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In Parliament, Andhra's MP seeks intervention of PM Modi over attacks on Hindu temples across the State

During Zero Hour discussion in Lok Sabha, Andhra Pradesh's MP Galla Jayadev has expressed concern regarding several attacks on Hindu temples across the State. While explaining the several recent attacks on Hindu temples in Andhra Pradesh, MP has urged PM Modi to intervene in it...

Non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits stage a sit-in protest in J&K for their rights

In Srinagar, Sanjay Tickoo, the president of Kashmir Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) started a 'fast-unto-death' for the rights of the non-migrant Pandit community of Kashmir. Along with him, several other Kashmiri Pandits started staged a sit-in protest. They have started a protest at historic Ganpatyar temple in old Srinagar city of Jammu and Kashmir...

Andhra Pradesh Government allows limited devotees to enter the famous Kanaka Durga temple during Dasara festival

In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, the limited number of devotees following the guidelines of Coronavirus has allowed to enter the famous Kanaka Durga temple during Dasara festival. The temple is located in Vijayawada district of Andhra Pradesh. The temple would be close by 8 pm during the festival. ..

Ancient ‘Sankat Mochan Temple’ in Varanasi reopens for devotees

Sankat Mochan Temple, located in Varanasi city of Uttar Pradesh, has reopened for devotees after six months. The restricted number of devotees will be allowed entry to the temple due to Coronavirus pandemic...

Russian couple marries as per Hindu rituals

There was a time when Hinduism had almost vanished from the soil of Russia & most of the Hindu temples were either converted to Churches or Mosques. However, due to the work of scholars from the religious organization International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and by Swamis from India and small communities of Indian immigrants, Hinduism spread across Russia. ..

China demolishes 1000-year-old Buddhist temple in Shanxi province

Religious oppression has been continued in China under the Communist rule. China has demolished a 1,000-year-old Buddhist temple located in Shanxi province. ..

National Green Tribunal rejects plea for allowing ‘Chhath Puja’ in Rabindra Sarobar

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday (September 17, 2020) rejected the plea of State agency Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) for granting permission for Chhath Puja in Rabindra Sarobar. ..

Ladakh Buddhist Association writes to PM Modi and recommends 'Bharat Ratna' for Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama was awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and the US Congressional Gold Medal in 2006. Dalai Lama has been residing in India since March 1959. He was fled from Potala Palace in Lhasa after the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) occupied the Tibet...

Hindu man jailed in Bangladesh for insulting Prophet Muhammad

Bangladesh is a Muslim majority country. Although Bangladesh is officially secular, several cases of discrimination and exploitation of Hindus reported across the country. ..

PM Modi greets people on the occasion of 'Mahalaya'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people on the occasion of Mahalaya, which marks the end of Pitru Paksha. ..

Racism in Christianity: Church priest compares 'black lives matter' movement with 9/11 attackers

In the Detroit State of USA, the pastor of a Roman Catholic Church has apologized after a fellow priest likened 'Black Lives Matter' (BLM) movement to the people responsible for the 9/11 attacks...

TN Government invites applications from damaged churches for repairing

In Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu (TN), the administration has started receiving the application from churches which need to repair or renovate. ..

Woman church teacher jailed for sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old boy

The woman is identified as Courtney Bingham. She is nearly 20 years older than the boy. She met the teen at the Bethany Baptist Church in Loudoun, Virginia. she had sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old boy on a driveway and inside her own house at least ten times...

TTD officials warn devotees about middlemen and fake websites offering tickets for darshan or Job recruitment in temple

According to the officials, some fake websites were offering Seva tickets of Srivari Vastram, Udayasthamana and Abhisekam Sevas by taking money from devotees through online payment...

Kukke Shri Subrahmanya Temple in Karnataka reopens with Coronavirus guidelines

The ancient Kukke Shri Subrahmanya Temple has been reopened to visitors following the Coronavirus guidelines. The temple is located in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. For the last 173 days, the temple was closed due to a Coronavirus epidemic...

Haryana Government bans gathering of devotees at pilgrimage sites during Amavasya

Haryana Government has imposed a ban on the gathering of devotees at any pilgrimage site during Amavasya on September 17. The decision was taken by the Government to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. ..

West Bengal CM announces a monthly allowance of Rs 1000 to 8000 Hindu priests

The CM Banerjee has also announced a room for homeless priests under the Bangla Awas Yojana. The decision was taken ahead of the Assembly Polls in 2021...

