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US mosque gutted in fire in a suspected arson attack

A day after the tragic shooting incident at a Gurudwara, a mosque in the US was burned to the ground for the second time in little more than a month in a suspected arson attack.

The FBI said the Isla

German bishop on energy mission


This Catholic bishop from Germany is on a special mission which he says was also closest to Christ’s heart – stewardship of creation. And to keep life going, all of us need to save the earth from a cl

Rs 1.25cr for pilgrimage by Hindus

In a move that would bring cheers to Hindus, chief minister J. Jayalalithaa has announced allocation of Rs 1.25 crore towards subsidy for the 2012-13 fiscal to enable Hindus to take up pilgrimage to

US poll shows persistence of Obama Muslim lie


More than one in three conservative Republican voters still thinks US President Barack Obama is a Muslim, according to a Pew Research Center survey published Thursday.

Phone jammers in temples soon

The loud ringing noise of cell phones, message tones and people casually answering phone calls while standing in queues for darshan in temples have irked the devotees for long.

Finally, the HR & CE

How safe are Iftar snacks sold at wayside stalls?


Now that the holy month of Ramzan has begun, many places in the city are dotted with wayside stalls selling snacks for breaking the fast.

Though there’s a sharp fall in the number of stalls this time

8-day fast by 600 Jains in city comes to an end


More than 600 Jains, including 150 from other states, fasted for eight days at YMCA, Royapettah till Friday to commemorate the 112th birth anniversary of Anand Rishiji Maharaj, the second Pattadhar Ac

Police gets 7-day custody for Subash

Judicial magistrate R. Rajkumar here on Wednesday granted permission to police to take international antique dealer and suspected kingpin of idol smuggling racket Subash Chandra Kapoor into seven day

Face-off between church factions

A rally and a seminar were organised by rival factions of Malankara Church in Moovattupuzha on Sunday even as police kept watch to keep peace. No untoward incident was reported.

While, the Jacobites

Saudi Arabia considers law against insulting Islam


Saudi Arabia is studying new regulations to criminalise insulting Islam, including in social media, and the law could carry heavy penalties, a Saudi paper said on Sunday.

The potential regulations co

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