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Nair, Ezhava communities unite in Kerala


September 4th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 3 (IANS) In a move aimed at increasing their bargaining power vis-a-vis the government, the Nairs and Ezhavas, two of the most influential Hindu groups in Kerala, are ... Read more...

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Hindu groups demand ban on Muslim bodies


August 13th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Several pro-Hindu groups Monday demanded a ban on "fanatical" Muslim bodies and the arrest of their leaders whose fiery speeches sparked violence leaving two dead ... Read more...

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Ammonium nitrate used in Pune blasts: Patil (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Ammonium nitrate is suspected to be the explosive used in four low-intensity serial bombs which rocked Pune the day before, Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil said ... Read more...

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Hindu groups to meet in Goa


June 8th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 8 (IANS) Over 200 members of 50 right-wing Hindu groups are to congregate in Goa Sunday for an all-India conference to discuss and chart out an action plan ... Read more...

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Amarnath Yatra: 300 Hindu activists detained in Jammu


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 3 (IANS) Nearly 300 Hindu activists were detained here Sunday when they attempted to begin the Amarnath pilgrimage in defiance of the June 25 date fixed by ... Read more...

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The killing fields of Kerala


June 1st, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) Kerala, India's most literate state with the best socio-economic indicators, has ironically a history of political killings in which virtually every party is involved.A recent ... Read more...

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Groups threaten to start Amarnath Yatra June 3


May 19th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 19 (IANS) Hindu groups Saturday threatened to start the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir from June 3, defying the June 25 date announced by the organisers.The ... Read more...

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Five detained for locking Kashmir House in Delhi


May 18th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Five members of the Delhi-based Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena (BSKS) were detained for a few hours here Thursday for locking the main gate of ... Read more...

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Yamuna clean-up operation begins in Taj city


April 20th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 20 (IANS) The Agra district authorities have begun an exercise to clean up the Yamuna, fearing Supreme Court action on non-implementation of its directives on the pollution threat ... Read more...

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‘Amarnath yatra duration as per religious tradition’


April 15th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 15 (IANS) Countering the criticism of some Hindu groups, the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) Sunday said its schedule for the Himalayan pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine ... 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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`Hindus in Pakistan angry, helpless’


April 10th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Hindus in Pakistan are feeling "angry and helpless" after being targeted in a spate of incidents, including abductions and forced conversion of girls, says a ... Read more...

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Pakistani Hindus protest kidnapping of young girls


April 9th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Some political parties and Hindu groups in Pakistan are furious over the kidnapping and alleged conversion of Hindu girls in Sindh province.The Human Rights Club, Young ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra too short, say religious groups


February 29th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 29 (IANS) The annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir is set to take place from June 25 to Aug 2, but ... Read more...

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Protests mark Valentine’s Day in Andhra Pradesh


February 14th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Protests by Hindu groups and a campaign to educate the youth by some Muslim organisations marked Valentine's Day in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday, as many joined ... Read more...

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‘Ban Gita’ plea dismissed in Russia (Intro Roundup)


December 29th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Hindus in Russia Wednesday posted a major victory in a hard-fought six-month legal battle as a Siberian court axed a plea seeking to ban ... Read more...

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Bhagavad Gita faces ‘extremist’ branding, ban in Russia (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 17 (IANS) Bhagavad Gita, one of the holiest Hindu scriptures, is facing a legal ban and the prospect of being branded as "an extremist" literature across Russia. ... Read more...

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‘Bhagvad Gita’ faces ‘extremist’ branding, legal ban in Russia


December 17th, 2011 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 17 (IANS) Bhagvad Gita, one of the most sacred Hindu religious texts, is facing a legal ban and the prospect of being branded as "an extremist" literature ... Read more...

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Malaysian MPs seek BJP’s help against discrimination


November 28th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) MPs from Malaysia's opposition Democratic Action Party Monday urged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership to raise issues of "discrimination" against Malayasian Hindus in ... Read more...

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No screening of Husain’s film at IFFI


November 27th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 27 (IANS) Bowing to pressure from rightwing Hindu groups, organisers of the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) deferred the screening of legendary artist M.F. Husain's documentary.Speaking ... Read more...

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Supporters invoke gods for Yeddyurappa’s health, release


October 16th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 16 (IANS) Hundreds of die-hard supporters of jailed former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Sunday invoked gods, broke coconuts and offered prayers for his speedy recovery from ... Read more...

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BJP attacks PM, says he ‘micro managed’ 2G


August 1st, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Targeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the opening of parliament's monsoon session, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday accused him of "micro management" of ... Read more...

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Hindus in Canadian city oppose Muslim prayers at school


July 5th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 5 (IANS) Friday namaz at a school in the Toronto suburb of North York has angered Hindu advocacy groups here, who want it stopped. The noon-time prayers for 400 ... Read more...

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First Amarnath prayers offered, not at shrine (Lead)


June 15th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, June 15 (IANS) For the first time in 150 years, prayers marking the start of the annual Amarnath pilgrimage were not performed at the cave shrine in the ... Read more...

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Hindu groups agree to begin Amarnath yatra June 29 (Lead)


June 13th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 13 (IANS) Hindu religious leaders Monday agreed to start the annual Amarnath Yatra from June 29, and not June 15 as they had earlier insisted on, ... Read more...

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Government intervens to resolve Amarnath pilgrimage row


June 13th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 13 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Monday made a last-ditch effort to bring about a settlement between Hindu religious groups and the Amarnath Shrine Board over ... Read more...

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Hindu groups to view route to Amarnath pilgrimage


June 12th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 12 (IANS) Hindu groups will be given an aerial view of the snowbound trek to the Amarnath cave in Jammu and Kashmir in a bid to make ... Read more...

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Hindu groups to go ahead with early Amarnath yatra


June 11th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 11 (IANS) A showdown between Hindu religious groups and the Jammu and Kashmir government over the annual Amarnath pilgrimage appears imminent. Ignoring Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's directive, ... Read more...

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He was India’s most secular artist: Nepal curator


June 10th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 10 (IANS) Nepali curator Sangeeta Thapa says M.F. Husain was India's "most secular artist" even though Hindu fundamentalists had managed to create a "fear psychosis" about his ... Read more...

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M.F. Husain ‘Through The Eyes Of A Painter’ (Chronology)


June 9th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) There were milestones aplenty during the life of M.F. Husain, who died Thursday at London's Royal Brompton Hospital at the age of 95. Here's a ... Read more...

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Government, Hindu groups clash over Amarnath yatra


June 9th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 9 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government and Hindu groups seem to be heading for a clash once again over the Amarnath yatra. While the annual pilgrimage ... Read more...

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Nepal reels under two-day shutdown before crisis


May 27th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 27 (IANS) As Nepal began hurtling towards a constitutional crisis with parliament and the government facing dissolution from Saturday midnight, tension and uncertainty mounted in the nascent republic ... Read more...

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Religious row grows in Nepal as Hindus call closure


May 25th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 25 (IANS) With only three days left for a potential constitutional upheaval, Nepal's beleaguered communist government now faces religious tension as well with Hindu groups shutting down mid-western ... Read more...

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Hindus call Nepal closure to save the cow


May 19th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 19 (IANS) With only nine days left for a constitutional crisis in Nepal and Hindu groups renewing their demand for the restoration of a Hindu state, protesters have ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrimage registration to commence Tuesday


May 9th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 9 (IANS) The air has been cleared for the annual Amarnath "yatra" (pilgrimage) as the weather has impoved in the Kashmir Valley over the past week, enabling ... Read more...

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