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Narendra Giri Was Under Extreme Mental Trauma: Chargesheet

Nov 26, 2021 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.

Prakash Ambedkar Believes Law Is In Wankhede's Side

Nov 20, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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.


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

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.

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

Sep 21, 2021 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.


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

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).


18 November, 2020

China Has No Theological Basis To Pick The Next Dalai Lama: US

PTI

Tibetan Buddhists have successfully picked their leader for hundreds of years, and they have the right to do that now, says top US diplomat


14 August, 2020

Religion Sounds Different During A Pandemic

Priyadarshini Sen

Just as acoustics are inseparable from certain rituals in specific religious traditions, so too is ritual meaning deeply embedded in these sounds, which transpose them from the commonplace to the sacred.


23 July, 2020

Post-Covid, Will Religion Become More Individualised And, In Turn, Lessen Hostilities?

Priyadarshini Sen

We already see more people turning to meditation, yoga and monastic practices. The 'going inward' is being used as a vital framework for salvation from the current crisis.


19 July, 2020

Two Tamil Nadu Periyar Activists Arrested For 'Offensive' Video On Lord Muruga

G.C. Shekhar

Condemnation for the video poured in from celebrities including film stars, politicians and writers, and even the Tamil news channels were compelled to devote precious telecast time on the controversy.


12 April, 2020

Responsibilities Of Religious Leaders Go Beyond Ceremonies In The Times Of Corona

Priyadarshini Sen

In today's time, when so much depends on exercising prudence over displays of faith, can public health guidelines trump freedom of religious expression?


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05 February, 2020

The Unending Censorship Of Faith In Indian Cinema

Priyadarshini Sen

Censorship of 'I am Joyita', a Bengali documentary, is part of the continuing story of official and unofficial censorship of the arts in India in the name of religion, writes independent journalist Priyadarshini Sen.


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Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.

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A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.

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Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.

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Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.

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Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta