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Devotee offers Rs.5 mn thread to Tirupati deity
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) A devotee in Tamil Nadu has offered a diamond-studded sacred golden thread worth about Rs.5 million to the Tirupati Tirumala deity.

Saturday, March 03, 2007 6:21:59 PM

Bihar to showcase Buddhist circuit at World Tourism Festival
Patna, March 3 (IANS) In a bid to woo tourists from Europe and America, Bihar will showcase its famed Buddhist and Jain tourism circuits at the World Tourism Festival being held in Berlin next week.

Saturday, March 03, 2007 3:10:59 PM

Govinda visits Sufi shrine, temples in Rajasthan
Jaipur, March 3 (IANS) Bollywood actor and MP Govinda seemed to be on a religious tour of Rajasthan, having visited a Sufi shrine and two temples in the state in the past few days.

Saturday, March 03, 2007 2:55:15 PM

Activists criticise destruction of food in the name of religion
Bhubaneswar, March 2 (IANS) Social activists in Orissa have criticised the destroying food worth Rs.1 million meant as offering at the Jagannath temple Friday because a foreigner had entered it -- an act seen as defiling the premises.

Friday, March 02, 2007 9:19:32 PM

Discovery Channel puts off Jesus documentary telecast
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Roman Catholics in the metropolis Friday called off their protest against the proposed screening of a controversial documentary on Jesus Christ after broadcaster Discovery Channel decided not to telecast the programme in India.

Friday, March 02, 2007 9:03:23 PM

Amid thousands, Kalam prays at Fatehpuri Masjid (LEAD)
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Ignoring requests to stand alone for better protection, President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam offered midday prayers Friday at the historic Fatehpuri mosque here, standing among thousands of believers.

Friday, March 02, 2007 4:32:44 PM

Food destroyed at Jagannath temple after foreigner's entry
Bhubaneswar, March 2 (IANS) In a country where millions go to bed hungry, Rs.1 million worth of food meant as holy offering at Orissa's Jagannath temple was destroyed Friday because a foreigner had entered it - an act seen as defiling the premises.

Friday, March 02, 2007 3:54:32 PM

Kalam to pray at Fatehpuri mosque
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will offer midday prayers Friday at the historic Fatehpuri mosque, one of the country's biggest and located opposite the Red Fort monument in the city's old quarter.

Friday, March 02, 2007 9:38:08 AM

US devotee fined for entering Orissa temple
Bhubaneswar, March 1 (IANS) An American devotee Thursday was fined by priests for entering into the famous 12th-century Jagannath temple in Orissa's holy city of Puri, where entry of foreigners are prohibited, police said.

Thursday, March 01, 2007 9:34:33 PM

Catholic body opposes telecast of Jesus documentary
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) After protesting the controversial blockbuster 'The Da Vinci Code' last year, Roman Catholics in the metropolis have again sprung into action against the worldwide premiere of a documentary that claims to have found the burial place of Jesus that challenges the basic tenets the Christian faith.

Thursday, March 01, 2007 8:29:59 PM

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