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Hindus urge Washington Concert Opera to discard culturally insensitive opera Lakmé

Hindus have urged Washington Concert Opera (WCO) in Washington DC to withdraw “Lakmé” opera; scheduled for May 22, 2022; which they feel seriously trivializes Hindu religious and other traditions...

Telangana to purchase 125 kg gold from RBI for Yadadri temple

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao informed that the Telangana Government will be buying 125 kg of gold from the Reserve Bank to be used to gold plate the "Vimana Gopuram" of Yadadri, the upcoming integrated temple city. He also announced that the renovated Yadadri temple will be open to the public on March 28, 2022...

Sikh body reaches Canada to discuss saroops’ printing outside India

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has initiated the process to start printing saroops (copies) of Guru Granth Sahib abroad. ..

SGPC to build 1,500 serai for devotees visiting Golden Temple

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) is going to build a 1,500 serai (rooms) for devotees visiting the Golden Temple...

Ram Temple will be equipped with modern technology: VHP Gen Secy Champat Rai

The Vice President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and General Secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Champat Rai has announced that the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, which is under construction, will be equipped with modern technology...

200 Dalit families from across Gujarat convert to Buddhism

Around 200 Dalit families from different cities of Gujarat embraced Buddhism in Ahmedabad’s Old City area on Friday morning, on the occasion of Ashok Vijayadashmi...

Buddha inspires our Constitution, Dhamma-Chakra resplendent in Tricolour: PM Modi

Invoking Buddha from the Maha Parinirvana Temple in Kushinagar, PM Narendra Modi said, his message of non-violence and compassion has inspired India’s constitution. ..

Union Minister to address "Tourism in Buddhist Circuits" conference

Union Minister for Culture and Tourism G Kishan Reddy will address the inaugural session of the conference "Tourism in Buddhist Circuits - A way forward" organised by the ministry in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar...

Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi temple gets ISO certificate

The temple of Goddess Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi at Burujupeta in the Old Town area has bagged International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certification. ..

Mahakal temple receives donation of Rs 23 crore in three months

Ujjain's Shree Mahakaleshwar Temple has received an offering of Rs 23 crore in just three months after reopening on June 28. ..

Sabarimala devotees asked not to visit temple as river Pamba overflows

Authorities in Kerala have urged devotees of Lord Ayyappa to refrain from visiting the Sabarimala temple during the Tula month puja on October 19 as heavy rainfall pounded the State...

Hindu persecution: Mob burns 20 Hindu houses in Bangladesh

Mobs in Rangpur town torched over twenty houses of Hindus. The incident happened after a rumour that a Hindu youth allegedly posted a status on Facebook – hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims...

Mob attacks vehicles used for immersion of Goddess Durga idol in WB

A mob attacked vehicles that were used for the immersion of Goddess Durga idol. The incident took place in the Annapurna area of Durgapur City in West Bengal. ..

Police arrest four people including Imam for vandalizing a Hindu temple

Bangladesh Police has arrested four suspects, including an Imam, for vandalising and looting a Hindu temple. They have been arrested in the Kishoreganj district. According to the police, the arrested persons — Mamunur Rashid, 22, two teenagers aged 15 and 16 and Kafil Uddin, a 50-year-old village doctor — admitted to their crimes...

Hindu community announces nationwide fast in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Ekta Parishad has announced a hunger strike from October 23 in protest against the violence in which over four Hindu devotees were killed. PM Sheikh Hasina has been asked to take strict action in the matter. ..

Union Minister Pradhan requests for inclusion of Odisha in Buddhist Circuit

"It is unfortunate that Odisha with extremely rich Buddhist traditions and shrines has not been included in the Buddhist Circuit under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme", said Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan while seeking inclusion of the State in the scheme...

Bengaluru Archbishop opposes survey of churches & missionaries

Peter Machado, Archbishop of Bengaluru, Karnataka, has opposed an order to conduct a survey of churches and missionaries in the State. The order had been issued by the legislative committee on backward classes and minorities welfare...

Bengaluru Archbishop opposes survey of churches & missionaries

Peter Machado, Archbishop of Bengaluru, Karnataka, has opposed an order to conduct a survey of churches and missionaries in the State. The order had been issued by the legislative committee on backward classes and minorities welfare...

100+ Lankan Buddhist clergy to be at inauguration of Kushinagar international airport

Sri Lanka's cabinet minister for Youth and sports Namal Rajapaksa and over hundred members of the Buddhist clergy will be in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar at the inauguration of its international airport. ..

