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Autorickshaw driver arrested for killing his father

Tamil Nadu Police arrested an auto rickshaw driver for murdering his father. The victim S Krishnan want to donate his land to Christian missionary...

Ancient Hindu civilization: 1100-year-old Shivling discovered in Vietnam

During restoration work by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), a monolithic sandstone Shiva Linga has been discovered in Vietnam’s Cham Temple Complex which is part of the My Son sanctuary in the Quang Nam province. According to ASI, the Shiva Linga dates back to the 9th century...

Delhi Police to file charge sheets against 294 foreign Tablighi Jamaat members

In Saket Court, Delhi Police to file 15 charge sheets against 294 foreign nationals in connection with Tablighi Jamaat gathering was held at Markaz...

Church suspends priest after his intimate photos with married woman leaks online

The Kerala Church suspended its priest after his intimate photos with married woman leaks online. The woman is an employee with one of the institutions under the Parish. The woman is married and a mother of two. It is also alleged that the woman regularly visited the church to meet the vicar during the lockdown in the wake of Coronavirus...

Church priest performs baptism on baby with a toy gun

In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, following the advice of medical experts to maintain social distancing to break the chain of the virus, priests have, on several occasions, been photographed with toy guns squirting holy water on the disciples...

Bharat Mata statue reopens with dignity by local Hindus

In Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu (TN), local Hindu people gathered and removed the cover of Bharat Mata statue with dignity after permission from local authorities. Police had covered the statue of Bharat Mata after a complaint from Christians. ..

MGNREGS labors find an ancient idol of Lord Vishnu in Uttar Pradesh

An ancient idol of Lord Vishnu was recovered on Saturday at Rasoolpur Badagav village in Kaushambhi district during the digging of a pond by laborers engaged under MGNREGS..

Taliban announces three-day ceasefire with Afghan Government on the occasion of Eid

The Taliban, who refer to themselves as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), is a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political movement and military organization in Afghanistan currently waging jihad within Afghanistan...

Sadhu Killing: In Maharashtra, police find sadhu murdered inside his ashram

In a shocking incident, a sadhu was murdered inside his ashram in Nanded district of Maharashtra on Sunday (May 24, 2020). The incident was reported at around 3.30 am...

Mosques in J&K remain close on Eid amid lockdown

In Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), the mosques will remain closed amid lockdown due to Coronavirus..

UP Government gets control of Shia and Sunni Waqf Board

The Uttar Pradesh (UP) Government has got the control of Shia and Sunni Waqf Boards due to the term of the existing authorities is over. The elections of the boards have been postponed because of lockdown in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic...

Pastor faces jail for breaching Coronavirus control rules imposed by Myanmar Government

A Canadian-Burmese pastor is being held in judicial custody in Myanmar (Burma) after appearing in court in the city of Yangon accused of breaching coronavirus control rules...

It is very difficult for minorities to live in Pakistan, says Hindu migrant

Religious discrimination in Pakistan is a severe issue for the human rights situation in modern-day Pakistan. Persecution of Hindus continues to increase day by day. After experiencing the denial of constitutional rights committed under Pakistan's Constitution, the Hindu migrants decided to stay in India. ..

Christian cemeteries denied burying of Coronavirus victims body, says victim's kin

The family of a 61-year-old Christian woman from Mahim who had died of Coronavirus was forced to cremate her body because the cemetery refused to allow her burial..

Shivaling, carved pillars and broken idols of Hindu gods found during excavation, says Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust said that during the construction works for the temple in the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya, the remains of Hindu stone sculptures, including a Shivling, broken-idols of Hindu deities, and carved pillars have been found near the site...

Pastor who prayed by laying his hands on Coronavirus victims dies due to Coronavirus

Franklin Ndifor, 39, a candidate in the central African state of Cameroon's presidential election in 2018, claimed to cure Covid-19. In previous weeks Cornavirus victims had gathered to the Kingship International Ministries Church, founded by Ndifor, where he lay his hands on them and prayed for their healing. ..

Delhi's Jhandewalan temple serves more than 18.5 lakh meals in lockdown

The Jhandewalan temple authorities served more than 18.5 lakh meals in the past 50 days to 35,000 people who have approached them for food in one of the greatest humanitarian efforts in the city during the lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic...

"We will prefer to die but will never ever convert to Islam," Hindus protesting against Islamic organizations in Sindh

Hindus in Sindh province of Pakistan have alleged that the Islamic proselytizing group, Tablighi Jamaat tortured them, demolished their houses and also abducted a Hindu boy for refusing to convert to Islam...

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam authorities to allow devotees for 'Darsanam'

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), the administrative body of Lord Balaji temple, is gearing up to allow devotees for 'Darsanam' of Lord Balaji amid the Coronavirus induced lockdown..

