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Ramkinkar Baij colours Delhi’s spring canvas (With Image)


February 9th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The canvas of spring in the capital has been set ablaze by the colours of Ramkinkar Baij, the founding father of modern Indian sculpture, at ... Read more...

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Mamata greets people on Bijaya Dasami


October 6th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 6 (IANS) Greeting the people on the occasion of Bijaya Dasami, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday hoped that the occasion would inspire the people to ... Read more...

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Hope prices come down, Pranab wishes on Bijaya Dasami


October 6th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Birbhum (West Bengal), Oct 6 (IANS) Wishing the people a happy 'Bijaya Dasami', union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday hoped that prices of essentials would come down and the ... Read more...

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Durga Puja, Navratri festivities conclude - it’s Dussehra!


October 6th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Nine days of Navratra festivities culminated Thursday in Dussehra, when effigies of demon king Ravana are burnt to symbolise the triumph of good over evil. ... Read more...

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Thousands watch Kumari worship at Belur Math


October 4th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 4 (IANS) Thousands of devotees from all over the country and abroad watched 'Kumari Puja' or the worship of a prepubescent girl on Mahashtami Tuesday at Belur Math ... Read more...

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This Puja, Kolkata not on billboard high


October 3rd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 3 (IANS) Every year when Durga Puja lights up the scene on the ground, up there, city hoardings tell a story of their own. This time, though, ... Read more...

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Mahalaya invokes Goddess Durga, puja countdown begins


September 27th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) Many Bengalis woke up before the crack of dawn Tuesday for their annual tryst with Mahalaya, an auspicious occasion invoking mother Goddess Durga to descend on ... Read more...

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Hopping from Germany to galaxy to Kashmir at Puja pandals


September 18th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Hopping around Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata this year could take you on a tour of Germany, Kashmir and even planets and asteroids! With budgets ... Read more...

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Durga idol makers battle cost, labour shortage


September 13th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Skyrocketing prices of raw materials used for making idols and the exodus of labour to other states ahead of next month's Durga Puja have badly hit ... Read more...

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Mt Everest! That’s the height of British colonialism (With Image)


June 14th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Have you ever heard of Chomolungma or Sagarmatha? For the uninitiated, these are the Asian names of Mt Everest. An American photographer, mesmerised by the world's ... Read more...

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Where is the nearest Dalit village? (Part-1)


November 18th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashPatna, Nov.18 (ANI): So long as this question is asked in India, there is no India shining, India emerging, or as President Obama said in New Delhi, a week ... Read more...

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Veecon Group Forays Into Music & Entertainment With Devotional Masterpieces


October 20th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 20, 2010 (Showbiz PR Wire): Veecon Group is a professionally managed diversified corporate entity having interests in "Alternate Energy Development, Marketing & Distribution of Hi- technology Security Equipment's including Scanners ... Read more...

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Dussehra being celebrated throughout India


October 17th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): The festival of Dussehra, which symbolizes the victory of good over evil, is being celebrated through out the country on Sunday.In the months of Ashwin and ... Read more...

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Sea of humanity throngs Bengal streets on Mahashtami (Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Thousands of devotees thronged Belur Math to witness 'kumari puja' (worship of a pre-pubescent girl) or flocked to Durga Puja pandals across West Bengal Friday to offer 'anjali' ... Read more...

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Durga Puja reaches its peak with Mahashtami


October 15th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Thousands of devotees thronged Durga Puja pandals across the city Friday to participate in the 'anjali' or special prayers amid the beats of the traditional dhak drums on ... Read more...

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Durga Puja organisers send out a green message


September 29th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) It's a green message from no less than mother goddess Durga! Lead-free idols and themes like rainwater harvesting and global warming have caught on at many community marquees ... Read more...

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Mumbai’s Koli community celebrates ‘Nariyal Poonima’


February 28th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Feb. 28 (ANI): Mumbai's fishermen community - known as Kolis - are celebrating the annual festival of 'Nariyal Poonima', marking the beginning of the fishing season.During the festival, fishermen made an ... Read more...

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Upset Hindus want withdrawal of “denigrating” image of Goddess Kali from New York museum


November 26th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Upset Hindus have asked for immediate removal of an art piece from an exhibition at Neuberger Museum of Art (NMA) in Purchase (New York) which, they say, apparently depicts denigrating image of ... Read more...

