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VHP welcomes changes in Ram Janmabhoomi trust
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) After initial disenchantment with the formation of the Ram Temple trust, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Wednesday warmly welcomed the induction of Nritya Gopal Das and VHP's Champat Rai into the trust.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Ram temple as per model but grander, says Mahant Nritya Gopal
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the newly-appointed Chairman of the Ram Mandir Trust, said the new model of the Ram Mandir will remain the same as proposed by the VHP, but some changes will be made to make it even higher and bigger.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Two UP IAS officers to attend Ram temple trust meeting
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Two IAS officers have been invited to join the first meeting of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, being held in Delhi on Wednesday evening.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Guterres says visit to Kartarpur gurdwara 'very emotional'
United Nations, Feb 18 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that his visit to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartapur was a "very emotional moment."
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Preparations finalised for Shivratri celebrations in Kashmir
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) For the smooth celebration of the Mahashivratri festival across the Kashmir Division on February 21, Divisional Commissioner (Kashmir) Baseer Ahmad Khan on Tuesday directed the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to provide essential commodities in areas populated by the Pandit community on a priority basis.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
'Uighur Muslims land in detention camps for having beard, veil'
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) A document which delineates the lives of hundreds of Uighur Muslims currrently in internment camps across China, was allegedly leaked by a source inside Xinjiang showing how members of the community are detained for having beards, wearing veils and using the internet.
2020-02-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amarinder govt conspiring to weaken Sikh institutions: SAD
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Badal on Friday accused the Congress government in Punjab of conspiring to weaken Sikh institutions, including the SGPC, by supporting the idea of a separate gurdwara body for Haryana.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Gyanvapi mosque next on the agenda of VHP
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) After getting a satisfactory verdict from the Supreme Court on Ram temple in Ayodhya, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has now shifted its focus on Gyanvapi mosque and Krishna temple in Mathura.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Amid CAA bickering, Goa CM to meet Archbishop
Panaji, Feb 12 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that he had sought an appointment with Goa Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, amid attacks by BJP MLAs on the religious figure who on February 8 had slammed the CAA, calling it "divisive" and "discriminatory".
2020-02-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Ram Mandir construction may not start from Apr 2: Sources
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Trust is yet to decide on the date of construction of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya. There is doubt about its commencement from April 2.
2020-02-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
AIMIM's Akbaruddin Owaisi seeks expansion of temple
Hyderabad, Feb 9 (IANS) AIMIM leader in Telangana Assembly Akbaruddin Owaisi on Sunday requested Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao to expand Simhavauhini Mahankali Temple at Lal Darwaza in the old city of Hyderabad.
2020-02-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
First meeting of Ram temple trust on Feb 19
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The first meeting of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirth Kshetra Trust is going to be held on February 19 at the Delhi residence of K. Parasaran, the head of the trust, said a source here on Sunday.
2020-02-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Dalit leaders contemplating filing PIL on Ram Mandir Trust
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the 15 member trust for the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya in Parliament on Wednesday but a controversy has erupted about the representation of the committee.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Will abide by SC order on Sabarimala ornaments: Kerala Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 6 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court asked the Kerala government to suggest steps to secure the ornaments at the Sabarimala temple, Devasoms Minister Kadakampally Surendran on Thursday said the state will abide by whatever the court orders in the matter.
2020-02-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
SC reserves order on Sabarimala review petition
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) A Supreme Court 9-judge Constitution bench on Thursday reserved its order for Monday, after a day-long hearing on the issue, whether a reference made to the larger bench could have been made by a bench of five judges, while hearing review petitions challenging the Sabarimala judgement. The court will frame the questions of law after pronouncing the order.
2020-02-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Ram Temple will be built by 2024-25, says VHP
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday said the construction of Ram Temple could be completed by 2024-25, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of formation of a 15-member Trust that would oversee the construction of the temple in Ayodhya.
2020-02-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Suggest steps to protect Sabarimala Temple ornaments: SC to Kerala
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Kerala government to suggest steps to protect the sacred ornaments kept at the famed Sabarimala temple.
