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Milan Fashion Week 2021: Ermenegildo Zegna opts for pre-records, Fendi live show(Instagram/bianardinii)

Milan Fashion Week 2021: Ermenegildo Zegna opts for pre-records, Fendi live show

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:07 AM IST
  • Milan Fashion Week 2021: Though Dolce & Gabbana have withdrawn from the four-day men's fashion event, brands like Fendi, Etro and Kway are opting to broadcast live shows while Ermenegildo Zegna, Tod's, Prada and Church's have opted for pre-records as rising Covid-19 cases dampen the buzz in Italy
Isabelle Kaif’s floral midi dress-sneakers have uncanny resemblance with Selena Gomez’ Easter 2018 look(Twitter/the_bollywood_closet/Katrinafan95/zesty_fashion)
Isabelle Kaif’s floral midi dress-sneakers have uncanny resemblance with Selena Gomez’ Easter 2018 look(Twitter/the_bollywood_closet/Katrinafan95/zesty_fashion)

Isabelle Kaif recreates Selena Gomez’ Easter 2018 look in midi dress, sneakers

By Zarafshan Shiraz
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 11:45 AM IST
  • Katrina Kaif’s sister Isabelle Kaif recently made heads turn with her spring style in a square neck midi dress by Reformation that dripped with floral detailing and is an exact replica of the style that Selena Gomez flaunted during a Sunday church service during Easter 2018
A photo released by police shows suspects lying on the ground at the site of the hostage incident in Johannesburg.
A photo released by police shows suspects lying on the ground at the site of the hostage incident in Johannesburg.

5 dead in South Africa hostage situation

Johannesburg | By Associated Press, Johannesburg
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 03:11 AM IST
Police and military who responded to reports of a shooting at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zuurbekom found four people “shot and burned to death in a car” and a security guard shot in another car. Six others were injured.
Churches in Goa have still not opened even though places of worship were allowed to reopen from June 8 after the lockdown.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Churches in Goa have still not opened even though places of worship were allowed to reopen from June 8 after the lockdown.(HT FILE PHOTO)

As Covid-19 cases rise in Goa, churches in no hurry to resume services

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2020 11:26 PM IST
Among the requirements that churches will be mandated to put in place before they can apply for permission include arrangements to ensure that people sit at least six feet apart, the place is well ventilated, as well as contactless thermometers, sanitizer dispensers, signages, etc.
Last year a woman believer had complained to the diocese about their alleged sexual advances. Some believers also complained about their behaviour. But the church brushed aside these charges and defended them. (Representative photo)
Last year a woman believer had complained to the diocese about their alleged sexual advances. Some believers also complained about their behaviour. But the church brushed aside these charges and defended them. (Representative photo)

2 priests in Kerala suspended after alleged sleazy audio clips go viral

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 09:14 PM IST
Both Father Joseph Poothattil and Father Mathew Mullappallil were debarred and restrained from carrying out priestly duties indefinitely, said the diocese. Both are parish priests in north Kerala.
President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits St. John's Church. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night.(AP)
President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits St. John's Church. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night.(AP)

Donald Trump visits historic church that was set on fire by protestors

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 01:43 PM IST
Known as “the Church of the Presidents”, St. John’s Episcopal Church held its first service on October 27, 1816, and the church was consecrated on December 27, 1816.
Continued closure of religious places of worship is leaving a spiritual vacuum among believers and they can be opened after adhering to social distancing norms, the plea said.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Continued closure of religious places of worship is leaving a spiritual vacuum among believers and they can be opened after adhering to social distancing norms, the plea said.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Plea in Kerala HC to open churches with 25% occupancy amid lockdown

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 06:23 PM IST
The petitioner Saju Joseph pleaded that since most norms were eased in the state, regulated visits of devotees to churches could be allowed. Hearing the plea, the court observed that the state was yet to come out of the pandemic threat and many churches are providing virtual offerings these days.
Five nuns of the Missionaries of Jesus congregation had come out to support the nun who accused Mulakkal of rape.(HT File Photo)
Five nuns of the Missionaries of Jesus congregation had come out to support the nun who accused Mulakkal of rape.(HT File Photo)

Nuns urge church to take action against Mulakkal under Canon law

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 11:40 PM IST
The statement of one of the witnesses surfaced on Friday in which she said she had also undergone sexual harassment by Mulakkal.
The statement of one of the witnesses had surfaced on Friday in which she said she too had undergone sexual harassment and had accused deposed Bishop of Jalandhar Franco Mullakal .(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The statement of one of the witnesses had surfaced on Friday in which she said she too had undergone sexual harassment and had accused deposed Bishop of Jalandhar Franco Mullakal .(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Take action against ex-bishop under Canon laws, Kerala nuns tell church

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 07:44 PM IST
Five nuns and the victim are confined to a convent in Kottayam and leading a secluded life since they raised the complaint against Franco Mullakal. They were not allowed to participate in religious services and there were also attempts to transfer them to different locations to weaken the case.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has promised to repair the church which has been vandalized in East Midnapore district .(PTI PHOTO.)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has promised to repair the church which has been vandalized in East Midnapore district .(PTI PHOTO.)

Church vandalized in Bengal; Mamata Banerjee promises to repair it

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 10:02 PM IST
Three people have been arrested till Monday afternoon and police are looking for five more accused. Officials of the Bhagwanpur police station, who are investigating the case, have not commented on the political identify of the arrested men. The BJP has denied its involvement.
The bare-all autobiography of a nun in Kerala, who was expelled from the congregation three months ago for indiscipline, is set to ruffle many feathers in the Catholic church. (Representative Image)(AP)
The bare-all autobiography of a nun in Kerala, who was expelled from the congregation three months ago for indiscipline, is set to ruffle many feathers in the Catholic church. (Representative Image)(AP)

‘Time Church should reform’: Kerala nun narrates sexual abuse in her book

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 04:07 PM IST
In the book ‘Karthavinte Namathil’ (In the Name of Christ), 52-year-old Sister Lucy has described alleged abuses and assaults in convents and seminaries under the church.
One of the requirements to graduate is to evangelize. Therefore, there are currently at minimum of 100,000 people who are studying the Bible with Shincheonji.
One of the requirements to graduate is to evangelize. Therefore, there are currently at minimum of 100,000 people who are studying the Bible with Shincheonji.

Shincheonji Church of Jesus held a graduation ceremony with over 100,000 graduates

UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 04:06 PM IST
According to a survey of recent graduates, 95% of those who chose to come to Shincheonji did so because of the excellent teaching of the scriptures.
The Chinese Islamic, Buddhist, and Daoist associations also held prayer meetings for the country. (Image used for representation).(Reuters Photo.)
The Chinese Islamic, Buddhist, and Daoist associations also held prayer meetings for the country. (Image used for representation).(Reuters Photo.)

Chinese flag raised in churches, prayer meetings in religious places ahead of National Day

Hindusan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 03:52 PM IST
Beijing has been aggressively – and officially—pursuing the “sinicisation” of religions in China which could be broadly defined as an effort to mould religions practised in the country in line with the CPC’s objectives and the culture of the majority Han community.
St Mary’s Jacobite Syrian church in Manaracad in Kottayam.(HT PHOTO)
St Mary’s Jacobite Syrian church in Manaracad in Kottayam.(HT PHOTO)

In Kerala, even the dead are not spared in Syrian Church’s turf war

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 04:07 PM IST
Such is the animosity between the Orthodox and Jacobite factions that one faction doesn’t want the dead of the other in its cemeteries.
A case under Sections 380 (theft in dwelling house) and 457 (lurking house trespass) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against the accused at the Chandigarh Sector 19 police station.(HT file photo)
A case under Sections 380 (theft in dwelling house) and 457 (lurking house trespass) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against the accused at the Chandigarh Sector 19 police station.(HT file photo)

Thieves target church in Chandigarh, steal Rs 50,000

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 04:49 PM IST
Police said the incident came to light on Saturday when Kejus Rayappen, who lives inside the church premises, noticed the broken locks lying on the floor.
At a church in Kolkata.(Getty Images)
At a church in Kolkata.(Getty Images)

Review: Carpenters and Kings by Siddhartha Sarma and The Churches of India by Joanne Taylor

Hindustan Times | By Vivek Menezes
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 07:37 AM IST
Siddhartha Sarma’s Carpenters and Kings and Joanne Taylor’s The Churches of India outline an Indian Christian landscape as rooted as any other aspect of subcontinental heritage
Cologne, a scenic city, is two hours away from Frankfurt(Shutterstock)
Cologne, a scenic city, is two hours away from Frankfurt(Shutterstock)

Rude Food with Vir Sanghvi: My Germany diary

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 05:15 PM IST
After a lifetime of travelling to Europe, I finally gave Germany a try and guess what? I loved it!
Gauri Khan and her son AbRam spent time together at a church in Bandra on Sunday.
Gauri Khan and her son AbRam spent time together at a church in Bandra on Sunday.

Gauri Khan’s takes son AbRam to church, poses with him after Sunday mass

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 03:36 PM IST
Gauri Khan was recently spotted spending time with her son AbRam. Both of them were going to the church.
Cardinal Mar George Alancherry was removed from the post last year after a section of believers and priests alleged that he had sold a prime land owned by the church in Kochi.(Wikipedia/ Emmanuel Parekkattu)
Cardinal Mar George Alancherry was removed from the post last year after a section of believers and priests alleged that he had sold a prime land owned by the church in Kochi.(Wikipedia/ Emmanuel Parekkattu)

Crisis grips Syro-Malabar church as over 150 priests oppose Cardinal’s reinstatement

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2019 11:59 AM IST
Over 150 priests have decided not to co-operate with Cardinal Mar George Alancherry who was reinstated as the head of the diocese by Vatican on Thursday as he faces allegations of corruption.
A crisis loomed large over Kerala’s influential Syro-Malabar Catholic Church with priests of an Archdiocese reading out a circular during Sunday mass in churches under its jurisdiction blaming Church head Cardinal George Alencherry over a criminal case filed against a section of priests.Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)(HT Photo)
A crisis loomed large over Kerala’s influential Syro-Malabar Catholic Church with priests of an Archdiocese reading out a circular during Sunday mass in churches under its jurisdiction blaming Church head Cardinal George Alencherry over a criminal case filed against a section of priests.Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)(HT Photo)

Kerala priests slam church head over forgery case

Kochi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 09:43 PM IST
The circular said although the Cardinal had assured that everything possible would be made to get these two priests off the list of the accused as there was no intention to make them as accused in the case, no steps in this direction have been taken so far.
Five U.S. men who say they were sexually abused as minors by Roman Catholic priests filed a federal lawsuit in Minnesota on Tuesday against the Vatican, accusing the church of concealing the identities of thousands of predator clergy members.(AFP (Representative Image))
Five U.S. men who say they were sexually abused as minors by Roman Catholic priests filed a federal lawsuit in Minnesota on Tuesday against the Vatican, accusing the church of concealing the identities of thousands of predator clergy members.(AFP (Representative Image))

Sexually abused as minors, five US men sue Vatican to release names of priests

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 11:10 AM IST
Three brothers and two other men claimed in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in St. Paul that the Church has kept secret the identities and records of more than 3,400 clergy accused of sexual abuse, including some top church officials.
Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the scrapped AgustaWestland helicopter deal, on Thursday complained to a court in Delhi about the quality of food he was getting in Tihar jail(PTI)
Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the scrapped AgustaWestland helicopter deal, on Thursday complained to a court in Delhi about the quality of food he was getting in Tihar jail(PTI)

Christian Michel wants western food, permission to visit church

New Delhi | By Namita Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2019 12:06 AM IST
Michel sought western food in jail and permission to go to church. Michel, 58, complained to the special CBI court that he was being given only boiled vegetables and has lost 16 kilograms since December 4 when he was extradited to India from Dubai.
Bishop of Pune asks police to act on protection for churches in city(Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Bishop of Pune asks police to act on protection for churches in city(Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Bishop of Pune asks police to act on protection for churches in city

