Turkey appoints three imams, including professor, for Hagia Sophia ahead of prayers in Istanbul landmark
A Turkish high court recently ruled that the Hagia Sophia had been illegally made into a museum more than eight decades ago.
In Pakistan, casteism runs deep into its gutters as only Christians can apply for sewer cleaner jobs; neglected community mired in poverty, illiteracy
Doctors often refuse to treat the sweepers, who are seen as unclean and untouchable.
After Raveena Tandon, Farah Khan, Punjab HC directs police to not take 'coercive actions' against Bharti Singh
The Punjab High Court has issued directions to not initiate any coercive actions against comedienne Bharti Singh, days after Raveena Tandon and Farah Khan were granted relief in the case
Hymn 'Abide With Me' dropped from list of Beating Retreat tunes, may be replaced with Vande Mataram, say reports
The Defence Ministry has dropped the traditional Christian hymn Abide With Me from the list of tunes to be played during the Beating Retreat ceremony
Farah Khan, Raveena Tandon apologise to Cardinal Oswald Gracias for allegedly hurting Christian sentiments
Farah Khan and Raveena Tandon met Indian Cardinal of Roman Catholic Church, Cardinal Oswald Gracias to tender an apology after the duo, along with Bharti Singh, were booked for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of the community in a TV show
Christian community protests against Raveena Tandon, Farah Khan and Bharti Singh in Jammu for allegedly hurting religious sentiments
Following the objections and complaints, Raveena Tandon and Farah Khan had tweeted that they did not intend to offend any religion.
Raveena Tandon on complaint over hurting religious sentiment: Not a word can be interpreted as an insult to any religion
The Punjab Police on Thursday, 26 December, booked actor Raveena Tandon, director Farah Khan and others for allegedly commenting on Jesus Christ on a television show.
Citizenship Amendment Act: Mass awareness campaign need of the hour as misinformation on law fuels protests, serves vested interests
The fact is blatant misinformation about this Act has been spread by vested interests and this misinformation is bringing this country to the brink of a full-blown riot.
Kamal Nath says Citizenship Act amended to divert attention from economic slowdown, accuses Centre of practising ‘politics of distraction’
Addressing newspersons at the Indian Women's Press Club, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath said he was most worried about the future of Indian youths
Citizenship Amendment Bill: From delinking religion to no geographical restrictions, National Register of Citizens is not CAB
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 is an instrument to grant citizenship to a particular set of illegal migrants while National Register of Citizens is an exercise to differentiate illegal migrants from bona fide citizens.
From The Wicker Man to Midsommar: Tracing the folk horror tradition and its recent renaissance in cinema
It is impossible to talk about Midsommar without discussing its precedents, which pioneered the rich traditions and iconography of folk horror.
Kerala priest arrested for sexually assaulting six boys since December 2018, charged under POCSO, Juvenile Justice Acts
A 40-year-old Christian priest was arrested Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting six inmates of a boys' home here, police said
Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi rejects government direction to review award for cartoon about bishop accused of rape
KK Subhash was awarded by the Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi for his caricature of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been accused of rape. The award led to protests and suggestion of reviewing their decision, which the Akademi rejected.
Sri Lanka bomb blasts: UN expresses alarm over rise in prejudice against minorities, says govt 'shouldn't tolerate' communal violence
Sri Lanka officials added that 'the Government needs to give the example that it will not tolerate the spread of prejudice and hate. This needs to be done at the national and local level, by putting an end to local discriminatory practices'.
Pakistan's FIA arrests 10 Chinese nationals for trafficking local girls to China, forcing them into prostitution
At least 10 Chinese nationals, including a woman, have been arrested in Pakistan for allegedly luring young Pakistani girls into fake marriages then forcing them into prostitution in China
Day after Easter blasts, challenge for Sri Lanka is to prevent existing fissures from destabilising country
Those behind the Sri Lanka blasts, whether part of an Islamic State module or any other module, whether from inside or out, will only feed on existing fissures, the best counter terrorism model is to simply refuse to follow that path
Dalit Women in Politics: Cynthia Stephen on Brahminism, patriarchy in politics — and the need for change
"We have our governments which have been fooling us for 25 years on the issue of reservations for women in governance," says Stephen.
Catholic body to gauge community's view on issues faced by Christians, growing communalism ahead of LS polls
A Delhi-based Christian organisation has asked Catholic bodies across the country to organise seminars and discussions in order to gauge the community's views on growing communalism, minority rights, etc, ahead of the Lok Sabha Election
'Double-edged' Citizenship Amendment Bill will turn Bangladesh into Pakistan, say country's prominent Hindus
Prominent Bangladeshi Hindus have criticised the NDA government’s determined bid to push through Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, stating that the move may pave the way for Bangladesh to become an Islamic theocratic state like Pakistan
Pakistan's Supreme Court to rule on Christian woman facing death sentence over blasphemy allegations
Asia Bibi was condemned for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Islam after neighbours objected to her drinking water from their glass because she was not Muslim. Her case has outraged Christians worldwide and been a source of division within Pakistan, where two politicians who sought to help Bibi were assassinated.