UP government spokesperson Sidharth Nath Singh said punishment under the new law is a jail term from one to five years, and a fine of Rs 15,000
Without the specter of a liberal court to motivate conservative voters anymore, they may find themselves without the issue that played a crucial role in Trump’s unexpected victory four years ago and has fortified his political base throughout a tumultuous first term
Neutrality is insufficient when communities already see religion as an important part of their personal identity, one they want to hold on to along with their civic identity. It should be possible to have both.
Since his death, Carlo has become known in some Catholic circles as the patron saint of the internet for his facility with computers and his early and enthusiastic embrace of the web, which he used as an expression of his Catholic faith.
Tirupati's steep COVID-19 case numbers highlight how pandemic is sharpening conflict between science and faith
On 9 August, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams reported that a staggering 743 members of their staff had tested positive for COVID-19 since the temple reopened on 11 June.
In Lopburi, tourists and pilgrims have long enjoyed feeding monkeys. Now, as COVID-19 reduces visitors, they're getting hungry, and aggressive.
Coronavirus outbreak brings into focus elements of blind faith, bigotry in society — and the need to bridge gap between science and faith
The coronavirus pandemic was bad enough. It is being worsened by the unchecked rise of other viruses that existed long before the novel coronavirus disease struck – the viruses of blind faith and its companion, bigotry.
How Asur writer Gaurav Shukla married science to religion and mythology to create a forensic thriller
Gaurav Shukla, writer of the acclaimed crime mystery Asur, talks to Firstpost about the various facets of the show that examines the conflict between science and religion, and everything beyond.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Scrap dealers, zealots, arts students; Assam's hunt for Tablighi Jamaat participants spares few
The first obvious reaction was of suspicion and fear and a sense of tiredness and submission as they must have already received a huge number of calls by then.
As religion re-emerges as the faultline of Indian society, could Bhagat Singh's ideas of atheism be a way forward?
Bhagat Singh’s objection to faith and God seemed to be both philosophical as well as springing from the severe religious unrest that he observed around him which marred regular life in 1920s India.
No shaking hands or public gatherings: Coronavirus effects religious gathering in South Asian countries
Prayers for the sick, finding a cure and the spread of the virus to come to an end are few public prayer requests given out by religious leaders.
All religions equal for India, Rajnath Singh says at NCC Republic Day camp; calls Pakistan and US 'theocratic' countries
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said Indian values consider all religions equal and is secular, unlike Pakistan which became a theocratic state
'We couldn't find a compromise': Christian Post editor resigns over editorial defending Donald Trump
A scathing anti-Donald Trump editorial published by the prominent evangelical magazine Christianity Today continues to provoke fierce debate
CAA, NRC, Article 370 protests have called into question idea of India's secularism; answers lie beyond the Constitution
Saying India is secular because the Constitution says so is an appeal to authority. The people of India deserve the dignity of an argument for secularism
The cave painting in Indonesia's Leang Bulu’ Sipong 4 cave is the oldest figurative art in the world.
Ayodhya dispute: KKK Nayar, the district magistrate accused of 'dereliction of duty' in Faizabad who helped Hindus 'reclaim land of their God'
Ayodhya hearing: Nayar who was posted at Faizabad for nine months and fourteen days, from 1 June 1949 till 14 March 1950 was accused of 'dereliction of his duty' as district magistrate and along with Guru Dutt Singh was forced to quit the service
UPSC exams 2019: Question on ‘secularism’ objectionable, makes exercise to recruit civil servants flawed
If the question on secularism, asked in the UPSC exam, was drafting error then it can be overlooked, but if the tone was deliberate then it raises serious questions on propriety of the one who framed it, especially since the exam paper that is meant to recruit administrators whose conduct are tested on litmus of objectivity
Adivasis and the Indian State: Tribals' philosophy of collectivism is humanity's best chance to end cycle of exploitation
It is the Adivasi philosophy of collectivism, being one with the nature and all its elements, which will ultimately end the cycle of exploitation
Prof Arvind Sharma's latest book is a comprehensive and encyclopedic survey of the concept of tolerance in the texts, philosophies and histories of ten major religions.
Former Union Minister and Congress leader Salman Khurshid talks about his recently released non-fiction book, and the need to understand Islam better today.