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Archbishop Jala laid to rest in Shillong
Shillong, Oct 23 (IANS) Hundreds of people from across Meghalaya bade a tearful adieu to Archbishop Dominic Jala here on Wednesday, recalling his dedication and service to the church and the society as a whole.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Religion
UP govt to spend Rs 133 cr on Deepotsav, now a state event
Lucknow, Oct 23 (IANS) The much-publicised 'Deepotsav' in Ayodhya later this week will now be an official function and the Uttar Pradesh government will bear the entire expenses of the event. A decision to this effect has been taken by the state Cabinet.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Ayodhya: 'Sundar Kand' recital to ensure favourable verdict
Prayagraj, Oct 23 (IANS) As the date for the verdict on the Ayodhya title dispute inches closer, saints and seers have held a recitation of the 'Sunder Kand' from "Ram Charit Manas" at a temple here on the banks of Sangam in Uttar Pradesh.
2019-10-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
US voices deep concern over rights abuses faced by Pak minorities
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The US on Tuesday voiced "deep concern" about reports of human rights abuses and discrimination faced by Pakistanis because of their faith, which in many cases are perpetrated by non-state actors.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Yogi to gift projects worth Rs 373.69 crore to Ayodhya
Ayodhya, Oct 22 (IANS) When Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visits Ayodhya on Saturday for the 'Deepotsav' programme, he will gift projects worth Rs 373.69 crore to the people of the holy city.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
SC accepts Centre's plan to rebuild Ravidas temple
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) In a U-turn, the Supreme Court on Monday accepted the Centre's proposal to reconstruct permanent Guru Ravidas Temple - at the same site where it was demolished in August -- in the protected land of Tughlaqabad forest area here.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
AIMPLB challenges law on triple talaq
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act which criminalise practice of triple talaq.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
'Manmohan to attend Kartarpur opening as common pilgrim'
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not attend the Kartarpur corridor inauguration on the invite of Pakistan next month, "but participate in the event as a common pilgrim", sources said on Sunday.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Muslims side makes submission on moulding of relief public
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Following uproar from the Hindu side, the Muslim side has made public their written submissions regarding moulding of relief in the Ayodhya title dispute case.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Suspended UP headmaster reinstated with a warning
Pilibhit, Oct 20 (IANS) Furqan Ali, the headmaster of a government primary school in Pilibhit, who was suspended last week for making children sing Iqbal's famous 'Lab pe aati hai dua banke tamanna meri', has been reinstated and transferred to another school.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Muslim litigants not to build mosque if verdict in favour
Ayodhya, Oct 19 (IANS) Concerned over the possible post-verdict situation in the Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid dispute case, Muslim litigants have said that they will not build the mosque for the sake of country's peace and harmony.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Hindu side not part of any Ayodhya mediation effort: VHP
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday said that the Hindu side had not participated in any mediation effort after the hearing of appeals on the Ram Janmabhoomi issue commenced in the Supreme Court.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
TV debates in public places banned in Ayodhya
Ayodhya, Oct 18 (IANS) Anticipating deterioration of the law and order situation and to maintain communal harmony ahead of the Supreme Court's final verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, the Ayodhya administration has banned television debates in public places in the city.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
SC's Ayodhya bench likely to discuss mediation report
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The five judge bench hearing the Ayodhya title dispute will sit in chambers on Thursday, a day after reserving the judgement in the 70-year-old politically-vexing case.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
SC wraps up Ayodhya title dispute hearing, reserves verdict
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) After 40 days of hearing, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the judgement in the 70-year-old politically vexing Ayodhya title dispute.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
VHP stalls 'Trishul Diksha' in Ayodhya
Ayodhya, Oct 16 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has ended its 'Trishul Diksha' programme in Ayodhya and other places 15 days ahead of its scheduled date of culmination.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Hindu, Muslim sides spar as Ayodhya case hearing set to end
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The lawyers for the Hindu and Muslim sides got into a duel on the 39th day of the hearing in the 70-year-old politically vexing Ayodhya title dispute.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
SC likely to conclude hearing in Ayodhya case on Wednesday
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The hearing in Ayodhya title dispute case is likely to end on October 16 instead of October 17, with Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi hinting that the argument in the 70-year-old dispute will come to an end on Wednesday itself.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
2 Buddhist monks engage in scuffle at Mahabodhi temple
Gaya, Oct 14 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a scuffle broke out between two Buddhist monks at the Mahabodhi temple, one of the holiest shrines of Buddhism in Bihar's Bodh Gaya, said police.
