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Islamabad seminaries searched for terrorists


October 19th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) The authorities in this Pakistani capital have launched a crackdown on seminaries here, searching 10 of them to ensure that terrorists are not hiding in the guise ... Read more...

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Pak Govt says it is watching illegal madrassas closely


September 9th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep. 9 (ANI): The Pakistan Government has told the National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior that it is monitoring the activities of illegal madrassas in Islamabad.While responding to concerns expressed by ... Read more...

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Girls outshine boys in Bihar madrassa exams


September 8th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 8 (IANS) Girls have outperformed boys in both the Class 10 and Class 12 level examinations conducted by the madrassas (Islamic seminaries) in Bihar, officials said Tuesday. "Like the Central Board ... 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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Muslim group refutes terror allegations against Madrassas


August 5th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 5 (IANS) "Madrassas have nothing to do with terrorism," a religious group says in a report that also negates the allegations that Muslim seminaries in India are breeding ground for ... Read more...

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20 goats sacrificed to mark Zardari’s birthday


July 27th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, July 27 (ANI): Twenty goats were sacrificed by Bilawal House Spokesman Ejaz Durrani and Akram Baloch to mark the 54th birthday of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.The participants at the ... Read more...

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Indian with terror links nabbed in Dhaka


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 22 (IANS) Maulana Mansur Ali alias Habibullah, an Indian national suspected of being an organiser of the banned Pakistan-based militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), has been nabbed from Dhaka. The arrest ... Read more...

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Madrassa reform proposal evokes mixed response


July 15th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Khalid Akhter New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Should the education imparted at madrassas be broad-based to include subjects like English, maths, science and computers to make it employment oriented? The proposal by ... Read more...

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Taliban created by government, military as hedge against India: Pak Experts


June 24th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 24 (ANI): While Pakistan does not leave any stone unturned in blaming foreign countries, including India and the US for the Taliban menace, Pakistan based experts have refuted such ... Read more...

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47 people including senior cleric killed in Army shelling in Orakzai


June 12th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 12 (ANI): At least 47 people, including women and children, as well as a senior cleric were killed in shelling by helicopter gunships and planes in the Hangu district and ... Read more...

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Singing national anthem to be mandatory in Bangladesh madrassas


June 3rd, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 3 (IANS) A parliamentary committee in Bangladesh has asked the government to make singing of the national anthem mandatory at madrassas, the Islamic seminaries that impart education to millions ... Read more...

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Give us more aid or else… : Zardari


May 17th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Alif Zardari says if he doesn't get billions of dollars in aid, the people in the country's restive northwest will turn against his government. Describing ... Read more...

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Hardline cleric vows to bring Islamic sharia to Pakistan


April 17th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 17 (DPA) A pro-Taliban cleric reiterated his pledge Friday to struggle "till death" for enforcement of Islamic sharia law across Pakistan, asking his supporters to be ready for sacrifices. "The ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar, other Taliban militants not in Balochistan: IG Frontier Corps


March 19th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Mar 19 (ANI): Pakistans Frontier Corps Inspector General, Major General Saleem Nawaz, has denied the presence of Mullah Omar and the Taliban in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan, saying ... Read more...

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Pakistani tribe to surrender Taliban leaders under peace pact


March 11th, 2009 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 11 (DPA) A major tribe in Pakistan has agreed to stop sheltering the foreign militants, hand over local Taliban leaders and accept the writ of the government in troubled Bajaur ... Read more...

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Indonesian scholars praise Indian ulema for endorsing yoga


March 8th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Bali, March 8 (IANS) Many Islamic scholars in Indonesia agree with Indian clerics that yoga doesn't contradict Islam and point to many similarities between the two. Their views are helping ... Read more...

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Most of Poland’’s Catholic priests ”want an end to celibacy”


February 24th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 24 (ANI): In a major blow to Polands reputation as a champion of traditional Roman Catholic values, a majority of the country''s Catholic priests favor an end to celibacy, ... Read more...

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Girls in Bihar madrassas to get bicycles (Lead)


January 25th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 25 (IANS) Girls studying in madrassas in Bihar will be provided free bicycles by the government, official sources said Sunday.About 4,000 madrassa-going girls, who are students of Fauqania (equivalent to ... Read more...

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Free bicycles to girls studying in Madrassas in Bihar


January 25th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 25 (IANS) After school going girls, girls studying at Madrassas (Islamic seminaries) in Bihar would also be provided free bicycles by the state government, official sources Sunday said. The government ... Read more...

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Arjun Singh for Central Madrassa Board


January 20th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The human resource development (HRD) ministry plans to set up a Central Madrassa Board on the lines of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), HRD Minister ... Read more...

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More Hindus than Muslims in some West Bengal madrassas! (Lead)


January 20th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Contrary to popular belief that madrassas are schools for fundamentalist Islamic teaching, madrassas in West Bengal are attracting an increasing number of Hindu students with their shift in ... Read more...

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Hindus outnumber Muslims in some West Bengal madrasas


January 20th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Madrasas in West Bengal are attracting an increasing number of Hindu students with the shift in focus from Islamist education to science and technology. Hindu students now outnumber ... Read more...

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JuD activities continue in Pakistan despite UNSC ban


January 11th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan.11 (ANI): Pakistans tall claims of carrying out a severe crack down on the banned terrorist outfit Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) seems to be a mere hogwash, as the outfit continues to ... Read more...

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Muslims pray for release of Bush attacker


December 20th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 20 (IANS) A section of Muslims here has offered special prayers for the early release of Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi who hurled shoes at US President George W. Bush, a ... Read more...

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Pak arrests 167 Jamaat-ud Dawa operatives, seals over 50 offices


December 13th, 2008 - 10:47 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad/Lahore/Karachi/Peshawar, Dec.13 (ANI): Pakistan police have reportedly arrested 167 Jamaat-ud-Dawa operatives and closed down over 50 of its offices across the country in a continued crackdown against the banned group.The Daily ... Read more...

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Mumbai terrorist Kasab says his Dad was ”paid by terrorists to hand him over”


December 3rd, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Dec.3 (ANI): The sole surviving terrorist that attacked Mumbai last week, killing about 195 people and injuring 295 others, has revealed that his father was paid by a Pakistan-based militant ... Read more...

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Lashkar-e-Jhangavi can carry out terror strikes in Karachi


November 22nd, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 22 (ANI): Pakistans Interior Ministry advisor Rehman Malik has said that the banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangavi (LJ) may strike in Karachi.He further said that to deter strikes from the ... Read more...

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Ulemas should think beyond madrassas, mosques: minority commission member


October 16th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Muslim clerics should "think beyond madrassas (seminaries) and mosques" for the development of the minority community in the true sense, said Abdul Ali Azizi, a member of the ... Read more...

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Pak Police collecting data on clerics, religious institutions


October 12th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 12 (ANI): Pakistan Police has launched a massive operation to collect fingerprints, photographs and biometric data of people associated with religious institutions, mosques or jihadi organizations.Spokesman for the Interior ... Read more...

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Start searching madrassas to counter terror: BJP


September 16th, 2008 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday demanded intensive search operations in madrassas (seminaries) across the state to check terror activities."Some of the madrassas in the state are turning ... Read more...

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Financial assistance for 100 more madrassas in UP


September 1st, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 1 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is considering providing financial assistance to 100 more madrassas, according to informed sources.Chief Minister Mayawati is likely to soon approve a grant of Rs.180 ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh madrassas to give computerised marksheets


July 14th, 2008 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 14 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Madrassa Board, which governs around 1,900 seminaries in the state, is all set to get tech-savy and give the students computerised marksheets, an official said ... Read more...

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Industrial apprenticeships for Uttar Pradesh madrassa students


July 12th, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 12 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Madrassa Board will provide apprenticeships to the students enrolled with its mini Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) operating in several seminaries across the state, an official ... Read more...

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Taliban insurgents seize girls’ school in Pakistan


July 9th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) Taliban insurgents have occupied a girls' school and a dispensary in Pakistan's Bajaur tribal region bordering Afghanistan, IRNA news agency reported. An official said Taliban insurgents took control ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh madrassas to offer job-linked courses for poor Muslim girls


July 9th, 2008 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) Shedding their age-old image of imparting only religious teachings, madrassas in Uttar Pradesh are all set to introduce job-oriented courses exclusively aimed at making poor Muslim ... Read more...

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