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Maha Shivratri 2020: All you need to know

20 Feb 2020

Maha Shivratri 2020: All you need to know

Tomorrow is Maha Shivratri, the most awaited day for devotees of Lord Shiva. Though Shivratri comes every month, Maha Shivratri, the "Grand Night" dedicated to the destroyer of evil, comes only once a year.

Can't ensure veg/non-veg delivery preferences: Zomato to protesting riders

12 Aug 2019

Can't ensure veg/non-veg delivery preferences: Zomato to protesting riders

In the ongoing tussle between riders and the food-delivery app Zomato, the company on Sunday said it can't factor vegetarian and non-vegetarian preferences into delivery logistics. But, it said it would definitely address concerns of protesting riders.

Zomato 'forcing' us to deliver beef and pork: Delivery executives

11 Aug 2019

Zomato 'forcing' us to deliver beef and pork: Delivery executives

The delivery executives of India's leading online food delivery platform, Zomato, in West Bengal's Howrah have alleged that the company is hurting their religious sentiments by "forcing" them to deliver beef and pork.

This Kolkata college allows students to pick 'Humanity' as religion

01 Jun 2019

This Kolkata college allows students to pick 'Humanity' as religion

College applications often involve a whole lot of anxiety, filling up a bunch of boring (albeit, mandatory) forms, and more anxiety. It's a ritual!

Facebook censors posts on Kashmir, Gods, and Tricolor in India

15 Jan 2019

Facebook censors posts on Kashmir, Gods, and Tricolor in India

In what comes as a contradiction to Facebook's publicly stated global policy, the social media giant has 20 "locally illegal" markers for India, on the basis of which posts are flagged and proactively removed.

#PolicyExplainer: All about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

09 Jan 2019

#PolicyExplainer: All about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday had passed, amid protests by the Opposition, the Citizen (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955.

China unveils five year plan to align Islam with socialism

07 Jan 2019

China unveils five year plan to align Islam with socialism

China has come up with an outline for a five year plan that aims to sinicize Muslims living in the country by 2022.

Ayodhya: Morari Bapu invites sex workers to discourse, kicks row

23 Dec 2018

Ayodhya: Morari Bapu invites sex workers to discourse, kicks row

Spiritual leader Morari Bapu has kicked up a row in Ayodhya by narrating the Ram Katha to around 200 sex workers from Mumbai.

Karnataka prasad poisoning: Death toll touches 13; 80 birds dead

16 Dec 2018

Karnataka prasad poisoning: Death toll touches 13; 80 birds dead

A couple of days after seven people were reported to have died after eating prasad at a village in Karnataka, the death toll has risen to 13.

Karnataka: At least seven dead, 82 hospitalized after eating prasad

14 Dec 2018

Karnataka: At least seven dead, 82 hospitalized after eating prasad

In a shocking incident, at least seven people, including two children, have died after consuming prasad from a temple at the Sulivadi village in Chamarajnagar district in Karnataka.

Einstein's letter on god and religion auctioned for nearly $3mn

05 Dec 2018

Einstein's letter on god and religion auctioned for nearly $3mn

A handwritten letter by revered physicist Albert Einstein grappling with the concept of god and religion has shattered expectations at a Christie's auction, selling for a whopping $2.9mn.

Every year, Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram airport shuts down for 'God'

14 Nov 2018

Every year, Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram airport shuts down for 'God'

The main runway of the Thiruvananthapuram airport in Kerala was shut down at 4pm on Wednesday, and will remain so till 9pm.

Muzaffarnagar: 25 Dalits convert to Buddhism alleging discrimination

12 Nov 2018

Muzaffarnagar: 25 Dalits convert to Buddhism alleging discrimination

Twenty-five Dalits converted to Buddhism in Shamli district (Muzaffarnagar) in a ceremony performed by Bodh Bhikshu Bhante Pergyashil.

