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Tight-lipped Pakistani Hindus enter India, say will return (Fourth Lead, correcting figure)


August 10th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 10 (IANS) Tight-lipped about their future, 119 Pakistani Hindus arrived in India Friday evening after promising authorities in Pakistan that they will return on completing their ... Read more...

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17 killed in Nepal bus accident


July 17th, 2012 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 17 (IANS) Seventeen people died in Nepal Monday when a passenger bus skidded off the road and plunged some 200 meters down into the Trishuli river.The accident took ... Read more...

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36 Indian pilgrims die in Nepal bus crash (Second Lead)


July 15th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu/New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) At least 36 Indians were among 40 people killed Sunday when an overcrowded bus carrying Hindu pilgrims from India to a temple in Nepal veered ... Read more...

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Lakhs worship at Pandharpur Vithoba temple


June 30th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Pandharpur (Maharashtra), June 30 (IANS) Lakhs of devotees Saturday worshipped the famous deity Vithoba, a manifestation of Lord Vishnu, at the temple town of Pandharpur.Vithoba is often depicted as a ... Read more...

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Killed pilgrims’ kin protest non-payment of compensation


June 28th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 27 (IANS) Relatives of 24 Hindu pilgrims, who were killed in a road accident in 2010, created noisy scenes Wednesday over non-payment of Rs.2 lakh compensation announced by ... 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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Pilgrims cannot start Amarnath Yatra before June 25


June 23rd, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 23 (IANS) Hindu pilgrims reaching north and south Kashmir transit camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra would not be allowed to proceed further before June 25, the ... Read more...

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Stampede kills 16 pilgrims, injures more than 50 in northern India


November 8th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by BNO News
HARIDWAR, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least sixteen Hindu pilgrims were killed on late Tuesday morning in a stampede during a religious ceremony in northern India, officials said. More than 50 others ... Read more...

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Religious brotherhood: Muslims craft ‘kanwars’ for Hindu pilgrims (Feature)(With Image)


August 13th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sultanganj, Aug 13 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims are seen slinging these wooden structures, called 'kanwars', across their shoulders at this time of the year in an act of ... Read more...

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Indian chief minister ‘allowed’ Gujarat 2002 anti-Muslim riots, officer says


April 23rd, 2011 - 3:13 am ICT by BNO News
GUJARAT, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- A senior police officer blamed India's Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi for the anti-Muslim riots that erupted after the 2002 Godhra train blaze, the Hindustan Times ... Read more...

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Five pilgrims run over by train in Bihar


April 12th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 12 (IANS) Five Hindu pilgrims, including a woman, were Tuesday crushed to death by an express train in Bihar's Bagaha district, police said.Police officials said the five were ... Read more...

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Hindus in Bangladesh take holy dip in Brahmaputra (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) For Hindus in Bangladesh it was a sacred day as in their thousands they took the holy dip in the Brahmaputra river Monday on the ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi Hindus take holy bath


April 11th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi Hindus Monday took holy bath in the tributaries of the Brahmaputra river on the occasion of "astami snan".The two-day bathing ritual ... Read more...

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Modi can never be forgiven for Godhra riots: Dar-ul-Uloom chief


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Deoband (Uttar Pradesh), Jan.23 (ANI): Maulana Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi, the newly-elected chief of the Dar-ul-Uloom in Deoband, Uttar Pradesh, has said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi can never be forgiven ... 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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Annual monsoon festival at Gaya’s Mahabodhi Temple attracts Hindu pilgrims


August 13th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
By SuryapratapGaya (Bihar), Aug 13 (ANI): An annual monsoon festival at the Mahabodhi temple in Gaya, Bihar, is attracting hundreds of Hindu pilgrims."Pilgrims come to pay obeisance and respect God. They ... Read more...

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Compensation for Uttarakhand accident victims


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) Compensation of Rs.200,000 will be given to the kin of each of the 23 Hindu pilgrims who died in a road accident in Uttarakhand, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder ... Read more...

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Pilgrims on way to join Amarnath Yatra stopped due to inclement weather


July 24th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
By Pradeep SharmaLakhanpur (Jammu and Kashmir), July 24 (ANI): About 2000 Hindu pilgrims on way to join the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir were stopped at Lakhanpur, the main entry point ... Read more...

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Over 1 lakh pilgrims at Amarnath so far


July 12th, 2010 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 12 (IANS) A total of 141,232 Hindu pilgrims have so far paid obeisance at the holy Amarnath Cave in Jammu and Kashmir, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) officials said ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra crosses 100,000 mark


July 10th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 10 (IANS) Amid tension and violence in the Kashmir Valley, the number of Hindu pilgrims who have reached the Amarnath shrine in the Himalayas has crossed the 100,000 mark. The ... Read more...

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Hindu religious organisations protest against tax on Amarnath pilgrimage


July 7th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Several Hindu religious organisations are furious at the tax imposed by the Jammu and Kashmir Government on the annual pilgrimage to the holy Amarnath cave shrine.The protestors ... Read more...

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All set for Amarnath yatra, pilgrims apprehensive


June 26th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Binoo Joshi Jammu, June 26 (IANS) With shutdowns in Jammu and Kashmir becoming routine and separatists demanding a curtailed Amarnath yatra, an air of uncertainty and apprehension has gripped thousands ... Read more...

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BJP slams entry fee on Hindu pilgrims in Kashmir


June 18th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday criticised the Jammu and Kashmir government for its decision to charge entry fee of Rs.2,000 per vehicle to the Amarnath ... Read more...

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Muslim varsity alumni give healing touch at Kumbh


April 16th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood Haridwar (Uttarakhand), April 16 (IANS) As a sea of mostly Hindu pilgrims descended here for the Kumbh Mela, Azim Mir Khan was among the many doctors who attended to ... Read more...

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Devotees celebrate ‘Navratre’ in Jammu and Kashmir


March 19th, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by ANI
Samba (Jammu and Kashmir), Mar 19(ANI): Devotees thronged the temple of goddess 'Chichi' in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba city, to offer prayers during the ongoing nine-day-long festival of 'Navratre' on Thursday.Hindu ... Read more...

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Government’s stand sought on plea for resolving Ayodhya tangle


January 29th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday sought the government's stand on a plea for reviving a 1996 order of the Allahabad High Court to help Hindu pilgrims visit the ... Read more...

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Hindu pilgrims pray at a mosque in Kerala


January 12th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Erumeli (Kerala), Jan 12 (ANI): Cutting across the religious barriers, thousands of Hindu pilgrims held prayers at a mosque on their way to the famous hilltop Sabarimala temple in Kerala.Devotees on ... Read more...

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VHP launching helpline for Hindu pilgrims


December 21st, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 21 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is to start a toll-free helpline service in India for Hindu pilgrims and tourists to help them in booking low-cost accomodation, hiring vehicles ... Read more...

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Railway security tightened in Jammu during Navratri festival


September 24th, 2009 - 11:02 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Sep 24 (ANI): Apprehending terrorist attack during the ongoing nine-day Hindu festival of Navratri, railway authorities have beefed up security at the crowded Jammu city station in Jammu and Kashmir.The station ... Read more...

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Hindus bound for Amaranth cave perform Chadi Pooja


July 22nd, 2009 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, July 22(ANI): Hindu pilgrims on Wednesday held 'Chadi Pooja' in Srinagar to launch the formal annual Amarnath pilgrimage.Mahant Deependra Giri, the head priest of the Amarnath shrine, performed the rituals amidst ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrimage resumes after weather improvement


July 6th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 6 (IANS) A day after the ongoing Amarnath pilgrimage was temporarily halted due to bad weather, nearly 10,000 Hindu pilgrims left for the Himalayan cave shrine in the Kashmir ... Read more...

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Gujarat riot victims yet to receive suitable compensation


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, June 3 (ANI): The unfortunate victims of the communal riots that took place in Gujarat in February, 2002 lament over the fact that they have not yet received any compensation from ... Read more...

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Supreme Court orders probe into Modi’s role in Gujarat riots (Lead)


April 27th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday ordered a special probe panel to investigate the role of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and top state officials in the 2002 ... Read more...

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25 missing after boat capsizes in Uttar Pradesh


April 4th, 2009 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 4 (IANS) More than 25 Hindu pilgrims returning from a temple were missing after the boat they were travelling in capsized in the Yamuna river in Uttar Pradesh Saturday, an ... Read more...

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Advani promises religious tours if voted to power


April 1st, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Sonepur (Orissa)/ Gaya/Sholapur (Maharashtra), Apr 1 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani has promised religious tours for people if voted to power."If BJP gets an opportunity ... Read more...

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