Indians fairly religious by nature: Survey

Indians are fairly religious by nature with as many as 76 per cent calling themselves "religious" and very few identifying themselves as atheists, a new worldwide survey said on Monday.

NDA govt trying to divide country along religious lines

CPI today charged the BJP led NDA government with trying to divide the country along religious lines by "terrorising" minorities and unleashing "cultural terrorism" against artists and historians and said the party would never tolerate or accept it.

Indiana religious freedom law triggers gay rights fury

Supporters of gay rights united in outrage Friday after the US state of Indiana adopted a law critics say would allow businesses to deny service to homosexuals on religious grounds.

Open-mindedness key to interfaith marriages
Open-mindedness key to interfaith marriages

Rarity of interfaith marriage has been recently explained by the assumptions on the open-mindedness.

Indian scientists more religious than British peers: Study

Indian scientists are more religious than their British counterparts but they are more likely, than the general population, to not participate in a religious service or rituals, says a cross-national study of religion and spirituality among scientists.

Religious Nick Jonas no longer wears 'purity ring'
Religious Nick Jonas no longer wears 'purity ring'


Washington: Nick Jonas revealed that though he still has strong belief in God, he no longer wears his purity ring.

Haryana clears policy for allotment of govt land to religious institutions

The Haryana Government on Sunday approved a policy for allotment of government land for social, religious, charitable trusts or institutions for construction of places of worship, dharamshala or community centres.

Sikh students body seeks religious congregation on SGPC issue

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).

Pak NA adopts resolution to protect holy places of minorities

Islamabad: Amid a series of attacks on temples in Pakistan, the National Assembly has adopted an unanimous resolution to safeguard the holy places of religious minorities, including those of Hindus and Sikhs.

Give religious twist to abode

Place idols of various gods along with temple bells and gong in your house to make the festive season more auspicious.

No lessons learnt from past mistakes: Prez on communal riots

Expressing concern over the recent incidents of communal clashes, President Pranab Mukherjee today said the country has not learnt lessons from the history and same "tragic mistakes" are being repeated.

Religious procession stoned, tension in Lucknow

Tension prevailed in the old city area here when members of two groups engaged in brick-batting and arson during a religious procession, police said Wednesday.

Aseemanand conspired blasts in Muslim religious places: NIA

The National Investigation Agency
has alleged right-wing activist Swami Aseemanand had hatched
conspiracies for carrying out blasts in Muslim religious

Saleh must go now: Yemen religious, tribal leaders

Opposition parties had set a two-week deadline for Saleh to step down.

Religious leader under attack over porn film

A religious preacher here is on the run after a porn film he is said to have produced with his wife went into circulation here, triggering noisy protests.

Religious leaders for `pragmatic approach` to AIDS

Representatives of major religions
called today for a "pragmatic approach" to the fight against
AIDS and greater involvement by faith communities.

Religious leaders for `pragmatic approach` to AIDS

Representatives of major religions
called today for a "pragmatic approach" to the fight against
AIDS and greater involvement by faith communities.

Need to check religious conversions in India: Rajnath

BJP President Rajnath Singh has said that there is a strong need in the country for amending the constitution to check large scale religious
conversions allegedly being carried out by foreign forces through inducements.

PM asks Malaysian Muslims to learn religious tolerance

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Monday asked the Muslims to learn the lessons of religious tolerance and mutual respect as taught by Quran.

Demonstration after religious books set on fire in J&K

Some religious books were set on fire at a place of worship in Bhaderwah town, triggering protests by people who held demonstrations and blocked a road for four hours Friday.