Rajasthan High Court holds Jain Santhara ritual of fast unto death illegal
Jaipur, August 11, 2015: The Rajasthan High Court on Monday held Jainism religious ritual of 'Santhara' (fast unto death) as illegal making it punishable under section 306 and 309 IPC (abetment of suicide).
Idol stolen from Jain temple in Madhya Pradesh
Khandwa (MP), August 01, 2015: An ‘asthadhatu’ (alloy of eight metal) idol has been allegedly stolen from a famous Jain temple at Siddhawarkoot near Omkreshwar town in Khandwa district, police said .
Five antique objects stolen from Jain temple in Kanker
RAIPUR, July 27, 2015: Five antique objects, including three idols and two prayer offering plates, claimed to be 500 years old, were allegedly stolen from Jain Temple, Rajpara,
Bihar govt to open tourist information centre in Mumbai
Patna, July 23, 2015 : The state government has decided to open a tourist information centre in Mumbai to attract more tourists to Bihar. The number of domestic as well as foreign tourists visiting Bihar has increased in recent times.
Jain treasure for museum
Bhubaneswar, July 15, 2015: Chance finding of six rare Jain idols, perceived to belong to the period between 6th and 12th century AD, from Biripada village near Muniguda in Rayagada district will add to the rich collection of the Odisha State Museum.