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Top US law official calls gurdwara shooting a hate crime


August 11th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Oak Creek (Wisconsin), Aug 11 (IANS) As thousands of mourners paid their last respects to six Sikh worshippers gunned down at a Sikh gurdwara here, US Attorney General Eric Holder ... Read more...

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Jackman plans movie on Martin Luther King


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Auig 2 (IANS) Actor Hugh Jackman is working on an untitled movie about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.Jackman has collaborated with filmmaker Lee Daniels for the movie, ... Read more...

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‘Shudra’ a film on evils of the caste system (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


April 14th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Many filmmakers have moved away from masala movies and made movies on socially relevant issues. The latest to join the list is director Sanjiv Jaiswal ... Read more...

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‘Shudra’ releases Saturday, highlights ills of caste system


April 13th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Many filmmakers have moved away from masala movies and made movies on socially relevant issues. The latest to join the list is director Sanjiv Jaiswal ... Read more...

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Peaceful revolt needed in Arab world: Tawakkol Karman


April 5th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Yemenese Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman Thursday said only a peaceful revolution could finish authoritarian rule in the Arab world."Every dictator is a terrorist. ... Read more...

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Actor George Clooney among arrested in Sudan protest


March 18th, 2012 - 2:37 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. actor George Clooney was among several political and religious figures who were arrested on Friday during a protest in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, ... Read more...

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Ricky Gervais’ “Life’s Too Short” premieres


February 20th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ricky Gervais’ Life’s Too Short was premiered last Sunday. The show which features Liam Neeson and Warwick David alongside the British comedian has the potential to become ... Read more...

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Exhibition chronicles Gandhi-King ties


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Black History Month in the US, which began Feb 1, has connected to India with a showcase of civil rights icon Martin Luther ... Read more...

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‘J. Edgar’ - a sympathetic, non-judgmental portrait (IANS Movie Review)


January 20th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "J.Edgar"; Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts; Director: Clint Eastwood; Rating: ****Controversy surrounds public servants. Especially those who create, deal and manipulate the secrets of those in power. J ... Read more...

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25 new inductees into Grammy Hall of Fame


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Twenty-five recordings, including an iconic speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. 48 years ago, have been added to the Grammy Hall of Fame."The Recording ... Read more...

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In Occupied America!


November 13th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) America is occupied today! The occupiers, a unique group of protesters, who have pitched tents and tarps in parks across America, from the Wall Street in ... Read more...

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Occupy Wall Street protestors plan march from NYC to DC


November 9th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Some Occupy Wall Street protesters have announced that they will walk from their base in New York City to Washington D.C. The protesters say they ... Read more...

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Muammar Gaddafi: A man of eccentricities, enigma


October 20th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Oct 20 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddaffi, who was killed by National Transitional Council fighters in his hometown Sirte Thursday, will be remembered as a "mercurial and eccentric" man.In ... Read more...

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US National Parks to have free admission days


October 18th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In 2012, Americans will be given a total of 17 days free admission into the various parks in the country. Officials say the move is a way ... Read more...

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Rights activist Cornel West arrested


October 17th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rights activist and critic Dr. Cornel West has been arrested. He was standing in front of the US Supreme Court where a memorial for Dr. Martin ... Read more...

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Fred Shuttlesworth dies at the age of 89 years


October 6th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beverly Hills, Oct 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Civil rights activist Fred Shuttlesworth has passed away at the age of 89. Shuttlesworth was an iconic rights activist who survived several assassination attempts and abuse ... Read more...

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Martin Luther King Jr. memorial to be dedicated on the 16th of Oct


September 12th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial will be dedicated on the 16th of October. The monument was initially intended to be unveiled on the 27th of ... Read more...

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I feel safe in New York: Reformist Muslim writer


September 10th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Ten years after terror struck New York's Twin Towers Sep 11, 2001, Islamic writer and reformist Irshad Manji who is of Indian-Egyptian descent finds ... Read more...

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‘Peaceful Anna protest a benchmark’


August 28th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Activist Anna Hazare's "historic and peaceful protest" at Ramlila Maidan can serve as an excellent example of how to mobilise people in a democracy, ... Read more...

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US East Coast braces for monstrous hurricane


August 26th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Americans along a 700-mile stretch on the East Coast braced for monstrous Irene hurricane heading their way and posing the biggest hurricane threat to the United ... Read more...

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Lines of cynicism and creativity by Anna fans


August 23rd, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) "Gali gali mein shor hai, sabhi neta chor hain (there is a refrain in every alley, all leaders are thieves)".Be it old slogans with ... Read more...

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Mahatma’s grandson to attend Dalai Lama’s birthday bash


July 4th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, July 4 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Arun Gandhi and Martin Luther King III, son of late American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. are among the dignitaries scheduled ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM seeks ‘global movement of moderates’


May 17th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 17 (IANS) Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has urged for "a global movement of moderates".Addressing a gathering ... Read more...

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Fake Martin Luther King Jr. quote goes viral on the Internet


May 4th, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden, a quote attributed to Martin Luther King Jr. surfaced on the Internet. The quote is fake ... Read more...

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Samuel Jackson to make his Broadway debut as Martin Luther King Jr.


April 17th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): Actor Samuel L.Jackson will make his Broadway debut as Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. in "The Mountaintop", a play that recounts the night before the civil rights leader's ... Read more...

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Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech was written in Liverpool


April 5th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5(ANI): Liverpool Tourism officials have claimed that African American civil rights leader Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech was written at a city centre hotel.The claim has been ... Read more...

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Today is the 43rd death anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.


April 4th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Memphis, April 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On the 43rd anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., new images has appeared on the Internet of his killer. James Earl Ray, who was ... Read more...

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Dandi March II in US against corruption in India (With Images)


March 28th, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) A 240-mile walk in the US against corruption in India organised by a group of NRIs inspired by the historic Dandi March led by Mahatma ... Read more...

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38 percent of 1,000 US citizens fail basic citizenship test!


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 22(ANI): The New York-based Newsweek magazine recently had 1,000 US citizens take the official citizenship test - and 38 percent of them failed.The magazine said that 73 percent ... Read more...

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Now Dandi March in US against corruption in India


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) A group of NRIs, inspired by the historic Dandi March led by Mahatma Gandhi in India's fight for freedom from foreign rule, have organised a 240-mile ... Read more...

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India must change, give up lazy attitude: Dalai Lama


February 18th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) India needs to buck up, the "lazy attitude is holding it back", Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Friday addressing students of Mumbai University here. "Dowry, gender ... Read more...

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Martin Luther’s statue to be unveiled alongside Lincoln, Jefferson replicas in Washington


February 18th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Martin Luther King's statue would reportedly be unveiled in the National Mall in Washington on August 28 this year alongside America's two best-loved former Presidents Abraham Lincoln and ... Read more...

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Obama extols non-violence, says Egyptians ‘inspired us’ (Lead)


February 12th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama, a self-confessed follower of Mahatma Gandhi and his ideals, heard echoes of history in the way Egyptians brought about change through nonviolence like ... Read more...

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Obama hears echoes of Gandhi in Egyptian revolution (Lead)


February 12th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama heard echoes of history in the way Egyptians brought about change through the "moral force of nonviolence" like India's Mahatma Gandhi ... Read more...

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Son Of Martin Luther King Jr., The Deceased Civil Rights Activist, Is Contemplating Acquisition Of A Portion Of ‘New York Mets’


January 31st, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 31, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): Martin Luther King III, who is the eldest son of the venerable American civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr., is purportedly addicted to becoming ... Read more...

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