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US announces grant of $500k to NGO to promote religious freedom in India

The funding comes after a 2016 report found an increase in violent incidents by cow vigilantes mostly against Muslims in India and authorities often ‘failed’ to prosecute them. ......

'In India, religious tolerance is deteriorating'

Religious tolerance in India is "deteriorating" while religious freedom violations are "increasing", a rights expert has told American lawmakers. "A pluralistic democracy, in India today religious......

'US religious freedom report shows no understanding of India'

Reacting strongly to a United States report which said religious freedom in India was on a “negative trajectory” in 2015, India on Tuesday said it “fails to show......

Religious freedom in India on 'negative trajectory': Report

Religious freedom in India was on a "negative trajectory" in 2015 as religious tolerance "deteriorated" and religious freedom violations "increased", a United States report on international......

'Wonder what they are trying to hide'

'The Indian government has accepted and is a party to international agreements, standards and conventions on religious freedom.''We did not force it on them. We are not trying to impose something......

Shastri: India's forgotten reformer

Shastri took the first big step to transform India’s agriculture, the benefits of which his successors reaped in plenty, says A K Bhattacharya. In a recent article, eminent historian......

'It is a very tough time to be a film-maker in this country'

'What is happening is worse than Talibanisation.''There is no way a film-maker can fight these fringe groups, these extra-constitutional authorities.' IMAGE: 'Imagine what kind of negotiation you......

What does the government have against Nude and S Durga?

Every time a filmmaker wishes to explore history or religion on his or her terms, self-appointed experts and limelight-seeking zealots swoop in to protest. Extreme prejudices are formed without......

'If I was intelligent enough, I would not have dreamt of becoming an actor'

‘We got independence so many years ago but politicians continue to manipulate us. They still play the card of caste and religion and we still fall into that trap.’ ‘The whole......

'Daughters are as valuable as sons'

'Not only the poor in India want sons, but even in the Indian community in the US and Canada.' 'The more educated they are, the more access they have to money and use of technology in gender......

There is no stop to the national anthem controversy in the US...

Trump trying to divide us, cries NBA star LeBron James even as Cowboys, Cardinals link arms amid anthem protests    IMAGE: Cleveland Cavaliers' forward LeBron James has come down hard on......
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US lawmakers slam China for 'repression, rights violations' in

Top American lawmakers, across the aisle, joined by eminent experts today slammed China for the "continued repression and human rights violations"... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/us-lawmakers-slam-china-for-repression-rights-violations-in-117120700111_1.html
Pope urges world to take decisive measures to address Rohingya crisis

Dhaka, Nov 30 (IANS) In his first public speech in Bangladesh delivered on Thursday, Pope Francis considered that no one could ignore the gravity... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/pope-urges-world-to-take-decisive-measures-to-address-rohingya-crisis-news-international-rl4tEggbedici.html
'It is a very tough time to be a film-maker in this country'

'What is happening is worse than Talibanisation.''There is no way a film-maker can fight these fringe groups, these extra-constitutional... ...

http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/its-a-very-tough-time-to-be-a-film-maker/20171130.htm
Senior Saudi prince freed in $1bn settlement agreement

Senior Saudi Arabian prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, has been freed after agreeing to pay over $1... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/645377/senior-saudi-prince-freed-1bn.html
Will Modi sideline the VHP once again?

There are indications that the Modi dispensation was disinclined to bring the VHP into the temple-mosque frame. Radhika Ramaseshan reports. When... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/ayodhya-issue-will-modi-sideline-the-vhp-once-again/20171128.htm

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