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Navratri fasting turns into feasting in land of Nawabs


March 29th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) The nine-day Navratri festival that has traditionally spelt detoxification time is now leaving many souls drooling, with tempting and unheard of recipes on the fasting platter ... Read more...

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Akhilesh’s thanksgiving party, with family and party workers


March 25th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 25 (IANS) The sprawling 5, Kalidas Marg residence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhikesh Yadav opened for his party loyalists Sunday morning as the 38-year-old Samajwadi Party (SP) ... Read more...

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B-town tweets Happy Gudi Padwa, navratras


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Good luck, happiness, prosperity - Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Riteish Deshmukh have wished all this and more to their friends on ... Read more...

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Log on, perform prayers online!


March 18th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) Two prominent Hindu shrines in Himachal Pradesh will offer online prayers and other services to devotees from this week.From this Chaitra Navratri festival, beginning March 23, ... Read more...

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Gold rush before Dhanteras: Jewellers


October 23rd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) The gold rush across India just before Monday's Dhanteras festival has made jewellers confident of increasing their business, though prices of the yellow metal show volatility ... 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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10-year-old Azmat wins ‘L’il Champs’


October 2nd, 2011 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Surat, Oct 2 (IANS ) He is 10, can neither read nor write - but Azmat Hussain from Jaipur went on to win Zee TV's "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa ... Read more...

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Modi’s absence, talk of PM candidate, cloud BJP meet (Roundup)


September 30th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Narendra Modi as a prime ministerial candidate? The issue saw differences crop up in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at its two-day national executive ... Read more...

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Modi absent as BJP national executive attacks government


September 30th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Controversy dogged the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) two-day national executive that began here Friday with its star leader Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as ... Read more...

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Navratri fasting: Feasting or detoxification?


September 30th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Fasting during Navratri doesn't always have a religious meaning. There are many who observe nine-day fast for religious reasons, but others, especially youngsters, do so ... Read more...

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Pay hike for Maharashtra junior police, revenue officials


September 28th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) The auspicious occasion of Navratri has brought cheer to nearly 50,000 subordinate police and revenue officials of Maharashtra who have been given a significant pay hike.The ... Read more...

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Sachin Tendulkar moves into his ‘dream home’


September 28th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) Taking advantage of the auspicious occasion of the first day of the Navratri festival, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar finally moved into his swank new 'dream ... Read more...

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Navratri begins with fervour in Uttar Pradesh


September 28th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 28 (IANS) Amidst vedic chants and religious hymns, devotees here in Uttar Pradesh thronged the temples as Navratri - the nine-day festival dedicated to Goddess Durga - began ... Read more...

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Amisha Patel upset over missing Messi match


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Bollywood actress Amisha Patel, who is a football fan, is upset as she will not be part of history watching soccer star Lionel Messi along with ... Read more...

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Mumbai seeks tobacco-free Ganesh puja


August 9th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The city's Ganesh puja organisers will have to ensure that no one smokes or consumes tobacco inside their marquees during the 10-day festival this year, officials ... Read more...

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Hindu temple in Illinois expanding


April 25th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), April 25 (ANI): Shree Jalaram Mandir in Hoffman Estates (Illinois, USA) is expanding.It will include extending the existing building to expand the garbh-gruh (altar) area towards west, which will be ... Read more...

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Ash, fungus in Delhi’s fasting flour samples


April 14th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Nearly a week after 222 people were hospitalised and one died after consuming buckwheat flour (kuttu ka atta), the Delhi government Wednesday said that 15 ... Read more...

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President, Vice President, PM greet nation on Ram Navami


April 12th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh have greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, ... Read more...

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Nine days of fasting ends with Ram Navami festival


April 12th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) With prayers and rituals, Indians Tuesday celebrated the festival of Ram Navami, the birth anniversary of Lord Ram, a day that also marked an end ... Read more...

