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US community groups seek hate crime hearings


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) A diverse group of over 150 organisations led by the Sikh Coalition has asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to conduct hearings on hate crimes and the ... Read more...

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Madonna ‘purposefully’ chose Swastika scandal


July 27th, 2012 - 7:17 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Pop superstar Madonna has addressed the controversy surrounding the use of a swastika in her world tour, insisting the image was chosen "purposefully"."All images in ... Read more...

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South Asian New Yorkers still confront profiling


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) New Yorkers of South Asian descent are confronting the impact of profiling by national and local law enforcement agencies even ten years after 9/11 terror attacks, ... Read more...

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John Galliano found guilty


September 9th, 2011 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) British designer John Galliano has been found guilty of racist and anti-Semitic behaviour by a Paris court.Galliano, who was facing charges of "casting public insults based ... Read more...

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More people turn to god in societies under stress


August 9th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Many more people turn to god in stressed societies and also seem happier. However, when peace and plenty reign, people are happier independently of their religious ... Read more...

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John Galliano sacked from own fashion label following anti-Semitic rant


April 16th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 16 (ANI): British fashion designer, John Galliano, has been fired from his own fashion label just weeks after an anti-Semitic outburst cost him his top job at French couture house, ... Read more...

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Angry? Say a prayer


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Praying may be the best antidote to anger, especially after someone has left you fuming.A series of studies showed that people who were provoked by insulting ... Read more...

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Religion set for extinction in nine countries, says census data


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): A study using census data has shown that religion is set to become extinct in nine countries, as there is a steady rise in those claiming no religious ... Read more...

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Prayer really can help people cope with their anger


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Feeling angry? Say a prayer and see your wrath fade away!New research suggests that saying a prayer could help many people feel less angry and behave less aggressively ... Read more...

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Eating disorders ‘double in Muslim teens than in Christian’


March 9th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A University of Granada study has found that eating disorders are 2.3-fold higher among Muslim adolescents than among their Christian classmates.The study also found that body dissatisfaction was ... Read more...

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Hindu statesman Zed wants Belgium to recognize Hinduism


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 22 (ANI): Prominent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has asked Belgium to recognize Hinduism.Belgian government reportedly accords "recognized" status to Catholicism, Protestantism (including evangelicals and Pentecostals), Anglicanism, Orthodox (Greek and ... Read more...

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US gives India high marks on religious freedom


November 18th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) The United States has given India's United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government high marks on religious freedom but said some state and local governments imposed ... Read more...

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Generation X more loyal to religion than baby boomers


August 27th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): If you thought Generation X was only a rules-rejecting, authority-questioning group, then get a reality check-when it comes to religion, Gen-Xers are surprisingly loyal to their faith than ... Read more...

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Healthy family relationships ‘can lower teens’ risk for drug involvement’


July 21st, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Positive family relationships and religious affiliation can lower teenagers' risk for drug involvement, says a new study."Healthy relationships protect adolescents against exposure to violence and negative social environments, ... Read more...

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Honour killings: Need for a stop to this barbaric practice (Comment)


July 2nd, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
By Babu Joseph The media has rightly exposed the heinous crime of killing people under the guise of protecting the 'honour' of the caste or community. This monstrous practice reported from some states ... Read more...

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Protests against EU team’s Kandhamal visit; five held (Lead)


February 3rd, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 3 (IANS) Hundreds of Bajrang Dal activists staged protests in state capital Bhubaneswar against a European Union (EU) delegation, which will visit Orissa's Kandhamal district Thursday to interact with riot ... Read more...

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Blasphemy laws won’t be misused against Christians, Zardari assures Pope


October 2nd, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Oct. 2 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has assured Pope Benedict XVI that his government would ensure that blasphemy laws are not used against Christians.During their meeting here, the Pope ... Read more...

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Hindus, Jews demand probe into Durgapuja hurdles in Rome


September 30th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sept 30 (ANI): Hindus and Jews have asked for thorough enquiry into the reportedly last minute withdrawal of the permission by officials to celebrate Durgapuja festival in a public park ... Read more...

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Hindus and Jews demand probe into Durgapuja hurdles in Rome


September 30th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus and Jews have asked for thorough enquiry into the reportedly last minute withdrawal of the permission by officials to celebrate Durgapuja festival in a public park in Rome (Italy).Rajan Zed, acclaimed ... Read more...

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New Sufi base in South Africa to aid substance abuse victims


July 14th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, July 14 (IANS) The new African headquarters of an India-based Sufi spiritual foundation hopes to aid youth who are increasingly being afflicted by substance abuse.The foundation was opened here ... Read more...

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Faith healers outdo God in terms of popularity


April 5th, 2009 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Wellington, April 5 (ANI): People have started to show more faith in soothsayers and faith healers than God, say researchers at New Zealand-based Massey University.The researchers came to this conclusion after ... Read more...

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Attending religious services cuts death risk by almost 20 percent


November 20th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Attending religious services can reduce mortality risk by approximately 20 percent, a new study from Yeshiva University has revealed.The research team led by Eliezer Schnall, Ph.D., clinical ... Read more...

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Buddhists protest religious discrimination in South Korea


August 27th, 2008 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 27 (DPA) Tens of thousands of South Korean Buddhists protested Wednesday against what they said was discrimination from the government of conservative Christian President Lee Myung Bak.About 60,000 people, including ... Read more...

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ANC rejects call to revive Natal Indian Congress


August 14th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Durban, Aug 14 (IANS) The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has rejected calls by one of its stalwart Indian-origin veterans, Fatima Meer, that one of its strongest allies in the ... Read more...

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Pak nuke site workers being screened for their religious affiliation: WSJ


December 1st, 2007 - 2:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): The Pakistan Government has introduced a screening policy for employees at its nuclear installations to differentiate the people who are affiliated with religious parties from those who are ... Read more...

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