taking a stand

Achuthanandan all set to defy party, go to Kudankulam


September 10th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 10 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister and CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan Monday seemed set to defy his party's decision not to oppose the Kudankulam nuclear power plant project ... Read more...

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Protest belies long tradition of cartoons in India (Comment)


May 18th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
The uproar over a cartoon in a school textbook and the undue haste shown by the government in withdrawing the book were both out of place and uncalled for. This, apart ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi berates Krishna over Sri Lanka


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Thursday accused External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna of not understanding a situation properly before speaking on the subject."Though Krishna is a ... Read more...

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India non-committal on Sri Lanka ‘war crimes’ (Roundup)


March 14th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With Tamil Nadu parties asking the government to back a US-sponsored resolution on "war crimes" in Sri Lanka, India Wednesday said it will study ... Read more...

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Sikh group seeks apology from Jay Leno for Golden Temple remark


January 25th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 25 (IANS) Amid growing protest from the Sikh community against US chat show host Jay Leno for his remarks on the holiest of Sikh shrines - the Golden ... Read more...

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Elton John raises 1.3 mn pounds for AIDS


October 29th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 29 (IANS) Singer Sir Elton John raised more than 1.3 million pounds for his AIDS charity by throwing a star-studded gala event here.The singer hosted his 10th ... Read more...

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Congress slams BJP for not taking stand on Lokpal Bill


July 1st, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The Congress Friday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for not taking a stand on the Lokpal bill or on the issue of the ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni says she has role in international politics


April 18th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Former supermodel and now French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy says she has a "very real role" in international politics.Until now, the first lady has been ... Read more...

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Qureshi’s diatribe against US policy, Pak leadership following ouster as Foreign Minister


February 20th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Multan, Feb 20(ANI): Having nothing to lose after having already been ousted as Pakistan's former Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi has lambasted the United States over a number of matters, and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Hafiz Saeed publicly slams Pope, defends blasphemy law


January 30th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) In a rare public appearance, Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed Sunday addressed a rally in Lahore, capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, and vowed to resist any change in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Finally, ciggie packs in US to carry gruesome pictures!


November 11th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Taking a stand against smoking, US has also unveiled anti-smoking scare photos on cigarette boxes.Officials have informed that graphic pictures depicting the possible consequences of tobacco use are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lennon would have protested against Iraq war through Twitter, says Ono


October 9th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 09 (ANI): John Lennon's wife Yoko Ono has revealed that if the Beatles singer had been alive he would have protested against the Iraq war through social networking sites.To mark ... Read more...

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Gay community supports Australian swimmer


October 7th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) The gay community here is preparing to turn up in full force at the S.P. Mukherjee stadium Sunday and cheer for Australian swimmer Matthew Mitcham, one of ... Read more...

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Target Gay Rights Talks Hit A Dead End


August 18th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Aug 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The collapse of its talks with Target Corp has prompted the nation's leading same sex rights body to carry on its protests against the company for ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Backing Muslims’ right to build centre not an endorsement: Obama


August 16th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has clarified that his defence of Muslims' right to build an Islamic complex near New York's Ground Zero site of 9/11 attack was ... Read more...

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Backing right to build mosque not endorsement: Obama


August 16th, 2010 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) President Barack Obama has clarified that his defence of Muslims' right to build an Islamic complex near New York's Ground Zero site of 9/11 attack, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Murali a good human being: Bedi


July 22nd, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi, a diehard critic of Muttiah Muralitharan's bowling action, Thursday praised the Sri Lankan off-spinner for his wonderful qualities as a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Americans like conservation, but few practice it


February 17th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): The results of a national survey by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities has revealed that most Americans like the idea of conservation, but few practice it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

John McCain’s wife poses for gay cause


January 21st, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): Sen. John McCain's wife, Cindy, has posed for the "NOH8" photo campaign aimed to overturn Proposition 8 and legalize same sex marriage in California.The development is surprising, as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Government to assess situation before exiting fiscal stimulus


October 30th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said the government would first assess the economic situation in the third quarter before taking a stand on withdrawing the fiscal ... Read more...

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Religious leaders urge government against legalising gay sex


July 9th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Maintaining that homosexuality is against nature and the "will of god", religious leaders Thursday urged the government to take their views into consideration before taking any decision ... Read more...

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Miss California Carrie Prejean stripped of her crown


June 11th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Miss California Carrie Prejean, who sparked a furor at the Miss USA pageant by taking a stand against gay marriage, has been stripped off her crown.She was fired ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dalai Lama pays respects to Tiananmen Square victims


June 4th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 4 (IANS) The spiritual head of the Tibetan community, the Dalai Lama, Thursday paid his respects to those who died during the Tiananmen Square movement in 1989. "On occasion of the ... Read more...

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Karat should step down: Chatterjee


May 16th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat should consider quitting the post owning responsibility for the party's dismal show in the Lok Sabha polls, ... Read more...

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Asif’s absence angers Pakistan cricket board’s probe committee


May 11th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 11 (IANS) Dope-tainted fast bowler Mohammad Asif may be trying to shed his bad boy image by interacting with the Pakistani community in England but a probe committee back home ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Attitude towards tobacco industry influences smoking behaviour


May 7th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 07 (ANI): Advertising campaigns that portray the tobacco industry in a negative light and are targeted towards young adults may be a powerful intervention to decrease young adult smoking, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Preity rubbishes rumours of her link up with Vikram Chatwal


April 10th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Preity Zinta is hopping mad. She's extremely upset with the recent reports of a link up with Vikram Chatwal. Preity clarifies, " These rumours are in bad taste and completely baseless. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sanjay Suri returns to his roots


March 16th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Actor Sanjay Suri shall be seen soon in yet another challenging role in his forthcoming film Sikandar. The film is a suspense thriller set in Kashmir that traces the life and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kerala’s ruling Left feud over seat sharing (Second Lead)


March 13th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Kerala's two dominant and ruling communist parties were Friday locked in a feud over seat-sharing, a day after they joined hands with other parties to launch a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Left split in Kerala over seat sharing


March 13th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 13 (IANS) Kerala's two dominant and ruling Left parties were set to fall apart Friday over seat sharing in the Lok Sabha election, a day after they announced the birth ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Minister ingores summons, Modi government defends her


February 4th, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 4 (IANS) The Gujarat government has said state Minister Maya Kodnani has "constitutional right" to defend herself even as she has refused to heed to repeated summons from a Supreme ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Ahmadinejad lauds Turkish PM’s protest in Davos


February 1st, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 1 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has lauded Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for taking a stand against Israel’s attack on Gaza.During a panel discussion Thursday at the World ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Brit Tory slammed for hanging Page 3 calendar in office


January 29th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): The Nottinghamshire County Council has slammed a politician for hanging a charity Page 3 calendar in his office.The council dubbed Tory David Taylors behaviour inappropriate, and ignored ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Plans for film on Prophet Muhammads life meet with criticism


November 26th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): Filmmaker Oscar Zoghbis plans to make a film depicting the life of Prophet Muhammad has been met with a barrage of criticism. While Zoghbi that his film The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Somnath setting a right precedent by not resigning, says ex-Speaker Baliram Bhagat


July 17th, 2008 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
By Pankaj YadavNew Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee is doing the right thing by not resigning from the post on demand of his party the CPI(M), otherwise ... Read more...

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