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Hinduism and Buddhism flourished in Kashmir: President Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind said, "Hinduism and Buddhism flourished in Kashmir," while speaking at the 19th annual convocation of University of Kashmir at Sheri Kashmir International Convocation Centre (SKICC). ..

German Ambassador to India pays obeisance at Golden Temple

German Ambassador to India, Walter J. Lindner, paid obeisance at Harmandir Sahib, the holiest Sikh shrine popularly known as the Golden Temple. He also remembered the Sikh shrines helped people with food and oxygen during the Covid crisis...

PM Modi lauds Singapore counterpart in 'Mann Ki Baat' for inaugurating historic Gurudwara

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong inaugurated a renovated historic Gurudwara. This was also featured in this month's "Mann ki Baat" program of the Indian PM Narendra Modi, who appreciated the development...

Pak Muslim outfit hails Taliban's victory, calls it a victory of entire Muslims

Pakistan based Muslim outfit has called that the Taliban's victory in Afghnaistan has been a victory of entire Muslims across the world. Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Noor Wali Mehsud has said that their relations with the Afghan Taliban are "based on brotherhood, sympathy, and Islamic principles"...

Trial begins in the Vatican against Church priest who committed the biggest fraud in recent years

A landmark fraud trial of 10 people, including a cardinal, has begun in the Vatican. Cardinal Angelo Becciu, 73, formerly a senior official in the Vatican administration, who becomes the most senior Vatican official to be tried for financial crimes, Reuters reported...

Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple offers online darshan on Angarki Sankashti Chaturthi

On the occasion of Angarki Sankashti Chaturthi, the famous Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati temple administration in Mumbai started an online darshan facility for its devotees...

International conference on Buddhism in November 2021

The Government of India and Indian Council of Cultural Relations along with the International Buddhist Conference will organise an international conference on Buddhism in November 2021. ..

Indian Embassy in Thimphu celebrates the first sermon of Lord Buddha

To celebrate the first sermon of Lord Buddha, the Indian Embassy in Thimphu organised a dialogue on “relevance of the teachings of Lord Buddha in the age of technology”. ..

Police arrest three Muslim youths for settling Rohingyas illegally in Indian cities

Uttar Pradesh Police arrested three Muslim youths who were allegedly involved in settling Bangladeshi and Rohingya Muslims in Indian cities. The group was involved in human trafficking, especially of women and children, to settle them in cities like Ghaziabad, Noida, Delhi...

Rise in anti-Muslim sentiments due to Islamic fundamentalism

Daily incidents of Islamic fundamentalism have raised anti-Muslim sentiments across the world. A man has been arrested in the USA for an anti-Muslim hate crime. The incident took place in Queens, located in New York State...

AIMPLB opposes 'Uniform Civil Code'

The Union Government of India has not tabled a Uniform Civil Code Bill (UCC) yet, but the All India Muslim Personel Law Board (AIMPLB) started opposing it. By considering the Government will bring the UCC in the current monsoon session of the Parliament, the Muslim organisation initiated a campaign against the bill...

Churches to fuel Christian population growth

To increase the Christian population, churches have decided to offer monthly aid to Christian couples having more than five children. Under the Pala diocese of the church in Kerala, the Family Apostolate has decided to provide monthly assistance of Rs 1,500 to Christian couples who got married after 2000 and have five or more children...

President Kovind: Buddhist values and principles will help in healing the world

"Application of Buddhist values and principles in addressing issues of global concern will help in healing the world and making it a better place", said the President of India Ram Nath Kovind...

Catholic priest arrested for 'hate speech' against PM Modi, Amit Shah

A Catholic Priest was arrested in Madurai's Kallikudi on July 24 for allegedly making 'hate speech' against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and DMK ministers. ..

Church fails to fulfil the promises, converted tribals return to the Hindu faith in Chhattisgarh

Three tribal families have returned to the Hindu faith after experiencing the failure of the fulfilment of the promises given by the church during conversion to Christianity. A year ago, Christian missionaries had told tribal families that adopting Christianity and going to church will not cause any disease. After embracing the Christian religion, all the troubles will go away. Many other facilities will also be given by the church which will make life better. ..

