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02-Dec-2017 Dhaka

Speaking ill of others akin to terrorism : Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Saturday said that gossiping and speak ill of others within religious communities is like terrorism.He made the remark at a meeting with priests, nuns and novices at the Holy Rosary Church in Dhaka, on the last day of his visit to Bangladesh,...

01-Dec-2017 Dhaka

Pope Francis ordains 16 priests for Bangladesh Church

Pope Francis held a mass attended by tens of thousands of worshippers here during which he ordained 16 new priests for the small church of the country which has less than 400 priests.The pontiff arrived in Dhaka on Thursday from Myanmar and said in his address...

28-Nov-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

Pope Francis heads to Myanmar capital

Pope Francis headed to Myanmar's capital city of Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday, where heads of the government will officially welcome him on the second day of his visit to the country.In the capital, the pontiff will be received by President Htin Kyaw and will also...

26-Nov-2017 Vatican City

Pray for victims of Egypt attack: Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Sunday invited those gathered in St. Peter's Square to pray for the victims of a deadly attack on a mosque in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula that left 305 people dead and about 100 injured.He recalled that the victims had been praying at...

25-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Word 'Dharm-nirpekshta' has no meaning : Baba Ramdev

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday said the word 'dharm-nirpekshta' (secular) is meaningless and those who use it are not aware of its true meaning.Speaking at the Times Lit Fest here, Ramdev said that the term they are looking for is 'panth-nirpekshta' (neutrality...

23-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Hindi-Chini bhai bhai : Dalai Lama

 Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama on Thursday batted for respect and recognition of the 'Hindi-Chini bhai bhai' spirit to take Sino-Indian relations forward."India and China should eventually find respect for 'Hindi-Chini bhai bhai'," the Dalai Lama told...

23-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Hindi-Chini bhai bhai : Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday batted for respect and recognition of the 'Hindi-Chini bhai bhai' spirit to take Sino-Indian relations forward."India and China should eventually find respect for 'Hindi-Chini bhai bhai'," the Dalai Lama told...

21-Nov-2017 Bhubaneswar

Dalai Lama gets 'KISS Humanitarian Award'

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was honoured with the 10th KISS Humanitarian Award at the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) here on Tuesday.The award citation recognised his "concern for the oppressed human beings all over the world in need...

20-Nov-2017 Bhubaneswar

India, China have no option but to live peacefully: Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday said India and China have no option except to live peacefully and help each other.On to the strained ties between the two countries in the wake of the Doklam standoff, the Nobel Peace laureate said that is not...

19-Nov-2017 New Delhi

India, China have great potential : Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said India and China have "great potential" and they could work together at a "practical level"."I think, a great potential... India and China combined are doing more compassionate work... At a practical level...

15-Nov-2017 Hyderabad

Patanjali to set up food park in Telangana

The Patanjali Group will set up a large food park in Telangana with units for processing edible oil, fruit pulp and spices.It signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telangana government on Wednesday.Patanjali Group also expressed interest in...

15-Nov-2017 Lucknow

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar meets Yogi Adityanath, discusses Ayodhya

Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Wednesday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here and discussed the dragging Ayodhya dispute.Adityanath and Ravi Shankar held a 30-minute meeting at the Chief Minister's residence.Officials told...

04-Nov-2017 New Delhi

918 kg Brand India 'khichdi' enters Guinness World Record

A team of 50 chefs as part of a government-led initiative on Saturday created a Guinness World Record by cooking a mammoth 918 kg of "khichdi".As the clock ticked towards 12 p.m. -- time scheduled for the khichdi to get ready -- people around, mostly media...

18-Oct-2017 Imphal

There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists: Dalai Lama

There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists because terrorists are no more religious once they embrace terror, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday."People cease to be Muslim, Christian or any group the moment they became terrorists,"...

17-Oct-2017 Imphal

Dalai Lama arrives in Manipur

 Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived here on Tuesday on a three-day visit to Manipur.Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and Assembly Speaker Yumnam Khemchand received the Dalai Lama, who has been declared a state guest, at the airport.There was tight security...

09-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Injury to children sends pain throughout humanity: Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi said here on Monday that injuring a child sends pain throughout humanity.Speaking at a function to highlight issues pertaining to child abuse, Satyarthi appealed for protection of child rights, particularly their...

09-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Mehbooba Mufti appeals for protecting children’s innocence, education

Terming children as the treasure for future, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today appealed all sections of society to play their role in protecting their childhood which unfortunately gets disrupted due to uncertainties or political turmoils. Addressing a function...

27-Sep-2017 RIYADH

Saudi King issues order allowing women to drive

 Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Tuesday issued a royal decree allowing women to drive in the kingdom.The decision has overturned a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the repression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom,...

21-Sep-2017 Hyderabad

Kailash Satyarthi for technological solution to end child abuse

Noble Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday called for developing a technological solution to end the sexual abuse and trafficking of children.Addressing a gathering of industry leaders here on Thursday, he said the business community and the corporate world...

20-Sep-2017 vatican city

Pope Francis meets Muslim World League chief

Pope Francis on Wednesday held an audience with the Muslim World League's secretary general, Mohammed Abdul Karim al-Issa, the Vatican said in a statement, without elaborating on the content of the meeting.The Saudi Arabian government-supported NGO, once...

11-Sep-2017 Kanyakumari

Kailash Satyarthi : The man behind India’s war on rape

It is with this belief and vision that Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate (2014) and a human rights activist from India, has been at the forefront of the global movement to end child slavery and exploitative child labour for over 35 years now. He has...

