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Kashmir shutdown over al-Aqsa mosque excavation
Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) A shutdown call by a separatist group in Jammu and Kashmir against archaeological excavations near the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem affected normal life here Friday.

Friday, February 16, 2007 6:48:31 PM

Tribals still upset over Rajasthan temple row
Jaipur, Feb 16 (IANS) Controversy over handing over an ancient temple in the state's Rishabhdeo town to Jain community is still alive with local tribal people opposing constitution of a special temple committee in pursuance of the Supreme Court's order.

Friday, February 16, 2007 6:48:08 PM

Thousands throng Orissa temples on Shivratri
Bhubaneswar, Feb 16 (IANS) Thousands of devotees early Friday thronged temples dedicated to Hindu god Shiva across Orissa on the occasion of Shivratri.

Friday, February 16, 2007 1:07:23 PM

Prayers, fasting on Maha Shivratri
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Whether it's for a perfect husband or for the fulfilment of all their wishes, many people across the country are observing a daylong strict fast Friday on the occasion of Maha Shivratri.

Friday, February 16, 2007 10:59:14 AM

'Surya namaskar' only an exercise, says Baba Ramdev
Bhopal, Feb 15 (IANS) In the wake of a controversy over the Madhya Pradesh government's recommendation of 'surya namaskar' - a warm-up yoga exercise - in schools, yoga guru Baba Ramdev Thursday claimed that the exercise was a form of complete workout without any religious connection that could also cure cancer.

Thursday, February 15, 2007 4:31:17 PM

St Valentine visits Kashmir as Cupid's undercover agent
Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) Faced with stiff resistance from hard-line separatist groups here, Saint Valentine decided to visit Kashmir as Cupid's undercover agent this year.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 11:28:19 AM

Trouble brewing in Kerala CPI-M in the name of god
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 14 (IANS) The growing rift in Kerala's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) is taking on a religious hue. The reported visits to temples by the kin of some top leaders against the communist ideology have intensified the row in the party.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 9:29:59 AM

Madhya Pradesh cops warn 'troublemakers' in the run-up to Valentine's Day
Bhopal, Feb 13 (IANS) With right wing groups opposing Valentine's Day celebrations and women's organisations vowing to protect young lovers, Madhya Pradesh police Tuesday issued notices to leaders of the protagonists, warning them against disrupting public peace.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 5:44:05 PM

Madhya Pradesh readies guns and roses on Valentine's Day
Bhopal, Feb 13 (IANS) Even as the Hindu rightwing Bajrang Dal gains support from a Muslim group to oppose Valentine's Day celebrations in Madhya Pradesh, it faces women's groups vowing to protect young lovers from such moral policing.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 1:36:52 PM

Sudarsan carves snow Buddha in Japan
Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) Sand artiste Sudarsan Patnaik has created a sculpture of Lord Buddha on snow in Japan while participating in an annual international snow festival.

Thursday, February 08, 2007 5:38:32 PM

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