Temples

  • 91-year-old ex-MP Shirish Chandra Dixit dies after prolonged illness 09-04-2014 08:25 AM

    Former MP and Uttar Pradesh ex-DGP Shirish Chandra Dixit died on Tuesday after prolonged illness at a private hospital. He was 91. Dixit was actively involved in the Ram Temple movement and he represented the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on BJP ticket between 1991 and 1996. Dixit is survived by...
  • Need to improve connectivity, tourism infra in Amritsar: Arun Jaitley 08-04-2014 05:13 PM

    Amritsar: BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday highlighted the need for improving connectivity and tourism infrastructure in Amritsar. "There is a need to upgrade the railway station, complete the road and highway development programme, and have more directly connected international flights," the party candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat wrote...
  • BJP's 'poisonous thoughts' reflects majoritarian politics: Chidambaram 08-04-2014 04:36 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram accused the BJP of deliberately attempting to polarise voters by raking up "poisonous and divisive" issues like Ram Temple in Ayodhya to consolidate its vote bank without bothering about those who will not vote for them. Addressing a press conference in Chennai, he said what was...
  • Full text: BJP manifesto for 2014 Lok Sabha elections 07-04-2014 11:11 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday, the day the first phase of the polls began in the states of Assam and Tripura. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity...
  • Highlights: BJP manifesto for 2014 Lok Sabha elections 07-04-2014 10:59 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday, the day the first phase of the polls began in the states of Assam and Tripura. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity...
  • BJP manifesto: Strong growth, zero tolerance on terror, Ram Temple 07-04-2014 10:34 AM

    New Delhi: New Delhi: Promising to usher in an era of strong economic growth, job creation, tackling the corruption menace, zero tolerance on terrorism and a strong foreign policy, the Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday, the day the first phase of...
  • PJB manifesto: Bridge built by monkeys among other things

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  • 69-year-old priest contests elections to stop cow slaughter 04-04-2014 02:15 PM

    For Fakkad Baba, winning an election has become a spiritual necessity! The 69-year-old priest in Galteshwar temple has contested 15 elections, both parliamentary and assembly, till now on the directions of his guru who has predicted that cow slaughter will end only if a 'Go Bhakt' (cow protector) is elected...
  • Hindu temple attacked, set on fire in Pakistan 29-03-2014 02:24 PM

    A Hindu temple has been desecrated and set on fire by unidentified persons in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, two weeks ahead of an annual fair at the holy site. The caretaker of the temple of Hindu deity Hanuman, in Latifabad town told police that three men came on Friday to...
  • After eggs, ink thrown at Kejriwal during his road show in Varanasi 25-03-2014 03:12 PM

    Black ink was thrown at AAP leader Arvind Kejriwalduring his roadshow in Varanasi. Police resorts to mild lathicharge to control the mob. This comes shortly after eggs were thrown at Kejriwal's car outside the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi on Tuesday, his supporters alleged. The incident occurred when Kejriwal was...
  • Whoever wins from Varanasi should build a tomb for Bismillah Khan, demands family 25-03-2014 02:52 PM

    Waiting for eight years for a mausoleum for Shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan, the legend's family says the 'Modi wave' or the 'AAP show' is of little interest to them as they only want the winning candidate to build a tomb for the city's most beloved son. As electioneering picked up...
  • Ayodhya: Work on replacing tarpaulin at makeshift temple yet to begin 23-03-2014 10:44 PM

    Work related to replacing old tarpaulin and ropes at the makeshift Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya is yet to begin as authorities have not received the Supreme Court order on the same. The Supreme Court had earlier this month given permission for carrying out work relating to...
  • 100-year-old Hindu temple vandalised, torched in Bangladesh 22-03-2014 12:17 PM

    A hundred-year-old Hindu temple was vandalised and torched on Friday in the Bagerhat district of Bangladesh. Police said the incident occurred at the family temple of Nawaparha Jamindar Barhi on Friday morning, bdnews24.com reported. Priest Pradip Bhattacharya said he had called out for help seeing smoke belching out of the...
  • Tirupati fire still raging on, path to temple closed: Police 20-03-2014 11:44 AM

    New Delhi: A huge forest fire that broke out in the temple town of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday is still raging on, the police said. Officials suspect that increase in temperatures could have led to the fire. Officials of the temple board, the police and the fire department...
  • Forest fire engulfs hills of Tirumala; no casualties reported so far 19-03-2014 06:06 PM

    A massive forest fire has engulfed the hills of Tirumala, forcing the authorities to stop pilgrims who were on the way to Tirumala temple in Andhra Pradesh. The pilgrims were walking uphill to the shrine when the fire broke out. Triumala temple's officials along with police and fire department are...
  • Temples, gurdwaras targeted in Pakistan over alleged blasphemy 17-03-2014 05:07 PM