Hindus killed in Bangladesh

The persecution of the minority Hindu community in Bangladesh is not new. They have been persecuted for the last several decades. However, on the occasion of the Hindu festival Navratri, some Muslims attacked Hindu devotees and temples across 22 districts. In this attack, two men were killed. Some are still missing...

Road, gate named after Sikh Gurus on Prakash Utsav in Lucknow

The main gate of Bharti Bhawan, regional headquarters of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Rajendranagar has been named after Guru Gobind Singh and the road leading to the building after Guru Tegh Bahadur...

Assam CM offers prayers at Dhubri Gurudwara

Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma offered prayers at the Dhubri Gurudwara. The CM also interacted with the media and said that gurudwaras carry memories of Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur...

In reaction to namaz offering in public places, Gurgaon residents sing Bhajans loudly

Gurgaon residents continued their protest against illegal Friday namaz offerings in public places. October 15 is the fourth consecutive week; the residents gathered together to protest against the unconstitutional way of religious offerings. However, Friday namaz was offered amid heavy police presence. ..

Tamil Nadu CM launches scheme to melt temple jewellery

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has launched the preliminary work to melt into 24 carat gold bars, the unutilized jewellery in the possession of the temples in the State...

Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple to open on October 16 for 'Thula masam' poojas

The Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple will open on October 16 at 5.00 pm for Thula masam poojas and on the next day a draw of lots would be held to select its next melshanti (head priest), the Travancore Devaswom Board said...

Kedarnath and Badrinath Temple to shut doors during winter in November

The Uttarakhand's CharDham Devasthanam Management Board has informed that the sacred portals of Kedarnath and Badrinath temples in Uttarakhand will close for winters in November...

Uttarakhand Govt to probe case of SC people land allegedly occupied by local Muslims

The Uttarakhand Government has decided to form a committee that will investigate the illegal usurping of land belonged to the Scheduled Caste community by the local Muslim community. ..

Police arrest four Muslims who entered Garba pandals fraudulently

Madhya Pradesh Police has arrested four Muslim youths who allegedly entered Garba pandals fraudulently. They were arrested from Oxford College located in Indore. Some students have alleged that the accused were entered illegally in the Garba event organised in the college...

AP CM worships Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala, offers silk robes, 78 kg rice

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara at the Tirumala Temple on October 12. YS Jaganmohan Reddy was accorded a traditional welcome by the officials and priests of the hill temple led by TTD Chairman YV Subba Reddy at the Mahadwaram...

Over 2,500 miniature Idols displayed for Bommai Kolu in Kerala

Around 2500 miniature idols of deities comprise the 'Bommai Kolu' (doll arrangements) at Gandhari Amman Kovil Temple in Thiruvananthapuram this year (2021) during Navaratri. ..

After Gurdwara vandalisation Afghan Hindus, Sikhs appeal to India for immediate evacuation

Afghan Hindus and Sikhs appealed to the Indian Government for their immediate evacuation. This came in the wake of the vandalisation of the Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul by suspected Taliban militants and the deadly explosion targeting a Shiite mosque in Kunduz...

Sikh body begins a campaign to counter Sikhs conversion to Christianity

Sikh body the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has started a campaign to counter mass conversions of Sikhs to Christianity in Punjab. Religious bodies in the Sikh community have come under strong criticism after several videos showing the conversion of Sikh people to Christianity went viral on social media. ..

Muslim 'tantrik' having 5 kids traps girl, converts her to Islam & marries her fraudulently

Mumbai based fraudulent Muslim tantrik having five kids, trapped a girl by telling her that he would heal her. Later he converted her to Islam and married her. He even torched the victim for one and a half years. The sister of the victim informed an NGO about him and lodged a complaint in Tulinj Police Station in Mumbai. ..

Non-Muslim journalists receive threat calls in Pakistan

More than twenty non-Muslim journalists have received threat calls and letters in Pakistan. In these letters, it has been written that if they speak against Islam or Muslims, they will also be treated in the same condition as Hindu journalist Ajay Kumar was done a few months ago...

Govt plans to develop Bodh Gaya as round-the-year tourist destination

The Union Ministry of Tourism plans to develop Bodh Gaya, a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, as a round-the-year tourist destination and is making efforts to set up required infrastructure and facilities...

