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Despite two peaceful summers, peace is fragile in Kashmir (Kashmir Newsletter)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) For the last two weeks, street protests against an anti-Islam video have erupted at many places in Kashmir. Though by far and large peaceful, the ... Read more...

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MIM chief urges Muslims to help Assam riots victims


August 18th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has called upon Muslims across India to help their brethren who were rendered homeless in recent Assam violence.Owaisi has ... Read more...

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Hyderabad MP urges northeast people to stay


August 17th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi Friday assured people of the northeast region living in Hyderabad of protection and advised them not to leave the ... Read more...

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Old Hyderabad never sleeps for Eid shopping (Letter from Hyderabad)


August 16th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) During Ramadan, shopping for Eid in the walled quarter of Hyderabad does not end with the night. In fact, it picks up at night with the ... Read more...

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Egyptians launch Christian Brotherhood challenging Islamists


July 6th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 5 (IANS/AKI) A group of minority Coptic Christian activists in Egypt have formed a new political group, the Christian Brotherhood, to present a non-violent challenge to the Muslim ... 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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Malaysian lawyer to sue Britain for independence wrongs


June 30th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) An exiled human rights lawyer from Malaysia has decided to re-file a billion dollar suit against the British governnment, blaming it for having failed to protect ... Read more...

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Seven killed, 70 hurt in Thai bombings


March 31st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 31 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and more than 70 injured Saturday in three serial bomb explosions in Thailand, officials said.The bombings took place around noon ... Read more...

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12 killed in China riots (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) A violent mob Tuesday chopped to death at least 10 people in China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang Uygur region, following which police chased the mob and shot dead ... Read more...

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12 killed in China riots


February 28th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) A violent mob Tuesday chopped to death at least 10 people in China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang Uygur region, following which police chased the mob and shot dead ... Read more...

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Malaysians protest Quran burning in Afghanistan


February 24th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (IANS) A group of Malaysian Muslims marched from a mosque to the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur after Friday prayers to protest against the burning ... Read more...

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Russian terror crimes down by 50 percent


February 15th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of terrorism-related crimes in Russia went down by half in 2011 from the previous year's figures, a top official said Wednesday.The number of ... Read more...

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Muslim women MPs meet in Indonesia


January 29th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 28 (IANS/WAM) Women MPs from over 50 Muslim majority countries took part in a Muslim female parliamentarians conference in Indonesia.The Federal National Council (FNC) of the United ... Read more...

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Geelani slams Farooq for stance on liquor shops


December 7th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 7 (IANS) Hardline senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday sought a 'fatwa' against union minister and ruling National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah for advocating reopening ... Read more...

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Kashmir officials to visit Delhi on AFSPA


November 20th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 20 (IANS) A team of four-five high ranking officials of the Jammu and Kashmir government, including the state police chief, will be visiting New Delhi by this ... Read more...

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Land of gods and ghouls: the Hindu connect in a Muslim nation (Postcard from Bali)


November 19th, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Nusa Dua (Bali), Nov 19 (IANS) The stylised figures from Hindu mythology and gnomes, fanged demons and animals, some towering, some not so: exquisitely crafted stone sculptures are as ... Read more...

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Map row: Chinese envoy asks journalist to shut up


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) A Chinese company Thursday signed a accord for investing $400 million in Gujarat, but a row erupted when China's ambassador Zhang Yan asked an ... Read more...

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Xinjiang beckons Indian filmmakers


November 3rd, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Cashing in on the popularity of Bollyood films and stars like Shah Rukh Khan in China, Nur Bekri, governor of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous ... Read more...

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It’s time to be in Hyderabad — for Eid shopping!


August 28th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Hyderabad, with its rich Islamic heritage, has no parallels when it comes to Ramazan. While the pious observe fast for purification of their soul, it is ... Read more...

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Ramzan begins in Hyderabad


August 1st, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) The Muslim holy month of fasting Ramzan began in Hyderabad and the rest of Andhra Pradesh with the sighting of the moon Monday.Ruwait-e-Hilal or moon sighting ... Read more...

