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Parsi woman married outside community fails to get Gujarat HC relief

The Gujarat High Court on Friday refused to direct trustees of an Agiyari (Parsi fire temple) in Valsad to allow a Parsi woman, who has married outside her community, to enter the holy place to perfor

Sabarimala to open on Monday for annual festival

Sabarimala is all set for a 10-day annual festival. The shrine will be opened on Monday by Thanthri Kandararu Maheswararu accompanied by Melsanthi Balamurali.

The flag hoisting ceremony, to mark the

Salman Rushdie in Delhi, attends function

Two months after he was forced to skip a literary fest in Jaipur, controversial writer Salman Rushdie on Saturday evening attended a function in the national capital amid tight security.

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Archbishop of Canterbury to step down amid rifts


Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans, said on Friday he will resign at the end of the year after a decade of turmoil over female and gay bishops.


Britain government to argue against Christian crosses at work


The Government in Britain is all set to fight a landmark case arguing Christians have no fundamental right to wear a cross at work.

The case will be fought at the European Court of Human Rights in wh

Vatican archive treasures go on show for first time


Vatican archives documenting centuries of European history including Galileo Galilei's trial documents and Martin Luther's excommunication went on public display for the first time Wednesday.

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Chicago mayor: City police wouldn't spy on Muslims

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Thursday there's no way Chicago police officers would spy on Muslims or conduct surveillance operations in their communities like those carried out by New York officers in t

15 die in Afghan Quran burning protests


At least 15 people have died in violence over the past three days in Afghanistan following reports of burning holy Quran by foreign soldiers.

Afghans in various provinces staged demonstrations that e

Afghan inmates passed messages in Korans: US officials

The US military removed Korans from a US-run prison in Afghanistan because inmates were suspected of using the sacred book to pass messages to each other, American officials said on Tuesday.

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Halal slaughter becomes political issue in France


A TV documentary's revelation that slaughterhouses around Paris have switched meat production entirely to halal methods has stirred a political storm in France, where attitudes to Europe's largest Mus

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