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Jaswant Singh’s condition grave

Jaswant Singh’s condition grave

Former union minister and expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singhcontinued to be in coma Wednesday, with doctors describing his condition as “grave”. A statement issued from the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) said Jaswant Singh was “still in coma. On ventilatory support.... read more »

Vatican: Too early to confirm 2025 Ortho...

Vatican: Too early to confirm 2025 Orthodox-Catholic summit

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A Vatican spokesman said it’s premature to suggest a gathering between Catholic and Orthodox faiths to mark the 1700th anniversary of the first church council held in Nicea in 325 A.D. Despite cordial meetings between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of... read more »

Earnings rise in Sabarimala temple
Earnings rise in Sabarimala temple

Earnings rise in Sabarimala temple

Thiruvananthapuram – Earnings at the famed Sabarimala temple in Kerala has shown a sharp increase. According to the Devasom Board, which manages the famed temple, the total earnings in the present season has touched Rs.127 crore, up from Rs.106 crore during the same period in the previous... read more »

A Christmas Tree that is India's tallest - and growing
A Christmas Tree that is India’s t...

A Christmas Tree that is India’s tallest – and growing

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai – Gaily decorated with twinkling fairy lights, angels, reindeers and cotton snow, this is one Christmas tree that stands out – and stands tall – in the country. At an awesome 56 feet or a five-storeyed building, the Pine Conifer has entered the record books... read more »

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Cambodian monks call for action against Buddha's relics theft

Cambodian monks call for action against Buddha’s relics theft

Phnom Penh – About 150 Buddhist monks Tuesday held a protest here, calling for the Cambodian government to take action against the theft of the country’s only relics of the... read more »

Kathmandu's sweet but deadly kung fu nuns

Kathmandu’s sweet but deadly kung fu nuns

By Mohammad Asim Khan Kathmandu – Their smiling faces and calm demeanour mask a roaring sea of immense energy and strength. These inmates of the Druk Amitabha nunnery in Kathmandu are... read more »

Nepal findings confirm early date of Buddha's life!

Nepal findings confirm early date of Buddha’s life!

Kathmandu – Archaeologists working in Nepal have uncovered evidence of a structure at the birthplace of the Buddha dating back to the sixth century B.C. This is the first... read more »

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday dismissed the petition of seer Shobhan Sarkar, who had sought directions to the Uttar Pradesh government and the district administration of Fatehpur for allowing excavations in a village where, he believed, huge reserves of gold lay buried. A Division Bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and Vipin Sinha dismissed the petition of Sarkar with the remark "no case has been made out to grant any of the reliefs as claimed in the writ petition". Sarkar had claimed that there was a "hidden gold treasure of about 2,500 tonnes at the bank of river Ganga in village Adampur, Tehsil and District Fatehpur". He had also claimed that he was ready to bear the expenses for carrying out excavations at the site for which he had planned to involve experts from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad and IIT-Kanpur. However, the court rejected the petition observing that Sarkar had "miserably failed to prove any of his right to claim any permission". Significantly, an excavation was carried out at a village in Unnao district recently following a similar claim made by Sarkar. The seer later on blamed the failure of the operation on his not being "invited" to the site by the excavators.

Bodh Gaya temple dome inlaid with gold

Patna – The dome of Bodh Gaya’s 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism’s holiest shrine, has been inlaid with nearly 300 kg gold donated by devotees from Thailand... read more »

Racist graffiti against Sikh model in New York subway

Racist graffiti against Sikh model in New York subway

New York – The Indian American community has been stunned by the racist graffiti on a Gap advertisement featuring Sikh actor and model Waris Ahluwalia at a New York City subway station. The... read more »