Temples

  • HSGMC leader Jhinda pays obeisance at Golden Temple 9 hours 0 minutes ago

    Amritsar Haryana SGPC leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda along with 34 members of the newly-formed ad hoc committee on Monday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple. "Peace, religious harmony and sanctity of Sikh religion has to be followed strictly and nobody would be allowed to disturb the sanctity of any Gurdwara in...
  • UP: Section 144 imposed in Moradabad ahead of VHP plan of Jal Abhishek Kanth temple 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of Vishwa Hindu Parishad's plan of 'Jal Abhishek' at a temple in Kanth area of Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh, Section 144 has been imposed in the area from Friday. District Magistrate Deepak Agarwal said that Section 144 will be imposed in Moradabad till August 4. Agarwal said,...
  • Coimbatore: Explosive like object dug out near temple creates tension 1 week ago

    Coimbatore: Recovery of a suspicious object, resembling an explosive, near the famous Bhadrakaliamman temple at Mettupalayam in Kerala created tension in the area, police said on Monday. The object, an ice cream ball filled with some powder and a few steel balls inside, surfaced when the workers...
  • President to worship at Padmanabhaswamy temple on July 19 July 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: President Pranab Mukherjee, who will arrive in Kerala on a two day visit on Friday, will offer worship at the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple on July 19. On his arrival on July 18, he would attend the first convocation function of the Central University at Kasargod and also take...
  • First doppler radar to be put up in Tehri July 15, 2014

    A doppler radar, which was necessitated after the last year's natural calamity in Uttarakhand, will be put up in Tehri district to strengthen advance weather information gathering mechanism in the state. The radar, first in the state, will be put up near the high-altitude Surkanda Devi temple in the district with...
  • VHP leader Giriraj Kishore dies at age of 94 July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Giriraj Kishore, who was actively associated with the Ram temple agitation, died on Sunday evening following prolonged illness. He was 94. "He was ailing for some time now. He died peacefully at the VHP headquarters in RK Puram at 9:15 PM," VHP Delhi unit...
  • Shankaracharya Swaroopanand takes on Sai Baba: Is it a battle for religious supremacy? July 4, 2014

    Questioning Shirdi Sai baba for being worshiped as a Hindu god, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has said that Sai baba was someone "who used to eat meat and worship Allah, a man like that can never be a Hindu god." ...
  • Sai baba used to eat meat, how can he be called a Hindu god: Shankaracharya July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Questioning Shirdi Sai Baba's status as a Hindu god, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati said that Sai Baba was someone "who used to eat meat and worshipped Allah, (and) a man like that can never be a Hindu god." He also claimed that the devotees of Sai Baba use pictures of...
  • Spat between Shankaracharya, Sai devotees gets ugly, reaches court July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The spat between Shirdi Sai devotees and Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has turned uglier and reached the court. The Naga seers have now sided with Shankaracharya. The Nagas have said that if Shankaracharya is insulted, they will take to the streets in protest. The Naga sadhus have called this...
  • Security alert in Varanasi after Rajdhani accident in Chhapra June 26, 2014

    Security alert has been issued in all ten districts of Varanasi zone after reports emerged that sabotage by Maoists could be behind the derailment of Rajdhani Express at Chhapra in Bihar on Wednesday. UP Director General of Police (DGP) AL Bannerji held a meeting with Varanasi Zone IG Prakash D and...
  • From Golden Temple to Delhi, Punjab families pray for Iraq hostages June 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: Scores of families and relatives of men from Punjab who have been held hostage or are stuck in strife-torn Iraq are offering prayers and reaching out to officials and ministers to ensure the safe return of their loved ones. At least 40 Indian construction workers, mostly from Punjab, have been...
  • Kerala: College magazine with anti-Modi remarks withdrawn June 16, 2014

    Guruvayur: Faced with legal action and protests from BJP, the Sree Krishna College here on Monday withdrew its campus magazine which contained unsavoury remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A meeting of the College Staff Council, which took the decision, also decided to recall the copies of the magazine already...
  • Kedarnath temple committee unhappy with ASI restoration work June 16, 2014

    The Kedarnath temple committee has expressed dissatisfaction over the restoration work being carried out by ASI at the shrine which was damaged in last year's flash floods in Uttarakhand, but the government agency has squarely rejected these claims. Ganesh Godiyal, president of Badri Kedar Temple Committee, has said that the Archaeological...
  • Girl found hanging from tree committed suicide: Police June 16, 2014

    The identity of the girl whose body was found hanging from a tree in Aligarh has been ascertained with police on Monday saying that her death was a case of suicide. The body was found hanging from a tree yesterday near Kherashwar temple in the Lodha area in Aligarh. Police said...
  • Girl found hanging from a tree in Aligarh June 16, 2014

