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
Bhubaneswar, Jan 1 (IANS) Millions of people in Orissa began the New Year Monday on a propitious note by visiting temples across the state.
Monday, January 01, 2007 11:03:25 AM
Hyderabad, Jan 1 (IANS) Thousands offered prayers at open grounds and mosques across Andhra Pradesh on Eid-ul-Zuha, the Muslim festival of sacrifice, Monday.
Monday, January 01, 2007 10:01:23 AM
Allahabad, Jan 1 (IANS) As many as 70 million Hindus and others are expected to converge in this north Indian city for a holy dip in the Ganges over the 42-day long Ardh Kumbh festival commencing Jan 3.
Monday, January 01, 2007 8:52:15 AM
Agra, Dec 31 (IANS) Though entry to the Taj Mahal will be free for three hours Monday morning for Eid, the festive fervour is clearly missing in the city.
Sunday, December 31, 2006 7:25:19 PM
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 31 (IANS) Muslims in Kerala celebrated Eid-ul-Zuha Sunday with special prayers mourning former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein who was executed a day earlier.
Sunday, December 31, 2006 4:02:59 PM
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