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Trees cut for Holi, green activists despair


March 7th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 7 (IANS) Hundreds of trees have been pruned or cut down across Bihar in the last four-five days for Holi bonfires, green activists said Wednesday.The Holika bonfire, symbolising ... Read more...

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Nepal celebrates Mahashivaratri festival


February 20th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) Hindu devotees across Nepal celebrated Mahashivaratri festival with fervour by worshipping Lord Shiva at various temples, rivers and ponds Monday.The Pashupatinath temple, situated in the heart ... Read more...

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Coldest Feb 9 in five years, chill to continue Friday (Second Lead)


February 9th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The winter sun failed to provide any warmth as icy winds blew through the day as Delhiites were caught by surprise Thursday, the coldest Feb ... Read more...

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Renting a cot and quilt as winter chill continues (Feature)


February 9th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Behind the 17th century Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, an auto-parts market thrives by day, but on winter nights, the area is thronged by thousands ... Read more...

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Fog subsides, chill continues in Delhi (Lead)


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Delhiites experienced another cold day as bone-chilling icy winds continued to sweep the city with the temperatures remaining below average Saturday. But heavy fog ... Read more...

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Fog, chilly winds envelop capital, over 200 flights disrupted (Third Lead)


January 21st, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Dense fog enveloped the capital Friday, seriously disrupting train and air traffic, while icy winds through the day left people shivering and praying for the ... Read more...

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Fog, chilly winds envelop capital, traffic hit (Second Lead)


January 20th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Dense fog enveloped the capital Friday, seriously disrupting train and air traffic, while icy winds through the day left people shivering and praying for the ... Read more...

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Colourful Sankranti celebrations in Andhra


January 15th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Sankranti, the Telugu harvest festival, was Sunday celebrated with gaiety and traditional fervour across Andhra Pradesh with rangoli, kite-flying, decoration of bulls, cock fight, bull ... Read more...

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Makar Sankranti in Odisha with holy dips, kite flying


January 15th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) Devotees took holy dips in ponds and rivers and visited temples as they celebrated the Makar Sankranti harvest festival in Odisha Sunday. People also organised kite ... Read more...

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Bonfires, celebrations mark Lohri across north India


January 14th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Bonfires on streets, house compounds, campuses of schools, colleges and universities and even at offices -- the festive mood of Lohri was felt across north ... Read more...

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Desi sweets on B-Town’s mind for Lohri


January 13th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) For once, Bollywood celebrities like Akshay Kumar and Lara Dutta did not think about health foods and remembered sweets like rewris and gajak on ... Read more...

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Feasting times: A hearty Punjabi spread this Lohri (With Recipes)


January 12th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Come Friday and the streets of Delhi would be dotted with bonfires, sales of revri and peanuts will shoot up and kitchens will be running ... Read more...

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Nigerian athletes locked out of stadiums as strike begins


January 10th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Jan 10 (IANS) Nigerian athletes have been locked out of the National Stadium and the Teslim Balogun Stadium, both in southwest Nigeria's Lagos state, in view of the nationwide ... Read more...

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For Delhi’s homeless, New Year’s eve just another chilly night


January 1st, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) As the city was soaked in revelry on New Year's eve, it was just an ordinary night for Shambhu Ram, a pavement dweller, who braced ... Read more...

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Delhi records coldest day in 5 years, hits rail traffic (Lead)


December 25th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Delhi experienced its coldest day in five years as the minimum temperature dropping to 2.9 degrees Celsius, five degrees below average, early on Christmas day ... Read more...

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Chilly day in Delhi, dense fog hits train traffic (Second Lead)


December 23rd, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) With chilly winds gusting through the day and temperatures dipping below average, it was a cold Friday in Delhi as dense fog continued to hit ... Read more...

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Some respite from chill, train services still fog-hit (Roundup)


December 21st, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) People in parts of north India Wednesday got some relief from the bone-chilling winds of last few days but the early morning fog continued to ... Read more...

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Deaths, accidents as cold wave grips north India (Roundup)


December 19th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) At least 39 deaths, two blinding accidents, and over 90 trains cancelled or delayed -- life was disrupted as the cold wave gripped north India ... Read more...

