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No political aspirations, says Vidya Balan

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 12:15

National award-winning actress Vidya Balan, who is on a mini break from her hectic career, says she has no plans to join politics and will stick to her acting career.

Gods reside in places where a woman is worshipped

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 13:30

Our own scriptures hold women in high esteem and literally worship them.

Muzaffarnagar riots, Nagpal issue brought shame to UP

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:02

Uttar Pradesh was in the news in 2013 mostly for the wrong reasons be it the Muzaffarnagar riots, the killing of police officer Zia-ul-Haq or the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal.

Ancient Durga idol found in WB

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 16:43

The ancient `ashtadhatu` Durga idol and eight other pieces which were stolen from Kashipur palace temple have been found.

SC dismisses PIL for construction of mosque wall in Noida

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 20:42

Supreme Court dismissed petition seeking its direction for construction of wall of a mosque which was demolished in a Greater Noida village allegedly on the direction of then SDM Durga Shakti Nagpal.

Cyclone Phailin saved Ranchi from serial blasts

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 15:21

The cyclone Phailin proved to be a boon for the Jharkhand state capital as it helped avert serial blasts during the Durga Puja festival, police sources said Sunday.

Rahul Gandhi to visit those hospitalised after MP temple stampede

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 23:00

Rahul Gandhi will on Thursday pay a visit to those admitted to hospital after being injured in the Sunday`s stampede at Ratangarh temple.

MP govt constitutes judicial panel to probe Datia stampede

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 23:34

MP govt announced constitution of a commission to be headed by Justice (retd) Rakesh Saksena of the high court to probe the Ratangarh temple stampede.

Stampede casualties higher than official figures, claims Cong

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 15:43

Congress leaders on Tuesday came down heavily on the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh and claimed that more people had died in the stampede at Ratangarh temple in Datia district than the official figure.

HC refuses to relax order banning immersion of idols in Ganga, Yamuna

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 00:52

The effort by the district administration and local residents to secure permission for immersing Durga idols in Ganga and Yamuna failed today with the Allahabad High Court making it clear that it saw "no justification to recall or relax its order" prohibiting "visarjan" in either river.

Cash-strapped WB govt to dole out money to Puja committees

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 21:44

The TMC government in West Bengal, which has been complaining about its finances since it came to power in 2011, is all set to dole out money to various Puja organisers under its newly constituted Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman.

Bollywood dazzles Kolkata this Durga puja

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 21:08

It`s a glitzy affair this Durga puja in the city with Bollywood celebrities upping the glam quotient to mark the gala five day festivities.