makar sankranti

I’m doing Telugu version of ‘Vicky Donor’: Madhura Sreedhar


September 13th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Madhura Sreedhar has confirmed that he's making the Telugu version of hit Hindi movie "Vicky Donor"."Yes, it's true that I'm doing a Telugu version ... Read more...

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‘Shirdi Sai’ first Telugu film to release in Africa: Nagarjuna (Interview)


September 5th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) Southern superstar Nagarjuna says his "Shirdi Sai" will be the first Telugu film to release in Africa and that the story will be uplifting and touching.Directed ... Read more...

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Kite flying - old passion finds new celluloid expression


June 30th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) For some it denotes a victory call, for others a struggle against obstacles and important life lessons -- India's age-old tradition of kite flying ... Read more...

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Silence please! The gods are meditating in Himachal villlage


January 28th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 28 (IANS) Visitors to Goshal village and nine tiny hamlets located in its vicinity in Kullu district have been warned not to make a noise as ... 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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Lakhs witness ‘celestial light’ on Sabarimala horizon (Lead)


January 15th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sabarimala (Kerala), Jan 15 (IANS) A year after over 100 people died in a stampede after witnessing the 'celestial light' on Makar Sankranti day, the ritual of 'Makarajyothi' passed off ... 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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Makar Sankranti in Odisha with holy dips, kite flying


January 15th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) Devotees took holy dips in ponds and rivers and visited temples as they celebrated the Makar Sankranti harvest festival in Odisha Sunday. People also organised kite ... Read more...

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Kite flying always excited me: Dilip Kumar (Movie Snippets)


January 15th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) While the nation celebrated Makar Sankranti and Pongal Sunday, veteran actor Dilip Kumar recalled the time when he used to spend festive day flying ... 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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Shilpa Shetty’s production debut goes on floors


January 14th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty's debut production project "Dishkiyaaoon", went on floors Saturday, and she seems to be loving the role of a producer.The 36-year-old star, ... Read more...

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Leaders greet people on Pongal, Sankranti


January 14th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa and Tamil Nadu Governor K.Rosaiah Saturday greeted people of Chennai on the occasion of the harvest festival Pongal and Makar Sankranti.In his message ... 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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President, PM greet nation on ‘Makar Sankranti’, ‘Pongal’ (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President Hamid Ansari Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of 'Makar Sankranti' and 'Pongal', ... Read more...

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Patil, Ansari greet nation on ‘Makar Sankranti’, ‘Pongal’


January 13th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil and Vice President Hamid Ansari Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of 'Makar Sankranti' and 'Pongal', expressing the hope that ... 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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Northeast India celebrate “Bihu” to mark new harvest season


April 14th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Jorhat, Apr 14 (ANI): Locals celebrated Bihu, the annual harvest festival with great zeal in Assam's Jorhat town on Thursday.Ecstatic people were seen dancing on folk songs while performing traditional rituals with ... Read more...

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Suriname observes festival similar to India’s Mahakumbh


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Feb 23 (IANS) Hindus in Suriname enthusiastically observed Surya Kumbha Parvaa, a festival that is similar to India's mammoth Mahakumbh.The Surya Kumbha Parvaa began Jan 14, the auspicious ... Read more...

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Hindus want 10 more festivals added to Los Angeles schools’ Calendar of Observances


February 11th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 11 (ANI): Hindus have urged Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in USA to add 10 more Hindu festivals, including Durgapuja, to its "Calendar of Commemorative Dates and Observances" ... Read more...

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Sabarimala pilgrimage season ends in 102 deaths, what next?


January 20th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Sabarimala (Kerala), Jan 20 (IANS) Yet another two-month-long Sabarimala pilgrimage season came to an end when the doors of the famous temple were closed early Thursday. But a larger ... Read more...

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Post-stampede, divinity of Samarimala light questioned


January 18th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) With 102 lives lost in a stampede on the day the revered Makar Jyothi appears three times on the horizon soon after dusk above the famed ... Read more...

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Bollywood Catching Up With Makar Sankranti On Social Networking Sites


January 15th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
So far it was Holi, Diwali, Ganesh and Durga Puja along with Christmas and New Year that caught the fancy of the Bollywood. Now the time has come when Makar ... 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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Assam celebrates Bihu festival with bonfires, bird fights (Lead)


January 15th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hajo (Assam), Jan 15 (IANS) For a prize comprising traditional bell metal utensils, up to 200 birds and their owners were locked in a bitter fight Saturday -- an event that marks ... 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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President, PM condole Sabarimala stampede deaths


January 15th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday condoled the deaths of over 100 people in a stampede near Kerala's Sabarimala temple. The prime minister ... Read more...

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Warmer day in the plains, winter woes elsewhere (Intro Roundup)


January 14th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A warm Friday cheered the national capital and its neighbouring cities while snow in the Himalayan towns and heavy fog in Kolkata compuded people's winter woes.Eight more ... Read more...

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And now, milk price set to increase in Karnataka


January 14th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 14 (IANS) After onions and vegetables, the retail milk price across Karnataka is set to go up by Rs.2-3 per litre next month if the state-run Karnataka Milk Federation ... Read more...

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Warmer day in the plains, winter woes elsewhere (Roundup)


January 14th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A warm Friday cheered the national capital and its neighbouring cities while snow in the Himalayan towns and heavy fog in Kolkata compuded people's winter woes.Many cities ... Read more...

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Flying kites, feasting, Delhi celebrates Makar Sankranti


January 14th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Multicoloured kites dotted the skies Friday as kids cheered and clapped and sweet rewri was circulated in handfuls in celebration of the harvest festival of Makar Sankranti ... Read more...

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Bollywood wishes fans on Makar Sankranti


January 14th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Be it Holi, Diwali or Makar Sankranti - the film fraterntiy makes it a point to wish its fans on every occasion. For Sankranti and Pongal, ... Read more...

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Millions celebrate Makar Sankranti in Bihar


January 14th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 14 (IANS) Millions of people in Bihar took a dip in the holy Ganga river Friday to mark the annual harvest festival of Makar Sankranti. The people celebrated it with ... 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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