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Minister to take on TTD

Endowments minister C. Ramachandraiah is out to clip the wings of the world's richest temple body, the Rs2,000-crore Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam which manages Sri Venkateshwara Swamy temple and seve

Church of England set to vote on women bishops

The Church of England is set to take a final vote on Monday on whether to ordain women bishops, after years of wrangling between traditionalists and liberals.

The General Synod, the governing body of

‘Tainted’ Mar Clemis keeps off church panel


Kuriakose Mar Clemis, former Idukki metropolitan of Malankara Jacobite Syrian Church, who claimed he paid the church hierarchy Rs 3 crore to become a bishop, has given a slip to the panel probing the

Bhagavad Gita quiz contest in Pakistan

At the time of religious intolerance in Pakistan, shlokas from Bhagavad Gita reverberated at a school here during a quiz competition to test the knowledge of Hindu boys and girls about their religion,

Two more Amarnath pilgrims die, toll rises to eight


Two more Amarnath pilgrims died due to cardiac arrest even as the number of pilgrims who paid obeisance at the 3,880 metre high holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas crossed 60,000.

Body of an

30 girls await conversion: Girl tells HC

A 19-year-old girl, involved in a habeas corpus petition, submitted before the Kerala high court on Tuesday that about 30 girls belonging to various religions are undergoing religious education at an

German court rules religious circumcision on boys an assault


Circumcising young boys on religious grounds amounts to grievous bodily harm, a German court ruled on Tuesday in a landmark decision that the Jewish community said trampled on parents' religious right

Heritage church without a priest


Not a single day passes without T. Alexander lighting a candle at the altar of the Armenian Church.
As caretaker, Alexander lives in the premises of the church in the busy streets of George Town in t

Samprokshanam for 9th century temple


The samprokshanam for the 9th century Sri Adhimoolar Perumal temple at Vilangattupakkm near Puzhal, which was abandoned about four decades ago and was completely rebuilt recently, was performed amidst

Nagas find identity in Chennai


“Hardwork and simplicity are the identity of Chennai city, which cannot be compared with any other place,” said Wapangtoshi, pastor of Naga Christian Fellowship Chennai (NCFC).

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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