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‘We will bring law to make the temples independent’: Karnataka CM Bommai

The Karnataka government is planning to bring in a law to free Hindu temples from state control. 
 Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai along with his wife Chennamma Basavaraj at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, in Varanasi.(ANI)
 Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai along with his wife Chennamma Basavaraj at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, in Varanasi.(ANI)
Published on Dec 30, 2021 01:50 PM IST
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‘Restore temple in 2 weeks’: Pak SC

Pakistan’s chief justice Gulzar Ahmed, who had taken suo motu notice of the attack, gave the ruling after minority lawmaker Ramesh Kumar briefed him about the temple being vandalised during their meeting in Karachi last week.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and Auqaf department have been directed to start the work immediately and submit a progress report in two weeks.(AFP)
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and Auqaf department have been directed to start the work immediately and submit a progress report in two weeks.(AFP)
Published on Jan 07, 2021 12:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Restore vandalised temple in two weeks: Pak SC tells KP’s provincial govt

A Hindu temple was vandalised and set ablaze by hundreds of people in Teri village, Karak district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on December 30, 2020
A policeman stands guard at a vandalised Hindu temple a day after a mob attack in Teri village in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan.(AFP)
A policeman stands guard at a vandalised Hindu temple a day after a mob attack in Teri village in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 05:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Shetra says temple to be built using only domestic funds

Rai also said for construction of the temple, no foreign funding can be collected as the trust doesn’t have enough necessary approvals while CSR funds can be considered for adjoining buildings of the temple.
A general view of Ayodhya City.(ANI Photo)
A general view of Ayodhya City.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 09:09 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

‘We need to be united,’ says Muslim man who donates land worth lakhs for expansion of temple

The temple trust was planning to expand the temple but didn’t have sufficient funds. The man showed his willingness to donate some land.
Image for representation.(AP)
Image for representation.(AP)
Updated on Dec 08, 2020 09:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Vitthal temple at Pandhapur, Dehu Sansthan closed for Kartik Ekadashi

At Dehu, where the Samadhi temple of Sant Tukaram Maharaj is situated, the temple will be closed for three days starting November 25
The decision has been taken by the Jagadguru Shree Sant Tukaram Maharaj Sansthan, Dehu, considering the increasing number of Covid-19 positive patients in Pune district.(HT PHOTO)
The decision has been taken by the Jagadguru Shree Sant Tukaram Maharaj Sansthan, Dehu, considering the increasing number of Covid-19 positive patients in Pune district.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 05:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByDheeraj Bengrut

Orissa high court asks state to open temples in graded manner

The order of the high court came while disposing of two writ petitions that sought direction to extend financial relief to priests of registered temples for the lockdown period.
The Orissa high court order came on the day many priests and devotees across the state beat gongs, rang bells and blew conches urging the Odisha government to reopen the temples.
The Orissa high court order came on the day many priests and devotees across the state beat gongs, rang bells and blew conches urging the Odisha government to reopen the temples.
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 12:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Shiv Sena hits out at BJP over demand to reopen temples

The demand for reopening of religious places has been going on for around a month, but the Uddhav Thackeray government is treading cautiously to avoid crowding because Covid-19 cases have been steadily climbing in Maharashtra
BJP leaders and volunteers demonstrate against Maharashtra government, demanding that religious places be opened, in Pune on August 29.(Ravindra Joshi/HT photo)
BJP leaders and volunteers demonstrate against Maharashtra government, demanding that religious places be opened, in Pune on August 29.(Ravindra Joshi/HT photo)
Published on Aug 31, 2020 12:11 PM IST
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Pandharpur police barricade roads leading to the temple

To prevent anyone entering into the temple town, state transport bus service has been suspended in Pandharpur for a day.(PTI Photo (Representative Image))
To prevent anyone entering into the temple town, state transport bus service has been suspended in Pandharpur for a day.(PTI Photo (Representative Image))
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 05:59 AM IST
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Proud of denying permission to fire on kar sewaks in Ayodhya, says former Uttar Pradesh CM Kalyan Singh

Kalyan Singh, 88, said in an interview that, in a sense, it was the demolition that paved the way for the Ram temple bhumi pujan (ground breaking ceremony) scheduled for August 5.
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh(ANI)
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh(ANI)
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 08:49 AM IST
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Hindu community will welcome construction of temple in Islamabad: Lawmaker

The Pakistan government has approved Rs 10 crore for the Krishna temple, the first temple in Islamabad which will come upon a 20,000-square feet plot in the H-9 administrative division.
MPA Ravi Kumar .(PTIofficial/Twitter)
MPA Ravi Kumar .(PTIofficial/Twitter)
Updated on Jul 18, 2020 11:52 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

