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Buddhist temple in LA vandalized

A man jumped the security fences and vandalized a Buddhist temple in the Little Tokyo section of downtown Los Angeles. Metal lanterns were knocked down at the entrance of Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple...

Indian Army assures safety in summer for Amarnath Yatra

Based on previous experiences, it is expected that militants are used to create threat mainly with the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Ever since 2019, i.e. after the abrogation of article 370, the prevailing security condition in South Kashmir can be termed as stable, which is a serious improvement...

Church priest's supporters manhandle, harass a Christian man in Kerala

Member of St Thomas Church located in Kannur district of Kerala alleged that he was manhandled, harassed and forced to tender a public apology by supporters of the parish priest Fr Augustine Pandyamackal. The Christian mad identified as Jilson Unnimackal...

Fearing the expected Lockdown, Bhakts crowd Trimbakeshwar temple

Nashik, Feb 27: Due to increase in COVID 19 cases and thus an expected lockdown, a sudden rise in the number of devotees coming to Trimbakeshwar has been observed in the last week. This has resulted into a serious problem for the Lodging businesses as well, which is why they are needed to take extra care and maintain the precautions necessary to control the spread of COVID 19...

Pope to visit churches destroyed by Islamic State followers in Iraq

Pope Francis has decided to visit the churches destroyed by followers of the Islamic State in Mosul during his historic Iraq visit. Mosul and Akra's Chaldean Archbishop Najeeb Michaeel has confirmed the visit of Pope Francis. ..

Anand Katira in Australia raises Rs 75,500 for Ram Mandir

While people in India are making contributions to the construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya, a shop in Australia collecting amounts for Ram Mandir by narrating the 500 years old Lord Rama's and Ayodhya's history has grabbed out and out attention...

Acharya Mahashraman gives insights on Jainism discourse

Acharya Mahashraman of Jain Shwetambar Terapant Dharm Sangh reached Bhansali Marriage Palace for Jainism discourse. In the discourse held here, Acharya Sri spoke about attaining freedom from the bondage of deeds...

Pakistani MP apologises for his controversial tweet against Hindus

Amir Liaquat Hussain, Member of Pakistan's Parliament belonging to Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party apologized for his controversial tweet mocking Hinduism. He tweeted an image of a Hindu deity to mock opposition leader Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. ..

MEA joins hands with a Buddha university for a course

For the first time, the Ministry of External Affairs has joined hands with the Gautam Buddha University to conduct a three-day course for Asian countries on India's Buddhist heritage. The name of course is ‘Engaged Buddhism: A joint way forward for India and ASEAN' and meant for diplomats, civil servants, and academics in ASEAN, officials said...

Ministry of Education to make a comprehensive database of Buddhism-related courses

Ministry of Education is in the process to make a comprehensive database of Buddhism-related courses offered by various universities in India. It will comprise information about Buddhist scholars, Pali scholars, alumni and annual conferences, seminars, and conclaves on Buddhism organized by universities. ..

Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion Bill passed in UP Assembly

Uttar Pradesh Assembly passed a Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion Bill 2021 by a voice vote. The bill will now be sent to the UP legislative council for its approval before it becomes an Act after a formal nod by the Governor. ..

No UPI, barcode donations to be accepted for Ram Mandir

The Ram Bhaktas and India at large seem excited for the Ram Mandir Nirman at Ayodhya. While the donations are being accepted for the same, Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has decided to accept no more donations through UPI code or barcode. This is after the Trust observed monetary frauds happening in the name of the donations. ..

Research proves extremists like ISIS terrorists may suffer worse cognitive abilities

According to the new study, people with extreme views who endorse violence towards others may suffer from worse cognitive abilities including working memory. Researchers from the University of Cambridge held the study named ‘The cognitive and perceptual correlates of ideological attitudes: a data-driven approach,’ which was published online on psyarxiv.com, Feb. 22, 2021...

Ucchila Sri Mahalakshmi temple renovation foundation stone laid

Sri Vishwapriyatheertha Swamiji of Adamaru Math laid the foundation stone of the renovation work of Mahalakshmi temple in Karnataka's Ucchila on Feb 22. The ceremony was graced by the presence of Raghavendra Tantri, Sri Mahalakshmi temple Ucchila, Raghavendra Upadhyaya, Chief priest of the temple, Vaastu expert Vidwan Subramanya Bhat, Trustee of Janardhana and Mahakali temples of Ambalpady, and Dr Vijay Ballal...

