Bhagavad Gita

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Made in India: Bible which draws from Vedas, Gandhi August 10, 2008

    Kochi: A new version of the Bible published by the Roman Catholic Church has become a huge hit in Kerala. References in the Indianised version of the Bible have been picked up from the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Manusmriti. The characters in the Bible have also been dressed up in...