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Assam’s most celebrated voice to come alive on screen


September 13th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 13 (IANS) The voice of Assam's most celebrated singer and balladeer Bhupen Hazarika will come alive on screen on Friday with the release of the feature film "Akhon ... Read more...

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From streets to stage: Living, breathing and dancing Tagore


May 1st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Poet Rabindranath Tagore, who was often derided as "elitist" by a section of ultra-Left intellectuals during his time, is bridging the class divide in a ... Read more...

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Where Ramayana recitation continues for 18 years (With Image)


April 28th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Achnera (Uttar Pradesh), April 28 (IANS) A Hindu temple in this small, bustling town on the outskirts of Agra is making a record of sorts with the continuous recital of ... Read more...

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Puttaparthi readies for Sai Baba’s death anniversary


April 12th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) Puttaparthi town in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district is gearing up for the first anniversary of the passing away of Sathya Sai Baba, who had millions of ... Read more...

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The other side of Sibal: Minister recites poetry


March 27th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Humour, love, education, relations, secularism and politics - Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal touched on all this through his poetry at Delhi's Jamia Millia ... Read more...

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Literary fests popularise books: Naseeruddin Shah


January 13th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Actor Naseeruddin Shah feels that literary festivals play an important role in spreading awareness about books among the new generation."If one of the purposes of literary ... Read more...

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Argentina remembers Tagore


December 12th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Dec 12 (IANS) An Argentine scholar delivered a talk on Rabindranath Tagore and a recitation of his poems were held in this Argentine capital, a city that ... Read more...

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Tamil, Sikh communities celebrate New Year in Malaysia


April 15th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 15 (ANI): The Tamil and Sikh communities in Malaysia have celebrating Varisha Pirappu (new year) and Vesakhi in their own unique style.Tamils celebrate "Kara" or the New Year ... Read more...

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AMU founder’s 113th death anniversary observed


March 27th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, March 27 (IANS) The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Sunday observed the 113th death anniversary of its founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.A Quran Khwani (recitation) was organised in the university ... Read more...

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Book bazaar at Delhi University


March 24th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Delhi Weekend Book Bazaar, a literary carnival designed to give book lovers, particularly students, an opportunity to browse and buy their favourite books at ... Read more...

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A journey of a different kind in Ladakh


February 21st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Kunzang Dolma Leh, Feb 21 (ANI): It has been a long journey for me, growing up in Ladakh and having all the aspirations of any ordinary girl who wants a happy ... Read more...

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Amartya Sen links Dhaka movement with his fight against cancer


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 2 (IANS) Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has linked his fight against cancer to the movement for protecting Bengali language and culture in then East Pakistan, saying the two coincided ... Read more...

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Poet Sibal charms Jaipur Lit Fest


January 23rd, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohita Nagpal Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) It's not everyday that a politician sheds the baggage of two powerful portfolios, puts on a poet's hat and indulges in some candid recitation. Kapil Sibal ... Read more...

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Steal from enemy to fund terror: Al Qaeda


January 20th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) A top Al Qaeda leader has urged extremists to steal from non-Muslims to fund their activities.A five-page article in online terror magazine Inspire, written by Anwar al-Awlaki, ... Read more...

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Events in Delhi to mark poet Faiz’s birth centenary


December 28th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) To commemorate the birth centenary of renowned Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz in 2011, the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (Sahmat) here has planned a series of cultural ... Read more...

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BJP celebrates Vajpayee’s birthday in Lucknow


December 25th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 25 (IANS) The 87th birthday of former prime minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) patriarch Atal Bihari Vajpayee was Saturday celebrated by party leaders and activists here.Mass feasts, recitation ... Read more...

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A madrassa starts yoga, propagates communal harmony


December 24th, 2010 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Karari (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 24 (IANS) Shortly after reciting 'Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim' from the Holy Quran, hundreds of students at a madrassa here fall in line for their first lesson ... Read more...

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Now follow a Moharram ‘majlis’ on your cell


December 14th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 14 (IANS) Members of the Shia community can now follow a 'Majlis' addressed by leading clerics during the month of Moharram on their mobile phone within half an hour of ... Read more...

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Documentary on Tagore’s East Bengal roots


October 26th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 26 (IANS) A documentary that traces the roots of India's Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in then East Bengal, now Bangladesh, will be released simultaneously in both countries as part of ... Read more...

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Indian warship launched in Italy (Lead)


October 12th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A new warship built for the Indian Navy has been launched at an Italian shipyard in a ceremony that included the recitation of Vedic hymns and the ... Read more...

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New Indian warship launched in Italy


October 12th, 2010 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Sestri Ponente (Italy), Oct 12 (IANS/AKI) A new warship built for the Indian Navy was launched at an Italian shipyard in a colourful ceremony amid recitation of Vedic hymns and breaking of ... Read more...

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Stop pampering Kashmir’s stone throwers and separatists


September 18th, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
By Prem PrakashNew Delhi, Sep 18 (ANI): The urge for peace is built into India's psyche and its civilization. An Indian can be heard at any time to be reciting Om Shanti ... Read more...

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Buddhists pray for world peace in Gangtok


June 27th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Gangtok, June 27 (ANI): Buddhist monks in Gangtok started a weeklong prayer session for world peace from Sunday.Hundreds of Buddhist devotees and monks have congregated at Guru Lhakhang to pray for world ... Read more...

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Rajan Shahi Or Ekta? Whose Love Story Will Survive?


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 23, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):While Ekta Kapoor's latest show on Star Plus, "Tere Liye' has a lot to say on love and relationships, the recent show "Chaand Chupa Badal Mein' by ... Read more...

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Religious statesman Zed to receive ‘Global Civil Rights’ award at American Hindu gathering


June 11th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), June 11 (ANI): Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will be honored with "Vishwa Nagrik Adhikar Hindu Shiromani Puraskar" (Global Civil Rights Hindu Jewel Award) at the American Hindu Dharma Sabha, ... Read more...

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Nation pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi on his 19th death anniversary


May 21st, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): The Nation on Friday paid homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 19th death anniversary.The day is also observed as Anti-Terrorism Day.The objective behind the ... Read more...

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Krishna offers prayer at Ganga Sahib Gurdwara in Tehran


May 17th, 2010 - 1:12 am ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorTehran, May 16 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, presently here on a four-day State visit, visited the lone Ganga Singh Sabha Gurdwara on Sunday.Interacting with media after performing ... Read more...

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Tripura pays tribute to Tagore on his 150th birth centenary


May 9th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala (Tripura), May 9 (ANI): Morning processions and cultural programmes on Sunday marked the beginning of year-long celebrations of the 150th birth centenary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore across Tripura.The ... Read more...

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Sikh group leaves for Pakistan to mark Baisakhi with relatives


April 11th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Sawinder SinghAmritsar, April 11 (ANI): A group of Sikhs on Sunday morning left for Pakistan to be with their relatives living in Pakistan ahead of the upcoming Baisakhi, the harvest ... Read more...

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Amitabh alarmed by ‘cut paste’ of father’s works


March 29th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan says he is alarmed at the way his late father Harivansh Rai Bachchan's literary work is being exploited by the electronic media for commercial ... Read more...

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33rd SAARC Literature Festival March 26-29


March 24th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The impact of environment on literature will be the focus of the 33rd SAARC Festival of Literature at the India International Centre March 26-29. Writers, academics, artists, ... Read more...

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Egyptian queen was offered bread and beer during her funeral 4,000 years ago


March 6th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A translation of the hieroglyphics engraved on white stone in the tomb of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian queen has suggested that she was offered a loaf of bread and ... Read more...

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Aretha Franklin’s new album inspired by broken heart


February 28th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): Aretha Franklin has revealed that her new album was inspired by a broken relationship.The Queen of Soul wrote and produced a few of the songs and is executive ... Read more...

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Sikh community offers final prayers for two Sikhs beheaded in Pakistan


February 27th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Feb 27(ANI): Hundreds of Sikh community members here on Saturday offered 'Antim Ardas' (final prayers) in memory of two Sikhs youths, who were beheaded by the Taliban in Pakistan.The ... Read more...

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SGPC performs Akhand Paath in memory of Taliban-beheaded Sikhs


February 25th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Feb.25 (ANI): The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) the main body of the Sikhs, initiated a "Akhand Paath" (continued recitation) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy ... Read more...

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