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UP ordinance on conversions comes into force after Guv nod
Lucknow, Nov 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel on Saturday gave her nod to the ordinance on religious conversions promulgated by the Yogi Adityanath government, paving the way for its enforcement across the state with immediate effect.
2020-11-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
No 'biggini shoot' for Samantha Akkineni
Hyderabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Telugu star Samantha Akkineni on Saturday engaged in some viral meme fun using a snapshot that gives fans a peak into her Maldivian vacation.
2020-11-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Telugu star Adivi Sesh on 'battles' while making Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan biopic
Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Telugu star Adivi Sesh has opened up his journey of making a film on Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who was martyred during the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008.
2020-11-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tamil anthology 'Paava Kadhaigal' set for OTT release on Dec 18
Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) The anthology film Paava Kadhaigal is all set to release digitally on December 18. The Tamil feature continues with the OTT trend of dropping anthology films, a form of mainstream cinema that seems to have found favour with the target audience of the medium.
2020-11-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bibi Jagir Kaur elected SGPC chief third time
Amritsar, Nov 27 (IANS) Senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bibi Jagir Kaur was on Friday elected as President of the cash-rich Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for the third time.
2020-11-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas set for B'wood debut with Prabhas hit remake
Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) The 2005 Telugu hit Chatrapathi, starring Prabhas and helmed by SS Rajamouli, will be remade in Hindi. It will launch Telugu actor Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas in Bollywood. 
2020-11-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Bollywood
Bengaluru temple priest arrested for raping 10-year-old
Bengaluru, Nov 26 (IANS) A 61-year-old priest in Bengaluru has been arrested for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl at his daughter's home, located within the temple premises, police said on Thursday.
2020-11-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Ravi Teja discloses his favourite destination
Hyderabad, Nov 26 (IANS) Telugu star Ravi Teja has disclosed one of his favourite places, in his latest social media post.
2020-11-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
French Ambassador visits Gorakhnath temple
Gorakhpur (UP), Nov 26 (IANS) France's Ambassador to India, Emmanuel Lenain, on his two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh, offered prayers at the Gorakhnath temple, amidst Vedic chanting, in Gorakhpur on Thursday.
2020-11-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion
Anand Deverakonda talks about comparisons with brother Vijay Deverakonda
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Telugu actor Anand Deverakonda has opened up on comparisons drawn between him and his superstar brother Vijay Deverakonda, saying it sometimes bothers him a little but does not hurt or affect him.
2020-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC refuses to transfer Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege trial outside Punjab
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to transfer the 2015 Bathinda Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege case trial outside Punjab.
2020-11-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Malayalam film 'Jallikattu' is India's entry for Oscars 2021
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) The Malayalam film, Jallikattu, has been selected as the official Indian entry in the Best International Feature Film category at the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards, 2021.
2020-11-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Allu Sirish shares his least favourite part of shooting
Hyderabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Telugu star Allu Sirish has shared his least favourite part of shooting, on his latest post on social media.
2020-11-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Yogi's grand plans for Tulsidas, Valmiki ashrams
Lucknow, Nov 25 (IANS) In a key boost to religious tourism in Uttar Pradesh, the culture and tourism departments under the Yogi Adityanath government will now focus on the development of Rajapur and Lalapur in Chitrakoot district.
2020-11-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Malayalam film 'Jallikattu' is India's entry for Oscars 2021
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) The Malayalam film, Jallikattu, has been selected as the official Indian entry in the Best International Feature Film category at the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards, 2021.
2020-11-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Ganga aarti' trial in Kanpur on Nov 27
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) Nov 25 (IANS) The Kanpur administration will conduct a trial of 'Ganga aarti' at Atal Ghat on November 27 on the same lines as Ganga aarti held routinely in Varanasi, Rishikesh and Haridwar ghats.
2020-11-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq passes away
Lucknow, Nov 25 (IANS) Well-known Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq passed away late on Tuesday night after a prolonged illness.
