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Pune, Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ganesh festivities take a toll on rare plants

At a time when the concept of an eco-friendly Ganesh festival is gaining currency, botanists and forest authorities are alarmed over the use of rare and endangered plant species in the Western Gha... »
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VISAKHAPATNAM, Monday, August 18, 2014

City soaks in Janmashtami celebrations

The swing was decked up with marigolds, ‘tulsi’ leaves, peacock feathers and assorted flowers as the devout made their way to take part in ‘jhulan seva’ of ‘Laddu Gopal’ at Vishwa Priya Function Ha... »
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Mathura, Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Elderly widows from Vrindavan make ‘rakhis’ for Modi

After Varanasi, elderly widows from Mathura is getting the opportunity to celebrate this ‘Rakshabandhan’ festival in a special way as they will send handcrafted ‘rakhis’ and sweets to Prime Ministe... »
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