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Europe Must Fight Anti-Muslim Prejudice, Says Amnesty International

Europe Must Fight Anti-Muslim Prejudice, Says Amnesty International

PARIS – European laws on what girls and women wear on their heads are encouraging discrimination against Muslims and against a religion that has been part of Europe’s fabric for centuries, Amnesty International says in a new report. Extremist political movements targeting Muslim practices for criticism have enjoyed a rise in several European countries – […]

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British PM Predicts His Conservative Party To Be First To Have Indo-British PM’

British PM Predicts His Conservative Party To Be First To Have Indo-British PM’

LONDON – The Conservative party is going to be the first in the UK to have a British Prime Minister of Indian-origin, Premier David Cameron has forecast as he praised the community for their hard work to make Britain what it is today. “We were the first party to have a woman prime minister (Mrs […]

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Britain Refuses To Extradite Musharraf

Britain Refuses To Extradite Musharraf

ISLAMABAD – The British government has made it clear to the Pakistani authorities that it would not hand over former President Pervez Musharraf to them. As per British government, it does not extradite individuals to countries where the death penalty is enforced; rather, it processes such requests as per its judicial system before giving out […]

April 28th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

Bofors Scandal Again Triggers Accusations Of Bribe Taking By Former PM Rajiv Gandhi

Bofors Scandal Again Triggers Accusations Of Bribe Taking By Former PM Rajiv Gandhi

NEW DELHI – Bofors – the gun deal scam which refuses to die away. Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi lost the 1989 general elections after the scam. Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, who allegedly received kicbacks in the gun deal and the last living accused, was discharged in the case in March 2010. Law minister Salman Khurshid […]

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Indian Girls More Likely To Have Sex Before 15

Indian Girls More Likely To Have Sex Before 15

NEW DELHI – Adolescent girls – in the 15-19 age group – in developing countries like India are more likely than adolescent boys to have sex before they turn 15. While 3% boys, in the 15-19 age category, had sex before reaching 15 between 2005 and 2010 in India, almost 8% girls in the same […]

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India Raising Age For Legal Sex To 18

India Raising Age For Legal Sex To 18

NEW DELHI – Sex with a person under the age of 18 — even if consensual — will be considered rape and punished by a seven-year prison sentence. To guard children against abuse, the government plans changes — as recommended by a parliamentary panel — to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2011. […]

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Akshay, Shahrukh Mumbai’s Highest Tax Payers

Akshay, Shahrukh Mumbai’s Highest Tax Payers

MUMBAI – Another financial year ended on March 31, 2012. Unlike others, our celebs have also paid their taxes but the million dollar curiosity question arises that who is the highest tax payer among them. A recent Hindustan Times report showed that Akshay Kumar has retained his position of paying the highest amount of tax […]

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Who Will Be India’s Next President?

Who Will Be India’s Next President?

Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal, although a long shot, is also in the running for the prestigious President’s post. NEW DELHI – With less than three months before President Pratibha Patil demits office, a host of possible successors have now surfaced. But a poor Congress show in recent state elections may ensure regional parties hold […]

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Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh And Jain Leaders Meet At The White House

Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh And Jain Leaders Meet At The White House

WASHINGTON – The White House has hosted an interactive meeting with Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain leaders to listen to their concerns and issues, indicating their increasing role in America’s socio-political milieu. Addressing a meeting of leaders from these religious leaders this past week, Paul Monteiro, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement, observed […]

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Credit Rating Puts India Into Negative Territory, Laying Blame On Lack Of Reforms

Credit Rating Puts India Into Negative Territory, Laying Blame On Lack Of Reforms

NEW DELHI- US credit rating agency Moody’s on Wednesday hit the Indian government hard for not doing enough on the reforms front. It said, “The single biggest factor weighing on the (economic) outlook is the Indian government.” The comment followed another rating firm, Standard and Poor’s (S&P), lowering India’s credit outlook to negative, raising questions […]

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