Everything you need to know about Christ Nagar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Christ Nagar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Vatican City, May 24 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis hopes Chinese Catholics would be able to practise their faith freely and without fear, inviting them to stay loyal to the Vatican, whose authority is challenged by China's Communist rulers.
Islamabad, May 16 (ANI): The brother of slain Pakistani minister Shahbaz Bhatti will speak in front of Pope Francis and some 120,000 members of new Catholic religious movements on Saturday, the Vatican has said.
Vatican City, May 9 (IANS/AKI) Good Christians never complain but joyfully tolerate pain, like their saviour Jesus Christ did during his crucifixion, Pope Francis has said.
Moscow, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man from Russia's Chelyabinsk city has changed his name to Yeshua Ben Maryam Al-Masih, which means in Hebrew "Jesus Son of Mary, Messiah".
London, April 24 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Melanie Chisholm isn't interested in finding a man because she wants to focus on her career and being a good mother to her daughter.
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) Goa's BJP Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar quoted from the Bible Tuesday to explain the delay behind the appointment of the state's chief information commissioner (CIC).
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday said the world is experiencing multiple challenges and at such the teachings enunciated by Jain saint Lord Mahavira hold great significance.
Washington, Apr. 5 (ANI): A controversial Fox News host has sparked anger for saying that there was 'some indication' that 'Jesus may have been gay'.
Shillong, March 31 (IANS) Christians in Meghalaya Sunday joined their brethren the world over in celebrating Easter.
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Christians in the Indian capital celebrated Easter Sunday by attending special mass in churches followed by sumptuous family meals.
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday greeted the people on Easter Sunday, saying the festival celebrates compassion and brotherhood and the renewal of hope in a better tomorrow.
London, Mar 31 (ANI): Pope Francis has drawn an explicit link between Christ and the ghostly image imprinted on the Turin Shroud but stopped short of declaring it the true burial cloth of Jesus.
New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has greeted the people on the occasion of Easter.
London, March 31 (IANS) The One Direction star Liam Payne says he wants to grow his hair and sport a Jesus beard. Payne and his band members including Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson are known for their trendsetting hairdos.
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) With fasts and daylong prayer services in churches, Christians in the national capital and elsewhere in India observed Good Friday, which marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): Good Friday, or the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified, is being observed by Christians across the world.
New York, Mar. 29 (ANI): Scientists have placed the famed Turin Shroud to Christ's time, between the 280 BC and AD 220, raising questions about whether the relic is more than a medieval hoax.
New York, Mar. 27 (ANI): Kanye West is raising eyebrows again with a rumour that he will be naming his sixth studio album 'I Am God.'
London, March 25 (IANS) Pope Francis, the Catholic Church's first Latin American leader, will visit Brazil in July to attend a Catholic youth gathering in Rio de Janeiro.
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) The Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) has in a memorandum to the government demanded March 29 and March 31 as restricted holidays to enable Christian officials observe Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) Across Kerala, churches witnessed a good number of Christians turning up for the Palm Sunday service.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 22 (IANS) With Easter Sunday fast approaching, it's a mixed bag for Christians as most of them will be in a pensive mood starting Palm Sunday till Easter Sunday, when things brighten up.
London, March 18 (ANI): Anthony Hopkins has revealed that he has turned to prayers to keep himself off booze.
Shimla, March 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday launched the Earth Hour Signature Campaign of the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature-India here.
Cairo, March 15 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's ruling Islamist group Muslim Brotherhood has said it hopes the new head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, would be a more tolerant pontiff than his predecessor Benedict XVI.
Washington, March 14 (ANI): Judas used a kiss to betray Jesus because Jesus had the ability to change shape, according to a newly deciphered Egyptian text, dating back almost 1,200 years.
Rio de Janeiro, March 10 (IANS) Legendary British rower Steve Redgrave took to the water at Brazil's Olympic rowing course, saying he was so impressed with the venue that he may consider coming out of retirement to compete in 2016.
London, Mar. 9 (ANI): The Catholic cardinals gathered in Rome have voted to begin the secret election, or conclave, to elect a new pope on 12th March, the Vatican said.
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): The myth of altruism and generosity surrounding Mother Teresa has been dispelled by a group of researchers, who claim that her hallowed image-which does not stand up to analysis of the facts-was constructed, and that her beatification was orchestrated by an effective media relations campaign.
Sydney, Mar 1 (ANI): The Vatican authorities have deleted all of Benedict XVI's tweets sent from the @Pontifex account in less 12 hours since the Pope officially resigned.
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A lot of lot of shuffleboard games for the soon-to-be former Bishop of Rome, successor of St. Peter, head of the College of Bishops, Vicar of Christ, and Pastor of the Universal Church, Pope Benedict XVI, should not be expected, according to a report.
Guwahati, Feb 27 (IANS) Child abuse and juvenile delinquency have increased alarmingly in Mizoram and the state government has failed to implement the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, a rights body said Wednesday.
London, Feb 23 (ANI): The top Roman Catholic priest in England has said that he believed that priests should be allowed to marry if they wished to.