Kanpur's Jain Glass Temple organizes three-day ceremony to mark 150 years

The Jain Glass Temple which is also known as Shri Dharmnath Swami Temple belonging to the Svetambar Jains is organizing religious ceremonies across a three-day period in honor of its 150th foundation day...

Members of Islamic outfit SDPI kill a worker of Hindu organization in Kerala

A 22-year-old Nandu alias Rahul Krishna, who belonged to a Hindu organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), killed by the members of an Islamic outfit named Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI). The incident took place in the Alappuzha district of Kerala. SDPI is a political wing of a radical Islamic organization named Popular Front of India...

ASI team unearths large Buddha statue in Hazaribagh village

In a major development, the team of Indian archaeologist's team has unearthed a large statue of Gautam Buddha during excavations in Bahronpur village...

Rising COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra limit Maghi Yatra celebrations in Pandharpur

Rising COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra limit Maghi Yatra celebrations in Pandharpur..

Ancient Jain Temples in Odisha’s Koraput getting destroyed

Two ancient Jain temples near the Koraput district of Odisha are getting destroyed. Due to lack of attention and care by the district administration, these temples, built in the 5th and 6th Century AD respectively might disappear any time...

‘Female cartoon characters on TV must wear Hijab,’ says Iran’s supreme leader

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran ordered that Female character in cartoons and animated films are supposed to be presented in Hijab. He issued the ‘fatwa’ on February 22, 2021. On the other hand, some political activists in Iran condemned the ‘fatwa’, and said it is 'toxic'. ..

Christian pastor arrested for sexually assaulting a minor girl in Kerala

A 74-year-old Christian pastor has been arrested by Kunnathunad Police in Ernakulam district of Kerala for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl. The accused pastor Mathew has been charged with various provisions under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, said police...

Bihar sanctions Rs. 86.71 Cr to upgrade 1100 madrasas

Bihar Government has sanctioned Rs 86.71 Cr for the development of 1100 State-run madrasas under Chief Minister Madrasa Development Programme. Libraries, computers, classrooms, tables, drinking water, toilets etc. will be provided to madrasas under the programme...

Three generation of family from Jain community become monks

Three generations of a family belonging to the Jain community have decided to become monks in Jain community. Six people from a single-family took Deeksha in Nageshwara Pashwa Bhairava Jain temple at Avaragere on the outskirts of the city...

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple to remain open with stricter restrictions

Due to the increasing cases of COVID 19 in Maharashtra, restrictions have been tightened in several districts of the state. In case of religious places as well, strict decisions have been taken, with several religious places to remain closed. However, the Shirdi Sai Sansthan has decided to keep the Shirdi temple open with the devotees coming for darshan to strictly follow all the rules that the administration has imposed to control the growing surge...

Famous Blogger Ridvan Aydemir criticises Islam again

A well-known blogger and You Tuber Ridvan Aydemir criticised Prophet Muhammad once again on social media. However, after his criticism, he has received mix replies from netizens. In his recent tweet, he said, “If everyone was more like Jesus, the world would be more peaceful. If everyone was more like Muhammad, we would be killing and enslaving each other like crazy.”..

Jain idol found in Tamil Nadu's Tiruvallur region

A four-foot-tall sculpture of Mahavira of 12th century AD was found abandoned in Meyyur, a village in Tiruvallur district. It has features such as three umbrellas, Ashoka creepers and a halo around the head. The scholars confirmed it as a later period sculpture of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara of Jainism...

Greece rejects application to open a place for worship

Application of Muslim community for the place of worship in Thessaloniki was rejected by the Education and Religion Ministry of Greece. Macedonia-Thrace Muslims Education Culture Foundation made a formal application for the opening of a place of worship after completing the preliminary preparations...

Researchers to publish paper on content of Islam in Indian WhatsApp Groups

Researchers from IIT-Kharagpur and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that major content of Islam got viral in many Indian WhatsApp groups. In the first large-scale study done by IIT, it was observed that over two million messages in more than 5,000 Indian WhatsApp groups got viral...

Online petition rename the ‘Islamabad’ as ‘Islamagood’ viral on social media

An online petition to rename Pakistan’s Capital Islamabad has been viral on social media. The petition was created by Canada-based Bangladeshi national named Ayham Abrar and was directed to the Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan. ..

