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"Vaccination is the only way to fight against Coronavirus", says Kolkata Church heads

The heads of the two churches Bishop Paritosh Canning, who belonged to the Kolkota Diocese of Chuch of North India (CNI) and Archbishop Thomas D'souza, who belonged to the Kolkata Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church, have sent their message to all Church priests and associated missionaries that the vaccination is the only way in which the pandemic can be fought, Times of India reported. ..

UP to develop temples around banks of river Ganga under Centre’s Swadesh Darshan scheme

Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to develop the holy places located at the banks of Ganga River under the Center Government's scheme named Swadesh Darshan scheme. The decision has been taken to promote religious tourism in the State. The estimated cost to develop this spiritual circuit is Rs 100 crore. ..

Myanmar military attacks four churches for providing shelter to local rebels

Myanmar military attacked four churches after claiming that these churches were providing shelter to the local rebels. Tatmadaw (Burmese regime) forces raided a Catholic seminary in Loikaw where more than 1,300 people were sheltering. The forces said that the churches are supporting the local rebels. ..

Nun Rape Case: The Vatican rejects nun's appeal, but the case still pending in Indian Court

The Vatican has rejected the third plea of Sister Lucy Kalapura. She was expelled from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) when she demanded the arrest of the rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal belonged to the Jalandhar Diocese. As a result, she was expelled from the church around two years ago. ..

Unknown culprits destroy Hindu temple in Jaffna

A Hindu temple has been destroyed by unknown culprits in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. The temple was located near the A9 highway linking Jaffna and Kandy. It is seen in the photo that the idol of Lord Ganesha has also been damaged and the walls of the temple have completely collapsed...

Thieves steal Lord Rama's idol and cash from the temple in Mathura

Lord Rama's idol has been stolen along with worth thousands of rupees from Holikeshwar Mahadev Temple in Holiwali Gali that falls under Kotwali Police Station. The incident took place at the midnight on June 9. ..

America returns 27 Hindu & Buddhist stolen idols to Cambodia

The United States of America has returned around 27 Hindu and Buddhist ancient idols to Cambodia Government. These idols were stolen from the ancient temples in Cambodia. ..

"Allah will save us from Corona," says woman who opposed taking the Covid vaccine in Gujarat

It is observed that in the Juhapura town of Ahmedabad district, Muslims are opposing the Covid vaccination. While the world is struggling for the Covid vaccine, the Muslim community is refusing to vaccinate. Shocking facts have come to the fore when the question was asked why the community is against Covid vaccination...

Puri Rath Yatra to be held without devotees for second year in a row

Jagannath Puri trust is going to held the famous annual Rath Yatra of Lord Shree Jagannath in Puri without devotees due to the Covid situation. This will be the second year in a row when the devotees will not be allowed to attend the celebrations due to a pandemic...

Somnath temple reopens for devotees

After the Gujarat Government revised the lockdown restrictions in the State, the Somnath temple trust announced that the temple will reopen for devotees as per the new guidelines of the State Government...

Hundred devotees to participate in the annual Palkhi procession in Maharashtra

In the view of the Coronavirus pandemic, this year, only a hundred devotees participate in the annual Palkhi procession. Every year, thousands of devotees participate in the Palkhi procession. ..

Hindu girl attempts suicide while seeking justice

A Hindu girl who filed a complaint in the police attempted suicide in the police station after experiencing a delay in justice. She tried to commit suicide by pouring petrol inside the police station itself. The incident took place in Ambedkarnagar located in Lucknow district of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab Kesari reported...

Muslim man traps a girl by introducing self as Hindu, later leaks their intimate videos when she refuses to convert to Islam

In the Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh, a Muslim youth introduced himself as a Hindu and trapped a Hindu girl in love. He intoxicated her by giving drugs and made their intimate videos and clicked several photos. Later he started pressurizing her to accept Islam and get married with him. The youth identified as Imran Hashmi who introduced himself as Sonu Shukla...

