Thursday, 11 August, 2022

Topic: Temple

3 women killed as stampede breaks out in Rajasthan temple premises

The mishap took place as devotees gathered early morning outside Khatu Shyam temple in Rajasthan’s Sikar on the occasion of ‘Gyaras’, an auspicious day according to the Hindu calendar.

20 priests of Tamil Nadu temple booked under SC/ST Act for ‘stopping’ Dalit woman from praying

Police said woman complained priests at Chidambaram Natarajar temple didn’t let her on to a platform to pray, intimidated her and accused her of trying to steal an item.

DMK govt appoints trained aspirants of all castes as temple priests in Tamil Nadu

CM MK Stalin handed over appointment orders of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department to 75 people, marking appointments to 208 positions under various categories.

Congress leader writes to Jaishankar demanding evacuation of Hindus, Sikhs from Afghanistan

Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill stated that around 650 Sikhs and 50 Hindus in Afghanistan have become sitting targets for the Taliban 'adamant to kill' minorities of Indian origin.

10 arrested over attack on Hindu homes, temples in Bangladesh

The incident took place in Shiali village following a heated altercation between Hindu and Muslim residents after which security was beefed up in the area, Dhaka Tribune reported.

Swaminarayan temple in US raided, workers taken from India treated as forced labour: Report

90 labourers removed from site by US federal agencies. In lawsuit, 6 workers alleged they were paid merely 10% of hourly minimum wage, forced to live in gruelling conditions.

20 TDP, BJP workers among accused over temple attacks, says Andhra Pradesh DGP

TDP and BJP criticised the DGP over his latest claims and said Sawang should shun his khaki uniform and instead don the ruling YSR Congress scarf.

AAP, BJP blame each other for demolition of 100-year-old Hanuman temple in Chandni Chowk

While AAP accused BJP-ruled North MCD of razing the Hanuman temple, BJP criticised the AAP saying the demolition was part of the Delhi govt's ongoing Chandni Chowk beautification plan.

45 more arrested in Pakistan for attack on Hindu temple in Pakistan

The number of accused arrested in the case has risen to 100. Over 350 people have been named in the FIR since the temple was vandalised and set on fire Wednesday.

Lord Jagannath Temple reopens after 9 months, public darshan from 3 January

All devotees need to produce Covid-19 negative report of test done in previous 48 hours before entering the temple, officials said.

On Camera


File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.