Al-Qaeda threatens French President & staff of Charlie Hebdo over reprinting the caricatures of Prophet Mohammed

Al-Qaeda, a banned Islamic terrorist organization has threatened the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo after it reprinted a series of controversial caricatures depicting Prophet Mohammed. Al-Qaeda has threatened to carry out another massacre at the magazine's office located in Paris...

Gujarat temples experience a record number of online Darshan requests in lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic

Ancient temples in Gujarat have experienced a record number of online Darshan requests across the world in the lockdown which was imposed in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic. ..

Three temple priests murdered in Karnataka

In Mandya district of Karnataka, three priests were found brutally murdered in the courtyard of Sri Arakeshwara Temple. This incident took place in Guttalu village in Mandya, which is 100 km from Bengaluru city. The police have identified the three priests as Ganesh, Prakash and Anand...

Shia-Sunni Conflict: Thousands of protesters chant 'Shias are Kaffir' in Pakistan over comments about Islam

In Karachi province of Pakistan, thousands of Sunni Muslims have protested against Shia Muslims. The protest came in the wake of some major Shia leaders in Pakistan allegedly made disparaging remarks against Islam in a televised broadcast of an Ashura procession last month (August 2020)...

"Blasphemy laws are used against religious minorities in Pakistan such as Hindus, Christians and Sikhs, to violate their human rights and dignity," India says in UN Forum

In the United Nations General Assembly's High-Level Forum on the Culture of Peace, India has highlighted the 'culture of violence' in Pakistan. In the statement, India said, "Pakistan's deplorable human rights records and discriminatory treatment of religious and ethnic minorities is a cause of persistent concern for the international community."..

"SIT has been formed to investigate cases of love jihad in Kanpur," says IG Mohit Aggrawal

After reports from several forceful interfaith marriage and conversion cases, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed by Uttar Pradesh Police. ..

Over 4000 temples reopen in Himachal Pradesh as a part of 'Unlock 4'

The Government of Himachal Pradesh has decided to open all religious places across the State as a part of 'Unlock 4'. ..

ED takes action against Church of South India Trust Association for illegal transfer of Defence land in Karnataka

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) took action against the Church of South India Trust Association (CSITA) located in Bangaluru district of Karnataka. The ED has attached assets worth nearly Rs 60 crore of the CSITA in Bengaluru for alleged illegal transfer of land leased to it by the Defence Ministry...

Kerala's famous Guruvayur temple opens for darshan

In Thrissur district of Kerala, famous Lord Krishna temple located in Guruvayur town has been opened for devotees. The temple administration has made arrangements in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic according to the guidelines provided by Central Government...

Home Ministry issues FCRA license to Sri Harmandir Sahib Association

The Union Home Ministry has allowed Sri Harmandir Sahib Association to receive foreign funds to provide free food and other facilities to devotees of Golden temple...

PIL filed in Meghalaya HC to grant minority status to Hindus, Niam Khasi, Niam Tynrai and Songsarek communities

The petitioner alleges that “Section 2(c) of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) Act is arbitrary and contrary to Articles 14, 15, 21, 25, 26, 29 & 30 of the Constitution. The Notification dated 23.10.1993 facilitates the violation of fundamental rights viz. right to health, right to education, right to shelter and right to livelihood, etc. It is also against the equality, justice, and secularism, the great golden goals of our Constitution.”..

Odisha Government issues guidelines for the celebration of Durga Puja and other festivals

In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, the Odisha Government has issued guidelines for the celebration of Durga Puja, Kali Puja and Laxmi Puja in the State. The guidelines are valid till November 2020. ..

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa proposes ban on cow slaughter

Two years ago, Tamil-dominated North Sri Lanka had witnessed protests led by Hindus demanding a complete ban on cow slaughter. It had generated good support even in the Sinhalese Buddhist-dominated Southern Sri Lanka. ..

Rajasthan Government bans stone extraction for Ram Mandir construction

All the buildings and forts that have been standing in India for quite some time have been built with this stone. Most of the temples of Akshardham, Parliament House, and Red Fort are made of stones of Banshepaharpur...

No foreign trips for Pope this year due to fear of Coronavirus pandemic

In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, which is spread across the world from China, the Pope has dropped all foreign trips which were scheduled for this year (2020). ..

Superstition leads the conversion of twelve thousand Hindus to Christianity

The sting operation conducted by local media named Buldhana Live has revealed that Christian missionaries in the name of propagation of the religion started a conspiracy to convert the people. The report said that Christian missionaries have claimed that they cure chronic diseases. ..

