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This temple fest begins on Pesaha

In these days of communal disharmony, this church in the city sets a perfect example of religious harmony.

For over a century, it’s been a practice to carry the lighted candle on the occasion of Mau

Zardari may be gifted flowers instead of sword at Ajmer

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari may be gifted flowers at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti instead of the sword that is customarily presented to visiting heads of state or governm

Politicos play religion game

The new trend of politicians increasingly using festivals to bolster their image and the image of the parties they represent, has created a sense of unease among the various communities in the state.

Extremist leader in control of Mali's Timbuktu

A renowned extremist leader and his fighters on Monday seized control of Timbuktu and chased out the Tuareg rebels with whom they captured Mali's fabled city a day earlier, witnesses said.

"Iyad (Ag

Centre may end Haj subsidy

The central government plans to “revisit” the Haj subsidy policy as several Muslim organisations have asked for its discontinuation, external affairs minister S. M. Krishna said on Monday.

“Several M

France deports extremist militants, imams amid crackdown

France said on Monday it was deporting five Islamic militants and Muslim preachers in the latest show of strength by President Nicolas Sarkozy as he clamps down on radical elements after seven people

Most priests prone to call of flesh, says Kerala nun


While the Catholic Church is still struggling to come out of the impact of Amen –The Autobiography Of A Nun, penned by Sr Jesme, another nun, 76-year-old Sr Mary Chandy, who had served the Presentat

Egypt court orders ban of pornographic websites


An Egyptian court has ordered the government to ban pornographic Internet websites in order to protect society and its values.

The decision and a similar initiative in parliament has fed into fears

Catholic school punishes Filipina over Facebook 'bikini' pic

A Philippine teenager is suing her exclusive Catholic girls school after it punished the student for posting a Facebook picture of herself reportedly in a bikini, a court said Wednesday.

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Paradise lost, but no tears shed


What is the value of a 16th century church in Kerala that was built by the Portuguese in the baroque style of architecture? For the believers and the clergy, it is just a place of worship where the be

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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.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.