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Iran denies Syria captives are elite guards


August 6th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Iranian foreign ministry Monday denied that the 48 Iranians kidnapped in Syria were members of the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards."We strongly deny the information ... Read more...

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SC poser to Gujarat on riot-hit religious sites (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the Gujarat government if it was contemplating to fund repairs of religious places damaged in the 2002 riots and declined ... Read more...

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Himachal to construct two mega tunnels


July 27th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Friday gave green signal to construction of two mega all-weather tunnels at a cost of Rs.500 crore.The state cabinet, in a meeting ... Read more...

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Ashok Prasad takes over as new Kashmir police chief


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) Ashok Prasad, an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of 1979 batch, Monday took over as the new director general of Jammu and Kashmir Police, ahead ... Read more...

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Protest against mosque desecration in Kashmir


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) A mosque in a Jammu and Kashmir village was torched, leading to a shutdown in the area Monday and street protests as locals demanded that the ... Read more...

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Devotees throng Himachal temples with onset of Shravan


July 20th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Large numbers of devotees Friday assembled at prominent Hindu temples in Himachal Pradesh with the onset of the 10-day Shravan Ashtami Navratras, considered by Hindus a ... Read more...

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Heli-taxi service planned to Himachal temple


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh plans to start a helicopter taxi service to the Aadi Himani Chamunda temple located in the Dhauladhar mountain range in Kangra district."Efforts will be ... Read more...

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Concern over lack of fire safety in two Kishtwar shrines


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 2 (IANS) In the wake of the fire which gutted the famous shrine of Peer Dastageer Sahib in Srinagar last week, people in the remote mountainous town of ... Read more...

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Islamists attack Timbuktu world heritage site


July 1st, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 1 (IANS) The mausoleum of Sidi Mahmoud, a Unesco World Heritage site, in Timbuktu, Mali, has been damaged in an attack by Islamists, RIA Novosti reported.It is one ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family elated in Punjab


June 26th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, June 26 (IANS) The family members of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was convicted and sentenced to death on charges of terrorism in Pakistan, Tuesday said they were happy ... Read more...

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American filmmaker opens up about China’s reclusive hermits


May 5th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The elusive mountain monks of China are gradually allowing foreigners to visit their shrines and learn about their harsh religious practices, says American filmmaker ... Read more...

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From translation screens to ACs, gurdwaras go hi-tech (Feature)


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Amritsar, May 2 (IANS) The afternoon heat outside bothers none. As the gathering of the devout listens to hymns in air-conditioned comfort, the English translation of the lyrics appears on ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz Umer condemns efforts to trigger sectarian strife


April 27th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, Friday said his group would oppose and expose religious institutions being supported by the government to create ... Read more...

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Zardari donation will be for ‘noble causes’: Ajmer dargah (With Image)


April 9th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 9 (IANS) The donation of $1 million offered by Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari during his visit to the dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti will be ... Read more...

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Maharashtra celebrates Mahavir Jayanti


April 5th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Thousands of devotees across Maharashtra Thursday celebrated Mahavir Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Mahavir, the last Tirthankar.Members belonging to Jain community held special programmes at various ... Read more...

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Pakistan to protect Hindu temples


April 1st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Pakistan is committed to protecting shrines belonging to minorities, a minister said Sunday, following a protest by Hindus over illegal occupation of a temple in Punjab.Minister-in-charge ... Read more...

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Human head found near Assam’s Kamakhya temple (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 2 (IANS) The discovery of a man's severed head on a road leading to the ancient Kamakhya temple created quite a sensation in this Assam's major city Friday, ... Read more...

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Nepal celebrates Mahashivaratri festival


February 20th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) Hindu devotees across Nepal celebrated Mahashivaratri festival with fervour by worshipping Lord Shiva at various temples, rivers and ponds Monday.The Pashupatinath temple, situated in the heart ... Read more...

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Hindus to celebrate Shivaratri in Pakistan


February 17th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Hindus will celebrate Shivaratri dedicated to Lord Shiva at a temple in Lahore, said a media report.Shivaratri will be celebrated Feb 20.According to an estimate, Hindus ... Read more...

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China to expand oldest Buddhist temple


January 4th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 4 (IANS) China's oldest Buddhist temple, built 1,943 years ago, is to be renovated.Baima Temple, or the White Horse Temple, will be expanded into a cultural park of ... Read more...

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Tripura seeks fencing on actual border


November 25th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 25 (IANS) Tripura has asked the central government to fence the actual border with Bangladesh so as to secure all markets, shrines and even government installations, an official ... Read more...

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Seven Gujarat pilgrims killed in Punjab accident


November 6th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 6 (IANS) At least seven pilgrims from Gujarat were killed when their bus skidded off the road and landed in a drain near Jalalabad town in southwest Punjab ... Read more...

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RSS chief skirts Ayodhya, talks of corruption


October 10th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Gorakhpur, Oct 10 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat took everyone by surprise when he opened a seven-day national convention of the organisation here with exclusive focus ... Read more...

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Prateik to remain celibate before film’s release


September 30th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) Bollywood actors have their ways of making sure that their films set cash registers ringing at the box office. While some go to temples or shrines, ... Read more...

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Pataudi carved a special place in Bhopal history


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 22 (IANS) Not many know that Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi -- grandson of the last Nawab of Bhopal, Hamidullah Khan -- had done two things in his ... Read more...

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Amar Singh appeases gods in Himachal


July 28th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) Under attack, Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh is seeking spiritual intervention in the "abode of the gods".Amar Singh, along with ... Read more...

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Omar hails liberalised travel across divided Kashmir


July 27th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday hailed as a "good step" the decision to allow tourism and pilgrimage related travel across the Line of ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda threat to Kerala shrines, Jayalalithaa?


July 27th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guruvayoor (Kerala), July 27 (IANS) A letter posted from Chennai to this pilgrim town Wednesday warned of a bomb attack by the Al Qaida on two of Kerala's most ... Read more...

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Haryana forms security panel for religious sites


July 19th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) The Haryana government Tuesday announced a committee to oversee the security of places of religious importance in the state.The committee, set up Tuesday, will be headed ... Read more...

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Himachal to develop religious tourism


July 5th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is developing a religious tourist circuit to facilitate pilgrims visiting prominent shrines in Una and Bilaspur districts, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here ... Read more...

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Beachwear violates temple sanctity, say Goa shrines (Lead)


June 7th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 7 (IANS) Beachwear and temples don't get along. Not even in the top sun and sand destination of Goa where at least two shrines have said such clothing ... Read more...

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Uphold Islamic tradition of peace in Kashmir: clerics


April 24th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) An international conference of Islamic scholars here Sunday laid emphasis on the need for unity, cohesion and preservation of the Sufi traditions among the local Muslims ... Read more...

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‘Temple rules must not be changed’: Kerala devotees


April 17th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kottayam (Kerala), Apr 17 (ANI): Expressing displeasure over permission granted to women in Maharashtra to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the Sri Mahalakshmi temple, residents of Kerala's Kottayam town said such the ... Read more...

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Australian Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee formed


April 16th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinSydney, Apr 16(ANI): The Sikhs in Australia have decided to set up a separate Australian Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (ASGPC) on the pattern of American Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee.The ... Read more...

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Himachal temples to melt holy gold


April 12th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 12 (IANS) Like the Naina Devi and Chamunda Devi shrines, many Himachal Pradesh temples are flush with gold worth crores of rupees. And some of it could soon ... Read more...

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