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'Let fundraising drive for Ram temple over to give account of money'
Bengaluru, Feb 28 (IANS) Hitting out at the critics of fundraising campaign for the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya at Uttar Pradesh, Pejawar Math seer Vishwaprasanna Teertha, said on Saturday that the Trust had collected Rs 2,100 crore from across the country, but how could anyone give account of funds, even while the drive is on.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
Temple culture linked to Goa's cultural identity: CM
Panaji, Feb 27 (IANS) If culture associated with Goa's temples vanishes, then it will be difficult to preserve Goan culture in its entirety, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Odisha passes resolution on Jagannath Heritage Corridor project
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 (IANS) The Odisha Assembly on Saturday passed a resolution unanimously regarding the Jagannath Heritage Corridor project.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion
Samantha shines in monochrome photo-op
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Telugu star Samantha Akkineni looks gorgeous in a monochrome picture she has shared on Friday. 
2021-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
AIMPLB to hold online series on legal issues
Lucknow, Feb 26 (IANS) The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) will hold an online interactive series to explain its stand on various court cases pertaining to the personal law to the people.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Telugu star Sreerama Chandra on negative role in 'MMOF': Now I know how villains feel!
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Telugu actor Sreerama Chandra is all set for his new release, MMOF. The actor plays a negative role in the film, and he says his dialogues are the soul of the film.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bollywood newcomer Seerat Kapoor on her stint in Telugu films
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Seerat Kapoor, granddaughter of late acting guru Roshan Taneja, is set to make her Bollywood debut after establishing her career in Telugu films. She says that the two industries have a lot of similarities and gives her the opportunity to explore her craft.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Religion no bar, R'sthan people donate Rs 464 cr for Ram Temple
Jaipur, Feb 25 (IANS) Rajasthan has set a record by donating a whopping Rs 464 crore for the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya with people from all castes and creeds coming forward to donate money under the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Nidhi campaign, said Indresh Goyal, Mahanagar Nidhi Pramukh, Samarpan Abhiyan.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion
Poet, teacher, priest Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri no more
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 25 (IANS) Acclaimed teacher, poet and temple priest, Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri passed away on Thursday at his house here, family sources said. He was 81.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Notified holidays will be maintained during assembly session: Goa CM
Panaji, Feb 25 (IANS) State assembly proceedings will not be conducted on notified government holidays during the upcoming budget session of the assembly, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Raashii Khanna starts final leg of shoot for 'Andhadhun' Malayalam remake
Kochi, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Rashii Khanna has started shooting for last schedule of the untitled Malayalam remake of the Bollywood hit Andhadun. The film is currently on floors in Kochi.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Buddhist monks oppose fresh push for power plants in Arunachal
Itanagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Buddhist monks in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang have again strongly opposed the state government's fresh push for hydro power projects in the northeastern border state.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Religion
UP Assembly passes anti-conversion law
Lucknow, Feb 24 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Bill, 2021 was passed by the UP Assembly on Wednesday by a voice vote.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Goa Cong protests assembly session during Catholic holy week
Panaji, Feb 24 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Wednesday protested the notification of dates for the upcoming Budget Session from March 24 to April 12, saying the dates clashed with the Holy Week observed by the state's Catholic community, which coincides with the period of fasting known as Lent.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Nila Madhab Panda: Documentaries don't work here
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) While people are more open to films on serious and hard-hitting subjects now, filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda feels the Indian audience still needs to be more accepting towards documentaries.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shraddha Srinath: Humour is the best weapon to bash patriarchy
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) South Indian actress Shraddha Srinath says laughter is the best way to deal with the hard reality of patriarchy. This was reflected in a social media comment she made shortly after actor Varun Dhawan's marriage.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
New chariot at Antarvedi evokes mixed responses from devotees
Antarvedi (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 23 (IANS) Almost six months after a decades-old chariot at the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple at Antarvedi in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district was gutted in a fire, its government-commissioned replacement and its process has evoked mixed reactions among local devotees.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
25 Indian priests in Kathmandu for 'Kshama Puja'
Kathmandu, Feb 23 (IANS) At least 25 special priests from various sacred temples of South India have reached Kathmandu to perform 'Kshama Puja' (forgiveness worship) at Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu as the authorities have started work to replace the existing silver jalhari of the temple with gold-plated jalhari.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Nepal,Diaspora,Religion
Mohanlal gifts Big B daughter Vismaya's book Grains Of Stardust
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday tweeted to tell fans he has received a very special gift. Malayalam superstar Mohanlal sent across a book of written and illustrated by his daughter Vismaya.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Bollywood
13 Vijayawada Durga temple employees suspended
Vijayawada, Feb 23 (IANS) As many as 13 employees of the Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam (Vijayawada Durga Temple) were suspended on Tuesday for indulging in irregularities.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Nithya Menen promises fans 'a smile' with new rom-com 'Ninnila Ninnila'
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actress Nithya Menen recalls how she became good friends with co-star Ashok Selvan on the set of their Telugu rom-com Ninnila Ninnila in London. She sees it as a good sign for the upcoming film's prospects upon release.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
No 'Ganga Aarti' without permission now
Varanasi (UP), Feb 21 (IANS) Social organisations and even individuals, performing 'Ganga Aarti' at various ghats will now have to get registered with the Varanasi Municipal Corporation (VMC).