Sabarimala row: Why Young India needs to look beyond religion

29 Oct 2018

Sabarimala row: Why Young India needs to look beyond religion

The row over the Supreme Court's Sabarimala verdict has seen India sharply divided. Violence has erupted, and political parties have been quick to draw battle lines.

Jharkhand: Veterinary doctor arrested for forcing religious conversion on girl

18 Oct 2018

Jharkhand: Veterinary doctor arrested for forcing religious conversion on girl

A senior veterinary doctor has been arrested from Pakur district in Jharkhand on charges of forcing religious conversion on a minor girl, a senior police officer has said.

Why do we get offended when someone questions our faith?

04 Oct 2018

Why do we get offended when someone questions our faith?

We protect the things that we love, and if someone doesn't agree with us, we are offended.

People trying to make the word Hindu 'untouchable': Venkaiah Naidu

10 Sep 2018

People trying to make the word Hindu 'untouchable': Venkaiah Naidu

Some people are trying to make the word Hindu "untouchable" and "intolerable", Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said Sunday as he stressed on the need for preserving the true values of Hinduism to alter "ill-informed" opinions and attitudes.

Kanwar-Yatra: Star attraction 'Golden Baba' dons 20kg gold this year!

01 Aug 2018

Kanwar-Yatra: Star attraction 'Golden Baba' dons 20kg gold this year!

Giving tough competition to 'Gold-Man' aka music composer Bappi Lahiri is Golden Baba.

Indian-priest's work on galaxies changes astronomy as we know it

30 Jul 2018

Indian-priest's work on galaxies changes astronomy as we know it

For most, science vs faith is a choice. For Indian-origin Richard D'Souza, science was simply a way to get closer to the divine.

'Wire' questions SC/ST representation in cricket team, Kaif replies aptly

29 Jul 2018

'Wire' questions SC/ST representation in cricket team, Kaif replies aptly

Former cricketer Mohammad Kaif has lashed out at a media report alleging "under-representation" of minorities in the Indian test squad.

British Sikhs to get ethnicity status in 2021 census: Report

23 Jul 2018

British Sikhs to get ethnicity status in 2021 census: Report

Britain's strong Sikh community is set to be listed in the 2021 census as a distinct ethnicity rather than only as a religion, the UK Statistics Authority said.

Amarnath-Yatra: Fresh batch of over 1,200 pilgrims begin their journey

23 Jul 2018

Amarnath-Yatra: Fresh batch of over 1,200 pilgrims begin their journey

A fresh batch of over 1,200 pilgrims, including 300 women and 100 sadhus, left the base camp in Jammu for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir today.

Anyone can enter: SC on women-entry ban in Sabarimala Temple

18 Jul 2018

Anyone can enter: SC on women-entry ban in Sabarimala Temple

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court said the ban on women entry in Kerala's Sabarimala shrine is against the Constitution.

Smell the coffee: The trend #TalkToAMuslim will hardly solve problems

18 Jul 2018

Smell the coffee: The trend #TalkToAMuslim will hardly solve problems

The Indian political discourse has been reduced to Hindu-Muslim debate, quite, unfortunately. Whatever happened to development, a united opposition and other pressing issues is a question for science fiction writers.

Main entrance of Golden Temple to be plated with gold

17 Jul 2018

Main entrance of Golden Temple to be plated with gold

A dome atop the main entrance of the Golden Temple would be plated with gold, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) said, adding that devotees were generously donating ornaments for decorating the holiest religious site for Sikhs.

Two NRI devotees donate Rs. 13.5cr to Tirumala Venkateswara temple

14 Jul 2018

Two NRI devotees donate Rs. 13.5cr to Tirumala Venkateswara temple

Two US-based entrepreneurs donated Rs. 13.5 crore to the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala.

Jagannath Rath Yatra starts in Ahmedabad; PM greets people

14 Jul 2018

Jagannath Rath Yatra starts in Ahmedabad; PM greets people

The 141st Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath commenced this morning in Gujarat's Ahmedabad amid tight security as lakhs of devotees flocked to the 18km route to catch a glimpse of the deity.

