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  • Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organized foot march 'Path Sanchalan' in Beawar. Several volunteers of RSS participated in march. People of various societies and organizations welcomed with shower of flowers and chants religious slogans. City roads were covered with flowers after the Parade.

  • Thousands of Catholic faithfuls attends the annual Sto.. Nino de Tondo festivities bringing along images of infant Jesus and parading it on the streets. Sto. Nino de Tondo is celebrated on third week of January every year. It is the second well-known Sto. Nino festival next to Sinulog of Cebu.

  • Thousands of Catholic devotees flocked to Sto. Nino de Tondo Church in Manila bringing along with them their dressed image of infant Jesus for the annual holy water blessing during the festivities. The image of the Sto. Niño de Tondo is believed to be brought to the Philippines by a wealthy merchant from Acapulco, Mexico.

  • The National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help or colloquially known as the Baclaran Church is one of the famous religious edifice frequently visited by Catholic faithfuls and tourist. Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa of Calcuta (now a saint) had already visited this church).

  • All West Bengal Muslim minorities rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Kolkata today.They gathered at Gandhi statue on Mayo Road, Kolkata Municipal Corporation Mayor Janab Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee,Cabinet Minister of Panchayats & Rural Development and Water Investigation & Development in the Govt. of West Bengal was there and delivered lecture against CAA, NRC.

  • Bollywood Actor Prem Chopra and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inaugurated the 12th Jaipur International Film Festival-JIFF 2020 at Maharana Pratap Auditorium in Pink City Jaipur. The chief minister honoured veteran actor Prem Chopra and filmmaker Shahji N Karun on the occasion. He also welcomed film artists, producers and other celebrities participating in the five-day film festival. Gehlot said the state government always encourages positive cinema as it is an important part of the society. The government will continue to encourage films giving message of social awareness in future by giving entertainment tax exemption. He said cinema enhances the feeling of brotherhood in the country. The film world and especially Bollywood has worked…

  • The Friday prayer of Muslim migrants pray during of protest to ask the Ministry of the Interior for clarifications regarding the acquisition of Italian Citizenship and the renewal of the Permit to Stay, organized by the Dhuumcatu Onlus Association at Piazza Esquilino in Rome, Italy.

  • Mishal Malik, wife of Kashmiri Hurriyet leader Yasin Malik along with her daughter Razia Sultana addressing press conference at Press club in Lahore. She said journalists, civil society and other rights activists must take side for the Kashmir movement. Mashaal said the struggle of freedom fighters must be differentiated from the acts of terrorists. She said Kashmiris would continue struggle till their last child was alive. Mashaal said she didn't have any political agenda but wanted the protection of human rights. Yasin Malik (born 1966) is a Kashmiri separatist leader and former militant who advocates the separation of Kashmir from both India and Pakistan. He is the Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, which originally spearheaded…

  • The polling for the first phase of Panchayat elections in Rajasthan was completed on Friday. The vote cast for 26,800 wards of 87 Panchayat Samitis. 17,242 candidates for the Sarpanch post and 42,000 candidates for the Panch post are in the fray. More than 11,000 EVM machines were used for the first time in village council elections. As many as 31 senior officers of the IAS and RAS cadre was appointed for holding free, fair and peaceful voting in all panchayats. The second phase of polling will be held on January 22. The Panchayat Raj system was first adopted by the state of Rajasthan in Nagaur district on October 2, 1959. During the 1950s and 60s, other state governments adopted this system as laws were passed to establish panchayats in various…

  • Celebrating San Mauro Abate with a religious ceremony of Casoria in province of Naples.

  • Maghe sankranti is celebrated on the 1st of the month of Magh as this day marks the beginning of warmer and longer days compared to the nights, The villagers organizes bullfight during the Maghe Sankranti festival.

  • Devotees offer prayers to Dipankar Buddha during Samyak Dan on Maghe Sankranti festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Shakyas and Bajracharyas of Newar community gather to honor Dipankar Buddha and participated in giving offerings during the day of Samayak Dan which is celebrated annually on Maghe Sankranti festival in Bhaktapur whereas it is celebrated once in twelve years in Kathmandu and once in five years in Lalitpur.  

  • The Hindu devotees take holy dip in the Ganges, and perform rituals on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in kolkata.

  • Celebrating San Mauro Abate with a procession on street city of Casoria in province of Naples.

  • Til Patti (Sesame Papadum) is a world famous sweet of Beawar, made with roasted sesame, dry fruits, ghee (melted butter) and jaggery. Sweet seller exports many countries from Beawar in winter season. 25 wholesalers and more than 100 retail Til Patti seller in city. More than 300 employees work daily in this business. An average 500 to 600 kg tilpatti is produced everyday. Tilpatti sells 200 to 300 rupees per kg. Annual turnover is more than 5 crores. Every tourist buys tilpatti, who passing through Beawar.

