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Pak police arrests seven for role in Lahore mosque attacks


June 1st, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 1 (ANI): Police in Lahore have arrested seven men for their alleged links to Taleban militants who attacked two mosques in the city on Friday, killing 93 people, including a ... Read more...

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Aviophobia? Divine help soon at Delhi airport


May 26th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) For those suffering from aviophobia, the fear of flying, divine help will be at hand soon with a grand temple with south Indian architecture coming up just ... Read more...

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VHP opposes government move to rebuild Orissa churches


November 18th, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Tuesday said it was opposed to the move by the Orissa government to rebuild churches that were damaged during the communal violence in ... Read more...

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Kerala observes Mahanavami


October 8th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Oct 8 (IANS) Hindus in Kerala observed Mahanavami with religious fervour Wednesday and organised special prayers in temples and homes.Makeshift prayer halls were erected on road side and in public places ... Read more...

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Union Cabinet meet today over attacks on Christians


October 8th, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): The Union Cabinet will meet here today to discuss the recent spate of attacks on Christians in Orissa and Karnataka. The Cabinet is expected to mull ... Read more...

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Minority Commission recommends ban on communal organisations


October 5th, 2008 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has suggested a ban on organizations which are responsible for breakdown of communal harmony in its report submitted to Prime ... Read more...

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Growing demand for Presidents rule in Orissa: Patil


October 4th, 2008 - 8:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 4 (ANI): Home Minister Shivraj Patil today said that the Centre is unhappy with Orissa Government''s lack of action and there is growing demand on Presidents rule in ... Read more...

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Shivraj Patil asks Orissa CM to take stringent measures


October 3rd, 2008 - 11:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Oct 3 (ANI): Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil on Friday said in a strongly-worded letter to Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to review the situation and take effective ... Read more...

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Dead body found in Orissas Raikia region


September 29th, 2008 - 9:10 pm ICT by ANI
Raikia/Bhubaneshwar, Sept 29 (ANI): A dead body was found floating in a river near Raikia region of Orissa on Monday, just two days after communal clashes in riot hit Kandhamal District ... Read more...

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Bajrang Dal involved in Karnataka communal violence: Home Ministry


September 25th, 2008 - 10:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Sept 25 (ANI): Union Home Ministry on Thursday said that the Bajrang Dal elements were allegedly involved in communal violence in Karnataka.Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Home ... Read more...

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Church attacks dent Karnataka’s civilised image


September 24th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 24 (IANS) Karnataka's reputation as a communally harmonious state has taken a severe beating following brazen attacks on churches widely blamed on rightwing Hindu groups. The widespread revulsion over the ... Read more...

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Centre team to visit Karnataka today after fresh attacks on churches


September 23rd, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): Following fresh attacks on churches in Karnataka, a two-member Union Home Ministry team will visit the state on Tuesday to review the steps taken to control ... Read more...

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One held for attack on church in Kerala


September 22nd, 2008 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kasargod, Sep 22 (IANS) One person was arrested Monday in connection with an attack on a missionary school, which was also used as a temporary church, here in Kerala Sep 15.Police identified ... Read more...

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Karnataka Bajrang Dal head gets bail, refuses it


September 22nd, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 22 (IANS) A Mangalore court Monday granted bail to Karnataka Bajrang Dal convener Mahendra Kumar, arrested in connection with attacks on churches in the state, but he refused to be ... Read more...

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Fresh incidents of attack on churches in Bangalore


September 21st, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Sept 21 (ANI): Three churches were reportedly attacked in Bangalore this morning. According to reports, some unidentified persons attacked the churches in Mariyannapalya, Banasawadi and Rajarajeswara Nagar here at around 4:30 ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa instructs Karnataka police to increase vigil in State


September 20th, 2008 - 11:38 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Sept 20 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has instructed the District Collectors and Superintendents of Police of all Districts of the State to increase the vigil and patrolling ... Read more...

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Police oppose bail to Karnataka Bajrang Dal chief


September 20th, 2008 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) The Karnataka police Saturday opposed Bajrang Dal state unit convener Mahendra Kumar's bail plea, saying he was "instrumental in instigating attacks on churches and prayer halls in the ... Read more...

