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Bhagavad Gita ban: India takes up issue with Russia

India has strongly taken up the demand for banning Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita, which a group linked to the Christian Orthodox Church has described as 'extremist', with the Russian authorities,......

Top Russian priest dies,Prez cuts short India trip

Alexy-II, the head of the Orthodox Church and Russian Patriarch who was instrumental in the post-Soviet spiritual revival of the country, died in Moscow on Friday. The Moscow and All-Russia......

Hindus condemn Russian Archbishop's comments

Several Hindu organisations worldwide have protested the reported comments of the Archbishop of Russian Orthodox Church against Lord Krishna and his opposition to the consturction of a temple in......

Row over Krishna temple in Moscow

Plans to construct a Hare Krishna temple in Moscow have sparked off a controversy in Russia where the Orthodox Church dominates and many regard Krishna followers as dangerous sectarians. For Vadim......

Russian strongman Vladimir Putin in lingerie!

Russian police have reportedly raided an art gallery in St Petersburg to seize a painting that depicted President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in lingerie. The 'Museum of......

First Look: Madonna storms Moscow

Madonna makes headlines. She always does.The superstar's debut concert in Russia on Tuesday had several critics,most protesters from the Orthodox Christian Church, condemning her misuse of......

Pussy Riot criticise Sochi Winter Games in new video

Members of the all-women protest group Pussy Riot released a new music video on Thursday criticising Russia's staging of the Winter Olympics and its human rights record, in a rare show of dissent......

Russia scrambles to get hotels ready for Sochi Olympics

Large crates of equipment stand unopened outside the entrance to the plush new Swissotel above Sochi as it scrambles to be ready for the start of the Winter Olympics.A bricklayer in a woollen hat......

No discrimination against gays at Sochi Games: Lawmaker

There will be no discrimination against gay people during the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month, a Russian lawmaker said on Monday. Former Olympic ice-skating champion Svetlana Zhurova, 42, who......

Gay rights row: U.N. tells Russia to stop discrimination

The U.N. General Assembly called on Wednesday for an international truce during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and urged Moscow "to promote social inclusion without discrimination" amid outrage......

Gay people welcome at Sochi Winter Olympics, says Russia's Putin

President Vladimir Putin, seeking to defuse criticism over his treatment of Russia's gay community, said all people will be welcome in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for the 2014 Winter......

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Q. riddling master riddles - Where did the name Santa Claus originate from? "Sinterklaas", from the Dutch "Santa Claws", from the colonial British bedtime story "Santaclause", from the German "Siintaklass", which means "Christmas" in Finnish
Rising Sun:  A.  more

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Rising Sun
Q. where is the "church of blood " located n y is it named so ????
Rising Sun:  A. russia .In the Russian Orthodox tradition, Church on Blood is a church commemorating the spot of the murder of a member of the royal family. There...... more

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maya
Q. How the day of crucification of Christ is named as \'Good\' Friday which ought to be sorrowful day and not the Good day?
Maya:  A. Generally, English speaking countries and the Dutch call Friday of the Holy Week as "Good Friday". In early Modern English,...... more

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gangadhar dalal
Q. If on good friday Jesus Christ was killed then Why do they call it GOOD friday???
Gangadhar Dalal:  A. Generally, English speaking countries and the Dutch call Friday of the Holy Week as "Good Friday".or God's Friday. Its said that in...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/if-on-good-friday-jesus-christ-was-killed-then-why-do-they-c/16853581/answers/16325460

ritika
Q. Why is valentine day celebrated and who is valentine ? Can anybody celebteting this day explain me ?
Ritika:  A. Valentine day has nothing to do with love READ ON:Saint Valentine (in Latin, Valentinus) is the name of several martyred saints of ancient Rome....... more

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Russia looking to promote its culture in India

India and Russia will sign an agreement on the mutual recognition of higher education diplomas, which would help increase the flow of Indian... ...

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MH17 downing ‘war crime’

Clergy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church take part in a march marking the 1026th anniversary of the Day of Baptism of Kievan. AFP Black boxes show... ...

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The accidental writer who travelled far

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Crash victims' remains reach Ukraine-held city

The remains of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in territory held by the Ukrainian government on Tuesday on their way to the... ...

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