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UP panel to deal with village land encroachment


September 12th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Alarmed by widespread encroachment of pastures, reservoirs, ponds and graveyards that are owned by village councils, Uttar Pradesh has constituted a committee the principal secretary of ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into leakage of UP order on graveyards to media


August 4th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's minorities welfare minister Friday ordered a probe into the leakage of an order on construction of walls around graveyards to the media.Mohd Azam Khan, ... Read more...

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Shrinking space for dead in Hyderabad (Feature, With Images)


May 15th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) "Mar ke bhi chain na paya to kidhar jayenge? (If there is no peace in death, then where will I go?" This Urdu couplet from Ibrahim ... Read more...

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People search for burial space in Rawalpindi


May 5th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) People in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city are finding it difficult to bury their dead as they say there is not enough space left for their loved ones ... Read more...

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UP cabinet approves Samajwadi Party’s polls sops


March 16th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) In its first cabinet meeting, the Uttar Pradesh government Thursday approved the promise made by the Samajwadi Party (SP) in its manifesto to distribute free laptops ... Read more...

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The disappearing ponds of Kashmir


March 13th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Shopian (Srinagar), March 13 (IANS) Thirty years ago, Avend village in the south Kashmir district of Shopian was also called "Talaab Gaam" because of dozens of fresh water ponds surrounding ... Read more...

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More than 100 tombstones damaged in Goa, probe ordered


March 12th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 12 (IANS) Ordering a police probe into the vandalisation of more than 100 tombstones in Muslim and Christian graveyards in three places across Goa, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Over 100 tombstones vandalised in Goa


March 12th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 12 (IANS) Over 100 tombstones in Muslim and Christian graveyards have been vandalised in a mining town in Goa, police said Monday.The incidents took place in Curchorem, ... Read more...

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British royals dined on human flesh: Book


May 21st, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) British royals who have long been famed for their love of lavish banquets and rich recipes also had a taste for human flesh, according to a ... Read more...

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460 mn observe Tomb Sweeping Day holiday in China


April 5th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 5 (IANS) An estimated 460 million people mourned their ancestors or deceased at the graveyards or memorial parks on the occasion of Tomb Sweeping Day holiday this year, ... Read more...

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China introduces partial sea burial so as to not waste space


March 28th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): China has introduced the idea of a partial sea burial, in which most of a person's ashes are sprinkled at sea while a small amount is put ... Read more...

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Ground Zero mosque opponents say location should be preserved to ’show what happened there’


March 16th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 16 (ANI): Opponents of the proposed "Ground Zero Mosque" in Manhattan moved the court on Tuesday arguing that the location of the proposed plan should be rather preserved as ... Read more...

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Omar condoles death of two children in blast


February 14th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday expressed shock and grief at the death of two children in an explosion in Srinagar suburbs Sunday evening.Two teenaged siblings ... Read more...

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Tait backs CA’s one spinner policy for World Cup


January 19th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 19 (ANI): Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait has said he is not surprised that selectors have chosen only one specialist spinner for the World Cup.The decision to leave out Tasmania ... Read more...

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Maoists should be thrown out of West Bengal: Buddhadeb


October 2nd, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
West Midnapore (West Bengal), Oct 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Saturday accused the state's main opposition Trinamool Congress of having a "nexus" with the Maoists and said the ... Read more...

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Lucknow’s Shia Muslims protest against vandalism of Iraq religious spot


September 19th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Sep 19 (ANI): Scores of Shia Muslims staged a protest in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow city on Saturday against the alleged vandalism of their religious spot in Iraq.They later took to ... Read more...

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National Panthers Party calls for Supreme Court direction on Kashmir violence


September 17th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir's National Panthers Party on Friday filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre and the State Government to keep ... Read more...

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Scientists discover ancient galaxies that are still forming stars


August 19th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Astronomers from Texas A&M have discovered a significant fraction of ancient galaxies that are still actively forming stars.Dr. Kim-Vy Tran and her team used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope ... Read more...

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Leicester hindus protest cemetery extension


July 16th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri Leicester, July 16 (IANS) A section of local Hindus is protesting a proposal to extend a cemetery in this town of Britain because their religion says they cannot live near ... Read more...

