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2008-10-06 12:00:26

By Alan McEwen Burning effigies and fireworks display celebrate Dussehra IT was a sight visible across the centre of Edinburgh as three giant effigies burned in the night sky on the top of Calton Hill. Nearly 2000 revellers had gathered to mark the Hindu festival of Dussehra and its celebration of the triumph of good over evil. And as the 25-feet-high flaming effigies burnt to the ground last night, hundreds of fireworks were set off above the delighted crowds. The festival got...

2008-08-18 12:00:34

LAST week I was joining the throng before the big festival stage at Stockton's Riverside. On Sunday I was enjoying a far more intimate setting in the Waiting Room restaurant, Eaglescliffe. At Cosmos Recording show ime, the enigmatic PRINCE RAMA OF AYODHYA headed the menu with SAL PARADISE providing sumptuous starters. There is definitely something cosmic and even a little magical about the music of Sal Paradise. Darren Reay's gentle acoustic guitar and sky high vocal twist and Andy...

2008-06-26 00:00:00

An extraordinary film double bill at Exeter Phoenix tonight is one of the highlights of the city's summer festival. Horizon of Exile is a 22-minute short film directed and choreographed by Isabel Rocamora about two exiled women in harsh desert landscapes. The second film, Opera Jawa, directed by Garin Nugroho, retells the Abduction of Sita myth from the Hindu epic the Ramayana. The tale of love, lust and violence combines stylised Javanese dance-drama, gamelan music and singing. The...

2005-10-17 04:58:36

LUCKNOW (Reuters) - Indian authorities turned away trains from a northern town on Monday to prevent people from traveling there after clashes between Hindus and Muslims killed seven people and wounded 33. The violence in Mau, 282 km (175 miles) east of the Uttar Pradesh state capital, Lucknow, erupted on Friday after minority Muslims protested against a Hindu procession passing through their part of the town. The town was peaceful on Monday but authorities said they feared attacks...

2005-07-06 09:22:29

By Sharat Pradhan AYODHYA, India (Reuters) - Indian police fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse Hindu activists who blocked roads and closed shops in dozens of cities to protest an attack on a holy site that has been a tinderbox for Hindu-Muslim violence. Police nationwide went on alert to prevent violence and rioting a day after unidentified gunmen stormed the site, which is claimed both by India's majority Hindus and its minority Muslims, in the northern town of Ayodhya. Hindu...

2005-07-06 04:07:59

By Sharat Pradhan AYODHYA, India (Reuters) - Indian police fired tear gas onWednesday to disperse Hindu activists who blocked roads andclosed shops in dozens of cities to protest an attack on a holysite that has been a tinderbox for Hindu-Muslim violence. Police nationwide went on alert to prevent violence andrioting a day after unidentified gunmen stormed the site, whichis claimed both by India's majority Hindus and its minorityMuslims, in the northern town of Ayodhya. Hindu activists...

2005-07-06 03:46:32

By Sharat Pradhan AYODHYA, India (Reuters) - Police went on alert acrossIndia on Wednesday as Hindu groups prepared to launchcountry-wide protests against an attack on a holy site that hasbeen a tinderbox for Hindu-Muslim strife. Officials said there were no reports of violence overnightafter Tuesday's attack by unidentified gunmen on the religiouscomplex in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya that is claimedboth by India's majority Hindus and its minority Muslims. "It has been very...

2005-07-05 10:18:11

By Sharat Pradhan LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - Indian police killed five gunmenwho attacked a religious site in northern India on Tuesday thatis claimed by both Hindus and Muslims and is a flashpoint forsectarian violence, while a sixth attacker blew himself up. The unidentified gunmen raided a complex which houses amakeshift temple to Hindu God-king Ram which was built over a16th-century mosque torn down by a Hindu mob in 1992. Tensions over the site in the town of Ayodhya have...

2005-07-05 12:32:13

By Sharat Pradhan LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - Indian police killed five gunmenwho attacked a religious site in northern India on Tuesday thatis claimed by both Hindus and Muslims and is a flashpoint forsectarian violence, while a sixth attacker blew himself up. The unidentified gunmen raided a complex which houses amakeshift temple to Hindu God-king Ram which was built over a16th-century mosque torn down by a Hindu mob in 1992. Tensions over the site in the town of Ayodhya, about 600...

2005-07-05 05:31:35

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen on Tuesdayraided a religious site in northern India claimed by bothHindus and Muslims and one of the attackers was killed in agunbattle with security forces, officials said. The attack took place at a complex which houses a makeshifttemple to Hindu God-king Ram in the town of Ayodhya, erectedafter Hindu mobs destroyed a 16th century mosque there in 1992,saying it was built on the site where they believe Ram was bornthousands of years ago....