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Grandmas preserve culture for future generations
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 13 (IANS) The world's senior-most 'children' - 13 grandmothers from the across the globe - believe they have a special responsibility in rescuing a world gone mad.

Friday, October 13, 2006 11:13:27 AM

Jharkhand farmers turn spiritual for silkworms
Ranchi, Oct 13 (IANS) Some do it as penance, others to fulfil a vow made to a deity or as a personal challenge maybe. But men in some Jharkhand villages turn celibate, offer prayers and keep off meat and alcohol -- all for their silkworms!

Friday, October 13, 2006 7:36:28 AM

Nine in Kashmir sex case get Ramadan concession
Chandigarh, Oct 12 (IANS) Nine of the 13 accused in the Kashmir sex scandal were allowed by a local court here to be shifted to a prison in Srinagar during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

Thursday, October 12, 2006 8:21:08 PM

Dalai Lama to meet pope Friday
Dharamsala, Oct 12 (IANS) The Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, will meet Pope Benedict XVI in Vatican Friday.

Thursday, October 12, 2006 8:13:44 PM

Probe into Christian centre on: Kerala Police
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 10 (IANS) Kerala police Tuesday maintained that the probe into the activities of Muringur Divine Retreat, a Christian faith-healing centre in the state, was still on.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 5:36:06 PM

Karva Chauth in designer mode
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) If you thought Karva Chauth was an all-women affair, with the hubby's well being as its epicentre, think again. This mainly northern Indian Hindu festival gets glitzier by the year - a party that whole families now celebrate together, rather than just your traditional devoted wife.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 4:23:38 PM

Time for another toxic odyssey?
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja and now Diwali -- pollution levels peak during the festival season each year. With the festival of lights round the corner, is it time to dread another toxic odyssey?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 8:12:28 AM

More pilgrim rush to Vaishno Devi this year
Jammu, Oct 9 (IANS) Better facilities and more security are drawing more pilgrims to the Hindu hill shrine of Vaishno Devi in Jammu and Kashmir this year -- about 5.5 million people have already visited it so far.

Monday, October 09, 2006 8:13:57 AM

Converted Mizoram Jews to leave for 'Promised Land'
Aizawl, Oct 9 (IANS) More than 200 newly converted tribal Jews in India's northeastern state of Mizoram are preparing to emigrate to Israel following a formal invitation from Tel Aviv.

Monday, October 09, 2006 7:55:08 AM

Curfew extended in Mangalore, schools shut
Bangalore, Oct 8 (IANS) Curfew has been extended in Mangalore till Monday evening after sectarian clashes claimed two lives and injured over 100 people in the last three days, police officials said Sunday.

Sunday, October 08, 2006 8:43:58 PM

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