annual harvest festival

Shutdown cripples life in Odisha (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) The opposition shutdown Thursday against the reforms rolled out by the central government crippled life in many parts of Odisha as passenger and commercial vehicles went ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in Odisha


September 20th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) The opposition shutdown Thursday against the reforms rolled out by the central government crippled life in many parts of Odisha as passengers and commercials vehicles went ... Read more...

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Northeast India celebrate “Bihu” to mark new harvest season


April 14th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Jorhat, Apr 14 (ANI): Locals celebrated Bihu, the annual harvest festival with great zeal in Assam's Jorhat town on Thursday.Ecstatic people were seen dancing on folk songs while performing traditional rituals with ... Read more...

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Millions celebrate Makar Sankranti in Bihar


January 14th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 14 (IANS) Millions of people in Bihar took a dip in the holy Ganga river Friday to mark the annual harvest festival of Makar Sankranti. The people celebrated it with ... Read more...

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Bollywood stars celebrate upcoming Baisakhi in Mumbai


April 11th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr 11 (ANI): Bollywood actors Raveena Tandon, Mahima Chaudhary, Mukesh Rishi and Jitendra came together at an event organised by the Punjabi Cultural and Heritage Board here ahead of the annual ... Read more...

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Archery festival in Himachal Pradesh


January 16th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Karal (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 16 (ANI): The villagers in the upper Kullu valley here celebrated a traditional fair highlighting marksmanship among the locals in archery.The two-day fair organised a day after the ... Read more...

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India celebrates harvest festival in diverse forms (Lead)


January 14th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Kites dotted the sky in Indian cities and people feasted on sweets and took holy dips in the rivers as they celebrated the annual harvest festival ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian leader calls for unity


January 14th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 14 (IANS) Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) president S. Samy Vellu in his message Thursday on Pongal, the annual harvest festival celebrated by Hindus, asked Malaysians to promote unity. "The ... Read more...

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Buddhist cultural mask dance attract tourist at Rumtek


December 19th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Rumtek (Sikkim), Dec 19 (ANI) : Foreign tourists witnessed a spectacular mask dance - Kagyad dance, performed by Buddhist monks at a monastery in Rumtek in Sikkim.Buddhists monks sport a mask while ... Read more...

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Exciting tiger dance paints harvest festival ‘Onam’


September 6th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Trichur (Kerala) Sep 6 (ANI): Performers dressed as tigers and danced in the traditional Pulikali, or tiger dance, here on Saturday marking the end of the annual harvest festival, "Onam".The harvest festival ... Read more...

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Goods worth Rs.2.5 bn stranded in Tamil Nadu due to strike


January 11th, 2009 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) Tea, vegetables and perishables worth nearly Rs.2.5 billion (Rs.250 crore) were stranded in various parts of Tamil Nadu as the truckers' strike continued Sunday for the seventh straight ... Read more...

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Goods worth nearly Rs.1 bn stranded in Tamil Nadu


January 10th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) Tea, vegetables and perishables worth nearly Rs.100 crore (Rs.1 billion) are stranded in various districts in Tamil Nadu on account of the truckers' strike, which continued Saturday for ... Read more...

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Tribals celebrate harvest festival with bull dance


November 10th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 10 (IANS) To mark the beginning of the annual harvest festival, tribals in Jharkhand organised a bull dance competition for paying respect to animals.The bull dance was organised Sunday by ... Read more...

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Communal tension casts shadow on Orissa harvest festival


September 4th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 4 (IANS) Communal tension that gripped parts of Orissa dampened Thursday the traditional fervour of the annual harvest festival in the riot-hit districts.Every year people in western parts of the ... Read more...

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Devotees take holy dip on Makar Sakranti


January 15th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata/ Hyderabad/ Lucknow/ New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): A large number of people in different parts of the country took a dip in the Holy Ganges on the occasion of the annual ... Read more...

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