Hindu

  • Lucknow Congress President Neeraj Bora resigns 13-04-2014 03:04 PM

    In a setback to the party, Congress Lucknow president Neeraj Bora on Sunday dissolved the city unit and resigned, alleging that present policies of the party and personal agenda of its leaders were not in the interest of the country. "I am resigning from the primary membership of the party...
  • It was the Muslim soldiers who conquered the Kargil hills: Azam Khan 08-04-2014 11:22 PM

    Masuri: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan who is popular for courting controversies, on Tuesday made yet another careless remark. Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Mansuri, Khan said that only Muslim soldiers sacrificed their lives during the 1999 Kargil War. "It was not Hindu soldiers who conquered the peaks of...
  • Modi hell bent on building 'Hindu Rashtra': JKPCC President 05-04-2014 08:50 PM

    Alleging that BJP leader Narendra Modi was hell bent on building a "Hindu Rashtra", Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee on Saturday said the secular India would defeat him in his design. "There is no doubt that Modi is hell bent on building a Hindu Rashtra. The secular India would...
  • Hindu ashram attacked in Pakistan 31-03-2014 05:01 PM

    A Hindu ashram was attacked in Pakistan's Sindh province by about four persons who also stole a 'trishul', triggering protests and a partial shutdown of businesses at several places, a media report said on Monday. The violators also desecrated parrh (a piece of cloth wrapped around the idol) at Faqir...
  • Hindu temple attacked, set on fire in Pakistan 29-03-2014 02:24 PM

    A Hindu temple has been desecrated and set on fire by unidentified persons in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, two weeks ahead of an annual fair at the holy site. The caretaker of the temple of Hindu deity Hanuman, in Latifabad town told police that three men came on Friday to...
  • We condemn AAP's poster showing Malaviya carrying broom: BHU VC 26-03-2014 06:39 PM

    Banaras Hindu University vice chancellor Lalji Singh, on Wednesday, criticised the Aam Aadmi Party over a poster at its party rally which showed the univarsity founder Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya carrying a broom. Singh termed the incident as unfortunate and condemned the act. "I will look into the matter....
  • 100-year-old Hindu temple vandalised, torched in Bangladesh 22-03-2014 12:17 PM

    A hundred-year-old Hindu temple was vandalised and torched on Friday in the Bagerhat district of Bangladesh. Police said the incident occurred at the family temple of Nawaparha Jamindar Barhi on Friday morning, bdnews24.com reported. Priest Pradip Bhattacharya said he had called out for help seeing smoke belching out of the...
  • Temples, gurdwaras targeted in Pakistan over alleged blasphemy 17-03-2014 05:07 PM

    Karachi: Angry mob attempted to set ablaze Hindu temples and Sikh gurdwaras in a southwestern Pakistan province over alleged desecration of a holy book in Sindh, local media reported on Sunday. Security personnel in the restive Balochistan province ensured that no damage was done to religious places belonging to the...
  • Hindu temple set on fire in Pakistan over alleged blasphemy 16-03-2014 09:53 PM

    A Hindu temple and a dharmashala have been set on fire by a frenzied mob in Pakistan's southern Sindh province over alleged desecration of a holy book, marring Holi celebrations and prompting authorities to impose a curfew in the area. The mob attacked the temple overnight in Larkana city, the...
  • Hindu organisation seeks ban on 'Total Siyapaa' for anti-national content 13-03-2014 01:36 PM

    Panaji: A Hindu right wing organisation has sought ban on Bollywood movie 'Total Siyapaa' for its "anti-national" content. Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) in their representation to the Central Board of Film Certification has demanded cancellation of the film's censor certificate, which hit theatres worldwide March 7. Directed by E Niwas,...
  • Siddharth Varadarajan claims thugs beat up his flat care taker 06-03-2014 04:07 PM

    New Delhi: Senior journalist and former editor in chief of 'The Hindu' Siddharth Varadarajan claims that four thugs have attacked the caretaker of his flat in Delhi and threatened him. In a tweet he said, "Four thugs beat up the caretaker of my flat in Delhi, saying, 'Tell your sahib...
  • Mahashivratri celebrated across India, lakhs take bath in Ganga 27-02-2014 11:04 AM

    New Delhi: The festival of Mahashivratri is being celebrated across the country. Temples are full of devotees on the occassion of Mahashivratri since early Thursday. On this auspicious occasion, devotees from different part of the country gather at Allahabad and Varanasi to take bath in the Ganga as they believe...
  • VHP demands withdrawal of the controversial book on Amma 24-02-2014 09:10 PM

    The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Monday demanded withdrawal of the controversial book written by a former disciple of spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi. Australian born Gail Tredwell in her book 'Holy hell-- a memoir of faith, devotion and pure madness' claimed she had lived in the mutt for many years and...
  • Conversions should be stopped immediately: Ashok Singhal 22-02-2014 05:56 PM

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad convenor Ashok Singhal on Saturday said that unless conversions were stopped immediately, the day would not be far off when Hindus would be reduced to a minority in this country. Addressing a press conference in Bhopal, he said it has become "imperative" for each Hindu couple to...
  • Hindu couples should have 5 children, says VHP leader Ashok Singhal 22-02-2014 04:58 PM

