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12 die in Madhya Pradesh stampede (Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 14 (IANS) At least 12 people, including four women, were killed in a stampede during a religious gathering in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam district early Saturday, an official said.Chehallum ... Read more...

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12 die in Madhya Pradesh stampede


January 14th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 14 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and four injured in a stampede during a religious gathering in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam district in the early hours ... Read more...

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Police to bar new religious processions (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 29 (IANS) With a growing number of daily religious and political processions herr taking a toll on policing, police have decided to deny permission for new religious events.Hyderabad ... Read more...

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Hyderabad police disallow new annual processions


December 29th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 29 (IANS) With an increasing number of daily religious and political processions in Hyderabad taking a toll on policing, the law and order agency Thursday decided to reroute ... Read more...

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Afghan football player loses four family members in blast


December 7th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Amidst the joy of emerging as favourites in the SAFF Cup football tournament, the Afghanistan team suffered a tragedy as its mid-fielder Mustafa Madar lost ... Read more...

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Mumbai’s Muslims take out Muharram processions


December 6th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims in Mumbai mourned the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, some 1,400 ago at Karbala in Iraq, on the the ... Read more...

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Muharram observed in West Bengal


December 6th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) Hundreds of Muslims across West Bengal took out large processions Tuesday to mourn the killing of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, who was martyred ... Read more...

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Indian Muslims mark Muharram with mourning, processions


December 6th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Amid cries of "Ya Hussain", thousands of Muslims in India flagellated themselves in large processions Tuesday to mourn Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, ... Read more...

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Thousands pay homage to Ambedkar on death anniversary


December 6th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Thousands of followers of B.R. Ambedkar Tuesday gathered at Dadar in south central Mumbai to pay homage to the architect of the constitution on his 55th ... Read more...

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Indian equities markets closed Tuesday


December 6th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Indian equities markets were closed Tuesday on account of Muharram.The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE had Monday edged lower closing at 16,805.33 ... Read more...

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Restrictions in some Srinagar areas to prevent trouble


December 6th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 6 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in city centre Lal Chowk and some adjacent areas in Srinagar to maintain law and order as many mourners' processions are scheduled to ... Read more...

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Red alert in Hyderabad for Babri anniversary


December 5th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Police in Hyderabad have sounded a high alert ahead of Dec 6, the anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid which is coinciding this year ... Read more...

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Religious procession dispersed in Srinagar


December 4th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Police used batons and tear smoke cansters to disperse Shia Muslim protesters who had assembled to take out a Muharram procession here Sunday afternoon, officials said. Scores ... Read more...

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Nearly half of parliament session lost to protests


December 3rd, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Nearly half of parliament's 21-day long winter session has been lost to protests mainly over foreign equity in retailing, leaving the government's elaborate legislative ... Read more...

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Police made a mistake by firing: Mamata


December 2nd, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) A day after two people were killed in police firing in South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said the officials ... Read more...

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8,000 Rangers to guard Karachi during Muharram


November 26th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) As many as 8,000 Rangers will stay on guard during the Islamic month of Muharram in Pakistan's port city of Karachi to prevent any untoward incident, ... Read more...

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435 people arrested in Karachi for violating pillion-riding ban


January 17th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 17(ANI): As many as 435 people riding bikes were arrested from different parts of Karachi on Monday for violating of the pillion-riding ban imposed in the Pakistani metropolis.Several announcements were ... Read more...

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One-week pillion riding ban imposed in violence-hit Karachi


January 17th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 17(ANI): The Sindh Government has imposed a one-week ban on pillion riding in Karachi.Capital City Police Officer Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari said the ban would be enforced across the city."Initially ... Read more...

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Thousands join Muharram processions across Kashmir Valley (Lead)


December 17th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 17 (IANS) Muharram processions were taken out peacefully in many parts of the Kashmir Valley Friday except for the main procession which couldn't be taken out due to the imposition ... Read more...

