'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,...
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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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BCCI to Reward Mithali & Co. Rs 50 Lakh Each For...

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have announced that each member of the Indian women's team will get Rs 50 Lakh...

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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...