Category archives for: Religion

Terrorism has no religion, says Nikam

Terrorism has no religion, says Nikam

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Even as he expressed joy over the death sentence awarded to Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab, public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said terror had no religion.

'They represent no religion,' Nikam told reporters, and called terrorists enemies of humanity.

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India to gift Buddhist temple to China

India to gift Buddhist temple to China

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) An Indian-style Buddhist temple, which was inspired by the Sanchi Stupa and took five years to build at a cost of $4 million, will be dedicated to the Chinese people by President Pratibha Devisingh Patil during her visit there next month.

The temple is located at

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Pakistani bank offers interest-free loans for Haj, Umrah

Pakistani bank offers interest-free loans for Haj, Umrah

Karachi, May 5 (IANS) Pakistan's leading Islamic bank Wednesday announced interest-free loans for the Haj and Umrah for those wishing to pay in instalments after performing the pilgrimage.

Towards this, Meezan Bank Ltd. has signed an agreement with leading tour operator Universal Express Pvt. Ltd. for providing Haj and Umrah travel

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Tibetan students get lessons on compassion, forgiveness

Tibetan students get lessons on compassion, forgiveness

Dharamsala, May 5 (IANS) Almost 38 years after an Irish gentleman lost his eyesight in an accidental bullet fire, he again came face to face with the attacker to deliver a lecture on compassion and forgiveness to exiled Tibetan students here Wednesday.

Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama also attended the interaction

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Veil row in Italy after woman fined by cops

Veil row in Italy after woman fined by cops

Novara (Italy), May 5 (IANS/AKI) A political row has erupted in the northern Italian city of Novara after police fined a Muslim woman 500 euros for refusing to remove her full-face covering burqa.

According to details released by police, the Tunisian woman, Amel Salah, and her husband, Ben Salah, were stopped

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Polish pop singer charged over Bible remarks

Polish pop singer charged over Bible remarks

Warsaw, May 5 (DPA) Polish pop singer Doda was charged Tuesday with offending religious sensibilities over a statement she made that the Bible was written by drunk and drugged people.

Doda said in an interview last year that 'it's hard to believe in something written down by someone drunk on wine

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Stay sought on opening of Patna’s Buddha park

Stay sought on opening of Patna’s Buddha park

Patna, May 4 (IANS) A petitioner moved the Patna High Court Tuesday seeking a stay on the inauguration of the Buddha Smriti Park here May 27 by Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

The public interest litigation (PIL) filed by an advocate seeks a stay on the Bihar government's inauguration plan

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1984 riots: Order on Sajjan Kumar charges May 15

1984 riots: Order on Sajjan Kumar charges May 15

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) A city court Tuesday decided to pronounce on May 15 its order whether charges should be framed against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and others for allegedly killing five people during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Additional Sessions Judge Sunita Gupta reserved her order for May 15 after

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Can parent convert kids without consent? Malaysian court to decide

Can parent convert kids without consent? Malaysian court to decide

Kuala Lumpur, May 4 (IANS) Does a parent have the right to convert children without the consent of the spouse? That's the question posed by a woman, whose husband converted to Islam, before Malaysia's Federal Court.

The lawyer of the woman, whose husband was a Hindu before his conversion, argued before

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Promote growth of Hinduism, says Malaysian NGO

Promote growth of Hinduism, says Malaysian NGO

Kuala Lumpur, May 4 (IANS) Malaysia Hindu Sangam, an NGO, has asked the government to promote the growth of Hinduism, a media report said Tuesday.

Mohan Shan, who heads the NGO, said a memorandum on the matter had been submitted to the government, reported Makkal Osai, a Tamil newspaper.

The government, he

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