hindu gods and goddesses

Durga idol makers battle cost, labour shortage


September 13th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Skyrocketing prices of raw materials used for making idols and the exodus of labour to other states ahead of next month's Durga Puja have badly hit ... Read more...

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10 years jail for 2008 Thane blasts convicts


August 30th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) A Mumbai court Tuesday sentenced two men to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for the 2008 Thane and Vashi bomb blasts.The duo Ramesh Gadkari and Vikram Bhave ... Read more...

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Bal Thackeray prays for ‘eccentric, adamant’ Hussain


June 9th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Thursday called renowned painter M.F. Husain "an eccentric and adamant person" who thought it fit to leave his country rather ... Read more...

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Goa pulls out play from Shivaji Jayanti celebrations


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) The Goa government was forced to pull out a Marathi play from events marking Maratha king Shivaji's birth anniversary celebrations after right-wing Hindu groups claimed ... Read more...

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London art fair to highlight Husain’s work


February 16th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Leading Indian contemporary artist M.F. Husain's art will be the highlight of the 20/21 International Art Fair in London Feb 17-20.A six-foot abstract composition by Husain, known ... Read more...

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This Ram devotee was born a Muslim


January 1st, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 1 (IANS) He is called Hanuman because of his devotion towards Lord Ram. He can name all the Hindu gods and goddesses in a single breath, and he performs the ... Read more...

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Fish deaths worry environmentalists, administration in Gwalior


October 27th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Oct. 27 (ANI): The mysterious deaths of fish in the historical Janak Lake of Madhya Pradesh capital Gwalior,is causing concern to environmentalists and local administration.Dead fishes have been sighted ... Read more...

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Remains of 1300 years old ancient temples found near Bhopal


October 16th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0By Ram Chand SahuBhopal, Oct.16 (ANI): Scientists of the Archaeological Department have found out the remains of 1300 year old ancient temples at Ashapuri village near Bhopal.Ashapuri village is ... Read more...

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Ayodhya excavation: Ravi Shankar Prasad takes on historians


October 5th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and noted lawyer Ravi Shankar Prasad Tuesday asked the historians, who are opposing the excavation report of the disputed Ayodhya ... Read more...

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Recession over, but few takers for Durga idols abroad


September 27th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) Recession may have ebbed, but artisans of the potters' colony Kumartuli here say export orders for idols for next month's Durga Puja festival have picked up ... Read more...

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Garlands of harmony from Ayodhya’s Muslim flower artisans


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 23 (IANS) Muslim artisans here continue to make floral decorations for Hindu devotees, weaving bonds of communal harmony at a time when all eyes are on ... Read more...

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President Patil mesmerized by Angkor Wat, advocates cultural exchange


September 17th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar Singh Siem Reap (Cambodia), Sep 17 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil expressed wonder and amazement at the beauty of the 12th-century Angkor Wat temples, said to be Cambodia's grandest ... Read more...

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Fewer hands to craft Durga idols, courtesy jobs scheme (Lead)


September 13th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) The city's famous potters' colony of Kumartuli is facing an acute shortage of hands to sculpt Durga Puja idols. Behind this labour scarcity is an unlikely ... Read more...

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Kumartuli idol-makers face rising labour and input costs


September 13th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Costs of organising Durga Puja have gone up this year as idol-makers in the city spend more on increased labour and raw material costs which in ... Read more...

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Historical Kharchi tribal festival begins in Agartala


July 21st, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, July 21 (ANI): The weeklong historical Kharchi festival began here in the presence of thousands of devotees at the Chaturdasha Devata Temple.Kharchi, which means 'auspicious' in Kakborok, the ... Read more...

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Art behind bars transforms Varanasi jail


April 21st, 2010 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Varanasi, April 21 (IANS) The corridors of the Varanasi Central Jail almost resemble an art gallery, with colourful paintings adorning the walls. The credit for this goes to five convicts, ... Read more...

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I don’t need to be physically in India to feel Indian: M.F. Husain


March 3rd, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 3 (ANI): Breaking his silence on his new citizenship of Qatar, celebrated painter M. F. Husain has said that it is not necessary for him to be physically present ... Read more...

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Apex court moved to end Husain’s self-exile (Lead)


February 26th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Panthers' Party chief Bhim Singh has moved the Supreme Court seeking direction to the central government to dismiss various criminal cases filed against noted ... Read more...

