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Don’t insult religion, says Pakistani PM


September 21st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Friday said freedom of expression could not be an excuse for insulting religious beliefs and inciting hatred.Speaking at an official ... Read more...

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10-year-old Jewish girl allowed to embrace Christianity


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) A 10-year-old Jewish girl in Britain has been permitted by a court to convert to Christianity after her mother's claims that she had been "brainwashed" and ... Read more...

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Obama supports same-sex marriage (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) President Barack Obama has become the first president in US history to come out in support of the same-sex marriage, injecting one of the most ... Read more...

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Obama endorses gay marriage


May 10th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama for the first time said he believes same-sex couples should be able to get married in an interview given to ABC Wednesday.Obama ... Read more...

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Can Rama Sethu be made national monument, asks apex court


March 27th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the central government to unequivocally state whether mythological Rama Sethu could be declared a national monument.Asking the government to spell ... Read more...

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British schools to teach kids about gay marriage


February 27th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Schools in Britain will be "forced" to teach children the importance of gay marriage, in a bid to redefine the institution of marriage, and teachers who ... Read more...

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Model Kylie Bisutti quits Victoria’s Secret over her religious beliefs


February 10th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Model Kylie Bisutti quits Victoria’s Secret as her religious beliefs do not match with those of the brand. It may be recalled that she won the ... Read more...

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Government to act against sites with objectionable content (Second Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The central government Friday gave the green signal to proceed against all the accused persons heading 21 social networking sites, including Facebook and Google, ... Read more...

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Centre approves action against sites with objectionable content (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The central government Friday gave the green signal to proceed against all the accused persons heading 21 social networking sites, including Facebook and Google, ... Read more...

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Centre approves action against sites with objectionable content


January 13th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Central government Friday gave the green signal to proceed against all the accused persons heading 21 social networking sites, including Facebook and Google, ... Read more...

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Amish men jailed over reflective triangle dispute


January 12th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kentucky, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of Amish men who refused to use the mandated reflective triangle at the back of the horse-drawn cart have been jailed. The Amish community is ... Read more...

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Tibetan struggle a movement for true democracy: Gere


January 11th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Terming the Tibetan struggle as a movement towards true democracy, Hollywood superstar Richard Gere Wednesday said China would have to kill every Tibetan in ... Read more...

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Amish men jailed in the orange triangle row


September 17th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nine Amish men have been jailed for failing to display the mandatory go-slow safety sign. The nine convicted drivers are amongst a group that decided to ... Read more...

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Russian court bans painting showing Mickey Mouse as Christ


August 20th, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Russia has banned a painting that depicted Mickey Mouse as Jesus Christ, saying it was "extremist".Alexander Savko's "Sermon on the Mount" painting ... Read more...

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Nepal seeks to end social malpractices


July 25th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 25 (IANS) An NGO in Nepal is seeking an end to 57 social "malpractices" and grisly traditions, including a cannibalistic custom that takes place when the king dies.In ... Read more...

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Rana a mere pawn in Headley’s hands: Defence lawyers


May 26th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 26 (IANS) Pakistan-born Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana, accused of providing support to Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, was a mere pawn in ... Read more...

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Atheists’ sex lives better than believers’


May 20th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Atheists enjoy much better sex lives than religious people who tend to be guilt-ridden during the act and for weeks afterwards, say researchers. A study discovered ... Read more...

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Hasidic newspaper apologizes for Hillary Clinton photo blunder


May 10th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Hasidic newspaper Der Zeitung has explained the reason why they photoshopped Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security team member Audrey Tomason ... Read more...

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Strict Christian upbringing deprived me of my childhood: Katy Perry


May 4th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Singer Katy Perry has revealed that her strict Christian upbringing by her evangelical-minister parents robbed her of her childhood.The sexy pop singer is on the June cover ... Read more...

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Congress distances itself from Digvijay’s Osama remarks


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh found himself caught in another controversy Tuesday with the party distancing itself from his remarks about the need for ... Read more...

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Pak women shuttlers not to wear skirts due to ‘religious norms’: PBF


April 26th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 26(ANI): Pakistan's women badminton players will not wear skirts because that is contrary to the principles of their religion, a Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) official has said.The Badminton World ... Read more...

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Belief in God doesn’t deter a person from cheating on a test: Study


April 21st, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): A new study has found that if you believe God is caring and forgiving, you're more likely to cheat on a test than people who view a higher ... Read more...

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Scottish artist ‘to burn Jesus at exhibition’


April 18th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18 (ANI): A renowned artist in Scotland has revealed that he plans to set ablaze faces of Jesus Christ and the Devil, during this year's Edinburgh Festival.David Mach says he ... Read more...

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Companionship the key to a successful marriage: Survey


April 5th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Not money or physical intimacy, the most important ingredient to make a marriage work is companionship, reveals a survey conducted by matrimonial website BharatMatrimony.The survey, ... Read more...

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UK kids as young as 4 to be taught atheism


March 30th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 30 (ANI): Four-year-old school pupils in UK will be taught atheism in a bid to make them "citizens of the world".Education bosses in Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire, have radically restructured ... Read more...

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How your religious experiences shape you news preferences


March 27th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): A new research suggests that religious experiences will subconsciously affect the way that individuals consume news about religion and spirituality.Michael Kitchens, assistant professor of psychology at Lebanon Valley ... Read more...

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Sikhs appeal to Pak to ease visa norms for pilgrims


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Mar.3 (ANI): The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) has urged the Pakistan Government to liberalize visa norms for Indian pilgrims visiting Nankana Sahib, a holy Sikh shrine there.SGPC President Avtar Singh ... Read more...

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FBI sued over targeting Muslims for their religious beliefs


February 24th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Feb 24(ANI): The First Amendment rights of hundreds of Muslims were violated when FBI agents directed an informant to infiltrate mosques in California, according to a lawsuit filed by the ... Read more...

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Oklahoma Police official faces disciplinary action for refusing to cover Islamic event


February 24th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Tulsa (Oklahoma), Feb 24(ANI): Tulsa Police Department Captain Paul Fields is under investigation for refusing an order to assign officers to attend an Islamic event in Oklahoma.According to Fox News, Captain ... Read more...

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US, Arab world patronising Taliban: Pakistani leader


February 20th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) The US and its allies, including the Arab world, are patronising Taliban terrorism to destabilise South Asia, a former Pakistani minister said Sunday, apprehending that religious fanatics ... Read more...

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Gay couple wins legal battle over double room


January 18th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) The owners of a hotel in Britain who refused a gay couple a double room acted unlawfully, a court has ruled.According to the Daily Telegraph, Peter and Hazelmary ... Read more...

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Holding a job key to happiness, not salary


January 10th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) Holding a job is more important to people than how much they are paid, according to a survey. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysed responses ... Read more...

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Juan-Carlos Cruz Faces Nine Year Prison Sentence For Trying To Murder His Wife


December 14th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The former host of Food Network's "Calorie Commando", Juan-Carlos Cruz was sentenced nine years in state prison on Monday. Juan-Carlos Cruz tried to kill his wife ... Read more...

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Kamal Haasan And Trisha Krishnan May Get Legal Notices


December 9th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The Hindu Makkal Katchi has said in a statement to the media that such insulting content cannot be blared at every house or theater. Members of the party have demanded the ... Read more...

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Anelka brands fellow French countrymen as racists


December 7th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): French striker Nicolas Anelka has branded his fellow countrymen small-minded racists.The Chelsea ace, who returns to France tomorrow for the Champions League clash with Marseille, said: "People said ... Read more...

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