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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...


These NRI sisters recite 700 Gita slokas from memory

Rajamahendravaram, Aug 6: Two NRI sisters — Sindhu Vagdevi Vipparthy (12) and Shruti Vagdevi Vipparthy (9) — won appreciation from one and all when they recited 700 slokas in Bhagavad Gita from memory at Datta Mukthi Kshetram, on the banks of the Godavari, here...


SC hears case of HC’s invalidation of Muslim convert girl’s marriage

New Delhi, Aug 4: Even as 24-year-old Hadiya, who was forced to end relationship with her husband and stay in her ‘Hindu’ father’s home by Kerala High Court has been reeling under depression, the Supreme Court has been presented with two conflicting versions about...

Athira returns home as Ayisha after High Court upholds her right to follow Islam

Kasaragod, Aug 2: A college student, who had to leave her home to study Islam in Kasaragod, has now returned home after the Kerala High Court assured her that she would be allowed follow any faith.

Athira, who now prefers to be...


Coastal Karnataka celebrates Nagra Panchami amidst soaring prices

Mangaluru, Jul 27: Hindus across coastal Karnataka on Thursday celebrated Nagara Panchami, the first festival of Shravan month, with pomp and gaiety amidst rising prices of essential commodities including fruits and vegetables.

Devotees thronged to temples and snake pits to worship...

Basavanna taught us to worship one god; opposed Hindu practices: Lingayat seer

Belagavi, Jul 27: Endorsing the idea of independent religious status for Veerashaiva-Lingayat community, Jaya Mrutyunjaya Swami of Panchamasali Peetha, Kudalasangama, has said that the 12th century reformer Basavanna had strongly opposed Vedic (Hindu) religion and its practices.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, the...