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Bodies of Shridi pilgrims being shifted to Hyderabad (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) Bodies of 32 Shirdi pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh, who died in a bus accident in Maharashtra's Osmanabad district early Saturday, are being shifted to Hyderabad, officials ... Read more...

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Anxious wait for families of Shirdi pilgrims in Hyderabad


June 16th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) Families of Shirdi pilgrims travelling in a bus, which met with an accident in Maharashtra's Osmanabad district early Saturday, were anxiously waiting for some information about ... Read more...

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Toll rise to 32 in Maharashtra bus accident (Second Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) At least 32 people were killed and 15 injured when a private passenger bus carrying pilgrims to Shirdi fell off a river bridge near Osmanabad town ... Read more...

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30 pilgrims dead in Maharashtra bus accident (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed and 14 injured when a private bus carrying pilgrims fell off a river bridge near Osmanabad town early Saturday, police ... Read more...

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30 pilgrims dead in Maharashtra bus accident


June 16th, 2012 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed and 14 others injured early Saturday when a private bus carrying pilgrims to Shirdi fell off a river bridge on ... Read more...

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RSS plain talk makes Karnataka BJP sing unity tune


January 12th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 12 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka Thursday apologized to its cadres and supporters for the unseemly fight on the leadership issue, a day after ... Read more...

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Court offers reprieve to Kannada actress in temple case


October 13th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Oct 13 (IANS) Kannada actress Jaimala, accused of outraging religious feelings at the famed Sabarimala temple in Kerala, got a reprieve Thursday when the Kerala High Court stayed the ... Read more...

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Khar to visit Ajmer Thursday


July 27th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will visit the Sufi pilgrim centre of Ajmer in Rajasthan Thursday, official sources said. Khar will leave New Delhi ... Read more...

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Actress Jaimala gets court summons in Sabarimala case


July 15th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 (IANS) A Kerala court Friday asked Kannada actress Jaimala to appear before it on Sep 18 in connection with a case against her for allegedly violating religious ... 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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Yeddyurappa to drop oath at temple plan


June 22nd, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 22 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Wednesday indicated he is dropping the challenge to Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy to repeat on oath at a temple ... Read more...

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Spare the gods, people tell Yeddyurappa, Kumaraswamy (Letter from Bangalore)


June 21st, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 21 (IANS) From outright ridicule to pleas to spare the gods, people are reacting in various ways to Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's challenge to his predecessor ... Read more...

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Kumaraswamy asserts Yeddyurappa tried to buy silence over graft


June 18th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) Asserting that Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa had tried to "buy" his silence over graft charges, Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy Saturday accepted Yeddyurappa's challenge ... Read more...

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Bal Thackeray prays for ‘eccentric, adamant’ Hussain


June 9th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Thursday called renowned painter M.F. Husain "an eccentric and adamant person" who thought it fit to leave his country rather ... Read more...

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Sai Baba’s ashram resumes celebrating festivals


May 17th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) Nearly a month after the demise of spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba, his ashram at Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district has started celebrating religious festivals.In ... Read more...

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Nepal confers Buddha award on Hiroshima, Nagasaki activists


May 16th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 16 (IANS) The twin Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be remembered Tuesday, the 2,555th birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha, when Nepal pays tribute to the apostle ... Read more...

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Six die in Mumbai-Nashik Highway accident


May 5th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Six people, including a child and a woman, were killed and four injured Thursday morning when a speeding car rammed into a truck on the ... Read more...

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With Sai Baba gone, Puttaparthy faces uncertainty


April 28th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), April 28 (IANS) A sense of uncertainty looms large among people over the future of this town following the demise of Sathya Sai Baba, who ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Shirdi, villagers go on hunger strike


April 20th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shirdi (Maharashtra), April 20 (IANS) Around 80 villagers Wednesday went on an indefinite hunger strike and parts of this small pilgrim centre observed a shutdown to protest the move ... Read more...

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17 killed in Maharashtra bus accident


March 17th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Nagpur, Mar 17 (ANI): At least seventeen pilgrims were killed and 28 others injured when a bus carrying them fell off a bridge in Maharashtra's Buldana District today.The mishap took place when ... Read more...

