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Panel appointed by Modi govt proposes new Hajj policy without subsidy

A committee of experts appointed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led union government to examine the India’s Hajj policy has now drafted a proposal which includes abolishing subsidy for the pilgrims and allowing women devotees above 45 to travel in a group of at least...

Hijab clad women cricketers pitch for equality

Kashmir, Oct 2: Her hijab firmly in place, she slings her bat across her shoulders and rides her Scooty to college and practice, challenging not just her rivals on the cricket field but also societal and religious stereotypes.

As captain of the women's cricket...

4 drown during Durga idol immersion

New Delhi, Oct 1: Four persons drowned in separate incidents during Durga idol immersions in the Capital on Saturday, even as two were rescued, the police said. Search is on for one youth who is still missing, they added.

First incident


Colourful procession marks end of Mangaluru Dasara

Mangaluru, Sept 30: The procession of idols and tableaux and dances by various folk artistes marked the culmination of Dasara festivities at the Kudroli Gokarnanatheswara Temple here on Saturday.

The procession, which started around 6.30 pm from the temple, passed through...

Hindus complain over ‘offensive’ Australian lamb commercial

Sydney, Sep 11: India has lodged an official complaint over an Australian advertisement that features the Hindu god Ganesha and other religious icons endorsing lamb.

In the TV commercial from industry group Meat and Livestock Australia, a number of religious figures -- including Lord...


Saffron terror suspect, rapists find place on seer’s list of 14 'fake babas'

Allahabad, Sept 11: Irked by recent controversies surrounding self-styled godmen, the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, the top body of Hindu sadhus, today released a list of 14 "fake babas" and demanded a crackdown on "rootless cult leaders" by bringing in a legislation.



Crores of Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha

Sept 1: Crores of Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Adha holiday as some two million pilgrims carry out the final rites of the annual Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims on Friday made their way...

Bengaluru: 12,000 of 2.08 lakh Ganesh idols immersed on Day 1 are of PoP

Bengaluru, Aug 27: As the festivities for Ganesh Chaturti began on Friday in the city, as many as 2.08 lakh idols were immersed in various tanks in the city.

Though the Plaster of Paris (PoP) variety dominated the bigger idols...


Pejawar seer spends day reading books, chanting mantras after discharge from hospital

Udupi, Aug 23: After being discharged from the Kasturba Hospital in Manipal on Tuesday, Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Paryaya Pejawar Mutt spent time at the Vadiraja Mandira located next to the Sri Krishna Mutt/Temple complex by reading books and chanting mantras.



Supreme Court orders NIA probe into Hindu girl’s conversion to Islam

New Delhi, Aug 16: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into the plea of a Muslim man whose marriage with a Hindu convert Muslim woman (Akhila alias Hadiya) was annulled by the Kerala High Court as per the request...