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Dhanush rejects association with PETA, gives his support to Jallikattu

Dhanush rejects association with PETA, gives his support to Jallikattu

Popular actor Dhanush on Saturday said he endorses the ancient bull taming sport Jallikattu.

Hand me massive win in Tamil Nadu polls, Jayalalithaa tells partymen

Hand me massive win in Tamil Nadu polls, Jayalalithaa tells partymen

Exuding confidence about retaining power in the Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, AIADMK General Secretary and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today asked partymen to hand her an unprecedented victory by starting preparations right away.

Pongal celebrated; Jallikatu ban plays spoilsport

Folk arts, including village dances like Karakattam, marked the occasion, with people taking part with gay abandon. 

Sri Lanka releases 55 Indian fishermen for Pongal

The Sri Lankan government on Friday said it has released 55 Indian fishermen from its custody in view of Tamil harvest festival Pongal.

Tamil Nadu celebrates Pongal amid Jallikattu dampener

Tamil Nadu celebrates Pongal amid Jallikattu dampener

The harvest festival Pongal is being celebrated with enthusiasm and traditional fervour in Tamil Nadu today, even though the stay on the bull-taming sport (Jallikattu) had put a dampener on the festivities.

Check out these Happy Makar Sankranti and Pongal text messages!

Check out these Happy Makar Sankranti and Pongal text messages!

Check out these blissful text messages to wish on this 'Makar Sankranti' and 'Pongal'.

R Madhavan, Rajkumar Hirani celebrate Pongal together!

R Madhavan, Rajkumar Hirani celebrate Pongal together!

R Madhavan, Rajkumar Hirani and Ritika Singh celebrated Pongal together.

How is 'Pongal' celebrated?

How is 'Pongal' celebrated?

Know how 'Pongal' is celebrated.

PM Narendra Modi wishes nation on occasion of Makar Sankranti, Pongal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished the nation on the occasion of Makar Sankranti and Pongal.

Makar Sankranti special: Places where it is celebrated with zeal!

Makar Sankranti special: Places where it is celebrated with zeal!

Take a look at some of the places where  Makar Sankranti is celebrated with extreme eagerness. 

PETA to take legal advice to distance animals from cruel sports

Responding to the Supreme Court's stay on the Central Government's notification, lifting the ban on bull-fighting sport 'Jallikattu' in Tamil Nadu, the animal rights group PETA on Tuesday said it would take legal advice on other such sports.

Here's how India celebrates 'Makar Sankranti'

Here's how India celebrates 'Makar Sankranti'

The term 'Sankranti' means movement and 'Makara' represents Capricorn. Thus, it defines the movement of sun into the zodiac sign of 'Makara'. It is a solar event that marks the beginning of the spring season, which makes the day longer and symbolises the end of winter solstice.

Prior to 'Jallikattu' terrified bulls are forcibly given alcohol, jabbed by sickles – Watch video

Prior to 'Jallikattu' terrified bulls are forcibly given alcohol, jabbed by sickles – Watch video

Although the Central government has allowed the traditional 'Jallikattu' during Tamil Nadu's Ponga festival, a video released by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) provide enough reasons on why this bull taming sport should remain banned. 

Centre lifts ban on Jallikattu - bull taming sport of Tamil Nadu

Centre lifts ban on Jallikattu - bull taming sport of Tamil Nadu

Jallikattu is an integral part of Pongal festivities in Tamil Nadu and was banned by the Supreme Court in 2014.

Don't lift ban on Jallikattu, Attorney General advises Centre

Don't lift ban on Jallikattu, Attorney General advises Centre

Even though Union Minister Prakash Javedkar had this week announced that the Centre is considering to bring back the traditional bull-taming sport Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, a top official has advised the minister against lifting the ban.

Jayalalithaa wants ordinance to allow 'Jallikattu'

She made the plea in a communication on Tuesday to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Thousands throng river banks as Bihar's Chhath begins

Thousands throng river banks as Bihar's Chhath begins

Chhath, celebrated six days after Diwali, is dedicated to the Sun god.

Pongal celebrated with traditional fervour in Tamil Nadu

The harvest festival of Pongal was today celebrated in Tamil Nadu with traditional fervour and gaiety.

Devotees take holy dip in River Ganges on Makar Sankranti

Devotees thronged the banks of river Ganga here on Thursday to take a holy dip and offer prayers on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti.

Cash instead of garments disbursed through banks to beneficiaries for Pongal

Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Wednesday announced that the Adi Dravidar Welfare department has started disbursing Rs 300 to each of 92,445 adult members in the families of the scheduled castes in Puducherry, through bank accounts, to celebrate the Pongal harvest festival.