Bishop of Advent Christian Church arrested for 50 Cr land scam

Tamil Nadu Police has arrested Bishop of Advent Christian Church named S.D. David in connection with an Rs 50 crore land scam. The land is located in Velachery town in Chennai district and it is belonged to the Church. ..

Karnataka Government grants Rs 10 Cr for the celebration of Dasara festival

Karnataka Government has decided to celebrate Dasara festival on a smaller scale due to Coronavirus pandemic. The Government also announced that a grant of Rs 10 crore would be released for the celebrations...

Sudan abandons Islamic Law after 30 years by separating religion from State

Sudan has come a long way to move forward with a separation of religion and State. Under an extreme Islamic rule guided by the norms of Sharia, Sudan has faced massacres, genocide, economic obliteration and even breakage of its southern portion in 2011, which we now know as an independent South Sudan. ..

Home Ministry suspends FCRA license of four Christian evangelical organizations

Christian organizations in India have been facing several allegations of religious conversion by force or fraud. It has been alleged that the Christian organizations in India are converting the non-Christians under cover of social activities. ..

Kolkata's famous Tarkeshwar temple reopens for devotees

Tarkeshwar temple authorities have reopened the temple for devotees. The decision was taken two days back after the guidelines issued by the Central Government in the wake of the Coronavirus epidemic. The temple was closed for the last five months due to lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus...

Hindu organization files complaint against Twitter for ‘derogatory’ post on the Hindu goddess

Vinod Bansal, the spokesperson of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), has filed a complaint with the Delhi and Mumbai Police against Twitter India over an alleged derogatory remark on a Hindu goddess by Iranian-Canadian author Armin Navabi earlier this month...

Vaishno Devi Shrine ties up with Indian Post office to deliver Prasad across the country

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has tied up with the Indian Post, for the speedy delivery of Prasad to the devotees across the country. ..

Pilgrims leave Govind Ghat Gurudwara for Hemkund Sahib

According to the officials, the pilgrims need to show negative Coronavirus test reports done within 72-hours before proceeding for the yatra. Moreover, only 200 pilgrims will be allowed to leave from Govindghat to Hemkund Sahib every day...

Persecuted 182 Hindus and Sikhs arrive in India from Afghanistan

After facing oppression from Islamic fundamentalists in Afghanistan, 182 members belonged to the Hindu and Sikh communities have arrived in India. The special flight was arranged for their arrival. ..

Turkish Islamic Foundation demolishes Greek Orthodox Church

The St. Georgios Greek Orthodox Church, which was restored and transformed into a cultural centre by the Nilüfer Municipality in Bursa, was taken from the municipality and transferred to an Islamic Foundation...

After arrest, Church pastor accepts sexual abuse and forced religious conversion allegations of a minor girl

In Gujarat, a pastor of Khlesia Church in the Rabari Colony area, Ahmedabad, sexually abused a minor girl, made her nude videos, and threatened her to convert her religion to Christianity...

Abuse in Church: Former head pastor of Church indicted on child pornography charges

In the Texas State of USA, two men, including the former head pastor at a local Church, were indicted on child pornography-related charges...

"Hindu widows entitled to share in all properties of a deceased husband", says Bangladesh HC

High Court of Bangladesh has ordered that Hindu widows will get a share in all kinds of properties, agricultural land and non-agricultural land, of their deceased husbands. Earlier, the law entitled the Hindu widows only to the homestead property of their husband...

Ayodhya Development Authority (ADA) unanimously passes the map of proposed Ram Temple in Ayodhya

The map for the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya has been unanimously approved by the Ayodhya Development Authority (ADA)...

"I won't condemn cartoons of Prophet Mohammad," says France President Emmanuel Macron

By quoting France has a freedom of expression; President Emmanuel Macron said that it was not his place to pass judgment on the decision by satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo to republish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad...

NIA books Islamic preacher Zakir Naik in the case of abduction & forced conversion of an Indian girl to Islam

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has booked Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and two hardline preachers of Pakistan origin in the case of abduction and forced conversion of a Chennai based Hindu girl to Islam...

Joe Biden greets Jain community on the concluding day of Paryushan and Das Lakshan festival

US Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden has greeted the Jain community on the concluding day of Paryushan and Das Lakshan festival...

Amid Coronavirus pandemic, mosques in Goa to reopen

In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, all religious places were closed for the last few months. Though the Goa has experiencing the daily rise in Coronavirus cases, Association of All Goa Muslim Jamaats has decided to reopen all mosques across the State...