2020-11-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Haridwar Kumbh to start on March 11: Akhara Parishad
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 24 (IANS) The Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) president, Mahant Narendra Giri, has announced that the first 'shahi snan' (bathing day) of Haridwar Kumbh, scheduled next year, will be held on March 11 on occasion of 'Maha Shivratri'.
2020-11-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Allahabad HC: Earlier verdict on conversion was not good law
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 24 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has struck down its previous judgement in which it held that religious conversion "just for the purpose of marriage" was unacceptable. The court said that essentially it does not matter whether a conversion is valid or not. The right of two adults to live together cannot be encroached upon by the state or others.
2020-11-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Vishnu Manchu to star in 'D & D', sequel to 'Dhee'
Hyderabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Telugu actor Vishnu Manchu collaborates with filmmaker Sreenu Vaitla again, on a sequel to their 2007 release, Dhee. The sequel is titled D & D, and was announced on Monday, on the occasion of the actor's birthday, with a poster.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Akhil Akkineni's therapeutic activity
Hyderabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Telugu star Akhil Akkineni reveals what gives him the power to take on the week.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cows worshipped on 'Gopashtami' in Braj Mandal
Agra, Nov 22 (IANS) Cows were worshipped and fed various types of delicacies to celebrate Gopashtami in Uttar Pradesh's Agra and Mathura districts in a series of programmes held by voluntary organisations.
2020-11-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Allu Arjun's musical birthday gift to daughter
Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Telugu superstar Allu Arjun shared a special musical surprise for daughter Arha on her fourth birthday, thanking her for bringing joy in his life.
2020-11-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shirley Setia bags debut Telugu film opposite Naga Shaurya
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Singer-actress Shirley Setia is all set for her debut in Telugu films. She will be seen in a yet-untitled film opposite Naga Shaurya, directed by Aneesh Krishna.
2020-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chhath Puja ends in Bihar with prayers to rising sun
Patna, Nov 21 (IANS) Chhath Puja celebrations in Bihar concluded in the wee hours of Saturday with millions of devotees offering prayers to the rising sun.
2020-11-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Giriraj urges Bihar govt to implement law against love jihad
Patna, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday advocated the implementation of a law against love jihad in Bihar.
2020-11-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Religion
Anand Deverakonda talks about sibling rivalry with Vijay Deverakonda
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Telugu actor Anand Deverakonda has opened up about the sibling rivalry he shares with his superstar brother Vijay Deverakonda, saying there is no rivalry except in sports.
2020-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi HC not to interfere in proposed Hanuman Temple demolition
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to interfere in the matter related to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation's proposed demolition of a Hanuman Temple in Old Delhi's Chandni Chowk.
2020-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Modi, Shah, Nadda greet nation on Chhath Puja
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President J.P. Nadda on Friday extended their greetings to the nation on the occasion of Chhath Puja.
2020-11-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Pooja Hegde: 'Aravinda Sametha' will always be a special film for me
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Pooja Hegde has opened up on why the 2018 Telugu action movie Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava will always be special for her. She says the film helped her explore a new side of her, and ace the art of dubbing.
2020-11-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Long-stolen Rama, Sita and Lakshman idols back in TN temple
Chennai, Nov 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday handed over the ancient idols of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman to Sri Rajagopalaswamy Temple in Nagapattinam district.
2020-11-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Andhra CM inaugurates 'Tungabhadra Pushkaralu'
Kurnool, Nov 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated the 12-day Tungabhadra Pushkaralu in Kurnool district on Friday.
2020-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
'Nizam never discriminated against people on basis of religion'
Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Seventh Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last ruler of erstwhile Hyderabad State and the architect of modern city of Hyderabad, was a visionary who never discriminated against people on the basis of religion, says his grandson Nawab Mir Najaf Ali Khan.
2020-11-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Macron issues ultimatum to Muslim leaders, asks to accept 'republican values'
Paris, Nov 20 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Muslim leaders across the country to accept a "charter of republican values" as part of a nationwide crackdown on radical Islam.
2020-11-20
Category: International, France,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Yogi planning 'strict' law against love jihad
Lucknow, Nov 20 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to bring in a stringent legislation against 'love jihad' cases on the rise in the state.
2020-11-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
CBI books UP Shia Waqf Board ex-chief in 2 cases
Lucknow, Nov 20 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered two FIRs, naming Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board's former chief Waseem Rizvi and others regarding alleged anomalies in the sale, purchase, and transfer of properties by the Board.
2020-11-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
SC modifies HC's 10-year restriction on Tablighi Jamaat members' visit to India
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court has modified a Karnataka High Court order which imposed restrictions on nine Tablighi Jamaat members to visit India for 10 years, as they had attended the event in Nizamuddin Markaz in March at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Covid-19 advisory issued ahead of Chhath Puja, Gurpurab
Gurugram, Nov 19 (IANS) The Gurugram district administration on Thursday issued a detailed advisory for Chhath Puja which is to be scheduled on November 20 and Guru Nanak Gurpurab on November 30 celebrations amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-11-19
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Ayodhya again sealed, devotees restricted for Parikrama
Ayodhya, Nov 19 (IANS) The temple town of Ayodhya that has seen harsh restrictions during the Deepotsav celebration on the occasion of Diwali festiwal will once again be under strict guard. This time, a centuries-old tradition will be broken in Kartik Mela.
2020-11-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
APSRTC to operate 1,750 buses to Pancharama Kshetra temples
Amaravati, Nov 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has scheduled to run 1,750 buses for the convenience of people visiting the Pancharama Kshetra temples during 'Karthika Masam'.
2020-11-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Tamil superstar Suriya on Bollywood films that inspire him
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Tamil superstar Suriya believes that films should give hope and inspiration, beyond entertainment. He is not against the concept of larger-than-life films, but he primarily looks for stories that inspire.
2020-11-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tota Roy Choudhury on playing Feluda: I'm trespassing, Feluda belongs to Soumitra babu
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor Tota Roy Choudhury is set to play the iconic fictional detective Feluda in an upcoming web series. He says the character will always belong to the late Bengali legend Soumitra Chattopadhyay.
2020-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Mookuthi Amman' actor-director RJ Balaji: Comedy is tough
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor and director RJ Balaji says comedy is tough, especially when the focus of the story is bigger and deeper.
2020-11-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Varun Konidela draws inspiration from Green Day song
Hyderabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Telugu star Varun Tej Konidela drew inspiration from the American rock band Green Day for his latest post on social media.
2020-11-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Have low-key Christmas celebrations this year: Goa Archbishop
Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic may impact the glitter and pomp involved in Christmas festivities in the coastal state, with Goa Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao urging local parishes to hold more low-key celebrations during the festive season.
2020-11-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Religion
Anand Devarakonda: Humour an easy way to sell but really hard to do
Hyderabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Telugu actor Anand Devarakonda is gearing up for his upcoming comedy drama, Middle Class Melodies. He feels that humour is an easy way to sell but making a film in the genre is tough.
2020-11-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jharkhand does U-turn, allows Chhath festivities in public places
Ranchi, Nov 18 (IANS) Reversing its previous order, the Jharkhand government has allowed Chhath festival at public places but with certain restrictions.
2020-11-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Khushbu Sundar meets with an accident, unhurt
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar has shared that she met with an accident while going to Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu.
2020-11-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tibetan Buddhists, not China, should pick the next Dalai Lama: US official
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) The US backs the right of the Tibetan Buddhists to select the next Dalai Lama and the Chinese Communist Party does not have the authority, according to a US official dealing with international religious matters.
2020-11-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Centre to SC: not correct to say entire media is perpetrating hatred towards one community
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that it is not correct to say that entire media is perpetrating hatred towards one particular community, instead wide-ranging views and opinions have been expressed across media platforms on the Tablighi Jamaat issue, which are not communal in nature.
2020-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Religion