In beer-vodka age, thandai still a big draw in Lucknow

March 7th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) Other than colour, Holi in this part of the country is time for bacchus lovers to let their hair down. But as other places have moved ... Read more...

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For Kashmiri Hindus and Muslims, Shivratri bridges a gap

February 20th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) As bells tolled in the temples of Lord Shiva Monday, what emerged was a heartening story of healing wounds between Hindus and Muslims - wounds inflicted ... Read more...

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Over 80 fall sick after consuming special flour

March 4th, 2011 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Greater Noida/Ghaziabad, March 3 (IANS) Nearly sixty people in Greater Noida and over two dozen in Ghaziabad fell ill after consuming special fasting flour (kuttu) Wednesday evening and have been ... Read more...

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Indian equities recoup early losses to end higher (Roundup)

March 3rd, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Despite opening lower Thursday due to profit taking after two straight days of gains on account of positive sentiments over budget proposals, Indian equities recouped ... Read more...

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No takers for England-Ireland match

March 2nd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 2 (IANS) The buzz is missing from the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Frenzied fans who created a lively atmosphere during India's dramatic tie against England Sunday were not present ... Read more...

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Pakistani Hindus seek security for Shivaratri (Lead)

February 27th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) A Hindu rights group is seeking action against an official in Pakistan's Punjab province for refusing to provide security for the Shivratri festival next month.Haroon Dayal, chairman ... Read more...

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Delhi celebrates Mahashivratri with fasting and prayers

February 12th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) It was an early start to the day Friday for Shiva devotees in the capital, with ritual bathing and prayers to celebrate Mahashivratri. Unmarried women fasted on ... 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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Prime Minister Singh asks ministers to stay away from Kumbh Mela

February 8th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday appealed to all his Cabinet colleagues and VVIPs to avoid visiting the Kumbh Mela on important days following rush and ... Read more...

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900,000 devotees invoke Shiva with music and mantra in Coimbatore

February 26th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, Feb 26 (IANS) April, a young American artist from New York, swears by Lord Shiva. As do the 900,000 devotees who attended the Mahashivratri celebrations at Isha Foundation, a global non-profit ... Read more...

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Two Shiva devotees charred after jumping into ritual fire

February 25th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Blinded by belief, two devotees of Lord Shiva in an Andhra Pradesh village were charred to death when they jumped into a fire on the night of Shivratri ... Read more...

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‘Slumdog’ Oscar win brings cheer to Bihar village

February 24th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" winning eight Oscars in Los Angeles has brought much joy to Budhiya Devi, an uneducated woman in a Bihar village - because her son ... Read more...

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BJP minister distributes ‘Ganga jal’ on Shivaratri

February 23rd, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 23 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister in Karnataka arranged for distribution of 'Ganga jal' (water from river Ganga) to devotees visiting temples across the state on Shivratri Monday, ... Read more...

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Nation celebrates Mahashivratri

February 23rd, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Moradabad (UP)/Bangalore, Feb 23 (ANI): Mahashivratri is being celebrated with religious fervour throughout the country today. On the occasion, devotees in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh dressing up as ghosts and danced on ... Read more...

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With fasts and prayers, Delhi celebrates Shivratri

February 23rd, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Shiva devotees started the day early Monday with a ritual bath and prayers to celebrate Shivratri. Unmarried women fasted on the occasion while praying for a good ... Read more...

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Few MPs attend Lok Sabha budget discussion

February 20th, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Few MPs attended the Lok Sabha Friday when the house discussed the government's interim budget for 2009-10. Law Minister Hansraj Bharadwaj and Minister of State for Finance Pawan ... Read more...

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Kashmiri Nadrus are in high demand during Ramadan

September 29th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez Butt Srinagar, Sep.29 (ANI): These days the Kashmir valley is witnessing a high demand for Nadru, the lotus stem, as during the holy month of Ramadan most of the devout ... Read more...

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Pak Hindus demand national commission to resolve their issues

June 21st, 2008 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore , June 21 (ANI): Hindus living in Pakistan have demanded the setting up of a national commission to resolve issues related to the minority community and also that all temples ... Read more...

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Budget blues and global cues hit Indian stocks hard

March 8th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin
(Weekly Market Review)Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) The Indian equities market was battered by weak global market and budget blues this week. The hike in short term capital gains tax in the 2008-09 ... Read more...

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Woman suffers burns in temple, dies

March 6th, 2008 - 9:53 pm ICT by admin
Keonjhar (Orissa), March 6 (IANS) A woman succumbed to burn injuries she suffered when her clothes caught fire while praying in a temple in Orissa on the occasion of the Hindu festival ... Read more...

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Nepal king to keep tryst with Pashupatinath on Shivratri

March 6th, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 6 (IANS) Undaunted by the stone-throwing incident that marred his journey to the country's most hallowed Hindu shrine last year, Nepal's King Gyanendra will visit the Pashupatinath temple ... Read more...

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