No discrimination against any criminal on the basis of religion: Govt

Government on today said it does not discriminate anyone on the basis of religion, caste and creed and deals with criminals according to their crime.

Pope and patriarch pledge support for Mideast Christians

Pope Francis on Sunday joined forces with Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Batholomew I to make a rare joint pledge of support for the embattled Christians of the Middle East.

LS nod to bill to include more castes under SC list

A bill to include more castes under Scheduled Castes category in four states and exclude one from it in Sikkim was passed in Lok Sabha on Thursday amid demand by some parties that Christian and Muslims Dalits too should be given SC benefits, which government rejected.

Husband of Pakistani Christian on death row for blasphemy begs for pardon

The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy four years ago has written to the president to ask for her to be pardoned and allowed to move to France.

Pakistan police arrest Christian man for blasphemy

A Christian man has been arrested here for allegedly posting blasphemous comments in a blog he wrote in 2011, just days after a Pakistani couple, belonging to the same faith, was charred to death for alleged blasphemy.

Pak court remands 4 in custody for Christian couple lynching

Four main accused in the gruesome killing of a Pakistani Christian couple in Punjab province for allegedly desecrating the Koran were on Monday remanded in police custody for another nine days by an anti-terrorism court here.

Pakistani court remands four suspects in lynching of Christians

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Monday remanded in custody four people accused of killing a Christian couple for alleged blasphemy, officials said.

Policeman kills Shiite man for alleged blasphemy in Pakistan

A Pakistani policeman has been accused of killing a detained Shiite man with an axe for alleged blasphemy in the Punjab Province, a day after a Christian couple was burnt alive by a mob for the same crime.

Humanity humiliated by Pakistan lynching: Vatican

A top Vatican official has described the lynching of a Christian couple in Pakistan as a humiliation for all of humanity.

Christian couple killed for `desecrating Koran` in Pakistan: Police

An enraged Muslim mob beat a Christian couple to death in Pakistan and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked on Tuesday for allegedly desecrating a Koran, police said.

EU criticises Pakistan court for upholding blasphemy convict's sentence

The EU on Saturday expressed deep concern over the decision of a Pakistani high court to uphold the death sentence of a Christian woman under controversial blasphemy law.

Include Christian, Muslim Dalits in SC category: CBCI

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI) on Friday demanded the inclusion of Christian and Muslim Dalits in the Scheduled Caste (SC) category.

Christian faith enriched composite Indian identity: Ansari

Vice President M Hamid Ansari on Sunday said the Christian faith had strengthened the country's secular fabric and enriched the composite Indian identity.

Kurds retake Christian villages from Iraq jihadists

Kurdish peshmerga forces on Tuesday recaptured seven Christian villages in northern Iraq in clashes with Islamic State (IS) jihadists, an officer and a cleric said.

15 Christians arrested in Pakistan under blasphemy law

Fifteen Christians have been arrested and 45 other members of the minority community charged under Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law for allegedly desecrating Muslim graves in a village in Punjab province, sparking tension in the area.

Gwyneth Paltrow converting to Judaism?
Gwyneth Paltrow converting to Judaism?

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly planning to convert to Judaism to follow in the footsteps of her late father Bruce Paltrow.

Christian leaders express concern over reconversion incidents

A delegation of Christian leaders on Sunday expressed concern over two incidents in the last one week connected to the "reconversion" of people from Christianity to Hinduism.

Hindu outfit opposes Christian convention

Hindu Munnani and BJP activists on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration here urging the police not to accord permission to a proposed convention by a Christian group here during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.

Wine bone of contention in Kerala`s new liquor policy

Even as Kerala`s new liquor policy, which aims to achieve total prohibition in the state in the next ten years, will be submitted to the high court on Tuesday, wine appears to have been caught in a tangle.

Pope tells Asia`s communist nations not to fear Christians

Francis made his comments, some of them unscripted, in an address to about 70 bishops from 35 Asian countries gathered in the town of Haeme, south of Seoul, on the next-to-last day of his trip to South Korea.