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Annual Amarnath Yatra ends peacefully


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 2 (IANS) The month-and-a-half annual Amarnath Yatra ended peacefully Thursday after Shravan Purnima prayers at the 13,500 feet high Himalayan cave shrine in south Kashmir.Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Drought, price rise shadow Karnataka’s festival season (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 21st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 21 (IANS) Ahead of this year's festival season, Karnataka is staring at the worst drought in around 40 years, rising prices and little hope of early end ... Read more...

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Around 500,000 perform Amarnath Yatra


July 16th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 16 (IANS) Around 500,000 pilgrims have so far performed this year's Amarnath Yatra that began June 25, an official said Monday. Eighty-six pilgrims have died during this ... Read more...

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CRPF recovers air pistol at Amarnath Yatra base camp


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 2 (IANS) Security forces Monday recovered an air pistol at Baltal base camp of the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, which was reportedly thrown inside a toilet ... Read more...

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12,000 pilgrims arrive for Amarnath Yatra


June 24th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 24 (IANS) The first batch of Hindu pilgrims, consisting of 12,000 people from across the country arrived Sunday morning at the two base camps in Jammu and ... Read more...

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Thousands converge at shrine for Hola Mohalla


March 8th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people from across Punjab and other parts of India converged at the Sikh holy shrine of Takht Keshgarh Sahib at Anandpur Sahib ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoist PM yields to brotherly love


October 28th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 28 (IANS) Nepal's Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Friday broke away from the official policy of his once underground organisation not to participate in religious rituals by taking ... Read more...

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Diwali in jail for Yeddyurappa


October 24th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 24 (IANS) Former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, arrested for alleged corruption cases, will spend Diwali behind bars as the high court Monday put off to Oct 28 ... Read more...

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Muslims fund, organise this Ramlila


October 4th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 4 (IANS) Naseem Khan is satisfied with the modest earnings from his small tailoring shop. But every year around Dusshera, Khan turns slightly worried.He starts accepting orders in ... 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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Amarnath Yatra ends peacefully


August 13th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) The month-and-half-long annual Amarnath pilgrimage concluded Saturday on Shravan Purnima amid chanting of religious hymns inside the Himalayan cave shrine in south Kashmir's Anantnag district.More ... Read more...

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Chariot festival hits communist rally in Bengal


July 7th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) The communists may be atheists, but the Hindu festival of Rath Yatra Thursday forced West Bengal's main opposition Left Front to revise the dates of an ... Read more...

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President, Vice President, PM greet nation on Ram Navami


April 12th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh have greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, ... Read more...

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Navratri commences in Delhi with prayers and fasting


April 4th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Chanting 'Jai Mata Di' and holding coconuts, bangles and red 'chunnis' in their hands, thousands of devotees thronged various city temples Monday morning as the ... Read more...

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Police seize brown sugar worth millions in Poonch


March 20th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir), Mar. 20 (ANI): Poonch District police have seized over two kilograms of brown sugar worth over 10 million rupees from a group of four men.The accused were caught ... 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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Nepal bans sale of ‘marijuana’ at Hindu festival


March 4th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, March 4 (ANI): Nepal has reportedly banned the sale of marijuana during a popular Hindu festival wherein the male devotees traditionally smoke the drug and share it with young men and ... Read more...

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Hindus celebrate Maha Shivratri


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.2 (ANI): Thousands of devotees flocked to temples across India today to celebrate the Hindu festival of Maha Shivaratri.The festival celebrates the marriage of Lord Shiva to the Goddess Parvati, ... Read more...

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Hindus upset with goddess Lakshmi image on a Potion promoted as boosting sex


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 22 (ANI): Hindus are upset with image of goddess Lakshmi being used on the bottle of 'Potion 9' 'mood enhancement shots', which some of the sellers are claiming ... Read more...

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Worcestershire Museum in England to celebrate Holi


February 7th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 7 (ANI): Worcestershire County Museum (WCM) in United Kingdom (UK) is celebrating Hindu festival of Holi in the last week of this month.Notable Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a ... Read more...

