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Ajmer shrine custodians protest administrator’s remark on Bollywood stars


July 24th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Ajmer, July 23 (IANS) A day after the dewan (administrator) of the world-famous Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti shrine termed prayers there by Bollywood actors and directors for the success of ... Read more...

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Analytical thinking can erode religious belief: Study


April 27th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) Analytical thinking can erode religious belief, even in devout believers, says a new study. Researchers at the University of British Columbia, Canada, who assessed participants' belief ... Read more...

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Sticking to values activates ‘ethics’ part of brain


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Sticking to values even in the face of temptations, including money, activates an area of the brain tied with rules-based, ethical thought processes. Simply told, decision-making ... Read more...

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China warns US on exploiting Tibet issue


January 12th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beining, Jan 12 (IANS) In a clear reference to the US, China has said it is opposed to foreign countries that use Tibet-related issues to interfere in its domestic affairs.The ... Read more...

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Malay healer turns woman, her daughters into sex slaves


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar 23 (ANI): A man in Malaysia, who claimed to be a traditional healer, raped three women and their mother and then turned them into his sex slaves after putting ... Read more...

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First international index to predict suicidal behavior developed


March 10th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Currently, there is no method for evaluating a person's likelihood of thinking about or trying to commit suicide. But an international group of scientists, in which the Hospital ... Read more...

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Apex court modifies Graham Staines murder verdict (Lead)


January 25th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Stung by widespread criticism, the Supreme Court Tuesday expunged the portion of its judgment which said that Australian missionary Graham Staines was killed in Orissa in ... Read more...

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Kirk Cameron Refutes Claims That Bird Deaths Are Linked To Apocalypse


January 7th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor Kirk Cameron, known for essaying the role of Mike Seaver in the famous sitcom"Growing Pains"and acting in the "Left Behind" movie series, has not taken ... Read more...

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China rejects Vatican’s criticism as ‘imprudent’


December 23rd, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 23 (IANS) China has rejected as "imprudent" the Vatican's criticism of a recent national congress of Chinese Catholics, blaming the Vatican for damaging relations between the two sides.A spokesperson for ... Read more...

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Growing interest in religion boosting China’s religion-related tourism market


November 19th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 19(ANI): A growing interest in religion is helping boost religious tourism in China, where about 130,000 religious sites have been turned into tourist attractions.According to Yang Fenggang, a professor who ... Read more...

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Chinese temples turning into tourist spots


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 19 (IANS) China's religious sites like the Buddhist Lingyin Temple and the Shaolin Temple, the popular symbols of the Chinese kung fu, are not only attracting thousands of followers but ... 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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Ayodhya verdict will set dangerous precedent: CPI-M


October 5th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court verdict for a three way division of the land in Ayodhya was based on "faith and belief" and would set a dangerous precedent ... Read more...

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Ex-MP asks poll panel to de-recognise CPI-M


September 29th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Trouble is brewing for the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M). One of its former parliamentarians has asked the Election Commission to derecognise it if the party does ... Read more...

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Atheist docs twice as likely to take end-of-life decisions as religious ones


August 26th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Atheist or agnostic doctors are almost twice as willing to take ethically controversial decisions that could hasten the end of a very sick patient's life as doctors who ... Read more...

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I don’t compromise on my religious belief: Mammootty


August 25th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 25 (IANS) He is one of the busiest persons in the Malayalam film industry, but superstar Mammootty is not missing his Ramadan fast despite the workload. "Acting is my job and ... Read more...

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Oz couples ditch church for outdoor weddings


August 18th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 18 (ANI): A study has revealed that more and more Australian couples are opting to hold their weddings outdoors rather than inside a church.The study on 1,500 couples revealed that ... Read more...

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Leicester hindus protest cemetery extension


July 16th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri Leicester, July 16 (IANS) A section of local Hindus is protesting a proposal to extend a cemetery in this town of Britain because their religion says they cannot live near ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M MP applies for Congress membership


May 14th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Former Kerala MP K.S. Manoj, who quit the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) over his religious belief, said Friday that he has applied to become a ... Read more...

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Near death experiences may be due to high CO2 level


April 8th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 8 (IANS) Near death experiences (NDEs), which include sensations like life flashing before the eyes, peace and joy, and seeming encounters with mystical entities, may be caused by raised levels ... Read more...

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Blame CO2 in blood for ‘near-death experiences’


April 8th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Excess carbon dioxide in the blood could be the cause behind near-death experiences such as seeing "a bright light at the end of a tunnel", according to a ... Read more...

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Beckett Fund Wins The Pledge Of Allegiance Appeal


March 14th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar San Francisco, March 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The phrase "One Nation under God," which was ruled out of the Pledge of Allegiance back in the year 2002 after atheist activist Dr. ... Read more...

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Belief in a caring God antidote to depression


February 24th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Belief in a caring God can act as an antidote to depression, says a new study. Rush University Medical Centre (RUMC) researchers surveyed 136 adults diagnosed with major depression ... Read more...

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Hong Kong woman paid fake Taoist master with sex, cash


January 29th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Jan 29 (DPA) A Hong Kong woman was tricked out of 1.5 million Hong Kong dollars ($190,000) and duped into sex by a man believed to be part of syndicate ... Read more...

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New Zealand army to take biblical references off guns


January 21st, 2010 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 21 (DPA) The New Zealand Defence Force will remove abbreviated references to Bible verses from US-made gun sights used by its forces in Afghanistan, saying they were "inappropriate" and could ... Read more...

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CPI-M does not bar those with religious belief: Karat


January 14th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) does not bar people with religious belief from joining, but they should not let their faith intrude into the affairs of ... Read more...

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CPI-M not against believers, asserts Vijayan


January 12th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 11 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) Kerala state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan Monday countered a former MP's contention that believers had no place in the party, and said the CPI-M ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M Lok Sabha member K.S. Manoj quits party


January 9th, 2010 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Former CPI-M Lok Sabha member from Alappuzha K.S. Manoj has quit the party following a clash of political ideology and religious belief. Speaking to reporters, 45-year-old Manoj, a ... Read more...

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Christmas Not An Auspicious Occasion For Some Jews : Reports


December 18th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec.18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Christmas is a time of the year the devout Christians wait the whole year for. For some Christians it is the ideal occasion for reunion with ... Read more...

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Christian faith facing sharp decline in UK, says study


December 16th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.16 (ANI): Only half of Britons now consider themselves Christian after a "sharp decline" in religious belief over the past quarter of a century, according to a new academic study. Researchers ... Read more...

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Charles Darwin suffered from “cyclical vomiting syndrome”


December 14th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): An Australian doctor has diagnosed the mysterious illness that 19th-century scientist Charles Darwin suffered from, as being "cyclical vomiting syndrome".John Hayman, associate professor at Monash University in Melbourne, ... Read more...

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US military ignored warning signs from Fort Hood shooter: Former classmate


November 10th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Houston (Texas, US), Nov 10(ANI): The US military ignored warning signs that could have prevented Major Nidal Malik Hasan from gunning down 13 people and injuring 29 others in the Fort Hood ... Read more...

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School gets huge bill for banning Sikh bracelet


April 20th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) A school in Wales that had banned a Sikh student from wearing a kara (bracelet) has lost a high court battle over the issue and has been asked ... Read more...

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40pct Brits believe in ghosts


April 13th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 13 (ANI): If a new study is anything to go by, 40 percent Britons believe in ghosts and over 50 percent in life after death.The survey of more than 2,000 ... Read more...

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