‘I am sorry’: KCR on damage to mosque, temple during secretariat demolition

The chief minister, according to the official statement, said the temple and the mosques were damaged after debris fell on them while demolishing the secretariat buildings adjacent to them.
Telangana CM declared that in the new Secretariat premises, a new temple and mosque would be constructed in a much bigger area.(Photo @TelanganaCMO)
Telangana CM declared that in the new Secretariat premises, a new temple and mosque would be constructed in a much bigger area.(Photo @TelanganaCMO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 05:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

‘Fatwa’ issued over temple in Islamabad

The fatwa from Jamia Ashrafia said that while it is permitted to spend government funds on the upkeep and repair of prevailing houses of worship of minority communities, this did not allow for building new houses of worship for non-Muslims.
A file photo of Pakistani Hindus at The Shang Bhavan Temple in Maklei, in Thatta district, Pakistan.(File photo)
A file photo of Pakistani Hindus at The Shang Bhavan Temple in Maklei, in Thatta district, Pakistan.(File photo)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 11:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByHT Correspondent

Karnataka govt to open temples from June 1

State Minister for Muzrai department said online Seva booking will start from May 27 in 52 temples.
Devotees take part in the annual 'Rathotsava' at Srikanteshwara Swamy temple in Nanjangud, Mysore, Tuesday, March 19, 2019.(PTI)
Devotees take part in the annual 'Rathotsava' at Srikanteshwara Swamy temple in Nanjangud, Mysore, Tuesday, March 19, 2019.(PTI)
Published on May 26, 2020 11:02 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByAsian News International | Posted by Harshita Singh

Devotees donate Rs 2 cr to India’s richest temple in April under e-Hundi

TTD trust board chairman Y V Subba Reddy told reporters on Wednesday that despite the closure for darshans for such a long period, for the first time in its history, the temple had collected Rs 1.97 crore in April 2020 through “electronic hundi’ (e-hundi).
Reddy refuted the reports that the TTD was facing such a severe cash crunch that it had no money to maintain the temple administration and also pay staff salaries/ representative.(TTD website)
Reddy refuted the reports that the TTD was facing such a severe cash crunch that it had no money to maintain the temple administration and also pay staff salaries/ representative.(TTD website)
Updated on May 20, 2020 07:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sabir Hussain

After 70 years, temple handed back to Hindus at Zhob in Pakistan’s Balochistan

COMMUNAL HARMONY Ceremony held to hand over keys to Hindu leaders in presence of DC after school being run in temple relocated
A special ceremony was held to hand over the keys to the temple to Hindu leaders.(PHOTOS: URDUNEWS.COM)
A special ceremony was held to hand over the keys to the temple to Hindu leaders.(PHOTOS: URDUNEWS.COM)
Updated on Feb 08, 2020 10:12 PM IST
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1000-year history of one of Japan’s oldest temples in Narita attracts foreign tourists

Narita International Airport is the main gateway connecting international flights to Tokyo which is 80km away from the airport.
Traditional Japanese temple in Narita attracts foreign tourists.(YoutubeScreengrab)
Traditional Japanese temple in Narita attracts foreign tourists.(YoutubeScreengrab)
Updated on Jan 19, 2020 12:32 PM IST
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GOLDEN TEMPLE ‘HUKAMNAMA’ SGPC mum over TV channel claiming exclusive right of telecasting audio

Despite being informed about Facebook blocking Golden Temple’s daily ‘hukamnama’ (edict) audio shared from its official website, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) is silent over a private TV channel claiming exclusive right of telecasting the audio.
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Published on Jan 11, 2020 10:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By, Amritsar

People in Karnataka perform beloved monkey’s last rites, construct temple too

A group of monkeys entered the SVR colony around three months back.
The monkey used to play with local kids (representational image).(Unsplash)
The monkey used to play with local kids (representational image).(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 03:13 PM IST
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Davanagere | ByAsian News International

Babri masjid a fact, temple merely a belief: Petitioners

The petitioners who are not original parties to the suit, submitted that they belong to various Indian faiths including Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist and Jain apart from people with atheist and agnostic convictions and they are deeply aggrieved by the judgment of the court.
The judgment’s tenor, language and operative orders expanded the scope of the case from a title dispute to a battle about the “faith” of the Hindus and the Muslims, the petitioners claimed.(AP Photo)
The judgment’s tenor, language and operative orders expanded the scope of the case from a title dispute to a battle about the “faith” of the Hindus and the Muslims, the petitioners claimed.(AP Photo)
Published on Dec 10, 2019 06:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By, New Delhi

