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Bengaluru: 12,000 of 2.08 lakh Ganesh idols immersed on Day 1 are of PoP

Bengaluru, Aug 27: As the festivities for Ganesh Chaturti began on Friday in the city, as many as 2.08 lakh idols were immersed in various tanks in the city.

Though the Plaster of Paris (PoP) variety dominated the bigger idols...

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Pejawar seer spends day reading books, chanting mantras after discharge from hospital

Udupi, Aug 23: After being discharged from the Kasturba Hospital in Manipal on Tuesday, Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Paryaya Pejawar Mutt spent time at the Vadiraja Mandira located next to the Sri Krishna Mutt/Temple complex by reading books and chanting mantras.

The...

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Supreme Court orders NIA probe into Hindu girl’s conversion to Islam

New Delhi, Aug 16: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into the plea of a Muslim man whose marriage with a Hindu convert Muslim woman (Akhila alias Hadiya) was annulled by the Kerala High Court as per the request...

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These NRI sisters recite 700 Gita slokas from memory

Rajamahendravaram, Aug 6: Two NRI sisters — Sindhu Vagdevi Vipparthy (12) and Shruti Vagdevi Vipparthy (9) — won appreciation from one and all when they recited 700 slokas in Bhagavad Gita from memory at Datta Mukthi Kshetram, on the banks of the Godavari, here...

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SC hears case of HC’s invalidation of Muslim convert girl’s marriage

New Delhi, Aug 4: Even as 24-year-old Hadiya, who was forced to end relationship with her husband and stay in her ‘Hindu’ father’s home by Kerala High Court has been reeling under depression, the Supreme Court has been presented with two conflicting versions about...

Athira returns home as Ayisha after High Court upholds her right to follow Islam

Kasaragod, Aug 2: A college student, who had to leave her home to study Islam in Kasaragod, has now returned home after the Kerala High Court assured her that she would be allowed follow any faith.

Athira, who now prefers to be...

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Coastal Karnataka celebrates Nagra Panchami amidst soaring prices

Mangaluru, Jul 27: Hindus across coastal Karnataka on Thursday celebrated Nagara Panchami, the first festival of Shravan month, with pomp and gaiety amidst rising prices of essential commodities including fruits and vegetables.

Devotees thronged to temples and snake pits to worship...

Basavanna taught us to worship one god; opposed Hindu practices: Lingayat seer

Belagavi, Jul 27: Endorsing the idea of independent religious status for Veerashaiva-Lingayat community, Jaya Mrutyunjaya Swami of Panchamasali Peetha, Kudalasangama, has said that the 12th century reformer Basavanna had strongly opposed Vedic (Hindu) religion and its practices.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, the...

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5 things you need to know about al-Aqsa

The last couple of weeks have seen daily demonstrations and confrontations between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Tensions have risen in occupied East Jerusalem's Old City after Israel shut down al-Aqsa Mosque compound for the first time...

Allah gave me strength, says driver Salim who saved 50 Amarnath pilgrims from terrorists

The terror attack on the bus of Amarnath yatris in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday evening would have claimed more innocent lives had it not been for the exemplary courage shown by Salim Sheikh, the driver of the bus, who drove the pilgrims to...

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