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BJP won’t tolerate religion-based quota: Uma Bharti


January 11th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti Wednesday accused the Congress of a "bigoted mentality" for talking of "religion-based reservation" ahead of the Uttar ... Read more...

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Maoists return to power in Nepal


August 28th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 28 (IANS) Against the backdrop of violent protests in Kathmandu and outside, Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas returned to power Sunday, two years after the fall of their first ... Read more...

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Dress code divides Nepal


August 26th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 26 (IANS) Three years ago, when Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, the leader of Nepal's 10-year communist revolution, re-appeared in parliament as the nation's first Maoist prime minister, he ... 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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Burial battle intensifies in Nepal


January 31st, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 31 (IANS) Scores of demonstrators flocked to the holiest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath Monday to protest against the newly enforced ban on burying non-Hindus on the temple's forested ... Read more...

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UK’s 2nd Hindu school to admit non-Hindus also


December 30th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 30 (ANI): Proposed Krishna-Avanti Primary School (KAPS) in Evington (Leicester, East Midlands, UK), when it opens in September, will be based on "Hindu ethos" but will admit pupils of ... Read more...

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UK’s 2nd Hindu school to open next September


November 27th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 27 (ANI): United Kingdom's second Hindu state school will open next September in Evington (Leicester, East Midlands), according to reports.To be named Krishna-Avanti Primary School (Leicester), this "Free School" ... Read more...

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Nepal government stops ex-king from religious programme


September 21st, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 21 (IANS) Two years after the abolition of monarchy in Nepal, deposed king Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah was at the heart of a fresh row Tuesday with the ... Read more...

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Nepal prays for Mother Teresa


August 26th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 26 (IANS) There were no film festivals, exhibitions or special trains named after her. But the sisters at the Missionaries of Charity in Nepal remembered their founder, ... Read more...

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Hindu group calls for shutdown in west Nepal


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 22 (IANS) Western Nepal remained paralysed Tuesday as a little-known Hindu organisation enforced a shutdown demanding the restoration of Hinduism as the state religion, the second such disruptive ... Read more...

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Call for Hindu Nepal at Mumbai meet


May 10th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 10 (IANS) A three-day religious meet that kicked off in India is seeking fresh action to restore Nepal as a Hindu state. The international meet on Hinduism that began Sunday ... Read more...

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Jinnah, Savarkar equally responsible for partition: Aiyar


April 24th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Rajya Sabha MP Mani Shankar Aiyar Saturday held Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Vinayak Damodar 'Veer' Savarkar equally responsible for ... Read more...

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Ousted Nepal king eyes comeback chance?


March 24th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 24 (IANS) Domestic travellers flying to the pilgrim city of Janakpur in southern Nepal Wednesday were amazed to find themselves sharing the cabin with deposed king Gyanendra ... Read more...

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BJP leader calls for Hindu state again in Nepal


March 22nd, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 22 (IANS) A little-known Hindu organisation's call for reinstatement of a Hindu state in Nepal received an unexpected support here from a visiting top leader of India's Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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West Nepal shut down by group seeking Hindu state


March 22nd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 22 (IANS) Violence erupted in western Nepal Monday as a Hindu group clamped a shutdown demanding the restoration of a Hindu state ahead of the promulgation of a new constitution ... Read more...

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Former Nepal monarch backs Hindu state bid


March 9th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 9 (ANI): The former monarch of Nepal, Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah backed the call for his country to be declared as a Hindu state, three years after his ouster and ... Read more...

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Last king attends prayers to restore Nepal as Hindu state


March 8th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 8 (IANS) The last Hindu king of the country, Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah, made news Monday by turning up at a ritual prayer called by a self-styled Hindu ... Read more...

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Deposed king’s supporters shut down Nepal capital


February 22nd, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 22 (IANS) More than a hundred protesters, including a former minister, were arrested as supporters of Nepal's deposed king went on the warpath in the capital Monday, enforcing ... Read more...

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Royalists call Kathmandu shutdown


February 18th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 18 (IANS) With less than 100 days remaining for the promulgation of a new constitution that will decide whether Nepal should be a secular republic or revert to ... Read more...

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First Hindu state school in Britain eyes expansion


January 30th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): Britain's first state-backed Hindu school, Krishna Avanti, is looking for expansion in the country.The school says that it is "patently unfair" that Hindus in Britain do not have ... Read more...

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Here’s a sneak peak into Britain’s first Hindu state-funded faith school


June 21st, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): Yoga, vegetarian food and calm and alert pupils - these are some of things that one can expect to find while visiting Britain's first Hindu state-funded faith school.Students ... Read more...

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After Buddha, Nepal stung by terror claims about last king


January 28th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 28 (IANS) After the controversy over Bollywood kungfu comedy "Chandni Chowk to China", which wrongly claimed the Buddha was born in Nepal, the Himalayan republic has been stung anew by ... Read more...

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Nepal PM’s daughter to meet Pranab Mukherjee, Rajnath Singh


March 3rd, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 3 (IANS) With the crucial election in Nepal only five weeks away, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's daughter Sujata Koirala, who is a minister without portfolio, is flying ... Read more...

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