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Ash Wednesday 2023: When is Ash Wednesday? Know the date, history, significance

A Catholic priest marks the symbol of the cross with ash on the forehead of a devotee during an Ash Wednesday service.
Updated on Feb 22, 2023 08:02 AM IST

Peru reopens Inca-era stone citadel, Machu Picchu, after nearly a month

General view of the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in the Urubamba valley, seventy-two kilometres from the Andes city of Cusco, open for the first time after they were closed to the public for security reasons on January 21.
Updated on Feb 16, 2023 09:37 AM IST

The right to propagate religion cannot lead to undermining of faiths

Because of social tensions, nine states have passed anti-conversion laws. Various groups have challenged these laws in the courts. On January 16, 2022, the SC advised the petitioners to compile all petitions and move a consolidated transfer petition so that the cases could be transferred to it. (Sanjay Sharma)
Updated on Feb 16, 2023 09:23 AM IST

Andhra Pradesh gets tourist police stations at 20 religious, travel destinations

Andhra Pradesh gets tourist police stations at 20 religious, travel destinations
Updated on Feb 15, 2023 09:56 AM IST

Turkey and its culture: All about blend of East and West, ancient traditions

Turkey and its culture: All about blend of East and West, mix of ancient traditions, modern influences
Updated on Jan 12, 2023 11:07 AM IST

Trust has to be built among people of different religions: Amartya Sen

Noted economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen.
Published on Jan 09, 2023 02:36 PM IST

2022, a recap: from hijab to halal, communal disputes a highlight in Karnataka

Hijab, hala, azan, religiously motivated murders and the cooker blast case from Mangaluru were some of the highlights this year in Karnataka.
Published on Dec 31, 2022 04:40 PM IST

'Don't need self-help books when we have Bhagavad Gita', declares Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh also said India does not tease anyone but knows how to answer if anyone teases India.
Published on Dec 03, 2022 05:26 PM IST

Religious tourism: Iconic temples of India you must visit

India is renowned for its temples, which are stunning, tranquil places of worship that serve as important historical and religious landmarks.
Published on Nov 29, 2022 12:28 PM IST

'Koragajja Nema' ritual cancelled in Bengaluru after backlash from Tulus

Tuluvas accused temple authorities of profiteering by proposing to hold the ritual in Bengaluru.
Published on Nov 25, 2022 05:39 PM IST

MP woman claims ‘forced to convert’ in viral video, NCW chief responds

Screengrab from viral video.
Published on Nov 18, 2022 06:33 PM IST

On Kanakadasa Jayanthi, here are 5 things to know about the philosopher

Kanakadasa was a saint and philosopher who brought about the Bhakti movement in Karnataka.
Published on Nov 11, 2022 05:56 PM IST

‘Nothing wrong in what I have said’: Cong leader amid row over ‘Hindu’ word

Karnataka Congress working president Satish Jarkiholi sparked a controvery by saying the word 'Hindu' comes from Persian language and has a shameful meaning. (ANI video grab))
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 02:23 PM IST

Karnataka govt asks temples to conduct cow worship on Balipadyami

At least on Balipadyami day, it is appropriate for notified temples to compulsorily perform cow worship so that people don't forget this practice of the Sanatana Hindu Dharma," the circular read. (Photo by NARINDER NANU / AFP)
Published on Oct 20, 2022 03:16 PM IST

Right wing group calls for halal-free Diwali in Karnataka

A member of a pro-Hindu group called for a boycott of halal-certified products this Diwali.
Published on Oct 18, 2022 06:14 PM IST

Christian community dismayed over passing of anti-conversion bill in Karnataka

“The contents of the Act remain bitter, brutal and abrasive in its nature,” J A Kanthraj PRO and Spokesperson Archdiocese of Bangalore said. (ANI)
Published on Sep 17, 2022 01:41 PM IST

SC on Karnataka's hijab row: HC had no option but to interpret Quran

The Supreme Court showed support for the Karnataka High Court and said it was left with no option but to interpret the Quran on the issue of essential religious practice. (HT File)
Published on Sep 13, 2022 08:40 AM IST

Karnataka: Case registered over playing of "provocative song" in front of mosque

An FIR has been registered against three individuals for allegedly playing a ‘provocative’ song in front of a mosque in Kalaburagi during Ganesh visarjan. (Image for representation)
Published on Sep 13, 2022 08:28 AM IST

Karnataka min faces backlash for allowing schools to celebrate Ganesha festival

Education minister BC Nagesh is under fire from a section of the Muslim community who challenged why a Hindu festival is being permitted when hijab was not allowed inside educational institutions. (HT File)
Published on Aug 19, 2022 08:25 AM IST

Independence Day 2022: History of Indian flag and significance of its tricolour

Independence Day 2022: Is there any communal significance of the tricolour in Indian Flag? Here's the history and significance of Tiranga 
Updated on Aug 15, 2022 07:07 AM IST

4.7k arrested for hurting religious sentiments, UP tops chart: Centre

A total of 4,794 people were arrested across the country between 2018 and 2020 for promoting enmity between groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, the Centre told Lok Sabha on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 03, 2022 05:30 AM IST

'Limit to which you can target judges...': SC slams media over reports of delay

A general view of the Supreme Court of India in New Delhi.
Published on Jul 28, 2022 02:51 PM IST

Idgah Maidan row: Amid bandh call in Bengaluru's Chamarajpet, security hiked

The Idgah Maidan came into controversy after right wing groups demanded that the ground should not be handed over to the Waqf board. (Image source: @ZyiteGadgets/Twitter)
Published on Jul 12, 2022 05:06 PM IST

Karnataka Governor gives assent to anti-conversion ordinance

Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot. (Source: Current Affairs)
Published on May 17, 2022 07:49 PM IST

Karnataka Cong demands Bajrang Dal leaders' arrest over arms training

A week-long arms training camp held by the Bajrang Dal in Karnataka's Kodagu district has sparked outrage.
Published on May 17, 2022 09:31 AM IST

Karnataka introduces anti-conversion law via ordinance, Archbishop slams move

The ruling BJP in Karnataka opted for the ordinance route to give effect to the contentious anti-conversion law. (PTI image)
Published on May 13, 2022 09:22 AM IST

Newly-wed Hindu youth hosts Iftar party at mosque in Karnataka

Newly-wed Hindu youth hosts Iftar party at mosque in Karnataka (Image for Representation/HT)
Published on Apr 28, 2022 10:08 AM IST

Kumaraswamy asks Bommai to call meeting of religious leaders

Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy (AP)
Published on Apr 21, 2022 05:04 PM IST

Houses of accused in MP Ram Navmi clashes razed, probe on

New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan arrives at parliament, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Updated on Apr 12, 2022 04:09 PM IST

Communal tension flares up in 7 states

A view of the site after communal clash during Ram Navmi procession in Himmatnagar on Sunday (ANI)
Updated on Apr 12, 2022 01:09 AM IST
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