Swaminarayan Sanstha to build Hindu temple on 33,903 square-feet in Canada

A 33,903-square foot Hindu temple is being proposed in Caledon East at 6939 King St. Kevin Bechard, a senior associate with Weston Consulting, who has taken the project on for Swaminarayan Mandir Vasna Sanstha Canada, described the temple as “almost a campus-style development.”..

Meerut Health Department urges imams of mosques to ask Muslims to take Covid Vaccine

It is observed that Muslims in the Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh are not taking the Covid Vaccine. As a result, very low vaccination has been done in the district because Meerut is a Muslim dominated district. ..

Muslim dominated village in Uttar Pradesh to follow Sharia law, decides to keep girls away from mobile

During the meeting, Muslim clerics have decided to follow the Sharia Law in a village located in Rampur town of Rampur district in Uttar Pradesh. Muslim clerics have decided to tell the residents to follow the Sharia Law in their day to day activities. The clerics also said that the Muslim girls should keep away from the mobile. ..

"Needs support of minorities to reduce poverty by controlling population increase," says Assam CM Sarma

Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the minority community should adopt a “decent family planning policy” for population control to reduce poverty. The poverty in the community is primarily due to an unabated increase in population, he said...

Muslim man introduces self as Hindu to a minor girl, later rapes after she refuses to convert to Islam

A Muslim man introduces himself as Hindu to a Madhya Pradesh based minor girl who came to Maharashtra as a worker. Later he attempted to convert her to Islam. When she refused to convert, the accused along with his three friends raped her. The incident took place in the Muslim dominated Malegaon district of Maharashtra. The victim is 15 years old...

47000 acres of temple land missing in records, HC seeks explanation from Tamil Nadu Government

The Madras High Court observed that around 47000 acres of temple land missing in the Tamil Nadu Government's records since the policy note for 1984-85 states that there were 5.25 lakh acres whereas the note for 2019-20 refers to availability of only 4.78 lakh acres. The High Court asked the Government to give an explanation...

Hindus file case against illegal construction of toilets at the site of Mansehra temple in Pakistan

The local Hindu community has moved the Abbottabad bench of the Peshawar High Court and filed a case against the unplanned constructions at the site of 3,000 years old Shiv Temple at Mansehra...

Islamists kidnap Hindu bride, convert her to Islam and force her to marry a father of two children

A newly married Hindu bride has been kidnapped in the Sindh province of Pakistan. She has been forcefully converted to Islam and married against her will to a kidnapper who is a father of two children. ..

Tribal Christians block medical teams, refuse Covid vaccination in Jharkhand

In Jharkhand, tribal Christians are refusing to take the Covid vaccine due to fear of death. The tribals in Khunti, Gumla and adjoining districts blocked medical teams that had been sent to carry out vaccinations...

Kerala Church to enforce changes in their criminal law to curb sexual abuses in Churches

Catholic Church has decided to enforce the changes made in the criminal law section of the Vatican’s Code of Canon Law which were approved by Pope Francis. Kerala Catholic Bishops Council spokesperson Fr Jacob Palakkappilly said the law will be applicable to all denominations of the Catholic Church in Kerala...

Canadian PM Trudeau reprimands Catholic Church for refusing to apologise

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau reprimanded the Catholic Church for refusing to apologize for its part in operating many of the country’s residential schools for indigenous children. PM Justin Trudeau asked Catholic Church to take responsibility and apologized after 215 remains of children, even as young as three, were found buried on the site of the Church-run former Kamloops Indian Residential School...

Kerala's Christian engineer who converted to Islam & joined ISIS dies in suicide attack in Libya

Kerala based engineer who joined ISIS after his conversion to Islam died in a suicide attack in Libya. According to the intelligence officials, his name had appeared in an IS document titled ‘Know your martyrs’, in which he was referred to as “Abu Bakr Al-Hind”. ..

Diver converts deceased employer's wife to Islam, attempts to circumcise their children

Diver converts deceased employer's wife to Islam, attempts to circumcise their children..

Archbishop resigns after failing to deal with sexual abuse cases in Church

According to a statement published by the Archdiocese, the Archbishop of Munich and Freising, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, offered his resignation to Pope Francis over failure to deal with sexual abuse in Germany’s Catholic Church...

