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Bengal Imams appeal to Muslims to stay home in Shab-e-Barat
Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) The West Bengal Imam Association on Monday appealed to the Muslim community to abide by the lockdown and stay away from organising processions or gatherings and visiting burial grounds on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat later this week.
2020-04-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Everything used to demonise Muslims: Owaisi
Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said that everything is being used to demonise Muslims in India.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
K'taka bans visit to Muslim shrines, cemetery on April 9
Bengaluru, April 6 (IANS) The Karnataka government banned visit to Muslim shrines and graveyards on April 9 for prayers to mark 'Shab-e-Barat' due to the 21-day lockdown in force to prevent the coronavirus spread, an official said on Monday.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion
Plea in SC to restrain media from demonising Muslim community
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court by Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind seeking direction to the Centre to stop the dissemination of fake news and take strict action against the sections of the media spreading bigotry and communal hatred in connection with Nizamuddin Markaz.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
SGPC, DSGMC to get rice, wheat at PDS rates
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday said the Centre has allowed Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and Delhi Shiromani Gurdwara Management Committee to procure rice and wheat at the public distribution system (PDS) rates for serving the people hit by coronavirus.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Low key Ram Navmi festivities as fear grips Krishna land
Agra/Mathura, April 2 (IANS) Panic-stricken Shri Krishna shrines in Mathura, Vrindavan, Goverdhan and Barsana wore a deserted look on Thursday, as arrival of pilgrims has come to a halt. Most temples remain closed but the ritualistic pujas continue.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Empty streets, deserted temples on Ayodhya's Big Day
Ayodhya, April 2 (IANS) Ayodhya this year post the Ram Janmabhoomi verdict had planned one of the biggest ever celebrations on Ram Navami. But the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus has put everything on hold. On Thursday -- Ram Navami -- Ayodhya woke up to empty streets, barren Ghats of Saryu and deserted temples.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Maulana Saad: Cleric who loves controversy; delivering 'objectionable' speeches
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Caught in the eye of a storm over sheltering more than 2,000 religious followers in a Delhi mosque during the COVID-19 lockdown, the Amir (chief) of Tablighi Jamaat, Maulana Saad Khandhlawi has been a controversial Muslim cleric for years.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
400 stranded Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims sheltered in Jammu city
Jammu, April 1 (IANS) Around 400 pilgrims of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine who could not return to their homes are safely sheltered in Jammu city.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Prez,PM greet people of Odisha on Utkala Dibasa
Bhubaneswar, April 1 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of Utkala Dibasa.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion
Nizamuddin markaz: 24 test positive for corona, 1,033 evacuated
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Tuesday that 24 people have been found corona positive in the Nizamuddin markaz that has turned into ground zero of the new cases spiralling out of control following an ijtima in mid-March.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Rana Daggubati advises fans to stay at home
Hyderabad, March 30 (IANS) Telugu star Rana Daggubati has advised his fans to stay at home. Given the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the National award-winner star has urged people to follow precautions and stay at home during the lockdown.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
With preachers testing positive, Tablighi Jamaat under spotlight
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) Ten Indonesian preachers who tested positive for Covid-19 in Telangana last week and some people of two other nationalities being quarantined has brought Tablighi Jamaat into focus.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Stick to govt's directives, appeal Kerala religious bodies
Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) In a show of unity, cutting across caste communities and religious line, top religious and social leaders in Kerala on Saturday appealed to all in the state to adhere to the government's directives so as to help check the spread of Covid-19, which has taken a heavy toll in the state.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Prabhas gives 4 crore for fight against COVID-19
Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) "Baahubali" actor Prabhas became the latest Telugu star to donate for the cause of combating against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
South and B'wood stars convey festive greetings to fans amid lockdown
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Wednesday marked the festivities of Gudi Padwa, Ugadi and the start of Navaratri all over India, but with the COVID-19 lockdown there has been no celebration anywhere. Many Bollywood and South stars took to social media to wish fans on the festive day, and tried to cheer them up. At the same time, celebrities did not forget to remind citizens to stay at home during the 21-day lockdown period.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Bollywood
Muslims to pray at home avoid coming to mosques :JIH
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Sharia Council of Jamaat e Islami has issued certain guidelines for the prayers to be performed in the mosque, the body said that public should stay away from mosques and offer prayers at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Huge fire guts Ramdev's natural health centre in Haridwar
Haridwar, March 22 (IANS) A huge fire swept through yoga guru Baba Ramdev's natural health centre here on Sunday afternoon, reducing it to ashes.
