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18 August, 2014 6:11 PM Construction Work of 70-Storey 'Chandrodaya Mandir' Begins

Mathura: The construction of a 70-storey temple 'Chandrodaya Mandir', billed to be the tallest shrine in the world when completed, started today in the precincts of Akshay Dham Vrindavan here amid chanting of vedic hymns. The proposed 'Chandrodaya Mandir', a 213-metre high one of its kind temple is expected to mark Vrindavan, where Hindu deity Krishna 11

11 August, 2014 1:21 AM Madrid Explodes in Colour During Holi Festival

Madrid: A Madrid city square exploded in a colour kaleidoscope when hundreds of Spaniards and tourists celebrated their version of a traditional Hindu religious festival. Around 300 revellers packed the Plaza de Agustin de Lara on Saturday, where they tossed handfuls of coloured powder at one another and danced to the rhythms made popular by India's 8

9 August, 2014 11:00 PM Vrindavan widows thread their way into society

VRINDAVAN: The widows of Vrindavan, long ostracized and excluded from festivities, took another small step to reclaim their space in society by publicly celebrating Rakhi (Rakshabandhan) here on Saturday, even as a few of them prepared to meet 'brother' Narendra Modi with 1,000 Rakhis and seek his protection. A delegation of six widows, three each from Vrindavan 39

9 August, 2014 10:04 AM Breaking Barriers, Vrindavan Widows Celebrate Raksha Bandhan

Vrindavan: Around 800 widows, shunning the shackles of social stigma, today celebrated 'Raksha Bandhan' for the first time in the temple town. After actively participating in Holi and Deepawali in the past, the widows this time marked the occasion, on its eve, by tying 'Rakhi' to children and holymen in the holy city. Apart from around 800 widows, at least 15

28 July, 2014 8:48 PM SpiceJet ordered to refund full fare for delayed flight

NEW DELHI: In the first such punishment of its kind, the aviation regulator has directed SpiceJet to refund full fare to all passengers of a Mumbai-Delhi flight, which was delayed by almost five hours. Beyond the torturous wait, flyers had to buy food and drinks while stuck on board the grounded aircraft. The low cost carrier (LCC) pocketed a cool Rs 15,000 from selling 20

26 July, 2014 4:59 AM Art Matters: Temples in Pakistan

The book, 'Historic Temples in Pakistan: A Call to Conscience', authored by Karachi based journalist Reema Abbasi, focuses on minority Hindus who celebrate Indian festivals on the other side of the border. A result of extensive research, the book highlights around 400 photographs that cover different aspects of overlooked historical temples and shrines 39

22 July, 2014 2:18 AM Random Checks Catch 99 Tipsy Indian Pilots Since 2011

"Since 2011 a total of 99 pilots, including the 10 (so far this year), have been grounded for testing positive in pre-flight medical examination for alcohol consumption," aviation minister GM Siddeshwara told Parliament. (Read: India may have 4000 'fake' pilots) The minister did not divulge the names of the airlines involved or any other details, according 20