Holy Book

  • Bikaner man pens down holy books in gold July 29, 2013

    A 63-year-old jeweller in Rajasthan has penned religious books including Surah Yasin Sharif, said to be the heart of the Holy Quran, literally in golden words. Bhomraj Soni, a resident of Bikaner town in the state, some 350 km from Jaipur, used gold to pen down Yasin Sharif and Hanuman Chalisa...
  • Did Big B make 'derogatory' remark against Quran? January 24, 2013

    Allahabad: A petition was filed in the Allahabad High Court accusing Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan of having made a "derogatory" remark, "with malicious intention", about a Holy book in a more than a year-old episode of the TV quiz show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. The petition was filed by Mudassir Ullah Khan,...
  • Curfew in Ghaziabad after desecration of holy book September 15, 2012

    Ghaziabad, Sep 14 (PTI) Curfew was tonight imposed in Mussouri police station area of Ghaziabad following violence and arson marred protest against alleged desecration of a holy book in Dasna, leaving six policemen injured. District magistrate Aparna Upadhaya said curfew has been clamped in the Mussouri police station area. Police...
  • Bhagavad Gita quiz contest in Pakistan July 2, 2012

    Karachi: At the time of religious intolerance, shlokas from Bhagavad Gita were reverberated at a school in Karachi during a quiz competition to test the knowledge of the Hindu boys and girls about their religion, leaving the minority community having something to celebrate about. For months now the Hindu community in...
  • Obama apologises as Afghan Quran protests rage February 24, 2012

    Kabul: President Barack Obama apologised to Afghans on Thursday for the burning of Qurans at a US military base, trying to assuage rising anti-American sentiment as an Afghan soldier gunned down two American troops during another day of angry protests. The US-led military coalition says the Muslim holy books were sent...
  • Russia regrets Bhagavad Gita controversy December 20, 2011

    Moscow: In the wake of an uproar over a move to ban the Bhagavad Gita in Siberia, Russia on Monday night expressed sadness over the development, saying it is "inadmissible" that a holy scripture is taken to court. "It is strange that such events are unfolding in the beautiful university...
  • Bhagavad Gita faces extremist branding in Russia December 17, 2011

    Moscow: Bhagavad Gita, one of the holiest Hindu scriptures, is facing a legal ban and the prospect of being branded as "an extremist" literature across Russia. A court in Siberia's Tomsk city is set to deliver its final verdict on Monday in a case filed by state prosecutors. The final pronouncement...
  • Curfew clamped in Allahabad after mob attacks cops September 1, 2007

    Allahabad: A curfew is on in parts of Allahabad, after violence erupted over the alleged desecration of a holy book. Trouble began when a mob attacked the Kareli police station on Friday night, after a copy of the holy book belonging to a minority community was found with its pages...