Muslims joining interfaith prayer is against Islam, says Muslim leader

Mujahid leader, Hussein Madavoor's participation at an online all-religion prayer session to end Coronavirus pandemic, has sparked a controversy within the Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen (KNM) with a section in the organization raising concerns about it...

Police arrests 129 people allege involvement in communal clashes in Bengal

A total of 129 people have been arrested so far for their alleged involvement in clashes between two communities in Telinipara in West Bengal's Hooghly district..

Hindus feed Muslim migrants in Assam during the lockdown in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic

Dev Kumar (55) did not think twice before giving shelter to 13 stranded Muslims from Bihar's Khagaria and Saharsa Districts under his roof. They have been living in his house in Lower Assam's Dhubri District since the first week of March...

TN Police releases pastor and 12 others who violated curfew imposed in the wake of Coronavirus epidemic

In Madurai district of Tamil Nadu, the SS Colony Police on Saturday (May 10, 2020) arrested 13 people, including a pastor for conducting a prayer on the premises of a church of a private school in the city in violation of curfew rules. They were later released on bail by the police...

Kerala Police arrests five Muslims who violets lockdown restriction by conducting mass prayers in the mosque

In Thrissur district of Kerala, police have arrested five Muslims who conducted mass prayer in a mosque in Kodungalloor in violation of lockdown guidelines. So far, several incidences of violation of lockdown guidelines were reported especially by Muslims and Christians in Kerala. ..

Muslim girl leaves Islam, embraces Lingayatism after love marriage in Karnataka

A Muslim woman has accepted Lingayatism in Hukkeri, Karnataka. Shivabaswa Swamiji of Virakta Math performed all the formalities. A Lingayat youth fell in love with a Muslim woman. Recently both of them got married too. The marriage of both is registered in Belgaum district...

Travancore Devaswom Board starts online booking for poojas in the lockdown

Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) has started an online booking facility for poojas at 27 major temples under it for devotees affected by lockdown in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic. The website https://onlinetdb.com/ has facilities to make payment for various acts of worship...

Church priest infects 35 people with Coronavirus

A Church priest in Russia infected more than 30 people with Coronavirus by conducting the mass. Infection of the priest was confirmed by the Governor of Krasnodar Krai Veniamin Kondratiev. ..

District Administration asks the Christian community to designate a plot for possible Coronavirus burials in the future

Following discussions with the Muslim community about the burial of Coronavirus deceased from the community and the need to earmark cemeteries located outside the residential areas of the city, the District Administration has now approached the Christian community in Vadodara, Gujrat, to designate a plot on one of the cemeteries located along the Ahmedabad Mumbai national highway, on the outskirts of the city...

26 US Congressmen urge Secretary of State,Pompeo to facilitate 'safe' relocation of Sikhs and Hindus from Afghanistan

Expressing concerns over the safety and security of religious minorities in Afghanistan, twenty-six US Congressmen have urged Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, to take all available steps to facilitate the "safe and expeditious relocation" of members of the Sikh and Hindu communities trapped in the war-hit country...

Former sacristan gets life-term for killing Catholic priest and rector of a Christian pilgrim center in Kerala

A former sacristan was sentenced to life by a court here on Monday for killing a senior Catholic priest and rector of a famous Christian pilgrim center at nearby Malayattoor two years ago...

Kerala Police arrests nine persons for holding prayers in a mosque

Nine persons were arrested for holding prayers in a mosque after violating lockdown restrictions in Kunnamkulam. The prayers were held at the Ayamukku Juma Masjid in Kunnamkulam..

Muslims warn Hindu devotees to conduct the prayers without the mic since it is a ‘Muslim majority area’

In Thrissur, the Krishnanda Ashram has registered a complaint with the Vadakkekad Police Station. As per the complaint by Hindu Math, two Muslim youths in a bike came to the Krishnanda Ashram of Periyambalam in Thrissur district, Kerala and warned the devotees there to conduct the prayers (Naamajapa) without the mic since it is a Muslim majority area...

Islamists kill Christians, kidnap bride and groom from wedding

Fulani militants killed seven Christians in three separate attacks over five days in Rafi County, including the execution of two Christians in Gidigori village on April 20, 2020 in Nigeria...

No Peace March at Gaya on Buddha Jayanti

Due to lockdown extension amid Coronavirus pandemic, thousands of Buddha followers will miss the traditional ‘Sujata kheer’ and long Peace March on May 7, the day marking Buddha’s birth..

