Isha Foundation to erect 112 feet Shiva idols in India

Chennai, Feb 21.  The Isha Foundation plans to have 112-foot tall faces of Hindu God Shiva or `Adiyogi' in the other three regions of the country - east, north and west -...

Underground church leader jailed for subversion

Beijing, Aug 3. Hu Shigen, leader of an underground church in China, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted of subverting state power on Wednesday, official said.He has also...

Diwali celebrations at European Parliament

Brussels, Nov 11.  The European Parliament, in cooperation with the Indian embassy in Brussels organised a grand Diwali celebration at its premises in Brussels.European Parliament Vice President Antonio Tajani led the celebrations...

Zakir Naik: From liberal Muslim to Islamist

New Delhi, July 14 He began with talks on comparative religion, exhibiting a huge storehouse of knowledge that attracted a large number of Muslims and many non-Muslims too. But as his...

Over 12,000 Hindus gather in Kashmir to celebrate Maha Kumbh

Srinagar, June 14  About 12,000 Hindus, mostly migrant Kashmiri Pandits, on Tuesday gathered at the 'Sangam' (confluence) of the Jhelum river and Sindh stream in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir...
'Bhai Phonta' celebrated in Bengal

‘Bhai Phonta’ celebrated in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 1 . Sisters prayed for their brothers' well-being and renewed bonds of sibling love as West Bengal celebrated 'Bhai Phonta' (Brother's Day) on Tuesday amid traditional fervour.Dressed in ethnic wear,...
Eight-fold rise in respiratory diseases in Varanasi : Report

Eight-fold rise in respiratory diseases in Varanasi : Report

Varanasi, Dec 15. Toxic particulate pollution in this holy city, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi represents in parliament and intends to make a Smart City like Kyoto in Japan, has resulted...

Will stop PoP Ganesh idols from Maharashtra: Goa minister

Panaji, Aug 5 . Goa will form special squads to stop Plaster of Paris Ganesh idols from coming in from Maharashtra, cabinet minister Rajendra Arlekar said on Friday.Arlekar also told the assembly...
First batch of pilgrims leaves Jammu for Amarnath Yatra

First batch of pilgrims leaves Jammu for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 1 - The first batch of 1,138 pilgrims left Jammu on Friday for this year's Amarnath Yatra that begins from Saturday.State Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, junior minister Priya Sethi...

Hindu temples in Pakistan to get extra protection

Karachi, Oct 21 . A Rs 400 million project is set to be launched in Pakistan's Sindh province to protect Hindu temples, churches and gurdwaras, the media reported on Friday.The Dawn quoted...

Entertainment

Complaint against Sofia Hayat for swastika tattoo on feet

Mumbai, Feb 23. A police complaint has been filed against model-turned-nun Sofia Hayat -- a British national of Indian descent -- for getting swastika inked...

History

Ancient Roman villa uncovered near Florence

Florence, Oct 21.  Archaeologists have unearthed a luxurious ancient Roman villa complete with thermal baths and stunning mosaics near the central Italian city of Florence...