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  • Bajrang Dal to start 'bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign in UP from February 17 2 days ago

    Agra: The Bajrang Dal has sparked off a controversy as it will start a campaign in Uttar Pradesh from February 17 to protect Hindu boys who marry Christian or Muslim girls. The Bajrang Dal has called it 'bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign. The campaign also aims to sensitise Hindu families against...
  • Over 200 converted to Hinduism so far in Kerala 3 days ago

    Kochi: Over 200 persons, mostly belonging to Christian families, in various parts of Kerala have reconverted to Hinduism as part of the 'ghar vapsi' (home coming) programme of Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Christmas day, VHP sources on Friday said. Kottayam district topped in the re-conversion ceremony with 73 persons participating in...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' to debut at Berlin International Film Festival 6 days ago

    Los Angeles: The much-talked about film 'Fifty Shades of Grey', a big screen adaptation of British author E. L. James's erotic novel of the same name, will make its international debut at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film will be shown Feb 11, 2015 as part of Berlinale Special Gala...
  • Protests over conversions set back Modi's reform agenda 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reform agenda suffered a setback on Monday as protests erupted in Parliament and in the streets over a campaign by Hindu hardliners linked to his party to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism. Opposition members threw papers and swarmed to the centre of the Upper...
  • VHP re-converts 30 Christians in 'ghar wapsi' in Kerala 1 week ago

    Alappuzha: Amidst raging controversy over forced religious conversions across the country, nearly 30 persons from eight families of Scheduled Caste Christians were re-converted to Hinduism under the auspices of Vishwa Hindu Parishad in the district. The ritual of 'home-coming', organised by district wing of VHP, was held at a local...
  • RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Narendra Modi December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled Parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform agenda. Bhagwat said India was a "Hindu nation" where many Hindus had been...
  • VHP goes ahead with its 'ghar wapsi' programme, 're-converts' over 200 Christians to Hinduism December 21, 2014

    Valsad (Gujarat): Going ahead with its 'ghar wapsi' plans, Hindu outfit Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday "re-converted" over 200 tribal Christians to Hinduism by holding rituals at Aranai village in Valsad district of Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Gujarat, claimed a local leader. The right-wing outfit also said the re-conversion was "voluntary" and...
  • After Amit Shah, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat seeks anti-conversion law December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said sought anti-conversion law. He said, "Bring law against conversion, if you don't like it." Bhagwat also stated that there should be equal condemnation of people converting from Hinduism to other religions. "If you don't want to change into Hindu, don't...
  • Conversion row: Additional security sought for churches on Christmas eve December 15, 2014

    Aligarh: Amid the proposed mass conversion ceremony by leaders of an Aligarh-based outfit on December 25, the Christian community has sought for additional security for their churches in the city. "Following reports that the organizers of this 'ghar wapsi' programme may shift their venue to different rural-based destinations in Aligarh and...
  • EPL: Tottenham grab late victory at Swansea December 14, 2014

    Christian Eriksen scored in the 89th minute as Tottenham went against the run of play to beat Swansea 2-1 on Sunday in the Premier League. Harry Kane grabbed an early goal for the visitors in the fourth before Wilfried Bony equalised three minutes after the interval. Swansea dominated but it was Eriksen...
  • Epic 'Exodus' casts Christian Bale's Moses as reluctant leader December 13, 2014

    New York: With massive battle scenes, biblical plagues and a towering tidal wave, British director Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' is an epic historical drama and retelling of the story of Moses as a reluctant prophet. Shot in 3D with striking visual effects, 20th Century Fox's 'Exodus' is the latest...
  • Christian Benteke could be one of the best, says Paul Lambert December 3, 2014

    London: Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke could become one of the world's best players, manager Paul Lambert said after the Belgian scored in a 1-0 Premier League victory at Crystal Palace on Tuesday. Benteke, returning after a three-match suspension following a red card against Tottenham Hotspur a month ago, scored an...
  • Christian Bale found unlikely inspiration in 'Life of Brian' for his role in Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' December 3, 2014

    Paris: When Christian Bale landed the part of Moses in Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods and Kings', the latest epic from the British director, he found unlikely inspiration in Monty Python's irreverent comedy film 'Life of Brian'. Bale, 40, had just finished filming 'American Hustle' and was not in the best physical...
  • Special Investigation Team to probe Delhi church fire: sources December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A Special Investigation Team was constituted on Tuesday to probe into the fire which erupted at the St Sebastian's church in Dilshad Garden in the national capital, sources said. Sources added that Delhi Police representatives will meet Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung over the issue. Meanwhile, Christian groups held...
  • Muslims, Christians sons of Ram, those who don't believe it should leave India: BJP minister December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti has sparked off a controversy by claiming that everyone including Muslims and Christians are sons of Ram. She used expletives against rival political parties as well. "Modiji ka mantra hai na hum khayenge na khane denge. Ab aapko tyah...
  • Islam does not propagate terrorism: Pope Francis December 1, 2014

