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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar holds peace dialogue with Iraqi religious leaders

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:23

Deeply perturbed by the ethnic violence in Iraq, Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has met senior Iraqi religious leaders in the US and said that dialogue is the only way to establish long-term peace in the war-torn country.

Myanmar leader warns media over religious violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 17:15

Myanmar`s reformist president has warned that newly-won media freedoms could be curtailed if stability is threatened by religious bloodshed shaking the former military-ruled country.

Myanmar leader warns media over religious violence

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 16:03

Myanmar`s reformist president has warned that newly-won media freedoms could be curtailed if stability is threatened by religious bloodshed shaking the former military-ruled country. <br><br> Thein Sein, whose administration has been accused of failing to stem two years of sporadic anti-Muslim violence, vowed "zero tolerance" against the perpetrators of fighting in the second largest city Mandalay that left two dead last week.

Congress `meddling` in religious affairs of Sikhs: Parkash Singh Badal

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 21:26

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday strongly condemned Haryana`s move on setting up separate SGPC for the state and accused Congress of "meddling" in religious affairs of the Sikhs.

Saudi king slams religious extremists as Muslims mark Ramadan

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 13:29

Saudi King Abdullah on Sunday sharply criticised religious extremists, vowing not to let "a handful of terrorists... terrify Muslims", in a speech marking the start of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.

US Supreme Court to rule on birth control

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 06:19

The US Supreme Court will rule Monday on whether an employer can cite religious beliefs as a reason to limit employees` access to birth control.

Another complaint filed against Shankaracharya

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 00:36

A complaint was on Thursday filed against Shankaracharya of Dwaraka Peeth Swaroopananda Saraswati in a court here accusing him of hurting religious sentiments with his reported remarks about eating habits of Saibaba.

Sikh students body seeks religious congregation on SGPC issue

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 18:34

A Sikh students outfit today urged Akal Takhat, the highest temporal seat of Sikhs, to convene a religious congregation over the issue of Haryana Government`s proposed decision to set up a separate Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC).

Myanmar`s religious affair minister sacked

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:08

Myanmar Minister of Religious Affairs U. Hsan Hsint has been sacked for misappropriating state funds, the president`s office said Friday.

Uttarakhand tragedy: Lessons not learnt, pain lingers

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 11:40

Time, it is said, is a great healer. For the hundreds of villagers in Uttarakhand who lost their homes and livelihoods in the flash floods last June 16 and for the thousands all over the country whose loved ones were washed away by the swirling waters, the passage of time has brought no solace. It has, however, added to their pain and anguish for nothing has changed in the hill state, touted as "Gods Own Land".

Centre alerts UP over possible terror strike at temple towns

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 14:14

The Centre has alerted the Uttar Pradesh government over a possible terror strike in the state.

Protect lives of religious minorities: US to Pak

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 07:31

After 25 Shia pilgrims were killed by terrorists in Balochistan, the US has severely condemned the tragic incident and has asked Pakistan to take steps to protect the lives of its religious minorities.