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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 »

Cambodian monks call for action against Buddha's relics theft
Cambodian monks call for action against ...

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 Buddha. Monks carrying national and religious flags and banners read: “The demonstration is to demand the... read more »

Kathmandu's sweet but deadly kung fu nuns
Kathmandu’s sweet but deadly kung ...

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 also deadly kung fu fighters, being trained in the martial art as part of a strict regime, which also... read more »

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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... read more »

He visits Sabarimala every week, but not to pray

He visits Sabarimala every week, but not to pray

Sabarimala (Kerala) – For any devout Hindu in Kerala, a pilgrimage to the Sabarimala temple is a must, but not for Surendran, a local tribal. He has been visiting the temple every... read more »

President greets nation on Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom day

President greets nation on Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom day

New Delhi – President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday greeted the nation, espe! cially the Sikh community, on the occasion of the martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Nov 24. This year it marks... read more »

Obama greets Sikhs on Guru Nanak birthday

Obama greets Sikhs on Guru Nanak birthday

Washington – President Barack Obama has greeted “Sikh friends” around the world on the birth anniversary of Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak saying Sikh values of pluralism were... read more »