Gita

  • Dave's comment on the introduction of Gita in schools against the social fabric of India: Katju August 3, 2014

    Strongly criticising Supreme Court judge Justice AR Dave's statement that Indians should revert to their ancient traditions, and texts such as Mahabharata and Bhagwad Gita should be introduced to children at an early age, Press Council of India Chairman and former judge of Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju said that...
  • SC judge draws sharp criticism for saying Gita should be taught since class 1, BJP backs him August 2, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Supreme Court judge Justice AR Dave on Saturday drew the ire of politicians across the nation after making a controversial statement that Indians should revert to their ancient traditions, and texts such as Mahabharata and Bhagwad Gita should be introduced to children at an early age. Reacting strongly to Dave's...
  • If I were a dictator, I would introduce Gita in class 1: SC judge August 2, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Supreme Court judge Justice AR Dave on Saturday said that Indians should revert to their ancient traditions, and texts such as Mahabharata and Bhagwad Gita should be introduced to children at an early age. "Our old tradition such as 'Guru Shishya parampara' is lost, if it had been there, we...
  • India likely to grow at 6 per cent in 2014-15: Harvard professor July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian economy is likely to grow at six per cent in 2014-15 and if the new government delivers on its promise of good governance, reversion to a growth rate of around 7-8 per cent can occur in coming years, Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath said. "Let's just say...
  • Author Devdutt Pattanaik retells the Bhagvad Gita in 18 tweets April 15, 2014

    Author Devdutt Pattanaik (@devduttmyth) retold the Bhagvad Gita in 18 tweets. The mythologist tweeted "My reading of the rather complex Sanskrit Bhagavad Gita composed 2000 years ago which contains essence of Vedic thought," on Tuesday. Read his understanding of one of India's most revered books. ...
  • Sri Rama Sene gifts Bhagwad Gita to Tejpal December 4, 2013

    Panaji: Moral police outfit Sri Rama Sene (SRS) Wednesday presented a copy of the Bhagwad Gita to Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, claiming the book would help bring about a "change in mental attitude and morality of Tejpal". Incidentally, investigative weekly Tehelka in 2010 exposed the Karnataka-based SRS for charging money to...
  • News briefs: State decides to introduce Gita in Urdu for Classes 1, 2 in Bhopal August 6, 2013

    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 August 5, 2013

    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 decided...
  • Moscow's only Hindu temple to be demolished in three weeks December 24, 2012

    The Iskcon temple's spokesperson said that they have just three weeks left, after which the existing facility will be demolished. ...
  • Bhagavad Gita quiz contest in Pakistan July 2, 2012

    Karachi: At the time of religious intolerance, shlokas from Bhagavad Gita were reverberated at a school in Karachi during a quiz competition to test the knowledge of the Hindu boys and girls about their religion, leaving the minority community having something to celebrate about. For months now the Hindu community in...
  • Russia: Plea seeking ban on Gita dismissed March 21, 2012

    Moscow: A Russian court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking a ban on a translated version of the Bhagwad Gita for being "extremist", bringing cheers to followers across the world. "The court in the Siberian city of Tomsk has dismissed the plea," Sadhu Priya Das of Moscow ISKCON said soon after...
  • Gita case: Russia reserves verdict till tomorrow March 20, 2012

    Moscow: A Russian court on Tuesday reserved its verdict till tomorrow on the ban on a translated version of the Bhagvad Gita for being "extremist", a case that drew a flurry of criticism from Hindus across the world. The case has been postponed till Wednesday. "The final verdict will be given...
  • Russian court resumes hearing on Gita ban March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Putting to test India's diplomatic skills to find an amicable solution to a Russian state prosecutors' bid to get Hindus' holy text Bhagavad Gita banned, a court in the Siberian city of Tomsk Tuesday resumed hearing in the case ahead of the final verdict on Wednesday. This has resulted...
  • 'Ban Gita' court battle restarts in Russia February 17, 2012

    Moscow/New Delhi: Hindus in Russia are bracing for a fresh court battle against attempts in the Siberian city of Tomsk to get their sacred 'Bhagavad Gita' branded as "extremist literature" and banned, after the state prosecutors filed an appeal against an earlier judgment in December last year throwing out their...
  • Lord Meghnad Desai questions Gandhi's principles January 7, 2012

    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...
  • India's stand on Bhagvad Gita vindicated: Govt December 29, 2011

    New Delhi: A day after a Russian court rejected the petition to ban Bhagvad Gita, Government on Thursday said its observation that the petitioner has not gone through the original text of the holy scripture has been vindicated. "Yesterday, I received information from the Foreign Secretary that the higher court, in...
  • Russian court rejects 'ban Gita' plea December 28, 2011

    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 brought...
  • Russia: Verdict on Bhagvad Gita ban today December 28, 2011

    New Delhi: A Siberian court will hear on Wednesday the petition from a group connected to the Christian Orthodox Church, seeking to declare the Bhagvad Gita an "extremist text". India on Tuesday conveyed to Russia its concerns over the "sensitive" issue of a Siberian court hearing a petition seeking a...
  • Krishna discusses Gita row with Russian envoy December 27, 2011

    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 Russian...
  • Read and listen: English translation of the Bhagavad Gita December 21, 2011

    Sir Edwin Arnold was an English poet and journalist best known for his 1879 book The Light of Asia that describes the life and times of Gautama Buddha. The book opened the world of Buddhism to Western readers. Arnold arrived in India in 1856 as principal of the Government Sanskrit College...
  • FTN: Should the Bhagvad Gita be India's national book? December 20, 2011

    The BJP demanded that the government should announce Bhagvad Gita the national book. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 20, 2011

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  • India asks Russia to resolve Gita controversy December 20, 2011

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday described a complaint about the Bhagvad Gita in Russia as patently absurd. The government also promised Parliament that it was taking the controversy seriously and was closely monitoring the case. But the BJP is not satisfied and has even asked the government to declare the...
  • Declare Bhagvad Gita national book: BJP December 20, 2011

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna assured Parliament on Tuesday that India has registered its protest to the Russian government on a petition seeking a ban on Bhagvad Gita in a Siberian court. Welcoming Krishna's statement Sushma Swaraj, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Leader of Opposition, said that merely...
  • Uproar in Parliament over Chidambaram, Gita December 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Both the Houses of Parliament witnessed uproarious scenes on Tuesday over different issues. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) moved a privilege motion against Home Minister P Chidambaram in the Lok Sabha for speaking on Metropolitan Hotel owner and Sunair Hotels Pvt Ltd Chairman SP Gupta issue outside Parliament,...
  • India takes up Gita issue with Russian authorities December 20, 2011

    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 Moscow...
  • Russia: Gita ban deferred after Hindus appeal December 20, 2011

    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 their...
  • Russia regrets Bhagavad Gita controversy December 20, 2011

    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...
  • Ruckus in LS over move to ban Gita in Russia December 19, 2011

    New Delhi: The move to ban Bhagwad Gita by a Siberian court led to a storm in the Lok Sabha on Monday, with several members denouncing it and demanding that the government take it up strongly with Russia. "We will not tolerate any move to insult Lord Krishna," chanted RJD chief...
  • Bhagavad Gita faces extremist branding in Russia December 17, 2011

    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 pronouncement...