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Banks to disburse UP scholarships


August 13th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) Faced with complaints of corruption and irregularities, the Uttar Pradesh government Monday said that scholarships to students from among minorities in per-matric classes will be ... Read more...

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India’s Sufi pictorial takes Islam to children worldwide (With Image)


February 18th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) "O Imam Ali, can you tell us how far it is to heaven?" asked a group of Muslim pilgrims to which the wise one replied, ... Read more...

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Madrassa exams postponed due to polls


December 29th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 29 (IANS) Examinations in Uttar Pradesh's Islamic seminaries, or madrassas, have been shifted by more than three months and rescheduled for June in view of the February elections.The ... Read more...

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Mamata assures education and training for minorities


December 15th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said her government will provide the requisite infrastructure to enable the minorities to increase their representation in government ... Read more...

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`Kids rescued from Pakistan seminary scarred for life’


December 14th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 14 (IANS) The 50 boys who were rescued from a dungeon in a madrassa in Pakistan's Karachi city will bear the scars for life, said a daily as ... Read more...

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50 kids found chained in Pakistan seminary dungeon


December 13th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) More than 50 children were found chained inside an underground dungeon at a seminary in Pakistan's Karachi city, a media report said Tuesday.Police rescued the ... Read more...

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Conversion of Pakistani Hindus condemned


November 12th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 12 (IANS) The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has condemned the alleged forced conversion of a young Pakistani Hindu woman to Islam, stating such a "malicious campaign is ... Read more...

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18,000 registered madrassas in Pakistan


September 13th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 13 (IANS) There are over 18,000 registered madrassas for men spread across Pakistan, a minister said.The National Assembly was informed that Multan has 1,144 madrassas, followed by Lahore ... Read more...

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RTE not against madarsas: HRD ministry


July 29th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Right to Education (RTE) Act does not come in the way of madarsas, the human resource development ministry said Friday."Madarsas imparting religious instruction do ... Read more...

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Nurseries of tolerance: Hindus in Islamic seminaries (Feature)


July 7th, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 7 (IANS) Away from swank colleges and intimidating fee structures, a number of Hindu students in Bihar are lining up at madrassas to pursue higher education, thanks to ... Read more...

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BJP demands greater compensation for ‘willing’ Singur farmers


June 14th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) After the West Bengal assembly Tuesday passed the bill to return land to "unwilling" farmers in Singur, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded greater ... 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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Taliban too begins to tweet


May 16th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Afghanistan's puritanical Taliban, which had during its regime banned all forms of entertainment and modern technology, has now taken to the internet to propagate ... Read more...

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Pak provincial minister says suicide bombers being sold like commodities


April 28th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, April 28(ANI): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that suicide bombers are being sold like a commodity, and that it has become a profitable business."A suicide bomber can ... Read more...

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7000 unregistered seminaries functional in Pakistan, 37 in Islamabad alone


April 24th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 24(ANI): The Pakistan Government remains incognisant of the actual number of students enrolled with some 37 unregistered seminaries functioning across the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), according to a report.A majority ... Read more...

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Egypt unrest: Malaysia may fly out more of its nationals


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 10 (IANS) Malaysia, which has flown out 5,000 of its nationals from Egypt, would mount another operation if the situation there worsens, says Prime Minister Mohammed Najib Tun Abdul ... Read more...

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Pak court defers Salman Taseer assassin’s indictment till February 4


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Feb 2(ANI): An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan has postponed the indictment of Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the self-confessed assassin of late Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, till February 4.According to ... Read more...

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For India’s Muslims, Vastanvi has got it right (Comment)


February 1st, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Mahendra Ved The controversy surrounding Maulana Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi, elected as vice chancellor of Darul Uloom in Deoband, a leading school of Islamic theology with followers across the world, would need ... Read more...

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Over 90 pc street kids in Karachi are drug addicts: Study


December 20th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that over 90 percent of the estimated 30,000 street children in Karachi are addicted to different drugs.A study by an NGO, working on ... Read more...

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Some seminaries promoting militancy in Pakistan: Rehman Malik


November 25th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik Thursday said seminaries "belonging to a particular school of thought" were promoting militancy in the country."We have more ... Read more...

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Pakistan bans collection of animal hides for charity


November 17th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) The Pakistan government has banned the collection of animal hides by militant and religious groups for charity on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha when Muslims sacrifice ... Read more...

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Filmmakers from Taliban-hit Pakistan dream of stamping out militancy


November 16th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 16 (ANI): Filmmakers from Pakistan's Taliban-hit northwest are dreaming of making movies that will stamp out militancy and restore their culture of a bygone era.Pashtun actors, who come from ... Read more...

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30 Pak seminaries under strict vigilance for alleged links with banned terror outfits


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 23 (ANI): The Punjab Home Department has directed the police and other law enforcement agencies (LEAs) to strictly monitor the activities of over thirty religious seminaries across the most populous ... Read more...

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MQM chief calls for closure of seminaries promoting extremism, sectarian violence


July 4th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, July 4 (ANI): Condemning Thursday's twin suicide attack at Lahore's Hazrat Data Gunj Bukhsh shrine in which 42 people were killed and over 175 injured,Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain ... Read more...

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Girls outperform boys in Bihar’s madrassa exams


July 1st, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 1 (IANS) Girls have outperformed boys in the examinations held by Bihar's Madrassa Education Board for the second consecutive year. "Girls have outperformed boys in the madrassa results. Maulvi, Fauquania ... Read more...

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Bihar to give funds to 2,700 unaided madrassas


June 30th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 30 (IANS) Ignoring alliance partner Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) strong reservation on promoting madrassas in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has decided to provide financial support to 2,700 unaided ... Read more...

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Hindus laud new inter-religious model of Andover Newton and Meadville Lombard seminaries


June 27th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), June 27 (ANI): Hindus have welcomed reported plans of two leading seminaries, Andover Newton and Meadville Lombard, to form a new inter-religious theological institution for educating religious leaders for service ... Read more...

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Pak intelligence agencies nab top TTP-linked cleric in Karachi


June 19th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jun.19 (ANI): Pakistani law enforcement agencies have arrested a noted cleric for his alleged links with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).Mufti Saleemullah, who hails from Kala Dhaka in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is ... Read more...

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Madrassas in Pak Punjab becoming breeding grounds for terror, admits Malik


May 31st, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 31 (ANI): Describing banned terror groups such as the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) as part of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Al-Qaeda Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik ... Read more...

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Taliban’s presence in Pak Punjab officially accepted


May 17th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 17 (ANI): The police of Pakistan's Punjab province has officially accepted for the first time presence the Taliban and filed an FIR depicting the grim realities of Talibanisation in ... Read more...

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Banned terror outfits recruiting fresh ‘jihadis’ under govt’s nose in Pak


May 4th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 4 (ANI): Pakistan's blatant lie regarding taking stiff action against so called religious organisations has been laid bare as groups like the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), Harkatul Mujahideen, Sipah-e-Sahaba ... Read more...

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No visa extension for foreigners in NWFP seminaries


March 30th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, March 30 (IANS) Citing security concerns, the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) government has decided not to extend visas of foreigners studying and teaching in seminaries in the province. The move ... Read more...

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19 hurt as new Islamist group holds protest in Chittagong


February 25th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chittagong, Feb 25 (IANS) Nineteen people were injured in a violent clash after thousands converged in this Bangladesh port town under the banner of a little-known Islamist group to protest the ... Read more...

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Pak Madrassa Association up in arms against govt. over vilification campaign


January 19th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan.19 (ANI): Raising strong objections to aspersions regarding madrassas' involvement in terror activities in the country and imparting terror education, Pakistan's madrassa association has announced its intention of launching an awareness ... Read more...

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Muslim clerics support fatwa on ‘Vande Mataram’


November 3rd, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Deoband (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 3 (IANS) The Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind, one of the largest organisations of Muslim clerics in India, Tuesday supported a decree against the national song "Vande Mataram" on the ground ... Read more...

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