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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...

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Festivities peak on Thiru Onam


August 29th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 29 (IANS) Onam festivities have peaked in Kerala, with Thiru Onam celebrated Wednesday.Thiru Onam is the most important day for Keralites in the nearly week-long festival.The most important ... Read more...

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Feasting, fervour mark Onam in Delhi


August 29th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Spruced up homes, colourful floral designs and delicacies on the platter - the Malayali community in the national capital celebrated Onam with feasting and fervour ... Read more...

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Forget dieting, Eid is B-Town’s time to feast!


August 20th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Strict diet plans of Bollywood celebrities like Preity Zinta and Arjun Rampal went for a toss thanks to Eid-ul-Fitr festivities Monday. They gorged on Sevaiyan, biryani ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated with traditional fervour in Uttar Pradesh


August 20th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) It was a day of prayers and feasting in Uttar Pradesh Monday when Muslims turned up in large numbers to celebrate with traditional fervour Eid-ul-Fitr to ... Read more...

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A lonely Eid for SRK


August 20th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Away from the hustle-bustle of Eid-ul-Fitr festivities in tinsel town, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is spending the festival in solitude in Ladakh region of ... Read more...

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Indonesian bus drivers face drug tests for Eid


August 14th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 14 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming festival of Eid al-Fitr, bus drivers in pre-dominantly Islamic Indonesia are being made to undergo tests for drugs and alcohol consumption and ... Read more...

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Mumbai offers insurance to Ganeshotsav revelers


August 8th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) The Mumbai civic agency Wednesday announced a scheme to provide insurance and medical assistance to participants in next month's 11-day Ganeshotsav festival, an official said here.Mayor ... Read more...

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Olympics: London pays tribute to 7/7 victims


July 28th, 2012 - 5:10 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) All of London paid tribute to the victims of the 7/7 terrorist attacks in the colourful opening ceremony of the 2012 Games at the Olympic Park ... Read more...

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Special children celebrate Nelson Mandela Day (With image)


July 18th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Around 50 visually impaired children from a reputed Mumbai school Wednesday celebrated the 94th birthday of South African freedom icon Nelson Mandela with musical performances and ... Read more...

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Ecuadorian central bank official gored at bullfight


July 18th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Quito, July 18 (IANS/EFE) Pedro Delgado, chairman of the board of the Ecuadorian Central Bank and a cousin of President Rafael Correa, was admitted to hospital after being gored during ... Read more...

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Bengal celebrates Pranab’s candidature (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Mirati, June 15 (IANS) Having missed the bus 16 years ago when then chief minister Jyoti Basu could not become the prime minister following objections from his own party, ... Read more...

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Pranab’s village in Bengal celebrates his candidature


June 15th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mirati (West Bengal), June 15 (IANS) Mirati, a sleepy village in West Bengal's Birbhum district, has suddenly woken up to festivities after its famous son, union Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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Jessie J wants to change transvestite look


May 30th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) Singer Jessie J is vying to get a feminine makeover as she believes her trademark catsuits have done her no good."I started to look like a ... Read more...

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Newlywed found stabbed to death in wedding dress


May 15th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) A newlywed bride in the US was found stabbed to death in her bathtub. She was in her wedding dress.Police believe Estrella Carrera, 25, was a ... Read more...

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Two dozen injured as elephant runs amok


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), May 2 (IANS) Close to two dozen people were injured Wednesday as an elephant participating in the Thrissur Pooram festival ran amok, police said.Inspector General of Police S. ... Read more...

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Rajasthan villagers organise bovine ‘marriage’


April 15th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 15 (IANS) In a rare 'marriage', a cow tied the knot with a bull with pomp and show in Rajasthan Saturday night. The event marked the culmination of ... Read more...

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Tagore song heralds new year in Bangladesh


April 14th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 14 (IANS) Hundreds of Bangladeshis gathered in the capital Saturday to sing "Esho hey Baishakh esho esho", a traditional song written by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, to welcome ... Read more...

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PM greets nation on Easter


April 7th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has greeted the nation on the occasion of Easter to be celebrated Sunday and hoped the festivities would strengthen the ... Read more...

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Brazil girls gaga over Prince Harry


March 10th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 10 (IANS) Brazilian women, desperate to win Prince Harry's hand in marriage, are expected to mob the young royal upon his visit to Brazil.According to dailystar.co.uk, ... Read more...

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My movements getting stronger, better: Big B


March 9th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says his condition is much better since he was discharged from hospital following two abdominal surgeries."I repair well dear ones. My ... Read more...

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Where Holi goes on for 50 days


March 7th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura, March 7 (IANS) It may be a one-day affair in the rest of India, but Holi is a 50-day cultural exposition in the Braj region of Uttar Pradesh.In the ... Read more...

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Poll results give BJP reason to celebrate


March 6th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) It was a splash of saffron and festivities at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office here as the party managed to pull together a ... Read more...

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E-commerce sites cash in on leap year


February 28th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The e-commerce world has witnessed a boom over the last few years in India -- and shopping portals are eagerly cashing in on leap year ... Read more...

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Special Mardi Gras food items


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For those who will be taking active part in the Lent, the Mardi Gras is an important day because it will be the last time that ... Read more...

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Ash Wednesday & Lent to begin on the 22nd of February


February 21st, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Christians around the world will start the solemn tradition of Lent tomorrow (Wednesday the 22nd of February 2012). The event is used to reflect on the ... Read more...

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Over 200 deities to join Himachal’s Mahashivratri!


February 20th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 20 (IANS) The festival of Mahashivratri Monday is marked in a unique way in this town, popularly known as Chhoti Kashi, as it sees a congregation ... Read more...

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Julianne Hough’s dress at the Grammy Awards 2012 is a hit


February 13th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Singer Julianne Hough appeared at the 54th Grammys wearing a dress from Kaufman Franco. When the 23-year-old was going to the event, she tweeted her ... Read more...

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Bennett to be honoured in San Francisco


February 12th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) California residents are set to honour the 50th anniversary of Tony Bennett's hit song "I Left My Heart" in San Francisco with a city-wide tribute.The 85-year-old ... Read more...

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Prada to launch 24-hour museum in Paris


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Italian fashion label Prada will launch a 24-hour museum in Paris Tuesday.The label has worked with Milan-based artist and satirist Francesco Vezzoli to create the venue ... Read more...

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Taj fest postponed due to polls, Agra seethes with anger


January 10th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 10 (IANS) The annual 10-day Taj Mahotsav, which figures prominently on international tourism calendars, has been postponed from Feb 18 to March 16 in view of the Uttar ... Read more...

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Cameron Diaz shows off her new haircut


January 4th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actress Cameron Diaz has showcased her new haircut. The star is currently vacationing in Hawaii and reporters spotted her with the new hairstyle during the ... Read more...

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Three held for killing Russian Santa Claus


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three students were arrested in Tajikistan Tuesday on suspicion of murdering a young man dressed as Father Frost -- or the Russian equivalent of Santa ... Read more...

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Rain god helps Kerala usher in New Year


January 1st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 1 (IANS) With the rain god showing mercy, Keralites ushered in the New Year with the usual colour and festivities.Heavy rains that began Friday evening went on till ... Read more...

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‘Ek Main Aur… ‘ puts spotlight on Las Vegas


December 31st, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Gambling, partying and letting their hair down - Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan will be seen doing all that in "Ek Main Aur Ekk ... Read more...

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