London, Feb .13 (ANI): Comic giant DC has come under fire from Superman fans, following the decision of the publisher to appoint a noted anti-gay writer to pen the Man of Steel's latest adventures.
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Kim Kardashian, who have jetted with boyfriend Kanye West to Rio de Janeiro to take in Carnival, posed like Jesus in front of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue.
Moscow, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Following a high number of anti-church posts that have appeared on the internet, Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church has said the church he leads should be present in social networks to tell the "truth".
Moscow, Feb 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A jailed member of female punk band Pussy Riot has been sent to hospital for a medical examination, the Russian prison service said Friday.
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Chris Brown, who has been investigated for allegedly hitting singer Frank Ocean on Sunday, has claimed that he feels like Jesus Christ on the cross.
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Scientists are finding ways to preserve Aramaic, the dialect of 3,000 years ago that Jesus Christ spoke and one that is tied to both Hebrew and Arabic.
London, January 26 (ANI): Aramaic - the language thought to have been spoken by Jesus Christ and his disciples more than 2,000 years ago - is threatened with extinction as the number of speakers worldwide has dwindled.
Pune, Jan 21 (IANS) Christian groups in the state Monday took umbrage at a 2013 calendar showing Jesus Christ holding a cigarette and a beer and urged the Maharashtra government to initiate action.
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Moscow, Jan 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 82,000 Moscow residents bathed in icy cold water to mark the Epiphany early Saturday, as air temperature in the capital stood at minus 13 degrees Celsius, the emergency ministry said.
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) A digitally altered image posted on Facebook allegedly of Jesus Christ has prompted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa to file a police complaint against a lawyer and activist who had uploaded it on the social networking site.
Los Angeles, Jan 9 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt is reportedly set to play Pontius Pilate, the man who killed Jesus Christ, in a film.
New York, Jan. 1 (ANI): The doomsday prophecy that Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' (FLDS) Colorado cult leader Warren Jeffs' had made about the world coming to an end before the new year, has not come true.
Moscow, Dec 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russians should develop "self-discipline" based on moral ethics to battle deep-rooted corruption in the country, exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said.
Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) Composer Mithoon, known for providing music in films like "The Train" and "Bas Ek Pal", says he does not believe in songs that objectify women as it goes against his religious beliefs.
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS)) Amid tight security, Kolkata put on its Christmas robe Tuesday to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with midnight masses, cakes, cookies, candles and carols.
New Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 25 (ANI): Christmas is being celebrated with religious zeal and enthusiasm throughout the country today.
Moscow, Dec 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A jailed member of the Pussy Riot group has been reprimanded for oversleeping at a penal colony where she is serving time for a high-profile protest in Moscow's largest cathedral.
Kolkata, Dec. 20 (ANI): Markets across the country are being visited by thousands of people ahead of Christmas.
Melbourne, Dec 18 (ANI): A book that is said to be the world's first "gay bible" has been published to coincide with the debate on same-sex marriage.
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Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm, better known as Mel C, says she experienced difficult times when she first became a mother. But she credits her three-year-old daughter Scarlet for helping her become more confident and courageous.
London, Dec 3(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has backed his Real Madrid counterpart Jose Mourinho to succeed him at Old Trafford once he eventually decides to retire.
Washington, De 3 (ANI): Pope Benedict XVI will now join millions of people around the globe by launching his own Twitter account.
Moscow, Nov 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Moscow court Thursday ruled that a video by punk group Pussy Riot was extremist, paving the way for it to be banned from the Russian internet.
New York, Nov 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot were nominated by Time magazine for the 2012 Person of the Year.
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): As holiday crunch time fills your schedule, experts have advised not to give up your exercise.
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Singer Marc Anthony has lent financial aid to rebuild an orphanage in the Dominican Republic.
Sydney, November 22 (ANI): Experts have debunked the doomsday myth, saying that the Maya people did not really mark their calendar for the end of the world on December 21, 2012.
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Jesus was born several years earlier than commonly believed as the entire Christian calendar is based on a miscalculation, the Pope has declared.
London, Nov 21 (ANI): With Christmas approaching in a month's time, the Pope has declared that the presence of animals like cattle and donkeys in traditional Nativity scenes is based on little more than a myth.
Santo Domingo, Nov 16 (IANS/EFE) Salsa icon Marc Anthony will inaugurate the construction of an orphanage in the Dominican Republic next week, a project being financed by the non?profit organization that he and Colombian concert promoter Henry Cardenas lead.
Los Angeles, Nov 14 (IANS) Former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm a.k.a. Mel C would love a sibling for her three-year-old daughter Scarlet but worries she has run out of time.
London, Nov. 10 (ANI): Religious education advisors in the UK have said that schools in the country should downgrade Christian ideologies for a more "inclusive" and multi-faith approach among its students.
Washington, Nov. 6 (ANI): Just a day before the US presidential election, a video showing GOP candidate Mitt Romney discussing his Mormon faith has gone viral.
Jerusalem, Nov 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has threatened to close its doors to pilgrims and tourists as its bank account has been frozen over an accumulated debt for water supplies.
Moscow, Nov 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russsian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said further imprisonment for two members of the punk band Pussy Riot is excessive, but it is up to the court to decide on the issue.
