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Prayers, festivity in Pranab’s village


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mirati (West Bengal), July 22 (IANS) A festive spirit prevailed in Pranab Mukherjee's ancestral village here Sunday, with many praising the local boy set to become India's next president.Mirati ... Read more...

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Pranab’s Mirati rolls out red carpet for its ‘Poltu’ (Lead)


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mirati (West Bengal), June 23 (IANS) Union Finance Minister and UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Sunday received a rapturous welcome when he visited his ancestral village home here as ... Read more...

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Pranab’s hometown rolls out red carpet for its ‘Poltu’


June 23rd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mirati (West Bengal), June 23 (IANS) Union Finance Minister and UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Sunday arrived at his ancestral village home to a rapturous welcome as relatives, neighbours, ... Read more...

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Vaishno Devi pilgrimage resumes after forest fire (Lead)


June 23rd, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 23 (IANS) Pilgrimage to the Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi near Jammu resumed Saturday morning after it was suspended due to a forest fire.The fire broke out ... Read more...

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Vaishno Devi pilgrimage suspended due to forest fire


June 23rd, 2012 - 3:16 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 23 (IANS): Pilgrimage to the Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi near Jammu was suspended late Friday due to a forest fire which spread over and reached near ... Read more...

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Tradition gels with modernity in KKR’s cultural show


April 5th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) Far from Bollywood glitz normally associated with cricket extravaganza - the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League staged by the ... Read more...

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An adrenaline rush inside the exhilarating caves of Chhattisgarh (With Images)


April 1st, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bastar (Chhattisgarh), April 1 (IANS) Walking down the narrow, steep staircase in a rock crevice surrounded by dense foliage, one enters through a small iron door the pitch ... Read more...

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Navratri fasting turns into feasting in land of Nawabs


March 29th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) The nine-day Navratri festival that has traditionally spelt detoxification time is now leaving many souls drooling, with tempting and unheard of recipes on the fasting platter ... Read more...

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Hindu temple comes up in Bihar - with Muslim help


February 5th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 5 (IANS) In a shining example of communal harmony in India, Muslims have helped build a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Durga in Bihar's Gaya district, not ... Read more...

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Vaishno Devi shrine has record 10 million pilgrims


December 28th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 28 (IANS) The popular pilgrimage to the Vaishnodevi shrine set a new record on Wednesday when it crossed the 10 million mark of visitors, a first in ... Read more...

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Record pilgrims visit Vaishno Devi


December 25th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 25 (IANS) A record number of 9.9 million pilgrims from India and abroad visited the Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Jammu region this year, an official ... Read more...

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Dhoni seeks goddess Durga’s blessings after ODI-series win


October 27th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 27 (IANS) India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Thursday sought blessings of goddess Durga after completing a 5-0 whitewash against England in the One Day Internationals (ODI) series.Dhoni ... Read more...

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Manmohan is intelligent man, quiet worker: Bal Thackeray


October 18th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was intelligent but "very mild", Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray said Tuesday while giving kudos to the late Indira Gandhi as ... Read more...

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Post-Puja, Yamuna battles immersion onslaught


October 7th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Piles of holy trivia comprising wooden and mud skeletons of the goddess, tonnes of rotting flowers, polythene packs -- a day after the immersion ritual ... Read more...

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Two persons drown in Ichamati river


October 7th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 7 (IANS) Two middle-aged persons drowned in the Ichamati river in North 24 Paraganas district Friday during the Durga idol immersion ceremony, police said."Two persons have drowned in ... Read more...

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Durga idols immersed in Meghalaya


October 7th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Oct 6 (IANS) Four days of revelry and merriment came to an end Thursday as idols of goddess Durga and her four children were immersed by teary-eyed devotees ... Read more...

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Mamata greets people on Bijaya Dasami


October 6th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 6 (IANS) Greeting the people on the occasion of Bijaya Dasami, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday hoped that the occasion would inspire the people to ... Read more...

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Bengal bids farewell to Durga


October 6th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 6 (IANS) Five days of frenzied puja festivities came to an end in West Bengal as idols of Goddess Durga and her children were immersed in the Ganga ... Read more...

