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SC to hear Monday government plea on minorities’ sub-quota


June 9th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday will hear the central government's petition challenging the Andhra Pradesh High Court verdict quashing 4.5 percent reservation for the minorities in ... Read more...

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Government fooling minorities on reservation: BJP


May 29th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A day after Andhra Pradesh High Court quashed sub-quota in jobs on religious grounds, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday slammed the Congress led-central ... Read more...

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Court quashes 4.5 percent sub-quota for minorities (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) In a setback for the United Progressive Alliance government at the centre, the Andhra Pradesh High Court Monday quashed the 4.5 percent sub-quota for the minorities ... Read more...

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US Senate defeats birth control amendment


March 2nd, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The Democratic controlled US Senate Thursday defeated a Republican sponsored amendment to turn back parts of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform.The amendment, introduced by Republican ... Read more...

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Congress looking for allies in Uttar Pradesh: BJP


February 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley Wednesday said the Congress was trying to find allies in Uttar Pradesh as it was losing ... Read more...

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Congress attacks Mayawati over Muslim quota


December 19th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The Congress Monday hit out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for attempting to hijack the central government's agenda on quota for backward caste ... Read more...

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Justice Nanavati Commission summons top Gujarat cop Bhatt


April 27th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Apr. 27 (ANI): The Justice G.T.Nanavati Commission on Wednesday issued a summons to controversial senior Gujarat police officer Sanjay Bhatt in connection with his latest Supreme Court and SIT deposition that ... Read more...

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Top cop says Gujarat CM Modi involved in Godhra case


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): Senior IPS officer Sanjay Bhatt, who was posted in the Intelligence Department, has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court accusing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi ... Read more...

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Godhra train burning judgement does not justify riots: Moily


March 1st, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said the verdict of the Ahmedabad special court in the 2002 Godhra case does not justify the ... Read more...

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Godhra case: Death sentence for 11, life terms for 20


March 1st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Mar 1 (ANI): A special court in Ahmedabad on Tuesday awarded the death penalty to eleven accused and life imprisonment to 20 others in the 2002 Godhra train burning case.Designated Judge ... Read more...

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Godhra case: Quantum of punishment to be announced today


March 1st, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Mar 1 (ANI): A special court in Ahmedabad is likely to announce the quantum of sentence in the 2002 Godhra train burning case.The Court, on February 22, convicted 31 and acquitted ... Read more...

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Godhra case: Court to decide quantum of sentence today


February 25th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (ANI) A special court in Ahmedabad is slated to pronounce the quantum of punishment for the 31 convicts in the 2002 Godhra train burning case today.Judge PR Patel, who ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena praises Judge Khan, Ayodhya petitioner Ansari


October 4th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 4 (IANS) Calling him a patriot, the Shiv Sena Monday heaped praises on Justice S.U. Khan of the Allahabad High Court, which last week ruled that the Babri Mosque was ... Read more...

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BJP opposes job quotas on religious grounds


March 11th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11(ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday slammed the ruling Congress party for plans to extend quotas to deprived classes in jobs and educational institutes to minorities ... Read more...

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Two foreigners detained at Puri temple


November 19th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) An Australian and a Singaporean were detained Thursday while trying to enter Orissa's famous Jagannath Temple, where foreign nationals are strictly prohibited on religious grounds, police said. One is ... Read more...

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Carrie Prejean To Return Surgery Money To Pageant


October 21st, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Oct.21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former Miss California Carrie Prejean has been sued by the pageant officials in reply to the suit she had filed against them.Prejean had filed a case against ... Read more...

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Supreme Court issues fresh notice to MP school on beard sporting row


September 11th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday issued a fresh notice to Niramla Convent Higher Secondary School in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on a Muslim student's right to sport ... Read more...

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‘I really think Ali feared me’, says ‘Smoking’ Joe Frazier


August 23rd, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23 (ANI): Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier, who is famous for his trilogy of Heavyweight Championship fights with Muhammad Ali, has said that he still retains a disdain ... Read more...

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NRI fans of Shah Rukh Khan feel sorry about treatment meted out to him


August 16th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago (USA), Aug 16 (ANI): NRI fans of Shah Rukh Khan here have said that they felt bad about the treatment meted out to the Bollywood superstar by immigrations officials at ... Read more...

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Salman Khan criticizes US authorities for detaining Shah Rukh Khan


August 16th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Aug 16 (ANI): Bollywood star Salman Khan has criticized US airport authorities for detaining and questioning fellow star Shah Rukh Khan.Shah Rukh was enroute to Chicago for a parade ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh detained in US airport - over ‘Khan’ name (Lead)


August 15th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New York/New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan was Saturday questioned for two hours at the Newark airport in the US over his surname and was freed only ... Read more...

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Jews and Hindus want “ethnic profiling” in Europe to stop


July 30th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Jews and Hindus have demanded end to "ethnic profiling" in Europe. According to Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights for Council of Europe, "Members of minorities are more often than others stopped by ... Read more...

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“Ethnic profiling” reportedly alive and well in Europe


July 29th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have demanded end to "ethnic profiling" in Europe. According to Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights for Council of Europe, "Members of minorities are more often than others stopped by the police, ... Read more...

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U P Police files chargesheet against Varun Gandhi for hate speeches


July 15th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), July 15 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Police filed a chargesheet against Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Pilibhit Varun Gandhi at a Chief Judicial Magistrate's court in Pilibhit on Wednesday ... Read more...

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One Vienna gurdwara attack suspect released


June 6th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Vienna, June 6 (ANI): One of the six suspects involved in the violent attack on a gurdwara in Vienna has been released.According to sources, he was released due to lack of ... Read more...

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Obama wades into abortion debate with graduation speech


May 18th, 2009 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Sunday acknowledged the hot-button issue of abortion, as he addressed graduates at the University of Notre Dame, stressing that both sides could work ... Read more...

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Why didn’t Congress arrest Kandahar conspirators, asks Modi


April 14th, 2009 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Balasinor (Gujarat), April 14 (IANS) Keeping up his high-decible attack on the Congress, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday asked why the party-led government had not arrested those conspirators behind the ... Read more...

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Muslims should launch their own party: Shahi Imam


April 11th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Accusing political parties of using the Muslim community as just a vote bank, the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid here said Saturday that Muslims should ... Read more...

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Muslim school plan ignites Gold Coast protest


December 2nd, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec.2 (ANI): The Australian International Islamic College, planned for Carrara, has raised the ire of Gold Coast City residents who fear it will lead to the local Muslim population withdrawing ... Read more...

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O54MA car no. plate banned in UK over OSAMA resemblance


November 21st, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 21 (ANI): Licensing chiefs in Britain have banned all car registration numbers that resemble words associated with terrorism. The authorities took this decision after spotting hundreds of potentially offensive ... Read more...

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Polygamy no threat to Aussie way of life, claim Muslim leaders


June 26th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 26 (ANI): Australias Islamic community members have said that a small number of Victorian Muslims are living in polygamist relationships, but shouldnt be seen as a threat to countrys ... Read more...

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Advani charges UPA Government with changing the Constitution


April 26th, 2008 - 8:10 pm ICT by admin
By Juhan Samuel Kochi, Apr.26 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani today charged the UPA Government with bringing two major deviations in the Constitution -- proposing reservations on ... Read more...

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Yousuf will definitely play for IPL: PCB


February 22nd, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Feb 22 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that there are no doubts about batsman Mohammad Yousufs participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL).According to the PCBs Media Director, ... Read more...

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UK female Muslim medics protest new hygiene rules’


February 4th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb.4 (ANI): Muslim women training in several hospitals in England have objected to removing their arm coverings in theatre and to rolling up their sleeves when washing their hands, because it ... Read more...

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