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Vaishno Devi Gurukul gets affiliated to Varanasi varsity


September 11th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 11 (IANS) The Mata Vaishno Devi Gurukul (Vedic School), set up to promote the Sanskrit language and Vedic culture, Tuesday got "prestigious" affiliation to Sampuranand Sanskrit University, Varanasi, ... Read more...

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Pookalam contest in Delhi to mark Onam


August 19th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The aroma of fresh flowers and incense filled the air at the Chinmaya Mission here as Delhiites gathered to mark the beginning of Onam.There was ... Read more...

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Vindu reveals family secrets, plans to make documentary on dad


July 17th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Dara Singh's son Vindu candidly admits he has a half-brother and that he plans to carry forward his father's legacy. He also plans to make a ... Read more...

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Hemsworth hopes to win appreciation for acting


June 28th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Actor Chris Hemsworth's physique has helped him to start his acting career and he hopes his histrionics will interest the audiences."It's helped me get a job, ... Read more...

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350 Sikhs reach Pakistan for Ranjit Singh anniversary


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Around 350 Sikh pilgrims from India have arrived in Pakistan by a special train to observe the 173rd death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.The Sikhs left ... Read more...

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Shah Jahan’s 357th Urs celebrated at Taj Mahal


June 19th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Agra June 18 (IANS) Amid Qawwali recitals, a 357-metre-long 'chadar' was offered on the grave of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan Monday at the Taj Mahal here on the occasion of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

32 killed, 68 injured in Baghdad car bombings (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 16 (IANS) At least 32 people were killed and 68 injured in two separate car bomb blasts which targeted Shiite pilgrims at the end of a major Shiite ... Read more...

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20 pilgrims killed in Baghdad bombings


June 16th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 16 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and 44 injured in two separate bomb blasts which targetted Shiite pilgrims Saturday, Xinhua reported.According to an interior ministry source, ... Read more...

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Brazilian cannibals made home movie of crimes


April 17th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, April 17 (IANS/EFE) Two of the three suspects arrested for murdering, dismembering and eating their victims in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco made a home movie of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rajasthan villagers organise bovine ‘marriage’


April 15th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 15 (IANS) In a rare 'marriage', a cow tied the knot with a bull with pomp and show in Rajasthan Saturday night. The event marked the culmination of ... Read more...

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Narayani Shastri returns as Raai dancer on TV


March 14th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 14 (IANS) Actress Narayani Shastri is set to feature as a Raai dancer in upcoming show "Phir Subah Hogi", a story about the Bedia tribe of Madhya Pradesh's ... 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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Tribal woman killed for suspected witchcraft in Tripura


February 11th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 11 (IANS) An elderly tribal woman was hacked to death and two were injured in the northeastern state of Tripura Friday in a suspected case of public reaction ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Poverty forces man to dump wife’s body


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Police are looking for a man who left the body of his wife at their rented house and disappeared as he did not have money to ... Read more...

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Court rejects Janardhana Reddy’s interim bail plea


December 30th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 30 (IANS) A special court here Friday rejected the petition of former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhana Reddy for rwo days' interim bail to attend his mother's death anniversary ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Excessive ritualism linked to mental disorder


December 29th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 29 (IANS) Hypersensitivity and sticking to childhood rituals may be an early warning sign of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) later. Its symptoms include excessive washing or cleaning, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sabarimala priest’s grandson to take temple body to court


December 15th, 2011 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Sabarimala, Dec 15 (IANS) Rahul Eashwar, grandson of Sabarimala temple thanthri or head priest, Wednesday said that he will seek legal recourse after his grandfather was allegedly abused by the ... Read more...

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Karnataka may ban bizarre tradition at temples


December 6th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Karnataka may ban a bizarre tradition of people rolling over plantain leaves with leftovers of meals, eaten by Brahmins, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Chinese shadow puppetry joins intangible heritage list


November 27th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 27 (IANS) Chinese shadow puppetry has been added to the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity along with Belgian Leuven age set ritual repertoire, the UN ... Read more...

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Manu Sharma’s parole plea decision Nov 16 (Lead)


November 14th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday reserved till Nov 16 its order on the parole application of Manu Sharma, who is serving a life sentence here ... Read more...

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Egypt close down Great Pyramid


November 12th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Egyptian authorities closed the Great Pyramid in Cairo following rumors that some people plan to have rituals on the special day 11/11/11. The Egyptian authorities did not ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

20,000 weddings in Delhi on 11.11.11


November 11th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Priests from other cities had to be called in and major traffic jams were reported as over 20,000 couples tied the knot Friday, 11.11.11, termed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rs.4 lakh compensation for each Haridwar dead


November 8th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Haridwar, Nov 8 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister B.C. Khanduri and Gayatri Parivar organisation Tuesday both offered a compensation of Rs.2 lakh to the kin of each of the 16 killed ... Read more...

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Italian prime minister calls for confidence vote


October 14th, 2011 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 14 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Thursday called for a vote of confidence in his government, stressing that his government was stable and would move on with ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Human sacrifice: Four arrested for killing girl


October 8th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 8 (IANS) A woman and three members of her family killed their neighbour's seven-year-old daughter after a self-styled godman said it would improve her marital relations, police in ... Read more...

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Court rejects plea against tax on marriage marquees (Lead)


September 30th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday dismissed a petition seeking direction to the city government that no service tax be levied on marquees put up for ... Read more...

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Telangana temples shut for statehood


September 27th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 27 (IANS) It is not just the ordinary people in Telangana who are affected by the ongoing general strike. Even the temples have been shut by priests ... Read more...

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What can sportsmen, OCD patients have in common?


September 22nd, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) What can a patient of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and a sportsman have in common? They share a repetitive yet ritualistic behaviour which relieves anxiety and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Delhi welcomes Onam with Pookalam


September 4th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The aroma of fresh flowers filled the air and the floor was decorated with colourful floral designs as Delhiites from all corners of the city ... Read more...

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Congress activists pray for Sonia’s recovery


August 4th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 4 (IANS) Congress activists and leaders across Orissa Thursday visited temples and offered prayers for the early recovery of party president Sonia Gandhi who is abroad for ... Read more...

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School students to serve as priests at Ganesh festival


August 1st, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) An umbrella organization of Ganeshotsav mandals in Mumbai has launched a unique project to train young girls and boys to officiate in rituals during the forthcoming ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Explosive’ mining report seems to ‘implode’ Karnataka BJP (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 29th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 29 (IANS) From scam-hit Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to backbencher lawmakers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), everyone Friday proclaimed to be a "disciplined soldier" of the ... Read more...

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President offers prayers at Tirupati


July 7th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 7 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil and her husband Devisingh Shekhawat Thursday offered prayers at the famous Tirumala temple near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, on the occasion of ... Read more...

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Jairam seeks more efforts for tigers in Orissa reserve


June 30th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 30 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has asked Orissa to take urgent measures to safeguard the tigers in the state's Similipal national park.In a letter to Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Rajasthan’s Dalit women celebrate ‘liberty’ at temple


June 20th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, June 20 (IANS) In a revolution of sorts, some 200 Dalit women from Rajasthan Monday achieved what they thought would remain a mirage -- performing rituals with upper caste ... Read more...

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