Telangana Government extends online puja facility to seven more temples

The Endowments Department has extended online puja facility to seven more temples in the State, taking the total number of temples offering the facility to 19. It was on April 17 that the government has decided to offer the online facility in 12 temples for devotees who were not able to physically attend and offer the puja in the temples as entry into temples was restricted from March 20, 2020, due to the threat of Coronavirus...

Posters depicting doctors and nurses as saints insult Christian iconography, says Church

Romania’s Orthodox Church said a series of outdoor posters depicting nurses and doctors on the frontlines of the new coronavirus outbreak as saints, were blasphemous and an insult to Christian iconography...

Spanish speaking devotees participate in online bhakti retreat

Over 100 Spanish-speaking devotees from Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, the United States, Italy, Spain, Mexico and Colombia attended a full-day online Bhakti Retreat on Zoom...

Islamic organization declares Coronavirus as a "punishment visited by Allah upon the non-Muslims"

A spokesman Islamic organization Al-Shabaab active in Somalia declared Coronavirus as a "punishment visited by Allah upon the disbelievers" in an audio message reported on April 27, 2020, as 38% of Somalis recorded as viewing the pandemic through a "religious lens"...

Muslim bodies demand an inquiry against District Collector for violation of Sharia Law

In Andhra Pradesh, Muslim bodies have objected the alleged cremation of a person belonging to their community, who died of Coronavirus, in a Hindu crematorium...

Pakistan's universities study the Quran when worldwide universities researching on Coronavirus

As universities around the world try to discover a cure for the Coronavirus, Pakistani universities might offer students more religion, as a "panacea for all ills." Muhammad Sarwar, the Governor of Punjab, is proposing to make studying The Quran compulsory for Muslim university students in his province's universities, a view criticized by Hamza Arshad, a secular Muslim educator after...

Kuwait urges Muslim world body to take 'urgent measures' against the Indian Government

The Kuwait Government thought that the Indians are purposefully spreading conspiracy theories against Muslims amid Coronavirus pandemic. ..

Priests to offer first prayers at Kedarnath, Badrinath for PM Modi

After offering prayers on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines on the day of the opening of the temples, priests of Kedarnath and Badrinath shrine in Uttarakhand have also decided to offer the first prayers on behalf of the prime minister...

In Maharashtra, Muslims demand evening market hours, to buy food to break Ramzan fast

Residents of Dongri, Nagpada, and Bhendi Bazaar in Mumbai reached out to various community leaders citing that with market hours restricted to the first half of the day, they are unable to procure food in the evening...

Two Hindu girls abducted by the brother of Pir Faisal Shah Jeelani, a member of the National Assembly in Pakistan

Two minor Hindu girls have been abducted by the brother of an influential local politician in Sindh province. In a video, the victims' family demanded justice after their minor daughters were forcibly abducted by the brother of Pir Faisal Shah Jeelani, a member of the National Assembly...

“Obscenity and nudity are the reasons behind God’s wrath in the form of Coronavirus,” Says Maulana Tariq Jameel

Pakistani cleric Maulana Tariq Jameel has blamed the “wrongdoing of women” and their “immodest actions” for the pandemic that has infected millions worldwide so far...

People share homemade Kirtan videos on social media during lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic

During the lockdown in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, people from all over the world posting their Kirtan videos on social media. The people are sharing the videos on the Facebook group named Festival of the Holy Name Global Pandemic Kirtan...

Madrassa students infected with Coronavirus after coming in contact with Tablighi Jamaat members in Uttar Pradesh

As many as 13 madrassa students, who had come in contact with Tablighi Jamaat members suffering from Coronavirus, have tested positive for the virus, a senior health official said...

Court grants bail to 25 Tablighi Jamaat members including foreign nationals arrested in Mumbai

There was uproar when members of Tablighi Jamaat came to Mumbai from Nizamuddin's Markaz in Delhi. The Court granted bail to all Twenty-Five Tablighi Jamaat members including foreign nationals arrested from Mumbra, Mumbai...

UP Police arrest Prof Mohammed Shahid and 29 others including 16 foreigners in connection to Tablighi Jamaat meet

In Prayagraj, city of Uttar Pradesh (UP), an Allahabad University professor Mohammed Shahid has been arrested along with 29 persons, including 16 foreign participants of Tablighi Jamaat meet at Markaz Nizamuddin in New Delhi...

Islamic organizations demand the Government to release arrested foreign Muslims immediately

The Federation of Islamic Organizations and Political Parties of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday demanded the release of Muslims from foreign countries arrested on the grounds of indulging in religious preaching in Tamil Nadu...

Andhra offers financial assistance to religious service leaders

Andhra Pradesh Government announced that religious service renderers associated with all mosques, temples and churches in the State would be given one-time financial assistance of Rs 5,000...

