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An ancient sandstone lintel, a sacred late 10th or 11th century sandstone support beam, is pictured at the Bangkok National Museum during an event to mark their return from the United States to Thailand, in Bangkok on May 31, 2021.(Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Thai museum unveils ancient sandstone artefacts of Hindu deities Indra and Yama

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2021 12:19 PM IST
1000-year-old sandstone artefacts of Hindu deities Indra and Yama finally returned to Thailand from US after being stolen half-a century ago
Across India this festival is known by many different names, Maghi Ganpati, Magha Shukla Chaturthi, Tilkund Chaturthi and Varad Chaturthi.(HT)
Across India this festival is known by many different names, Maghi Ganpati, Magha Shukla Chaturthi, Tilkund Chaturthi and Varad Chaturthi.(HT)

Magha Ganesh Jayanti 2021: History, significance and all you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 02:08 PM IST
Magha Ganesh Jayanti 2021: February 15 marks the celebration of the auspicious Hindu festival of Ganesh Jayanti. Read on to find out about the history and significance of the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh.
Happy Vasant Panchami 2021: Messages, GIFs, quotes to share on WhatsApp-Facebook(HT Digital)
Happy Vasant Panchami 2021: Messages, GIFs, quotes to share on WhatsApp-Facebook(HT Digital)

Happy Vasant Panchami 2021: Messages, GIFs, quotes to share on WhatsApp-Facebook

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 01:04 PM IST
  • Happy Vasant Panchami 2021: Check out this collection of best WhatsApp messages, GIFs, quotes, Facebook status to wish a Happy Vasant Panchami to your family and friends as spring blooms prosperity all around
Vasant Panchami 2021: Date, Saraswati puja time, history and Spring celebration(Twitter/redribbonmusik)
Vasant Panchami 2021: Date, Saraswati puja time, history and Spring celebration(Twitter/redribbonmusik)

Vasant Panchami 2021: Date, Saraswati puja time, history and Spring celebration

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 10:52 AM IST
  • Vasant Panchami 2021: Here’s all you need to know about the date, history, significance, celebration of the Spring season in India and what time is the shubh muhurat for performing Saraswati puja
Assam epitome of Hindu-Muslim unity: CM Sonowal in foreword of Zafri’s new book(Twitter/zafrimn/sarbanandsonwal)
Assam epitome of Hindu-Muslim unity: CM Sonowal in foreword of Zafri’s new book(Twitter/zafrimn/sarbanandsonwal)

Assam epitome of Hindu-Muslim unity: CM Sonowal on new book ‘The Identity Quotient: The Story of the Assamese Muslims’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:44 AM IST
CM Sarbananda Sonowal calls Zafri Mudasser Nofil’s new book, The Identity Quotient: The Story of the Assamese Muslims, an informing and inspiring read as it significantly highlights the Assamese Muslims and their lineage to the medieval period when Muslim rulers and generals invaded the region
The girl being questioned by members of saffron brigade in presence of policemen. (HT Photo)
The girl being questioned by members of saffron brigade in presence of policemen. (HT Photo)

Woman detained under UP’s new law against ‘love jihad’ suffers miscarriage

Hindustan Times, Meerut | By S Raju
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 11:06 PM IST
Muskan Jahan (Hindu name Pinki) is also the first woman detained under UP prohibition of unlawful conversion of religion ordinance 2020. She had converted to Islam after marrying a Muslim.
Children outside their home in a slum in Mumbai.(Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty)
Children outside their home in a slum in Mumbai.(Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty)

Review: A People’s History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian

Hindustan Times | By Saudamini Jain
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 03:26 PM IST
This book is a fictional case-study for the slogan “The revolution will be feminist, or it will be nothing.”
The new Hindutva that emerged post-liberalisation blended cultural pride with national assertiveness(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The new Hindutva that emerged post-liberalisation blended cultural pride with national assertiveness(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

The rise of the proud, global Hindu

By Swapan Dasgupta
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 06:23 AM IST
The Ayodhya movement redefined secularism, brought the political Hindu to the centre stage
India celebrates National Science Day every year on February 28. The day marks the discovery of the Raman Effect by the Indian physicist, CV Raman(ANI)
India celebrates National Science Day every year on February 28. The day marks the discovery of the Raman Effect by the Indian physicist, CV Raman(ANI)

Don’t erode the scientific temper| HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2020 05:48 PM IST
The inability to tell myth from fact is dangerous
Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi is in Goa to speak at a two-day conclave on ‘Vishwaguru Bharat(HT Photo)
Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi is in Goa to speak at a two-day conclave on ‘Vishwaguru Bharat(HT Photo)

If you want to work for India, work for Hindus: RSS’ Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 10:45 AM IST
Joshi is in Goa to speak at a two-day conclave on ‘Vishwaguru Bharat - An RSS perspective, which is advertised as an effort to disseminate RSS’ vision for the nation.
Mamata Banerjee has assured Hindu migrants from Bangladesh that the state government, by providing land rights to residents of all refugee colonies, has ensured their Indian citizenship(ANI)
Mamata Banerjee has assured Hindu migrants from Bangladesh that the state government, by providing land rights to residents of all refugee colonies, has ensured their Indian citizenship(ANI)

‘Applying for citizenship will cost you everything’, Mamata warns Hindu migrants against CAA

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 10:23 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee argued this would label them as foreigners for five years and land them in deep trouble. She said this while addressing a public rally at Hindu migrant-dominated Bongaon area in the Bangladesh-bordering district of North 24-Parganas.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a road show at Brahmpuri area in Dwarka Assembly constituency on Monday.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a road show at Brahmpuri area in Dwarka Assembly constituency on Monday.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)

‘I am a devout Hindu and not what the BJP is portraying’: Delhi CM Kejriwal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 11:59 PM IST
In a town hall address with Hindi news channel News18 India, Kejriwal identified himself as a “devout Hindu” when the anchor asked him a question on his religiosity.
Shah Rukh Khan appeared on dance reality show Dance Plus 5.
Shah Rukh Khan appeared on dance reality show Dance Plus 5.

Shah Rukh Khan: ‘I am a Muslim, my wife is a Hindu and my kids are Hindustan’. Watch video

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 08:42 PM IST
Appearing on a TV show for the Republic Day special episode, Shah Rukh Khan has reiterated that his kids are Indian, ‘Hindustan’ and not Hindu or Muslim. Watch the video here.
Tripura government ministers talk to Bru representatives, North Tripura district, November 7, 2019(HT PHOTO)
Tripura government ministers talk to Bru representatives, North Tripura district, November 7, 2019(HT PHOTO)

The government has done well with the Bru pact

By Swaraj Kaushal
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 06:49 PM IST
The dignified settlement of the Bru people is laudable, from both a humane and a national security prism
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said the Sangh regards all people of India a part of Hindu society irrespective of their religion.(HT Image)
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said the Sangh regards all people of India a part of Hindu society irrespective of their religion.(HT Image)

‘RSS regards 130 crore population of India as Hindu society’: Mohan Bhagwat

Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 10:18 PM IST
Mohan Bhagwat was speaking at a public meeting of RSS members organised in Telangana.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani justified the CAA.(PTI file photo)
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani justified the CAA.(PTI file photo)

‘Muslims have 150 countries to go to, Hindus have only India’: Gujarat CM

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 06:46 AM IST
While addressing a rally in support of the CAA outside the Sabarmati Ashram here, the chief minister slammed the Congress for opposing the new law that grants Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh who have migrated till December 31, 2014.
The police booked -- Sumant Balakrishnan, 34, Anirban Ghosh, 37, Shiva Pathak, 40, and Nirmala Ravindran, 45 -- who were performing as part of a musical show under section 295-A of the Indian Penal Code (insulting religious feelings) on Wednesday. (HT photo)
The police booked -- Sumant Balakrishnan, 34, Anirban Ghosh, 37, Shiva Pathak, 40, and Nirmala Ravindran, 45 -- who were performing as part of a musical show under section 295-A of the Indian Penal Code (insulting religious feelings) on Wednesday. (HT photo)

In Goa, four arrested for ‘outraging Hindu feelings’

Hindustan, Panaji | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 01:24 AM IST
The artists were performing songs which insult Hindu religion by chanting Om with abusive words.
A federal US commission on international religious freedom has said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill is a “dangerous turn in the wrong direction”(PTI)
A federal US commission on international religious freedom has said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill is a “dangerous turn in the wrong direction”(PTI)

US commission seeks sanctions against Amit Shah if citizenship bill passed

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 11:37 AM IST
According to the proposed legislation, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities, who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, till December 31, 2014 facing religious persecution there, will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson with his partner Carrie Symonds in a sari in a London temple.(THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH.)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson with his partner Carrie Symonds in a sari in a London temple.(THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH.)

UK PM Boris Johnson in London temple to consolidate British Indian vote

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 08:14 PM IST
Wooed by David Cameron since 2005 when he became party leader and later as prime minister after 2010, the 1.5 million-strong community has increasingly gravitated towards the Conservative party.
The Supreme Court may have decided to find a pragmatic way for social harmony but, as an Indian, I ask myself if that is the function of the court or of other State institutions? Hence, I am conflicted(Sunil Saxena/HT)
The Supreme Court may have decided to find a pragmatic way for social harmony but, as an Indian, I ask myself if that is the function of the court or of other State institutions? Hence, I am conflicted(Sunil Saxena/HT)

The riddle of paragraph 652 in the Ayodhya order

By Vivek Katju
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2019 07:17 PM IST
It pins 1856 as the threshold to examine legal claims. But its final verdict goes against precisely this basis
A View of Supreme court in New Delhi, India(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A View of Supreme court in New Delhi, India(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Five key reasons behind Supreme Court ruling in Ayodhya verdict

