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All places of worship to be charged domestic power rates, UP minister clarifies

Power Minister Srikant Sharma said, “...It should be clarified that all places of worship, be it temple or a church or a mosque will avail of the benefit. However, if any of them are used for commercial purpose, then it will be treated accordingly.”

Lost temple discovered after 1,000 years in China

The Fugan Temple, located in downtown Chengdu, was a famous temple that lasted from the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420) to the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279).

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Odisha: OTDC planning to spend Rs 1.15 crore to re-develop old temple

The temple holds significance for the people of Odisha as Maa Budhi Thakurani is regarded as the deity of Silk City

Shani Temple row: No ‘purification’ carried out, women not discriminated against, say villagers

The village and temple administration attacked television channels “for presenting a distorted image” of the village. They also denied that women were barred from the shrine.

Bihar: 2,600-yr-old Mahavir idol stolen from Jamui temple

The black stone statue at the temple, which is under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), had no protection.

Meat found outside 4 temples in Jharkhand, police order probe

"Three people - all Muslims - were arrested after they were named in the FIR, but we prima facie think they were not involved. Investigation is ongoing," said SP.

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Gujarat HC junks plea to stay demolition of Sai Baba temple on govt land

Fearing demolition the temple management moved the court against the government notices.

Residents protest against move to demolish temple

Mukesh Khurana, president of the temple, said that temple was not an encroachment & was constructed in 1992.

World's first 'green' Hindu temple opened in UK

The green temple has solar panels, a rainwater harvesting system and other green technologies.

Maharashtra temple breaks barriers, invites non-Brahmin and women priests

Breaking centuries-old barriers, a Maharashtra temple opens its doors to non-Brahmin and women priests.

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Hartal in Kerala, widepspread Violence Across State

A day after two women entered Sabarimala, several pro-Hindutva outfits have called for a statewide shutdown. The outfit backed by RSS opposes the Supreme Court verdict that lifted the ban on women of all ages in the temple.

Is VHP’s Ayodhya mobilisation bringing back fears of the 1992 Babri demolition?

Is the Ayodhya mobilisation now as powerful and potent as it was in 1992? Are there law and order concerns for the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government, both now ruled by the BJP? And most importantly, is it fair to compare 2018 to 1992?

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Women know where to go and how to behave, Uma Bharti on Sabarimala

On the Sabarimala verdict, union minister Uma Bharti said the court cannot be blamed for its intervention. This comes just days after BJP President Amit Shah said that meddling with the affairs of the temple was a conspiracy by Communists in Kerala.

Video Of Temple Fire In Kollam, Kerala

Over the six weeks leading up to the Kollam fire disaster, officials at every level recommended denial of permission to the Puttingal temple for the fireworks show, and a day before it, banned the display. The powerful temple administration simply ignored the order, helped along by local politicians with an eye on elections. – See […]

Shah offers prayers at Banke Bihari Temple

Vrindavan (UP), Feb 08 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Monday offered prayers at Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan. Shah paid visit to the city to inaugurate a temple in the holy city of Vrindavan. After the inauguration, he will interact with the BJP party workers.

Women must not be barred from entering temple: Mahant Narendra Giri

Allahabad, Jan 27 (ANI): Speaking on the Shani Shignapur temple issue, Akhara Parishad President Mahant Narendra Giri on Wednesday said that women must not be barred from entering the temple asserting that preventing them from doing so, was not right in any manner. He added that people must be allowed to visit temple and offer prayers irrespective of caste, creed or gender since it is their right to do so.

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Shani Shignapur Temple row: 'Bolt' on democracy, say women commission members

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Former member of National Commission for Women (NCW) Shamina Shafiq on Tuesday voiced her concerns regarding the age-old practice of discriminating women and barring them from entering the Shani Shignapur temple. She said it was a blot on the democracy. She added that patriarchy was another main reason because of which such practices still existed. Echoing similar sentiments, Delhi Commission for Women's former chief Barkha Shukla said there was absolutely no reason for barring women from the temple. Such practices are man-made and it should be changed over the period of time.

'Black day' for women after barred from entering Shani Shingnapur shrine

Ahmednagar, Jan 26 (ANI): Scores of women attempting to enter the premises of Shani Shingnapur temple on Tuesday were barred by the police from entering the temple's sanctum. Women have been demanding eradication of an age-old tradition that bars women's entry inside the temple. In November 2015, a woman had offered prayers at the popular shrine in 'breach' of the age-old practice of prohibiting entry of women, after which the temple committee had to suspend seven security men and the villagers to perform purification rituals.

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