  • With occasion of Narendra Modi‘s forthcoming to Kolkata, various massive rallies erupted at various parts of Kolkata. Student leaders, common people and artist join the protest march with a slogan “Go Modi Go Back “ .The massive rallies block various places of Kolkata demanding Prime Minister exit from Kolkata. Police builds various barricades around various sensitive place for safeguarding Prime Minister’s entry. There were few arguments between Kolkata police and students when police trying to stop student rally at midpoint.

  • Devotees came from different parts of the country are going to take a dip in the holy water of Ganges (Gangasagar) on tomorrow.

  • The Bishwa Ijtema Bengla, meaning Global Congregation is an annual gathering of Muslims in Tongi, by the banks of the River Turag, in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is now the largest Islamic congregation at 6 Million; easily surpassing the second largest now being Hajj which was formerly the largest Islamic congregation at 4 million and 5 million. It is one of the largest peaceful gatherings in the world. Tongi, Bangladesh on January 12, 2020.

  • Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organized foot march 'Path Sanchalan' on the occasion of 158th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and National Youth Day in Beawar. Several volunteers of RSS participated in march. People of various societies and organizations welcomed with shower of flowers.

  • Ijtema is an Islamic congregation organised by Islamic organisations in Bangladesh in association with millions of Muslims. It is an essential part of the Tablighi Jamaat around the world as it plays a significant role on the lives of Muslims, and a huge number of people engage in Ijtema. Every year millions of muslims from different parts of the world come to join this congregation at Tongi in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Protest rally and agitation by student unions against CAA and NRC at the heart of the city Kolkata. "Go Back" slogan against prime minister Narendra Modi who is visiting Kolkata.

  • Gangasagar Mela is a holy annual gathering of Hindu pilgrims. This takes place at Sagar Island located at the confluence of river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal. The island becomes a major Hindu pilgrimage site because an ancient holy Hindu monk named Kapil Muni once lived there. Kolkata is the nearest city to Sagar Island. So, the pilgrims stay at the Government made transit camp in Kolkata before going to the holy place. They leave Kolkata before the day of 'Makar Sankranti'(14 January) and on the day of 'Makar Sankranti' pilgrims take a holy dip at that confluence.

  • Sadhus and pilgrims have arrived from different states of India, mainly northern states, at the Gangasagar mela transit camp on Saturday, January 11, 2020 their way to the annual Hindu festival at the Gangasagar to take a dip at the confluence at the Sagar island (140 kms away from Kolkata) of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, on the forthcoming occasion of the Makar Sankranti.

  • West Bengal women and many other social activist protest march against CAA, NPR, NRC in Kolkata. Harsh Mander Ayesha from Jamia Millia Islamia University and Nadim Khan participate this rally.

  • During the visit of the President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador residents of Samalayuca protested against the mining project of Canada in the town.

  • The devotees go on pilgrimages to various temples, perform religious rituals, take a holy bath in the rivers and fast for a month, especially among women who believe fasting helps in their family's well-being or in getting them a good husband.

  • Thousands of devotees flock to the San Sebastian Church for the annual Dungaw, where the image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel de San Sebastian looks out from the church's terrace as the Black Nazarene passes. This almost 20 minutes pulls one of the biggest crowds in the feast of the Black Nazarene.

  • Image of the Black Nazarene arriving at Quiapo Church in Manila at past 9pm of January 9, 2020. This is considered as the shortest 'traslacion' on the history of Feast of Black Nazarene with only 16 hours and 26 minutes on the almost 3.5 kilometer route. The largest religious festivities in Philippines draws almost 3.3 million worshipers.

  • Seto Machhendranath is known as the god of rain, Devotees worship Machhendranath for timely rain to prevent drought and good harvest.

  • Devotees left unconscious at the mammoth sea of crowd during the Feast of Black Nazarene in Manila. According to Manila disaster management officials they tallied 251 people hurt since the beginning of the procession. While Philippine Red Cross (PRC) said that their volunteers attended to 986 individuals, including 636 who had their blood pressure checked. About 270 patients who suffered from dizziness, shortness of breath, elevated blood pressure, abrasion, laceration and sprains also received first aid. PRC added 25 patients with minor medical cases were treated on-site and 14 were brought to the Ospital ng Maynila and Jose Reyes medical center. It did not give details on the cases. There were also 4 devotees given psychological first aid,…

  • Due to heat and exhaustion, two Black Nazarene devotees left unconscious on the sea of crowds. Medics on standby immediately attended them. Millions of devotees attended the annual feast of the black image of Jesus in Manila.

