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Police blocks church rally

Police on Sunday blocked a procession organised by the Malankara Orthodox Church to the Kings Church at Piravom, even as the crisis following the dispute between the two factions over services remaine

Self-proclaimed 'God' sets himself ablaze in Russia

A man in Russia, proclaiming to be ‘God’, set himself ablaze and landed in hospital in a critical condition with 70 per cent burns, RIA Novosti reported.

A member of the Jehovah's Witnesses sect, the

Sri Lanka govt wants mosque relocated after Buddhist protests

Sri Lankan government said on Monday that a disputed mosque in a north central town would be re-located within six months following protests by the Buddhist majority, but Muslim leaders said the matte

Perumal temple gets 5-tier raja gopuram


Legend has it that sons of Lord Rama — Lava and Kusa — had their training lessons in archery in this place.

After crying for attention for several decades, the Shri Varadaraja Perumal Temple at Siru

Pope celebrates 85th birthday with Bavarian singalong


Pope Benedict XVI on Monday sang along to the anthem of his native Bavaria in Germany to celebrate his 85th birthday, which makes him the oldest pope since Leo XIII who died in 1903 aged 93.

The pope

Kuwait mulls death penalty for insulting God, Prophet

Kuwaiti lawmakers voted in favour of a legal amendment on Thursday which could make insulting God and the Prophet Mohammad punishable by death, after a case of suspected blasphemy on Twitter caused an

'Cardinal Rambo' defends passion for guns

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A top Vatican cardinal with a passion for shooting defended his rich collection of rifles and handguns in comments on Thursday to Italian newspapers that have already dubbed him ‘Cardinal Rambo.’


Curfew relaxed in riot-hit old Hyderabad


The situation remained peaceful in the riot-hit areas of old city of Hyderabad on Wednesday as police relaxed curfew for the first time in four days.

No untoward incident was reported during the curf

In city, encroachments have no religious barriers


The three major religions are united in one thing – encroachment. When it comes to encroaching, unity in diversity goes well within the Chennai corporation limit as the civic body continues to look th

Hindu group seeks removal of objectionable scenes from movie

A Tambaram-based Hindu group, Hindu Dharma Sakthi, has moved a writ petition before the Madras high court seeking an order for removal of certain alleged objectionable portions of the movie Oru Kal Or

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