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Karnataka in overdrive after New Delhi warns on church attacks


September 20th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) In a swift response to the central government's advisory following attacks on churches, Karnataka nabbed state Bajrang Dal convener and Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Saturday directed district authorities ... Read more...

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Karnataka Bajrang Dal convener arrested


September 20th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Mangalore, Sept 20 (ANI): The Karnataka convener of the Bajrang Dal, Mahendra Kumar, was arrested late last night by Mangalore Police in connection with the churches and prayer halls attack case. ... Read more...

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Former Karnataka judge to probe church attacks (Lead)


September 20th, 2008 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 19 (IANS) B.K. Somashekhara, a former judge of the Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh high courts, will probe attacks on churches in Karnataka and subsequent violence, the state government announced late ... Read more...

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Congress seeks ban on VHP, Bajrang Dal


September 19th, 2008 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress Friday sought a ban on the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal for their alleged involvement in attacks on Christians in Orissa and ... Read more...

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Central government advisory unwarranted: Karnataka


September 19th, 2008 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 19 (IANS) Karnataka's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government Friday said that the central government's advisory asking it to protect minorities was "not warranted, hasty and politically motivated"."Where was the need ... Read more...

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Retired judge to probe Karnataka Church attacks


September 19th, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 19 (IANS) Karnataka's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, facing severe criticism over recent attacks on Christian shrines and religious symbols in several parts of the state, Friday announced a probe ... Read more...

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Modi raps UPA for Orissa, Karnataka advisory


September 19th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Friday came down heavily on the central government for issuing an advisory to the Karnataka and Orissa governments on preventing violence against ... Read more...

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Centre issues advisory to Karnataka over attacks on churches


September 19th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 19 (ANI): After issuing an advisory to Karnataka Government to bring the situation under control following attacks on churches and prayer halls, the Home Ministry on Friday put ... Read more...

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Karnataka police to probe church attacks


September 18th, 2008 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 18 (IANS) Karnataka's Corps of Detectives (CoD) will probe Sunday's attacks on churches in several parts of the state, and the police have been directed to make preventive arrests to ... Read more...

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Death threats keep Orissa Archbishop in Delhi (Lead)


September 18th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Orissa's Archbishop Raphael Cheenath has been camping in the national capital since violence erupted in the state targeting the Christian community and says he is unable to ... Read more...

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Orissa archbishop stays put in Delhi after death threats


September 18th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) An archbishop from Orissa has been camping in the national capital since violence erupted in the state targeting the Christian community and says he is unable to ... Read more...

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Mangalore tense after fresh incidents of attack on churches


September 17th, 2008 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Mangalore, Sept 17 (ANI): The situation in Karnataka remains tense after fresh incidents of attacks on Christian places of worship in the State on Wednesday, some unidentified persons burnt religious books ... Read more...

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Life gets back to normal in violence-hit Mangalore


September 17th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore, Sep 17 (IANS) Educational institutions and shops were open and public transport was back on the roads Wednesday in this Karnataka city, which was hit by three days of violence following ... Read more...

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Missionary school guard attacked in Madhya Pradesh


September 17th, 2008 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Ujjain, Sep 16 (IANS) Unidentfied gunmen opened fire at a guard at the Carmel Convent in this temple town of Madhya Pradesh, police said Tuesday. Amar Singh recieved three gun shots were ... Read more...

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Conversion caused attacks on churches: Yeddyurappa


September 16th, 2008 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 16 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Tuesday said attacks on churches and prayer halls in the coastal city of Mangalore and other places in the state were a fallout ... Read more...

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Minority panel to visit violence-hit Karnataka


September 16th, 2008 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A three-member team of National Commission for Minorities (NCM) headed by chairman Mohammad Shafi Qureshi will visit Karnataka's communal violence-hit districts Wednesday.The team will visit Bangalore, Mangalore ... Read more...

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Minorities commission to assess Karnataka situation after attack on churches


September 16th, 2008 - 11:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 16 (ANI): A team of National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has been appointed by the Centre to make an on the spot assessment of the attacks on churches ... Read more...

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BJP wants Kerala minister’s ouster over road blockade


September 16th, 2008 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 16 (IANS) Kerala Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president P.K. Krishna Das has asked Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan to oust a cabinet colleague who participated in a road blockade to protest ... Read more...

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