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Festival of firecrackers: A nightmare for birds, dogs

New Delhi, Oct 21: Jango, a two-and-a-half-year-old golden retriever, hid beneath a bed with paws on his ears, to escape the deafening sound of crackers this Diwali night.

His owner, Punit Narula, a resident of Lajpat Nagar in south Delhi, says his immediate neighbour...

Consider the consequences before issuing fatwas: Muslim World League chief

Jeddah, Oct 20: During the opening session of “The Role of Fatwa in Maintaining Social Stability” conference held in Cairo by Dar Al-Iftaa Al-Massriyyah, the secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Mohammed Al-Issa, called on muftis and religious men to consider the consequences...

Diwali: All you need to know about the festival of lights

Diwali or Deepavali, the festival of lights, sees millions attend firework displays, prayers and celebratory events across the world every autumn. Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for a variety of reasons, the main theme is the triumph of light over darkness and good over...

SC refers ban on women's entry at Sabarimala to constitution bench

New Delhi, Oct 13: The Supreme Court today referred to its constitution bench the matter pertaining to a ban on the entry of women at Kerala's historic Sabarimala temple.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief justice Dipak Misra framed several questions to be dealt...

God can't survive science, says 'Da Vinci Code' author

Frankfurt am Main, Oct 13: God cannot survive science, "The Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown said today, putting his faith in technological advances to connect people in new ways that would eventually scrap the need for religion.

"Historically, no god has survived science....

Panel appointed by Modi govt proposes new Hajj policy without subsidy

A committee of experts appointed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led union government to examine the India’s Hajj policy has now drafted a proposal which includes abolishing subsidy for the pilgrims and allowing women devotees above 45 to travel in a group of at least...

Hijab clad women cricketers pitch for equality

Kashmir, Oct 2: Her hijab firmly in place, she slings her bat across her shoulders and rides her Scooty to college and practice, challenging not just her rivals on the cricket field but also societal and religious stereotypes.

As captain of the women's cricket...

4 drown during Durga idol immersion

New Delhi, Oct 1: Four persons drowned in separate incidents during Durga idol immersions in the Capital on Saturday, even as two were rescued, the police said. Search is on for one youth who is still missing, they added.

First incident

In...

Colourful procession marks end of Mangaluru Dasara

Mangaluru, Sept 30: The procession of idols and tableaux and dances by various folk artistes marked the culmination of Dasara festivities at the Kudroli Gokarnanatheswara Temple here on Saturday.

The procession, which started around 6.30 pm from the temple, passed through...

Hindus complain over ‘offensive’ Australian lamb commercial

Sydney, Sep 11: India has lodged an official complaint over an Australian advertisement that features the Hindu god Ganesha and other religious icons endorsing lamb.

In the TV commercial from industry group Meat and Livestock Australia, a number of religious figures -- including Lord...

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