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Millions converge for last holy dip at Ardh Kumbh
Allahabad, Jan 23 (IANS) The sun's first rays Tuesday marked the arrival of a long procession of saffron clad Hindu ascetics atop improvised chariots to take a dip in the Sangam here on the last of the six shahi snans (royal bath) at the six-yearly Ardh Kumbh.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 4:42:19 PM

Surya namaskar in Madhya Pradesh faces more opposition
Bhopal, Jan 23 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government's move to hold 'surya namaskar' (a yoga initiation exercise that is a salutation to the sun as the source of all energy) in schools and colleges Thursday is now under attack from a Christian leader who echoes Muslim views that it is an attempt to impose Hindu rituals on students of minority communities.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 8:29:18 AM

Protest against Sai Baba for opposing separate Telangana
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Protesting the remarks of spiritual guru Satya Sai Baba here Monday opposing a separate Telangana state, people went on a rampage at a Sai Baba temple while his followers called a shutdown in Puttaparthi town of Anantapur district to condemn remarks on the guru.

Monday, January 22, 2007 6:05:23 PM

Bangalore tense after communal clashes
Bangalore, Jan 22 (IANS) A day after police firing sparked by communal clashes left one person dead and several injured, tension simmered in Bangalore Monday. But authorities said they were confident peace would return soon.

Monday, January 22, 2007 9:24:14 AM

Once Beverly Hills resident in 'bliss' at Kumbh Mela (FEATURE)
Allahabad, Jan 22 (IANS) It was 38 years ago that Baba Rampuri, as this once Beverly Hills resident is now called, set out from Los Angeles in search of truth and peace. He was just 18 then. He has been at each Kumbh and Ardh Kumbh since 1971, and the son of an American dental surgeon turned Hindu ascetic says the English dictionary 'does not have a word to describe the bliss I experience each time I am here'.

Monday, January 22, 2007 9:05:10 AM

Politicians draw inspiration from Sai Baba
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi said Sunday that spiritual guru Satya Sai Baba's mission of serving humanity gives him hope and the courage to carry on with welfare measures.

Sunday, January 21, 2007 8:22:57 PM

Tamil Nadu government calls for fresh constitution
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala Saturday said the central government should rewrite the constitution to better reflect the aspirations of marginalised people and minorities.

Saturday, January 20, 2007 11:07:42 PM

20 million take holy dip at Kumbh (NIGHT LEAD)
Allahabad, Jan 19 (IANS) At least 20 million Hindus Friday took a dip at the holy Sangam, the confluence of three sacred rivers here, on the 'most auspicious' bathing day of the Ardh Kumbh festival that saw the sprawling river bank turn into a sea of humanity.

Friday, January 19, 2007 8:48:13 PM

Millions converge for holy Kumbh dip (LEAD)
Allahabad, Jan 19 (IANS) At least 20 million Hindus Friday took a dip at Sangam, the holy confluence of three sacred rivers here, on what is regarded as the 'most auspicious' of six key bathing days at the 42-day long Ardh Kumbh.

Friday, January 19, 2007 6:31:27 PM

Sniffer dogs at Kumbh to keep watch on suspects
Allahabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Apart from the hundreds of paramilitary and police personnel deployed at the ongoing Ardh Kumbh Mela at Sangam, sniffer dogs were pressed into service Friday to avert any possible terrorist strike at this pilgrim spot held sacred by millions of Hindus.

Friday, January 19, 2007 2:05:54 PM

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