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  • In Pictures Diwali: Hindu festival of lights

    An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier lights a candle inside a bunker for Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, at the India-Bangladesh border on the outskirts of Agartala, India, on Oct. 26. For Diwali, Hindus light lamps to signify the victory of good over evil. New clothes are worn; gifts, traditionally of sweets, are given; and prayers are offered to goddess the Lakshmi.

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  • Hindus celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights

    Across India and other Asian countries, Hindus set off fireworks, exchanged sweets, and decorated their homes with lanterns and lamps for Diwali, the Festival of Lights. The holiday celebrates the triumph of good over evil. 

  • In Pictures Diwali: Hindu festival of lights

    An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier lights a candle inside a bunker for Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, at the India-Bangladesh border on the outskirts of Agartala, India, on Oct. 26. For Diwali, Hindus light lamps to signify the victory of good over evil. New clothes are worn; gifts, traditionally of sweets, are given; and prayers are offered to goddess the Lakshmi.

  • India investigates Delhi High Court blast amid public frustration over security gaps

    Terrorism & Security India investigates Delhi High Court blast amid public frustration over security gaps

    As the investigation into the Delhi High Court blasts begins, the fact that India's track record of terror attacks has not led to substantial changes in security deepens skepticism that this time will be different, locals say.

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    The Daily Reckoning Jewelry drives up demand for gold

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