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Shutdown affects normal life in Assam


August 27th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) Normal life was affected in most districts in Assam Monday due to the 12-hour dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the Bajrang Dal in protest against the recent ... Read more...

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Assam toll rises to 12, army called in (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 22 (IANS) The death toll in the communal violence in Assam's Bodoland area rose to 12 Sunday with police recovering three more bodies. The army has been pressed ... Read more...

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Assam toll rises to 12, army called in (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 22 (IANS) The death toll in the communal violence in Assam's Bodoland area rose to 12 Sunday with police recovering three more bodies. The army has been pressed ... Read more...

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Assam toll is 12, curfew continues


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 22 (IANS) The death toll in the communal violence in Assam rose to 12 Sunday with police recovering three more bodies.The situation remains tense in lower Assam's Kokrajhar ... Read more...

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No stay on sub-quota quashing to hit 325 IIT aspirants


June 13th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) A total of 325 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) aspirants are likely to be affected if the quashing of 4.5 percent sub-quota for minorities in ... Read more...

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Hindus fleeing Balochistan: Daily


March 6th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) There has been a surge in Hindu families fleeing Pakistan's Balochistan province as they feel insecure, a daily said Tuesday, adding that around 100 families have ... Read more...

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Muslim body backs Congress


January 18th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Jan 18 (IANS) A Muslim body has urged people to vote for the Congress in the Uttar Pradesh elections, saying the party was best suited to pursue secular ... Read more...

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US drones killed 957 Pakistani civilians in 2010


April 14th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) A total of 957 Pakistani civilians were killed in American drone attacks in the country 2010, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said in its annual ... Read more...

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Hindus in Bangladesh take holy dip in Brahmaputra (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) For Hindus in Bangladesh it was a sacred day as in their thousands they took the holy dip in the Brahmaputra river Monday on the ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi Hindus take holy bath


April 11th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi Hindus Monday took holy bath in the tributaries of the Brahmaputra river on the occasion of "astami snan".The two-day bathing ritual ... Read more...

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‘US will not demonise entire Muslim community over terror hearings’


March 7th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): Amid situations wherein a Republican congressman is preparing to open hearing on the threat of homegrown Islamic terrorism, US President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser has ... Read more...

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Jewellery stolen from Hindu temples recovered in Bangladesh


February 19th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 19 (IANS) Bangladesh authorities have arrested eight people and recovered gold and silver jewellery stolen from Hindu temples in and around the national capital. The suspects, members of a ... Read more...

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Hindu temple burgled in Dhaka


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 3 (IANS) A Hindu temple was burgled in Dhaka, where thieves have struck in three other temples in the past two months.The latest burglary took place just 23 days after ... Read more...

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US civil liberties groups back Sikh rights


January 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) A Sikh advocacy group joined by several other civil rights organizations have urged California's Indian-American Attorney General Kamala Harris not to oppose a bearded Sikh ... Read more...

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Firing at Ahmedi worship place in Lahore


November 19th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 19 (ANI): Unknown assailants opened fire at an Ahmedi worship place in Lahore, however no casualties were reported in the incident.The gunmen managed to escape after security guards deputed at ... Read more...

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American Sikhs say ‘Muslim origin’ Obama skipping Golden Temple visit out of fear


October 28th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 28 (ANI): The American Sikh community has said that President Barack Obama is not visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar because he harbours fears of negative image fallout with ... Read more...

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Sikhs disappointed Obama is skipping Amritsar


October 20th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Sikh Americans and a leading US inter-religious non-profit organization have expressed disappointment over reports that President Barack Obama has dropped his plan to visit the ... Read more...

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Seven Baha’i leaders in Iran get 20 years jail


August 17th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Seven Baha'i leaders, convicted in Iran on charges of conducting propaganda activities against the Islamic order and spying, are believed to have been sentenced to 20 years ... Read more...

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Why should we be banned, asks Kerala Muslim leader


July 14th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
By T.G. Biju New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) A radical Muslim leader in Kerala dismisses charges of terrorism flung at his outfit and insists there is not even one reason for the ... Read more...

