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NEW DELHI, June 11 (UPI Asia) -- The Indian government suffered a setback Monday as the Supreme Court refused to lift a lower court's ban on the government's decision to reserve 4.5 per cent seats for Muslims in its educational institutions.
ISLAMABAD, May 17 (UPI Asia) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court has ruled that there is no need to write a new law to ban forcible religious conversion of the Islamic nation's minorities.
The Supreme Court Tuesday ordered India's government to end the practice of subsidizing the airfare for the country's Muslim citizens traveling to Saudi Arabia for the annual Haj pilgrimage.
Seventeen-year-old lovers hanged themselves Friday night at ahouse in a village near the state capital of India's Uttar Pradesh state after their families refused to accept their decision to marry each other.
A court in the western Indian state of Gujarat Friday convicted nine people for murdering three Muslims, including two women, by burning them to death during sectarian violence by that swept the state in 2002.
Authorities have banned foreign tourists in "short skirts and bare shoulders" from entering at a 15th century temple, a UNESCO heritage site in the southern state of Karnataka, after worshipers complained.
NEW DELHI, April 15 – The burden of financing free education for a quarter of schoolchildren in all Indian schools aided by the government will not fall on those who are better off and are paying for theirs, Human Resources Minister Kapil Sibal has said.
NEW DELHI, April 12 – The Supreme Court Thursday upheld the validity of a 2009 law that made primary education compulsory for all children under the age of 14 and reserved a quarter of all seats for children of the economically weak.
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Tour de France concludes in Paris
Race winner Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain (C) stands between second place finisher Christopher Froome of Great Britain (L) and third place finisher Vincenzo Nibali of Italy on the presentation podium following the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris on July 22, 2012. Wiggins of Great Britain became that country's first ever overall winner of the Tour de France. UPI/David Silpa