religion and culture

RSS questions Nitish Kumar’s ’secular PM’ comments


June 24th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) In a veiled attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for insisting on a secular prime minister, the RSS has sought to know why there ... Read more...

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Chemical detectors to be added to Dalai Lama’s security


May 20th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 20 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), the elected government of exiled Tibetans based here, said Sunday it would add chemical detectors to the Dalai Lama's security."We are ... Read more...

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Gogoi pushes for World Heritage tag for Assam river island


May 12th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 12 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday appealed for coordinated efforts to ensure that the state's river island Majuli is included in the Unesco's World Heritage Site ... Read more...

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Peace in Kashmir is fake, says Geelani


April 27th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir may be calm since last year after three summers of unrest, but separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani insists that the peace is ... Read more...

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Tibetan who died pleads for freedom


March 28th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Life away from Tibet, the motherland, is akin to "lamp in wind ... without direction". These words form part of a letter written by a ... Read more...

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Go vegan for ritual: Tibetan government-in-exile


October 30th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 30 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) based in this Himachal Pradesh town Sunday appealed to the followers of Tibetan Buddhism to go vegetarian and stop animal ... Read more...

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Efforts on to restart talks with China: Tibetan PM-in-exile (Lead)


September 19th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 19 (IANS) Efforts are on to restart the stalled talks between the envoys of the Dalai Lama and the Chinese officials, Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay said Monday, ... Read more...

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Tibetan government allocates portfolios


September 19th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 19 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile Monday announced portfolios in the newly-constituted cabinet, with Dolma Gyari named as the new home minister.Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay made the announcement. ... Read more...

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New Tibetan cabinet to assume office Friday


September 15th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 15 (IANS) The Kashag, the cabinet of the Tibetan government-in-exile here, will take oath of office and assume charge Sep 16, an official said here Thursday.Kalon Tripa (prime ... Read more...

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Punjab to set up breeding centre for state bird


July 17th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) The Punjab government Sunday said it would set up a breeding centre to save the state bird - 'Baaz', a hawk species, that has a significant ... Read more...

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Tibetan diaspora to meet ahead of Dalai Lama’s retirement


May 18th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 18 (IANS) A grand congregation of exiled Tibetans will be held in this Himachal Pradesh town this weekend, ahead of the community giving its stamp of approval for ... Read more...

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Human rights situation worsening in Tibet, says NGO


January 13th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Jan 13 (IANS) The human rights situation has worsened in Tibet, with the Chinese government cracking down on singers, writers and environmentalists, an NGO of Tibetan exiles said here Thursday."The Chinese ... Read more...

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At 96, Khushwant Singh pens new book


November 26th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Ninety six, and still going strong.Writer-columnist Khushwant Singh has brought to life the stories of three old friends - Pandit Preetam Sharma, Nawab Barkatullah, Sardar ... Read more...

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Indian mission launches Communal Harmony Week in Sweden


November 21st, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Stockholm (Sweden), Nov.21 (ANI): India has a millennia long experience of welcoming different religions and ethnic communities in its midst, and been the birth place of four major religions of the world, ... Read more...

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Delay in acquisition of land for proposed Guru Nanak Dev University in Pakistan


November 20th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi, Nov. 20 (ANI): The Pakistan Government has so far not been able to acquire the land for Baba Guru Nanak International University (BGNIU) project, delaying the project ... Read more...

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Superstitious beliefs more common than thought


October 30th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): It seems ghosts, goblins and other spooky characters have more believers than ever before-as superstitions are becoming more common than you might think.To understand what drives some people ... Read more...

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New Chinese regulation seeks to distance Tibet from Dalai Lama


October 28th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Akhilesh BharatiDharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Oct.28 (ANI): The heads of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism and the Central Tibetan Administration's Department of Religion and Culture in Dharamsala rejected a regulation imposed by ... Read more...