2019-10-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Bengal celebrates Lakshmi Puja
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) Households and community pandals across West Bengal celebrated Lakshmi Puja on Sunday with much fanfare and fervour, fasting till late into the night with prayers for prosperity and wealth.
2019-10-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Muraleedharan visiting Vatican for canonisation of Kerala nun
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan is leading the Indian delegation to Vatican City at the Canonisation ceremony of Kerala nun Sister Mariam Thresia on Sunday.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Environment to NRC highlights of Kolkata Durga carnival
Kolkata, Oct 11 (IANS) Highlighting communal harmony, the National Register for Citizens and environmental issues as also other varied themes, 75 community puja organisers took part in a colourful parade of their award-winning idols in the annual Kolkata Durga carnival here on Friday on way to the immersion in the Hooghly river.
2019-10-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Week-long Kullu Dussehra festivities begin
Kullu, Oct 8 (IANS) Over 200 Gods and Goddesses assembled in this Himachal Pradesh town for the week-long Kullu Dussehra festivities that began on Tuesday amidst religious fervour.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion
Kovind, Naidu, Modi extends greetings on Dussehra
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended greetings to citizens on the occasions of Dussehra and Air Force Day.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
With idol immersion, Durga Puja ends in WB
Kolkata, Oct 8 (IANS) Emotional devotees paid a teary-eyed farewell, as idols of goddess Durga and her children were immersed in rivers, lakes, ponds and other waterbodies across West Bengal, marking the end of eastern india's biggest socio-religious carnival on Tuesday.
2019-10-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
VHP delegation meets Puri, seeks Ravidas temple be built
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) A high-level Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) delegation on Monday handed over a memorandum to Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri for reconstruction of Sant Ravidas Temple.
2019-10-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Akhara Parishad decided to back Chinmayanand now
Prayagraj, Oct 7 (IANS) The Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP), the apex body of Hindu saints, has taken a u-turn on the issue of Chinmayanand.
2019-10-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Kovind, Modi greet nation on Durga Puja
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Durga Puja.
2019-10-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Kolkata household to worship Muslim girl in Kumari puja
Kolkata, Oct 5 (IANS) Sending out a message of the Durga puja transcending religious barriers and promoting inter-faith harmony, a four-year old Muslim girl is set to be worshipped as Kumari - a custom of paying obeisance to a pre-pubertine girl as goddess - on Maha Ashtami at a household here on Sunday.
2019-10-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
For 1st time in 525 yrs, no animal sacrifice in Tripura temple
Agartala, Oct 4 (IANS) There would be no sacrifice of animals during Durga Puja in the famous Durga Bari temple here for the first time in 525 years as the Tripura High Court has banned the centuries-old tradition of animal sacrifice in religious places.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Tripura,National,Religion
Durga Puja: With Shoshti, Bengal begins its mega celebrations
Kolkata, Oct 4 (IANS) Under a canopy of mischievous white clouds scattered across the autumn sky, West Bengal on Friday began its celebration of religion and culture on Shoshthi -- the first day of Durga Puja, the biggest festival in this part of the world.
2019-10-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
'Balakot to NRC': Bengal Durga puja set to begin with bang
Kolkata, Oct 3 (IANS) From the cross-border airstrike in Pakistan's Balakot to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), myriad themes mark the community puja marquees as festive fervour grips the eastern metropolis with the biggest socio-cultural carnival of Bengalis - the annual religious observance of Durga Puja - beginning on Friday, notwithstanding the threat of rains playing spoilsport.
2019-10-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
'Balakot to NRC': Bengal Durga puja set to begin with bang
Kolkata, Oct 3 (IANS) From the Balakot airstrike to the National Register of Citizens, myriad themes mark the community puja marquees as festive fervour grips the eastern metropolis with the biggest socio-cultural carnival of Bengalis - the annual religious observance of Durga Puja - begins on Friday, notwithstanding the threat of rains gods playing spoilsport.
2019-10-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Manmohan to visit Kartarpur Sahib too, says Punjab govt
New Delhi Oct 3 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be visiting Kartarpur Sahib shrine in Pakistan, as part of the first all-party group of pilgrims, on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak next month, the Punjab government said on Thursday.
