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Three killed in lightning strike in Agra, Yamuna flooded


August 30th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 30 (IANS) One family took the brunt of the heavy downpour here Thursday morning as three adults of the family were killed in a lightning strike and two ... Read more...

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What happened to money spent on Yamuna, ask activists


August 26th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 26 (IANS) "Save Yamuna" activists marched here Sunday demanding to know what had happened to the huge rums of money spent on supposedly cleaning the river."Thousands of crores ... Read more...

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AFTER 1 )Krishna land now an urban disaster (Letter from Mathura)


August 12th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 12 (IANS) Lord Krishna, arguably Hinduism's most popular divinity, was said to be a nature lover who is forever associated with the Yamuna, worshipped Goverdhan hill ... Read more...

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Pushkar is where it’s kosher for Israeli tourists (Travel Feature)


July 5th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Pushkar (Rajasthan), July 5 (IANS) Signboards and menus in Hebrew, shopkeepers greeting visitors with "shalom" and familiar food like humus, wraps and soup with dumplings. It's a mini Israel out ... Read more...

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Spiritual group prepares to clean entire Ganges


June 17th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Haridwar, June 17 (IANS) A spiritual group here is conducting a survey on how best to clean the entire 2,525-km Ganges, the holiest of all rivers for Hindus but ... Read more...

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Sunny Deol didn’t need my help: Ravi Kishan


May 14th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan, who shares screen space with Sunny Deol in "Mohalla Assi", set on the ghats of Varanasi, says a star like Sunny didn't ... Read more...

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Yamuna clean-up operation begins in Taj city


April 20th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 20 (IANS) The Agra district authorities have begun an exercise to clean up the Yamuna, fearing Supreme Court action on non-implementation of its directives on the pollution threat ... Read more...

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Now Agra has its own anthem


March 21st, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 21 (IANS) The city of the Taj Mahal has got its own anthem and it is being played at road junctions, schools and colleges as a part of ... Read more...

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Hundreds of eco-activists clean up Yamuna


March 18th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 18 (IANS) Hundreds of young and old eco-activists turned up at the Yamuna ghats in this Taj city Sunday morning to pick up trash, mostly polythene bags, ... Read more...

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Thousands pray to setting sun to mark Chhath


November 1st, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people, mainly women, marked the festival of Chhath Tuesday across Bihar by fasting, praying and making offerings to the setting sun.The four-day ... Read more...

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Delhi gears up for Chhath Puja


October 31st, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) With just one day to go for the Chhath Puja, the Delhi government and the capital's civic agencies have expedited the cleaning up of the ... Read more...

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Five die in Ganges, 21 ghats ‘unsafe’


October 27th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 27 (IANS) A man and his four grandsons drowned in the Ganges in Patna district Thursday even as 21 bathing ghats were declared unsafe and dangerous for use.A ... Read more...

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Taj sparkles as Yamuna flows full


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 22 (IANS) Hundreds thronged the Yamuna ghats to pray and perform 'aarti' as the river flowed full behind the Taj Mahal, providing a fascinating view to tourists. "The ... Read more...

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Mamata kick-starts Kolkata’s ‘London makeover’ (Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) In a step towards fulfilling her poll pledge of sprucing up Kolkata to match London, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday kick-started an ambitious ... Read more...

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Mamata kick-starts Ganga beautification project


August 2nd, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) In a step to fulfilling her pledge to spruce up Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday kick-started an ambitious project to beautify a ... Read more...

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Mumbai rains bring both pleasure, pain for celebrities


July 8th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Incessant rains in Mumbai have cooled down the city, but long traffic jams and water-logging have added to the woes of the people including ... Read more...

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Four drown in Agra on Ganga Dashera


June 11th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 11 (IANS) Four people, among them two minors, drowned in the Yamuna where they had gone for a bath on Ganga Dashera, celebrated in a big way in ... Read more...

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Spanish-Vietnamese couple bike to India for green cause spot


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) A Spanish-Vietnamese couple, who are on a world tour on solar bicycles, believe India to be a "karmic" experience.Guim Valls Teruel, a Spanish traveller, and ... Read more...