Indian origin Christian preacher found engaged in sexual misconduct, including rape in the US

Ravi Zacharias was the author of more than 30 books on Christianity. Zacharias was the founder and chairman of the board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM). He was a lifelong minister of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, the Keswickian Christian denomination in which he was ordained. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 17 by a local Christian missionary in India...

Maharashtra minister's statement on Allah sparks row

Maharashtra Cabinet Minister for Housing named Jitendra Awhad faced criticism after his statement on Allah got viral on social media. In a viral video, speaking to Muslims in their dominated area, Awhad said, "Allah knew in 2011 itself that the world would be hit by the deadly Coronavirus in 2020 and therefore we had built the graveyard in time.” ..

Christians express concern after church attack in Bangladesh

Christians expressed concern about the inaction of Bangladesh Government after a Protestant church was reportedly vandalized and looted. On Feb. 10, four Muslims allegedly entered the Emmanuel Church of Bangladesh located in the Aditmari Upazila and vandalized it. ..

BBC Hindi apologizes for committing blasphemy against Islam

BBC Hindi News tendered an unconditional apology to Islamic outfit Tahaffuz Namoos-e-Risalat Board for blasphemy against Islam. On February 16, the Islamic outfit backed by radical Islamic organisation Raza Academy had filed a complaint to Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh against the BBC Hindi for disrespecting Prophet Mohammed. ..

Kerala Christians demand not to conduct Assembly polls during April 1 to 6

Kerala's prominent Christian organization named the Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council (KCBC) has written a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora. In a letter, the organization demanded not to conduct Assembly polls during April 1 to 6, citing important holy days for Christians...

Police arrests Muslim youth under anti-conversion law in Madhya Pradesh

Police arrests Muslim youth under anti-conversion law in Madhya Pradesh..

Kiren Rijiju inaugurates 'Buddhist Philosophy and its Role in Inculcating Values Among Youth'

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju inaugurated a three-day International Conference on ‘Buddhist Philosophy and its Role in Inculcating Values Among Youth’. He was also the Chief Guest of the event. The event will be taking place from February 17 to 19. It is being jointly organized by the Indian Council For Cultural Relations and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development...

11 year old girl donates Rs 50 lakh for Ram Mandir Nirman

While public donations are being accepted for construction of a grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya under the Ram Mandir Ayodhya Samarth Nidhi, a 11 year old girl from Gujarat has donated about Rs 50 lakh which she collected by reciting four Ramkathas in Surat...

Kerala HC dismisses Church priest's bail plea to marry a girl who was raped by him

High Court (HC) of Kerala dismissed the Catholic Priest Robin Vadakkumchery's bail plea. Catholic Priest Robin requested HC to grant bail so that he can marry the girl who was raped by him. ..

Pakistani cop abducts minor Hindu girl, forcefully converts her to Islam

Pakistani policeman Ghulam Maroof Qadri abducted a minor Hindu girl and forcefully converted her to Islam. The incidence took place in Naushahro Feroze district of Sindh province in Pakistan. ..

Uttarakhand Government reduces the period of Kumbh 2021; know the dates

Amid ongoing Coronavirus infection, Uttarakhand Government reduced the period of the MahaKumbh Mela and announced that it will be held for only one month. Chief Secretary Om Prakash made this announcement saying, "Mahakumbh will be organized from April 1 to 30." The officials also added no special trains will be run for the religious congregation given the coronavirus situation. He also informed that the decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Om Prakash...

Another Church booked for FCRA violation

A case has been registered against St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church located in Bhopal district of Madhya Pradesh. Bhopal Crime Branch has registered a case against 11 people, including the chief functionary of the Church for alleged violation of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) and ‘forgery’...

Muslim outfit files complaint against BBC Hindi news

Mumbai based Muslim outfit filed a complaint against BBC Hindi news. Leaders of Tahaffuz-E-Namoos-E-Risaalat (TNR) Board met Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and demanded action against BBC Hindi news for portraying Prophet Muhammad on social media. ..

Ayodhya's Ram Lalla dons designer Khadi silk on Vasant Panchami

Lucknow, February 16: On the auspicious occasion of the Vasant Panchami, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offered the yellow color khadi silk outfits to the Ram Lalla in Ayodhya. Following that Lord Ram, Goddess Sita, Lakshman, Bharat, Shatrughan, and Lord Hanuman were donned with the yellow color khadi silk that depicts the color of ‘Vasant Panchami’...

