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Russian Hare Krishna Movement to be Rathyatra theme


June 18th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
K0olkata, June 18 (IANS) In a bid to spread awareness about the Hare Krishna Movement in Russia, the Kolkata chapter of ISKCON has decided to make it the theme of ... Read more...

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Controversial guru Nityananda in police custody (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


June 13th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 13 (IANS) Controversial Hindu guru Nityananda Swami, who was missing from his ashram for five days following allegations of sexual exploitation of women, was Wednesday taken into "protective ... Read more...

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Arrest Nityananda, seal ashram, orders Karnataka (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 11 (IANS) The Karnataka government Monday ordered arrest of controversial Hindu religious guru Nityananada Swami and sealing of his ashram complex near here following allegations of sexual exploitation ... Read more...

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Arrest warrants issued against Nirmal Baba


May 19th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 19 (IANS) A Bihar court Saturday issued arrest warrants against self-styled godman Nirmal Baba in connection with a case of cheating and fraud filed by one of his ... Read more...

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‘Stone mining threatens ancient cave site in Kashmir’


April 19th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) Two ancient caves in central Kashmir's Badgam district Thursday became the focus of a group of migrant Kashmiri Pandits seeking preservation of ancient, heritage sites in ... Read more...

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Cult religion, parenting & art on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


March 31st, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The book cart is light and moving this weekend - bringing out the diverse essence of the region. Browse with IANS....Book: "Marathon Baba"; Written by ... Read more...

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A couple of ministers not cooperating, says Mamata


December 15th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said she was not getting cooperation from a couple of her ministerial colleagues. But she said she would ... Read more...

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Replica of Shirdi Sai Baba temple in Mumbai


December 14th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) A replica of the Sai Baba temple in Maharashtra's Shirdi town will be recreated here as part of a four-day festival starting Dec 15, an organiser ... Read more...

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Hinduism spreads in Ghana, reaches Togo


November 6th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Nov 6 (IANS) From just two dozen people in the mid 1970s to 3,000 families now, Hinduism is spreading in Ghana and has also made its way into neighbouring ... Read more...

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Ramakrishna Mission vice president dead


October 20th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Ramakrishna Math and Mission (RKM) vice president Swami Prameyananda passed away Thursday following respiratory complications. He was 79."Our beloved Swamiji passed away today (Thursday) at 8.25 ... Read more...

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Bhutan PM to carry home Buddha’s relics


October 1st, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 30 (IANS) Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigme Y. Thinley, currently on a visit to the city, would Saturday be carrying home three relics of Lord Buddha from India.Announcing ... Read more...

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Britain to fund school that teaches Indian meditation


August 29th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A school in Britain that teaches Indian-style meditation to students will now be funded by the government.The Maharishi School in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, is run according to ... Read more...

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Memorial to Guru Tegh Bahadur unveiled in Delhi


July 30th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Constructed over an area of 11.87 acres, the aesthetic and grand Guru Tegh Bahadur Memorial, dedicated to the ninth Sikh guru, was unveiled here ... Read more...

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We raised black money issue before Ramdev: Lalu


June 5th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 5 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Sunday said that his organisation and other socialist parties had raised the issue of black money stashed away ... Read more...

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Demonstrations in Orissa supporting Baba Ramdev


June 4th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 4 (IANS) People from different walks of life Saturday staged demonstrations and observed fasts in Orissa to support the anti-graft campaign of Baba Ramdev in New Delhi."Sit-in demonstrations ... Read more...

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Nepali guru performs 32-hour miracle - on Mt Everest


May 23rd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 23 (IANS) A 30-year-old Nepali guru, believed by his followers to be a divine being with supernatural powers, has created a record in the spiritual world by meditating ... Read more...

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Final Bin Laden doomsday tape may be released by Al Qaeda disciples


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 3 (ANI): A doomsday tape made by Osama Bin Laden was poised to be released Monday by his Al Qaeda disciples.U.S. officials feared the recording would be akin to ... Read more...

