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Aamir Khan makes cover of Time

Time magazine has featured Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on its cover following the success of his campaigning TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’. Khan’s hugely successful first foray into TV has highlighted a range of social evils, from female foeticide to caste discrimination in India and has earned him widespread acclaim.   …

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Kumbh Mela ‘broadcast rights’ condemned

Religious leaders in India have condemned proposals to sell broadcasting rights to the Kumbh Mela, the BBC reports. Officials say commercializing the Mela – one of the world’s biggest religious festivals – would be ‘offensive’.   The centuries-old gathering on the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh takes place …

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Foreign students in ‘Panic’ as London Met license is revoked

International students at London Metropolitan University are in uproar after the Border Agency revoked the university’s license to sponsor international students. Nearly 2700 students face potential deportation within the next 60 days after the UKBA withdrew the university’s Highly Trusted Status. One third year student, Isira Lakmal, 26, from Sri …

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Audiences lap up Salman’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’

It may have been panned by critics for its’ inane plot and the lingering shots of the bulging biceps of its’ lead actor but Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ has proven a hit with audiences around the world. The film, released to coincide with the end of Ramadan on August …

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Indian diplomatic mail bag found after 46 years

A bag containing Indian diplomatic mail dating back some 46 years has been found by climbers on Mont Blanc in the French Alps. The jute bag was found on August 21 and was stamped “Ministry of External Affairs” and was reportedly found close to the site of an Air India …

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Austrailan supermarket in “No Indians” row

Australia’s second-largest supermarket chain has sparked uproar after posting an advertisement for new staff and specifying “No Indians or Asians please.” The Gumtree advert for cleaners was placed by a Coles supermarket. Authorities say they are investigating for race discrimination. A spokesman for Coles said the ad had been placed …

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Citizen Khan attracts storm of protest

Citizen Khan – the new BBC sitcom about a Muslim community leader in Birmingham – has attracted more than 200 complaints following the first episode broadcast on Monday. The makers of the BBC One show were accused last night of ‘taking the mickey out of Islam’, and ‘perpetuating stereotypes about …

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‘Hitler’ store causes outrage in India

Jewish groups in the Indian city of Ahmedabad have expressed outrage over a men’s clothing store named ‘Hitler’, according to newspaper reports. The Times of India said Hitler was the nickname given to the grandfather of shop owner Rajesh Shah’s business partner due to his strict nature. Shah told reporters …

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