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London, April 18 (IANS) Late model and TV journalist Peaches Geldof's funeral will take place on Easter Monday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) One of the most important days in the Christian calendar - Good Friday - was observed across the state with the faithful turning up in churches in good numbers.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The national capital observed Good Friday, which marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, with prayers and fasts.
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The house of a Central Public Works Department (CPWD) official was burgled of Rs.1.5 lakh in cash and jewellery worth over Rs.20 lakh Sunday morning when the officer had gone to church with his family, police said.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) A large number of faithfuls thronged churches across Kerala on the occasion of Palm Sunday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Christians, who form nearly a quarter of Kerala's 33 million people, are geared up for the rituals and festivities associated with the Holy Week (also known as the "Passion Week"), which begins this Sunday and will end with Easter next Sunday.
London, April 10 (IANS) Model and TV presenter Peaches Geldof's funeral is likely to be held at the church where her mother Paula Yates' memorial took place.
Panaji, April 4 (IANS) Goa's Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza Friday blamed a Church-run organisation for creating an impression of insecurity among the minorities about Narendra Modi.
Kochi, April 3 (IANS) The Catholic community in Kerala Thursday were overjoyed after the announcement from their supreme religious head, the pope, that two of their religious leaders have been cleared to be canonised and will be now referred to as saints.
Madrid, March 28 (IANS) El Greco broke away with the canons of painting and the treatment of 16th century religious figures by using colours differently and distorting perspective to the point that several experts consider him a creator of alternative worlds.
United Nations, March 27 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday saw first-hand the impacts of climate change during a visit to Greenland, where the melting of ice sheets is accelerating.
Caracas, March 26 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that his government has detained three air force generals linked to a coup plot by hardline right-wing opposition groups.
Panaji, March 24 (IANS) A sitting BJP MP and a candidate for the North Goa seat has attracted controversy for posing with a copy of the Bible in a church while starting his election campaign.
Nairobi, March 24 (IANS) Security forces have intensified round the clock surveillance and foiled terror threats to ensure that the country is safe despite Sunday's terror attack in Mombasa, Kenyan police chief said Sunday.
Panaji, March 22 (IANS) Goa's influential Roman Catholic church wants its followers to both pray and actively engage in the political process to elect parliamentarians who will work for the good of the country.
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) A social wing of the influential church in Goa Tuesday lashed out at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for promoting personality oriented politics.
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Two men convicted in the Dec 16, 2012 gang rape, who are facing trial for allegedly robbing a carpenter on the same day, Saturday claimed before a court here that they had not beaten up or robbed the victim.
New York, March 12 (IANS) At least two people were killed and over a dozen injured in a massive explosion that rocked East Harlem here Wednesday morning, media reported.
New York, March 12 (IANS) A massive explosionin East Harlem here Wednesday morning caused two buildings to collapse, the fire department said.
London, March 4 (ANI): A Nairobi pastor has ordered women to ditch their lingerie while attending his church to feel closer to God.
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Scottish singer Susan Boyle is expanding her acting career. She has landed a role in a new TV drama.
Melbourne, February 22 (ANI): A groom was arrested and charged with disorderly behavior for being too intoxicated at his own wedding.
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Reality TV star Snooki says she will have a wedding themed on "The Great Gatsby".
Islamabad, Feb. 14 (ANI): Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered the Attorney General and all provincial Advocate Generals to submit a detailed report on the number of worship places of minorities and their security arrangements in the country.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 12 (IANS) National Award winning actress Meera Jasmine married engineer Anil John in a church in the state capital Wednesday.
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) A 20-year-old Manipuri student was robbed by four men, who were later arrested, when he went to buy a recharge coupon for his mobile phone, police said Monday.
Maramon (Kerala), Feb 9 (IANS) Asia's biggest Christian convention got underway here Sunday with Philipose Mar Chrysostum, senior metropolitan of the Mar Thoma Church, leading the opening worship.