  • This year, organizers of the Traslacion decided to use a new route which ushered in a faster Black Nazarene procession. The procession passed through Ayala Bridge and the San Miguel area, diverting from the usual route in which the procession passes through lawton and Jones Bridge. The change in the procession brought about a faster traslacion with the Nazareno entering the vicinity of Quiapo at around 10 in the morning insted of the usual 3-5 in the afternoon. The procession is expected to be finished by around 9-10 PM tonight.

  • Thousands attended feast of Black Nazarene in Manila

  • A crowd of locals and international tourists take a stroll around Piazza di Spagna, via dei Condotti and via del Corso on the last day of Christmas time, to celebrate the Roman Catholic Feast of the Epiphany (Epifania) and the pagan, benign Befana witch.

  • An Indian Hindu Naga Sadhu at the temporary Gangasagar Mela Camp on Wednesday, January 08,2020 in Kolkata Babughat some 140kms south of Sagar Island , 14 January 2020. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims have gathered for the Gangasagar Mela at the confluence of the River Ganges and the Bay of Bengal on the occassion of Makar Sankranti.

  • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Ganga Sagar transit camp ahead of Ganga Sagar Mela.

  • Former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev came to Rajasthan on Wednesday. He saw the world's tallest 351 feet statue of Lord Shiva at Nathdwara. Kapil also met his fans.

  • Thousands of Black Nazarene devotees attended the 'pahalik' or the kissing of the feet of Jesus at Quirino Grandstand in Manila.

  • Many eminent authors writers singer actors and literates of Kolkata along with student various university joined hands together walked together in the streets of Kolkata against the barbaric attack made to students of Jawaharlal Nehru University. On Sunday 5th jan,2020 larger number of masked goons entered in the ladies hostel of Jawaharlal Nehru university and mercilessly beat the students of the college .All over India protested strongly against this savage attack on students. Protester demanded arrest of the suspects and people behind this crime.

  • Progressive groups stormed the gates of Department of National Defense (DND) on January 7, 2020 on their pleas to resume peace talks between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines. The groups accused the government of rejecting peace talks.

  • Thousands of Catholic devotees attended the transfer of the Black Nazarene image from Quiapo Church to Quirino Grandstand in Manila where the Traslacion 2020 will be held on January 9, 2020.

  • Blessing of all replicas of the Black Nazarene from various parts of the country held at Quiapo Church. The celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene started with the 9-day novena masses to the Black Nazarene at the Quiapo Church from December 31, 2019 to January 8, 2020 and will be highlighted with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. The Black Nazarene was carved by an unknown Mexican from a dark wood in the 16th century in Mexico and then transported to the Philippines in 1606. It depicts Jesus en route to his crucifixion.

  • Sadhus and pilgrims have been started coming at the Gangasagar mela transit camp on their way to the annual Hindu festival at the Gangasagar to take a dip at the confluence at the Sagar island of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, on the forthcoming occasion of the Makar Sankranti on the Wednesday, 15 January, 2020.

  • Protests broke out in several parts of India late on Sunday night condemning the violence against students and faculty at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi. A mob of around 50 to 60 masked men and women, holding sticks and rods entered hostel buildings, and allegedly assaulted students and vandalized the campus. At least 23 people from the university were injured and were admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Safdarjung Hospital. Among those injured were the president of the students’ union Aishe Ghosh and faculty member Sucharita Sen. So for this attack Kolkata's students are came down on the road and protest against this brutal attack.

  • People gathered together for No Hate, No Fear Solidarity March against antisemitism.

  • People of all ages gathered at Foley Square and walked over Brooklyn Bridge in solidarity with Jewish Community during "No Hate, No Fear Solidarity March” in New York City.

  • On 4th January 2020, more common people were joining the protest against the undemocratic government Laws. When the whole of the India protesting against fascist government ,people of Kolkata were on the streets again ,protesting against NRC and CAA. They raise slogans against government ,they made graffiti on streets even they protested with songs and posters.

  • Tibetan market is famous for its collection of woolen apparel. Homemade and handmade woolen clothes are brought to the market and sold at unbelievably affordable prices. Tibetans smiling faces and friendly nature would compel you to buy their stuff even when you have not planned to shop. Seen of a Tibetan Market at Beawar in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

  • Pakistani activists of Youth Forum for Kashmir hold a protest in connection with Right to Self Determination Day on 5-January in front of Punjab Assembly in provincial capital Lahore. Today, January the 5th marks the day when Kashmirs all over the world gather to commemorate their right to chose their own fates. It is the day when they ask all the civilized nations of the world, to understand their cause,the pain that they have suffered for it, and the struggle that they are not willing to give up. They do not seek compensation for the wealth hey have lost, they do not demand financial aid to help them better their lives. All they ask for is to let them chose who they want to be,let them choose their identity.The people as resilient as Kahsmiris,…

  • Pakistani Shiite Muslims demonstrate over the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani in outside Press Club Islamabad.