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NGT sets up committee for proper facilities to Amarnath pilgrims

AMN The National Green Tribunal today rapped the Amarnath Shrine Board for not providing proper infrastructural facilities to pilgrims travelling to the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas. The Green Panel took exception over non-compliance of the directions issued by the Supreme Court in 2012 and directed the Shrine Board to submit a status report, … Continue reading NGT sets up committee for proper facilities to Amarnath pilgrims

Daily visitors to Vaishno Devi should not cross 50,000: NGT

AMN / The National Green Tribunal today directed that only 50 thousand pilgrims will be allowed to visit the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu to avoid any untoward incident. The green panel also said that a new path to the shrine exclusively for pedestrians and battery-operated cars will be opened from November 24. The NGT … Continue reading Daily visitors to Vaishno Devi should not cross 50,000: NGT

Sikhs celebrate Guru Nanak Jayanti with traditional reverence

AMN Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guruparb is being celebrated across the country today. The day marks the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev. It is considered as the most sacred day in Sikhism. Thousands of devotees thronged gurdwaras across Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh on Saturday morning to offer prayers on … Continue reading Sikhs celebrate Guru Nanak Jayanti with traditional reverence

The main differences between Catholics and Protestants

They worship the same God, but the principles of their faith are different. Five hundred years after the Reformation, there are still painful divisions between Protestants and Catholics. In Germany, the country of the Reformation, a deep animosity divided Catholic and Protestant Christians up until a few decades ago. This division had deepened over the … Continue reading The main differences between Catholics and Protestants

Maha Navami celebrated in different parts of country

Maha Navami is being celebrated today with gaiety and fervour in different parts of the country. In the eastern and northeastern states, Durga Puja is synonymous with Navratri, wherein goddess Durga battles and emerges victorious over the buffalo demon to help restore Dharma. In the northern and western states, the festival is synonymous with “Rama … Continue reading Maha Navami celebrated in different parts of country

3-year-old girl becomes Nepal’s new living Goddess

  AMN / KATHMANDU A 3-year-old girl Trishna Shakya has become new living goddess of Nepal. She was brought to Kumari house, a temple palace in Kathmandu today in special religious ceremony. New Kumari will live there before reaching puberty. Hundreds of people were gathered at Basantpur Durbar Sqaure to have a glimpse and blessings … Continue reading 3-year-old girl becomes Nepal’s new living Goddess

IMD withdraws heavy rainfall warning in Mumbai

AMN / Indian Metrological Department, AMD has withdrawn warning for heavy rainfall for Mumbai and nearby areas. IMD has informed there will be only intermittent rains for next 48 hours at few places. Mumbai city and its suburbs have been witnessing intermittent rainfall since morning which caused inconvenience to office-goers. The downpour accompanied by thunder … Continue reading IMD withdraws heavy rainfall warning in Mumbai

Religion in Democracy, a tool of co-existence

By Azam Danish The ‘postmodern’ world is being divided on the lines of religion, ethnicity and race, but as we can see there are many world leaders who are willing to overcome the irrational division of societies, there are some who are breaking the tradition of inclusive politics which they inherited. Certainly, the message is … Continue reading Religion in Democracy, a tool of co-existence

Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Asharam, Aseemanand, Radhe Maa, 14 others declared fake priests

AMN /Allahabad All-India Akhara Parishad, the supreme governing body of ‘Akharas’ (distinct groups of saints and seers) in the country, today in its special meeting declared 14 babas (priests) as fake. They include two jailed on rape charges — Gurmeet Ram Rahim and Asaram Bapu. The Parishad also declared the controversial Sukhvinder Kaur alias Radhe … Continue reading Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Asharam, Aseemanand, Radhe Maa, 14 others declared fake priests

SAUDI ARABIA: Hajj agencies ‘ready to serve over 2m pilgrims’

  MINA Agencies involved in Hajj preparations are ready to serve more than 2 million pilgrims, a senior Saudi official said. Pilgrims have arrived in preparation for the “Day of Tarwiyah,” which falls today, said Interior Ministry Spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki. He said the Hajj plan would serve over 2 million pilgrims, including 1,747,440 … Continue reading SAUDI ARABIA: Hajj agencies ‘ready to serve over 2m pilgrims’

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...