Kendrapada (Orissa), Sep 29 (IANS) Nearly 250 animals, including goats and buffaloes, were sacrificed at two Orissa temples in Kendrapada district Friday by villagers who believe this offering would fetch them blessings and protect them from disasters.
Friday, September 29, 2006 5:04:19 PM
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday greeted citizens on the occasion of Dussehra and Durga Puja and said the festivals should inspire people to work for the unity of the nation and humanity.
Friday, September 29, 2006 3:23:17 PM
Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) With the beating of drums, chanting of hymns and a surge of humanity flocking to marquees since morning despite a smart shower, the four-day Durga Puja, the biggest festival of the Bengalis, began in West Bengal Friday.
Friday, September 29, 2006 1:52:53 PM
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday greeted citizens on the occasion of Dussehra and Durga Puja saying that these festivals inspired humanity to lead a noble and pious life.
Friday, September 29, 2006 1:17:06 PM
Hyderabad/Lucknow, Sep 29 (IANS) Undaunted by the killings of three Indian Shias in Iraq, members of the community are continuing to queue up for pilgrimage to the holiest shrines in that war-torn country. Though the slaying of the three from Andhra Pradesh in Iraq on Sep 1 raised concerns about the security of Indian pilgrims, the incident does not appear to have hit the enthusiasm of the community to undertake the Iraq journey.
Friday, September 29, 2006 9:46:49 AM
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 28 (IANS) Kerala's Devasom Minister G. Sudhakaran Thursday alleged certain vested interests at the Travancore Devasom Board (TDB) here are behind actress Jaimala's revelation that she touched the idol at the famed Sabarimala temple.
Thursday, September 28, 2006 6:39:37 PM
Jaipur, Sep 28 (IANS) Vimladevi Bhansali, 60, died here Thursday after 13 days of Santhara - the age-old Jain ritual of fasting unto death - even as rights activists criticised police for failing to take action to prevent the 'suicide'.
Thursday, September 28, 2006 6:23:49 PM
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) India is exploring ways to bail out its nationals in Switzerland who are facing a crisis because of that country's insistence on seeing the original official birth and marriage certificates issued in India to register their new born. Most Indians there don't possess what the Swiss seek.
Thursday, September 28, 2006 12:48:54 PM
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) As the national capital gears up for the annual Durga Puja, environment authorities have issued fresh guidelines to curb pollution caused by idol immersion in water bodies and make the festival eco-friendly.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 6:19:43 PM
Patna, Sep 27 (IANS) Buddhist monks in Bihar Wednesday have held the state government responsible for the alleged security lapse that resulted in the theft of 18 valuable bronze Buddha statues Monday night from the museum here.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 3:53:04 PM
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