Corona is not a disease, it will end only by pleading before Allah, says MP Shafiqur Rahman

Member of Parliament (MP) won from the Muslim dominated Sambhal constituency named Shafiqur Rahman said that Corona is not a disease at all. If Corona had been a disease, it would have been treated in the world, he said. ..

Jain community holds prayer sessions to seek divine support to deal with pandemic

With the Corona pandemic creating chaos in the country, the Jain community in Indore, Madhya Pradesh organized a day-long prayer session to seek divine support to deal with the pandemic...

Crying and apologizing to Allah will destroy Corona, says MP Dr ST Hasan

Dr ST Hasan said, "Corona is not a disease, crying and apologizing to Allah will destroy it." Belonged to Samajwadi Party, Dr ST Hasan is representing the Muslim dominated Moradabad constituency from Uttar Pradesh...

Kerala HC questions why State financing madrassas, a purely religious activity

The Kerala HC asked the State Government that in Kerala, madrasas are involved purely in religious activity. What is the purpose of contributing funds by the State for a religious activity? Hearing the petition, the Kerala High Court also asked the Kerala government to clarify whether it has contributed to the Kerala Madrasa Teachers’ Welfare Fund...

Hyderabad based Sikh Seva Society provides oxygen cylinders to covid patients

With an aim to tackle the Oxygen crisis in the country, the Hyderabad-based Sikh Seva Society has started providing Oxygen cylinders to those who have been tested positive for COVID-19 and getting treatment under home isolation. ..

Come together in fight against Covid-19: Dalai Lama

Tibetan religious leader Dalai Lama greeted Buddhist people on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima. On this occasion, he said that Buddha's teaching is essentially practical. ..

Chilkur Balaji temple shut for another 10 days

CS Rangarajan, the temple priest, said, “In the lockdown GO, it was stated that no public worship is allowed. Hence, we appeal to the devotees to wait for 10 more days. Please pray along with us to the deity to protect us from the devastating disease Covid-19.”..

Brutal attack on Hindu hawkers for shouting while selling vegetables before masjid in Pune, five Muslim youths arrested

Pune Police registered a case against 22 suspects and arrested five Muslim youths who attempted to kill Hindu hawkers who were shouting before masjid while selling vegetables. The brutal attack took place near Madina Masjid that is located in the wholesale marketplace named Ravivar Peth in Pune city. ..

Sikh temple in Japan raises $48,000 to aid India against COVID

With an aim to help India to mitigate the second wave of pandemic across the country, Indians in Japan have rallied to the aid their homeland with individuals, religious groups and businesses sending donations including prized cylinders of oxygen to different parts of the country...

No 'Bada Mangal' celebrations in Lucknow for second consecutive year

Amid the ongoing Covid situation in the Uttar Pradesh, all Hanuman temples in Lucknow have decided not to organize the annual festival of 'Bada Mangal' in the city. ..

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee organizes free vax camp at Golden Temple

Giving the boost to the vaccination drive, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has announced that they are organizing a free COVID vaccination camp at Golden Temple entrance plaza from June 5...

Ram Temple: Five people to be allowed inside the makeshift temple

Five people are allowed to enter inside the makeshift Ram temple at a time for Darshan. The announcement came after the Uttar Pradesh Government lifted the Covid-19 restrictions. ..

Indian Army renovates old Shiva Temple in Kashmir

The Indian Army renovated the old Shiva Temple located at Gulmarg town of Baramulla district in Jammu & Kashmir. “The Army battalion at Gulmarg, with the help of locals repaired the structure of the Shiv temple, Gulmarg. The landscape and pathways leading to the temple were also redesigned and rebuilt,” an Army official said...

Temples in Mathura reopen for devotees with restrictions

Temples in Mathura including Banke Bihari and Krishna Janamsthan, have announced that they would reopen for the public from June 1. The announcement came after the Uttar Pradesh Government lifted some Covid curfew restrictions from June 1...

Sikh body slams Punjab Government for not providing vaccine to SGPC

Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh criticized Punjab Government for not providing vaccine to the members of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). ..