2020-03-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajinikanth urges all to observe Janata Curfew
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Saturday urged citizens to stay indoors on March 22 and follow 'Janata Curfew', as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
COVID-19: SGPC not to shut gurdwaras; taking precautions
Chandigarh, March 21 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), considered a mini Parliament of Sikh religious affairs, has decided not to shut its managed gurdwaras, including the holiest shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion
Simhachalam temple also to shut down
Amaravati, March 19 (IANS) After the Tirumala Tirupati temple, Simchalam temple of Andhra Pradesh also announced on Thursday that it is shutting down for devotees in view of Covid-19 scare.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion
Tirupati temple shut for devotees
Tirupati, March 19 (IANS) Authorities in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday announced closure of Tirumala's famous Balaji temple for devotees as part of the precautionary measures to contain spread of Covid-19.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Mizos' biggest spring festival 'Chapchar Kut' celebrated in Tripura
Agartala, March 14 (IANS) As part of the cultural integration among the northeastern states, Mizoram's biggest festival "Chapchar Kut" was celebrated in Tripura on Saturday.
2020-03-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Religion
Yogi to oversee shifting of Ram idol in Ayodhya
Ayodhya, March 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will participate in the rituals for shifting of the Ram Lalla statue to the new makeshift structure on March 25, which will also mark the beginning of 'Navratri'.
2020-03-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Bhudevi a shining example of women's empowerment
Visakhapatnam, March 8 (IANS) Padala Bhudevi, who received the "Nari Shakti Puraskar" from President Ram Nath Kovind on the International Women's Day, is working for women empowerment among tribals in north coastal region of Andhra Pradesh.
2020-03-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Chh'garh women groups prepare herbal gulal for skin-safe Holi
Raipur, March 8 (IANS) Chhattisgarh is all set to celebrate a herbal Holi this year. Several self-funded groups of women have prepared herbal gulal using flowers offered in temples and bouquets received by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.
2020-03-08
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Religion
Attukal Pongala will go ahead on Monday: Kerala Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, March 8 (IANS) Even with five new coronavirus cases being reported in Kerala, State Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Sunday said that the famed Attukal Pongala temple festival will be held on Monday as per tradition.
2020-03-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Security beefed up in TN's Coimbatore after mosque attacked
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) A large number of policemen were deployed in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore for additional security after a mosque was attacked by some unidentified assailants on Wednesday night, police said.
2020-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Babri plaintiff suggests options for mosque land
Ayodhya, March 4 (IANS) Iqbal Ansari, one of the plaintiffs in the Babri title suit, has come up with a new suggestion for the five acre land designated for a mosque.
2020-03-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
PMK, DMK condemn plans to hand over TN temples to ASI
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu are opposed to the idea of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) taking over the temples in the state, saying "it is equivalent to closing them".
2020-03-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Kartarpur visitors quizzed in national security interest: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday told the Assembly that the state police had questioned some pilgrims on their return from Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara (in Pakistan) on an IB request and in the interest of national security.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Punjab CM for speedy probe into sacrilege case
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday met families of the victims of the Behbal Kalan incident, and promised that investigation into the case would be taken to its logical conclusion and those found guilty would be punished.
2020-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Confirm all Hajj applications: Palaniswami to PM
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct the Ministry of Minority Affairs to confirm all the 6,028 Hajj applications received in the state.
