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Quiet Diwali for Tihar Jail’s VIP inmates


October 27th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) DMK MP Kanimozhi, former minister A. Raja and other VIPs in the Tihar Jail here celebrated Diwali on a low key, greeting fellow prisoners and ... Read more...

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For children, by children… diyas that shine brighter


October 25th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Lit up by decorative diyas made by children, the congested bylanes of the Bapu Dham slum in south Delhi glow with an added shine this ... Read more...

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Alladin’s chirag or naga deep, man with lamp has it (Feature)


October 25th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) When retired banker Makrand Karandikar caught a glimpse of the metal scraps, he instantly knew what he had found. He bought the stray pieces for a ... Read more...

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Do’s and dont’s this Diwali


October 24th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Here are some tips on how to celebrate a safe Diwali this year: Do's: 1. Buy crackers from only licensed shops, avoid Chinese products. 2. Keep fireworks in boxes, away from children. 3. Burst crackers ... Read more...

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Delhi’s firecracker shops get crackling


October 23rd, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Tucked away in the bylanes of the walled city, seasonal firecracker shops have suddenly sprung to life, with the number of Diwali shoppers swelling substantially ... Read more...

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Inviting platforms for extra Diwali bucks


October 23rd, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Come Diwali, and you see a spate of pre-Diwali melas and exhibitions being organised, which become an inviting platform for women homemakers to earn during ... Read more...

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Light a Diwali diya at home - from miles away!


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A new web-application which allows people to light a virtual diya at the homes of their loved ones has become a popular way of ... Read more...

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For TV stars, Diwali means family time!


October 22nd, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Away from their busy, chock-a-block shooting schedules, small screen stars are looking forward to celebrating Diwali in the company of their family members and friends.Actors ... Read more...

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Diwali gift packs, with love from Tihar Jail


October 21st, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The bakery at sub-jail No.2 in Tihar has been busy. For the first time, the inmates of India's largest prison have rolled out cookies, naan ... Read more...

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BJP celebrates Vajpayee’s birthday in Lucknow


December 25th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 25 (IANS) The 87th birthday of former prime minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) patriarch Atal Bihari Vajpayee was Saturday celebrated by party leaders and activists here.Mass feasts, recitation ... Read more...

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Devotees celebrate Kartik Poornima boat festival in Bhubaneswar


November 21st, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarada LahangirBhubaneswar, Nov. 21 (ANI): Hundreds of devotees celebrated the Boita Bandana ceremony (boat worshipping ceremony) here on Sunday.The ceremony is celebrated on the occasion of the Kartik Poornima.People gathered ... Read more...

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Millions pray to rising sun as Chhath concludes in Bihar


November 13th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 13 (IANS) The four-day long Chhath festival ended Saturday morning in Bihar with millions of people, mostly women, braving the chill and taking a dip in the river to ... Read more...

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Millions in Bihar pray to setting sun on Chhath


November 12th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 12 (IANS) Millions of people across Bihar, mostly women, fasted, sang traditional songs and offered prayers to the setting sun to celebrate the festival of Chhath Friday.Devotees, locally known ... Read more...

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Pineapple halwa, to chicken shami kebab for the Obamas


November 8th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) From pineapple halwa, to achari fish tikka, chicken shami kebab and even palak papdi chaat -- it was a mouth-watering repast of Indian delicacies served to ... Read more...

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Obamas call on President Patil


November 8th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle called on Indian President Pratibha Patil at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Monday evening, officials said here.The meeting was held ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu celebrates Diwali with great fervour


November 5th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu woke up to the sounds of crackers and the visual treat of diyas on Diwali - the festival of lights.People across the state exchanged sweets, savouries ... Read more...

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Delhi to monitor pollution levels on Diwali


November 3rd, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Strict monitoring of noise and air pollution will be done this Diwali, with the Delhi government putting up six air monitoring systems in the capital.The systems ... Read more...

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Colors Stars Reveal Their Plans For Diwali


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
November 2, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): When it comes to celebrate the various festivals of our culture, our TV stars are never behind. If anyone is well-versed with rituals and traditions of ... Read more...

