Rahul Gandhi seeks PM`s nod for granting of minority status to Jains

Rahul Gandhi on Sunday spoke to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and requested him to grant minority status to the Jain community, Congress sources said here.

Renovated Jain temple in Kerala opened for devotees

A 15th-century Jain temple, which remained in a dilapidated condition for long, has been renovated and opened for devotees at Jainimedu in Kerala`s Palakkad district.

CBI quizzes former Haryana minister Jain in murder case

Former Haryana minister Om Parkash Jain was on Monday interrogated by the CBI officials in connection with the murder of a village head in Karnal district in 2011.

Jain sadhvi molested, assaulted in MP; one held

A Jain sadhvi was allegedly molested and assaulted by her neighbour after she was kidnapped from her father`s house at Mau town in the district by unidentified persons, police said on Saturday.

Fatehpur Sikri was once a Jain pilgrimage centre: Book

Fatehpur Sikri, that Mughal emperor Akbar established as his capital and is now a World Heritage site 32 km from here, was once a "flourishing trade and Jain pilgrimage centre", a new book says.

Religious discourses mark Mahavir Jayanti

Grand processions, offerings to
the poor and religious discourses marked the birthday of Lord
Mahavir, the Jain apostle of peace, across the country.

Jain fasting being studied to evolve plans for soldiers

DIPAS is conducting a study to
understand the effects of complete fasting on human body to
evolve strategies for the soldiers working under extreme
conditions where access to food is limited.