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Hindu Group on a Quest to End Graft in Maharashtra Temples

January 26th, 2015 Comments Off
MUMBAI, INDIA, January 25, 2015 (New Indian Express): Hindu Vidhidnya Parishad (HVP), a union of Mumbai-based lawyers that works for right-wing organisations, has set quite an unusual goal for itself. It is working towards unearthing scams in several big ...

Religious Leaders, Scholars Honored by 2015 Padma Awards

January 26th, 2015 Comments Off
This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 104 persons as per the list below. The list comprises of 9 Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. NEW DELHI, INDIA, January ...

SGPC to set up ‘censor board’ for films, books on Sikhs

January 26th, 2015 Comments Off
Chandigarh, Jan 25 (PTI) Films and books on Sikh religion may soon have to pass the test of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC), which is planning to set up a ‘censor board’ for “moral policing” of the scripts. The move comes ...

‘Saraswati Vandana’ held in Ahmedabad civic schools amid Congress protests

January 26th, 2015 Comments Off
Ahmedabad, Jan 24 (PTI) Amid protest by Congress councillors, ‘Saraswati Vandana’ was organised today in more than 450 schools run by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) which termed it as a “huge success”.   The civic body-controlled School Board claimed that all schools ...

Badrinath temple to reopen in April

January 26th, 2015 Comments Off
Dehradun, Jan 24 (PTI) The sacred portals of Badrinath temple in Garhwal Himalayas will be reopened on April 26 after their five-month closure for winter.   The temple gates will be thrown open to devotees at 5.15 am on April 26, Pandit ...

Sringeri Sankaracharya Anoints Successor

January 26th, 2015 (1)
CHENNAI, INDIA, January 24, 2015 (The Hindu): Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati, earlier known as Kuppa Venkateshwara Prasada Sharma, was formally anointed as successor to Sri Bharati Tirtha, Sankaracharya of the Sringeri Math, in Sringeri on Friday. According to a release ...

Stop acting as Christian missionary – Indian state govt. orders bureaucrat

January 26th, 2015 Comments Off
Umashankar’s open and public preaching of Christianity has raised the hackles of right-wing groups who are campaigning against him. CHENNAI: In a move that deepens the debate over freedom of religion, the Tamil Nadu government has directed one of ...

US – India joint muscle against Islamic terror entities LeT, D-Company, Haqqanis

January 26th, 2015 Comments Off
Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a joint press conference with President Barack Obama that there should be no distinction between terrorist groups, and pressed for countries to fulfil their commitment to wipe out terror safe havens and bring them ...

Indian Hindu farmers oppose Modi sharing Dias with Sharad Pawar, asks for freedom from slavery

January 26th, 2015 Comments Off
The Raju Shetti-led Swambimani Shetkari Sanghatna- which is an ally of the BJP in Maharashtra- has threatened to boycott the farmers’ rally being organised by the NCP during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Baramati on the invitation of ...

Abu Dhabi jail authorities ‘force Punjab Hindus to convert to Islam’

January 25th, 2015 Comments Off
If claims are to be believed then jailed Hindu youths from Punjab in an Abu Dhabi prison are being pressurised to convert to Islam. Family members of such jailed youths have alleged that jail authorities are using ‘reduction of jail ...
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