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Munda lays foundation stone for Deoghar airport


July 17th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 17 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Tuesday laid the foundation stone for an airport in Deoghar district, amid protests over poor compensation by villagers who have been ... Read more...

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Milk for poor kids - a different holy offering


August 7th, 2011 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 7 (IANS) Nine-year-old Gautam, son of a daily wage labourer, doesn't know the religious significance of the holy month of Shravan. But this is the ... Read more...

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Feast on yam leaf, jungle asparagus when in Himachal (Feature with images)


June 8th, 2011 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Ala (Himachal Pradesh), June 8 (IANS) You can begin with a baked yam leaf starter, move on to a dal slow cooked and sauteed in mustard oil and wind up ... Read more...

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Sikhs in Pakistan protest against plaza construction on gurdwara land


March 24th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 24(ANI): Sikhs in Pakistan will stage a protest in Lahore on Friday over the construction of a plaza on gurdwara land.They will stage a sit-in in front of the Punjab ... Read more...

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Tibetan new year dawns in Indian hill town


March 11th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Mcleodganj (Himachal Pradesh), March 11 (IANS) Homes are being spruced up, prayers being offered and a special two-feet-high 'bhungu amchok' structure made of food is being erected as Tibetans in ... Read more...

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Environment meets religion in Patna’s park


January 3rd, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajay KumarPatna, Jan.3 (ANI): The Environment and Forest Departments has created the Rajdhani Vatika Smriti park in Patna, where trees with religious significance have been planted.Avdesh Kumar, the Forest officer of ... Read more...

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This uninvited wedding guest has a green cause


November 30th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, Nov 30 (IANS) You could say he barges into weddings, but it's all for a good cause. Santosh Bajpai turns up uninvited at Uttar Pradesh wedding ceremoies to make ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Flood-hit Pakistanis observe Ramadan fast in relief camps


August 12th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Millions of flood-affected Pakistani Muslims living in various relief camps began their month-long fast with little or no arrangements of eatables which are consumed before dawn ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ram Lila fairs: Police, organisers at odds


July 29th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Praveen Kumar New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Ram Lila fairs, organised in various places in the city, are too close to the Commonwealth Games for comfort, says an overburdened Delhi Police, which ... Read more...

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Jordan woos high-end Indian tourists


July 19th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Jordan, which is home to several Christian heritage sites, has the infrastructure for high-end tourism, a consultant to the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) said at a road show ... Read more...

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Caveman’s 4,500-year-old doodle on rock discovered


July 18th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Scientists have discovered what is believed to be one of the world's oldest doodles - an ancient scrawl carved onto a rock by a caveman 4,500 years ago. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Curfew imposed in Maisuma in Srinagar


July 10th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, July 10 (ANI): After an uneasy calm yesterday here the authorities have re-imposed curfew in Maisuma locality this morning, following instances of stone-pelting.The curfew here was lifted yesterday evening to ... Read more...

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Brit schools leave Christianity in the wilderness


June 7th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): British schools have been accused of ignoring the views of their Christian pupils while paying careful attention to children of other faiths.According to Ofsted, the schools inspectorate, teachers ... Read more...

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Drilling for uranium in Meghalaya held in abeyance


April 30th, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 29 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Thursday decided to keep in abeyance the proposed exploratory drilling for uranium inside the ecologically-fragile Balpakram National Park (BNP) in South Garo Hills district. "We ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sadhus take out procession ahead of holy dip in Haridwar


January 31st, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Haridwar, jan 31 (ANI): Thousands of sadhus on Saturday took part in a procession ahead of the Shahi Snan (holy dip) in River Ganges, on the occasion of 'Magh Purnima' during the ... Read more...

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Bill to educate police on kirpan vetoed by Schwarzenegger


October 13th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) Sikh community in the US has reacted with anger and dismay after California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill to educate law enforcement officers about the religious ... Read more...

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Mini-Stonehenge found


October 6th, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers and archaeologists have made some discoveries around the Stone-hedge site. This discovery reflects the religious significance of the site, even in modern times.According to reports, this ... Read more...

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PM -Have five fingers, clean nails? Gaming school needs you!


September 1st, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) Hollywood actor Benicio Del Toro's cameo as Franky Four Fingers - a lovable rogue of a gambling addict - in the cult film "Snatch" may have ... Read more...

