Will stop PoP Ganesh idols from Maharashtra: Goa minister

Panaji, Aug 5 . Goa will form special squads to stop Plaster of Paris Ganesh idols from coming in from Maharashtra, cabinet minister Rajendra Arlekar said on Friday.Arlekar also told the assembly...

Janmashtami celebrated in Bengal

Kolkata, Aug 25 .  Janmashtami, marking the birthday of Lord Krishna, was celebrated on Thursday with gaitey and religious fervour across West Bengal.A three day festivity that began on Wednesday at the...

Widows break taboo by celebrating Diwali inside temple

Vrindavan, Oct 28 - Breaking an age-old taboo, about 700 widows celebrated Diwali for the first time in the ancient Gopinath Temple here on Thursday.The initiative to let widows of Vrindavan light...
'Bhai Phonta' celebrated in Bengal

‘Bhai Phonta’ celebrated in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 1 . Sisters prayed for their brothers' well-being and renewed bonds of sibling love as West Bengal celebrated 'Bhai Phonta' (Brother's Day) on Tuesday amid traditional fervour.Dressed in ethnic wear,...

Indian pilgrims cancel visit to Pakistan over ‘rising tension’

Islamabad, Nov 26 .  Amid rising tensions between Pakistan and India, Indian Hindu pilgrims have cancelled their visit to the revered Katas Raj temple in Pakistan, officials said.As many as 200 Hindu...

Myanmar quake damages nearly 400 ancient temples

Nay Pyi Daw, Aug 29.  The number of ancient temples damaged in the archaeological complex of Bagan in Myanmar in a 6.8 magnitude earthquake last week has risen to 397, according to...
Maharashtra bids adieu to Lord Ganesh after 11 days 

Maharashtra bids adieu to Lord Ganesh after 11 days 

Mumbai, Sep 15 .  Maharashtra bid adieu to Lord Ganesh - the elephant-headed god - on Anant Chaturdashi on Thursday as the curtains fell on the 11-day Ganeshotsav festivities.After performing the farewell...

Zakir Naik: From liberal Muslim to Islamist

New Delhi, July 14 He began with talks on comparative religion, exhibiting a huge storehouse of knowledge that attracted a large number of Muslims and many non-Muslims too. But as his...
Pindadan begins in Gaya, million pilgrims expected

Pindadan begins in Gaya, million pilgrims expected

Patna, Sep 15  The fortnight-long Pitrapaksh period, considered by the Hindus as auspicious for offering 'pindadan' -- religious service seeking salvation for the dead from the cycle of rebirth, began in...

Hindu temples in Pakistan to get extra protection

Karachi, Oct 21 . A Rs 400 million project is set to be launched in Pakistan's Sindh province to protect Hindu temples, churches and gurdwaras, the media reported on Friday.The Dawn quoted...

Entertainment

My intentions are to entertain with dignity: Sunil Grover

Mumbai, April 5 - Following a spat with comedian-actor Kapil Sharma, Sunil Grover says that his intentions are to act and entertain people with dignity.Sunil...

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History

Ancient Roman villa uncovered near Florence

Florence, Oct 21.  Archaeologists have unearthed a luxurious ancient Roman villa complete with thermal baths and stunning mosaics near the central Italian city of Florence...