2020-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Gaiety marks Shivaratri in Telugu states
Amaravati/Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Traditional gaiety and religious fervour marked Maha Shivaratri in the two Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion
Wrong to organise anti-CAA meeting on Mahashivratri
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) It is wrong to hold an anti-CAA protest meeting on occasion of Mahashivratri, BJP state president Sadanand Shet Tanavade said on Friday, ahead of a massive protest rally scheduled to be held later today in which the influential Roman Catholic Church has also publicly urged Catholics to participate in.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
'Shiv bhakt' Rahul Gandhi greets nation on Mahashivaratri
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Congress leader and self-proclaimed 'Shiv bhakt' Rahul Gandhi on Friday extended greetings to the nation on the occasion of Mahashivaratri.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
VHP leads Ram Mandir Trust with 9 out of 15 members
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh off-shoot, has an absolute majority in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, which was formed on the orders of the Supreme Court.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
I don't appease Muslims, I appease humanity: Mamata
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) Refuting the charge that she "appeases Muslims", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her principle is to "appease humanity".
2020-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
VHP welcomes changes in Ram Janmabhoomi trust
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) After initial disenchantment with the formation of the Ram Temple trust, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Wednesday warmly welcomed the induction of Nritya Gopal Das and VHP's Champat Rai into the trust.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Ram temple as per model but grander, says Mahant Nritya Gopal
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the newly-appointed Chairman of the Ram Mandir Trust, said the new model of the Ram Mandir will remain the same as proposed by the VHP, but some changes will be made to make it even higher and bigger.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Two UP IAS officers to attend Ram temple trust meeting
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Two IAS officers have been invited to join the first meeting of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, being held in Delhi on Wednesday evening.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Guterres says visit to Kartarpur gurdwara 'very emotional'
United Nations, Feb 18 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that his visit to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartapur was a "very emotional moment."
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Preparations finalised for Shivratri celebrations in Kashmir
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) For the smooth celebration of the Mahashivratri festival across the Kashmir Division on February 21, Divisional Commissioner (Kashmir) Baseer Ahmad Khan on Tuesday directed the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to provide essential commodities in areas populated by the Pandit community on a priority basis.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
'Uighur Muslims land in detention camps for having beard, veil'
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) A document which delineates the lives of hundreds of Uighur Muslims currrently in internment camps across China, was allegedly leaked by a source inside Xinjiang showing how members of the community are detained for having beards, wearing veils and using the internet.
2020-02-18
Category: International, China,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Amarinder govt conspiring to weaken Sikh institutions: SAD
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Badal on Friday accused the Congress government in Punjab of conspiring to weaken Sikh institutions, including the SGPC, by supporting the idea of a separate gurdwara body for Haryana.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Gyanvapi mosque next on the agenda of VHP
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) After getting a satisfactory verdict from the Supreme Court on Ram temple in Ayodhya, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has now shifted its focus on Gyanvapi mosque and Krishna temple in Mathura.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Amid CAA bickering, Goa CM to meet Archbishop
Panaji, Feb 12 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that he had sought an appointment with Goa Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, amid attacks by BJP MLAs on the religious figure who on February 8 had slammed the CAA, calling it "divisive" and "discriminatory".
2020-02-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
Ram Mandir construction may not start from Apr 2: Sources
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Trust is yet to decide on the date of construction of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya. There is doubt about its commencement from April 2.
2020-02-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
AIMIM's Akbaruddin Owaisi seeks expansion of temple
Hyderabad, Feb 9 (IANS) AIMIM leader in Telangana Assembly Akbaruddin Owaisi on Sunday requested Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao to expand Simhavauhini Mahankali Temple at Lal Darwaza in the old city of Hyderabad.
2020-02-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
First meeting of Ram temple trust on Feb 19
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The first meeting of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirth Kshetra Trust is going to be held on February 19 at the Delhi residence of K. Parasaran, the head of the trust, said a source here on Sunday.
2020-02-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion