minority communities

Shutdown affects normal life in Assam


August 27th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) Normal life was affected in most districts in Assam Monday due to the 12-hour dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the Bajrang Dal in protest against the recent ... Read more...

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‘Over 95 lakh Muslim students benefited through scholarships’


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) More than 95 lakh Muslim children benefitted under the government's pre-matric scholarship scheme till the end of March this year, the government said Thursday.Minister of ... Read more...

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It will be Rahul vs Modi in 2014: Beni Prasad Verma


August 20th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) It will be Rahul Gandhi versus Narendra Modi in the 2014 general elections, union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma claimed Monday."It's going to be Rahul ... Read more...

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Over 40,000 scholarships provided to minority community


July 13th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Ne w Delhi, July 12 (IANS) As many as 42,476 scholarships were awarded to students from minority communities during 2011-12 under the merit-cum-means scholarship scheme of the ministry of minority ... Read more...

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I will be India’s next president: Purno Sangma (Interview)


July 2nd, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Agitok Sangma is supremely confident of winning the presidential election to become India's new head of state, saying if ... Read more...

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Chinese PM urges poverty reduction


May 27th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has said more efforts should be made to reduce poverty in the country.Unbalanced development between urban and rural areas still continue, ... Read more...

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India asks Pakistan to ensure protection of minorities


May 9th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) India Wednesday asked Pakistan to ensure the protection of the constitutional rights of minorities following reports that Hindus in the country had been allegedly ... Read more...

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Woes for Chandy as IUML given fifth ministership


April 13th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has come under fire from Hindu social groups besides his own Congress party ever since he gave a fifth ministership to ... Read more...

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Chandy to expand cabinet, IUML gets fifth berth


April 12th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy finally succumbed to the pressures of coalition politics and handed over a fifth berth to Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) ... Read more...

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Goa plans advisory body on Muslim, Christian issues


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government in Goa is planning to set up a minority advisory council, which will sift through the demands of ... Read more...

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AIUDF appeals to Assam to issue minority certificates


March 29th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 29 (IANS) The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) Thursday urged the Assam government to start the process of issuing minority certificates at the earliest, cautioning that any ... Read more...

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Budget: Minority girl students to get free cycles


March 16th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The government Friday pledged to give free cycles for girl students from minority communities and has earmarked Rs.4.5 crore for the scheme aimed at ... 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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Committee on minority education seeks databank creation (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Members of a national committee monitoring access of minorities to education, which met for the first time here Monday, pitched for creating an authentic databank ... 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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Modi must spend rest of his life in jail: Owaisi


March 5th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 4 (IANS) Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) president and MP Asaduddin Owaisi Sunday said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi must spend rest of his life in jail for committing ... Read more...

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CPI-M aims to vibe more with sympathisers, minorities


February 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11 (IANS) Pinarayi Vijayan, who created a record of sorts by getting elected as the state secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the fifth consecutive ... Read more...

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Job centres for minorities in every district: Mamata


January 10th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced setting up of a minority department in every district and a separate employment exchange for minorities in ... Read more...

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A protest against Team Anna goes unheeded


December 11th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) As thousands joined Anna Hazare's day-long fast at Jantar Mantar Sunday, a group protesting against his team and their version of the Lokpal bill ... Read more...

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Only Colombo can resolve Tamil problems: Malaysian MPs


November 29th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Two Malaysian MPs who are very vocal about the situation in Sri Lanka now say that only Colombo can resolve Tamil problems, not any other ... Read more...

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Ramesh favours women’s reservation bill


November 2nd, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday advocated the passage of the contentious women's reservation bill, to improve women's participation in parliament and the state assemblies.The ... Read more...

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On Diwali, Zardari vows to protect minorities (Lead)


October 27th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari used the festival of Diwali Wednesday to promise protection to minorities in overwhelmingly Muslim Pakistan."Let it be made clear yet again today ... Read more...

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Zardari greets Hindus on Diwali


October 27th, 2011 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday greeted the Hindus in the country on the occasion of Diwali and called for strengthening interfaith harmony and protecting rights ... Read more...

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Madrassas need upgradation: Dikshit


September 15th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday said madrassas require upgradation and the minority communities should make the most of the right to education. "The madrassas ... Read more...

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‘Unknown’ Anna has more influence now, says US report


September 15th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare, "a previously unknown figure", has assumed "far more influence" in India, said a US Congressional report Wednesday, adding that "huge ... Read more...

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Minorities feel they are being targeted: PM


September 10th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The minority communities often feel they are being unfairly targeted in the "aftermath of unfortunate incidents", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said, inaugurating the ... Read more...

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Dalits to rally for Bahujan Lokpal bill


August 24th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Complaining that Team Anna's Jan Lokpal bill lacks representation from backward and minority communities, a Dalit organisation will demonstrate Wednesday evening to push for a ... Read more...

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Government committed to welfare of minorities: Khurshid


July 9th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Minorities Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said the government was committed to the welfare of minorities in India as the government Friday began monitoring the ... Read more...

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Pranab to review banks’ performance


July 7th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will meet chief executives of public sector banks and financial institutions Friday to review their annual performance, a statement said.The ... Read more...

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Government offers free vocational coaching to minority students


April 27th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The government is offering students from minority communities free coaching for admission in various technical and professional courses like IT and business management.The other ... Read more...

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PM’s criticism of Bengal only an election speech: Buddhadeb


April 24th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Taking exception to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's comment that Muslims in Gujarat were better off than those in West Bengal and his criticism of the ... Read more...

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BJP cross voting in Kashmir leaves supporters fuming


April 16th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 16 (IANS) Cross voting by seven of the 11 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)legislators in Wednesday's legislative council polls in Jammu and Kashmir has left many of its ... Read more...

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Khurshid launches student module of OSMS for minority community students


April 15th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 15(ANI): Union Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday launched the student module of the Online Scholarship Management System (OSMS) for merit-cum-means based scholarship scheme of his ministry."With this ... Read more...

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An ‘extra class’ to pray for India’s victory


March 29th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) Students, you would think, are not too fond of extra classes. But many youngsters are religiously turning up for the one being held at their primary ... Read more...

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