TEMPLES

  • US: Temple vandalised with blasphemous graffiti in Texas 22 hours 31 minutes ago

    Washington: A temple in the US has been vandalised with nasty images spray-painted on its walls, the latest such incident in the country. The number 666 and an upside down cross was spray-painted on the door of the temple in Old Lake Highlands, north Texas. Krishna Singh, who is on the temple's...
  • Hinduism a way of life, Sikhs related to me by blood, says Modi in Vancouver 3 days ago

    Vancouver: On the last day of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Vancouver early on Friday morning. On his arrival, he visited the Gurudwara Khalsa and the Laxminarayan Temple in Vancouver. He was accompanied by his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper. Thousands of Modi supporters thronged both the holy...
  • Indian priest in US sentenced to 27 years in jail for bank fraud 5 days ago

    New York: An Indian-origin former leader of a now defunct Hindu temple in Georgia has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for committing bank and tax frauds, money laundering and using the temple's income to fund his personal lifestyle. Annamalai Annamalai (49), also known as Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar, was...
  • UP: Shiv Sena hoardings call BJP leaders 'fake' devotees of lord Ram 6 days ago

    Kanpur: After Shiv Sena dubbed its ally Bharatiya Janata Party a party of "fake" followers of Lord Ram, hoardings were put up on Monday in various areas of the city saying "Beware of fake devotees of Lord Ram". When Shiv Sena UP Secretary General Manoj Tiwari was asked who these fake...
  • Kerala to strongly oppose move to deposit temple gold in banks: CM Chandy April 11, 2015

    Kochi: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday said that his government would strongly oppose any move to deposit temple treasures in banks to make up for the country's trade imbalance. Reacting to reports in this regard, he said the state would not allow the riches of Kerala temples to be...
  • Temples may open gold vaults for PM Narendra Modi April 10, 2015

    Mumbai/New Delhi: The two-century-old Shree Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai devoted to lord Ganesha bristles with close circuit cameras and is guarded by 65 security officers. It is one of India's richest temples, having amassed 158 kg of gold offerings, worth some $67 million, and its heavily guarded vaults are strictly off...
  • Shirley Temple memorabilia goes on tour before July auction March 31, 2015

    Los Angeles: Costumes, toys, photos and autographs from Shirley Temple's 1930s film career are coming to a city near you. A spokeswoman for the late actress said Monday that a collection of keepsakes from Temple's time in Hollywood will be exhibited at museums across the country before being put up for...
  • Andhra Pradesh government considering Amaravathi as new capital city March 24, 2015

    Hyderabad: Amaravathi is one of the towns under the consideration of the Andhra Pradesh government for being named as its capital in the Vijayawada-Guntur region of the State. Amaravathi, which derives its name from Amareshwara Temple located in the historic village in Guntur district, falls under the capital region chosen...
  • PM Modi visits Tamil dominated Jaffna, seeks respect for all citizens in Sri Lanka March 14, 2015

    Jaffna: Making a historic visit to a region once ravaged by strife, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for equitable development and respect for all citizens in Sri Lanka, seen as an oblique reference to Tamils who had suffered during the war between the LTTE and forces. Winding up his...
  • After 20 years, Re 1 note released from Shrinathji temple March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: After a gap of over 20 years, Re 1 note has been released in the country and it bears the signature of Finance Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi. Incidentally, the note was released at Shrinathji temple in Nathdwara, Rajasthan, on March 6 by Mehrishi. Other currency notes in India bear...
  • Muslim village head breaks religious stereotype, builds a temple in Mathura March 9, 2015

    Mathura: In a shining example of communal harmony, a Muslim village head has constructed a temple in Sahaar village of Mathura district. The construction of the temple started about eight months ago and religious ceremony related to opening of the temple was performed on Sunday. "Pran Pratishtha (religious ceremony) of deity Shiv...
  • Pakistan: Students form human shield to protect Hindus celebrating Holi March 6, 2015

    Islamabad: A human shield was formed at the Holi celebrations at Swami Narayan Temple in Karachi to show solidarity with and protect Hindus in attendance. The National Student's Federation (NSF) organised the formation of a human shield on Friday, the demonstration is an attempt to promote interfaith coexistence and cooperation among...
  • India @ 9 with Anchal Vohra March 1, 2015

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  • Kent: Another temple attack in US spreads concern among Hindus March 1, 2015