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‘Resting in peace’ can be expensive in Kerala


June 9th, 2010 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, June 9 (IANS) Soaring real estate prices have made the cost of tombs in graveyards and vaults in churches skyrocket, ensuring that Kerala Christians who 'rest in peace' shall ... Read more...

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Pak group calls for protection of persecuted Hindu scheduled castes in country


May 18th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 18 (ANI): Lending a voice to the long-standing demand of the suppressed Hindu minorities, the Scheduled Caste Rights Movement (SCRM) has urged the government to table a parliamentary legislation in ... Read more...

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New research may explain mysterious dents in Earth’s gravitational field


May 10th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): Scientists have made an advance in understanding the mysterious dents in our planet's gravitational field.On sailing towards the centre of the Indian Ocean and a loss in one's ... Read more...

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Ghosts, cemeteries have positive energies: Tim Burton


March 8th, 2010 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Hollywood filmmaker Tim Burton doesn't believe it is rare to have experiences with ghosts and says he finds cemeteries "positive" places. The 51-year-old claims to have had experiences ... Read more...

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Kashmiri youth keep Quranic calligraphy tradition alive


March 5th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Mar 5 (ANI): Youth in Kashmir keep the centuries old tradition of Quranic calligraphy alive with their utmost devotion to this great art form.Calligraphy, known as "Khatati" in Persian and ... Read more...

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Soon, burial ground in UK that allows pet lovers to be buried with their animals!


January 24th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 24 (ANI): Britain will soon have a burial ground where humans can be laid to rest right next to their loved pets.West Lindsey District Council has given permission to the ... Read more...

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World’s largest slave graveyard uncovered on St Helena Island


December 12th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 12 (ANI): Archaeologists have uncovered one of the largest slave graveyards anywhere in the world on the tiny island of St Helena.According to a report in the Times, the bones ... Read more...

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Infusing life into British era graveyards in Himachal (With Images)


September 21st, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) Faded epitaphs, damaged tombstones, moss-covered graves...That is the condition of most British colonial era cemeteries - some two centuries old - in Himachal Pradesh. But now ... Read more...

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Rare petroglyphs found in Cuban caves


June 25th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, June 25 (IANS) Cuban archaeologists are studying the strange drawings found in caves in eastern Cuba, Prensa Latina reported. The petroglyphs, discovered in the Sierra del Rosario reserve located in Pinar del ... Read more...

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Maldives’ islander discovers pre-Islamic Buddhist relic


May 29th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Male (Maldives), May 29 (ANI): An Islander has discovered a pre-Islamic stupa, a Buddhist relic, beneath his house in Raa atoll Agolhitheemu in Maldives, while digging to build a well.According to a ... Read more...

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Swampy expansion spurred Little Ice Age in 17th century


March 3rd, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): A new study has indicated that a vast expansion of swampy wetlands across North America may have invoked the Little Ice Age, a two-centuries-long cold snap that ... Read more...

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Top ten archaeology finds of 2008


December 20th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): The National Geographic News has outlined a list of its ten most viewed archaeology stories of 2008, which include lost cities, baffling pyramids, and ancient graveyards.The top ... Read more...

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British Raj churches and cemeteries to get a face-lift in Himachal


August 4th, 2008 - 8:18 pm ICT by ANI
By Hemant Chauhan Shimla, Aug.4 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh government is making an endeavour to give a facelift to various churches and cemeteries of historical significance, located here since the British Raj in ... Read more...

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Of miracles, mysticism and wonders at Kamakhya temple


June 22nd, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) For the last two decades, Bhola Baba, a Hindu seer, has become much sought after at the revered Kamakhya temple in Assam during the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s ethnic minorities lose land: survey


May 11th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, May 11 (IANS) Bangladesh's ethnic minority communities, mainly Buddhist tribals, continue to be thrown out of their ancestral land, allegedly by government agencies, influential people and private organisations, a survey revealed. ... Read more...

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Ancient graves being dragged out to sea


May 4th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
London, May 4 (ANI): As climate change is accelerating soil erosion in the Alaskan Arctic, ancient graveyards are being dragged out to sea. Archaeologists are trying to preserve the remains of the ... Read more...

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