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Exiles protest Chinese curbs on use of Tibetan language


October 27th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 27 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile based in this Himachal Pradesh hill town Wednesday protested China's proposal to curb or eliminate the use of Tibetan language in Tibet."The new regulation is ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama belongs to entire world: Ramdev


October 14th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 14 (IANS) Recounting memories of his meeting with Dalai Lama, spiritual guru Baba Ramdev Thursday said the Tibetan leader not only belongs to Tibet and Tibetans, but also to the ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama expresses condolences to Leh cloudburst victims


August 18th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 18 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, expressed his condolences to Leh cloudburst victims during a discourse at the famous Dagpo Shedrupling Monastery in Kullu district on ... Read more...

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Homophobia Is A Human Rights Issue


May 18th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla – CNS"In order to prevent and control HIV we must protect and promote the human rights of the homosexuals - the most vulnerable and typically marginalized sections ... Read more...

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Chinese destroying Tibet’s culture, environment: American scholar (Lead)


March 17th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Tibet contains the "elixir of Indo-Buddhist philosophical traditions" and its culture needs preservation if the repository of that priceless wisdom is not to be lost forever, says ... Read more...

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Prominent Caribbean Hindu community leader dead


March 13th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, March 13 (IANS) Pundit Jankie Persad Sharma, a pioneer of the Hindu religion and culture in Trinidad and Tobago and Canada, has died. He had begun the practice of ... Read more...

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Pak PM to lay foundation stone of Sikh University at Nankana Sahib


March 6th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi, March 6 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani will lay the foundation stone of the Baba Guru Nanak International University (BGNIU) next month at ... Read more...

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Gilani to lay foundation stone of Sikh University at Nankana Sahib


March 6th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi, March 6 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani will lay the foundation stone of the Baba Guru Nanak International University (BGNIU) next month at ... Read more...

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We must continue with our democratic principles and way of life, says President Patil


January 26th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Monday called on the people of the country to reflect their aspirations and choices, through democratic means and continue with democratic principles ... Read more...

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Kite sales plummed in Hyderabad, following bad weather


January 12th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Jan 12 (ANI): The kite sellers in Hyderabad are lamenting the fall in sales ahead of the Makar Sakranti festival, to rains and the turmoil created over the demand for ... Read more...

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Tibetan exiles to attend meet on environment


November 22nd, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 22 (IANS) Tibetan exiles of India, Nepal and Bhutan will participate in a two-day conference on environment in Haryana from Monday, a spokesperson for the Tibetan government-in-exile said here Sunday. The ... Read more...

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Tawang monks criticise China’s reaction to Dalai Lama visit


November 10th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), Nov 10 (IANS) Monks attending the Dalai Lama's discourse here criticised China's reaction to his visit to India's northeastern border state of Arunachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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My Tawang visit is non-political: Dalai Lama (Second Lead)


November 8th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), Nov 8 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who arrived in Arunachal Pradesh Sunday to a rousing reception by hundreds of monks, rejected Chinese claims that he was ... Read more...

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Student kicked out of school in USA for wearing traditional nose stud


October 29th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Indo-Americans have urged Bountiful Junior High School in Utah (USA) to apologize to its student (and her parents) who was reportedly kicked out of school for nose piercing, alleging violation of school ... Read more...

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Student kicked out from school for wearing traditional nose stud


October 28th, 2009 - 3:45 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Indo-Americans have urged Bountiful Junior High School in Utah (USA) to immediately reinstate its student who was reportedly kicked out of school for nose piercing, alleging violation of school dress code.Indo-American statesman ... Read more...

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Nepal vice president spurns oath deadline (Lead)


August 30th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 30 (IANS) Nepal's three-month-old government was plunged into a constitutional crisis Sunday with embattled Vice President Paramananda Jha rejecting a double deadline set for him by the government and Supreme ... Read more...

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Pak announces governing body of Baba Guru Nanak International University


August 28th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar. Aug.28 (ANI): In a step to give shape to a proposed Baba Guru Nanak International University (BGNIU) the Government of Pakistan has announced the name of its members of the ... Read more...

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Manipulation of religion should be prevented: Religion Congress (Lead)


July 1st, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishnu Makhijani Astana, July 1 (IANS) Politicians and civil society around the world were Wednesday urged to "counteract" the manipulation of religions or religious differences for political ends to preserve the unity ... Read more...

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