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...

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...
First batch of pilgrims leaves Jammu for Amarnath Yatra

First batch of pilgrims leaves Jammu for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 1 - The first batch of 1,138 pilgrims left Jammu on Friday for this year's Amarnath Yatra that begins from Saturday.State Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, junior minister Priya Sethi...

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...

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...

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...
'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,...
Maha Shivratri celebrated across Uttar Pradesh

Maha Shivratri celebrated across Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Feb 24 . Maha Shivratri was celebrated on Friday in Uttar Pradesh, with hundreds of thousands thronging Shiva temples across the sprawling state.Serpentine queues of men and women were seen outside...

Thousands throng Himachal temples for Navratri

Shimla, Oct 1 .  Tens of thousands of devotees from across the region on Saturday thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh to mark the onset of the 10-day long Navratri festival, the holy...

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...

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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...