PATNA - The four-day long Chhath festival ended Saturday morning in Bihar with millions of people, mostly women, braving the chill and taking a dip in the river to offer prayers to the rising sun.
NEW DELHI - Globalisation today faces a big threat from religious fanaticism, noted economist and professor emeritus of the London School of Economics Lord Meghnad Desai said while delivering a lecture in the capital Friday.
SYDNEY - Gambling, smoking and selling arms were not intrinsically wrong, and if they did not threaten the well-being of one's family, they could not be considered as sins, a senior Australian cleric said Friday.
PATNA - They make religious lines blur. Nazma Khatoon and Hasanzado Begum - both devout Muslims - don't think twice about observing a fast and performing other rituals of Chhath, the most popular festival of Bihar that is essentially celebrated by Hindus.