Posted: 05.09.2015
 
Hindustan Times Rakesh Goswami, Jaipur Sep 02, 2015 12:29 IST 83 year old Badni Devi Daga at her house in Gangashahar town in Bikaner (HT File Photo) Life is ebbing away from 83-year-old Badni Devi Daga but her wizened face shows no pain. There is only contentment, a family member said on Wednesday, as the octogenarian lay on her bed in her home in Bikaner’s Gangashahar town after she opted for...
Posted: 11.08.2015
 
Hindustan Times Lalit Sharma, Hindustan Times, Jaipur Updated: Aug 10, 2015 23:59 IST Jains praying at the feet of Lord Bahubali, the world's largest monolithic statue. The ban on the Jain ritual 'Santhara' comes after a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by advocate Nikhil Soni a decade ago. The activist claimed the ritual is a social evil and should be considered as suicide. (Photo courtesy: Wikimedia...
Posted: 06.09.2013
 
Hindustan Times 6 Sep 2013 Hindustan Times (Mumbai) Manoj R Nair, manoj.nair@hindustantimes.com The Jains perhaps have the strictest dietary laws anywhere in the world: while they eschew meat, fish and all other non-vegetarian food, many of them, in compassion for the lives of tiny creatures that populate the soil, also avoid consumption of vegetables and spices that grow underground. Now, a group called the...

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