SURYA NAMASKAR

  • Bihar: BJP ministers call RJD MLAs 'Pakistani agents' February 19, 2013

    Patna: Bihar Assembly on Tuesday saw bedlam with RJD members demanding resignation of two BJP ministers for allegedly calling them 'Pakistani agents' after they protested against school students being made to do the 'surya namakar' yoga asana. RJD members started shouting that the two ministers called them 'Pakistani agents' during...
  • MP govt to go ahead with Surya Namaskar show January 12, 2012

    Bhopal: Disregarding vocal protests from the minority communities, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh has decided to go ahead with its annual statewide Surya Namaskar show, hoping to get it into the Guinness Book of World Records. The Madhya Pradesh government believes this year's exercise can edge out Kazakhistan,...
  • Fatwa issued against 'Surya Namaskar' in MP January 11, 2012

    Bhopal: As Madhya Pradesh government tries to create a world record on Thursday with thousands of students performing the yogic 'Surya Namaskar' exercise, Muslim leaders have equated it with idol worship and issued a fatwa against it. Leaders of the minority community have termed the move as unIslamic and equated it...
  • Surya Namaskar no religion: Ramdev February 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has joined issues with the critics of Madhya Pradesh BJP Government's recommendation for Surya Namaskar' in schools, saying the yogic exercise is a form of complete workout and it's not associated with any religion. "Surya Namaskar is not the worship of sun. It is a...
  • Left jabs at Dravid's suryanamaskar February 7, 2007

    New delhi: While captain Rahul Dravid was busy on Wednesday countering media reports about a brewing rift within Team India, he seems to have landed in a controversy on another front, when the Left parties reacted strongly to his reported presence at an RSSorganised fuction in Nagpur on January 20. Dravid...
  • Yoga part of school syllabi in MP January 26, 2007

    Bhopal: The controversial suryanamaskar programme kicked off in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday despite stiff opposition from a section of religious minorities. The High Court had made participation in the programme voluntary and the government, on its part, decided to do away with religious hymns. As students in all government schools performed suryanamaskar...
  • Govt can't force sun worship: HC January 24, 2007

    New Delhi: The Madhya Pradesh High Court has ordered that the Madhya Pradesh governments Surya Namaskar programme in schools on Thursday should be voluntary for students. The court in Jabalpur on Wednesday passed an interim order while hearing petitions filed by Muslim organisations, which said that Surya Namaskar and Pranaya were...
  • Sun worship rule angers MP Muslims January 22, 2007

    New Delhi: A Muslim organisation on Monday said it had filed a plea in the Jabalpur High Court against the Madhya Pradesh governments plan to organise Surya Namaskar in schools. The Jamiat Ulma Hind has also requested Governor Balram Jakhar to prevent the BJP government from organising the event on January...