Pune | By Anjali Shetty and Nadeem Inamdar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2019 11:47 PM IST
Reverend Fr Thomas Dabre, Bishop of Pune, confirmed a meeting with Pune police commissioner K Venkatesham to ask for protection for all churches in the city.
Churches to restrict parking within 40ft; prohibit large bags(AP)
Churches to restrict parking within 40ft; prohibit large bags(AP)

Churches to restrict parking within 40ft; prohibit large bags

Mumbai | By Yesha Kotak
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 09:01 AM IST
Gracias along with Maulana Mahmood Madani, the general secretary of Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind (body of Islamic scholars), also issued a joint statement condemning the terror attacks in Sri Lanka.
Security personnel stand guard in front of St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 23, 2019, two days after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.(AFP)
Security personnel stand guard in front of St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 23, 2019, two days after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.(AFP)

With churches shut after bombs, Sri Lankans hear Sunday Mass on TV

Ampara (Sri Lanka) | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 12:26 PM IST
At the YMCA, a group of young girls held Sunday school near a portrait of Christ. Sajith Liyanage, a 51-year-old Catholic, said he remained worried and would watch Mass on TV.
Soldiers stand guard outside the Grand Mosque, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Negombo, Sri Lanka(REUTERS)
Soldiers stand guard outside the Grand Mosque, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Negombo, Sri Lanka(REUTERS)

Sri Lankans urged to avoid mosques, churches amid fears of more attacks

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 01:07 PM IST
Sri Lanka remains on edge after the suicide bombing attacks on three churches and four hotels that also wounded about 500 people.
Suicide bomber didn’t attack a church thinking Easter mass had ended there(AFP)
Suicide bomber didn’t attack a church thinking Easter mass had ended there(AFP)

Suicide bomber didn’t attack a church thinking Easter mass had already ended there

Colombo | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2019 08:05 PM IST
A total of 29 people died in the suicide bombing in the Zion Church in the eastern town of Batticaloa, a former Tamil Tiger bastion, on Sunday. They included 14 children -- seven girls and seven boys each. Two victims remain unidentified.
An explosion went off on Monday in a van near a church in Sri Lanka.(AP)
An explosion went off on Monday in a van near a church in Sri Lanka.(AP)

Blast near church while Sri Lanka bomb squad was trying to defuse device

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 04:45 PM IST
“The van exploded when the bomb defusing unit of the STF (Special Task Force) and air force tried to difuse the bomb,” a witness said.
A view of St. Sebastian's Church damaged in blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019.(AP)
A view of St. Sebastian's Church damaged in blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019.(AP)

Sri Lanka blasts Highlights| Eight arrested in connection with serial blasts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 09:32 AM IST

At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday, officials said, pitching the South Asian island nation into the worst chaos it has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ago.Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena, who described the blasts as a terrorist attack by religious extremists, told reporters Sunday evening that seven suspects had been arrested, though no one immediately claimed responsibility for the blasts. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he feared the violence could trigger instability in the country and its economy.Media reported 25 people were also killed in an attack on a church in Batticaloa in Eastern Province.Also Read| ‘138 million killed in Sri Lanka’: Donald Trump deletes tweet after gaffeFollow updates here:

Sri Lankan elderly woman is helped near St. Anthony's Shrine after a blast in Colombo on Sunday after the multiple explosions that rocket the city.(AP)
Sri Lankan elderly woman is helped near St. Anthony's Shrine after a blast in Colombo on Sunday after the multiple explosions that rocket the city.(AP)

Several killed, over 400 injured in multiple explosions in Sri Lanka’s Colombo on Easter

Colombo | By Agencies
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 04:20 AM IST
The three hotels hit were the Shangri-La Colombo, Kingsbury Hotel and Cinnamon Grand Colombo.
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