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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
Kumbh returnees to be screened, those positive quarantined for 2 weeeks: Rupani
Gandhinagar, April 17 (IANS) In a significant decision, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday said that all those pilgrims returning from the holy Kumbh fair in Uttar Pradesh won't be allowed direct entry into their villages and towns. First, they will be RT-PCR screened for Corona infection and shall be quarantined and isolated for 14 days in case they are found positive.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Juna Akhara, other sects heed PM's call, end Kumbh pilgrimage
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to observe the ongoing 'Kumbh Mela' in a "symbolic" way, the 'Juna Akhara' on Saturday concluded the annual event from its side ensuring that other sants linked to different Akharas also agree to end the holy pilgrimage.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Covid surge: Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah closed till April 30
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The management of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah has decided to close the dargah for devotees till April 30 in view of the unprecedented rise in Covid cases in the the national capital. During this period, devotees will neither be allowed to chant at the dargah nor enter inside the tomb.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Padma Shri actor Vivekh passes away. TN to accord police honours (afternoon ld)
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Tamil movie comedian and Padma Shri recipient Vivekh passed away on Saturday at a private hospital here. He was 59.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
PM appeals for symbolic 'Kumbh Mela' to strengthen fight against Covid
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) With reports of huge number of Covid positive cases from 'Kumbh Mela' area in Haridwar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to observe the event "symbolic" to strengthen fight against the deadly virus.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Meera Jasmine returns after hiatus in Sathyan Anthikadu film
Kochi, April 17 (IANS) After almost a five year hiatus hugely popular actress Meera Jasmine is all set to don the greasepaint in the film of master story teller- Sathyan Anthikadu.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Kumbh Mela might culminate early amid Covid-19 surge
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Niranjan Akhada has announced curtailing the ongoing Kumbh Mela on April 17, almost two weeks ahead of schedule, after several senior BJP leaders in Uttarakhand held discussion with the Akhadas to convince them to end it amid surge in Covid-19 cases and concerns of violation of Covid protocols, a senior party leader said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
TN's Big temple among monuments to remain shut till May 15
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur Big temple, Brihadeeswarar temple and Kailasanathar temple, along with other living monuments, will remain shut till May 15 amid surge in Covid-19 cases, sources in the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Religion
'Jai Shri Ram' masks much in demand
Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) With more and more people turning to prayers in the pandemic, masks with 'Jai Shri Ram' printed on them are in great demand.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Goddess Durga wears mask to send a message
Etah (Uttar Pradesh), April 16 (IANS) With the pandemic fear turning all pervasive, the idol of Goddess Durga in a temple in Etah district is now wearing a mask.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Covid test must for Karnataka pilgrims returning from Kumbh
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) Covid test would be mandatory for all Karnataka pilgrims returning from Kumbh mela at Uttarkhand's Haridwar, state Health Minister K. Sudhakar announced on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Vendors, traders lose hope with pandemic, curbs on temple festivals
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Traders and vendors in several towns of Tamil Nadu were expecting to make up for the losses of 2020 when the lockdown had made it impossible to conduct temple festivals. However with the second wave of the pandemic hitting the state, the government has already brought in restrictions on the number of people participating in the temple festivals.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Ramzan fasting begins in Karnataka amid Covid surge
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) The month-long Ramazan fasting began across Karnataka on a solemn note in compliance with the Covid norms amid the second wave of the pandemic, an official said on Wednesday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Pakistan bans Islamic party after violent protests
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) The Pakistan government has decided to impose a ban on the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan under the anti-terrorism law.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Catholic Bishop in Ahmedabad proposes cremation of deceased in Corona times
Gandhinagar, April 14 (IANS) The Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Ahmedabad has urged the Catholic church to opt for cremation of a deceased faithful, looking at the rising number of Covid-19 deaths in the state, and also the space crunch in the cemeteries.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Gujarat CM to meet religious leaders on Covid situation
Gandhinagar, April 14 (IANS) The Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani on Wednesday evening, will hold a virtual meeting with various religious leaders of the state on the prevailing situation of Corona infection in the state. The CM will hold discussions with them and request cooperation from every community in the fight against the virus.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Dull celebrations as Indian expats mark their New Year in UAE
Dubai, April 14 (IANS) The Indian expatriate communities from various states across the country, are celebrating their traditional New Years, albeit, on a low-key.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Religion
Tamils celebrate New Year with traditional fervour
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) People across Tamil Nadu welcomed the Tamil New Year or 'Pilava' year on Wednesday with traditional fervour.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
UP Guv, Yogi appeal to religious leaders to check Covid
Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) UP Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have appealed to religious leaders to motivate the eligible people to take the vaccine against Corona virus, in view of the second wave of the pandemic.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
'Those fasting in Ramzan can take jab'
Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) A 'fatwa' issued by a prominent Sunni cleric here has said that those observing fast during the month of Ramzan can get vaccinated for Covid-19.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Karnataka issues guidelines for Ramzan
Bengaluru, April 13 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Tuesday issued guidelines for devotees during the month-long Ramzan fasting from Wednesday amid the second wave of the Covid pandemic.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Andhra CM wishes luck to farmers on Ugadi, prays for rains
