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American filmmaker opens up about China’s reclusive hermits


May 5th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The elusive mountain monks of China are gradually allowing foreigners to visit their shrines and learn about their harsh religious practices, says American filmmaker ... Read more...

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US apologises over Afghan Quran burning


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has apologised to the people of Afghanistan for an incident in which copies of the Quran were reportedly burned, according ... Read more...

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Australian school apologises to Sikh boy


July 14th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) A Catholic school in Melbourne has apologised to a Sikh student for forcing him to shave off his beard, a communication from the union ministry of ... Read more...

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South Park creators score a hit on Broadway


March 28th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) “The Book of Mormon”-a satirical Broadway of the religious practices of Mormons- opened strongly on the weekend with several critics praising the show.The musical was dubbed ... Read more...

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Goa pulls out play from Shivaji Jayanti celebrations


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) The Goa government was forced to pull out a Marathi play from events marking Maratha king Shivaji's birth anniversary celebrations after right-wing Hindu groups claimed ... Read more...

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Indian Foreign Ministry conveys displeasure on patting of Ambassador Meera Shankar


December 11th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Javed Ashraf, Joint Secretary (Americas) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveyed today to US Deputy Chief of Mission Donald Lu, India's 'strong concern' over the screening ... Read more...

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Room for Hindu prayers at Guangzhou Asian Games in China


November 9th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 9 (ANI):Hindus have lauded People's Republic of China for provision of religious service center to provide spiritual assistance for participating athletes, coaches, and officials of different faiths at the ... Read more...

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Pak Ahmadi man forcibly exhumed from Muslim graveyard in Punjab province


November 3rd, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 3 (ANI): Pakistan Police have reportedly forced a family of the Ahmadi sect to exhume the body of a relative because it was buried in a Muslim graveyard.Ahmadis consider themselves ... Read more...

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel States Multicultural Society has Failed


October 19th, 2010 - 2:39 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, the attempts by the country to adopt a multicultural society has “utterly failed”, and she urges immigrants to learn German and ... Read more...

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Rajnath Singh writes to PM against ‘religious’ tone of CWG functions


September 27th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh opposing representation of religious practices during the Commonwealth Games' opening and ... Read more...

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Hindus laud China for provision of religious service center at Guangzhou Asian Games


September 16th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sept 16 (ANI): Hindus have applauded China for providing multi-religion religious service center and other facilities for religious services at the 16th Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou (China) ... Read more...

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Couples who pray together really do stay together


August 13th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Couples who share religious practices tend to be happier than those who don't, according to a new study.True to the aphorism, couples who pray together stay together, said ... Read more...

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Reincarnation of fifth Living Buddha Dezhub selected in Tibet


July 4th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Lhasa (Tibet), July 4 (ANI): Reincarnation of the fifth Living Buddha Dezhub was chosen following a lot-drawing ceremony here.Losang Doje was selected as the reincarnation in accordance with a regulation on reincarnation ... Read more...

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Oldest sanctuary in Arabia discovered


April 12th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Apr 12 (ANI): The oldest sanctuary in Arabia, as well as the oldest known ceremonial site dedicated to the dugong, a very particular marine mammal, have been discovered by the French ... Read more...

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24pct Americans believe in reincarnation


December 22nd, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 22 (ANI): Roughly 24 percent American adults believe in reincarnation and a similar number believe in yoga as a spiritual practice, according to a new poll by the Pew ... Read more...

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New Year ‘Losar’ celebrated in Ladakh


December 19th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Leh (Ladakh), Dec 19 (ANI): The people of Ladakh celebrated their New Year 'Losar' on Thursday (December 17) with fervor and zeal.The Losar Ladakhi New Year festival dates back to the 17th ... Read more...

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Growing number of Americans are ’spiritual but not religious’


October 25th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): A new University of Chicago survey has revealed that religious institutions may be waning in the U.S, but private religious practices like prayer are actually on the rise.The ... Read more...

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UCLA prof Kara Cooney’s ‘Out of Egypt’ venture


August 25th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IBNS
By Tanya GhoshAug 25 (IBNS) The lectures of UCLA assistant professor Kara Cooney, who specializes in ancient Egyptian art and architecture, transcends the four walls of the classroom to the four ... Read more...

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Brit policewomen to wear head scarves to improve relations with Muslims


July 28th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): In a bid to improve their relations with Muslim community, women police officers in Britain are being given head scarves to be worn when they enter mosques or ... Read more...

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Now special packages for funeral rites too


July 1st, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajat Rai Lucknow, July 1 (IANS) Travel operators offer them and so do shopping malls. And now, special packages tailored to suit various budgets are on offer in cremation grounds in Uttar ... Read more...

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Goa MP justifies freezing foreigners’ land deals


June 24th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 24 (IANS) If the British government can enact laws to keep Indians and other Asians out of certain jobs, then no foreigner should object to Goan authorities freezing land ... Read more...

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BJP decides not to relinquish Hindutva but will reach out to minorities


June 21st, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday announced that the party will not give up its Hindu ideology but will try to reach out to minorities and it ... Read more...

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Our Hindutva is ‘inclusive not narrow’, says BJP


June 21st, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday reaffirmed its commitment to Hindutva - but an inclusive one, "not narrowly confined only to religious practices or expressed in ... Read more...

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Rajasthan Sanskrit University trains Hindu priests


June 3rd, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Lokendra SinghJaipur, June 3 (ANI): In an attempt to preserve Hindu rituals, a Sanskrit University in Rajasthan has initiated a diploma in Hindu priesthood. The diploma would certify that the students ... Read more...

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Pak civil liberty groups seek review of US ’screening’ policy


April 21st, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr. 21 (ANI): Pakistan's civil liberties groups have urged the US Government to lessen the questions on Americans' political beliefs and religious practices of the travelers as part of screening rules ... Read more...

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NY facility pays $20,000 for shaving Sikh patient’s beard


April 14th, 2009 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 14 (IANS) A New York healthcare facility where a nurse negligently shaved an elderly Sikh patient's beard, eyebrows and moustache a month before his death has paid $20,000 in ... Read more...

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Dead Sea Scrolls may have been work of the Sadducees


March 19th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 19 (ANI): An academic from Jerusalem has claimed that the Dead Sea Scrolls were the work of the Sadducees, a class of Jewish priests dating back to the time ... 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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Chinese police studying religious practices ahead of Olympics


July 24th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Shenyang (China), July 24 (Xinhua) Police in the Olympic football co-host city Shenyang in northeast China are being imparted knowledge of different religious practices in a bid to understand foreigners and avoid ... Read more...

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Shun dowry, CPI-M tells members


April 2nd, 2008 - 9:56 pm ICT by admin
By Liz Mathew Coimbatore, April 2 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday urged its members to lead simple lives and to shun "temptations" such as ostentatious celebrations and dowry. The 19th ... Read more...

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Now, a new book that investigates the art of apology


March 16th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Apologies pervade our private affairs, but their authenticity mostly remains a question mark. Now, an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of New Hampshire has provided ... Read more...

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Fasting once a month may help protect your heart


November 14th, 2007 - 8:38 am ICT by admin
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