Calls upon social organisations to encourage public on celebrating festivals ONKAR SINGH / NEW DELHI President Ram Nath Kovind today asked social organisations to spread awareness among the public that all the festivals should be celebrated in such a way that there was no adverse impact on the environment and peace and harmony prevails. Inaugurating … Continue reading President Kovind vouches for environment friendly festivals
Kozhikode A renowned Jesuit theologian of India Father Kurien Kunnumpuram, who encouraged generations of Indian priests and nuns to cultivate personal experience of God, died on October 23 after a brief illness here. He was 87. Father Kurien, as he is popularly known, had contributed in the field of ecclesiology, particularly with regard to Vatican … Continue reading Noted Jesuit theologian Father Kurien Kunnumpuram is dead
AMN Vijayadashmi or Dussehra is being celebrated across the country today. The festival is celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Ram over Ravana, marking the triumph of good over evil. The day also marks the culmination of Navratri and Durga Puja. In the national capital, programmes of burning huge effigies of demon king … Continue reading Dussehra being celebrated across India
WEB DESK The celebration of annual Durga puja begins today. In West Bengal, Durga Puja is celebrated with religious fervour. People attired in new clothes visit colourfully decorated puja pandals set up across Kolkatta and in various towns and take part in celebrations. All pandals are fitted with CCTV cameras as a security measure. Political … Continue reading Durga puja begins in different states
AMN /Srinagar Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board in Jammu and Kashmir, has approved the enhancement of free accident insurance cover for pilgrims visiting the shrine to five lakh rupees. The decision was taken at the 63rd board meeting in Srinagar yesterday under the chairmanship of Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik, who is … Continue reading Vaishno Devi Pilgrims to get Rs 5 lakh accident insurance cover
WEB DESK Ukraine’s Orthodox Church is all set to break away from Russia. The move could fuel tensions between the 2 countries. The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople said in a statement on Thursday that it endorses Ukraine’s request for independence from the Russian Orthodox Church. The patriarchate, based in Istanbul, Turkey, is headed by Bartholomew … Continue reading Ukraine Orthodox Church to split from Russia
AMN Lakhs of devotees offered special pujas at major rivers and seashores in Tamil Nadu today in view of the “Mahalaya Amavasya,” that falls on the new moon day of the Tamil month Purattasi. Traditionally, people pay homage to their ancestors on the day by the side of major waterbodies. In the Agnitheerthams at Rameswaram, … Continue reading TN: Devotees offer special pujas on “Mahalaya Amavasya”
WEB DESK Several Hindu organisations on Tuesday held marches and dharnas in different parts of Kerala to express their dismay over Supreme Court verdict allowing women of all ages to offer worship at the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple. The activists, rallying under the banner of Sabarimala Protection Council, blocked traffic in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram, resulting in … Continue reading Kerala: Hindu organisations protest against SC verdict on Sabarimala Temple
AMN Expressing her dissent over Sabarimala verdict in the supreme court Justice Indu Malhotra said that the “notions of rationality cannot be invoked in matters of religion by courts” Not going with the majority verdict in the case, Justice Malhotra, in a dissenting opinion, said “what constitutes an essential religious practice is for the religious … Continue reading Can’t invoke rationality in religion: Justice Indu Malhotra
Our Correspondent / New Delhi The Supreme Court today opened the door of the Sabarimala temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa in Kerala to the women in the 10-50 age group, saying the ban violated their fundamental rights and constitutional guarantees. In a majority 4:1 judgment, the top court also read down the provision of Kerala … Continue reading SC opens door of Sabarimala Temple for women
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