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Say no to crackers this Diwali, Dikshit tells kids


October 31st, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Sunday appealed to children not to use firecrackers this Diwali and instead make it bright and colourful with diyas and rangoli ... Read more...

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Bigg Boss 4: Veena & Ashmit - Romance in the air? Where does Sara Khan fit in the love triangle?


October 30th, 2010 - 1:35 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mumbai, Oct 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is some romance in the air at the Bigg Boss house. And the couple is none other than the Pakistani actress Veena Malik and ... Read more...

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Demand for designer lamps rises in Hyderabad ahead of Diwali


October 27th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Oct. 27 (ANI): The demand for designer lamps has risen here in the run-up to the festival of lights - Diwali.People, who are engaged in the sale of designer lamps and ... Read more...

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Siliguri sex workers organize fashion show


October 26th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarSiliguri, Oct.26 (ANI): Sex workers organized a fashion show in West Bengal's Siliguri District.Over 16 sex workers contested in the show under various categories such as Miss Beautiful Skin, Miss ... Read more...

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Durga Puja fever soars in West Bengal (Lead)


October 17th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Thousands of people poured onto the streets of Kolkata, which looked magnificent bathed in bright lights and twinklers, as the Durga Puja celebrations reached a feverish pitch across ... Read more...

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West Bengal celebrates Mahanavami


October 16th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Thousands of people poured onto the streets of Kolkata, community feasts were organised and celebrations were held across West Bengal Saturday on Mahanavami, the fourth day of the ... Read more...

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Lucknow sees prayers, feasts for poor on Vajpayee’s birthday


December 25th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 25 (IANS) This Uttar Pradesh capital, once regarded as the political bastion of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Friday saw members of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrating ... Read more...

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India celebrates Diwali, 32 die in Tamil Nadu (Roundup)


October 17th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated across India Saturday with prayers, fireworks and frenzied shopping but it was marred by tragedy in Tamil Nadu. ... Read more...

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Delhiites throng markets for last minute Diwali shopping (Lead)


October 17th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Last minute rush kept the markets in the national capital buzzing Saturday as thousands thronged them to buy gifts for their friends and family on the occasion ... Read more...

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Bangaloreans begin Diwali with gaiety, caution


October 17th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 17 (IANS) Festive mood gripped Bangaloreans as the three-day Diwali celebrations began here Saturday with lights, colours and a bit of caution. Hundreds of homes across the city were decorated with ... Read more...

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Delhiites begin Diwali with prayers, crackers


October 17th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Adorned in new clothes, Delhiites Saturday began their Diwali celebrations with firecrackers, greetings, sweets and prayers for prosperity. Many thronged temples, distributed sweets and sent "Happy Diwali" greetings ... Read more...

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Doctors, Delhi police offer safety tips for a safe Diwali


October 16th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) It's the festival of lights and with all the diyas lighting up your home and crackers boosting your excitement level, don't ignore the simple steps of caution ... Read more...

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Diwali in White House


October 16th, 2009 - 1:01 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have applauded US President Barack Obama for celebrating Diwali in White House in Washington DC on Wednesday.Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, commended Obama for ... Read more...

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President Obama Celebrates Diwali In White House


October 15th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Oct. 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Barack Obama is proving once again why he is the rightful candidate to have won the Nobel Prize for Peace. According to the reports ... Read more...

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Barack Obama celebrates Diwali in the White House


October 15th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US President Barack Obama brought the Diwali celebrations to the White House when he wished everyone a "Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak". He thus, became ... Read more...

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Hindus laud Obama for celebrating Diwali in White House


October 15th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 15 (ANI): Hindus have applauded US President Barack Obama for celebrating Diwali in White House in Washington DC on Wednesday.Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in ... Read more...

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Happy Diwali, says Obama at White House event (Lead)


October 15th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) Barack Obama lit a traditional silver Diwali lamp at the White House and wished everyone a "Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak" to become the first US president ... Read more...

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