Kerala Muslims to protest over scholarship issue

Kerala High Court (HC) cancelled the scholarship ratio decided by the Kerala State Government. The HC said that the allocation of the scholarships should be done as per the proportion of the population of minority communities and cancelled the scholarship ratio 80:20. Against this order, Chief Minister Vijayan said that the State Government will go to the Supreme Court. However, Muslims in Kerala have decided to protest against the State Government on August 3 to implement recommendations given by ..

Youth converted to Islam by Pune based employer returns to Hindu faith in UP

A youth in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh has returned to the Hindu faith. Due to financial crisis, he was converted to Islam by his Pune based employer. He had gone to Pune, Maharashtra, to earn money after his father's death. He started working in a bakery as a labour. The bakery owner converted the youth to Islam and changed his name to Bilal...

Taliban to treat women as per 'Islamic emirate'

Taliban is an Afghanistan based Islamic terrorist organisation, claimed that it will treat Aghan women as per 'Islamic emirate.' Earlier, the Islamic Emirate was established in Afghanistan in September 1996, after the fall of Governance in Kabul. ..

Christians convert tribals by giving Rs 5000 per month

An attempt of religious conversion of tribals came to light in Sohagpur village located in the Shahdol district in Madhya Pradesh. Some villagers have alleged that Christian missionaries attempt to convert them by giving five thousand rupees every month. A girl from the village has complained about this matter to the police against four people. ..

Muslim youth rapes and converts a Dalit girl to Islam forcibly

A Muslim youth has converted a minor Dalit girl to Islam forcibly in the Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh. The 15-year old victim alleged that the 26-year old Shahzad raped her and converted her to Islam. Shahzad was already married. After the complaint, Shahzad and his parents have been arrested by the police. ..

Unregistered orphanage converts 29 orphans in UP, SDM closes after allegations

During an inspection, Dr Suchita Chaturvedi, Member of the Uttar Pradesh State Child Rights Protection Commission, found that the unregistered orphanage was converting the orphans to Christianity. The orphanage was located in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh. Dr Chaturvedi also found that there was a lack of facilities available for the children...

Dr. Jasvant Modi pledges $13 mn to establish Jain Studies in Higher Education

Dr. Jasvant Modi, a Los Angeles philanthropist, and a retired gastroenterologist, pledged to give $13 million dollars in order to establish Jain Studies at colleges and universities across the United States, in coordination with the Vardhamana Charitable Foundation, started by Dr. Jasvant Modi and his family. ..

Registration begins for Indore's Jain pilgrimage centre

The preparations for that journey have started with the registration of passengers for the trip. It will be held from Jan 21 to Jan 27, 2022. ..

Police arrest Christian missionaries after allegations of conversion

The police have arrested several suspected Christian missionaries in the Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh. The police took action after a complaint by residents. A resident claimed that these missionaries were circulating pamphlets denigrating Hindu Gods and Goddesses. When he asked about it, they started beating; as a result, he called the police...

Report claims 3,462 Christians killed by Islamic terrorists in Nigeria in 200 days

The International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), a nonprofit based out of Nigeria, has released a report claimed that 3,462 Christians have been killed in 2021 by Fulani militants and Boko Haram across Nigeria. In addition, 3000 Christians have been abducted, while 300 churches and ten priests have been attacked...

Grave of first British Sikh historian found in Ambala

A team of Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has found the grave of Joseph Davey Cunningham, an engineer with the British Army, at the Christian Cemetery/European Cemetery on Jagadhari Road in Ambala Cantonment...

ASI team examines old structure found at Golden Temple

A three-member team of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Tuesday visited the Golden Temple to examine the old building structure. It was found during excavation at the site of New Jora Ghar being constructed for the devotees. ..

"Reconvert to Hindu religion," urges Ex-CM of Bihar

Jeetan Ram Manjhi, a former Bihar Chief Minister, has decided to reconvert his community people who converted to Christianity from the Hindu faith. Manjhi will visit the Naili Panchayat in Gaya district on July 25 to persuade the members of his community-Musahars (rat eaters), to return to the Hindu fold, Free Press Journal reported...