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17 pilgrims killed in Maharashtra accident


March 17th, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 17 (IANS) At least 17 pilgrims, including nine women, were killed and 18 injured when a luxury bus plunged into a gorge near Malkapur in Buldana district of ... Read more...

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Quake rocks Sikh pilgrim centre of Nanded


March 3rd, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Nanded (Maharashtra), March 3 (IANS) The famous Sikh pilgrim city of Nanded and surrounding areas were rocked by a quake early Thursday, forcing people to come out on the streets, ... Read more...

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Cold wave disrupts life in Rajasthan, trains run late


January 10th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 10 (IANS) Icy cold winds and fog in some places continued to hit normal life in Rajasthan Monday with many trains running hours behind schedules and mercury hovering between ... Read more...

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Theft in Maharashtra’s crime free temple village


October 26th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Oct 26 (IANS) The centuries old reputation of Maharashtra's Shani-Shingnapur village pilgrim centre, where houses have no doors or locks, has been sullied with a reported theft, police said.A young ... Read more...

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President Patil dedicates Indian-style Buddhist temple to China


May 29th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt Luoyang (China), May 29 (IANS) Visiting Indian President Pratibha Patil Saturday dedicated a Buddhist temple, built with Indian assistance, to the Chinese people.The structure is adjacent to the White ... Read more...

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Choppers, boats rescue flood-hit in Karntaka, toll 71


October 2nd, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 2 (IANS) Helicopters and boats were deployed Friday to rescue hundreds of people marooned in north Karnataka battered by heavy rain since Wednesday. The number of people who have died ... Read more...

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Volunteers initiate campaign to clean water bodies at Alandi


September 29th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
Pune, Sep. 29 (ANI): Over 150 volunteers from different parts of the country have initiated a massive campaign to clean up water body sources in order to make them pollution-free at Alandi ... Read more...

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Kerala shrine attracts millions during festive season


April 25th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelMalayatoor (Kerala), Apr 25 (ANI): The St. Thomas International hill shrine in Kerala's Malayatoor is a symbol of communal harmony as it attracts millions of devotees from all religions during ... Read more...

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Hundreds of thousands pilgrims climb hill shrine Malayatoor


April 10th, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelMalayatoor (Kerala), April 10 (ANI): On the eve of holy week during lent days, thousands of Christian pilgrims climbed Kerala's most famous hill shrine Malayatoor Kurisumudi, the only international Pilgrim ... Read more...

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Kerala opposition walks out over poor facilities at Sabarimala


November 25th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 25 (IANS) The Kerala opposition Tuesday walked out of the assembly citing poor pilgrimage facilities provided to the thousands of devotees thronging the Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta district. Seeking leave ... Read more...

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Buddhist monks pray for world peace at Bodh Gaya


November 8th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Nov 8 (ANI): Buddhist monks from across the country participated in a sacred ceremony at Bodh Gaya, one of the most important pilgrim centre of the Buddhists, and ... Read more...

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Probe into SIMI camp in Kerala began in June: police


August 17th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam, Aug 17 (IANS) The Kerala police Sunday said it had begun investigations two months back into a training camp organised in December 2007 by the banned Students' Islamic Movement of India ... Read more...

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14 pilgrims rescued from Rajasthan cave temple (Update)


August 11th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kota (Rajasthan), Aug 11 (ANI): Fourteen people were rescued so far on Monday from Geparnath temple in Kota District of Rajasthan, where at least 250 people have been stranded after the ... Read more...

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Rescue operations begin as 250 pilgrims trapped in Rajasthan cave temple


August 11th, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Kota (Rajasthan), Aug 11 (ANI): Rescue operations resumed this morning at the Geparnath temple in Kota District of Rajasthan, where at least 250 people have been stranded after the stairs leading ... Read more...

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Sabrimala where pilgrims visit temple as well as a mosque


January 12th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by admin
By Juhan SamuelKochi, Jan 12 (ANI): Thousands of hindu devotees who visit Sabrimala temple round off their pilgrimage after a visit to the famous Ermuley Petta Thullal mosque at Kottayam district of ... Read more...

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