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Protests over conversions set back Modi's reform agenda

India's Parliament building
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi's reform agenda suffered a setback on Monday (December 22) as protests erupted in parliament and in the streets over a campaign by Hindu hardliners linked to his party to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism.   Opposition members threw papers and swarmed to the centre of the upper house of parliament, forcing the susp...

Asians being urged to become donors and help save lives

  Asians are being urged to sign the organ donor register this Christmas to help thousands of people waiting for a transplant. New figures show that 326 Asian people have died on the waiting list in the last five years because of the More News »

Reform or 'miss the bus', warns India finance minister

INDIA'S finance minister appealed to opposition parties on Saturday (December 20) to cooperate in passage of economic reform legislation, warning otherwise Asia's third-largest economy “will miss the bus” again. The tradit More News »

Al-Qaeda 'bursting with pain' over Pakistan school attack

EXTREMIST group Al-Qaeda said its hearts were "bursting with pain" over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces. The attack on Tuesday killed 149 people - mostly children More News »

BJP distances itself from religious conversions

INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party said on Saturday (December 20) it does not support forceful religious conversions, distancing itself from a sensitive issue that has drawn sharp criticism from opposition parties and hurt the governm More News »
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