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Advani rakes up Ram temple issue


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 9 (IANS) Raking up the controversial Ram temple issue in Uttar Pradesh, senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani has linked it with the identity of Hindus and said ... Read more...

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Indian scientists help save 131 trees in Cambodian temple (With images)


July 16th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Indian scientists have been successful in conserving 131 trees at the 800-year-old Ta Prohm temple in Cambodia, better known as 'Temple Tree'.Experts from the Dehradun-based ... Read more...

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Dubai’s grand gurdwara brings religion, tradition alive in style (With Images)


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 3 (IANS) Ornate 24-carat gold canopies for the Guru Granth Sahib religious text of Sikhism, Italian marble on the walls and floor, stunning chandeliers and a five-star kitchen ... Read more...

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Kashi Vishwanath temple to get facelift, priests get pay hike


June 19th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) Varanasi's famous Kashi Vishwanath temple will be given a major facelift and the salaries of the priests will be increased, the Uttar Pradesh government announced ... Read more...

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Sankararaman murder: Court tells police to verify tape


February 27th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) The Madras High Court Monday ordered Tamil Nadu Police to examine the veracity of the taped recordings of alleged conversation between Kanchi seer Jayendra Saraswathi and ... Read more...

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70 hospitalised with food poisoning in Chhattisgarh


February 21st, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 21 (IANS) The condition of over 70 poor people, including 32 women and children, in Chhattisgarh is reported to be stable hours after they were hospitalised for food ... Read more...

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Documentation of Padmanabhaswamy temple treasure begins


February 20th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) The documentation of the treasure unearthed at the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple last year began Monday morning with a joint meeting of the two committees ... Read more...

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One lakh devotees at Odisha’s Lingaraj temple


February 20th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20 (IANS) The 11th century Lingaraj temple here saw a crowd of more than a lakh early Monday, police said, as devotees across Odisha kept a fast and ... Read more...

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Lakhs witness ‘celestial light’ on Sabarimala horizon (Lead)


January 15th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sabarimala (Kerala), Jan 15 (IANS) A year after over 100 people died in a stampede after witnessing the 'celestial light' on Makar Sankranti day, the ritual of 'Makarajyothi' passed off ... Read more...

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Cracker blast at Gorakhnath temple raises security concerns


September 26th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 26 (IANS) An explosion Sunday night on the premises of the ancient Gorakhnath temple in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district has raised security concerns.According to the police, a ... Read more...

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Faulty metal detectors guard Kerala temple treasure


July 29th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) The four metal detectors placed at the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple - estimated to house treasure valued at Rs.1 lakh crore - are faulty, police said ... Read more...

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New post created to guard Kerala temple treasure


July 26th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 26 (IANS) Kerala Tuesday created a new post of the rank of a superintendent of police to specifically protect the treasure estimated at Rs.1 lakh crore found in ... Read more...

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All Goa churches soon to follow dress code


July 15th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) After Goa's oldest church, other churches in the state could soon follow suit and impose a rigid dress code for tourists visiting their premises.Fr Francisco Caldeira, ... Read more...

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Hindu organisations meet July 12 on Kerala temple treasure


July 8th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 8 (IANS) Representatives of 90 Hindu organisations are to meet here July 12 to decide their stand on the discovery of the treasure worth an estimated Rs.1 ... Read more...

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Legend halts Kerala temple stocktaking


July 4th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) A legend Monday halted for now the stocktaking at the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple here where treasures said to be worth Rs.1 lakh crore have been found.Monday ... Read more...

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After temples, Goa church wants strict code for tourists


June 17th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) A week after a popular temple here banned the entry of foreigners and scantily clad tourists, Goa's most renowned church Basilica of Bom Jesus is considering ... Read more...

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Tirumala temple shut for lunar eclipse


June 16th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) India's most famous Tirumala temple and all other major temples in Andhra Pradesh were closed early in view of the century's longest lunar eclipse Wednesday night.Sri ... Read more...

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Maharashtra temple stops decades-old tradition


March 10th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), March 10 (IANS) In a revolutionary move, the management of the Shani-Shingnapure Temple struck down a decades-old tradition of compelling devotees to wear wet 'lungi' (sarong) before praying ... Read more...