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Hope prices come down, Pranab wishes on Bijaya Dasami


October 6th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Birbhum (West Bengal), Oct 6 (IANS) Wishing the people a happy 'Bijaya Dasami', union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday hoped that prices of essentials would come down and the ... Read more...

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Tearful farewell to Durga, 600 idols immersed in Yamuna


October 6th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The drum beats and the dancing peaked and the tears flowed freely. Thousands of Bengalis and others in the capital bid an emotional farewell to ... Read more...

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Kolkata to deploy cranes, barges to streamline immersion


October 5th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 5 (IANS) The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) will deploy heavy-duty cranes and barges to clear the river quickly after the immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga ... Read more...

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In Meghalaya, celebrating Durga Puja differently


October 5th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nartiang (Meghalaya), Oct 5 (IANS) As millions across India thronged Durga Puja marquees on the penultimate day of the festival Wednesday, so did the Jaintias, an indigenous tribe of Meghalaya ... Read more...

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China chaat, pomfret roast rock Chittaranjan Park’s food platter


October 4th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) China chaat to pomfret roast and chicken Afghani to the Lebanese shawarma - fusion food is pushing new cross-cultural frontiers on the festival platter of ... Read more...

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Thousands watch Kumari worship at Belur Math


October 4th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 4 (IANS) Thousands of devotees from all over the country and abroad watched 'Kumari Puja' or the worship of a prepubescent girl on Mahashtami Tuesday at Belur Math ... Read more...

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Where AK 47s, INSAS rifles are worshipped on Durga Puja


October 4th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Durga Puja celebration at the Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) ground in Ranchi is unique in many ways.Here the idol of Goddess Durga is not worshipped, ... Read more...

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Thousands hit the roads as Durga Puja begins in Bengal


October 2nd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 2 (IANS) Thousands of people decked in their best walked the streets of Kolkata shoulder to shoulder, visiting one marquee after another, as the Durga Puja festivities got ... Read more...

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Durga Puja fervor grips Delhi


October 2nd, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Colourful 'pandals' (marquees), cultural shows and diverse gastronomic delights amid tight security -- the stage is set for festivities and gaiety in the capital as ... Read more...

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100 pandals, galaxy of stars - Mumbai ready for Durga Puja


September 30th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) Star-studded Durga Puja festivities are set to begin in Mumbai and its suburbs at 100 marquees this year, with themes ranging from Anna Hazare's anti-corruption ... Read more...

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Nepal seeks to stop blood bath at biggest Hindu festival


September 28th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 28 (IANS) As the former Hindu kingdom of Nepal starts observing its biggest Hindu festival from Wednesday, the new government's austerity measures and a dogged campaign by animal ... Read more...

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Navratri begins with fervour in Uttar Pradesh


September 28th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 28 (IANS) Amidst vedic chants and religious hymns, devotees here in Uttar Pradesh thronged the temples as Navratri - the nine-day festival dedicated to Goddess Durga - began ... Read more...

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Mahalaya invokes Goddess Durga, puja countdown begins


September 27th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) Many Bengalis woke up before the crack of dawn Tuesday for their annual tryst with Mahalaya, an auspicious occasion invoking mother Goddess Durga to descend on ... Read more...

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Tyeb Mehta still rules art auctions


September 25th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Even two years after his death, Tyeb Mehta, pioneer of post-Independence modernism in Indian art, continues to rule international auction markets. The works of Mehta, who ... Read more...

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Durga idol out of waste material in Bengal


September 9th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) With the countdown having begun for West Bengal's greatest cultural extravaganza Durga Puja, a private radio channel has come up with a unique initiative of making ... Read more...

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Greens lampoon reds in virtual West Bengal


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) From morphed photos to wacky text messages, from jokes to witty e-mails, West Bengal's Gen-Next is busy post-polls, exploring the lighter side of politics that ... Read more...

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Bengali celebrities hail Mamata Banerjee’s victory


May 16th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) A one-woman army, a patient fighter, people's person - Bengali film personalities are lauding Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress-led alliance historic win in West Bengal in ... Read more...

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