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  • Villagers bar women from temple in India

    MUMBAI: Angry villagers blocked a group of women activists from entering the inner sanctum of a temple in western India on Saturday, despite a court order mandating Hindu women’s right to worship...

    Buoyed by the high court order, a group of about 30 women activists tried to enter the shrine of Shani Shingnapur temple in Ahmednagar district on Saturday, television footage showed...

  • India temple fire kills over 100 people watching fireworks

    NEW DELHI: A major explosion and fire swept through a temple in southern India on Sunday, killing more than 100 people and injuring scores more who had gathered to watch an unofficial fireworks display...

    Thousands had packed overnight into the Hindu temple in Kerala state where fireworks appear to have landed on an unexploded stash, triggering a blast, in a tragedy Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said was "shocking beyond...

  • India targets temple gold hoard to rescue monetisation plan

    MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: India is trying to persuade rich temples to deposit some of their gold hoards with banks to revive a plan to recycle tonnes of the precious metal and cut gold imports, sources said...

    The scheme has only attracted about one kilogramme in a month, prompting the government to nudge temples through banks to hand over their treasures, the sources said, but at least one temple said it was still unconvinced by the plan... ...

  • Police say 7 connected to India temple surrender after fire

    PARAVUR: Seven people who fled after a weekend fire killed at least 116 people at the southern Indian temple where they are board members have surrendered to police to face prosecution, police said Tuesday...

    Police are investigating temple board members and associates of firework contractors for possible charges of attempted murder and culpable homicide, both punishable by life imprisonment, and illegally storing a cache of...

  • Women again stopped from entering temple in India

    NILAKKAL: Conservative Hindu groups including youth members of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party returned to an Indian hill temple on Thursday to block women from entering for a second day, in defiance of a court ruling that says banning them is illegal...

    For centuries, the Sabarimala temple in Kerala state has banned women and girls between the ages of 10 and 50 from entering the holy site...

  • Thousands in India demand building of Hindu temple

    Tens of thousands of Hindus have gathered in a northern Indian city, renewing calls to build a Hindu temple on a site where a mosque was attacked and demolished in 1992, sparking deadly communal violence...

    Supporters of the BJP ? which first came to power in 1998 by whipping up majority Hindu sentiment ? allege that the Babri Mosque was built by Mughal emperor Babar over the remains of a temple marking the site where Ram was born...

  • Hindus rejoice, Muslims deplore India court ruling on temple

    India's Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Hindu temple on a disputed religious ground in the country's north and ordered that alternative land be given to Muslims to build a mosque — a verdict in a highly contentious case that was immediately deplored by a key Muslim body...

    The dispute over land ownership has been one of India's most heated issues, with Hindu nationalists demanding a temple on the site in the town of Ayodhya in Uttar...

  • Apple opens map development office in India's Hyderabad

    NEW DELHI: Apple said Thursday it will open a development office in Hyderabad, as its chief executive Tim Cook continued his India charm offensive with an investment boon to one of the country's top technology hubs...

    It pits Apple against Google, which has made maps a key focus of its attempt to forge inroads in India, a vast but largely untapped Internet market where almost a billion people are still not online...

  • 'India-backed' terrorist group busted in Hyderabad, police claim

    Hyderabad police on Friday claimed to have busted a gang which was reportedly getting funding from India to sabotage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and target security personnel in Sindh...

    Hyderabad DIG Javed Alam Odho and SSP Pir Mohammad Shah held a joint press conference to share the details of the suspected terrorist group with the media...

  • 152nd festival at Sadhu Bela temple under way

    SUKKUR: Several hundred Hindu devotees from across Sindh and Balochistan, as well as some parts of India, thronged Sadhu Bela (or Sadhu Belo in Sindhi and Hindi) to participate in the 152nd annual festival of Baba Bankhandi Maharaj Yatra which began on Tuesday evening at the historical temple situated on an islet in the Indus River near Sukkur...

    The three-day festival started with the recitation from the Gita and the Guru Granth...

  • Sikhs remember Golden Temple attack

    LAHORE: The Sikh community on Saturday commemorated June 6, recalling sacrifices of a large number of Sikhs at Golden Temple in 1984 during a brutal attack of Indian army on the orders of the then prime minister...

    Carrying placards and banners, the Sikhs chanted slogans against the Indian army attack that left a number of Sikhs dead and injured at Sri Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) on June 6, 1984...

  • Taj Mahal Muslim tomb, not ancient Hindu temple says Indian court

    An Indian court officially rejected claims that the Taj Mahal is a Hindu temple while hearing an appeal to let Hindus pray in the historic monument's premises, The Guardian reported on Wednesday...

    According to The Guardian, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) gave its view in response to a petition filed by six lawyers stating that the 17th century monument in Agra had originally been a temple dedicated to the Hindu deity...

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