Church youth leader fasts for 40 days thinking Jesus would give him Lamborghini

Mark Muradira, who was working at Risen Saints Church in Zimbabwe, believed that if he fasted for 40 days and 40 nights in the wilderness, Jesus would give him a Lamborghini. Mark did all this because he wanted to gift a Lamborghini car to his girlfriend. ..

Interfaith Marriage: Muslim girl turns Hindu without coercion, marries as per Hindu tradition

A girl belonged to the Muslim while a boy belonged to the Hindu religion. Before the marriage, the Muslim girl embraced the Hindu religion as per Vedic rituals and then married as per the Hindu tradition. The parents of a couple accepted the marriage happily...

Married Muslim man pretends to be Hindu, marries, converts wife to Islam by threatening to leak inmate videos

Uttar Pradesh (UP) Police arrested a married Muslim man who introduces himself as Hindu to marry a Hindu girl and later forcefully converted her to Islam by threatening to leak their inmate videos on social media. The accused identified as Abid Hawari from Azamgarh. Police filed a case against the accused under UP's anti-conversion law for concealing his religious identity, forced conversion and lying about his occupation...

St Paul Cathedral Church preaches online Christianity lessons to children due to lockdown

Chhattisgarh based St Paul Cathedral Church conducted the online classes of Christianity lessons for children this year due to lockdown in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Every year 200 children attend the religious classes, but this year, 100 children attended online. ..

ASI finds three new caves at Pandav Leni complex in Nashik

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) discovered three small caves at the Pandav Leni complex in the Nashik district of Maharashtra. ASI employee found them while doing pre-monsoon cleanliness work at the complex...

Union Ministry honors Pune based Bhandarkar Institute for preserving rare Buddhism books

Union Ministry of Culture and the International Buddhist Federation honored Pune based Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI) for its contribution towards the preservation of rare books on Buddhism. The institute has been awarded with the Vaishakh Samman Prashasti Patra by the ministry. ..

Vatican confirms 205 Church priests & 210 nuns died of Covid in India

Vatican News confirmed that at least 205 priests and 210 nuns have died of Covid-19 in India. Most of them died in April and May during the second wave of the Covid pandemic. The grim figure is provided by Capuchin priest Father Suresh Mathew, the editor of the Church-run Indian Currents magazine...

Cultural genocide: Report claims massacre of non-Christian children in Canada's Church-run school, 215 remains found

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission concluded in 2015 that residential schools were a program of “cultural genocide.”..

Telangana Police arrests Muslim youths who wrote Jai Sri Ram on masjid wall

Telangana Police arrested a Muslim youth who wrote Jai Sri Ram on the masjid wall to create a disturbance within Hindus and Muslims in State. Police arrested 20-year old Mohammed Abdul Kaeef, son of Mohammed Abdul Majeed and 14 years old unnamed minor. ..

Nanded Gurdwara confirms there are no plans to donate all gold for hospitals & schools, viral news is fake

Takht Shri Hazur Sahib’s PRO and journalists revealed that the news of releasing gold collected over 50 years for schools and hospitals is misleading and without facts. A popular Punjabi Journalist Sandeep Singh was one of the first to bust the claim...

Delhi activists allege IMA President Dr John Jayalal promoting religious conversion, court issues summons

A petition has been filed against Indian Medical Association (IMA) President Dr John Rose Austin Jayalal over the allegation of religious conversion of Covid patients to Christianity. Dwarka District Court in Delhi has issued a summon to him, asking him to be present in the court on 31st May...

Pakistani Hindu lawmaker submits bill seeking Hindus to be termed as non-Muslims

A Pakistani Hindu lawmaker submitted a bill in the lower house of the Parliament seeking that religious minority be constitutionally referred to as 'non-Muslims'. He said that the bill will end discrimination and establish equality and justice for every citizen...

Covid pandemic hits Church business, donations decline by 90%

The pandemic has badly affected the church business. As a result, churches struggling to pay the salaries of the priests and missionaries...

