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Insane to accuse girl of blasphemy: Pakistani daily


August 21st, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) The blasphemy law has become a death warrant at the hands of mob vigilantism, a Pakistani daily said after an 11-year-old girl afflicted with Down syndrome ... Read more...

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Mamata airs concern over northeast people’s exodus


August 20th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Expressing concern over the mass exodus of northeastern people from other parts of the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday urged people ... Read more...

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Bulk SMS, MMS banned for 15 days


August 17th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The government Friday banned bulk SMS and MMS messages for 15 days in view of the exodus of people from the northeast from cities like ... Read more...

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Focussed on welfare schemes for SC, ST, minorities: PM (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government was giving special attention to the welfare of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections, including the minorities, by coming ... Read more...

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Focussed on welfare schemes for SC, ST: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government was giving special attention to the welfare of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections by coming out with programmes ... Read more...

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Minorities need solace, President on Assam violence


August 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherkee Tuesday said he was "pained" after witnessing the violence in Assam and added that minorities needed solace, understanding and protection from aggression."It ... Read more...

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Banks to disburse UP scholarships


August 13th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) Faced with complaints of corruption and irregularities, the Uttar Pradesh government Monday said that scholarships to students from among minorities in per-matric classes will be ... Read more...

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Congress not serious about Muslims’ welfare: Azam Khan


August 12th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan Saturday launched a scathing attack on the Congress, saying it was only using Muslims ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into leakage of UP order on graveyards to media


August 4th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's minorities welfare minister Friday ordered a probe into the leakage of an order on construction of walls around graveyards to the media.Mohd Azam Khan, ... Read more...

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Dikshit announces job scheme for poor


July 31st, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday announced a self-employment scheme for people from the weaker sections of society.After a cabinet meeting, Dikshit said the Dilli ... Read more...

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Assam NGOs against Bangladeshis’ deportation allowed to amend PIL


July 27th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday permitted two Assam-based NGOs to include West Bengal and Meghalaya as parties in their PIL seeking to restrain the central and ... Read more...

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Hindu boy converts to Islam on TV in Pakistan


July 27th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) A Pakistani television show broadcast live a Hindu boy converting to Islam, prompting a leading daily to say that it sent "a clear signal that other ... Read more...

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Modi’s ‘hang me’ remark reprehensible, says Congress (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Congress ministers Thursday slammed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his remark "Hang me if I am guilty" with reference to the 2002 riots ... Read more...

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Modi’s ‘hang me’ remark reprehensible, says minister


July 26th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Congress ministers Thursday slammed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his remark "Hang me if I am guilty" with reference to the 2002 riots ... Read more...

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Mahesh Bhatt hails Mamata for minority welfare


July 15th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has hailed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for activating government programmes for the minorities in the state as per the suggestions ... Read more...

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Delhi government diverted funds meant for SCs: NGO


July 8th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Out of funds worth Rs.1,901.56 crore earmarked exclusively for the welfare of Scheduled Castes, the Delhi government diverted Rs.1,703.93 crore for schemes under the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Bengal passes bill on 17 percent OBC reservation


July 6th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The West Bengal assembly Friday passed a bill providing 17 percent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in government jobs in two different categories.Category A ... Read more...

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BJP dislikes minorities: Shankarsinh Vaghela


July 4th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dislikes minorities and would like them to go to Pakistan, Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela said Wednesday, a day after ... Read more...

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Britain blamed for Indian Malaysians’ ‘plight’ in ex-colony


June 30th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) An exiled Indian Malaysian human rights lawyer plans to file a lawsuit against the British government for failing to provide adequate safety to the community under ... Read more...

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BJP hails apex court decision on minority quota


June 11th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday welcomed the Supreme Court's refusal to stay Andhra Pradesh High Court's decision quashing the minority sub-quota.Talking to reporters ... Read more...

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Apex court refuses to suspend order on minority sub-quota (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday declined to suspend for now the Andhra Pradesh High Court's verdict quashing 4.5 percent sub-quota for the minorities within 27 percent ... Read more...

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Apex Court refuses to suspend order on minority sub-quota


June 11th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday declined to suspend for now the Andhra Pradesh High Court's verdict quashing 4.5 percent sub-quota for minorities within 27 percent ... Read more...

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Honorarium to imams not a populist move, says Mamata


June 5th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Defending her decision to give honorarium to imams in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said the move was guided by socio-economic conditions of ... Read more...

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Will challenge sub-quota denial in apex court: Khurshid (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The central government Tuesday said it would appeal in the Supreme Court against the Andhra Pradesh High Court order rejecting the state government's proposal to ... Read more...

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Government fooling minorities on reservation: BJP


May 29th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A day after Andhra Pradesh High Court quashed sub-quota in jobs on religious grounds, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday slammed the Congress led-central ... Read more...

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Government to move SC against quota decision


May 29th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The central government Tuesday said it will move the Supreme Court against the decision of the Andhra Pradesh High Court quashing the 4.5 percent sub-quota ... Read more...

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Highlights of Delhi budget


May 29th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Highlights of the Delhi budget for 2012-13 presented Monday by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit:- Scholarships for students belonging to th Scheduled Castes (SC), the Scheduled Tribes(ST), other backward classes (OBCs) and ... Read more...

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BJP pitches itself as alternative to Congress


May 24th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The BJP Thursday strongly pitched itself as an alternative to the ruling Congress, and said it will "expand base" among "minorities, Dalits and poor" for ... Read more...

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Eva Mendes proves Hollywood naysayers wrong


May 11th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS/EFE) Hispanic film star Eva Mendes is proud of her career after many initially said that her look was not "commercial", she said at the US ... Read more...

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Apex church body favours Christian president


May 4th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) A top Church body representing more than 13 million people across the country has appealed to all political parties to elect a Christian as the ... Read more...

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Mamata announces Rs.1,000 for muezzins


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Continuing to rain sops on the minorities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday announced Rs.1,000 monthly honorarium for muezzins of mosques.She also included 33 ... Read more...

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Pakistan to protect Hindu temples


April 1st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Pakistan is committed to protecting shrines belonging to minorities, a minister said Sunday, following a protest by Hindus over illegal occupation of a temple in Punjab.Minister-in-charge ... Read more...

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Zardari remembers slain minorities minister


March 6th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) Shahbaz Bhatti, a minister who was gunned down last year, spent his life fighting for the cause of the downtrodden and marginalised sections of society particularly ... Read more...

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Minorities education monitoring committee meets


March 5th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The newly-constituted committee for monitoring education access among minorities met for the first time Monday and decided to set up five panels to look into ... Read more...

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Pakistan elects senators (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) The polling for 45 Senate seats, including four newly-added seats in the upper house for minorities, was held in Pakistan Friday.The voting took place in the ... Read more...

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