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Eid celebrated with prayers for peace, feasting (Roundup)


August 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) With feasts, warm "Eid Mubarak" greetings, and prayers for peace Muslims across the country celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr Monday, marking the end of the holy month of ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated in Karnataka amid tight security


August 20th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 20 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims Monday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr across Karnataka with gaiety and religious fervour amid tight security in Bangalore and other cities."Eid is being celebrated across the ... Read more...

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Peaceful Eid celebrations in Maharashtra


August 20th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated amid peace and religious fervour across Mumbai and Maharashtra Monday with Muslims offering special congregational prayers as thanksgiving to mark the end of ... Read more...

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Devotees throng saint’s Dargah (With Images)


March 5th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 5 (IANS) Thousands of men, women and children gathered at the Khanyar shrine of Muslim saint and scholar Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani in summer capital Srinagar Monday to ... Read more...

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One lakh devotees worship god Shiva in Bangalore


February 20th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 20 (IANS) An estimated one lakh people from 60 countries assembled at the Art of Living (AoL) international centre on the city's outskirts Monday to worship Hindu god ... Read more...

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Thousands pray to setting sun to mark Chhath


November 1st, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people, mainly women, marked the festival of Chhath Tuesday across Bihar by fasting, praying and making offerings to the setting sun.The four-day ... Read more...

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Mumbai celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi with fervour (Lead)


September 1st, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) With chants of 'Ganapati Bappa Moraya', lakhs of Mumbaikars Thursday welcomed Lord Ganesha on the first day of the 11-day festival that saw idols of ... Read more...

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Hyderabad Ganesh festival begins amid tight security


September 1st, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 1 (IANS) Chants of "Ganapati bappa moriya" rent the air as Ganesh Chavithi (Chaturthi) festival was celebrated here Thursday amid religious fervour and tight security.Devotees performed puja at ... Read more...

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Assam celebrates Eid with fervour


August 31st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 31 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across Assam Wednesday with religious fervour and traditional pomp and gaiety.The festival marked the end of the holy month of Ramzan with Muslims ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated in Meghalaya


August 31st, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 31 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramazan, was Wednesday celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety across Meghalaya, predominantly a Christian ... Read more...

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India celebrates Eid — from Kashmir to down south (Roundup)


August 31st, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Millions celebrated Eid Wednesday with joy and religious fervour across the length and breadth of India, home to the world's third largest Muslim population.Tens of ... Read more...

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Thousands offer Eid prayers in Kashmir peacefully


August 31st, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 31 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims Wednesday offered prayers in the Kashmir Valley amid tight security on the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr which was marred by protests and clashes last ... Read more...

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Gaiety marks Eid in Andhra Pradesh


August 31st, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the culmination of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, was Wednesday celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety across Andhra Pradesh.Thousands of men and ... Read more...

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Gender barrier broken in Agra musical tradition


August 1st, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 1 (IANS) In a social revolution of sorts, women have been inducted for the first time in Bhagat singing troupes, a 400-year-old musical tradition unique to Agra.A fortnight-long ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra begins


June 28th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, June 28 (IANS) Amid religious fervour and slogans hailing Lord Shiva, the annual Amarnath pilgrimage was flagged off from Jammu Tuesday morning.Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin ... Read more...

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Thousands reach Kashmir base camps for Amarnath Yatra (Second Lead)


June 28th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 28 (IANS) Over 5,000 pilgrims Tuesday reached the Baltal base camp in north Kashmir and another 2,000 poured into south Kashmir's Nunwan base camp Pahalgam resort town ... Read more...

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Egypt changes will impact Pakistan, says Pakistani daily


January 31st, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) The consequences of the changes in Egypt will "inevitably impact us", a Pakistani daily said Monday, adding this will serve as a "stark lesson as to what ... Read more...

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Christmas celebrations pass off peacefully in Orissa


December 25th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 25 (IANS) Christmas was celebrated peacefully across Orissa, including in communally sensitive Kandhamal district, as Hindus joined Christians in the festivities in several places.Churches, houses, hotels and market places were ... Read more...

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Celebrating Eid-ul-Azha with prayers - and a 180 kg goat!


