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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.

Delhi High Court Orders Immediate Demolishment Of Illegally Constructed South Delhi Temples

Dec 20, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

In 2009, the Supreme Court had passed an order that no unauthorized construction will be permitted in the name of temple or gurdwara or any other religious place.

Patnaik Visits Home Turf Ganjam District, Inaugurates Several Projects

Addressing a gathering near the temple, Patnaik said the state government is committed to providing better medical care to the public and in this regard, Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) Smart Health Card is the best gift for the people of the coastal state.

Places Of Worship Act Can Be Repealed To Pave Way For Construction Of Grand Temple In Mathura: BJP MP

Dec 06, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

When the Narendra Modi government can repeal the farm laws keeping in mind the protests by farmers, it can also withdraw the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991 to pave way for the construction of a grand temple at Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura, BJP MP Ravindra Kushwaha has said.

Madras High Court Tells Tamil Nadu Government To Allow 20,000 Devotees For Karthigai Deepam

"In all, 20,000 devotees per day should be permitted on 19.11.2021 and 20.11.2021 to circumambulate the holy hill (to go on Girivalam)," the bench said.

17 November, 2021

As COVID-19 Cases Dip, Maha Allows 10,000 More Devotees To Visit Shirdi Shrine Per Day With Offline Passes

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The Ahmednagar district administration has decided to allow 10,000 devotees per day to take darshan of Saibaba at the famous Shirdi shrine who possess offline passes.

18 October, 2021

Temple Attacks: ISKCON Kolkata Members Protest Outside Bangladesh Deputy High Commission

Outlook Web Desk

Several temples and Durga puja pandals have come under attack in Bangladesh over the past few days, triggering clashes and tension.

15 October, 2021

Operating Rights Of Temples Should Be Given To Hindus: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat

Outlook Web Desk

Speaking at the annual Vijayadashmi address RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat said that the temples of south India are fully controlled by the state governments, while in the rest of the country some are managed by the government, some others by devotees.

10 October, 2021

Famous Temples See Massive Pilgrim Footfall, Covid Fears Knock At Himachal Doors

Ashwani Sharma

A let-off in Covid cases since the peak of the second wave has already seen a big spike in tourist inflow to the state over the past couple of months, a trend referred to as ‘revenge travel’.

02 October, 2021

Police Register Temple Desecration Case In J&K's Anantnag District, Matter To Be Probed

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Anantnag Deputy Commissioner Piyush Singla said the culprits will be punished and no one will be allowed to harm social and communal harmony.

30 August, 2021

Krishna’s Messiah: ISKCON Founder, Srila Prabhupada's 125th Birth Anniversary

Outlook Web Bureau

The Government of India will release a commemorative coin of the value Rs 125 in the honour of the founding Acarya of ISKCON. A booklet on the contributions and achievements of Srila Prabhupada will be featured with each coin in a commemorative box. The coin will be composed of silver and copper.


04 August, 2021

Research Scholar Finds 1509 AD Stone Inscription At Karnataka's Temple

Outlook Web Desk

The date mentioned on the inscription is Tuesday, Jyeshta month of the Hindu calendar of Shalivahana Shaka 1434.

27 July, 2021

Ujjain Temple Stampede: No Social Distancing, Devotees Injured After VIP Visit

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The incident occurred in Mahakaleshwar Siva Temple in Ujjain on Monday after the arrival of Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan caused a commotion.

28 March, 2021

Pakistan: Complaint Filed Against Hindu Temple’s Security Staff For Stopping Devotees From Praying

Outlook Web Bureau

Stopping the worshippers from religious rituals in mandir (temple) is against the law of the land, the complainants said in their application.

25 March, 2021

Amritsar: Devotees Offer Liquor At Baba Rode Shah Shrine, Flout Covid-19 Norms

Outlook Web Bureau

The uniqueness of this shrine is that only liquor is accepted as offerings from the devotees.

31 January, 2021

ASI Unearths Ancient Odisha Structure Linked To Oldest Temple; Groups Rally For Heritage Preservation

Saumya Kalia

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan wrote to the Culture Minister on Saturday urging him to intervene in the preservation of the 'invaluable' remains discovered around Bhubaneswar's Lingaraj temple

27 December, 2020

Amit Shah Offers Prayers At Assam's Kamakhya Temple


The Union Home Minister also launched four development projects in Assam as part of his three-day visit to the northeast


14 December, 2020

Nod To Ordinance For Committee To Look After Lingaraj Temple


A special law Lingaraj Temple management will ensure its better functioning, quality facilities to the pilgrims, devotees and worshipers.

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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo

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

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

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