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Attukal Pongala celebrated in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram , March 5

Lakhs of devotees took part in Attukal Pongala, the largest congregation of women in the world, here in Kerala on Thursday.

UP chief minister greets people on Holi

Lucknow , March 5

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav extended Holi greetings to the people of the state on Thursday.

Nitish Kumar, Modi main rivals in Bihar's 'pichkari' market

Patna , March 5 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are rivals not only in politics, but also in the 'pichkari' market here as water sprinklers -- used to spray water on Holi -- with pictures of the two leaders are doing brisk business.

Paula Patton's sartorial choice depends on mood

Los Angeles , March 5

Actress Paula Patton says she dresses to suit her mood and enjoys adding splashes of colour if she feels like taking a fashion risk.

50 years on, Nirodh-maker eyes products beyond condoms

Thiruvananthapuram , March 5 As it enters its 50th year of conception, the state-run HLL Lifecare, as Hindustan Latex is now called, is spreading itself into a wide range of "sexual wellness" products -- an industry estimated at Rs.8,500 crore ($1.3 billion) in India annually.

Amarnath Yatra begins on July 2

New Delhi , March 5

The annual Amarnath Yatra (pilgrimage) will begin on July 2 on both the routes of Baltal and Pahalgram and conclude on August 29, official sources said Thursday.

Holi catches a chill in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow , March 5 Swine flu and the chilly weather are likely to play spoilsport during Holi in Uttar Pradesh.

Diet with friend to lose weight: Survey

London , March 5

A new study has revealed that you are more likely to shed those extra pounds if you diet with a friend compared to doing it solo.

Why we feel busier when close to reaching a goal

New York , March 5

Do you feel irritable at being interrupted -- especially when you are close to finishing a task? A new study shows that people tolerate interruptions less the closer they are to completing a task or achieving a goal.

Playing Holi? Shun artificial colours

New Delhi , March 5 Fifteen-year-old Priyanka Sahoo - a chronic dermatitis patient - will never forget the Holi of 2012. A brief fling with artificial colours led to her undergoing surgery and keeping off any type of cosmetics and colours for the next some years.