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Purge hate-filled textbooks: Pakistani daily (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) A Pakistani daily wants hate-filled school textbooks purged after an official panel said they entrenched prejudices against minorities and distorted history.An editorial in the News International ... Read more...

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Purge hate-filled textbooks, says Pakistani daily


September 4th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has sought the purging of school curricula for hate material after a panel pointed out that books contain material that would entrench prejudice ... Read more...

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Goa’s crusading church NGO website hacked


August 31st, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 31 (IANS) A website of a Roman Catholic Church-run NGO has been hacked by unidentified people for the third time in recent years, said a church official Friday.The ... Read more...

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Goa campaign against ‘water injustice’ (Letter from Goa)


June 29th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 29 (IANS) A British charity has joined forces with a Catholic Church-backed NGO here to put an end to abusive and unethical tourism practices allegedly over-exploitative of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Be humane, employ people: Goa church


June 28th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 28 (IANS) The Goa Church Thursday asked the BJP government to show "humane consideration" and employ the 200-odd field supervisors in the mining and geology department whose ... Read more...

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‘Ex-Israeli soldiers holidaying in Goa are dehumanised’


June 11th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 11 (IANS) The Roman Catholic Church in Goa Monday said the Israeli youth who vacation in Goa after serving their compulsory stint in the army were "dehumanised".In an ... Read more...

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Goa church rues shrinking Christian numbers in Israel


June 11th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 11 (IANS) The Roman Catholic Church in Goa has expressed solidarity with Palestinians in general and Palestinian Christians in particular, in the face of what the Church has ... Read more...

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Goa Church threatens boycott of village panchayat polls


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 3 (IANS) The Goa church has threatened to urge voters to boycott the May 16 village panchayat polls, if the "controversial electioneering process" for the grassroot local ... Read more...

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Postpone Goa panchayat polls, says church body


April 28th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) The Archdiocese of Goa's social wing Saturday sought the postponement of panchayat elections in the state, alleging irregularities in ward reservation and delimitation."The Council of Social ... Read more...

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BJP’s conduct of panchayat polls undemocratic: Goa church


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) In its first critique of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, the Goa Church has accused it of being "undemocratic and unjust" and interfering with ... Read more...

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Court slams Gujarat, spares Teesta in mass grave case (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) In a breather for social activist Teesta Setalvad, the Supreme Court Friday stayed all the proceedings against her in a 2002 Gujarat riots case involving ... Read more...

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Court slams Gujarat, spares Teest in mass grave case


April 13th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) In a relief to social activist Teesta Setalvad, the Supreme Court Friday stayed all the proceedings against her in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots ... Read more...

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23 convicted, 23 acquitted for Gujarat riots massacre (Lead)


April 9th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, April 9 (IANS) A special trial court here Monday acquitted 23 people and convicted a similar number for the massacre of 23 people in Ode village of Anand ... Read more...

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Non-Muslim women in Pakistan face harassment (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) Two-thirds of non-Muslim Pakistani women were sexually harassed and 43 percent suffered religious discrimination at workplaces, a study said.Around 27 percent of Hindu and Christian women ... Read more...

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Minority women in Pakistan face harassment: Study


March 16th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) Around 74 percent of Pakistani women from minority communities -- Christians and Hindus -- were sexually harassed, while 43 percent faced religious discrimination at workplaces in ... Read more...

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Chennai activists demand halt on profiling of ‘outsiders’


March 9th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 9 (IANS) The move by the Tamil Nadu police to enumerate migrant workers, students and tenants on the basis of their language is an affront to the constitutional ... Read more...

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‘Plans to convert Goa into Hong Kong an insult’


February 28th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 28 (IANS) Without taking names, the Catholic church in Goa has lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress for promising to convert Goa ... Read more...

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Apex Court pulls up Modi for frivolous case against activist (Lead)


February 21st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday pulled up the Gujarat government for filing a frivolous police complaint against social activist Teesta Setalvad in the 2002 riots ... Read more...

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Supreme Court pulls up Modi on FIR against activist


February 21st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday pulled up the Gujarat government for filing a frivolous FIR against social activist Teesta Setalvad in connection with the 2002 Gujarat ... Read more...

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Apex court questions Gujarat on probe against Setalvad (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the Gujarat government why it was recording statements of witnesses alleging that social activist Teesta Setalvad doctored affidavits of victims ... Read more...

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Goa Church criticises Kamat’s land use policy


December 15th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) The Goa church has hit out at the state government over its formulation of a much hyped Regional Plan 2021, a brainchild of Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Kamat sold out to real estate lobby: Goa church


December 1st, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 1 (IANS) The Goa church Thursday rejected a much touted futuristic land use plan formulated by the state government and accused Chief Minister Digambar Kamat of selling out ... Read more...

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Kudankulam row: Anti-nuke yatra starts Thursday


November 9th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) More than 100 anti-nuclear energy activists will Thursday embark on a yatra from Madurai to Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu to create awareness about ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Goa drops LGBT tourism talks amid protest from Church, others


October 20th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) The Goa government Thursday did a volte face on promoting lesbian gay bisexual transsexual (LGBT) tourism by choosing to droping a discussion on it at the ... Read more...

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‘Yatra’ against special powers act to begin from Srinagar


October 15th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 15 (IANS) Social activist Medha Patkar and Magsaysay award winner Sandeep Pandey will Sunday start from Srinagar their 4,500-km 'yatra' for revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers ... Read more...

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Gujarat government harassing Sanjiv Bhatt, say activists


October 1st, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Social activists Saturday termed the arrest of Indian Police Service officer Sanjiv Bhatt as "vindictive" and charged the Gujarat government with silencing the witnesses ... Read more...

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Church to tourists: Leave beaches, embrace Goa culture


September 30th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 30 (IANS) Move away from the beaches and embrace the indigenous culture of Goa, the Roman Catholic Church here Friday advised tourists coming to the state.The Council of ... Read more...

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Teesta Setalvad gets anticipatory bail


August 3rd, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Social activist Teesta Setalvad of the Citizens for Justice and Peace was Tuesday granted anticipatory bail by a court here in a criminal case filed against ... Read more...

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Probe on ‘doctored’ Gujarat riots affidavits


July 11th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 11 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Monday gave the go-ahead to police investigation into filing of "doctored" affidavits on behalf of victims of the 2002 riots before various ... Read more...

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Goa church attacks government’s inaction over drug trade


June 25th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 25 (IANS) Expressing "deep concern" over the rampant drug trade in the state, the Goa church Saturday said steps taken by the state government had failed to curb ... Read more...

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Mining eating into Goa forests: Church


June 5th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) Excessive mining in Goa is proving to be a grave threat to the ecologically sensitive Western Ghats, the church warned in its World Environment Day message ... Read more...

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Gujarat court rejects Teesta Setalvad’s plea


May 28th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 27 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Friday turned down the plea to quash the first information report against Mumbai based social activist Teesta Setalvad.Justice G.B. Shah, however, quashed the ... Read more...

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Order on Teesta’s plea reserved till Friday


May 25th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 25 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Wednesday reserved its order till Friday on a petition filed by social activist Teesta Setalvad seeking to quash a criminal complaint against ... Read more...

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Protests against Shahbaz Bhatti’s assassination continue in Lahore


March 7th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 7(ANI): Pakistan human rights activists and Christians are still carrying out protest demonstrations in Lahore over the assassination of Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti.The protest demonstrations were organized by the ... Read more...

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Census in Goa could give distorted picture: Church


February 25th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 25 (IANS) The Church in Goa Friday said the influx of migrants and the significant outflow of people working as sailors on long haul cruises could mean a distorted representation ... Read more...

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