Makar Sankranti

  • FTP: Modi's Salman moment: Will the photo-op benefit Modi? 15-01-2014 07:47 PM

    Actor Salman Khan was on Tuesday seen flying kites with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. Was that just a photo-op or a clever political move that will no doubt benefit Modi? ...
  • 10-year-old girl's throat slit by kite-thread on Makar Sankranti; dies 14-01-2014 05:06 PM

    The kite-flying tradition on Makar Sankranti on Tuesday proved fatal for a 10-year-old girl, who died after her throat was slit by a sharp kite-string outside her house in Tonk Road area in Jaipur. Chanchal was rushed to hospital bleeding profusely and she was declared brought dead by the emergency...
  • Watch: Salman Khan flies kites with Narendra Modi on Makar Sankranti 14-01-2014 03:39 PM

    Salman Khan was on Tuesday seen flying kites with Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. When asked whether Modi should become the PM in 2014, Salman said Modi should get what he deserves. ...
  • Makar Sankranti celebrations: Sky lanterns dot the sky 14-01-2014 03:04 PM

    Sky balloon lanterns were the special attraction on Makar Sankranti on Tuesday with colourful kites dotting the skyline of Pink city and people getting atop their roofs to enjoy the festival. However, the kite battles pose a threat to birds and NGOs rescued several winged creatures injured by 'manjhas' (strings)...
  • Rajasthan gets respite from cold as temperature rises 14-01-2014 01:03 PM

    Icy winds abated in Rajasthan and temperatures rose, bringing relief to residents of the desert state after the harsh cold wave sweeping the region claimed several lives in the last few days. "However, two trains were rescheduled and 11 delayed due to mist or foggy conditions in parts of Rajasthan....
  • Nation celebrates Makar Sankranti, Pongal 14-01-2014 08:56 AM

    New Delhi: Two major harvest festivals, Makar Sankranti and Pongal are being celebrated across the country on Tuesday. While it is known as Makar Sankranti in northern regions of India, down South, the festival is celebrated by the name Pongal in Tamil Nadu. Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of the...
  • 'Modi', 'Kejriwal' kites to fight it out in Indore skies on Makar Sakranti, 'Rahul' missing 06-01-2014 08:59 AM

    Lok Sabha elections may be fourmonths away, but Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal would befighting it out in the Indore skies much before that.Ahead of the Makar Sankranti festival, kite makers in Indorehave come out with Modi and Kejriwal brands of kites.No 'Rahul brand' kites are to be seen. "We...
  • Maha Kumbh Mela 2013: Stage set for the biggest religious meet 13-01-2013 10:36 PM

    After 12 long years, the Maha Kumbh Mela is back and the city of Allahabad is teeming with pilgrims as they prepare for the first of the holy baths at the Sangam on Makar Sankranti on Monday. ...
  • Maha Kumbh Mela: Around 10 cr people expected to visit Allahabad 13-01-2013 05:51 PM

    After 12 long years, the Maha Kumbh Mela is back and the city of Allahabad is teeming with pilgrims as they prepare for the first of the holy baths at the Sangam on Makar Sankranti on Monday. ...
  • Kerala govt files affidavit on Sabarimala tragedy 21-01-2011 12:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Left Front government in Kerala, headed by VS Achuthanandan, on Friday, filed an affidavit in the High Court on the Sabarimala tragedy that happened last week. In its affidavit, the government said that it will bring into effect a permanent system to ensure the safety of the...
  • Kerala police submits Sabarimala stampede report 18-01-2011 09:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Kerala police on Tuesday submitted its report on what sparked the Sabarimala stampede. According to the investigating officer IGP B Sandhya, an autorickshaw parked on top of the hill toppled, triggering the stampede. There were 11 policemen on the spot, and the report says the police did...
  • Sabarimala: a tragedy was waiting to happen? 17-01-2011 11:16 PM

    New Delhi: Kerala High Court on Monday came down heavily on Kerala government and its various departments, saying that lack of coordination among them caused the tragic stampede in Idukki district which resulted in the death of over 100 pilgrims and injuries to 50 others. Solutions were offered by a...
  • India celebrates the harvest season 15-01-2011 01:39 PM

    In different parts of the country, people are celebrating Pongal, Makar Sankranti, Bihu and Uttaraayan. ...
  • Sabarimala stampede spot: a habitat of tigers 15-01-2011 12:58 PM

    Vandiperiyar: The spot where the stampede broke out leaving over 100 dead has been a traditional forest trekking path used mostly by devotees from Tamil Nadu to reach the hill shrine of Lord Ayyaappa. The area is known as 'Pulmedu' as it is a large stretch of grassland in Periyar...
  • Sabarimala stampede: bodies sent for postmortem 15-01-2011 11:45 AM

    Bodies recovered from the stampede site near Sabarimala were being taken to the health care centre for postmortem. ...
  • Eyewitness account of the Sabarimala tragedy 15-01-2011 11:23 AM

    Eyewitnesses speak about the turn of events of the accidents near Sabarimala, that left more than 100 dead. ...
  • Sabarimala tragedy: Death toll crosses 100 15-01-2011 07:29 AM

    Vandiperiyar (Kerala): In a major tragedy in Kerala's Idukki district over 100 pilgrims died and 50 others injured, seven of them seriously, in a stampede that occurred at Uppupara near Vandiperiyar on Friday evening. The accident occurred near at 8.30 PM on Friday evening. Sabarimala spokesperson Rahul Easwar said that...
  • Bollywood wishes fans on Makar Sankranti 14-01-2011 03:32 PM

    New Delhi: Be it Holi, Diwali or Makar Sankranti - the film fraterntiy makes it a point to wish its fans on every occasion. For Sankranti and Pongal, they told fans to enjoy the harvest festival by gorging on gur (jagery) and flying kites. "One of my favorite festivals as...
  • India celebrates Makar Sankranti and Pongal 14-01-2011 10:34 AM

    New Delhi: Makar Sankranti is being celebrated across the country on Friday. The festival marks the entry of the Sun in Capricorn and signifies the arrival of the spring and the beginning of the harvest season. The festival also is an opportunity where thousands take a holy dip in river...
  • Watch: India celebrates the harvest time 14-01-2010 09:53 PM

    As winter starts to wane, Indians celebrate the harvest season. ...
  • Watch: Ahmedabad gears up for Kite fest 12-01-2010 11:56 AM

    Hundreds participate on the occasion to celebrate Makar Sankranti. ...
  • Harvest Hungama: India celebrates the harvest season 15-01-2009 03:47 AM

    It's Pongal in Tamil Nadu and Makar Sankranti in many other parts of India. ...