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Goa temples form alliance to tackle thefts, desecrations


January 6th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 6 (IANS) In view of a Special Investigation Team's failure to crack down on the rising incidence of temple thefts and desecration of idols in Goa, more than 300 temples ... Read more...

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Balika Vadhu: Will Anandi Be Able To Get Over Her Pain?


December 10th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
But it now looks like Anandi has dug her own grave by sending Jagiya away from her. The budding friendship between Jagiya and Gauri, his classmate in medical college, is making ... Read more...

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Devotees celebrate ‘Pooram’ in Tripunithura


December 8th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelTripunithura (Kerala), Dec.8 (ANI): Scores of devotees thronged Tripunithura town in Kerala to celebrate 'Pooram', a temple festival.As part of the 'Pooram', elephants carry the idols of different temple deities ... Read more...

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Santhanam The Comedian Turns Santhanam The Lover Boy


November 27th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Apart from the fact that ‘Kandaen’ launches Santhanam as a romantic hero, the film also has other surprises in store for the viewers. In a statement released to the media, director ... Read more...

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Ten killed, several injured in Bihar temple stampede


October 17th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Banka (Bihar), Oct 17 (ANI): At least ten persons were killed and several others injured in a stampede that broke out at Tildiha village of Bihar's Banka District on the occasion of ... Read more...

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Security beefed up in temples ahead of Janmashtami


August 31st, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Security arrangements have been beefed up in and around the big temples and markets in the capital on the eve of Janmashtami - the birth anniversary of ... 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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Mirchpur caste riot victims want justice, not new houses


June 2nd, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Rohit Vaid New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court directive to provide protection and new houses to the victims of caste violence in Haryana's Mirchpur village gave no solace to the ... Read more...

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Akshardham case: Gujarat High Court upholds death sentence


June 1st, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Gandhinagar, June 1 (ANI): The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday upheld the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) court's verdict awarding death sentence to three accused in the 2002 Akashardham terror attack.A two-member ... Read more...

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President Patil gifts China Indian-style Buddhist temple


May 29th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghLuoyang, May 29 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, who is on a six day visit to China, today dedicated the Indian-style Buddhist temple in the White Horse Temple complex ... Read more...

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Buddha Purnima celebrated at Bodh Gaya


May 27th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bodh Gaya (Bihar), May 27 (IANS) Hundreds of Buddhists from across the world Thursday celebrated Buddha Purnima, the day Lord Buddha was born, at Bodh Gaya in Bihar where he ... Read more...

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Andhra district’s ancient temple gate collapses


May 27th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Srikalahasti, (Andhra Pradesh) May 27 (ANI): The 'Rajagopuram' or main gate of the 500-year-old Srikalahasti Temple in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor District collapsed late on Wednesday night.Srikalahasti is popularly known as "Dakshina ... Read more...

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Hundreds of thousands converge as ‘Thrissur Pooram’ begins in Kerala


April 24th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by ANI
Thrissur (Kerala), April 24 (ANI): Hundreds of thousands of devotees and tourists participated in the colourful temple festival, 'Thrissur Pooram' which commenced here on Saturday.Dedicated to Lord Shiva, 'Thrissur Pooram' the biggest ... Read more...

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Shankarraman Murder Case: Five more witnesses turn hostile


April 22nd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Puducherry, Apr 22 (ANI): Five more prosecution witnesses on Thursday turned hostile in the Sankararaman murder case, during the trial in a local court here.Kanchi Sankaracharya, Jayendra Saraswathi and junior seer ... Read more...

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Bengal storm toll rises to 116, 250,000 homeless


April 15th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr.15 (ANI): A tropical storm that is raging across coastal West Bengal has left 166 people dead and 250,000 people homeless so far.According to a Bangkok Post report, winds have been ... Read more...

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Nepal prepares for Koirala’s cremation (Lead)


March 21st, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 21 (IANS) Saluted and mourned by thousands nationwide, Nepal's peace architect and former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala was set to be cremated Sunday, marking the end of an ... Read more...

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Women throng Kerala’s Chottanikkara Bhagavathy temple for Makam Thozhal festival


March 2nd, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelKochi, March 2 (ANI): "Makam Thozhal"at the Chottanikkara Bhagavathy temple in Kerala's Kochi city is a unique festival in which only women devotees are allowed to enter through the main ... Read more...

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