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Hundreds honour US gurdwara shooting victims


August 11th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Oak Creek (Wisconsin), Aug 10 (IANS) Hundreds of mourners, Sikhs and others, policemen and religious leaders, men and women gathered here Friday to pay their last respects to six worshippers ... Read more...

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Janmashtami celebrations: Prayers, fasts, fervour grips Delhi


August 10th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Queues of devotees outside temples, little children dressed up as Krishna with flutes in hand and a peacock feather stuck on the headbands, elaborate tableaux ... Read more...

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Four shot at gurudwara in US, two critical (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) At least four people were shot in an attack just after 10 a.m. Sunday at a Sikh gurudwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, just south of Milwaukee, ... Read more...

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Band baaja baarat on Delhi streets Tuesday


April 23rd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Come Tuesday, all roads in the capital will turn into one huge marriage procession. Delhi residents, be prepared for blaring music and traffic snarls as ... Read more...

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Three lakh take holy dip at Gangasagar, cold kills two (Second Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), Jan 14 (IANS) With the mercury dipping below normal, two devotees died while 146 others were taken ill Saturday at the annual Gangasagar fair here ... Read more...

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Sabarimala priest’s grandson to take temple body to court


December 15th, 2011 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Sabarimala, Dec 15 (IANS) Rahul Eashwar, grandson of Sabarimala temple thanthri or head priest, Wednesday said that he will seek legal recourse after his grandfather was allegedly abused by the ... Read more...

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20,000 weddings in Delhi on 11.11.11


November 11th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Priests from other cities had to be called in and major traffic jams were reported as over 20,000 couples tied the knot Friday, 11.11.11, termed ... Read more...

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Are you ready for your date with 11.11.11?


November 10th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Thousands of weddings, hospital rooms fully booked for deliveries and many lining up to start a new venture - a lot more is waiting to ... Read more...

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Cracker blast at Gorakhnath temple raises security concerns


September 26th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 26 (IANS) An explosion Sunday night on the premises of the ancient Gorakhnath temple in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district has raised security concerns.According to the police, a ... Read more...

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Kerala temple’s Vault B shouldn’t be opened, apex court told


September 2nd, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court was Friday told by Travancore's erstwhile royal family that the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple's Vault B should not be opened and the ... Read more...

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Hometown Ranchi prays for Dhoni’s performance


August 10th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 10 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has been going through a lean patch with the bat in England, got support from his hometown here ... Read more...

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Deploy UN forces in Arab countries, say Mumbai Muslims


March 25th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Muslims from Mumbai and its surrounding areas Friday demanded deployment of United Nations peacekeeping forces in Arab and West Asian countries where pro-democracy and pro-reform protests ... Read more...

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Green ‘Hola Mohalla’ festival planned at Punjab gurdwara


March 12th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 12 (IANS) The Takht Keshgarh Sahib gurdwara at Anandpur Sahib and the Ropar district administration of Punjab have banned the use of plastic material and other pollutants during ... Read more...

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Lucknow celebrates Mahashivratri with fervour


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) Amidst ecstatic shouts of "Bam Bam Bhole" and vedic chanting, the Uttar Pradesh capital Wednesday celebrated Mahashivratri, marking the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, ... Read more...

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Finally, ’salvation’ for 128 Hindus who died in Pakistan


January 18th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) For 35 long years, the ashes of 128 Hindus remained at a cremation ground in Karachi, in the hope that some day the departed souls would ... Read more...

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Do Vedic rites impact environment? Scientists head for Kerala village


January 13th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Can ancient mantras induce rains? Do Vedic chants impact the surrounding environment? A team of scientists will attempt to find out the answers when they ... Read more...

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Banking to ethics - books have powerful tales to tell (IANS Books This Week)


December 9th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Beat the chill with a load of exciting books this weekend. 1. Book: "Grit, Guts And Gumption"; Written by Rajesh Chakrabarty; Published by Penguin-Viking; Priced ... Read more...

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Disappointed Indian Sikhs urge Obama to at least visit Delhi Gurudwara


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): The news that the Golden Temple in Amritsar will not figure on U.S. President Barack Obama's itinerary has disappinted many Sikh leaders in the region, but ... Read more...

