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Haj subsidy to end in 10 years, rules Supreme Court (Roundup)


May 8th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Indian government's Haj subsidy for pilgrims should be phased out of over the next 10 years, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, spelling the beginning ... Read more...

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Indian firm gets court nod for Islamic banking concept


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Kochi, Feb 3 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Thursday gave the green signal to a company registered under the tenets of sharia to start operating a financial institution based ... Read more...

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Muslim woman whipped in public for wearing trousers


December 14th, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) A Sudanese Muslim woman was publicly whipped for wearing trousers, a video released on the internet shows.The woman was apparently punished under the Sharia law for wearing trousers ... Read more...

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Islamists trying to build parallel society in Canada: Report


November 16th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 16 (IANS) Islamists are secretly working to build a "parallel society" in Canada, warns an intelligence report.The declassified Intelligence Assessment report carried by the country's ... Read more...

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India will look at Islamic banking practices: PM


October 27th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said he would ask the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to look into what Malaysia was doing on Islamic banking practices."I ... Read more...

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Indonesian women caned in public for selling food during Ramadan under sharia law


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Jakarta, Oct 2 (ANI): Two Indonesian women were caned in public on Friday for selling food during Muslim festival of Ramadan.According to The Telegraph, both the women were found guilty of ... Read more...

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Trial of 3,000 militants begin Aug 1 in Pakistan


June 9th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, June 9 (IANS) The trial will begin here Aug 1 of some 3,000 militants arrested during last year's military operations against the Taliban in Pakistan's restive northwest, a media report ... Read more...

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Separate law needed for Islamic banking in India: RBI


May 20th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) Islamic banking in India is not possible now with the current banking principles based on interest payment, but it can be done though a separate legislation, Reserve Bank ... Read more...

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Islamic mortgage system introduced for Muslims in Canada


May 7th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 7 (IANS) At a time when failed mortgages have led to collapse of major banks and foreclosure of millions of homes in the US, a credit union in Canada has ... Read more...

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Malaysian model not to be canned for drinking beer


April 1st, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 1 (ANI): In a dramatic turnaround of the 'whip-for-drinking-beer' case, the part-time Malaysian model won't be caned anymore, as the Sultan of Penang has decided to spare her.Kartika Sari Dewi ... Read more...

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Pakistan court orders amputation of convicts


December 22nd, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 22 (DPA) An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan's eastern province of Punjab has ordered the amputation of a suitor and his cousin for chopping off the nose and ears of a ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban commander dead


September 20th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistani Taliban commander Sher Mohammad Qasab, who carried a Rs.10 million bounty and was arrested from the Swat Valley, has died, authorities said Sunday. Qasab was critically injured ... Read more...

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Maulana Fazlullah may be arrested soon: Report


September 13th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 13 (IANS) Pakistani forces are "closing the dragnet" around Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah and he could be arrested soon, a media report said Sunday. Sources told The News that the ... Read more...

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Pakistani Army reviews anti-Taliban operations


September 3rd, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Sep 3 (IANS) The lessons learnt from the military's anti-Taliban operations in the country's restive northwest were reviewed by the Pakistani Army at the Corps Commanders conference that began here ... Read more...

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25,000 Kalashnikovs for police in Pakistan’s northwest


August 31st, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, Aug 31 (IANS) Police in Pakistan's restive northwest, where a major military offensive against the Taliban is winding down, have been provided with 25,000 Kalashnikovs and 14,000 bulletproof jackets to ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban planned to target PM, others: Intelligence report


August 22nd, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) The banned Pakistani Taliban, against whom the security forces are engaged in a major offensive in the country's restive northwest, had planned to target Prime Minister Yousuf ... Read more...

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60 militants surrender in Swat


August 21st, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Over 60 militants, including two cousins of Taliban commander Fazlullah, have surrendered before Pakistani security forces at Saidu Sharif airport in Swat, Online news agency reported ... Read more...

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Educational institutes in Swat to reopen Saturday


July 31st, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, July 31 (IANS) All educational institutions in the war-affected areas of Swat and two other districts in Pakistan's restive northwest will reopen Saturday, with teachers being directed to ensure their ... Read more...

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Sufi Mohammad’s Taliban links being probed


July 28th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) Arrested radical cleric Sufi Muhammad, who had brokered a controversial peace deal between the Taliban and the government in Pakistan's restive northwest, is being probed for the ... Read more...

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Radical cleric Sufi Muhammad’s deputy killed in rescue bid (Lead)


June 6th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) The Pakistani military seemed to be speaking in twin voices Saturday on radical cleric Sufi Muhammad, whose deputy was killed in a blotched rescue attempt by the ... Read more...

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Radical cleric Sufi Muhammad’s deputy killed in escape bid


June 6th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) Radical cleric Sufi Muhammad's deputy and another associate were killed in their bid to escape in the country's restive northwest, the military said Saturday. Maulana Muhammad Alam, ... Read more...

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No valid data on refugees in Pakistan’s northwest


June 3rd, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) The lack of valid data on the number of people displaced by the military's anti-Taliban operations in the country's troubled northwest has confirmed fears that many militants ... Read more...

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Pakistani security forces kill 10 Taliban in Lower Dir


May 30th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 30 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have killed at least 10 Taliban in overnight operations in Lower Dir in the country's restive northwest, the military said Saturday as the operations ... Read more...

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Pakistan raises bounty on Fazlullah tenfold (Lead)


May 29th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) Reinforcing the belief that Swat Taliban commander Maulana Fazlullah is still alive, the Pakistani government Friday raised the bounty on his head tenfold to a staggering Rs.50 ... Read more...

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Fazlullah is alive, says Pakistani military


May 29th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) The Pakistani military has denied reports that Swat Taliban commander Maulana Fazlullah had been killed in operations in the troubled northwest. "High sources in the security forces have ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s top leadership vows to eliminate Taliban (Roundup)


May 11th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New York, May 11 (IANS) Pakistan's top leadership has vowed to take a military operation against the Taliban in the country's troubled northwest to its logical conclusion, saying the militants would ... Read more...

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Taliban will be forced to lay down arms: Pakistan PM


May 11th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Vowing to force the Taliban to lay down their arms, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the government's writ would be re-established in the country's ... Read more...

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500,000 to be moved from Swat ahead of military action: Minister (Lead)


May 5th, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) Some 500,000 people are to be evacuated from Swat in Pakistan's restive northwest ahead of an expected military operation against the Taliban, a provincial minister said Tuesday. Large ... Read more...

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Swat residents asked to evacuate


May 5th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) The residents of Swat in Pakistan's troubled northwest were Tuesday asked to move to safer areas as the Pakistani military seemed to be opening a third front ... Read more...

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Only provincial government can appoint Sharia judges: Minister


May 4th, 2009 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) The provincial government in Pakistan's troubled northwest alone can appoint judges under the Sharia laws imposed in the region, a minister asserted Monday. "Only the NWFP (North West ... Read more...

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Don’t look for Sharia in democracy: Sufi Mohammad


May 4th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) The Sharia and democracy are incompatible, says radical cleric Sufi Muhammad who brokered a controversial peace deal in Pakistan's restive northwest and has pledged to spread the ... Read more...

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Taliban says Swat accord ‘dissolved’


May 4th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) The controversial peace accord with the Taliban in Swat in Pakistan's troubled northwest has been "dissolved" due to the ongoing military operations in the area against the ... Read more...

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Over 100 Taliban killed in Pakistan’s northwest, peace talks underway (Roundup)


May 1st, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) Over 100 Taliban fighters have been killed in six days of operations in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province (NWFP), the military said Friday, even as the ... Read more...

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Pakistani forces wrest key town from Taliban (Lead)


April 29th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistani security forces Wednesday wrested control of a key town in restive North West Frontier Province's Buner district from the Taliban fighters, authorities said. Troops secured Daggar, which ... Read more...

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Pakistan steps up offensive against Taliban in Buner


April 29th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistani security forces Wednesday stepped up the offensive against the Taliban fighters in the restive North West Frontier Province's Buner district with helicopters being used to reach ... Read more...

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