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Rottela Panduga from October 1 26.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Over 15 lakh pilgrims are expected during the five-day event
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Neelakurinji blooms in Sandur 25.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
While the people and ecosystem of Ballari are slowly recovering from the nightmarish unethical mining, the blue flowers that have carpeted the hills has come as a sign of hope. After a span of 12 years, the neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthianus) is blooming in the upper ridges of Sandur hills. It is a small herb that blooms in some parts of Western Ghats like the Nilgiris and Baba Budan Giri hills. When neelakurinji blooms in great numbers, it covers the entire grasslands around Shola forests, with its vibrant bluish-purple hue. In olden days, the tribal people related the blooming of neelakurinji to their age. Neelakurinji is a herb that grows anywhere between one and three feet tall, and it bears flowers in different months of monsoon, depending upon the region. The plant shows the peculiar behaviour of reproduction by flowering once in its life time (once in 12 years) and later dying. The phenomenon of mass seeding is called as 'masting', which is also seen in the bamboo species. These kinds of ...
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‘Explosion at IPRC’: TV reporters may face legal action 25.9.2017 Hindu: News
They presented ‘story’ on ‘mysterious explosion’ at Mahendragiri complex
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Durga idol immersion: India, B'desh take special measures 25.9.2017 DNA: Opinion
Considering the recent unrest in Basirhat and Baduria areas of North 24 Parganas, and Calcutta High Court putting a stay on the state government's decision to prohibit immersion on Muharram, which falls on October 1, the West Bengal government, along with the Border Security Force (BSF), have taken elaborate security measures during the immersion of idols at the ghats of Kalindi and Ichamati rivers on Indo-Bangla border. The Bangladesh administration and the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) have also been roped in and there had been at least two high-level meetings between the officials of West Bengal and Bangladesh. Nabanna sources said it had been decided that India and Bangladesh would immerse idols on two different dates at Kalindi River at Hingalgunj – Bangladesh on September 30 and West Bengal on October 2. "This decision was taken on Saturday through a meeting of representatives of both West Bengal and Bangladesh," said a Nabanna official. He also said that at Ichamati River, both Bangladesh and ...
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Devotee rush increases at Durga temple 25.9.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
‘More than 72,000 have darshan’
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Devotees take a holy dip in River Cauvery 24.9.2017 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
A large number of devotees, including women, took a holy bath in River Cauvery near Paramathivelur town on the occasion of Maha Pushkaram festival in the last two days. Devotees from different parts o...
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Moderate rush on third day of Dasara at Durga temple 24.9.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
At a point, police, security people outnumber devotees
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Tribals in Wayanad wait for the promised land 23.9.2017 Hindu: News
Landless communities revive agitation to settle conflict of livelihoods and laws
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How the Indian monsoon shapes butterfly physiology 23.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Timing is everything, especially when you live for just three months and have to undertake a 350 km journey: female Milkweed butterflies wait till their gruelling migrations — from one side of the Ind...
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Sajjan Jindal 1st bizman to 'adopt' ghat in Kashi 23.9.2017 TOI: Home
The Centre has cleared a multi-crore renovation project by the magnate's firm, Jindal Steel Works (JSW), to repair, clean and restore Harishchandra ghat, a site on the bank of the Ganga here frequently visited for Hindu funeral rites.
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Cauvery Maha Pushkara leaves river, banks polluted 23.9.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Event has generated four tonnes of waste so far
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Wildlife film screening, photo fest marked August 22.9.2017 Citizen Matters
Two wildlife events that marked the month of August, are featured by our columnist Deepa Mohan, in her column. ...
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400 ghats for Chhath Puja this year in Delhi 21.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Delhi government will make available about 400 ghats for Chhath Puja this year in Delhi, an official statement said on Thursday.
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Kejriwal govt to develop 400 ghats for Chhath Puja 21.9.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Out of which 50 ghats are to be developed as permanent while the rest would be temporary arrangement
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M/o Railways Commission 2 nd Vistadome Coach Funded by M/o Tourism 21.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Railways has commissioned the second Vistadome Coach, funded by the Ministry of Tourism, on the Jan Shatabdi Express plying on the scenic Mumbai-Goa Route, to provide a panoramic view of the picturesque Western Ghats.
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Maharashtra rain pushed up inflow to Krishna, tributaries 20.9.2017 deccanherald.com
Heavy downpour in southern Maharashtra and in the catchment areas of River Krishna and its tributaries has increased inflow in the rivers in Chikkodi taluk, Belagavi district. Three low-lying bridges were submerged on Wednesday. The Kallol-Yadur bridge across River Krishna, Karadga-Bhoj bridge across River Doodhganga and Bhojwadi-Kunnar bridge across River Vedganga have been submerged. Residents were forced to use alternative roads. The Western Ghats region in Maharashtra has been receiving heavy downpour for the past four days that has led to 30,000 cusecs of water being released from Rajapur barrage into River Krishna and 14,000 cusecs being released into River Doodhganga. Belagavi cuty, Bailahongal town and various villages of neighbouring taluks received rain. The inflow of water from Almatti dam was 44,000 cusecs and outflow was 45,000 cusecs. Hence, there was no fear of floods and people need not panic, said tahsildar C S Kulkarni. Karwar received heavy rain intermittently on Wednesday. Rain lashed ...
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Nature’s canvas, man-made stroke 20.9.2017 Hindu: National
Some places are identified with a work of art there. For visitors to Ramakkalmedu, a fast growing tourism destination in the district, the huge concrete work of a tribal couple and a child with a roos...
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A trek through Skandagiri 20.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
It was one of those weekends where we didn't want to travel too far yet we wanted to get away from the hustle bustle of city life. The nearest and exciting option on my bucket list was Skandagiri aka Kalwara Durga. How did we go? We drove from Bengaluru at 5.30 am and reached 'Papagni muth' in Kalwara village at 7.15 am. From there, the forest guard, Mallikarjun, guided us to the starting point of the trek, a small check post where the trek tickets were checked and we were assigned a trek guide, Babu. What did we do? The climb started at 7.20 am. The trail is initially rocky, with smooth and rough boulders. They were slippery at times. After walking for about 45 minutes, the surroundings turned lush green and resembled the dense forests in the Western Ghats. The path led to the main entrance of the fort aka 'hebbagilu' in Kannada. The final stretch is grassland covered with grass which can grow upto 7 ft. It was around 9 am when we reached the hilltop and we were engulfed by the mist. The clouds were ...
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Governor, CM greet people 19.9.2017 Hindu: News
Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao greeted people, women in particular, on the eve of Bathukamma festival on Wednesday.In a message, the Governor said the auspicious Ba...
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Head to Sandur to see a flower that blooms once in 12 years 19.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Neela Kurinji is in full bloom in Swami Malai and Ramana Malai hill ranges
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