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Gujarat: Thousands Of Women Flock Religious Procession To 'Eradicate' Coronavirus

May 05, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

A video of the incident went viral on Wednesday following which Ahmedabad rural police said appropriate action had already been taken.

Karnataka: 23-Year-Old Man Beaten, Stabbed For Travelling With Woman Of Another Faith

Apr 02, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The police said that at least seven people are in custody, and four people from the Bajrang Dal who were involved in the case will soon be arrested.


Lucknow Mosque Trustee Moves SC Challenging PIL On 1991 Law On Religious Places

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde agreed to examine the controversial provisions of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991

BJP-Led Madhya Pradesh Govt Introduces Anti-Conversion Bill

Mar 01, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The bill replaces the ordinance which sought to monitor religious conversions and had provisions of 10 years' imprisonment in some cases


Tandav Row: Security Beefed Up Outside Saif Ali Khan, Amazon India's Offices

This follows an FIR filed against the makers of Tandav on grounds of allegedly hurting religious sentiments

05 January, 2021

Andhra Pradesh: BJP Leaders Arrested Over Yatra To Protest Lord Rama Idol Desecration

PTI

The head of Lord Rama's idol at the famous Ramateertham hill temple was found defaced on December 28 night.


29 December, 2020

No More Yadav, Jat, Gurjar: UP Transport Department To Seize Vehicles With 'Caste' Stickers

Outlook Web Bureau

The transport department has launched the drive after instructions from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).


18 November, 2020

China Has No Theological Basis To Pick The Next Dalai Lama: US

PTI

Tibetan Buddhists have successfully picked their leader for hundreds of years, and they have the right to do that now, says top US diplomat


14 August, 2020

Religion Sounds Different During A Pandemic

Priyadarshini Sen

Just as acoustics are inseparable from certain rituals in specific religious traditions, so too is ritual meaning deeply embedded in these sounds, which transpose them from the commonplace to the sacred.


23 July, 2020

Post-Covid, Will Religion Become More Individualised And, In Turn, Lessen Hostilities?

Priyadarshini Sen

We already see more people turning to meditation, yoga and monastic practices. The 'going inward' is being used as a vital framework for salvation from the current crisis.


19 July, 2020

Two Tamil Nadu Periyar Activists Arrested For 'Offensive' Video On Lord Muruga

G.C. Shekhar

Condemnation for the video poured in from celebrities including film stars, politicians and writers, and even the Tamil news channels were compelled to devote precious telecast time on the controversy.


12 April, 2020

Responsibilities Of Religious Leaders Go Beyond Ceremonies In The Times Of Corona

Priyadarshini Sen

In today's time, when so much depends on exercising prudence over displays of faith, can public health guidelines trump freedom of religious expression?


05 February, 2020

The Unending Censorship Of Faith In Indian Cinema

Priyadarshini Sen

Censorship of 'I am Joyita', a Bengali documentary, is part of the continuing story of official and unofficial censorship of the arts in India in the name of religion, writes independent journalist Priyadarshini Sen.


22 November, 2019

Amid BHU Row, AMU Teachers Recall Their Institute's Contribution To Sanskrit

PTI

An AMU scholar was the first Muslim to earn a PhD in Sanskrit.


10 November, 2019

PM Modi, President Kovind Extend Greetings To Nation On Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

Outlook Web Bureau

Milad-un-Nabi is commemorated in Rabi'al-awwal, the third month in the religious calendar. On this day, Muslims all across the world celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.


18 October, 2019

Sabka Vikas Must Include Vikas Of Our Ancient Hindu Civilisation

M. Nageswara Rao

Seeking uniformity is the core object of Abrahamism. Whereas our ancient civilisation and its obverse Hinduism seeks unity while celebrating diversity.


11 October, 2019

Use Of Religion As Commodity, A La Baba Ramdev, Is Gross Misuse

Dr. Taradatt

After taking an oath to shun materialism in a quest for the real meaning of life, is it appropriate for such preachers to enter fields of commerce and politics for reforming society?


30 September, 2019

Kerala Christian Girl Says She Fled To UAE For Love, Not To Join Terror Group

PTI

'I have found my true calling and have come to Abu Dhabi of my own free will. No one forced me. I am an adult citizen of India and can make my own decision,' 19-year-old Christian girl said.


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In this file image, Punjab Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Charanjit Singh Channi addresses the foundation stone laying ceremony of a memorial for those killed in Jallianwala Bagh massacre, at Anand...

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Congress supporters outside Governor's residence after Charanjit Singh Channi, was announced as the next CM of Punjab, in Chandigarh.

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Former union minister and sitting MP Babul Supriyo during interaction with media, in the presence of TMC Rajyasabha MP Derek O'Brien (R) and TMC leader Saugata Roy (L) at a city hotel in Kolkata.

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath being garlanded on his visit to Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University in Ayodhya.

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The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) team at Mandapam have seized two tonnes of banned sea cucumber.

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