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Dried branches of Bodhi tree chopped


August 1st, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) Some dried branches of the Bodhi tree, under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment, were chopped Wednesday after a dried branch fell into the Mahabodhi temple ... Read more...

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Bodhi tree is healthy, says scientists


July 18th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 18 (IANS) The Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya, under which Lord Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment, is healthy once again."The Bodh tree is fully healthy," ... Read more...

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Hard times don’t dim Syrians’ love for Indian films


April 30th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sweida City (Syria), April 30 (IANS) Standing amidst elegant Corinthian columns dating back to the Roman times against the backdrop of pristine blue skies, Amwaj's mind travels back to ... Read more...

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Pond revered by Hindus drying up in Pakistan


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) A pond considered sacred by Hindus abutting a 900-year-old temple complex in Pakistan is drying up after tubewells began supplying the water to a cement factory ... Read more...

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Company razes ancient temple in Noida


January 29th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Noida, Jan 28 (IANS) Officials of a construction company allegedly razed an ancient temple, situated along Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, after beating up the priests there late Friday, police said Saturday. ... Read more...

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In Meghalaya, celebrating Durga Puja differently


October 5th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nartiang (Meghalaya), Oct 5 (IANS) As millions across India thronged Durga Puja marquees on the penultimate day of the festival Wednesday, so did the Jaintias, an indigenous tribe of Meghalaya ... Read more...

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God as witness as Kumaraswamy battles Yeddyurappa


June 27th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dharmasthala (Karnataka), June 27 (IANS) An 800-year-old temple turned into a political battleground Monday with Janata Dal-Secular leader H.D. Kumaraswamy declaring before the deity that Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. ... Read more...

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One lakh lamps to be lit at Navi Mumbai temple


May 25th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Navi Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The Shaniswer Temple Trust in Maharashtra's Navi Mumbai would organise the festival of lighting a lakh lamps on its premises on the occasion of ... Read more...

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Priest held for raping schoolgirl


May 20th, 2011 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A 56-year-old temple priest has been arrested from Bihar's Darbhanga district for raping a minor school girl in the national capital, police said Thursday."Sarv Narayan ... 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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Fire at 1,000-year-old temple in China


February 7th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) A fire in a 1,000-year-old temple in China is believed to have destroyed a building of the temple. The Fahai Temple, built in 945 and located in Fuzhou, ... Read more...

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‘Granite stitching’ saves 1,250-yr-old Indian temple from collapse


January 18th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): A 1,250-year-old temple in the southern part of India, which was in total ruins with dense vegetation growing over its dome, has been stitched back together.The Kailasanathar Temple ... Read more...

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Actress Jaimala named accused in Sabarimala case


December 14th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ranni (Kerala), Dec 14 (IANS) The police crime branch that inquired into the controversial revelation by actress Jaimala that she touched the famed Sabarimala deity named her Tuesday as an accused in ... Read more...

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Mayawati flays ‘anti-Dalit’ temple ritual in Karnataka


December 12th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has slammed an age-old temple ritual in Karnataka where people, the majority of them Dalits, roll ... Read more...

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2,000-year-old temple ruins found in Syria


December 12th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Dec 12 (IANS) Syria has unearthed ruins of a 2,000-year-old temple, Xinhua reported Sunday.The temple dates back to the Nabataean era (169 B.C.-106 A.D.) in Swaida, 106 km to the south ... Read more...

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Italy unearths 2,000-year-old temple of ‘virgin’ Roman goddess


November 17th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 16 (IANS/AKI) About 2,000-year-old temple the Romans dedicated to Diana, the goddess of virgins and wild animals, has been discovered in a national park in Italy.The ancient religious site, ... Read more...

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Pakistani Hindu woman moves court over temple


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, Nov 3 (IANS) A Hindu woman in this northwestern Pakistani city has moved the high court to stake claim over an old temple. The court Tuesday directed the archaeology and revenue ... Read more...

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People protest demolition of ancient temple in Andhra Pradesh district


October 19th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
By Ranjeet JadhavAnantapur (Andhra Pradesh), Oct.19 (ANI): Residents of Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur District burnt vehicles and staged protests over the demolition of an old temple by highway authorities.Trouble began soon after National ... Read more...