11-Sep-2017 Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu)

Kailash Satyarthi's march against child abuse flagged off from Kanyakumari

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Monday launched an 11,000-km march from here to New Delhi against child trafficking and sexual abuse and urged the youth to participate to ensure the safety and security of children.The Bharat Yatra, launched from the Vivekananda...

23-Aug-2017 Bhubaneswar

BJP-BJD should join hands : Baba Ramdev

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday suggested that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should join hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the development of the state."Being a yoga man, I wish Naveenji and Modiji join hands," Ramdev told media persons...

23-Aug-2017 Mumbai

'Om Shanti Om' will redefine devotional music: Baba Ramdev

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who will next be seen as Maha Guru in television show "Om Shanti Om", says the upcoming singing reality entertainer will redefine the magic of devotional music in India."This is a great platform to bring out devotional genre of music...

28-Jul-2017 LEH

Prof Amitabh Mattoo calls on Dalai Lama

Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, today had a special interaction with His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama at Jivetsal, Choglamsar Leh.Prof. Mattoo, who is heading a Working Group for improving education standard of J&K under ‘Knowledge Initiative’...

06-Jul-2017 LEH

Celebrations in Leh as Dalai Lama turns 82

Thousands of Tibetans on Thursday morning joined in the 82nd birthday celebrations of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama here.Large crowds donning traditional dresses began to assemble since morning at the Shiwatsel Phodrang complex on the outskirts of Leh...

28-Jun-2017 Vatican City

Suicide bombers are no martyrs : Pope Francis

Calling suicide bombers "martyrs" is an affront to Christians, Pope Francis told pilgrims attending his general audience in Rome's St Peter's Square on Wednesday."The idea that suicide bombers can be called martyrs is repugnant to Christians," Francis said."They...

23-Jun-2017 Vatican City

Must be meek to hear God's voice : Pope Francis

It is the "small" people, not the powerful ones who God calls and who are able to hear his voice, Pope Francis said on Friday, urging Catholics to "make yourself little"."The Lord loves us for our littleness and that is why he choses us. He choses the small...

21-Jun-2017 Ahmedabad

Amit Shah joins Ramdev's yoga event aimed at world records

BJP chief Amit Shah joined thousands of people here on Wednesday doing pranayam, yoga and meditation at a mass demonstration led by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who was eyeing world records on the International Yoga Day.However, rain played a spoilsport and prevented...

21-Jun-2017 Ahmedabad

Ramdev guides through massive yoga event in Ahmedabad

Thousands of people performed yoga at the sprawling Gujarat University grounds here early on Wednesday despite light showers in what was claimed to be the world's biggest congregation exercising together.Led by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, BJP President Amit Shah, Gujarat...

05-Jun-2017 Vatican City

Pope Francis urges protection of the environment

Days after US President Donald Trump said he was withdrawing from the landmark 2015 Paris climate pact, Pope Francis on Monday said that the entire world must safeguard the environment."We must never forget that the natural environment is a collective good,...

23-May-2017 Bengaluru

Religion does not divide society on caste basis : Dalai Lama

True religion never divided a society on caste basis but denying social justice to the deprived was due to the feudal system, said Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Tuesday."A religion does not divide society into upper and lower castes. Religion has...

21-May-2017 Vatican City

5 new Cardinals to be named in June : Pope Francis

Pope Francis announced on Sunday that a consistory would be held at the end of June to name five new cardinals, including the Archbishop of Barcelona, Juan Jose Omella.The College of Cardinals is to meet on June 28, and the following day, when the feast of...

21-May-2017 New Delhi

Ex-bonded worker heads centre for freed bonded children

A rehabilitation centre managed by Noble Laureate Kailash Satyarthi's NGO for children rescued from slavery is run, believe it or not, by a former bonded labourer."The head teacher of our Bal Ashram was once a bonded labourer," Satyarthi told a group of...

21-May-2017 New Delhi

Child slavery down in India but child abuse up : Kailash Satyarthi

The number of child workers in India has fallen considerably but incidents of sexual violence against children has gone up, Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi has said.Satyarthi also being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 had greatly helped him in his...

18-May-2017 New Delhi

Kailash Satyarthi rescues nine bonded children

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday rescued nine children from an illegal factory here where they were slaving away after being trafficked from Bihar.Satyarthi and his NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) raided the premises in Old Delhi's Daryaganj area...

17-May-2017 Mumbai

Baba Ramdev shoots for 'Nach Baliye 8'

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev will be seen giving yoga lessons on popular dance reality show "Nach Baliye 8".Ramdev, whose brand Patanjali is the sponsor of "Nach Baliye 8", appeared on the show on Tuesday and he came with a lot of security.The makers of the show...

17-May-2017 Mumbai

Baba Ramdev pays 'courtesy call' on Raj Thackeray

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev called on Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray at his Shivaji Park residence here on Wednesday morning.However, scotching all speculation, a MNS official claimed that it was a mere 'courtesy visit' as Ramdev was in Mumbai.The...

10-May-2017 Dharamshala

Tibet, China will move beyond mistrust : Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama on Wednesday said he hoped that relations with China would move beyond mistrust as he reiterated his commitment to resolving the issue of Tibet through dialogue."My sincere hope is that the future of Tibet and China will...

09-May-2017 Mumbai

Baba Ramdev biopic series to air on Discovery's Hindi channel

A 65-episode scripted biopic series on Baba Ramdev will be aired on Discovery's upcoming Hindi general entertainment channel in India.Discovery Communications on Tuesday announced its plan to roll out Discovery JEET, a new entertainment channel across...

09-May-2017 Bengaluru

Being blamed for good deeds : Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Tuesday said his organisation was facing criticism over holding the World Culture fest along the Yamuna in Delhi when its aim was to bring the river pollution into limelight."Our objective was to attract people's...

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