religiosity

Insecurity increasing among Hindus, says Pakistani daily


August 11th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) There is an escalating sense of insecurity within Pakistan's Hindu community, said a leading daily Saturday as many Hindu families moved from Jacobabad to India.Interior Minister ... Read more...

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Growing insecurity among Hindus in Pakistan, says daily


August 11th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) There is an escalating sense of insecurity within Pakistan's Hindu community, said a leading daily Saturday.Interior Minister Rehman Malik's predilection for terming all negative developments in ... Read more...

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US wants bio-weapon to destroy human brain: Report


August 9th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 9 (IANS) A prominent political analyst has said the US has proposed a bio-weapon that would destroy the part of the human brain associated with spirituality, Iran's Press ... Read more...

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Communists caught in time warp, bloodlust still rules (Comment)


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
As the confessions of a small-time Marxist apparatchik that his party had no compunctions about killing political opponents have shown, the blood-thirsty nature of ideologies dating back to an earlier, feudal ... Read more...

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‘Bol’ - speak up for this little (IANS Movie Review)


August 31st, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Bol"; Cast: Humaima Malick, Manzar Sehbai and Atif Aslam; Director: Shoaib Mansoor; Rating ****Pakistan, in contrast to India, which is one the largest film producing nation in the world, ... Read more...

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Belief in God doesn’t deter a person from cheating on a test: Study


April 21st, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): A new study has found that if you believe God is caring and forgiving, you're more likely to cheat on a test than people who view a higher ... Read more...

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Falling church attendance? Blame it on higher life expectancy!


April 11th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that churches will continue to attract older congregations because increasing life expectancy tend to discourage religious participation until later in life.The study, by Elissaios Papyrakis ... Read more...

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The devout tend to have more children


January 12th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) The devout will spread the "believers' gene" and help religion grow by leaps and bounds by having more children. Robert Rowthorn, economics professor at Cambridge University, Britain, quoted ... Read more...

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Couples who keep off sex before marriage are happier


December 28th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Couples who keep off sex before marriage have happier, more stable relationships and a more rewarding sex life. More than 2,000 married couples were questioned as part ... Read more...

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Traditional Norwegian theatre akin to Kathakali: Director


November 28th, 2010 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The traditional musical theatre of Norway has a lot in common with the ancient Kathakali dance theatre of India, says Lars Oyno, the Oslo-based director ... Read more...

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Faith in God improves survival after liver transplantation


October 1st, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Faith in God is associated with improved survival after liver transplantation, according to Italian researchers.This study also finds that religiosity-regardless of cause of death-prolongs the life span of ... Read more...

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Generation X more loyal to religion than baby boomers


August 27th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): If you thought Generation X was only a rules-rejecting, authority-questioning group, then get a reality check-when it comes to religion, Gen-Xers are surprisingly loyal to their faith than ... Read more...

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Parenting style can prevent heavy drinking


June 24th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Parenting style strongly and directly affects teenagers when it comes to heavy drinking -- defined as having five or more drinks in a row, says a new Brigham ... Read more...

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Religious teens less likely to consume marijuana


June 24th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Religiosity makes teens half as likely to use marijuana, says a study."Some may think this is an obvious finding, but research and expert opinion on this issue have ... Read more...

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Religious teens less likely to develop problems with alcohol use


June 22nd, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Religiosity can moderate genetic effects on problem alcohol use during adolescence, says a new study.The heritability of an alcohol-related phenotype (measurable and/or observable traits or behaviours) depends upon ... Read more...

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Appearance tells all about personality traits


December 11th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) A stranger's personality traits can be gauged by looking at his photos, says a news study. Participants were first shown a photograph posed to the researchers' specifications followed by ... Read more...

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Co-ed dorms fuel unhealthy behaviour, sex, drinking


November 19th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that coed dorms, which are more fun than same-sex dorm, can fuel unhealthy behaviour, sex and binge drinking.The study found that university students ... Read more...

