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Amish report staggering growth in Midwest


August 8th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Ohio, Aug 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a new census carried out by researchers from Ohio state university, the Amish have been found to be one of the fastest growing religious groups ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Britain blamed for Indian Malaysians’ ‘plight’ in ex-colony


June 30th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) An exiled Indian Malaysian human rights lawyer plans to file a lawsuit against the British government for failing to provide adequate safety to the community under ... Read more...

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Pakistani clerics condemn use of religion for terrorism


May 21st, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Around 40 religious leaders in Pakistan launched a front -- National Solidarity Council -- Monday to promote sectarian harmony and resolve disputes and oppose the use ... Read more...

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Differences sharpen between Amarnath board, religious groups


May 12th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 12 (IANS) Differences have sharpened between Hindu religious groups and Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) over the duration and commencement of this year's annual pilgrimage to the ... Read more...

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Hindu, Buddhist groups growing steadily in US


May 10th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Hindu and Buddhist groups have grown steadily in the US, being concentrated in Texas, California, the New York Metropolitan Area, Illinois and Georgia, says a new ... Read more...

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European group calls for UNSC arms embargo on Syria


April 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Strasbourg, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Thursday called on the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Syria."The Syrian people ... Read more...

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Will India’s vote drive Sri Lanka closer to China?


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) India has made it clear to Sri Lanka that its vote on the US-backed resolution was aimed at speeding up the reconciliation process in the ... Read more...

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Bihar to use photography for caste census


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 22 (IANS) Bihar plans to use photography and videography when it conducts a caste census from April 15.Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra said Bihar will be the first ... Read more...

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US concerned over religious freedom in Russia


March 21st, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A US government commission on religious freedom has included Russia in a list of countries that require "close monitoring".The annual report of the US Commission ... Read more...

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Pakistan lacks strategy to tackle radical Islamists: daily


March 12th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 12 (IANS) Pakistan has no coherent strategy to deal with sectarian and radical Islamist groups that practise and preach violent jihad, said a leading daily that warned about ... Read more...

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Pakistan bans three religious groups


March 11th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 11 (IANS) Pakistan has banned three religious and charity organisations.The number of banned organisations has gone up to 38 following the ban imposed on Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat ... Read more...

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No proof of allegations against Ramdev: Police (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Baba Ramdev did not promote enmity between religious groups at a press conference here in January or provoke his supporters to assault a man who ... Read more...

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No proof of allegations against Ramdev: Police


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Baba Ramdev did not promote enmity between religious groups at a press conference here in January or provoke his supporters to assault a man who ... Read more...

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Police to bar new religious processions (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 29 (IANS) With a growing number of daily religious and political processions herr taking a toll on policing, police have decided to deny permission for new religious events.Hyderabad ... Read more...

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Hyderabad police disallow new annual processions


December 29th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 29 (IANS) With an increasing number of daily religious and political processions in Hyderabad taking a toll on policing, the law and order agency Thursday decided to reroute ... Read more...

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Johnny Depp in trouble


December 5th, 2011 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp has come under fire from religious activists for his new Christmas-themed track.The 48-year-old teamed up with British rockers Babybird to record "The ... Read more...

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Gilani musters political support as US ties deteriorate


September 26th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has convened an all-Party conference here Thursday to devise a future course of action as Islamabad's ties with Washington deteriorated ... Read more...

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Congress walks out over Himachal land ceiling bill


August 26th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly Friday referred the Himachal Pradesh Ceiling on Land Holdings (Amendment) Bill to a select committee for consideration amidst walkout by the Congress ... Read more...

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Himachal proposes to relax land ceiling


August 25th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 25 (IANS) An amendment bill seeking to exempt entrepreneurs and religious groups involved in creating educational and sports facilities from the provisions of land ceiling law was ... Read more...

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Open for talks, says fasting Hazare (Lead)


August 21st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called for "give and take" on the Lokpal bill, activist Anna Hazare Sunday said he was open ... Read more...

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Sri Sri on panel to decide Amarnath pilgrimage duration


July 23rd, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 22 (IANS) The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board has constituted a panel, headed by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shanker, to suggest the duration of the annual Amarnath ... Read more...

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Ahead of fast, Hazare to meet leaders of all parties


June 28th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, June 28 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Tuesday said he will start meeting top political leaders of all parties from Wednesday prior to his planned agitation, from Aug ... Read more...

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Counting India’s poor begins Wednesday


June 28th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) A nationwide census to identify Indians living below the poverty line (BPL) and help determine those eligible for social welfare schemes meant for the poor ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrimage unlikely to start June 29


June 17th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 17 (IANS) The pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir is unlikely to start as scheduled June 29 due to heavy snow and rains, officials ... Read more...

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Hindu groups to go ahead with early Amarnath yatra


June 11th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 11 (IANS) A showdown between Hindu religious groups and the Jammu and Kashmir government over the annual Amarnath pilgrimage appears imminent. Ignoring Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's directive, ... Read more...

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Gaga’s album banned in Lebanon


June 4th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga's latest album "Born This Way" may be topping the music charts in 21 countries, but it has been banned in Lebanon for ... Read more...

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Moscow police to enforce ban on gay rights campaign


May 27th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow police said Friday they will enforce the ban on a protest by gay rights campaigners in the Russian capital.Nikolai Alexeyev, a leading gay rights ... Read more...

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New census to estimate India’s poor with caste, religion (Roundup)


May 19th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A far-reaching nationwide census in India will identify people below the poverty line with parameters to exclude families that own a vehicle, a concrete ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Amnesty International urges Russia to permit gay parade


May 19th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Amnesty International is urging authorities in Moscow to reverse their decision to ban a gay parade.Moscow's city government in mid-May officially rejected an application to ... Read more...

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India to carry out caste, creed, poverty census together (Second Lead)


May 19th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Indian government Thursday approved the carrying out of a survey to identify the number of people living below poverty line, as well as ... Read more...

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Moscow bans gay parade


May 18th, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow's city government has officially rejected an application to hold a gay pride parade, the mayor's office said."Moscow's authorities have prohibited the gay pride parade ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s ‘Mother Mangalam’ turns 85


May 17th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 17 (IANS) Malaysian Indian social worker A. Mangalam, who turned 85 Tuesday, is a self-confessed worry-wart who never stops worrying about her 'children'."That is my defect. I ... Read more...

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Kashmir cleric’s killing: Ahlihadith appeals for peace, calls meet


April 11th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) While appealing for peace, the Jamiat-e-Ahlihadith in Jammu and Kashmir has convened an all-party meet here Wednesday to help identify those who killed its president Maulana ... Read more...

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Spots to watch William wedding procession on hire


March 28th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Balconies, rooms with glass windows and rooftops that would offer a great view of the wedding procession of Prince William are now on hire for ... Read more...

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Musharraf “seriously objects” to comparison with dictators Mubarak, Gaddafi, Ben Ali


March 27th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27(ANI): Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf has objected to him being compared with the likes of Tunisia's Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and Egypt's Hosni Mubarak."I would like ... Read more...

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