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Air India’s first Dreamliner arrives after 4-year wait


September 8th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Amidst much fanfare, Air India's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrived in the national capital Saturday, ending a four-year wait.Air India is the fifth airline to ... Read more...

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Shoojit Sircar to release documentary on Big B (With Images)


March 15th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Director Shoojit Sircar is putting together a documentary on Amitabh Bachchan, which he says reveals the megastar in moods never seen before.The film is based ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik thanks Taliban for not attacking Shias


December 7th, 2011 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 7 (IANS) Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik has thanked the Taliban for not attacking Shia Muslims during their religious rituals Tuesday."I am thankful to the Taliban who ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoist PM yields to brotherly love


October 28th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 28 (IANS) Nepal's Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Friday broke away from the official policy of his once underground organisation not to participate in religious rituals by taking ... Read more...

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Pranab dons the priest’s robe during Durga Puja


October 5th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Miriti (West Bengal), Oct 5 (IANS) Far from the 2G spectrum row and chairing meetings of G-24 countries, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has yet again donned the ... Read more...

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UAE holds religious lectures on Ramadan


August 13th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 12 (IANS/WAM) The health ministry of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has organised religious lectures for employees in Abu Dhabi to increase awareness on the Islamic holy ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa finally told to quit, seeks time till July 31 (Intro Roundup)


July 29th, 2011 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday asked its first chief minister in south India, Karnataka's B.S. Yeddyurappa, to step down after being indicted in ... Read more...

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Sikhs barred from Pakistan gurdwara


July 20th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) A human rights panel of Pakistan has described as "scandalous" the barring of Sikhs from a gurdwara in Lahore.The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan noted with ... Read more...

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Spanish-Vietnamese couple bike to India for green cause spot


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) A Spanish-Vietnamese couple, who are on a world tour on solar bicycles, believe India to be a "karmic" experience.Guim Valls Teruel, a Spanish traveller, and ... Read more...

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Priest held for raping schoolgirl


May 20th, 2011 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A 56-year-old temple priest has been arrested from Bihar's Darbhanga district for raping a minor school girl in the national capital, police said Thursday."Sarv Narayan ... Read more...

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Fasting ensures good health, protects heart


April 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Do you know that fasting, long associated with religious rituals, diets and political protests, also ensures good health and protects your heart?New evidence from the Intermountain ... Read more...

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Agra’s dilemma over the dead


April 4th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 4 (IANS) It is a dilemma that can probably be resolved only if the dead could return and pick up one of the two options - the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Jharkhand fan keeps fast for Indfia’s triumph


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 2 (IANS) While Jharkhand-born Mahendra Singh Dhoni is leading India against Sri Lanka in the cricket World Cup final in Mumbai Saturday, his state's people have turned to ... Read more...

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Fans pray, organise havans to ensure India’s win


March 28th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) Providing a literal display of the statement that cricket is a religion in India, fans all over the city are organising prayer sessions, havans and other ... Read more...

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The bitter-sweet story of sugar (IANS Book Review)


March 10th, 2011 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Book: "Sugar Changed The World - A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science"; Author: Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos; Publisher: Clarion Books; Pages: 166; Price: $20.Sugar was the oil ... Read more...

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Did Europeans use magic mushrooms to get high 6000 yrs ago?


March 7th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): New evidence suggests that Europeans may have used magic mushrooms in religious rituals 6000 years ago.A cave mural found in Spain depicts fungi with hallucinogenic properties - the ... Read more...

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A ‘memory lane’ for body donors at Chandigarh institute


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
By Ritika Jha Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) An Asian Games gold medallist, a leading Punjabi litterateur and a top ranking bureaucrat. These three personalities may not have had anything common in their entire ... Read more...

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Eunuchs pray for the success of Indian cricket team


February 20th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kanpur/Bhopal, Feb.20 (ANI): Eunuchs fans of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have performed religious rituals and offered prayers for victory of the Indian cricket team in 2011 World Cup."We prayed for the ... Read more...

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Petitioner find Rs.20,000 for plea against court


February 10th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Feb 10 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Thursday fined a petitioner Rs.20,000 for questioning the secular credentials of its administration, which organised Hindu religious rituals during a ceremony on the court ... Read more...