Malaysia observes Covid outbreak due to Ramazan & Eid, imposes total lockdown

Muslim dominated Malaysia observing the sudden rise in daily Covid cases during the holy month of Ramazan and the Islamic festival Eid-ul-Fitr. As a result, the Malaysian Prime Minister announced a near-total Coronavirus lockdown in the country, with social and economic activities to be halted for two weeks to contain a worsening outbreak. ..

Gujarat Churches recommend cremation as burial space shrinking

Due to the rise in daily deaths in the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic, Churches experiencing a lack of space in cemeteries for the burial. As a result, Church leaders started recommending the cremation of the deceased...

Iran court jails six suspects for spreading Bahaism

Six Iranian Bahai citizens have been jailed by an Iranian court for allegedly propagating the beliefs of the Bahai sect. Borhan Esmaili, Maryam Bashir, Faranak Sheikhi, Hayedeh Ram, Minoo Bashir and Derna Esmaili, six Baha’i citizens living in Shiraz and Borazjan, were sentenced by the Revolutionary Court of Dashtestan (Borazjan) to a total of 73 years and 6 months in prison...

Maryland Episcopal Church to host Yoga classes

Historic Trinity Cathedral, an Episcopal church in Easton (Maryland), USA, has opened up its sanctuary to accommodate Yoga classes. Suzie Hurley is the teacher of these Yoga classes, who also teaches pranayama and meditation...

Parsi body seeks permission to perform Covid victim's last rites as per their tradition

The Surat Parsi Panchayat Board filed a plea in Gujrat High Court seeking permission to perform the last rites of Covid victims as per the Zoroastrian tradition. The Court of Justice Nirzar Desai issued a notice to the Center and State Government. ..

Sikh leader claims threat to Sikhs from Islamic terrorists in Pakistan

A Pakistani Sikh religious leader has cautioned the community members to not move out of their houses late at the night due to threat from the Taliban. His video is circulating among the Sikh groups in Pakistan. ..

Sarna tribals oppose their converted Christian families

Sarna Tribals denied access to food, water and other necessities due to refusing to abandon their Sarna faith. Tribals accused that these converted families are taking advantage of Government grants and subsidies dedicated to Sarna followers...

First Bahai temple opens in Africa continent

The first local Bahai House of Worship in the continent of Africa opened for devotees. The temple located in the Matunda Soy, Kenya. The opening ceremony conducted on May 23 with limited devotees following Coronavirus guidelines. ..

Arab woman receives kidney from Jewish man who was killed in Arab Muslims riot

The man is identified as Yigal Yehoshua, a 56-year-old Jewish man. He was seriously injured after the anti-Israel mob pelted him with rocks while he was driving to his home in Lod, near Tel Aviv..

Langar consumption reduces to one fourth in Golden Temple

Due to the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic, low fall out of devotees in the Golden Temple Amritsar has been observed. As a result, consumption of 'Langar' (Community food) has reduced to one-fourth of the daily consumption...

Maharashtra's Gurudwara Takht Shri Hazoor Sahib to Donate all gold over 50 Years to build hospitals

Gurudwara Takht Shri Hazoor Sahib of Nanded has announced that it will release all its gold collected over the past five decades for the construction of hospitals and medical institutions. ..

South Korean temple enshrines Buddha's statue gifted by India

A statue of Buddha donated by India has been enshrined at Tongdo Temple, a South Korean Buddhist temple listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The enshrinement ceremony has attended by monks from the temple and the Indian Ambassador to South Korea Sripriya Ranganathan. ..

Jain community starts COVID-19 facility at Pawan Dham Jain temple

Joining the fight against the Coronavirus, religious communities across the city have opened their hearts and purses to provide affordable or free treatment. One such religious community has been Jain. The Jain community has started a Covid-19 facility at Pawan Dham Jain temple at Borivali. ..

Jain temple starts oxygen bank for Covid patients in Haryana

Haryana's Shri Atma Manohar Jain Aradhana Mandir started an oxygen bank for Covid 19 patients. Under that initiative, the temple is providing free medical oxygen to Covid-19 patients, who are in home isolation...

99 Buddhist monks test positive for COVID-19 in Sikkim

As many as 37 Buddhist monks from Rumtek Monastery and 62 Monks from Gonjang Monastery have tested positive for Coronavirus. ..

