hinduism

Stampede Kills 24 Pilgrims in Ancient Indian City of Varanasi

By Rupam Jain and Sharat Pradhan NEW DELHI, Oct 16 – At least 24 people died and dozens more were hurt in a stampede in the ancient northern Indian city of Varanasi on Saturday, officials said. Panic spread as thousands of Hindu pilgrims tried to cross a bridge to a sacred site in one of

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First Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi Ready by End 2017

ABU DHABI, Oct 11  – The first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi will be ready to welcome worshippers by the end of 2017, a businessman overseeing the project said on Tuesday. The temple is being built on land donated by the government of Muslim Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. Hindus currently travel

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Outcry Over Death of Indian Girl, 13, After 68-Day Fast

By Neha Dasgupta NEW DELHI, Oct 9 – A children’s rights group has called for Indian police to arrest the parents of a 13-year-old girl from the minority Jain community who died after observing a religious fast for 68 days. The girl, Aradhana Samdhariya, died due to cardiac arrest on Oct. 3, a day after

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Pakistani Man Charged With Blasphemy Over Shoes With Hindu Symbol

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, June 20 – Pakistani police arrested a man under the majority-Muslim country’s strict blasphemy laws on Monday for selling shoes with a sacred Hindu symbol, police and Hindu leaders said. The shopkeeper, Jahanzaib Khaskhili, was arrested in the southern town of Tando Adam and the shoes, which carried the “Om” symbol,

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Nearly 100 Dead in Indian Temple Blaze

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India, April 10 – A massive fire swept through a temple in India’s southern Kerala state on Sunday, killing nearly 100 people and injuring more than 200 who had gathered for a fireworks display to mark the start of the local Hindu new year. Thousands of devotees had packed into the Puttingal Devi temple

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