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Virus curbs see elephant idols shrunk for Ganesh Chaturthi

Indian authorities have imposed tough anti-coronavirus restrictions on gatherings and the size of Ganesha elephant god idols for one of the biggest religious festivals...

Prince Charles leads silver jubilee tributes to Neasden Temple

Britain's Prince Charles has issued a special video message to mark the 25th anniversary of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in north London, which...

Thousands bid farewell to ‘selfless’ Hasmita Patel

Thousands of mourners bid an emotional farewell to Hasmita Patel, who passed away peacefully last week on Thursday 6th August with her family by...

Indo-US relations set to be ‘defining pathway of century’, says India’s new NY consul

Randhir Kumar Jaiswal, the newly-appointed Consul General of India in New York, has urged the Indian-American community to keep playing a pivotal role in...

Muslims perform Eid prayers, socially distanced and masked

Masked and socially distanced to fight the coronavirus, Muslims around the world held prayers on Friday to mark the festival of Eid al-Adha, with...

Livelihood of Mumbai’s Ganesh festival-linked people in peril

With the Maharashtra government calling for low-key Ganpati celebration this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, livelihood of people associated with the festivities,...

Lord Ram’s images to be displayed in Times Square to celebrate Aug 5 Ram...

Images of Lord Ram and 3D portraits of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be beamed across the giant billboards in the iconic...

India cancels Amarnath Yatra as coronavirus cases mount

India has cancelled a historic Hindu pilgrimage to a holy cave high in the snow-capped mountains of contested Kashmir for the first time, as cases...

Spiritual leader Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan passes away

Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj, the global leader of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, has passed away aged 78. The founder of world’s first eco-temple...

Eight years after shooting, Nobel-winner Malala graduates

Nobel Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai, who moved to Britain after being shot for campaigning for girls' education in Pakistan, described her joy Friday at graduating from...