Bhagavad Gita

  • News briefs: State decides to introduce Gita in Urdu for Classes 1, 2 in Bhopal 05-08-2013 11:56 PM

    The state government has decided to teach the Bhagavad Gita to the students of Classes 1 and 2 in its Urdu-medium schools from the current academic session. This will be the first time when the teachings will be added as a part of Special Urdu textbooks in Classes 1 and...
  • Shivraj govt to introduce Gita in Urdu schools; move draws Congress ire 05-08-2013 11:15 PM

    Madhya Pradesh government has decided to introduce Bhagavad Gita even in the curriculum of Urdu schools from academic session 2013-14, inviting rebuke from opposition Congress which accused the government of diverting attention of people from overall "mis-governance". In its latest circular issued on August 1, Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has...
  • Moscow's only Hindu temple to be demolished in three weeks 24-12-2012 08:16 PM

    The Iskcon temple's spokesperson said that they have just three weeks left, after which the existing facility will be demolished. ...
  • Lord Meghnad Desai questions Gandhi's principles 07-01-2012 08:25 AM

    Ahmedabad: Leading Economist Lord Meghnad Desai on Friday questioned the principles and beliefs of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Speaking at an event in Ahmedabad, he said he was puzzled over why the apostle of ahimsa defended Adolf Hitler and endorsed the Bhagvad Gita, a text that Lord...
  • Russian court rejects 'ban Gita' plea 28-12-2011 05:03 PM

    Moscow/New Delhi: A Russian court on Wednesday rejected a petition, described by India as "patently absurd", which had sought a ban on a translated version of the Bhagvad Gita, bringing cheers to followers here as well as those across the world. The court's decision not to ban the sacred book...
  • Krishna discusses Gita row with Russian envoy 27-12-2011 01:34 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Tuesday conveyed to Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin the country's concern over the 'sensitive' issue of a Siberain court hearing a petition seeking a ban on Bhagavad Gita. Ahead of the court hearing on Wednesday, Krishna called Kadakin and told him that the...
  • FTN: Should the Bhagvad Gita be India's national book? 20-12-2011 11:57 PM

    The BJP demanded that the government should announce Bhagvad Gita the national book. ...
  • FTN: Should the Bhagavad Gita be India's national book?

    Tonight at 10, Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts whether the Bhagavad Gita should be India's national book? ...
  • India takes up Gita issue with Russian authorities 20-12-2011 08:47 AM

    Moscow: India has strongly taken up the demand for banning Hindu scripture the Bhagavad Gita, which a group linked to the Christian Orthodox Church has described as 'extremist', with the Russian authorities, Indian Ambassador to Russia Ajai Malhotra said. "The matter has been taken up by the Indian Embassy in...
  • Russia: Gita ban deferred after Hindus appeal 20-12-2011 07:20 AM

    New Delhi: In a last ditch effort to save the Bhagavad Gita from a ban, aghast Hindus in Russia appealed to a Siberian court to seek the views of the nation's human rights panel on the religious text and preachings, before pronouncing its verdict. Following their last-minute plea, represented by...
  • Russia regrets Bhagavad Gita controversy 20-12-2011 12:32 AM

    Moscow: In the wake of an uproar over a move to ban the Bhagavad Gita in Siberia, Russia on Monday night expressed sadness over the development, saying it is "inadmissible" that a holy scripture is taken to court. "It is strange that such events are unfolding in the beautiful university...
  • Bhagavad Gita faces extremist branding in Russia 17-12-2011 06:22 PM

    Moscow: Bhagavad Gita, one of the holiest Hindu scriptures, is facing a legal ban and the prospect of being branded as "an extremist" literature across Russia. A court in Siberia's Tomsk city is set to deliver its final verdict on Monday in a case filed by state prosecutors. The final...