WiFi free at Varanasi’s Dashashwamedha, Sheetala Ganga Ghats

In Uttar Pradesh, Dashashwamedha and Sheetala, two main Ghats of Ganga in Varanasi have been equipped with WiFi facility today. Visitors at these Ghats will get free WiFi connectivity in the vicinity of around seven hundred metres. Inaugurating the service in Varanasi, Union IT an Telecommunication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that eight more Ghats … Read more

Indian Polio Virus has been completely stamped-out from the country

The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee today presided over the function of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to celebrate ‘India’s Victory Over Polio’, here today. The function was graced by the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Chairperson, National Advisory … Read more

Pope Francis shares hope for a better world

Pope Francis offered a Christmas wish Wednesday for a better world, praying for protection for Christians under attack, battered women and trafficked children, peace in the Middle East and Africa, and dignity for refugees fleeing misery and conflict around the globe. Francis delivered the traditional ‘’Urbi et Orbi” (Latin for ‘’to the city and to … Read more

Asaram Bapu – Allegations of sexual assault – 2013

In August 2013, Asaram was accused of sexually assaulting a 16 year old girl at his ashram in Jodhpur on the pretext of exorcising her from evil spirits. Last week, a 16-year-old girl alleged that Asaram Bapu had sexually assaulted her in his Jodhpur ashram. This is the first time the godman has been directly … Read more

Kedarnath, Uttarakhand – 2013 flash floods

The Kedarnath valley, along with and other parts of the state of Uttarakhand, was hit with unprecedented flash floods on 16 and 17June 2013 almost after 80 years. The temple itself suffered some damage but was still standing. However a portion of the temple complex was washed away, and the Kedarnath town was nearly destroyed … Read more

Religious Tourism in North East States of India

The Indian Ministry of Tourism has undertaken some essential steps to focus on the tourism potential of (including religious spots) the North Eastern region of India. Promotion of Religious Tourism in North East States i. Releasing television campaigns on various TV Channels. ii. A separate section on the North Eastern region included on the promotional … Read more

Kashmir Sufi Movement

Kashmir Sufi Movement is an initiative to promote the real culture of Kashmir that is moderate peaceful Sufi Islamic / Kashmir shaivic trika culture which existed from centuries wherein people of all faiths lived in peace and harmony with each other.

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Healthcare :: A dose of God may help medicine

For some families, the cancer diagnosis of a child strengthens existing religious ties or prompts new ones. Now, a new study by researchers at Brandeis University and the University at Buffalo – SUNY in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology reports that while most pediatric oncologists say they are spiritual, and many are open to connecting with the families of very sick children through religion or spirituality, they typically lack the formal healthcare training that could help them build such bridges.

Healthcare :: Religion and healthcare should mix, MU study says

Research shows that religion and spirituality are linked to positive physical and mental health; however, most studies have focused on people with life threatening diseases. A new study from the University of Missouri-Columbia shows that religion helps many individuals with disabilities adjust to their impairments and gives new meaning to their lives.

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