DEITIES

  • Hollywood to remake Vidya Balan's 'Kahaani' as 'Deity' July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Vidya Balan starrer 'Kahaani', which bagged popular awards and was massively appreciated by critics and fans alike, will now be remade in English. Yes, after being remade down South, filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev, who has 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' to his credit, will work on the...
  • Sandhan, a new tourism search engine in Indian languages September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The government launched a search engine that will help people in searching tourismrelated queries across websites in five Indian languages. The search engine, Sandhan (http://www.tdildc.in/sandhan/), was launched by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) Secretary J Satyanarayana here. "This will fill the wide gap that exists in fulfilling the...
  • US TV removes 'weird' remark for Hindu deities January 27, 2012

    Chicago: An American television station that sparked an outrage among the Hindus by using the term 'weird' to describe their deities in a sports commentary, has removed "objectionable" content from its website after protests from the community. The commentary on an ice hockey match published on NBC Chicago website titled 'Why...
  • US: Hindus offended as channel calls deities weird January 26, 2012

    Chicago: An American television station in Chicago has offended the Hindu community after a sports commentary on its website used the term 'weird' to describe their deities. The commentary on an ice hockey match published on NBC Chicago website on Wednesday titled 'Why a 31 Blackhawks Loss Isn't So Bad', detailing...
  • Outrage over slippers with Hindu deity image February 12, 2011

    Kuala Lumpur: Several ethnic Indian religious organisations, including the Malaysia Hindu Sangam, have expressed outrage over the sale of slippers bearing the impressions of a Hindu deity and called for action against the importer of the footwear, media reports said. MHS president RS Mohan Shan said this was tantamount to disrespecting...
  • Trust seeks demat accounts for Hindu deities July 12, 2010

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court will decide on the issue after a religious trust filed a petition challenging the decision of the National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL) to refuse it permission for opening demat accounts in the names of five Hindu deities. "When the Income Tax department has issued PAN cards...
  • US website in mess for hurting religious sentiment December 19, 2007

    Orissa: The Orissa government has requested the Centre to take action against the US based website CafePress.com, selling a range of apparel products which carry religious motifs. Tshirts, mugs, caps, boxer shorts, trucker hats and even dog clothes and undergarments celebrate faith says the American website CafePress.com. However, people do...
  • Thrissur temple welcomes rains June 26, 2007

    Thrissur: Though the rains continue to wreak havoc across Kerala, there is still some monsoon magic left in Thrissur. It is during this time of the year that the main deity at a temple in Thrissur takes its holy dip. The Thanikkudam Bhagavathi Temple in the Thrissur district may look like...
  • Court corners cops on Raje poster June 20, 2007

    New Delhi/ Jodhpur: A court in Jodhpur has asked the Rajasthan Police to explain why it has not filed a complaint in connection with a poster showing Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje as a goddess. The court was listening to a plea filed by Sheetal Kunwar, wife of senior BJP leader and...
  • Where the 'Gods' come out to play March 4, 2007

    Olokana, Cuttack: Holi wears an entirely different hue in the Cuttack district of Orissa, where the "Gods" come out in a procession to be drowned in the festival of colours; devotees vouch for their devotion with Sadhus playing certain balancing acts and the revelers add some colours to it, by...