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UN condemns Christian persecution in Iraq

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 03:29

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned Sunday the persecution of minorities in Iraq by the Islamic State (IS) and related armed groups.

`Christians fleeing Iraq`s Mosul after jihadist ultimatum`

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 01:51

Christians were fleeing Iraq`s jihadist-held city of Mosul en masse today after mosques relayed an ultimatum giving them a few hours to leave, the country`s Chaldean patriarch and witnesses said.

`Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah` not anti-religion: Producer

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 20:51

Ace producer Aascar Ravichandran has reiterated that his upcoming Tamil romantic-drama `Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah` is not against any religion and that the movie will only help in understanding a religion and its culture better.

Sri Lanka bans meetings inciting hatred among religions

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 22:11

Sri Lanka Sunday announced a ban on public meetings and rallies which promote hatred among religions.

SC orders UP Police to protect inter-religion couple

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 00:44

The Supreme Court Monday directed Uttar Pradesh Police to provide protection to a young couple belonging to different religions and who married in Delhi recently.

US panel urges action on Pakistan religious freedom

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 23:47

An expert panel on Wednesday urged the United States to add Pakistan to a blacklist of violators of religious freedom, saying that the Ahmadi minority suffers "apartheid-like" conditions.

What happened to this Egyptian mummy`s heart?

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 19:47

An ancient Egyptian mummy - found with an intact brain but no heart - has left researchers puzzled as why the heart was removed.

Russell Crowe expected controversy over upcoming film `Noah`

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 16:58

Russell Crowe starrer ` Noah`, which has been banned in like Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE, has been snubbed by various Islam-based countries, but the actor said he fully expected the controversy.

Caste, religion matter for Congress in Goa

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 00:29

Just how much the Congress values caste and religion in the Lok Sabha ticket distribution process stumbled out in the open at the party headquarters.

SC`s seven-judge bench to revisit Hindutva judgement

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 20:28

Virtually reopening its Hindutva judgement, Supreme Court decided to expedite hearing by 7 judge-bench on electoral law categorising misuse of religion for electoral gains as "corrupt practices".

Italian police find John Paul II relic discarded by thieves

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 16:22

Italian police have recovered part of a religious relic stained with Polish pope John Paul II`s blood that was thrown away by thieves thinking it worthless, the Italian press reported on Saturday.

US military releases new instructions to Sikhs on religious garb

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 13:16

In a decision that might have a far reaching impact on Sikhs joining the US military, the US has issued new instructions relaxing norms to allow troops to wear jewellery and apparel to comply with their religious requirements.