Indore temple to pay 2 crore tax penalty for depositing banned notes

The IT department imposed a 77% tax penalty on the total amount deposited by the temple administration after demonetization in November and December 2016. It asked the temple management to deposit 2 crores with the department, said an IT officer.
The notice was first served in November 2017, a year after demonetization, but the temple administration did not reply to the IT department.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)
The notice was first served in November 2017, a year after demonetization, but the temple administration did not reply to the IT department.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 09, 2019 07:49 PM IST
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Temple in Gujarat switches to solar power, uses the money saved to do this

Temple’s trustee Praveen Chandra said that the electricity bill used to be very high, so they switched to solar power.
Badrinarayan temple in Gujarat’s Surat district uses solar panels to generate electricity.(Twitter/ANI)
Badrinarayan temple in Gujarat’s Surat district uses solar panels to generate electricity.(Twitter/ANI)
Published on Dec 09, 2019 02:37 PM IST
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Surat | ByAsian News International

To head temples in MP, only qualified priests with no criminal record can apply

According to the rules, the head of the math and priest should be of good character and with knowledge of all the traditions of Sanatan Dharma and that would be tested by religious gurus.
There are so many temples in Madhya Pradesh which have immense wealth and to take charge many times disciples started fighting with each other. Often unqualified and tainted people took charge as the head of the math so the department has come up with strict rules.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
There are so many temples in Madhya Pradesh which have immense wealth and to take charge many times disciples started fighting with each other. Often unqualified and tainted people took charge as the head of the math so the department has come up with strict rules.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 08, 2019 06:58 PM IST
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Odisha: Land of temples and historical wonders

Odisha has been derived from Prakrit word ‘Odda Visaya’ or ‘Odra Bibhasa’. The state is dotted with ancient exquisite temples and historic monuments. It is endowed with virgin beaches, serpentine rivers, mighty waterfalls & forest-clad blue hills of Eastern Ghats with rich wildlife.
Land of temples and historical wonders. (Representational image)(PTI file)
Land of temples and historical wonders. (Representational image)(PTI file)
Updated on Nov 07, 2019 08:11 PM IST
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Muslims in Bengal raise funds for temple demolished for road; a maulvi inaugurates it

Members of the Muslim community in Basapura even raised money to rebuild the Kali temple that was demolished two years ago for widening a village road. They also purchased the land for relocating the temple.
The maulvi of the local mosque in West Bengal’s Birbhum district inaugurated a temple dedicated to goddess Kali, on a night when the state was observing Kali Puja.(AP Photo (Representative))
The maulvi of the local mosque in West Bengal’s Birbhum district inaugurated a temple dedicated to goddess Kali, on a night when the state was observing Kali Puja.(AP Photo (Representative))
Updated on Oct 29, 2019 07:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Midnapore | ByKoushik Dutta

Temple not a political issue: RSS; Congress says only SC can end dispute

“The Ram Mandir issue is not a political issue and this has to do with the faith of the Hindu society,” RSS joint general secretary Manmohan Vaidya told journalists in Bhubaneswar.
Rear view of the structure which is at the center of the Babri Masjid Ram Janmabhoomi controversy in Ayodhya.
Rear view of the structure which is at the center of the Babri Masjid Ram Janmabhoomi controversy in Ayodhya.
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 01:36 AM IST
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Bhubaneswar/New Delhi | ByHT Correspondents, Bhubaneswar/new Delhi

Tripura govt to move Supreme Court against ban on animal sacrifice in temples

The Tripura High Court ordered a ban on animal sacrifice in temples in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by retired judge in 2018.
Biplab Deb’s BJP government in Tripura has decided to approach the Supreme Court to challenge the High Court’s order banning animal sacrifice in temples.(HT PHOTO)
Biplab Deb’s BJP government in Tripura has decided to approach the Supreme Court to challenge the High Court’s order banning animal sacrifice in temples.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 30, 2019 11:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agartala | ByPriyanka Deb Barman

Centre orders survey for destroyed temples in Jammu and Kashmir

Reddy said the administrations of the two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh would come into being on October 31, which also happened to be the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Reddy was addressing the media, when he spoke about some of the important decisions taken by the central government after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution.(HT image)
Reddy was addressing the media, when he spoke about some of the important decisions taken by the central government after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 06:22 PM IST
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1 lakh, silver items stolen from temple in Sector 39

Since July 25, thieves have struck at a church, two gurdwaras and three temples in different parts of Chandigarh
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Published on Sep 09, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

India’s richest temple lost Lord’s ornaments worth 7.36 lakh and kept it a secret

Bharatiya Janata Party’s Andhra Pradesh unit secretary Bhanu Prakash Reddy has alleged that the Ornaments worth 7.36 lakh have been missing from the treasury of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams and the officials have kept it a secret.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams manages the country’s richest temple of Lord Venkateshwara at Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh(PTI Photo File)
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams manages the country’s richest temple of Lord Venkateshwara at Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh(PTI Photo File)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 07:53 AM IST
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