peace and unity

Ashanthi’s peace song official number for motorbike journey


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Sri Lankan hip hop artist Ashanthi's new single "Let's give peace a chance" is the official song of the De Paix Yatra, a motorbike journey in ... Read more...

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Pakistan condemns Quran burning in US


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan has condemned the April 28 burning of copies of the Quran by US pastor Terry Jones in Florida."Pakistan strongly condemns the burning of the holy ... Read more...

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Pakistan celebrates Milad-un-Nabi


February 5th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) People across Pakistan Sunday celebrated Milad-un-Nabi with fervour.The day began with special prayers for development, safety, peace and unity amongst the followers of Prophet Mohammed.Special ... Read more...

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For Goa church, it’s IFFI versus saint’s feast


October 17th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) The Church has hit out at the Goa government for promoting 'questionable values' by holding events like the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) compared to ... Read more...

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Don’t read too much into support for Modi, says Jayalalithaa


September 17th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Describing her support to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's fast as an "expression of goodwill", Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday said there was ... Read more...

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Modi begins fast by reciting Gujarat’s success story


September 17th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi began his three-day 'sadbhavana' (goodwill) fast Saturday by heaping praises on the state for its inclusive growth and communal ... Read more...

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Fractured Malaysian mosaic captured in fiction (IANS Book Review)


August 20th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Thunder Demons"; Author: Dipika Mukherjee: Publisher: Gyaana Books; Price: Rs.280; Pages: 272The allure of the Truly Asia slogan that draws tourist hordes to the cultural melting pot that is ... Read more...

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Uphold Islamic tradition of peace in Kashmir: clerics


April 24th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) An international conference of Islamic scholars here Sunday laid emphasis on the need for unity, cohesion and preservation of the Sufi traditions among the local Muslims ... Read more...

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Pakistan disapproves of foreign military strikes in Libya


March 22nd, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 22(ANI): Pakistan has issued a veiled disapproval of the air strikes over Libya by foreign forces, and said that a "peaceful political solution" has to be evolved.Pakistan stopped short of ... Read more...

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Children paint the message of peace


November 27th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 27 (IANS) They came from different geographical locales, cultures and religions, but more than 500 children from eight countries joined hands for a common cause here Saturday - peace.The ... Read more...

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Tony Blair’s sis-n-law declares ’she’s a Muslim’


October 25th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): First former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair became a Roman Catholic after leaving office in 2007, and now his sister in law has converted to Islam.Lauren Booth, Cherie ... Read more...

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Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid case ruling will not affect Ayodhya peace: Residents


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Amit KanojiaAyodhya, Sep 2 (ANI): Residents in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya town have said the verdict in the Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid case will not affect harmony between the two communities, whichever way the ... Read more...

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Gangtok locals celebrate Pang Lhabsol festival


August 25th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Tashi PradhanGangtok, Aug 25 (ANI): Residents of Gangtok are celebrating Pang Lhabsol, one of the state's biggest festivals, that marks a pact of brotherhood inked between the Lepcha and Bhutia chieftains, ... Read more...

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Hinduism specialists discuss relevance of Bhagavad-Gita


August 5th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Aug 5 (ANI): Relevance of Bhagavad-Gita in contemporary world was discussed when Radhanath Swami, an International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) guru; and Rajan Zed, noted Hindu statesman; met at ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama visits Kashmir


June 5th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 5 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama visited a Buddhist hamlet in Kishtwar district in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday and gave a clarion call for peace and unity among ... Read more...

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Chinese throng to see Indian classical dances


May 31st, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt Shanghai, May 31 (IANS) "I have never seen such crowds!" said an excited Delhi-based choreographer as the Chinese poured in for the Indian classical dance performances her team put ... Read more...

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Assam celebrates Bihu with traditional extravaganza


April 26th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddGuwahati, Apr 26 (ANI): The hills and valleys of Assam come alive with the sound of Bihu thrice a year, which is much more than just a festival ... Read more...

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Children’s conference seeks to spread awareness about HIV-AIDS in Nagaland


January 26th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter ChacheiDimapur, Jan 26 (ANI): A three-day children's conference was held here recently to spread awareness about HIV-AIDS, and other problems.In an initiative to mould lives of young children in Dimapur, ... Read more...

