Religion : Government hostility to religion spiked under Obama, new report finds

Government hostility to religion spiked under Obama, new report finds

  Religion : Government hostility to religion spiked under Obama, new report finds Religion : It’s hard to believe American teenagers could be arrested for delivering a prayer, but that’s the kind of nation we live in – a nation that was fundamentally transformed by the previous presidential administration. In 2011, the class president at Hampton High School in Tennessee wanted to deliver a pray at graduation. The principal issued an edict that any child who attempted to pray would be stopped, escorted from the building by police and arrested. That incident…

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BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya suggests government intervention to sort ISL logjam

BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya suggests government intervention to sort ISL logjam

BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya suggests government intervention to sort ISL logjam Staring at a dark future, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have found solace from the ruling BJP government with its national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya suggesting sports ministry’s intervention sort out the ISL logjam.   Concerned at the plight of Mohun Bagan and East Bengal who were not inducted into the lucrative ISL. Staring at a dark future, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have found solace from the ruling BJP government with its national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya suggesting…

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Romanian scientists rebel against a power grab by their government

Romanian scientists rebel against a power grab by their government

Romanian scientists rebel against a power grab by their government Romanian scientists are engaged in a battle with their government about an alleged power grab that they say will lead to the diversion of research money to government cronies and will isolate Romania’s small scientific community just as it was beginning to nurture connections to the rest of the world. Research minister Șerban Valeca, an engineer appointed by the new social-democratic government in January, has dismissed almost the entire membership of four councils that provide advice on funding policy, research…

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ALIENS AND UFOS ARE REAL,’ FORMER CHINESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL CONFIRMS

ALIENS AND UFOS ARE REAL,’ FORMER CHINESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL CONFIRMS

ALIENS AND UFOS ARE REAL,’ FORMER CHINESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL CONFIRMS A former Chinese government official caused a stir in the UFO disclosure community recently when he appeared to confirm the existence of extraterrestrial life and intelligence during a recent disclosure hearing. The former Chinese diplomat also claimed that governments have evidence that proves alien beings in UFOs have been visiting Earth. Speaking at a recent UFO disclosure summit where he discussed questions about the existence of extraterrestrial life, Shi-Li Sun, a respected former senior Chinese diplomat, now President of the…

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Coptic Christians accuse Egyptian government of failing to protect them

Coptic Christians accuse Egyptian government of failing to protect them

Coptic Christians accuse Egyptian government of failing to protect them  Relatives of people killed in attack on bus convoy say state of emergency in country has been undermined Egypt’s Coptic Christians have accused the government of failing to protect them in the wake of an attack claimed by Islamic State on a bus convoy that killed at least 29 people and injured about 20 more. Relatives of some of those killed said the attack, which occurred after a group of gunmen stopped a convoy headed for the Saint Samuel monastery…

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Activists battle U.S. government in court over making animal welfare reports public

Activists battle U.S. government in court over making animal welfare reports public

Activists battle U.S. government in court over making animal welfare reports public Activists : In 2013, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspector visited Thomas D. Morris, Inc., a Maryland animal breeder that sells to U.S. government and academic scientists. The inspector found numerous violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA), which sets standards for humane treatment. Fifteen unshorn sheep were penned in a sweltering building, while a group of calves and sheep had no shelter at all. A goat and a lamb were lame; another goat had an…

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Government Tries to Redefine First Amendment in Major Federal Prayer Case

Government Tries to Redefine First Amendment in Major Federal Prayer Case

Government Tries to Redefine First Amendment in Major Federal Prayer Case Attorneys with First Liberty Argue in Court for Woman Ordered Not to Pray in Her Home Government : Oral arguments took place March 21 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on behalf of First Liberty client Mary Anne Sause of Louisburg, Kansas. Ms. Sause was ordered by police to stop praying in her own home. Her lawsuit was rejected by a federal district court that said that the police’s order “may have offended her,…

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Government designates 12 Olympians as National Observers

Government designates 12 Olympians as National Observers

Government designates 12 Olympians as National Observers The National Observers would be playing a key role in implementation of action plans for Mission Olympics 2020, 2024 and 2028. The government of India has designated 12 Olympians, including Beijing Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra, as National Observers in their respective disciplines to assist in preparation and implementation of the long-term development plan. Besides Bindra, other named as National Observers are P T Usha and Anju Bobby George (athletics), Sanjeev Kumar Singh (archery), Aparna Popat (badminton), MC Mary Kom and Akhil Kumar…

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China targets parents with religion rules in Xinjiang

China targets parents with religion rules in Xinjiang

China targets parents with religion rules in Xinjiang   Government denies committing abuses and says legal rights of Uighur people are protected as new laws are announced. File: China guarantees freedom of religion but has cracked down on some Muslim religious schools [Aly Song/Reuters] Parents and guardians in China’s heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang who encourage or force their children into religious activities will be reported to the police, the government said on Wednesday while unveiling new education rules. Hundreds of people have died in recent years in Xinjiang, the…

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Afghanistan ghost soldiers’ take scary toll on US taxpayers, says watchdog

Afghanistan's 'ghost soldiers' take scary toll on US taxpayers, says watchdog

Afghanistan ghost soldiers’ take scary toll on US taxpayers, says watchdog The U.S. government is paying the salaries of “tens of thousands” of non-existent Afghan soldiers, police, teachers and civil servants, a top Pentagon official said Wednesday in reporting on the scale and variety of misspent U.S. money. John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR), said the salaries of “ghost soldiers” is just one of many ways Americans’ money is wasted in Afghanistan – all for rather modest gains. His comments summarize a SIGAR report that aims to…

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Mosul battle: Iraqi government forces reach Tigris river

Mosul battle

Mosul battle: Iraqi government forces reach Tigris river Iraqi government forces fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) in Mosul have reached the banks of the Tigris river in the city for the first time. A spokesman for the counter-terrorism forces said they had reached the eastern side of the river at one of the bridges damaged by IS. Government forces launched an offensive to drive IS from its last major stronghold in Iraq last October. They have been pushing into the city district by district from the east. The military said…

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