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Will gift PM a set of saffron clothes: Uma


May 30th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, May 30 (IANS) Taking pot shots at the prime minister, firebrand BJP leader Uma Bharati Wednesday said if Manmohan Singh quits public life over allegations of corruptions she ... Read more...

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Hafeez Contractor plans Dubai-like ‘New Patna’ on Ganges


April 26th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 26 (IANS) Hafeez Contractor, one of India's best known architects, plans to develop a world city alongside the river Ganges here - on the lines of Dubai - ... Read more...

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Indian Christmas with desi fusion fare


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Christmas has over the years become an annual ritual celebrated in India with a "desi" flavour in millions of Christian homes -- and even at ... Read more...

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There’s no Indian language in art yet: Prokash Karmakar (With Images)


December 17th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian artists are yet to work on an Indian language in art, says Prokash Karmakar, one of Bengal's most formidable practitioners of contemporary art who, ... Read more...

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Pietersen, teammates enjoy Ganges cruise


October 27th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) England star batsman Kevin Pietersen Thursday enjoyed a cruise on the river Ganges with two of his teammates and tweeted their memorable experience to the world."On ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition observes Farakka Day


May 16th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has revived the observance of 'Farakka Day' to commemorate a march it had organised in 1976 to demand that ... Read more...

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Bihar to set up dolphin conservation task force


April 21st, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 21 (IANS) Bihar has decided to set up a task force for conservation of the endangered Gangetic river dolphins, an official said Thursday.Mithilesh Kumar, member secretary ... Read more...

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Basant Panchami celebrated in Punjab and U.P


February 8th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar / Allahabad, Feb 8 (ANI): Hundreds of locals and school children celebrated Basant Panchami, in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.In Amritsar, several school children, celebrated the occasion by singing and dancing in ... Read more...

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Devotees take holy dip to mark ‘Makar Sankranti’


January 15th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kakdwip/Allahabad/Lucknow, Jan 15 (ANI): Thousands of devotees took a holy dip in the River Ganges on the concluding day of the auspicious occasion of 'Makar Sankranti' in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Solve water sharing problem, Bangladesh urges India


November 11th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 11 (IANS) Bangladesh is keen to resolve the problems of water sharing and basin management of 54 common rivers and to sign an extradition treaty with India, its Foreign ... Read more...

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Catholic university in Pennsylvania organizing Hindu exhibition


November 4th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 04 (ANI): Hindus have applauded Misericordia University of Pennsylvania (USA), a Roman Catholic institution, for organizing a Hindu art exhibition.Eminent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada ... Read more...

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Peaceful voting on in Bihar (Second Lead)


November 1st, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) The fourth phase of the Bihar assembly elections that began Monday morning in 42 constituencies, which include Patna and some Maoist-affected areas, proceeded peacefully with people lining ... Read more...

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Residents emphasized the need for bridge in Bihar’s Raghopur block


October 4th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
By Aditya Kumar JhaRaghopur (Bihar), Oct. 4 (ANI): Residents of Bihar's Raghopur block want a concrete bridge over the River Ganga.Locals complained that Raghopur has not got its fair share of ... Read more...

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National Disaster Response Force teams deployed in Uttarakhand


September 25th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashish GoelTehri (Uttarakhand), Sep. 25 (ANI): Several teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed for rescue and relief work in flood-affected areas of Uttarakhand.Three teams, comprising 90 ... Read more...

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Rohilkhand express derails at Kanshiram Nagar in Uttar Pradesh; no casualties


September 24th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by ANI
By Brijesh Kumar SinghKanshiram Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Sep. 24 (ANI): The Rohilkhand Express train derailed in the Uttar Pradesh's Kanshiram Nagar District on Friday.Four carriages of the train derailed as the tracks ... Read more...

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Rajeev Khandelwal embarks on an adventure trip


September 18th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 18, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Rajeev Khandelwal has a love for the big outdoors and he likes to bring his family members to share the fun with him. Recent reports suggest ... Read more...

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Notices issued to tanneries for polluting River Ganges


September 17th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Dilip MishraKanpur, Sep. 17 (ANI): The Pollution Control Board in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city issued notices to six tanneries for discharging industrial waste into the River Ganges.Radheshyam, the area officer ... Read more...

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Riverbank land erosion leaves people homeless in Uttar Pradesh


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
By Virender PathakKoushambhi (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 2 (ANI): Erosion of low-lying areas bordering the River Yamuna and the River Ganges in Uttar Pradesh's Kaushambhi District, has left many families homeless.The local administration ... Read more...

