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Jewellers expect sales to fall this Dhanteras

New Delhi/Chennai/Mumbai -- Come Dhanteras and Indians are ready to shell out that extra bit to purchase gold on the auspicious day. But jewellers expect sales to be considerably low this time around as most people have made the bulk of their purchases earlier in the year when prices were much lower.

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11/01/13
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US lawmakers celebrate Diwali with ‘diyas’ on the Hill

Washington -- US lawmakers joined Indian-Americans for the first ever Diwali celebrations on Capitol Hill after the US Congress passed resolutions honouring the Indian festival of lights and celebrating the strong relationship between the US and India.

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11/01/13
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US Congress set to celebrate Diwali

Washington, Oct 25 -- Thanks to the initiative of bipartisan Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, US lawmakers are set to have their first-ever Diwali reception to celebrate the Indian festival of lights.

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10/25/13
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Nine-day Diwali event in Trinidad & Tobago

Port-of-Spain -- The first Hindu chaplain of the US army, Capt. Pratima Dharma will be the chief guest at the 27th Divali Nagar, the annual exposition of Indo-Trinidadian culture held on the occasion of Diwali, that will be held Oct 24-Nov 1 in the borough of Chaguanas in Trinidad and Tobago.

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10/25/13
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Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary celebrated in Seoul

Seoul -- The Vedanta Society of Korea celebrated Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary here. The function showcased various facets of Indian culture, including dance, music, yoga, tourism and food.

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10/25/13
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Women romance with fast and gifts on Karwa Chauth

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New Delhi -- Tuesday was an important day for the married Hindu women in north India as they observed "Karwa Chauth", a day-long fast for the love and longevity of their husbands.

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10/24/13
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Delhi celebrates Eid-ul-Azha

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New Delhi -- Dressed in traditional fineries, Muslims across the capital on Oct 16 thronged the city's mosques to offer their prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

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10/23/13
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Hindus celebrate Navratri –festival of divine nine nights

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By Monita Soni

October 5th marked the commencement of Sharad Navratri in 2013. Sharad means “beginning of winter” and Navratri means “nine nights” in sanskrit.

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10/10/13
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Spiritually-hungry foreigners flock to ‘Amma’ in thousands

Kollam (Kerala) -- Koichi Kanematsu was doing his bit for the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata when a chance meeting with India's hugging saint 'Amma' made him give up an easy life in Japan and embrace spirituality for good.

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10/03/13
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Temples now the only hope for India’s gold industry?

By Aparajita Gupta

New Delhi -- The glitter has gone out of the gold industry and it is hoping for divine intervention - but of a different kind - to breakout from the negative phase. Industry stakeholders feel if India's gold-rich temples part with at least half of their treasure, this will save the government from importing the yellow metal for at least four to five months.

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09/19/13
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