Muslim delegation demands salary for Imams in Maharashtra

A delegation of Muslim organizations met Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar and demanded a monthly salary for imams. The delegation led by Abu Asim Azmi, Member of Assembly (MLA) from a Muslim dominant constituency named Shivajinagar in Mumbai. ..

Vasant Panchami: Vitthal Rukmini grand wedding ritual to be performed

According to the ritual that has been followed since ages, the marriage ceremony of Pandurang and Rukmini takes place on the occasion of Vasant Panchami, every year. The entire Varkari Sampraday and pilgrims from all over Maharashtra and around eagerly wait for the ceremony. It is believed that the heavenly moment of Vithoba and Rukmini marriage is graced with the presence of Brahmadev-Saraswati, Shankar-Parvati, Vishnu-Mahalakshmi, Balaji-Padmavati, Radha-Krishna along with Ganapati, Naradamuni ..

Gujarat to bring law on inter-faith marriages

After Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, now Gujarat Government is going to bring a law against inter-faith marriage. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani made announcement about this on February 14, 2021 while addressing a poll rally in Vadodara ahead of the Municipal Corporation elections...

Muslim girls oppose Valentine's Day celebration

Members of Girls Islamic Organization (GIO) Kurla opposed the celebration of Valentine's Day, calling it against Islam. Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14 every year. Muslim girls celebrated 'Haya Week’ to show the perspective of Islam on the evilness of Valentine's Day. They have called it a day of shame...

Another Christian nun found dead in Kerala

The dead body of a Christian nun found in Kerala on February 14. Sister Jessina Thomas, a member of the Missionary Congregation of the Daughters of St. Thomas, was missing from St Thomas Convent at Vazhakala, a suburb of Kochi, the State’s commercial capital...

Islamic militants attack the Church, kill 16 in Congo

In Congo, the Islamic State (IS) linked group attacked a church and killed 16 people including three soldiers. The attackers opened fire when they entered the village of Ndalya. They also burnt down a church...

Communal tension: Temple vandalized, Hindus beaten over land dispute in UP

In Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh (UP), members of the Muslim community vandalized the temple over the land dispute. Local Hindu families were also beaten by the mob. Families alleged that the mob molested the women also. The Muslim mob has threatened to set fire the Hindu houses after the incidence...

How do we celebrate Ganesh Jayanti?

Devotees of Lord Ganesha in Maharashtra celebrate Ganesh Jayanti or the birth anniversary of the Lord hailed as the remover of obstacles, on the Chaturthi Tithi of Magha, Shukla Paksha. Today is the Magha, Shukla Paksha Chaturthi. Interestingly, people celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi in the month of Bhadrapad, and some even refer to it as the day when Lord Ganesha first came into being. But Ganesh Jayanti is different...

Iranian leader Ali Khamenei opposed to develop nuclear weapons

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei opposed to develop nuclear weapons with the reference of ‘fatva’ . The ‘fatva’ considered as a counter to Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi statement. Alavi stated that Iran would develop a nuclear weapon if the US and other Western nations kept up economic and political pressure on them...

Muslim colleagues beat Christian nurse after accusing her of blasphemy

Christian nurse named Tabitha Nazir Gill was beaten by her Muslim colleagues, accusing her of blasphemy. The Incidence took place in the capital of Pakistan. Nazir Gill attackers convinced police to register blasphemy charges against her - an offence punishable by death in Pakistan, where the State religion is Islam. However, there is no sign in any of the videos of the incident that are circulating that Nazir Gill made comments about the Prophet, France24 reported. ..

Kuwaiti singer renounces Islam

In a video posted on her social media profile, Ibtisam Hamid, better known as Basma Al-Kuwaiti, claimed that she has left Islam and converted to Judaism. Al-Kuwaiti said, "I am Ibtisam Hamid, also known as Kuwaiti singer Basma Al-Kuwaiti. I declare my apostasy from Islam."..

Christian organization shuts hostel for blind men, evict all inmates

Christian organization named the Salvation Army closed down hostel for working blind men in Byculla. Inmates claim that they were thrown out fraudulently. Around 40 blind workers were living in the hostel...

Muslims demand State holiday on birth Anniversary of Moinuddin Chishti in Maharashtra

Muslim religious leaders demanded the State holiday on birth Anniversary of Moinuddin Chishti in Maharashtra. Member of Assembly (MLA) Abu Azmi including some Maulavis and Ulemas met Environment and Tourism Minister Aditya Thackerey for their demand. Abu Azmi is an MLA from Muslim dominant constituency named Shivajinagar in Mumbai...