Charoda conversion case and propaganda

A Christian priest converted twenty members of five Hindu families to Christianity in a church located in Charoda, Durg district of Chhattisgarh. After the knowledge, some residents reached there, but the pastor ran away through the backdoor. The priest was identified as Pastor Pramod Pichale...

ISIS claims responsibility for rocket attack during Eid prayers in Afghanistan

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for rocket attacks in the Afghan capital Tuesday that struck near the Presidential palace as the country's leader held outdoor prayers to mark Eid...

1000-year-old Jain idol found in Tamil Nadu's Madurai

A 1,000-year-old partly damaged idol of the 24th Tirthankar Mahavir was found behind Mariamman Temple at Velambur, in an uninhabited village near T Kallupatti in Peraiyur taluk. ..

Houses built under PM Awas Yojna convert to churches in Jharkhand

In Jharkhand, houses built under the Prime Minister's Housing Scheme have been converted into churches. Two such houses have been found converted into churches in Padaria village located in the Khunti district. According to the allegation, these houses have been occupied by the local converted Christians. It was also alleged that the original owners have been forced to live in the hut again...

INTACH survey team discovers centuries-old post-Gupta-era temple near Pipili

Bhubaneswar, July 21: A survey team of the Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has discovered the ruins of an ancient temple that may date back to the 6th-7th century Common Era (CE). ..

Islamic body launches matchmaking app as fertility rates fall in Iran

State-affiliated Islamic cultural body has launched a matchmaking app to promote marriages in the Islamic country, restricting contact between unrelated men and women. Hamdam (Companion), developed by a State-affiliated Islamic cultural body, requires users to verify their identity, carry out psychological compatibility tests, and advise young singles seeking a marriage partner. ..

Muslim community creates disturbance over disputed graveyard land in UP

The local Muslim community created a violent atmosphere and alleged that their disputed graveyard land was illegally occupied by a person belonging to another community. The incident took place in Sardhana town where Muslim population is 35%, located in the Meerut district in Uttar Pradesh. However, another owner claimed the land belonged to his ancestors. The police have called both parties to the police station and investigating the issue...

Third mass grave of children sparks row on Christianity and conversions in Canada

Third mass grave of children found with 182 bodies near a former Catholic residential school for the indigenous children in Canada. The graves were found at the St. Eugene's Mission School, which was operated by the Catholic Church from 1912 till the 1970s...

Uttarakhand to seal Haridwar's Har Ki Pauri Ghat for Kanwariyas from July 24

Haridwar, July 21: As the Uttarakhand Government suspended the Kanwar Yatra due to COVID-19, the Har Ki Pauri Ghat in Haridwar will be sealed for Kanwariyas by putting barricades from July 24 to August 6...

Christians to file contempt of court case against Kerala Government

Christians warned the Kerala Government to fulfil their demand; otherwise, they will file a contempt of court case against it. Catholic Congress demanded the State Government to fully implement section 9 (K) of the Kerala State Commission for Minorities Act 2014, which ensures the representation of minorities proportionally to their population in various employment and social development projects. ..

Visa launches Islamic banking card in Bangladesh

Visa, a digital payment company, has announced the launch of a new portfolio to serve Bangladeshi customers in line with Islamic banking policy. According to Shariah policy, the new credit and debit cards will provide attractive benefits to Islamic banking cardholders in matters such as dining, travel and shopping, techobserver reported...

Jew pilgrims visit contested holy site under heavy police security

After Muslim worshippers briefly clashed with Israeli security forces at the flashpoint shrine, some hundreds of Jewish pilgrims visited a contested Jerusalem holy site under heavy police guard. No injuries were reported, but the incident again raised tensions at the hilltop compound revered by Jews and Muslims, AP News reported...

"Heed the Article 21 read with Article 144 of the Constitution," says SC on relaxation for Eid celebration in Kerala case

Supreme Court of India (SC) slammed the Kerala Government for announcing three-day relaxation in Covid-19 lockdown to celebrate Islamic festival Bakra Eid across the State. The SC also criticized the view of State's decision to allow the opening of all shops. ..

Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt's Swamiji visits Aggalaiah Gutta in Hanamkonda

Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt, Swasthishri Jagadguru Charukeerthi Swamiji has visited the Aggalayya Gutta in Hanamkonda. He was impressed with the development of this Jain Basadi. ..

Hyderabad businessman offers ₹1 crore gold sword to Tirupati Balaji Temple

Hyderabad, July 20: A Hyderabad-based businessman offered a sword weighing about 5 kg was to Lord Venkateswara at the Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple in Andhra Pradesh on July 19...

Officials demolish illegal church build on Govt land by converted Christian villagers

A church built illegally on the Government land has been demolished in a village of Kongera Panchayat, located 20 km from the district headquarters of Kondagaon in Chhattisgarh. The local administration has taken action under the leadership of the Tehsildar...

PM Modi greets people on the auspicious occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi

Prime Minister greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi, one of the most important annual Hindu festivals. "On the auspicious occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi, my greetings to everyone. On this special day, we pray to Lord Vitthal to bless us with abundance of happiness and good health. The Varkari movement represents the finest of our traditions and emphasises on harmony and equality," PM Modi tweeted...

UP Government puts restrictions on Eid celebration

Uttar Pradesh Government has put restrictions on the celebration of Bakra Eid in the view of Coronavirus pandemic. The Government has prohibited mass gatherings and killing of banned animals on the occasion of Bakra Eid...

Police arrest three more suspects from Nagpur for converting thousands of people to Islam

The Anti-Terrorist Squad of Uttar Pradesh has arrested three more suspects from Nagpur, Maharashtra, in connection with the case of more than thousands of people to Islam. During the investigation, the UP Police found that these three were involved in the conversion racket...

Plea filed against Kerala CM for relaxing Covid restrictions to celebrate Bakra Eid

A plea has been filed against the Kerala Chief Minister Pinayari Vijayan for announcing the reopening of the State to celebrate Bakra Eid. The application for intervention in the suo motu matter was filed by Delhi-based P K D Nambiar, who has sought to stay on the State's decision...

Covid-19: Assam prohibits mass gatherings on Eid

In view of the Coronavirus pandemic, Assam Government has prohibited mass gatherings for the celebration of Bakra Eid. The State Health Minister Keshab Mahanta urged the people to celebrate the festival at their homes and added that prayers at mosques will be allowed with a maximum of five persons...

Is the marriage of cricketer Shivam Dube & Anjum Khan legal as per Islamic law even after following Islamic rituals?

Indian cricketer Shivam Dubey got married on July 16. He married his girlfriend Anjum Khan in Mumbai according to Muslim customs. Shivam posted his marriage photographs on his social media profile...

"By the end of 2023, the Ram temple will be opened for devotees," says General Secretary of temple trust

Champat Rai, General Secretary of the Ram Mandir trust, said that the Ram temple in Ayodhya will open to devotees for worshipping the child deity, or Ram lalla, by the end of 2023 and the entire 70-acre campus will be completed by the end of 2025. ..

Negative Covid-19 report mandatory for devotees entering Sabarimala Temple

The temple administration has made a mandatory negative Covid-19 report issued within the past 48 hours to enter Sabarimala Temple in Kerala. The temple will be open for its monthly puja rituals from July 17 to 21. Not more than 5,000 devotees will be allowed to enter the temple...

Temple & local administration cancels Jageshwar Dham fair

In the view of Coronavirus Pandemic, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Almora and the Jageshwar Temple committee has decided that the annual fair at the shrine would not be held this year as well. Last year too, the fair was suspended due to Covid-19. ..

After slam by HC, Kerala to restructure minority scholarship ratio

Left Democratic Front led Kerala Government has decided to restructure the minority scholarship ratio 80:20. The decision was taken after the Kerala High Court (HC) struck down the 2015 Government order allocating the merit-cum-means scholarship for minority communities to Muslims and Latin Catholic Christians and Converted Christians together in the 80:20 ratio...

China pressurizes churches, mosques to glorify CCP

The Chinese Government pressured the churches and mosques to glorify the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on the occasion of the party's 100th anniversary to project the image of a unified China...

Andhra Pradesh issues precautionary guidelines for Bakra Eid

Andhra Pradesh Government has issued guidelines on the celebration of the Islamic festival Bakra Eid. The festival will be started on the evening of July 20 and will end on the evening of July 21. The Government has put restrictions on religious gatherings in public and religious places...

"Maharashtra Government is oppressing the Hindus," claims Hindu organization

A Hindu organization has protested against the Uddhav Thakarey led Maharashtra Government for denying permission to the procession of Wari. During the protest, the members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) claimed that the State Government is oppressing the Hindus...

Saudi to allow only vaccinated & Saudi residents to Hajj pilgrimage

Though several Muslims raised a question on the halal status of Covid vaccination, Saudi Arabia has decided to allow only vaccinated and residents of Saudi for Hajj this year. Saudi denied permission to overseas Muslims...

Delhi asks temples to get BHOG certificate from FSSAI to serve Prasad & Langar

To ensure the food safety and quality of food being served to the devotees, the Delhi Government has asked the temples to get BHOG (Blissful Hygienic Offering to God) certification from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)...

Muslim wife pressurizes her Sikh husband & their son for conversion to Islam

A Sikh man alleged that his Muslim wife and in-laws pressured him and the minor son to convert to Islam. He has filed a civil suit in the Chandigarh District Court seeking directions to restrain his Muslim wife and her relatives from forcibly converting him and his minor son to Islam...

Shiv Sena-led BMC to name the garden after Tipu Sultan, Hindu organization opposes

Shiv Sena-led Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed to name the municipal garden after Tipu Sultan. However, Hindu organization opposed the proposal and said that Tipu Sultan forcefully converted Hindus to Islam, demolished several Hindu temples and committed atrocities on women during his rule...

Sikkim & Arunachal CM greets people on the anniversary of ‘First Sermon of Lord Buddha’

On the auspicious occasion of Drukpa Tshe-zi, Sikkim CM Prem Singh Tamang & Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu have extended their best wishes to the people of these States. Drukpa Tshe Zhi marks the anniversary of the First Sermon of Lord Buddha. On this day, Buddha gave his first sermon...

Over two lakh Christians left Church in Germany in 2020

The Catholic News Agency reported that the statistics issued by the German bishops' conference on July 14 showed that 221,390 people exited the Catholic Church last year (2020). The figure was almost 19% lower than that of 2019, when a record 272,771 people departed. But it was higher than the 2018 figure of 216,078...

Hospital gives discharge to Pope Francis after removing half of his colon

The supreme head of the Catholic Christians, Pope Francis, has been released from the Agostino Gemelli Hospital. Pope Francis was admitted to the Agostino Gemelli University Hospital for his surgery. ..

Missionaries convert people under the pretext of medical care, says MP Minister

Madhya Pradesh Minister Usha Thakur alleged that Christian missionaries were doing religious conversions under the pretext of providing education or medical treatment. Minister Thakur said that the State Government started building the primary health centers so that people do not have to go to missionaries for treatment. ..

Tenth-century Jain sculptures found in Telangana

Two rare Jain sculptures, dating back to the Kalyana Chalukyan period in the 10th century, found at Nagapuri village in Cheryal Mandal of Siddipet district in Telangana. The sculptures were found in a damaged condition on a hillock...

Muslim woman turns Hindu to marry a Hindu boy in Uttar Pradesh

A Muslim woman embraced the Hindu religion to marry a Hindu boy in Uttar Pradesh. The 25-year-old Gaurav used to work in Bareilly, where he fell in love with a 21-year-old Niazmeen. Both were in a love affair for a long time. Finally, they fled from Bareilly to Greater Noida, where they marry with each other...

Christian missionary's conversion activities in tribal areas under surveillance

The Superintendent of Police (SP) in Sukma, Chhattisgarh, has ordered to keep strict surveillance on the activities of the Christian missionaries in tribal areas. In addition, the SP issued a directive to the district police to keep the intelligence network on alert, The New Indian Express reported...

