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Over 10 million take holy Kumbh dip
Allahabad, Jan 19 (IANS) More than 10 million Hindus Friday took a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers here, on what is regarded as the 'most auspicious' of a six-key bathing season at the six-week long Ardh Kumbh.x

Friday, January 19, 2007 1:53:43 PM

15 million expected at Kumbh dip Friday
Allahabad, Jan 18 (IANS) A staggering 15 million devotees - larger than the population of the Indian capital - are expected to take a dip here Friday, considered the most auspicious day of the six-yearly Hindu Ardh Kumbh festival.

Thursday, January 18, 2007 11:15:13 PM

Tibetans want mutually acceptable solution: Dalai Lama
Agartala, Jan 18 (IANS) The Tibetans want a mutually acceptable solution although there are no results as yet despite direct contacts established between Beijing and exiled Tibetan leaders, said Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama here Thursday.

Thursday, January 18, 2007 10:16:00 PM

First Major archbishop and catholicos dead
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) The Kerala headquartered Malankara Catholic Church lost its elder statesman and first Major Archbishop and Catholicos Cyril Mar Baselios after he died in a private hospital here Thursday evening.

Thursday, January 18, 2007 10:15:23 PM

Law for dole to Haj pilgrims challenged
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court has issued notice to the government on a petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Haj Committee Act, 1959, providing for financial assistance by the government to Muslims for Haj pilgrimage.

Thursday, January 18, 2007 9:18:53 PM

Dalai Lama criticises Saddam execution
Manu Bankul (Tripura), Jan 17 (IANS) Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Wednesday said he was against all forms of severe punishment like death by hanging and criticised the execution of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 11:11:15 PM

Hema Malini to perform at Kumbh
Allahabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress and Bharat Natyam exponent Hema Malini is to perform at the Ardh Kumbh Mela Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 4:58:58 PM

Sonia may visit Kumbh, uncertainty over holy dip
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to visit Allahabad during the Ardh Kumbh Mela despite the caution issued by security agencies, but there is no final decision yet on whether she should take a holy dip in the Sangam.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 2:08:52 PM

Thousands 'lost and found' at the Kumbh
Allahabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Indian movies are replete with stories of people getting lost at the 12-yearly Kumbh Mela - the largest single human gathering on earth. But such incidents often occur in reality too when millions converge here for the six-yearly Ardh-Kumbh.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 8:45:04 AM

Seven million take icy baths in salvation quest (NIGHT LEAD)
Allahabad, Jan 15 (IANS) It was a sea of humanity in quest of salvation as nearly seven million devotees, many from outside India, Monday participated in the 'shahi snan', the royal bath, of the six-yearly Hindu festival of Ardh Kumbh at Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers, here.

Monday, January 15, 2007 9:14:29 PM

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