Paris, Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) The motorcycle that Harley-Davidson gave as a gift to Pope Francis last June sold for about $284,000 at an auction in Paris Thursday, with the proceeds going to a homeless shelter in Rome.
Copenhagen, Feb 5 (IANS) India-born Danish politician Manu Sareen, 46, continues to hold some of the most powerful and sensitive portfolios in the new Danish cabinet announced by incumbent Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
Islamabad, Feb. 4 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court has sought report on measures being taken for minorities' security in the country.
Abuja, Feb 2 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed in an armed attack on a church in Nigeria's Adamawa sate, an official said Sunday.
Johannesburg, Jan. 31 (ANI): The Italian Police have reportedly detained three thieves for stealing Polish pope John Paul II's blood stained relic and discarding it away.
Cairo, Jan 29 (IANS/AKI) The Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis has claimed Tuesday's assassination in Giza of an aide to Egypt's Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim, according to Al-Ahram Online.
Cairo, Jan 28 (IANS) A police officer was shot dead and another injured by unidentified gunmen who attacked a church in the 6th of October City, west of Egypt's capital Cairo, state-run Ahram website reported Tuesday.
Johannesburg, Jan. 28 (ANI): A vial containing the blood of late Pope John Paul II has been stolen from a chapel in Italy.
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who will sport clean-shaven head for his upcoming movie "Haider", says he is nervous and excited to shoot the final schedule of the film.
Rome, Jan 25 (IANS/AKI) The Italian mafia plotted to blow up the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa among other monuments in the country.
London, Jan. 23 (ANI): The Church of England has reportedly issued a list of nine social media commandments that tells clergy and staff how to behave in the virtual world.
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) Goa's stature may have risen with the hosting of the ongoing Lusofonia Games - Portuguese equivalent of the Commonwealth Games - but the state's tourist taxi operators claim their fortunes have taken a beating and the government says they alone are to blame.
Washington, Jan. 18 (ANI): The iconic statue of Christ overlooking Rio de Janeiro has been damaged during a storm, losing the right thumb tip to a lightning strike.
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Olympic medal-winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom Thursday said she had also faced a sex attack when she was 18, but managed to overpower the assaulter.
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) The Goa church has started a statewide quest, scouting for the owners of three statues, including one of Jesus Christ, which mysteriously washed ashore at Miramar beach last week.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Following an apology over an article from the chief editor of the mouthpiece of the Syro Malabar Catholic Church to him, union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said the issue has been closed.
Colombo, Jan 14 (IANS) Sri Lanka has begun probe into a mob attack on two churches in the south of the country, police said Monday.
Moscow, Jan 13 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Six months before his death last December, legendary gun designer and inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, wrote a letter of repentance to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill I.
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 11 (IANS/EFE) A protestant pastor died after being shot in the head inside his church in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, police said.
Washington, Jan. 9 (ANI): Tom Cruise's controversial religion Scientology is being investigated by the FBI for its alleged involvement in human trafficking, according to reports.
London, Jan 9 (ANI): A Brazilian man was arrested 40 times and banned from Britain for claiming to be Jesus Christ.
Manila, Jan 1 (IANS) Six people were killed and six wounded when a bomb exploded at a New Year party in a remote village of Philippines's Basilan province, security official said Wednesday.
Melbourne, December 29 (ANI): Queen Elizabeth had reportedly planned to whack Idi Amin over the head with a ceremonial pearl sword if he "gatecrashed" a Silver Jubilee church service in 1977.
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Delhi's new Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has always been wedded to secular values, Saturday thanked gods of India's four major religions - Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Sikhism - for the "miracle" that brought him and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to power.
Thrissur (Kerala) Dec 27 (IANS) Kerala's cultural capital Thrissur Friday evening witnessed what's been billed as the biggest Christmas pageant in the country with 5,000 Santas, 2,000 angels and much more.
