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  • Facebook user booked for allegedly posting derogatory comments against Christianity 1 hour 59 minutes ago

    Mangaluru: A Facebook user, who had allegedly posted hate comments against Christianity, was today slapped with a case after the community leaders lodged a complaint accusing him of disrupting peace and harmony. A delegation of Christian leaders today submitted a memorandum to City Police Commissioner S Murugan and Deputy Commissioner A...
  • Southampton, Aston Villa grab late winners in Premier League 3 hours 41 minutes ago

    Southampton and Aston Villa scored late winners in matches affecting opposite ends of the Premier League on Tuesday, while a touchline spat between the managers marred Sunderland's 1-1 draw at Hull. Southampton revived their unlikely tilt at Champions League qualification thanks to Sadio Mane's 83rd-minute goal in a 1-0 home victory...
  • Injured Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura to miss World Cup match 3 hours 54 minutes ago

    Hobart: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura has a left leg injury and won't play in his team's next World Cup match against Ireland at Bellerive Oval on Saturday. Team officials said Chigumbura sustained a muscle tear in his quadriceps while fielding in Zimbabwe's 20-run loss to Pakistan in Brisbane last Sunday. Chigumbura tripped...
  • Islamic State releases 19 Christians, more than 200 still captive 2 days ago

    Beirut: Islamic State released 19 Assyrian Christian captives in Syria on Sunday after processing them through a sharia court, a monitoring group which tracks the conflict said. More than 200 Assyrians remain in Islamic State hands, said the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, captives from an Islamic State advance last...
  • Hindu group reconverts 10 people, says won't stop untill Christians and Muslims stop conversion 4 days ago

    Chennai: A fringe Hindu outfit in Chennai claims to have reconverted ten people from Christianity and Islam to Hinduism. The Bharat Hindu Munnani claims they have reconverted at least 50 people in the recent past back to their religion. They say they were brainwashed and converted to other religions....
  • Security tightened at New Delhi churches after attacks 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The government said on Wednesday it had boosted security around hundreds of churches in New Delhi after a spate of attacks on religious institutions unnerved minority Christians. Minister of State for Home Haribhai Chaudhary told lawmakers that extra police had been deployed to protect 240 churches in the capital,...
  • Delhi: Security tightened at churches after attacks 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The government said on Wednesday it had boosted security around hundreds of churches in New Delhi after a spate of attacks on religious institutions unnerved minority Christians. Minister of State for Home Haribhai Chaudhary told lawmakers that extra police had been deployed to protect 240 churches in the capital,...
  • Islamic State in Syria abducts at least 90 Christians 1 week ago

    Amman: Islamic State militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitoring group tracking violence in Syria said on Tuesday. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they carried out dawn raids on rural villages inhabited by the ancient Christian minority west of...
  • Is it right to drag Mother Teresa into conversion row? 1 week ago

    A statement on Mother Teresa by the RSS chief Mohan Rao Bhagwat has led to a nationwide controversy. Speaking at an RSS programme, Mohan Bhagwat said that Mother Teresa's caring for the poor and the sick had religious motives and the conversion was the main intention. ...
  • RSS Chief Bhagwat not the first, many questioned Mother Teresa in the past too 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A statement on Mother Teresa by the RSS chief Mohan Rao Bhagwat has led to a nationwide controversy. Speaking at an RSS programme, Mohan Bhagwat said that Mother Teresa's caring for the poor and the sick had religious motives and the conversion was the main intention. Minutes after...
  • Look of the day: Priyanka Chopra slips into a vintage Lanvin LBD at Chanel/Charles Finch pre-Oscar dinner February 23, 2015

