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12-Feb-2017 Hyderabad

Dalai Lama lays foundation stone for South Asia hub

Tibet's spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Sunday laid the foundation stone for a South Asia hub of the Dalai Lama Centre For Ethics and Transformative Values here.Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali and Industry Minister...

11-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Pained by theft of Nobel citation : Kailash Satyarthi

Child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, whose Nobel Prize citation was stolen among other things, said on Saturday that he was deeply pained by the "unfortunate incident" and added that the theft has strengthened his resolve to continue working for the cause...

10-Feb-2017 Vatican City

Satan lurks behind corruption: Pope Francis

Corruption can begin with little things and to stay on the right track we need to know how to reject life's temptations - from greed to pride and vanity, Pope Francis said on Friday."Many corrupt people, many of the big fish who we read about in the papers, may...

10-Feb-2017 Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh)

Women have key role in ensuring global peace : Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday said women have an important role in making the 21st century a century of peace as biologically they are more compassionate than men.Addressing the National Women's Parliament here, he said women should play...

09-Feb-2017 Rome

Vatican corrupt, paedophilia 'an illness': Pope Francis

The Holy See is corrupt and the Catholic Church must weed out "ill" priests who sexually abuse children, Pope Francis said in an interview, excerpts of which were published Thursday by Italian daily Corriere della Sera."There is corruption in the Vatican....

09-Feb-2017 Vijayawada

Fortunate to again visit Amaravati : Dalai Lama

Buddhist spiritual leader The Dalai Lama has said he was fortunate to be once again visiting Amaravati, a sacred place for Buddhists.He reached here on Thursday on a three-day visit to Andhra Pradesh.State legislative assembly speaker K. Sivaprasad Rao, ministers...

07-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel citation, medal replica stolen

Thieves broke into the house of child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi here and took away his Nobel Peace Prize citation and replica of the medal.According to police, the burglars broke into Satyarthi's house located in DDA Flats colony, Kalkaji, late on Monday...

04-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Religious leaders play major role in promoting harmony : Dalai Lama

Religious leaders in India, especially the Muslims, have a major role in promoting religious harmony, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Saturday."The Indian religious leaders, especially the leaders of Muslim community, have a major role in promoting...

02-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar pitches for proper toilets, sanitation

Spiritual leader and Art of Living Founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday urged people to focus on proper toilets and sanitation to make society disease-free."People need to focus on toilets for the sake of living a healthy life and ward off diseases," said...

01-Feb-2017 Vatican City

We're all afraid of death : Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Christians to stand by their faith and believe in resurrection and eternal life, admitting that we all fear death."We are all a bit afraid of dying," Francis told pilgrims gathered at the Vatican for his weekly general audience."...

24-Jan-2017 Vatican City

End obsession with 'bad news', Pope tells media

Pope Francis on Tuesday called on the world's media to offer people more "good news" and quell anxiety, growing fear and pessimism fuelled by an obsession with "bad news"."Let us offer the men and women of our time stories marked by the logic of 'good news',"...

23-Jan-2017 Bengaluru

Ravi Shankar tells Jallikattu supporters to stay calm

Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Monday urged the people of Tamil Nadu to maintain peace after a police crackdown on Jallikattu protests triggered violence."I appeal to the people of Tamil Nadu to keep calm and not let anti-social elements hijack the peaceful...

21-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Circumstances create terrorists : Dalai Lama

Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday said circumstances force one to become a terrorist and sometimes it is the believers who create trouble."Circumstances create terrorists. They are normal people. An act of violence leads to counter-violence...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar backs Jallikattu protests

Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday backed the revoking of the ban on Tamil Nadu's controversial bull-taming sport -- Jallikattu -- describing it as "a game for which both the bull and the people are prepared well".The Supreme Court ban on Jallikattu...

02-Jan-2017 Patna

Dalai Lama initiates Kalchakra puja in Bihar

The 34th Kalchakra puja was initiated on Monday by Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in Bihar amid tight security arrangements, officials said."The 10-day-long Kalchakra puja began with a sermon by the Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya," a district official said.After...

02-Jan-2017 McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh)

Dalai Lama's abode turning into concrete jungle

This once-peaceful abode of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, with the Dhauladhar ranges in the backdrop, is rapidly turning into a concrete jungle with massive constructions underway to cash in on the tourism boom.Experts fear a high-intensity quake can...

29-Dec-2016 Patna (Bihar)

Dalai Lama prays at Bodh Gaya ahead of Kalachakra puja

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama offered prayers at the Buddhist holy shrine of Bodh Gaya on Thursday, a day after he arrived there to attend the Kalachakra puja in early January, officials said."The Dalai Lama offered prayers at the 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi...

19-Dec-2016 Vatican City

God fully pardons repentant sinners : Pope Francis

God completely forgives any sin if the person who committed it has expressed sincere regret and remorse, Pope Francis tweeted on Monday."Nothing of what a repentant sinner places before God's mercy can be excluded from the embrace of his forgiveness," Francis...

14-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Kailash Satyarthi hails SC direction on drug abuse among children

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court's directions to the Central government on drug abuse among children, calling it a "landmark judgment"."Trafficking and drug abuse, inherently linked to each other, are the most...

11-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Pranab Mukherjee launches '100 Million for 100 Million' campaign

Joined by a host of Nobel laureates and world leaders at Rashtrapati Bhavan here, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday launched "100 Million for 100 Million" campaign that strives to change the future of millions of children worldwide.Conceptualised by Nobel...

06-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Didn't say Mamata will become PM : Baba Ramdev

Yoga guru Ramdev on Tuesday denied have said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee could become the Prime Minister someday.Speaking at the 'Agenda Aaj Tak' event here, Ramdev said he was misquoted by the media about his opinion on the Trinamool...

03-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee fitted to be PM : Baba Ramdev

Heaping praise on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her austere lifestyle and political credibility, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday said the Trinamool Congress supremo could one day become Prime Minister."There should be no doubt regarding her...

03-Dec-2016 Kolkata

AYUSH should back capable people : Baba Ramdev

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday suggested to the AYUSH Ministry to bring forward people doing a commendable job in the disciplines of Indian traditional medicine, asserting that institutions can only succeed if they have capable people working in them."I...

03-Dec-2016 Kolkata

In her heart Mamata supports demonetisation : Baba Ramdev

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev believes that in her heart West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee supports demonetisation, although she opposes its implementation."I think she is against the procedure (of implementation), but in her heart, I believe she probably...

03-Dec-2016 Kolkata

In her heart Mamata supports demonetisation: Baba Ramdev

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev believes that in her heart West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee supports demonetisation, although she opposes its implementation."I think she is against the procedure (of implementation), but in her heart, I believe she probably...

02-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Baba Ramdev not keen to wed his niece to Lalu's son

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday refuted reports that he was keen on his niece marring RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son, Tej Pratap Yadav, who is the Bihar health minister."It is nothing but a gossip spread by a section of the media," Ramdev told reporters...

25-Nov-2016 Vatican City

God wants freedom and respect for women : Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Friday expressed solidarity with women, saying that God wants them to be free from oppression and violence and to be esteemed."So many women are overwhelmed with the burdens of life and the drama of violence! The Lord wants them to be free...

20-Nov-2016 New Delhi

When will children become a political priority : Kailash Satyarthi

Notwithstanding the suffering of the common people, Kailash Satyarthi supports the governments demonetisation move as it will help curb trafficking, but the Nobel laureate and child-rights crusader asserts that unless and until children become a political priority,...

12-Nov-2016 Vatican City

Pope Francis says he has a 'soft spot' for old ladies

Pope Francis has a weakness for elderly ladies, especially "crafty" ones, he said in an interview published in a new book of his sermons and speeches while he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires."Sometimes I feel the urge to get out of the popemobile. And this...

10-Nov-2016 Vatican City

Christianity not a spectacular fireworks display : Pope Francis

Christianity is not a stunning yet artificial spectacle like a fireworks display but is about cultivating hope, Pope Francis said on Thursday."The Kingdom of God is not a spectacular religion always seeking novelty, revelation, messages," Francis said in a sermon...

07-Nov-2016 Rome

Human trafficking modern form of slavery : Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Monday decried people trafficking, calling it a "modern form of slavery", a "true crime against humanity" and a "scourge which especially affects women and children"."One of the most troubling of those open wounds (in the world) is the trade...

05-Nov-2016 Guwahati

Patanjali setting up production unit in Assam: Baba Ramdev

In what may give the required industrial boost to Assam, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved is going to set up one of its biggest production units in Assam, which is expected to give direct employment to over 5,000 youth of the state.Ramdev said...

04-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Kailash Satyarthi asks IIT students to participate in childrens' cause

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi on Friday urged IIT students to be a part of his '100 million for 100 million' campaign and bring a change in the lives of underprivileged children.Satyarthi launched the '100 million for 100 million' campaign this...

02-Nov-2016 Dharamshala

Will continue to serve humanity: Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Wednesday said he will continue to serve all human beings and hoped to live another 25 years to this end."... there have been certain revelations that I will live for more than a hundred years," he told a gathering...

26-Oct-2016 Vatican City

Closing borders boosts human trafficking : Pope Francis

Fences are being erected in some countries to keep out migrants and refugees, but this only aids the criminal organisations who traffick human beings, Pope Francis said Wednesday."Today, the current economic crisis unfortunately fosters attitudes of closure...

03-Oct-2016 Rome

Jesus would welcome gays and transgender people : Pope Francis

Jesus Christ would always help anyone find God, including homosexuals and people who have had gender reassignment surgery or who are considering it, Pope Francis has said."When a person who has this situation comes before Jesus, Jesus will surely not say:...

02-Oct-2016

The Saint and the Pope Francis : The tale of two Francises

The venerable sages of India, the Buddha, Jesus, Prophet Muhammad, Guru Nanak -- the founders of all major religions -- were all known to spurn material comfort and stress compassion for the weak and safeguarding nature, but not many of their followers emulated...

28-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Aleppo bombers 'must answer to God' : Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Wednesday deplored the bombings of the northwest Syrian city of Aleppo and urged all sides to protect civilians, warning those responsible for civilian deaths will have to "answer to God".Addressing pilgrims in St Peter's Square at a weekly...

28-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Baba Ramdev to be seen on 'The Voice India Kids'

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev will be seen on the singing reality show "The Voice India Kids".Ramdev will give stress-busting tips to the aspiring young singers, who are seen on the show."I am very happy that I am on ‘The Voice India Kids'. I would like to advise...

07-Sep-2016 Dharamshala

Dalai Lama hails canonisation of Mother Teresa

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Wednesday hailed the canonisation of Mother Teresa, saying he was an admirer of her service to the poorest of the poor."I rejoice at this recognition as an admirer of her dedicated service to humanity, particularly...

04-Sep-2016 Dharamshala

US Ambassador calls on Dalai Lama

US Ambassador Richard Verma on Sunday called on Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, at his official palace here, officials said. The Dalai Lama's office declined to comment about the visit.Verma, who was on a personal trip to McLeodganj for two days,...

01-Sep-2016 Srinagar

Sri Sri meets Karwan-e-Islami chief Hami

Karwan-e-Islami Chief Ghulam Rasool Hami has met Hindu spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bengaluru.“Had a detailed discussion with Dr Ghulam Rasool Hami, founder of the Karwan-I-Islami on the Kashmir issue,” tweeted Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday.The meeting...

28-Aug-2016 Srinagar

Burhan’s father proposes multilateral dialogue on Kashmir

Muzaffar Wani the father of slain Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani while clarifying his non involvement in direct or indirect political process under track II diplomacy claims to have advised Sri Sri Ravi Shankar an influential Hindu spiritual guru to...

28-Aug-2016 Bengaluru

Burhan Wani's father meets Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The father of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, whose death sparked off the current violent unrest in the Kashmir Valley, has met spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.A spokesman said the two men discussed several issues."Ravi Shankar and (Muzaffar)...

08-Aug-2016 Leh

China sees Tibetan identity a threat: Dalai Lama

Hardline Chinese officials view Tibetan identity as a threat and something they have tried to eliminate, spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said."As the Chinese people have their own ancient cultural heritage of which they are proud, Tibetans too are proud to...

05-Aug-2016 Vatican City

Pope Francis asks Rio athletes to be 'Messengers of Goodwill'

Pope Francis on Friday congratulated world athletes before the start of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and urged them to "always be messengers of goodwill and true sporting spirit"."Good luck to the athletes at #Rio2016! May you always be messengers...

05-Aug-2016 Leh

Dalai Lama delivers sermon in Leh monastery

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who is currently on a month-long stint in Jammu and Kashmir during which he will rest and deliver lectures, on Friday visited Ngagyur Dragthok monastery and delivered a sermon, his aides said.On the invitation of the...

02-Aug-2016 Vatican City

Pope Francis creates panel to study women deacons

Pope Francis has set up a special commission to study the role of women deacons in the Catholic Church, the Vatican announced on Tuesday in a move that could pave the way for female clergy.Francis has appointed seven male and six female experts to the commission...

30-Jul-2016 London, UK

Jawaher Al Qasimi Attends Sharjah Business Women Forum in London

Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammad Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) and Honorary Chairperson of the Sharjah Business Women Council (SBWC), has participated in the opening...

29-Jul-2016 Warsaw (Poland)

Pope Francis offers private prayer at Auschwitz

Pope Francis on Friday offered a private prayer at the former Nazi concentration and death camp at Auschwitz in Poland.He walked alone and in silence around the concentration and extermination camp in what was Nazi-occupied Poland where 1.1 million people,...

28-Jul-2016 Leh

Dalai Lama in Leh for rest, teachings

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has reached Leh in Jammu and Kashmir to spend about a month during which he will take rest and deliver lectures, his aides said on Thursday.The Dalai Lama, 81, will offer teachings from August 11 to August 21 in two sessions,...

27-Jul-2016 Rome

World at war over money, not religious faith: Pope Francis

The conflicts afflicting the world are about wealth, power and control of natural resources, not religion, Pope Francis said on Wednesday."It's warfare over interests, money and natural resources, I am not speaking of a war of religion," Francis said after...

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