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Pakistani forces report killing 15 Taliban militants


May 30th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 30 (DPA) Pakistani jet fighters and artillery Sunday pounded militants' positions in the country's lawless tribal region, killing at least 15 rebels, a security official said. A local intelligence official ... Read more...

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Court annuls councils administering Chittagong Hill Tracts


April 14th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 14 (IANS) The high court has annulled regional councils under which Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) were being administered for the minority Buddhist indigenous people, delivering a major blow ... Read more...

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I didn’t even slap anyone: Bangladesh war crimes accused


April 1st, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 1 (IANS) A top Islamist leader of Bangladesh accused of leading a militia that killed thousands of civilians during the 1971 freedom struggle has claimed he had "not even slapped ... Read more...

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Tehran accuses US of launching ‘cyber war’ against Iran


March 14th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 15 (DPA) Tehran has accused the United States of having launched a "cyber war" against Iran, state television network IRIB reported Sunday. IRIB showed a ten-minute special programme, apparently made by ... Read more...

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Women’s quota bill in present form is injustice: Muslim group


March 6th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The All India Milli Council, a Muslim group, Saturday demanded a "quota within quota" in the women's reservation bill and said it will hold a protest march ... Read more...

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Give up arms, Muslim clerics tell terrorists and Maoists (Roundup)


November 3rd, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Deoband (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 3 (IANS) Terrorists and Maoists were urged Tuesday to give up arms by a mass gathering of Muslim clerics at India's oldest Islamic seminary here, prompting Home ... Read more...

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Indian Muslims bitterly divided over bigamy


August 9th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Khalid Akhter New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Do bigamy and Islam go together? The Law Commission of India doesn't think so. Indian clerics of all hues disagree. But they don't seem to ... Read more...

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Advani airs concern at jizya on Hindus, Sikhs in Pakistan


July 1st, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani has expressed concern at Taliban-imposed jizya - protection money being forcibly collected from religious minority in Pakistan ... Read more...

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Congress condemns Taliban-imposed jizya


June 29th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The Congress Monday condemned the Taliban-imposed jizya - tax enforced on Hindus, Sikhs and Christians in Pakistan in the name of religious minority protection money. "We condemn ... Read more...

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National Commission for Minorities Educational Institutions strengthened


January 9th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 9 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today approved amendments to the National Commission for Minorities Educational Institutions Act 2004. The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions was established through ... Read more...

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EU to accommodate 10,000 Iraqi refugees


November 28th, 2008 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 28 (Xinhua) The European Union (EU) would eventually accommodate as many as 10,000 Iraqi refugees to meet the resettlement target set out by the UN, officials said.At a two-day EU ... Read more...

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Islam should be treated more sensitively than Christianity: BBC


October 15th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
London , Oct 15 (ANI): Islam should be treated more sensitively by the media than Christianity, according to the director general of the BBC.Mark Thompson claimed that because Muslims are ... Read more...

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Assam violence toll rises to 51


October 8th, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Oct 8 (ANI): The death toll in Assams Udalguri and Darrang Districts, dogged by clashes between Bodos and illegal Bangladeshi migrants has risen to 51 with the recovery of 11 ... Read more...

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Normalcy returns to violence-hit Assam districts


October 7th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Oct 07 (ANI): The situation in violence-hit areas of Assam remained calm on Tuesday with no overnight incidents reported. Assam Government spokesman and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the ... Read more...

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25 killed in Assam as violence escalates


October 5th, 2008 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Oct 5 (ANI): Over 25 people have been killed in communal clashes in Assam as the situation turned critical between the local tribals and Bangladeshi migrants in Udalguri and Darrang ... Read more...

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Assam clashes: Shoot-at-sight orders


October 4th, 2008 - 8:37 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Oct 4 (ANI): The Assam Government has issued shoot-at-sight orders today in curfew-bound Udalguri District where at least seven persons were killed and more than 50 injured in clashes between ... Read more...

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