Amaravati, April 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday prayed for abundant rains and victory over the Covid-19 pandemic, as he wished good luck to the farmers on the occasion of the Ugadi festival.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
On Ramzan eve, Maha mosque turns into blood donation camp
Beed (Maharashtra), April 13 (IANS) In an unusual but welcome step on the eve of the holy Ramzan month, a mosque in Maharashtra's Beed became the venue for a blood donation camp as the state grapples with a huge shortage of blood, an organiser said on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Sunni Waqf Board goes to High Court on Gyanvapi issue
Prayagraj, April 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board on Tuesday moved an urgent petition before the Allahabad High Court in the Kashi Vishwanath Mandi-Gyanvapi Masjid case in which the trial court at Varanasi allowed an ASI study of the mosque on April 8.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Ghani urges Taliban to observe ceasefire during Ramadan
Kabul, April 13 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday urged the Taliban to halt fighting and observe a ceasefire during the Islamic holy month month of Ramadan aimed at bolstering the peace process.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Amid restrictions, rush in Himachal temples to mark Navratri
Shimla, April 13 (IANS) Amid the rising coronavirus cases and restrictions, devotees on Tuesday thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on the first day of the nine-day long Chaitra Navratri festival.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion
Gyanvapi Masjid Committee seeks stay on ASI survey
Varanasi, April 13 (IANS) The Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee, the management committee of the Gyanvapi Masjid in Varanasi, has filed an urgent petition before the Allahabad High Court seeking a stay on the April 8 judgment of a local court in Varanasi, allowing an archaeological survey of the entire complex by the Archaeological Survey of India.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Devotees in Punjab, Haryana throng gurdwaras to mark Baisakhi
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) Devotees across Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday thronged gurdwaras, including the Harmandir Sahib popularly known as Golden Temple in Amritsar, to mark the festival of Baisakhi.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion
Telugu CMs, Governors extend warm Ugadi greetings
Amaravati/Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) Both the Telugu states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Chief Ministers, Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and K. Chandrasekhar Rao, and Governors Biswa Bhusan Harichandan and Tamilisai Soundararajan extended Ugadi greetings on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Online registration of Amarnath yatra to begin from April 15
Jammu, April 12 (IANS) The online registration of pilgrims for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2021 is going to commence on April 15 for both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Religion
3 ex-Cong MPs in fray for UP Shia Board
Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) Three former MPs of the Congress -- Begum Noor Bano, Akhtar Hussain Rizvi and Syed Sibte Razi -- will be in the fray for the membership of Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board from MP/MLA quota.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Online registration for devotees at Bankey Bihari temple
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), April 12 (IANS) Devotees will now have to register online from Tuesday before they are allowed to enter the famous Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan for 'darshan'.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on pilgrimage to Sabarimala
Thiruvananathapuram, April 11 (IANS) Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Sunday climbed the hilltop shrine of Sabarimala to have a darshan of Lord Ayyappa.
2021-04-11
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
UP man held for announcing reward on priest's head
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) , April 11 (IANS) The Meerut police have arrested a youth for allegedly announcing a reward for killing a controversial priest of a temple in Ghaziabad's Dasna area.
2021-04-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
UP man booked for forcing conversion, 2 years after marriage
Aligarh (UP), April 11 (IANS) Two years after marriage, a woman has accused her husband and his two sisters of 'forcibly converting' her.
2021-04-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Covid surge: UP allows only 5 persons at a time in religious places
Lucknow, April 11 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to prohibit the entry of more than five persons at a time in all religious places.
2021-04-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Andhra CM to partake in Sita Rama Kalyanam on April 26
Tirupati, April 10 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy will attend the Sita Rama Kalyanam (divine wedding) at Vontimitta in Kadapa district on April 26.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
BJP leaders slam TTD priest for likening Jagan to Lord Vishnu
Tirupati, April 10 (IANS) Several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Andhra Pradesh have castigated Tirumala Triupati Devasthanams (TTD) chief priest A.V. Ramana Deekshitulu for giving a divine allusion to Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy recently.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Use loudspeakers for Azan from one mosque in a mohalla, says cleric
Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) Amid an ongoing row over use of loudspeakers for Azan, an eminent Islamic scholar and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) leader Moulana Khalid Saifullah Rehmani has suggested that if an area has many mosques, external loudspeakers be used for Azan from one big mosque.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
PIL against colonial code barring women temple administrators in Bombay HC
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Days after Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde lauded Goa for following the Uniform Civil Code, a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a young lawyer has questioned a colonial era temple code, which bars women from being appointed as "mazanes"/"mahajans" (temple administrators).
2021-04-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Sunni Board to challenge ASI survey order for Gyanvapi mosque
Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board has said that it will challenge the Varanasi court order, allowing archaeological survey to take place at the Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi mosque site, in the higher court.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Highlight Guru Teg Bahadur's sacrifice for religious freedom: Kharge
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The 400th Birth Anniversary (Prakash Purab) of Guru Teg Bahadur should not be looked only as a "religious event" but his sacrifice for the religious freedom should be highlighted, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said on Thursday.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion