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'Rajinikanth tested positive for corona': Rohit Roy trolled for this post
Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) Actor Rohit Roy was heavily trolled after he posted a joke on superstar Rajinikanth "testing positive" for coronavirus.
2020-06-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Owaisi calls for ensuring social distancing in places of worship
Hyderabad, June 2 (IANS) AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday called for evolving social distancing guidelines for all places of worship when they reopen on June 8.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Telangana Wakf Board sets up help desk for burials
Hyderabad, June 2 (IANS) Rattled by a recent incident in Hyderabad in which the dead body of a Muslim was buried in a Hindu cremation ground after it was denied burial in five graveyards, the Telangana Wakf Board has set up a help desk to receive such complaints and take action against the caretakers of graveyards refusing to allow burials.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Advisory issued for prayers in mosques in UP
Lucknow, June 1 (IANS) The Islamic Centre of India has issued a fresh advisory regarding opening of mosques from June 8.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Trisha discovers a new 'home workout for triceps and biceps'
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) Southern star Trisha Krishnan has discovered a quirky way for home workout of biceps and triceps.
2020-06-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Delhi's Bangla Sahib Gurdwara being illuminated ahead of re-opening
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Bangla Sahib Gurdwara, in the heart of the national capital, is being decorated for its re-opening more than two months after its doors were forced to shut in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-05-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Shruti Haasan seeks out good vibes
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Actress-singer Shruti Haasan is in no mood to let negativity come into her life. She seeks only good vibes.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
After backlash, TTD decides not to sell or auction any asset
Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), May 28 (IANS) Facing a backlash for their recent decision to auction some properties in Tamil Nadu, authorities of the Sri Venkateswara temple on Thursday decided not to dispose of any property.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
'Civilisational Connect': 9th century Shiv Linga found in Vietnam
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) A monolithic sandstone Shiv Linga from the ninth-century was discovered during an on-going conservation project in the Cham Temple Complex in Vietnam -- over 5,000 kilometers from here.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Jyotika glad to play strong female character in 'Ponmagal Vandhal'
Chennai, May 28 (IANS) Actress Jyotika says she feels glad to have led the Tamil courtroom drama "Ponmagal Vandhal" that portrays a strong female character, who will go to great lengths to seek justice.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Places of worship will remain closed in Kerala, says Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that even though requests have come from a few quarters to allow places of worship to open, this cannot be done.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Prithviraj Sukumaran: Human body has its limits, not mind
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Malayalam star Prithviraj Sukumaran says he was at his "weakest" and way below his ideal weight in April, and trained really hard to get back desired physique.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Protests in TN demanding reopening of temples
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Members of Hindu Munnani held a novel protest demanding the reopening of temples in Tamil Nadu, said an official.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Religion
Andhra govt puts plans to sell TTD properties on hold
Amaravati, 25 May (IANS) The government of Andhra Pradesh on Monday stepped in to put on hold the proposed sale of unviable assets belonging to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD). The state government stepped in to control the damage following the rising resentment in several quarters over the recent move by the Board of Trustees of the TTD.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Muted Eid in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, May 25 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh witnessed muted Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations on Monday.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Religion
Mahant Nritya Gopal Das visits makeshift Ram temple site
Ayodhya, May 25 (IANS) Twenty-eight years after the Babri Masjid demolition, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, chairman of the Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, visited the makeshift Ram temple and offered prayers on Monday.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Shruti Haasan calls herself 'waste lady'
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Shruti Haasan calls herself "Waste Lady".
2020-05-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
No Ramzan gifts for poor Muslim families in Telangana this year
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) Poor Muslim families in Telangana were this year deprived of Ramzan gifts which the state government has been distributing among them every year on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr since 2015.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
President greets people on Eid, urges adherence to safeguards
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, here on Sunday, advised people to follow the social distancing norms and all other precautions while celebrating Eid ul-Fitr to stay safe from coronavirus.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Lockdown diaries: Mahesh Babu plays 'who is taller' with son
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Amid lockdown, Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu is making the most of his time by bonding with his children, as his latest video with son Gautham proves.