    Pope Francis has reached out to the Muslim world saying Islam does not propagate terror and Quran is a book of peace. ...
  • Pope prays in Istanbul mosque in new outreach November 30, 2014

    Istanbul: Pope Francis stood on Saturday for two minutes of silent prayer facing east in one of Turkey's most important mosques, a powerful vision of Christian-Muslim understanding at a time when neighboring countries are experiencing violent Islamic assault on Christians and religious minorities. His head bowed, eyes closed and hands clasped...
  • 'Fifty Shades' releases posters of Christian Grey's family November 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: The producers of 'Fifty Shades of Grey', the movie adaptation of E L James' erotic novel of the same name, have introduced individual posters of the family members of Christian Grey. Jamie Dornan is playing the titular hero while Dakota Johnson will be seen as Anastasia Steele in Sam Taylor-Johnson's...
  • Pope condemns Islamic State violence November 28, 2014

    Jerusalem: On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists. In an interview published on Friday, Francis was quoted as saying that the persecution of Christians today is "the worst" it...
  • Christian Bale jealous of Ben Affleck? November 25, 2014

    Los Angles: Actor Christian Bale, who is best known for portraying Batman in 'The Dark Knight' trilogy, says he felt jealous when he saw actor Ben Affleck taking over the character in his upcoming film 'Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice'. Affleck received a heavy backlash from fans once he was...
  • Rita Ora offered more roles after 'Fifty Shades of Grey' cameo November 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Rita Ora, who has a cameo in long-awaited movie 'Fifty Shades of Grey', says it has subsequently brought in more opportunities for her in the film world. The 23-year-old singer is making her movie debut in the film, which is an adaptation of an eponymous raunchy novel. "For me...
  • Eriksen scores late winner to give Tottenham 2-1 win over Hull November 24, 2014

    Hull: Christian Eriksen grabbed a last-minute winner for Tottenham as Hull paid the price for Gaston Ramirez's reckless red card, losing 2-1 at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Former Spurs player Jake Livermore put Hull ahead with an early 25-metre drive but Ramirez left the Tigers a man short for 40...
  • Christians elated as Pope confers sainthood on two Catholics from Kerala November 23, 2014

    Two Kerala born Catholics have been declared saints today. Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Saint Euphrasia were conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at the Vatican. ...
  • Red Bull warns of engine development spending war November 10, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Red Bull team principal Christian Horner fears Formula One could be forced into a 'ridiculous' spending race from 2016 if the engine rules are not relaxed for next season. Weekend talks at the Brazilian Grand Prix failed to reach any agreement between dominant Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault and Honda on...
  • Christian couple burnt alive in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy November 4, 2014

    Lahore: In a gruesome incident, a Christian couple was on Tuesday thrashed and burnt alive by a group of angry Muslims in Pakistan's Punjab province for allegedly desecrating the Quran. The horrific crime was reported from the villages of Kot Radha Kishan of Kasur district. A large number of police personnel...
  • Christian Bale won't play Steve Jobs November 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Christian Bale has reportedly dropped out of director Danny Boyle's biopic on Steve Jobs. According to a source, the Oscar-winning actor felt that he was not the right choice for the role and finally decided to withdraw his name, reports hollywoodreporter.com. The film was about to go on the...
  • Manchester United and Aston Villa count cost of indiscipline November 3, 2014

    London: Manchester United and Aston Villa paid a heavy price for having men sent off on in the Premier League on Sunday with United losing a tight derby to Man City and Villa surrendering a lead in defeat by Tottenham Hotspur. Sergio Aguero condemned United manager Louis van Gaal to a...
  • EPL: Benteke sent off as Villa slide to defeat by Spurs November 3, 2014

    Aston Villa scored their first goal in more than nine hours but then had Christian Benteke sent off and allowed Tottenham Hotspur to come back for a 2-1 win at Villa Park on Sunday. It meant a sixth successive Premier League defeat, despite Andreas Weimann finally breaking the scoring drought by...
  • Former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow joins Chelsea October 27, 2014

    English Premier League club Chelsea have appointed the former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow as their head of global commercial activities. Purslow will lead Chelsea's attempt to expand their brand as they seek to become a growing force on and off the field. A statement on the club's website read: "The club...
  • Will Christian Bale play Steve Jobs in a new biopic? October 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: Christian Bale is in talks to portray Steve Jobs in a biopic, a role that Leonardo DiCaprio was circling earlier. Sony has started negotiations with 'The Fighter' star, who was the original choice when David Fincher was in talks to direct the movie about the Apple co-founder, according to...