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Thousands take part in Meghalaya pilgrimage


February 5th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Umiam (Meghalaya), Feb 5 (IANS) Thousands of people climbed the sacred U Lum Sohpetbneng mountain here Sunday as part of an indigenous tribal pilgrimage to the "navel of heaven".U Lum ... Read more...

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Northeast India celebrate “Bihu” to mark new harvest season


April 14th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Jorhat, Apr 14 (ANI): Locals celebrated Bihu, the annual harvest festival with great zeal in Assam's Jorhat town on Thursday.Ecstatic people were seen dancing on folk songs while performing traditional rituals with ... Read more...

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KKR fans seek divine intervention to turn team’s fortune


April 9th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fans are now seeking divine intervention to change the fortunes of their Indian Premier League (IPL) team which has the dubious ... Read more...

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UP devotees celebrate beginning of Hindu New Year


April 4th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Apr 4 (ANI): Devotees in Uttar Pradesh organised cultural events and celebrated Vikram Samwat, the day of new year according to the Hindu calendar today.Hundreds of devotees gathered in the wee ... Read more...

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Misings in Assam celebrate Ali Aye Ligang festival


February 17th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Feb 17 (ANI): Thousands of people celebrated the traditional Ali Aye Ligang festival in Guwahati in Assam.It is the main festival of the ethnic Mishing community of the region, in which ... Read more...

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Delhi celebrates Lohri with bonfires and drumbeats (Lead)


January 14th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Crackling fires and beating drums were prevalent throughout Delhi Thursday evening as residents gathered around roaring bonfires to celebrate the harvest festival of Lohri.Traditionally associated with the ... Read more...

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Imphal’s Khwairamband Bazar, a symbol of women empowerment


December 4th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal (Manipur), Dec.4 (ANI): The centuries-old Khwaraimband Bazar in Imphal is the world's only market where shops are owned, run and controlled by women.Currently, women vendors are in the process of ... Read more...

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Devotees celebrate Kartik Poornima boat festival in Bhubaneswar


November 21st, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarada LahangirBhubaneswar, Nov. 21 (ANI): Hundreds of devotees celebrated the Boita Bandana ceremony (boat worshipping ceremony) here on Sunday.The ceremony is celebrated on the occasion of the Kartik Poornima.People gathered ... Read more...

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Bigg Boss 4 Extra Dose!


November 16th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
November 16, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Lot of things are going on in the Bigg Boss 4 house in terms of the inmate’s everyday experiences. But what is shown to the viewers ... Read more...

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Karva Chauth with a green cause


October 26th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 26 (IANS) Praying for longevity of your husband on Karva Chauth? Then why not plant a long-living tree after your husband? That's what an NGO dedicated to the cause of ... Read more...

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Durga Puja celebrated with great fervour in West Bengal


October 16th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Sankha GhoshKolkata, Oct.16 (ANI): People in West Bengal celebrated 'Durga Puja' with deep fervour and traditional rituals on Saturday, as people in different parts of the country today marked Mahanavami, the ... Read more...

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Ahead of Shraadh, a dried Phalgu river disappoints residents in Gaya


September 12th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
By Surya Pratap SinghGaya, Sep.12 (ANI): A dried up Phalgu River has turned a major worry and disappointment among local residents and religious minded here, ahead of the upcoming occasion of ... Read more...

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Coimbatore devotees worship Asia’s largest Ganesh idol on Ganesh Chaturthi


September 12th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Sept.12 (ANI): Devotees worshiped Asia's largest statue of Lord Ganesh here on Saturday on the occasion of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.People thronged the city's Mundhi Vinayakar Temple to ... Read more...

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Mangaloreans celebrate marriage of dead couple


August 4th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Mangalore, Aug 4 (ANI): Residents of a Badagabellur village in the outskirts of Karnataka's Mangalore District celebrated the marriage of a dead man and woman. As per the locals, during the Aati month, ... Read more...

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Tribals in Jharkhand pray for rain


July 26th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Anup SinhaSeraikela (Jharkhand), July 26 (ANI): Disappointed by the delay in the onset of monsoon, tribals of Podaka village in Jharkhand's Seraikela District performed prayers and traditional rituals to appease the ... Read more...

