Thanks for prayers for my family`s grief: Pope Francis

Pope Francis expressed thanks on Wednesday for the prayers and condolences he has received following the death of his nephew`s wife and their two young boys in a car crash in the pontiff`s native Argentina.

Special prayer for Jaswant Singh in home state

Well wishers of former BJP leader Jaswant Singh in his home state on Saturday performed a special prayer for the well being of the veteran politician, who continued to be on life support.

Rugby gods bless Super champion Waratahs

The prayers of the New South Wales Waratahs were answered at the weekend as they credited the rugby gods for delivering their first Super Rugby crown after a tense final against the Canterbury Crusaders.

Buddhists miffed as prayers axed at Kolkata monastery for polling

Forced to cancel their daily prayer Monday for the first time in 117 years after a Kolkata monastery was turned into a polling booth, the Bengal Buddhist Association is mulling legal recourse as well as seeking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s intervention.

My prayers with Schumacher: Bill Clinton

Former United States president Bill Clinton said that his prayers were with Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher as the former driver battles for his life in Grenoble, France.

Candles, flowers and tears mark one year since Delhi Braveheart`s death

It`s been one year since Delhi gang-rape victim Nirbhaya breathed her last and left an entire India awakened, angry and pained.

South Africa remembers Mandela with day of prayers

With hymns and eulogies, South Africans of all colours and creeds remembered Nelson Mandela in a day of prayers on Sunday, holding him up as an example to build a better nation and world.

South Africa unites in prayer for Nelson Mandela

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.

Not performing prayers in pooja room no ground to say person not Hindu: HC

Madras High Court on Thursday ruled that an Hindu individual`s act of not conducting prayers in a room specified for the purpose cannot be considered as a ground to declare that the person is not a Hindu.

Muslims in Kerala celebrate Bakrid

Muslims in Kerala celebrated Eid-ul-Azha, the festival of sacrifice, with hundreds of faithful thronging mosques and specially arranged Idgahs for the morning prayers in towns and villages across the state.

Modi offers prayers at Padmanabha Temple

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is on his first visit to Kerala after being anointed BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate, on Thursday offered prayers at the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple here.

Prayers to resume at Kedarnath shrine from Sept 11: U`khand CM

Prayers at the Kedarnath shrine, suspended since the mid-June calamity in Uttarakhand, will resume on September 11, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said.

Protests by BJP over prayers on road

Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) and Hindu groups created a ruckus here over the offering of prayers on a public thoroughfare by the members of a particular community, police said Friday.

South Africans reunited over Nelson Mandela`s health

The people in South Africa have reunited over the ailing anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, parliamentary deputy speaker Nomaindia Mfeketo has said.

Delhi gang-rape: Candles, prayers as scores remember victim in Singapore

Scores of people lit candles and pledged to do their bit to ensure respect and safety for women, as they assembled together in the memory of the Delhi gang-rape victim, who passed away at a hospital a month back.

Prayers for Ajmal Kasab in Kerala; Police launch probe

Police have launched an investigation into the offering of prayers at a mosque here for Ajmal Kasab, who was hanged for carrying out the Mumbai terror attack in 2008.

Sri Lanka offers prayers to ward off `conspiracy`

Prayers coincided with the `poya day`, the monthly holy
day for the majority Buddhists.

Holy dip, prayers, kites mark Makar Sankranti

Tens of thousands of faithful took holy dip in rivers and ponds and offered prayers in temples on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti.

Prayers, devotion mark Gurpurab in Punjab, Haryana

Thousands of `langars` or community kitchens and long queues of devotees were seen across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh as people celebrated Gurpurab, the birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev.

Kashmiris prepare for Eid with prayers, shopping

Ahead of the Muslim holy festival of Eid-ul-Fitr, markets in Jammu and Kashmir`s summer capital Srinagar are crowded with shoppers as locals engage in hectic buying for the occasion.