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  • trees

    Holy trees to stop unholy practice of open defecation in Gonda

    One of the dirtiest places in India - Gonda - is going green to stop open defecation with the administration planting trees having religious significance in the hope of putting an end to the menace. The plan is already underway with plantation of saplings of Peepul, Mango, Neem, Banyan, Shami and Basil. They are being planted in open areas where defecation is common so as to check the menace. The plantation drive is being carried out in 16 blocks covering 80 villages

    Cities | June 13, 2017
  • Christians, holy cross, Christians in Bandra

    Christians protest demolition of holy cross

    Members of the Christian community on Wednesday staged a protest against the local civic body for demolishing a holy cross in suburban Bandra last week. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) razed the holy cross at Bazar Road on Saturday after the Bombay High Court directed the civic body to remove all unauthorised religious structures before November 2017. However, Christian groups have claimed the cross was built on private land and in no way encroached on any public property. Hundreds of

    Cities | May 3, 2017
  • ISIS attack, Yogi Adityanath, UP holy spots, Operation Krishna India

    UP CM orders construction of boundary walls around holy spots

    Amid Intelligence warning that an ISI-trained group in the garb of Hindu seers might strike prominent religious sites in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has called for construction of boundary walls around the holy spots. The priest-turned-politician also asked the officials concerned to ensure laying of 4-lane road connecting famous temples for the convenience of visitors. Adityanath, the Hindu hardline leader who took over as chief minister of the most populous state over a month ago, gave

    Cities | April 27, 2017
  • passion week

    What the Holy Bible says about Passion Week

    While spring-summer fashion week is being held in many parts of the world, it's passion week for Christians across the globe. The week begins from Palm Sunday, the day Jesus Christ made a triumphant entry into Jerusalem, sitting on a lowly colt, as people shouted 'Hosannah to the King of Kings'. The act is symbolic of the greatness of humbleness and humility that man should possess. Many in the world, who had not heard the story before, saw it all in the

    Features | April 13, 2017