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Biju comes home from the forests of Philippines


August 19th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Aug 19 (IANS) It was a homecoming for 36-year-old K.V. Biju, who was held hostage in the forests of southern Philippines for over a year by the Abu Sayyaf ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama starts week-long Kashmir visit


July 12th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 12 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived here Thursday on a week-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir.Chief Minister Omar Abdullah received him at the Srinagar airport."His ... Read more...

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Court drops charges against Karmapa in currency case


May 21st, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 21 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government's move to remove the name of Tibetan religious head and the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje from a case of a currency ... Read more...

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Preserve Tibetan culture, Karmapa tells Tibetans


January 6th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Jan 6 (IANS) Tibetan religious head and the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje Friday asked Tibetans to preserve their rich culture and religion."Your main duty is ... Read more...

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Iraqi factions sign peace pact proposed by radical Shiite cleric


December 25th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 24 (IANS) Iraqi political blocs and social dignitaries Saturday gathered in Baghdad to sign an initiative proposed by radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr calling for peaceful coexistence among ... Read more...

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After cash, Karmapa faces new controversy in contender


April 25th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) The Karmapa, the head of one of the four sects of Tibetan Buddhists, who has just survived a controversy over large amounts of foreign and Indian ... Read more...

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Pakistan rights report highlights problems of Hindus, Sikhs


April 15th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Stating that about 25 percent of Sikhs in Orakzai Agency were forced to leave their homes and 27 Hindu families sought asylum in India due ... Read more...

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Model nikahnama missing from Muslim law board website


February 20th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 20 (IANS) A model nikahnama, aimed at curbing rising incidences of divorce among Muslims by means of triple utterance of the word "talaq", has abruptly been removed from the website ... Read more...

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The vulnerable lives of Bengal’s Birhor tribals


February 6th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Sabyasachi Roy Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) The world knows little about them and development too has passed them by. The endangered Birhor primitive tribals find themselves a vulnerable lot in West Bengal ... Read more...

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Cash row renews clash of rival Karmapas


February 4th, 2011 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Dharamsala, Feb 4 (IANS) The recovery of unaccounted money worth nearly Rs.7 crore (Rs.70 million) from the monastery of Tibetan leader Karmapa Lama has renewed the succession controversy in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan has become ‘factory of issuing fatwas’: PUC chief


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 2(ANI): Pakistan has become a factory of issuing fatwas (religious edicts), Pakistan Ulema Counsel (PUC) Chairman Allama Tahir Ashrafi has said.Speaking on a TV programme, Ashrafi said all sects had ... Read more...

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Supreme Court dismisses plea to stop Haj subsidy


January 28th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a petition by former Bharatiya Janata Party MP and Hindu ideologue Praful Goradia seeking the abolition of the subsidy given to ... Read more...

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Bearded cops to be withdrawn from Pak VVIPs security fleet following Taseer’s killing


January 8th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 8 (ANI): In a major policy shift in the aftermath of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer's assassination by one of his own elite security force protectors, the provincial government has ... Read more...

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Will Pamela Anderson’s sex appeal help pass anti-fur law in Israel?


November 8th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 08 (ANI): Pamela Anderson is planning to use her sex appeal to persuade Israel to pass the anti-fur law.The ex-"Baywatch" star wants ultra-Orthodox lawmakers to endorse an animal rights ... Read more...

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Blast at religious shrine in Pakpattan kills four


October 25th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Pakpattan(Pakistan), Oct 25 (ANI): Four people were killed in a blast at a religious shrine in Pakpattan district in the Punjab province of Pakistan on Monday.According to police, the blast took place ... Read more...

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Karachi shrine bomb attack links ‘traced to South Waziristan’: Malik


October 9th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 9 (ANI): The suicide bomb attack on the Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine in Karachi on Thursday has been found to have links with the Taliban-infested tribal area in South ... Read more...

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HRCP claims attacks on Shia processions were sectarian


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 3 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said the triple bombing on mourning processions that killed at least 37 people on Wednesday were orchestrated against a particular ... Read more...

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Pak Interior Minister for curbs on mourning processions


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad. Sept 3 (ANI): The recent suicide attacks by militants in Pakistan has prompted Interior Minister Rehman Malik to ask the Shia community to curb mourning processions in open areas."I request the ... Read more...

