World  /  Published 02.08.20

Singapore police arrests chief priest of Hindu temple

  The chief priest of Singapore's oldest Hindu temple was arrested on charges of "criminal breach of trust", according to police. The Sri Mariamman Temple had lodged a police comp...
By PTI in Singapore

India  /  Published 24.07.20

Priest tax Nehru halted returns to Varanasi

Varanasi’s civic body has directed priests who conduct rituals for clients on the Ganga’s banks to pay a yearly registration fee of Rs 100 to reserve their wooden seats at the ghats. Such...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Calcutta  /  Published 19.07.20

Locked down, priests need blessings

Rituals have taken a hit in this season of pandemic. So have the priests who perform them. Fear of infection has dissuaded many from allowing priests into the house. “We have a Shiva temple at ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

India  /  Published 29.06.20

Priests protest govt temple ‘grab’

The priests of various temples in Uttarakhand are holding relay dharnas on the premises accusing the state’s BJP government of trying to grab their shrines’ earnings. At the heart of the ...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 28.04.20

Two temple priests killed in Bulandshahr

Two priests of a Shiva temple in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh were found dead on Tuesday morning, police said.The deceased have been identified as Jagdish (55) and Shersingh (45) of Pagauna v...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.02.19

20-year jail for Kerala priest for rape

A Kerala court on Saturday sentenced a Catholic clergyman to 20 years’ rigorous imprisonment for raping a minor, who gave birth two years ago, in a case that took several shocking turns. A criminal ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

West Bengal  /  Published 01.09.19

Lord Ganesh surprised me

it was a Sunday evening, some 47 years ago, I was returning from the College Church after prayer. The magnificent Church of the St. Joseph’s College, Trichy, dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, decked...
By Felix Raj, SJ J. in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.19

Allowed One Word Every Sentence

Sentenced. Punished. Done. Taaaliyaan! Done. Finger. Fingerprint. Fist. Fisted. Gone. Article. Signed. Sealed. Delivered. Devastated. Faith. Future. Divided. Demoted. Diminished. Defaced. Dumbed. Down...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.19

Ms Priest

As a child Sonali Mondal used to watch her maternal grandfather worship Radha-Krishna at home. “He would do everything instead of depending on any Brahmin purohit or priest. At some point I started ...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 07.06.19

Dentist is priest at home Kali puja

AK Block has a dentist who took leave from his hospital in Chhattisgarh to return to the block and perform Phalharini Kali puja on Sunday. “This puja was performed by Ramakrishna, when he worshipped...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta


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