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...
Pindadan begins in Gaya, million pilgrims expected

Pindadan begins in Gaya, million pilgrims expected

Patna, Sep 15  The fortnight-long Pitrapaksh period, considered by the Hindus as auspicious for offering 'pindadan' -- religious service seeking salvation for the dead from the cycle of rebirth, began in...
Living near nature may cut aggressive behaviour in teenagers

Living near nature may cut aggressive behaviour in teenagers

New York, June 29 - Adolescents living in neighborhood with more greenery may exhibit less aggressive behavior, finds a new study.The findings showed that increasing greenery levels like parks, golf courses or...

Yoga is not in conflict with any religion or belief system

As we look forward to celebrating the 2nd International Yoga Day, we must understand yoga in totality. Yoga is one of the greatest wealths of humankind.We think yoga is just a...

Manipur celebrates Ningol Chakkouba: Occasion for sibling bonding 

Imphal, Nov 17. For generations, Manipur has been celebrating a unique festival called Ningol Chakkouba every November when married sisters and daughters are invited to their parental house for a sumptuous lunch...

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...
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...

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...
Maha Shivratri celebrated across Uttar Pradesh

Maha Shivratri celebrated across Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Feb 24 . Maha Shivratri was celebrated on Friday in Uttar Pradesh, with hundreds of thousands thronging Shiva temples across the sprawling state.Serpentine queues of men and women were seen outside...

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 -...

Entertainment

Electronic music is very revolting: Muzaffar Ali

Lucknow, Feb 24. Filmmaker-fashion designer Muzaffar Ali believes he has a "global outlook to music", but the director of the classic Bollywood movie "Umrao Jaan"...

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...