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Rath Yatra of holy trinity completed in Puri
Bhubaneswar, July 23 (IANS) The 12-day-long world-famous Rath Yatra ended with the holy trinity of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Devi Subhadra entering the sanctum sanctorum of Srimandir in Odisha's Puri.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
Lingayat seers' massive convention on July 25 to exert pressure on BJP
Bengaluru, July 23 (IANS) Amid intense speculation about a possible leadership change in Karnataka, several seers of the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community on Friday decided to organise religious heads convention on Sunday (July 25) in what is seen as sending out a loud and clear message to BJP party high command not to remove Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
Saudi announces Hajj season free from Covid-19
Riyadh, July 23 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday the successful conclusion of this year's Hajj season, free from the Covid-19 and other contagious diseases, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Lingayat seers continue to rally behind Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) Even as Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa continued to appeal to his community seers and supporters not to protest against the BJP central leaders' decision, more than hundred Veerashaiva-Lingayat seers on Thursday made a beeline to his residence to express their support.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
Riythvika on being directed by Arvind Swami: It's an honour
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Tamil actress Riythvika says that to be directed by actor Arvind Swami in upcoming anthology "Navrasa" was an enthralling experience for her.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
D. Suresh Babu: As long as I know pulse of audience, I will last in business
Hyderabad, July 22 (IANS) Veteran producer D. Suresh Babu has been bankrolling films for 57 years now. He has seen styles of storytelling change, and new waves come and go.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Veteran stage and film actor KTS Padannayil dead
Kochi, July 22 (IANS) Hugely popular stage, TV and film actor K.T.S. Padannayil passed away on Thursday at a private hospital, near here, said family sources.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Southern Cinema,Art/Culture/Books
Telugu star Balakrishna: Don't know who AR Rahman is; Bharat Ratna equal to my father's toenail
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Netizens had a field day on Wednesday, after an interview of Telugu star and MLA Nandamuri Balakrishna went viral. In the interview, the actor says he doesn't know who Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman is, and adds that Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, is equal to the "toenail" of his father, late actor-politician NT Rama Rao.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
TTD to make, sell incense sticks from flowers offered to deity
Tirupati, July 21 (IANS) The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) will soon start selling fragrant incense sticks, made out of the flowers offered to the deity, a temple official said on Wednesday.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Actor Siddharth talks about his experience of working in 'Navarasa'
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Rathindran R. Prasad has directed "Inmai" (emotion: fear) in "Navarasa". The upcoming OTT anthology that has nine stories based on the nine 'rasa' or human emotions. The film has actor Siddharth in the central role.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rahul Ravindran posts pics for wife Chinmayi Sripada 'just for no reason'
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Actor-director Rahul Ravindran, who is known for his work in Tamil and Telugu films, on Wednesday uploaded a series of pictures with his wife, singer Chinmayi Sripada, to cherish memories.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Sarpatta Paramabarai' director Pa. Ranjith opens up on research for the film
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Tamil filmmaker Pa.Ranjith, who is known for delivering larger-than-life entertainers, recently released his new film "Sarpatta Parambarai" digitally. The film starring Arya narrates the tale of a clash between two clans against the backdrop of boxing. The filmmaker says research didn't take much time, but the writing was challenging.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
No Kanwar Yatra, no puja in Shravan month at Shiva temple in Deoghar
Ranchi, July 21 (IANS) There will be no Kanwar Yatra, no mela and no Puja for devotees during the auspicious Shravan month for the second year in a row at the famous Shiva temple in Deoghar, Jharkhand, which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in the country.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Telangana CM, Guv convey Bakrid greetings
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan conveyed Eid-al-Adha greetings to the people in the state.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Andhra Guv, CM extend Bakrid greetings
Amaravati, July 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan and Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday extended Eid-al-Adha greetings to the people in the state.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Odisha: Bahuda Yatra of Lord Jagannath, deities completed
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) The Bahuda Yatra (return journey) of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, to Srimandir in Puri town of Odisha was completed on Tuesday without participation of devotees.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Sharwanand, Rashmika Mandanna start shoot of 'Aadavaallu Meeku Joharlu'
Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) Actors Sharwanand and Rashmika Mandanna kickstarted the shoot of their upcoming Telugu film "Aadavaallu Meeku Joharlu" here on Tuesday.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ram Charan has a birthday wish for wife Upasana
Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) Actor Ram Charan took to Instagram on Tuesday to post a birthday wish for his wife Upasana Kamineni Konidela.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mahesh Babu celebrates daughter Sitara's birthday, posts video
Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) Mahesh Babu's daughter Sitara turned nine on Tuesday, and the Telugu star posted an Instagram video showing a small birthday celebration at home.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Untoward spread of Covid, will take action': SC to Kerala on Bakrid relaxations
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Coming down hard on the Kerala government for relaxing Covid restrictions for Bakrid, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the government's affidavit has disclosed a "sorry state of affairs", and pointed out relaxation for even one day in an area having critical spread of infection was "wholly uncalled for".
