Kate hoax call Indian nurse's suicide case to be heard in May|
3/27/2013 10:10:00 AM IST
London, Mar. 27 (ANI): The inquest into the death of Indian nurse, Jacintha Saldanha, who answered a hoax call about the pregnant Duchess Kate, will be heard in May.
Body pierced Hindu devotes pay homage to Lord Murugan during Panguni Uthiram Festival|
3/27/2013 9:42:00 AM IST
Chennai, Mar.27 (ANI): Thousands of devout Hindus with numerous needles and spikes pierced through their bodies as mark of penance converged at temples dedicated to Lord Murugan in Tamil Nadu on the occasion of Panguni Uthiram, a festival observed ahead of the full moon in spring.
Enthusiastic gatherings mark Holi across India|
3/27/2013 9:42:00 AM IST
Ayodhya, Visakhapatnam, Kullu, Mar.27 (ANI): In tune with tradition, people from different walks of life have begun celebrating Holi, the festival of colour, across India.
Rajasthan Govt. scales down popular elephant festival under pressure from animal rights activists|
3/27/2013 9:42:00 AM IST
Jaipur, Mar.27 (ANI): Buckling under pressure of animal rights activists, the Department of Tourism of Rajasthan has decided to scale down the popular elephant festival.
Devotees celebrate Mahashivratri with traditional fervour across India|
3/10/2013 12:13:00 AM IST
Varanasi/ New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): Hindu devotees are celebrating the festival of Mahashivratri with traditional and religious fervour across the country today.
Four million women devotees expected for Attukal Pongala|
2/25/2013 11:42:00 AM IST
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 25 (IANS) Billed by Guinness World Records as the single largest gathering of women in the world, a staggering four million devotees are expected to cook offerings as part of the famous Attukal Pongala festival to be held here Tuesday.
Pope's resignation shocks Meghalayan Catholics|
2/12/2013 11:54:00 AM IST
Shillong, Feb 12 (IANS) Pope Benedict XVI's announcement to resign due to his frailty has shocked and surprised everyone in the predominantly Christian Meghalaya.
Asia's biggest Christian meet begins in Kerala|
2/10/2013 7:06:00 PM IST
Maramon (Kerala), Feb 10 (IANS) Asia's biggest Christian convention got underway here Sunday with Philipose Mar Chrysostum, senior metropolitan of the Mar Thoma Church leading the opening worship.
Security at Kumbh tightened|
2/9/2013 11:34:00 AM IST
Allahabad, Feb 9 (IANS) Security at the Kumbh Mela, where millions of Hindus and others have congregated, was further tightened Saturday as Afzal Guru, convicted for his central role in the attack on the Indian parliament over 11 years ago, was hanged at the Tihar Jail in New Delhi.
Allahabad braces for biggest 'shahi snan' Sunday|
2/8/2013 2:02:00 PM IST
Allahabad, Feb 8 (IANS) A rare planetary configuration after 147 years, unprecedented security and a multitude of faithfuls has set the stage for the biggest of all holy 'shahi snans' (royal baths) at the Maha Kumbh Sunday. More than 30 million pilgrims were expected for Mauni Amavasya, officials said.
Maharashtra cops study Maha Kumbh security|
2/4/2013 10:06:00 PM IST
Lucknow, Feb 4 (IANS) A team of Maharashtra Police Monday visited the Maha Kumbh in Allahabad to study the security arrangements made by their counterparts in Uttar Pradesh for the world's largest religious congregation, an official said.
ISKCON's 'Ratha Yatra' to be telecast live worldwide|
2/1/2013 5:50:00 PM IST
Gurgaon, Feb 1 (IANS) For the first time, the 'Ratha Yatra' of Lord Jagannath, Balbhadra and Subhadra taken out here by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) will be telecast live worldwide, the organisers said Friday.
Rs.130 mn released to computerise Waqf Boards records|
12/4/2012 7:00:00 PM IST
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The government Tuesday said it has released over Rs.130 million for computerising the records of the Waqf Boards across the country.
Lok Janshakti starts fast to protest Muslim youths' arrests|
11/30/2012 4:26:00 PM IST
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has launched an indefinite hunger strike here to protest the arrest of Muslim youth in the name of fighting terrorism and has also demanded a white paper on the banned Indian Mujahideen outfit, which has been held responsible for terrorist attacks in India.
Odisha remembers its maritime past|
11/28/2012 5:35:00 PM IST
Bhubaneswar, Nov 28 (IANS) People from various age groups floated tiny boats in ponds, rivers and sea across coastal Odisha Wednesday to celebrate the auspicious 'Kartika Purnima' to remember the state's glorious maritime past.
Guru Nanak Jayanti being celebrated today|
11/28/2012 11:09:00 AM IST
New Delhi, Nov. 28 (ANI): The 543rd anniversary of the founder of Sikh religion Guru Nanak Dev Ji is being celebrated on Wednesday with great religious fervour, dedication and devotion across the country.
President greets nation on Guru Nanak Jayanti|
11/27/2012 1:34:00 PM IST
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, the birthday of Guru Nanak which will be celebrated Wednesday.
Where Hindus join Shias to mourn Imam Hussain|
11/25/2012 5:04:00 PM IST
Muzaffarpur (Bihar), Nov 25 (IANS) A group of upper caste Hindus joined Shia Muslims here Sunday to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, saying it was part of their tradition.
Peace begins in the heart of man, says Dalai Lama|
11/24/2012 8:14:00 PM IST
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 24 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Saturday he hoped that the remaining 88 years of this century would be peaceful. He said that for peace to endure, it should begin in the heart of man.
Heavy security for Dalai Lama in Kerala|
11/23/2012 7:58:00 PM IST
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 23 (IANS) Heavy security has been provided by the state government to Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama who arrived here Friday to attend two religious functions.