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Unite world’s religions through spirituality: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Sep 11 (IANS) Indian guru and Art of Living (AoL) founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has exhorted religious leaders the world over to unite people through spirituality."Spirituality unites ... Read more...

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Himachal assembly adjourned sin die


August 30th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly was Thursday adjourned sine die after four days of stormy monsoon session.The session was the last of the present 11th Vidhan Sabha, ... Read more...

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Bill to relax land ceiling law in Himachal


August 27th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 27 (IANS) In the run up to the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, the state government Monday introduced a bill to amend the land ceiling law to ... Read more...

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Himachal to turn temple gold into mementoes


July 8th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is set to allow gold-rich temple trusts to melt tonnes of the precious metal in their coffers to turn them into mementoes as ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz Umer condemns efforts to trigger sectarian strife


April 27th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, Friday said his group would oppose and expose religious institutions being supported by the government to create ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha passes bill to include disabled in RTE Act (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A bill to include children with disabilities in the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act was passed by the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.The Right ... Read more...

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Karnataka caste politics set to get Sonia boost (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 22 (IANS) The Congress is going all out to woo a powerful caste group in Karnataka that is generally perceived to be a strong supporter of the ... Read more...

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FBI urged to check hate crimes against Sikh-Americans


April 20th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) As many as 92 US lawmakers have urged the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to collect data on hate crimes against Sikh-Americans as their appearance makes ... Read more...

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Caste-based religious leaders muddy BJP power struggle (Karnataka Newsletter)


March 25th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 25 (IANS) An unseemly fallout of the continuing leadership tussle in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the open involvement of several Hindu religious leaders backing ... 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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Haryana to disallow liquor vends near schools, hospitals


February 20th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) No retail liquor outlet would be allowed near educational and religious institutions and hospitals in Haryana, Excise and Taxation Minister Kiran Choudhry said Monday.In a statement ... Read more...

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Now a bizarre temple tradition trips Karnataka government (Karnataka Newsletter)


December 9th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka, already battling corruption scandals and dissidence, is now caught in a delicate balancing act over a bizarre ... Read more...

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Reincarnation is my personal right: Dalai Lama


September 23rd, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 23 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Friday said the issue of reincarnation is his personal right."My reincarnation is to be decided by myself, nobody has the ... Read more...

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US insurers will have to pay for birth control


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) Starting a year from now, US health insurers will be required to pay for women's contraceptives, according to a decision Monday by the Department of ... Read more...

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Goa Church to help combat unemployment


July 21st, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) The influential Roman Catholic Church in Goa will tie up with the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) to promote entrepreneurship and combat unemployment.GCCI chairman ... Read more...

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Spare the gods, people tell Yeddyurappa, Kumaraswamy (Letter from Bangalore)


June 21st, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 21 (IANS) From outright ridicule to pleas to spare the gods, people are reacting in various ways to Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's challenge to his predecessor ... Read more...

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Government steps in to promote book reading (Lead)


June 15th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The government Wednesday unveiled a financial scheme to promote book reading.The culture ministry announced the pilot scheme to aid book fairs, exhibitions, participation in international ... Read more...

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Government announces grants for book fairs


June 15th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Concerned at the growing reduction in the numbers of book lovers, the government has taken up the challenge to revive the dying habit of book ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants uniform curriculum for seminaries


June 6th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) Pakistan favours a uniform curriculum for all Islamic seminaries.Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani made the statement Sunday while visiting Multan city, the Associated Press of Pakistan ... Read more...

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Himachal temples to melt holy gold


April 12th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 12 (IANS) Like the Naina Devi and Chamunda Devi shrines, many Himachal Pradesh temples are flush with gold worth crores of rupees. And some of it could soon ... Read more...

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President calls for social movement for gender equality


April 9th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday called for a new social movement for gender equality and protecting the girl child.Speaking here at the national launch of ... Read more...

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Goa to abolish colonial era tax on temples


March 29th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) A tax imposed by the colonial Portuguese regime on Goa's Hindu temples and which continued to be exacted even 50 years after the state's liberation, ... Read more...

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CAG slams MPs for irregularities in area funds


March 18th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Friday slammed the government and MPs for irregularities in implementation of the local area development scheme funds and called ... Read more...

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Tirupati temple deposits 1,175 kg gold with SBI


February 11th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 11 (IANS) India's richest Hindu temple here Friday deposited 1,175 kg gold with the State Bank of India (SBI) to convert the "dead assets" into income earning ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Hindus ready for new battle over Pashupatinath


January 29th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 29 (IANS) A staunch Hindu activist who fought three legal battles to safeguard the rights of Pashupatinath, Nepal's holiest Hindu shrine, has struck a new legal blow, opposing ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa in confessional mode, promises no more mistakes


January 27th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore, Jan 27 (IANS) A contrite Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Thursday acknowledged he had made mistakes and said he would not repeat them."I have committed several mistakes. I will not commit ... Read more...

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Gujarat not to aid rebuilding riot-damaged religious buildings


January 25th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 24 ((IANS) Making its policy clear on the issue of granting aid to religious structures damaged in the 2002 riots, the Gujarat government Monday told the state high court that ... Read more...

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First cross metal detectors, then enter Goa churches


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) The next time you want to walk down the solemn church pews in Goa, you might just have to duck under door frame metal detectors first. ... Read more...

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Blasphemy Law bill should ‘immediately be withdrawn’ from Pak NA: JUI-F


January 9th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 9 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has asked the Pakistan Government to withdraw a private bill seeking an amendment to the country's Blasphemy Law."A private bill tabled ... Read more...

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Pope lumps “secularism” with “religious fundamentalism”


December 20th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 20 (ANI): Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has criticized Pope Benedict for herding secularism and religious fundamentalism together.His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, in his message for the celebration of the ... Read more...

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Baloch CM denies presence of US troops or Taliban leadership in Quetta


December 9th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Dec 9 (ANI): Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani has dismissed foreign media reports about the presence of US troops and the Taliban leadership in Quetta, calling them false and ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa awaits meeting with Gadkari, party decision (Lead)


November 23rd, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Nov 23 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, battling allegations of favouring his close relatives with prime land, waited Tuesday to meet Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa in Delhi for talks on his future (Lead)


November 22nd, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Nov 22 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, under pressure to quit over allegations of favoured land allotment to relatives, arrived in the national capital Monday evening for more ... Read more...

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Population control can solve many problems: Azad


November 16th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Stating that population stabilisation can solve many problems, union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday called upon social and religious institutions to support the ... Read more...

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Qatar Airways says parcel bomb found in Dubai traveled on passenger flights


October 31st, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by BNO News
DUBAI (BNO NEWS) -- Qatar Airways on Sunday confirmed that an explosive device discovered at a FedEx facility in Dubai on Friday had traveled on two of its passenger flights before it ... Read more...

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