    A Hindu temple in the US has been vandalised with several windows broken and the word "fear" painted on its wall, the second such incident in America's Washington state in February. Vandals used bricks to break several windows and then painted the word "fear" on the wall of the Kent...
  • Another Hindu temple vandalised in US February 28, 2015

    Los Angeles: A Hindu temple in the US has been vandalised with several windows broken and the word "fear" painted on its wall, the second such incident in America's Washington state in February. Vandals used bricks to break several windows and then painted the word "fear" on the wall of the...
  • Provide exact details of roadside statues, temples, flagposts: Madras HC February 19, 2015

    Madurai: The Madras High Court bench on Thursday directed a PIL petitioner to provide exact details on roadside statues, temples and flagposts which disturbed free traffic flow and caused accidents so it could pass appropriate orders. "Affidavits should not be of general nature, it should...
  • News 360: PM Modi says there is no space for religious intolerance in India February 17, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that there is no space for religious intolerance in India and that his government will ensure that there is complete freedom of faith. ...
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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 17, 2015

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  • Temple vandalised in US, police probe the incident February 17, 2015

    A temple has been reportedly vandalised in the US. Reports said a swastika was sprayed on and "Get Out" written on the wall. The county police have launched an investigation into the incident. Sriram, a worshiper said, "The Bothell Hindu Temple has been here for more than 20 years and...
  • Temple vandalised with hate message in US, authorities to launch probe February 17, 2015

    Washington: A Hindu temple has been vandalised with hate speech in the US state of Washington, sending shock waves through the community in the area and prompting authorities to launch an investigation. The incident happened when unidentified miscreants sprayed swastika and painted "Get Out" on one of the walls of...
  • 266 kgs gold missing from Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple: Audit report February 14, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: As much as 266 kg gold is missing from the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, says former chief government auditor Vinod Rai in his audit report submitted to the apex court. The highlight of the report that has been obtained by media reveals that out of the 893 kgs...
  • Suit with name, temples and larger than life statues reveal the megalomaniac streak of Indian politicians February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: It was a piece of clothing designed to dazzle the world. But a closer scrutiny of the dark pinstripe suit worn by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during US President Barack Obama's visit revealed that what looked like thin strips were actually his name embroidered on it repeatedly. The entire...
  • After appalled PM tweet, supporters pull down 'Modi Temple' February 12, 2015

    Rajkot: As a "saddened and appalled" Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday deprecated construction of a temple dedicated to him in his home state Gujarat, those behind the move demolished the structure. Members of the 'Om Yuva Group' and the locals pulled down the newly built temple three days before it...
  • After Modi temple in Gujarat, Azam Khan proposes a temple for Mulayam February 12, 2015

    Lucknow: On the heels of a proposed temple to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Thursday offered to build a temple dedicated to Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, saying "why can't a temple be constructed in his name?" "I will put a proposal before...
  • Modi unhappy over temple in his name, says it's shocking and against India's traditions February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Hours after reports and photographs of a temple in Narendra Modi's were surfaced, the Prime Minister on Thursday expressed anguish over such a thing in Gujarat. Calling it shocking, Modi said that such a temple is against India's traditions. "Have seen the news about a Temple being built in...
  • Narendra Modi's supporters in Gujarat build a temple dedicated to him February 11, 2015

    After an expensive suit embroidered with his name all over it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon have a temple dedicated to him. The temple in Modi's home state of Gujarat is ready and will be thrown open to public on Sunday. The temple, situated in Kotharia village near Rajkot, has...
  • Tirupati: 184 CCTV cameras installed at major locoations to check theft, terror threats February 1, 2015

    Local police authorites in Tirupati have launched a mission to secure the Temple Town. A hundred and eighty four CCTV cameras have been installed at major locoations to check theft and terror threats. ...
  • Petition filed in US court to designate RSS as terror group January 22, 2015

    New York: A Sikh rights group has filed a lawsuit asking a federal court in New York to designate RSS as a "foreign terrorist organisation". The federal court in the Southern District of New York issued a summons for US Secretary of State John Kerry to respond to the suit...
  • Will go ahead with 'Ghar Wapsi', Ram Temple construction: VHP January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid a major row over religious conversion, VHP on Wednesday said nothing will deter it from going ahead with its core agenda of 'Ghar Wapsi' and Ram Temple construction, and that it will hold a major convention in Delhi on March 1 to highlight the issues. VHP will organise...