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Supermarkets in London have been accused of deliberately shying away from selling religious-themed Christmas cards. Religious leaders in the country says the major retailers are now ashamed ... Read more...

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Number of priests in Russian armed forces to triple


November 18th, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of priests in Russia's armed forces will soon triple to more than 60, a top defence ministry official has said.The armed forces currently ... Read more...

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Hinduism spreads in Ghana, reaches Togo


November 6th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Nov 6 (IANS) From just two dozen people in the mid 1970s to 3,000 families now, Hinduism is spreading in Ghana and has also made its way into neighbouring ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM counsels calm on `Christian takeover’ reports


May 9th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 9 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has appealed for calm after postings on blogs claimed that opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) was "to elect a Christian ... Read more...

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British schools ban Bible distribution


March 31st, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Many schools in Britain have banned the distribution of the Bible to avoid upsetting other faiths, a media report said.The Gideons International, an organisation dedicated to ... Read more...

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UK kids as young as 4 to be taught atheism


March 30th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 30 (ANI): Four-year-old school pupils in UK will be taught atheism in a bid to make them "citizens of the world".Education bosses in Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire, have radically restructured ... Read more...

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Scriptures to help fight HIV-AIDS


March 12th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 12 (IANS) Help of religious scriptures is being sought at a two-day meeting here to end discrimination against people with HIV and AIDS and create awareness to contain ... Read more...

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Sex, spirituality have no connection, say Indian youth


March 6th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Call it ironical or shocking, but in the land that produced Kamasutra -- the ancient manual for spiritual erotical life -- a whopping 82 ... Read more...

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Obama condemns Pak minister’s assassination in “strongest possible terms”


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3(ANI): US President Barack Obama has strongly condemned the assassination of Pakistan's Federal Minister for Minorities Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti, in Islamabad on Wednesday.Obama said in a statement that he ... Read more...

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Valentine’s Day not appropriate for Muslims: Malaysian DPM


February 13th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 13 (ANI): Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said that the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is meant to guide and advise Muslims to stay away from the Valentine's ... Read more...

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World Cup needs oomph factor to recapture its luster: Roebuck


February 13th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 13(ANI): Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck reckons that the 50-over World Cup needs oomph to recapture its luster, as "far from improving with every edition, it seems to be getting ... Read more...

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Failed multiculturalism behind rise of Muslim radicalisation in Britain: Cameron


February 5th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron would reportedly criticise "state multiculturalism" in his first speech on radicalisation and would emphasise on the need of a stronger national identity ... Read more...

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Nevada Governor honors Hindu leader for “exemplary” interfaith work


December 27th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 27 (ANI): Well known religious statesman Rajan Zed has been honored by Nevada (USA) Governor with a certificate for his work in interfaith dialogue.Certificate of Appreciation signed by Nevada ... Read more...

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A unique festival of rotis in Andhra


December 26th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 26 (IANS) It is a unique festival where people belonging to various faiths exchange 'rotis' or breads to fulfill their wishes.Thousands of devotees from different states participated in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

No distinction between majority, minority groups: Sonia


December 19th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday said that her party made no distinction between organisations of majority and minority communities who indulge in communalism and terrorism and ... Read more...

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Brit Muslims, Hindus hijacking Christmas, feel UK town residents


November 19th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.19 (ANI): ABOVE: British residents Rochdale, a large market town in Greater Manchester, England, have expressed anger and dismay over local Muslims and Hindus "hijacking" the forthcoming Christmas celebrations festivals with ... Read more...

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Obama praises India’s success story written under democracy


November 8th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.8 (ANI): The United States President, Barack Obama, today appreciated the resilience of India that it has shown in the last 60 years while abiding itself by the principles ... Read more...

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Obama’s India visit reflects spirit of Diwali: Hillary


November 5th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) As US President Barack Obama flew off to India on Diwali day for a history making trip, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hailed it as ... Read more...

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NHS hospital trust rejects bedside Bible ‘germ’ ban in UK


October 3rd, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, Oct 3 (ANI): A bedside Bible ban, considered by a National Health Service (NHS) hospital trust that feared they could spread germs, has reportedly been rejected.According to the Scotsman, a research ... Read more...

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Barack Obama is ‘a Christian by choice’


September 29th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has said that he is "a Christian by choice".Obama told a group of Albuquerque, N.M. residents Tuesday that his choice was a conscious ... Read more...

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Hindus want launching of “comparative religion” subject in American schools


September 28th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sept 28 (ANI): Hindus are asking for introduction of "comparative religion" subject in American high schools, teaching basics of major world religions, including the viewpoint of non-believers.Eminent Hindu statesman ... Read more...

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Pak editorial says pastor Quran burning as sacrilegious as Muslims desecrating temples


September 11th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 11 (ANI): An editorial in a leading Pakistani newspaper while condemning radical Florida pastor Terry Jones' proposal to burn copies of the Holy Quran, has also highlighted the intolerance ... Read more...

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Quran burning would jeopardise global peace: Nawaz Sharif


September 9th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif Thursday condemned the plans of a US pastor to burn the Quran on the anniversary ... Read more...

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Photography has arrived as universal medium: Lenswoman Dayanita Singh (With Images)


September 4th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Photography is not just an art form but needs to be seen as a language, says India's leading contempoaray photographer Dayanita Singh, known for her ... Read more...

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Dehradun exhibition showcases different kinds of Quran


August 30th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
Dehradun, Aug 30 (ANI): A two-day exhibition showcasing different kinds of Quran, the Islamic holy book, is being held in Uttarakhand's Dehradun city to mark the Islamic month of Ramadan.The exhibition ... Read more...

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Orgasm worshippers fail to get their God recognized as official faith!


August 28th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): Worshippers of the orgasm have been left disappointed after their God was not officially recognized.Appeal judges in Sweden have banned the Church of the Madonna of the ... Read more...

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China has 23.05 million Christians


August 12th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): China's economic boom has also resulted in rise in number of Christians in the country that has hit a record 23.05 million in 2010, according to a ... Read more...

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Bihar devotees observe Urs of Baba Mir Ali


August 5th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0By Surya Pratap SinghGaya (Bihar), Aug 5 (ANI): Devotees of diverse faiths converged at the shrine of revered Sufi mystic, Baba Mir Ali, to observe his Urs in ... Read more...

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US church to burn Quran on Sep 11


July 31st, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 31 (IANS) A church in Florida, US, is reportedly planning to host an "International Burn a Quran Day" on the anniversary of the Sep 11, 2001, terror attack, ... Read more...

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Jats threaten to disrupt Delhi Commonwealth Games over jobs reservation demand


July 13th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Scores of Jats have gathered under the banner of the Akhil Bharatiya Jat Aarakshana Samiti (ABJASS) - All India Jats Protection Forum gathered in the national capital ... Read more...

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Hindus greet new World Communion of Reformed Churches & urge interfaith dialogue promotion


June 27th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), June 27 (ANI): Hindus have sent greetings and good wishes to newly constituted World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and its President Jerry Pillay.World Alliance of Reformed Churches and Reformed ... Read more...

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