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VHP files case over JNU beef festival


September 13th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Thursday filed a police complaint demanding the arrest of those organising a Beef Festival here, saying the proposed event had ... Read more...

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Advani rakes up Ram temple issue


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 9 (IANS) Raking up the controversial Ram temple issue in Uttar Pradesh, senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani has linked it with the identity of Hindus and said ... Read more...

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Shutdown affects normal life in Assam


August 27th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) Normal life was affected in most districts in Assam Monday due to the 12-hour dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the Bajrang Dal in protest against the recent ... Read more...

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VHP disrupts India, Pakistan joint I-Day celebrations


August 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Tuesday disrupted India-Pakistan joint celebrations of their independence organised by a group of voluntary organisations here.The activists tried to ... Read more...

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Tension at excavated site: Dikshit blames civic agency


July 24th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has blamed the BJP-led municipal authority for the escalation of tension near a mosque at an excavated site near ... Read more...

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BJP should take back Joshi, says Togadia


June 9th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia Saturday said the BJP should try to get back Sanjay Joshi, who quit due to differences with Gujarat ... Read more...

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Groups threaten to start Amarnath Yatra June 3


May 19th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 19 (IANS) Hindu groups Saturday threatened to start the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir from June 3, defying the June 25 date announced by the organisers.The ... Read more...

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Five detained for locking Kashmir House in Delhi


May 18th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Five members of the Delhi-based Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena (BSKS) were detained for a few hours here Thursday for locking the main gate of ... Read more...

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Differences sharpen between Amarnath board, religious groups


May 12th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 12 (IANS) Differences have sharpened between Hindu religious groups and Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) over the duration and commencement of this year's annual pilgrimage to the ... Read more...

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Is Mamata wooing Muslims with panchayat polls in mind? (West Bengal Newsletter)


May 6th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) With Muslims comprising nearly 30 percent of the state's 92 million population, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continues to dole out largesse to ... Read more...

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Pay honorarium to priests, not just imams: VHP to Mamata


April 20th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP) Friday said it would launch a campaign in West Bengal demanding monthly honorariums to Hindu priests and unemployed youth to protest ... Read more...

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‘SP compromising national security by appeasing Muslims’


April 5th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) Thursday slammed the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh for its "overzealousness" to please Muslims.Taking offence at the state Home Department's ... Read more...

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Chandigarh unhappy over protests against Osama movie


March 5th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) Chandigarh artistes are unhappy over the protests against the shooting of Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" -- on the killing of Osama bin Laden ... Read more...

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VHP warns Amarnath shrine board


March 5th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 5 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has warned of "serious consequences" if the duration of the annual Amarnath yatra in Jammu and Kashmir is less than ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily rues Osama film shoot disruption in India


March 5th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 5 (IANS) The disruption by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) of Hollywood director Kathryn Bigelow's film shoot in the Indian city of Chandigarh on Al Qaeda chief Osama ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra dates decided on religious calendar, says shrine board (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 29 (IANS) Justifying this year's June 25-Aug 2 Amarnath pilgrimage dates, criticised as too short in some quarters, the shrine board that manages the annual Himalayan pilgrimage ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra too short, say religious groups


February 29th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 29 (IANS) The annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir is set to take place from June 25 to Aug 2, but ... Read more...

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Reservation for Muslims unacceptable: VHP


February 12th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 12 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Sunday termed union Law Minister Salman Khurshid's remarks on reservations for backward Muslims "unacceptable" and threatened a nation-wide campaign against the ... Read more...

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Moral brigades not to play spoilsport on Valentine’s Day (Lead)


February 12th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) This Valentine's Day, couples can snuggle up on park benches and corners unhassled as the moral brigades have decided not to play spoilsport by targetting ... Read more...

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VHP threatens retaliation if Gita is banned


December 20th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Tuesday warned of protests outside Russian establishments in India if the Bhagavad Gita was banned in that country."Bhagavad Gita is ... Read more...

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Congress betrayed Muslims: Mayawati


December 18th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday accused the Congress of betraying Muslims, saying the party had failed to check communal riots during its rule at ... Read more...

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Babri demolition anniversary low-key in Ayodhya-Faizabad


December 6th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 6 (IANS) The 19th anniversary of the demolition of 16th century Babri Mosque in Tuesday passed off on a low-key note in the temple town of Ayodhya and ... Read more...

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Christian council condemns Togadia hate speech


November 9th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) The All India Christian Council Wednesday criticised the hate speech by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) International general secretary Pravin Togadia seeking the death sentence ... Read more...

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10 kg land mine recovered in Kandhamal


October 29th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 29 (IANS) Security personnel Saturday averted a major tragedy after they recovered a ten-kg landmine allegedly planted by Maoists on a road in Orissa's communally sensitive Kandhamal district, ... Read more...

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Explosives found, blast averted in Kandhamal


October 19th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 (IANS) With the seizure of a huge quantity of explosives from a forested area, police in Orissa Wednesday claimed to have averted a blast bid by Maoists ... Read more...

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Another Gujarat police officer faces action


August 11th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) After Sanjiv Bhatt, it is now the turn of another senior Gujarat police officer, Rahul Sharma, to face the music. He is being hauled up ... Read more...

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Sri Sri on panel to decide Amarnath pilgrimage duration


July 23rd, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 22 (IANS) The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board has constituted a panel, headed by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shanker, to suggest the duration of the annual Amarnath ... Read more...

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BJP condoles Husain’s death, Bajrang Dal opposes burial in India (Second Lead)


June 9th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday condoled the demise of famous artist Maqbool Fida Husain but said he "had got distanced from India and ... Read more...

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BJP condoles Husain’s death; Bajrang Dal opposes burial in India (Lead)


June 9th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday condoled the demise of famous artist Maqbool Fida Husain but said he "had got distanced from India and ... Read more...

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Government, Hindu groups clash over Amarnath yatra


June 9th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 9 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government and Hindu groups seem to be heading for a clash once again over the Amarnath yatra. While the annual pilgrimage ... Read more...

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VHP denounces crackdown on Ramdev


June 5th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Sunday attacked the government for cracking down on yoga guru Baba Ramdev during his hunger strike against corruption.Comparing the forced ... Read more...

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Sadhvi Ritambhara an old friend: Ramdev


June 4th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Defending the presence of right-wing Hindu leader Sadhvi Ritambhara as he sat on his fast against black money at the Ramlila Ground here, Baba Ramdev ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrimage registration to commence Tuesday


May 9th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 9 (IANS) The air has been cleared for the annual Amarnath "yatra" (pilgrimage) as the weather has impoved in the Kashmir Valley over the past week, enabling ... Read more...

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Factsheet: Timeline of the Ayodhya Dispute


May 9th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Babri mosque dates back nearly 500 years when it was built in Ayodhya by Mir Baqi, a commander of first Mughal emperor Babur, ... Read more...

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Hindu groups condemn bikinis with images of Hindu goddess


May 8th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal Saturday condemned the prints of Hindu goddess on bikinis at a fashion show in Australia and ... Read more...

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