    Priyanka Chopra is having quite a time in Hollywood where during the Oscar season she is invited to all the great parties. She was spotted at the Chanel/Charles Finch pre-Oscar dinner party wearing this vintage little black dress by the french brand Lanvin. She paired the dress with shoes by...
  • From flashy leader to religious tolerance: PM Narendra Modi's new image after Delhi poll rout February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: It's out with the flashy suit, in with religious tolerance for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking to soften his image after an electoral pounding in New Delhi and grumblings in his party about his top-down leadership style. Abruptly ending a string of national and regional election victories,...
  • Delhi Police appoints nodal officer for Christian establishments February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: In the wake of recent attacks on Christian establishments in the city, Delhi Police on Thursday appointed an officer of the rank of Additional DCP as the "nodal officer" for attending to issues related to churches and educational institutions of the community. Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi appointed Joy...
  • 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. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 17, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 17, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi reaches out to Christians, says his government will ensure freedom of religion February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: In the wake of recent attacks on churches in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached out to the Christian community and did not mince words while criticising incidents of religious intolerance. The Prime Minister, under attack for not condemning attacks on churches, finally said that his...
  • Christians take to streets, Home Ministry promises security to churches February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: As Christians took to streets of Delhi over recent attacks on churches, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday promised to step up security at their religious places amid his assertion that any discrimination on the basis of religion will not be tolerated. He said an impartial inquiry has been...
  • Rally held in Central Delhi to protest ransacking of church February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The Christian community on Thursday held a protest rally outside the Gol Dak Khana Church in Central Delhi to protest the ransacking of a church. St Alphonsa's Church on Green Avenue Road in Vasant Kunj area of South Delhi was allegedly vandalised on Tuesday. While the church priest claimed...
  • Tottenham Hotspur set up League Cup final against Chelsea January 29, 2015

    Sheffield: Christian Eriksen added a late goal to his sublime early free kick to help Tottenham scrape a 2-2 draw with third-tier Sheffield United on Wednesday and secure a place in the League Cup final against Chelsea. Tottenham advanced 3-2 on aggregate and will play in their first cup final in...
  • IAS officer vs State: Are religious rights being violated? January 28, 2015

    Claiming that the government is eluding him from his fundamental right to profess, practice or propagate any religion, IAS officer C Umashankar is taking on the Tamil Nadu government by asking him not to preach Christianity. ...
  • A quick guide to 'preacher' IAS officer Umashankar case January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: An IAS officer has kicked up a row in Tamil Nadu. C Umashankar, a 51 year old IAS officer has been accused of preaching Christianity at public places. Taking a strong exception to this, the Tamil Nadu government has ordered him not to hold any public religious meetings....
  • IAS officer threatens to move court after Tamil Nadu bans him from holding religious meets January 28, 2015

    Chennai: Claiming that the government is eluding him from his fundamental right to profess, practice or propagate any religion, IAS officer C Umashankar is taking on the Tamil Nadu government by asking him not to preach Christianity. Pulling up the IAS officer, the Tamil Nadu government has said that he was...
  • Diving in icy waters, walking on amber in the name of religious faith; it doesn't just happen in India January 7, 2015

    On January 6 the Christian world celebrated the 'Epiphany Day' which literally means manifestation or the revelation of the Son of God Jesus Christ. The day marks the coming of the Three Wise Men, the Three Kings or the Magi. It also marks baptism of Christ in the Jordan and...
  • Marry girls from other faiths to counter 'Love Jihad': Hindu Mahasabha leader January 7, 2015

    Jind: A Hindu Mahasabha functionary stirred a controversy by appealing to Hindu youth to marry girls from other faiths as a counter to 'Love Jihad'. Addressing a meeting of followers, working president of the Haryana unit of the Hindu Mahasabha, Dharmapal Siwach said the 'Bahu Laao Beti Bachaao (Bring Daughters-in-law, Save...
  • My audition for 'Fifty Shades of Grey'? It was pretty tame, but it a great experience for me: Thom Evans January 5, 2015

    London: Former rugby player Thom Evans says he auditioned for the role Christian Grey in upcoming erotic film 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. The 29-year-old Scottish player said he auditioned for the part of the charismatic business man with a penchant for S&M, reported Daily Express. "I actually went up for Jamie's...
  • Homecoming of Hindus is not conversion: VHP December 31, 2014

    Belagavi: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday said 'ghar wapsi' (homecoming) of Muslims and Christians to Hinduism could not be termed as conversion and claimed the practise had been prevailing for several centuries. Speaking about VHP's 'ghar wapsi' agenda, International President of the organisation, Praveenbhai Togadia said untouchability would be removed,...
  • Bajrang Dal to start 'bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign in UP from February 17 December 27, 2014

    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 December 26, 2014

    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 December 23, 2014

    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...