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South Indian actress Nayanthara changes religion?

August 9th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 9 (IANS) Top southern actress Nayanthara has converted from Christianity to Hinduism, say sources close to the Arya Samaj, even as she herself maintains a studied silence on ... Read more...

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Swami Ramdev supporters flay Congress MP for offensive remarks

February 20th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Supporters of Swami Ramdev Saturday said they will hold "shudhi yagna" (purification ceremony) Sunday at the residence of Ninong Ering, Congress MP from Arunachal Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Nepal campaigners call for end to animal sacrifices

November 24th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 24 (IANS) One year after Nepal shocked animal lovers worldwide by the slaughter of thousands of birds and animals at a Hindu temple close to the Indian border, ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh police arrest 22 for assaulting 50 women

December 23rd, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 23 (IANS) Twenty two men have been arrested in Chhattisgarh for assaulting about 50 women and branding them witches, a senior official said Tuesday. According to reports, a nine day ... Read more...

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Probe begins into Chhattisgarh witchcraft case

December 21st, 2008 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 21 (IANS) The police Sunday began investigation into alleged forced hair-cut of about 50 women who were assaulted in a Chhattisgarh village after being branded as witches.The incident took place ... Read more...

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Kerala temples to be shut during partial solar eclipse

July 31st, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) Temples in Kerala will be shut Friday, during the time the partial solar eclipse takes place. P. Narayanan, Travancore Devasom Board (TDB) member, told IANS that all temples ... Read more...

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Casteism still the bane for many villagers in Madhya Pradesh

July 17th, 2008 - 9:18 pm ICT by ANI
By Shiv Shankar Sarthi Chattarpur (Madhya Pradesh), July 17 (ANI): Raju Ahirwar, a boy in Rampura Village of Madhya Pradeshs Chattarpur district was recently penalized for entering the village temple, often visited ... Read more...

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