Radical Sikhs raise pro-Khalistan slogans at the Akal Takht in Punjab

On the death anniversary of terrorist Dilawar Singh, an assassin of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, some radical Sikhs have raised pro Khalistan slogans at the Akal Takht, the supreme temporal seat of Sikhs, in Amritsar...

Muslims break Government's restrictions on Muharram festival in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic across the country

All-State Governments have imposed several restrictions on the celebration of any festivals in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic. Group of Shia Muslims had filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) to conduct the procession on Muharram. However, SC declined the permission for possession and quoted that if permitted, then one community would be targeted for the spread of Coronavirus...

ISKCON to build Radha Gopal Mandir Vedic India Cultural Centre in Varanasi by 2023

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has announced that it is going to develop a grand Radha Gopal Mandir Vedic India Cultural Centre in Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh, the second such after Kanpur...

Devotees in Kerala offer prayers on the occasion of Onam festival

In Kochi district of Kerala, devotees have offered the prayers at Vamanamoorthy Temple and Shiva Temple following the social distancing in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic. ..

Church Fest: Christians break Coronavirus norms, thronged towards Velankanni shrine

In Tamil Nadu, Christian devotees have broke all Coronavirus norms which were imposed to prevent the spread and thronged towards Velankanni shrine to attend the flag hoisting...

After India, Sweden experiences riot by Muslims over religious sentiments

Thousands of people gathered in the southern Swedish town Malmo and resorted to incidents of vandalism including tire burning and stone-pelting at police vehicles after a member of the ‘Stram Kurs’ group burnt a copy of the Quran...

Sexual Abuse in Church: Youth leader of Church charged on more than 80 counts of sexual abuse

Youth leader of a Church located in the Delaware State of USA has been charged for more than 80 counts of sex abuse stemming from sexual relationships he had with two teenage girls who attended his youth group of Church. John C. Sapp Jr., a 34-year-old from Hartly town who served as a youth leader at Maranatha Fellowship of Dover Church, was indicted following a confession to his pastor in February 2020...

Bombay High Court allows Taziya procession on Muharram in Mumbai

The Bombay High Court granted permission for a Muharram procession in Mumbai with stringent restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic. ..

Kerala’s Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple opens for devotees

In Kerala, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple has opened for devotees after it was closed for several months due to Coronavirus lockdown...

Indian Railways to link Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath

Indian Railways has decided to a lay a railway line of 327 kilometres, connecting Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath of Char Dham, via Dehradun and Karanprayag in the State of Uttarakhand. ..

Chinese authority fines Christian man for holding online Bible study

In China, a Christian man has been fined for holding an online Bible study in China. Chinese Government authorities claimed that he had violated a new anti-religion law...

Supreme Court sends notice to Centre on PIL for State-wise identification of religious minorities

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to Central Government on a PIL seeking directions to the Centre to frame guidelines for identifying minorities at the State level as Hindus are in the minority in 10 states. ..

Delhi High Court stays Sudarshan TV's promo on the rise in Muslims clearing the UPSC examination

The Delhi High Court stayed the broadcast of a show by Sudarshan News channel, which claimed to be an "expose" on the "infiltration of Muslims" in the Civil Services. ..

Muslim parents beat girl and shave off her hair because she was in relationship with Christian boy

In France, a 17-year-old girl from Bosnia was beaten up by her Muslim parents who shaved off her hair because she fell in love with a Christian boy. ..

Supreme Court declines the plea to hold Muharram procession across the country

Supreme Court of India has declined the plea to hold a procession on the occasion of Muharram festival across the country. ..

"Devotees coming from outside J&K for Vaishno Devi Yatra require COVID19 negative test report," says Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board

In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has declared the new norms for devotees coming from outside of Jammu and Kashmir for Vaishno Devi Yatra. According to new norms, to enter the shrine, outside devotees of J&K need to submit Coronavirus negative report which should not be more than 48 hours older. ..

Ireland's first-ever Hindu Temple opens in Dublin

Ireland’s first temple for the Hindu community has opened its doors in Walkinstown, Dublin 12...

ISKCON publishes the video of 'Hari Naam Bhajan' performing on streets of Sweden

International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has published the video on social media in which the devotees are performing ‘Haari Naam Bhajan’ on streets of Sweden. ..

Pakistan Government demolishes ancient Hanuman Temple and Hindu’s homes in Karachi

Pakistan Government has demolished an ancient Hanuman temple in Lyari, Karachi including the homes of about 20 Hindu families that lived near the temple. ..