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Violent clashes in Indian-administered Kashmir after youth dies in custody


August 1st, 2011 - 3:24 am ICT by BNO News
SRINAGAR, KASHMIR (BNO NEWS) -- At least six people were injured on Sunday during violent clashes between government forces and protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir following the death of a youth in police ... Read more...

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Young Muslims in Indonesia, Malaysia oppose polygamy


July 13th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 13 (IANS/AKI) A vast majority of young Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia disapprove of the traditional acceptance of polygamy. They are, however, reluctant to openly support interfaith marriages ... Read more...

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Hindu-Muslim amity at Kashmir shrine


June 9th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 9 (IANS) Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits trekked to north Kashmir's Khirbhawani temple Thursday to pray at the famous Hindu shrine in the Muslim-majority valley where the locals welcomed ... Read more...

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One soldier killed after India, Pakistan exchange border fire


May 15th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by BNO News
SRINAGAR, KASHMIR (BNO NEWS) -- An Indian soldier was killed after Pakistani and Indian troops exchanged fire at a border spot near Jammu, the winter capital of the disputed Kashmir region, Press ... Read more...

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MIM leader Owaisi injured in attack, Hyderabad tense (Second Lead)


April 30th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 30 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi was injured when rivals opened fired on him here Saturday, sparking tension in the old city of Hyderabad. Police later said ... Read more...

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Two top militants killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir


April 24th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by BNO News
SRINAGAR, KASHMIR (BNO NEWS) -- Two top militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed Sunday during an encounter with army troops in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Press Trust of ... Read more...

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Geelani assures protection to Kashmiri Pandits


April 17th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) In a significant development, hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani Sunday assured Kashmiri Pandits that 90 percent of the Muslim population in Jammu and Kashmir would ... Read more...

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Separatists protest killing of Kashmir religous leader


April 10th, 2011 - 2:08 am ICT by BNO News
SRINAGAR, KASHMIR (BNO NEWS) -- The city of Srinagar in Kashmir was paralyzed on Saturday after separatists called a strike to protest against the killing of a prominent religious leader, the Hindustan ... Read more...

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Battle for Bengal: Mamata juggernaut rolls out


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) She waves at the crowds, shakes hands with the people and greets them either with a namaskar or an adab - depending on whether she ... Read more...

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Opposition strike in Bangladesh over ‘equal status’ for women


April 4th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 4 (IANS) Police Monday picked up scores of Islamist activists across Bangladesh as a dawn-to-dusk strike by opposition parties to protest "equal status" for women got under ... Read more...

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Kerala population grows to 33 mn, sex ratio also up


April 1st, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) The population of Kerala increased 4.86 percent in the last decade from 31,838,618 to 33,387,677 and while its sex ratio, already the highest in the country, ... Read more...

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Malaysian broadcasters cut gay lyrics from Lady Gaga’s anthem


March 17th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 17 (ANI): Malaysian radio stations have removed gay lyrics from Lady Gaga's anthem 'Born This Way' as a precautionary measure.Broadcasters in the Muslim-majority nation have refused to play lines in ... Read more...

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Indian security forces kill three militants in Kashmir


March 13th, 2011 - 1:44 am ICT by BNO News
SRINAGAR, KASHMIR (BNO NEWS) -- Indian security forces on Saturday killed three militants in separate operations in Shopian and Sopore areas of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Press Trust of India reported.Officials said an encounter ... Read more...

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India condemns killing of Pakistan minister


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India Wednesday condemned the "tragic assassination" of Pakistan's minister for minority affairs Shahbaz Bhatti and offered condolences to the bereaved family."We convey our heartfelt condolences ... Read more...

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Indian christians condemn killing of Pakistan minister


March 2nd, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Christians across India have condemned the murder of Pakistan's minister for minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, who was gunned down in Islamabad Wednesday by unidentified ... Read more...

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