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Man dies of food poisoning in Delhi, 16 held (Second Lead)


April 7th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A 58-year-old man has died in Delhi of food poisoning after he ate food prepared from buckwheat flour, police said Wednesday. At least 222 people ... Read more...

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Man dies of food poisoning in Delhi; 11 held (Lead)


April 6th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A 58-year-old man has died in Delhi of food poisoning after he ate food prepared from buckwheat flour, police said Wednesday. At least 222 people ... Read more...

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58-year-old man dies of food poisoning in Delhi


April 6th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A 58-year-old man has died of food poisoning after he ate food items prepared from buckwheat flour in east Delhi, police said Wednesday. At ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh bans unsafe flour


April 6th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday imposed a ban on sale of a particular brand of buckwheat flour suspected to be contaminated and unsafe. The flour is ... Read more...

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222 people hit by food poisoning in Delhi (Lead)


April 5th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) At least 222 people were hospitalised with suspected food poisoning as they fell ill after eating food items prepared from buckwheat flour in east ... Read more...

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130 people suffer from food poisoning in Delhi


April 5th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) At least 130 people were suffering from suspected food poisoning after they ate food items made from buckwheat flour in east Delhi, police said Tuesday. ... Read more...

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South India heralds New Year, north ushers Navratri (Roundup)


April 4th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Chennai/Hyderabad/New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) With the joyful spirit of the World Cup win still lingering, it was time Monday to herald the New Year in Maharashtra with Gudi ... Read more...

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Navratri commences in Delhi with prayers and fasting


April 4th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Chanting 'Jai Mata Di' and holding coconuts, bangles and red 'chunnis' in their hands, thousands of devotees thronged various city temples Monday morning as the ... Read more...

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Fervour and gaiety mark first day of Navratri


April 4th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 4 (IANS) Amid Vedic chants and religious hymns, a large number of devotees Monday thronged temples here to observe Navratri - the auspicious festival of nine nights dedicated ... Read more...

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Trinidad-Tobago to build one-of-a-kind Lakshmi-Narayan Hindu Temple


December 9th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 09 (ANI): A 14-million dollars Hindu temple and community center has been planned for Freeport in Trinidad and Tobago, according to reports.Construction of this proposed Lakshmi Narayan Temple will ... Read more...

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In Ayodhya, this Ram Lila goes on and on


October 23rd, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Ayodhya, Oct 23 (IANS) The curtains never come down on Ram Lila here. The drama based on the epic Ramayana that is usually enacted around Dussehra has been staged continuously ... Read more...

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Tests confirm Navi Mumbai woman was raped by doctor (Lead)


October 18th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Vashi (Navi Mumbai), Oct 18 (IANS) Medical tests conducted on a woman who was allegedly raped by a doctor in a private hospital in Navi Mumbai have confirmed the crime, police said ... Read more...

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Navi Mumbai woman was raped by doctor, medical tests confirm


October 18th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Vashi (Navi Mumbai), Oct 18 (IANS) The medical examination report of a married woman allegedly raped by a doctor in a private hospital has confirmed the crime, police said here Monday.Navi ... Read more...

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Shreyas Plays Dandiya The Golmaal Way!


October 18th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 18, 2010 (Showbiz PR Wire): With the festive season of Navratri coming to an end, Shreyas Talpade along with director Rohit Shetty visited Meera's dandiya in Borivili. Both of them ... Read more...

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Disney Channel Announces India Premiere Of Disney Channel Original Movie “Camp Rock 2 …


October 18th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 18, 2010 (Showbiz PR Wire): The premiere of Disney's exhilarating rock 'n roll musical "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam," starring Demi Lovato and Jonas Brothers, will be presented across ... Read more...

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Ten killed, several injured in Bihar temple stampede


October 17th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Banka (Bihar), Oct 17 (ANI): At least ten persons were killed and several others injured in a stampede that broke out at Tildiha village of Bihar's Banka District on the occasion of ... Read more...

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