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UP Khap diktat outrages women politicians, activists (Lead)


July 13th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Reacting to the decision of a Khap panchayat (community council) in an Uttar Pradesh village - banning love marriages and restricting movement of women ... Read more...

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Women activists slam feudal panchayats, demand action


July 13th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Reacting to the decision of a Khap panchayat (community council) in an Uttar Pradesh village - banning love marriages and restricting movement of women out ... Read more...

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Separatists push Pakistan on Kashmir, divided on dialogue (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A day before the foreign secretary-level talks, separatists Tuesday met Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani and pitched for putting the Kashmir issue at the ... Read more...

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Myanmar economy set to boom: Report


May 20th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 20 (IANS) Myanmar's economy looks set for rapid expansion although concerns over inflation, infrastructure and political stability remain, according to an international report.The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a ... Read more...

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Rushdie may speak at Jaipur fest - via video


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Salman Rushdie, author of the controversial "The Satanic Verses", is likely to address the Jaipur Literature Festival via video-link Tuesday, the organisers said, days after ... Read more...

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Rushdie’s Jaipur visit under cloud (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Salman Rushdie's proposed visit to Jaipur for the Literary Festival has come under cloud with the Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband saying Monday that ... Read more...

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Quran exhibition called off after protests


September 24th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) An exhibition on Quran and the message of Islam being held here was called off Saturday mid-way through its schedule after facing protests from other ... Read more...

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After roses, new Nepal PM faces thorns


September 4th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 4 (IANS) A week after coming into power on the crest of high hopes and best wishes from people at home and abroad, Nepal?s Maoist Prime Minister Baburam ... 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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Who killed Maulana Shaukat Ahmed and why?


April 10th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaibans SinghNew Delhi, Apr. 10 (ANI): Maulana Shaukat Ahmed, the soft spoken 55-year-old chief of the Jamiat-e-Ahli-Hadees (JAH), has become yet another victim of terrorist violence in strife-torn Kashmir Valley.His ... Read more...

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Christians pressurised into signing so-called ‘peace deal’ with Muslim clerics in Lahore


March 24th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 24(ANI): Muslim clerics and hardliners, who tried to attack a church in Lahore's landmark Badami Bagh, have agreed to avoid doing so on a condition that the church authorities would ... Read more...

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Iran’s ex-president ousted as head of key state body


March 8th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 8 (IANS) Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was ousted as head of a key clerical body Tuesday after being criticised by hardliners for his proximity to the ... Read more...

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Will not be cowed down by ULFA threats: Gogoi


February 20th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 20 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Sunday the ruling Congress would never be cowed down to threats by hardliners of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) ... Read more...

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US wanted ‘derogatory’ information on Bahrain king’s sons: Wikileaks


February 18th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): The US State Department had secretly approached its diplomats in Bahrain to find out any "derogatory" information about King Hamad's sons, and also report whether there existed any ... Read more...

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Iran could develop nuke weapon of ‘mass destruction’ by 2012: UK Defence Secy


February 1st, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has warned that Iran could develop nuclear weapons of mass destruction as early as next year.The Daily Mail quoted Dr Fox as warning ... Read more...

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US committed to help Pak promote tolerance, work against hardliners: Posner


January 24th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 24(ANI): United States Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Michael H. Posner, has said that Pakistan is an ally of the Obama administration, ... Read more...

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Illinois Tax Raise Creates Tension Among Residents And GOP


January 13th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Illinois residents will now have to cough up more in Corporate and income tax thanks to a new bill that was passed in the Senate and ... Read more...

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Many Muslim women celebrate Chhath


November 12th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Nov 12 (IANS) They make religious lines blur. Nazma Khatoon and Hasanzado Begum - both devout Muslims - don't think twice about observing a fast and performing other rituals ... Read more...

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Festival break fails to fire Nepal PM poll


October 25th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 25 (IANS) As Nepal's parliamentary parties go to vote Tuesday in an unprecedented 13th round to elect a new prime minister, there are indications the exercise would prove ... Read more...

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Power struggle between reformists, hardliners raging in North Korea over succession?


September 25th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 25 (ANI): A fierce battle is being reportedly waged in North Korea between Chang Song-taek, the rogue state's second-in-command, and a group of senior reform-minded officials, as Kim Jong-il prepares ... Read more...

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SAS troops plan to rescue Britons amid Pak military coup fears


September 12th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 12 (ANI): Amid fears of a possible military coup in Pakistan, SAS troops across the border in Afghanistan are reportedly firming up plans to remove British embassy staff from ... Read more...

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Barack Obama Enunciates USD 33 Million For The Pakistanis Rendered Homeless Due To The Devastating Floods


September 4th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, September 4, 2010 (Just Flashed): The American President, Barack Obama, has bequeathed his endorsement for an executive memorandum that will make available an additional USD 33 million for the Pakistanis dispossessed ... Read more...

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Court stops polls at Canada’s oldest Sikh temple


September 4th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Sep 4 (IANS) The cancellation of elections to North America's oldest Sikh temple, the Ross Street Gurdwara, by a court this week has opened divisions between moderates and hardliners in the ... Read more...

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Record number of women to stand in Afghan parliament polls


August 25th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul Aug 25 (ANI): A record number of female candidates will stand in Afghanistan's parliament elections next month, regardless of the everyday prejudice and death threats from the Taliban.Poll monitors said ... Read more...

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US can’t afford to lose ‘battle for hearts and minds’ in inundated Pak to terrorists: NYT


August 19th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.19 (ANI): With over 15 to 20 million people rendered homeless and nearly one-fifth of the country submerged, the extent of the damage caused by the floods in Pakistan ... Read more...

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Over 300 hardliners have entered Lahore to stoke terror activities: Pak agencies


August 16th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 16(ANI): Pakistan intelligence agencies have said that over 300 hardliners with links to terrorist groups have entered Lahore, acquiring houses in Afghan and Pakhtun populated localities.According to the agencies' ... Read more...

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Kashmir violence: Geelani appeals for peace


August 5th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Aug 5 (ANI): Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has made an appeal for peace in the Kashmir Valley asking people not to resort to violence by burning public property.Addressing ... Read more...

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Malaysian Gurdwaras Council denies KLF’s operation from its homeland


July 30th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 30 (ANI): The Malaysian Gurdwaras Council has denied allegations made in a 'Bernama report' in India saying the Punjab police believes that a Sikh separatist group has set up ... Read more...

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NIA seeks non bailable warrants against Saeed, Lakhvi, 4 others


July 15th, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) As India and Pakistan held talks in Islamabad, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) here Thursday sought non bailable warrants against Pakistani anti-India hardliners and militants, including Hafeez ... Read more...

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India reviewing blacklist of Sikhs abroad


June 28th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 28 (IANS) India is reviewing the lists of Sikhs abroad who were blacklisted for their anti-Indian activities, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said Sunday. Interacting with the media after the G-20 summit ... Read more...

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India to discuss Sri Lanka reconciliation with Rajapaksa


June 7th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) India, heavily involved in the reconstruction of Sri Lanka's northeast, will discuss the process of political reconciliation in the country when President Mahinda ... Read more...

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Pak security agencies’ secret report blames RAW for meddling in Balochistan


May 21st, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 21 (ANI): Pakistani security agencies have blamed 'hostile' foreign intelligence agencies, particularly India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) for creating trouble in Balochistan.A confidential report, which has been sent to ... Read more...

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Canadian parliament condemns Sikh extremism


April 29th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 29 (IANS) In yet another warning to pro-Khalistan elements, the Canadian parliament Wednesday passed a resolution condemning threats by radicals to top Indo-Canadian leader and former health minister Ujjal ... Read more...

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Canada warns Sikh radicals against violence


April 27th, 2010 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) In a stern warning to Sikh radicals here, the Canadian government said Monday that "threats of violence" by extremists will not be tolerated. The warning comes after ... Read more...

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Khalistanis want Indo-Canadian leader assassinated


April 24th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, April 24 (IANS) Using Facebook, Sikh extremists have called for the assassination of top Indo-Canadian leader and former health minister Ujjal Dosanjh for his opposition to Khalistani radicals. Postings have appeared ... Read more...

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