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Varun Konidela urges everyone to stay home
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Telugu star Varun Konidela posted on Instagram on Wednesday urging everyone to stay at home.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Telangana Muslim leaders urge community to offer Eid prayers at home
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Muslim leaders on Wednesday appealed to their community in Telangana to offer Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at home in view of the statewide lockdown.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
World's largest cooling stations installed in Grand Mosque
Makkah, May 12 (IANS) As part of Saudi Arabia's efforts to provide high-quality services to visitors and pilgrims of the Holy Mosques using the latest technologies, the worlds largest cooling plant of its kind has been installed in Makkahs Grand Mosque to ensure that worshipers perform their rituals in the cool and fresh atmosphere inside Al-Haram.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
First South Indian monk is Chief Vedic Acharya of Sanyasi Mahasabha
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Renowned religious personality Swami Tapasyananda Saraswathi of Kerala has become the first-ever South Indian to be named as the Chief Vedic Acharya of the Sanyasi Mahasabha, based in Ahmedabad, an official said here on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Allu Arjun tests negative for Covid-19
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Telugu star Allu Arjun on Wednesday shared that he has tested negative for Covid-19 after 15 days of quarantine.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Religion,Southern Cinema
5 ex-workers sue BAPS in US alleging forced labour
New York, May 12 (IANS) Five men who had worked at a Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) temple have filed a case in a federal court alleging that they were made to work as "forced labour" in the construction and maintenance of the shrine in New Jersey, according to court documents.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion
No Eid prayers in mosques as Telangana closes places of worship
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) There will be no Eid prayers in Telangana mosques as the state government has ordered closure of all places of worship during the 10-day lockdown beginning Wednesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Asaram now seeks bail for 'ayurvedic treatment' of Covid
Jaipur, May 10 (IANS) Self-styled godman and rape convict Asaram, who is undergoing treatment at AIIMS after testing Covid positive in Jodhpur jail, on Monday moved the Rajasthan High Court for two months interim bail to continue his treatment further via ayurveda.
2021-05-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Telugu anchor, actor TNR passes away due to Covid
Hyderabad, May 10 (IANS) Well-known YouTube anchor, journalist and actor Thummala Narsimha Reddy on Monday passed away due to Covid-19.
2021-05-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Media
Saudi to hold Haj under Covid safety measures
Riyadh, May 10 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has announced its plan to hold this year's Haj pilgrimage under Covod safety measures that will ensure preserving the health and safety of the worshippers, state media reported.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
German churches plan to bless same-sex couples
Berlin, May 9 (IANS) Churches across Germany are planning services to bless same-sex couples this week, in defiance of a Vatican decree clarifying that such blessings are banned in the Catholic Church.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab CM seeks help of Radha Saomi Satsang Beas in Covid fight
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought the support of Radha Saomi Satsang Beas in the state's fight against Covid-19, while directing all the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to closely coordinate with authorized representatives in various branches of the Satsang in this regard.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Media,Politics,Religion
Kerala Police register case against priests for taking part in retreat
Thiruvananthapuram, May 6 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Thursday registered a case against the organisers of a retreat meet held by the Church of South India (CSI) at Munnar last month for breaking Covid protocols, said a senior Idukki district police official.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
No congregational prayers on Ramzan's last Friday, Eid: Jamaat
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind's Shariah Council has issued guidelines for Muslims related to the last days of the holy month of Ramazan and the Eid prayers amid the partial/total lockdowns across the country in the wake of the second wave of coronavirus.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Rahul Gandhi condoles death of Philipose Mar Chrysostom
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday condoled the death of Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan, the emeritus Metropolitan of the Malankara Marthoma Syrian Church.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Advisory issued for last Friday of Ramzan
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) The Islamic Centre of India in Lucknow has issued an appeal asking Muslims to offer namaaz for "Alvida Jumma" (last Friday of Ramzan) in their homes.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Kerala's oldest Metropolitan Philipose Mar Chrysostom passes away
Thiruvalla (Kerala), May 5 (IANS) Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom, the senior-most metropolitan of the Thiruvalla headquartered Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church, passed away at a private hospital, near here early Wednesday, said Church officials.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
1,000 tonnes of free firewood for crematoriums in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, May 4 (IANS) The Telangana State Forest Development Corporation on Tuesday decided to provide 1,000 tonnes of firewood free of cost to crematoriums in and around Hyderabad in view of the high demand for wood for funerals on account of increasing deaths due to Covid.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Sikhs in Pakistan on verge of becoming extinct minority group
New Delhi/Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) In 2019, Pakistan claimed positive global attention when it opened the Sikh gurdwara at Kartarpur to pilgrims from India. But the reality is that the Sikh community in Pakistan faces persistent discrimination. Pakistani Sikhs, who mainly live in the country's restive northwest, are a community that lives in fear.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Call meet of socio-religious leaders on Covid, Jamaat to PM
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) on Monday said it has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to call a meeting of social and religious organisations and volunteer groups to discuss the health crisis confronting the nation in wake of the Covid surge.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Punjab CM offers payers to mark 400th Prakash Purb
Chandigarh, May 1 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 curbs, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday virtually joined the people in offering 'ardas' to mark the auspicious 400th Prakash Purb celebrations of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh master.
