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‘Angry Hanuman’ stops temple work: Villagers

The Tamil proverb ‘Do not live in a place where there is no temple’, seems to be meaningless for the people of Ettipatti in Krishnagiri district for they have aborted building a temple fearing death.

Mecca Masjid blast anniversary passes off peacefully in Andhra Pradesh

Amid tight security, the fifth anniversary of the bomb blast at the historic Mecca Masjid here passed without any untoward incident on Friday.

The Friday prayers at the 17th century mosque near the l

Cheating in football is sin: Saudi scholars


Football players who fool referees to score goals or to obtain penalties or fouls are committing a sin, two Saudi religious scholars have said.

"Cheating is deceiving and usurping other people's righ

Plea to permit Haj pilgrimage by ship

Against the backdrop of the Supreme Court ruling to phase out Haj subsidy in 10 years, the Kerala Muslim Jama-ath Council on Wednesday said the government should permit the pilgrims to undertake the p

Sri Lankan Buddhists demand demolition of mosque

Dozens of Buddhists led by monks joined a demonstration on Monday urging Sri Lanka's government to proceed with plans to dismantle a mosque located in a sacred Buddhist area.

The protesters marched

Declare Ahmadis non-Muslims: Grand Mufti

Kashmir’s Grand Mufti on Wednesday stirred up a real hornet’s nest by asking for declaring Ahmadis or Ahmadiyyas as non-Muslims through a legislation in the state Assembly.

The cleric, Mufti Muhammad

Tiruvottiyur temple to get chariot

The colourfully decorated wooden cars (chariots) with mythological images engraved on them are vital for the conduct of the car festivals at temples.

However, the Sri Thiyagaraja Swamy temple in Ti

Protest against Nitya’s appointment


Hindu religious outfits and followers of Saivism opposed the appointment of self-styled godman Nityananda as the 293rd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam, an ancient Saivite mutt in the country, even as an

US pastor burns Koran again

Controversial US pastor Terry Jones has burned more copies of the Koran and a depiction of the prophet Mohammed to protest the imprisonment in Iran of a Christian clergyman, The Gainesville Sun report

Pallava, Kalinga touch to Iskcon temple off ECR


Spread over 1.5 acres at Akkarai village at Sholin-ganallur off ECR near here, the 50-foot high spectacular Sri Sri Radha Krishna temple, consecrated on Thursday morning, is a dream come true after ov

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