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India belongs to everyone: RSS leader Indresh Kumar
Politics

India belongs to everyone: RSS leader Indresh Kumar

Indresh Kumar said none of the religions or their messengers had ever taught hatred and animosity towards mankind, but it is "the reign of the devil" that makes people fight with each other as it runs parallel to "the reign of god"

Easter 2022: Here are some easy cake recipes that anyone can try at home
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Easter 2022: Here are some easy cake recipes that anyone can try at home

Eggs have a special significance on Easter as it symbolises new life and birth, mostly signifying the resurrection of Christ after his death

Some popular delicacies to add to your feast this Easter Sunday
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Some popular delicacies to add to your feast this Easter Sunday

Easter celebrations are usually characterised by mouth-watering delicacies that range from cookies, cakes, sweetbreads, pastries to meat and egg dishes

Easter 2022: Find date, history, significance of the Christian festival
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Easter 2022: Find date, history, significance of the Christian festival

Easter is believed to have taken place three days after Jesus Christ was crucified by the Romans on Good Friday

From vast Roman Catholic cathedrals to Protestant churches, this year's Easter celebrations were marked by COVID-19 restrictions
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From vast Roman Catholic cathedrals to Protestant churches, this year's Easter celebrations were marked by COVID-19 restrictions

Christianity’s most joyous feast day was celebrated worldwide with the faithful spaced apart in pews and singing choruses of “Hallelujah” through face coverings on a second Easter Sunday marked by pandemic precautions.

Myanmar protesters paint anti-coup messages on Easter eggs; Pope Francis expresses solidarity
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Myanmar protesters paint anti-coup messages on Easter eggs; Pope Francis expresses solidarity

Pictures on social media showed eggs adorned with Suu Kyi's likeness and three-finger salutes, a symbol of the resistance, while others said 'save our people' and 'democracy'

Memories and traditions of Lent abstinence and Easter decadence, drawn from five tables in India
Lifestyle

Memories and traditions of Lent abstinence and Easter decadence, drawn from five tables in India

Around the country, Easter, marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the period of Lent leading up to it, is filled with individual, religious or cultural traditions and food, a blend of local and international influences.

From Easter to Eid, Ganeshotsav and Durga Puja, how festivals were observed in a locked down year
Arts & Culture

From Easter to Eid, Ganeshotsav and Durga Puja, how festivals were observed in a locked down year

Occasions that had hitherto brought people together had to be ‘celebrated’ in a socially distanced manner, devoid of many of the comforting customs of the past.

The Friday List: From a discussion on India's public health policy to renaming a street after Kala Bagai, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From a discussion on India's public health policy to renaming a street after Kala Bagai, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Easter in the time of coronavirus: Empty churches, unused communion hosts reflect a world where prayer has gone online
Lifestyle

Easter in the time of coronavirus: Empty churches, unused communion hosts reflect a world where prayer has gone online

As countries around the world starting urging people to stay at home amid the coronavirus outbreak, and India announced its 21-day lockdown, priests and other clergy had to suddenly befriend that familiar beast, technology, ahead of Easter. | Joanna Lobo writes in our #SummerWithout series

Narendra Modi commemorates Christ's courage on Good Friday; all you need to know about second last day of Holy Week
India

Narendra Modi commemorates Christ's courage on Good Friday; all you need to know about second last day of Holy Week

Good Friday is the second last day leading to Easter in what is called the Holy Week; the week begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Holy Saturday

Maundy Thursday 2020: Vatican prepares to conduct rituals virtually; all you need to know about the day's significance
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Maundy Thursday 2020: Vatican prepares to conduct rituals virtually; all you need to know about the day's significance

Also known as Holy Thursday and Covenant Thursday, Maundy Thursday falls on the week before Easter and a day ahead of Good Friday. It commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles and the Washing of the Feet.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Donald Trump wants to 'reopen America' by Easter; why that could be a historic mistake
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Donald Trump wants to 'reopen America' by Easter; why that could be a historic mistake

President Donald Trump says he wants the United States “raring to go” in 2 1/2 weeks, on Easter, with “packed churches all over our country.”

Sri Lanka bomb blasts: UN expresses alarm over rise in prejudice against minorities, says govt 'shouldn't tolerate' communal violence
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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'.

US official, injured during Sri Lanka Easter blasts, succumbs to injuries at Singapore hospital
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US official, injured during Sri Lanka Easter blasts, succumbs to injuries at Singapore hospital

Chelsea Decaminada dies after succumbing to her injuries, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and US Commerce Secretary condole her death.

Sri Lanka blasts: UN confirms at least 45 children killed in explosions; Colombo Police issues alert for van carrying explosives
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Sri Lanka blasts: UN confirms at least 45 children killed in explosions; Colombo Police issues alert for van carrying explosives

Sri Lanka has named the local Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ), as the chief suspect for the violence that has sparked local and international outrage.

'Where is God?': Stunned Sri Lankans ask after deadly blasts rock Colombo on Easter Sunday, bring back memories of civil war
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'Where is God?': Stunned Sri Lankans ask after deadly blasts rock Colombo on Easter Sunday, bring back memories of civil war

North of Colombo, people gathered at the St Sebastian's church to pay their respects at a site where dozens of people were killed as they attended Easter prayers. Buddhist monks joined priests, nuns and ordinary people arriving to offer condolences to the victims.

Sri Lanka bomb blasts updates: UN chief condemns terror attack; three Indian nationals killed, says Sushma Swaraj
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Sri Lanka bomb blasts updates: UN chief condemns terror attack; three Indian nationals killed, says Sushma Swaraj

Sri Lanka blasts live updates: The Kerala Chief Minister's office said that an Indian national was killed in the serial blasts that took place in Sri Lanka. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has extended assistance to the deceased's family, according to media reports.

Sri Lanka blasts leave 207 dead: Theresa May calls attack 'appalling', Australian PM Scott Morrison terms it 'terrorist attack'
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Sri Lanka blasts leave 207 dead: Theresa May calls attack 'appalling', Australian PM Scott Morrison terms it 'terrorist attack'

The blasts in Sri Lanka killed more than 160 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners - with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them.

Sri Lanka blasts: Narendra Modi terms explosions barbaric; Sushma Swaraj says 'closely monitoring' situation in Colombo
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Sri Lanka blasts: Narendra Modi terms explosions barbaric; Sushma Swaraj says 'closely monitoring' situation in Colombo

The first explosions in Sri Lanka were reported at St Anthony's Shrine, a church in Colombo and St Sebastian's Church in the town of Negombo just outside the capital.