HINDU

  • Agra conversion accused surrenders 5 days ago

    Agra: Nand Kishore, accused of forcibly converting over a 100 people into Hinduism in an Agra village, surrendered before police on Tuesday. "Agra conversion accused Nand Kishore has surrendered," Agra DIG Lakshmi Singh said. Kishore was the most wanted accused named in FIR in the case and carried an award of Rs...
  • Agra chaupal: People feel misled after conversion row December 12, 2014

    In the center of political uproar are the families who were allegedly forcibly converted and their fate is yet to be decided. ...
  • Agra conversion row: Police hunt for accused Nand Kishore Balmiki December 12, 2014

    Agra: The Agra police on Friday carried out several operations to nab Nand Kishore Balmiki, who is named in the FIR lodged in connection with the alleged forced re-conversion of over 100 people to Hinduism. Led by Superintendent of Police Sameer Saurabh and ADM Rajesh Srivastava, police teams carried out...
  • Cartoon of the day: Agra tense over conversion row December 12, 2014

    Indian Muslim families have fled their homes in Agra after 57 families were reportedly converted to Hinduism against their will by Hindu nationalist groups. They accused them of 'forced conversion' and demanded action against them. On the other hand, Hindu groups have denied the allegation and say the conversions were...
  • I have an RSS background and I am proud of it, says Venkaiah Naidu December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said he was proud to have an RSS background. He said he could not remain silent when the parent organization was being attacked by the opposition parties. He said these while replying to a debate on Agra religious conversions in Lok...
  • Centre calls for anti-conversion law in states, Opposition stages walkout December 11, 2014

    The Centre on Thursday said an anti-conversion law was needed in all the states and the issue needed a wider debate. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Nadu said this while replying to a debate in the Lok Sabha on the Agra conversion issue even as the major opposition parties staged a...
  • A post office in Kerala which 'delivers' mails to God December 11, 2014

    Sabarimala (Kerala): It is a unique post office, and one of its main tasks is to deliver letters to God. Located near the famed Hindu temple at the Sabarimala hills, the post office may perhaps be the only one in the country which does not work round the year. It...
  • BJP MP defends alleged forced conversion, calls it home coming, says it will continue in Aligarh December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: There was high drama in Lok Sabha with opposition MPs cornering the Narendra Modi government in Parliament over alleged forced conversion row for the second day in a row on Thursday. MPs were shouting slogans against the government and entered the well of the House. The Bharatiya Janata...
  • Sushma pushes for declaring Bhagwad Gita as national scripture, faces opposition's wrath December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: After Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, another BJP leader and Union Minister has come under fire for her comments. This time it is External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who is drawing severe criticism for her remark over Bhagwad Gita being declared as "Rashtriya Granth" (national scripture). Speaking at...
  • Babri anniversary: Over 10,000 security personnel guarding Ayodhya December 5, 2014

    Ayodhya: On the eve of 22nd anniversary of Babri mosque demolition, the temple town has turned into a fortress with nearly 10,000 security personnel deployed amid calls by Muslim outfits to mark the day by hoisting black flags even as Hindu bodies seek to commemorate it. Prohibitory orders have been clamped...
  • Irretrievable breakdown of marriage 'debatable' ground for divorce: SC November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: With the government set to reintroduce the marriage laws amendment bill in the Lok Sabha to amend the Hindu Marriage Act and the Special Marriage Act to make irretrievable breakdown of marriage a ground for divorce, the Supreme Court has urged a rethink if it was an expedient...
  • Violence erupts again in Banaras Hindu University; 5 hostels evacuated November 22, 2014

    Varanasi: Five hostels were evacuated in Banaras Hindu University after students of two hostels clashed with each other on Saturday, the second day of the ongoing stalemate between varsity and students who want the earlier form of the students union to be brought back. A scuffle broke out again between a...
  • IFFI 2014: 'Elizabeth Ekadashi' director Paresh Mokashi reacts to HJS' demand to withdraw its screening, says he doesn't need controversies to sell the film November 22, 2014

    Panaji: Director Paresh Mokashi's 'Elizabeth Ekadashi' stirred up controversy a few days back when a right wing organisation found its title objectionable and alleged that it was sending out a wrong message to the masses. Upset with its offensive name, the Hindu Janjagruti Samiti (HJS) had also demanded the withdrawal...
  • Foreign languages to make way for Sanskrit: Is this a regressive move? November 21, 2014

    Sanksrit Shiksha Sangh asked the government to teach Sanskrit or any modern Indian language instead. The sangh is expected to write to Prime Minister and HRD Ministry and will take strong action if their issues are not addressed. ...
  • Nepal set for Modi's Janakpur visit despite cancellation fears November 21, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Janakpur, the revered Hindu religious site in Nepal, has not yet been officially cancelled despite reports about the trip being called off due to opposition by some political parties, the Nepalese government said on Friday. Preparations were going on for the visit till Friday...
  • 3-day world Hindu conference starts today; Dalai Lama, Amit Shah, Mohan Bhagwat to attend November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The three-day World Hindu conference will start on Friday with leaders like the Dalai Lama, BJP president Amit Shah, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat expected to be present. Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Nirmala Sitharaman and Nitin Gadkari are some other eminent names that will be attending the inaugural session of...
  • IFFI 2014: HSJ demands withdrawal of the screening of Marathi film 'Elizabeth Ekadashi' at the festival November 19, 2014

    Panaji: A right wing organisation has objected to a Marathi film to be screened at IFFI, which begins here tomorrow, alleging that its title is misleading and hurts the religious sentiments of Hindus. The Hindu Janjagruti Samiti (HJS) has demanded withdrawl of screening of Marathi film 'Elizabeth Ekadashi', directed by Paresh...
  • J&K: Don't vote for BJP, it will impose a Hindu Chief Minister, warns PDP MLA November 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Sparking a communal controversy just ahead of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, a legislator of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Peer Mansoor has asked the people not to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as it will impose a Hindu chief minister on the state. Mansoor made...
  • 'Kiss of Love' protest to take place at Kochi's Marine Drive today November 2, 2014

    The 'Kiss of Love' protest will take place on Sunday at Kochi's Marine Drive against moral policing by right-wing groups. A huge turn out is expected although there has been tough opposition from both hardline Muslim and Hindu groups in Kerala. The ruling Congress party's students union, KSU, has also...
  • Congress distances itself from J&K leader's call for Hindu CM October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday distanced itself from senior party leader of Jammu and Kashmir Sham Lal Sharma's call for a Hindu Chief Minister in the state, saying the party never sees posts and positions from this point of view. "If it is correct, let me say we never see posts,...
  • UP: Muslim man arranges cremation of Hindu 'sister' October 26, 2014

    Rampur: In a heartwarming display of communal harmony, a Muslim man in a village near here made the arrangements for the cremation of a Hindu widow, whom he treated as his sister and had been supporting for a long time. The unique story is from Moondha Pandey village, about 10...
  • Malaysian Indians celebrate Diwali October 22, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Indians and people of the Hindu faith on Wednesday celebrated Diwali with a great fervour, media reported. A Diwali open house was hosted by the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) at Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur, which was attended by Prime Minister Najib Razak...
  • Amazon.com removes leggings showing Hindu gods after protests October 15, 2014

    Amazon.com, world's largest online retailer headquartered in Seattle (USA), has removed the women's leggings carrying images of various Hindu gods and goddesses from its website within 24 hours after Hindus protested. Hindu cleric Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, thanked Amazon.com for understanding the concerns of Hindu community, which thought images...
  • Meerut Love Jihad row: Girl denies rape, forced conversion to Islam October 13, 2014

    Meerut: In a recent development, there is a new twist to the Meerut love jihad case. Weeks after Bhartiya Janta Party has raked up the issue, the woman at the center of the controversy who alleged forceful conversion in Meerut has now claimed that she is under pressure from her...
  • Hindu-Muslim girls unite to organise Durga Puja October 3, 2014

    Kolkata: As a symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity, a group of girls from both the religions are organising a Durga Puja inside a shelter home for trafficked women. Rescued earlier this year after being trafficked to Mumbai from West Bengal's Murshidabad, two Muslim girls are not only taking part in the festivities...
  • Hindus in Pakistan town struggle to maintain religious ethos September 30, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani Hindus in Thul, a town which once narrated stories of amity between Hindus and Muslims, are facing difficulty to maintain its pluralistic religious ethos due to increasing intolerance, forced conversions of teenage girls, among others, media said on Tuesday. The Hindu community that once constituted nearly half the...
  • 'Hindu' word invented by Muslims: Veerappa Moily September 21, 2014

    Bangalore Former Karnataka chief minister and union minister M Veerappa Moily has kicked up a row. Speaking at a function in Bangalore on Sunday, Moily said that the word 'Hindu' was invented by the Muslims in the medieval age. He said, "The word Hindu was invented by the Muslims. They wanted...
  • Muslims extend welcome to Hindu religious procession September 18, 2014

    Ramanathapuram: In a display of communal amity, Muslims in this town welcomed an annual Hindu religious procession by presenting shawls to the participants. As the "mulaiparai" (pot containing seedlings) procession to propitiate local Goddess Mariamman made its way to a water body, Muslim residents of the area, including Jamad head...
  • Ujjain: 13 VHP, Bajrang Dal activists arrested for attacking Vikram University VC September 17, 2014

    Ujjain: Thirteen Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal activists were arrested on Wednesday in connection to the commotion caused by a group of allegedly right wing activists at the University of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Vice Chancellor of Vikram University Jawahar Kaul suffered a minor attack and had to...
  • Floods bind people across religious lines in Jammu and Kashmir September 14, 2014

    Srinagar: 15yearold Abdul Rahman has been staying in a Gurudwara here along with his family ever since he was rescued from his house in marooned Wazir Bagh locality after the floods ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. With temporary shelters being set up at gurudwaras and mosques for the victims, the calamity...