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 09:38 PM IST
The Supreme Court order giving Hindus the possession of the disputed site in Ayodhya rested on the following key understanding that the judges drew from the suits and the evidence that was presented before them.
The Uttar Pradesh government will ensure an annual allowance of Rs 6,000 to triple talaq victims besides providing them housing and the means to earn a livelihood.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The Uttar Pradesh government will ensure an annual allowance of Rs 6,000 to triple talaq victims besides providing them housing and the means to earn a livelihood.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

UP government to provide free legal aid, Rs 6,000 annual allowance to triple talaq victims

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 06:35 AM IST
In a first-of-its-kind interaction with women divorced by their husbands through triple talaq, a Muslim practice that was criminalised this year, the CM said the government was ready to come to the aid of all women -- whether they be Muslim or Hindu.
The Uttar Pradesh government would ensure Rs 6,000 annual allowance for victims of the banned practice of instant triple talaq, besides providing the needy ones among them with housing facility and the means to earn their livelihood.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The Uttar Pradesh government would ensure Rs 6,000 annual allowance for victims of the banned practice of instant triple talaq, besides providing the needy ones among them with housing facility and the means to earn their livelihood.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

UP government to provide free legal aid, Rs 6,000 annual allowance to triple talaq victims

Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 10:50 PM IST
In a first-of-its-kind interaction with triple talaq victims in Lucknow, the CM said that the government was ready to support all women -- whether Hindu or Muslim.
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat(HT PHOTO)
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat(HT PHOTO)

‘No Hindu will be expelled even if name is missing from NRC’: RSS chief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 06:10 AM IST
The RSS has also been pushing for the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill or CAB which seeks to simplify the process of granting Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Ashok Parmar’s pictures, brandishing a rod, came to symbolise the rage and defiance of the mobs which went on a rampage after the Godhra train burning incident.(HT image)
Ashok Parmar’s pictures, brandishing a rod, came to symbolise the rage and defiance of the mobs which went on a rampage after the Godhra train burning incident.(HT image)

`Ekta Chappal Shop’ brings together two faces of 2002 Gujarat riots

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 07:08 PM IST
The picture of Ansari, showing pain, helplessness and despair of riot victims, became another defining image of the riots, among the most horrific episode of communal violence in India.
Malaysia’s human resources minister M Kulasegaran on Tuesday called for action against controversial preacher Zakir Naik(HT Photo)
Malaysia’s human resources minister M Kulasegaran on Tuesday called for action against controversial preacher Zakir Naik(HT Photo)

Malaysian minister demands action against Zakir Naik for comments on country’s Hindus

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 11:01 AM IST
Kulasegaran has criticised Naik in the past too and raised the issue of the preacher during a meeting of the Malaysian Cabinet in July last year along with two other ministers from minority communities.
Karnataka Chief minister BS Yediyurappa(HT Photo)
Karnataka Chief minister BS Yediyurappa(HT Photo)

BJP MLAs ask Yediyurappa to withdraw cases against Hindu activists

BENGALURU | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 12:38 AM IST
In 2015, the Sangh had opposed former chief minister Siddaramaiah’s move to start Tipu Jayanti celebrations. Severe protests had then erupted across the state, especially in Kodagu district where one person died.
India Sunday rejected a US religious freedom report, saying it sees no locus standi for a foreign government to pronounce on the state of its citizens’ constitutionally protected rights.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
India Sunday rejected a US religious freedom report, saying it sees no locus standi for a foreign government to pronounce on the state of its citizens’ constitutionally protected rights.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)

‘Committed to tolerance’: India rejects US report on minorities’ status

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 02:26 PM IST
Releasing the report at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week said the report was like a report card which tracks countries to see how well they have respected this fundamental human right.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Amritsar on May 23, 2019 as the NDA took the lead in the Lok Sabha elections.(Sameer Sehgal / Hindustan Times)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Amritsar on May 23, 2019 as the NDA took the lead in the Lok Sabha elections.(Sameer Sehgal / Hindustan Times)

Review: Majoritarian State, edited by Angana P Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen and Christophe Jaffrelot

Hindustan Times | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 03:27 PM IST
Reading this attempt to provide a critical analysis of majoritarian sentiment in India, and what it has done to the country’s institutions, social fabric and body politic, in the aftermath of the 2019 verdict is surreal and instructive
The Hindi heartland had not witnessed for decades the kind of governance Modi has done in the last five years(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
The Hindi heartland had not witnessed for decades the kind of governance Modi has done in the last five years(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

How Modi created the Hindu vote bank

By Smita Mishra
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 07:43 PM IST
As the prime minister of the country, he kept ensuring throughout the past five years that there should be zero caste discrimination in the implementation and last mile delivery of government benefits
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