national identity

Kenya says it’s determined to improve soccer standards


February 17th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Feb 17 (IANS) Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga assured the football fraternity in the country of his government's commitment to promote the sport.Odinga said Thursday the government was investing ... Read more...

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Two Argentine men with same name, identical documents


November 21st, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) An Argentine judge is investigating the case of two 40-year-old men who have the same first and last names, identical identity document numbers and birth ... Read more...

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Don’t encourage self-immolation, says Tibetan PM-in-exile


November 5th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 5 (IANS) Tibetan prime minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay has appealed to Tibetans not to encourage self-immolation or protests inside Tibet because China only responds with more repression.In his ... Read more...

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Row over shops at Bangladesh national assembly


August 29th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 29 (IANS) Shops have been rented out at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, Bangladesh's national assembly building, a move that has been described as "irresponsible and tasteless" by a noted ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Medvedev lauds India’s achievements on I-Day


August 16th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Monday said India rightfully enjoyed high authority in the world and lauded the "impressive tempo" of the country's all-round development."Keeping ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s future lies in democracy: Gilani


August 14th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said Sunday Pakistan's future lies in democracy and that parliament, the judiciary and the executive were on the same ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

New Zealand man attempts hugging world record


July 2nd, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, July 2 (IANS) A New Zealand man is asking people to help break the world record for the largest group hug.More than 10,000 people are needed to break ... Read more...

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Australia to unveil new Multiculturalism Policy to tackle racial discrimination


February 16th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Feb.16 (ANI): The Australian government has set up a new advisory body to champion multiculturalism, in the wake of growing religious extremism and incidents of racism in the country.Last year the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UK to withdraw counter-terrorism project funds to end multiculturalism


February 12th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): The British government plans to withdraw over 1.2 million pounds in funds allotted for its controversial counter-terrorism projects.According to The Telegraph, the first target of the ... Read more...

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Failed multiculturalism behind rise of Muslim radicalisation in Britain: Cameron


February 5th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron would reportedly criticise "state multiculturalism" in his first speech on radicalisation and would emphasise on the need of a stronger national identity ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Most of French, Germans consider Islam ‘a threat’ to national identity: Poll


January 7th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Jan 7 (ANI): Almost half of the French and German populations considers Islam 'a threat' to national identity, according to new Media poll.The Mail Online quoted the poll conducted by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan’s two dozen Hindu families seek asylum in India


December 27th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) More than two dozen Hindu families in Pakistan have sought political asylum in India after an increase in cases of kidnapping for ransom and target killings of the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

A Nobel for Arundhati Roy, A media dream


December 13th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashNew Delhi, Dec.13 (ANI): What if Arundhati Roy was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for err "championing the cause of oppressed minorities in India, particularly Kashmiris and Maoists"?This pithy ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Munni’s Foray Into Pakistan’s Political Life


December 7th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
If reports are to be believed, Imtiaz Safdar Warraich, the leader of the Pakistan People’s Party was heard taking a dig at opposition party Pakistan Muslim League-N using the words of ... Read more...

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White British population might be a minority in 2066: Report


December 4th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): White Britons could be 'a minority' in their own country by 2066, instigating observers to question the definition of 'white British', or consider it anachronistic or irrelevant very ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gorkha Janamukti Morcha for separate state to curb national identity crisis


November 18th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarSiliguri, Nov.18 (ANI): Gorkha Janamukti Morcha convener Sankar Adhikari has said a separate Gorkhaland State would curb the national identity crisis and secure the future of the next generation.Adhikari said ... Read more...

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White Britons to be a minority — in 50 years


November 18th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) White Britons will become a minority in Britain by 2066, an expert has said.David Coleman, professor of demography at Oxford University, said the decline in white population would ... Read more...

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White Britons will be a minority by 2066 if immigration continues in UK


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): White Britons would be 'a minority' in their own country by 2066 if immigration continues at the current rate, according to research.According to Professor David Coleman, a leading ... Read more...