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Ghai launches ‘Nouka Dubi’ music on boat (With Image)


May 15th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Subhash Ghai launched the music of his forthcoming bilingual "Nouka Dubi" in a unique way - he launched it on a boat in the Ganges ... Read more...

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Hindus in Bangladesh take holy dip in Brahmaputra (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) For Hindus in Bangladesh it was a sacred day as in their thousands they took the holy dip in the Brahmaputra river Monday on the ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi Hindus take holy bath


April 11th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi Hindus Monday took holy bath in the tributaries of the Brahmaputra river on the occasion of "astami snan".The two-day bathing ritual ... Read more...

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Sunny happy to be back in Varanasi for ‘Mohalla Assi’


March 2nd, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, March 2 (IANS) Bollywood star Sunny Deol returned here after 15 years to shoot for director Chandraprakash Dwivedi's new movie "Mohalla Assi" and said the experience is "refreshing" and ... Read more...

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Fish deaths alarm Mathura


January 10th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Mathura, Jan 9 (IANS) Thousands of dead fish have been found floating in the Yamuna river in Mathura in the past couple of days, causing alarm among the devout and the environmentalists ... Read more...

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Varanasi blast: Forensic reports still awaited


December 9th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 9 (IANS) With no breakthrough yet in Tuesday's Varanasi blast, in which a toddler was killed and over 20 people injured, Uttar Pradesh Police are waiting for the forensic reports ... Read more...

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Police clueless about nature of Varanasi explosives (Lead)


December 8th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 8 (IANS) A day after a terror attack killed a minor girl in Varanasi, the Uttar Pradesh Police was Wednesday clueless about the nature of explosives that struck terror on ... Read more...

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In mourning, Varanasi ‘aarti’ sees only one lamp


December 8th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Dec 8 (IANS) Breaking with the tradition, only one earthen lamp was lit during Wednesday evening's 'maha aarti' here to protest against the previous day's bombing that killed a girl child ... Read more...

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No specific intel about Varanasi blast: Uttar Pradesh (Lead)


December 8th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 8 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday vehemently refuted Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's claim that the state had been forewarned against a possible terrorist strike on the ghats ... Read more...

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No specific input about Varanasi blast: Uttar Pradesh


December 8th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 8 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday refuted Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's claim that the state had been forewarned against a possible terrorist strike on the ghats of ... Read more...

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‘We are ok’: Foreigners tweet about Varanasi blast


December 8th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Slovakian Brano Gege, a first time visitor to Varanasi, had been enjoying the Ganga 'aarti' on the ghats of the ancient city, where he had been staying ... Read more...

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Polluted Yamuna at Mathura scaring away pilgrims (Letter from Mathura)


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Mathura, Nov 22 (IANS) The Yamuna river flowing through Mathura, Vrindavan and Agra has been reduced to no less than a sewer canal these days, choked with piles of accumulated ... Read more...

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Yamuna banks in Delhi ready for Chhath Puja


November 12th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The Yamuna river banks in the capital are all decked up as nearly 50 lakh people from Bihar, eastern Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand in the capital prepare ... Read more...

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Urumi To Have The Biggest Ever Climax Scene In Mollywood


October 21st, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The young superstar of Malayalam film industry, Prithviraj is very excited these days after shooting the climax scene of his upcoming film 'Urumi'. The actor said ... Read more...

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Politics makes way into Durga Puja celebrations


October 19th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) The political clamour between the Marxists and the Trinamool Congress has now found its way into the main religious festival of West Bengal - the Durga Puja.To ... Read more...

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Kolkata civic body, port trust jointly cleaning up Ganga


October 18th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) have joined hands to prevent pollution of the Ganga river from pith and flowers during immersion of Durga ... Read more...

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Durga Puja ends as idols immersed with fanfare (Lead)


October 17th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Four days of revelry and merriment came to an end Sunday as idols of goddess Durga and her four children were immersed by teary-eyed devotees in ponds, lakes ... Read more...

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