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Curfew imposed in Srinagar during Moharum


December 17th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Srinagar, Dec. 17 (ANI): Curfew was imposed in Srinagar on Friday to prevent any untoward law and order incident during Moharum, which is being observed throughout the country.Moharum is observed ... Read more...

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Curfew in Srinagar to prevent Muharram procession


December 17th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 17 (IANS) Several parts of Srinagar were placed under curfew Friday to prevent the main procession from being taken out on Muharram."Curfew has been imposed in seven police station areas ... Read more...

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Indian stock markets closed Friday on Muharram


December 17th, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian stocks markets will have an extended weekend with trading closed Friday on account of Muharram.During the truncated trading week, the 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) of the ... Read more...

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Curfew in Srinagar for Muharram Friday


December 16th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 16 (IANS) Curfew will be clamped to maintain law and order in Srinagar city Friday when the main Shia Muharram procession is scheduled to be taken out here.A preventive order ... Read more...

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One killed, 26 hurt in Peshawar blast


December 16th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) One child was killed and 26 others, including four women and eight children, were injured in a bomb blast in Pakistan's Peshawar city Thursday.The blast, which ... Read more...

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Six suicide bombers arrested in Pakistan


December 16th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Six suspected suicide bombers have been arrested from two places in Pakistan and a huge cache or arms, including suicide jackets, recovered from them, ahead of ... Read more...

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Traffic advisory announced for Friday Tazia processions


December 16th, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Delhi Traffic Police Wednesday issued a traffic advisory for Friday on the occasion of the tenth day of Muharram, suggesting the routes to be avoided."Around 265 ... Read more...

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TTP planning terror attacks on Muharram processions through IEDs


December 15th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec. 15 (ANI): The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is reportedly planning to launch terrorist attacks by changing motorcycles into improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on Muharram-related processions and Majalis, especially in Lahore.Sources ... Read more...

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Curfew in Srinagar to prevent Muharram procession


December 15th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 15 (IANS) Curfew was imposed in several parts of this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital here Wednesday to prevent a Muharram procession."Curfew has been imposed in police station areas of ... Read more...

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5,700 cops to monitor Muharram processions in Karachi


December 13th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec.13 (ANI): To avoid any untoward incident of terrorism or crime during Muharram, which falls on Friday, the Karachi Capital City Police will deploy 5, 700 of its personel to monitor ... Read more...

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Horse in art: Packing beauty and power (With Image)


December 13th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Symbolising power and movement through centuries of kingship, the march of civilisation and modern living, horses remain vital to man's artistic imagination in the world ... Read more...

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Red alert across Pakistan to avoid al-Qaeda’s backlash against drone attacks


December 11th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 11(ANI): Pakistan's Interior Ministry has sounded a countrywide threat alert, warning of strong backlash from al-Qaeda against unmanned predator drones, which have recently killed important operatives of the terror group ... Read more...

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‘Cheated’ Anti-Taliban lashkars in Pak threaten to end support to govt in war on terror


December 10th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec 10 (ANI): Anti-Taliban militias in Pakistan have threatened to withdraw their support to the government and police in the war on terror if their demands are not met within ... Read more...

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Crushing Afghan-based terrorists is US, NATO’s responsibility: KP minister


December 9th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec 9 (ANI): Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's Minister for Information, Mian Iftikhar Hussain, has said that terrorists have had their roots in Afghanistan for the past thirty years, and now it is the responsibility ... Read more...

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15 killed in Pakistan suicide blast (Lead)


December 8th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 8 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and more than 20 injured Wednesday morning in a suicide blast in Kohat's busy Teerah market in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ... Read more...

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99 clerics banned from entering Sindh during Muharram


December 6th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 6(ANI): Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfikar Mirza has directed the provincial police to implement the ban imposed on the entry of 99 clerics, belonging to different schools of thought, into ... Read more...

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