Talks going on with Sikh leaders over Golden Temple replica: South Delhi Mayor

South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Mayor Mukesh Suryan said that talks were going on with senior Sikh leaders regarding the installation of a replica of the Golden Temple at the Bharat Darshan Park in Punjabi Bagh here...

Navratri: Mansa Devi temple gets Rs 13.03L as donation on Day 1

The Mansa Devi Temple received Rs13.03 lakh as a donation, while the Kali Mata Temple got Rs 4.03 lakh on the first day of the Navratri festival on 7 October. In addition, three gold nuggets weighing 2.3 gm and 65 silver nuggets weighing 562.1 gm were also offered by devotees at the two temples...

Indian-origin Singaporean Sikh couple to release docuseries on Guru Nanak

An Indian-origin Singaporean Sikh couple will be releasing online a 24-episode docuseries (a television series) that chronicles the vast expanse of sites that were visited by Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, during his lifetime...

Why Saudi makes modifications in textbooks?

Drastic improvements to hate speech directed at non-Muslims have been observed in school textbooks and curriculum for 2021 in Saudi Arabia, according to the IMPACT-se report. ..

UN report claims madrassas force youths towards `jihad' or holy war

A report published by the United Nations has claimed that Islamic schools like mdrassas forced youths towards `jihad' or holy war. A research analyst at the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) has expressed concern over madrassas in Pakistan and Afghanistan becoming breeding grounds for terrorists...

Students oppose naming of park after Christian Father Stan Swamy accused of anti-national activities

Students have objected to naming a private park after Jesuit Father Stan Swamy, prime accused of anti-national activities, but had died due to a health issue while in judicial custody on July 5. The park is situated inside the campus of 140-year-old St Aloysius College in Mangaluru, Karnatak. ..

Buddhist Circuit is India’s Pride: Union Minister Kishan Reddy

Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said that Buddhism originated in ancient India more than 2500 years ago and spread through much of Asia. He virtually addressed the Buddhist Circuit Train FAM Tour and Conference organized in Varanasi on October 7...

Saffron flag insult: Heavy police force deployed in Kawardha

Around 1,500 policemen have been deployed in the Kawardha town in Chhattisgarh’s Kabirdham district after violence which was erupted after the alleged insult of the saffron flag during the protest march. The police have sealed the borders of the district...

Man hides Muslim identity to keep physical relationship with Dalit girl

A man in Madhya Pradesh hid his Muslim identity to maintain a physical relationship with a Dalit girl. The case has been registered under the SC-ST Act along with the Freedom of Religion Act...

Muslims in India distribute sweets after death of artists Lars Vilks

Muslims in India distributed sweets among the community after the news of the death of Swedish artist Lars Vilks went viral. The artist had lived under police protection since his 2007 sketch of the Prophet Muhammad with a dog's body brought death threats, died in a traffic accident on October 3..

Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara to close on October 10

The portals of Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara will be closed to the public on October 10. Due to Covid restrictions, the portals of this gurudwara were opened to the public late on September 18. Since then about 3,014 people have visited the shrine till now. ..

Evangelists attempt to convert Hindus in Ayodhya, 40 arrested

Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested 40 Christian evangelists over illegal conversion allegations. Police found that women evangelists more than men. According to the residents, in a raid conducted by SDM and local police, it was observed that many innocent people were performing conversion rituals illegally in the programme. ..

Afghan Hindus, Sikhs meet Taliban-appointed Kabul Mayor, urge for the upkeep of Gurudwara

A group of Afghan Hindus and Sikhs met Hamdullah Nomani, the Taliban-appointed Kabul Mayor and head of the Kabul Municipality Commission, to discuss issues related to the city and also about upkeep of the Gurudwara in Kabul...

Tourism Ministry organizes conference in Bodhgaya to promote potential of Buddhist tourism

The Ministry of Tourism organized a Conference in Bodhgaya to promote potential of Buddhist tourism on October 5. ..

Tourism Ministry gives potential tap to Buddhist tourism, flags off 'Buddhist Circuit Train FAM Tour'

Giving the potential tap to Buddhist tourism, Union Minister of State for Tourism Ajay Bhatt flagged off the ''Buddhist Circuit Train FAM Tour'' from Safdarjung railway station. He has further appealed to people to explore Indian destinations first before visiting global tourist spots...

