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HRD ministry for quality education in madrasas


June 27th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The union human resource development (HRD) ministry has set up a consultative committee for implementing a scheme for providing quality and modern education at madrasas, ... Read more...

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Bengal to take religious leaders’ help for polio vaccination


April 21st, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to make sure that each and every child of the state ias administered polio vaccine, the West Bengal government Saturday said it will ... Read more...

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Banerjee announces sops for Muslims, honorarium for Imams


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Raising the pitch for next year's panchayat elections in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced pro-minority sops including a monthly honorarium for ... Read more...

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India concerned about Islamic extremism in Maldives


February 11th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Amid reports of Islamists backing the change of regime in the Maldives, India is concerned about possibilities of the rise of Islamic extremism in the ... Read more...

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BJP, JMM in face-off over grant to Jharkhand madrasas


September 26th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 26 (IANS) A face-off between two ministers here over grant to madrasas in Jharkhand has strained the relations between two key ruling alliance partners in the ... Read more...

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West Bengal to recognise 10,000 madrasas


June 10th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) The West Bengal government will give recognition to around 10,000 madrasas, the Islamic seminaris, under the state madrasa education board, enabling them to seek central ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh has no scholarship scheme for madrasas


March 28th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 28 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's Bharatiya Janata Party government Monday informed the state assembly that it has no scheme in existence to provide scholarship to students enrolled in madrasas."There ... Read more...

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Pak fully aware of held American’s CIA antecedents


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington/Islamabad, Feb.22 (ANI): Even before Pakistani authorities arrested Raymond A. Davis, a retired Special Forces soldier, his affiliation with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was known to authorities in Islamabad.According to ... Read more...

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UK Muslim schools’ pupils taught Hindus have ‘no intellect’, they ‘drink cow p***’


February 13th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): Secret filming at Islamic schools in Birmingham and Yorkshire has revealed that Muslim pupils as young as 11 years are taught an intolerant and highly anti-social version of ... Read more...

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Taliban’s top-ranking leader killed in Afghanistan


January 1st, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) A top-ranking Taliban leader, who was trained in Pakistan and involved in making improvised explosive devices, suicide vests and anti-aircraft weapons, has been killed by the NATO ... Read more...

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Coalition forces have killed Taliban leader Mullah Bahador


January 1st, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 1(ANI): Coalition forces in Afghanistan have killed top-ranking Taliban official Mullah Bahador in restive Kunduz Province during an overnight raid, according to Afghan police and a local governor.The ... Read more...

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ISI runs, controls network of suicide bombers in Afghanistan


July 26th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jul 26 (ANI): Pakistan's military spy agency, the ISI, has been accused of running the networks of suicide bombers that emerged as a sudden, terrible force in Afghanistan in ... Read more...

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‘Right to education act will not interfere with madrasas’


July 26th, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 25 (IANS) The right to education act will not interfere with madrasas, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal asserted Sunday. Replying to questions during a media interaction at the end ... Read more...

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Poor public education system ’stoking militancy’ in Pak: U.S. report


June 22nd, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22(ANI): A report by a Washington think tank has found that Pakistan's poor public education system helps stoke militancy, while the religious schools, often cited as a cause of extremism, ... Read more...

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Deepening terror roots in Pak Punjab cause of worry for international community: NYT


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jun.3 (ANI): Following Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik's candid admission that extremist groups have deepened their roots in the Punjab province, western officials have also raised concerns over the ... Read more...

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West Bengal doubles funds for Muslims, madrasas education


March 22nd, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) In an apparent bid to woo the Muslims ahead of next year's assembly polls, the West Bengal government Monday proposed to more than double the plan outlay for ... Read more...

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RRB exams to be held in Urdu also: Mamata Banerjee


October 28th, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Oct 28 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday that the railway recruitment exams will also be held in Urdu language to benefit Jammu and Kashmir youths to ... Read more...

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Assam tense as illegal migrant issue resurfaces


June 17th, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
Jorhat (Assam), June 17 (ANI): Activists in Assam's Jorhat district have alleged that a madrassa in Titabor region is sheltering a number of illegal migrants, and called for a 12-hour shutdown against ... Read more...

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US drops ‘India, AQ Khan’ riders from Pak aid bill


June 14th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): In what may be seen as a major concession to Pakistan, the US House of Representatives has dropped demands of access to the disgraced nuclear scientist Dr ... Read more...

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Stopping cross border attacks, crack down on LeT, key riders for US aid to Pak


June 13th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Stopping cross border attacks and cracking down on the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and other major terrorist organizations, are some of the key benchmarks that the US House of ... Read more...

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Cyclone Aila claims 18 lives in Bangladesh


May 26th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, May26 (ANI): 'Cyclone Aila' has claimed 18 lives in south-western Bangladesh. Over 500 others are reported to be missing.Four people in Bhola, three each in Khulna, Patuakhali, Noakhali, Laxmipur, one ... Read more...

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Karachi, Taliban’s new conquest?


May 7th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 7 (ANI): With the military action against the Taliban getting intense in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), fears of the extremists shifting their base to the southern part ... Read more...

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Pakistan to be core of Britains new counter-terrorism strategy


March 22nd, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to launch a new counter-terrorism strategy targeting Pakistan.The new strategy is designed to be the most comprehensive approach to tackling ... Read more...

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Azamgarh clerics to field candidates for Lok Sabha


January 31st, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 31 (IANS) After a show of strength in New Delhi, Islamic clerics from Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh town have vowed to field candidates during the coming Lok Sabha elections.Upset that ... Read more...

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Train load of protesting Uttar Pradesh Muslims head to Delhi


January 28th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 28 (IANS) Hundreds of Muslims, including clerics, converged in the Uttar Pradesh town of Azamgarh Wednesday and left for the national capital in a special train to stage demonstrations against ... Read more...

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Hindus outnumber Muslims in some West Bengal madrasas


January 20th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Madrasas in West Bengal are attracting an increasing number of Hindu students with the shift in focus from Islamist education to science and technology. Hindu students now outnumber ... Read more...

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124 arrested in Pakistan after Mumbai attacks: Gilani aide (Lead)


January 15th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday said that 124 people have been arrested following a crackdown on terror groups alleged to be linked to the Mumbai terror attacks, and added that Azhar ... Read more...

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Muslims to wear black ribbons on Bakr-Eid: Imams


December 4th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 4 (ANI): Coming down heavily upon the recent terror attacks in Mumbai, a group of imams in Mumbai have asked the Muslims to wear black ribbons on Bakr-Eid ... Read more...

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Laws have failed to contain radicalisation in Pakistan


November 26th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 26 (ANI): Human rights and social activists in Pakistan have said that though several laws have been promulgated in the past to counter terrorism, but steps taken by the ... Read more...

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Muslim clergy denounces terror-mongers


May 22nd, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by admin
Lucknow, May 22 (ANI): In a significant development, the Muslim clergy has decided to use mosques to convey a message that no sympathy should be shown for terrorists spoiling the image ... Read more...

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Traditional Islamic institution usher in educational revolution


May 7th, 2008 - 9:24 pm ICT by admin
By Juhan SamuelMallapuram (Kerala), May 7 (ANI): Samastha Kerala Jamiat ul-Ulema (SKJU), a traditional Muslim religious organization in the State, has ushered in a major change in the educational scenario by ... Read more...

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War on terror partners should review their policies: Afghan Ambassador


March 31st, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 31 (ANI): Afghanistan Ambassador to Pakistan, Muhammad Anwar Anwarzai has asked the War on Terror partners to review and improve their policy. He said in an interview with the Daily ... Read more...

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To be leader of militant group held in Singapore


March 24th, 2008 - 8:22 am ICT by admin
DPA Singapore, March 24 (DPA) A Singaporean allegedly trained to become a future leader of the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terrorist network has been detained in the city-state, the home affairs ministry said Monday. ... Read more...

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Islamic scholar hails Deoband edict against terror


February 26th, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by admin
Lucknow, Feb 26 (IANS) A leading Islamic cleric described Tuesday as "no mean achievement" a path-breaking decision of Darul Uloom Deoband, India's best known and oldest seminary, condemning all forms of terror ... Read more...

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Terrorism should be condemned in all its forms: Jamait-Ulema-I-Hind


February 25th, 2008 - 7:42 pm ICT by admin
Deoband (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 25 (ANI): A senior functionary of the Jamait-Ulema-I-Hind (JUH) today said that while terrorism should be condemned in all its forms, unwarranted accusations against the Muslim community should ... Read more...

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