Nearly fifty Muslims offer namaz secretly, violate lockdown restrictions

No social distancing was observed while they offering the namaz. Some of them had not even worn a mask...

Significance of Narasimha Jayanti 2021

Lord Narsimha is a half-man-half-lion avatar of Lord Vishnu. Lord Narsimha is considered the 4th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Narsimha appeared in this form to save his devotee Prahlad from his evil father, demon Hiranyakashipu. This day is celebrated on the fourteenth day in the Hindu month of Vaishakha, Shukla Paksha. And this year, the auspicious festival is being observed on May 25...

Jerusalem: Temple Mount reopens to Jews after 20 days

Temple Mount complex reopened to Jews for the first time in 20 days. Jews were banned from visiting the Temple Mount due to Muslim unrest in Jerusalem. A group of 20 Jewish visitors was allowed on May 23 mornings into the compound...

UK Hindu temple reaches milestone, foundation work completed

A new Hindu temple built in Oldham, Greater Manchester, has reached a milestone with the completion of its foundations and steel frame and the start of the external brickwork. The Shree Swaminarayan Temple on Copsterhill Road is due for completion next year...

Muslims attack Buddhist family, case registered under Atrocity Act in Aurangabad

A mob of 20 to 25 Muslims attacked the Kharat family because the family opposed the installation of an Electric DP on the site of a Buddhist monastery. The incident took place in Waluj town of Aurangabad District in Maharashtra. The FIR has been filed by the police against ten Muslims. ..

Police arrest Muslim youth who threatens SDM over the demolition of Barabanki mosque

A Muslim youth named Ashraf Ali threatened the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of Ram Sanehi Ghat tehsil located in the Barabanki District of Uttar Pradesh (UP). Dariyabad Police arrested the youth. The Garib Nawaz mosque was demolished on May 17. ..

EPTB to restore 19th century Sikh Gurudwara in Pakistan

Nineteenth-century Sikh Gurudwara restoration proposal of Evacuee Property Trust Board (EPTB) has been approved by the Provincial Government in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Gurudwara built during the reign of Sikh ruler Hari Singh Nalwa. ..

Sudden spike in Covid cases in Rohingya Muslim camp after Eid

Bangladesh Government imposed a strict lockdown after a sudden rise in Covid cases observed in Rohingya Muslim camp located in Cox's Bazar district. A total of 863 Covid cases and 13 deaths have so far been reported among the more than one million Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh...

Chesapeake Hindu temple raises funds to help India against Covid

A Hindu Temple in Chesapeake, an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, launched a COVID-19 relief fund to support people living in rural villages of India. The temple’s board members started the fund on April 27 and have raised about $185,000...

Jain temple provides oxygen free of cost to Covid-19 patients

An oxygen bank has been established at Shri Atma Manohar Jain Aradhana Mandir, Indri road for providing medical oxygen free of cost to Covid-19 patients, who are in home isolation...

Mata Chintpurni Temple to donate Covid related medical equipment

Famous Mata Chintpurni Temple Trust started donating Covid related medical equipment and extended a helping hand to the Himachal Pradesh Government. The temple trust has launched an online service accepting the donation of medical equipment for Covid patients. ..

UP Police arrests four suspects who stole Ashtadhatu idols from Hatras Temple

Uttar Pradesh Police arrested four people and recovered Ashtadhatu idols from them. These idols were stolen from a temple in 2019 after holding its priest and his wife hostage. The incident took place in Hathras district...

Priest installs 'Nine ‘Shilas' at the foundation of Ram Mandir

With the prayers, Ram Mandir Pujari placed nine consecrated shilas, silver, and copper urns at the foundation of Ram temple’s garb griha (sanctum sanctorum) on Monday (May17). Moreover, Koorma Shila was also installed at the site of Garbha Guha in Ayodhya. ..

Vatican: 160 Church priests die due to Covid in India

The Vatican has expressed concern after around 160 Catholic priests died from Covid-19 in the past 5 weeks, or an average of 4 each day in India. Capuchin Priest Father Suresh Mathew, editor of the Church-run Indian Currents magazine has compiled a list of at least 160 diocesan and religious priests, who died in between April 10 to May 17..

