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Muslim scholar denies any love jihad in India, calls it a divisive stunt by politicos
A Muslim religious and literary scholar has denied reports of their being any ulterior motive behind the issue of 'Love Jihad', and brushed it off as a mere political stunt to create divisions within the society.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Cool about contempt
Should the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, be diluted to make judges less immune to criticism? Sonia Sarkar finds out Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju has set the cat among the pigeons by calling for an amendment to India's Contempt of Courts Act, 1971.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
The Times of India
Hema Malini had no objection to 'love jihad': Akhilesh
CM Akhilesh Yadav took a dig at BJP 'love jihad' saying its MP Hema Malini had no objections over singing a song that crooned about love jihad in 1970s blockbuster 'Dharmatama'.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
The Times of India
Love jihad is BJP's new poll polarizer
VRINDAVAN/MATHURA: BJP on Saturday bolstered its Hindutva plank for the next UP elections by accusing the Akhilesh Yadav govt of encouraging 'love jehad'- the alleged phenomenon, where Muslim boys lure Hindu girls into relationships and later marriage and conversions.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
How e-commerce sites are cashing in on people's devotion
To secure a bigger chunk of the spiritually-oriented, e-commerce sites in the religious segment are now going beyond commoditised services.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
ISKCON of Houston Prepares for Janmashtami 2014 at Their New Temple
More than 5000 years ago, in the sacred land of Mathura, king Vasudev and his queen Devaki were gifted with an extraordinary child.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Record footfalls at Taj fails to cheer hoteliers
Agra, Aug 18 - A record number of people visited the Taj Mahal Sunday, with footfalls crossing the 50,000 mark.
All you wanted to know about Dahi Handi celebrations
Come August and the festivities begin. With the month of Shravan bringing in freshness, celebrations and a joyous ambiance, the entire society gears up for the various festivals during this time.
Green cover falling in Krishna land
As lakhs of pilgrims throng Lord Krishna temples in Mathura and Vrindavan on Janmashtami, many are lamenting the dwindling green cover in the region.
Prem temple, Sheetla Mata Mandir and Bhuteshwari temple gearing up for Janmashtami in Gurgaon
The preparations in the temples in the city reach at peak as the day of Janmashtami is fast approaching on 18 August this month.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Janamashtami celebrations in full swing in Braj
Krishna Janamashtami celebrations this year in Braj area, comprising Mathura, Agra, Bharatpur and Hathras districts, have reached a crescendo with temples all decked up and devotees from across India queing up for a glimpse of the presiding deities, despite security hype.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Krishna Janmashtami celebrates earthly incarnation of Lord Krishna
The temple of Krishna in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, rises above the city. The celebration of the earthly incarnation of Krishna is celebrated on Shravan 8, which falls on Aug. 17, 2014.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
The Times of India
Vrindavan widows thread their way into society
A widow ties a Rakhi around the wrist of monk during celebrations for the Rakshabandhan festival at the Meera Sahbhagini widows ashram in Vrindavan on August 9, 2014.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
NGT bans construction within 100 metres of Braj Parikrama route
Summary The National Green Tribunal has banned new construction within 100 metres on both sides of Braj Parikrama route, spanning across three states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan by declaring it as 'No Development Zone'.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
Widows of Varanasi preparing 'rakhis' for 'brother' Narendra Modi
This 'Rakshabandhan' festival will be special for hundreds of elderly widows of Varanasi as they plan to send 1,000 'rakhis' along with sweets to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who made his parliamentary debut in May from this temple town.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Tomatoes, red cheeks and the bizarre statement of a BJP leader
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was promising the 'Achche Din' from various podiums showing 'Lal Quila' and other places of historical importance in the background, he was making witness to these structures which, till this day, deliver the sermons in stone.