    The body of an unidentified girl, in her twenties, was on Sunday found hanging from a tree near Kherashwar temple in Lodha area in Aligarh, police said. As news of this incident reached the district headquarters senior police and district officers rushed to the spot which is about 10 kilometres on...
  • Kerala: 9 students arrested for anti-Modi remarks in campus magazine June 15, 2014

    Guruvayur: Nine students of the Sree Krishna college were on Sunday arrested in the case pertaining to their campus magazine containing unsavoury remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, police said. Those arrested, and let off on bail soon, included Student Editor of the magazine, its sub-editors and editorial advisory...
  • Muslims will soon give nod to Ram temple in Ayodhya: VHP June 8, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday said it was hopeful that the Muslim community will give up its opposition to the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. "We firmly believe the Muslim community will understand this truth... will respect religious sentiments... and will voluntarily give decision with regard to temple construction,"...
  • Hyderabad: 1 dead, 5 injured while escaping from gas cylinder blast June 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: At least one person was killed and five others injured after a group of panic-stricken persons fell off a temple wall while they were witnessing a gas cylinder explosion and the resultant fire at Nimboliadda area here tonight, police said. According to Kachiguda police, there was an explosion and the...
  • News 360: Delhi burns at 47 degrees, hottest day in 19 years June 6, 2014

    North India is reeling under a severe heat wave. On Friday the National Capital recorded a maximum temperature of 47 degree Celsius. However, Monsoons have hit Kerala. It is also likely to rain in Maharashtra and West Bengal in the next 48 hours. ...
  • 'Will take action against perpetrators of Golden temple clashes' June 6, 2014

    Sri Akal Takht member Giani Gurbachan Singh said that many people were injured in the clashes in the Golden Temple. Some anti-social forces sparked the violence. "We will investigate the case and take strict action against the perpetrators," he added. Earlier in the day, clashes broke out within the Golden...
  • Looking forward to work with Modi government on Kashmiri Pandits return: Omar June 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said that he was looking forward to work with the new government at the Centre on return of displaced Kashmiri Pandit community to the Valley. "I look forward to working with the new government as they unveil their plans for...
  • Amarinder Singh condemns Golden Temple clashes, says SGPC must act responsibly June 6, 2014

    Congress leader Amarinder Singh said, "Such incidents should not have happened and it is the duty of SGPC to ensure the security of the temple." Earlier in the day, clashes broke out within the Golden Temple premises between two groups on the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. ...
  • What happened is unfortunate, but police shouldn't enter Golden Temple: SAD MP on clashes June 6, 2014

    Fifteen people have been detained after clashes broke out in the Golden Temple during a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. Clashes broke out between the Golden Temple task force workers and supporters of the SAD (Amritsar) MP Simranjeet Singh Mann. ...
  • 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star June 6, 2014

    Amritsar: Billboards welcome tourists on roads leading to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holiest place for Sikhs. It is a symbol of peace and it is always festive here. But it was not so three decades back. On June 6, 1984, the area near the Golden Temple was under curfew...
  • Sword fight breaks out between Golden Temple task force workers, several injured June 6, 2014

    Amritsar: Clashes broke out within the Golden Temple premises in Amritsar between two groups on the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on Friday. The sword fight broke out between Golden Temple task force workers and supporters of SAD MP Simranjeet Singh Mann. Several people have been injured in the...
  • 30 years of Operation Blue Star: Chilling black and white photos of the day the Indian Army stormed the Golden Temple June 3, 2014

    Thirty years ago, on this day (June 3, 1984) the Indian Army entered the holiest place for the Sikhs, the Golden Temple in Amritsar, to flush out militants led by Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. Operation Blue Star was a military operation ordered by Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister, to remove...
  • Boy attempts rape on woman priest in a temple June 2, 2014

    A boy allegedly attempted to rape a woman priest in a temple in Muzaffarnagar and she was seriously injured during the incident, police said on Monday. The incident happened on  Sunday in a Shiva temple at Muradpura village here, and the victim was seriously injured when she tried to resist the rape...
  • Two kids killed in Mahakaleshwar temple after a tree falls on them June 2, 2014

    Two children were killed and another was injured after a tree fell over them at the famous Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain, the police said. The incident took place on Sunday evening when an old neem tree suddenly fell over the kids who were sitting under it after praying at the Mahakaleshwar...
  • Akshardham case: Six acquitted seek compensation from Gujarat government May 26, 2014

    Six accused convicted by lower courts but acquitted recently by the Supreme Court in the 2002 Akshardham temple attack case, on Monday demanded compensation from the Gujarat government for "wrongly implicating them in the crime." At a press conference organised here by Jamiat Ulama Maharashtra (Arshad Madani), which provided them free...
  • Ex-CAG Vinod Rai begins audit of Padmanabhaswamy temple May 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former CAG Vinod Rai, who was asked by the Supreme Court to undertake the audit of the properties, assets and accounts of the past 25 years of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, began his preliminary work from Monday. Last month, an apex court bench of Justice RM Lodha and Justice AK...