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Obama better than Bush, so no protests, say Indian Muslims


October 31st, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Barack Obama is "better" than George Bush, say Indian Muslims though they don't consider the US as Muslim-friendly yet, adding when the American president ... Read more...

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Obama’s always welcome to Golden Temple: Sikh leaders (Lead)


October 20th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) Barack Obama's proposed visit next month to this Sikh holy city is off his itinerary, but Sikh religious leaders here say that the doors of the shrine ... Read more...

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Ayodhya dispute: Ansari’s move for talks welcomed


October 4th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 4 (IANS) Intellectuals and religious leaders have appreciated Mohammed Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant in the Ayodhya title suit, for seeking an out-of-court settlement of the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.They said ... Read more...

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Devotees back in Ram Lalla temple after verdict


October 1st, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Mishra Ayodhya, Oct 1 (IANS) With security worries over, the makeshift Ram Lalla temple here in Uttar Pradesh saw hundreds of devotees lining up for 'darshan' Friday, a day after the ... Read more...

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Ayodhya dispute a national problem: Priest


September 29th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ayodhya, Sep 29 (IANS) Head priest of Ram Lala - a makeshift temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya - Mahant Acharya Satyendra Das said here Wednesday that the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid ... Read more...

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Merely withdrawing AFSPA won’t do, am ready for jail: Mirwaiz (Roundup)


September 12th, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The mere withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from certain parts of Jammu and Kashmir won't do, Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz ... Read more...

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Just withdrawing AFSPA won’t do: Mirwaiz


September 12th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) A day before the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meets to discuss the Kashmir situation, Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq Sunday said the mere withdrawal ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz slams BJP, reminds of Vajpayee’s overtures


September 12th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq Sunday expressed "utter dismay" over what he called "the negative attitude of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)" towards ... Read more...

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I am ready to go to jail: Mirwaiz


September 12th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq Sunday said he was "ready to go to jail" following an FIR filed against him by Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Muslims across India offer prayers on last Friday of Ramadan


September 3rd, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow/Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 3 (ANI): Muslims across India gathered in huge numbers at various mosques to offer the 'Alvida Namaz' on the occasion of the last 'Jumma' of the fasting month ... Read more...

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Janmashtami celebrated with fervour in Delhi (Lead)


September 2nd, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Thousands of devotees Thursday gathered at temples across the capital to pay obeisance to Lord Krishna, one of the most revered gods of Hindus, on the ... Read more...

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Delhiites throng temples on Janmashtami


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Men, women and children of all ages Thursday thronged temples that were decked up in bright coloured lights, decorations and flowers across Delhi for Janmashtami which ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrims worship Holy Mace in Srinagar


August 19th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0By Bilal BhatSrinagar, Aug 19 (ANI): Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir prayed before 'Charri Mubarak' (the Holy Mace of Lord Shiva) at the Shanakaracharya Temple here on Thursday.Mahant ... Read more...

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Pilgrims carry Chari Mubarak to Amarnath shrine


August 15th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Aug.15 (ANI): Pilgrims bound for the holy Amarnath cave shrine in Kashmir performed a traditional ritual of carrying 'Charri Mubarak' (the holy mace of Lord Shiva) from here on ... Read more...

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Centuries-old festival takes Tripura on spiritual journey (With Images)


July 19th, 2010 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, July 19 (IANS) A centuries-old tradition comes alive in Tripura as the idols of 14 Hindu deities, kept locked in a room throughout the year, are brought out for ... Read more...

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Sabarimala temple averse to suggestion on widening steps, door


July 17th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Sabarimala (Kerala), July 17 (IANS) A fresh controversy has broken out in Kerala's famed Sabarimala temple, this time over a court suggestion to consider widening of the temple's 18 holy ... Read more...

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Film on legendary Sikh warrior released


June 30th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, Wednesday released a one-hour telefilm "Baba Banda Singh Bahadar" to pay tribute to the legendary warrior. The telefilm, ... Read more...

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