Religious

How Hindus And Muslims United For Development On Kanpur-Jhansi Highway

LUCKNOW Sept 14: Hindus and Muslims in Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh have transcended communal barriers to help the local administration in relocating some religious structures which had held up building of a flyover for 14 long years. Continue reading “How Hindus And Muslims United For Development On Kanpur-Jhansi Highway”

Pope Francis Orders Investigation Of US Bishop After Church Leaders Meet

VATICAN CITY Sept 14: Pope Francis has ordered an investigation of an American bishop accused of sexual misconduct with adults and accepted his resignation, the Vatican and U.S. Church officials said on Thursday. Continue reading “Pope Francis Orders Investigation Of US Bishop After Church Leaders Meet”

Religious people may live four years longer than atheists: Study

NEW YORK Aug 10: Religious people may live on average four years longer compared to their atheist peers, a study of obituaries in the US has found. Continue reading “Religious people may live four years longer than atheists: Study”

Supreme Court says it cannot make ‘Lakshman Rekha’ law

NEW DELHI Aug 10: The Supreme Court today reminded the lawyers of its ‘lakshman rekha’ (sacred line) when they fervently pleaded it to intervene to stop criminalisation of politics on the ground that the legislature was not doing enough. Continue reading “Supreme Court says it cannot make ‘Lakshman Rekha’ law”

Delhi Temple Denies Last Rites to Hindu who married Muslim

NEW DELHI Aug 10: A Muslim husband wants to perform a ritual for his dead Hindu wife and a temple society in a New Delhi Bengali-dominated neighbourhood has not allowed because they believe the woman was no longer a Hindu after her marriage even as she hadnt given up her faith. Continue reading “Delhi Temple Denies Last Rites to Hindu who married Muslim”

Another Woman Accuses Priest Of Sexual Assault In Kerala

KAYAMKULAM, July 11: A case of alleged rape has been filed against yet another priest of a church in Kerala, where a string of clergymen are facing accusations of sexual misconduct, police said today.
Binu George, a priest of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, was alleged to have raped the parishioner in Alappuzha district four years ago. He is currently serving at a church under the diocese at Koypallikaranma.
The victim claimed that the priest sexually assaulted her at the office of the church when she approached him for help to settle some family dispute in 2014.
In her complaint to the police, the woman said she had informed the church authorities about the incident soon thereafter, and was promised she would not face any harassment from him in the future.
However, when the priest continued to torment her and spread “baseless gossip”, she decided to take legal recourse, police said.
In a major embarrassment for the clergy, a man from Pathanamthitta district had last month accused five priests of the Malankara Orthodox Church in the state of using his wife’s secret confession to blackmail and sexually exploit her.
The alleged sexual abuse by the priests came to light after an audio clip of the victim’s husband’s purported conversation with a church official claiming rape of his wife by the clergymen was widely circulated on social media.
The crime branch of the state police recently registered an FIR and slapped rape charges against four of the five priests after recording the woman’s statement.
Days later, the Catholic church in Kerala was hit by a scandal, with a senior nun accusing Bishop Franco Mulakkal, the head of the Latin diocese of Jalandhar, of raping her, and filed a case with the Kuravilangad police.

Kerala Madrassa Expels Student For Sporting Tilak

PALAKKAD, July 10: A fifth standard student of a madrasa in northern Kerala has been expelled for reportedly applying “chandana kuri” (sandalwood paste) on her forehead and acting in a short film, as a section of the community termed the act “unislamic”.
The matter was brought to light through a Facebook post written by the student’s father, Ummer Malayil.
Malayil said his daughter had got an opportunity to act in a short film in which she played the role of a non-Muslim in two or three scenes.
She had sported a “chandana kuri” in the film which apparently irked the madrasa authorities, resulting in her expulsion from the school, the father said.
He said his daughter and son have been shifted to another madrasa.
As the issue triggered a debate on social media, Mr Malayil in another post wondered why the religious institution took a stern decision only against his daughter as he claimed other children had also applied the sandalwood ’tilak’ and participated in Thiruvathira Kalli, a popular dance form of Kerala.
“There was no restriction for them. Then how come such an action was taken against my daughter?” he said.
Mr Malayil, however, refused to take the matter further and rued that some people were trying to fish in troubled waters.
“I want to inform all to stop celebrating this issue as it is not a global matter. I am not against my religion. I am 100 per cent a believer. Please do not try to tarnish my religion on this isolated matter,” he said.
“There is only a small section of the people who oppose such things (art and culture). Majority of the people support art. So I do not want to create any tension,” he said.
When contacted, Mr Malayil said the “abusive” comments he received for his posts showed the true psyche of Malayalees who pride themselves in being progressive.

Nair Service Society UK holds AGM and elects new office bearers: First event on March 11

By Reethi Mannath Harish

LONDON Feb 20: Nair Service Society (NSS) UK’s Annual General Meeting was held in January 2018 and new director board members were selected.

The new officer bearers are as below

President Sreekumar Kuruppath,

Vice-president Rajiv Unnithan,

Secretary Anitha Nair,

Joint Secretary Manoj Nair,

Treasurers Preena Pillai,

Assistant Treasurer Shyam Kurup,

Cultural Secretary Sunil Pillai,

Assistant Cultural Secretary Reethi Mannath Harish & Priyesh Nedumudi,

Membership Secretary Manoj Mohan,

Assistant Membership Secretary Anil Menon,

PRO Reethi Mannath Harish & Manoj Nair.

NSS UK’s first event for the new year will be held on March 11, 2018 by celebrating Women’s Day from 5pm to 10pm.

Those who wish to participate in the celebrations need to email info@nss.org.uk.

Nair Service Society UK holds AGM and elects new office bearers

By Reethi Mannath Harish

LONDON Feb 20: Nair Service Society (NSS) UK’s Annual General Meeting was held in January 2018 and new director board members were selected.

The new officer bearers are as below

President Sreekumar Kuruppath,

Vice-president Rajiv Unnithan,

Secretary Anitha Nair,

Joint Secretary Manoj Nair,

Treasurers Preena Pillai,

Assistant Treasurer Shyam Kurup,

Cultural Secretary Sunil Pillai,

Assistant Cultural Secretary Reethi Mannath Harish & Priyesh Nedumudi,

Membership Secretary Manoj Mohan,

Assistant Membership Secretary Anil Menon,

PRO Reethi Mannath Harish & Manoj Nair.

NSS UK’s first event for the new year will be held on March 11, 2018 by celebrating Women’s Day from 5pm to 10pm.

Those who wish to participate in the celebrations need to email info@nss.org.uk.

Nair Service Society UK holds AGM and elects new office bearers: First event on March 11

By Reethi Mannath Harish
LONDON Feb 20: Nair Service Society (NSS) UK’s Annual General Meeting was held in January 2018 and new director board members were selected.
 
The new officer bearers are as below
President Sreekumar Kuruppath,
Vice-president Rajiv Unnithan,
Secretary Anitha Nair,
Joint Secretary Manoj Nair,
Treasurers Preena Pillai,
Assistant Treasurer Shyam Kurup,
Cultural Secretary Sunil Pillai,
Assistant Cultural Secretary Reethi Mannath Harish & Priyesh Nedumudi,
Membership Secretary Manoj Mohan,
Assistant Membership Secretary Anil Menon,
PRO Reethi Mannath Harish & Manoj Nair.
NSS UK’s first event for the new year will be held on March 11, 2018 by celebrating Women’s Day  from 5pm to 10pm.
Those who wish to participate in the celebrations need to email info@nss.org.uk.