1,87,903 pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra so far

1,87,903 pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra so far, 1,500 leave for valley

Jammu, July 21 - A batch of over 1,500 pilgrims left Jammu city for Kashmir Valley to perform the Amarnath Yatra, taking the number of yatris to 1,87,903 on Thursday."Another batch of...

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...

Landslides closed Jammu-Srinagar highway; Amarnath Yatra suspended

Jammu, July 28 The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Thursday due to landslides, resulting in the suspension of Amarnath Yatra.The landslides were triggered by incessant rains in Ramban district, a...
'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,...

Underground church leader jailed for subversion

Beijing, Aug 3. Hu Shigen, leader of an underground church in China, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted of subverting state power on Wednesday, official said.He has also...

Diwali celebrations at European Parliament

Brussels, Nov 11.  The European Parliament, in cooperation with the Indian embassy in Brussels organised a grand Diwali celebration at its premises in Brussels.European Parliament Vice President Antonio Tajani led the celebrations...
President to visit Namibia

President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Namibia, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire

New Delhi, June 7 - President Pranab Mukherjee will visit the Republic of Namibia from June 15 to 17 at the invitation of its President Hage Gottfried Geingob, an announcement from the...

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...

Manipur celebrates Ningol Chakkouba: Occasion for sibling bonding 

Imphal, Nov 17. For generations, Manipur has been celebrating a unique festival called Ningol Chakkouba every November when married sisters and daughters are invited to their parental house for a sumptuous lunch...

Yamuna’s pathetic condition angers devotees on Ganga Dussehra

Agra/Mathura/Vrindavan, June 14 . When lakhs of the devout took a dip in the Yamuna at ghats in Vrindavan, Mathura and Agra on Ganga Dussehra on Tuesday, they had a "face to...

Entertainment

Complaint against Sofia Hayat for swastika tattoo on feet

Mumbai, Feb 23. A police complaint has been filed against model-turned-nun Sofia Hayat -- a British national of Indian descent -- for getting swastika inked...

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...