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Kanwarias throng Haridwar for annual monsoon festival


August 7th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0By Ashish GoelHaridwar, Aug 7 (ANI): Thousands of pilgrims from across India have converged at the banks of River Ganges in Haridwar, Uttarakhand as part ... Read more...

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River Ganges turns turbulent with rains in Varanasi; rituals disrupted


August 2nd, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Girish Kumar DubeyVaranasi, Aug 2 (ANI): Following incessant rains in Varanasi, the water level of the River Ganges has risen causing making it difficult for devotees to offer prayers on the ... Read more...

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Kapil Dev offers to bring back Indian immigrant’s ashes from Australia


July 3rd, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 3 (ANI): Former Indian Test cricketer Kapil Dev has offered to go to Australia to bring back the ashes of an Indian immigrant who died in that country 63 years ... Read more...

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British student dies after swimming in Ganges


July 1st, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) A British gap-year student died in India, days after swimming in the river Ganges. Sam Banks, 20, collapsed with severe sickness and diarrhoea. By the time he was ... Read more...

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Thousands of Sikhs converge at Dehradun’s Guru Ram Rai Darbar for flag fair


March 6th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashish GoelDehradun, March 6 (ANI): Thousands of Sikh devotees thronged the shrine of Guru Ram Rai here on Friday for the special flag raising ceremony that marked the beginning of the ... Read more...

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Holy men, scientist to develop eco-center in Varanasi


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:16 am ICT by ANI
By Girish Kumar DubeyVaranasi, March 2 (ANI): In a first of its kind, holy men and a scientist have joined hands to prepare a model of an eco-center for sustainable development ... Read more...

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Security tightened for Maha Shivratri in Haridwar


February 12th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Haridwar, Feb 12 (ANI): Security has been tightened here for the first day of the Shahi Snan on Friday, as thousands of devotees are expected to take a dip in the River ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh emphasises at the need of river conservation


February 10th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Union Minister of state for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday stressed at the need to conserve the rivers.Addressing the gathering on Ganga- Yamuna summit ... Read more...

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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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Devotees take holy deep in Ganges on Basant Panchami in Haridwar


January 20th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Haridwar, Jan 20 (ANI): Braving the early morning winter chill, devouts took a holy dip in River Ganges at Haridwar on the occasion of Basant Panchami as part of the Kumbh Mela ... Read more...

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Naga sadhus at Mahakumbh pray for a cause (Feature)


January 17th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree ChatterjeeHaridwar, Jan 17 (IANS) They live in their mountain retreats in the icy reaches of the Himalayas, practising extreme austerities. But many ash-smeared Naga sadhus who have come down here ... Read more...

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Millions take holy dip in Ganges during solar eclipse


January 15th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi/Allahabad, Jan 15 (ANI): Thousands of Hindus took a dip in the River Ganges during the solar eclipse on Friday to ward off the "evil effects" of the celestial phenomenon.In Varanasi, ... Read more...

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A sea of devotees for a holy dip in Ganges to mark ‘Makar Sankranti’


January 14th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
By Virender Pathak / Girish Kr. DubeyAllahabad/Varanasi, Jan.14 (ANI): Hundreds of thousands of devotees took holy dip in the sacred water of River Ganges on the occasion of 'Makar Sankranti', one of ... Read more...

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Ritual bath at Mahakumbh Mela amid tight security (Lead, with image)


January 14th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Haridwar, Jan 14 (IANS) At least five million pilgrims beat the early morning chill and the mist to bathe in the river Ganges in the temple town of Haridwar Jan 14, beginning ... Read more...

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Authorities gear up, as Gangasagar fair likely to see 500,000 pilgrims


January 9th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonGangasagar (West Bengal) Jan 9(ANI): Ahead of the State's largest Gangasagar fair, scheduled to be held on January 14 and 15 on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, local administration is ... Read more...

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Jews support Hindus over protest against Fox News’ Ganges remarks


December 22nd, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 22 (ANI): Jews have backed Hindus who are protesting against the Fox News channel for remarks that river Ganges "sounds like a disease".Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader ... Read more...

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Fox News’ Glenn Beck tells upset Hindus that he “did not mean to offend anybody”


December 21st, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 21 (ANI): Fox News' Glenn Beck now says he "did not mean to offend anybody" about the remarks he made about India's river Ganges (considered holy by Hindus) in ... Read more...

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