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Now, ‘Motu Patlu’ comic strip in animated TV series


June 15th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Evergreen comic strip "Motu Patlu", launched 42 years ago by Lotpot Comics, will now be adapted into an animated TV series titled "The Adventures of Motu ... Read more...

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Rani Mukerji’s ‘Aiyya’ now set for Dussehra release


June 15th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Actress Rani Mukerji-starrer "Aiyya" was earlier scheduled for a Sep 28 release, but it has been postponed and now it will hit screens during Dussehra.Co-produced by ... Read more...

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Elephant processions, percussion orchestras mark Kerala festivals (Letter from Kerala)


May 12th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kavassery (Kerala), May 12 (IANS) Frenzied mass participation characterises annual temple festivals in Kerala that invariably include colourful processions of richly caparisoned elephants and panchavadyam (orchestra) by a combination of ... Read more...

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Barred from Shivaji Park, MNS threatens street rally


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Friday rejected the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's (MNS) petition for permission to hold a poll rally at Shivaji Park. Terming the move ... Read more...

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Three held for robbery in west Delhi


November 10th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Three people, including two women, were arrested for robbing Rs.3.5 lakh from a house in west Delhi last month, police said Thursday.Shahnawaz, his lover ... Read more...

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Had to be expressionless for ‘Ra.One’: Rampal


October 21st, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Arjun Rampal, who's playing a virtual villain in "Ra.One", says the challenging part about his role was that he had to appear expressionless. He also ... Read more...

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Telangana protestors attack Hyderabad college


October 10th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 10 (IANS) Tension prevailed at a private college in Hyderabad as Telangana activists attacked it demanding its closure while the parents of students staged a protest asking ... Read more...

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Durga Puja, Navratri festivities conclude - it’s Dussehra!


October 6th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Nine days of Navratra festivities culminated Thursday in Dussehra, when effigies of demon king Ravana are burnt to symbolise the triumph of good over evil. ... Read more...

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Committed to strong Lokpal, but not at pistol-point: Minister


October 5th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance government wants a strong and effective Lokpal bill to combat graft in high places, but it cannot be done by ... Read more...

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Here Ravana worshipped on Dussehra!


October 5th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 5 (IANS) They don't regard Ravana as a negative figure. On the contrary, some people in four Madhya Pradesh districts worship Hindu god Rama's arch rival on Dussehra ... Read more...

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Anna issues ultimatum to Congress, battlelines drawn


October 5th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi/New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) No bill, no support. Drawing the battlelines, social crusader Anna Hazare Tuesday said he would resume his movement for the Jan Lokpal bill ... Read more...

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Lokpal panel should be allowed to do good job: Singhvi


October 4th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Hours after Anna Hazare threatened another agitation to push forward the Jan Lokpal Bill, the head of the parliamentary panel looking into the anti-graft ... Read more...

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BJP to keep away from Anna’s anti-graft stir


October 4th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday decided to maintain a distance from social reformer Anna Hazare's plans to restart his movement for a strong ... Read more...

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Hazare to resume Lokpal bill agitation after Dussehra


October 4th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Oct 4 (IANS) Taking on the Congress, social crusader Anna Hazare said here Tuesday that he would resume his movement for a strong anti-graft Jan Lokpal ... Read more...

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Non-gazetted rail staff to get 78-day festival bonus


September 30th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Ahead of the festive season, the government Friday approved a 78-day bonus for 12.61 lakh non-gazetted railway employees.The cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Mysore Dasara begins, promises pomp, pageantry


September 28th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore, Sep 28 (IANS) The famed Mysore Dasara that showcases the region's rich culture, tradition, pomp and pageantry began here Wednesday and will go on for the next nine days.Hundreds ... Read more...

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Nepal plane crash ends Kolkata doctor’s book dream


September 26th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 26 (IANS) The plane crash in Nepal that killed all 19 people on board Sunday triggered waves of grief from Trichy in south India to Kolkata in the ... Read more...