2020-05-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Tirumala temple to auction 23 properties in Tamil Nadu
Tirupati, May 23 (IANS) Reeling under a financial crisis due to ongoing lockdown, authorities of the world's richest temple at Tirumala have decided to auction 23 properties donated by devotees in Tamil Nadu.
2020-05-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Probe against Daati Maharaj for pooja at temple amidst lockdown
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Self styled godman Daati Maharaj, who has been accused of raping two minor girls, has again hit the headlines after he along with some others, was seen offering prayers at the Shani Dham temple in south Delhi's Asola Village, violating the norms and guidelines of lockdown enforced to control the spread of Coronavirus.
2020-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Muslims in Telangana offer 'Juma-tul-Vida' prayers at home
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Muslims in Hyderabad and the rest of Telangana offered 'Juma-tul-Vida' or last Friday of Ramzan prayers at their homes in view of the ongoing ban on religious congregations due to Covid-19 lockdown.
2020-05-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Nikhil Siddharth goes 'out for a walk' amid lockdown
Hyderabad, May 21 (IANS) Amid lockdown, Telugu actor Nikhil Siddhartha went out for a walk.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Yogi gets control of Waqf Boards
Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) With the term of the Uttar Pradesh Shia and Sunni Waqf Board now over, the control of the two boards will rest with the state government for the time being. Utar Pradesh Minister for Minority Affairs assured that elections to the boards were only delayed due to the present lockdown.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
In lockdown, Hanumangarhi temple priest performs Kanyadan
Ayodhya, May 21 (IANS) While the nationwide lockdown has forced many to shift their marriages plans, there are some who decided to tie the knot even during the lockdown. An interesting case has come to light from Ayodhya where a couple got married in absence of their parents and the 'kanyadaan' was performed by none other than the head priest of Hanumangarhi temple Acharya Raju Das.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Shruti Haasan has a 'mega clean day'
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Amid lockdown, actress Shruti Haasan had a mega clean day and she also took out time for some dancing amid all the cleaning.
2020-05-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Jr NTR turns 37; Tollywood showers wishes and love
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Telugu star Jr NTR celebrated turning 37 on Wednesday, and several industry colleagues wished him on the occasion.
2020-05-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
2 sentenced to death in Pak shrine suicide blast case
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) A Pakistan anti-terrorism court has sentenced two men, said to be associated with the Islamic State (IS) terror group, to death in a case pertaining to the 2017 suicide blast at a shrine in Sindh province that killed around 70 people.
2020-05-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Terrorism
Pak clerics announce resumption of congregational prayers at mosques
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) Prominent Pakistani clerics have announced resumption of five-time congregational prayers at mosques across the country, saying that uncertainty about the end of the COVID-19 pandemic could not stop people from activities of daily life and regular business.
2020-05-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Prominent Muslim clerics advise no hugs, no handshakes this Eid
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Prominent Muslim clerics on Saturday advised the community members not to hug each other and shake hands on Eid on May 26 and maintain social distancing and other norms while celebrating the festival in view of the coronavirus scare across the country.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Badrinath temple opens, first prayers held on Modi's behalf
Chamoli (Uttarakhand), May 15 (IANS) The gates of the Badrinath temple in Uttarakhand were opened at 4.30 a.m. on Friday and the first prayers to Lord Badri Vishal were performed on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Religion
Telugu actor Nikhil Siddhartha gets married amid COVID-19 lockdown
Hyderabad, May 14 (IANS) Telugu actor Nikhil Siddhartha has got married amid lockdown, and pictures of his wedding have gone viral.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
BSNL staffer who tried to enter Sabarimala terminated
Kochi, May 14 (IANS) Rehana Fathima, who shot to 'fame' in October 2018 when she was forced to abandon her plan to pray at the Sabarimala temple, here on Thursday was terminated from the BSNL, on disciplinary grounds.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Samantha shares pic of 'grand adventure' with Naga Chaitanya
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Actress Samantha Akkineni has shared a throwback picture with actor-husband Naga Chaitanya from a "grand adventure".
2020-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Rana Daggubati confirms relationship with girlfriend Miheeka Bajaj
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Telugu superstar Rana Daggubati has made his relationship with girlfriend Miheeka Bajaj official. The "Baahubali" actor took to Instagram to announce their relationship on Tuesday.
2020-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Can take up any matter to do complete justice: SC on Sabarimala reference
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS A nine -judge Bench of the Supreme Court on Monday said superior courts can take up any cause or matter pending before it to do complete justice. This declaration came on a judgement, passed by the apex court, when it decided to examine larger issues of religious freedom across multiple faiths connected with the Sabarimala temple entry case.
2020-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Work resumes at Ayodhya's Ram temple site
Ayodhya, May 8 (IANS) With the Yogi Adityanath government allowing construction activity to resume during the lockdown, work on clearing up the site of Ram temple construction in Ayodhya has also started again.
2020-05-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
People who attend religious services less likely to die from 'despair'
New York, May 7 (IANS) Researchers have found that people who attend religious services at least once a week are significantly less likely to die from "deaths of despair," including deaths related to suicide, drug overdose and alcohol poisoning.
2020-05-07
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion,Religion
Bangladesh lifts curbs on mosque prayers as lockdown eases
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) Bangladesh will allow Muslim worshippers to attend prayer congregations in mosques from Thursday onwards as the government continues to ease the lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-07
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
COVID-19 effect: PM to address 'virtual' Buddha Purnima celebrations
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Extraordinary times demand extraordinary measures. Hence, this year's Buddha Purnima celebration has gone virtual keeping in mind the need to maintain social distancing where prayers will be virtually uttered. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be participating in the event and will be delivering the keynote address for the same on Thursday morning.
2020-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Say 'no to Eid shopping to help the needy' campaign catches up in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Say no to Eid shopping this year to help the needy campaign is gathering momentum with the backing from a cross section of Muslim community.
2020-05-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
BJP to move Kerala over Guruvayoor temple's Covid contribution
Kochi, May 6 (IANS) The BJP's Kerala unit will approach the state high court to get back the Rs 5 crore the famed Sree Krishna Temple at Guruvayoor, that was given to the CM's Covid Relief Fund.
2020-05-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Unprecedented lockdown dents Kerala temples' coffers
Thiruvananthapuram, May 6 (IANS) Covid-19 has struck the Kerala temples' revenue hard. The state of affairs of temples is pretty bad, says N.Vasu, the president of Travancore Devasom Board (TDB) expressing concern over payment of salaries to its staff.
2020-05-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Silver casket with St Xavier's remains needs repairs: Goa Church
Panaji, May 4 (IANS) The Church in Goa, with help from the the state government, is planning to send an ornate 17th century silver casket holding the 'relics', or the remains, of Spanish saint Francis Xavier to Italy for restoration.
2020-05-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Jamaat-e-Islami demands withdrawal of FIR against DMC chief
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Jamaat-e-Islami Hind President Syed Sadatullah Hussaini has expressed serious concern over reports of an FIR registered by Delhi Police's Special Cell against Delhi Minorities Commission Chairman Zafarul Islam Khan under grave sections of the Indian Penal Code.
2020-05-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
NMCG sends proposal to ICMR to test Ganga water for Covid-19 treatment
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), an arm of the Jal Shakti Ministry, has sent a proposal to the Indian Medical Research Council (ICMR) to perform clinical trial on Ganga water to examine if it can be used to treat patients infected with coronavirus.
2020-05-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
3 more Indians in UAE face action over Islamophobic posts
Abu Dhabi, May 3 (IANS) Three more Indians based in the United Arab Emirates have joined a list of expats that have either been fired or suspended over their Islamophobic posts on social media, a media report said.
2020-05-03
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Zafarul Islam booked for controversial post
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Delhi Police has registered an FIR against Delhi Minority Commission chairman Zafarul Islam Khan under sedition charges for his provocative remarks on the social media.
2020-05-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Dhaka restaurants can now sell takeaway iftar items
Dhaka, April 28 (IANS) Restaurants in Dhaka can sell takeaway iftar items from Tuesday onwards amid an ongoing lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, police in the Bangladeshi capital said.
2020-04-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion