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Amid Gyanvapi Row, MNS Claims 2 Dargahs In Pune Built On Temple Land

Amid Gyanvapi Row, MNS Claims 2 Dargahs In Pune Built On Temple Land

Shinde claimed that a commader of Khilji dynasty ruler Alauddin Khilji had demolished the Punyeshwar and Narayaneshwar temples in Pune and later dargahs were built on the land.

23 May 2022
What Is Places Of Worship Act, Why Is It Relevant In Gyanvapi Mosque Case?

What Is Places Of Worship Act, Why Is It Relevant In Gyanvapi Mosque Case?

The Places of Worship Act 1991 was passed in the parliament in wake of the violence and communal turbulence amid the Rath Yatra-Ram Janmabhoomi movement.

17 May 2022

Nainital's Old World Charm

A writer finds peace in the bylanes of Nainital, as she heads out to explore the city beyond the lakes

Demolition Politics: In Rajasthan’s Alwar, Even The Sacred Is Not Spared

Demolition Politics: In Rajasthan’s Alwar, Even The Sacred Is Not Spared

Successive BJP and Congress governments have been accused of razing temples in Rajgarh, leading to a political slugfest between the parties

13 May 2022

In The Land Of Forts And Temples: Rediscovering Chanderi

The author discovers the hidden gems of Chanderi on an impromptu trip to Madhya Pradesh

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22 April 2022
Legal Action Against 17 DJs For 'Loud Music': Noida Cops

Legal Action Against 17 DJs For 'Loud Music': Noida Cops

Legal action is also being taken against those who do not follow the instructions as the police are measuring the noise level with the help of audiometers.


13 April 2022
Preparations Begin For PM Modi's Proposed Visit To Badrinath-Kedarnath

Preparations Begin For PM Modi's Proposed Visit To Badrinath-Kedarnath

Modi is likely to visit the two Himalayan temples after they reopen in May. This year the Chardham Yatra will begin on May 3 with the opening of the doors of...


09 April 2022
Temple Vandalised By Unidentified Miscreants In Jammu: Police

Temple Vandalised By Unidentified Miscreants In Jammu: Police

The idols of deities were found damaged at the decade-old temple in Sidhra on the city outskirts, said the officials.


08 April 2022
Inheritance Of Words

Inheritance Of Words

A Kashmiri Pandit on how the ‘Nightingale of Kashmir’, Habba Khatoon, has become integral to his lived experience


08 April 2022
Fairies In The Memory Garden

Fairies In The Memory Garden

The wise old aunt and the idyllic world of a starry-eyed youngster coming to terms with the realities of life


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12 March 2022
Bihar Govt Directs Districts To Appoint Nodal Officers For Over 1,900 Unregistered Temples

Bihar Govt Directs Districts To Appoint Nodal Officers For Over 1,900 Unregistered Temples

As per the Bihar Hindu Religious Trusts Act, 1950, all public temples in the state must be registered with the BSRTC.


05 March 2022
From Ayodhya To Jerusalem: The Burden Of Civilisation’s Churn

From Ayodhya To Jerusalem: The Burden Of Civilisation’s Churn

British colonialism left contested grounds both India and Israel. The narrative about Ram mandir’s existence at the site where the Babri Masjid once stood...


25 March 2022
Temple Of The King: Powerplay In Yogi Adityanath’s Gorakhnath Math

Temple Of The King: Powerplay In Yogi Adityanath’s Gorakhnath Math

The famous temple in Gorakhpur is widely seen as a ‘power centre’ but priests and all those associated with it insist they have nothing to do with politics.


20 February 2022
President Kovind Pays Obeisance At Jagannath Temple

President Kovind Pays Obeisance At Jagannath Temple

They also visited the seats of Maa Bimala and Maa Laxmi in the premises of the temple.


18 February 2022
Bihar Begins Process To Make Deities Owner Of Temple Land Instead Of Priests

Bihar Begins Process To Make Deities Owner Of Temple Land Instead Of Priests

It would help in dealing with largescale irregularities in temple land as priests have been buying and selling those as owners, he said.


16 February 2022
PM Modi Offers Prayers At Ravidas Temple

PM Modi Offers Prayers At Ravidas Temple

During his visit to the temple, Modi also joined devotees singing bhajans.


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10 February 2022
Madras  HC Rejects Plea Against Live Telecast Of PM's Speech In Tamil Nadu Temples

Madras HC Rejects Plea Against Live Telecast Of PM's Speech In Tamil Nadu Temples

This Rule stated that temple premises shall not be used for programmes not connected with temple rituals.


28 January 2022
Temples In Karnataka Will Be Freed From Government Control: Minister

Temples In Karnataka Will Be Freed From Government Control: Minister

BJP DK unit chief Sudarshan Moodbidri, MLAs Vedavyas Kamath and Dr Bharat Shetty and city mayor Premanand Shetty were among those present. PTI MVG


25 January 2022
Politics Of Hate Intruding Punjab: Sidhu On Sacrilege Bid At Patiala Temple

Politics Of Hate Intruding Punjab: Sidhu On Sacrilege Bid At Patiala Temple

Divisive forces can never tear into the socio-economic fabric of 'Punjabiyat', he asserted.


02 January 2022
BJP Chastises Congress For Opposing Karnataka Govt's Plan To Free Temples From State Authority

BJP Chastises Congress For Opposing Karnataka Govt's Plan To Free Temples From State Authority

CM Bommai had on December 29 announced that his government will bring in a law aimed at freeing Hindu temples from different types of bylaws and rules that...


20 December 2021
Delhi High Court Orders Immediate Demolishment Of Illegally Constructed South Delhi Temples

Delhi High Court Orders Immediate Demolishment Of Illegally Constructed South Delhi Temples

In 2009, the Supreme Court had passed an order that no unauthorized construction will be permitted in the name of temple or gurdwara or any other religious...


13 December 2021
Patnaik Visits Home Turf Ganjam District, Inaugurates Several Projects

Patnaik Visits Home Turf Ganjam District, Inaugurates Several Projects

Addressing a gathering near the temple, Patnaik said the state government is committed to providing better medical care to the public and in this regard, Biju...


06 December 2021
Places Of Worship Act Can Be Repealed To Pave Way For Construction Of Grand Temple In Mathura: BJP MP

Places Of Worship Act Can Be Repealed To Pave Way For Construction Of Grand Temple In Mathura: BJP MP

When the Narendra Modi government can repeal the farm laws keeping in mind the protests by farmers, it can also withdraw the Places of Worship (Special...


18 November 2021
Madras High Court Tells Tamil Nadu Government To Allow 20,000 Devotees For Karthigai Deepam

Madras High Court Tells Tamil Nadu Government To Allow 20,000 Devotees For Karthigai Deepam

"In all, 20,000 devotees per day should be permitted on 19.11.2021 and 20.11.2021 to circumambulate the holy hill (to go on Girivalam)," the bench said.


17 November 2021
As COVID-19 Cases Dip, Maha Allows 10,000 More Devotees To Visit Shirdi Shrine Per Day With Offline Passes

As COVID-19 Cases Dip, Maha Allows 10,000 More Devotees To Visit Shirdi Shrine Per Day With Offline Passes

The Ahmednagar district administration has decided to allow 10,000 devotees per day to take darshan of Saibaba at the famous Shirdi shrine who possess offline...


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