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If the spirit is willing, why not tie the knot?


You could call it complete bunkum. But families in Barkur village and surrounding areas, and those in far-off places too, believe that by marrying off the ghosts in their families their problems would

Lord Jagannath falls ‘ill’, devotees pray

Lord Jagannath in Varanasi has fallen “ill” and has been advised “bed rest” for a fortnight. Devotees are thronging the doors of his temple to pray for his “speedy recovery”.

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Muslim claims bias at US religious freedom panel

A Muslim has filed a lawsuit against a US government body in charge of advocating religious freedom, alleging that she lost a job because of her religion, court documents showed on Friday.

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Ashtalakshmi temple consecrated in Chennai


The mahasamprokshanam of the unique and only temple dedicated to Goddess Ashtalakshmi in the city, on the shores of the Bay of Bengal at Besant Nagar, was performed on Friday morning amidst the chanti

Kerala temples spend Rs 10,408.42 cr per annum for rituals: Study

Hyper-indulgence in rituals and edible items is costing the Hindu community dear. The expenditure incurred to run an average temple for 12 days is enough to run a church for a year and a mosque for a

‘Kali was always worshipped with liquor’


An American brewery faced widespread criticism and protests from the Hindu community after it named its latest drink after goddess Kali, but ironically enough liquor is one of the essential offerings

Mexican boy's eyes gouged out 'to save the world'

A 5-year-old Mexican boy whose eyes were allegedly gouged out by his mother as part of a drug-fueled ritual 'to save the world' is expected to live, but has been left completely blind, health authorit

Video of Saudi woman confronting religious police goes viral

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A video of a brave Saudi woman confronting members of the country's religious police Mutawas after they accused her of breaking strict modesty rules with her freshly painted nails, has gone viral on i

Atomic weapons against Islam, Ahmadinejad insists


Islam forbids atomic weapons and other arms of mass destruction, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insisted on Wednesday ahead of his country's nuclear talks with world powers in Baghdad.


Historic Hindu temple vandalised in Pakistan

Unidentified men on Sunday vandalised a historic Hindu temple in Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan that was reopened on the orders of a court last year, police officials and local residents said.

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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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