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No time to visit church? Confess via iPhone


February 9th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) Users of iPhone can now perform contrition and other religious rituals without visiting church, thanks to a new online application."Confession: A Roman Catholic App", created by a US-based ... Read more...

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Court quizzes petitioner against puja on premises


January 18th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Tuesday questioned a petitioner who has challenged the performing of Hindu religious rituals and a puja during a groundbreaking ceremony held in the ... Read more...

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Arizona shooting: Palin accuses her critics of ‘blood libel’


January 13th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.13 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has attracted controversy and fresh criticism again by charging here critics of 'blood libel' over last weekend's shootings ... Read more...

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Scans show more brain activity when people meditate


December 19th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) People who pray, meditate and perform religious rituals show considerably more activity in their brain's frontal lobe during these activities than when the brain is at rest, a ... Read more...

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Devotees worship Sun god on Chhath Puja day


November 13th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad/Patna, Nov.13 (ANI): Scores of devotees gathered at the riverbanks on Saturday morning to worship the Sun god on the occasion of Chhath Puja.Women performed religious rituals and presented offerings to ... Read more...

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Fans celebrate Amitabh Bachchan’s 68th birthday across the country


October 11th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai/Kolkata/Allahabad, Oct.11 (ANI): Fans of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan celebrated his 68th birthday across India on Monday by offering prayers for his good health and happiness.People gathered outside the gate of ... Read more...

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Ex-MP asks poll panel to de-recognise CPI-M


September 29th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Trouble is brewing for the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M). One of its former parliamentarians has asked the Election Commission to derecognise it if the party does ... Read more...

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Visitors shy away from fortress Ayodhya


September 22nd, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Sharat Pradhan Ayodhya, Sep 22 (IANS) The flow of visitors to this historic town in Uttar Pradesh is fast receding as security is heightened ahead of the court verdict Friday in the ... Read more...

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Mammootty Balances Between Work And Religion


August 28th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): As we all know, it's the holy month of Ramadan now and all the people having faith in Islam, keep fast for whole day and remain ... Read more...

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Ramadan, an uplifting time for stock markets in Muslim countries


August 4th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 04 (ANI): A new research from the University of New Hampshire has found that during the holy month of Ramadan, stock returns are almost nine times higher in predominately Muslim ... Read more...

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Muslim vendors sell auspicious apparel for Hindu devotees in Varanasi


July 22nd, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Girish Kumar DubeyLucknow, July 22 (ANI): Muslims vendors in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh sell apparel and allied items used in religious rituals for Hindu devotees, particularly for those who undertake the Yatra ... Read more...

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Panchen Lama tonsures reincarnation of Tibet’s fifth Living Buddha Dezhub


July 5th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Lhasa (Tibet), July 5 (ANI): The 11th Panchen Lama has tonsured the reincarnation of Tibet's fifth Living Buddha Dezhub in Lhasa in observance of the Tibetan Buddhist rituals.The tonsure ceremony began ... Read more...

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Reincarnation of fifth Living Buddha Dezhub selected in Tibet


July 4th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Lhasa (Tibet), July 4 (ANI): Reincarnation of the fifth Living Buddha Dezhub was chosen following a lot-drawing ceremony here.Losang Doje was selected as the reincarnation in accordance with a regulation on reincarnation ... Read more...

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‘Religion made us human’


June 6th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): A psychologist has in a new book stressed that religion played a very important role in the grim struggles of prehistory, providing humans with a way to ... Read more...

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Historic Vicharnag temple reopens in Srinagar


May 16th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal BhatSrinagar, May 16 (ANI): A number of Kashmir Pandits offered rituals at the historic 'Vicharnag temple', when it reopened after 20 years in Srinagar district .Located in the district's Soura ... Read more...

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Newly appointed Tibetan Governor dismisses Dalai Lama’s reincarnation views


March 8th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 8 (ANI): Tibet's newly appointed Governor Padma Choling has dismissed the view floated by the Dalai Lama that his reincarnated successor may not be found in the Chinese territory.Padma Choling, ... Read more...

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