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Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb Performs Yagna For PM Modi's Good Health

Jan 07, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The ruling BJP in Tripura held torch rallies in all eight districts and 23 sub-divisions of the state to protest over the stopping of PM's convoy in Punjab

BJP Chastises Congress For Opposing Karnataka Govt's Plan To Free Temples From State Authority

Jan 02, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

CM Bommai had on December 29 announced that his government will bring in a law aimed at freeing Hindu temples from different types of bylaws and rules that control them.


Chhattisgarh: Food Dept Officer Suspended Over 'Derogatory' Comments Against Mahatma Gandhi

The development comes a day after Hindu religious leader Kalicharan Maharaj used abusive language against the Father of the Nation at an event here for which an FIR was registered against him.

Governor, Khandu Greet People On Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Mishra called upon the government officials to have probity, act with promptness, make equal dispensation to one and all and constantly review their own course of work for improvement wherever necessary.


Haryana CM Khattar Objects To Opening Places For Religious Worship By Any Community Sans Permission

Three years ago, the administration had designated 37 sites in Gurugram city for Muslims to offer Friday namaz. A Hindu group, however, has been objecting to the practice of Friday prayers in open for the last few months.

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20 December, 2021

Religious Conversion Is Silent Invasion, Shouldn't Be Allowed: Karnataka CM Bommai

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Seers of various Maths under the banner of VHP and Bajrang Dal organised the event urging the Chief Minister to bring the anti-conversion Bill he had been talking about.


26 November, 2021

Narendra Giri Was Under Extreme Mental Trauma: Chargesheet

Outlook Web Desk

In its 19-page chargesheet filed in the Mahant Narendra Giri death case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has said that accused Anand Giri, Adya Tiwari and Sandeep Tiwari were guilty of abetment to suicide.


20 November, 2021

Prakash Ambedkar Believes Law Is In Wankhede's Side

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Nawab Malik had alleged that Sameer Wankhede, an IRS officer, was born as Muslim but he forged his caste certificate to get a job under a reserved category.


01 October, 2021

Delhi Govt Allows Reopening Of Religious Places With Strict Adherence To Covid Guidelines

Outlook Web Desk

Religious places in the national capital were closed for devotees for over five months following the imposition of a lockdown due to the severe second wave of Covid-19 infections.


21 September, 2021

'Michhami Dukkadam and Uttam Kshama,' US President Joe Biden Greets Jain Community

PTI

US President greeted the Jain community on the conclusion of Das Lakshan, the 10 day Jain festival, which takes place after the 8-day Paryushan, a fasting festival.


21 September, 2021

Book Extract: Kerala Professor Whose Hand Was Cut Off By Religious Fanatics Recounts His Harrowing Tale

T.J. Joseph

Muslim fundamentalists chopped off Prof T J Joseph's hand on charges of blasphemy in 2010. In this excerpt, he recounts how the Church too let him down.


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05 May, 2021

Gujarat: Thousands Of Women Flock Religious Procession To 'Eradicate' Coronavirus

Outlook Web Bureau

A video of the incident went viral on Wednesday following which Ahmedabad rural police said appropriate action had already been taken.


02 April, 2021

Karnataka: 23-Year-Old Man Beaten, Stabbed For Travelling With Woman Of Another Faith

Outlook Web Bureau

The police said that at least seven people are in custody, and four people from the Bajrang Dal who were involved in the case will soon be arrested.


20 March, 2021

Lucknow Mosque Trustee Moves SC Challenging PIL On 1991 Law On Religious Places

Outlook Web Bureau

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde agreed to examine the controversial provisions of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991


01 March, 2021

BJP-Led Madhya Pradesh Govt Introduces Anti-Conversion Bill

Outlook Web Bureau

The bill replaces the ordinance which sought to monitor religious conversions and had provisions of 10 years' imprisonment in some cases


18 January, 2021

Tandav Row: Security Beefed Up Outside Saif Ali Khan, Amazon India's Offices

Outlook Web Bureau

This follows an FIR filed against the makers of Tandav on grounds of allegedly hurting religious sentiments


05 January, 2021

Andhra Pradesh: BJP Leaders Arrested Over Yatra To Protest Lord Rama Idol Desecration

PTI

The head of Lord Rama's idol at the famous Ramateertham hill temple was found defaced on December 28 night.


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29 December, 2020

No More Yadav, Jat, Gurjar: UP Transport Department To Seize Vehicles With 'Caste' Stickers

Outlook Web Bureau

The transport department has launched the drive after instructions from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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