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Pay compensation to dead Sikhs, BJP tells US


August 7th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday urged the US to pay compensation to Sikhs killed by a gunman in a gurdwara in Winconsin."The injured ... Read more...

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Devotees throng Himachal temples with onset of Shravan


July 20th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Large numbers of devotees Friday assembled at prominent Hindu temples in Himachal Pradesh with the onset of the 10-day Shravan Ashtami Navratras, considered by Hindus a ... Read more...

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‘Not 1857, 1583 Goa revolt was first Indian mutiny’


July 16th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party legislator in Goa Monday said that the Mangal Pandey-inspired 1857 uprising was not India's first rebellion against foreign rule.Legislator and renowned ... Read more...

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Himachal to turn temple gold into mementoes


July 8th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is set to allow gold-rich temple trusts to melt tonnes of the precious metal in their coffers to turn them into mementoes as ... Read more...

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Heli-taxi service planned to Himachal temple


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh plans to start a helicopter taxi service to the Aadi Himani Chamunda temple located in the Dhauladhar mountain range in Kangra district."Efforts will be ... Read more...

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Elephant processions, percussion orchestras mark Kerala festivals (Letter from Kerala)


May 12th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kavassery (Kerala), May 12 (IANS) Frenzied mass participation characterises annual temple festivals in Kerala that invariably include colourful processions of richly caparisoned elephants and panchavadyam (orchestra) by a combination of ... Read more...

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Ordinance to protect Kashmir’s Hindu temples being readied


April 19th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government is all set to issue an ordinance to protect Hindu temples in the Kashmir Valley, a demand that Kashmiri Pandit migrants ... Read more...

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Pakistan to protect Hindu temples


April 1st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Pakistan is committed to protecting shrines belonging to minorities, a minister said Sunday, following a protest by Hindus over illegal occupation of a temple in Punjab.Minister-in-charge ... Read more...

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Log on, perform prayers online!


March 18th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) Two prominent Hindu shrines in Himachal Pradesh will offer online prayers and other services to devotees from this week.From this Chaitra Navratri festival, beginning March 23, ... Read more...

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After six years, Indians visit ancient temple in Pakistan


February 20th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) A group of pilgrims from India will celebrate Maha Shivaratri at an ancient Hindu temple complex in Punjab province after six years.A delegation of 50 Hindus ... Read more...

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Formula One trophy unveiled


October 28th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Oct 28 (IANS) The glittering trophy for the 2011 Formula-1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix was unveiled by Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) ... Read more...

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Now, ropeway for pilgrims to Vaishno Devi shrine


September 23rd, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 23 (IANS) The shrine board of Vaishno Devi, one of the most revered Hindu temples situated in Jammu and Kashmir, Friday approved a ropeway project connecting base camp ... Read more...

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Shiva’s mace procession begins in Himachal


August 29th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 29 (IANS) The procession of the holy mace of Lord Shiva during the Manimahesh pilgrimage started from here Monday amidst beating of drums and playing of ... Read more...

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Manimahesh pilgrimage begins in Himachal


August 22nd, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 22 (IANS) The 15-day Manimahesh pilgrimage in the interiors of Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district started Monday with authorities expecting 700,000 devotees, an official said.The pilgrimage that ... Read more...

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Himachal to develop religious tourism


July 5th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is developing a religious tourist circuit to facilitate pilgrims visiting prominent shrines in Una and Bilaspur districts, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here ... Read more...

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Malaysian Hindu body challenges registration denial


May 26th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 26 (IANS) A banned body that claims to speak for Hindus in Malaysia has sought a judicial review of the government's rejection of its plea for ... Read more...

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Hindus Find a Ganges in New York’s Queens area


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr. 22 (ANI): As the Hindu population has grown in Queens, New York, over the last decade, so too has the amount of ritual debris - clothing, statues, even cremation ... Read more...

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Ruling alliance wins in Malaysian assembly poll


April 17th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 17 (IANS) Malaysia's ruling alliance Barisan Nasional (BN) has swept the assembly poll in Sarawak state.It is a development that gains importance in the light of speculation ... Read more...

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Himachal temples to melt holy gold


April 12th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 12 (IANS) Like the Naina Devi and Chamunda Devi shrines, many Himachal Pradesh temples are flush with gold worth crores of rupees. And some of it could soon ... Read more...