BJP government in Christian-dominated Arunachal mulls repealing anti-conversion law

01 Jul 2018

BJP government in Christian-dominated Arunachal mulls repealing anti-conversion law

The BJP government in Arunachal Pradesh is reportedly planning to repeal a 40-year-old law that bans forced religious conversions.

On behalf of Jesus, televangelist asks followers for fourth private-jet

31 May 2018

On behalf of Jesus, televangelist asks followers for fourth private-jet

A US televangelist, on behalf of Jesus, has asked his followers to help fund his fourth private jet. And it sure seems like Jesus has a fine choice in aeroplanes.

Next goals for Saudi: Gender-mixing, no prayer-time closure of businesses

05 May 2018

Next goals for Saudi: Gender-mixing, no prayer-time closure of businesses

The face of Saudi Arabia is changing, and how. Moving another step towards a liberal lifestyle, the government has called for legalization of gender-mixing and an end to mandatory prayer-time closure of businesses.

Two complete families and an NRI will adopt Jain-monkhood today

25 Apr 2018

Two complete families and an NRI will adopt Jain-monkhood today

In the recent past, we have heard of unlikely stories of Jains taking diksha- young professionals in high-paying careers, students who topped board exams, and sometimes even 12-year-olds.

MP gives ministerial-status to five saints. They cancel anti-government protests

04 Apr 2018

MP gives ministerial-status to five saints. They cancel anti-government protests

In a controversial move, the BJP government in MP accorded 'Minister of State' (MoS) status to five Hindu saints, part of a Narmada conservation committee.

Love over religion: The curious story of a mentally-challenged man

23 Mar 2018

Love over religion: The curious story of a mentally-challenged man

The last rites of a 24-year-old mentally-challenged man in UP's Moradabad on Wednesday would have silenced even the snarkiest communal haters.

Varanasi Brahmins burn 500 quintals of wood to "reduce pollution"

19 Mar 2018

Varanasi Brahmins burn 500 quintals of wood to "reduce pollution"

In a democracy, protests/rallies are a strong tool of the people, but sometimes, they just miss the mark.

Mahatma Gandhi's letter on Jesus is up for sale

04 Mar 2018

Mahatma Gandhi's letter on Jesus is up for sale

A letter written by Mahatma Gandhi, dating back to 6 April, 1926, is being put on sale for $50,000 (Rs. 32.7 lakh), in the US.

Everyone has right to practise own faith, including me: Adityanath

24 Feb 2018

Everyone has right to practise own faith, including me: Adityanath

UP CM Yogi Adityanath said everyone has the right to practise their faith, and being a Hindu, he is also entitled to visit religious places like Ayodhya and Mathura.

Lucknow University declares holiday on February 14 citing Maha Shivratri

13 Feb 2018

Lucknow University declares holiday on February 14 citing Maha Shivratri

In a unique development, the Lucknow University has declared a holiday on February 14 citing Maha Shivratri.

Maha Shivratri 2018 is tomorrow: All you should know

12 Feb 2018

Maha Shivratri 2018 is tomorrow: All you should know

Tomorrow is Maha Shivratri, the most awaited day for devotees of Lord Shiva. Though Shivratri comes every month, Maha Shivratri, the "Grand Night" dedicated to the destroyer of evil, comes only once a year.

Sikh weddings to be registered under Anand Marriage Act

18 Jan 2018

Sikh weddings to be registered under Anand Marriage Act

Delhi Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot on Wednesday said that Sikh marriages in the city will soon be registered under the Anand Marriage Act; the framing of provisions under the Act has already reached its final stages.

IIT-Bombay engineer leaves high-paying job to take diksha

16 Jan 2018

IIT-Bombay engineer leaves high-paying job to take diksha

Last September, a Jain couple from Madhya Pradesh made headlines after announcing their decision to leave behind their property and three-year-old daughter to become monks.