2019-10-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Ayodhya case arrives at crucial phase, intense arguments expected
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Intense arguments are predicted in the Ayodhya title dispute in the Supreme Court as the October 18 deadline approaches, leaving seven days of active hearing in the politically vexing 70-year-old case being heard by a five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Tripura govt set to file SLP against animal sacrifice ban
Agartala, Oct 1 (IANS) The Tripura government would soon file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) before the Supreme Court against the Tripura High Court order banning the centuries old tradition of animal sacrifice in religious places in the northeastern state, a state minister said here on Tuesday.
2019-10-01
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics,Religion
Mathura: NGT allows e-rickshaws on Govardhan Parikrama marg
Mathura, Oct 1 (IANS) In a major relief for pilgrims visiting Uttar Pradesh's Mathura town, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has paved the way for plying of e-rickshaws and organising of 'bhandaras' (community feasts) in its Govardhan area, with certain conditions.
2019-10-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Hindu, Muslim sides contest Ayodhya claims as Oct 18 nears
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) With October 18 - the deadline for arguments in the Ayodhya title case - fast approaching, the counsel for both sides sharply contested each other's arguments - Hindus parties argued Hindu law is applicable in interpreting Lord Ram's birthplace as a juristic personality, while Muslims contended the Babri Masjid's validity will not be decided in terms of tenets of Islam but rather how people had treated it.
2019-09-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
All hurdles on Kartarpur access to be cleared: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) All hurdles in the way of giving Sikh pilgrims access to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara, where Guru Nanak Dev breathed his last and which now lies in Pakistan, would be cleared, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Monday.
2019-09-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Heavy rains across Bengal hit Durga puja preparations
Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) Inundated streets caused by heavy showers forced West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to cut short a programme here in the city, large parts of which went under knee-deep to ankle-deep water on Sunday, while many Durga puja organisers in north Bengal's Siliguri town had to postpone inauguration of marquees.
2019-09-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Feel like I'm in a twilight zone: Ma Anand Sheela (Lead, fixing garble in para 1)
Gurugram, Sep 29 (IANS) Ma Anand Sheela, secretary of the late godman Bhagwan Rajneesh, popularly known as Osho, is in India. She said on Sunday that she had mixed feelings when she came to the country two days ago, but now she feels like she is in a "twilight zone".
2019-09-29
Category: India, Haryana,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Ravidassia Sangathan supporters meet Priyanka
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Almost one-and-a-half months after Delhi Development Authority (DDA) demolished Guru Ravidas temple in south Delhi's Tughlakabad area, national President of Akhil Bharatiya Ravidassia Sangathan met Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday.
2019-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
BJP, VHP keep daily tab on SC hearings on Ayodhya
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) With Supreme Court hearing the Ayodhya matter on a daily basis, the BJP and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) are keeping a close tab on the proceedings and all three organisations have earmarked individuals for this purpose who are supposed to prepare the report briefs.
2019-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Authorship of ASI report on Ayodhya can't be questioned: Muslim parties
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Muslim parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case on Thursday said the authorship of the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) report on the disputed site in Ayodhya cannot be questioned.
2019-09-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Ayodhya verdict in 4 weeks will be a miracle: CJI
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) It will be miraculous, if we are able to deliver a judgement in four weeks, said Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi as he asked the counsels of the Hindu and Muslim parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case to strictly abide by the October 18 deadline to wrap up their arguments.
2019-09-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Kashmiri Pandits question govt figures on J&K temples
Srinagar, Sep 25 (IANS) There are a total of just 5,000 to 7,000 temples across Jammu and Kashmir, however, the government has reached a figure of 50,000 temples? How, questions the Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti.
2019-09-25
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Punjabi Academy to publish booklet on Guru Nanak
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Punjabi Academy of the Delhi government will release a 35-page booklet in Punjabi, Hindi and English on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak on the occasion of his 550th birth anniversary.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Amarinder inspects construction work of Kartarpur corridor
Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Sep 19 (IANS) With less than two months to go for the historic 550th Prakash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday took stock of the ongoing construction work for the Kartarpur corridor.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Mahant accused of wrongful confinement of two youth
Visakhapatnam, Sep 18 (IANS) A resident of Visakhapatnam has alleged that his two nephews are under wrongful confinement of Mahant Sunder Das in Rajasthan.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Ayodhya case: Historians hard pressed to wrap up in 6 weeks
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) "We were given only six weeks' time for the entire study. Pressure was being repeatedly exerted, so, we submitted our report without going through the excavation work done by B.B. Lal," said Suraj Bhan in his examination as an expert witness for Sunni Waqf Board before the Allahabad High Court.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion