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Goa government pitches for fish-devourable Ganesh idols (With Image)


August 1st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 1 (IANS) With Ganesh Chaturthi, the most popular religious festival in western India to be celebrated next month, Goa's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government is pitching ... Read more...

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‘DID 3′ winner wants to be best dancer, train young children


April 22nd, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Odisha girl Rajasmita Kar feels like a star after winning the third season of reality show "Dance India Dance". She not only aims to be ... Read more...

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Ganesha comes to capital for 11-day gala


September 1st, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The benevolent elephant-headed god made a grand entry into the capital Thursday with 22 Maharashtrian Mandals (committees) installing colourful idols of Lord Ganesha ... Read more...

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Goa ushers in Ganesh Chaturthi


September 1st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) Thousands of homes in Goa ceremoniously brought home clay idols of the elephant-headed god and consecrated them on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Saffron group goes green for Ganesh Chaturthi


August 30th, 2011 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) A saffron group has borrowed a tinge of green this year to drive home the message of a clean and environment friendly Ganesh Chaturthi in Goa ... Read more...

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Cloths, polypacks, flowers haunt Yamuna again after Puja


October 18th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The endangered Yamuna river here Monday reeled under the onslaught of Durga Puja immersions, with over 400 clay idols of the goddess and her four children along ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly idols ensure pollution-free Dashami


October 17th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) From paper mache and natural dyes to arrowroot and terracotta, most of the capital's Durga Puja committees used bio-degradable material for their Durga idols so that the ... Read more...

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Recession over, but few takers for Durga idols abroad


September 27th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) Recession may have ebbed, but artisans of the potters' colony Kumartuli here say export orders for idols for next month's Durga Puja festival have picked up ... Read more...

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Fewer hands to craft Durga idols, courtesy jobs scheme (Lead)


September 13th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) The city's famous potters' colony of Kumartuli is facing an acute shortage of hands to sculpt Durga Puja idols. Behind this labour scarcity is an unlikely ... Read more...

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Kumartuli idol-makers face rising labour and input costs


September 13th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Costs of organising Durga Puja have gone up this year as idol-makers in the city spend more on increased labour and raw material costs which in ... Read more...

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Recession hits hard Durga Puja business


September 26th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) Recession has hit hard the export of Durga Puja idols. Potters are getting fewer orders from Bengalis abroad for Durga images that normally do booming business this time ... Read more...

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Idol immersion in Ganga worries environmentalists


October 11th, 2008 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 11 (IANS) The annual ritual of immersing in the Ganga idols of goddess Durga and other Hindu deities has alarmed environmentalists, who point out that the practice will not only ... Read more...

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Chinese idols swamp Punjab during festive season


November 14th, 2007 - 8:11 am ICT by admin
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Idol makers of Bagichi Khiloniya Wali in Amritsar facing hardship


November 14th, 2007 - 2:47 am ICT by admin
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