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Bachchan, Prakash Jha to launch ‘Rascals’ promo


August 9th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) In a novelty of sorts for Bollywood, megastar Amitabh Bachchan and director Prakash Jha will take a while away from promoting their film "Aarakshan" ... Read more...

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A congregation of deities in Himachal


February 27th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 27 (IANS) It will be a divine gathering! More than 200 gods and goddesses will 'congregate' here next week to participate in the centuries-old Mahashivratri ... Read more...

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‘SS’ blast aimed at disrupting BJP leader Diwali function’


November 12th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 12 (IANS) The Diwali-eve improvised explosive device (IED) blast carried out by members of Hindu rightwing group Sanatan Sanstha (SS) targeted a popular festive gathering organised by a BJP outfit, ... Read more...

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In Ayodhya, this Ram Lila goes on and on


October 23rd, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Ayodhya, Oct 23 (IANS) The curtains never come down on Ram Lila here. The drama based on the epic Ramayana that is usually enacted around Dussehra has been staged continuously ... Read more...

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West Bengal artists perform dance depicting killing of demon king


October 20th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
Bishnupur, Oct 20 (ANI): Artists of West Bengal's Bishnupur village performed the traditional Rabankata dance after the festival of Dussehra to depict the killing of Ravana, the mythological demon king.The dance, which ... Read more...

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Goa Police keep eye on Sanatan Sanstha ahead of Diwali


October 20th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Goa Police will maintain vigil on the Sanatan Sanstha (SS) in the run-up to Diwali, especially as some office-bearers of the rightwing Hindu group have warned against "glorifying ... Read more...

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Court to hear Shiv Sena noise pollution case Wednesday


October 19th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) A local court will Wednesday hear a case against Shiv Sena officials for violating court norms by exceeding the noise level limit during the party's Dussehra rally at ... Read more...

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Goa Hindu group now to target Narakasur


October 19th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) A Hindu right-wing group, whose members have been accused of the Margao blast at a function to slay demon Narakasura on Diwali eve last year, plans to ... Read more...

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Himalayan shrines to be closed for public next month


October 18th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Oct 18 (IANS) Popular Himalayan Hindu shrines in Uttarakhand will be closed for the winters next month, officials said Monday.The temple priests decided to close Kedarnath and Badrinath temples for the ... Read more...

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Huge jams as capital’s schools, colleges reopen


October 18th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The city witnessed massive traffic jams Monday after schools and colleges reopened following a 16-day break due to the Commonwealth Games and Durga Puja-Dussehra festivities.Traffic snarls were ... Read more...

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Hindus in Pakistan celebrate Dussehra


October 18th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Hindus in Lahore city of Punjab province celebrated Dussehra Sunday with pomp and pageantry.A large gathering was held at Krishna Mandir Ravi Road where hundreds of Hindus ... Read more...

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Thousands of Kerala kids initiated into world of letters


October 17th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) Thousands of tiny tots across Kerala were initiated into the world of letters Sunday at temples, institutions and even churches on Vijayadashami day, celebrated as Dussehra in north ... Read more...

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Home shopping channels cash in on festive season


October 17th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Janki Kapoor, a mother of three, is so busy with her household chores that she has no time to visit the market for buying Diwali ... 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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Modi greets people on Dussehra


October 16th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Saturday greeted the people of the state on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, which is to be celebrated Sunday.Modi said in his ... Read more...

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Vice President Hamid Ansari greets the nation on Dussehra eve


October 16th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.16 (ANI): The Vice President Mohmamd Hamid Ansari today greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra which will becelebrated across the country on Sunday."Dussehra marks the victory of ... Read more...

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President greets nation on Dussehra


October 16th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Greeting the nation on the eve of Dussehra, President Pratibha Patil Friday said "may the festival inspire us to work for peace, unity and well being ... 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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