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10th International Children’s Festival of Performing Arts starts off in capital


December 16th, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.16 (ANI): The 10th International Children's Festival of Performing Arts meant to promote global peace and unity through the medium of performing and allied arts was formally inaugurated in the ... Read more...

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Pakistani Sufi musician Sain Zahoor says his music is God’s gift


December 3rd, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Sawinder SinghAmritsar, Dec.3 (ANI): Sain Zahoor is a leading Sufi musician of Pakistan, who has spent his life singing in shrines. From making a nervous beginning in his career to achieving ... Read more...

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Thousands gather at Nirankari conclave in Delhi


November 15th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): Thousands of devotees gathered at the 62nd conclave of the Sant Nirankari Mission, a spiritual sect here on Saturday.The three-day conclave will see religious discourses on spreading ... Read more...

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Guru Nanak Jayanti being celebrated today


November 2nd, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): 'Guru Nanak Jayanti', the birthday of Guru Nanak Devji, is being celebrated today with religious zeal and gaiety across the country.Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime ... Read more...

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PM greets nation ahead of Guru Nanak Jayanti


November 1st, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today greeted the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, which will be celebrated on Monday.In his message, Dr. Singh ... Read more...

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Guru Nanak’s teachings ‘very relevant’, says PM


November 1st, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has greeted the people on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti Monday, saying Guru Nanak's teachings remained "very relevant". In a ... Read more...

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International Peace festival held in Chandigarh


October 14th, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil SharmaChandigarh, Oct.14 (ANI): To spread the universal message of peace and love through music, over 500 students recently converged here to participate in the 4th International Peace Festival.Students from ... Read more...

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Sankardeva birth anniversary celebrated in Assam


September 14th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
By Vaschipem KamodangGuwahati, Sep 14(ANI): Thousands of devotees visited the Dhekiakhuwa Bor Namghar, Temple of Vaishnavism in Assam to celebrate the 560th birth anniversary of Srimanta Sankardeva, the famed Vaishnavite saint and ... Read more...

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Music for peace and unity in North Cachar Hills of Assam


August 31st, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
North Cachar Hills (Assam), Aug. 31: At a time when violent incidents in Assam's North Cachar Hills district have drawn nationwide attention, a Naga youth wants to promote peace and unity in ... Read more...

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Naga tribes vow to promote peace and unity in Nagaland


June 29th, 2009 - 11:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Vibou GangulyKohima, June 29 (ANI): In a historic meet, Chakhesang and Sumi Naga tribes recently came together and took a vow to work together to promote peace, unity and strengthen the ... Read more...

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Manipurs Lui-Ngai-Ni festival had message of peace


March 13th, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
By L.C.K.Singh Imphal, March 13 (ANI): Lui-Ngai-Ni, the seed sowing festival, was celebrated recently in different parts of Manipur with pomp and gaiety. Young men and women from Anal, Chothe, Lamkang, Moyon, ... Read more...

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Mumbai man cycles to Delhi as tribute to 26/11 victims


January 30th, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Vinod Punmiya, a resident of Mumbai, was so moved by the Nov 26 terror attack in the nation's financial capital that he decided to cycle down to ... Read more...

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Thousands ‘run for unity’ at Mumbai Marathon (Lead)


January 18th, 2009 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Corporate heads and film personalities joined an estimated 40,000 people running for peace and unity at the Mumbai marathon that got underway here Sunday morning.While the 21-km Half ... Read more...

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Chandy opposes plea to include NCP in Kerala UDF


January 6th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy disagrees with veteran party leader K. Karunakaran's suggestion to include the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the Congress-led United Democratic Front ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh underlines to strength peace and unity in India


December 28th, 2008 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.28 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said here today that the recent terror attacks were an attempt to hamper progress, peace and unity of the country. Speaking at ... Read more...

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Muslims offer Eid-ul-Adha prayers


December 9th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kalyan (Mumbai)/New Delhi/Srinagar, Dec 9 (ANI): Muslims all over India celebrated Eid-ul-Adha on Tuesday that marks the end of pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Popularly known as Baqr-e-Eid, the festival is ... Read more...

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Tripuras young protest against militancy through their paintings


November 3rd, 2008 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Nov.3 (ANI): Young children in Tripura capital Agartala have adopted a unique way of protesting against militancy, especially the bomb blasts through a painting exhibition. The children, aged between 10 and ... Read more...

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