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  • Image of Asia: On patrol at holy confluence of Indian rivers story has photos
    Updated: Feb-08-16 9:07 am

    In this photo by Rajesh Kumar Singh, police on horses patrol as thousands of Hindus perform rituals at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati rivers, during the Magh Mela in Allahabad, India. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims will bathe in the confluence during the annual festival, hoping to wash away their sins. Monday is the morning of the new moon, or "Mauni Amavasya," the most auspicious and most popular day for the ritual.

  • Coldplay's latest video criticized for portrayal of India story has photos
    Updated: Feb-08-16 8:39 am

    NEW DELHI - British rock band Coldplay's latest music video has triggered a debate in India over its portrayal of the country with critics accusing its producers of showing stereotypical images of India with Hindu holy men, peacocks and colorful festivals.

  • France returns head of Hindu statue taken 130 years ago 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 8:50 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The head of a 7th century statue of a Hindu deity was returned by France and reattached to its body Thursday for display at a Cambodian museum, more than 130 years after it was spirited away.

  • In south Indian temple town, plastics become taboo 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 11:17 am

    PATHANAMTHITTA, India - Millions of Hindu men trudge the steep, three-hour climb to a hilltop temple to worship a celibate god every year. They bathe away their sins in the Pamba River. And these days, they leave less of a trace thanks to new rules aimed at getting rid of plastic trash.

  • In south Indian temple town, plastics become taboo story has photos
    Updated: Jan-15-16 6:56 am

    PATHANAMTHITTA, India - Millions of Hindu men trudge the steep, three-hour climb to a hilltop temple to worship a celibate god every year. They bathe away their sins in the Pamba River. And these days, they leave less of a trace thanks to new rules aimed at getting rid of plastic trash.