Tibetans-in-exile celebrates ‘Losar’ in Dharamshala with prayers

On the occasion of the Tibetan New Year, the Members of the Central Tibetan Administration held prayers at the head office of the Tibetan Government-in-exile in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. Central Tibetan administration President Lobsang Sangay, cabinet ministers, speaker, and deputy speaker of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile also attended the symbolic celebration...

Ahead of the Losar festival, Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu extend Losar greetings

Just a day ahead of the Losar Festival, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has conveyed his best and greetings to the people on the auspicious occasion of Losar. He expressed his hope that Losar, the New Year festival of the Buddhist community will usher-in amity and prosperity in the State...

Sri Lankan Cardinal expresses disappointment on Easter Sunday attacks probe

Sri Lankan Cardinal Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith expressed disappointment over the probe in the 2019 Easter Sunday blasts in three churches. The Cardinal also said that the investigations have only focused on the failure to prevent the attack and not on the possible masterminds who had been behind it...

Pakistan Supreme Court orders to rebuild vandalised Hindu temple

Pakistan Supreme Court orders to rebuild vandalised Hindu temple..

Switzerland to hold a referendum on Burqa ban

Switzerland celebrated 50th anniversary of giving women the right to vote. Swiss women obtained the right to vote at the national level on February 7, 1971. And now country will hold a referendum on March 7 to decide whether to ban Burqas and Niqab on the occasion of International Women’s Day (March 8). Polls before the referendum showed that more than 60 percent of Swiss voters favour the Burqa ban...

Haryana Home Minister directs officials to prepare draft of an anti-conversion law

Haryana Home Minister directs officials to prepare draft of an anti-conversion law..

Jamate-E-Islami begins ‘Istehkam-e-Khandan’ campaign for women

Jamate-E-Islami, a political party of Pakistan launched ‘Istehkam-e-Khandan’ campaign (Protection of Family Institution) for women. Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Senator Siraj-ul-Haq announced the campaign and published the video on Twitter. Campaign will continue up to March 11. ..

Pakistan to ban apps made by religious minorities

Pakistan Government used its anti-blasphemy law to ban applications made by the country's religious minorities. The decision was taken by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). It is also one of the first examples in which the Government used anti-blasphemy rules to force international tech companies to censor content...

P & H HC: Divorce mandatory for Muslim women before their second marriage but same not apply for Muslim men

On plea filed by a Muslim couple, Punjab & Haryana High Court Bench said, "a Muslim man may get married more than once without divorcing his earlier wife but the same does not apply to a Muslim lady"...

"Dalit converts to Islam and Christianity not eligible to contest elections under SC category," says Law Minister

Addressing questions in Rajya Sabha, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Dalits converting into Islam or Christianity will not be permitted for contesting parliamentary or assembly elections for constituencies reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC) and cannot claim benefits from other reservations as well. ..

Thousands of followers attend Gunadala Mary Matha festival in Andhra

In Vijayawada district of Andhra Pradesh, thousands of followers visited the Gunadala Church to attend Gunadala Mary Matha festival. People from neighboring States like Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu also attended the festival. The Vijayawada Catholic Diocese Bishop Thelagathoti Joseph Rajarao delivered the sermon on the last day of the festival...

Palitana Jain temples to allow 'kesar puja' from February 12

After remaining closed since March 22 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Jain temples had opened for darshan last month and now the ‘kesar puja’ will be allowed from February 12 ...

Whatever is in full conformity with impartial justice is Dharma, Said Dayanand Saraswati

Along with politicians and social activists many people paid tribute to great Indian philosopher and social leader Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati on his birth anniversary (12 February 1824). He founded Arya Samaj in 1875. He wrote a book named Satyarth Prakash which is considered as his one of the scholarly works. His views are very clear and coherent...

Saira Khan receives death threats after she speaks about her faith

She raised her voice and talked about her faith. But, she received death threats, online trolling and many more. She, Saira khan, a well known British television personality updated her status on Instagram with poster and raised the issue...

Dalai Lama offers condolences to victims lost lives in Uttarakhand

: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has written a letter to the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat and offered his condolences to the victims who have lost their lives in the recent glacial burst...

