India  /  Published 07.01.21

UP: gang rape, murder charge on mahant

A 42-year-old anganwadi worker was gang-raped and murdered allegedly by a sadhu and two accomplices when she had gone to worship at a temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district. A hard object, p...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 07.01.21

Sadhus divided over transgender sect

Serious differences have cropped up within the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, the highest body of sadhus in the country, over recognising the Kinnar Akhara, a group of transgender sadhus, as an inde...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 06.01.21

Woman raped, killed by priest in UP

A 50-year-old woman was brutally gangraped and murdered by allegedly three people, including a priest, in the Budaun district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Wednesday. The police arrested two of th...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Lucknow

India  /  Published 07.11.20

SC/ST priests for 1st time in Kerala

The Travancore Devaswom Board, which manages over 1,200 temples in Kerala, has decided to appoint priests from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. One ST and 18 SC priests will soon be appointe...
By PTI in Thiruvananthapuram

India  /  Published 09.10.20

Temple priest burnt to death in Rajasthan

A temple priest died after being set on fire by five people over a land dispute in Rajasthan's Karauli district, police said on Friday. The five accused allegedly poured petrol on Babu Lal Vaishn...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Jaipur


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


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