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Panther’s Party moves apex court to bring back Husain


February 26th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A Jammu and Kashmir politician has moved the Supreme Court seeking direction to the central government to scrap various criminal cases filed against noted painter M.F. Husain ... Read more...

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Tourism industry revives in Tripura as militancy declines


January 20th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, Jan 20 (ANI): The tourism industry in Tripura is on the revival path following the decline of militancy in the state and it is hoped that this will ... Read more...

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Solar Eclipse Witnessed By People In India


January 15th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Tamil Nadu, Jan 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today, a large number of people in Asia and Africa became the witness of the longest solar eclipse of this century. As per the ... Read more...

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CID recovers stolen antique idols in Chennai


November 13th, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Nov. 13 (ANI): CID's Economic Offences Wing has recovered antique idols stolen from a village temple in Thiruvarurur district of Tamil Nadu, police said on Friday."Yesterday we were successful in nabbing ... Read more...

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Recession hits hard Durga Puja business


September 26th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) Recession has hit hard the export of Durga Puja idols. Potters are getting fewer orders from Bengalis abroad for Durga images that normally do booming business this time ... Read more...

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Antique idols recovered from India-Nepal border


July 22nd, 2009 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), July 22 (IANS) At least 24 antique idols of Hindu gods and goddesses were recovered Wednesday from the India-Nepal Border of West Bengal, officials said. "The idols, made of black ... Read more...

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West Bengal officials seize antiques worth millions


July 10th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Dinajpur (WB), July 10 (ANI): Customs officials here have seized antiques of Hindu Gods and Goddesses worth million of rupees.The idols date back to the fourth and fifth centuries AD. They ... Read more...

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Goa to crack down on beachwear ‘hurting religious sentiments’


March 26th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 26 (IANS) The Goa government will crack down on the sale of clothes, particularly beachwear, carrying images of Hindu deities and quotations of scriptures on them. The action follows a ... Read more...

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A Muslim couple carve Hindu deities out of wheat stalks


March 5th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) Nearly 35 students sit carving intricate showpieces of Hindu gods and goddesses from wheat stalks in a house in an Uttar Pradesh village under the watchful eyes of ... Read more...

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Godman helps convicted MP to get ‘rid of evils’


March 2nd, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 2 (IANS) Controversial godman Chandraswami performed rituals at a new temple built by Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) MP and convicted murderer Surajbhan Singh in Bihar to get "rid of evils" ... Read more...

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‘Rang Rasiya’ screened at London Film Festival


November 14th, 2008 - 10:31 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Actor Randeep Hooda's forthcoming bilingual film 'Rang Rasiya' in Hindi and 'Colours of Passion' in English, was screened at the 52nd London Film Festival, recently."The film was superbly received at the festival," ... Read more...

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Visit Umananda temple near Guwahati to meet rare Golden Langurs


October 26th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex Todd Guwahati, Oct.26 (ANI): A visit to the Umananda Temple at Peacock Island near Guwahati offers a chance to see the endangered Golden langurs (Trachypithecus Geei), a rare ... Read more...

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Ketan Mehta’s ‘Rang Rasiya’ to be screened at London film fest


October 22nd, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Director Ketan Mehta's forthcoming bilingual film, "Rang Rasiya," in Hindi, and "Colours of Passion," in English, will be screened at the 52nd London Film Festival. There will be ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee celebrates Durga Puja with fervour


October 6th, 2008 - 10:09 pm ICT by ANI
Birbhum (West Bengal), Oct 6 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee is celebrating Durga Puja at his ancestral home in Birbhum District of West Bengal.The Mukherjee family has been organizing the ... Read more...

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Hindus pray for salvation of their ancestors in Kolkata


September 29th, 2008 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sept 29 (ANI): Thousands of Hindus gathered on the banks of the Ganges river in Kolkata and prayed for the salvation of their ancestors on the occasion of ''Mahalya'' on ... Read more...

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Ancient Hindu idols found in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)


July 21st, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) A dozen idols of Hindu gods and goddesses dating back to the 10th and 11th centuries have been recovered in a tunnel in Uttar Pradesh, officials said Monday. ... Read more...

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Ancient idols of Hindu gods recovered in Uttar Pradesh


July 21st, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) Idols of Hindu gods and goddesses, dating back to the 10th and 11th century, were recovered from a tunnel in Etawah district, about 200 kms from here, officials ... Read more...

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