Sikhs offer COVID vaccines for free in Dubai

In a move to amuse, the Sikhs in Dubai have traded their spiced rice and dal for what has become a coveted prize, 5,000 shots of the COVID vaccine offered to people of all ages and backgrounds. As the coronavirus pandemic surges to previously unseen heights in the UAE, residents are scrambling to get vaccines in the world’s second-fastest inoculation drive...

Saudi suspends all Dawah programmes, ban Indians due to rise in Coronavirus cases

All Dawah programmes and lectures in mosques have been cancelled. Friday sermon and together prayer should not exceed 15 minutes. No entry without mask and worshipers should follow the social distancing norms...

A large Buddhist complex unearthed in Pakistan

In a major development, Pakistani archeologists have unearthed a large Buddhist complex in the Najigram area of Swat district of K-P province dating back to the Kushan era...

Kerala's madrassa teacher slits her son's throat to please Allah

A woman working as madrassa teacher allegedly killed her six-year-old son by slitting his throat at her house in order to please 'Allah' through a sacrifice. The incidence took place in Palakkad district of Kerala. ..

Tarek Fateh thank friends for installing cameras at his home after threat calls from Jihadis

A well-known author, journalist and advocate Tarek Fateh expressed gratitude for his friends who have installed a video security system with cameras at his home for security. In his tweet, Tarek Fateh said that he and his family had received many threats from Jihadi zealots and their allies...

Poor woman donates Rs. 1 lakh for ‘Anna Dan’ to Sri Guru Narasimha Temple

A poor woman named Ashwathamma (Age-65) donated Rs. 1 lakh for ‘Annadan’ (free food serving) to Sri Guru Narasimha Temple located in Saligrama town of Karnataka. She handed over the amount to the Temple Manager Nagaraja Hande and Chief Priest Janardhana Adiga on February 4. Also, she claimed that she has donated Rs. 7.5 lakhs to various temples like Sabarimala...

Kerala cabinet approves reservation for Nadar community including converts under OBC Category

In the view of upcoming assembly polls, the Left Front Government in Kerala decided to bring the Nadar community including religious converts in the Other Backward Class (OBC) list. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan...

Report finds Roman Catholic Church biggest beneficiary of US aid during Coronavirus pandemic

The Catholic Church doesn’t sound like a small business. However, AP found that the Church received at least $3 billion under the PPP. Catholic institutions also received many times more than other major U.S. nonprofits with charitable missions..

Woman born to Muslim man & Buddhist woman wins appeal to be declared as non-Muslim

A Malaysian woman who was born to a Muslim father and a Buddhist mother finally won her five-year-long legal battle to be declared a non-Muslim. Majority of the judges decided that the facts showed both she and her mother were never Muslims...

Cloudy weather and pollution results in poor visibility of Ambabai's Kirnotsav

The biannual event of Kirnotsav at Kolhapur's Ambabai temple, when sunlight falls directly on the ancient idol of the goddess has concluded on Feb 2. The festival concluded with the sunlight reaching the knees of the idol, starting from the head. However, the experience of the natural event was not satisfactory for the pilgrims due to poor air quality contributed by pollution and cloudy weather...

Unidentifieds stole antique idols from Digambar Jain temple in Rajsthan

Unidentifieds stole antique idols from Digambar Jain temple in Rajsthan..

World Interfaith Harmony- Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati to be part of 'Gift of Aloha (Love) - East Meets West'

Observing the World Interfaith Harmony week starting from Feb 1 to Feb 7, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati said she will be a part of the event 'Gift of Aloha (Love) - East Meets West'. While the event is scheduled online on February 6, she tweeted the free register link inviting the general masses to join in...

HC inquires about establishment of Shegaon Shrine Trust

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has recently asked the State govt whether the Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan that is responsible for the Shegaon shrine is formed under the Maharashtra Labor Welfare Fund Act, 1953. The HC has also sought for the govt to inform if the services that the trust provides about managing the affairs of the shrine without any charge, are also practiced by employees under the same law and paid wages...

Christian organizations felicitate meritorious students of Udupi Diocese in Karnataka

Catholic Sabha, Udupi and John D’Silva Foundation, Mumbai felicitated meritorious students of Udupi Diocese in Karnataka. The programme was organized at St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, Udyavar on January 31, 2021. ..

Three inscriptions of Jain religion found in Ankol taluk of Karnataka

In a major development, three inscriptions have been found in a village under Ankola taluk. This will result to bring in more evidence of the dominance of the Jain religion in Uttara Kannada district. These are Nisidhi inscriptions that are dedicated to people who performed Sallekhana...