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Himachal temples have nearly Rs.1 bn in cash


April 8th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 8 (IANS) The temples of Himachal Pradesh are religiously making money. Twenty-eight prominent Hindu temples in the state have cash amounting to over Rs.98 crore (Rs.980 million), the ... Read more...

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Temple attacked in Australia


March 30th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 30 (IANS) One of Australia's oldest Hindu temples located here was attacked by two men in balaclavas who fired eight bullets, a media report said Wednesday.Sydney Morning Herald ... Read more...

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Goa to abolish colonial era tax on temples


March 29th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) A tax imposed by the colonial Portuguese regime on Goa's Hindu temples and which continued to be exacted even 50 years after the state's liberation, ... Read more...

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Nepal, India say Jai Shambhu


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 2 (IANS) Transcending religious and geographical boundaries, hundreds of thousands of devotees Wednesday flocked to scores of ancient Hindu temples scattered all over Nepal to pay obeisance to ... Read more...

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Hague approves largest Hindu temple complex in mainland Europe


February 20th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 20 (ANI):Hague in Netherlands will have the largest Hindu temple complex in mainland Europe, according to reports.Hague Mayor and Council have reportedly approved the construction of this about ... Read more...

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Jewellery stolen from Hindu temples recovered in Bangladesh


February 19th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 19 (IANS) Bangladesh authorities have arrested eight people and recovered gold and silver jewellery stolen from Hindu temples in and around the national capital. The suspects, members of a ... Read more...

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Hanuman idol perched atop pole in Trinidad and Tobago


February 8th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Feb 8 (IANS) A massive idol of Lord Hanuman perched atop a pole has been unveiled in Trinidad and Tobago.The idol was unveiled by Minister of Education Tim Gopeesingh ... Read more...

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Take action over 23 Hindu temple burglaries: Dhaka daily


February 6th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 6 (IANS) The government must act over the spate of 23 burglaries in Hindu temples in and around Dhaka in the past few months, a local daily said Sunday. ... Read more...

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Nepal court comes to Pashupatinath’s aid


January 31st, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 31 (IANS) Nepal's apex court Monday came to the aid of one of the nation's oldest and holiest Hindu temples, asking the government not to tamper with the ... Read more...

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Plea for UNESCO to save Indonesian temples


January 23rd, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 23 (ANI): UNESCO has been asked to urgently help save ancient Hindu temples, which are reportedly threatened by volcanic ash flows from Mount Merapi on an Indonesian island.Hindu statesman ... Read more...

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Hindus ask UNESCO intervention to save ancient Hindu temples from lava in Indonesia


January 19th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 19 (ANI): Hindus have asked UNESCO to urgently save the ancient Hindu temples in Indonesia, which are reportedly being threatened by volcanic lava.Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a ... Read more...

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Malay Indians to celebrate Pongal in grand way


January 14th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya, Jan 14 (ANI): Hindu temples across Malaysia are gearing up to celebrate Pongal or the harvest festival this weekend in a grand way.The Pongal festival, celebrated by Indians in Malaysia, ... Read more...

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Orissa Police detains foreign tourist for entering Jagannath temple


December 28th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by ANI
Puri, Dec 28 (ANI): Orissa Police detained a foreign tourist from California on Tuesday, after she entered the Jagannath temple here, where non-Hindus are not allowed entry.The foreign lady, K T Leonad, ... Read more...

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Six Hindu temples nominated for World Heritage List


December 18th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 18 (ANI): Six Hindu temples in Indonesia, Thailand and Nepal have been nominated to be certified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Sukuh Hindu Temple and Penataran Hindu Temple Complex in ... Read more...

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China finances restoration of historic Shiva temple in Cambodia


November 29th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 29 (ANI): Hindus have applauded China for reportedly financing the restoration of deteriorating Ta Keo Hindu temple in Cambodia's UNESCO World Heritage Site Angkor temple complex, which began on ... Read more...

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Study on status of Hindu temples proposed in Malaysia


November 27th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 27 (ANI): Malaysia Hindu Sangam President R.S. Mohan Shan has said that the number of Hindu temples built in the country since independence needs to be verified.The Star ... Read more...

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