Baghdad, Dec 26 (IANS) At least 42 people were killed and 84 wounded in attacks across Iraq Wednesday, mainly in Christian areas here, police said.
Bangalore, Dec 25 (IANS) Midnight mass, special prayers, chiming bells, singing of carols and a rich feasts with pomp and gaiety marked Christmas celebrations across Karnataka Wednesday.
Baghdad, Dec 25 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and 31 wounded in a car bomb explosion near a church here Wednesday.
Hyderabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Christmas was celebrated Wednesday with religious fervour and gaiety across Andhra Pradesh.
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) The festive spirit gripped the national capital Wednesday on the occasion of Christmas as people flocked to churches to light candles and pray for peace and harmony.
Aizawl/Kohima/Agartala, Dec 25 (IANS) Christmas was celebrated Wednesday in churches and homes across northeast India with special prayers and worship programmes.
Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) With the chimes of church bells, moving midnight mass, earnest prayers and warm greetings early Wednesday, Mumbai celebrated Christmas.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 25 (IANS) Traditional fervour marked Christmas celebrations in Kerala as most Keralites - irrespective of their religion - Wednesday decorated their houses with Christmas stars and trees.
Peshawar, Dec. 24 (ANI): Nearly 82 Christians were killed when a devastating double suicide bombing targeted their place of worship in Peshawar three months ago.
Washington, Dec. 22 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that businesses with head offices in places with high levels of "religiousness" were less likely to experience stock price crashes as a result of not disclosing bad financial news.
London, Dec 21 (IANS) British actor Leslie Phillips has married for the third time at the age of 89.
Candolim (Goa), Dec 18 (IANS) With more than 500 Russians having made Goa their home, the community is now hoping to set up a Russian Orthodox Church in the state.
Washington, Dec. 18 (ANI): Angular, asymmetrical, colorful and just plain extraordinary, there are many modern churches today that is going to have one looking in vain for a traditional steeple.
Washington, Dec. 18 (ANI): Mark Wahlberg has revealed that he goes to church twice on Sundays because faith is the most important part of his life.
London, Dec. 16 (ANI): Pope Francis has rejected accusations from right-wing Americans that his teaching is Marxist.
Cape Town, Dec 15 (IANS) The South African government confirmed Saturday that it did not send any invitation to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu to attend former president Nelson Mandela's funeral, as it did not send any invitation to anybody.
BREATHLESS, MY FRIEND shared her shock news on the phone. "You're never going to believe this, but someone stole MY HOUSE." I thought for a few seconds before deciding she was right: I didn't believe it. "You're probably in the wrong street," I said. "Try the next one." Why did I hesitate? Because you wouldn't believe the size of things people steal these days.
Sydney, Dec. 12 (ANI): Pope Francis has been reportedly named Time magazine's Person of the Year, while NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been chosen as the runner-up.
New York, Dec 11 (ANI): Kim Kardashian has defended herself for giving just 10 percent of her eBay auction proceeds to Typhoon Haiyan charity.
Sydney, Dec 10 (ANI): Australia has toned down sledging tactics after heated Ashes Tests in Brisbane and Adelaide, according to reports.
Sydney, Dec 9 (ANI): The Australian media has claimed that fast bowler Mitchell Johnson loves heavy metal music and fast cars but he has always had the heart of a teddy bear.
Washington, Dec. 7 (ANI): 'The King of Queens' star Leah Remini, who left Church of scientology this year, has wished Kirstie Alley well, even after being an anti-faith "bigot".
Sydney, Dec. 3 (ANI): Pope Francis has revealed he once made money by kicking people out of clubs as a bouncer.
London, Nov 30 (IANS) English singer Jessie J has dedicated her latest single "Thunder", to god. She says she feels more comfortable singing about her Christian beliefs now.
Aizawl/New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Balloting to elect a new government in the northeastern border state of Mizoram ended peacefully Monday, with over 81 percent of voters exercising their franchise, officials said.
