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Schwarzenegger, Shriver reunite for X-mas


December 27th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 27 (IANS) They might be divorcing but actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his estranged wife Maria Shriver came together for Christmas celebrations.A source close to the family ... Read more...

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Dhanush regales Kolkata on Christmas


December 25th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) Southern star Dhanush added to the Christmas celebrations in the city when he performed his raging hit "Kolaveri Di" to thousands of screaming fans Sunday.Dhanush and ... Read more...

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India rejoices in Christmas revelry with carols, feasts (Intro Roundup)


December 25th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Homes decked up with lights and stars, midnight masses, church services, gifts, carols and feasts -- India, where Christians constitute 2.3 percent of the ... Read more...

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Christmas celebrated in Kolkata


December 25th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) Cakes, cookies, wine and midnight masses at churches amid tight security marked Christmas celebrations across West Bengal. St. Paul's Cathedral in Kolkata and other churches across ... Read more...

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On Christmas, Delhi feels one


December 25th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Church bell chimes and midnight masses with special prayers heralded Christmas celebrations in the national capital Sunday.Christian homes were decorated with Christmas trees and lights ... Read more...

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Christmas celebrated in Punjab, Chandigarh


December 25th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 25 (IANS) Singing of carols and offering prayers at various churches marked the Christmas celebrations across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh Sunday.Churches at various places in both states and ... Read more...

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Christmas celebrated with fervour in Tamil Nadu


December 25th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 25 (IANS) Visits to churches, exchange of gifts and greetings marked Christmas celebrations in Tamil Nadu Sunday. Midnight masses were held at various churches here and across the ... Read more...

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Carols, crackers mark Christmas in Andhra


December 25th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Special prayers in churches at midnight, carols and the bursting of fire crackers marked Christmas celebrations in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and other parts ... Read more...

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Bethlehem receives 1.5 mn tourists in 2011


December 25th, 2011 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Bethlehem, Dec 25 (IANS) Bethlehem, the city where Jesus was born, has received around 1.5 million tourists so far this year, officials said.Thousands of tourists were still expected to arrive ... Read more...

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Mughal Agra’s Christian connection still strong


December 24th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 24 (IANS) The cosmopolitan legacy of the former Mughal capital Agra is still going strong. The number of Christians in the city has dwindled to just a few ... Read more...

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Will pricey cakes eat into Christmas festivities?


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 23 (IANS) Christmas celebrations are incomplete without the customary cakes. But this Dec 25, the festivities may not be as sweet as in the past since many bakers ... Read more...

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Shillong choir to kick off Christmas festivities


December 10th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) The acclaimed Shillong Chamber Choir will kick off the fortnight-long Christmas celebrations here Sunday with a live mega-concert at the historic Chowpatty Beach, an organiser ... Read more...

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Bigg Boss 4: Christmas Celebrations In The House , A White Christmas


December 28th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
'Bigg Boss 4' inmates have just about a week of stay left in the house and with most of them feeling quite low. There has been a very dull atmosphere in ... Read more...

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Christmas celebrations pass off peacefully in Orissa


December 25th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 25 (IANS) Christmas was celebrated peacefully across Orissa, including in communally sensitive Kandhamal district, as Hindus joined Christians in the festivities in several places.Churches, houses, hotels and market places were ... Read more...

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Christmas carols, cakes and gifts, it’s merrymaking in Delhi!


December 25th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Soaking in the festive spirit while wrapped in layers of clothing, Delhiites Saturday visited various decked up churches, sang carols, exchanged presents and gorged on fruit plum ... Read more...

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Security tightened in Orissa for peaceful Christmas


December 24th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 (IANS) Security was beefed up around the leading churches in Orissa Friday to ensure peaceful Christmas celebrations, officials said.Hundreds of policemen have been deployed especially around churches in Kandhamal ... Read more...

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Cake prices skyrocket in Kolkata ahead of Christmas


December 24th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Dec.24 (ANI): Ahead of the Christmas celebrations on Saturday, the prices of cakes have increase in Kolkata following a sharp rise in the cost of its ingredients."I am here to get ... Read more...

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Bhopal children dress as Santa to spread environment awareness


December 24th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
By Ram Chandra SahuBhopal, Dec.24 (ANI): Prior to Christmas celebrations, children dressed as Santa Claus to spread a message of protecting the environment at a colourful function in Bhopal.A 'Pretty Santa Fashion ... Read more...

