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Amritsar to join Green Pilgrim Cities movement


October 28th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) The Sikh holy city of Amritsar in India will join the Green Pilgrim Cities Network aimed at greening pilgrimage to be launched in Assisi, Italy, from ... Read more...

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Cow or swamp deer? Madhya Pradesh debates


March 12th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 12 (IANS) Its leaders and supporters may worship the cow, but the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Madhya Pradesh is in no mood to replace the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Iraq suicide blast toll rises to 33


February 13th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tikrit (Iraq), Feb 13 (IANS) The death toll in a suicide bomb attack on Shia pilgrims near the holy city of Samarra in northern Iraq rose to 33 Sunday, Xinhua reports."Our latest ... Read more...

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Car bomb kills 10, wounds 38 in Iraqi city of Karbala


November 8th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- At least ten people were killed and 38 were wounded on Monday as a car bomb exploded in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, police and medical sources ... Read more...

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India-Saudi relations will continue to blossom: Envoy


September 24th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's envoy to India Faisal Bin Hassan Trad hopes that the bilateral relations between the two nations "will continue to blossom" with high-level exchange of visits ... Read more...

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Muslim League wants PM to streamline Haj pilgrimage


June 15th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Upset over the delay in organising this year's Haj pilgrimage, which saw 160,000 pilgrims from India visiting the holy city of Mecca last year, the Indian ... Read more...

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Good if government quashes Haj subsidy, say leading Muslims


April 10th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) If the government wants to do away with the subsidy for Haj pilgrims it is fine, some leading Muslims feel, but they want transparency and privatisation of ... Read more...

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Mohsina Kidwai elected chairperson of Haj committee


March 11th, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Mohsina Kidwai was Wednesday elected chairperson of the Haj Committee of India, a government panel that makes arrangements for the Muslim pilgrimage to the ... Read more...

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2010 Mahakumbh a bigger draw than earlier fairs (With Images)


January 18th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Haridwar, Jan 18 (IANS) The 2010 Mahakumbh Mela has been a huge pilgrim draw with five million people visiting the holy cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar in the first two ... Read more...

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244 Indian pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia


January 4th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) As many as 244 Indian pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia during the Haj pilgrimage in November 2009, mostly due to ailments, according to the Haj Committee of ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia confirms first swine flu death


July 27th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), July 27 (ANI): Saudi Arabia on Monday confirmed that a man had died of swine flu.The health ministry said this was the first such death and that it had ... Read more...

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Saudis under fire at UN over women’s rights


February 7th, 2009 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 7 (DPA) Saudi Arabia had its rights record reviewed Friday at the United Nations and came under criticism for women's rights issues in the kingdom as well as the state ... Read more...

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Spirituality propels Haridwar realty boom


June 15th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Radhika Nagrath Haridwar, June 15 (IANS) Instant karma has emerged as the driving force behind the state's multimillion-dollar realty industry, with religious tourism turning the twin towns of Haridwar-Rishikesh into hot spots ... Read more...

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Iraq government to enforce ban on weapons


April 9th, 2008 - 12:52 am ICT by admin
DPA Baghdad, April 8 (DPA) Iraq's security forces were ordered Tuesday to collect arms from ordinary people and political parties in Baghdad, while Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr postponed a planned protest against US ... Read more...

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Work on Saudi rail project to start by 2008-end


March 25th, 2008 - 7:16 pm ICT by admin
(Gulf business capsule)Dubai, March 25 (IANS) Work on the 20 billion Saudi riyals railway project connecting the holy city of Makkah with Jeddah and Madinah is set to start by the end ... Read more...

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