Muslim youth returns to his parents after seven years of upbringing in a Hindu family

A 19-year-old Muslim youth returned to his parents after being brought up in a Hindu family for seven years. Mohammad Amir, who was physically challenged, went missing from his hometown Jabalpur in 2012. He somehow landed at the Nagpur Railway Station. A Hindu family took him to their home and raised him for seven years. However, On June 30, Mohammad Amir has reunited with his Muslim parents. ..

Baptism video surfaced, DC asks police to initiate a probe in Gujarat

A video of a purported baptism ritual of a tribal family came into the light in Gujarat's Valsad district. The tribal family is residing in Umargam taluka. The tribal family has belonged to the Baria community. After the knowledge of the incident, Valsad District Collector (DC) Kshipriya Agre asked the police to initiate the investigation...

'I am not Malala' documentary launch for Malala's controversial views on Islam

Pakistan's private schools' association launched a documentary on Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai for her controversial views on Islam, marriage and her pursuit of the Western agenda...

Sixty distressed Hindus embrace Islam forcefully in Pakistan

Sixty poor Hindus from the Sindh Province of Pakistan have reportedly been forced to embrace Islam in exchange for their freedom and waiving off their debts. These Hindus worked as bonded labourers for wealthy Muslim landlords and were assured of their freedom and debt waivers, if they embraced Islam...

Civic authorities demolish illegal portion of the church in Delhi

The civic authorities demolished a portion of the Syro-Malabar Church in Chattarpur in the national capital. The authorities said that the structure was built on "encroached Gram Sabha land."..

Devotees pay obeisance at Mathura's Banke Bihari Temple

A symbolic Rath Yatra ceremony took place in Mathura's Banke Bihari Temple. Devotees paid obeisance to the principal deity of the temple. The idol of Lord Krishna was seated in a chariot and taken from the sanctum sanctorum to the 'Jagmohan' area of the temple for 'darshan'...

Pune commissioner denies permission to offer Eid Namaz in public places

In the view of the Covid Pandemic, Pune Municipal Corporation Commissioner has denied permission to offer namaz at public places ahead of Bakra Eid. PMC Commissioner Vikram Kumar said that Citizens cannot offer Eid namaz at public places and should keep the celebrations at home only, Hindustan Times reported. ..

Woman files case against man who allegedly forcing her to convert to Islam

A woman filed a case against a 30-year-old man who allegedly forcing her for conversion to Islam. The incident took place in the Dhoraji town of Rajkot district in Gujarat. The accused has been identified as Muhammad alias Dado Gani Sami. He is a garage owner and resident of the Radhanagar area..

Supreme Head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India passes away after Covid complications

The supreme head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India, His Holiness Moran Mor Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, passed away in the early hours on July 12. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the priest's demise. ..

Christian organization demands Kareena Kapoor Khan's apology

Christian organization in Maharashtra has taken an objection to the book written by famous Bollywood Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan. Ashish Shinde, Founder President of Alpha Omega Christian Mahasangh, Beed, has demanded the removal of the word 'Bible' from the book named 'Kareena Kapoor Khan's Pregnancy Bible'...

Muslims demand 'Prophet Muhammad Bill' in Maharashtra

Muslim organizations have demanded to introduce 'Prophet Muhammad Bill' in the State Assembly of Maharashtra. The objective of the bill is to bring an act to stop blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad...

Church event infects hundreds of people in the USA

Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, Texas Church in the USA organized a summer camp attended by more than 450 people. Of these, more than 125 people, including adults found infected with Coronavirus. ..

Sexual harassment: TN Police arrests professor working in Christian institute

Tamil Nadu Police arrested a professor working in Bishop Heber College on sexual harassment charges. The accused name is C.J.Paul Chandramohan. ..

Church of Ireland priest resigns after claiming it is 'homophobic'

Church of Ireland Minister Reverend Andrew Rawding resigned from his post. He claimed that the church is "structurally, culturally and socially homophobic". However, The Church of Ireland declined to comment on Mr Rawding's resignation when contacted by media...

Uttar Pradesh permits Kanwar Yatra, officials to provide guidlines

Uttar Pradesh Government has given permission to Kanwar Yatra, which begins on July 25. Last year it was suspended due to a high number of Covid cases in the State. ..