Father of 4 children marries a widow & converts her to Islam forcibly

A Muslim man named Ajabul pretended himself a Hindu, married a Hindu widow and later converted her to Islam forcibly. The incident took place in Jharkhand. Ajabul is a father of four children, but he told the victim that he is un-married. ..

Taliban fighters vandalize Kabul’s Gurdwara Karte Parwan, takes people in custody

A group of unidentified heavily armed Taliban fighters entered Gurdwara Karte Parwan and vandalized the holy shrine. According to some reports, they have also taken several people under their custody. ..

Char Dham Yatra: Uttarakhand HC removes daily limit on number of devotees

Uttarakhand High Court lifted the upper limit on the numbers of pilgrims visiting the Char Dham – Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri. The decision comes days after the State Government moved the High Court seeking removal of the daily limit imposed on the number of pilgrims visiting Char Dham...

Christian pastor rapes widow, tells her that it’s God's gift

A widow has been reportedly raped by a Christian priest under the pretext of marriage. The pastor called it God's gift. The incident came to light after her pregnancy. The incident took place in Dantewada District in Chattisgarh. After the complaint, police arrested the pastor, Buldana Live reported...

Report claims more than 2 Lakh children sexually abused by Christian priests

According to a damning report, members of the Catholic clergy in France sexually abused an estimated 216,000 minors over the past seven decades. The report found that between 2,900 and 3,200 abusers were estimated to have worked in the French Catholic Church between 1950 and 2020, out of a total of 115,000 priests and other clerics...

Aviation Minister Scindia pays obeisance at Data Bandi Chhod Gurudwara celebrating Prakash Parv

The Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia reached the Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhod and participated in the Prakash Parv. On the completion of 400 years, Donor Bandi Chhod celebrated Prakash Parv. Lakhs of devotees have participated in this. It is a three-day event...

Miscreants desecrate Barghshikha Bhavani temple located in J-K's Anantnag

Barghshikha Bhavani Temple at Mattan mountain ridge, Anantnag has been desecrated and defiled by some miscreants, informed the Jammu and Kashmir Police. A case under sections 295,427 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered and investigation has been set into motion...

India's Foreign Secretary visits historic Buddhist shrine Sri Dalada Maligawa

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited the historic Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, the foremost shrine of Sri Lanka's Buddhist majority in Kandy city. He prayed for the well-being and prosperity of the Indian and Sri Lankan people and for reinforcing their centuries-old bonds...

Report claims 95 attacks on Catholic churches in the US since May 2020

A report by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty claimed that there have been at least 95 incidents of vandalism of Catholic churches across the United States since May 2020. ..

Illegal conversion: Angry mob vandalizes church in Uttarakhand

An angry mob has vandalized a Roorkee-based church when they came to know that the church priests performed religious conversion of Hindus to Christianity illegally...

"If they decide to convert, they should give up their SC identity," says Puthiya Tamilagam (PT) founder Dr Krishnasamy

Dr Krishnasamy, the founder of the Puthiya Tamilagam (PT), said that if people decide to convert, they should give up their Scheduled Caste identity. He said he agrees with the views of the movie 'Rudra Thandavam' on SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and 'crypto-christians'...

Court denies bail to a man who used a fake identity and attempted to convert a woman to Islam

Delhi Court denied granting bail to an accused who used a fake identity, married a Hindu woman and later attempted to convert her forcibly to Islam. The woman had accused the man of convincing her of his religion with a fake Aadhaar card but later threatening to kill her when she resisted conversion...

France closes 30 mosques that allegedly promoted fundamentalism

France has shut down one-third of 89 inspected mosques since November 2020, the French interior minister said. Gerald Darmanin told Le Figaro newspaper that before the "anti-separatism law" was enacted, 650 places were closed in the country for allegedly housing "extremists", and 24,000 places were inspected by French police...

Tehri Police demolishes illegal mosque after twenty years

Tehri Police in Uttarakhand demolished an illegal mosque near Tehri Dam after receiving several residents' complaints for the last twenty years. Residents in Khand-Khala Koti Colony near Tehri Dam had demanded the removal of an illegal mosque built on Government land in early 2000. ..

Pope accepts atrocities committed by Church in Mexico in 19th century

In a letter addressed to Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López, President of the Episcopal Conference of Mexico, Pope Francis has highlighted “very painful errors” committed in the past as he marked the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s independence, Vatican News reported...

Revenue official summons Christian missionaries for controversial activities

A Revenue official of the Jhabua District of Madhya Pradesh summoned Christian missionaries for their controversial religious activities. The official directed the Christian priests to present themselves before him and explain the nature of their religious activities and has even sought details of their appointment as priests...

Maulavi sexually abuses a minor in mosque, police issue arrest warrant

Aligarh Police issued an arrest warrant against a Maulavi who had allegedly abused a 12-year old student when he was learning the Quran in a mosque located in the Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh. ..

Hindus shocked as Papua New Guinea disallows Durga worship for being “morally inappropriate”

Hindus have urged Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister James Marape to apologize for the reported derogatory comments made by PNG Constabulary Commissioner regarding goddess Durga worship and grant permission to hold the prayer event in Port Moresby within existing COVID-19 parameters and protocols...

Christian priest allegedly urinates on Shivling, Chandauli Hindus stage protest

In Chandauli town of Uttar Pradesh, the Hindu community staged a strong protest after they came to know that a Christian priest urinated on the Shivling and vandalized the Lord Shiva temple. The residents blocked the road while protesting and gave slogans against the police, Dainik Bhaskar reported. ..

Islamic group claims killing of Sikh man in Pakistan

Islamic State-Khorasan claimed the killing of a Sikh medicine practitioner in Peshawar. Sardar Satnam Singh, 45, was at his clinic when unidentified men who belonged to Islamic State barged into his cabin and shot him, police said. He was hit by four bullets and died instantly. The killers escaped from the scene...

Religious places reopen in Delhi with strict COVID norms

Ahead of the festivals, the Delhi Government allowed the reopening of religious places in the city for devotees from October 1 with strict adherence to Covid guidelines and standard operating procedures. ..

Police arrest Christian priest for his illegal conversion activities

A Christian priest has been arrested after complaints received from the residents in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh. The priest has been accused of converting some residents to Christianity. Police started an interrogation with the accused...

No Chhath Puja at public places, river banks, temples: Delhi Govt

The Delhi Government stated the Chhath Pooja celebration shall not be allowed in public places, public grounds, river banks and temples citing the COVID-19 pandemic in the national capital...

Four people reconvert to the Hindu faith in Chhattisgarh

Four people who had converted to Christianity reconverted to the Hindu faith in the Raipur District of Chhattisgarh. There are several villages in the State where about half the population have been converted to Christianity. ..

UK Royal mint releases gold bar with Lakshmi imprint on it for Diwali

As Indians in Britain gear up to buy gold on Dhanteras, the UK Royal Mint launched a gold bar with the Hindu Goddess of wealth Lakshmi on it...

Son kills his mother after she converted from Islam to Christianity

A 27-year-old man from northern Israel was charged with murdering his mother and hiding her body after she converted from Islam to Orthodox Christianity, The Times Israel reported...

MHA suspends FCRA license of Christian organization after multiple complaints

After multiple complaints, Union Home Ministry (MHA) suspended the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) License of Christian organization named Harvest India. The MHA has taken a decision after investigating multiple violations of the FCRA Act by the organization...

Kirtankar Tajuddin Maharaj Shaikh passes away in Maharashtra

A famous kirtankar Tajuddin Maharaj Shaikh passed away while performing kirtan in the Dhule district of Maharashtra. His kirtan was organized on the occasion of the seventh day of Dyaneshwar Maharaj Parayan Saptah. ..

Kenya Hindus collecting donations for less fortunate during festival season

Hindu Council of Kenya (HCK) is planning to organize a nationwide mega-donation drive on the eve of the upcoming Hindu festival Diwali to support the needy people...

Christian pastor says his students should be exempt from mask mandate

US-based Christian school pastor said that his students should be exempt from the mask mandate. Pastor Jim Tarr, who also is president of Cornerstone Christian School, said the parents of students at the school should determine whether masks should be required rather than the Eagle County Health Department...

SGPC organizes painting competitions for students on occasion of birth anniversary of Guru Ramdas

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) organized an annual painting competition for school and college students dedicated to the Prakash Purb (birth anniversary) of the fourth Sikh master, Guru Ramdas, at Bhai Gurdas Hall. ..

Pak Hindus raise concern over encroachment in temple

Pakistani Hindus have raised concern over encroachment by local administration inside the Hindu temple in the historic town of Terri in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. A local cleric of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazi (JUI-F) named Hafiz Faizullah who runs a religious seminary near the temple, along with his local supporters raised various objections over the temple. ..

