Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: Temple

We are not ready, say Kamakhya temple priests after govt orders reopening from 24 Sept

Priests at Assam's Kamakhya temple have requested devotees to not visit this Thursday because a lot of Covid safety arrangements are still to be done.

Modi’s economic advisor red-flags ‘illegal temple’ in elite IAS officers’ colony in Delhi

Seeking action, EAC-PM member Ratan Watal has said in his letter to Modi govt that the temple is sitting on state land worth Rs 20-30 crore.

A temple, a Kashmiri Pandit family in Pulwama’s Muslim-majority village and a story of hope

Immune to the tension surrounding the Valley, a village in Pulwama pulls together resources to renovate Hindu temple for lone Pandit family.

Gods are male, they hate women: Why fighting for entry to temples is futile

For women, fight for independence is much more important than entry to temples like Sabarimala.

Hindu temple chairman in Singapore fired for alleged financial irregularities

Singapore's Commissioner of Charities found that the century-old temple issued uncrossed cheques worth SGD 15 lakh.

Who to vote for in the Karnataka election? Just go with your mutt

There are no official figures on the number of mutts belonging to different castes, sub-castes and sects in Karnataka, but they are estimated to be in the hundreds.

Rahul Gandhi to have an ‘Amar, Akbar and Anthony’ day in Karnataka

Rahul will visit a temple, a church and a shrine; his itinerary seems to have been designed to re-affirm syncretism in the political ideology of Congress party.

Did the Congress benefit from Rahul Gandhi’s temple tourism? Here’s what the data shows

Rahul visited more than 20 temples of many faiths, including the influential BAPS and Khodaldham, to Dalit icon Megh Mahya's temple.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.