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A border shrine unites Indians, Pakistanis


June 28th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chamliyal (Jammu), June 28 (IANS) Despite the chill in India-Pakistan relations, thousands of people gathered Thursday on both sides of the border for a week-long fair in memory of a ... Read more...

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Global exposure has made Gulshan Grover more confident


June 15th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Grover, who has featured in over 400 films so far, says that exposure to international cinema has helped him hone his skills."I believe that ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Couple jailed in France for mutilating daughters’ genitals


June 4th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) An African Islamic holy man - alleged to be endowed with magical powers - and his wife have been jailed in France for mutilating the genitals ... Read more...

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Translations, young India & health on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


February 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) This weekend, the bookcart wheels a medley of thoughtful titles on a diverse range of subjects. Browse with IANS.1. "A Life Incomplete"; Written by Nanak ... Read more...

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Temple not on people’s agenda in Ayodhya


February 9th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ayodhya, Feb 9 (IANS) The Ram temple was clearly not on the agenda of those who voted in this Hindu pilgrim town in the first phase of the Uttar ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Gulshan Grover named best actor at Houston fest


September 26th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Bollywood 'baddie' Gulshan Grover has won the best actor award for playing a holy man in Hollywood movie "Desperate Endeavors" at the Indian Film Festival ... Read more...

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Gulshan Grover wins best actor at NY fest


August 25th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Grover has been honoured with the best actor international award at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) for his performance in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Gwyneth Paltrow cries after learning of ancestor’s miracle


April 3rd, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 3 (ANI): Gwyneth Paltrow wept on a television show when she discovered that her great-great-great grandfather was "a miracle worker" who apparently saved a town from being consumed by ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Allahabad priests offer prayers for India’s World Cup quarterfinal win


March 24th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad, Mar. 24 (ANI): Holy men in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, offered prayers and performed a fire ritual on Thursday for the Indian team that is taking part in the ICC World Cup ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Hindu guru found guilty of molesting girls in US


March 7th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) The spiritual guru of a Hindu ashram in Texas has been found guilty of molesting two young girls who grew up at one of the largest ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Thatcher held secret meetings with Indian guru


January 29th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher met controversial Indian guru Chandraswami at the House of Commons in 1975, after he was recommended to her by then deputy high ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Iron Lady’s Indian mystic guru who predicted she’d be Premier for 11yrs


January 29th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Margaret Thatcher was one of the strongest women leaders the world has ever seen, but what many do not know is that one of her sources of strength ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Neverland: Story Of A Never Aging Boy


January 7th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
, is playing the lead character Peter Pan.The movie is based on the famous fairy tale by J.M. Barrie. The story starts showing Peter as an orphan, who earns his living ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Youth killed in police firing in Uttar Pradesh’s Deoria


January 3rd, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Deoria (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 3 (IANS) A teenager was killed and two others were injured Monday in police firing as a protest after the murder of a Hindu holy man in ... Read more...

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OZ man ‘paid $50k for wife’s naked prayer sessions’


September 30th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 30 (ANI): An Aussie man, who paid 50,000 dollars to rid his wife of a curse on the family via naked prayer sessions on the advice of "angels", has told ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Man pays $50,000 for wife’s prayer in the buff


September 30th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) A man paid $50,000 for a naked prayer session on the advice of "angels" to rid his wife of a "black magic" curse, an Australian court heard Thursday. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Self-styled Godman arrested for selling tiger skin in Maharashtra


July 22nd, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
Latur (Maharashtra), July 22 (ANI): A tiger skin and elephant's tusks have been seized from a self-proclaimed godman by the district police of Latur in Maharashtra following a report that he had ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Prahlad Jani Amazes Doctor By Living Without Food Or Water


May 12th, 2010 - 2:25 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A holy man from India has completely shocked and amazed his team of doctors by surviving without any food or water for two weeks. The 83 ... Read more...

