Allahabad, Jan 4 (IANS) With only two million devotees taking a dip on day one of the Ardh Kumbh festival, the administration here was hard put to explain the relatively low turnout amid speculation that people were being put off by the polluted river waters.
Thursday, January 04, 2007 12:09:44 PM
Aizawl, Jan 4 (IANS) Scores of Christian clerics from India's northeast are travelling to parts of the world to revive the faith and to fill in increasing shortage of ordained priests.
Thursday, January 04, 2007 8:27:12 AM
Kendrapada, Jan 4 (IANS) Disgusted by their failure to enter a famed Hindu temple despite a court order, hundreds of Dalits in Orissa have decided to become Buddhists.
Thursday, January 04, 2007 8:26:35 AM
Patna, Jan 3 (IANS) A Buddhist monk from Tibet, who is crawling all the way to Bodh Gaya in Bihar, has entered the state from neighbouring Nepal.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007 4:23:25 PM
Allahabad, Jan 3 (IANS) Braving biting temperatures, hundreds of thousands of Hindus Wednesday took a dip at the confluence of three rivers here as the 42-day Ardh Kumbh festival got underway in a once in six year spectacle of spirituality, devotion and stoicism.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007 11:59:36 AM
Allahabad, Jan 3 (IANS) Millions of Hindus were Wednesday ready for a holy dip at the confluence of three rivers here as the 42-day Ardh Kumbh festival began, but few were aware that far from being fit for drinking, the water is not even okay for bathing.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007 11:02:42 AM
Allahabad, Jan 2 (IANS) A high security alert has been sounded in and around the site of the Kumbh Mela as up to 2.5 million devotees are expected to take a holy dip Wednesday, the opening day of the six-yearly, 42-day long Hindu festival.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007 11:05:01 PM
Bangalore, Jan 2 (IANS) Karnataka Minister for Wakf and Haj Affairs Zameer Ahmed Tuesday resigned to protest Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy staying away from the Eid-ul-Zuha prayers at the Idgah Maidan here.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007 4:16:54 PM
Kochi, Jan 2 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court Tuesday appointed a three-member high level team to probe corruption charges against the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) that runs many temples in the state, including the famous Sabarimala shrine.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007 1:37:37 PM
Bangalore, Jan 1 (IANS) Zameer Ahmed, Karnataka's minister for wakf board and Haj affairs, Monday threatened to resign in protest after Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy stayed away from Eid-ul-Zuha prayers at the Idgah Maidan here.
Monday, January 01, 2007 10:21:04 PM
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