Kolkata, Nov 3 (IANS) In a trauma similar to that of Imrana Bibi of Uttar Pradesh, a Muslim woman in West Bengal who was raped at knifepoint by a village youth was asked by local clerics to divorce her husband and marry the rapist.
Friday, November 03, 2006 1:54:09 PM
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Muslim clerics may have been harsh on Bollywood actress and social activist Shabana Azmi for her remark that the Quran does not ask women to cover their faces, but most intellectuals back Azmi's argument and say insistence on the 'burqa' (veil) is a wrong interpretation of the holy book.
Friday, November 03, 2006 8:59:52 AM
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) 'Phoolwalon Ki Sair', the annual festival of flower sellers, began in the capital Thursday amid music, rituals and bonhomie.
Thursday, November 02, 2006 9:34:10 PM
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The central government has informed the Supreme Court that fatwas issued by Shariat courts to settle disputes cannot be enforced as they are only advisory in nature.
Thursday, November 02, 2006 7:45:30 PM
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday called for giving greater opportunities in education and professional training to Muslim girls, saying the main reason for socio-backwardness of the Muslim community was their lack of access to the common school system.
Thursday, November 02, 2006 6:22:16 PM
Patna, Nov 2 (IANS) A Thai Buddhist delegation had to return without performing an important robe offering ceremony at the Thai monastery in Bodh Gaya after they were reportedly harassed by customs officials, officials said Thursday.
Thursday, November 02, 2006 5:08:21 PM
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) In order to bring Muslim girls into the mainstream, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday suggested 'widening of access' to them in professional education, including medical and engineering courses.
Thursday, November 02, 2006 3:29:14 PM
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday stressed that India would remain a pluralistic country where 'socio-religious variety' was respected and said the country did not belong to any group of religious extremists.
Thursday, November 02, 2006 2:49:27 PM
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The government will enact comprehensive legislation to tackle all aspects of communal violence, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Thursday.
Thursday, November 02, 2006 2:05:55 PM
Bhubaneswar, Nov 2 (IANS) Unwilling to bear any more with the repeated humiliation of being denied entry into a temple, hundreds of Dalits in Orissa's Kendrapada district Thursday threatened to change their religion.
Thursday, November 02, 2006 12:49:51 PM
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