customs and traditions

Pune devotees’ find answer to noise pollution curbs


September 4th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Strange as it may sound, but some Ganeshotsav organisers in Pune follow a bizarre practice during immersions to by-pass noise pollution norms - abandoning the idols ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pakistani daily laments fate of acid attack victim


March 27th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 27 (IANS) Pakistan should "save face" following the suicide of a Pakistani acid attack victim in Italy by ensuring that more women don't have to choose this way ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Acid hurled at two Pakistani teens in Karachi


December 26th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Two teenaged girls suffered horrific burns after a man threw acid at them in Pakistan's Karachi city.Kamran threw acid at Zarin, 19, and Irum, 18, in ... Read more...

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Pakistani parliament passes two bills for protection of women


December 13th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Pakistani parliament's upper house, the Senate, Monday unanimously passed two landmark bills meant to protect women from negative customs and traditions and seeking severe punishments for ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Indian artist captures African soul on canvas


October 14th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) A row of mud huts, green trees, smiling Masai kids, Oromo women cooking on hearths and a couple of Zulu men gossiping idly -- artist ... Read more...

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Forced labour system abolished in Orissa: Rights panel


March 8th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Orissa government has issued a notification abolishing the practice of exacting work from barbers and washermen by upper caste families under the customary 'bartan' ... Read more...

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Malay Indian temples should also promote community activities


July 27th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 27 (ANI): Indian temples throughout Malaysia should not only concentrate on religious festivals and prayers, but also become community-based centers, the Tamil Nesan newspaper has quoted Malaysian Hindu Sangam ... Read more...

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Honour killings: Need for a stop to this barbaric practice (Comment)


July 2nd, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
By Babu Joseph The media has rightly exposed the heinous crime of killing people under the guise of protecting the 'honour' of the caste or community. This monstrous practice reported from some states ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brazilian-Indian soap opera “Passage to India” launched in Kazakhstan


May 21st, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Astana (Kazakhstan), May 21 (ANI): The premier Kazakh entertainment TV Channel 31 launched the Brazilian-Indian soap opera titled "Passage to India" on Kazakh television on Thursday.The soap opera, or novella, as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brazilian-Indian soap ‘Passage to India’ premieres on Kazakh TV


May 20th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Almaty, May 20 (IANS) 'Passage to India', a Brazilian-Indian soap that has successfully brought India into the living rooms of a large numbers of Brazilian homes for close to a year now ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Abu Dhabi to hold cultural heritage exhibition May 18


May 16th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 16 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi will hold an exhibition Tuesday to showcase the cultural heritage of the United Arab Emirates. UAE's national heritage, customs and traditions will be on display during ... Read more...

Posted in World |

First northeast film to be screened at Cannes


April 28th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) "Last of the Tattooed Head Hunters", a short English film about the Konyak Naga tribe, has become the first movie from northeast India to be screened at ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Backed by Pak Army, Taliban, foreign militants find new haven in North Waziristan


April 22nd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr. 22 (ANI): Having been chased out of South Waziristan, foreign militants, including Arabs, Chechens andUzbeks, are reportedly establishing a new base farther north under the protection of an ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

On the run, Pakistan militants find new haven


April 22nd, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr. 22 (ANI): Having been chased out of South Waziristan, foreign militants, including Arabs, Chechens and Uzbeks, are reportedly establishing a new base farther north under the protection of an ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Malay Indian minister calls for setting up libraries in temples


March 30th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar.30 (ANI): Malaysia's Deputy Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister, M. Saravanan, has said temples throughout the country should set up libraries within their vicinity to allow devotees to gain ... Read more...

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Libraries mooted to educate Malaysian Indians


March 30th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 30 (IANS) Hindu temples throughout Malaysia should set up libraries to allow devotees to gain knowledge of Indian customs and traditions, an ethnic Indian minister has said. Deputy Federal Territories ... Read more...

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Tradition food items losing identity in urbanisation race


January 17th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, Jan.17 (ANI): The very word 'festival' often reminds people of delicious food, as celebration of any festive occasion looks incomplete unless and until rich food is distributed among near ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Chief Khalsa Diwan exhibits Sikh Granths and weapons for awareness


December 21st, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Dec.21 (ANI): A collection of olden handwritten miniature manuscripts, replicas of Sikh weapons, and treasured photographs of the Sikh gurus and warriors has been put on public ... Read more...

