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Dead Amarnath pilgrims fudged health certificates: report


July 20th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 19 (IANS) A group of doctors tasked to find the reasons for large number of Amarnath pilgrims' death have reported to the Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. ... Read more...

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18 killed in Uttar Pradesh bus-mini truck crash


May 31st, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 31 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed when a Tata 407 mini truck they were travelling on collided head-on with a bus in Bulandshahr Thursday, police said.According ... Read more...

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Will gift PM a set of saffron clothes: Uma


May 30th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, May 30 (IANS) Taking pot shots at the prime minister, firebrand BJP leader Uma Bharati Wednesday said if Manmohan Singh quits public life over allegations of corruptions she ... Read more...

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Prateik fulfills grandma’s wish to visit Varanasi (Lead, superseding earlier story)


April 18th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Prateik took time off from his busy schedule in Varanasi to fulfil his maternal grandmother Vidyatai Patil's wish to visit sites in the temple town.The ... Read more...

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Prateik visits Varanasi with grandmom


April 18th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Prateik took time off from his busy schedule in Varanasi to fulfil his maternal grandmother Vidyatai Patil's wish to visit sites in the temple ... Read more...

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500,000 take ritual dip in Konark


January 30th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 30 (IANS) Braving the chill, about 500,000 Hindu devotees Monday took a ritual bath in a pond in Orissa's temple town of Konark and offered prayers to the ... Read more...

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Bus accident kills five in Jharkhand


January 16th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 16 (IANS) Five people, including two women, were killed when the bus they were travelling in collided with a truck amid thick fog in Jharkhand's Giridih district Monday, ... Read more...

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400,000 take holy dip as Gangasagar Fair ends


January 15th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), Jan 15 (IANS) Around 400,000 devotees from across the country took a holy dip in the Ganga, braving the icy cold water and chilly winds ... Read more...

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Kites, feasts, dancing mark Makar Sankranti celebrations (Roundup)


January 15th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Flying colourful kites, eating piping hot dishes made of rice and jaggery, topped with dollops of ghee and cashew, braving the cold to bathe in ... Read more...

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Three lakh take holy dip at Gangasagar, cold kills two (Second Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), Jan 14 (IANS) With the mercury dipping below normal, two devotees died while 146 others were taken ill Saturday at the annual Gangasagar fair here ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands throng the Ganges (Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), Jan 14 (IANS) Tens of thousands Saturday packed the Sagar Island in West Bengal to take a dip in the Ganges on the occasion of ... Read more...

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Over two lakh devotees assemble for Gangasagar fair


January 14th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), Jan 14 (IANS) Tens of thousands of devotees have assembled at the Sagar Island in West Bengal to take a dip in the Ganga where ... Read more...

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On Kartik Purnima, thousands take holy dip


November 10th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 10 (IANS) A large number of devotees converged on the pilgrim towns of Allahabad, Varanasi and Ayodhya Thursday for a holy dip in the Ganges and other rivers ... Read more...

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Nine killed in two road accidents in Ghaziabad


November 6th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Nov 6 (IANS) Nine people were killed and 20 injured in two separate road accidents in Ghaziabad Sunday, police said.The incidents took place in Hapur and Loni on ... Read more...

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Dhumal keeps date with fair, for long tenure


November 6th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal reached Sirmaur district late Saturday to participate in the decades old annual Renuka fair attending which, according to a ... Read more...

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Thousands of siblings take holy dip in Yamuna


October 28th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura/Agra, Oct 28 (IANS) Thousands of brothers and sisters took a holy dip in the Yamuna at Mathura Friday on the festival of Bhai Dooj as the bath is believed ... Read more...

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Pilgrims not to pay tax at fair: Mamata


October 20th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government has decided to abolish pilgrim tax levied on devotees who assemble at the annual Ganga Sagar Mela, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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100,000 devotees take dip in Himachal lake


September 5th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 5 (IANS) Over 100,000 devotees, mainly from the plains of north India, took a dip in the glacier-fed holy Manimahesh Lake in Himachal Pradesh Monday and ... Read more...

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To pull tourists, Himachal books its legends (IANS Books)(With Image)


August 24th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 24 (IANS) The seat of deity Kotlu Devta is trusted by locals for disposing of domestic, social and criminal disputes. They believe the complainant just has to hammer ... 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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Devotees throng Shiva temples, celebrate ‘Shravan’


July 16th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) Devotees thronged at Lord Shiva temples in Uttar Pradesh Saturday for offering prayers on the onset of the Hindu month of `Shravan' that heralds the coming ... Read more...

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Millions throng Goverdhan for annual pilgrimage


July 15th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Goverdhan (Uttar Pradesh), July 15 (IANS) A staggering 70 lakh pilgrims have converged on this Uttar Pradesh town around the Goverdhan hill, which, mythology has it, Lord Krishna lifted on ... Read more...

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Four drown in Agra on Ganga Dashera


June 11th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 11 (IANS) Four people, among them two minors, drowned in the Yamuna where they had gone for a bath on Ganga Dashera, celebrated in a big way in ... 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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Hindus celebrate Maha Shivratri


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.2 (ANI): Thousands of devotees flocked to temples across India today to celebrate the Hindu festival of Maha Shivaratri.The festival celebrates the marriage of Lord Shiva to the Goddess Parvati, ... Read more...

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Four lakh people take holy dip in Konark


February 10th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (IANS) At least four lakh pilgrims Thursday took a holy dip in a pond in Orissa's temple town of Konark on the occasion of Magha Saptami which Hindus consider ... Read more...

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With a burst of yellow, Indians mark Basant Panchami


February 8th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Mustard fields danced in the wind, hundreds of thousands took a holy dip in rivers, young men and women sought the blessings of Saraswati, the goddess of ... Read more...

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Thousands take Basant Panchami dip in Sangam


February 8th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Allahabad, Feb 8 (IANS) A sea of devotees converged on the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, to take a holy dip and offer prayers in ... Read more...

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Devotees take holy dip to mark ‘Makar Sankranti’


January 15th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kakdwip/Allahabad/Lucknow, Jan 15 (ANI): Thousands of devotees took a holy dip in the River Ganges on the concluding day of the auspicious occasion of 'Makar Sankranti' in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Over five lakh pilgrims take holy dip at Gangasagar


January 15th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), Jan 15 (IANS) Over five lakh pilgrims from across India and even abroad took a holy dip in the river Ganga, braving the icy cold water and a ... Read more...

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Agra warms up with tourists, festival cheer


January 14th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 14 (IANS) After nearly a fortnight of biting cold, Agra has perked up with the Lohri and Makar Sankranti estivals heralding warmer weather and more tourists.The sunshine is back in ... Read more...

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A unique festival of rotis in Andhra


December 26th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 26 (IANS) It is a unique festival where people belonging to various faiths exchange 'rotis' or breads to fulfill their wishes.Thousands of devotees from different states participated in the ... Read more...

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After blast, prayers as usual at Ganga in Varanasi


December 8th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Dec 8 (IANS) Faith emerged victorious over terror as devotees converged along the banks of the Ganga to perform prayers amid heavy security arrangements Wednesday morning, a day after a blast ... Read more...

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Devotees celebrate Kartik Purnima across India


November 21st, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad/ Varanasi, Nov.21 (ANI): Devotees across the country celebrated Kartik Purnima and took dip in rivers and holy ponds on Sunday.Thousands of devotees took a holy dip in River Ganga in Uttar ... Read more...

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