2021-05-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion
Punjab to conserve jail where ninth Guru was imprisoned
Chandigarh, May 1 (IANS) To mark the 400th Prakash Purb celebrations of Guru Tegh Bahadur, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday dedicated several development projects, including conservation and development of Old Jail at Bassi Pathana where the ninth Guru was imprisoned by Noor Mohammad Khan Mirza for 40 days.
2021-05-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion
Devotees pay obeisance in Punjab to mark 400th Prakash Purb
Chandigarh, May 1 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus surge, thousands of devotees on Saturday paid obeisance at gurdwaras across Punjab to commemorate the 400th Prakash Purb celebrations of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib.
2021-05-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
PM offers prayers to Guru Teg Bahadur at Sis Ganj Sahib
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning visited Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib in the national capital and offered prayers on the 400th Prakash Purab of Guru Teg Bahadur.
2021-05-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
44 killed in stampede at Jewish festival in Israel
Jerusalem, April 30 (IANS) At least 44 people were killed and 103 injured in a stampede after midnight Thursday at an Israeli festival attended by tens of thousands of people, local media reported.
2021-04-30
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Religion
Raj crematoriums run out of space as urns of ashes pile up
Jaipur, April 29 (IANS) Surging Covid cases, besides creating a crisis of oxygen, Remsdesivir and hospital beds, has also led to a space crisis in Rajasthan crematoriums, which are hard put to store the ashes of those whose last rites were held during the pandemic last year as their relatives have not yet returned to collect the urns for ritual immersion.
2021-04-29
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Religion
6.47 cr takas transaction in accounts of Hefazat's Mamunul: Police
Dhaka, April 28 (IANS) Funds for militant outfit Hefazat-e-Islam, which was behind the widespread violence last month, was deposited into two bank accounts of its senior leader Mamunul Haque and the donors have been identified, Bangladesh Police said on Wednesday.
2021-04-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security
Japan lawmakers pledge continuous support for Tibet
Dharamsala, April 28 (IANS) The All Party Japanese Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet, comprising former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has felicitated Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Lobsang Sangay as he is completing his two-term tenure and assured continuous support for the Tibetan cause.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion
Allu Arjun tests positive for Covid-19
Hyderabad, April 28 (IANS) Telugu star Allu Arjun has tested positive for Covid-19 and has isolated himself at home. The actor posted a note on Instagram on Wednesday to share the health update.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Religion
Telangana CM greets people on Mahavir Jayanti
Hyderabad, April 25 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday greeted people in the state on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti.
