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63 die, dozens injured in Indian temple stampede

| March 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

LUCKNOW, India – A stampede broke out in at a temple in northern India as thousands of people jostled each other to get free clothes and utensils being distributed during a religious ceremony, leaving at least 63 people dead and dozens more injured, officials said. The crush of people also knocked down a gate at […]

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Radical Hindu groups burned down Christian church in Punjab

| February 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Batala, Gurdaspur: An indefinite curfew is in place in this industrial town of Gurdaspur district when radical Hindu groups burnt down a church after mob torched six motorcycles during a bandh called by Christian organisations to protest the putting up of objectionable posters of Jesus Christ in Jalandhar recently. At least six people were injured […]

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Church attack a case of theft: police

| February 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

MYSORE/MANDYA: Thirteen days after St Mathias Church in Malavalli was vandalized, Mandya police have confirmed it was only a case of theft. Three persons — Lokesh, Siddu and Zakir — have been arrested; an accomplice, Izaz, is at large. Police said Lokesh is involved in robbery cases and Siddu is Izaz's acquaintance. Zakir, who runs […]

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Israel official: India bomb attack not intended for Chabad house

| February 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

The bomb attack on a restrurant in Pune, India, not far from a Chabad Jewish center, was not directed at the Chabad house, an Israeli security official said on Monday. Nitzan Nuriel, head of counterterrorism at Israel's National Security Agency, said that the "attack in India was not directed at Chabad house, even though Chabad […]

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Indian minister: Chabad House was target of attack

| February 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

A bomb detonated in a crowded bakery popular with foreigners in western India killing nine people and wounding 57, officials said Sunday, the first terrorist attack in the country since the 2008 Mumbai massacre. The blast Saturday in the city of Pune, 125 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of Mumbai, threatened to damage new efforts to […]

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India police: Pune bomb likely meant for Chabad House

| February 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

A bomb tore through a crowded cafe popular with foreigners on Saturday in the city of Pune in western India, killing eight people and wounding 42 near a famed meditation center. The blast threatened to damage new efforts to reduce tensions between India and Pakistan, with Hindu nationalist leaders already placing the blame for the […]

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Church Attacks And Govt Responsibility

| February 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

BANGALORE, Feb 3 — The Church has no affiliation to any political party. The Church wishes good governance just like any common citizen would wish for. The government cannot be blamed for the Church attacks, but it cannot shirk its responsibility either. Now that the Justice B.K. Somashekara Inquiry Commission has come out with its […]

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Inquiry report indicts right-wing Hindu groups for Karnataka church attacks

| February 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Right-wing Hindu groups have been held responsible for the series of church attacks in Dakshina Kannada and adjoin districts of Karnataka in the month of September 2008. Once again ascertaining the growth of Hindu fundamentalism in the BJP-ruled state, the interim report of Justice Somasekhara Commission held Bajarang Dal, Sri Rama Sene and VHP accountable […]

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Police security withdrawn from Jewish centres in city

| December 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

PUNE: The police have tightened security in the city following recent intelligence inputs that Taliban-trained terrorists have sneaked into Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi to target vital installations. However, the security at the Ohel David synagogue (Lal Deval) in Pune Camp and Chabad House at Koregaon Park have been withdrawn. A tight security was being maintained […]

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Catholic church hit by new vandalism in India’s Tamil Nadu state

| December 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Just one day after a Protestant church was bombed in India's southern Tamil Nadu state, a statue of St. Francis Xavier was found damaged by vandalism in the same Kanyakumari district The statue was intact when choir members left the church of St. Francis Xavier in the village of Konamcadu after a rehearsal. But when […]

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Christian church bombed in India’s Tamil Nadu state

| December 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

A Protestant church in India's southern Tamil Nadu state was hit by a bombing on Saturday night, November 28. The explosion ripped through a church on the outskirts of the town of Nagercoll just after choir members had left the building following a late rehearsal. According to reports, the bomb was planted in a hole […]

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26/11: The Nariman House tapes

| November 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

This is the story of what happened in Nariman House, a Jewish study centre run by the orthodox Chabad-Lubavitch organisation in New York. What you will now hear are telephone intercepts of conversations between the terrorists and their Pakistani handlers.  

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Synagogues fight terror shadow with floodlights

| November 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Jewish establishments in city make walls taller, install CCTV cameras and floodlights in days leading to first anniversary of 26/11 attacks Jewish establishments in the city are becoming increasingly alert in the days leading to the first anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks. Solomon Sopher, the president of the Baghdadi Jewish community and chairman and […]

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Attack on a church in Karnataka. 56th case in 2009

| November 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Entrance doors ripped off, windows and furniture destroyed, cross also ripped off the top of the building. The President of the Global Council of Indian Christians: "The wave of incidents against Christians is increasing in Karnataka and other states ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). There is a climate of "growing religious intolerance”. Bangalore […]

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Security at Chabad House, synagogue to be reviewed: Police

| November 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

PUNE: Security at Chabad House in Koregaon Park and Ohel David Synagogue, popularly known as Lal Deval, on Ambedkar road in Pune Camp will be reviewed soon, joint commissioner of police (law and order) Rajendra Sonawane said on Thursday. Deputy commissioner of police Ravindra Sengaonkar, in charge of the special branch, will submit a report, […]

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