The Senators raised concerns on some of the pressing issues of religious freedom from rising intolerance to prevailing anti-conversion laws.
A Shiva temple in Rajasthan is different. Here, redemption comes with a certificate that qualifies one duly purged of all sin, or `paap-mukt'.
A graffiti that read "Go Home" along with what appear to be swastikas has beeen scrawled on the fence near a Sikh temple in the Canadian city of Martindale.
Donald Trump may find it tough to get Republican leaders behind his campaign, but he’s got some faraway fans trying to get the gods on his side.
Having more number of Hindus in India, there are several temples. Situation is different in foreign countries where there are limited number of the devotional places. But though the number is limited, most of those temples are popular.
Members of USCIRF were denied visas by Indian government early this year on the argument that religious freedom is enshrined in the constitution and any foreign third party has no locus standi to comment or investigate on it.
nited States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has said in its 2016 annual report that "India is on a negative trajectory in terms of religious freedom".
Public attention has forced the government in state of Maharashtra to enforce a court judgment allowing women into any part of a temple a man can enter.
Godmen in India need just a few fraud externals, such as a fancy title and costume, to fool the gullible public
Local officials in the western state of Rajasthan say tourists are put off visiting the 12th Century Kiradu temple complex because of a local legend.
Sikh-American teenager Karanveer Singh Pannu who shot to fame with his book "Bullying of Sikh American Children - Through the Eyes of a Sikh American" was forced to remove his turban at an airport in the US state of California. T
Non-resident Bengalis making a conscious effort to teach rituals and customs to their next generation isn't new.
As history progressed, it has brought along with itself the sporadic expansion of Hinduism and its ethnic originals from India.
Every year millions of people travel to two temples in southern India, hoping for an answer to their prayers. But every miracle requires a sacrifice - and many pilgrims sacrifice their hair.
Dinkoism is one of the world's newest faiths having only been created by atheists in 2008 as a vehicle for parodying the excesses of organised religion.
The denial of access to women to the Shani Shingnapur temple is just one of the more substantive stereotypes that Trupti Desai has just shattered.
Outside the Puttingal temple there was an eerie silence one night after the fire tragedy.
What India should do instead is to respond to such House of Lords adventures strongly and ensure that repeat attempts are not made. The US shows the way on how to do this.
In a historic decision, the Shani Shingnapur temple authorities debunked its 400-year-old tradition, allowing women devotees to enter the inner sanctum of the temple to offer prayers.
India court says women have 'fundamental right' to enter temples
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has become the most visible face in TV commercials with just one brand to endorse—his own Patanjali Ayurved.
RSS on Monday accused Leftist scholars of attempting to replace 'India' with 'South Asia' in textbooks in California and said efforts by Hindu activists have thwarted their bid to "undermine the country's glorious identity."
The highly volatile issue of whether there should be a proper Ram temple on the disputed site is pending before the Supreme Court
he Sikhs in UK are no longer seen as settlers but as citizens. Their spirit of charity and welfare has made them an integral part of the society.
Patanjali Ayurved has narrowed its gap with consumer product companies including Dabur, Marico and Godrej Consumer as the Baba Ramdev-led firm more than doubled its sales in the past ten months.
The national tricolour under which millions fought and thousands died during India’s freedom movement, has never before been used to defame and thrash political opponents and critics.
The concerns were raised in UK parliament during a debate about declining religious freedom in India under the Modi government.
Dubai and Thailand, popular tourist hubs, stood at number one and two positions, respectively, due to its short flying time from India, followed by Singapore
Mother Teresa, the Roman Catholic nun who worked with the poor in the Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta), is to be declared a saint on 4 September, Pope Francis has announced.
The 1000 singers at Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s World Cultural Festival, which begins on 11 March, will probably lip-sync. So is it worth destroying the Yamuna floodplain?
India's environment watchdog has said a controversial cultural festival on the floodplains of Delhi's main river can go ahead if the organisers pay a fine of $744,262.
The government faced opposition anger in Parliament over the mega festival organized by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living on the banks of the river Yamu
After promoting Swadeshi to consumers, yoga guru Baba Ramdev is now building a business empire by targeting shopkeepers and the trader community on the Swadeshi plank.
The U.S. State Department was "disappointed" India had refused visas to members of a U.S. commission that examines violations of religious freedom around the world
The World Culture Festival, a three-day event, will do serious damage to the delicate ecosystem of Delhi's Yamuna river
Indian government has justified its decision to deny visa to United States panel on religious freedom wanting to visit India.
Setback for relations between Delhi and Washington as a long-planned visit by the agency is scuppered
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held here on March 9 has been cancelled following the Jat protests for job quotas that led to widespread violence in the state.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji, please note how your event is killing the Yamuna.
In India, many devout Hindus have very intimate relationships with their gods and goddesses and, keeping that in mind, the Indian judicial system regards deities as legal beings.