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Dhoni in Ranchi with wife for birthday


July 7th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 7 (IANS) Newly-married Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni arrived here with his wife Sakshi to celebrate his 29th birthday Wednesday. Dhoni arrived at the Ranchi airport by an Air ... Read more...

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Breakup of Archana and Manav; A Twist in Pavitra Rishta


July 3rd, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 3, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): With the marriage problem of Shravani (Pooja Pihal) and Manav (Sushant Rajput), the story of "Pavitra Rishta' is set to break the hearts of many. Since ... Read more...

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101 tribal couples tie nuptial knot in Siliguri at mass wedding ceremony


May 24th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by ANI
Terrari (North Bengal), May 24 (ANI): Over a hundred couples belonging to different tribal communities tied the nuptial knot at a mass wedding ceremony in Siliguri this weekend.Guruji Pranimi Trust that ... Read more...

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Christians Begin Holy Week Observance


March 29th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Mar 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Holy Week has commenced for Christians all across the world with Palm Sunday which was observed yesterday. Palm Sunday is commemorated by followers of Christianity ... Read more...

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Allahabad celebrates Holi with “Hammer procession”


February 28th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad, Feb 28 (ANI): Although 'Holi', the festival of colours, is celebrated with dance and spraying colours on each other across India, but many people in Allahabad celebrate it in their unique ... Read more...

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Indian priests assaulted, paraded naked at Pashupatinath


September 4th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 4 (IANS) The Pashupatinath temple row took an ugly turn in Nepal Friday with a mob assaulting the two newly appointed Indian priests, stripping them naked and tearing ... Read more...

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Ganpati Bappa in Gokuldham


August 21st, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The most happening Gokuldham society is once again in a festive mood. The show has always been celebrating festivals of all the religions joyously. And now keeping up the same spirit, the ... Read more...

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Rajasthan Sanskrit University trains Hindu priests


June 3rd, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Lokendra SinghJaipur, June 3 (ANI): In an attempt to preserve Hindu rituals, a Sanskrit University in Rajasthan has initiated a diploma in Hindu priesthood. The diploma would certify that the students ... Read more...

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India celebrates Holi in a unique manner


March 11th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
By Jethmal Sharma, Sushil Parekh, Virendra Pathak Bikaner/ Mumbai/ Allahabad, Mar 11 (ANI): It is festival time across India as people from all walks of life are celebrating Holi, the festival of ... Read more...

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Prince William to strip, Harry to drink beer from loo at RAF bases


February 27th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 27 (ANI): British prince William may have to drink beer from loo, while his younger brother Harry faces a Naked Runway Challenge, as part of bizarre traditional initiation rituals ... Read more...

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Hema Malini, Usha Uthup condemn anti-Valentine Day stance of Sri Rama Sena


February 7th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 7 (ANI): Bollywood actress Hema Malini and noted crooner Usha Uthup here condemned the opposition to Valentine''s Day celebration by Sri Rama Sena. "I think it is simply horrible. ... Read more...

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Tribals in Lahaul-Spiti celebrate Halda fair in Himachal


January 22nd, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem Thakur Lahaul Spiti (Himachal Pradesh), Jan.22 (ANI): Himachals tribal district Lahaul-Spiti celebrated its annual Halda fair with traditional rituals recently. During the traditional fair, the family head, a male, brings out ... Read more...

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Muslims shun elaborate Eid celebrations following Mumbai attacks


December 6th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Dec 6 (ANI): As a mark of protest against the Mumbai terror attacks, Muslims here have decided to tone down celebrations on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. Muslim organizations and bodies ... Read more...

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Land row: Curfew imposed in Jammu again


July 27th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 27 (IANS) Fearing more violence, authorities re-imposed curfew in Jammu district Sunday morning, a day after violent protests over the Amarnath land transfer revocation revisited the city injuring 50 people, ... Read more...

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Ancient “Gandharva Vivah” exists in Himachal Pradesh as elopement marriages


November 14th, 2007 - 10:23 am ICT by admin
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