2020-02-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Heritage corridor plan won't affect rituals of Jagannath Temple
Bhubaneswar, Feb 4 (IANS) The proposed heritage corridor plan in the holy city of Puri will not affect the existing rituals or practices at the Jagannath Temple, Krishan Kumar, Shri Jagannath Temple Administration's (SJTA) chief administrator, said on Tuesday.
2020-02-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
Sabarimala verdict review not soon, SC to frame queries first
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday clarified it will not decide on the Sabarimala reviews but instead, the nine-judge Constitution bench will frame the legal questions on religious discrimination against women at various religious places.
2020-02-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
NY Jewish institute builds collection of Indian prayer books
New York, Feb 3 (IANS) The Parker Jewish Institute in New York is building a collection of Indian prayer books, thanks to the donation from members of the community, a media report said.
2020-02-03
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Religion
SC to hear plea by madrassa panel against order on teachers' postings
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine a plea by managing committee of a West Bengal-based madrassa challenging its recent judgement allowing the state government to appointment teachers through a commission for minority institutions.
2020-01-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Sabarimala: SC disappointed over no consensus on legal questions
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed disappointment over the lack of consensus on framing of legal questions vis-a-vis discrimination faced by women over entry to religious places, including Kerala's Sabarimala Temple.
2020-01-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Village temple vandalised in Pakistan, FIR lodged
Karachi, Jan 27 (IANS) A village temple near Thar's Chhachro town was vandalised by a group of men, following which an FIR was registered against four men on Monday, a media report said.
2020-01-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Modi stokes divisions in world's biggest democracy: The Economist
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Narendra Modi stokes divisions in the worlds biggest democracy", The Economist said in its cover story on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Jainacharya urges CJI over tapering religious rights
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The British tampered with the historical autonomy enjoyed by religions, but it worsened in the Independent India, said Jainacharya Yugbhushansuri in an open letter to the Chief Justice in reference to the Sabarimala case, pending in the Supreme Court.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Saibaba birthplace row resolved: BJP
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Amid speculation that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has withdrawn his remark on the birthplace of the Shirdi saint Saibaba, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said, here on Monday, the controversy was resolved amicably.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Ahead of CM's meet, indefinite Shirdi shutdown called off
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Jan 19 (IANS) Ahead of a meeting convened by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday, residents of Shirdi town, famous for its grand Saibaba Temple, called off their indefinite shutdown late on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
555 Delhi Sikhs to visit Panja Sahib shrine in Pak
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) As many as 555 Sikh devotees from the national capital will visit Pakistan via Wagah border in April to celebrate Baisakhi at the historic Gurduwara Panja Sahib, Delhi Sikh Gurduwara Management Committee (DSGMC) President Manjinder Singh Sirsa said on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Pongal celebrated in TN, 30 injured in Jallikattu
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) About 30 persons were injured in the bull taming sport of Jallikattu that was held in Madurai district in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, according to reports.
2020-01-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Religion
9-judge SC Bench focusing on larger religious issues: CJI
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday clarified that it was not hearing the Sabarimala review pleas but focused on examining the larger issue of law, like ban on women's entry to mosques and temples, genital mutilation among Dawoodi Bohras, and bar on Parsi women married outside the faith from entering the fire temple.
2020-01-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Some people in India allergic to word Hindu: Venkaiah Naidu
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said some people in India are allergic to the word Hindu.
2020-01-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Mahant Nritya Gopal Das gets 'Z' category security
Lucknow, Jan 10 (IANS) Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, who heads the Ram Janambhoomi Nyas, will now be given "Z" category security. The Mahant, till now, enjoyed "Y" category security.
2020-01-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Varanasi to get path connecting 108 religious sites
Lucknow, Jan 9 (IANS) To give impetus to religious tourism in Varanasi, the Yogi Adityanath government has decided to construct a holy path that will connect around 108 religious sites in the city including the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple.
2020-01-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
SC upholds Bengal Madrasah Service Commission Act's validity
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a law framed by the West Bengal government in 2008 to constitute a Madrasah Service Commission in connection with the appointment of teachers in the Islamic seminaries.
