A fine of Rs 1.40 lakh was imposed on a priest of the famous Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan after he allegedly allowed some visitors to carry out pooja in the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine against the rule, temple authorities said.
Leaders from at least three prominent parties paid tribute to the departed soul of former Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde amidst the presence of the late leader`s daughter Pankaja Munde.
Pope Francis told Israeli and Palestinian leaders they "must respond" to their people`s yearning for peace "undaunted in dialogue" during an unprecedented prayer meeting among Jews, Christians and Muslims at the Vatican on Sunday.
Nelson Mandela once again united South Africans on Sunday as people irrespective of their colour and creed flocked into churches, mosques and temples to mark a `Day of prayers` for the anti-apartheid icon.
Police on Tuesday registered a case under Scheduled Caste and Tribe (Atrocity Prevention) Act, 1973 following a complaint that a group of dalit students were not permitted to offer prayer to Lord Ganesha in a government-run school in Odisha`s Kendrapara district.
As the South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela remains critically ill in a Pretoria hospital, Archbishop of Cape Town prayed for Madiba, asking for a "a quiet night and a peaceful, perfect, end".
The 17th Karmapa, the only major Tibetan monk reincarnate recognised by both the Dalai Lama and China, Tuesday expressed grief over the deaths in the earthquake that hit India and Nepal and also affected parts of Tibet.