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From 'Budhau' to a seer - the journey of Narendra Giri
Narendra Giri, known affectionately as 'Budhau', was born in Chatauna village in Phulpur district of Uttar Pradesh. His father, Bhanu Pratap Singh, was an active member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
2021-09-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Religion
Mahant's suicide note leaves many questions unanswered
Prayagraj, Sep 21 (IANS) The suicide note, purportedly written by Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad President, Mahant Narendra Giri, who ended his life allegedly by suicide on Monday evening, conceals more than it reveals.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Prreit Kamal goes 'Balle Balle' on her upcoming Punjabi films
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Prreit Kamal is a known name in the Punjabi film industry and she has been part of several music videos like 'Beat Crazy' and more. Prreit made her acting debut alongside Ammy Virk in the film 'Saab Bahadar' and she is on cloud nine as she has two Punjabi films lined up for release.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
BJP MLA says Christian missionaries got his mother converted, demands action
Bengaluru, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Minister and BJP MLA Goolihatti Shekar has demanded action against Christian missionaries operating in the Hosadurga Assembly constituency for allegedly carrying out rampant religious conversions. He further said Christian missionaries have even got his mother converted to Christianity.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
Dalit family fined Rs 23K after their son enters temple
Koppal (Karnataka), Sep 21 (IANS) The parents of a Dalit boy were fined Rs 23,000 after their 2-year-old son entered a Hanuman temple to seek blessings of the god at Miyapura village near Hanumasagar in Koppal district of Karnataka.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Mahant Giri's death: Akhilesh seeks probe by sitting HC judge
Prayagraj (UP), Sep 21 (IANS) Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav has demanded that a sitting judge of the high court should be asked to probe the mysterious death of Akhara Parishad chief Mahant Narendra Giri.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
Mahant Narendra Giri's autopsy will be on Tuesday
Prayagraj, Sep 21 (IANS) The post mortem of Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad chief, Mahant Narendra Giri, will be done on Tuesday afternoon after which his mortal remains will be kept in the Baghambari Mutt to enable people to pay their last respect.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
JUH starts 'Madani-100' free coaching centre
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Arshad Madani, President of Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind, inaugurated a free coaching centre called "Madani-100" for financially weak students in New Delhi on Monday and in which non-Muslim students can get admission too.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics,Religion
Priest accused of forcing conversion on UP family
Kanpur, Sep 20 (IANS) Scores of Hindu activists in Kanpur have accused a priest and his associates of forcibly converting members of a family to Christianity.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Ganesh immersion in Hyderabad's Hussain Sagar continues on 2nd day
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) The immersion of Ganesh idols in Hyderabad's Hussain Sagar lake spilled on to the second day on Monday as more idols were on their way for the ritual.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Kerala HC slams govt over inaction in Orthodox-Jacobite Church feud
Kochi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Monday slammed the inaction of the Pinarayi Vijayan government in not doing what a state government should do, after an order is put out by the judiciary.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
'Narcotic jihad' row: Congress to call meet of Kerala religious leaders
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Congress' Kerala President K. Sudhakaran on Sunday said that the party would convene a meeting of religious heads to tamp down tempers following a Bishop's statement that Christian children should be safe guarded against "Narcotic Jihad" that is being pushed by a specific section of people.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Mammoth Ganesh immersion procession underway in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) A mammoth Ganesh immersion procession was underway in Hyderabad on Sunday amid massive security arrangements and despite intermittent rains.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Stage set for mammoth Ganesh immersion procession in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The stage is set for Ganesh immersion procession in Hyderabad on Sunday amid tight security arrangements and Covid-19 safety guidelines.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple facing financial difficulty, SC told
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Administrative Committee of Kerala's Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple on Friday informed the Supreme Court that the temple is facing financial difficulty with expenses not met, as offerings are insufficient.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
TN govt to extend free food scheme to more temples in state
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government is planning to extend the day-long "Annadhanam" (free food) scheme to more temples in the state, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Minister P.K. Sekar Babu said.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
After dad Mammootty, Dulquer Salmaan also gets UAE Golden Visa
Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan is the latest Indian personality to be honoured with a UAE Golden Visa.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Diplomacy,Religion,Southern Cinema
Devotees to have 'darshan' at Ram temple from Dec 2023
Ayodhya, Sep 17 (IANS) The sanctum sanctorum of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya will be thrown open for 'darshan' to devotees in December 2023, just months before the next Lok Sabha elections.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
AP government appoints jumbo TTD trust board
Tirupati, Sep 16 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has appointed a jumbo sized trust board of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), which manages the affairs of world's richest temple at Tirumala near here.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Hindu outfit gives deadline to K'taka CM for action on temple demolition
Mysuru (Karnataka), Sep 16 (IANS) Hindu Jagarana Vedike South India Convenor Jagadish Karanth on Thursday gave a 10-day deadline to the Chief Minister to initiate action against officers responsible for the demolition of the Huchagani Mahadevamma temple in Mysuru.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
Lord Shiva statue to be installed in UP Raj Bhavan
Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Raj Bhavan will soon have a 'grand' Lord Shiva statue installed in the premises.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Kashmiri Pandits return after Harmukh-Gangabal Yatra
Srinagar, Sep 15 (IANS) A 25-member group of Kashmiri Pandits from different parts of the country concluded the two-day long trek and puja at the Harmukh-Gangabal holy site in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Objections raised against 'filmi' Ram Lila in Ayodhya
Ayodhya, Sep 15 (IANS) The seers in Ayodhya are up in arms over the inclusion of film actors in the Ram Lila planned during the Navratri in October.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Don't demolish temples in haste, clear guidelines to be issued in 2 days: K'taka CM
Bengaluru, Sep 14 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday directed the officials not to demolish temples in haste following a Supreme Court order.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
Telangana moves SC over HC curbs on Ganesh immersion
Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) The Telangana government on Tuesday challenged, in the Supreme Court, the High Court order banning immersion of Ganesh idols made of plaster of Paris in Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
India will host first 'Global Buddhist Conference' in November
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) India will host the first 'Global Buddhist Conference' in November this year. Indian Council for Cultural Relation (ICCR) has also instituted an award for promotion of Buddhist studies.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Bizman's son wedding: Kerala HC speaks tough on Covid rule breaches
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Tuesday expressed their displeasure in the way Covid protocols were violated last week at the famed Sree Krishna Temple Guruvayoor during the wedding of business magnate Ravi Pillai's son.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
'Trans-border implications': Centre on plea seeking reopening of Markaz
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Centre has told the Delhi High Court that the case registered in connection with the alleged violation of Covid-19 protocols at Nizamuddin Markaz, where the Tablighi Jamaat congregation was held in March last year, is a serious case, having trans-border implication and requiring diplomatic consideration.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Goa CM Sawant meets Fadnavis at Mumbai residence
Panaji, Sep 14 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant met BJP's Goa poll in-charge Devendra Fadnavis at the latter's residence in Mumbai on Tuesday on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Temple 'checkmate' for ruling BJP in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Sep 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka is caught between the devil and the deep sea after the Supreme Court's order on vacating places of religious worship built on public properties in the state.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
Telangana HC refuses to allow immersion of PoP idols in Hussain Sagar
Hyderabad, Sep 13 (IANS) The Telangana High Court on Monday refused to modify its order banning immersion of Ganesh idols made of Plaster of Paris (PoP) in Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad.
2021-09-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
TTD launches incense sticks made of flowers in Andhra temples
Tirupati, Sep 13 (IANS) The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) on Monday introduced incense sticks produced from the floral offerings made to deities at the shrines under its control in Andhra Pradesh. TTD Chairman YV Subba Reddy launched the sale of these incense sticks at the SV Gosala.
2021-09-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Juxtaposing the resilience of Jews in India with artwork of Siona Benjamin (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) This book is a double delectation. Its an inspiring chronicle of the resilience of the Jewish community in India over the centuries and a tribute to the artwork of Siona Benjamin, who grew up in Mumbais Bene Israel community and whose extensive portfolio reflects her background of being born Jewish in a country that is predominantly Hindu and Muslim but also gives ample space to other religions to flourish.
2021-09-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
UP man held for luring people to convert to Christianity
Mahoba (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 13 (IANS) The Mahoba police arrested a man for allegedly luring people for conversion.
2021-09-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Six deities who will also be part of Ram Janmabhoomi complex
Ayodhya, Sep 13 (IANS) The Ram Janambhoomi temple complex in Ayodhya will have temples dedicated to six different deities.
2021-09-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Telangana govt to file review plea on POP Ganesh idols immersion
Hyderabad, Sep 12 (IANS) The Telangana government plans to request the High Court to permit immersion of Plaster of Paris (PoP) Ganesh idols in the city's iconic lake, Hussainsagar.
2021-09-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
It's raining dollar, rupee, jewellery and gold biscuits in this Raj temple
Jaipur, Sep 12 (IANS) At a time when news regarding recession, funds crisis and job drops are making the rounds during the pandemic, its raining dollars, rupees, gold and silver jewellery and even gold biscuits in Sanwaliya Seth temple situated near Chittorgarh district in Rajasthan which is also believed to be the trade partner of businessmen operating here.
2021-09-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Kangana: Promoting regional cinema a step towards 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Drawing a parallel with how the global footprint of Hollywood had impacted the French, German and Italian film industries, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut said at a recent media conference here that it must not be allowed to grow in India at the expense of regional cinema.
2021-09-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Bollywood
Hyderabad's tallest Ganesh idol is again centre of attraction
Hyderabad, Sep 10 (IANS) After a year's gap, Hyderabad's tallest Ganesh idol returned to hog the limelight at this year's Vinayaka Chaturti festivities, which commenced on Friday.
2021-09-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Ganesh Chaturthi begin in Telugu states on contrasting note
Hyderabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Ganesh Chaturthi began in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Friday on a contrasting note amid Covid-19 restrictions and protocols.
2021-09-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
States observe Ganesh Chaturthi; CMs greet people
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) The auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic across states on Friday, marking the beginning of the 10-day festival also called Vinayaka Chaturthi in many parts of the country.
2021-09-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Maha: For 2nd year, austere Ganeshotsav, sans crowds amid Covid fears
Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) For the second consecutive year, millions of people in Mumbai, the coastal Konkan region and other parts of the state on Friday cheerfully welcomed Lord Ganesha amid stringent restrictions to ward off the lurking threats of the Covid-19 'third wave'.
2021-09-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Punjab CM condoles demise of Shahi Imam
Chandigarh, Sep 10 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday condoled the demise of 63-year-old Shahi Imam (Punjab), Maulana Habib-ur-Rehman Saani Ludhianvi, who passed away at a private hospital in Ludhiana city after a brief illness.
2021-09-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Muslim coordination committee files plea against Kerala Bishop for Jihad statement
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 10 (IANS) A day after Syro Malabar Church Pala diocese bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt said Catholic girls in Kerala were now becoming the victims of 'love and narcotic Jihad', the Muslim Coordination Committee at Kottayam filed a petition demanding registering of a non-bailable case for his remarks.
2021-09-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
UP govt nominates members to Muslim bodies
Lucknow, Sep 10 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has announced names of committee members of five minority organisations of the states, including the UP Shia Central Waqf Board and the State Haj Committee.
2021-09-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
President greets citizens on Ganesh Chaturthi eve
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, on Thursday extended his greetings to the citizens on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi.
2021-09-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
TN to carry out extensive land surveys to trace temples' lost land
Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) Department will carry out extensive surveys using different global positioning systems(DGPS) to trace lost land of temples in the state.
2021-09-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Sai Tamhankar's 'Medium Spicy' to premiere at Bollywood Festival Norway
Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) The much awaited Marathi language film 'Medium Spicy' starring Sai Tamhankar and Lalit Prabhakar is all set to have its world premiere at the Bollywood Festival Norway.
2021-09-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Allahabad HC stays court order on ASI survey of Gyanvapi mosque
Prayagraj (UP), Sep 9 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court on Thursday stayed the Varanasi lower court order directing the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct a comprehensive physical survey of the Gyanvapi mosque compound adjacent to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi.
2021-09-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
SL Catholic Church to take Easter Sunday blasts to UNHRC in Geneva
Colombo, Sep 9 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Catholic Church has vowed to complain to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva against the governments failure to carry out justice for the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings.
2021-09-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion