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HYDERABAD, Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bringing clay to life

Infusing life into clay idols is the artisans’ skill and with awareness about use of clay idols increasing, these traditional potters are working overtime to meet the demand from devotees celebrating in their houses and mass pujas in public places in Hyderabad. Decorating Lord Ganesha idols with carcinogenic colours is a thing of the past and majority root for the clay idols. The Hindu lensmen K. Ramesh Babu and G. Ramakrishna take a look at the preparations. »
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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Thursday, August 21, 2014

Rs.700 crore for welfare pensions before Onam

Funds allotted for market intervention during Onam season »
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Mumbai, Monday, August 18, 2014

17 injured during ‘Dahi Handi’ festival in Mumbai

At least 17 people were injured, one of them seriously, while forming human pyramids during the ‘Dahi Handi’ celebrations in Mumbai on Monday, officials said. »
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