Aizawl, Nov 25 (IANS) Balloting to elect a new government in the northeastern border state of Mizoram ended peacefully Monday, with around 82 percent of voters exercising their franchise, officials said.
Aizawl, Nov 25 (IANS) Balloting has proceeded peacefully Monday in the northeastern state of Mizoram for the 40-seat assembly elections. Polling till afternoon has been moderate, officials said, adding that about 50 percent of votes were cast by 1.30 p.m..
Agartala, Nov 25 (IANS) Polling for the 40-seat assembly elections in the northeastern state of Mizoram began Monday amid tight security, officials said.
Aizawl, Nov 24 (IANS) Women voters will play a key role in the Nov 25 assembly elections in Mizoram, the only state in India where women voters outnumber men.
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new research suggests that 15 million women ages 40 and older (1 in 5) suffer from accidental bowel leakage.
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Tom Cruise and John Travolta, along with church head David Miscavige have launched Scientology's new building worth 145 dollars in Clearwater.
Wellington, Nov. 16 (ANI): The Vatican has brushed off concerns after officials warned that Pope Francis could become the target of the mafia for campaigning against corruption.
London, Nov. 14 (ANI): Pope Francis has brought on himself the wrath of mafia after campaigning against corruption, a leading anti-mob prosecutor has warned.
Buenos Aires, Nov 13 (IANS/EFE) Another two churches were vandalised over the past few days in Argentina, which has seen at least five incidents of destruction and defacement in houses of worship in less than two months, authorities said Tuesday.
Muscat, Nov 5 (IANS) A catholic church organised a mass in Oman capital Muscat to pay tribute to the Indian-origin trainee teacher Tarun Asthana, who died of his injuries Monday in New Zealand.
Washington, Nov. 5 (ANI): A scattering of churches in the US are trying to attract new members by gathering around craft beer.
Dimapur, Oct 31 (IANS) Thousands of people staged massive protests Thursday in this main commercial town of Nagaland against illegal tax levies on "every tribal Naga and non-Naga" residing in the state by separatist Naga rebel outfits.
Washington, Oct. 31 (ANI): Viewing R-rated movies leads to decreased church attendance and lessens importance of faith among young people, but it does not influence whether they have doubts about their beliefs, a new study has reported.
Washington, Oct. 29 (ANI): Terrorist attacks and fatalities soared to a record high in 2012, according to a new report.
London, Oct. 24 (ANI): The Vatican has reportedly suspended a senior German church leader, Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst for his alleged lavish spending.
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Mizoram assembly polls will now be held Nov 25 instead of Dec 4, a statement from the Election Commission said Wednesday.
Cairo, Oct 22 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's interim government said Tuesday it will end mid-November the state of emergency imposed amid unrest in the country after a deadly crackdown by security forces in August.
Rome, Oct 21 (IANS/AKI) Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke will be interred in a secret location in Italy, his lawyer said.
Hong Kong, Oct 21 (IANS) An Indian-origin man in Hong Kong is finding it difficult to secure a place to bury his wife's ashes after she died in April this year.
Cairo, Oct 21 (IANS/AKI) At least three people were killed and nine injured when gunmen opened fire at a wedding ceremony being held in a church in a Cairo suburb late Sunday, Al-Ahram daily reported on its website.
Aizawl, Oct 18 (IANS) Church groups in Christian-majority Mizoram have requested the poll panel to change the dates for polling and counting in the state in view of church conferences, while the state's main opposition party has sought the removal of the state's chief electoral office for "irresponsible behaviour".
Rome, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) In a video taped before he died last week, Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke said that the 1944 reprisal massacre of 335 Italian men and boys had been "dreadful".
Sydney, Oct 18 (ANI): The Vatican is reportedly on the lookout for Indian, Pakistani or Sri Lankan nuns, who have played cricket before, in order to form a women cricket team, following the announcement of their own men's cricket club.