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Muslim woman sentenced in Russia over extremist article


September 13th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Muslim woman journalist in Russia was given a suspended jail term by a Moscow court Thursday for distributing material that prosecutors said contained "calls ... Read more...

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Bosnia war witness says paramilitary raped Muslims


September 7th, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) A prosecution witness in the trial of wartime Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic has said she witnessed Serb paramilitary forces raping Muslim women in ... Read more...

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After SMSes, Tamil Nadu women see red in mehendi


August 20th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) Rumour mills are working overtime these days on mobile phones and social media. They are targeting women in some parts of Tamil Nadu to make them ... Read more...

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Women’s group protests in Kashmir over Assam, Myanmar


August 17th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Activists of women's separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of Faith) in Jammu and Kashmir Friday staged a protest against alleged massacre of Muslims in Myanmar.Asiya Andrabi, who ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia threatens to quit Olympics


July 27th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has threatened to withdraw from the Olympics unless a female judo athlete was allowed to wear her headscarf in competition, The Telegraph reported Friday.The ... Read more...

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Nizamuddin Basti: Centuries-old Delhi urban sprawl lives in secular harmony (Feature) (With images)


June 28th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) As the summer heat settles on Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti every morning, the 700-year-old urban sprawl in south Delhi comes to life blurring the boundary between ... 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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A battle won for girls’ education in male bastion (Feature with images)


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) It has been a tough battle for Faiza Nisar Ali who helped steer the entry of girls into the erstwhile male bastion of the historic ... Read more...

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Poor Muslim women connect to global fashion with crafts (With Image)


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Marginalised Muslim craftswomen and weavers in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and in the capital are making an international connection with their work thanks to two ... Read more...

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Keep off personal laws: Muslim leaders


May 11th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thane, May 11 (IANS) Muslim leaders Friday came down heavily on governments and courts for what they termed as "interference" in the Muslim personal law, a spokesperson said.Thousands gathered at ... Read more...

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Dev Patel to star in ‘Defiant’


April 24th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 24 (IANS) "Slumdog Millionaire" star Dev Patel has been signed up to star in "Defiant", based on the true story of a double honour killing in ... Read more...

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‘Middle class Muslim women still victims of bias’


April 20th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Muslim women from middle class homes continue to battle discrimination despite efforts by the government and non-profit organisations to empower them, says veteran filmmaker-activist Rama ... Read more...

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Partition, terror and women on book shelf (IANS BOOKS THIS WEEK)


April 14th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The book shelf this weekend is a pile of serious narratives - both fiction and non-fiction. Browse with IANS...Book: "A Life Long Ago (Dayamoyeer Katha)"; ... Read more...

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Bihar teacher beaten to death for dowry


March 21st, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 21 (IANS) A school teacher in Bihar was allegedly beaten to death by her husband and parents-in-law who attacked her with sticks for not bringing in enough dowry, ... 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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British Muslim women don’t mind being second wives


March 11th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Muslim career women in Britain are opting for polygamous relationships on not being able to find suitable men. They are not hesitating to be a second ... 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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Kashmir women’s group seeks Aafia Siddiqui’s release


January 27th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, January 27 (IANS) Muslim women separatist group, Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of Faith) headed by Asiya Andrabi, staged a demonstration in Srinagar Friday, demanding the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a former ... Read more...

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Serbians find Jolie’s war film ‘racist’


December 14th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie's new movie "In The Country Of Blood And Honey" has been branded as being racist.Serbians from Bosnia-Herzogovina are furious that the film ... Read more...

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Salman Taseer’s assassin gets death sentence


October 1st, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 1 (IANS) The bodyguard who gunned down Punjab governor Salman Taseer in January this year was found guilty and sentenced to death Saturday by a Pakistani court, ... Read more...

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Muslim women creating new artscape (Feature)


September 14th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Using icons of Islam, a small group of Muslim women is creating a genre of art that seeks to address contemporary socio-political issues and concerns ... Read more...

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Anna supporters ask PM to contest polls


August 27th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 27 (IANS) Thousands of supporters of Anna Hazare marched down the main thoroughfares of this Uttar Pradesh capital Saturday, asking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to contest Lok ... Read more...

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Anna supporters hold Roza Iftar in Lucknow


August 24th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 24 (IANS) Activists of India Against Corruption (IAC) Wednesday organized a "roza iftar (ritual breaking of Ramzan fast)" for Muslims thronging the Jhule Lal Park here where 11 ... Read more...

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Muslim man told to pay maintenance to ex-wife


June 18th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has rejected a Muslim man's plea that he could not be forced to pay maintenance to his former wife under the ... Read more...

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Girls sweep Bihar madrassa board results


June 2nd, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 2 (IANS) Girls have created history by securing top ranks in Class 10 examination conducted by the Bihar Madrassa Education Board, officials here said. Nasra Khatoon, of ... Read more...

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Bengal village women vote for first time since independence (Lead, correcting figure in para 1)


May 7th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Para (West Bengal), May 7 (IANS) Overcoming an almost six-decade-old social barrier, 29 women from a village in West Bengal's Purulia district for the first time since independence exercised their ... Read more...

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Bengal village women vote for first time since independence


May 7th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Para (West Bengal), May 7 (IANS) Overcoming an almost six-decade-old social barrier, 40 women from a village in West Bengal's Purulia district for the first time since independence exercised their ... Read more...

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Pak women shuttlers not to wear skirts due to ‘religious norms’: PBF


April 26th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 26(ANI): Pakistan's women badminton players will not wear skirts because that is contrary to the principles of their religion, a Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) official has said.The Badminton World ... Read more...

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Germany gives Rs.10 lakh for girl child education


April 20th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Germany has given Rs.10 lakh as a grant for basic education of the girl child in Haryana's Mewat district.German Ambassador Thomas Matussek and director of ... Read more...

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France detains two women as burqa ban takes effect


April 12th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) Two Muslim women were arrested in Paris Monday for wearing face veils or burqa as France moves to enforce a ban on full face coverings, ... Read more...

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French police warned against arresting veiled Muslim women near mosques


April 5th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5(ANI): French Interior Minister Claude Guent has warned the country's police against arresting Muslim women covering up 'in or around' mosques.The strict instructions are contained in a nine-page circular issued ... Read more...

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Two Malay women summoned for not wearing full-sleeved T-shirts


March 19th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar 19 (ANI): Two women in Malaysia, who were promoting their company's new car series, were summoned for not wearing T-shirts with sleeves reaching their elbows.According to the Sin Chew ... Read more...

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UK Government ‘don’t want Muslims in central London’: Karen Buck


March 17th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.17 (ANI): Karen Buck, Shadow Work and Pensions Minister of UK, has said that government "don't want Muslims living in central London" and also that ministers are "deeply hostile" to poor ... Read more...

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Pak council protests use of padded bras by Muslim women: Report


March 12th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 12(ANI): The Council of Islamic Ideology in Pakistan has protested the use of padded and colourful bras by Muslim women, and recommended that Pakistani Muslim researchers should try to invent ... Read more...

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Fanatics tell Brit Muslim girl in Miss Universe competition to ‘rot in hell’


March 11th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): A girl, who hopes to become the first Muslim to represent UK at the Miss Universe competition, has revealed that religious zealots, who are against her competing, ... Read more...

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