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Paryushan Parva: PM Narendra Modi calls for unity, harmony as Jain festival ends - Read his message

Paryushan Parva: PM Narendra Modi calls for unity, harmony as Jain festival ends - Read his message

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday wished the followers of Jain religion on the last day of 'Paryushan Parva'.

At nearly 43%, Muslims have highest percentage of illiterates: Census

At nearly 43%, Muslims have highest percentage of illiterates: Census

Muslims have the highest number of illiterates at nearly 43 per cent, while Jains have the highest number of literates among India's religious communities as over 86 per cent of them are educated.

Divorce rates lowest among Hindus; more prevalent in Muslims, reveals latest Census data | Know details

Divorce rates lowest among Hindus; more prevalent in Muslims, reveals latest Census data | Know details

A startling data of Census has revealed many important aspects and rates of divorce and separation in various religions.

Selection of yatris for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra begins on Friday

 Minister of States for External Affairs General (Retd.) V.K. Singh will inaugurate the selection procedure of yatris for the annual Kailas Mansarovar Yatra at 10 a.m. on Friday.

108-ft tall Jain Teerthankar idol enters 'Guinness Records'

The impressive statue is located atop Mangi Tungi mountain near Teharabad village of Baglan tehsil in this North Maharashtra district.

India's child sex ratio dips to the lowest level since 1961; Hindus lead fall

India's child sex ratio dips to the lowest level since 1961; Hindus lead fall

The latest sex ratio data should certainly ring alarm bells to take action in order to save the girl child.

MNS protests against meat ban, roasts chicken near Jain community event

MNS protests against meat ban, roasts chicken near Jain community event

Protesting against the ban on meat by the Maharastra government in view of Jain community festival Paryushan, Maharshtra Navnirman Sena took to streets and roasted chicken outside a hall in Thane where Jains had assembled for an event.

Maha: Jains fast to protest civic body stand on meat ban issue

 A group of Jains on Saturday observed fast in adjoining Bhayander to protest against the failure of civic body in the area to implement a ban on sale of meat during 'Paryushan' festival and some "communally-divisive statements" made by politicians.

Now, Chhattisgarh bans meat sale during Jain, Ganesh festivals

Now, Chhattisgarh bans meat sale during Jain, Ganesh festivals

Amid the raging row over meat sale ban in Mumbai and some parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan during 'Paryushan' festival of Jain community, the Chhattisgarh government has also ordered suspension of sale of meat during the eight-day long fasting period and 'Ganesh Chaturthi' festival.

After Mumbai and Rajasthan, now Ahmedabad bans sale of meat during Jain festival

After Mumbai and Rajasthan, now Ahmedabad bans sale of meat during Jain festival

After Mumbai and Rajasthan, sale of meat has now been banned in Ahmedabad during the Jain festival period of 'Paryushan'.

Jains are feeling emboldened because of 'Gujarati' PM Narendra Modi: Raj Thackeray

Jains are feeling emboldened because of 'Gujarati' PM Narendra Modi: Raj Thackeray

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray hit out at the Jain community on Thursday and said that they were getting emboldened because a Gujarati was the Prime Minister of India.

After Mumbai, sale of meat banned in Rajasthan for Jain festivals

After Mumbai, sale of meat banned in Rajasthan for Jain festivals

Amid the ongoing row in Mumbai over the meat ban during a Jain festival, the Rajasthan government here has also imposed restrictions on the sale of meat.

Meat-ban gives rise to politics in Mumbai and Jammu and Kashmir

While Mumbai is protesting against Meat ban, Jammu and Kashmir’s High court banned the production and selling of beef. Meanwhile in Mumbai, Udhav Thackrey has targeted Jains and Muslims.

Festival of Jains: Appeal to slaughter houses to remain shut from Sep 11-19

 The BJP Government in Haryana has asked the concerned officers to appeal to slaughter house owners in the state to remain closed from September 11 to 19 in view of "Paryushan Parv" which is celebrated by the Jain community.

Hindu population down below 80% for first time ever, Muslims at 14%, shows Census data

Hindu population down below 80% for first time ever, Muslims at 14%, shows Census data

The latest census data on the population of religious groups, released by the Modi government on Tuesday, shows a 0.7 percent decline in the Hindu population, while a growth of 0.8 percent has been registered in the Muslim community.

VHP supports Jain ritual Santhara

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Thursday came out in support of 'santhara', the Jain community's centuries old ritual of voluntary fasting to death, and urged the Rajasthan High Court to reconsider its decision of banning the practice.

Minorities can self-attest community certificates to get benefits of govt schemes

People belonging to minority communities will no longer have to secure certificates from officials to avail of benefits of welfare schemes, with the government making it clear that self-attestation was enough.

President, PM greet people on Mahavir Jayanti

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir, the last Tirthankara of the Jains.

Mahavir Jayanti to be observed tomorrow

Mahavir Jayanti or the birth anniversary of 24th Jain Tirthankar Mahavir Bhagwan will be celebrated on April 2.

Watch: Obama greets people on Diwali

US President Barack Obama greeted Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists across the world on the occasion of Diwali, saying it was a chance to remember that even in the midst of darkness, light will ultimately prevail.