2020-01-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind condemns Nankana Sahib incident in Pak
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Muslim body Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has condemned the stone pelting incident at Nankana Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan, and demanded that those involved should be arrested.
2020-01-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Karnataka's Hindu pontiff Vishwesha Tirtha no more
Bengaluru, Dec 29 (IANS) Karnataka's revered Hindu pontiff Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Pejawar Mutt passed away at Udupi in the state's coastal town on Sunday, an official said. He was 88.
2019-12-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
VHP's governing council to meet in Janury on Ram temple
Lucknow, Dec 26 (IANS) A crucial meeting of the Margdarshak Mandal (governing council) of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will take place at Prayagraj on January 20 to decide on the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
2019-12-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
BHU Muslim prof's father sings bhajans, no one protests
Jaipur, Nov 21 (IANS) Amid raging controversy over appointment of Firoz Khan, a Muslim professor of Sanskrit at BHU, his father Ramzan Khan has said that his ancestors have been singing the devotional songs of Ram and Krishna for the last 100 years.
2019-11-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion
Ball is in CM's court on Sabarimala: Kerala BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 15 (IANS) Making its stand very clear, the Kerala unit of the BJP on Friday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan not to mess up the Sabarimala issue and not attempt any "misadventure" like during the previous festival season in the wake of the Supreme Court's verdict referring the Sabarimala review pleas to a larger bench.
2019-11-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
SC's Ayodhya verdict final, all should accept it: Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 9 (IANS) Without going into the details of the Ayodhya judgement, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that with the Supreme Court ruling on an issue that has caused a lot of turbulence in the past, all parties should accept it gracefully.
2019-11-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Modi thanks Imran for timely opening of Kartarpur corridor
Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Nov 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday thanked his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan for respecting the sentiments of India.
2019-11-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Subdued jubilation in Ayodhya after verdict
Ayodhya, Nov 9 (IANS) Heavy restrictions in the holy town of Ayodhya may not have allowed celebrations for the Supreme Court verdict that clears the way for the construction of the Ram temple but a subdued sense of relief and happiness was palpable.
2019-11-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Naidu, Manmohan call for following path of Guru Nanak Dev
Chandigarh, Nov 6 (IANS) Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu and former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday asked the people of Punjab to follow the path shown by the first Sikh master Guru Nanak Dev, whose 550th Prakash Purb (birth anniversary) falls on November 12.
2019-11-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Light and sound show to mark Guru's birth anniversary
Chandigarh, Nov 4 (IANS) Punjab will organise a grand multi-media light and sound show at historical Sultanpur Lodhi city to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh master.
2019-11-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Punjab seeks Modi's intervention on Kartarpur corridor opening
Chandigarh, Oct 31 (IANS) Punjab Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention over the Centre's decision to construct a parallel stage for the inauguration of the historic Kartarpur Sahib Corridor next month.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Vice-President to attend Punjab assembly special session
Chandigarh, Oct 29 (IANS) Punjab Speaker Rana K.P. Singh on Tuesday said Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu will attend the special session of the Vidhan Sabha on November 6 to commemorate the 550th Prakash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Delighted to see 'Ik Onkar' on Air India Boeing: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Oct 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said he was delighted to see "Ik Onkar" painted on the tail of national carrier Air India's Boeing 787 Dreamliner as part of celebrations of the 550th Prakash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Only Tibetan system to choose Dalai Lama's successor: US
Dharamsala, Oct 28 (IANS) US Ambassador at large for International Religious Freedom, Samuel D. Brownback, called on the Dalai Lama at his official palace here on Monday and favoured that successor to the spiritual leader belongs to the Tibetan Buddhist system.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Religion
Dhankhar relishes homemade sweets at Mamata's Kali Puja
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) Leaving aside the serial run-ins with the West Bengal government, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday attended Kali puja celebrations at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's south Kolkata residence, and said he was "glad to be there" and relished "very good" homemade sweets.
2019-10-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Festive fervour in Bengal as Kali Puja-Diwali coincide
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) West Bengal on Sunday plunged into gaiety and religious fervour holding simultaneous Diwali and Kali Puja celebrations.
2019-10-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books