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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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Jammu parties boycott former interlocutors


September 2nd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 2 (IANS) Jammu-centric political parties are boycotting the meeting with former interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir who are touring the state to get feedback on their report ... Read more...

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Former internal security czar Arun Nehru faces graft charge


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) He was at one time the powerful boss of India's internal security establishment, close to prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. Today Arun Nehru, who has been ... 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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SC to hear CBI plea against Advani in Babri Masjid case


August 24th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug. 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said it will hold hearing in December on the CBI's plea challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict discharging BJP ... Read more...

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RSS rushes to help fleeing Assamese


August 17th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Aug 17 (IANS) In a humanitarian gesture, over 500 RSS activists rushed to the help of thousands of people from Assam and northeastern states returning home, when a ... 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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Wife demands relief for Odisha Maoist leader


August 13th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) The wife of Sabyasachi Panda, who has been expelled by Maoists, Monday appealed to the Odisha government to withdraw cases against him and bring him ... 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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Tension defused; Delhi mosque site handed over to ASI (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A day after the Delhi High Court ordered suspension of the construction of a mosque at an excavated site near the historic Jama Masjid where ... Read more...

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Tension defused; controversial mosque site handed over to ASI


July 21st, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A day after the Delhi High Court ordered suspension of the construction of a mosque at an excavated site near the historic Jama Masjid where ... 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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Honorarium to imams not a populist move, says Mamata


June 5th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Defending her decision to give honorarium to imams in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said the move was guided by socio-economic conditions of ... Read more...

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Amarnath Yatra: 300 Hindu activists detained in Jammu


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 3 (IANS) Nearly 300 Hindu activists were detained here Sunday when they attempted to begin the Amarnath pilgrimage in defiance of the June 25 date fixed by ... 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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BJP raps government on Amarnath Yatra decision


May 16th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said the Jammu and Kashmir government's decision to stop Hindu religious groups from starting the annual Amarnath pilgrimage from ... 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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Mulayam, Akhilesh get Z-plus security cover


April 12th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Thursday decided to give the highest Z-plus category security cover to 10 people, including ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Chief ... 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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After riots, girls fall prey to sex trade in Kandhamal


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kandhamal (Odisha), March 22 (IANS) Abject poverty is pushing many young girls from Odisha's Kandhamal district, that witnessed terrible communal riots in August 2008, into the sex trade. Girls from ... Read more...

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Jammu observes shutdown against police action


March 17th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 17 (IANS) Jammu observed a complete shutdown Saturday on a call given by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and supported by traders and the BJP to protest ... Read more...

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Tension spilling over to Jammu


March 16th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 16 (IANS) Tension prevailed in the Jammu region Friday following clashes between protestors and police a day earlier in the border town of Rajouri, which has seen communal ... Read more...

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People clash with police, dozen injured in Kashmir town


March 15th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 15 (IANS) Over a dozen people, including six policemen, were injured Thursday when police resorted to a baton charge to disperse a procession in Jammu and Kashmir's border ... Read more...

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Curfew continues in Rajouri town, 20 arrested


March 9th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 9 (IANS) The authorities in the sensitive border town of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir enforced strict curfew restrictions second day Friday following communal clashes Wednesday evening.Rajouri Deputy ... Read more...

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Curfew imposed in Rajouri town


March 8th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 8 (IANS) A curfew has been imposed in the communally sensitive border town of Rajouri following clashes Wednesday evening, the authorities said."There were clashes and violence," a police ... 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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Protests mark Valentine’s Day in Andhra Pradesh


February 14th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Protests by Hindu groups and a campaign to educate the youth by some Muslim organisations marked Valentine's Day in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday, as many joined ... Read more...

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