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Javed Akhtar On The Fatwa Against Vande Mataram


November 5th, 2009 - 12:14 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K JhaDismissing the 'fatwa' by Jamait-e-Ulema Hind against Vande Mataram, renowned lyricist, poet and film scriptwriter Javed Akhtar says, "This controversy is old and obsolete. Vande Mataram is part ... Read more...

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Controversy over ‘Vande mataram’ irrelevant: Javed Akhtar


November 4th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. JhaMumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood scriptwriter and lyricist Javed Akhtar believes the controversy over the national song "Vande mataram" is obsolete and those who have any objection ... Read more...

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First impressions really do count when it comes to making personality judgments


November 4th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): First impression certainly matters, especially when it comes to making personality judgments, says a new study.Psychologists Laura Naumann of Sonoma State University and Sam Gosling of The ... Read more...

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Religious people have more trust in authority than moral people


September 15th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Religious people have more trust in authority, while those with moral convictions feel distrust, according to a study.Psychologists Daniel C. Wisneski, Brad L. Lytle and Linda J. ... Read more...

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Religious people choose college majors in education and humanities


September 5th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 5 (ANI): The most religious people are more likely to do their college majors in education and the humanities, a new study has revealed.However, while the teachers-in-training tend to become ... Read more...

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Poor public education in Pak forcing families to turn to madrasas


May 4th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 4 (ANI): Pakistani families living below the poverty line are turning to madrasas or Islamic schools, where their children are fed and housed while being taught a more ... Read more...

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Faith healers outdo God in terms of popularity


April 5th, 2009 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Wellington, April 5 (ANI): People have started to show more faith in soothsayers and faith healers than God, say researchers at New Zealand-based Massey University.The researchers came to this conclusion after ... Read more...

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Women more religious-minded than men


March 2nd, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Women pray more often then men, are more likely to believe in God, and are more religious than men in a variety of other ways, according to ... Read more...

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Fans want me to die in rock’n'roll style: Bono


February 24th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Bono, lead singer of Irish band U2, has revealed that some fans want him to die in an unforgettable rock'n'roll style. According to mirror.co.uk, the 48-year-old singer claims most ... Read more...

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Bonos fans would want him to die young


February 24th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): U2 vocalist Bono says that some of his fans want musicians like him to die young in the traditional rock n roll style.The 48-year-old musician adds that ... Read more...

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Religion helps people exercise self-control


December 31st, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Religion facilitates the exercise of self-control and attainment of long-term goals, says a new study from University of Miami.The study found that religious people have more self-control ... Read more...

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Pakistan should attend its internal threats rather than waging war externally


December 14th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.14 (ANI): While the Mumbai mayhem has raised millions of questions and speculations about the global war on terror the war mongering between Pakistan and India, an editorial in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan media does ’soul-searching’ over Mumbai (Lead)


December 13th, 2008 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) The Pakistani media has begun doing a lot of "soul-searching" in the wake of the Mumbai carnage that has shocked civil society in this country as much as ... Read more...

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Attending religious services cuts death risk by almost 20 percent


November 20th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Attending religious services can reduce mortality risk by approximately 20 percent, a new study from Yeshiva University has revealed.The research team led by Eliezer Schnall, Ph.D., clinical ... Read more...

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Spirituality better at keeping the blues at bay than church going


October 24th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): Those who simply pray or meditate are more likely to keep depression at bay, compared to the people who frequently visit church and offer religious services, suggest ... Read more...

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Church-goers tend to be less depressed


October 24th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Church-goers were 30 percent less likely to be depressed in their lifetime than non-church going people, according to a new research.Persons with high levels of existential well-being (sense ... Read more...

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Religious beliefs curb teens marijuana use by half


October 19th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new study from Brigham Young University has revealed that teens religious faith can reduce the risk of marijuana use by half.The research team has found that ... Read more...

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Belief in god makes people helpful and generous, but under certain conditions


October 3rd, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Your faith in the almighty could help you become more helpful, honest and generous, but only under certain psychological conditions, says a new study by University of ... Read more...

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