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Hand me Army, I’ll straighten out nation: Bal Thackeray


September 8th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Saturday claimed that if he was given charge of the Indian Army, he would solve all problems and set things ... Read more...

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Ulfa warns non-Assamese in Assam


August 26th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 26 (IANS) The ULFA Sunday warned of attacks on "Indians" in Assam if "atrocities" on Assamese people did not halt in other parts of the country.A statement signed ... Read more...

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Panic post Assam riots exposes human trafficking in Goa mines (Goa Newsletter)


August 25th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
The North East Association of Goa (NEAG), which was cobbled together by northeastern migrants working here in the aftermath of the Assam riots, has managed to track down, with the help ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party files complaint against Raj Thackeray


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Wednesday filed a police complaint here against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray for his allegedly derogatory remarks against state party ... Read more...

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Mumbai cop offers rose to Raj Thackeray, attacks police chief


August 21st, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) An emotionally charged Mumbai Police constable offered a rose to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray shortly after the latter's rally at Azad Maidan Tuesday ... Read more...

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Raj blames Bangladeshis for violence, wants Patil out (Roundup)


August 21st, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) MNS chief Raj Thackeray Tuesday demanded the resignation of Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil at a mass rally called to denounce the Aug 11 violence ... Read more...

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Thousands march in Mumbai to protest violence (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Thousands of MNS supporters defied police Tuesday to take to the streets here to denounce the Aug 11 violence in the city that had left ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray to take out march even if refused permission


August 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is determined to take out its proposed procession Tuesday even if Mumbai police refuse permission, the party's president said ... Read more...

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Act against Mumbai rioters: activist


August 19th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) An activist Sunday asked the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) to take suo moto cognizance of the abuse of policemen and policewomen during a protest ... Read more...

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Mumbai violence: Raj Thackeray demands Patil’s resignation


August 17th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) After the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Friday joined the clamour for the resignations of Home Minister R.R. Patil and city ... Read more...

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Jumat-ul-Vida passes off peacefully in Hyderabad


August 17th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Jumat-ul-Vida or the last Friday of Muslim holy month of Ramadan passed off peacefully here with thousands of faithful offering the prayers.The police had made elaborate ... Read more...

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Mumbai clashes reflect pseudo-secular politics: BJP


August 13th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday referred to the violence in Mumbai during a rally on Assam clashes as the "most perverted form of ... Read more...

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Kerala fomenting designs of radical communal groups: BJP


August 12th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary P. Muralidhar Rao, who is in-charge of the party's affairs in Kerala, Sunday said Kerala is becoming a ... Read more...

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23 booked for Mumbai violence (Second Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Police Sunday booked 23 people for murder, attempt to murder, molestation and damage to public property as they began probing violence during a Muslim protest which ... Read more...

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Raza Academy, Muslim groups apologize for violence


August 12th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Mumbai's liberal Raza Academy Sunday offered unconditional apology to the the media and Mumbaikars for the widespread violence Saturday and sought forgiveness."The people who indulged in ... Read more...

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Police start probing Mumbai violence (Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Mumbai Police have started probing Saturday's violence during a Muslim procession which left two dead and 100 injured, including 45 policemen, a police official said Sunday."We ... Read more...

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Veiled Muslim women barred from entering France


June 13th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Three Saudi women were barred from entering France for refusing to remove their face veils, it was reported here Wednesday.A 2011 French law bans people from ... Read more...

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Tension spilling over to Jammu


March 16th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 16 (IANS) Tension prevailed in the Jammu region Friday following clashes between protestors and police a day earlier in the border town of Rajouri, which has seen communal ... Read more...

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Rushdie session postponed (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Author Salman Rushdie's literary session at the India Today Conclave has been postponed by a day to Saturday following a sudden change in schedule, the ... Read more...

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Tight security for Rushdie’s arrival


March 16th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Tight security arrangements are in place here to prevent any trouble during the visit of Salman Rushdie, the controversial author of "The Satanic Verses", police ... Read more...

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Rushdie likely in India this weekend for India Today conclave


March 13th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) After his aborted visit to the Jaipur Literature Festival, controversial Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie is expected to be in India this weekend to ... Read more...

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Rushdie show: Chronicle of a gag foretold


January 25th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 25 (IANS) It was Tuesday, another sunny winter morning in Jaipur. Sanjoy Roy, an organiser of the Jaipur Literature Festival, came to a terrace of the sprawling Diggi ... Read more...

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‘Black farce’ says Rushdie as shut out of Jaipur even via videolink (Intro Roundup)


January 25th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Twenty-four years after "The Satanic Verses" was banned, its India-born author Salman Rushdie was again under attack Tuesday and forced to cancel his address via videolink ... Read more...

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Congress defends Rajasthan on calling off Rushdie address


January 24th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday sought to play down the decision of the party-led Rajasthan government against allowing Salman Rushdie to address the Jaipur Literature Festival ... Read more...

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Rushdie episode worst communal vote bank politics: BJP (Second Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
JalandharNew Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday slammed the government for "bowing to fundamentalists" and cancelling Salman Rushdie's Jaipur visit and said the celebrated author ... Read more...

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Jaipur delegates slam Rushdie ‘gag’


January 24th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) The intellectuals fraternity at the Jaipur Literature Festival responded with outrage to the new "fatwa" on author Salman Rushdie, who was stopped from addressing the audience ... Read more...

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Muslim groups stifled free speech: Rushdie


January 24th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Calling the scrapping of his video conferencing at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) as "awful", writer Salman Rushdie Tuesday said a threat of violence by ... Read more...

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Rushdie shut out of Jaipur, even via videolink (Roundup)


January 24th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Twenty-four years after his book "The Satanic Verses" was banned, India-born Salman Rushdie was again under attack Tuesday and forced to cancel his address via videolink ... Read more...

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Rushdie should have been allowed to come: Jaitley (Lead, changing dateline)


January 24th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, Jan 24 (IANS) Slamming the government for "bowing to fundamentalists", Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley Tuesday said controversial author Salman Rushdie should have been allowed to ... Read more...

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Rushdie’s address called off amid security threat (Second Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Hours of suspense climaxed Tuesday when a much awaited video address by author Salman Rushdie at the Jaipur Literature Festival was called off following protests by ... Read more...

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Fresh shadow on Rushdie’s address after protests (Second Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) The flip-flop continues. A much awaited video address by controversial author Salman Rushdie at the Jaipur Literature Festival Tuesday afternoon came under a cloud again following ... Read more...

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Rushdie should have been allowed to come: Arun Jaitley


January 24th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Tuesday said author Salman Rushdie should have been allowed to come to India and given police ... Read more...

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Rushdie to address lit fest after all(Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Controversial author Salman Rushdie is all set to address the Jaipur Literature Festival via videolink Tuesday afternoon, with festival organiser Sanjoy Roy saying the issue had ... Read more...

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Congress, BJP spar over Rushdie’s cancelled visit (Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday accused the Rajasthan government of playing an "active role" in author Salman Rushdie cancelling his visit to the Jaipur ... Read more...

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Complaints against four authors for ‘The Satanic Verses’ reading


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Muslim groups have filed six complaints in courts in Jaipur and Ajmer against four authors -- Hari Kunzru, Amitava Kumar, Ruchir Joshi and Jeet Thayil ... Read more...

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