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Runaway bride returns home to new toilet in Uttar Pradesh


June 28th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Maharajganj, June 27 (IANS) A young woman, who ran away from her in-laws' house for its lack of toilet, returned Wednesday -- to the same house with an ultra-modern toilet ... Read more...

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Mayas had their own musical scale, say experts


December 14th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) The Mayas had a musical scale very different from the western one, according to experts who examined and played 125 instruments recovered from Maya sites, ... Read more...

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Mamata marks ‘Bhai Phonta’ with her guards, journos


October 28th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday put 'phonta' (sacred mark) on her security guards and also several journalists as the whole state celebrated 'Bhai ... Read more...

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BJP members expelled from Delhi assembly


September 1st, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The issue of alleged irregularities in the Commonwealth Games rocked the Delhi assembly Thursday as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members shouted slogans forcing ... Read more...

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A pilgrim spot? No, it’s Mamata’s home


May 20th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) The sound of conch shells and ululations filled the air. Mamata Banerjee's single-storey house at the dingy Harish Chatterjee Street in south Kolkata almost turned ... Read more...

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West Bengal people welcome change


May 13th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Common people in West Bengal in general were jubilant Friday over the landslide victory of Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance in the assembly polls as the state ... Read more...

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Lucknow celebrates Mahashivratri with fervour


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) Amidst ecstatic shouts of "Bam Bam Bhole" and vedic chanting, the Uttar Pradesh capital Wednesday celebrated Mahashivratri, marking the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, ... Read more...

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WC 2011: Indian cricketers in good form, can deliver, says Srikkanth


February 27th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb.27 (ANI): Chief selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth believes that the Indian cricketers are in good form, and will deliver a victory for the country against England in its second World Cup ... Read more...

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Colour and spectacle as Commonwealth Games open (Second Lead)


October 3rd, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Watched by millions across the globe, the 19th Commonwealth Games got off to a spectacular start here Sunday evening amid traditional Indian music, dance and a ... Read more...

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CWG gets off to breathtaking start (Lead)


October 3rd, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Watched by millions across the globe, the 19th Commonwealth Games got off to a spectacular start here Sunday evening amid traditional Indian music and a burst ... Read more...

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Sadhus take out procession ahead of holy dip in Haridwar


January 31st, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Haridwar, jan 31 (ANI): Thousands of sadhus on Saturday took part in a procession ahead of the Shahi Snan (holy dip) in River Ganges, on the occasion of 'Magh Purnima' during the ... Read more...

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First ritual bath at Mahakumbh Mela begins


January 14th, 2010 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Haridwar, Jan 14 (IANS) To the resonating sound of Vedic hymns, conch shells, cymbals and temple bells, the first 'snan', or holy dip, of the Mahakumbh Mela at Haridwar began in the ... Read more...

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Mahanavami being celebrated the country


September 27th, 2009 - 8:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep.27 (ANI): Mahanavami festival is being marked across the country on Sunday, the 3rd day of the Durga Puja festival.In West Bengal, a large number of people from different walks ... Read more...

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Kolkata artists prepare Durga Puja pandal with 10,000 Tablas!


September 20th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonKolkata, Sep.20 (ANI): A group of artists in Kolkata have prepared a Puja Pandal using nearly 10,000 Tablas or, Indian percussion instrument, on the occasion of Durga Puja festival, dedicated ... Read more...

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West Bengal celebrates Janmashtami


August 14th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Thousands of devotees gathered at the ISKCON temple in West Bengal's Nadia district as Janmashtami, the festival that marks the birth of Lord Krishna, was celebrated. On Thursday midnight, ... Read more...

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Maradona gets a tumultuous welcome in Kolkata (Second lead)


December 6th, 2008 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) Thousands of torches and lamps dispelled the darkness of the night, as Kolkatans welcomed football legend Diego Armando Maradona to the city in a carnival atmosphere early Saturday.Accompanied ... Read more...

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Zakir Hussain’s first Sydney concert a sell-out success


November 10th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 10 (IANS) Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain dazzled Sydneysiders by demonstrating his ability to fuse orchestration, virtuosity and showmanship into a seamless outpouring of music. The tabla maestro's first-ever concert at ... Read more...

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Retiring railwayman flags off inaugural train from Agartala (Lead)


October 5th, 2008 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 5 (IANS) Regular train services between Tripura and the rest of the country began Sunday with a senior railway employee flagging off the inaugural train here. This northeastern state capital ... Read more...

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Agartala on railway map, train service opens Sunday


October 5th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 5 (IANS) Regular train services between Tripura and the rest of the country began Sunday, the first time this northeastern state has come on India's rail map."The North Eastern Frontier ... Read more...

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Agartala in Tripura comes up on Indian railway map


June 29th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 29 (IANS) Agartala, the capital city of Tripura, Sunday came up as the newest point on the map of the Indian Railways in the country's northeast. A locomotive of the ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh priest has 40,000 conch shells!


June 8th, 2008 - 10:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Narender Singh ParmarChattarpur (Madhya Pradesh), June 8 (ANI): Believe it or not, a temple priest in Madhya Pradesh's Chattarpur district has raised a collection of over 40,000 conch shells and ... Read more...

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Pakistanis to perform at India’s devotional music fest


April 4th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Devotion or 'bhakti' still connects India with its neighbour Pakistan despite many impediments to peace between the two countries. The country's lone festival of devotional music, Bhakti ... Read more...

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Modi to visit Junagadh on Maha Shivaratri


March 5th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by admin
Junagadh (Saurashtra), March 5 (IANS) Narendra Modi will become the first Gujarat chief minister to take part in the annual Maha Shivaratri fair held here at the Bhavnath Mahadev Temple at the ... Read more...

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