2021-02-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Nizamuddin Dargah preserving 'tradition of spring' since 800 years
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) When the golden yellow colour envelopes the entire country on the occasion of Basant Panchami every year, sunflowers mesmerise people, new crops of wheat and oat spread happiness everywhere and butterflies sprinkle joy and smile, a silent tradition being followed at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Aullia Dargah in Delhi.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
'Kumbh Mela' to be held for 28 days amid Covid-19
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 'Kumbh Mela' in 2021 would be held in Haridwar for a span of 28 days which includes four 'Shahi Snans'. The Uttarakhand government has taken this decision after discussions with Hindu sages and sants.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
India's first film on mud racing titled 'Muddy' to open in 5 languages
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Tamil star Vijay Sethupati announced India's first film on mud racing titled Muddy, with a motion poster he unveiled on Saturday. The film will release in five languages -- Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Kabir Mahotsav' to be held in Varanasi
Varanasi, Feb 19 (IANS) A Kabir Mahotsav will be held in Varanasi at the end of February, showcasing the life of 'Sant' Kabir, the 15th-century Indian mystic poet and seer, whose writings influenced the Bhakti movement.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Andhra CM inaugurates new chariot of Antarvedi temple
Amaravati, Feb 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday inaugurated the new wooden chariot of Lakshminarasimha Swamy temple at Antarvedi in East Godavari district.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
17 Jamaatis absolved of charges in UP
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) The chief judicial magistrate Lucknow, Sushil Kumari, has discharged 17 members of Tablighi Jamaat, booked during the Covid-induced lockdown, from the various charges under IPC, Foreign Act and Epidemic Diseases Act.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Jagan to inaugurate new chariot for Antarvedi temple on Fri
Antarvedi (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy will inaugurate the new chariot built for the Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy temple at Antarvedi village in East Godavari district on Friday.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
'Drishyam' director Jeethu Joseph: Social media helps fans to know of films in other languages
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Jeethu Joseph, best known for directing the 2013 Malayalam hit Drishyam, feels the credit of increasing amalgamation of film industries across India goes to social media. Joseph is currently gearing up for the release of the Mohanlal-starrer Drishyam 2 on OTT.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
K'taka seer says VHP in forefront of protecting Indian culture
Udupi (Karnataka), Feb 18 (IANS) Reacting sharply to former Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy's allegations, the seer of Udupi Pejawar Math, Vishwaprasanna Tirtha Swami, who is also one of the trustees in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust, said on Wednesday that the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) functionaries aren't rogue elements, but are the guardians of Hindu culture.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
Inter-faith marriages: SC allows HP, MP to be made parties in the matter
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed an NGO to make Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh as parties in a pending matter challenging their controversial laws regulating conversions due to inter-faith marriages.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
R. Madhavan receives D. Litt. for contribution to arts and films
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan was on Wednesday conferred Doctor of Letters (D. Litt.) for his outstanding contribution to arts and cinema by DY Patil Education Society, Kolhapur, at their ninth convocation ceremony.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Telugu short film 'Manasanamaha' at Crystal Palace International Film Fest
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) The Telugu short film Manasanamaha is the only film from India across categories to be premiered at the prestigious London-based Crystal Palace International Film Festival.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
First ever 'Chadar' sent by Afghan Prez to Ajmer Dargah
New Delhi/Ajmer, Feb 17 (IANS) Signalling the further strengthening of diplomatic and cultural relations with India, Afghanistan President has sent a 'Chadar' to the world famous Ajmer Sharif Dargah through its diplomatic mission in New Delhi.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Religion
'God declared dead' to grab land in UP
Lucknow, Feb 17 (IANS) In a bizarre case of land grab in Uttar Pradesh, the deity of a temple was 'declared dead' in the mutation documents of the land deed title of a temple in Lucknow.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Devotee donates 4.8 kg gold to Jagannath Temple
Puri, Feb 16 (IANS) An anonymous devotee on Tuesday donated gold and silver ornaments weighing over 8 kg to the Jagannath Temple in Puri. The devotee donated 4.858 kg of gold and 3.876 kg of silver ornaments, said an official of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA).