Posted in Health, Odd news |

Devotees throng a religious festival in Jodhpur


April 26th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
Jodhpur, Apr 26 (ANI): Thousands of devotees, locals as well as tourists, are performing the pilgrimage of 'Yogi Shale' in Rajasthan's Jodhpur.Dozens of elephants are also part of the festivities.The fair ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Land row: Allahabad Police cane protestors


April 24th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad, Apr 24 (ANI): Police baton-charged protestors in Allahabad during a demonstration over land acquisition on Friday.The protestors were staging demonstration outside the District Magistrate's office against the acquisition of their land ... Read more...

Posted in National |

`Politics will puncture Yoga Guru Ramdev,’ says holy man


April 19th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Haridwar, Apr.19 (ANI): A holy man here has expressed deep skepticism about Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev's proposed plan to launch a political party to cleanse the system."Ramdev is a successful yogi, but ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Russell Brand’s spiritual feat


December 8th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Russell Brand has taken a new step towards spirituality - he recently returned from a four-day retreat to master the art of transcendental meditation.In the practice, which was ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Russell Brand takes meditation course


December 8th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) British comic actor Russell Brand recently returned from a four-day retreat to master the art of transcendental meditation. The practice, which sees devotees use a repeated mantra to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

MJ feared ravages of old age


September 26th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 26 (ANI): A new book written by late singer Michael Jackson's adviser has revealed that the King of Pop feared old-age and had lost his desire to live almost ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

MJ hailed Hitler as ‘genius’ in lost tape


September 25th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 25 (ANI): In a new tape that has surfaced, Michael Jackson can be heard saying that Adolf Hitler was a "genius".The King of Pop had made the statement to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

The sinister truth behind China’s border incursion misadventure (Part-III)


September 18th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Bhaskar RoyNew Delhi, Sep.18 (ANI): The Chinese target is to get Tawang, which it sees as being of great strategic importance. One Chinese argument is that since the sixth Dalai Lama ... Read more...

Posted in National |

4,000-year-old Mahabharata relic found in Nepal? (With Images)


August 12th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 12 (IANS) A structure found in the Kathmandu valley is a divine relic that goes back 4,000 years to the time of the epic Mahabharata, says an Indian ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Punjab to send plane to get sect leader’s body from Austria (To go with: Murdered sect leader’s remains to be brought to India)


June 1st, 2009 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 31 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Punjab government Sunday announced it would send a chartered flight from New Delhi Tuesday to bring back the body of Dera Sachh Khand ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tamil Nadu government takes control of centuries old Hindu shrine


February 3rd, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu), Feb 3 (IANS) Within 24 hours of the Madras High Court ordering that the Tamil Nadu government takeover the management of the 1,200-year-old Nataraja temple in Chidambaram town, K. ... Read more...

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Ever heard of a ghost fair? It’s here in Madhya Pradesh


January 28th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Malajpur (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 28 (IANS) A sari clad woman with her hair wild scrambles on the floor as if trying to run away from some invisible enemy. There is a look ... Read more...

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‘Hero of the environment’ says he has many rivers to clean


October 7th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 7 (IANS) India's river cleansing holy man Balbir Singh Seechewal says he still has a long way to go after being profiled in a recent edition of the US based ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama makes first public appearance in Dharamsala after leaving hospital


September 25th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Sept 25 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, made his first public appearance after leaving hospital, as he began a three-day spiritual teaching discourse in Dharamsala today. Organised by the ''Tibetan ... Read more...

Posted in National |

He beats holy men at their own game


June 13th, 2008 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
By Jeevan Mathew Kurian Kozhikode, June 13 (IANS) He walks barefoot over glowing embers, conjures up sacred ash with a wave of his hand or produces gold chains in the twinkle of an ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Poor turnout for traditional fish medicine for asthma


June 8th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 8 (IANS) Hundreds of asthma patients from different parts of India took the traditional fish herbal drug but the numbers have drastically come down this year. The Bathini Goud family, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US urged to help rebuild historic gurdwara in Iraq


April 17th, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by admin
New York, April 17 (IANS) An American Sikh leader has urged Washington to rebuild a historic Sikh shrine in Iraq, destroyed by extremists three years ago. Rajwant Singh met Secretary of Defence ... Read more...

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