    Karachi: Angry mob attempted to set ablaze Hindu temples and Sikh gurdwaras in a southwestern Pakistan province over alleged desecration of a holy book in Sindh, local media reported on Sunday. Security personnel in the restive Balochistan province ensured that no damage was done to religious places belonging to the...
  • Hindu temple set on fire in Pakistan over alleged blasphemy 16-03-2014 09:53 PM

    A Hindu temple and a dharmashala have been set on fire by a frenzied mob in Pakistan's southern Sindh province over alleged desecration of a holy book, marring Holi celebrations and prompting authorities to impose a curfew in the area. The mob attacked the temple overnight in Larkana city, the...
  • ISKCON to build world's tallest temple at Mathura from today 16-03-2014 09:21 AM

    Mathura: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is doing the ground breaking ceremony at Mathura, the birth place of Lord Krishna, to build the world's tallest temple. It will be a 700 feet high skyscraper spread over an area of 5.5 acres and also have 70 floors. The ISKCON...
  • 'To teach boyfriend a lesson, my uncle sent threat SMS to DM using phone he gifted me' 15-03-2014 12:59 PM

    At least three people, including a girl, have been detained in Patna for threatening to blow up the Bodh Gaya and Vishnupad temples in Gaya district, police said on Saturday. Police detained Sunny, Rakesh and a 19-year-old girl from Ranipur-Rasulpur locality in Patna late on Friday, Senior Superintendent of Police...
  • On Holi, Vrindavan to get another magnificent temple 14-03-2014 09:17 PM

    On the auspicious occasion of Holi, Vrindavan will add to its cap another feather, a magnificent temple - virtually a skyscraper with footprints covering an area of about six acres. The foundation stone of the temple - Chandrodaya Mandir - will be laid on March 16, the day of Holi,...
  • Tourism in medieval South India a highly-developed activity, says AMU historian 13-03-2014 09:49 AM

    Tourism was a highly-developed economic and cultural activity in South India during the medieval period with even people from Kashmir in the far north ventured deep into the region to support temples and cultural activities, an expert in the field says. "From the epigraphs available of the period, it is...
  • Kerala: Temple where devotees offer chocolate bars to Lord Muruga 11-03-2014 02:33 PM

    Ever heard of a temple where mouth-watering chocolate bars are offered by devotees to the presiding deity? While devotees offer flowers, sandal paste and fruits to invoke divine blessing, the 'Thekkan Palani' Balasubramania temple differs as chocolate bars are offered in the sanctum sanctorum. Chocolate bars of a leading brand...
  • Bodh Gaya blasts: Suspected IM activist arrested in Arwal 02-03-2014 05:06 PM

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) activist in connection with Bodh Gaya serial blasts from a village in Bihars Arwal district, police said on Sunday. Acting on a tip off, the NIA team arrested the suspected IM activist Md Irfan from Auwgila village late...
  • Rs 50 lakh hospital to come up at tourist spot Khajrana 01-03-2014 03:38 PM

    A hospital and diagnostic centre costing Rs 50 lakh will come up at religious tourist hotspot Khajrana in Indore. A decision to this effect was taken on Friday at a meeting of the Khajrana Ganesh Temple management committee held under the chairmanship of Collector Akash Tripathi. A number of issues...
  • 25 Shiv Sena activists en-route Kashi-Vishwanath temple detained 27-02-2014 03:16 PM

    A group of Shiv Sena activists was detained on Thursday while they were going to the Kashi-Vishwanath temple on the occasion of Shivratri. In view of law and order, no political outfit is permitted to carry out any kind of religious ritual at the Kashi-Vishwanath temple, police said. "Over 25...
  • Parasnath Temple area to be developed into tourist centre 24-02-2014 06:19 PM

    The area where world famous Parasnath Temple is situated in Giridih district will be developed into an attractive tourist destination, Jharkhand government said on Monday. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Prasad Singh assured the House that the government would develop the pilgrim centre after Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta directed the government...
  • Widows to share experience at BHU seminar on Monday 16-02-2014 06:52 PM

    Hundreds of widows exchanged their experiences - mostly bitter and some sweet - as they prepared to participate in a seminar in Varanasion Monday. "It's a lifetime experience for us," said Manu Ghosh, a widow in her eighties, and recalled how she and a dozen others from Vrindavan enjoyed a...
  • Ensure no girls are offered as devotees, SC directs Karnataka 13-02-2014 12:48 PM

    The Supreme Court on Thursday directed Karnataka's Chief Secretary to ensure that no girls are offered on Thursday night or Friday as devotees to temples in a practice known as Devadasis. The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, while issuing notice to the Karanataka government directed the...
  • Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85 11-02-2014 05:06 PM

    California: Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85. Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died Monday night at about 11 p.m. at her...
  • BJP used Ram temple issue for electoral gains: Mulayam 08-02-2014 11:10 PM

    Arguing that BJP did not accept his offer for land at a place other than the disputed site for building the Ram temple, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav accused the saffron party of using the temple issue for electoral gains. Mulayam alleged that BJP never had the intention to build...