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Diaspora determined to keep Indian culture, traditions alive in Trinidad


November 27th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashPort of Spain, Nov.27 (ANI): Interacting with the Indian Diaspora on the sidelines of the 21st Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here, the feeling that comes out is ... Read more...

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Imagine Azaadi with NDTV Stars!


August 14th, 2009 - 10:58 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Sneha Wagh who plays Jyoti in Jyoti on Imagine: The word Azaadi to me means... FREEDOM Being a free person is... Doing whatever I wish to do What is it that you enjoy being part of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Displaced Pakistani women suffer more due to customs, says report


June 10th, 2009 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
Lahore, June 10 (IANS) Displaced women in Pakistan are in dire need of medical help by female health professionals as their customs and traditions bar them from even talking to a stranger, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Liquor ban during polls hits Catholic weddings in Goa


April 25th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 25 (IANS) The Election Commission's decision to ban liquor from Catholic weddings in Goa held on the notified dry days during the Lok Sabha polls has forced a rights group ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Foreign Ministry not supporting Pakistanis abroad: Senate


February 11th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb. 11 (ANI): The Pakistan Senates Standing Committee on Labour, Manpower and Overseas Pakistanis on Tuesday criticized the Foreign Office for its inability to help the countrys troubled nationals working ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Religion considered more divisive than race in Britain, survey finds


January 20th, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.20 (ANI): Six in ten respondents to a major opinion poll in Britain are in agreement that faith was the more divisive characteristic, while only two out of ten disagreed. Black, ... Read more...

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Women live-in partners covered by domestic violence act: Minister


December 15th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Women live-in partners are protected under the domestic violence act and there is no move to enact a law governing such relationships, parliament was informed Monday.“It is ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

More than dowry, property laws make girl-child unwanted: study


September 3rd, 2008 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Delhi's skewed sex ratio at 762 girls for every 1,000 boys is way below the national average. Dowry, however, is not as much the culprit for this ... Read more...

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Spread India’s cultural richness: President to Asiatic Society


August 23rd, 2008 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The 225-year-old Asiatic Society should go for more partnerships with other academic institutions in the country as well as abroad to disseminate India's cultural richness, President Pratibha Patil ... Read more...

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Army-Navy gunnery training institutions come together


August 16th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 16 (IANS) Continuing a time-honoured tradition, the Indian Army's School of Artillery and INS Dronacharya, the Indian Navy's gunnery and missile weapons training establishment, signed an affiliation charter here Saturday ... Read more...

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Inflation in Pak forcing Hindus to shun their customs and traditions


July 10th, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi , July 10 (ANI): The prevailing inflationary trend in Pakistan has hit the Hindus badly, as they have been forced to shun their customs and traditions at weddings and festivals.Life ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pak Governor bats for Baloch nationalists


April 7th, 2008 - 9:26 am ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr.7 (ANI): In what could be perceived as a developing fissure between a provincial government and the federal establishment in Islamabad, Balochistan's Governor, Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi, has said that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tribal chiefs warn visiting US officials against direct action


March 27th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 27 (ANI): A day after the new government in Pakistan told the two visiting US officials - John Negroponte and Richard Boucher that it wont encourage direct attacks on ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Dalai Lama talks tough on Tibet’s uprising day


March 10th, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by admin
Dharamsala, March 10 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, on the 49th anniversary of Tibet's uprising against Chinese rule Monday, said he would continue to criticise China until a mutual solution ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Volunteer programme for Commonwealth Youth Games starts


March 8th, 2008 - 12:09 am ICT by admin
Pune, March 7 (IANS) Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi Friday kicked off the volunteer program here and appealed to residents of Pune to join in large numbers to make ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Mumbai gears up for UNPA’s “Desh Bachao” rally


February 3rd, 2008 - 9:01 am ICT by admin
Mumbai, Feb.3 (ANI): The United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) will hold a Desh Bachao (save country) rally here today amid a bitter Maharashtrian-outsider debate triggered by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Banned Pak play staged in Delhi


January 13th, 2008 - 10:13 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): 'Burqavaganza', a play banned in Pakistan, was staged at the ongoing annual theatre festival here. The satirical play portrayed 'burqa', the all-covering head-to-toe garment worn by conservative Muslim ... Read more...

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