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Swamy seeks ban on Prabhakaran's birth anniversary <strong>celebration</strong> in Tamil Nadu

Swamy seeks ban on Prabhakaran's birth anniversary celebration in Tamil Nadu

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.

BJP leader,   Subramanian Swamy,   Home Minister Rajnath Singh,   Tamil Nadu,   Tamil Nadu Government,   LTTE V Prabhakaran,   Rajiv Gandhi,   MDMK,   Vaiko,   NDA,  Shashi Tharoor,   Sunanda Pushkar ,  
<strong>Chhath</strong> <strong>Puja</strong> begins in Bihar

Chhath Puja begins in Bihar

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.

Chhath Puja,   Bihar,   Prayers to Sun,   Argya,  
Lawmakers celebrate Diwali at US Congress

Lawmakers celebrate Diwali at US Congress

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.

Diwali,   US Congress,   lawmakers,   India-US ties,   India,   US,   Indian-Americans,   Diwali celebration,   Ami Bera ,  
<strong>Chhath</strong> ushers festive fervour, communal harmony in Bihar jails

Chhath ushers festive fervour, communal harmony in Bihar jails

28 Oct 2014

Patna: Prisoners in different correctional homes across Bihar are making arrangements for celebration of the Chhath festival on Wednesday.

Patna,   prisoners,   correctional homes,   Bihar,   celebration,   Chhath festival,  
Vrindavan should strive to become world center for spiritual enlightenment: President

Vrindavan should strive to become world center for spiritual enlightenment: President

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.

Holy town,   Vrindavan,   Spiritual enlightenment,   President,   Pranab Mukherjee,   Puja,   Krishna temple ,  
Scores of Indian-Americans celebrate <strong>Chhath</strong> Pooja in US

Scores of Indian-Americans celebrate Chhath Pooja in US

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.

Chhath,   Chhath Pooja,   Chhath festival,   Chhath in US,   Potomac river,   Washington,   ,  
<strong>Chhath</strong> festival ends amid fanfare

Chhath festival ends amid fanfare

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.

Chhath,   Chhath festival,   Chhath in Bihar,   God sun,   Muzaffarpur,   Bhagalpur,   Begusarai,   Darbhanga,   Chhath fasting,   Chhath arghya,  
Some Muslims too celebrate <strong>Chhath</strong> in Bihar

Some Muslims too celebrate Chhath in Bihar

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.

Muslims,   Chhath,   Bihar,   muslims in chhath,   Hindu festival,   Chhath fasting,   god sun,  
Uttar Pradesh government orders removal of religious encroachments

Uttar Pradesh government orders removal of religious encroachments

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.

UP government,   Uttar Pradesh,   religious encroachment,   Supreme Court order,   Alok Ranjan,  new encroachment,   temple,   puja shops on roads,  
Sonagachi sex workers denied bigger Durga <strong>puja</strong> <strong>celebration</strong>

Sonagachi sex workers denied bigger Durga puja celebration

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.

Sonagachi,   sex workers,   Durga Puja,   brothels,   prostitutes,   red light area,  

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