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Polish pop star faces trial for claiming drunks wrote the Bible


August 26th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): A leading pop star from Poland is facing trial after she suggested that people "who liked herbal cigarettes and were drunks" wrote the Bible.Dorota Rabczewska a.k.a. Doda made ... Read more...

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Muslim TV stations remove controversial show on Jesus


August 14th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Beirut, Aug.14 (ANI): Two Shiite Muslim television stations in Lebanon have cancelled a controversial programme on Jesus Christ, as they do not want to stir up a sectarian conflict in the country.The ... Read more...

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Has The Dead Sea Scroll Mystery Been Solved?


July 30th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Archaeological finds which include cryptic messages on an ancient cup as well as the tunnels of Jerusalem might contain leads to the author ... Read more...

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Pak Navy chief lauds performance of China’s F-22P frigate, keen to expand co-operation


July 23rd, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, July 23 (ANI): Pakistan's Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Noman Bashir, has expressed satisfaction with the performance of the F-22P frigate bought from China and hopes to further bilateral naval cooperation ... Read more...

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Pak Govt.’s support to JuD and the like much to blame for spate of terror attacks


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Thursday's ghastly terror attack on Hazrat Data Gunj Bukhsh shrine in Lahore in which 42 people were killed and over 175 injured has raised various issues concerning the ... Read more...

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Lahore on high alert following terror threat


June 5th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jun.5 (ANI): Following intelligence inputs and threats, provincial authorities have declared a high alert in Lahore fearing more terror strikes.According to sources, intelligence agencies have warned concerned authorities that extremists are ... Read more...

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Lahore police on high alert over ’sensitive’ Friday


June 4th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jun.4 (ANI): Keeping in view past terror incidents which took place particularly on Friday, the Lahore Police have declared a high alert today.SSP Operations Lahore, Chaudhry Shafiq has ordered snap checking ... Read more...

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1,000 commemorate Indian sect leader slain in Vienna (Lead, correcting names in Para 1,2)


May 30th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, May 30 (DPA) Some 1,000 members of an Indian Sikh sect met Sunday in Vienna to commemorate the assassination of their deputy leader Sant Rama Nand during his visit to the ... Read more...

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1,000 commemorate Indian sect leader slain in Vienna


May 30th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, May 30 (DPA) Some 1,000 members of an Indian Sikh sect met Sunday in Vienna to commemorate the assassination of their deputy leader Sant Nama Rand during his visit to the ... Read more...

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Drunks wrote Bible, claims Polish pop star


May 6th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): The Bible was written by drunks and people with a fondness for "herbal cigarettes" - that's the claim of one of Poland's most famous and controversial pop stars.And ... Read more...

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Car mows down two Kumbh pilgrims


April 14th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Haridwar (Uttarakhand), April 14 (IANS) At least two Kumbh pilgrims were killed and five others injured when a speeding car ran over them here Wednesday, police said, denying media reports that the ... Read more...

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Kashmiri historian knows where 2,000-year-old Buddhist relic is


April 10th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) More than 2,000-year-old copper plates containing records of a major Buddhist conference held in Kashmir at the time are lying buried somewhere in the state, and ... Read more...

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Andhra plea for Muslim quota to be heard March 22


March 11th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday decided to hear March 22 an Andhra Pradesh government's lawsuit challenging the state high court's ruling striking down a law reserving four percent ... Read more...

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Six killed in sectarian clashes in Pakistan


February 28th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (DPA) Pakistan authorities Sunday clamped curfew on a town following sectarian clashes between rival Sunni groups that left at least six people dead and 16 injured. The clashes erupted Saturday ... Read more...

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Dera Ismail Khan sectarian violence toll rises to six


February 28th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Feb.28 (ANI): The death toll in sectarian violence in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province' (NWFP) Dera Ismail Khan region has reached six as four more people succumbed to their injuries in ... Read more...

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Sectarian clashes trigger tension in Kashmir village


February 25th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 25 (IANS) Over a dozen people were injured and several houses and shops were destroyed Thursday in a clash between Shias and Sunnis in a village in north Kashmir's Baramulla ... Read more...

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55 lakh people visited Maha Kumbh mela on Mahashivratri


February 12th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Haridwar, Feb 12 (IANS) Nearly 55 lakh pilgrims, including saints of various sects, and tourists participated in the ongoing Maha Kumbh Mela Friday on the occasion of Mahashivratri, mela authorities said. Anand Vardhan, ... Read more...

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