2021-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Hyderabad businessman donates silver steps to Vizag temple
Visakhapatnam, July 20 (IANS) Less than a day after a Hyderabad-based businessman gifted a golden sword worth Rs 1 crore to the Tirupati deity, another one from the Telangana capital donated silver steps to Rajasyamala temple in Andhra Pradesh's port city of Visakhapatnam.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
This Bahubali Sevayat of Lord Jagannath was Mr India
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) Thanks to the pandemic and social media many behind the scene faces have got their chance to bask in the limelight, similar is the case of Anil Gochikar, who has gained popularity as the Bahubali Sevayat or body guard of Lord Jagannath.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Hyderabad bizman donates Rs 1 cr gold sword to Tirupati deity
Tirupati, July 19 (IANS) A Hyderabad-based businessman on Monday donated a golden sword 'Suryakathari', worth Rs 1 crore to Lord Venkateswara Swamy, TTD officials said.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Rajisha Vijayan joins cast of Ravi Teja's 'Ramarao On Duty'
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Malayalam actress Rajisha Vijayan has joined the cast of actor Ravi Teja's upcoming film "Ramarao on Duty". The actress took to Instagram on Monday to share the news.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bahuda Yatra: Restrictions imposed in Puri
Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, restrictions have been imposed in the pilgrim town of Puri for the smooth conduct of 'Bahuda Yatra' to be held on Tuesday.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion
'Can't do this amid pandemic': SC nixes plea for Pandharpur pilgrimage
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea against the Maharashtra government's denial of permission to Warkaris of the Sant Namdev Maharaj Sansthan and other groups of Warkari sect to walk from their doorstep till the temple at Pandharpur.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Rajamouli is guest speaker on Big FM's 'Onward & Upward: The Big Morning Show' 300th episode
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) "Baahubali" director SS Rajamouli was the special guest at a session to celebrate Big FM's "Onward & Upward: The Big Morning Show" completing 300 episodes.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
UP allows gatherings of 50 on Bakrid
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued special guidelines for the upcoming Bakrid festival, in view of the prevailing Covid situation.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Saudi uses information tech to control pandemic during Haj
Riyadh, July 19 (IANS) The Saudi government is employing the latest information technologies to help control the spread of Covid-19 during this year's Haj season.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
DDMA bans Kanwar Yatra in Delhi
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) After several northern states, including Uttarakhand, announced restriction on 'Kanwar Yatra, the Delhi administration too on Sunday prohibited any movement of Kanwariyas in the national capital to contain the spread of coronavirus.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
No nod for Eid congregational prayers in Kashmir
Srinagar, July 18 (IANS) No congregational prayers would be allowed in the Kashmir Valley on Eid-ul-Zuha because of the COVID protocol that limits the number of people offering prayers in any group to 25, officials announced on Sunday.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
BJP MP Hema Malini visits Kheer Bhawani temple in Kashmir
Srinagar, July 18 (IANS) Bollywood actress and BJP MP Hema Malini on Sunday visited the Mata Kheer Bhawani temple in J&K's Ganderbal district.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Religion
In rare criticism, Grand Ayatollah warns Iran not to trust the Taliban
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) One of Iran's most senior clerics has cautioned the Iranian government not to trust a "terrorist" group "whose evil and murderous nature is no secret to the world".
