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Celebrate Holi in its true spirit: Jung
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Sunday extended his greetings to the citizens of Delhi on the occasion of Holi and appealed to Delhiites to celebrate the festival in its "true spirit".

Sunday, March 16, 2014 2:12:15 PM

West Bengal celebrates Holi
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) Splashing themselves in vivid colours, offering prayers to deities and exchanging greetings, people in West Bengal Sunday celebrated Holi - or Dol Jatra as it is called in this part of the country - amid heightened security.

Sunday, March 16, 2014 2:12:14 PM

The many splendored manifestations of Holi (Holi is on March 17)
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Popularly known as 'Phagun' in Uttar Pradesh, 'Dol jatra' in West Bengal and 'Fagua' in Assam, Holi is celebrated across the country by different names, but symbolises the victory of good over evil.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 1:36:14 PM

Ramakrishna Mission vice president Swami Gitananda dead
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission's vice president Swami Gitananda died at a private hospital here Friday following old age complications, a spokesman of the religious order said. He was 90.

Friday, March 14, 2014 6:28:10 PM

Vrindavan widows revel in Holi colours
Vrindavan, March 14 (IANS) In an outburst of freedom and a symbolic revolt against a centuries-old system that reduced Hindu widows to hapless, marginalized and generally ostracized victims, around a thousand women joined Holi festivities, playing with gulal and water colours to the accompaniment of Braj folk songs and music at the 200-year-old Meera Sahabhagini Ashram here Friday.

Friday, March 14, 2014 5:12:10 PM

Sikhs celebrate Delhi Fateh Diwas at Red Fort
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Thousands of Sikhs celebrated Delhi Fateh Diwas, the anniversary of a historic event when the Nishaan Sahib -- the holy symbol of the Khalsa Panth -- was unfurled at the Red Fort.

Sunday, March 09, 2014 11:02:15 PM

Mathura gets world's tallest Krishna temple
Vrindavan, March 7 (IANS) The foundation stone of a 212-meter (700-foot) high Krishna temple, reputedly the world's tallest, will be laid here March 16.

Friday, March 07, 2014 3:02:18 PM

Prayers mark Tibetan New Year festival
Dharamsala, March 2 (IANS) Thousands of Tibetans Sunday prayed at a hilltop temple near the official palace of the Dalai Lama here on the first day of the sacred Losar New Year festival.

Sunday, March 02, 2014 12:54:05 PM

Will Kashmir's 'Kingdom of Amity' ever be reclaimed? (Kashmir Newsletter)
Srinagar, Feb 28 (IANS) The Shivratri festival, which used to be a grand integrative occasion for the majority Muslim and the minority Kashmiri Pandit communities in Kashmir was little noticed this year.

Friday, February 28, 2014 9:22:11 AM

Mahashivratri celebrated with religious fervour
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Millions of devotees across the country Thursday celebrated the Mahashivratri festival with enthusiasm and religious fervour by observing fasts and prayers.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:30:07 PM

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