Pakistan arrests second cleric for `blasphemy` mob attack on Christian couple

Pakistan police on Friday arrested a cleric accused of leading a mob trying to kill a Christian couple for allegedly committing blasphemy, a senior officer said.

Politics of polarization: Neglect of Muslims during Ramzan in PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat?-Part 2

Did PM Modi neglect Muslims during Ramzan by just talking at length about the festival of Rakhi during his Mann Ki Baat.

Politics of polarization: Neglect of Muslims during Ramzan in PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat?

Did PM Modi neglect Muslims during Ramzan by just talking at length about the festival of Rakhi during his Mann Ki Baat.

Wave of grisly Islamist attacks shocks world during Ramadan

From a mass shooting at a Tunisian beach resort to a severed head displayed in a French town, a wave of grisly attacks Friday shocked the world days after the Islamic State group urged supporters to carry out Ramadan attacks.

Saffron flag used in UP police mock drill, BJP objects

Rioters in a mock drill of Uttar Pradesh Police were allegedly seen using saffron flags in Allahabad, provoking a row with opposition BJP alleging that the police action was meant to "please" the government.

Religious messages more powerful than armed forces: Rijiju

Invoking the teachings of Lord Buddha, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said the influence of religion is more powerful on humans than the use of armed forces.

Pope `moved to tears` by asylum seekers` plight

Pope Francis said Sunday the plight of asylum seekers hoping for a new life in Europe was enough to make him cry, condemning those who treat them "like merchandise".

'Surya Namaskar' has nothing to do with religion: Ramdev

Yoga guru Ramdev on Monday said the controversy of linking the 'Surya Namaskar' exercise with a particular religion was baseless.

"Send me good vibrations," Pope tells reporters

Pope Francis has asked reporters who don`t pray to at least send him "good vibrations".

'Need to see religion through core values of peace, harmony'

 Expressing concern over the misuse of religion by "vested interests", participants at a seminar here said that the different faiths need to be understood and practised in terms of their core values of compassion and mercy, peace and harmony.

In Sarajevo, Pope says world haunted by atmosphere of war

Pope Francis on Saturday bemoaned the "atmosphere of war" haunting the world as he urged the people of war-scarred Sarajevo to provide an example of how different cultures and religions can co-exist peacefully.

Muslim leaders oppose Yoga, say Suryanamaskar against the basic teaching of Islam-Part 2

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday alleged that Maharashtra government, which has decided to celebrate the International Yoga day in educational institutes on June 21, was forcing the Muslims to take part in something that is prohibited in Islam.

Muslim leaders oppose Yoga, say Suryanamaskar against the basic teaching of Islam

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday alleged that Maharashtra government, which has decided to celebrate the International Yoga day in educational institutes on June 21, was forcing the Muslims to take part in something that is prohibited in Islam.

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German anti-Islam movement seeks electoral anchor as rallies dwindle

Germany`s anti-Islam PEGIDA movement, whose weekly demonstrations have steadily dwindled, has its sights set on gaining a political foothold when its eastern stronghold city of Dresden goes to the polls Sunday.

Restricted entry for non-Hindus in Somnath temple wrong: Paswan

Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Thursday criticised the decision taken by authorities at the Somnath temple in Gujarat to restrict entry of non-Hindus inside, sans permission, and stated that the Central government has never supported any discrimination on the basis of religion.

Muslim employee sacked for sporting a beard in West Bengal
Muslim employee sacked for sporting a beard in West Bengal

Not many days have gone past when MBA graduate Zeshan Ali Khan was denied a job in a diamond export company in Mumbai because of his religion. Now, in Kolkata, a man lost his job because he started keeping beard.

French minister warns against `militant secularity`

France`s education minister on Monday warned against "militant secularity" in a country where a long-standing ban on veils, Jewish kippahs and other religious signs in schools continues to cause controversy.