November 17th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Millions of Muslims in Mumbai and others parts of Maharashtra celebrated Eid-ul-Azha with joy and religious fervour Wednesday. As people hunted for the best sacrificial goats, one that ... Read more...

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Millions in Bihar pray to setting sun on Chhath


November 12th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 12 (IANS) Millions of people across Bihar, mostly women, fasted, sang traditional songs and offered prayers to the setting sun to celebrate the festival of Chhath Friday.Devotees, locally known ... Read more...

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Rajnath Singh writes to PM against ‘religious’ tone of CWG functions


September 27th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh opposing representation of religious practices during the Commonwealth Games' opening and ... Read more...

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Muslims across India offer prayers on last Friday of Ramadan


September 3rd, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow/Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 3 (ANI): Muslims across India gathered in huge numbers at various mosques to offer the 'Alvida Namaz' on the occasion of the last 'Jumma' of the fasting month ... Read more...

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Kashmir unrest plays spoilsport for dry fruits business


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Sep 2 (ANI): The prevailing unrest in Jammu and Kashmir is playing spoilsport for the dry fruits business in the Kashmir Valley during the auspicious Muslim ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama arrives in Ladakh on nine-day visit


July 21st, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
Leh (Ladakh), July 21 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has reached Nubra Valley in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region on a nine-day visit to the area.Hundreds of the Dalai Lama's ... Read more...

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Rath Yatra celebrated with fervour in Ahmedabad (Lead)


July 13th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, July 13 (IANS) The annual chariot festival of the Hindu god Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra was celebrated with gaiety and religious fervour here Tuesday with Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Nation celebrates Buddha Purnima


May 27th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 27 (ANI): The nation is celebrating Buddha Purnima, the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha, today.In Bihar, the event is celebrated with both religious fervour and serenity. The ... Read more...

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Maharashtra celebrates Ram Navami


March 24th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Ram Navami, the birth of Lord Ram, was celebrated with enthusiasm and religious fervour in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra Wednesday. One of the main functions in Mumbai ... Read more...

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Katra traders earn profits during ‘Navratra’ festival


March 23rd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Katra (Jammu and Kashmir), Mar 23 (ANI): Katra traders and businessmen do brisk business on the occasion of the ongoing 'Navratra' festival.Thousands of pilgrims throng here on their way to the Hindu ... Read more...

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Security personnel celebrate Holi in Srinagar


March 1st, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Mar 1 (ANI): Security personnel celebrated 'Holi' on Monday in the militancy-infested areas of Srinagar by arming themselves with packets of coloured water instead of their usual guns.The area was filled ... Read more...

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Religious zeal, communal amity marks Muharram in India (Roundup)


December 28th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Religious fervour and communal amity marked the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram in India Monday with Hindus coming out in large numbers across India ... Read more...

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Women participate in vermilion ceremony on the last day of Durga Puja


September 28th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.28 (ANI): The 10-day Durga Puja, which was celebrated with deep religious fervour in different parts of the country, concluded on Monday.A large number of married women in various ... Read more...

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On Eid, clerics appeal to Muslims to help eradicate polio


September 21st, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramzan, was celebrated with enthusiasm in this Uttar Pradesh capital Monday with Muslim clerics appealing to the community members ... Read more...

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Nine-day ‘Navratri’ festival begins


September 19th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/ Faizabad/Allahabad, Sept 19 (ANI): The nine-day 'Navratri' festival began across India with religious fervour on Saturday. Thousands of devotees queued up at various temples dedicated to Goddess Durga.In New Delhi, devotees ... Read more...

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Himesh Reshammiya seeks divine blessings for his forthcoming film


August 30th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Aug 30 (ANI): Deviating from the usual glitz and glamour associated with any Bollywood event, the movie unit of the forthcoming film 'Radio' led by singer-composer-actor Himesh Reshammiya, released the music ... Read more...

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Thousands observe ‘Nag Panchami’ festival in Uttar Pradesh


July 26th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Ayodhya/ Allahabad , July 26 (ANI): Thousands of Hindu devotees observed the festival of Nag Panchami in different parts of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The festival involves the worship of snakes.People ... Read more...

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