21 Nov 2014
New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to issue a directive to the Tamil Nadu government to ban the move to celebrate birth anniversary of slain chief of LTTE V Prabhakaran, who was responsible for killing of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
27 Oct 2014
Patna: Thousands of devotees Monday took a dip in rivers, ponds and makeshift water bodies, offering prayers to the Sun and with this the-four day Chhath Puja started in Bihar.
20 Nov 2014
Washington: Diwali was celebrated here at the US Congress for the second consecutive year with lawmakers, cutting across party lines, pledging to strengthen India-US relationship and praising the role of Indian-Americans in enriching the socio-cultural milieu of their adopted country.
28 Oct 2014
Patna: Prisoners in different correctional homes across Bihar are making arrangements for celebration of the Chhath festival on Wednesday.
16 Nov 2014
Vrindavan (UP): The holy town of Vrindavan should strive to become the world center for spiritual enlightenment, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday after performing a special "puja" for the construction of the world tallest Shri Krishna temple here.
31 Oct 2014
Washington: Scores of Indian-Americans, some even driving a few hundred miles, gathered on the banks of the historic Potomac river in the suburb of the US capital here and celebrated the ancient Hindu festival of Chhath.
30 Oct 2014
Patna: The Chhath festival in Bihar came to an end amid fanfare with the devotees offering Morning Arghya or oblations to the Sun God in rivers, ponds and tanks across the state on Thursday.
29 Oct 2014
Patna: Manjoor Mian, Nazma Khatoon, Ladli Begum and Mohd Nazir, all Muslims, have one thing in common -- they all celebrate Chhath, the most popular Hindu festival of Bihar. A large number of Muslims not only help to clean the banks of rivers and ponds where the devout gather, and donate money for the festival, some -- women in particular -- observe fast on account of Chhath.
15 Nov 2014
Lucknow: Acting on Supreme Court orders, the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday directed officials concerned to ensure removal of religious encroachments from public places in the state. A directive to this effect was issued by chief secretary Alok Ranjan in compliance with the apex court order of September 29, 2009.
15 Sep 2014
Kolkata: Sex workers in West Bengal's Sonagachi area, said to be the largest red light area in Asia, are a disappointed lot on being denied permission to scale up their Durga Puja festivities this year, a spokesperson of Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Samiti (DMSS) said on Monday.