MP police book Instagram influencer for hurting religious sentiments

Police has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against an Instagram influencer, whose videos of her dancing on Bollywood songs outside a temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur city went viral on social media...

Catholic bishops apologize for forced conversion of indigenous people

Catholic bishops in Canada apologized “unequivocally” to Indigenous people for the suffering endured in residential schools, just as Pope Francis prepares to meet with Indigenous leaders at the Vatican later this fall..

After threats from Muslim groups, book publisher issues apology over content

Andhra Pradesh based book publishing agency issued an apology over a published content on which the agency received threats from Muslim groups in the State. The Muslim groups have called it Islamophobic content. ..

God wants you to be vaccinated, says Governor to Church people

While speaking with worshippers at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, USA, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul told parishioners that God wants them to be vaccinated, Washington Examiner reported...

Akal Takht Jathedar says ETPB will restore neglected gurdwaras

Akal Takht acting Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh, who has been returned from an eight-day tour to Pakistan, told the media that the visit went well and we were blessed to have a darshan (tour) of historic gurdwaras in Pakistan...

Police arrest youth for converting a girl to Islam forcibly

The police have arrested a youth in Uttar Pradesh after a complaint of forced conversion to Islam registered. The accused kidnapped the victim. The accused has been identified as Niyaz Ahamad. ..

PM Modi instructs Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka to spend at least $3 mn for Buddhist heritage

Prime Minister Narendra Modi instructed Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay to take measures to spend at least US $ 3 million annually out of US $ 15 million pledged for the development of Buddhist heritage and Hindu temples in Sri Lanka and report to New Delhi, Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris said. ..

UP ATS arrests man from Maharashtra in connection with a conversion case

Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested a person from Nashik, Maharashtra, in connection with a religious conversion syndicate case. The accused has been identified as Atif alias Kunal Chowdhary. He has been arrested from the Anand Nagar area of Nashik...

Driving training centre for women closed down in Afghanistan

After the establishment of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan, a female investor has decided to close down a driving training center for women that was established a year ago in Kabul. Nilab told Tolo News that no girl or a woman has visited the center during the past month despite the interest of more than thirty women who want to learn to drive...

Sufi conference sees huge gathering amid Covid pandemic

Amidst the Covid pandemic, a huge gathering has been seen in the Sufi conference in Jammu & Kashmir. It was organized at Zawoora in the Shopian district. ..

PM Modi to bring back 157 antiquities handed over by US

PM Narendra Modi, who was on three-day visit brought home 157 artefacts and antiquities, which were handed over to India by the US during his visit, with both he and President Joe Biden expressing commitment to strengthening efforts to combat theft, illicit trade and trafficking of cultural objects. ..

PM Modi gifts Sandalwood Buddha Statue to Japan PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga a Sandalwood Buddha Statue. Buddhism plays a big role in bringing India and japan together. ..

Mob kills pastor for converting a Muslim to Christianity

A mob has allegedly killed a pastor, identified as Reverend Yohanna Shuaibu, in the Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano State, Nigeria. The Hausa Christian Foundation (HACFO) stated that the mob also burnt down the slain pastor’s house, church, and mission school...

Muslims in Pune to protest ATS arrest of Maulana Siddiqui

Pune based Muslim group protested against the ATS arrest of Maulana Siddiqui for his involvement in the illegal conversion of non-Muslims to Islam. The Kul Jamaat-E-Tanzeem announced the protest at a press meet held at the Patrakar Sangh. ..

Police arrest Christian priest after allegations of illegal conversions

A Christian priest named Shyam Sundar has been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police after the allegations of unlawful religious conversions. He was arrested under the anti-conversion law of Uttar Pradesh...

Post on social media appeals Hindus to embrace Islam

A post on social media appealed Hindus to embraced Islam. A user created a post on social media appealing to Hindus to convert to Islam and get cash reward of Rs 10 lakh. The social media post has allegedly been created by a man, who has identified himself as Mohammad Ali, said Senior Superintendent of Police Santosh Kumar Singh...

Father & son forcibly circumcise their Hindu servant to convert him to Islam

A father and his son forcibly circumcised their Hindu servant to convert him to Islam. The incident took place in Madhya Pradesh. The servant has filed a case in the police station...

Darul Uloom Deoband head backs Taliban’s education policy

The head of the Darul Uloom Deoband, Maulana Syed Arshad Madani, said he supports the Taliban’s apparent drive to segregate men and women completely in educational institutes...