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Early morning Diwali festivities in Tamil Nadu


October 26th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) People in Tamil Nadu woke up early on Diwali Wednesday with children bursting crackers and adults conducting pujas in their homes and temples.People had special sesame ... Read more...

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China chaat, pomfret roast rock Chittaranjan Park’s food platter


October 4th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) China chaat to pomfret roast and chicken Afghani to the Lebanese shawarma - fusion food is pushing new cross-cultural frontiers on the festival platter of ... Read more...

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Guns give way to Puja revelry in Maoist belt


October 4th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lalgarh (West Bengal), Oct 4 (IANS) The festivities of Durga Puja, in celebration of the goddess and her 'children' descending on earth, have begun across West Bengal -- including in ... Read more...

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New Puja wardrobe: Jeggings, maxis, gowns


October 4th, 2011 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 4 (IANS) It's those five days when the closet gets a facelift. And this Durga Puja, it's not just the elegant saris and ethnic kurtas that have made ... Read more...

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Thousands hit the roads as Durga Puja begins in Bengal


October 2nd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 2 (IANS) Thousands of people decked in their best walked the streets of Kolkata shoulder to shoulder, visiting one marquee after another, as the Durga Puja festivities got ... Read more...

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Colas to consumer goods firms piggyback on Durga Puja


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 2 (IANS) From virtual puja platforms to attractive promotional offers to eye-catching advertisements, corporates are going all out to rake in the moolah during Durga Puja.Banking on ... Read more...

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First in decades: Bengal ministers plunge into pujas


October 1st, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 1 (IANS) For the first time in three-and-a-half decades, West Bengal's ministers have openly joined in organising Durga Puja celebrations, shedding the political diffidence of the previous ... 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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Annual ‘parikrama’ around Agra’s Shiva temples begins


July 24th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 24 (IANS) The annual 'parikrama' (circumnavigation) around the four Shiva temples at the four corners of the Taj city began Sunday morning with thousands of people offering prayers ... 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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World Cup: Myriad forms of celebrations in Karnataka


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 3 (IANS) Saturday night was too short for cricket fans in Karnataka to celebrate India's World Cup triumph. After dancing and cheering the night away, the revellers were ... Read more...

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Stars help Karnataka students watch World Cup climax


April 2nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 2 (IANS) Women in several parts of Karnataka offered special prayers, die-hard fans broke coconuts and astrologers studied star alignments -- all for India's victory in the cricket ... Read more...

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Holi, Diwali-like celebrations in Dhoni’s hometown


March 31st, 2011 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 31 (IANS) This hometown of Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni witnessed Holi and Diwali like celebration after India marched into the World Cup final, defeating Pakistan in ... Read more...

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Special prayers offered in Dhoni’s city


March 30th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 30 (IANS) Special prayers were offered and rituals performed in the hometown of Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wednesday morning, ahead of the India-Pakistan clash in the ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa’s ‘black magic’ claim may land him in court


February 1st, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 1 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah Tuesday threatened to drag Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to court over his claim of 'black magic' threat to his life."He has indulged in ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh gives a call for public awareness on owls in country


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.2 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh has given a call to launch a massive public awareness campaign to protect and save birds.Releasing TRAFFIC India's ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee wants joint forces to quit West Bengal’s Maoist-hit areas


October 20th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Oct 20 (ANI): Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has said her party would continue to demand withdrawal of the joint security forces from West Bengal's Maoist-affected districts. ... Read more...

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Traditional ‘Sindur Khela’ held to bid farewell to Goddess Durga in Tripura


October 17th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Oct. 17 (ANI): A pall of gloom overwhelmed Tripura, as Durga Puja festivities reached its last day, Mahadashmi, here on Sunday.It is believed that the Goddess Durga returns to 'Kailash' mountain ... Read more...

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Mahasaptami Puja begins amid drum beats


October 14th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) People thronged Durga Puja "pandals" here Thursday to offer prayers on Mahasaptami.Women, clad in new sarees, were seen offering "pushpanjali" (special offerings to the goddess) amid the beats ... Read more...

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Durga Puja celebrations begin in West Bengal


October 13th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) The people of West Bengal are set to welcome Goddess Durga Wednesday, the first day of the Durga Puja - the biggest festival in this part of the ... Read more...

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Message from Puja pandal - change cometh in Writers Building!


October 13th, 2010 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) Durga Puja 'pandals' here are often spin-offs on current themes. And sure enough, this time one has borrowed a famous line from a Satyajit Ray film to indicate ... Read more...

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For many Kolkata celebs, home is where Durga Puja is


October 12th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) Most people in Kolkata love to go hopping from marquee to marquee to witness Durga Puja festivities. But for Bengali celebrities like Ananya Chatterjee, Ranjit Mullick ... Read more...

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Recession over, but few takers for Durga idols abroad


September 27th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) Recession may have ebbed, but artisans of the potters' colony Kumartuli here say export orders for idols for next month's Durga Puja festival have picked up ... Read more...

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Prosenjit will inaugurate Durga puja


September 14th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Durga Puja is the biggest festival for Bengalis all over the world. With the Durga Puja right around the corner, Bengali superstar Prosenjit has taken it upon ... Read more...

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Fewer hands to craft Durga idols, courtesy jobs scheme (Lead)


September 13th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) The city's famous potters' colony of Kumartuli is facing an acute shortage of hands to sculpt Durga Puja idols. Behind this labour scarcity is an unlikely ... Read more...

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Kumartuli idol-makers face rising labour and input costs


September 13th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Costs of organising Durga Puja have gone up this year as idol-makers in the city spend more on increased labour and raw material costs which in ... Read more...

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After ‘Indian Idol’, Rakesh Maini enthralls hometown Agra


August 22nd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 22 (IANS) He narrowly missed becoming "Indian Idol" but that hasn't dampened his spirits. The Agra boy gave a scintillating performance in this Taj city, much to the delight of ... Read more...

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Games bosses praying to rain gods (Capital Buzz)


August 22nd, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) After the deluge of corruption and inefficiency charges, it is the unexpected bout of rain that is giving Commonwealth Games organisers nightmares. Special pujas are being ... Read more...

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Taj city in a frenzy: Campaigns for singer Rakesh Maini


August 4th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 4 (IANS) Campaigning for Rakesh Maini has reached a frenzy in this Taj city since Agra's popular devotional singer made it to the top three finalists in the "Indian Idol ... Read more...

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West Bengal identifies new tourism spots


July 31st, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) West Bengal Tourism Minister Manab Mukherjee Saturday said the government is trying to create new tourist destinations in Birbhum and Murshidabad districts. "We are trying to create new tourist ... Read more...

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People in northeast pray for peace on Shivratri


February 19th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati / Agartala, Feb 19 (ANI): The festival of Maha Shivaratri was recently celebrated in northeast along with the rest of the country and people prayed for peace in the region.In Tripura ... Read more...

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The enduring charm of a family-run Durga Puja in London


September 27th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Sep 27 (IANS) Amid a growing number of well-funded and gigantic corporate-style Durga Puja celebrations in London, there's one that stands out for its smallness.The 'Nirmal Mukherjee and ... 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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Durga Puja - festive time for the drummers too


September 26th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) Dilip Ghorui, 45, of Mahishadal in East Midnapore district, barely earns enough as a rickshaw puller to make ends meet throughout the year -- except during ... Read more...

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Recession hits hard Durga Puja business


September 26th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) Recession has hit hard the export of Durga Puja idols. Potters are getting fewer orders from Bengalis abroad for Durga images that normally do booming business this time ... Read more...

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