Sikh leader opposes political figures contesting SGPC elections

A Sikh leader named Bhai Baldev Singh, Mukh Sevadar of Sikh Sadbhavna dal and former Raagi of Harimandir Sahib, opposed the political leaders contesting elections of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC)...

Maharashtra likely to drop promotion of ‘symbolic sacrifice’ ahead of Bakra Eid

Uddhav Thackeray led the Maharashtra Government likely to drop the promotion of 'symbolic sacrifice' ahead of Bakra Eid. Muslim leaders and MLAs demanded the State Government and said that there is no symbolic sacrifice in Islam. ..

Andhra Police arrests Church pastor for sexually assaulting a minor girl

Andhra Pradesh Police arrested Church Pastor Alavala Sudhakar over allegations of sexual assault on a minor girl. Alavala Sudhakar is a pastor in a village in the Kakinada rural zone of East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh...

Hindu residents organize Mahapanchayat over religious conversion issue

In the Pataudi town of Haryana, local Hindus organized a 'Mahapanchayat' to tackle religious conversion issues. After experiencing a rise in cases of forced conversions, local Hindus gathered to address the issue. Around 500 people attended the meeting. ..

Threat to renowned Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Andhra Police on high alert

Threat to renowned Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Andhra Police on high alert..

PM Modi calls Dalai Lama, greets on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Tibetian Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama and greeted him on his birthday. Today (July 6) is Dalai Lama's 86th birthday. ..

Muslim mob attacks police in Mumbai

A Muslim mob attacked Gujarat Police in Bhiwandi, Mumbai. The attack was carried out when the Vapi Police reached Bhiwandi to arrest a man who had been absconding for several days. He was accused of several crimes. ..

Man seduces daughter of IAS officer, forces her to convert to Islam

Uttar Pradesh Police arrested a Muslim man after allegations of forced conversion of the daughter of an IAS officer. The accused is identified as Arif Hashmi, a timber businessman in Lucknow...

Assam CM calls leaders of the indigenous Muslim community, discusses various issues for their upliftment

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma discussed with 150 leaders from various fields to discuss the community’s socio-economic issues at a programme titled ‘Alaap Alochana – Empowering the Religious Minorities’. ..

Jesuit father arrested in Bhima Koregaon riot case, passes away

Christian Jesuit Father Stan Swamy, who has been accused of alleged involvement in Bhima Koregaon Riot case, passed away. The National Investigation Agency arrested him under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act in the Bhima Koregaon- Elgar Parishad Case on October 8, 2020...

Valuable items stolen from Ujjain's Hasampura Jain temple

Thieves stormed the Shri Rajendra Suri Jain Dadawadi temple in Hasampura village. The thieves entered the temple and carried out the crime. ..

India’s largest reclining Buddha statue to be installed in Bodh Gaya

India’s largest reclining Buddha statue, some 30 meters in length, is to be installed on the premises of the Buddha International Welfare Mission (BIWM) Temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, within the next few months. ..

Indigenous community finds 182 graves in third church-run former school in Canada

In western Canada, an indigenous community found 182 unmarked graves on the grounds of a former residential school run by Catholic churches in British Columbia. This is the third such discovery in the country in just over a month...

Two more Catholic Churches burnt down in Canada

Two more Roman Catholic churches built on indigenous lands in the Canadian province of British Columbia have burned down. The churches were located in the Similkameen area. These were engulfed in flames, and later, both wiped out completely. ..

Tamil Nadu retrieves 79 acres of temple land

Tamil Nadu Government has retrieved 79 acres of temple land worth 590 crore rupees. The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department has been reclaiming temple land after the Madras High Court inquired about the disappearance of temple land from the State’s record...

Maharashtra imposes restrictions on the celebration of Ganesh Festival

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, Maharashtra Government has restricted the idol size to four feet in public places and two feet in residences. ..

Villagers discover remains of ancient temple in Odisha

Remains of an ancient temple have been discovered from the Balimela reservoir in the Chitrakonda area in Malkangiri district. The old remains of the shrine believed to be of a Shiva temple surfaced from the ground of the reservoir after the water level receded...