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Highway accident in Kurnool leaves 14 dead

At least 14 people, including five women and one child, were killed when a tempo overturned and collided with a truck in Kurnool early Sunday morning. The accident occurred around 4.30 a.m. on Hyderabad-Bengaluru national highway. The accident occurred near Madapuram in Velduri mandal, about 25 km from Kurnool and the police said the van was  carrying 18 people who ...

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Sabarimala pilgrims witness ‘celestial light’ Wednesday, Visit Ayyappa Temple

Lakhs of pilgrims in Sabarimala on Wednesday witnessed the “celestial light” and went delirious with joy amid chantings of “Swamiye Ayyappa, Saranam Ayyappa”, which reverberated all round the temple town in Kerala. The major event of the pilgrimage is witnessing the “Celestial Light” and lakhs of pilgrims waited for hours to witness the celestial event on this auspicious day. The ...

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Hajj Pilgrimage Begins Amidst ‘Selfie Fever’; Indian Consulate Releases ‘Accommodation’ Locator App

Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudhi Arabia begins today and the event, perceived as the “religious high point of a Muslim’s life”, sees every year millions of Muslims from all over the world to fulfill one of the five pillars of faith. This year’s hajj is expected to fall between Oct. 2 and Oct. 7, based on the ...

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Google streams live Hajj event from Mecca

With 2.5 million Muslims expected to offer their annual Islamic ritual of the Hajj on November 5 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Google has hit upon the idea of covering the event live. The Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, “requires all Muslims around the world who are able-bodied and can afford it to perform the pilgrimage once in ...

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