President, prime minister greet people on Buddha Purnima (Lead) (20:28)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President Hamid Ansari Friday greeted the countrymen on the eve of Buddha Purnima.
President greets people on Buddha Purnima (16:16)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari Friday greeted people on the eve of Buddha Purnima, saying Lord Buddha's teachings were of eternal significance.
Khalid Mujahid: War on terror continues to terrorize (Comment) (15:32)
By Saeed Naqvi
Good luck to the UPA as it attempts to put a positive spin on its nine years in power. But let me insert here a word of caution about the manner in which its war on terror is causing the world's second largest Muslim population to be dangerously alienated from the state.
Pope hopes China's Catholics can pray without fear (08:12)
Vatican City, May 24 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis hopes Chinese Catholics would be able to practise their faith freely and without fear, inviting them to stay loyal to the Vatican, whose authority is challenged by China's Communist rulers.
Belarus dismisses US report on religious freedom (03:12)
Minsk, May 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Belarusian foreign ministry has dismissed part of the Religious Freedom Report published by the US State Department about the country as "outdated" and failing to take into account the current situation in the country.
Kashmir 'preacher' arrested for sexual exploiting four minors (22:58)
Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) A self-styled "religious preacher" was arrested from Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district for repeated sexual exploitation of four minor girls at an institute he ran, police said Tuesday.
Governments failing to protect minorities, says US (10:46)
Washington, May 21 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed concern at global problems of discrimination and violence against religious groups, including Baha'is, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Sikhs besides increasing use of blasphemy and apostasy laws.
Facebook booked over group exhorting cow slaughter (23:14)
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) An FIR was Monday registered here against social networking site Facebook on a complaint that claimed a group on the site exhorts people to slaughter cows, police said.
Kerala church says no to Chinese coffins (12:30)
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) A Kerala church has asked its followers not to use Chinese made coffins, saying they are not environment friendly.
Muslims in Maharashtra start 300-km march for job quota (With Images) (20:30)
Nashik, May 19 (IANS) People here trooped out Sunday on the streets to welcome and offer chilled soft drinks to over 1,000 Muslims who embarked on a 300-km Gandhian march to Mumbai demanding reservations in job, an official said.
Hilltop temple in Himachal opens (17:56)
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Sunday inaugurated a hilltop temple in upper Shimla, reconstructed and restored at a cost of Rs.1.25 crore.
Ramakrishna Mission gets Sister Nivedita's Darjeelig house (16:37)
Darjeeling, May 17 (IANS) The house where Swami Vivekananada's favourite disciple, Sister Nivedita breathed her last over a century ago, in this northern West Bengal hill district, has been handed over to the Ramakrishna Mission which plans to turn it into a centre of excellence for education and cultural studies.
Andhra Pradesh reconstitutes minority commission (16:10)
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) After a gap of four years, Andhra Pradesh has reconstituted the state's minority commission, officials said here Thursday.
Rohtak administration gets disputed ashram vacated (18:12)
Rohtak (Haryana), May 15 (IANS) Scores of followers of controversial godman Rampal were Wednesday moved out of the Satlok Ashram at Karontha village near this Haryana town by the district administration to maintain law and order in the area.
Descendants of Goans to revisit state under youth programme (17:04)
Panaji, May 15 (IANS) Descendants of Goans, who fled their villages centuries ago to escape religious inquisition during the Portuguese regime, will be brought to Goa as part of a youth programme, a minister said Wednesday.
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