Court charges Christian clergy with spreading Coronavirus

A Christian clergy was charged in Kenyan court with spreading the novel Coronavirus, the second person to face such charges in Kenya...

Andhra's temples offer online religious services in lockdown

In Andhra Pradesh, various temples have come up to offer religious services online for devotees during lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic. The devotees could place orders on the websites of respective temples for online services in personal absence..

"If we see that the disease continues to spread, we will ourselves cancel the Rath Yatra," says ISKCON-Kolkata Centre

With a week left for Akshay Tritiya, the auspicious day when construction of the three chariots pulled during the Rath Yatra begins, the ISKCON-Kolkata center is bracing for scaling down or cancellation of the nine-day festival amid Coronavirus pandemic..

More than 2000 servitors of Jagannath temple to receive Rs 5000 each amid Coronavirus lockdown

In Odisha, Puri's Jagannath Temple Administration decided to give Rs 5,000 to each of its 2100 servitors working in the temple...

India asks Pak to repair Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara urgently

India has asked Pakistan to attend to repair and reconstruction of parts of Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara that were damaged in a storm...

Haryana's six Muslim families accept the Hindu religion, said their ancestors forcefully accepted Islam due to torture under Islamic rule

In Haryana during the lockdown, six Muslim families living in Danoda Kala village in Narwana, have returned to Hinduism without coercion...

Mob brutally kills two Sadhus and a driver, Maharashtra Gov orders high-level probe

Mob brutally kills two Sadhus and a driver, Maharashtra Gov orders high-level probe..

Islamic institute Darul Uloom Deoband in UP becomes hotspot, so far, 47 Coronavirus infected patients found

In Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh (UP), a total of 37 Coronavirus infected patients have been found in 24 hours in Deoband region alone. So far, Coronavirus has been confirmed in 47 patients in Deoband...

Buddhist monk donates to Pope's Coronavirus fund

Ashin Nyanissara known as Sitagu Sayadaw, a prominent Buddhist monk, has made donations to the coronavirus emergency fund set up by Pope Francis...

"The Government will very soon decide whether or not to celebrate Puri Rath Yatra", says Odisha Law Minister

The Odisha Government said that it would soon take a decision on whether to hold Puri Rath Yatra this year, given the unprecedented crisis caused by Coronavirus pandemic...

Members of Nigeria's Islamic organization Boko Haram murders Christian pastor

Lawan Andimi, Christian pastor who refuse to deny Jesus, was kidnapped and then executed by members of Islamic organization Boko Haram in Nigeria...

Muslim cleric bans Ramadan prayers at Al-Aqsa mosque, third Islamic holiest site, due to Coronavirus pandemic

Muslim clerics said that Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound would be closed to Muslim worshippers throughout the holy fasting month of Ramadan due to the Coronavirus epidemic...

Police arrests Church priest for holding mass during the national lockdown

City harbour police arrested a Church priest and six others after a mass was held at Stella Maris Church, Willingdon Island, violating lockdown restrictions imposed to prevent Coronavirus spread...

HR&CE department live-streams the Chithirai temple car festival rituals

In Trichy, Tamil Nadu, the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) department, which manages the Arulmigu Mariamman Temple in Samayapuram, live-streamed the Chithirai temple car festival rituals...

Bishop who said 'God is greater than Coronavirus' dies due to virus infection

Bishop Gerald Glenn, the pastor of New Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Virginia, USA, has died, the church announced on Sunday (April 12, 2020). Glenn had tested positive for Coronavirus, according to a video posted by his daughter Mar-Gerie Crawley...

Police charges pastor who propagates online 'Christians are immune to the Coronavirus'

A Myanmar pastor who posted a sermon online saying Christians were immune to the Coronavirus will face charges along with three other people for organising services in defiance of a ban on mass gatherings...

Thrissur Pooram temple festival in Kerala cancelled due to lockdown extension

Kerala's Thrissur Pooram festival, the biggest temple festival has been cancelled for the first time in 58 years due to extension of lockdown in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic...

Mumbai police who arrested Tablighi members in Mumbra town get infected with Coronavirus

Senior police inspector, who held 21 foreign nationals and also the Tablighi Jamaat members, in Mumbra, Maharashtra has tested positive for Coronavirus. The police inspector had led an operation to apprehend the 21 foreign nationals in Mumbra after the Tablighi Jammat event at Nizamuddin area in Delhi amid the coronavirus outbreak...

Muslims opposes Sri Lankan Gov order of cremation of all Coronavirus victim's dead bodies

The Health Ministry of Sri Lanka on Saturday (April 11, 2020) announced that the bodies of deceased victims of Coronavirus would be cremated to prevent any potential biological threat. ..