India's largest reclining Buddha statue underway in Kolkata

Indian artisans are constructing the country’s largest reclining Buddha statue in Kolkata. It is expected to be installed on the occasion of Buddha Purnima this year in Bodh Gaya...

Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan files complaint against Journalists

Maharashtra's Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan has filed complaint against two journalists from a reputed regional news channel, accusing the media representatives to have defamed the Sansthan for not following the social distancing and lockdown norms. However, the complaint that has been lodged recently against the journalists relates to reporting that was almost three months ago...

"I pray Allah will bless me to become Governor or President to reform the Sharia," says teenager freed after blasphemy sentence quashed in Nigeria

Omar Farouq, who was then 16, was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Sharia court, in Kano, northern Nigeria. However, his conviction was overturned on appeal by the Kano State High Court on January 22, because Farouq did not have legal representation at his first trial, his counsel Kola Alapinni said...

Maharashtra sanctioned 156 Cr for the development of Meerasaheb Dargah in Miraj

Maharashtra Government has approved a developmental plan of Rs 156 Crore for Mira Saheb Dargah located in Miraj town of Sangali district. Local Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Mainuddin Bagwan said that funds would be received in various phases in the six years. ..

Italian soccer goalkeeper faces penalty for blaspheming

Italian soccer goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is facing a possible ban after allegedly blaspheming on December 19. According to the report, Gianluigi Buffon alleged to have used a blasphemous expression when speaking to a teammate during a match against Parma. ..

Parsi community proposes alternative plan to save 'Parsi Gate'

The members of Parsi community have proposed an alternative plan for the ongoing Coastal Road Project, in order to save the Parsi Gate structure from re-installation. According to the earlier announcement of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the century old structure was to be shifted for construction of a tunnel on the outer edges of the Marine Drive limits. ..

Transgenders from Rajasthan donate lakhs of rupees for Ram Mandir construction in Ayodhya

Around 20 transgenders from Rajasthan donated lakhs of rupees for the construction to Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. They called it is an emotional moment of their life. While talking to media, one of them said that century ago Lord Rama had blessed that Kalyug will usher in good times for them. ..

Boy plans to attack Muslims in Singapore after watching killings of non-Muslims by Islamic State's militants

A 16-year-old Singaporean boy was detained under Singapore’s Internal Security Act (ISA) after making "detailed plans and preparations to conduct terrorist attacks" against Muslims, authorities said. ..

MP High Court dismisses bail plea of Munawar Faruqui in case for hurting of religious sentiments

The Indore Bench of Madhya Pradesh (MP) High Court rejected the bail applications of comedian Munawar Faruqui and his aide Nalin Yadav after they were arrested earlier in January 2021 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. The Bench said it is the constitutional duty of every citizen to promote brotherhood and harmony...

Prabhu Aradhana organized in Anandpuri Jain Temple

"A person's characteristics determine his karma. When human acts with auspicious tendencies, then auspicious actions come, and when inauspicious tendencies, then inauspicious actions come. The relation of karma to the human soul is like a tape recorder. ..

Alandi and Pandharpur temples blossomed with tricolored shades

Alandi's Sant Dnyaneshwar temple and Pandharpur's Vitthal Rukmini temple were glorified with the beauty of Indian tricolor resembling in the flower decoration on the occasion of Republic Day. The map of sovereign India and the structure of Bharat Mata was also made out of the flowers at Alandi's Dnyaneshwar Mandir. ..

Bhikkhu Sanghasena writes a letter to UN secretary

Writing a letter to the UN secretary-general António Guterres spiritual leader, Bhikkhu Sanghasena requests the United Nations to formally recognize 2021 as the Year of Compassion. He also has launched an initiative to declare a Year of Compassion...

Swami Abhinandan Nath Gyan Kalyank

Today is Abhinandan Swami Gyan Kalyank. Abhinandana Swami was the fourth Tirthankara of the present age (Avasarpini). He is said to have lived for 50 lakh purva. He was born to King Sanvara and Queen Siddhartha at Ayodhya in the Ikshvaku clan. ..

Muslim organization demands action against MLA Abu Azmi for hurting religious sentiments of the community

Mumbai based Muslim organization named All India Sunni Jamiyatul Ulama Maharashtra wrote a letter to Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. It urged to take action against Mr Abu Azmi for hurting the religious sentiments of the community. Mr Abu Azmi is the Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar Constituency, Mumbai...