religious scriptures

Russian court dismisses plea to ban Gita (Lead)

December 28th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Hindus in Russia Wednesday won a hard-fought six-month battle in a Siberian court against a plea to ban the Bhagavad Gita, among their holiest of ... Read more...

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Hope prices come down, Pranab wishes on Bijaya Dasami

October 6th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Birbhum (West Bengal), Oct 6 (IANS) Wishing the people a happy 'Bijaya Dasami', union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday hoped that prices of essentials would come down and the ... Read more...

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Charged with drunken driving, atones through social service

March 20th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) A 25-year-old man held guilty of drunken driving has been spared a jail term by a Delhi court which said "forgiveness is the best punishment" ... Read more...

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Scriptures to help fight HIV-AIDS

March 12th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 12 (IANS) Help of religious scriptures is being sought at a two-day meeting here to end discrimination against people with HIV and AIDS and create awareness to contain ... Read more...

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Pranab takes time out from busy schedule for Durga Puja

October 14th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Meerati (West Bengal), Oct 14 (IANS) It was Pranab Mukherjee in a different role. Taking time off from his duties as India's finance minister, Mukherjee was busy overseeing the arrangements for ... Read more...

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Sikh Diaspora condemns Florida pastor threat to burn holy Quran

September 11th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi, Sep. 11 (ANI): Even as the Florida pastor has reportedly called off his plans of a bonfire of Qurans, the threat for such an act has ... Read more...

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Why teach only Gita in schools: Madhya Pradesh minorities

March 10th, 2010 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, March 10 (IANS) Minorities in Madhya Pradesh have criticised plans to introduce the Bhagvad Gita in state-run schools, saying the scriptures of other religions should also be part ... Read more...

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Fire worship in Rajasthan to check global warming

January 2nd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan), Jan 2 (ANI): The holy fire ritual known as Yagna Havan was organised by a group of Hindus here with the belief that it will reduce the ill effects of ... Read more...

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He doesn’t draw paintings, he writes them! (Feature)

October 12th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, Oct 12 (IANS) A picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of Shohaib Khan, words are worth a picture. Confused? The 20-year-old artist from Uttar Pradesh writes ... Read more...

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Pak rights body worried over police involvement in minorities’ violence

September 17th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep 17 (ANI): Increasing incidents of violence against religious minorities in Pakistan in recent months, especially Christians, and the apparent involvement of the police with extremists in perpetrating these crimes is ... Read more...

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Pak Govt should take preventive measure to stop violence against minorities: HRCP

September 15th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep. 15 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has demanded the government to take preventive measures against the increasing number of violent attacks on religious minorities."The commission has been ... Read more...

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Campaign to save girl child, environment in Punjab

August 25th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) Based on the thinking that both a woman and trees nurture families and planet earth, respectively, without any reciprocity, a novel campaign to save both is being ... Read more...

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Apex court judge plumps for ancient text for modern day rulings

August 17th, 2008 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
By Rana Ajit New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Ever heard of the Mimansa Principles? This ancient set of rules to interpret Hindu religious scriptures is now being promoted by a Supreme Court judge, ... Read more...

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Ram Setu cannot be worshipped, government tells apex court

July 23rd, 2008 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The government Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the Ram Setu "cannot be worshipped" since it was broken by Lord Ram himself. Central government counsel Fali S. ... Read more...

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Malaysian Hindus seek extended visas for priests, musicians

April 8th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, April 8 (IANS) A group of ethnic Indians in Malaysia have urged the government to review its decision to shorten the visa period for foreign Hindu priests, temple musicians and ... Read more...

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