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad convenor Ashok Singhal on Saturday said that unless conversions were stopped immediately, the day would not be far off when Hindus would be reduced to a minority in this country. Addressing a press conference, he said it has become "imperative" for each Hindu couple to have five...
  • JNU and BHU keen to open centres in Bihar, says PK Shahi 19-02-2014 06:49 PM

    Delhi-based Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) are keen to open their centres in Bihar, state Education Minister PK Shahi on Wednesday said. "JNU's official has informed us that they will open a centre in Bihar after permission from the union human resource ministry," Shahi said. Shahi...
  • Hindu organisation demands apology from Rajasthan Minister for remarks against Brahmins 18-02-2014 10:42 PM

    A Hindu organisation on Tuesday demanded an apology from a Rajasthan government minister for his alleged remarks against Brahmins. Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha in Jaipurdemanded an apology within 24 hours from Tribal Area Development Minister Nand Lal Meena for his alleged remarks as the Brahmins were responsible for the backwardness of...
  • Widows to share experience at BHU seminar on Monday 16-02-2014 06:52 PM

    Hundreds of widows exchanged their experiences - mostly bitter and some sweet - as they prepared to participate in a seminar in Varanasion Monday. "It's a lifetime experience for us," said Manu Ghosh, a widow in her eighties, and recalled how she and a dozen others from Vrindavan enjoyed a...
  • 'The Hindu' and Penguin: Unfolding of a protest 16-02-2014 01:26 PM

    Like everything else nowadays, it started with a Facebook comment where Brinda Bose, who teaches at the Department of English, University of Delhi, suggested that this outraged lot could meet outside the Penguin stall and read out excerpts from books once banned. So a few students, unlike the mammoth number...
  • Valentine's Day: Tomatoes thrown on couples by Bajrang Dal, VHP men 14-02-2014 05:01 PM

    Ahmedabad: The activists of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday threw rotten tomatoes at couples celebrating Valentine's Day on the banks of Sabarmati River. Couples were seen running to save themselves when a large group of Bajrang Dal workers suddenly thronged the place and started throwing tomatoes...
  • Hindus cannot be terrorists, says Ram Madhav 13-02-2014 06:42 PM

    Citing a 1995 judgement by aSupreme Court bench one Hindutva, the RSS on Thursday said the term"Hindu terrorism" was coined by certain sections with anobjective to "malign" the image of RSS. "To call Hindu a terrorist is a glaring contradiction.This term is floated only to malign this organisation," RSSspokesman Ram...
  • FTP: Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus' withdrawn: Is withdrawing a book the right way to express disagreement with its contents? 11-02-2014 11:10 PM

    Penguin Books India has reportedly agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 11-02-2014 10:38 PM

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  • AAP MLA's office ransacked allegedly by supporters of a BSP councillor 08-02-2014 02:00 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party MLA Manoj Kumar's office was ransacked on Saturday afternoon. The AAP leader claimed that the supporters of a Bahujan Samaj Party councillor were behind the attack on his office. Kumar said that the volunteers present in his office suffered minor injuries during the incident. He...
  • After AMU, Banaras Hindu University wants to set up a centre in Bihar 01-02-2014 12:46 PM

    After Aligarh Muslim University, now Banaras Hindu Universityis keen to open a centre in Bihar, officials said on Saturday. Two days after Congress president Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone of an off-campus branch of the AMU in the state's Kishanganj district, BHU has shown its willingness to set up...
  • BHU withdraws fee hike for all courses following protests 29-01-2014 10:32 PM

    The Banaras Hindu University on Wednesday withdrew the hike in fees for all the courses following a protest by students at the varsity premises over the demand. The students' demand was conveyed to the academic council after which the Vice-Chancellor withdrew the hike, BHU's Press, Publication and Publicity cell Chairman...
  • Hindu activists protest outside Arvind Kejriwal's residence 19-01-2014 07:05 PM

    Around 100 activists of the Hindu Raksha Dal staged a protest outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's house here demanding withdrawal of police cases against them. A member of the Hindu group said its members had been arrested over the Jan 8 attack on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) office...
  • Strict decisions taken to stop Hindu killings: Bangladesh Minister 17-01-2014 03:57 PM

    Over a thousand Hindu homes and shops have been burnt down in Bangladesh in post-poll violence. The Bangladesh parliamentary elections which re-elected Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina saw severe bloodshed. The violence is apparently being carried out by Jamaat-e-Islami activists and opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party. The Bangladesh government has assured to...
  • Singapore to impose alcohol ban on Hindu festivals 15-01-2014 12:15 PM

    Singapore will impose an alcohol ban in the area where the Hindu religious festival Thaipusam is to be celebrated on Friday, police said. The ban would be in force from 6 pm on Thursday to 6 am local time next Monday in the Little India precinct, where weekend alcohol ban...
  • Singapore to impose alcohol ban along Hindu festival route 15-01-2014 11:06 AM

    Singapore: Singapore will impose an alcohol ban in the area where the Hindu religious festival Thaipusam is to be celebrated on Friday, police said. The ban would be in force from 6 pm tomorrow to 6 am local time next Monday in the Little India precinct, where weekend alcohol ban...