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For 111 years, church organ rings in Christmas in Shimla


December 24th, 2010 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 24 (IANS) A pipe organ in Christ Church traditionally rings in Shimla's Christmas celebrations. And it has been doing so for 111 years now, to be precise."The pipe organ was ... Read more...

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Kelly Osbourne, sister fall out


December 20th, 2010 - 2:49 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Singer Kelly Osbourne refuses to talk to her sister Aimee following a huge argument and is even forcing family to hold separate Christmas celebrations."Aimee and Kelly haven't spoken ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi hotel ‘regrets’ Christmas tree spending


December 20th, 2010 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 19 (IANS/WAM) The Emirates Palace Hotel here that boasts a Christmas tree decorated with gold and gems has "regretted" that it may have taken the holiday spirit a bit ... Read more...

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Ashley Cole parties with Playboy model Kayla Collins


December 16th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Footballer Ashley Cole was seen to be partying with the Playboy model Kayla Collins. They were spotted at the Christmas celebrations, which were held at the popular ... Read more...

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Indian kidnapped in South Africa, Rs.10 mn ransom demanded


December 14th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Wayanad (Kerala), Dec 14 (IANS) A retired school teacher in this Kerala town was woken up early Tuesday by a phone call from a group of people who had abducted his son ... Read more...

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India-European Union set to expand business ties


December 10th, 2010 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) India and the 27-nation European Union are set to expand economic ties by setting the stage for a major trade and investment deal that is ... Read more...

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PM attends pre-Christmas function


December 8th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday night attended a function organised by parliamentarians to celebrate the Christmas season. "The PM was glad to attend the function ... Read more...

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Brit Muslims, Hindus hijacking Christmas, feel UK town residents


November 19th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.19 (ANI): ABOVE: British residents Rochdale, a large market town in Greater Manchester, England, have expressed anger and dismay over local Muslims and Hindus "hijacking" the forthcoming Christmas celebrations festivals with ... Read more...

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Clashes erupt after Egypt church shooting


January 7th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 7 (DPA) Huge crowds of Christians clashed with police in the southern Egyptian town of Nagaa Hamadi Thursday after a shooting outside a Coptic Christian church that left six teenagers ... Read more...

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Pope leads midnight Christmas Mass


December 25th, 2009 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Dec 25 (DPA) Pope Benedict XVI late Thursday led the Vatican's Christmas celebrations with the traditional midnight Mass, which this year began two hours earlier than usual. Thousands of people flocked ... Read more...

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Carols, church bells, prayers mark Christmas in Maharashtra


December 25th, 2009 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) Ringing of bells, prayers and carols in hundreds of churches across Maharashtra heralded Christmas celebrations to mark the birth of infant Jesus at the stroke of midnight. According to ... Read more...

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Love or hate tinsel, but it is evergreen


December 24th, 2009 - 11:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Some people hate tinsel and want a tinsel-free house and some just adore it, and for them Christmas without tinsel is meaningless. So whether you hate ... Read more...

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Wary Goa set to usher in Christmas


December 24th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 24 (IANS) On the heels of US based terror suspect David Coleman Headley's reported visit to the state earlier this year, a wary Goa is all set to usher in ... Read more...

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Kate Hudson loves watching her relatives fight on Christmas


December 24th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 24 (ANI): Actress Kate Hudson has confessed she looks forward to going back to family feuds that end up being a part of her Christmas celebrations.The Almost Famous star ... Read more...

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Chilly weather continues in capital


December 23rd, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) With the festive season nearing, the chill in the air persisted in the capital Wednesday as the minimum temperature was recorded at 6.4 degrees Celsius for the ... Read more...

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Christmas cheer spreads from Rashtrapati Bhavan


December 23rd, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Singing carols in the capital this week will be victims of last year's violence in Kandhamal, Orissa. Even as they put the past behind and spread ... Read more...

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Extra policemen in Kandhamal for trouble-free Christmas


December 22nd, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) Thousands of policemen have been deployed in Orissa's trouble-hit Kandhamal district to ensure peaceful Christmas celebrations, authorities said Tuesday. The district witnessed widespread communal violence last year after the ... Read more...

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