The Delhi High Court ruling has sharply split the community, with clerics backing the law and virtually everyone else against it.
Chavez has been praying for divine intervention during increasingly infrequent appearances on television, holding up a crucifix while vowing to overcome his illness.
When it comes to religious and linguistic institutions, the state has no right to interfere with any of them - majority or minority.
Good Friday is observed as a day of prayer, penance and fasting to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ nearly 2,000 years ago.
The American missionary impulse crossed boundaries into Asia when Adoniram Judson sailed from the United States to India 200 years ago.
Novelist Vikram Seth today said the Rushdie affair was whipped up because of "power", "politics" and "misuse of religion".
In a statement released by his representatives in India, Rushdie confirmed that he will not be attending the festival as he has been told that paid assassins were on their way to Jaipur in a quest for him.
Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Thursday took to twitter to air his views on the row over fatwa against yogic exercise Surya Namaskar.
The move comes ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
Vishnu acknowledges the end of the world, engages with it, even participates in it. While as Parashurama and Ram and Krishna, he struggles to hold on to dharma, as Balarama and finally Kalki, he lets go and allows the world to collapse. This is wisdom, knowing when to act and when to withdraw.
How can extreme suffering be so commonplace if there is a God who knows everything, who is all-powerful and also compassionate? Respected mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik offers answers that intrigue and surprise.
How can extreme suffering be so commonplace if there is a God who knows everything, who is all-powerful and also compassionate? We put these and other spiritual questions to renowned spiritual scholar and Gandhian Maulana Wahiduddin Khan.