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US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball ban on turbans

29-Aug-2014, Washington

Two US lawmakers, including the lone Indian-American Congressman, have joined Sikh community groups in protesting the world basketball body FIBA's delay in reviewing the discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans."Every day FIBA delays is another day that Sikhs can't play...

Youth opens fire at PM Jan Dhan Yojana camp

29-Aug-2014, Lucknow

Three people were injured when a youth opened fire over an altercation at a Uttar Pradesh bank where the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana to open bank accounts was being launched, police said Friday.The incident took place late Thursday at Bank of Baroda's Mumfordganj branch in Allahabad.Under the Pra...

100 immigration activists arrested in front of White House

29-Aug-2014, Washington

Police arrested more than 100 immigration reform activists Thursday in front of the White House as they demanded the relief for the country's 11 million undocumented foreigners, who are at risk of being deported.The peaceful march began at the headquarters of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.The ...

Barack Obama says mulling options against Islamic State

29-Aug-2014, Washington

US President Barack Obama said Thursday he has asked his administration to prepare a range of military options against the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria.At a press conference in White House, Obama said he has ordered Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to prepare "a range of options" as h...

IS kills 160 Syrian soldiers in Syria: activists

29-Aug-2014, Damascus

The Islamic State (IS) militants killed more than 160 Syrian soldiers captured by them in Syria's northern province of al-Raqqa, activists said.The militants captured the Syrian soldiers while fleeing the al-Tabaqa airbase when the airbase was recently seized by the IS, Xinhua reported citing the Br...

Mufti by conviction Congress man: BJP

28-Aug-2014, Srinagar

Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Thursday mocked at the claim of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that BJP has risen in Jammu and Kashmir due to the failure of the National Conference.In a statement here the BJP’s Kashmir spokesman Khalid Jehangir said, “The BJP is a national party and has its base ...

Gul asks Centre and State CM’s to ensure safety of Kashmiri students

28-Aug-2014, Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker, Mubarak Gul Thursday appealed to the Centre and Chief Ministers of all the states to ensure safety and protection of students from Kashmir who are studying outside the state.Gul made the appeal after opposition PDP MLA Mansoor Hussain, quoting media reports, said ...

Shutdown against random arrests and raids in kulgam

28-Aug-2014, Kulgam

The movement of traffic on Islamabad-Kulgam road was affected on Thursday for the second consecutive day due to shutdown observed the people in Qaimou area against the random nocturnal raids and subsequent arrests of youth on charges of stone-pelting. Eyewitnesses told CNS that a complete shutdown w...

Death of cleric in road accident sparked protest

28-Aug-2014, Srinagar

The death of a cleric in a road accident sparked protest in Nani-nara sumbal area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district while people observed complete shut-down and blocked Srinagar-Bandipora raod for traffic demanding immediate arrest of the erring tipper driver who according to them was allegedly ...

Ceasefire violation:BJP creates pandemonium in House

28-Aug-2014, Srinagar

Bhartiya Janata Party members Thursday created ruckus over the alleged continuous ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Legislative Assembly. Amid slogans and walk out, they demanded a discussion on the issue and urged upon the government to grant all rights to Hindu refugees from Pakistan administered...

 

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