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Panjab University mulls ‘Centre for Pakistan Studies’


October 27th, 2010 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 26 (IANS) The Panjab University (PU) here is considering setting up a 'Centre for Pakistan Studies' for the systematic study of India's relations with its neighbour.PU Vice Chancellor R.C. Sobti ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kiwi-Indian students’ facebook page protesting Dixit slur bombarded with racist hate messages


October 9th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 9 (ANI): The Facebook pages of two Kiwi-Indian students, which they set up to condemn the TV presenter for his 'racist' comments against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

French women protest anti-burka ban by wearing niqab and hot pants


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): In protest of the recent law banning the burka in France, two female students took to the streets of Paris wearing a niqab, and mini-shorts, showing their long ... Read more...

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Ayodhya judgment new chapter for national unity: Advani


September 30th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Thursday said the Ayodhya judgment by the Allahabad High Court will mark a new beginning in "national identity"."I ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Verdict has paved way for grand Ram temple: Bhagwat (Lead)


September 30th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Welcoming the Allaghabad High Court verdict, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat Thursday said it has almost cleared the way for building a grand Ram temple ... Read more...

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Indian officials trying to confirm Marak’s identity


July 18th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 18 (IANS) Efforts are on to confirm the identity of Pradip Marak, who was arrested along with United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leader Ranjan Chowdhury in Bangladesh, officials Sunday ... Read more...

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Britain’s National Identity Register, ID cards set to go


June 29th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 29 (IANS) The British parliament's public bills committee Tuesday meets for the first time to consider the new coalition government's proposal to abolish the controversial Identity Cards for ... Read more...

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I have no interests in undermining BP’s value, Obama tells Cameron


June 13th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 13 (ANI): In their first conversation about the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, US President Barack Obama has told British Premier David Cameron that he has "no ... Read more...

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Russian scholar presents book on Tibet’s history


May 5th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), May 5 (ANI): Segius L Kuzmin, a senior scholar of Russian Academy of Sciences presented his book 'Hidden Tibet: History of Independence and Occupation', in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamsala.This ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Anyone below 18 is a child: Dhaka


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 2 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has pledged a policy that redefines a 'child' as anyone below 18 and they would be kept out of the work force. Some outlines of a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

No cellphone cards for under 18s in Bangladesh


March 11th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 11 (IANS) Those below 18 years of age will not be able to purchase cellphone cards under the new rules being enforced by the Bangladesh government. "Over 200,000 mobile phone ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘MNIK’: Compelling mirror of troubled times (IANS Film Review; Rating ***1/2)


February 11th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Minu Jain Film: "My Name Is Khan"; Director: Karan Johan: Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Jimmy Shergill, Zarina WahabQuestions of religious and national identity, of the sense of right and wrong, ... Read more...

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Swastikas, racist graffiti smeared on French mosque


February 9th, 2010 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 9 (DPA) Swastikas and racist and anti-Moslem graffiti were discovered Monday on the Great Mosque of the city of Saint-Etienne, French media reported. About a dozen inscriptions, such as "Dirty Niggers", ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh denies making any anti-national remarks (Third Lead)


February 7th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan Saturday said he was glad the Shiv Sena understood his point on freedom of expression and reiterated that he had never said anything that ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh ‘glad’ Sena understood his point (Second Lead)


February 6th, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Shiv Sena's ire at Shah Rukh Khan seems to have come down as the superstar has been allowed to release his upcoming film "My Name Is Khan" ... Read more...

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Gadkari criticises Shiv Sena, MNS’ regionalism


February 1st, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari on Monday criticised the regionalism being propagated by Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in Maharashtra state.Speaking to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Parivar’ splits on Mumbai issue - BJP backs RSS, Sena isolated


February 1st, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Mumbai for Marathis, or for all Indians? The question drove a deeper wedge in the Sangh Parivar Monday with the BJP backing mentor RSS in saying ... Read more...

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