2021-02-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
Naqvi offers 'chadar' at Ajmer Sharif on PM's behalf
New Delhi/Ajmer, Feb 16 (IANS) Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, on Tueday offered a 'chadar' on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti on the occasion of the 809th Urs of the Sufi saint.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Badrinath temple to reopen on May 18
Dehradun, Feb 16 (IANS) The portals of Badrinath temple, nestling in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand, will reopen on May 18 morning, an official statement said on Tuesday.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Lord Ram's new clothes made from Khadi Silk
Lucknow, Feb 16 (IANS) Lord Ram and other deities at Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya will now get a new wardrobe.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Prime Minister Modi sends chadar to Ajmer Dargah
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has handed over a ceremonial chadar to Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to be offered at the Ajmer Sharif Dargah on the 809th Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Guess who was the 'busiest' star in Rana Daggubati's 'Haathi Mere Saathi'!
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Fans of Rana Daggubati are looking forward to his trilingual release Haathi Mere Saathi on March 26, but the film's director Prabhu Solomon insists the busiest star on the set was Unni the elephant!
2021-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
There can't be so many vacancies in minority panel: Delhi HC
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Ministry of Minorities Affairs as to why various posts at the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) are lying vacant and directed it to submit a status report.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Nidhhi Agerwal fans celebrate Valentine's Day by erecting and worshipping her idol
Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) Fans of Southern star Nidhhi Agerwal erected an idol of the actress to worship her on Valentines Day, in the Chennai suburb of Kattupakkam.
2021-02-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
80 Shia orphans donate money for Ram Temple
Lucknow, Feb 14 (IANS) Over 80 orphans from the Saadatganj orphanage of the All India Shia Orphanage in Lucknow and people from the minority community donated more than Rs 1.5 lakh for the construction of the Ram temple.
2021-02-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Yogi to attend 'Vainshav Baithak' in Vrindavan
Lucknow, Feb 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be in Mathura and Vrindavan on Sunday to attend the 'Vaishnava Baithak' being organised before the Haridwar Kumbh.
2021-02-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
TTD launches 'Gudiko-Gomata' campaign in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Feb 13 (IANS) The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) on Saturday launched the 'Gudiko-Gomata (a cow for each temple) campaign in Tamil Nadu, aimed at propagating the Hindu religion.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Goa ushers in colourful Carnival festival
Panaji, Feb 13 (IANS) Goa ushered in the colourful festival of Carnival, albeit on a toned down scale, with a float parade organised in the state capital of Panaji on Saturday.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Features,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Over 200 Lingayat seers seeks inclusion of all subsects to Central OBC list
Bengaluru, Feb 13 (IANS) Nearly 200 Lingayat-Veerashiava seers under the aegis of the National Federation of Veerashaiva-Lingayat Seers held a meeting demanding that Karnataka chief minister, B. S. Yediyurappa recommend all subsects of Lingayats community to the Central Backward Class list.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Opinion/Commentary,Religion
Vishal-starrer 'Chakra' opens on Feb 19, theatrically in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi
Chennai, Feb 13 (IANS) The Tamil film Chakra starring, Vishal, Shraddha Srinath and Regina Cassandra, will release in dubbed Hindi and Telugu languages, too, the makers have revealed. The decision comes in the wake of the theatrical success of recent the South Indian releases Master, starring Vijay and Vijay Sethupati, and the Ravi Teja-starrer Krack.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion