Religion

  • New York church posts horrific anti-gay sign outside its premises 27-02-2014 04:47 PM

    An anti-gay pastor of a church in Harlem, New York, has raised many eyebrows by putting up a horrific anti-gay sign in front of the church. Dr James David Manning, a man who has been openly critical of the Barack Obama administration and the progression of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,...
  • Fatwa can't be forced upon people: Supreme Court 25-02-2014 08:13 PM

    New Delhi: Fatwa issued by Muslim clerics cannot be forced upon people and the state has to protect persons who are harassed for not following such dictates, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said while expressing reservation in interfering with Shariat courts. Holding that it's a matter of choice for the...
  • 'Losing My Religion' is a read that does not disappoint at all 24-02-2014 09:07 PM

    There are few books that take you by surprise sometimes. You do not think of them to wow you or for that matter to hold your interest for long. I thought that perhaps Losing My Religion would fall in that category. I was mistaken. I could not put the book...
  • 'Not praying in a dedicated room doesn't say person not a Hindu' 01-11-2013 07:19 AM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Friday ruled that a Hindu individual's act of not offering prayers in a room specified for the purpose cannot be considered a ground to declare that the person is not a Hindu. A division bench comprising Justices N Paul Vasanthakumar and K Ravichandrababu stated...
  • Muzaffarnagar riot: SC anguished over UP govt identifying victims by religion 18-10-2013 12:14 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said it was 'deeply pained' as the Uttar Pradesh government, in two reports, gave the details of the affected people in the recent communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and other places on the basis of their religion. "Death is a death" and the "segregation"...
  • Muslims should not vote just on the basis of religion: Darool Uloom Deoband 16-09-2013 01:45 PM

    Darul Uloom Deoband has asked Muslims to exercise their franchise, but said one should not vote for a party or leader just on the basis of religion. "The vote should not be kept back. One should vote for the party and the leader that is better and works in favour...
  • Vice President M Hamid Ansari lauds role of church in nation building 18-08-2013 05:20 AM

    The Ecumenical Christian Centre (ECC) has rendered yeoman service in nation building and community development over the past five decades, Vice President M Hamid Ansari said on Saturday at an event in the Karnataka capital. "The contribution of the ECC in promoting inter-faith harmony and greater understanding among all sections...
  • MP: Government school teacher suspended for disrespecting religion 15-08-2013 05:59 AM

    Sagar: A government school teacher who received the President's medal for meritorious service was suspended on Wednesday for getting his own "abhishek" (religious ritual) done on the occasion of the recent Guru Purnima festival and allegedly hurt religious sentiments of the majority community. As per the Hindu religion, only gods...
  • MP govt decides to include subjects of various religions in school textbooks 06-08-2013 01:59 PM

    Terming it as "totally misleading and baseless" that a Gita lesson has been included in school syllabus due to elections or religious consideration, the Madhya Pradesh government has clarified that it has also incorporated subjects of other religions in textbooks. The state BJP government government has been drawing flak from...
  • J&K: Amarnath yatra halted due to bad weather conditions 29-06-2013 09:59 AM

    Srinagar: The Amarnath yatra, which started on Friday, was on Saturday suspended due to inclement weather conditions. The pilgrims were stopped at yatra base camps in Baltal and Pahalgam. This year 600,000 pilgrims have registered themselves for the yatra. Authorities have made it clear that no unregistered person will be...
  • US to continue with efforts to open a consulate in Tibet 29-06-2013 03:59 AM

    Washington: The United States would continue with its efforts to open its consulate in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, a State Department official has said as the top American diplomat in Beijing concluded his rare six-days trip to the region. "In terms of the potential for a consulate, that still...
  • Madras HC's ruling implies that marriage is all about sex: Mihira Sood 18-06-2013 06:48 PM

    The Madras High Court has ruled that unmarried couples who have premarital sex are to be considered as 'married'. Lawyer Mihira Sood joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the significance and implication of the court's ruling. Q. What are the positive sides of this new rule over this generation?...
  • Finland: Sikh man fights for right to wear turban at work 21-05-2013 02:40 PM

    London: A Sikh bus driver in Finland is fighting for his right to wear a turban while at work. Gill Sukhdarshan Singh, who works at the Veolia bus company at Vantaa near the Finnish capital of Helsinki, is trying to set a precedent by making the authorities allow him to...
  • US panel calls Pakistan world's worst violator of religious freedom 01-05-2013 12:37 PM

    Washington: A panel in the United States has asked the government to continue its visa ban on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The same report has deemed Pakistan the world's worst violator of religious freedom. The report demanded that Pakistan be designated a country of particular concern. The report has...
  • Great scope to develop religious tourism in Bihar: Nitish 30-04-2013 01:46 AM

    Patna: Stating that Bihar has treasure trove of all religions, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said there is tremendous scope to develop religious tourism in the state and exhorted industrialists to invest in the sector, particularly in hotel and transport sectors. "Bihar has many religious and historic tradition which...
  • Hindu seers helped India progress, says Narendra Modi 25-04-2013 05:34 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that it was the teachings of Hindu seers had kept the country going forward. He was speaking at the silver jubilee celebrations of the Sivagiri Mutt's headquarters of the Sree Narayana Dharma Sangham, established by Sree Narayana Guru, who propagated the...
  • Court to pronounce order on May 16 on summoning Shinde 23-04-2013 08:46 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday deferred to May 16 its order on whether to summon Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde in connection with a defamation case filed against him for his 'Hindu terror' remark. Metropolitan magistrate Amitabh Rawat, who had called the complainant to deliver the order...
  • Report reveals India's rising sex tourism involving 'one month wives' 23-04-2013 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: Contract marriages are on the rise in Hyderabad, claimed women's rights groups as a teenager blew the lid off India's underground culture of Islamic sex tourism involving men who paid for 'wives' for four weeks, according to a report in the daily 'Telegraph'. The paper claimed that minor...
  • Assam school bans hijab, suspends 4-year-old girl for wearing it 22-04-2013 07:57 AM

    Bokakhat: The hijab debate is back in focus, after a 4-year-old Muslim girl in Assam was asked to stop wearing the headgear in her classroom or face expulsion. Fatima Bibi's school said they cannot relax the dress code for one child. Meanwhile, her parents citing tradition have moved court. "Hijab...
  • Sikh joins other religions demanding gun control laws 13-04-2013 01:59 AM

    Washington: Members of the Sikh community joined other religious leaders in urging the US Congress to pass strict gun control laws to prevent the recent surge in gun violence in the country, including the one at a Wisconsin Gurdwara in 2012. The religious leaders gathered on the National Mall in...
  • Pakistan to continue ban on YouTube 14-02-2013 01:56 PM

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