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Akhara Parishad’s Mahant Gyandas slams BJP leader Vinay Katiyar for mosque remarks


October 16th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI
By AmitAyodhya, Oct.16 (ANI): Mahant Gyandas, one of the main petitioners in the Ayodhya mosque-temple land title suit, slammed Bharatiya Janata Party Vice President Vinay Katiyar here on Saturday over his ... Read more...

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Kerala idol draws crowds in Singapore


September 5th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Sep 5 (IANS) An idol from a 5,000-year-old temple in Kerala is drawing huge crowds in Singapore. Hundreds of Hindus are flocking to the Sri Vairavimada Kaliamman temple in Toa Payoh area ... Read more...

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Mangalore devotees search for peace, harmony at Mahatma Gandhi temple


August 13th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
By HarishMangalore, Aug 13 (ANI): Keen to spread the message of peace, non-violence and communal harmony espoused by Mahatama Gandhi, Father of Nation, Hindu devotees have built a temple in the great ... Read more...

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Indian temple becomes first solar-powered edifice in Malaysia


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 3 (ANI): The Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Sungai Salak in Lukut, Negri Sembilan, has become the first solar-powered religious edifice in Malaysia.The 100-year-old temple, located four kilometers from ... Read more...

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Child marriage common among Indian workers


July 18th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 18 (IANS) Child marriages are common among the Indian community in the rubber estates in Malaysia's Negri Sembilan state, a Hindu priest has said. Tamil language daily Tamil Nesan ... Read more...

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Egypt Ramesses II temple found in Upper Egypt


July 16th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, July 16 (ANI): The remains of a 3,000 year old temple dating from the reign of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Rameses II have been unearthed in the excavations in Upper Egypt's Ehnasia ... Read more...

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Unesco unhappy with Mahabodhi temple


June 26th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 26 (IANS) Eight years after the Mahabodhi temple in Bihar was declared a World Heritage Site, Unesco is unhappy with its management for flouting safety and maintenance guidelines. "Unesco is ... Read more...

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Send ‘child saint’ to school, rules Andhra rights panel


June 14th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 14 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Monday ordered that 'child saint' Sambhavi, who claims to be a childhood friend of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in her ... Read more...

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Monks upset over Dalai Lama not raising temple issue


May 28th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 28 (IANS) Buddhist monks in Bihar are disappointed that Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama did not raise the demand for Buddhist control over the management of the Mahabodhi ... Read more...

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One dead as part of old temple collapses


February 28th, 2010 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 (IANS) A portion of an old temple collapsed in a village in Orissa's Cuttack district Saturday, killing one worker and injuring two, police said. The accident took place at Mouda ... Read more...

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Eight held for clash in Orissa temple


February 8th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) At least eight people were arrested Monday for their involvement in a clash in the premises of a 300-year-old temple in Orissa Jan 26, police said. At least 35 ... Read more...

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Temple Grandin Inspires HBO Movie


February 7th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Saturday, 6 February saw the new HBO movie, Temple Grandin being premiered on the HBO network. The cast is said to be perfectly chosen and given ... Read more...

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Claire Danes Portrays Autistic Temple Grandin In New HBO Movie


February 5th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) HBO has come up with a new film that captures the world trough the eyes of an autistic patient. The person chosen to play the role ... Read more...

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2,000-year-old temple dedicated to cat god found in Egypt


January 20th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 20 (ANI): Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 2,000-year-old temple in Alexandria dedicated to a cat goddess.According to a report by BBC News, the temple is the first trace ... Read more...

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Mughal built Verinag spring to be restored in Kashmir


January 16th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Faiyaz AhmedSrinagar, Jan 16 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir state has plans to give a facelift to a heritage water spring in the Kashmir Valley.Verinag spring, built by Mughal emperor ... Read more...

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1,000-year-old temple discovery may reveal Indonesia’s Hindu past


January 16th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, January 16 (ANI): Archaeologists in Indonesia have uncovered a 1,000-year-old temple that could shed light on the country's Hindu past.According to a report by ABC News, the temple was found on ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama begins Bodh Gaya trip


January 4th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 4 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama Monday began a six day visit to Bodh Gaya, the place in Bihar where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. The Dalai Lama reached Bodh ... Read more...

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