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McDonald’s opens a vegetarian restaurant in India


September 6th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Amritsar, Sep 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The MacDonald’s company made an announcement of Tuesday that, it would be opening a few vegetarian restaurants in India aiming to have a come back in the ... Read more...

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Tusshar heads to Vaishno Devi after 24 years (Movie Snippets)


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Actor Tusshar Kapoor is off to Vaishno Devi, and says he is visiting the Hindu shrine after 24 years."Happy Monday morning! Woken up for my ... Read more...

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Centre violating federal spirit: Badal


July 26th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday accused the central government of violating the federal spirit of the constitution.He demanded setting up of a 'genuine' federal ... Read more...

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Himachal, Punjab sign pact on Naina Devi ropeway


July 26th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh and Punjab Thursday inked a pact here to link two pilgrimage centres with a 3.75-km ropeway.The Rs.85 crore ropeway would link Punjab's Anandpur Sahib ... Read more...

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Over five million pilgrims visit Vaishno Devi till June


July 4th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 4 (IANS) Over five million pilgrims from across the country paid visit to the famous Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi near Jammu in the first six months ... Read more...

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Ropeway to link Sikh, Hindu temple towns in Punjab, Himachal


June 28th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday approved a ropeway project that would link a prominent Hindu shrine in the state with a historic Sikh temple town in ... Read more...

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Vaishno Devi pilgrimage resumes after forest fire (Lead)


June 23rd, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 23 (IANS) Pilgrimage to the Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi near Jammu resumed Saturday morning after it was suspended due to a forest fire.The fire broke out ... Read more...

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Vaishno Devi pilgrimage suspended due to forest fire


June 23rd, 2012 - 3:16 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 23 (IANS): Pilgrimage to the Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi near Jammu was suspended late Friday due to a forest fire which spread over and reached near ... Read more...

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Helped by Muslims, Hindus throng Kashmir shrine


May 29th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 29 (IANS) Scores of Kashmir Pandit devotees thronged the Khirbhawani temple shrine in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday amid emotional scenes of Hindu-Muslim amity.Using buses, taxis and even two-wheelers, ... Read more...

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Sreedharan on Vaishno Devi Board


March 27th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra Tuesday reconstituted the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.According to Navin Kumar Choudhary, chief executive officer of the Board, among ... Read more...

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In Sabarimala, a season of crowds, snakes and pickpockets


January 9th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sabarimala, Jan 9 (IANS) Last year, this place suffered a terrible tragedy when 102 people died in a stampede. But pilgrims are still thronging the Sabarimala temple, the revered Hindu ... Read more...

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Himachal towns get snow after 35 years (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Dharamsala, Jan 7 (IANS) For the first time in over 35 years, towns in the sub-tropical zone of Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district had snowfall Saturday, a weather ... Read more...

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Record 10 million pilgrims visit Vaishno Devi shrine (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday hailed all those who made it to the Vaishno Devi Shrine, with 10 million pilgrims offering prayers there ... Read more...

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Record pilgrims visit Vaishno Devi


December 25th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 25 (IANS) A record number of 9.9 million pilgrims from India and abroad visited the Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Jammu region this year, an official ... Read more...

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Haryana officials in dock for selling shrine’s gold


December 11th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 10 (IANS) A move to oblige senior officers by selling gold offered at a famous Hindu shrine near here at much lower rates has put officials of the ... Read more...

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President visits Vaishno Devi shrine, ends Kashmir visit


November 26th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 26 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil concluded her three-day visit of Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, a day earlier than scheduled, with a visit to the famous Vaishno Devi ... Read more...

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President to visit Kashmir


November 5th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will be on a three-day visit to this winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir later this month, sources said Saturday.She is scheduled ... Read more...

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Fresh legal battles erupt over Nepal’s Pashupatinath temple


July 29th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) The 17th century Pashupatinath temple that is also a Unesco-declared World Heritage Site is now tangled in fresh legal disputes with seven officials of the trust ... Read more...

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Fresh legal battles over Nepal’s Pashupatinath shrine


July 29th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) Nepal's oldest Hindu shrine, the 17th century temple of Pashupatinath that is also a Unesco-declared World Heritage Site, is now tangled in fresh legal disputes with ... Read more...

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Amid hopes and fears, a strong comeback for Kashmir tourism


July 3rd, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 3 (IANS) As the sun sank behind the picturesque Dal Lake leaving the Sringar skyline crimson, Abdur Rehman, a boatman, counted his day's earnings and thanked god for ... Read more...

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Hindu-Muslim amity at Kashmir shrine


June 9th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 9 (IANS) Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits trekked to north Kashmir's Khirbhawani temple Thursday to pray at the famous Hindu shrine in the Muslim-majority valley where the locals welcomed ... Read more...

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Pallam Raju reviews Kashmir security


May 11th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 11 (IANS) Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju Wednesday held a meeting at the Indian Army's Northern Command headquarters to review the security situation in Jammu ... Read more...

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Factsheet: Timeline of the Ayodhya Dispute


May 9th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Babri mosque dates back nearly 500 years when it was built in Ayodhya by Mir Baqi, a commander of first Mughal emperor Babur, ... Read more...

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Five devotees die in Himachal accident


April 8th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Una, April 8 (IANS) Five devotees were killed when a truck carrying more than 60 people to a Hindu shrine overturned near here in Himachal Pradesh, police said Friday.The five ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indians moving away from opposition alliance: Report


April 6th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 6 (IANS) Ethnic Indians in Malaysia are "drifting away" from opposition alliance Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and are veering back to the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN), a ... 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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Pashupatinath wins first battle against new Nepal government


February 10th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 10 (IANS) As Nepal's new Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal Thursday succeeded in swearing in a mini cabinet amidst his allies, the Maoists, refusing to join his government, the new ... Read more...

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Weather prevents Dhoni’s pre-World Cup Vaishno Devi visit


February 6th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 6 (IANS) Ahead of the World Cup, Indian cricket team captain M.S. Dhoni and his wife Sakshi arrived here Sunday to pay obeisance at the revered Hindu shrine of Vaishno ... Read more...

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Burial battle intensifies in Nepal


January 31st, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 31 (IANS) Scores of demonstrators flocked to the holiest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath Monday to protest against the newly enforced ban on burying non-Hindus on the temple's forested ... Read more...

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After Christians, ancient Nepal tribe fights for burial rights


January 30th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 30 (IANS) Close on the heels of Nepal's Christian community warning the government that they would discard their dead in front of the prime minister's office unless granted ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Hindus ready for new battle over Pashupatinath


January 29th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 29 (IANS) A staunch Hindu activist who fought three legal battles to safeguard the rights of Pashupatinath, Nepal's holiest Hindu shrine, has struck a new legal blow, opposing ... Read more...

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Himachal to link shrine with ropeway


October 28th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to link a Hindu shrine in Hamirpur district with a ropeway after which it would take just 10 minutes to traverse a ... Read more...

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CCTVs installed in Vaishno Devi shrine


July 27th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 27 (IANS) More than 20 close circuit TV cameras (CCTVs) have been installed in the Vaishno Devi shrine and along the route following terror threats, an official said Tuesday. The exercise ... Read more...

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Probe initiated into VIP treatment to PM’s ‘adviser’ (Lead)


July 17th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), July 17 (IANS) A high-level inquiry has been initiated into how a man pretending to be an adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh -- and uncannily with the same ... Read more...

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Probe into visit of PM’s fake adviser initiated


July 17th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), July 17 (IANS) A high-level inquiry has been initiated into the visit by an imposter pretending to be an adviser of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here July 11 and ... Read more...

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