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California passes bill on Sikh symbol kirpan


June 3rd, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 3 (IANS) The California assembly has passed a bill that makes it mandatory for the state to train law enforcement agencies about the Sikh symbol kirpan. The bill AB-504, ... Read more...

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Thousands throng to Yamuna for ritual bath


June 2nd, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 2 (IANS) Thousands of devotees turned up for a holy dip in the Yamuna in Vrindavan, Mathura and Agra Tuesday on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra, which symbolises the peak ... Read more...

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VHP satisfied with BJP’s election manifesto


May 1st, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief has appreciated the inclusion of suggestions given by Dharma Raksha Manch in the election manifesto of the Bharatiya Janata Party."The election ... Read more...

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Balbir Singh Seechewal dedicated to anti-river pollution cause


April 22nd, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil SharmaChandigarh, April 22 (ANI): Balbir Singh Seechewal, a college dropout till yesterday, has today become Punjab's most recognized eco-activist, spearheading an anti-river pollution campaign. Today, he is an inspiration to ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Baisakhi mood continues in Punjab


April 22nd, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Amritsar, April 22 (ANI): The Sikhs in Punjab are still in the 'Baisakhi' mood. Baisakhi is the commencement of the New Year, the day when harvesting is done ... Read more...

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Goa to crack down on beachwear ‘hurting religious sentiments’


March 26th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 26 (IANS) The Goa government will crack down on the sale of clothes, particularly beachwear, carrying images of Hindu deities and quotations of scriptures on them. The action follows a ... Read more...

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Mini Tibet in Delhi commemorates 50 years in exile (With Images)


March 26th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Prayer flags in varied hues fluttered, ornate handicrafts, paintings and ornaments were displayed inside tiny tents and women dressed in traditional Tibetan attire sat in the open ... Read more...

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Hindus against “dot god” Internet domain


March 17th, 2009 - 10:23 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus want religion to be kept out of Internet domain names system.Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that allowing domains based on religion or denomination ... Read more...

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Villagers mourn death of ox in Orissa


February 25th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 25 (IANS) Hundreds of villagers took out a huge procession in Orissa to mourn the death of an ox that injured many people, a police officer said Wednesday. After accidentally eating ... Read more...

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Guru Ravidass village remembers him with devotion


January 28th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Sawinder Singh Khurali (Hoshiarpur), Jan.28 (ANI): Guru Ravidass is today remembered as one of the first social reformers who objected to caste-based discrimination that existed in Indian society during 16th century. ... Read more...

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Offerings of lights to Ganges on the eve of Baikuntha Chaturdashi


November 13th, 2008 - 10:09 pm ICT by ANI
Rishikesh, Nov 13 (ANI): The Ganga Seva Samiti organised a unique Deep Dan festival on November 12 in Rishikesh of Uttrakhand.It was organised on the eve of Baikuntha Chaturdashi, a ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan mull a corridor to Sikh shrine


June 29th, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 29 (IANS) A two-km barbed wire corridor is one of the options being considered by the governments of India and Pakistan to enable Sikhs to visit the famous Sikh gurudwara ... Read more...

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Sikh ‘kadas’ are okay, even Monty wears one, British court told


June 18th, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 18 (IANS) The 'kada' is not a piece of jewellery - it is an important religious symbol worn by Sikhs, including the England cricketer Monty Panesar, a British judge was ... Read more...

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Archaeologists try to solve mystery of Nazca Lines in Peru


May 23rd, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Two British archaeologists are trying to solve the mystery of the Nazca Lines in Peru by locating and measuring the lines with high-precision GPS, photographing the distribution ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Government asked to explore alternatives to dredging Ram Setu


May 8th, 2008 - 8:29 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the central government to explore the possibility of sparing the Ram Setu and adopting an "alternative alignment" to build a shorter navigational ... Read more...

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President greets nation on Baisakhi


April 12th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil today greeted the nation on the occasion of Baisakhi, which will be celebrated tomorrow. In her message, President Patil said, "On the auspicious ... Read more...

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12th century temple in Bangladesh on verge of ruination


March 27th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, March 27 (ANI): An ancient Shiva Temple in Bangladesh, dating back to the 12th century, is on the verge of ruination, after many years of neglect by officials.A report in ... Read more...

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