2021-04-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Jamaat-e-Islami calls on its cadre to serve people in pandemic
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Jamaat-e-Islami Hind President, Syed Sadatullah Husaini has called upon the organisation's cadre to serve people during the second wave of the pandemic.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Telangana asks Kumbh Mela returnees to quarantine for 14 days
Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Telangana's Health Department on Friday appealed to people from the state who attended Kumbh Mela to quarantine themselves for 14 days.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
CJI asked me whether SRK would want to mediate Ayodhya title dispute: SCBA chief
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Senior advocate and Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Vikas Singh on Friday said the outgoing Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde asked him to ask Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, if he would be interested to participate in mediation in the Ayodhya title dispute.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Punjab to hold virtual celebrations of 400th Prakash Purab
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) The Punjab government has decided to hold virtual celebrations to kick off the 400th Prakash Purab of Guru Tegh Bahadur from April 28 amid the uncertain situation resulting from the continuous surge in Covid-19 cases, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Amid Covid surge, 180 weekend weddings allowed at Kerala temple
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) Even as Covid cases in Kerala continue to surge, the state authorities under pressure from various quarters decided to allow 180 weddings scheduled at the famed Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple near Thrissur district on Saturday and Sunday amid strict Covid-19 protocols.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
At least 100 Sikh devotees returning from Pak test positive
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) At least 100 Sikh devotees mainly from Punjab, who returned from Pakistan after visiting several shrines on the occasion of Baisakhi, on Thursday tested positive for coronavirus on their return to India through the Wagah border near Amritsar, officials said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Ram temple trust to set up Oxygen plant
Ayodhya, April 22 (IANS) The Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, which is working for the construction of the grand temple of Lord Shri Ram in Ayodhya and for the development of the Ayodhya region, has come out to help the Covid patients.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Registration for Amarnath Yatra suspended due to Covid situation
Jammu, April 22 (IANS) In view of the fast-spreading Covid-19 infection in the country, the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) on Thursday decided to temporarily suspend the registration for this year's Yatra to the Amarnath Cave shrine.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
TTD to popularize Annamacharya, Vengamamba sankeertanas
Tirupati, April 21 (IANS) Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) executive officer K. S. Jawahar Reddy has directed officials and scholars to popularize the sankeertanas (religious songs) of Annamacharya and Tarigonda Vengamamba, which herald the glory of Lord Venkateshwara by placing them in the public domain.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
The rise of Islamists in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a country formed on the basis of freedom of religious rights for its citizens, is a Muslim majority state, where religious groups and organisations play a pivotal role in the countrys democratic system and political setups.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Lord Hanuman was born in Tirumala, claims TTD study
Tirumala, April 21 (IANS) The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) has announced that Anjanadri, one of the seven Tirumala hills, was the birth place of Lord Hanuman. As announced earlier, the TTD's proclamation came on Wednesday, on the occasion of Ram Navami.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Lord Ram devotees spread message of social distancing, wearing a mask
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) In the wake of Bengaluru witnessing an unprecedented surge in Covid cases since the last one month, devotees of Lord Ram wore costumes of Ram, Lakshman and Hanuman with the message of maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask as part of the Ram Navami celebrations across Bengaluru on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Religious, political parties misused Islam to damage Pakistan: Imran
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has lashed out at political and religious parties in the country for misusing religion for their own personal gains.
2021-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Justice Srikrishna-led panel to manage Gokarna Mahabaleshwara temple: SC
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday appointed a committee headed by former top court judge Justice B.N. Srikrishna to manage the affairs of the ancient Gokarna Mahabaleshwara Temple in Karnataka, as an interim arrangement.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
What lies behind Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan's challenge to the state?
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan's government has been put under a severe challenge and test by an Islamist party, which has wrecked havoc in the country this week with its anti-France protests, demanding the government to expel the French Ambassador and cut all relations with the European nation over blasphemous cariacatures against the Prophet Mohammad.
2021-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
National Award film-maker Sumitra Bhave dead in Pune
Pune, April 19 (IANS) Renowned 7-time National Award winner Marathi film-maker and writer Sumitra Bhave passed away in Pune due to age-related ailments. She was 78 and breathed her last at a private hospital early on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
TTD extends Rs 300 ticket quota up to 90 days
Tirupati, April 19 (IANS) The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) on Monday extended the Rs 300 ticket quota to devotees for the next 90 days in case they had missed the opportunity between April 21 and 30 amid the rising Covid cases.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Amid violence in Pakistan, Dutch leader joins controversy
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) As violence continues in Lahore and other parts of Pakistan, Dutch businessman and right-wing politician Geert Wilders has joined the controversy over the ban on the Tehreek-e-Labbaik party in Pakistan.
2021-04-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Clashes between banned TLP, police leave 'few' dead in Lahore
Lahore, April 18 (IANS) Clashes erupted between members of the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and police at Multan road in Lahore, leaving "a few" group supporters killed and more than 100 injured, sources said.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
'Ram Navmi' celebrations in Ayodhya scrapped
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), April 18 (IANS) The Ayodhya administration has decided to call off the 'Ram Navmi Mela' on April 21, which attracts a huge gathering of pilgrims on the last day of Navratri.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion