Myanmar quake damages nearly 400 ancient temples

Nay Pyi Daw, Aug 29.  The number of ancient temples damaged in the archaeological complex of Bagan in Myanmar in a 6.8 magnitude earthquake last week has risen to 397, according to...

Janmashtami celebrated in Bengal

Kolkata, Aug 25 .  Janmashtami, marking the birthday of Lord Krishna, was celebrated on Thursday with gaitey and religious fervour across West Bengal.A three day festivity that began on Wednesday at the...

Now Supreme Court crushes Hindu sentiments on ‘JANMASHTAMI’

New Delhi, Aug 24  The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that human pyramids can't go beyond 20 feet during the Dahi Handi festival on Krishna Janmashtami, as it rejected a last...

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...

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...

Landslides closed Jammu-Srinagar highway; Amarnath Yatra suspended

Jammu, July 28 The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Thursday due to landslides, resulting in the suspension of Amarnath Yatra.The landslides were triggered by incessant rains in Ramban district, a...
1,87,903 pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra so far

1,87,903 pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra so far, 1,500 leave for valley

Jammu, July 21 - A batch of over 1,500 pilgrims left Jammu city for Kashmir Valley to perform the Amarnath Yatra, taking the number of yatris to 1,87,903 on Thursday."Another batch of...

Amarnath Yatra resumes from Pahalgam route

Jammu, July 18  The annual Amarnath Yatra resumed on Monday from south Kashmir's Pahalgam route for the first time since violence started in the Valley on July 9.On Sunday, 4,510 offered...

Shrikhand Mahadev pilgrimage begins in Himachal Pradesh

 Shimla, July 15 About 20,000 pilgrims are expected to pay obeisance to Shrikhand Mahadev, a rock Shiva lingam, in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh over 10 days starting from Friday, an...

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...

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...