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Chidambaram to decide on US historian’s visa Monday


March 31st, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram ordered a review of the decision on cancellation of the visa of US historian Peter Heehs, living in Puducherry, and ... Read more...

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Congress indulging in communal politics in UP: Jaitley


February 12th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 12 (IANS) Attacking Law Minister Salman Khurshid over his defiant stand on a quota for backward Muslims in Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley ... Read more...

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Western role in Syria will prove costly: Assad


February 7th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) An international campaigner for democracy in Syria Tuesday accused the West of working overtime for regime change in his country.Ribal Al-Assad, an exiled cousin of ... Read more...

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Rushdie should have been allowed to come: Jaitley (Lead, changing dateline)


January 24th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, Jan 24 (IANS) Slamming the government for "bowing to fundamentalists", Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley Tuesday said controversial author Salman Rushdie should have been allowed to ... Read more...

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Fatwas outrageous, laugh for sanity: Iranian writer (Interview)


January 23rd, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) A thousand jokes go around in Iran every day mocking President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the pretensions of the powerful, says Iranian writer Kamin Mohammadi, outraged that ... Read more...

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My book drumming support for father’s killer: Aatish Taseer


August 20th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Writer Aatish Taseer, son of slain Pakistani politician Salmaan Taseer, says the description of his father as "not a man of religion, but a brilliant ... Read more...

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Split in ULFA? Baruah slams peace talks


August 10th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 10 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has literally split with a faction headed by the elusive commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah Wednesday coming down hard ... Read more...

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Need to revisit blasphemy laws: Pakistani politician


April 21st, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Treading a cautious line on the controversial laws that make blasphemy a capital crime in Pakistan, Asfandyar Wali Khan, a top leader of the ruling ... Read more...

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Parts of the Bible written by ‘people pretending to be apostles’


March 27th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): Was the Bible forged? Yes, according to an American New Testament scholar.Bart D Ehrman has claimed that several New Testament books were actually written by people who ... Read more...

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Defeat fundamentalists, Kashmir says on R’Day


January 26th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 26 (IANS) On India's Republic Day Wednesday, the Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday called for the defeat of "fundamentalist and anti-peace approaches".Advertisements in newspapers read: "Celebrating six decades of ... Read more...

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Danish politician calls for topless women videos to scare away extremists


December 16th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 16 (ANI): A Danish politician has come up with a unique way to scare away immigrants.Peter Skaarup, foreign policy spokesman for the Danish People's Party, said that footage of ... Read more...

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Kolkatans demand return of Bangla author Taslima Nasreen


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonKolkata, Nov.23 (ANI): Human rights activists, poets and singers observed a 'Shameful Day' here and demanded the return of controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen.Interacting with mediapersons here on Monday, ... Read more...

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Chinese, American hops dash Himachal hopes


November 18th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 18 (IANS) A species of hops is a key ingredient in brewing beer and, true to its nature, it has left a bitter taste in the ... Read more...

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Swat varsity’s VC shot dead


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Noted Islamic scholar and vice-chancellor of Swat University, Muhammad Farooq Khan, was assassinated Saturday in a northwestern city of Pakistan."Farooq had just stepped out ... Read more...

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Political connectivity can solve Maoist problem: Rahul


September 16th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday admitted that poverty and lack of connectivity were among the causes behind the Maoist menace in the country and felt political ... Read more...

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America ‘under attack’ by non violent ’stealth jihad’, warns Security Report


September 16th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): Security analysts have warned in a new report that America is 'under attack' by a non-violent 'stealth jihad', with fundamentalists attempting to bring Islamic law known as 'Shariah' ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi says political connectivity a must to bring Naxals into mainstream


September 16th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep 16 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that political connectivity should be ensured to bring Naxals into the mainstream."If we give them (Naxalites) political connectivity, ... Read more...

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Shabana Azmi Keeps Her Role In Midnight’s Children Secret


September 14th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who is playing an important role in Deepa Mehta's upcoming movie Midnight's Children, is keeping the details of her character secret.Shabana, who ... Read more...

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Digvijay objects to Chidambaram’s ’saffron terror’ remark


September 1st, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Taking on Home Minister P. Chidambaram, who was unapologetic about using the term "saffron terror", senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh Wednesday said he has objections to ... Read more...

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Pak flood affected Christians, other minorities facing aid discrimination


August 27th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 27 (ANI): Christians and other minorities affected by the devastating floods in Pakistan are allegedly facing "systematic discrimination" in the distribution of aid."Christian refugees are often ignored. They are ... Read more...

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Did Shakeel Pass Unsavory Comments Against India?


July 30th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 30, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): In this industry there are no friends or enemies. That's politics that works here. India and Pakistan share a chequered history, but artists from the two ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga silences gay hate via Twitter


July 20th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 20 (ANI): Pop star Lady Gaga has used Twitter as a tool to silence protesters making gay hate speech and violent messages.The group held signs with homophobic phrases and ... Read more...

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Bombs, knives found by Kerala police


July 12th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 12 (IANS) Police Monday raided a building owned by a mosque in Kerala's Kannur district and found country bombs, knives and an axe besides leaflets of the Popular Front, a ... Read more...

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Love all: Indians game for cross-border spouses


April 23rd, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Love knows no boundaries and marriage is more about compatibility, feel many Indians who wouldn't mind going the Sania Mirza way. Just like the tennis ... Read more...

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Rahman Wants to Use Music to Unite


April 3rd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 3, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): AR Rahman, who after doing India proud with his double victory at both the Oscars and the Grammies, is set to promote love and unity through ... Read more...

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Congress legislator seeks fair chance for black-listed Sikhs


March 2nd, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 2 (IANS) A Congress legislator from Punjab Tuesday sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention on the issue of reviewing the names of black-listed Sikhs, who have been barred from ... Read more...

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Apex court moved to end Husain’s self-exile (Lead)


February 26th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Panthers' Party chief Bhim Singh has moved the Supreme Court seeking direction to the central government to dismiss various criminal cases filed against noted ... Read more...

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Islamic extremists must drink wine to be tolerant: Scholar


February 6th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 6 (ANI): A leading philosopher has advised Islamic extremists to drink wine to become more tolerant.Dr Scruton, research professor for the Institute for the Psychological Sciences in both Oxford and ... Read more...

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US Senate report highlights growing terror threat from radicalised Americans


January 20th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 20 (ANI): The US Senate has expressed deep concern over radicalised Americans in Yemen and Somalia posing a major threat to the US.CBS News quoted a Senate Foreign Relations ... Read more...

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Pakistan Radio raises bogey of a ‘nuclear war in the sub-continent’


December 19th, 2009 - 8:38 pm ICT by ANI
Gurdaspur, Dec.19 (ANI): In a tone full of desperation Radio Pakistan in the latest edition of its Punjabi Durbar programme has said that Pakistan may use nuclear bomb against India as a ... Read more...

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Aligarh Muslim University students continue hunger strike


October 31st, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Oct 31 (IANS) A day after the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was temporarily closed following prolonged student unrest over a murder, some students on a hunger strike Saturday refused to withdraw ... Read more...

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26/11 moment of clarity for India: Bush (Lead)


October 31st, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Expressing his "deepest condolences" for the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and their families, former US president George W. Bush Saturday termed the daring attack ... Read more...

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‘Love jihad’: Court seeks better police probe


October 26th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi (Kerala), Oct 26 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Monday is unhappy over the nature of police investigations into charges that Muslim men were marrying and forcibly converting non-Muslim women to ... Read more...

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Radio Pakistan wants India to spend more money on health and education


September 19th, 2009 - 10:42 pm ICT by ANI
Abohar, Sep.19 (ANI): Radio Pakistan in its recent Punjabi Darbar programme has suggested that India should spend less on defence and more on education and health.Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi ... Read more...

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Canada to send back yet another Pakistani couple


September 8th, 2009 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 8 (IANS) Canada is set to throw out yet another Pakistani couple and their children after the top federal court rejected their plea to stay deportation orders against them. The couple ... Read more...

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