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Railway constable held for rape


September 6th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) A 21-year-old woman was sexually harassed here by a Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable who has been arrested, said police Wednesday.The incident took place Tuesday ... Read more...

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Thousands throng Mathura for Janmashtami


August 10th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 10 (IANS) Thousands poured into Mathura Friday to celebrate Janmashtami in the land of Lord Krishna.After several years, Janmashtami fell on a rain drenched day, with ... Read more...

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NHRC to hear scheduled castes’ complaints in Chennai


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will organise a three-day open hearing in Chennai to listen to complaints from members of the Scheduled Castes in ... Read more...

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Man finds fossilised timber used by Chinese royal families


July 10th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) A villager in China has excavated a huge log of rare, semi-fossilised wood that was once a prized possession in ancient China and used only by ... Read more...

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Old vs new — ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’ set designer in time warp


June 1st, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Many production designers feel recreating the olden era for a period film is tougher than designing sets reflecting the modern era. But the experience turned ... Read more...

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Sadananda Gowda in Delhi, Yeddyurappa calls him ‘traitor’ (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, facing a bid by his predecessor B.S. Yeddyurappa to oust him, arrived in New Delhi Sunday to meet ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa calls his successor a ‘traitor’


May 13th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) The factional fight in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday plunged to a new low with former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa calling his successor ... Read more...

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Gujarat’s gets a Golden Temple


May 5th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 5 (IANS) A two-day ceremony to unveil Gujarat's first ever Golden Temple began Saturday in Bhavnagar.The main function will be held Sunday at Gopinathji Dev Mandir, popularly known ... Read more...

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Kerala readies for Thrissur Pooram festival


April 29th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur, April 29 (IANS) Kerala is all set to celebrate Thrissur Pooram this week, in a festival that will see majestic, caparisoned elephants passing through the town as well as ... Read more...

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Pond revered by Hindus drying up in Pakistan


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) A pond considered sacred by Hindus abutting a 900-year-old temple complex in Pakistan is drying up after tubewells began supplying the water to a cement factory ... Read more...

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Tamil New Year celebrated with traditional fervour


April 13th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu heralded Nandhana - the Tamil New Year - Friday with traditional fervour with people visiting temples in the morning. "Puthandu Vazthukkal" (New Year greetings) ... Read more...

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Hanuman Jayanti celebrated in Agra


April 6th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 6 (IANS) Hanuman Jayanti was Friday celebrated with devotion and fervour in and around Agra -- even as Christians observed Good Friday.Large crowds thronged Hanuman temples all over ... Read more...

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TTD to conduct mass marriages in US


April 4th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) has decided to conduct mass marriages of Hindus in the US.The TTD board, which met at Tirumala Tuesday, decided to ... Read more...

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Court sacks 18 Saibaba temple trustees


March 13th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shirdi (Maharashtra), March 13 (IANS) In a jolt to the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court Tuesday sacked the 18 members of the Shirdi-based Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, a lawyer ... 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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Delhi celebrates Maha Shivaratri with offerings, fasts and prayers


February 20th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) For Shiva devotees across the capital, Monday started early. With a ritual bathing of Shivalingams and prayers, the devotees geared up for the festival of ... Read more...

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Over 200 deities to join Himachal’s Mahashivratri!


February 20th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 20 (IANS) The festival of Mahashivratri Monday is marked in a unique way in this town, popularly known as Chhoti Kashi, as it sees a congregation ... Read more...

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Dalit groom seeks police protection to ride mare


February 11th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 11 (IANS) A Dalit bridegroom in a Rajasthan village had to seek police protection to ride a mare as part of his marriage rituals following opposition from upper ... Read more...

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Documentation of temple treasure could take time: Travancore ex-royals


February 9th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 9 (IANS) The documentation of the treasure unearthed at the famed Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple last year could take a very long time according to Travancore's erstwhile royal ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan president’s kin attacked in Tamil Nadu


January 10th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's relative Thirukumuran Nadesan was Tuesday attacked by MDMK activists with sticks and footwear when he was coming out of a house ... Read more...

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Team Anna rejects Lokpal bill, calls it very dangerous (Lead)


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Dec 22 (IANS) The government's Lokpal bill is "very dangerous" as it will make the ombudsman a puppet in the hands of the government, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal ... 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...

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Early morning Diwali festivities in Tamil Nadu


October 26th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) People in Tamil Nadu woke up early on Diwali Wednesday with children bursting crackers and adults conducting pujas in their homes and temples.People had special sesame ... Read more...

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Three held with antique idols


October 24th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Three people have been arrested here with two 200-year-old idols of Lord Krishna worth about Rs.4 crore, police said Monday. Atiar Rehman Sheikh, 27, Firoz ... Read more...

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Cattle fair near Agra to woo tourists


October 5th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 6 (IANS) The annual cattle fair at Bateshwar, the biggest in Uttar Pradesh and often compared to Rajasthan's Pushkar Fair, will now be a tourist event.UP Tourism will ... 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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Thousands of devotees throng Himachal temples


September 28th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 28 (IANS) Thousands of devotees Wednesday thronged prominent temples in Himachal Pradesh to mark the onset of the nine-day long Navratra festival, the holy period of Hindus."Special arrangements ... 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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Tirupati temple to decide on Janardhana Reddy’s offering


September 9th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 9 (IANS) The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) will decide next week on whether to reject the Rs.45 crore diamond-studded crown offered to Sri Venkateshwara temple by former Karnataka ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi


September 1st, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi as it is known in Tamil Nadu, was celebrated across the state Thursday with people thronging temples.Special prayers ... Read more...

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Goa wants to push tourists towards hinterland


August 24th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 24 (IANS) Beach tourism had reached saturation point and the government now wants tourists to head to the hinterland to discover the state's relatively unknown wonders, a senior ... Read more...

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Janmashtami celebrations in Lucknow


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Colourful decorations, special prayers and cultural programmes at brightly adorned temples in various parts of this Uttar Pradesh state capital Monday marked the Janmashtami celebrations.With priests ... 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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With ‘Vanakkam’, Clinton charms audience


July 20th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on her maiden visit here, Wednesday bowled over the audience at the Anna Centenary Library auditorium by greeting them with ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu offers tour of 108 temples


July 2nd, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government would organise a five-day package tour starting July 18 to help pilgrims offer prayers at 108 temples of Goddess Amman in Tamil ... Read more...

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