religious reasons

Navratri fasting: Feasting or detoxification?

September 30th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Fasting during Navratri doesn't always have a religious meaning. There are many who observe nine-day fast for religious reasons, but others, especially youngsters, do so ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

British soldier killed by Afghan boy for $80

August 7th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) A British soldier was blown up by a boy in Afghanistan for just $80 he was promised for the act, a media report said.Stephen Curley, ... Read more...

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‘West Is West’ - good, but not better than ‘East…’ (IANS Film Review)

June 11th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "West Is West"; Cast: Om Puri, Aqib Khan, Linda Bassett, Ila Arun; Director: Andy DeEmmony; Rating: ***1/2In 1999, a film set 28 years back in Britain, "East is East", stole ... Read more...

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Sex, spirituality have no connection, say Indian youth

March 6th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Call it ironical or shocking, but in the land that produced Kamasutra -- the ancient manual for spiritual erotical life -- a whopping 82 ... Read more...

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1 in 6 Brits has sworn off alcohol

January 28th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Alcohol consumption may not be as popular in Britain as previously thought, according to new official figures, which revealed that one in six Brits has now sworn off ... Read more...

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‘Mortified’ Muslim women barred from US skating rink for not removing headscarves

November 26th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): The Council on American-Islamic Relations has filed a complaint with Connecticut's Human Rights Commission against a roller-skating rink in Vernon after two Muslim women were barred from entering ... Read more...

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Early Learning Centre Banned Toy Pig to Avoid Offending ‘Certain’ Religions

November 16th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a new attempt at political correctness, ‘The Early Learning Center’ has recently removed the toy pig from their ‘HappyLand Goosefeather Farm’ toy set in case it may ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

King Tut suffered ‘massive chest injury that could have killed him’

November 7th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): A new research has claimed that Tutankhamun, Egypt's famous "boy-king", suffered a "massive crushing tearing injury to his chest" that likely would have killed him.X-rays and CT scans ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Patricia Beiber Offered $50,000 For ‘Playboy’ Shoot

November 3rd, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
November 3, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Being a parent of a successful star seems to have its advantages too. However, being offered to pose in a semi clad state within the covers ... Read more...

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Koby Brown Ties The Knot With Fourth Wife On “Sister Wives” Season Finale

October 18th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) All the regular viewers of the TLC reality series "Sister Wives" were waiting with soaring anticipation to see the season finale of the polygamy show which ... Read more...

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Pregnant Muslim woman ordered to remove her veil in UK court

October 9th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9(ANI): A pregnant British Muslim woman, Georgina Richards, was ordered by magistrates at Leicester Magistrates Court to remove her veil while giving evidence against her ex-partner Ismail Mangera.According to the ... Read more...

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Italy set to be next European country to ban burka for ’security reasons’

October 8th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Oct 8 (ANI): Italy is all set to become the next country in Europe to ban the burka ' for 'security reasons,' after the government presented a draft proposal to the ... Read more...

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Nepal Terai tense after Hindu leader’s murder

June 27th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 27 (IANS) Nepal's main hub for trade with India, Birgunj, simmered with tension Sunday as traders and Hindu groups erupted in protests following the murder of the chief ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bones found in Italian church ‘belong to Caravaggio’

June 17th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Italian researchers have come across bones of a human in a Tuscany church that they believe mostly belong to Renaissance artist Caravaggio.The remains were found in an ossuary ... Read more...

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Friends, relatives ’shocked’ over Shahzad’s sensational Times Square bombing plan

May 6th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, May 6 (ANI): The sensational arrest of Faisal Shahzad, an American civilian of Pakistani origin who has been accused of plotting the botched Times square bombing plot, has shocked friends, relatives ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Muslim gangs recruiting UK prisons’ nastiest cons, claims ex-inmate

April 18th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.18 (ANI): Muslim gangs are reportedly recruiting some of Britain's most violent lags, according to a former gangster."They are now the main firm in the prison. The authorities, and other prisoners ... Read more...

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Two Pak women barred from boarding plane for refusing UK airport body scan

March 4th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Manchester, Mar 4(ANI): Two Pakistani women were barred from boarding a flight to Islamabad after they refused to undergo a full-body scan at Manchester Airport, citing religious and medical reasons.According to reports, ... Read more...

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British Muslim women refuse body scanner, barred from plane

March 4th, 2010 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (DPA) Two Muslim women in Britain who refused to be screened by a full body airport scanner were subsequently stopped from boarding a flight to Pakistan, a spokesman for ... Read more...

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US Intelligence officials concerned over growing terror-talk on Internet

February 13th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 13 (ANI): US Intelligence officials have noticed a recent surge in terror-linked discussions on the Internet, where al Qaeda Jihadist focus on finding ways to evade airport security, according to ... Read more...

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Sikhs in Britain fight ban on bearded boxers

January 13th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 13 (IANS) Sikh groups in Britain have threatened "costly" legal action over an order banning bearded amateur boxers from the ring.Muslims expressed outrage after the Amateur Boxing ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Dalia Lama plays down rumours of ill health on Italy trip

November 19th, 2009 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 18 (DPA) The Dalai Lama Wednesday denied reports that he is suffering from cancer, but admitted that his eventual passing would represent a blow for the Tibetan cause. "The Tibetan ... Read more...

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Early man drew doodles to increase odds of survival

November 12th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 12 (ANI): A researcher into the history of rock art has suggested that images pecked in stone hundreds to thousands of years ago could be for religious reasons, to mark ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

International laws cannot cope with climate exiles

October 15th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) International laws are inadequate to deal with the millions of people forecast to become exiles due to escalating climate change, the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Air fares between India and Trinidad to become cheaper

August 22nd, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Aug 22 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago Malay Mishra has announced that state-owned Caribbean Airlines and Air India are working on a project to reduce air ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Taliban blocking UN polio treatment in Swat Valley

March 27th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad/Mingora, Mar.27 (ANI): The Taliban is preventing UN officials from promoting polio treatment in northern Pakistan, triggering a medical emergency in the area.Taliban militants in the former tourist destination of Swat ... Read more...

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Travoltas son could have been saved avoiding Scientologys anti-medicine theories, says activist

January 5th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
New York, January 5 (ANI): An autism activist says that John Travoltas chronically ill son Jetts death, who is believed to have died after hitting his head on a bathtub following ... Read more...

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Anne Hathaway’s ex under home detention, bail set at $21m

June 26th, 2008 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Anne Hathaways former boyfriend Raffaello Follieri has been placed under home detention in New York and his bail is set at 21 million dollars.The 29-year-old Italian businessman ... Read more...

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Flip-flops can give you skin cancer, warn doctors

June 13th, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 13 (ANI): Theyre the latest fad, and the coolest footwear in the hot summer season, giving you the much desired casual look, but according to experts, the much-loved flip-flops ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

More and more women opting for hymen repair surgery

June 9th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Malaysias leading plastic surgeon Dr. V. Surendranathan has revealed that more and more women are undergoing operations to get their hymens repaired.He even revealed that most of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malaysian doctors offer an intact hymen for $770

June 8th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 8 (IANS) Malaysian plastic surgeons are offering a 'new' intact hymen to women who may need to prove their virginity for marital, social or religious reasons. It costs RM ... Read more...

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Outrage as French court annuls Muslim marriage over brides virginity lie

May 31st, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by admin
London, May 31 (ANI): France has reacted with anger to a decision by the high court to annul a marriage between two Muslims because the wife lied about being a virgin.The ... Read more...

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