Jain temple becomes Mumbai’s first religious place to open doors for vaccination drive

A Jain temple at Mumbai's JB Nagar (Andheri East) has been converted into a vaccination centre equipped with CCTV cameras, refrigerators to store vaccines, and rooms for doctors on the site. It became the first religious place to roll out the vaccination drive on its premises...

Hindu temple converts its hall into Covid care center

Mahalingeshwara Temple converted its hall into the Covid care center in Karnataka. The temple is located in Puttur city of Dakshina Kannada District. Management of the temple has made arrangements to take care of 40 persons at a time...

Man forcefully converts employee to Islam, police to file case

Jharkhand Police arrested a trader who forcefully converted his employee to Islam. The accused identified as Md Khurishid Mansuri (35), a resident of Jalaha village under Sanokhar Police Station in the neighbouring Bhagalpur district, which falls in Bihar. ..

Husband hides his Muslim identity at the time of marriage, woman files case

Uttar Pradesh Police filed a case under the Unlawful Religious Conversion Act 2020 after a Hindu woman alleged that her husband described himself as Hindu. She alleged that her husband hid his Muslim identity at the time of marriage...

China bans religious practices of Tibetans in Lhasa

Chinese authorities restricted Tibetans from certain religious practices during the holy month called 'Saga Dawa' in the Lhasa region. ..

Islamic countries stand against Israel and keep their internal conflicts aside

Amidst several conflicts within, all Islamic countries condemned retaliation of Israel on members of Hamas held in the Gaza Strip. Delegates to a foreign-ministerial-level meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have denounced the latest rounds of Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. ..

Coronavirus: Varanasi Christians to cremate Covid victims

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Christian community in the Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh started cremation of Covid victims. Instead of burying, families are adopting the Hindu tradition of cremating the bodies on ghats of the Ganga and taking the ashes in vessels to the graveyard for entombment. ..

Church priest and nun die due to Covid infection

Two Christian missionaries in Kolkata died after infected with Coronavirus in Kolkata. Catholic Church has sent out an appeal to all priests and nuns to pray for five others who are fighting Covid. ..

Survey: 66% participants blame Muslims for the spread of Coronavirus

The survey conducted by the Monash Business School in Uttar Pradesh in 2020 found that 66% of participants believed that Muslims were responsible for the spread of Coronavirus. ..

Sudden rise in Covid deaths after Ramazan, no space in Muslim graveyard

After the end of the Islamic holy festival Ramazan, the Muslim community experiencing a sudden rise in deaths due to Coronavirus infections. As a result, an authority of one of the major graveyard in Mumbai has decided to close down due to lack of space for burial. ..

Doors of Kedarnath shrine reopens with all rituals

After a six-month winter break, doors of the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath were reopened at 5 am with all the rituals on May 17. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, no devotees were allowed inside the temple however, temple authorities made online darshan arrangements for the devotees. ..

Terror attack on mosque kills twelve including imam during Eid celebration

When the Muslim community was celebrating the Eid-ul-Fitr across the world, Afghan Muslims experienced a deadly attack on a mosque in Kabul. ..

Guwahati's Kamakhya Temple to remain closed for 15 days

Amidst the Covid-19 crisis, Guwahati's Shaktipeeth Kamakhya Devalaya closed its doors for devotees for 15 days from today itself. Devalaya authorities gave the information through a notification. ..

TTD to build 22 ‘German’ sheds for COVID-19 patients

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) is going to build 22 sheds for the COVID patients in the State. They are going to build these shades with German technology. Each shed will have 30 beds facility...

PM Modi extends greetings on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya

, PM Modi wrote, "Happy Akshaya Tritiya to all countrymen. This auspicious festival associated with the accomplishment of auspicious works should give us the power to conquer the Coronavirus epidemic."..

Eid-ul-Fitr: Security forces deployed outside Jama Masjid

Muslims may gather with a huge number for the prayer, forces have been deployed early morning...