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PM, Prez greet nation on Lohri, Makar Sankranti

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has greeted the nation on the occasion of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal. In his message, Dr Singh said that these festivals mark the joy and hope that a new......

At Indo-Pak border, BSF men dance to celebrate Lohri

Miles away from their families, jawans of the Border Security Force celebrated Lohri by dancing to the tunes of drums and guitars around bonfires and exchanging sweets with locals at the Forward......

The neta seeks your Like before your vote!

Social media is the new advertising tool for today's politicians and political parties, says Viveat Susan Pinto On an average day, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party founder Arvind......

Sri Sri speaks on sex, spirituality and afterlife

Spiritual guru and Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar talks to rediff.com's Abhishek Mande about life, death, sex and the prospect of peace in the Indian subcontinent.One of the things that......

Normalcy hampered as severe cold grips Valley

Kashmir is reeling under a severe cold wave which is getting worst with each day affecting life across the freezing Valley, reports Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar. With the minimum temperature......

Are the claims on health foods true?

Government scientists and industry experts have joined hands to evolve guidelines for advertisements claiming health benefits for what is called health foods in India and functional foods in the......

Get ready to order to from a virtual menu

Take the waiting out of the waiter service at restaurants and let your fingers order your favourite dishes over the touchscreen tabletops with interactive menus. Jiby Mathews, director of Touch......

No proposal to hike diesel prices: Minister

New Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy on Thursday ruled out any increase in diesel prices, even though oil companies are losing Rs 7 per litre on sales of the transport fuel. There is no proposal on......

A look at the sleek and stylish gadgets in 2011

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showcased smartphones, tablets, 3D- and Internet-enabled TVs that are expected to make the biggest splash in 2011. The battle for recession-weary......

Onion prices still high in metros

Retail prices of onions continued to rule at the high level of Rs 45-60 a kg in metros, but are likely to decline after the arrival of fresh crops from Maharashtra and Gujarat, which are expected......

Bollywood celebrates Lohri festival

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting. On the occasion of Lohri, the harvest festival, the film industry tweeted their wishes. Lara Dutta tweeted: 'Happy Lohri! Reminds me......

PIX: Pregnant Shilpa Shetty Steps Out For Lohri Party

Actress and entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty, who announced her pregnancy last month, made her first public appearance since the news last night.Shilpa was attending close friend and business......

Shah Rukh Khan does Lungi dance with Mohanlal, Mammootty

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting. Shah Rukh Khan, who was in Dubai over the weekend for an award show, performed Lungi dance with south superstars Mammootty......

PIX: When Deepika, Aishwarya, Rekha celebrated Navratri

In Bollywood’s eternally festive frame of mind, celebrations are abundant and extravagant. And whether it’s Holi, Lohri, Diwali or Eid any excuse to go dancing is more than welcome.......

Bollywood celebrates Pongal and Makar Sankranti!

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting. Bollywood stars turned to Twitter and tweeted their wishes for Pongal and Makar Sankranti. Here's what they said:......

Cup Extras: Munaf told to return from movie

With back-to-back matches coming up for India, Munaf Patel decided to take a breather on Thursday and go for a movie -- Vishal Bhardwaj's Saat Khoon Maaf -- with his wife. - Complete......

Inter chief stunned by Milito's Ballon d'Or omission

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti is stunned that striker Diego Milito was not included in the 23-man shortlist for the new FIFA Ballon d'Or. The treble winners had Julio Cesar, Maicon, Wesley......

Meet the Egyptian who beat Borg at Wimbledon

Ismail El Shafei. The name does not ring a bell. Does it? If we put the name of Bjorn Borg alongside, does it make any easier? Not quite. So, let's just make things easier and establish a......

Serbia will be no pushovers against Germany

Serbia know there is little room for error after losing their first World Cup match and have warned Germany they will be no pushovers when they meet in their next Group D game on Friday. Germany......

Sharp Mexico too good for rusty Italy

Mexico proved too sharp for World Cup holders Italy by beating them 2-1 in a warm-up match on Thursday for this month's tournament in South Africa. The world champions, whose previous match was a......
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AnuJHA
Q. Jan14 th Tuesday this year !5-in-1: Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu, Lohri and Eid make it a festive Tuesday !Mubarak to all fellow Indians !!Wishing them all the best too !!
AnuJHA:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/jan14-th-tuesday-this-year-5-in-1-makar-sankranti-pongal-bih/26981379/answers/

anantharaman
Q. What FESTIVAL you are CELEBRATING Today ?Wish you HAPPY MAKAR SANKRANTIHAPPY LOHRIHAPPY PONGAL....!!!!
Anantharaman:  A. thanks...same to you...hamaara KHAYAAL rakhne ke liye SHUKRIYA....:))) more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-festival-you-are-celebrating-today-wish-you-happy-makar/26981093/answers/26981396

Uncommon Freind
Q. Why do people put eatables like popcorn, moongphali, revari, jaggery etc in to the fire during festival like Lohri? Is it not like wasting these items ?(Just a question out of curiosity, no offence meant pls)
Uncommon Freind:  A. Happy Makar Sankranti, Pongal and belate Happy Lohri to you too sir more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-do-people-put-eatables-like-popcorn-moongphali-revari-ja/26979213/answers/26981095

Uncommon Freind
Q. What is significance of flying kites on festivals like Lohri or Sankranti?
Uncommon Freind:  A. 'Lohri' is mainly a community festival, so people gather to celebrate in community centers or open grounds. It is customary to circle the bonfire...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-significance-of-flying-kites-on-festivals-like-lohri/26979193/answers/26979236

Ramesh Agarwal
Q. JAI SHRI RAM PLEASE ACCEPT MY GOOD WISHES ON OCCASSION OF LOHRI AND WISH THAT FESTIVAL OF LOHRI BRINGS PROSPERITY AND PEACE TO NATION.
Ramesh Agarwal:  A. during Shankranti we don't fly kites in karnataka more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/jai-shri-ram-please-accept-my-good-wishes-on-occassion-of-lo/26979088/answers/26979195

  Web results for Lohri
Cultural practices in Jammu

Lalit Gupta Name of Book : Duggar Ke Sanskritik Aanchal-Part 1′ Writer : Kewal Krishan Sharma Publisher : Shiva Printers, Paloura, Jammu... ...

http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/cultural-practices-jammu/
Bail plea of 8 Muzaffarnaga...

A local court has rejected the bail plea of eight accused in a case connected to the riots here last year. The eight accused -- Anil, Sushil,... ...

http://www.siasat.com/english/news/bail-plea-8-muzaffarnagar-riots-accused-rejected

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