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Eduardo Verastegui, an actor with a mission


September 20th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Miami, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actor Eduardo Verastegui says that he does not see his profession as a springboard to money and fame, but rather as a type of priesthood ... Read more...

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US Congressman campaigns to invite Narendra Modi


September 12th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Sep 12 (IANS) A US Congressman who has mounted a campaign to revoke the ban on an American visa for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi says in the ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooting: Obama calls Manmohan; conveys people’s solidarity


August 9th, 2012 - 6:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Three days after the senseless attack on a Wisconsin gurdwara, President Barack Obama called Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convey his condolences and the solidarity ... Read more...

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US envoy offers condolences (Third Lead, correcting para four)


August 6th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) US ambassador Nancy Powell Monday met Sikh leaders here to express grief over the killing of six people in a gurdwara in Wisconsin.Powell called ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooting: US envoy offers condolences (Second Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) US Ambassador Nancy Powell Monday met Sikh leaders here to express grief over the shooting of six people in a gurdwara in Wisconsin.Powell called ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooting: US envoy offers condolences (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) US Ambassador Nancy Powell Monday met Sikh leaders here to express grief over the shooting of six people in a gurdwara in Wisconsin.Powell called ... Read more...

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US embassy mourns Sikh deaths in Winconsin


August 6th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The US embassy Tuesday mourned the deaths of six Sikhs in a gurdwara attack in Wisconsin and said it was "deeply saddened" by the reckless ... Read more...

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Bollywood condemns gurdwara shooting


August 6th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Shabana Azmi are "pained", "shocked" and "sad" at Sunday's attack on a gurdwara in a Milwaukee suburb in the ... Read more...

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India respects religious freedom: US report


July 31st, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) India has been lauded by an official US report for "generally respecting" religious freedom, but said prosecution was often weak for perpetrators of "religiously oriented violence".The ... Read more...

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Germany’s circumcision ban ‘worst attack on Jews’


July 13th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) A German court's ban on circumcising baby boys has provoked a rare show of unity between Jews, Muslims and Christians who see it as a threat ... Read more...

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Over 100 killed in Nigerian church attacks : UN


June 23rd, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 23 (IANS) The UN human rights office has reported killing of over 100 people in Nigeria following attacks on churches by a radical Islamic group since ... Read more...

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Islam-Christianity dialogue features at Kazakh interfaith meet


May 31st, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, May 31 (IANS) With religious tensions running high in Europe and other parts of the world, a dialogue between Islam and Christianity is the highlight of a global ... Read more...

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Self-immolations in Tibet politically motivated: Lawmaker


May 16th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 16 (IANS) Self-immolations by monks were part of the scheme of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's clique to internationalize the Tibet issue, a Tibetan legislator has said.In ... Read more...

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US condemns death sentence of Iran pastor


February 24th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The White House Thursday condemned the Iranian authorities' reaffirmation of the death sentence for an Iranian pastor."The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms reports ... Read more...

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Dutch government approves burqa ban


January 28th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Jan 28 (IANS) The Dutch government Friday approved a ban on face-covering clothing, such as a burqa, a niqab, a forage cap, or a full face helmet, reported ... Read more...

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Reduce military in Tibet, say exiles


January 27th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Jan 27 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile based in this north Indian hill station Friday asked China to reduce its huge military presence in Tibet, release political prisoners and resume ... Read more...

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France violated Sikh’s right to wearing turban: UN


January 13th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) The UN rights committee has said France violated the religious freedom of a 76-year-old Sikh when he was asked to remove his turban for his ID ... Read more...

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Government committed to minorities’ rights: Gilani


December 25th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday expressed his government's commitment to ensure the rights of minorities as enshrined in Pakistan's constitution.Felicitating the Christian community on ... Read more...

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Hindus make last bid to save ‘Gita’; Indian lawmakers miffed (Roundup)


December 19th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Hindus in Russia Monday made a last ditch effort to save the Bhagavad Gita from a ban by a Siberian court, as first reported ... Read more...

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Indian lawmakers condemn Gita ‘insult’ in Russia (Second Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Parliamentarians across the political spectrum Monday condemned what they called an "insult" to the Bhagvad Gita after a member pointed to an IANS report ... Read more...

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China warns US against interfering in internal affairs


December 13th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) China Tuesday told the US to stop interfering in its internal affairs under the pretext of human rights issues.China is willing to engage in dialogues with ... Read more...

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Pakistani schools portray Hindus, minorities negatively: US study


November 10th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) Pakistan's public schools and madrassas negatively portray the country's religious minorities and reinforce biases which fuel acts of discrimination, and possibly violence, against these communities, according ... Read more...

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British gays to be allowed to wed in churches


November 4th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Gay couples in Britain will be allowed to wed in churches by the end of this year, a minister has said.Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone has ... Read more...

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US condemns death sentence for Iran pastor


September 30th, 2011 - 4:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) The US Thursday asked Iran to free an Iranian pastor sentenced to death in that country for allegedly refusing to renounce Christianity for Islam.The decision demonstrate ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama a symbol of peace: Dhumal


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 2 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is a symbol of peace, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Friday."His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a ... Read more...

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Denmark asks China to resume dialogue with exiled Tibetans


May 31st, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 31 (IANS) Denmark has called upon the Chinese government to resume dialogue with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's envoys and protect the Tibetan people's unique cultural and ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama justifies his retirement


May 10th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 10 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that his decision to shed political authority and hand over powers to an elected political leadership stemmed from ... Read more...

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Christian nominee in Manipur minority commission hailed


April 21st, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, April 21 (IANS) The All India Christian Council (AICC) Thursday welcomed Manipur government's appointment of a Christian representative in the state minority commission saying it would serve better the ... Read more...

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UN help sought over repression in Tibet


April 15th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 15 (IANS) The Tibetan parliament-in-exile based in this Himachal Pradesh town has sought the UN's intervention over the ongoing repression in northeastern Tibet, an official statement said here ... Read more...

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European Parliament asks Nepal to let Tibetan refugees vote


April 9th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 9 (IANS) Strongly reacting to Nepal forcibly preventing Tibetan refugees from taking part in an election to choose a new "government-in-exile", the European Parliament (EP) has asked the ... Read more...

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Pakistan has “culture of impunity” on human rights abuses: US report


April 9th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9(ANI): Pakistan's security forces enjoy "a culture of impunity" in relation to human rights abuses in the country, and police have often failed to protect members of religious minorities from ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian challenges government order on party registration


April 7th, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 7 (IANS) An ethnic Indian lawyer has challenged the government's decision not to register Human Rights Party (HRP) as a political party, saying the approval process ... Read more...

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Court dismisses Indians’ plea against Malaysian PM


March 25th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 25 (IANS) A Malaysian court has dismissed a suit against Prime Minister Najib Razak and five others brought by two ethnic Indian lawyers who say their ... Read more...

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Aid to ‘intolerant’ Pak proof of UK’s “anti-Christian” policy: Church leader


March 15th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.15 (ANI): A Roman Catholic Church leader in Scotland has accused the David Cameron led coalition Government of pursuing an "anti-Christian" foreign policy by increasing overseas aid to Pakistan."To increase ... Read more...

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‘Political case for US aid becomes complicated if Pak Govt gets subdued by radicalism’


March 8th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8(ANI): The "political case for billions in civilian and military assistance" by the United States to bring stability to Pakistan's lawless regions will become complicated if the Pakistan Government gets ... Read more...

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