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Muslims join in ‘Vande Mataram’ rally in Madhya Pradesh


November 9th, 2009 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 9 (IANS) Four days after two prominent Muslim groups in Madhya Pradesh claimed that singing 'Vande Mataram' was not un-Islamic, a group of Muslims joined people from other communities in ... Read more...

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‘Vande mataram’ not un-Islamic, say two Muslim groups


November 5th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 5 (IANS) It is not un-Islamic to sing "Vande mataram", two prominent Muslim groups in Madhya Pradesh said Thursday, two days after the clerics' body Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind approved an earlier ... Read more...

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Amid sea of emotions, Delhi bids farewell to Goddess Durga


September 28th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) They descended on the Yamuna banks to bid farewell to the mother goddess, shouting "Bolo Bolo Durga Mai Ki, Jai!" On the final day of puja festivities ... Read more...

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Mahanavami celebrated across West Bengal (Lead)


September 27th, 2009 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) Showers failed to dampen the festive spirit as people took part in community feasts and poured out on the streets in their thousands to visit the marquees (pandals) ... Read more...

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Mahanavami celebrated across West Bengal


September 27th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) People took part in community feasts and poured out in thousands on the streets visiting the marquees (pandals) as pomp and gaiety marked Mahanavami, the fourth day of ... Read more...

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Durga Puja reaches a peak with Kumari worship


September 26th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) Thousands of devotees congregated at Belur Math, the global headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, to watch 'Kumari Puja' or the worship of a pre-puberscent girl, as ... Read more...

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16,000 year-old mother goddess figurine excavated in Turkey


August 18th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Ankara (Turkey), August 18 (ANI): Archeologists have unearthed a 16,000 year-old mother goddess figurine during excavations in Direkli Cave in the southern province of Kahramanmaras in Turkey.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Mystic fair in Assam draws thousands including foreigners (Lead)


June 23rd, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 23 (IANS) Hundreds of mystics and seers, who claim to possess psychic powers, have gathered at a unique four-day festival at the Kamakhya temple here where thousands of devotees, including ... Read more...

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German, French with Hindu mystics at Kamakhya debate miracles


June 23rd, 2009 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 23 (IANS) A bizarre debate is raging at a revered Hindu temple in India's northeastern state of Assam with a French man and a German woman joining hundreds of mystics ... Read more...

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Fire on road to Vaishno Devi shrine


May 20th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Katra, May 20 (ANI): About 40 shops on way to the Vaishno Devi hill shrine in Jammu and Kashmir caught fire halting the pilgrimage for about four hours.The estimated loss runs into ... Read more...

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Navratri ends with Durga idol immersions, Ravan burning (Roundup)


October 9th, 2008 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) The nine-day Navratra celebrations came to an end here Thursday evening with the immersion of idols of Goddess Durga and the burning of the effigies of demon ... Read more...

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Idols of Durga immersed, thousands bid tearful farewell


October 9th, 2008 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Amid hollering crowds and the frenzied beating of drums, hundreds of idols of Goddess Durga and her four children were immersed in the Yamuna river here Thursday, ... Read more...

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Thousands of devotees participate in Kumari Puja on Mahashtami


October 7th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 7 (IANS) Thousands of devotees thronged puja pandals (marquees) Tuesday to make offerings on Mahashtami - the third of the five-day Durga Puja festival - and participate in the worship ... Read more...

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President, PM greet nation on Durga Puja


October 6th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 6 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today greeted the nation on the occasion of Durga Puja. In her message, President Patil said, "On ... Read more...

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Security beefed up at Dandiya venues in Gujarat


October 3rd, 2008 - 11:30 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Oct 3 (ANI): Security has been beefed up during the nine-day long Hindu festival of "Navratri" in the wake of recent bomb attacks at several places in the country.Navratri ... Read more...

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Phallic figurines and oddly arranged human remains found in Israel


September 6th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 6 (ANI): Archaeologists have found prehistoric graves with an unusual abundance of phallic figurines and oddly arranged human remains in Israel, which date back to the Stone Age. According to ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party legislator sacrifices animals at Assam temple


July 28th, 2008 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) A Samajwadi Party legislator from Madhya Pradesh, Kishore Samrite, Monday sacrificed two buffaloes and over a 100 goats at a famous Hindu temple here to seek divine blessings ... Read more...

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