2021-07-18
Category: International, India,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pocso cases: Teaching, non-teaching staff of Siva Sankar Baba's school absconding
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Police's Crime Branch, which is investigating the sexual abuse case against arrested 'godman' Shiv Sankar Baba, has reported that five teaching and non-teaching staff of his school are absconding.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Religion
Grand Mosque in Mecca receives 1st batch of Haj pilgrims
Riyadh, July 18 (IANS) The first batch of Haj pilgrims have arrived at the Grand Mosque in Macca to perform their first ritual for the annual pilgrimage, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
2021-07-18
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Religion
Tollywood reboots: Telugu film industry jumps back into action
Hyderabad, July 18 (IANS) Bollywood is still cagey about restarting shooting work despite restrictions easing, but the Telugu film industry has jumped back to action with gusto. Filmmakers are picking up projects where they left off before lockdown, to try and wrap up films for release without delay.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Follow govt's Covid norms, refrain from sacrificing forbidden animals: Madani
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind chief Maulana Arshad Madani has advised Muslims to perform Eid-ul-Adha prayers in mosques or at home while following the Covid-19 guidelines given by the Health Ministry.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Cong leader rakes up separate Lingayat religion issue again
Bengaluru, July 17 (IANS) Influential Congress leader from north Karnataka, and former chief minister Siddaramaiah's blue-eyed boy, M.B. Patil has raked up the issue of separate religion for Lingayats yet again.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
Suriya unveils title look of upcoming film 'Vaadi Vaasal'
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Actor Suriya took to social media to release the title look of his upcoming Tamil film "Vaadi Vaasal" on Friday. The film is directed by acclaimed storyteller Vetrimaaran.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
SS Rajamouli gives mahurat clap for Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas's next
Hyderabad, July 16 (IANS) Filmmaker SS Rajamouli gave the mahurat clap for Telugu actor Bellamkonda's Hindi remake of the film "Chatrapathi" here on Friday.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Shoot of Kamal Haasan's 'Vikram' begins
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) The shooting of Kamal Haasan's upcoming project "Vikram" started here on Friday. The film co-stars Vijay Sethupati and Fahadh Faasil.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rapper Shan Vincent de Paul directs theme video of Arya-starrer 'Sarpatta Parambarai'
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Toronto-based rapper Shan Vincent has donned the hat of director for the music video of "Neeya oli", the theme song of the Arya-starrer "Sarpatta Parambarai", directed by Pa. Ranjith's film.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nayanthara to be part of 'Bahubali: Before The Beginning'?
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) The much talked-about digital series "Bahubali: Before The Beginning" has reportedly roped in South star Nayanthara for a pivotal role. The series is a prequel to SS Rajamouli's "Baahubali" franchise.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Sanskritik Forest' to come up in Prayagraj
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), July 16 (IANS) A holy dip in the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, will now allow devotees in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj to see mythological trees on the banks of the rivers.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Religious freedom expression of freedom of thought: Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, July 16 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said religious freedom was actually an expression of freedom of thought and gave a call for people of faith and nonbelievers alike to "be kind, honest and truthful" -- the shared values of all faiths despite their differences.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Civil suit filed against Champat Rai over Fakire Ram temple purchase
Ayodhya, July 16 (IANS) A civil suit has been filed against the Ram Temple Trust secretary Champat Rai in a Faizabad district court by Kashi seer, Shankaracharya Avi Mukteshwaranand and Shiv Sena leader Santosh Dubey, seeking scrapping of the sale deed of 30,830 sq ft of the 350-year-old Fakire Ram Mandir, adjacent to the Ram Janmabhoomi site.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Historical structures excavated in Golden Temple complex
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) Historical tunnel-like structures were unearthed while excavating the basement of a building in the complex of the holiest of Sikh shrines Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, in Amritsar, officials said on Friday.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion
Ram temple to open for devotees at the end of 2023
Ayodhya, July 16 (IANS) The Ram temple in Ayodhya will open to devotees for worship by the end of 2023.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Vijay Deverakonda celebrates 3 years of his fashion brand Rowdy
Hyderabad, July 15 (IANS) Actor Vijay Deverakonda on Thursday celebrated three years of his fashion brand, Rowdy.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Prabhu Deva's untitled action film goes on floor
Chennai, July 15 (IANS) Actor-choreographer Prabhu Deva's upcoming untitled Tamil film with director Santhosh P. Jayakumar went on floors here on Thursday.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion