secularism

Indian nationalism a rare animal: Tharoor


September 4th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Indian nationalism is a rare animal and Indian secularism is a profusion of religions against the idea of absence of religion, writer and parliament ... Read more...

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Leave BJP, Lalu tells Nitish


August 16th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 16 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Thursday dared Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to snap ties with the BJP if he really cared for secularism ... Read more...

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Vindu reveals family secrets, plans to make documentary on dad


July 17th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Dara Singh's son Vindu candidly admits he has a half-brother and that he plans to carry forward his father's legacy. He also plans to make a ... Read more...

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India remembers hero of 1947 Pakistan war


July 15th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Indian Army Sunday remembered Brig. Mohammed Usman - its highest-ranking officer killed in the 1947 India-Pakistan war.A commemorative function was organised here to celebrate ... Read more...

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Muslims, Catholics hold inter-faith meet in Vatican


July 12th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, July 12 (IANS/AKI) A group of Muslims and Catholics have met at the Vatican and exchanged views about their relations "in the current situation of the world".According to ... Read more...

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RSS justifies chief’s statement on PM candidate (Lead, superseding previous story)


June 20th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Nagpur, June 20 (IANS) Justifying the RSS chief's statement that the country should have a prime minister who propounded Hindutva, the organisation's spokesman Wednesday said the views should ... Read more...

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RSS justifies chief’s statement on prime ministerial candidate (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Nagpur, June 20 (IANS) Justifying the RSS chief's statement that the country should have a prime minister who propounded Hindutva, the organisation's spokesman Wednesday said the views should ... Read more...

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Nobody has right to give fatwa on secularism: BJP


June 20th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launching a disguised attack on his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said ... Read more...

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Veiled Muslim women barred from entering France


June 13th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Three Saudi women were barred from entering France for refusing to remove their face veils, it was reported here Wednesday.A 2011 French law bans people from ... Read more...

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Race to Raisina Hill: Pranab has his nose ahead (Comment)


May 5th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
For once, the Congress seems to have been able to get its act together on the presidential poll with its two possible candidates, Hamid Ansari and Pranab Mukherjee, running ahead ... Read more...

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UGC clears Assam’s Sankardeva study centre


May 1st, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has cleared the establishment of the Srimanta Sankardeva Chair in Assam's Tezpur University to familiarize students with the values of ... Read more...

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Thrissur Pooram festivities begin


May 1st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), May 1 (IANS) Thrissur Pooram, one of Kerala's most famous festivals, began Tuesday morning as thousands of people gathered to witness the visual extravaganza.The festivities include participation ... Read more...

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Assam should become a growth engine: PM


April 20th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dispur/Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Braving security threats by the anti-talk faction of the ULFA and a shutdown call by the militants, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday inaugurated the platinum ... Read more...

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The other side of Sibal: Minister recites poetry


March 27th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Humour, love, education, relations, secularism and politics - Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal touched on all this through his poetry at Delhi's Jamia Millia ... Read more...

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Can Narendra Modi lead India, asks Time magazine


March 17th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Controversial Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi features on the cover of Time magazine which wonders if he can ever become the prime minister despite his ... Read more...

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Kashmiri students on ‘mission’ know the nation


February 9th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) For most of them, it was their first experience of travelling beyond the 2.5-km-long Jawahar tunnel through the Pir Panjal mountain range which links ... Read more...

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Codify Muslim personal law: Islamic scholars, activists


February 5th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) It was a rude shock for 40-year-old Nagma Sheikh when she was thrown out of the house in middle of the night by her husband ... Read more...

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Visit controversy a black farce, says shocked Rushdie (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Author Salman Rushdie Tuesday said he was shocked that even his video-conference address at the Jaipur Literature Festival was unacceptable and termed the entire ... Read more...

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Joining Imran’s party? Forget it, says Fatima Bhutto


January 22nd, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) Is Imran Khan Pakistan's new saviour? Forget it, says Fatima Bhutto, the granddaughter of Pakistan's legendary leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto amid rumours about her joining ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

CPI-M in wait and see mode for 2014 allies


January 20th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has adopted a wait and watch policy for firming up alliances ahead of the 2014 general elections as it ... Read more...

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Foiled Bangladesh coup shows army is pro-democracy: experts


January 20th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh Army, which has earlier seized power, has proved its loyalty to democracy by foiling a coup attempt aimed at ousting Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Punjab: where politics and religion mix well (Punjab Newsletter)


December 31st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 31 (IANS) In a country where secularism is enshrined in the constitution, mixing religion with politics may be a big no-no for many political parties. But, in ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama’s prescription for ‘happy married life’


December 1st, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, himself a bachelor, Thursday had some words of wisdom for a happy married life saying one should always go for ... Read more...

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Honour for Nehru is honour for India: Manmohan Singh


November 20th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Nov 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said Singapore's decision to honour India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru with a bronze bust in the city-state was like ... Read more...

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We need to invest in our youth: Yechury


October 29th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury Saturday said the country needed to invest more in its youth who can build a better and ... Read more...

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Prominent Gandhian felicitated


October 22nd, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Prominent Gandhian and Sarvodaya leader Laxmi Dass was felicitated by Sanatan Sanskriti Sansthan, a leading organization engaged in promoting secular values, national integration and brotherhood, ... Read more...

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Fear of Modi more among BJP leaders: Aiyar


September 17th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said the fear of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi emerging as a national leader was more prounced in the ... Read more...

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Anna act will put politicians under public scrutiny (Comment)


September 3rd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
A cynical Congress long addicted to using platitudes to fob off critics is facing the sternest test of its life. There is every possibility that the 'aandhi', or the whirlwind, ... Read more...

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Lessons from that school near the Mumbai blast site (First Person) (A month after the July 13 blasts)


August 12th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
The hoarding of Amul ice cream on the bus shelter has managed to survive the vile July 13 bombing at Dadar, Mumbai. It advocates an ice-cream bar for Rs.10. Most of ... Read more...

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No lessons learnt from past Mumbai strikes: Mulayam


July 14th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 14 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said Thursday the triple blasts in Mumbai clearly revealed that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had not learnt ... Read more...

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Jamia chancellor, Akbarally’s founder F.T. Khorakiwala dead (Lead)


July 5th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Fakhruddin T. Khorakiwala, the chancellor of New Delhi's Jamia Milia Islamia and a business tycoon who founded the Akbarally's chain of department stores in Mumbai, passed ... Read more...

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Hasina for Islam as Bangladesh’s state religion


May 31st, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 31 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed herself in favour of retaining Islam as the state religion, moving away from the secular provisions in the ... Read more...

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BJP misleads nation on anti-violence bill: Congress


May 27th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Congress Friday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of "misleading the nation" on the proposed legislation on communal violence prevention, saying that a ... Read more...

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Atheists’ sex lives better than believers’


May 20th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Atheists enjoy much better sex lives than religious people who tend to be guilt-ridden during the act and for weeks afterwards, say researchers. A study discovered ... Read more...

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Rout in Bengal, out in Kerala - Left struggles for survival


May 13th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India's Communists Friday found themselves out in the political cold with a massive defeat in its 34-year bastion West Bengal and a loss, albeit ... Read more...

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