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Agra has first monsoon showers, plunges in darkness


July 6th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 6 (IANS) The long-awaited monsoon showers which finally hit the Taj city Thursday evening and brought down the temperature by nine degrees Celsius, also spelt a major power ... Read more...

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In encephalitis-hit Bihar, parents pray to god to save their kids


June 29th, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Muzaffarpur(Bihar), June 29 (IANS) The disease has already claimed the lives of more than 200 children and affected nearly 600 in Bihar. Distraught parents are now praying to god to ... Read more...

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Rs.500 crore plan for holy Goverdhan hill


April 12th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Goverdhan (Uttar Pradesh), April 12 (IANS) Goverdhan hill, which Lord Krishna's devotees consider one of their holiest shrines, is all set for a Rs.500 crore makeover.Mathura district authorities have drawn ... Read more...

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Rain god helps Kerala usher in New Year


January 1st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 1 (IANS) With the rain god showing mercy, Keralites ushered in the New Year with the usual colour and festivities.Heavy rains that began Friday evening went on till ... Read more...

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Rain go away, IPL makes Himachal pray


May 11th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 11 (IANS) Fire rituals, a gate dedicated to the rain god...Himachal cricket authorities are on a holy mission - to keep the skies from opening up ahead ... Read more...

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Hindus chant to Muslim beats in Himachal temples


October 3rd, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Oct 3 (IANS) As the priest begins to chant the sacred mantras for the daily religious ritual, a group of Muslim musicians quietly joins in, playing the traditional drums, ... Read more...

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Dabur gets divine aid in Nepal


September 24th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 24 (IANS) Ayurvedic giant Dabur India's subsidiary in Nepal, Dabur Nepal, has received an unexpected "divine" boost after being targeted by a relentless smear campaign in the country.Dabur ... Read more...

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Nepal government stops ex-king from religious programme


September 21st, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 21 (IANS) Two years after the abolition of monarchy in Nepal, deposed king Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah was at the heart of a fresh row Tuesday with the ... Read more...

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Drought-hit Bihar farmers’ hopes lie in power supply


August 7th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 7 (IANS) In drought-hit Bihar, the hopes of small farmers now lie in the state government's decision to provide uninterrupted power supply to rural areas for at least six hours ... Read more...

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Boffins unravel secret of ancient Mayan dye’s longevity


July 31st, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Taking a cue from a Mayan pigment - a brilliant blue colour that still adorns the walls of their ancient temples - scientists have developed a new dye ... Read more...

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Tribals in Jharkhand pray for rain


July 26th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Anup SinhaSeraikela (Jharkhand), July 26 (ANI): Disappointed by the delay in the onset of monsoon, tribals of Podaka village in Jharkhand's Seraikela District performed prayers and traditional rituals to appease the ... Read more...

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Divers trying to uncover mysteries of sacred Maya pools


July 23rd, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A team of divers mapping some of the 25 freshwater pools of Cara Blanca, Belize, has found fossilized animal remains, bits of pottery and - in the largest ... Read more...

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Heavy rain boosts paddy sowing in Jharkhand


July 13th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 13 (IANS) Incessant rains in Jharkhand over the last two days are likely to boost paddy sowing, severely hit this year due to scanty showers. Due to poor rainfall this ... Read more...

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Will drought haunt Bihar farmers again?


July 7th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, July 7 (IANS) It's a different year, but little has changed. Farmers in many Bihar districts are a worried lot as scanty monsoon rains have badly affected paddy sowing ... Read more...

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Rain-god also may visit Dharamsala for IPL match


April 15th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 15 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL), which is set to host its two matches in Dharamsala this week-end might also have the rain-god as a visitor. The ... Read more...

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Mukherjee invokes rain god for economic growth


February 26th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday invoked the Hindu rain god Lord Indra for a good monsoon that, he said, would help maintain the growth trajectory of ... Read more...

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Prayers in Himachal to appease rain god


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 2 (IANS) The residents of Gohar village in this Himachal Pradesh district have been offering prayers to appease the rain god and end the prolonged ... Read more...

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Devotees celebrate Govardhan Puja in Mathura


October 18th, 2009 - 11:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Nitin GautamMathura, Oct.18 (ANI): Hundreds of religious-minded people from different parts of the country arrived in Mathura town of Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of annual Govardhan Puja which was celebrated ... Read more...

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Ancient Mayans made pyramids to make music for rain god


September 23rd, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 23 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that many pyramids in Mexico were created by the ancient Mayans to create "raindrop" music to communicate with their rain god.Take for example, Mexico's El ... Read more...

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Pashupatinath under siege once again


September 3rd, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 3 (IANS) The celebration of Indra Jatra - the festival of the rain god - was marred in Nepal Thursday as violence erupted in the capital over the new ... Read more...

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Mumbai priests perform Yajna to appease rain gods


August 26th, 2009 - 10:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 26 (ANI): Immersed in bust deep water, priests of Mumbai's Sri Sankara Mattham temple chanted mantras and performed Yajna to appease rain Gods.The 'Yajna' was conducted in the Vedic ... Read more...

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Buddhist monks pray for rain in Bihar


August 8th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 8 (IANS) Hundreds of Buddhist monks in Bihar have been performing special prayers and rituals at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya to appease the rain god and end ... Read more...

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Frogs married in drought-hit Jharkhand to please rain god


July 23rd, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 23 (IANS) Beautiful invitation cards, a feast for nearly 500 guests, a car for the groom and chanting of Sanskrit verses -- although all the usual customs were observed, this ... Read more...

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Indian economy recovering, deficit inevitable: Mukherjee (Roundup)


July 14th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said the Indian economy was showing signs of recovery even as he defended the government's high fiscal deficit and borrowing programme ... Read more...

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Early signs of recovery for Indian economy: Mukherjee


July 14th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Indian economy is showing some early signs of recovery and the government will ensure that its policies help nurse the country back to high growth ... Read more...

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Holi with cow dung to appease rain gods


July 9th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) It is not about colours, but cow dung and unseasonal Holi. Residents of a village in Uttar Pradesh daub cow dung on one another in this Holi that ... Read more...

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Hindu priests offer special prayers and fire ritual for rain in Ahmedabad


July 5th, 2009 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, July 5 (ANI): Seeking an end to the continuing dry spell, Hindu priests on Sunday offered special prayers and fire ritual to appease the rain God in Ahmedabad.Hindu seers performed ... Read more...

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More water to be released from Bhakra Nangal


July 2nd, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, July 2 (ANI): Authorities at the Bhakra Nangal dam have assured that they would release an extra 6,000 cusecs of water for irrigation to paddy farmers in Punjab and Haryana.The Bhakra ... Read more...

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Weather And Strike Fear Looms Over “Canada Day” Celebrations


July 1st, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by GD
Thousands and hundreds of people celebrating Canada Day on Wednesday will be anxiously hoping that the rain god spares them from the heavy spell of rain that has been predicted by ... Read more...

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Hindus, Muslims pray for rains in Patna


June 27th, 2009 - 10:54 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, June 27 (ANI): Following a delayed monsoon, people in Bihar have turned anxious and want the God to bless them with rains.On Saturday, various Hindus and Muslims held special prayers ... Read more...

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Croak, croak! Look who just got married


June 27th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 27 (IANS) In a small village in Bihar's Darbhanga district a wedding was solemnized Saturday in the presence of nearly 100 people in a temple. But it was no ordinary ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh villagers perform rituals to usher in rain (Lead)


June 25th, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Marriages of frogs are being conducted, women folk are harnessing themselves to the yoke to plough the fields, and children are ritualistically rolling on the ground. In the ... Read more...

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Rites and rituals to invoke rains in Uttar Pradesh


June 25th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) As Uttar Pradesh sweats under the blistering heat and there is no sign of the monsoon, villagers are resorting to invocations, rites and ritual to appease the rain ... Read more...

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Delay in rains hits sowing operations in Andhra Pradesh


June 24th, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 24 (IANS) The delay in rains that prompted rituals to appease the gods across temples in Andhra Pradesh Wednesday has hit paddy sowing but agriculturists are hopeful that the situation ... Read more...

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Emraan’s ‘Tum Mile’ is waiting for the Mumbai monsoon


June 24th, 2009 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
By Joginder Tuteja Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Emraan Hashmi's "Tum Mile" is stuck not because of date problems, but due to the delayed rains here. Ironically, the romantic movie is about a couple ... Read more...

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