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Agra fogged out, records season’s lowest


December 19th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 19 (IANS) The city of Taj Mahal was literally fogged out Monday morning, slowing down traffic to a crawl and causing a couple of minor accidents. It also ... Read more...

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Helping hands spread warmth among Agra poor


November 30th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 30 (IANS) With the winter chill setting in, helpful souls in the Taj city have begun setting up night shelters for the poor, complete with bonfires, quilts and ... Read more...

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Where Diwali comes late and brings on animal slaughter


November 24th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 24 (IANS) Almost a month after the rest of India celebrated Diwali, some interior areas of Himachal Pradesh are set to usher in the festival Friday, slaughtering hundreds ... Read more...

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Gaddafi masks sell like hot cakes on Halloween


October 30th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 30 (IANS) Masks of ghosts and zombies form a primary part of costumes for Halloween. An online shop in China is even selling a mask of slain Libyan ... Read more...

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Does Development justify Degradation?


April 8th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Mohd Iqbal Leh, Apr 8 (ANI): A Ladakhi proverb says, "Ame oma nat met, gukh pe chhwa gal met" which means " As mother's milk is free of disease, running water ... Read more...

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Punjab man gets life term for klling wife in Vancouver


March 26th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, March 26 (IANS) A Punjab man who killed his pregnant wife five years ago here was jailed for life Friday.A former school teacher, Mukhtiar Singh Panghali, 39, was convicted ... Read more...

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Green lobby concerned at lopping of forest trees


March 19th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 19 (IANS) Environmentalists in Bihar expressed concern over the mindless cutting and pruning of trees from the forests for making bonfires for Holi (burning of Holika) festival.The burning ... Read more...

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Hindus urged to take vow on Holi of helping reduce social evils


March 16th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Mar 16 (ANI): Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, sending Holi greetings to one billion Hindus of the world, has urged them each to take a vow of helping the communities ... Read more...

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Assam celebrates Bihu festival with bonfires, bird fights (Lead)


January 15th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hajo (Assam), Jan 15 (IANS) For a prize comprising traditional bell metal utensils, up to 200 birds and their owners were locked in a bitter fight Saturday -- an event that marks ... Read more...

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Assam celebrates Bihu festival with bonfires, feasting


January 15th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 15 (IANS) Bonfires and community feasts were held across Assam as the state celebrated the harvest festival of Magh Bihu Saturday.Magh Bihu also known as Bhogali Bihu is a two-day ... Read more...

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Delhi celebrates Lohri with bonfires and drumbeats (Lead)


January 14th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Crackling fires and beating drums were prevalent throughout Delhi Thursday evening as residents gathered around roaring bonfires to celebrate the harvest festival of Lohri.Traditionally associated with the ... Read more...

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With bonfires and bonhomie, Delhi set to celebrate Lohri


January 13th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Firewood has been stacked up to be lit into a bonfire in the evening, popcorn, peanuts and sweetmeats bought and the mood is upbeat as the capital ... Read more...

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Sun brings cheer to many, but cold wave continues in north India (Round)


January 12th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) While a bright sun cheered the winter-hit people in the national capital and many north Indian cities Wednesday, bitter cold and heavy fog continued to haunt others ... Read more...

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Cold wave continues in Delhi, 7 dead (Lead)


January 10th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Despite bright sunshine Monday, winter chill continued to sting Delhi, from where seven weather-related deaths have so far been reported this winter. Bonfires and night shelter ... Read more...

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Delhi shivers on coldest day in five years (Lead)


January 9th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Delhiites Sunday shivered through the coldest day in five years when the maximum temperature plunged 10 degrees below average and icy winds made it even harsher for ... Read more...

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4 more dead in UP; sunny day brings little relief (Roundup)


January 7th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Friday saw the winter chill claiming four more lives even as a comparatively warmer and sunny day brought smiles back to people's faces in many ... Read more...

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Room heaters, bonfires keep Ranchi’s zoo animals warm


January 7th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 7 (IANS) Room heaters and bonfires are being used to keep Ranchi's zoo animals warm in the bone-chilling cold.The severe cold wave that has already claimed lives of 62 people ... Read more...

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