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Naveen Patnaik appoints Special Officer to manage Rath Jatra festival

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 20:31

With the controversy over the prevailing practice of climbing the chariots of Lord Jagannath by devotees during the Rath Jatra intensifying, Odisha government on Tuesday appointed senior bureaucrat Suresh Chandra Mohapatra as the Special Officer to manage the festival.

Prayers offered at Golden Temple for abducted Indians in Iraq

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 12:12

People offered prayers for the abducted Indians in Iraq at the Golden Temple on Tuesday.

Inter-caste marriage by son costs priest his job in Tamil Nadu

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 21:35

A temple priest was sacked after his son married a woman belonging to a community of another caste, which was in opposition to the alliance, in Kumarapalayam near here.

Kamakhya Temple closes for Ambubasi Mela till June 25

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 20:07

The doors of Kamakhya temple, atop the Nilachal Hill in Guwahati, will remain closed till June 25 due to the 16th century Tantric fertility festival Ambubasi Mela or Amoti as known locally.

HC dismisses petitions seeking permission to hold Jallikattu

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 17:50

The Madras High Court today dismissed a batch of petitions seeking permission to hold Jallikaattu or taming the bull sport during temple festivals.

Himachal lake adjoining temple to be cleaned

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 12:59

A natural lake adjoining the centuries old hilltop Kamrunag temple, dedicated to the rain god, will be cleaned next week.

`IM terrorists wanted to blow up Mahabodhi Temple`

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 11:55

In a startling revelation, two terrorists held in connection with last year`s Bodh Gaya blasts have revealed that their original plan was to blow up the Mahabodhi Temple.

Kerala govt ready to display Padmanabhaswamy temple treasure in museum

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 15:34

Kerala government is ready to exhibit the treasures discovered in the cellars of the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in a museum with the permission of the Supreme Court, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told assembly Wednesday.

A year on, agencies yet to learn from Uttarakhand disaster

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 09:02

Recovery of 17 more skeletal remains in the Kedar Valley, a year after thousands got swept away by floods in Uttarakhand on the night of June 16, 2013, has put the role of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) under sharp scrutiny.

Sulabh to provide sanitation facilities in Kedarnath

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 22:53

Sulabh International Monday announced that it would provide proper sanitation facilities at Kedarnath, the Hindu temple town in Uttarakhand.

VHP raises Article 370, Uniform Civil Code, Ram temple

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 02:36

VHP raised the contentious issues of Article 370, Uniform Civil Code, rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits and Ram Temple and said they expect the Narendra Modi government to resolve these issues.

Centre alerts UP over possible terror strike at temple towns

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 14:14

The Centre has alerted the Uttar Pradesh government over a possible terror strike in the state.