Worship

  • DDA proposes expansion plan for Lotus Temple complex in Delhi Yesterday

    New Delhi: The DDA has proposed an expansion of the Lotus Temple for building training facilities for youth in the campus. The decision was taken during an authority meeting of the DDA at the Raj Niwas, under the chairmanship of Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, chairman of the Delhi Development Authority....
  • President to worship at Padmanabhaswamy temple on July 19 July 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: President Pranab Mukherjee, who will arrive in Kerala on a two day visit on Friday, will offer worship at the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple on July 19. On his arrival on July 18, he would attend the first convocation function of the Central University at Kasargod and also take...
  • Prompt action of police helps to avoid flare-up in Jattari September 11, 2013

    Prompt action by police helped avoid a possible flare-up in Jattari town in Aligarh district, after animal flesh was found planted at a place of worship. Following complaints from a group of residents, police took prompt action and prevented the situation from worsening. Police said an FIR had been filed against...
  • Cooperation of people essential for fighting terrorism: Praveen Swami July 11, 2013

    Since places for worship in India usually attract an unusually high number of devotees, is maintaining security a more difficult task there? Since targeting of religious places can lead to ready communal conflagration, what should the government do to ensure security in such places? Senior Journalist Praveen Swami joined IBNLive...
  • Temple demolitions to continue as HC rejects review pleas May 8, 2013

    Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Tuesday rejected two review petitions filed by two religious organizations seeking a relook at its January 2011 orders on demolition of illegal places of worship. The Division Bench of Justice Madanmohan Das and Indrajit Mohanti, adjudicating over the matter, did not make any further...
  • Hyderabad's Charminar area tense over worship site row November 5, 2012

    Hyderabad: The old city of Hyderabad remained tense on Monday after incidents of violence the night before over reported attempts to expand a place of worship abutting the Charminar monument, police said. Many shops remained closed and a holiday was declared in many schools and colleges. A policeman was injured,...
  • T'puram: Bogus priests take devotees for a ride July 19, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: It was a day of disappointment for several devotees who reached the Shangumugham beach on Wednesday to offer the ‘Karkidaka vavu bali’ ritual, thanks to the scores of fake ‘acharyas’ who lined up on the shores to guide the devotees to perform rituals dedicated to the spirits of their...
  • SC bans illegal religious construction on public land September 29, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that there shall be no fresh construction of places of worship at public places throughout the country. The restriction would apply to temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras and places of worship of all other communities, a Bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Mukundakam Sharma...
  • No places of worship in public places: SC July 31, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to ensure that no place of worship is constructed in public places. The apex court says no temple, church, mosque or gurudwara should be constructed on a public street or a public space. The centre is to file an affidavit in...
  • SC to hear petitions against the Ram Setu Project May 1, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a number of petitions challenging the implementation of the Sethusamudram Project on the ground that implementing the project would damage the Ramar Setu. The court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing due to some confusion over the order on the hearing date, which mistakenly showed...