Washington, October 13 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have reported on the regenerative process that enables rats to re-grow their bladders within eight weeks.
Sydney, Oct 11 (ANI): A member of the feminist Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who has been unexpectedly freed from prison, has vowed that the group's protest actions will continue.
Moscow, Oct 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Moscow court freed Pussy Riot member Ekaterina Samutsevich at an appeal hearing Wednesday, but ruled that two other women in the anti-Putin punk group must serve out their two-year sentences.
London, Oct 9 (ANI): British scientist Sir John Gurdon, who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for his pioneering work on cloning, was told that 'he was too stupid to study the subject'.
London, Oct. 7 (ANI): Pope Benedict's ex-butler Paolo Gabriele, who has been found guilty of stealing confidential papers from him and sentenced to 18 months in jail, is 'very likely' to be pardoned by him, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said.
London, Oct 2 (ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson blasted a reporter for asking a question related to Europe's Ryder Cup win over Team USA during a press conference ahead of their Champions League game against Romanian team FC Cluj.
London, September 29 (ANI): The effort by a Church of England-backed campaign to raise awareness about Jesus Christ by portraying him as a doll has been branded as "tacky" and "blasphemous" by some worshippers.
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 29 (IANS) A 33.5-foot-tall statue of Jesus Christ, billed as the tallest in the country, is ready to be blessed Saturday at the campus of the Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology here.
Washington, Sept. 16 (ANI): The inflammatory anti-Islam film that has led to protests across the Muslim world was produced by a U.S.-based religious group called Media for Christ and was reportedly directed by a pornographer.
Brussels, Sep 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three jailed members of the punk group Pussy Riot were nominated by the European parliament for a prestigious prize named after Soviet human rights activist Andrei Sakharov.
London, Sept 7 (ANI): Hopes of an early jail release for the Pussy Riot punk protesters dimmed, as Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a withering attack on three feminist band members jailed for chanting an 'anti-government' punk prayer.
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he was "staying out" of the controversial case of the Pussy Riot punk group, whose three members were jailed last month over a protest in a Moscow cathedral.
London, Sept 5 (ANI): Fashion and beauty secrets of a Siberian 'princess' who died 2,500 years ago have been revealed from her ice-clad burial chamber in the Altai Mountains.
Caracas, Sep 5 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez acknowledged Tuesday that he thought about abandoning public life after discovering he had cancer in June 2011, for which he had to be operated three times.
London, September 4 (ANI): A church group in Australia is set to include the word "submit" in its marriage ceremony vows - in what is being seen as a direct reaction to the central dominant/submissive relationship in the racy novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'
Moscow, Sept 3 (ANI): A member of the feminist Russian punk band Pussy Riot has said that she regrets nothing about the group's anti-government performance that got them sentenced to two years behind bars.
London, Sept 2 (ANI): Mel C reckons that Spice Girls could get back together and possibly go to places they did not visit on their 2007 world reunion tour, after their spectacular performance at the London Olympic closing ceremony.
London, Sept 1 (ANI): A Russian university professor has reportedly confessed that he killed his ex-girlfriend and her mother, and left a message above their bodies demanding freedom for punk band Pussy Riot in an effort to mislead the police.
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than a half of Russians believe sending three members of the punk group Pussy Riot to prison was a fair punishment, a survey by the Kremlin-connected pollster Public Opinion Foundation has found.
Moscow, Aug 30 (ANI): Dead bodies of two Russian women have reportedly been found along with a message demanding freedom for the feminist band jailed for chanting a 'punk prayer' against President Vladimir Putin.
London, August 28 (ANI): Bar Refaeli has posted a picture of herself on her Twitter account, where she appears to walk on water just like Jesus Christ did on Lake Galilee.
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Defence lawyers for Russian all-female punk band Pussy Riot have appealed the court verdict under which three members of the band were jailed.
London, Aug 27 (ANI): Two members of Russian feminist band Pussy Riot have fled the country to avoid prosecution over chanting a 'punk prayer' against President Vladimir Putin, it has emerged.
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two members of female punk group Pussy Riot have fled Russia, while 12 women are still in the country, the group said in its Twitter account.
London, August 26 (ANI): Jesus Christ, John the Baptist, St Paul, St Francis and other figures from the Bible may all have been mentally ill, a sermon produced by the Church of England has suggested.
Moscow, Aug 25 (ANI): Former world chess champion turned opposition leader Garry Kasparov has reportedly been cleared of taking part in an unsanctioned protest against the conviction of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot.
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow has lashed out at the West over its criticism of the Pussy Riot case and the lack of freedom of artistic expression in Russia.
Moscow, Aug 21 (ANI): Former world chess champion turned opposition leader Garry Kasparov was grilled by Russian police over claims that he bit a policeman at the sentencing of three feminist pop stars charged for chanting a 'punk prayer' against President Vladimir Putin.
Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) The jury may be out on Pakistan's alleged ill treatment of minorities, but Goan Christians settled in Karachi are gearing up for the ball of the year.
Washington, August 21 (ANI): Cloning humans hasn't become a reality yet, but it is possible to duplicate part of a person's chemical makeup-with yeast.