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Devotees begin last ‘darshan’ of Sai Baba


April 24th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), April 24 (IANS) Thousands lined up at Prashanti Nilayam in this pilgrim town for a last 'darshan' of spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba, who died Sunday.The devotees, ... Read more...

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Sathya Sai Baba detractor P.C. Sorcar condoles death


April 24th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Legendary magician P.C. Sorcar Jr, who had replicated the "miracles" of Sathya Sai Baba during a meeting with him 35 years ago, Sunday mourned the death ... Read more...

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Date of Last Supper miscalculated, says expert


April 18th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) The date of Jesus's last supper has long been miscalculated by the church, a British expert has claimed.The church has been observing the occasion on Maundy ... Read more...

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Liquor offered at Muslim seer’s shrine in Amritsar


March 25th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Mar.25 (ANI): Devotees in Amritsar offered liquor at the shrine of a Muslim seer Baba Rode Shah during a three-day annual fair, which began on Wednesday.During the course of the fair, ... Read more...

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Mutt chief, 6 others held over ‘hidden treasure’


March 24th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 23 (IANS) At least seven people, including the head of a Mutt (monastery), were arrested in Orissa Wednesday for keeping police in the dark about the presence of ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama for thorough probe into Karmapa’s cash links


January 30th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 30 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Sunday said he favoured a thorough probe into the cash dealings of 17th Karmapa, Ugyen Trinley Dorje following seizure of unaccounted currency, ... Read more...

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‘Tagore never wanted experiments on his compositions’


January 26th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 26 (IANS) Eminent singer Dwijen Mukherjee, who was named for Padma Bhushan award, Wednesday said Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore never wanted experimentations on his composition."I am deadly against those ... Read more...

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Gandhi family had special regard for Bhimsen Joshi: Sonia


January 25th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday expressed her heartfelt condolences on the passing away of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and said the Gandhi family always had a very ... Read more...

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Hindu guru Swami Nithyananda admits ’sleeping with more than 20 women’


January 10th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 10 (ANI): A Hindu guru embroiled in a sex scandal has admitted to sleeping with more than 20 women, including a Tamil porn actress.According to Sin Chew Daily, those ... Read more...

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Hindu guru Swami Nithyananda ‘ was blackmailed over sex video release’


January 6th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): Investigations have revealed that a Hindu guru was blackmailed just before his sex scandal broke out.During interrogation, Swami Nithyananda admitted that he paid 1.4 million pounds to a ... Read more...

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Tibetans are real holders of Nalanda tradition, says Dalai Lama


December 21st, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Gangtok, Dec 21 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that Tibetans are the real holders of Nalanda tradition and are true followers of Indian gurus (teachers).Inaugurating an International Conference ... Read more...

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He begs - to help impoverished women marry


November 28th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, Nov 28 (IANS) Carrying a bowl in his hands, he wanders around barefoot, seeking alms from people - not for his own survival, but for solemnising the weddings of ... Read more...

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Tantrik’s house of horror? Boy sacrificed, bones found


November 25th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 25 (IANS) A tantrik, his wife and five disciples have been arrested in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, for sacrificing a two-year-old boy in the belief that it would bring them wealth, police ... Read more...

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Ajmer blast case: Indresh Kumar is innocent, says Baba Ramdev


November 1st, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 1 (ANI): Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Monday said senior Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar, who has been accused in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast ... Read more...

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Sanjat Dutt To Play Baba Ramdev In Mani Shankar’s Next


October 26th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 26, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Sanjay Dutt has just delivered a hit with Mani Shankar’s Knock Out and news is that the duo are going to pair up in Mani’s next ... Read more...

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A Tete-a-Tete With Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Who Turned 65 On October 9


October 20th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 20, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):  Khan Sahib, 65 years of a life well-lived. How do you look back on the years that have rolled by?I am very grateful to God that ... Read more...

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We’re facing cultural aggression from TV: Amjad Ali Khan


October 19th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Artists struggle everywhere, but in India classical music is facing cultural aggression from television channels and other mediums, says sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif ‘brainless’, says Musharraf


October 3rd, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 3 (IANS) Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who launched his own party in London Friday to contest the 2013 elections in Pakistan, says former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is ... Read more...

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