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Indian barbers tell Malays to cash in on hair sacrificed during Hindu festival


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 22 (ANI): Several barbers from India have said that hair sacrificed by devotees during Thaipusam, a Hindu festival, is worth big bucks internationally.The barbers were working at booths set ... Read more...

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Hair sacrificed during Hindu festival is worth big bucks


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 22 (ANI): Several barbers from India have said that hair sacrificed by devotees during Thaipusam, a Hindu festival, is worth big bucks internationally.The barbers were working at booths set ... Read more...

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Malaysia urged to declare Thaipusam a national holiday


January 21st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 21 (ANI): DAP Vice-Chairman M.Kulasegaran has said the Tamil Thaipusam celebration should be announced a national holiday since people belonging to different racial groups attend the event annually.He said ... Read more...

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Malay Hindus flock to Batu Caves to celebrate Thaipusam Festival


January 20th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan.20 (ANI): Hindu devotees and tourists flocked to Malaysia's Batu Caves on Thursday to observe the colourful Hindu festival of Thaipusam.The annual Thaipusam festival is an event of thanksgiving and ... Read more...

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Malaysian Hindu festival gets Buddhist touch


January 20th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
George Town (Malaysia), Jan 20 (IANS) Two Malaysian Indian brothers celebrating the Thaipusam festival of the Tamil Hindus carried idols of Buddhist deity Kuan Yin after their ailing mother recovered.G. Asokumar, 31, ... Read more...

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Fashion house Louis Vuitton to display Hindu motifs worldwide during December


December 8th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 08 (ANI): Louis Vuitton, one of the leading international fashion houses, will "lit up with elegant displays of traditional Hindu motifs" during the entire month of December in its ... Read more...

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Muslims defer goat sacrifice to respect Hindu sentiments


November 17th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Pandharpur (Maharashtra), Nov 17 (IANS) In a gesture of brotherhood with fellow Hindus, Muslims here deferred the traditional goat sacrifice on Eid-ul-Azha as the Hindu festival of Kartiki Ekadashi also fell Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Lalu Yadav condemns Sudarshan’s anti-Sonia Gandhi remarks


November 13th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 13 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday condemned the insulting remarks made by former Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief ... Read more...

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Julia Roberts says essence of Christmas & Diwali is the same


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 3 (ANI): Oscar winner Hollywood star Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman), the recent convert to Hinduism, says 'Diwali should be celebrated unanimously throughout the world as a gesture of goodwill'.In ... Read more...

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(Release at 8.30 p.m.) - Diwali family time for TV actors


November 1st, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) They leave the comfort of their homes to pursue their dreams in showbiz in the entertainment capital. But most television actors prefer celebrating Diwali, the festival of ... Read more...

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Vatican: Cardinal urges Hindus and Christians to get closer


October 29th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Oct 29 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican's top body for promoting religious dialogue used the occasion of the Hindu festival of Diwali next month to call for greater harmony and trust between ... Read more...

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West Bengal artists perform dance depicting killing of demon king


October 20th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
Bishnupur, Oct 20 (ANI): Artists of West Bengal's Bishnupur village performed the traditional Rabankata dance after the festival of Dussehra to depict the killing of Ravana, the mythological demon king.The dance, which ... Read more...

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Navratra festival, a boon for filigree artisans in Orissa


October 12th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarada LahangirCuttack (Orissa), Oct.12 (ANI): The Hindu festival of Navratra has come as a boon for filigree artisans in Orissa.Filgree is an art of twisting and turning gold and silver threads ... Read more...

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Nordic telecom major’s Nepal freebie gets animal lovers’ goat


October 9th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 9 (IANS) Following the advice that when in Nepal, do as Nepalis do has landed Nordic telecom giant TeliaSonera in the midst of a controversy in the country.At ... Read more...

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Nepal’s ex-king says it all in a few words


October 9th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 9 (IANS) As he started his dynasty's ritual worship of Dashain, Nepal's biggest Hindu festival, the country's deposed king Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah is still smarting under ... Read more...

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